Friday, June 24, 2011

When Hallmark can't...

I was reading through the latest articles of a popular stamping magazine,
truly enjoying all the inspiration it offered,
when it struck me...
"These are amazing cards; however, what about cards for genuinely awkward moments?"

Yes, you're about to get a further glimpse into my brain.

Hallmark's motto is "When you care to send the very best..."
But, what happens when Hallmark doesn't have a card to fit the situation?

Take for example,
Scenario 1:  "Oh my gosh, you look adorable...When are you due?"
(She'd had the baby 2 weeks ago)
"I saw John out with Susie the other day...Why didn't you tell me you broke up?"
(She was not aware that they had )

Insert the perfect card here...

Foot In Mouth

Scenario 2:  One of a parent's worst nightmares 
and probably not the highlight of the child's life either...
But wouldn't it ease the tension a bit if you received this heartfelt handmade card
rather than a phone call?


Scenario 3:  Man to Man Manly cards are quite difficult to procure.
It seems as though the market is geared towards women and their need to express sympathy and sentiments to others.  
I believe there's an untapped avenue for cards that express a man's thoughts.
Take this for example...

Manly Man Sympathy

And lastly,
Scenario 4:  I had a t-shirt airbrushed to share this, 
but a homemade card would be perfect as well.

Unexpected Surprises

I do hope that the journey into my brain has not offended, 
but there is true sincerity behind this post. 
 Sometimes life can throw some curve balls and when Hallmark can't...
a handmade card can!

Thank you so much for stopping by my blog...
Happy Stamping!!

Items used:
Foot In Mouth - Hand drawn
OOPS - Digi from Internet; Unknown origin
Manly Man Sympathy - Precious Memories Scrapbooking
Unexpected Surprises - Handmade

I'd also like to enter these cards into challenges:

Foot In Mouth
Dutch Dare Card Challenge - CAS
Moving Along With the Times - CAS

Pixie Dust Studio - Counting Along; Use A Number
The Three Muses - Whimsical, Quirky, Humorous

Manly Man Sympathy
Rainbow Lady's Challenge Blog - Use a Digi
My Mum's Craft Shop - One of the Boys

Unexpected Surprise
C.R.A.F.T - 1 tag, 2 circles, 3 rectangles or squares
Charisma Cardz - White & One Other Color
Ruby's Rainbow - Flowers
Scrapbook Sisters - Anything Goes
Some Odd Girl - All White with 2 Pops of Color


richardbreaks said...

Girlfriend, you are my kinda crazy! Love these!!

Zoechaos said...

Love Love Love it all XOXO Zoe

Rainbow Lady said...

Very different types of cards. Thanks for playing love Cynthia x

Carlie M. said...

These is great! Love the images and your coloring is great! Thanks for joining us on Some Odd Girl!

craftingsue said...

Love your foot in mouth card. I am sure I could use it sometimes. LOL. thanks for playing at Dutch Dare and I hope we'll see you again next week. Hugs, Sue (Dutch Dare DT)

Mitralee said...

Love your humor!!!

Plush Possum Studio said...

What a wonderful set of cards with so many unique ideas to them! I just love how your mind worked on these. Especially like that foot in mouth. Very funny and human.

Maire Gamber said...

LOL! When I pick myself up from rolling on the floor I will finish my comment....

there... oops - there I go again rolling on the floor!

Lisa, just had to give you the Irresistibly Sweet award. You are always so supportive with your comments.!

sharon said...

Love them all. lol. Thanks for entering into the current challenge over at CRAFT. Sharon x

Paddington fan said...

Brilliant cards - love them all, thank you for making me laugh too!! I think Hallmark have missed a few marketing opportunities, perhaps you could become an advisor for them?? Thanks for joining our recipe challenge at CRAFT!! Good luck!! Love Jacky x

Shell Shearer Swinscoe said...

LOL! Oh to spend a day in your head!! lol
I think they are all just fab & yup I agree Hallmark ain't all that!! lol
Fab creations hun, just love the foot in mouth!!

Thank you for sharing with us at MAWTT this week, good luck!
Hugs Shell xx

dragonllew said...

Fab cards they tickled my sense of humour. Thanks for joining us at C.R.A.F.T. Challenge.
Jenny x

Debs said...

LOL what a fab set of cards and a mad but great sense of humour!
Thanks for playing along with our CAS theme at MAWTT this week.
Good luck.
Debs xx

- - Sheryl - - said...

funny cards - thanks for entering CRAFT challenge blog

Anne said...

rofl what a great bunch of cards
Anne x

Crafty Lynz said...

haha awesome cards!! love the foot in mouth one!

Thanks for joining us at RRC

Hugs, Lynsey x

3s said...

Thank you ever so much for your sweet sweet comment on my K-post! :) Speaking of interesting brains - yours seems filled with faboulus things too. I like this post very much, so cool!!

Val said...

Wow - these really made me laugh.
Fab card for CAS at MAWTT. Thanks so much for joining us.

Jacq said...

Hi Lisa,
Oh these made me really laugh...what a fabulous set of cards!!! You certainly have a fantastic imagination and sense of humour. Love the whole set , my fave has to be OOPS. Thanks for joining us at Ruby's Rainbow and Good Luck.
Hugs Jacqui xxxx

Scrappy Scatty said...

Lovely cards
thanks for joining us this week at Charisma Cardz
Love Jan

Dolly Daydreams said...

Thank you so much for making me laugh you have wicked sense of humor and I love it !,, think this woul be a great market to get into . You should start a challenge bog for this kind of card it would be a runaway success . Hope you have a great weekend.


Lynn B. said...

Okay. I want a print out of your brain, please. There is no end to your imagination. These are just too delicious for words! If I didn't love you so much, I'd be jealous as all get out!

Unknown said...

Great card.. I just love the colors!! I have a $65 stamp giveaway going on right now.. come and sign up.

Have a great weekend,
Jessica Lynn

Hazel (Didos) said...

Oh my you had me giggling lots, thanks for playing on MAWTT this week HAzelxox

Anonymous said...

Hey Lisa! these cards are awesome so fun and even on a sore subject too! these are enough to make ya smile /laugh when who ever your sending them to is down xx well done! Hallmark have nothing on you!! :0)

Margaret said...

LOL! These are fabulous! The Man to Man is so accurate and how many foot in the mouth cards could you sell??? If Hallmark made cards this great, we wouldn't need to make our own! Love your silly, creative spirit on all of these!

cebelica said...

These made me giggel. :) Nice cards!

Thanks for joining us at MMCS challenges this week!

Taluula said...

These are fantabulous, I am so pleased you found us.

Bettina L. said...

Just loved them all. What a great idea;) Made me giggle a lot;) Fabolous:) Hugs Bettina

kim edmonds said...

fab card, thanks for entering this week over at c.r.a.f.t challenges, good luck x

Shannon White said...

Miss Lisa! these are all Fabulous!! And it is sooo true, sometImes Hallmark just can't cover it! LOL. Love the way your mind works! lol.. You had me laughing out loud and my DH is looking at me like I have lost my mind! lol


Caroljenks said...

Wow Lisa the are amazing! I just love the reference to the kitchen table for poker night!
Very creative all of them - you are a clever so'n'so!

HUGE thanks for the lovely things you wrote on my blog too (or rather always write on my blog!) - I'm honoured :)

Carol x

Shirley said...

What is not to like!!! and no you and I are not crazy, it's the rest of the world!!! How very creative you are and I hope you are using this talent in your job too~!

Unknown said...

Oh my word.. I love every one of perfect for those awkward moment lol!! Thanks for playing at MMCS xx

Anonymous said...

Fantastic cards, made me giggle..

Thanks for joining us at RRC.

Huggies Angel

Scrappychick said...

These are all freakin hilarious!! Thanks for sharing the peek into another brain as quirky as mine. Thanks for playing along with the Pixies this week, good luck!

Gem said...

all lovely creations, thanks for playing along at Charisma Cardz this week! Gemma :)

Trimgym said...

Great project , thank you for joining us at CRAFT Challenge this week and good luck! Don't forget to check back with us again on Thursday for our new challenge and to check if you have won or made our Top3.

Jo and Tigerlover.

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