Sunday, February 5, 2012

Save Yourselves!

Hi there!
I'm so glad you popped in.  I've got another card today for the challenge going on over at 
Make It Monday for our 75th linky party!  It's truly incredible how every single entry brings something new to the crafting table.  I learn so much each week and can't wait to see what I can add to my "OHHH, yes, I must add that to my to do list" list, this time!

I wish I could make a "serious" card.  I really do.  I have managed to produce a few, but I don't know what it is with me, I can't seem to stay on track and before you know it, I've got something oddly bizarre and "quirky" staring back at me.
Well, for those of you who enjoy a bit of "oddness," I hope I haven't failed you.

The cover sentiment was created from the far twisted recesses of my brain and found their  way onto cardstock.  The stamped words are from this cool hand held wordy- stampy- thingy I have.  Like a time/date stamper on a check sort of doo-hickey.  
Yes, I'm quite articulate today, ain't I? 
The warning tape was typed out on Microsoft Word using Designer font and then printed on yellow paper.  

Meet adorable JJ Housewife - Vaccum.  I had to paper piece her apron, hair scarf and vacuum.  The rest was colored with Copics.

This card inspired me for a possible future project.
You know how some people put signs over their doorbells to stop people from ringing them incase small children are sleeping? 
I thought it would be a hoot to make one similar only it would say this....

Please do not ring doorbell!
Dust Bunnies are sleeping.
Thank you

I sure hope you can join us over at 
Make It Monday
 where there's wonderful DT inspiration as well as creative ideas from all over the world!
Besides, who can resist possibly winning 7 amazing digital images from our sponsor?
Bugaboo Stamps

Saved the best for last...

Susan  has created this clean and simple but eye catching retro card that I find completely adorable.  Love the vintage bg image she used in the background and that old vintage television, absolutely wonderful! 
If you want to read more about this card, check out her blog 
Now THAT'S inspiration!

Loved your all are awesome and thanks for stopping by.
Lisa :)

Challenges I would like to enter this card into:

Catch The Bug Challenge - February Anything Goes


Mary J said...

Lisa, your cards are always so original! Adore this - so clever and gorgeous soft muted colouring too!

great pick = FUN!!

Shelby said...

You never ever fail to make me laugh!! And you don't really have to be articulate when your audience 100% understands what you're saying! One of these days you will send witty creative vibes through the internet and they'll invade my brain! I absolutely love the warning tape idea...may have to case that in the future:)!


Unknown said...


There are enough 'serious' cards out there. You keep doing what you do best, I can always count on you for a giggle.

I have some dust bunnies sleeping around here I don't want disturbed. I like your bell stopper idea.


Tracy said...

Just hang up those serious cards girl. You're quirkiness is what makes your cards so great. Lots of brain power went into making all those parts and pieces that came together to make this awesome card. And....I TOTALLY love your dust bunny sign idea. LOL Hugs!

Scrumplescrunch said...

Don't you ever change Q............. I love you as you are unconventional, wacky, a little bizarre on occasions but also unique and clever.
Your card is priceless like you!!!!!

Chrissy said...

You are a funny girl. love your card and sentiment,I see your name come up and I smile... and great pick from last week.


Manderly said...

You are hilarious and I love your quirky cards. I must try some! Thank you for the inspiration!

Unknown said...

I have to admit that this card really made me laugh!!!! I love how your cards are so original and full of imagination!!!!! I love the sentiment I think it is hilarious!!!!! Wow Fabulous job on this card!!!!! I really enjoyed and loved it!!!!!

Kasey ~ in Oz said...

Love the image you've used. Fabulous sentiment and I agree with it!

Thanks for being part of a fabulous challenge team.


Kasey ~ in Oz

Carolina Girl (Cely) said...

Love love your card. I am SOOOO with you. I tend to lean toward funny cards. I try to do some with the pretty flowers, etc but I keep coming back to my funny side. I personally think it's "a good thing". Thank you for sharing at Catch the Bug this week.

Marjorie said...

This is so good hun..lovely card..That signs good to me..dust bunnies are sleeping...We would be so lucky lol!!!
What have I said signs..should be sounds he! he! sorry!
Lovvve Mondays!!
Big hugs,

richardbreaks said...

You are so wicked smart! That image is ADORBS!!! LURVE this card!

Penny said...

Loved the JJ Housewife card! I grew up with June Cleaver who always wore her heels and pearls to do anything in the house. One would think that was just TV, but both of your great grandmothers did exactly that until the 1970's. Thank goodness that era is over!!!

Lori said...

Oh, yes this is quirky and adorable! Housework WILL suck the life out of you!!! Love your card - it's wonderfully designed and gave me quite a chuckle!

Margaret said...

The Hatter has done it again! LOVE, LOVE, LOVE this card! JJ is what I imaging June Cleaver would be like without her daily happy pills, you know like in the old vitamin ads...
So much creativity in this and I love the caution tape and warning sign!
As far as the wordy-stampy-thingy, we knew exactly what you were talking about and that's all that matters! I also think you need to make that sign! Make all the neighbors wonder (as if the crayon/iron incident didn't do that already!)

Shirley-Anne said...

Nobody could say that you stole their idea/ copy write !You lost me with doo hickey. I had to chuckle quietly as DH is sleeping great card Lisa .
And your pick of week is beautiful .

Michelle said...

OH Lisa, I just love your sense of humour!! This is a fab card, I love how you have created the sentiment and that awesome warning tape, lol.

Great pick this week too, I love the retro look of this valentines card.

Michelle :o)

Mitralee said...

I got the growlies this am and your post cheered me right up. That is what I like about coming to your blog. Funny! Very cool card!

Sandy said...

I absolutely adore your card- you know I love your sense of humor! Call me crazy (which you will) house work is a form of therapy for me but then again, my house is a mess!!!! Did I tell you that there are trees growing in our shower?

Stampindamour said...

Lisa - your cards are so stinkin' creative!!! I love your diverse style and witty sense of humor! xo

-pamela :)

Angela said...

Love it!!! What a humor; great!!!!

Karen said...

Hahaha! You used one of my all time favourite images on this one hun. Love it! And love your card too. As always, a fantastic creation sweety.
And no, still no comfortable seat for my bottom - rofl.xx

Maire Gamber said...

Oh my goodness golly!!!!!! She is just sot stinkin cute! What a super cute card and drawing!


Faye said...

This is soooo fun, it's really fab. xxx

Debbie said...

Your cards are amazing and so inspiration, I love the saying on the JJ Housewife one it rings so so true.