Everything Will Be Okay

Since the day I received Stampin’ Up!’s Pursuit of Happiness stamp set in the mail, I have really pondered the phrase on one of the stamp sets:

Everything will be okay in the end. If it isn’t okay, then it isn’t the end.

I like it! It makes sense to me one day and is a complete enigma to me another. It’s a faith-based statement, and I totally dig that, but I can’t always wrap my head around it, so I wanted to make the statement a little more grounded. I used my markers to color in only half of the statement for the front of my card, and I finished the sentiment (with my own spin) on the inside:


Adding only half of the sentiment allows me to change the meaning of the statement by changing the inside of the card to something entirely different – if I choose to. Oh, I choose to. What would I do? How would I choose to wrap up this profound statement?

I am adding this paragraph into my blog post so that I can add some space between the card front and the next picture, which is the inside of the card. It would ruin the whole surprise if you opened up the blog entry on your computer and immediately saw both. (I assume you have a computer and that your neighbor is not printing this off on their computer and running it over to your house for you to see – what a waste of paper! And all that running just so you can be entertained by my blog posts? Come on!)…Okay, back to it. Where was I? Oh! The outside of the card says:

“Everything will be okay in the end. If it isn’t okay…”

and here’s the inside of the card:


A perfect ending, don’t you think? I added some Googlies from the Holiday Catalog to add a little, fun touch to this adorable pig.

Here they are together:

Stamp sets: Pursuit of Happiness, Flowering Flourishes, Button Buddies, Carry On, Pennant Parade Papers: Elegant Eggplant, Very Vanilla, Garden Green Inks: Garden Green, Elegant Eggplant, Pretty in Pink, Elegant Eggplant Stampin’ Write Marker Accessories: Stampin’ Dimensionals, Googlies

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  1. Ok we need to re name your Blog.. “Your Morning Chuckle with Brian Show” or something and I’m sure the rest of the blog followers will continue to work on this!
    Love the take you put on these sets. Just a riot and entertaining as usual! Love to see you pop in with a delightful appreciative reply decked out in your Tuxedo, a nice touch!

    • Thanks, Patti! This is another idea I have worked and reworked until I am happy with it. It’s so much funnier in person so I struggled with how to present it on my blog. Glad you appreciated it.

  2. Hi Brian! I found your blog through the FB group page. Just wanted to say that I have also pondered that sentiment and couldn’t quite figure out how to use it either. Your idea to change it up is complete genius! I love it! 🙂

  3. When I first saw that stamp set – it kind of gave me an eerie, dark feeling. (It will be interesting to see if it makes the retired list next year!) Anyway – you have (as usual) brought it into a new light, and now it’s Okay!!!! (Pun intended!) Love and appreciate your sense of humor – such a delight! Now I am off to eat a cupcake! Thanks Brian…

    • Thanks, Barb! I have never seen it as eerie or dark, but I’ve definitely gone back and forth about whether it makes sense to me. I hope you enjoyed that cupcake!

  4. Giggle, giggle! 🙂

  5. Brian, thank you so much for doing this. I needed this twist on this stamp. Humor is the best medicine and now I can use this for my friends who could really use it.

    • I like the shock value of the inside. You don’t really know what’s coming. Especially appropriate for someone going through a tough time – MAKE them smile!

  6. What fun! I love it. We can take life too seriously sometimes. This is just the lift we need.

  7. It’s nice to know I am not the only one who “ponders” some of the sentiment choices. Though I like most of them, there are a few I just don’t know how to use. I hadn’t thought of changing it like you did here. Thanks for the inspiration!

  8. I only recently discovered your blog and eagerly await checking in every day. Your sense of humor just cracks me up! I loved today’s post! I have used that sentiment once on a card (sans cupcake) for a friend going thru a tough time. She found it uplifting and said it gave her hope so I have never seen it as a dark or depressing statement. However, with the cupcake and pig…I can’t wait to send it to her again!!

    • Thanks, Linda! I try to keep it light. I have loved that pig from the beginning – bought Button Buddies for that reason. This is the first time I have used it, though, because I always feel like it’s a rude symbol to put on a card – like you are calling someone a pig. Works well here, I think.

  9. Oh Brian, you just crack me up! So original you are and I just love the card with your funny twist. Keep them coming!

  10. I enjoy following your blog and like to see what you have each day. You always have such neat cards. This one is so funny! : )

  11. Mister-mister! You are hilarious! Love how you did your own quirky spin and made this a FUN sentiment–that would definitely put a smile on the recipient’s face!
    And little pink-piggie with googly eyes is SOOO cute! Terri

  12. i was waiting for those googlies . . . adorable!

  13. Brian, you are such a joy to see each and every day, especially with your God-given talent and humor!! Look forward to your posts and gorgeous and funny cards!!!

  14. Brian, I absolutely LOVE the “Eat a Cupcake” card! Thanks for sharing!!!!

  15. What a great card! The inside of the card is a total surprise. Way to go, Brian!

  16. Awesome way to set up a fabulous punch line. Never saw that one coming and since I love surprises (and laughing out loud) I was absolutely delighted. Your blog is my morning cup o’ coffee’s new BFF.

    • Wow! Thanks, Chellie! I hope you’ll come back for more. I always try to hide a little nugget of funny in my blog posts. Makes the read that much more enjoyable. 🙂

  17. You cracked me up on this one, Brian. What a great idea to separate the sentiment! Love the card – the pig is perfect.

  18. Brian. . . when I saw that pig I laught untill I cryed you are great!

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