Monday, July 10, 2017

Mermaid Card (Kathy Berger)

Undersea Fantasy
by Kathy Berger

When I was a child my family would spend a lot of time on the coast of New Brunswick, Canada. One our favorite passtimes while there was walking miles along a nearly deserted beach, laughing, playing games, and drawing pictures in the sand. One afternoon we walked and drew silly pictures, and we had such a wonderful time that it is permanently etched in my mind, and remembering the day never fails to bring a smile to my face and joy to my heart.

The subject of our drawing that day was the undersea fantasy creature the mermaid. We started off drawing just a mermaid sitting on a rock, much like the one on this card, but before long the silliness kicked into high gear! My brother added a small submarine to the first drawing, much like the submarine from this current release, but he added a bulging eyeball to the periscope. My mom then drew a clothes-line with mermaid tails in a variety of sizes pinned out to dry. Next came a pregnant mermaid knitting a tiny tail. Somewhere along the line there was a mermaid sitting on a toilet with her tail down around its base, like a pair of pants for a human. and the silliness lasted for hours. on our return trip down the beach we encountered another family walking along...or rather running along from drawing to drawing, laughing at our crazy doodles.

I made this card for my mom, who suffered a stroke last year, which has triggered an accelerating dementia. I know it is probably too much to hope for, but I pray that the card triggers the memory of that day, and the joy it brought us over the years as we remenisced together.

I hope that the card and the story behind its creation have given you a bit of happiness, too.

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A Flight Without Limits (Jeanette Cloyd)

A Flight Without Limits
by Jeanette

Sometimes dies are just meant to be paired with one another. That's what I immediately thought about two of the dies in the Dads and Grads release - the Sky's the Limit die and the Soaring Paper Plane dies.

With graduations approaching, new jobs/careers to be launched, and many other reasons to encourage someone to dream big dreams, these dies are certain to be a huge success.

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Sunday, July 02, 2017

July 2017 Release Video and Under the Sea Bookmarks (Karen Oliver)

Have you seen the new release video from Frantic Stamper yet? This month the release is all about an Undersea Fantasy, complete with mermaids and sunken treasure. Just sit back, relax, and enjoy a journey to this undersea world with our fabulous design team...

Here to share an idea using the background stamps from this and previous releases is Karen Oliver. We hope you will enjoy her fun post!

Under the Sea Bookmarks
by Karen Oliver

Have you seen the awesome Frantic Stamper 6 x 6 Background stamps. They are foam backed with cling mount, deep etched, rubber stamps and they are fantastic.  There are so many uses for these stamps other than creating your own wonderful backgrounds.  My Mum loves to colour so I have stamped some onto card for her to colour.  They are the perfect size for her to put on a lap tray to sit in front of the TV.

I work at a local primary school and needed an activity for the children to do as an end of term treat.  I stamped up some card using the background stamps and cut book marks for them to colour.  Each one is just slightly different due to the cutting which makes them more individualised.  They are going to absolutely love them.

Here's a picture of some of the stamped ones, ready to colour.  These use Wave Tangle, Under the Sea, and Flower Garden.  There are many more than these so pop to the store to take a look.

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