All About “Dies”

17080302_FThere never seems to be enough hours in a day to complete all the wonderful things that race through my head, that I want to get done. So to compromise I do a “little of this” and a “little of that” (kinda like making a cake) and Ta!! DAH!!.…. its another successful day here at Frog’s Whiskers Ink.

Just put some more dies on the website….. Tattered Lace, Memory Box, Frantic Stamper and more. Take a look or better yet a summer road trip and see what we have to offer. Stock is continuously revolving so each day it can be different. Please remember we only carry a limited supply of dies.

17080301_FMany of you took part in our “Tuck & fold” Special.... Buy 1 Die and get the second for 50% OFF. In fact, there are only a few of the Special Dies left. If you want to take advantage of this offer, check out the “In Store Special” blog of July 9’th. You can email us if you want a set.

In other News…. Rose-Marie says she can take more for the Stamp & Die Class Sat Aug 5 and for Sat Aug 12.
This Special Class is $25.00 and you end up with a FREE Spellbinder Die (valued @ approx $25.98)
WHAT A DEAL!!
Call for your spot at the Table….

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I bought it …. “Now What?”

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Frog’s Whiskers stamps travel the World and the problems in one country, are the same as another…..
Amanda from Australia emailed the other day…. She had purchased the Barnyard Rooster stamp K17002 …. now what?
“I love your stamps.” she writes but, ” I’m a bit disappointed in the barn with the rooster. After stamping and colouring it, I’m not sure what to do with the big gap on the bottom half of the right side. Perhaps you have some ideas?”

So I played with several ideas… 
This is where your vivid imagination gets to roam wild & free. Its is a “Hi How are you” card…. a “Happy Birthday” card or an “Oooops I forgot
The Barnyard scene is peaceful, gentle and so much can be done from there. So lets keep it low key on the outside and put a dazzling sentiment on the inside. All the sayings in the example, will fit on a regular card to make it personal.
So if you run into a problem in the Barnyard or anywhere else…. pause… take a moment “3, 2, 1…” and then it will all come together.

Dies !! Dies !! and more Dies !!

17072201_FRose-Marie has been experimenting with different card making possibilities….. in other words she has been playing in the classroom coming up with new and different ideas.

Meanwhile… we have also been working on the website. The transition from WinXP to Win7 has not been without it’s frustrations….. however the Dies (under Supplies) are starting to come together.

I just put up 15 New Dies picked randomly from the shelf and over the course of the next few weeks the website will be brought up to date.

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and a reminder that Rose-Marie has some great Classes coming up and while we are thinking of “Dies”check out the special she has for you with Stamp & Die Classes.

One on Thurs Aug 3 again for Sat Aug 5 and another for Sat Aug 12.  This Special Class is $25.00 and you end up with a FREE Spellbinder Die (valued @ approx $25.98)
WHAT A DEAL!!
Call for your spot at the Table….

Rose-Marie is also offering a store-stock special…. Tuck & Fold Shapabilities – Buy 1 get the second for 50% OFF.

Find these and other great things in Campbellford @ Frog’s Whiskers Ink

In Stock Special

17070802_FRose-Marie got a great deal on some Spelbinder dies and we are passing it on to you. Instock and on the shelf until quantities last… buy one get the second for 1/2 price…… (Online customers please email your wishes directly)

Let’s not stop there…. as there are a few Stamp & Die Classes coming up…

Stamp and Die Class S5-142
Thu Aug 3 @ 10:00 am
This fabulous stamp and die class includes Spellbinder S5-142 die (value $25.98). You will go home with the die and cards and ideas of how to get the most out of your free die.

CLASS – Stamp and Die
Class S5-073… Sat Aug 5 @ 1:00 pm
This fabulous stamp and die class includes Spellbinder S5-073 die (value $25.98). You will go home with the die and cards and ideas of how to get the most out of your free die. 

For these and other great Classes (Click Here)

 

 

Paper, Paper, Paper

17062701_FWe just got in a wild assortment of delightful 12 x 12 papers. All double sided with traditional to  wacky designs.

17062702_FGo Floral for that outdoors adventure you had in the garden…. pick Dragonflies for your young handsome knight who defends the castle….. or select Traditional patterns for when his mother comes to visit.

Pick the occasion, select the theme, decide on a direction….  because we have Paper to inspire…. for the Cardmaker or Scrapbooker in you.

Instock and on the Shelf @ Frog’s Whiskers Ink

Wonderful world of Cards

Card122Rose-Marie has been having a lot of fun lately. She has been planning and making Cards for the display boards in the store, creating Cards for Classes, arranging colours in different ways to make the same Card look new. Of course the Classroom looks like a “bomb” hit it… …. or as she likes to say …. everything is artistically arranged.

The Beach is looking good, some of the shorelines are higher than most years but this is all in keeping with how Mother Nature changes the landscape to keep the wonder alive.

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“Weekend Rest” is the most appropriate Card for any one wanting to skip the beach and go deeper into the woods. Not too deep to get the car stuck but deep enough to hear the Loons, see the Geese or watch an occasional Moose walk past.

Rose-Marie did a find job of this card showing the campsite in a tucked away spot with a open lake to enjoy a canoe ride. This is where memories are made and this Card helps keep them alive. Perfect card for family or a friend. Card121

Around the point from your campsite is a little cove. As you canoe closer, tucked away along the shoreline you pass a family of Loons or maybe they squawk, sputter and then fly off because you disturbed them…. in any effect, this last card tries to show the tranquility of what is around the corner.

See these and other Cards in [Samples] or better yet, come to a [Class]

For Cards made by You….. Frog’s Whiskers Ink

Winner Mother’s Day Contest

Card119It’s pretty hard not to like your Mom…. she helped you with your homework, baked you cookies when you were hungry and kept an eye out for you, no matter what stupid thing you did…. that’s what Moms are for. Using a sunflower stamp for a Mother’s Day card would not have been my first choice but then again, sunflowers are bright and cheerful, they make you smile, and they turn there heads to the sunshine everyday…. To all the amazing Mom’s…     here is a Card for you.

Congratulations this month, goes to Maria of Peterborough for making the best use of Sunflowers and layering for the Mother’s Day Card Challenge. Maria used stamps J636 Sunflower Field & N691 Lots of Squares. in a delightful combination of colouring, layering and masking. Well done Maria

Send us your card creation for our monthly card contests. The winner gets a $20.00 store/show/online credit. Not every fancy card wins, not every dazzling card wins…. the Card that wins is the one that feels right for the occasion. Please note that your Card…. must incorporate one or more of Frog’s Whiskers Ink or Rosewood stamps or products in the design of the card.

In our next Card Challenge…..  for June …. Lets have a Father’s Day“ Card contest.   Father’s Day is a celebration honoring fathers and celebrating fatherhood, paternal bonds, and the influence of fathers in society. We’re not just talking about drinking beer and eating cold pizza
Let’s see what you can do. It doesn’t matter if it is a “Your a Great Dad” or a “Thank You” one, it must express the essence of the Card Contest theme
Looking Forward to seeing Your Cards