Oh, The Places You Will Go for Pokemon
Pokemon Go, have you heard about this latest craze?
When I noticed my Facebook feed lighting up with people chasing Pokemon, I had to do a little research. It was pretty much all downhill from there.
Places You’ll Go
I’ve never been a Pokemon lover, but after playing with this silly app and watching my kids get outside and play I had a change of heart. The real change of heart came yesterday while the Prince and I celebrated our 20th wedding anniversary at Panera Bread and he was catching Pokemon.
Now wait- I know this seems a bit crazy. The fact that we are having lunch and he’s shooting poke balls at invisible creatures. I sat there holding my sides from the amount of laughing I was doing. The craziest thing was the conversation started while OTHER people were doing the same thing next to us. We were TALKING to strangers.
Friends, this silly game that people are laughing at (myself included) is genius.
Russ and I are pretty social people and we will talk to anyone but on a normal day, sitting at a restaurant we would sit quietly, eat and leave. Not this time. As he was playing his silly game and I was laughing, the people around us were doing the same thing. We started laughing together. We started talking about the game.
This is where the game changer comes into play. You see this game has special places (monuments) that you can collect poke balls and such (I don’t quite understand all of it) but these special places are churches.
We started to talk about this part of the game which led us to talking about the churches we attend which led to even more conversation. There was dialogue. Folks, this doesn’t normally happen to us at a restaurant.
Social Game = Truly Social!
When Russ and I got back into our car (after catching many Pokemon of course) we sat and looked at each other giggling. To sit in a restaurant where everyone minds their own business and no one speaks to each other and we just witnessed the opposite. Not to mention as my kids were playing they had to walk OUTSIDE to catch these silly Pokemon things. They had to MOVE.
Seriously, my kids (when home) sit on their devices and watch YouTube- all day if I let them. They were excited to walk around the block and farther to catch a Pokemon. Wait… there is more. There are other kids (and adults) outside doing the same thing. Now they are being social. Actually talking to REAL LIVE people.
This is the craziest thing I’ve ever seen…
I’ve already seen some negative postings about this silly game but I have to tell you, I’m kinda giddy. I have found joy in watching these people catch Pokemon and be happy. With so much sadness around the world lately, people are happy catching a Pokemon!
Let me tell you about happy…. This morning my husband woke up and as he walked into the kitchen his first statement to me was, “I just caught a Pokemon before my first cup of coffee! Today is going to be a great day!” Mind you, I about spit out my coffee over the silliness of this but the day did turn out to be amazing. The fact that my 45 yr old husband is catching Pokemon that early is hysterical.
Yes, we need to be careful. No, you shouldn’t drive and catch Pokemon. But lets not forget that the silly game is bringing happiness. Lets not forget it’s getting kids to MOVE. Yes, they might still have their devices, but at least they are outdoors. At least they are conversing and having fun with other people. Just be happy folks. Life is SHORT.
When I’m not searching for Pokemon I can be crafty. What better set than the Places You’ll Go stamp set?
This stamp set rocks my crafty world.
First, the greetings. They are fantastic and the fonts make me want to dance, a lot. They are perfection. Look at how the letters flow! AHHHHHHHH!!!!
Second, the globe. I love love love vintage globes and own a few to many. I love this globe and how creative you can be with it.
Tips & Tricks
I didn’t want to take away too much from the images because I love them so much. I did add a few of my favorite things to the globe.
- The inside of the globe was colored using 3 sponge daubers and the following inks: Sahara Sand, Island Indigo, and Pool Party. I wanted the effect of land and water. Easy enough with a little sponging.
- I added a very small piece of a Delicate Doily and Linen Thread. I also added a button from our Classy Designer Buttons.
- The Enamel Shapes are perfect for adding a small embellishment with a great WOW factor.
Oh, the Places You Will Go….
If you are hunting Pokemon or just needing a fun card to encourage your Pokemon lover friends… this stamp set would be perfect. You can shop online for this set HERE. Just a few supplies are needed and you will be on your way to creating happiness.
You can find all of the supplies for this card in the clickable links below.
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