I can hardly believe myself how long I have been away from blogging...I have to wonder who ever said life slows down on Retirement?? It seems like we have been busier than ever!!
We just got back from a very long trip a few weeks ago. We travelled in our old RV through the US to Niagara Falls ON. Then back again slowly travelling through the US again.... New York, Pennsylvania, West Virginia, Iowa, Indiana, Illinois, Wisconsin, Minnesota, and North Dakota. We had a Fabulous time.
There were many high lights of our trip...and I have to share a few of the very special ones....
While we were in Petrolia Ontario (on route to Niagara Falls)..I stopped in at a Fabulous little store called The Towne Scrapper and met Phebe ...who I have known for ages..online. In fact she sold me my very first Magnolia stamps! What a lovely gal! Not only did we have a nice visit I got some great deals...and she sent me off with warm hug and a pkg of gorgeous flowers. Thank you so much Phebe!!
While visiting Phebe also told me Tina from High Hopes lived close by...kindly gave me a phone # and said that I shouldn't leave without giving Tina a call. I couldn't resist a chance to meet Tina and Bethany so I gave Tina a call...and she insisted we drop in for a visit. Oh Wow...what a Wonderful visit!! My husband and I both enjoyed it! Not only is Tina a kind and lovely person...she has a fabulous family as well. In fact her hubby works at the same railroad my hubby just retired from. I don't think there was ever even a lull in conversation. It was truly a highlight of our trip. And..oh my Gosh...I was sent off with more warm hugs....and a bag of the most fabulous new High Hopes stamps!! We would so love to visit with them again...and are hoping they will grace us with a visit if they ever come holidaying this way.
Now on to show you a few projects I've made using a few of these new High Hopes Stamps. The talented artist that created these Cute and Fabulous stamps is Laurie Furnell. I used a Splitcoast tutorial to make these luminaries. You can find the tutorial right here. Battery operated tea lights are used inside for lights. Please be careful...regular candles would not be safe to use in these boxes.
The images I've used on the above box are "Boo Family in Frame" and "Batty Boo"
For the sides and back I just glued on little bats. I used a Martha Stewart punch for the bats and the web trim.
This little box is triangular..using only 3 coaster to create it instead of 4. The stamps I used are "Silly Spider" and "Angel Bear Ghost Costume"
The stars punched out of glitter paper. The candy corn just cut out of designer paper.
All the images are colored with copic markers as a base only..prismacolor pencils and h20's. Please remember not to use copics over prismacolor pencils as the copic tips will be ruined.
I'm hoping to be back soon. Thank you all so much for still stopping by and the wonderful and concerned comments I've recieved.
Take Care Everyone...and Have a Great Weekend!!