Have Hope

Spring weather is arriving for one full day tomorrow...can't wait!  Today I have some speckled blue eggs and a word of hope.  I love the style of Tim Holtz Blueprint stamps.  Some are egg-stra special (sorry)  This one reminds me of the empty nest outside of my stamp studio door.  A pair of robins have used the nest for the last three years or so. It has withstood all kinds of weather from heavy summer wind storms to icy blizzards.  The robins are a friendly couple.  They "dress up" the house each year by poking in more grasses and sometimes colorful found objects.  It is fun to watch them growing their babies from"screaming"never full infants to gawky teenagers trying out their flying skills.  Ah-h-h Spring...someday...there's always hope :)

Stamps:   Tim Holtz- Easter Blueprint set,  My Favorite Things- Have Hope set

Specialty Paper:   Authentique- Hope Collection 8x8

Inks:   Archival Jet Black, Distress markers- Tumbled Glass, Salty Ocean, Vintage Photo, Tea Dye, Gathered Twigs, Walnut Stain

Embellishments:   Teresa Collins Far Away enamel dots

Tools:   Simon Says Stamp- Sketchy Banners die, Tim Holtz- Tiny Attacher

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