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The #PaperTrail Recap {Part 1}

by Amy Bowerman

Hi there!  I am back from the #PaperTrail and what a wonderful creative journey it has been!  I have so much to share about the people I met and the places I visited along the way.  We had far too much fun to share in just one post so let’s make it a mini-series shall we?  Here we go with the #PaperTrail Recap Part 1…

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Eileen Hull picked me up last Thursday in her vintage Serro Scotty trailer aka Scotty!  You can read all about Scotty and the #PaperTrail in Eileen’s post HERE.

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Scotty is so cute and cozy inside!  Don’t you just love the checkered floor?

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Next we headed to Westport, Connecticut to The Great American Stamp Store.  After we unloaded the trailer we headed next door to Little Barn for a quick bite to eat with friends Marjie Kemper, Theresa Cifali and new friend Orla Cary.  I have been dying to try Little Barn and they did not disappoint!  This little pub has a fun rustic vibe with delicious eats….add in some creative company and you’ve got it made!

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We had a full house at Great American Stamp Store for our demo.  These lovely ladies were eager to learn all about Eileen’s Sizzix Scoreboards dies.  I was pretty busy showing our new GASS friends  all of Eileen’s fun Sizzix dies but Marjie Kemper wrote a great recap post of our visit to GASS HERE.

Marjie Kemper Melt Art Class

Speaking of Marjie,  she has a really cool class coming up on April 26 at Great American Stamp Store all about Ranger Melt Art!  Aren’t these samples to die for?  You can find out more about this technique packed class and how to sign up HERE.

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Here’s a pic of Eileen with our new friend Orla.  Eileen met Orla when she left a comment on her blog post featuring this St. Patrick’s Day Artist Trading Block.  Eileen brought the block along to give to Orla at the GASS demo…how cool is that?

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After a successful demo we packed up Scotty one more time before circling “the wagons” to pick up Anita Houston (The Artful Maven) .  Poor Anita’s airport transport was WAAAAY late and she got stuck at the airport.  We made up for it by stopping for Pepe’s Pizza before heading to the Collins Show.

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Pepe’s Pizza is the best pizza in the nation!  We may not have much here in Connecticut, but we have GREAT pizza!

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Anita and Eileen didn’t believe me that Frank Pepe pizza is in fact #1 so I did a little googling during dinner while Anita played pranks on Norman (our version of “the roaming gnome”).  Here’s the proof right here in USA Today...Pepe’s Pizza is #1!!

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Here’s Norman posing in front of “Castle Collins Show”…this was our home away from home for the majority of the #PaperTrail tour.

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And of course our ‘other’ home away from home…Scotty!  On Friday morning after a good nights sleep in ‘the castle’ Anita and I got some creative time in the camper.

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We used a technique from Tim’s Compendium of Curiosities III to create some Artist Trading Blocks.  What fun it was to get creative in the camper!

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Not only do vintage campers make great creative spaces they are also handy for holding creative class supplies.  Here we are all loaded up for our first class with many more to follow.  I’ll tell you all about our classes, new friends and special guests who stopped by for some creative time on the #PaperTrail real soon!

Thanks for riding the #PaperTrail with me!

Amy*

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1 Marjie Kemper April 8, 2014 at 4:54 pm

You’re such a doll to share the details on my class, Amy. Thank you! It was great seeing you and Eileen and I can’t wait to read another installment about your adventures!
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2 stamping sue April 5, 2014 at 10:43 am

Hi Amy! sure looks like you had a lot of fun traveling with Eileen and her Scotty!
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3 Linda, the funkie junkie April 4, 2014 at 10:44 pm

OMG, looks like a fab time with some of my favorite peps! I’m really impressed that you actually found some time do some crafting! Can’t wait for the next installment!

Hugs,
Linda
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4 Amy Bowerman April 7, 2014 at 11:10 am

It was an amazing creative ride Linda and well stocked with creative supplies thanks to you :)

Amy*

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5 suzanne April 4, 2014 at 10:30 pm

Love the all the pics. Scotty was super cute, and happy I got to see it in person! :)

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6 Amy Bowerman April 7, 2014 at 11:11 am

I’m glad I got to see YOU in person Suzanne! So pumped about our next meetup for Dina Wakley’s Journal class :)

Amy*

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7 Laura Strack April 4, 2014 at 9:47 pm

That was so fun! Hitch that Scotty up and come to Texas!!

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8 Dee in NH April 4, 2014 at 6:10 pm

OMG!!! So wish I was there just to have a piece of pizza and (a dream come true) do a little caftin’ with you!!!!!

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9 Amy Bowerman April 7, 2014 at 11:11 am

Oh Dee you are so sweet! I would love to create with you too!

Amy*

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10 Buttons April 4, 2014 at 4:56 pm

What a fantastic first instalment on your exciting creative journey. I love how many friends you have been able to see along the way and how much fun those around you are getting from working with ATB’s. Jenny x
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11 Tracy Evans April 4, 2014 at 4:16 pm

Looks like an amazing trip and I have enjoyed reading about your adventures. Wonderful ATB too. Welcome back home. Tracy x

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12 Claudine Criner April 4, 2014 at 4:13 pm

This looks like a ton of fun. It also looks like you all had a bit of mischievous time too haha!! And some artistic time along the way, very nice!!
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13 Anne Rx April 4, 2014 at 3:14 pm

A great summary of the beginning of your travels, love that castle! Thanks for sharing your pictures both here and on Facebook. Anne xx
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14 Anita Houston April 4, 2014 at 2:55 pm

It was such a fun trip! I’m so glad we have different photos of the trip too! Great recap!
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