Monday, April 6, 2009

Oh for the love of paper!

I've said it before and I'll say it again . . . I love paper! It's truly my weakness when I stop at a scrapbooking store. I have two standing paper holders that are FULL of paper; one patterned paper and one solid colored paper. They are so full that it's hard to find what I'm looking for, so I sometimes have to pull it all out and spread it out on the floor. As if that's not enough, I currently have 3 packs of 12" x 12" patterned paper, 3 packs of 8" x 8" patterned paper and 2 packs of 6" x 6" patterned paper.

My biggest hurdle when it comes to picking a piece of paper to use on a project is that each piece I see inspires me to create something - a card with this piece, tags with this piece, etc. I get so carried away looking at all of it that sometimes that's all I accomplish in an evening!

Even with all that paper, I'll stop in a scrapbook store to get a specific thing (not paper) and the next thing you know I have a handful of paper that I just have to have! I could seriously work with the paper I have for the next year and never run out . . . but I keep buying more!

I recently bought a pack of Amy Butler paper. To be honest, it's not my favorite! However, her designs are very popular and I felt like I needed to have it to be HIP! I've been working on some tags tonight using some of this paper and they are turning out pretty cute I have to admit. I'm using my new Cricut to cut out some shapes and I'm still learning how to use it so it's taking me quite a while. Hopefully I'll get them listed tomorrow.

The tags shown in this picture (from the set of tags shown above and listed in my shop) were made from a pack of paper called The Daily Grind. I love the colors and the look of the paper. I was going to use some other pages from the pack tonight but I went through the whole pack and I wasn't ready to cut into any of the pages tonight . . . they are just too cute! That's another reason why I have so much paper; I get attached to it and don't want to part with it!

I guess you could call me a paper addict, or in more current terms a paper whore. Oops. Did I just say that??


Jana said...

And just where are you learning this terminology, missy?!? Hilarious! Your daughter would be proud. . . or shocked. . . not sure which!

Andrea Rooks said...

I'm so with you on the paper addiction! I can't seem to stop myself from buying more paper even though my stashes are overflowing! I love buying the packs that have multiple pages of the same designs, that way I can hide some away in a secret stash for when I just want to look at it, and I can use the other sheets for projects... I tell myself that if I was into sewing, I'd be the same way about fabric. Luckily paper is much much more affordable than fabric!

Anonymous said...

Cute blog! Thanks for visiting with me today.

ella said...

I'm going to wash your mouth out with soap.........again!!