Thursday, June 28, 2012

Reorganization to Inspiration

Yesterday I decided that some reorganization was in order.  My workspace was cluttered with paper scraps and recent supply purchases, and there really wasn’t much space left to work!  It took me about two hours to move some things around and put everything away.  Of course, there were some scraps I found under a paper pad, and inspiration distracted me.  I ended up crafting five tags last night, and this picture shows two of the five.  The other four look just like the green one.

Tuesday, June 26, 2012

World Gone Grey

So, we’ve established the fact that I like paper.  Let’s get down to details now, shall we?  Like any enthusiasts, I have favorites.  When it comes to patterned paper, BasicGrey rocks my world!  I have so many of their 6x6 pads that I am forced to take a list of those I already own when I go shopping or risk buying duplicates!   (Not that buying duplicates would be a tragedy … believe me, I’d use the paper!)   I use BasicGrey paper in my creations as often as I can.  I think my favorite line so far was Boxer, but I also loved Euphoria.  I noticed the last time I visited Archiver’s that they’d recently released a line called Konnichiwa, which is a double whammy for me—I’m fascinated by all things Japanese, and the art on the papers carries a distinct Japanese influence.  Sadly, they didn’t have any 6 x 6 pads available at the store, so I had to settle for a few 12 x 12 sheets.

At any rate, here are some pictures of tags and cards that I recently crafted using BasicGrey papers.  Enjoy!

Sunday, June 24, 2012

Why Paper Over Shoes?

Paper in all its incarnations may very well be my favorite thing.  Whether it be a college ruled notebook or a pad of scrapbook paper, there’s something about paper that draws me like the proverbial moth to flame.  I love setting a colorful gel pen to a clean sheet of paper when I journal.  I love the patterns on scrapbooking paper.   I love playing with paper—drawing, painting, cutting, gluing.  There’s just something about creating a card or tag from pieces of paper, especially when it turns out just right.  Whatever that “something” is, it keeps me coming back for more.

My love of all things paper is a sort of running gag among my friends and family…and one day my husband summed it up perfectly.   “Honey,” he said, “some women buy shoes.  You buy paper.”   Yup.  That’s about right. 
Paper Over Shoes.