Did you have a good weekend? I sure did! The highlight? On Saturday, J took me to the grand opening celebration of Paper Source, Austin. YAY!
Every single time I’ve been at a Paper Source in the last 10 years or so I’ve asked when they were coming to Austin. And now, here they are!
What!?! You haven’t heard of Paper Source? You’re kidding, right?
Paper Source is a mecca of all sorts of paper goodness — stamps, inks, tools, bookbinding equipement, stickers, glues, labels, glitter, and of course — paper!
Oh, the paper.
And all sorts of keen gifts, too!
When I arrived there was a rubber stamping demo going on with one of my favorite Hero Arts Stamps: Designer Woodgrain. Talk about a surreal moment. Here I was at THE Paper Source, and they were demoing with a stamp that I helped design. Whoa. They were stamping it with silver pigment ink on two of my favorite colors: pool and chocolate. Be still my heart.
Then in another corner there was a workshop showing how to use their paper flower kits. I hung out and watched — it looked so easy!
Now for the answer to the question you’ve been wondering, I bet.
(Top photo: Paper Source bag that I’ll be cutting up and using on a card — aren’t the colors awesome? red daisy and/plaid paper by October Afternoon. Camera paper by Studio Calico. Paper Source luxe white notecards and envelopes — these are so nice — when you stamp on them it almost looks like letterpress! Pool envelopes. And a Paper Source camera stamp that I couldn’t resist adding to my collection — yes I’m a camera addict — in more was than one.)
(Bottom Photo: Cavallini map wrapping paper in the background — this is going up on the wall in my office, so cool! It even has old tape marks. A roll of beautiful Japanese paper — the silver flowers are metallic and shine in the sun. And two flower kits — poppies and daisies. Can’t wait to make them! I’m going to put a red poppy in a box that I’m sending to my Gran — red is her favorite color, and it will survive the trip to Ohio just fine.)
Many thanks to J for taking me — love you, J!
And thanks to Paper Source for coming to Austin — you really make me smile BIG!