Friday, January 28, 2011

Paper ....

i admit it ... i love paper ... all kinds of paper ... oh yeah, you know i do love the scrapbooking paper, but i also hunt down other paper for use in paper crafts.
love this beautiful floral paper ... its next on my list to play with

and the thrill of it can be in the hunt ... like when i walk into a thrift store and find vintage sheet music, or a text in french .... maybe something in an asian text ... all exotic looking ...


sheet music and french dictionaries ... what could be better

I love wrapping paper, tissue paper, newspaper, lined paper, graph paper, old air mail paper, crepe paper ... just about anything i can get my hands on ... it's just all so beautiful ...

monkeys playing in "the stacks"

a flower made of sewing pattern paper!

I do love my paper ... have a great day all! coming at from Jenny's uber cool Alphabe-Thursday meme ...

Peace, love & paper!
~Jo

23 comments:

One Mama said...

Pretty! And they may not be the stars, but those sock monkeys are adorable.

jacque4u2c said...

Jo, thanks for sharing this! I am so on the same page as you (lol) - I love to scout out paper supplies! It is just so much fun! I love you pattern paper flower - just gorgeous!!

Sue said...

Ah, my dear creative Friend, another beautiful post showcasing your gift.
Thank you for the lovely post.

Brenda said...

Jo, when I saw the title Paper I guessed it would be you. You are the paper queen.

Ames said...

Hi Jo, Just wanted to say I love paper too. I found 3 Baptist Hymnals in a thrift store and they gave them to me. I have been making paper roses out of some of my favorite hymns. I love old letters, post cards and Bibles too. I can't believe people donate family Bibles to thrift stores. The family history in some are pretty lengthy. I like scrapping too. Just don't have a lot of time for it.
Thanks for stopping by my blog and thanks for the nice comment.~Ames

magsmcc said...

My hero has just retired from school. He loves great fountain pens. I only have one,, but I need just the right right and texture of paper to write him a note with it! And now I need to think of a way of using some of those old hymnals in Prince Charming's boot before they're driven from church clear-out to book depositary place! Much to think on here!

Lynn Stevens said...

I Love paper too ,dosent it just hurt to use some of it at times? I just want to run my hands all over it and keep it forever! LOL

Love the tissue rose!

Jingle said...

love paper too...
awesome take.


awards 4 u, Happy Friday!

Happy Weekend.

Red Couch Recipes said...

I agree with you that paper is perfect. They have so many beautiful kinds. The monkeys are cute too. Joni

paige said...

I'm with you on this one. I adore paper! What is it? I don't know.

Su-sieee! Mac said...

I love paper, too. The other day a friend gave us a bottle of wine, which was fine. But, what was even finer was the beautiful linen-like bag and green crepe paper that it came in. I told him the next time he could just give us a bag like that one. :-)

Izzy said...

You are the paper queen! love the post and your photos :)

House Revivals said...

Your paper examples are all so gorgeous -- I may be stealing the pattern paper rose idea! Love that. When my remodel is at a place whee I can leave it alone, we need to get together and go on a paper safari!
~Amanda

Teresa said...

Paper is wonderful! I confess, as much as I like blogging, there's nothing like settling down with a real paper book. The feel is part of the experience.

Judie said...

Jo, I'm with you! I love paper, too. You, however, seem to know exactly what to do with it to make wonderful art.

Thanks for the sweet comment on my post. I have no idea just where my mind is going to take me next. Every day is a surprise!

Bonnie said...

I love paper also. You are so talented!

Splendid Little Stars said...

Oh, I love paper, too! (mostly I make cards) It's hard to resist at the scrapbook stores (Why SHOULD one, though?!) And I look through books at thrift stores to find interesting pages.
pretty flower!

laterg8r said...

loooove your stacks of paper and your vintage finds :D

Jenny said...

Oh Jo! What a delightful stop on our little journey through Alphabe-Thursday's letter 'P'.

I am enchanted by that pattern tissue flower. It reminds me of a beautiful poppy. I may have to give that a try.

Thanks for sharing this loveliness with us.

And thank you for linking.

A+

ByLightOfMoon said...

I do love your paper stories and monkey friends! I can;t wait till you use these papers to see what happens!

Thanks for my blog visit and I am number 627 on OWOH list!

You DO have a Beautiful blog!
Smiles, Cyndi

mammagil said...

(laughing crazily) I LOVE PAPER TOOOOO!!! I LOVE IT SO MUCH THAT I HATE TO USE IT!! LOL
nice to meet you by the way lol
thanks for visiting my blog
I hope you join OWOH soon cuz if your giveaway is anything like your work in your other posts I would be happy to win it!!
Melissa

Gayle Page-Robak said...

Hi Jo...thanks for your visit and for following my blog. I am in your corner of the world, here in Canada as well. I am in Manitoba, where are you?
I love your sock monkeys and am enjoying your beautiful blog as well. I am now your newest follower! (smile). Hugs, Gayle.

Kathy said...

Because of you, I've found some beautiful treasures in second hand stores. Loving old sheet music these days!