My mom would go nuts here
Tonight I backed up the last of 2004’s photos onto two separate hard drives. There were a few stragglers from Chicago that didn’t make the cut. As I transition from photos to scanner for a while, I thought I’d go back and share this find.
A friend of mine has raved many times about the Paper Source, and I’m glad I got the chance to see what the fuss was all about while in Chicago.
Their company line is “Do something creative every day” and with these types of materials, I’m sure I would. Walls of printed paper. Shelves filled with different stock. All the tidbits needed for bookbinding. Tasteful stamps (and that tasteful part is important). They also had ribbon, but I’m not so into that. With almost non-existent craft kitsch (think “scrap-booking”), this store is a welcome find in a life that sometimes seems just a little bit too…completely digital.
I type that even though I scanned in a few of the sheets I bought. I think they’ll make great background patterns for websites. Repeating backgrounds are so hip with the kids these days. Maybe I can give them that distressed look.
Paper Source: Locations in California, Illinois, Massachusetts, Minnesota, Missouri and Washington DC — also, a comprehensive website.