My New Love Obsession with Handmade Paper!

For Christmas my brother Jim and his girlfriend Amy gave me a pack of handmade paper from Maple Street Paper Co. and I've got to say, when I first opened it I was scared. It was all just too pretty to use!!

Back in college I had a few opportunities to make my own paper. And let me tell you, it is not easy. I totally enjoyed it though, it was such a messy process that all of my friends even said that it was right up my ally before I even tried. The paper I made didn't even look close to as beautiful as the paper I received for Christmas. 

Pressed flowers, leaves, glitter and more are embedded into this paper to make it such a sight to be seen. I almost just want to frame it. 

Once I found out that this shop was actually on etsy and I could easily order more my fear of using it went down and my excitement went WAYYYYYY up! 

I told you in my past post how I finally finished up my journal... right? Well I finally had the task to make myself a new journal and boy was it a task. 

I knew I wanted it to be something that could fit in even some of my smaller purses so that I could bring it with me wherever I go. I also wanted it pretty, you know so when I start talking to a stranger about how I am a book artist I have something nice to show them. 

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It is a 4x5 inch book with 100 pages and I am absolutely in love. 

I highly recommend you check out this shop and their wonderful paper! You definitely won't be regretting it..... or you could also just wait a few days and I will have a book in my shop created with a beautiful paper from my pack! 

Talk to you all soon!