OK here it goes, they say the first step to recovery is admitting that you have a problem, I LOVE PAPER. For some reason I blame my grandmother who passed away many moons ago because I like to attribute all of my favorite aspects of myself to her, she was a wonderful woman
It alllll started with stickers. When I was very young I started to collect stickers. It was back in the day of Lisa Frank and I was in heaven. We are talking huge sets of rainbow animal stickers that could easily be bought for very little at ANY STORE! This was ten year old Sara's heaven.
Then when I was in my early twenties I became entranced by stationery. It all began with Sanrio. Hello kitty stole my heart. I mean the sets were just so FREAKING cute! There were sooo many to choose from, new ones were always popping up on the shelves and who could resist paper, envelopes and sticker sets all excruciating and disgustingly adorable for under $5?! Not me...
Eventually I moved on from the aesthetic of Hello Kitty and discovered Dark Horse Comics. Did you know most comic shops carry stationery sets?! Designed by fabulous artists!!! If you love wacky insanely cool stationery then please Google Dark Horse comics and go to their stationery section. SO COOL!!!
Well then came along the age of Amazon and suddenly paper was literally at my finger tips. I could stay home in yoga pants and shop secretly from my own home where there was no one to shame me! Insanely affordable box sets of postcards started zooming there way to my home (I probably own a thousand? EEEEKK!)
The final stages of this addiction then took a turn towards scrapbook paper (I have a stack three feet high?) and ephemera (I just can't help myself!!!) Scrapbook paper is just lovely and has so many possibilities (smash books anyone?) Ephemera is my Kryptonite. Reproduced images of vintage goodies that I can add to other paper creations?!?!?!?! Oh the madness.
So here it is folks. My cards are all laid out. I am a PAPER ADDICT. I am in the late stages of this disease and thankful for it seeing as I have absolutely NO MORE ROOM to store a single sheet of paper.
Are there any other paper addiction sufferers out there? Maybe we should start a support group...