Saturday, March 10, 2012

I Dream of Paper

I like tea. It's comforting, soothing, relaxing and is great on a winter day or on the couch in front of the fireplace. That's nothing new - I've always liked tea, but what is new is my new love of mugs. Yes, I've been collecting mugs lately. My latest and greatest has an awesome quote on it that describes my life perfectly. Hubby and I went on a trip recently for a quick getaway and while doing a little local shopping I found the mug below.


My newest mug...added to the mug collection
The quote:  "Sometimes on the way to a dream you get lost and find a better one"

 I realized that while pursuing one dream another was being birthed.  Yep, the birth of my paper dream.  I dream of paper.  But not just any paper.  I dream of  all kinds of paper:  personalized stationery, notecards, memopads, notepads, journals and jotters, too.  I can't stop dreaming, so I started making a few pieces for fun; for me.  I even bought a new printer (and it prints nice and crisp, too).  Then, I  got really bold and decided to open an online shop.  Now, that was scary and exciting.  I've not told anybody (other than my hubby and you guys) about the shop.  I wanted to see how far I'd get without sales from family and friends.  Well, to my surprise, quite a few items have sold and I'm still excited.  I'm beginning to believe that following my paper dream may not have been such a bad idea at all.  I received an order yesterday from Hawaii.  Wowzers!  That was very encouraging.  So, why am I telling you this?  To encourage you and tell you to keep dreaming, chase your dream and have fun while doing it.  So, what's next for me?  I plan to keep following my paper dream and see exactly where it'll take me.  But in the next few weeks I will have completed my next endeavor - little chevron jotters (like the one in the pic above; behind the mug).     
 

My round business info card: I wanted to attach something to each product package (hence the hole at the top of the info card), but I didn't want to include the typical rectangular business card, so I chose a round shape. It has more character.

Stop by the shop and order something fun and feel free to email me if you have questions.  I dream of paper.  Tell me, what do you dream of?






I Dream of Paper,









17 comments:

  1. You're right, the round business card does add more charm. I found you on 1929 Charmer "Sunday's Best Par.tay" and I'm now a follower. I would love if you could follow me back.

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    1. Hi Sherry. Welcome to my crafty blog; glad you like the round business card, too. Thanks for following. I'll see you soon at your blog. :o)

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  2. I am a big tea drinker myself, love it in winter as much as I do summer. Growing up it was the drink of our home, we never had coffee. I also love your round business card, love the charm that is adds. So happy you joined and thanks for sharing your creative inspiration over at Sunday's Best.

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    1. Hi Cathy. I enjoyed checking out your blog as well as the 1929 Charmer "Sunday's Best Par.tay". I love my tea. :o) Thanks for popping over to check out my paper goodies and thanks for joining the Facebook page as well. :o)

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  3. Oops forgot to tell you I'm following you on Facebook.

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  4. WOW dreaming is amazing. I will admit I am a dreamer as well. I enjoy when you have a good dream. Then in life something happens and you feel like you have been there. I call that God giving me what I asked for!!!

    WOW

    Mr. Smitherman

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  5. That IS an elegant business card.
    Thank you for the inspiring post. I found you through the free pretty things for you.
    Regards,
    Ruby

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    1. Hi Ruby. :o) Glad this was an inspiring post. Thank you for hanging out at my blog. :o)

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  6. Wow, good for you! I love your business card! It is such a neat idea! I'll be sure to check out your online shop.

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    1. Hey there. Thanks for visiting. I'm glad you like the round version of the business card better. Its nice to change things up from norm every now and then. :o)

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  7. I adore your round business card. It is so great you are following this dream!

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    1. Hi Holly,
      Thanks for stopping by. This is one of my most fun and adventurous dreams to follow. Hope you're having a spectacular weekend.

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  9. I am inviting you to come and be part of my blog hop:
    http://juliejewels1.blogspot.com/2012/03/show-your-stuff-15.html

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    1. Hey Julie,
      Thanks for hopping over. I'd be delighted to be a part of your blog hop. Thanks for the invite...see you at the blog hop. :o) Have a good weekend.

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  10. I'm your newest follower from finding fabulous-stop by for a visit!

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  11. Thank You for participating in Show Your Stuff Blog Hop, You are invited to come back:
    http://juliejewels1.blogspot.com/2012/03/baked-chicken-salsa-show-your-stuff-16.html

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