I remember long ago when I was just a newlywed woman managing a scrapbook store and the huge trend of office supply inspired scrapbook stuff came out. Paper clips? Staples? Ledger and grid papers? Lined stamps? GENIUS! I couldn’t believe it. What I love most about this, is that it fits. Back when I was a kid office supplies WERE used in my scrapbooks sometimes! Fancy paper didn’t exist. So I love that those designs remain a part of the scrapbook industry even today.
I had some fun playing with my trusty stapler and design ruler by Tim Holtz, both of which are staples in THIS office. I also used two favorite Hero Arts Stamps, and the new Amy Tangerine line as well. I love how she has bits of ledger, grid, lined, and other office-like elements in her product line.
Because it’s “back to school” week here on the blog, I video taped my creative process and thoughts on my favorite office inspired supplies:
Such a fun page – and yes, when I’m taping these creative sessions what you see is what you get. Aside from making sure I have options within arms reach, and knowing what photos I don’t pre-plan!! This is really how I create.
So are you an office supply fan? What do you like?
If you’d like to read more on the subject of office supplies + crafting, be sure to check out Melissa [aka scrappy jedi] and Nancy [aka she who owns Scrapbook Update] – they blogged stuff today too! It’s a part of our new series we’ll be doing once a month where we [scrapbook update staff] all blog about a similar topic! FUN stuff I tell you. Can’t wait to see what they did…