Sunday, February 26, 2012

crazy for paper

The Paper Place sent me an email advising of their Scrap Bag sale for off-cuts of Japanese papers. Two sizes of bags and you could stuff whatever you wanted in the bag for a set price. How could I resist? So, I made the trek downtown, in the rain, last weekend. Only problem, the sale wasn't until this weekend. LOL at me!!! So, I spent some time and money in the store. Heh, heh....enough $$'s were spent, that I wondered if I would even bother to return the following weekend.

Photos of an older area of downtown Toronto, with some larger, newer buildings in the background. I like the gritty texture of these photos taken out of my rain spotted, car window. I was stopped at a light, honest I was!! I'm sure the other motorists thought I was crazy!

Not the best of photo angles, but I liked the details on this building.

I deliberated for a short while and then ended up going downtown yesterday. Shots of my overstuffed bag!!! What kind of crazy person buys bits and pieces of other peoples castoffs? Well, I do for one!

Buried in the middle, are some amazing 1/2 to 1 1/2" strips of printed papers. I know, I know, I'm not really a paper person.....but just think of the collage opportunities!!! Cards, tags & ATC's, oh my!! Not to mention mixed media pieces, with a sprinkling of paper, fabric, paint and beads......yummy and oh so liberating! I do have a few things in mind, but nothing to show just now. Keep tuned!!


kaiteM said...

i always like photos of buildings from odd angles and the rain made them especially interesting. your paper bags look like a lot of fun, i might pop over this afternoon and rummage thru them - i wish, ha!

Anne Marie - Toronto said...

Come on down!! Or should I say up! The paper is definitely slated for playing, so I'm willing to share. I like rainy day photos too!!

jinxxxygirl said...

Love rainy day photos maybe because it hardly rains here. LOL. I can't help but wonder how much you paid for a bagful....looks like alot of fun.

Anne Marie - Toronto said...

I grew up in Vancouver, B.C., so rain has been a part of my life for a very long time. I'm crazy enough to miss it when it's not around. As for the bag, it was $18. Not a lot for all the fun I'm going to have witht he scraps!

Magpie's Mumblings said...

The fun for us after your paper shop is to see what you're going to create with all your finds....can't wait!