A trip to Hobby Lobby can be so relaxing. There is so much to see in the wonderful-land-of-Somuchpretty. If only I had a place the size of Highclere Castle, the setting for Downton Abbey. Oh the things I could do. Oh, the things I could buy. I wish. I wish. Oh my, my, my.
My trip to Hobby Lobby was a success. I found paper for making the Good Luck Notes Paper Rings for the Good Luck Wish Jar. Blue and yellow sheets, the school colors, although they match, they're not too matchie-matchie. Close, but they both have a textured look, and the true school colors are in the paper, but not a solid mass of just one color. I like it!
|The colors are good together, the yellow seems mellowed.|
Great price on the paper, 59 cents per 12"x12" sheet of paper. You can do a lot of detailing with a small amount of paper.
|This has a denim look to it. Nice texture look.|
Unfortunately, the yellow paper was only available in 8.5"x11" sheets. But for 44 cents a sheet, that's good.
|Sticking with texture looks, this yellow paper has a look of linen. I like the different shades of yellows on the sheet.|
I bought 12 yellow sheets and 9 blue sheets. There's a lot that can be done with this amount of paper. The paper goes on sale often, and I should have waited to get 40% or 50% off. Unfortunately, I didn't want to take the chance that it would be gone and not restocked as the stock of papers changes some with the seasons. However, I will wait for sales when I get all of the supplies for the invitations and thank you notes.
|These will do well in small doses here and there.|
|Prototype of a rolled note and the strips of paper that will be used to make the rolls.|
|Say hello to my little friends.|
There was yet another paper that caught my eye as well. Still on the textured look paper kick here, there was paper that looks like burlap. Thought this would be great for the background of pictures that I'm thinking of using on some of the tables.
|It has kind of a blue background to the burlap. Pretty, but not girlie at all. Great for my son.|
|Same paper, just different lighting.|
The absolute best finds of the day, however, had nothing to do with my trip there to begin with. That is a subject for next time.
Enjoy the sunshine. It's crisp, cold, and sunny here. Days filled with sunshine are beautiful.