This morning I was busy running a bunch of errands for upcoming projects. Of course that involved a trip to Joann's (seriously, I could live there) but another fun stop was at a local scrapbooking and paper goods store called Collective Journey. This store has been a favorite of mine for years (it used to be called Cracker Jack's). In middle school and high school I was into scrapbooking and would buy all kinds of fancy papers at this store. I've veered away from scrapbooking but still do a lot of projects involving paper goods so I stop in occasionally. I was excited to find all kinds of lovely things! They had an amazing ribbon and twine collection, including multiple kinds of bakers twine, velvet ribbon, and gold glitter ribbon which was to-die-for fabulous! I definitely checked out their cardstock, manila tags, and paper embellishments but my eye was particularly drawn to these cuties:
I rarely justify buying stamps. They are kind of expensive and usually I figure I can print out an image on paper instead of stamping it. Also, usually I only want to use them for a one-time thing and then you've just bought this $10 item that you'll never use again. But these I just couldn't resist. The bikes are too adorable! I have no idea what I'm going to do with them but no matter what it is, I think it will be cute (and worth the purchase). Along with the bikes, there were some stamps of vintage typewriters and phones but sadly I had to walk away from those (for now!). Sometimes items really just call to you in the store and you cannot walk away from them. I try not to let too many things do this to me (I have some control) but every once in awhile, you're hooked. These bikes had me at hello!
The stamps are made by a company called Hero Arts. I was checking out their website today and they have a wide collection of stamps with all types of themes. They have some vintage-esque stamps that have great project potential. Take a look at their catalog which not only shows you their products, but also gives you examples of how to use the stamps.
What items have spoken to you lately? Have you fought the urge to buy or caved?
Happy weekend friends!