Today I’m inspired by…Numbers. I teach first grade and my brain has been swimming with numbers as I teach the kids subtraction. Here are some cool pieces with numbers from around the web.

Calmly It Goes (Wood Type Collage) 8x10

Calmly It Goes Wood Type by Green Chair Press Inspiration point: This Etsy shop is amazing! There are tons of letterpress items for sale and I liked the colors and typeface in this one.


123 Tag Books by Three Potato Four Inspiration point: Are these darling? It looks like a manila tag with some paper stapled inside- so cute!


Top Ten Signature Loop Stitched Notebooks from Russel+Hazel Inspiration point: I love the idea of these notebooks. It would be great for a collection of school memories or anniversaries for each year.

Sugar Booger Feeding Collection Tabletop Splat Mat

Tabletop Splat Mat by Sugar Booger Inspiration point: The adorable animals caught my eye but I also like the idea of making a counting book or activity for T. These colors are great- not too masculine and not too feminine.

Spierkermann House Numbers featured on Mid-Century Modernist Inspiration point: This already looks like a piece of art but they are actual house numbers. I love the mix-and-match numbers…perhaps I will mix some of my number stickers that I have laying around…it would make a cute birthday card!

fabric remix scarf (magenta blue number)

Fabric Remix Scarf by Melbry Inspiration point:  I really like the mix of patterns and colors on this scarf- it would make a great background or border on a page.


November 11, 2009. Tags: . Numbers. Leave a comment.

Office Supplies

Today I’m inspired by…office supplies. It’s hard not to be now that the school supply sales are in full-swing. I always love looking at all of the different folders and notebooks, might be the teacher in me. 😉 Here are some fun supplies I found on the web:

Day of the Week Clips from See Jane Work Inspiration point: First of all, I could totally make these. Print out the labels, glue them to a clothespin- no problem. Second of all, I need these. For home and work.

Day of the Week Clips from Suzy Jack collection at

Basics Composition books from See Jane Work Inspiration point: I love anything with letters and numbers (

See Jane Work Basics Composition Books

Large Clipboard by See Jane Work Inspiration point: I love the color combinations on these clipboards, though I wouldn’t have thought of them on my own. It would be easy to cut or punch colored circles for a backround on a layout or card.

WhoMi Modern Notebook from See Jane Work Inspiration point: The graphics on these notebooks are so cool! Each one has a different kind of paper in them and they labeled them accordingly. I like how the letters are set off the page- would be cool for a title or card.

WhoMi Modern Notebooks at

Moonstrips Notecards by Eduardo Paolozzi from Inspiration point: The patterns and colors are great on these! I’m going to break out some scraps to lift this idea!

Moonstrips Note Cards by Eduardo Paolozzi from momastore.comSticky Journal from Inspiration point: Brilliant! This combines two of my most favorite things- sticky notes and little books. I think this would be easy to re-create…especially now that I have a Bind-It-All!

Sticky Journal from momastore

Tower of Clips by Barbara Flanagan at Inspiration point: I think I could make this, too, right? I’ve seen clamps like those…regardless I need one. I could clip coupons, business cards, photos, messages…

Tower of Clips by Barbara Flanagan at

Pixel Colored Pencils at Fred Flare Inspiration point: The square pattern and color mix are eye-catching…maybe for a square-punched border or background.

Pixel Colored Pencils from Fred Flare

Dragonfly Paperclips at Fred Flare Inspiration point: I know butterflies are trendy in scrapbooking now, but I find that my boy pages don’t quite lend themselves to butterflies. Voila- the masculine version of the butterfly…the dragonfly!

Dragonfly Paper Clips from Fred Flare

July 28, 2009. Tags: , . Alphabet, Colors, Numbers, Office Supplies, Patterns. Leave a comment.