Vacation paper – yay!

Confession time – it seems that I’ve become one of those paranoid people who gets freaked out over the possibility of someone breaking into their house, based on information posted online. Now I can comfortably reveal that I just returned from a 1 1/2 week vacation.

I had an awesome time. My hubby and I did a National Park loop through Colorado, Nebraska, South Dakota, and Wyoming. We are big National Park fans. You can read more about this in my post about my National Parks passport.

Sheets of shiny reptile embossed paper

Being who I am, I had to find someplace to buy paper. It seems that there aren’t a whole lot of paper stores out in the Midwest. I did find Kozo Fine Art Materials in Denver, CO. They have a nice selection of papers and a small quantity of bookcloth (Kennett).

I bought three sheets, different colors (red, lime, and black) of an embossed reptile paper. I love love love the intensity of the colors. It’s also nice and shiny. I just want to run my fingers over it all day.

Do I know what I’m going to do with this paper? Nope. Well, except for love it so very very much.

If you read my last post, then you would know that under no circumstances would The Tube not accompany me on this vacation.

Now that I think about it, there were no paper-related freak outs during this trip.

This is a first.

[pats self on back]

During my trip I was able to get another sticker for The Tube.

Sticker from Kozo Fine Art Materials - Denver, CO

I feel silly asking for stickers, but store owners usually seem flattered to have been asked.

At least that’s what I’ve been telling myself.

6 Responses to “Vacation paper – yay!”

By Parkside Harmony - 18 June 2010 Reply

I love it! We are big National Park People too! Next week we embark on a 3600 mile 15 day loop from Phoenix- though Utah, Montana, Idaho, Washington, Oregon, California, and back to Phoenix.

I don’t travel with a tube… yet! 😉

By Elissa - 21 June 2010 Reply


Wow! You are spending a lot more time on the road than we did – we were just shy of 1,700 miles. You are going to have an awesome time! We did a California loop last year and Oregon/Washington a couple of years before. Utah was much further back.

National Parks never disappoint. I don’t know how old your kids are, but they might be interested in the Junior Ranger Program. Kids get a booklet of activities and once it’s completed, they get a badge. The rangers make a big deal out of it and kids always seem really psyched.


By Parkside Harmony - 21 June 2010 Reply

Thanks Elissa!

Yes, my kids are Junior Rangers- Glacier NP, Rocky Mountain NP, Redwood NP, Arches NP. This year to add the coolest patch ever from Yellowstone:

We all have handmade journals this year to collect our stamps. (The boys have the NP passport too). Thanks to you- I’ll be keeping my eyes open for paper stores! 😀

By velma - 20 June 2010 Reply

elissa–you crack me up. were you in rocky mountain national forest? estes park? there is a paper store there, complete with stickers and goodies unimaginable. (and a paper store in boulder!)

By Elissa - 21 June 2010 Reply

Velma –

Yep, we went to Rocky Mountain National Park – it was so beautiful there! We were lucky that all of the roads were open. We hiked a trail that still had snow on it. We didn’t spend a lot of time in Colorado, just sort of grazed Denver and then headed for the mountains.

As for Estes Park – I just did a quick search – are you referring to Longs Peak Coffee and Paper House? Dang, coffee and paper in one location? I can’t believe I missed that!


By velma - 21 June 2010 Reply

used to be called mc donald’s paperie or mc donald’s paper and book next to mcdonald’s book store. wonderful papers–bet they changed their name AGAIN! and in boulder–two hands paperie.

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