Olagato House

November 27, 2007

Paper 30, Me 0

Filed under: scrapbooking — Tags: — morineko @ 10:59 pm

I went to Archiver’s today to use the free cardstock coupon and ended up getting an entire pile of paper as well. It’s paper I don’t really need, but I am so addicted to Heidi Grace Designs paper that when I saw a bunch of it on clearance I had to get as much as possible. I learnt this the hard way after running out of the Woodland paper when doing a vacation scrapbook (which I will eventually post here when I get the darn journaling done. ha ha ha)

I have to agree with a friend of mine re scrapbooking and the lack of paper having to do with her interests. I love the Heidi Grace stuff because it’s such an organic, curved sort of design. I also buy a lot of paper with spiral motifs for the same reason. There really isn’t that much out there that interests me. I’m not particularly into the distressed and worn look, or I’d be buying a lot more Basic Grey paper than I do. Everything else is too cutesy or intended for the wife and mother sort of scrapbooker, not the thirtysomething unmarried (if not necessarily unpartnered) childfree scrapbooker. Especially, if like me and my friends, she’s fannish or goth or some other sort of subculture. We’d like to scrap too, but it looks like some sort of cult from the outside. ;)

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November 18, 2007

introducing Olagato House

Filed under: admin — Tags: — morineko @ 7:15 pm

I’m Nicole, aka morineko. Olagato House was originally a static website I started in 2000 to catalog and document my Hello Kitty and Sanrio collection. (I also have a thing for very bad puns.) Over time, I realized that a great deal of my Sanrio collection consisted of paper goods. Most of my collections of things involve paper goods, in fact. I collect all sorts of stationery. I love office supplies. I also love postcards and postcard trading. I have all sorts of trading cards, mostly baseball and Magic: the Gathering. I own over 2700 books. I have several longboxes of comics. I also scrapbook.

This blog will be, thus, dedicated to scanning and discussing things made of paper as well as things related to “cute”–like the rest of my Sanrio collection and other cute items. One can never have too many phone charms. (Where is my Kogepan one?)

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