My obsession with all office supplies started at a young age. Each day after school, I would walk to my fathers veterinary clinic and after I had my fill of playing doctor with stethoscopes, tongue depressors and bandages, I would move to the office supply area. This was a place where anything could be created and since it was always stocked my imagination would run wild! I would select these office “toys” as if it was my last day on earth, grabbing anything and everything I could hold in my little arms! I would then set up camp at one of the desks, determined to complete my latest masterpiece!
Were they masterpieces?? Well… no, but that’s not the point of this story.
With my few hours at the clinic each day, I would get better and better at creating whatever the project of the day was; signs about keeping your dog on a leash or new store hours. Whatever it was, I soon loved to create materials for the clinic. Once I discovered the computer and unlocked the possibilities Microsoft Word’s clipart, I was a force to be reckoned with! I spent days clicking every button on Word until I knew exactly what it did. At the end of each day, I easily printed more paper than the entire office combined (even then I was a perfectionist and had to make sure everything was alined just right). The silly thing about this story is that I never remember trying to create my own princess fairy tale story, or coloring book. I made spread sheets, power point presentations, and color coded binders!
For what, you ask?? I have no idea! No one even asked me to make these things. Evidently my inner nerd just wanted to create things and apparently office organization was just too intriguing to pass by.
Not a lot has changed since my 9-year-old self discovered the office supply closet, except now I work mainly with blog post and photographs. The simple act of creating something out of nothing has always sparked my attention and whether it’s a sign saying “please keep your dogs on a leash” or new business cards, I still reveal in the pride of a completed project!
Here are a few photographs of my new business cards, printed on linen paper and designed by my logo creator Luxecetera. After months of printing issues with different companies I’m finally happy with the result and proud to show them off on the blog!
What do you think? Any cool business card printers you’d recommend for my next batch?