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You are why I do what I do

My loyal customers are my greatest success!




I am thrilled that everyone that uses my journals, travelers notebooks, and lap-books knows they are getting an authentic For the Love of Paper and Ink handmade product worthy of a gift or something to simply spoil yourself.

For the Love of Paper and Ink

For the Love of Paper and Ink is the company where both Candia and Cathy’s brands have been combined together, The Aged Journal, Simply Candia By Design, Threadbenders, and Cathy Cuts Paper. It all came about in our homes because of our love for creating heartfelt gifts for friends and family.

I found that other people were searching for quality, handmade gifts, but had no time or knowledge to make them. It would have been difficult to show my wares to a lot of people, but the internet came to the rescue! Social media let me show my items worldwide! The response was pure love from everyone who saw my handcrafted items! I continue to make unique, one of a kind and limited production journals, travelers notebooks, lap-books and an abundance of other things, for the most appreciative lovers of artisan items in the world!

A little of our background that led to all of this:

Candia Brogdon

Candia worked in the administrative field for over 13 years and has always had a love for crafting items for her own home and as gifts. Over the years, friends and family have told her that she should sell her items. She has been hesitant to give it a shot but in 2015 she finally had the courage to share with the world what she had enjoyed creating. When she had to stop working because of health problems but needed to find a way to continue to contribute to the household, her crafting came to the rescue. She loves to shop thrift stores for special pieces to incorporate into her creations and when she sees something that sparks her interest her mind will start swimming with ideas.

 Explore the rest of my site to learn more about the exciting creations, and get in touch with any questions. Candia with For the Love of Paper and Ink, I’m here for you.