Wednesday, February 4, 2009

A Brand New Day

I for one am super happy Mercury is no longer in retrograde (Jan. 11-Feb. 1). I blame this cosmic force for many of my recent mishaps.

Explained to me by Paper Crafts editor-in-chief (and budding astrologer) Jennifer Schaerer, when Mercury is in retrograde (essentially moving backward in the zodiac), things like communication and travel can suddenly turn topsy turvy and massive chaos ensues.

Lucky for me, we at Paper Crafts decided to launch our new blog on Feb. 2 - and so far, communication and travel on the World Wide Web has been pretty... well, normal. Hopefully this is a sign of good things to come!

Speaking of good things... our new blog Paper Crafts Connection is off to a very good start! After building it stone by stone (or should I say link by link) it's nice to finally unveil it and have it be so well received by our readers. Now if we can just keep the momentum going!

Here's a preview of our new blog banner. We really wanted to stress the word "connection", so we came up with the idea of two cans connected by a string. It's just like the telephone game you use to play as a kid, except our version has you "connecting" through the magic of cyber space. We're also unveiling our new black and white team photos. Aren't we a cute bunch?

In addition to a new look, we've themed a few days of the week, so be sure to stop by for "Magazine Monday", "With the Pros Wednesday" and "Freebie Friday". We'll also squeeze in cool projects and sources of inspiration from our latest issues, as well as fun contests and giveaways. So what are you waiting for? Mosey on over to Paper Crafts Connection and tell me what you think. I'd love to hear your opinion!


P.S. For all of you FRIENDS fanatics like me, do you remember the episode where Ross wants to move into Ugly Naked Guy's apartment? Conveniently located across from Monica's, Joey gets excited about the prospect and says, "Hey, then we can do the telephone thing! You know, where you have a can and we have a can and it's connected by a string." My darling Chandler then replies, "Or we could do the actual telephone thing!" Gosh, I miss FRIENDS!


susan opel said...

I miss Friends, too! But if you wanna do the can and string thing we could do it from my cube to yours.

ScrapMomOf2 said...

Hi Kelly! The new blog is AWESOME! I miss Friends too! I don't even seem to find reruns on all that often! Take care!!

asnow said...

Too funny, Friends was an original all right :)


Sherry said...

OMGosh, I love Friends too! I watch it every night at dinner and my husband says I laugh just as hard as I did the first time! Remember Ross and his .. PIVOT, PIVOT... PIVOT!!

java_jenny said...

Oh yeah - Friends was such a great show! I was so bummed out when they ended it. I wanted to say, I checked out the new PaperCrafts Blog...OMG It is fabulous!!! I am so excited that you gals put it together! Seriously, I was missing the old Paper Crafts website so this is huge in my book!

AuBien said...

Congrats on the new adventure!

Julie Magallanes said...

Wow I just looked at the new blog and it is GREAT! Thanks for the inspiration!