Tuesday, September 17, 2013

New Blog

This post started out as something entirely different, but apparently I have been out of the blogging world for so long that my Paper Kisses and Inky Wishes blog disappeared entirely!  So now, sadly, it looks like I have to start from scratch.  I didn't want to lose my name, but I couldn't use it again because even though it's no longer around, searches keep telling me the name is being used.  Soooooo
I went with More Paper Kisses and Inky Wishes.

And now I'll tell you why I haven't been around.............

Where to start?  I believe it all actually started with that big snow storm over last Christmas, and it was a roller coaster ride from there on out. 

Along with the job at the mortuary and my salon, I applied for a substitute secretarial position at one of the satellite campuses of our local community college here in town.  That turned out to be pretty regular work as there were some staffing changes, and it ended up having an opening for the permanent part-time evening secretary which I applied for and  --praise God – got!  So for awhile I was working three jobs not including my pet-sitting, the yard was a horrible mess from the wicked winter snow, and I basically had no extra time to call my own, much less get any paper crafting done.  The college job is working out well and I was able to quit the mortuary (don’t miss that one!), and with a heavy heart I decided to close the salon.  Being open only every other week devastated my business and closing it was really the only smart thing to do. 

With the closing of the salon I had to store the stuff from there somewhere and home was it.  I have been working diligently to get it sold, given away, stored, or taken to the dump.  There were boxes everywhere, but I have gotten to a point where it’s taken care of or stored in the garage for now.  Will be paying the piper for that one sometime down the line, but it’s out of my house and for now that’s all that matters.

Sunday afternoon I spent organizing the Sun Room Studio and it was a joyous moment when I was able to sit at my new craft table (my old nail table --- made of 100 year old barn wood.  It’s gorgeous) and do something creative.  No, the ceiling and window frames are not fixed from the water damage of last winter but I want to make darn good and sure it is all dry inside those places before I go sealing it up.  Do not want mold and would rather be overly cautious.

And you met the newest member of my household Small Fry AKA Fries.  Cutest little chiweenie ever!!!  At least I think so.  Burger’s nose was out of joint for a time, but he is getting to love Fries and I think it has actually been really good for the spoiled old guy.  You should see them run and play.  It’s pretty cute. 

So I am down two jobs, up one dog, and coasting along with actual time on my hands some days.  I have some paper projects in the works and will soon be back to posting some things.  

So if you are still with me at this point, I want to thank you so much for reading my blog and, hopefully, following along as I try to reconstruct the whole shebang.  Bear with me as I put it all together.  I know it will take time.  

Hugs, Shawna


  1. It will be so nice to see your postings again. I've missed them!!

  2. wow Shawna, you've been through some pretty major changes! So glad that you are back in the blogging world again. I can't wait to see pictures of your new dog, and I'm glad to hear that Burger and he are becoming friends!

  3. Shawna, goodness change is a good thing, but you have had a lot of it, glad you are finding your center and all is calming down, look forward to seeing what comes from that ole door table, have a good week, hugs

  4. Shawna, so glad to see you back again! You were missed! Glad you got all the job situations straightened out and now maybe you'll have a little more "me" time. Can't wait to see all your creations once again......and we need to see a picture of the new pup! We have a little doxie and I already know your chiweenie is precious!
    Hugs, Lynn

  5. Wow Shawna you have been going through a lot but so glad you are back blogging again and cannot wait to see your creations once again.
    Hugs Linda

  6. Shawna,
    I am so glad things are settling down for you after all those changes! I have missed your creations and can not wait to see what you have been working on!
    You must share a picture of Fries! Love that name by the way!

  7. Hi Shawna, Thanks you for leaving such a sweet comment on my blog. I had to start my blog all over again not to long ago too. I had a WordPress blog that I was paying monthly for and decided it would be better for me to have a FREE blogger blog. I'm glad your life has seemed to get back on track for you. Welcome back to blogland!

  8. I've missed you, Shawna! In fact, I was just wondering the other day what had happened to you. Thanks for leaving me a comment today so I could find your new blog. Good luck getting everything back the way you want it. I've always enjoyed your projects. :)


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