Apr 1, 2015

BREAKING NEWS

DEAR PAPERLICIOUS IS BACK

NO ANSWERS TO WHERE SHE'S BEEN

For Immediate Release
April 1, 2015

Dear Paperlicious:

Now what??  Is this some juvenile April's Fool joke?  Is there anyone left who cares??

Signed,
Yawn

Dear Yawn:

Thanks so much!!!!  Your love sustained me through the dark days.

No, Dear Paperlicious is not a joke.  Blogging is serious business, my friend.  Dear Paperlicious is back, ready to post amazing crafty stuff that companies pay me to make, and write insightful posts on the industry and life that leave you begging for the book to be written.  This blog is going to be awesome.  It already has 196 views and that's just me editing this post. 

DP is not quite ready for the craft-o-rama to begin because I've been busy working to design this blog.  Well, picking out a design.  It was exhausting and more on that later. 

Question: do you have any idea how many blogger templates there are for sale? 
Answer:  About 7,000 and 6,984 of those designs are exactly alike -- lots of black and white.  When did blogging get so serious?  Except for Social and Chic, who rocked this design.
So here I am, all giddy in my first-day-of-retirement glow, contemplating how I can get out of doing all the things I promised Mr. DP I'd do once I was retired (weeping with joy at the phrase "once I was retired").  

Let the nothing begin.

Sincerely,
DP



49 comments:

  1. Yay! You're back! And apparently retired from that fast-paced Washington D.C. job; so congratulations! I am looking forward to you're crafty stuff and your sense of humor about crafts and life in general. 😄

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  2. So happy so see the construction phase is now over :D!! Really retired, that's not April Fool's either? Have a wonderful time doing nothing as well as filling it up with things to do.

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  3. Fabulous!! So happy to see you back!

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  4. Always loved your posts - can't wait to see your new creations!

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  5. Doing a little happy dance!!

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  6. Yay -- you're finally back! I so hope the retirement thing isn't a joke and that your faithful readers can look forward to hearing from you frequently. Missed you, DP!

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  7. I was hoping DP would make a return

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  8. Delighted to see you back. Happy retirement!

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  9. YAY YAY YAY! Welcome Back! Congratulations on your retirement!

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  10. Yay Joan! I love your blogging, so I am pleased to see you are still doing it. Congrats on retirement!

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  11. I'm so glad you're back! Enjoy your retirement and tell Mr. DP you will get around to things when you get around to them, and not a moment sooner.

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  12. Congratulations on your retirement! Enjoy yourself! It's great to see you back.

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  13. So happy to see you (and Mr. DP) back! Enjoy your commentary on all things paper, thoughts on life and humor in being a lawyer married to a lawyer (I'm one of those too). :)

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  14. Congratulations on your new blog and your retirement - hoping they aren't just April Fools jokes!

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  15. Congratulations on your new beginnings. I was following your previous blog on Blogloving. Is it possible to do the same here?

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    1. I've provided a "follow with bloglovin" widget on the right side of the blog. Thanks for asking!!

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  16. Woohoo! It's great that you've retired, and wonderful that you are blogging again!!! I'm so happy on both accounts. Congratulations on your retirement! Simply fantastic. Onward ho!!!

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  17. For all those asking if this is a joke. It is not a joke. I swear (but I can understand if you didn't quite believe me!!). Thanks so much for asking and commenting.

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  18. Yahoooo!!! DP is back! Congrats on the great new blog Joan. You can move as many times as you want and I'll still follow:) Happy Retirement! Onto the next journey and phase of learning...

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  19. Happy retirement! So glad you're back! Looking forward to reading your posts - I have missed your blog!

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  20. Welcome Back. Enjoy your retirement.

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  21. Happy Retirement! Congrats on the new blog!!!

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  22. Sw-e-e-e-t! DP is back! And retirement is the BOMB! Good for you. Look forward to reading every post You always make me smile, think, laugh out loud, think, and ALWAYS enjoy.
    Lu C

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  23. So happy to see you back and congratulations on your retirement!

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  24. Welcome back, Joan! And welcome to the best lifestyle in the world, retirement. You are going to love it so much!

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  25. So glad to see you back! And Happy Retirement! I plan to join the retirement world in June....can't wait! :-)

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  26. Oh, Happy, Happy Retirement! Wishing you all the very best in this wonderful new chapter of your life. nise

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  27. Congrats on your retirement Joan! Can't wait to see what you create! Just have fun!

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  28. What??? You're retired? Oh, happy day! My last day EVER at work will be August 14. Using several weeks of accrued vacation and then the official retirement date is Nov. 2. I've already got Short Timer's Syndrome. Love the clean look of your new blog, Joan. I've been very curious to see what you'll be creating here. I laughed out loud at the 196 views! Sounds a lot like me! Congratulations on both your retirement and your new home on the web!

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    1. Glad you will be able to retire soon. Day 2 and it is SO different, but in a good way. Thanks for your note Leslie!!

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  29. Hooray! Lovely to hear from you again. Wishing you well.

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  30. Congrats on your retirement!!! My mom keeps saying that she's so busy doing stuff that she doesn't know how she had time to work. LOL! Glad to see you back and I love your happy profile picture.

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  31. Hmmm. I guess I'm supposed to know who DP is, but I don't. (Other than "designer paper" on many paper crafter's blogs!) I hate acronyms. They are way too overused these days and most of them have multiple possibilities for meanings. I read Paperlicious and I Make I Talk, so if DP is something I should know from the other blogs I've already forgotten it.

    So, anyway, don't know if I'll stick around for this one or not since I already feel out of the loop. Lots of great cards on Paperlicious, but not so much on I Make I Talk. Don't think I'm ready for this next ride. But, who knows. Maybe I'll check back sometime and change my mind.

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    1. DP is short for Dear Paperlicious. Appreciate your thoughts!

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  32. I was a follower on I make I talk....just signed up for this one too. your card designs are fabulous and you make me laugh:)

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  33. Welcome to retirement. I am delighted that you are blogging once again.

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  34. Hey!!! Welcome back and happy retirement!

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  35. Yippee! I have followed your blogging a long time since coming across you on Splitcoast Stampers. Love your humor, personal musings, craftiness/creativity and "dear Paperlicious".

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  36. So glad you are back and happy retirement! You will love it!

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  37. Enjoy your retirement, you've earned it. Have always loved your blogs and thrilled to see paperlicious again. Have fun!

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  38. Hey lookie here! Congrats on the retirement! Looking forward to seeing your new posts:)

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  39. Yay YOU! Yay for all the rest of us who now get to enjoy you doing everything you want, or nothing, if you choose!
    =] Michele - your newest follower!

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  40. Good for you ! Excited to see what your new blog has in store for us.

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  41. Oh Wow! One of my favorite bloggers is back AND retired! go you! I think April 1st must be the perfect day to retire. Can't wait to explore what you are up to further.

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