Saturday, March 26, 2011

Waiting For Spring

I hear the cherry blossom trees are blooming in DC as I look out over our snow-covered hills. This time of year I’m always so ready for spring, seems like it never truly comes until May here. Lately I’ve been reminiscing about some great spring trips I’ve taken over the years. The most recent was two years ago when I took a trip to Phoenix to hang out with some girlfriends from college. I’ll admit, I was not that excited to go to Phoenix. Warm weather fine, but a dry desert? Isn’t spring all about green? I was sorely mistaken. The cacti and succulents were amazing in full bloom. The scenery was so beautiful that I find myself returning to those photos over and over again just to refresh my memories. And it was warm during the day, but not too hot, and cool in the evenings. Perfect spring weather. We had a great time.
Another spring trip I look back on often was our trip to Japan. Cherry blossoms were a little late blooming that year and we went during the perfect time without even trying. In the Tokyo parks the boughs were heavy laden with blossoms, pink petals already covering the ground. I’m praying that the cherry blossoms bring some sort of small sweetness this year to a country racked with pain.
I love it when beauty bursts into our broken lives and takes our breath away. I just need a little help being patient in between times. 

Friday, March 11, 2011

March Newsletter!

Welcome to Cherry Blossom Paperie’s March Newsletter!
Spring is coming! And we’re mad (as in crazy) as a March hare about it! Wow, so much exciting news to share. We will be hosting our first class this month along with our Grand Opening! The first class will be on March 24th and we are super excited about it. We will be creating an altered book art photo frame! And as for our Grand Opening, we have more new products in and a month of business under our belt and are ready to celebrate! We are going to be having some awesome sales, drawings, and lots of fun on March 26th! We have some great things planned for April too! Check out our calendar of events:
March 18th: Ribbon-cutting ceremony at 11:00am
March 24th: First class! Altered book art photo frame, 7-9pm (Reply to this email, call 402-376-1808, or stop in for more info and to sign up!)
March 26: GRAND OPENING! Lots of great sales and fun!
April 4th: Intro to Scrapbooking class, 7-8pm
April 16th: Paper Craft/Crop Party! 3-5pm
We still have the scrapbook/paper craft survey up on our website. If you haven’t told us what types of products and classes you would like to see, please click on this link.
Our featured blog post for this month is Paper Crave’s “St. Patrick’s Day Printables.” We have chosen to feature this post because it has some great DIY St. Patrick’s Day ideas along with links to actually print out the designs for them. The coasters, goodie bag toppers, and mini card printables are all free, the JHill Design print costs a dollar. Click here to view.

We hope you have a very fun St. Patrick’s Day and are excited for Spring!
Tip: We will be having an extra savings on March 26th for those who like us on facebook J.