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WELCOME TO MY BLOG!

FINALLY!  I set up this blog shortly after opening my etsy shop, CelebrationPaperCo,  and have just gotten the chance to start posting.  So, welcome to my blog:)  Celebration Paper Co is not my only etsy shop.  I also run Paper Peddler (paper crafting supplies) and Marmaduke Alley (which is currently empty).  I opened Celebration Paper to have a place where I could create and sell paper banners and assorted party supplies.  I created the shop on a whim (as I also did with Paper Peddler) and it has really taken off for me.  I am absolutely loving it!  This blog will be dedicated to the shop, current and past projects, custom orders I'm working on or finished with, and assorted other things.  I hope you enjoy - thanks for taking time to stop by!

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