I have been away from blogging the last month or so.  It was the end of the quarter and we had report cards and conferences.  I’ve had a cold that won’t go away.  And spring just has seemed to be refusing to arrive, thus putting a damper on my spirits.  I have been busy in other ways though.

I don’t think I’ve shared here before, but a while back in December, I decided to open a second TpT store.  I was making more and more clip art, digital papers, and borders, and I didn’t want to clutter up my teaching store.  I’ve been slooooowly transitioning everything over.  I’ve updated older products before I’ve added them to my new shop, and I’ve uploaded some brand new ones as well.

If you click that image, you can be taken to my store.

Here are some of my newest additions from this weekend

 

 

 Four digital paper packs in similar patterns and colors.  These are great for spring and Easter themed products.

I also updated my borders sets that I had in my store.  I took out a few borders and added a few more and regrouped them before uploading.  I love these because they’re skinny and leave a ton of room for workspace on printables.

 

You can win any one of these of your choice.  Details are at the bottom of this post.

I also had the opportunity to check out these awesome Twist Erase Pencils and Office Pens from Pentel courtesy of Shoplet.com.

 Shoplet offers virtually any office supply you may need and are cheaper than other places.  I look there when I’m school supply pricing and find tons of great deals.  They also offer other promotional productspromotional shirts, and office stationary.

Like every other teacher I know, I’m a big fan of mechanical pencils.  I loved the feel of these and they are now in competition with the pencils I normally use.  The lead comes in 0.5 and 0.7 weights so you can get the thickness you like.  I loved the feel of the rubber section at the top, and I love how smooth they wrote.

 I’m most excited about these EnerGel retractable gel pens.  When I was in high school, gel pens were all the rage!  Everyone had as many of them as they could find.  In reality, though, they were thick and difficult to write with, and turned me off of gel pens.  These, however, are awesome!  They also come in 0.5 and 0.7 tips!  And, as all good gel pens should, they come in a variety of colors.

Hopefully this can help you see the slight differences in the weights while writing.  I loved how smooth these pens wrote.  These are DEFINITELY my new favorite pens!  I’ll need to pick them up in a few additional colors though.

Don’t forget to enter to win any item from my Tessa’s Designs clipart shop!  Enter using the Rafflecopter below!

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