Wednesday, December 3, 2014

Thank you, Paper Crafts & Scrapbooking Magazine! {Blog Hop}

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The Card:
Today, many fans and designers are tasked with saying goodbye to a long-standing pillar in the crafting community: Paper Crafts & Scrapbooking magazine

Whether you have known it as Paper Crafts, Creating Keepsakes, or the combination Paper Crafts & Scrapbooking (PC&S), if you are a paper crafter it is likely that you have been inspired by PC&S in one form or another. 

For me, PC&S has truly been just that - an inspiration. When I was planning the card I would create for today's blog hop, I knew this stamp set would be says it all:
Paper Crafts is the one magazine that I save and refer to again and again. Even if the papers/embellishments in the issue I am looking at are outdated, the projects still give me ideas: color combinations, design, and technique. I am thankful to have back issues on my bookshelf to refer to in the years to come. 

In addition to the inspiration from other designers, I feel so blessed to have had some of my work included in PC&S (and even one project on the cover). Although these experiences weren't necessary for me to appreciate PC&S, I am so thankful that they have been part of my crafty journey. From the shock and excitement of receiving the first acceptance e-mail, to being chosen as a World Card Making Day winner, to having a project chosen to be on a special issue cover, to being an Honorable Mention in the Stamping Royalty contest...seeing my work in print is something I will never forget. I am so thankful for the many experiences that I would not have had if it had not been for PC&S. 

Like so many others, I am also thankful for the people I have met (both virtually and in person) because of PC&S. And it was a pleasure to be able to meet some of the PC&S editors, Go-To Gals, and designers at a CHA event I was able to attend

To all of the current and past editors, Go-To Gals, behind the scenes workers, and designers - I wish you the best in whatever direction life takes you next. 

Thanks for the inspiration, 
Paper Crafts & Scrapbooking magazine.
You will be missed.
Thanks so much for stopping by today!

The Next Stop:

Cardstock: Discount Cardstock (Brilliant White 130#);
Patterned Paper: Heidi Swapp (Hello Today - 12x12);
Stamps: Unity Stamp Company (You Do This);
Ink: Tsukineko (Night Sky);
Twine: The Twinery (Midnight Blue);
Tools: Fiskars (Trimmer, Scissors); Scor-Pal (Scoring Board);


~amy~ said...

I love your fun card...polkas and arrows...awesome.

Lenora said...

Wow! Love the colors!

Lea Lawson said...

Such a fun card!!! Lovely tribute to PC&S!!

TheWinstonFamily said...

Thank you for a sharing a beautiful card.

Miriam Prantner said...

Wonderful card and post! I love how you used the twine!

Shelly said...

Such a sweet card and post!

Keren Baker said...

Great post- I do the same with my old mags too! Love your card- and the sentiment- just perfect !

Kara said...


very_inky_fingers said...

What a fun card!!!

Jodie Stoddard said...

Love the contrasting patterns and pretty colors.

Holly AKA KopyKat said...

I love this.

Celeste Goff said...

Love this pretty card! That dark navy twine is amazing wrapped around the card too!

Virginia L. said...

Fabulous card and post, Tifany! What a great trip down the memory lane... Hugs!

Ashley Newell said...

Lovely card! I think the sentiment is fantastic too!

Jill Norwood said...

A truly beautiful and heartfelt post!!!!! Blessings! Jill

Carisa said...

I love your card and the twisty twine! So cute!

Bethany Stellpflug said...

So pretty! :)