Hello! I have a special post today. If you are following along on this special hop, you should have arrived from Amber's blog.
I know the news has been quite a shocker for the paper crafting world. Paper Crafts Magazine's last issue is February 2015, and I still can't quite wrap my head around it. As many of you know, I took a bit of a hiatus after the birth of my son, a couple of years ago, from submitting and was really getting back into the submitting game again, now that he is older.
So I was shocked when I saw the news circulating on Facebook, and thought surely, it must be a joke. Nope. My beloved paper crafting magazine was ending. My dreams of any future cards within it, gone. Well, I am not alone, and a very large group of us are honoring the lovely ladies behind the mag, with a special blog hop. They poured their hearts into that publication, and we honor them with this hop. Thank you Susan, Holly, Jennifer, Kerri, Matt, Stacy, and Melinda! Of course, the Go-to-Gals need thanked as well.
Here is the card I created in honor of this wonderful group of people, and the magazine we all loved.
I used a sentiment from Mama Elephants Many Thanks set for my greeting. It just seemed to fit for how I feel about my years as a contributor of the magazine. I started by blending in Ranger Distress Inks, in Spun Sugar, Worn Lipstick, and Picked Raspberry onto my card base. I then die cut a rectangle from a panel, stamped small hearts and some dots, and popped it up.
I then took Lawn Fawn's Snow Day stamp set, and colored and cut out the cute little bunnies, and adhered them to the panel.
I once got to meet some of the lovely women of Paper Crafts at the 2010 Craft & Hobby Association back in 2010. It seems like just yesterday I went. It was a surreal, dream come true! If you want to see some of the pics, you can go to this blog post I wrote, all those years ago.
My CHA adventure
Thank you so much for hanging with me, now it's time to hop on over to see what the talented Mayuri has for you! Enjoy!