Wednesday, December 3, 2014

Paper Crafts Swan Song Blog Hop!


Welcome friends!  
What an honor to be amongst the many, many talented friends in this blog hop today to say "Thank You" to Paper Crafts Magazine.  You should have arrived here from my fellow Gallery Idol friend, Dana Warren.


My memories are somewhat newer than some in this hop but I can't help but share the photo that made my papercrafting year........Paper Crafts Gallery Idol 2012.  Forever changed my world!  That contest challenged me in so many ways and my closest friends will know this but creating under pressure is what fuels me!  


This past January I was able to attend my first CHA......and I got to meet Susan Opel and the gals of Paper Crafts!  It was so fun to finally meet the ladies I've emailed and messaged over the years!  Exactly as sweet in person as in the messages.  :)


One last memory.......my WCMD 2013 card that made the COVER of the March 2014 issue!  I will never forget that email from Susan!!  I'm not the kind to get too sappy but I will miss Paper Crafts Magazine.......the actual publication in my hands.  I used to love getting the copy in the mail and I would pour over the issue......the photos, the supply lists, the tutorials.  Who else is with me on this one?  {sniff sniff}




When I was rooting (literally) through my stamps to find the perfect sentiment, I came across the sentiment "Forever Grateful" from the Sketched Floral stamp set from Lil' Inker Designs.  Lucky me, the fabulous floral outline stamps were in this set too.  I decided to white heat emboss the florals and watercolor with Distress Inks (Tumbled Glass and Salty Ocean).  

Forever Grateful

The tag is actually the Folding Tag Die-Original with the "flap" trimmed off.  This is what I layered my florals, sentiment, and Sparkling Clear sequins (Pretty Pink Posh) onto.  For that fabulous stitched background, I used the Quilted Stitched Pattern die.  


Forever Grateful2

Thank you SO much Paper Crafts for everything you've given me over the past few years!!!  
You're next stop is a very sweet friend Wanda Guess.



{Forever Grateful}

29 comments:

Laura Pryor said...

Amy, your project and your words are both a beautiful tribute to PC&S. I loved reading your memories and seeing this stunning project today. Sad day :(
Love,
Laura

~amy~ said...

Amy, such an awesome post and your card is BEAUTIFUL♡

Miriam Prantner said...

Such a pretty card and a wonderful tribute! So glad for PC&s and all the friendships we've made :)

Happy Dance said...

Really lovely tribute to PC&S, Amy. Your card is the perfect way to say "thanks" too. Still can't believe they'll be gone... It's been fun over the years to see all the creations, and glance down at the designers and think, "I 'know' her." What a great connector PC&S has been. Your card pays homage to that perfectly. Bev

Lenora Clark said...

Very beautiful!

chera said...

beautiful card!!!!

TheWinstonFamily said...

Thank you for a sharing a beautiful card.

Lea Lawson said...

Such a sweet card, Amy, and awesome walk down memory lane! Lovely tribute to PC&S!!

Lisa H. said...

wow! that card is gorgeous.....the blues with the white are stunning.

Darnell J Knauss said...

Thank you for sharing your story, Amy, and your stunning turquoise tag card! Hugs, Darnell

Yukari Y. said...

Such a beautiful card and perfect for this blog hop. Love your photos too!

Lisa said...

Very pretty Amy!

Shelly said...

Gorgeous card and post, Amy! Love!

Kara said...

beautiful Amy!

keren said...

So beautiful! just love this! Love all your pics too x

very_inky_fingers said...

A beautiful card and lovely tribute.

Holly AKA KopyKat said...

This is so beautiful

Marcie Sharp said...

Oh Amy, your card is just so beautiful! What lovely memories you've shared :) Hugs!

Nadine said...

Stunning card Amy and your tribute is just lovely!!

Ashley Nguyen Newell said...

Holy moly, this is so fresh and the flowers are amazing!

Meredith MacRitchie said...

Oh, this is AWESOME! Beautiful card, Amy!

Kristie Goulet said...

Amazing card and great post! Thanks for sharing! xo

Jill Norwood said...

Amy your words touched my heart! And your card is beautiful! Blessings! Jill

Carisa said...

oooh, very soft and pretty card.

Virginia Lu said...

Fabulous card and post, Amy!! HUGS!

Leigh Penner said...

Beautiful post and card, Amy!

Mendi said...

I'm with you! I will so miss having the hard copies in my hand. I was sad when it went digital last year, but I always consoled myself with the special issues... :( Your card is beautiful and I love the sentiment.

Tracey McNeely said...

Loved to read your tribute Amy! Love to see how PC&S has touched everyone. Your card is gorgeous, always are!

maria f. said...

Well put, Amy. And I'm with you on the joys of a mag in the hand. You picked the perfect sentiment to express how so many of us feel. Let's see where the journey takes us next.

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