Wednesday, December 3, 2014

Paper Crafts & Scrapbooking Magazine Special Thanks Blog Hop


Welcome to this very special blog hop to honour Paper Crafts & Scrapbooking Magazine's legacy in the paper crafting industry! You should've arrived from Ruza Rebel's blog. If you find any broken links along the way, please report them to Taheerah Atchia who organized this brilliant send-off. Thank you, Taheerah!

Everyone on this hop has their own story about how they were touched by PC&S. My first publication appeared in print 3.5 years ago. I have Unity Stamp Company and AJ Otto to thank for taking a chance on me and giving me the big push to submit! ;) I had two Unity cards picked up on my first try and I still remember the exhilaration. It was one of the greatest feelings and that excitement motivated me for two amazing years. I remember working incredibly hard call after call and it didn't take long before the private calls started rolling in, too. Those ones made me feel extra special. My proudest moments?

What am I taking away from my experience with the greatest paper crafting magazine in history? Definitely the friendships, the knowledge, and the design team opportunities. I attribute a lot of my success in the industry to PC&S. I realized my strengths and learned that I could go further by staying true to myself and being unique. The competition pushed my limits and made me better. If it weren't for this hobby, I never would've met so many talented people who I've learned from and leaned on. I've experienced a few dark moments in my personal life over the years and I'm lucky to have had my paper crafting friends to keep me sane.

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I realize this may be a teary farewell for many but I prefer to smile and remember so that's what my card is all about.


Jennifer, Susan, Holly, Stacy and Kerri - my wonderful mentors and friends - you've given me so much and I'm honoured to have been part of your extraordinary history at Paper Crafts & Scrapbooking Magazine. Thank you. ❤


Thanks so much for joining me on my trip down memory lane!
Your next stop on this hop is Ashley N. Newell!

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31 comments:

DoofyJEss2 said...

Absolutely gorgeous card and what beautiful words. PC&S will definitely be missed but oh what lovely memories they leave behind.

~amy~ said...

♡♡♡

Miriam Prantner said...

I love it! Totally gorgeous! Love that you replaced some of the coverplate cuts with patterned paper and love the mix of textures from the cork and glitter paper!

Lenora Clark said...

Gorgeous!

Lea Lawson said...

This is utterly gorgeous....your work is so amazing & was well deserved for all its recognition! Lovely tribute to PC&S!!

TheWinstonFamily said...

Thank you for a sharing a beautiful card.

Nancy said...

Thanks for sharing your memories and beautiful card!

paperella said...

What a wonderful post, Emily! I relate to a lot of the things you've written, specially how special the people we meet along the "papercrafting way" is.
And the card? I'm speechless. Such a beauty!!!

Samantha Mann said...

So much love and admiration for you! Your card...wow. Just beautiful and INCREDIBLE! Wow.
Your post is beautifully written and so personal.

Shelly said...

Your card is stunning, Emily! Love your post, too!

Jingle said...

Awesome card, Emily!

Kara said...

lovely card!!

keren said...

Beautiful textures- lovely words, gorgeous card! It's impacted so many of us x

Suzi said...

You always have something to teach me! TFS!

very_inky_fingers said...

This card is fabulous! I feel lucky to have the opportunity to follow so many wonderful blogs!!

Jodie Stoddard said...

Wonderful card and wonderful post.

Holly AKA KopyKat said...

Oh this is so fabulous, I love it.

Lindsey said...

What a perfect card to say farewell to PC&S. The magazine will be missed.

Kalyn said...

Gorgeous card, Emily! And I loved hearing about your proudest moments! It's so much fun to hear other people's stories and relive their excitement. :)

Ashley Nguyen Newell said...

I love this! The sentiment is perfect! I really love the color palette as well. The heart is darling!

Glenda J said...

Absolutely gorgeous Em! Love it - great little details. Fabulous post too. :D

Queenie said...

Gorgeous card and absolutely well said--I totally agree with you friend!! i love love love your Go-To Gal invite and crown on all those issues!! What a picture! I am so happy that we met through this hobby dear friend.

Michelle said...

Beautiful words and beautiful card, Emily!

Jill Norwood said...

A heartfelt post and a lovely card!!!! :)

Carisa said...

Wow, such great accomplishments and I know no one could possibly outshine another. Each one equally as exciting as the last. Will miss your cards in the publication. Gorgeous card.

Leigh Penner said...

Fabulous post and card! I love it!

Mendi said...

Your card is the perfect sentiment and it's gorgeous! Thanks for sharing. :)

Barb Ghig said...

Such a lovely tribute to PC & S magazine, Emily! Your card is beautiful, as always and CONGRATS on all of your well deserved publications! WTG!!!

Tracey McNeely said...

Beautiful and heartfelt post Emily! I love reading everyone's posts to see how PC&S has touched everyone's life. What a roll call of accomplishments my friend. I love that I can call you that because of this fantastic hobby! xoxo

Sandy said...

Very nice! Both the card and the sentiment behind it! I like how your left the diecut white on white, except for a few places with pattern paper, or empty! Great texture!
I started out in scrapbooking and subscribed to Creating Keepsakes, once upon a time.

maria f. said...

You rocked PCS right up to the end! Lovin those trendy plus signs. Keep on creating!