Wednesday, December 3, 2014

Paper Crafts & Scrapbooking Magazine Special Thanks! Blog Hop

Hello everyone. Welcome to stop 11 on the Paper Crafts and Scrapbooking Magazine blog hop. You should have arrived from Jessica Witty's blog. If not, I invite you to join the hop. The full list of participants is at the bottom of this post.

I've been thinking about what to write in this post. There is so much I want to write, but if I wrote it all, this would be the world's longest blog post. With more than 200 participants in this hop, I think it's best to keep it on the shorter side. ;-)


 First I want to say that I'm honored to participate in this hop, even though I wish it would not have to happen. Paper Crafts and Scrapbooking Magazine has meant a lot to me. Not many people in this world can relate to that, but I'm sure most of you reading this can, which is exactly why the magazine has been so meaningful. It's more than pages splashed with images of beautiful, hand-crafted projects. It's also about people and relationships. Paper Crafts and Scrapbooking Magazine created a community of talented, kind-hearted people. I am proud to call many of them my friends. 

I am so thankful that I found the PC&S community. At the time, I was a recent SAHM mom who had spent 10 years in the public relations field. After motherhood, I spent most of my days (and nights) changing diapers and cleaning spit up off of ... well, everything. I needed an outlet to call my own. Paper Crafts and Scrapbooking Magazine filled that void. For that, I am so grateful.









Supplies:
Stamps-Altenew
Ink - Versamark, Tim Holtz Distress Inks, Stampin' Up!
Paper-Tim Holtz watercolor paper, Teresa Collins patterned paper, Vellum from Michaels
Other - Stampendous embossing powder, Eyelet Outlet enamel dots, sequins from the dollar store

Before I go, I want to leave you with a picture of the first card I ever had published in Paper Crafts & Scrapbooking Magazine. I'll never forget getting that email from Susan. I screamed and yelled "Oh my gosh, oh my gosh!!" My  husband, who was working from home in his upstairs office, came rushing down the stairs asking if I was alright. LOL. Oh yes, I was more than alright. I was flying high!!



Thanks for visiting. I would like to invite you to become a follower of my blog. Then we can keep in touch without having to play "Ketchup!" (Sorry, I had to do it.)

Your next stop on the hop is Gayatri Murali. Here is the full hop list.



37 comments :

~amy~ said...

Love them both Annette♡

Shelly said...

Love your card! And your first published card is too cute!

Lenora Clark said...

The Ketchup card is too cute!

Lea Lawson said...

Beautiful card, and the ketchup one is SO cute!! Lovelyt tribute to PC&S!

Miriam Prantner said...

Beautiful card, just so elegant and pretty and I remember that awesome ketchup card, so fun!

Carisa said...

Your card is stunning! I love the watercolor look.

TheWinstonFamily said...

Thank you for a sharing a beautiful card.

very_inky_fingers said...

Beautiful card and the hop is a wonderful way to "grab hold" of all of you incredible artists.

Mendi said...

Lovely cards! I remember your Ketchup card and I loved it--Never would have guessed it was your first published piece. ;)

Lindsay said...

LOVE your card Annette! That ketchup bottle card was so so awesome! There is nothing like an acceptance email, for sure!

paperella said...

What a gorgeous card, Annette! And I still remember smiling when I saw the ketchup card in the pages of the mag :)

Donna Dacy said...

A nice tribute to PC&S. Your thank you is beautiful and the ketchup card is adorable. Thanks for sharing

Nancy said...

Thanks for sharing your memories!

michelegeorgern said...

Love the watercolor card (especially the heart-shaped droplet in the lower right corner).

Jingle said...

This is absolutely beautiful! SUCH a great card!

Lydia said...

Great cards

keren said...

ha ha! Funny! Love your poppy card-just beautiful. The ketchup card is so clever. I have to admit doing my own bit of jumping up and down when I got published too! x

Jodie Stoddard said...

So beauriful. I love the watercolor look. Love your Ketchup card too. So cute.

Kara said...

gorgeous! love the gold!

Holly AKA KopyKat said...

This is so super cute!!!

Crystal said...

A lovely tribute to great magazines. I will miss my regular fix of creativity. I would love to follow your blog by email but can't seem to fun nd a spot to do so. I am a follower but would love to receive emails about new blog posts.

Cindy C. said...

Beautiful 'thank you' card, love the pair up of the poppy stamp. You 'catch up' card made me smile!!!

artful-notions said...

Your poppy card is wonderful, Annette! Beautifully colored! and it's no wonder your ketchup bottle was published. Too Cute!

Nance E Salkeld said...

I LOVE your card!

Ashley Nguyen Newell said...

Your cards are fabulous! I love the gold embossing on today's card! It's so elegant and lovely!

Veronica Z said...

Hey, I remember that ketchup card! Fantastic! Love your thank you card, and sweet blog post.

Celeste Goff said...

What a gorgeous card! I love the watercolored splatter in the background and that pretty gold embossing!

Amy Sheffer said...

Such a gorgeous card, Annette! Love the look back at the first published card, too!

Jill Norwood said...

Annette your card is gorgeous and I love the ketchup bottle card! How wonderful to have been published! I remember seeing it! What a beautiful post. I started card-making when my husband was ill with cancer and I made cards to thank the people helping us...it changed my life and I am so blessed by this wonderful community which I know will remain long after the magazine is put to bed for the last time. Thanks for sharing your lovely thoughts!
Jill

StacyC said...

Love your card in today's post and I totally remember your Ketchup card. Thanks for being a part of the magazine.
StacyC

wienerhoneymooners said...

Amazing look back!!!! So great!!

My heart overfills with emotion and gratitude to this crafting community. I consider myself blessed.

wendy said...

Beautiful card !

Isha Gupta said...

Love them both. TFS

Lisaerica said...

The ketchup card is cute, but the the flower is magnificent!! Thanks for sharing your work and story, I swear all us moms stories could be copy and pasted and all we'd have to do was changes the names, lol.

Kim A. said...

These are both so cute. I love the pops of gold on the 1st one.

Lyndal said...

Fabulous cards and tribute Annette!

Holly Ann said...

Always loved that ketchup card. <3

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