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.
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.