Wednesday, December 3, 2014

Paper Crafts & Scrapbooking Magazine Special Thanks! Blog Hop

Hello blog readers and crafty friends.
Today the paper loving, stamp crazy, make it yourself world is weeping and celebrating the end of an era.

I think we were all shock to hear of the end of our favorite "Paper Crafts & Scrapbooking" Magazine.  The news hit my heart with sadness for so many reasons.
I feel like I'm losing a friend.  A friend that introduced me to ALL my other crafty friends.  From participating in their blog hops and joining their groups and challenges, I was introduced to so many awesome paper crafters.  Some who I now consider personal friends.  Like sweet Shelly from Sweet Greetings.  Who sends me cards and has witty conversations with me on Facebook.  Friends like Donna from "Donna's Crafty Place" who always lets me join her on her crafty adventures.  And who also sent my new baby boy the cuties handmade art  (Thank you Donna).  So many many lovely people who stop by and leaves comments on my blog post, wish me well on Facebook and like my pictures on instagram.

I feel like I'm losing a muse.  The magazine was full of endless inspiration for me.  From learning and improving techniques to finding fresh trends.  All you have to do is flip open the cover and skim the pages.  Yes I'm one of those that NEVER threw out a magazine...NEVER.  I love looking back at old issues and seeing how the craft has grown.  So although I will miss it I still have something to  reminisce with.  They gave me goals.  First to be published.  And when it did that was SO exciting.  Every publication call brought out the best in me and I never felt bad not be picked up.  It was challenging, it gave me something to look forward to.  Then came all the challenges and oh did I look forward to those challenges.  I feel so fortunate to have won two titles with some awesome people.

I feel like I'm losing my favorite hangout.  All the places PC&S is, is the place to be.  The funnest people are their.  The conversations are awesome and always encouraging.  Can't say anything more.

I feel like the end of a chapter in my life.  I started crafting when my daughter was born.  I wasn't in school and didn't work.  I just became a stay at home mom.  Not long after that I found Paper Crafts Magazine and blogland.  They became my social group.  Where I looked forward to checking in everyday.  The people I chatted with daily.  As I now have five children and a job I feel like crafting and blogging and the great group I was apart of for so long is less of a presence in my life.  PC&S and all the people I have met during this time will always have a special place in my life just now it will be a different one.

Paper Crafts & Scrapbooking Magazine
Our friend, our teacher, our inspiration, our hang out.
Thank you!  Thank you! Thank you!
Thank you all for everything you have done for us.  For all the things you have done knowingly or not.
This one is for you.
That's enough of my story.  I know I rambled but really I feel like I can't even convey what I'm feeling with this chapter closing.  Okay now on to the next PC&S lover.  A super talented lady that I'm lucky to call a Stamping Royalty sister  Katie Gehring.

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18 comments:

Miriam Prantner said...

It was and is such a special place, you are right! I love this rainbow of paint/splatter, so pretty!

~amy~ said...

awesome post Lalo.
Such a gorgeous card♡

keren said...

Just beautiful- wonderfully rainbow and love the splatters. You've expressed it all perfectly Xx

Lenora Clark said...

Wow I love this card.. the black and all those beautiful bright colors make it very stunning!

Jingle said...

Lalo, this is SUCH a cool design! I love it!

TheWinstonFamily said...

Thank you for a sharing a beautiful card.

Shelly said...

Awesome post, Lalo! So happy were friends! <3 You certainly gave me a few laughs too (thinking about our conversations)! ;) Your card is darn right AMAZING!!! Love!
Hugs

Kara said...

cool!

Holly AKA KopyKat said...

I love this.

very_inky_fingers said...

such a beautiful card!

Donna B. said...

Awesome card Lalo!! Love the design! I'm glad you're package made it.

Marcie Sharp said...

Rainbow-y perfection! Biiiiiig hugs to you! We all need one!

Reusing Cards & Quilling said...

Such a thoughtful and beautiful card !

Lea Lawson said...

This is so pretty...love the rainbow colors & splatters! Lovely tribute to PC&S!!

Deepti said...

Wow! I am in awe :)

Ashley Nguyen Newell said...

This is beautiful! I'm so glad I got to know you through paper crafting and you're stuck with me now. :)

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