Wednesday, December 3, 2014

Paper Crafts & Scrapbooking Swan Song Blog Hop


Today, I am proud to be part of a blog hop that is an outpouring of love to our friends at Paper Crafts and Scrapbooking Magazine.  It was recently announced that PC & S will be closing their doors after the February 2015 issue, and I am so sad.  I have had the honor of being published in the the pages of three different PC & S issues over the years, and the thrill of getting an email of Ms. Susan Opel never got old.  I loved the excitement of the facebook acceptance parties as the lucky chosen excitedly announced that there was an email from Susan in their inbox!  I impatiently waited for the mailman to deliver my paper copy in the mail, and would rush to the store to grab a special addition issue as soon as it was available.  I have enjoyed the Moxie Fab World (and I am so excited to be featured there today!  You can see the post here), all of the fun info shared by the Go-To Girls and all of the PC & S challenges and contests.  This community has brought so much to my crafty life.  By far, though, the thing I cherish most are the people that this magazine has brought into my life.  Real people, that share the same hobby.  Real friends.  I am so thankful.

Today, there are over 200 people participating in this hop!  That is just a fraction of the amount of people who have become part of the PC & S family!  You should have come from the blog of Connie Mercer.  If you've gotten lost or want to start at the beginning, you can do so at Jennifer Maguire's blog.

For my card today, I used one of my favorite Paper Smooches stamp sets, I Heart Art.  I really DO heart art!  And I had to be sure to include some (glossy) puffy hearts for Susan Opel! ;)


Thanks from the bottom of my heart

I used Distress Inks and Tim Holtz watercolor paper to create a fun, abstract background and then diecut some tiny hearts for some extra detail.  They are so sparkly and glossy in person. :)

Thanks so much for stopping by today.  Next stop on the hop is Paulina Nakamura!

If you like, here is a full list of participants... I am #98. Happy Hopping!

12 comments:

Shelly said...

Pretty card!!! And your post is simply, sweet!

~amy~ said...

Audrey, what a gorgeous card, love your inky work!

Yukari Y. said...

Beautiful card and the perfect tribute to PC & S!

Kara said...

love it!

Cupcakes, Cards and Kim said...

Simply adorable!

very_inky_fingers said...

Gorgeous card! Love your distressing.

maria f. said...

A wonderful "Audrey" card and certain to please the folks at PC&S.

Holly AKA KopyKat said...

This is so fabulous

Yvonne C. said...

I love your card, especially the background

Lea Lawson said...

This is so pretty!! I love the blended background!! Lovely tribute to PC&S!

Katie Gehring said...

Audrey, what a sweet tribute and gorgeous card- LOVE the red puffy hearts! Thanks for sharing this beauty with the Paper Smooches SPARKS challenge!!

Alice Wertz said...

gorgeous background! awesome card! thanks so much for joining us this week at Paper Smooches SPARKS!

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