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Published on December 3rd, 2014 | by Kristen Swain

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Paper Crafts & Scrapbooking Magazine Special Thanks Blog Hop

Good morning! Today we are participating in the Paper Crafts & Scrapbooking Magazine Special Thanks! Blog Hop.

Paper Crafts & Scrapbooking Blog Hop - CreativeMeInspiredYou.com

Be sure to stop at each blog to see the wonderful cards everyone has created for this blog hop.

After Hours Ink & Flowers post:

http://ahiaf.blogspot.com/2014/12/paper-crafts-scrapbooking-magazine.html

After learning the sad news of Paper Crafts magazine closing their doors, I began to reflect back on my personal experience with the industry. It was a long day ago when I got my first phone call asking for a layout to be published in Creating Keepsakes magazine. I had only been submitting a short while, and Creating Keepsakes was top of the line to get published in. As I listened to the  answering machine (yes it was THAT long ago) I actually jumped for joy! My Hubby looked at me like I was crazy, but I didn’t care. The thrill of that moment will stay with me forever.

Since that day, I have been published hundreds of times. I salute all the magazines that have sung their swan song. Ivy Cottage, PaperKuts, Making Memories, Creating Keepsakes, Cards, Scrapbooks Etc, Cricut Magazine, and many I am leaving out. I have enjoyed being a part of the published world, seeing my work  travel the globe and seeing my art come to life in print. I know it took many hours for each editorial team to complete and put out these beautiful pages. I waited so impatiently for a new month issue to be published and sat greedy to read and fawn over other peoples work, chock full of details and ideas I eagerly awaited to try in my own work. I thank you all for being such an amazing part of this industry and helping to inspire so many along the way.  I enjoyed writing a couple articles with Making Memories, loved my job with Cricut Magazine, and will truly miss seeing the quality and creativity that was print magazines. Thank you from the bottom of my heart.

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For the Paper Crafts & Scrapbooking Magazine Special Thanks Blog Hop, I am sharing a lovely card that I created using my Cricut expression.

Continue on the blog hop here at Paper Therapy Designs by Karolyn Loncon:

http://karolyns-paperkraft.blogspot.com/2014/12/paper-crafts-scrapbooking-magazine.html

Enjoy! Kris



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12 Responses to Paper Crafts & Scrapbooking Magazine Special Thanks Blog Hop

  1. ~amy~ says:

    What a great card and thanks for sharing your experience!

  2. Lenora says:

    Absolutely adorable!

  3. Jina Winston says:

    Thank you for a sharing a beautiful card.

  4. Lea Lawson says:

    Such a cute card…love that adorable bee!! Such a lovely tribute to PC&S!!

  5. Shelly says:

    Absolutely, sweet!!! Love!

  6. Keren Baker says:

    This is fab- love the layering and honeycomb x

  7. This is a great card Kris. Thanks for sharing!

  8. What a stunning card! I love the bee and background!

  9. carisa says:

    too cute!

  10. Tanya McAlexander says:

    I would like to say thank you as well…and am sad to hear that they are closing. Your card is stunning. I wish I could stop at everyones page in this hop…I will do my best. It will take a long time, this was a well loved company and it looks like many are involved in saying thank you to this magazine.

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