Wednesday, December 3, 2014

Paper Crafts and Scrapbooking Special Thanks Blog Hop


Welcome to the blog hop honoring Paper Crafts and Scrapbooking! If you're hopping along you've just come from Glenda Wyatt's blog. A big thanks to Taheerah Atchia and Veronica Zalis for the countless days spent organizing this tribute to PC&S!

From the very beginning of my relationship with Paper Crafts & Scrapbooking, they have opened their arms and made me feel so welcome in this wonderful paper crafting community. I remember when I got my first project acceptance email Susan asked me where I'd heard of Paper Crafts. Searching through my sent mail, I found my reply, and would like to post it here as it sums up my feelings 2 years later:

This is indeed the first time being in your publication. I found out about you through ... well, it's hard to say really. You're everywhere! Paper Crafts Magazine is the only quality publication (in my opinion, aside from the Somerset series which targets a more artsy audience) featuring card making and other paper crafts. I found the publication calls on your blog and have since become a follower (Moxie Fab too). After blogging for almost a year, it's become common knowledge that you are the experts, and all the "stars" of the paper crafting world are featured in your publications. So that's where I'd like to be too!

Little did I know then what wonderful PEOPLE were behind this most esteemed paper crafting magazine. Susan, Jennifer, Kerri, Stacy, Holly, AND CATH (who will always be a part of this crew) are such genuinely caring, trendy, forward-thinking, inspirational, and just plain FUN people. They are wonderful to work with, and I'm always amazed at how quickly Susan replies to emails. She must get hundreds per day and you're pretty much guaranteed a response within the hour. Now that's a woman on top of things!


Here's the card I'm sending for them. I found this in my "to be submitted" shoebox, and I'm pretty sure it was originally created for a sewing/stitches publication call.


I drew the face and legs of the "ewe" with a black marker, and then sewed a bunch of french knots on the card to make the sheep's body.


Here's the envelope I made for the card along with a peek inside of the card. I really enjoy going through my scrap drawer to find bits and bobs to fancy up the inside. It's a much more organic way to create, vs. having an idea of what you want to create and then executing it. Don't the red swirls look like a sheep's curls?!? Hahaha, OK, it's just me then : )

I know this can't be the end so I will just leave with a warm shout-out to the PC&S staff:

"Sincerest thanks for all the opportunities you have blessed me with. I am incredibly grateful, humbled and honored. See ya later!"

[and to Susan I'll say, "see ya in a month at CHA!!!"]

Now you're on to the fabulous Michelle Lupton who has a gorgeous floral creation to share.


33 comments:

  1. I.Love.This.Post.
    Ewe rock.
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  2. Totally adorable! The stitches are perfect. Wonderful post!

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  3. Those french knots look like lots of work and lovely creation of course! TFS

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    1. Hi Gail! Thanks for reminding me, I meant to include in the post that it was a fairly quick card to make ... the knots conveniently take up a lot of space so you only have to do a few of them to make a solid shape. Thanks for your comment : )

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  4. Thank you for a sharing a beautiful card.

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  5. YOU are amongst the paper-crafting stars now...Kelly! I am so happy that PC and S give you the well-deserved recognition to talented card-makers like you! They know the talent when they see one (wink)! I adore your e-mail to Susan....so perfect indeed! Your "EWE" card is so YOU! Love it so much! HUGS!

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  6. Thank you for sharing your story, Kelly, and for another unique and outstanding "Kelly" design! Hugs, Darnell

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  7. Kelly, this is simply awesome! Card and all...love it!

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  8. I LOVE those French Knots- what a fab card. So much detail and fabb-y-ness! x

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  9. Such a sweet card and lovely tribute!

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  10. Kelly, your card is so FABULOUS!! I love it inside and out! The envelope is pretty cool, too. ;-) I second your thoughts about how amazing Susan is at responding to emails. She has always amazed me at how she is able to make me feel like I am important (through speedy and personal responses), amongst what must be a heavy workload and an overflowing email inbox.

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  11. I love all the detail inside and out - just fabulous!

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  13. A very nice card, they will be thrilled to get it. Hahaha, the ewe makes it funny.

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  14. Ewe are pretty terrific as is your card! Wish I could feel those french knots! Super cute card and wonderful tribute to PC&S!

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  15. Beautiful card and tribute Kelly!

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  16. What a cute idea, this is terrific Kelly!

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  17. Very, very nice...both your tribute and your card!

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  18. omgosh, this made me giggle - adorable!

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  19. This is really cute....love that knotted sheep!! :) Awesome tribute to PC&S!!

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  20. Such a fun and adorable card!

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  21. SRO once told me she tries to reply to every email within an hour. Nuff said, eh? You've said it so wonderfully here, Kelly. Your response to PCS, way back when, pretty much sums it up for all of us who got caught up in the submission craze. Great post. Great card. (Isn't it nice to have that shoebox to turn to for cards you need?!?) Hugs.

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  22. I loved reading about your PCS backstory. I remember the first issue where you had 8 (or so) projects picked up as a newbie. I stink at making french knots. Let me know when you do a tutorial. :) And the inside of your card is ah-mazing! I'll be using that idea in the future!

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  23. Too amazing! I see you as a trendsetter with a breakout style that can carry a amagazine all on your own!

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  24. Oh, what a fabulous card! I love your creative style, Kelly!

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  25. This is a wonderful card and love the envelope, too.

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  26. Fabulous, Kelly...card, thoughts, everything! I have loved browsing through your ov tonight. Hope you have a wonderful Christmas!

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