Hello there, Friends. Thank you so much for swinging by my blog today! I'm delighted and honored to be a part of today's hop for Paper Crafts & Scrapbooking Magazine.
You should have arrived here from Angel Rivera's Blog. If you'd like to start at the beginning of this hop and see everyone's contributions please click here to head back to Jennifer McGuire's Blog.
I'm not a prolific writer and I'm terrible at goodbyes and heartfelt thank yous unless in person and maybe that's why I love making cards so much come to think of it. The mere fact that I've handmade a greeting I hope helps to convey something even more special than what I'm able to write inside.
Paper Crafts, you truly are AWESOME in every way. Being a part of your magazine as a contributor was mind blowing. I've never felt as accomplished as I did when I was first published within your pages. Then later, when I began Lil' Inker Designs you supported me and for that I'm truly blessed. Thank you!
I will always remember how I jumped up and down for close to an hour when I received an email that I had WON the 2011 Stamping Royalty Contest which would also be my first publication. Honest to goodness it was the happiest day! My in laws were here and I'm sure I cried a little and they all thought I was NUTSO!
I'll always laugh about how I hadn't a clue I'd won the World Card Making Day Contest in 2013 until my phone started blowing up in my pocket with congrats messages as I scooped cat poops at my brother's house while he was away. I jumped up and down (with the scooper in my hand) in disbelief and I must have yelled because his neighbor walked over to find out what was going on! HA!!
I truly cherish each and every time I received an email from you saying a project had been accepted for publication. I consider those projects pieces of art that I'm proud of and I've framed some of my seasonal favorites and incorporate them into my decor. I always think of Paper Crafts when I see them!
Card Making is part of my every day. It's a part of me. Your beautiful publication was one of the reasons card making became such a big part of my life. I am thankful to you and your team for those influences. THANK YOU!!!
Our paper crafting community is losing something great. It was our common bond! We loved our Facebook Acceptance Parties and our Reject Blog Hops! We love how you've enabled us all to hoard and amass tons of products that we love but teach us how to use what we have in our stash and craft with our scraps and even household items. You challenged us try try our best and work towards perfecting our craft. It just plain stinks that we have to say goodbye!
Paper Crafts you really are awesome in every way. Thank you!
I made this card especially for this hop using goodies that will be releasing in the Lil' Inker Designs store this Saturday, December 6th!
I hope you'll continue along our hop today. Your next stop is Beth Pingry.
Have a look at this amazing video before you go! It's unbelievable how many lives Paper Crafts has touched!
If you would like to leave a comment and tell me about how Paper Crafts has touched your life I will choose a winner at random to receive a $25 store credit at Lil' Inker Designs!!
Also, a HUMUNGOUS thank you to my pal and former design team member, Taheerah Atchia, for putting this hop together for all of us to enjoy. I know a ton of work went into today and I'm so appreciative of Taheerha's hard work and the work of all involved!