Wednesday, December 3, 2014

Farewell Blog Hop {Paper Crafts & Scrapbooking magazine}

Hello friends! Today is an example of the width and depth of community that us paper crafters share, much of which was established by Paper Crafts & Scrapbooking magazine. Within hours of the announcement that PC&S would be ceasing publication, people were already coming together, and making plans to celebrate and honor the magazine and the lovely people who work to make it happen. We've spent the past few weeks sharing memories, photos and projects. Today I thought I'd share some of my favorite published cards in Paper Crafts & Scrapbooking.

First up, I created this card using multi-ink stamping, with Sweet 'n Sassy stamps. It turned out just the way I had it in my head, and I loved it. Even sweeter, this card ended up on the cover of the September/October 2013 issue, one of my favorite covers of all time! (that chalkboard text, swoon!)



Next, this Great Job card, featuring adorable Paper Smooches stamps. The whole thing is paper-pieced, down to the tiny apple leaf. This card was featured in Paper Crafting Tips and Tricks, from November 2012.


And last for today, a Nifty 50 party ensemble. I created this ensemble as part of my Go-to Gal tryout, and it was later published in the Party Ensembles book. Fun facts? That 50 Nifty Crosswords book? Yeah, it's not even a crossword book. It's a word search book. It was the right size though, and I knew no one would see the inside! The crossword paper, was just a crossword puzzle I printed from the internet.

And now, hop along your crafty way through this gigantic blog hop! 
You should have come here from Gayatri Murali 
and next up, is Maria Fischer
(If you're just joining us. . .head to Jennifer McGuire to start at the beginning!)


PS - I'm sharing a fun project over on the Paper Crafts & Scrapbooking blog today, for the very last time. . .stop on by and see what I created! xoxo



29 comments:

maria f. said...

Fun to read and revisit, Laura. I giggled when I saw your first aqua and leaves card. You might know why when you see my card for today ;)

~amy~ said...

You have such a lovely style! awesome inspiration laura!

Shelly said...

Such sweet creations, Laura! Love!

Lenora Clark said...

Awesome projects!

paperella said...

Oh, Laura... I just can't imagine how the Go To Gals must be feeling since the terrible news were announced. Sending a huge hug your way. And that cover card? Perfection!

Lea Lawson said...

Such a lovely tribute to PC&S! Congrats on all your success as a Go To Gal!!

Carisa said...

Beautiful cards! Love the insider info on your party collection, too!

TheWinstonFamily said...

Thank you for a sharing a beautiful card.

Mendi said...

Such a sweet trip down memory lane. I am sad to see it end... Thanks for sharing your talents with us. :)

Lydia said...

Great projects

keren said...

Love seeing your favourite projects- my fave is the Great Job card. Gorgeous style x

Jingle said...

You. Are. Awesome. Just know that, K? K.

Jodie Stoddard said...

You are so very talented. I don't know if I will ever be this good, but I keep it up anyway. Thank you for sharing with the world.

Kara said...

great cards and projects! Love the crosswords!

Holly AKA KopyKat said...

Wow, these are all fabulous!

Cindy C. said...

Wonderful projects!!!

Nance E Salkeld said...

Love your cards! So creative!

Jess said...

Such fabulous cards Laura! It is amazing how this magazine has touched us all.

Ashley Nguyen Newell said...

Your projects are fabulous! I always love seeing your work!

Veronica Z said...

I loved seeing a few of your published projects! Enjoyed your story as well.

Annette Witherspoon ♥ said...

All of your projects are fantastic. They are always so well executed. You deserved that Go-To Gal spot!

Celeste Goff said...

What amazing projects! I especially love the background on the first card!

Amy Sheffer said...

Love your projects, Laura!

StacyC said...

You rock!!! Thank you for your many contributions and for making me smile so many times.
StacyC

wienerhoneymooners said...

Oooooh I have the mag too, and LOVE your cover card!!! The colors together you used ARE AMAZING!!

My heart overfills with emotion and gratitude to this crafting community. I consider myself blessed.

Isha Gupta said...

Love your cards always Laura. Great post. TFS

Kim A. said...

These are just beautiful cards!!

Vera Yates (Ling) said...

Love your projects, Laura! Especially that 50 ensemble. Simply brilliant.

Susan R. Opel said...

I LOVE YOU!
And thanks for not getting too weepy this time. That wears me out.
Sending smooches to Florida!