Wednesday, December 3, 2014

Paper Crafts & Scrapbooking Magazine Special Thanks! Blog Hop

you should have arrived here from Lydia's blog. i'm so lucky to know her through the Newton's Nook Design team, and i just KNOW you loved her card! 

to put it mildly, what a bittersweet hop this is!

i am so honored to be among so many talented, compassionate, kind and inspiring crafters. i hate the reason for the hop, but i pray the love, thankfulness and appreciation is felt by all of the editors at PC&S. 

i am a newbie in the publishing world (i actually just had a card and scrapbook layout picked up for publication), so i don't have the longevity or legacy that most people have on this hop. by i truly loved the magazine, and it's a devastating loss to imagine it no more.

without much more delay, here is my card. a small piece of myself, given up to the amazing editors at PC&S, from the bottom of my heart:

this card is filled with things i love:
distress inks
copic coloring
and dimension

i hope the love shows through! thank you for all of your hard work, dedication, support and inspiration. it was never taken for granted, and will always be treasured.

and Susan - i feel a kinship with you, both from Michigan, both supporting the RIGHT teams (go blue!) and both crafty! loved getting to know you on facebook!  i never thought i could relate to an editor - you are the moon, and i am the dust. thank you for making me feel legit and special! 

a major HUGE thank you to Taheerah (love you!!) for all of the lost sleep, sweat, line by line editing and constant encouragement and love shown while organizing this hop. i bow down to your talent and dedication! 

next on the hop is Kymona - DO NOT MISS HER POST! :D
if you want to start at the beginning, please do so at Jennifer McGuire's blog (perhaps you've heard of her...?) :D

enjoy! and thank you.


  1. Hey Samantha!! I totally love your card. The colors are so pretty!! Nicely done!!

  2. Super cute card, Samantha!!! Love it!!

  3. Love this- the stripes of vellum are cool! x

  4. Love your post and your card? STINKIN' CUTE

  5. Amazing as always! You never let me down and put a smile on my face! ;-)

  6. This card is absolutely stunning and so perfect for this blog hop!

  7. I'm so glad you mentioned the MI connection, Samantha, cuz you reminded me that that was how I actually "met" Susan. Stumbled upon her blog (with Beth) and "met" these MI gals and was totally in love with their zest for life. I even wrote to Susan out of the blue cuz I thought she might have been a relative of one of my high school teachers! And then later I ended up submitting and getting published. What a small, and wonderful, world. Have a Sanders hot fudge sundae for me, will ya?!?!

  8. this is just adorable always love seeing your amazing cards!!!!

  9. Samantha, I just love the way you used the different colors of vellum!

  10. Love love love the ombre vellum stripes!


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