Wednesday, December 3, 2014

Paper Crafts and Scrapbooking Magazine Special Thanks! Blog Hop


Today's post is truly bittersweet.

I am blog hopping with many contributors and fans of Paper Crafts and Scrapbooking Magazine as we've recently learned that the magazine will be closing up shop.  It is the end of an era.  (sigh)

So first I will share the card I made, then reminisce a little, then list the rest of the hoppers.

If you are following in order you should have come from Veronica Zalis, and if you would like to start from the beginning that would be Jennifer McGuire.


So this is a creative thank you and I really wanted to convey just how inspiring the magazine has been over the years and how much I've enjoyed being a part of it.  I kept the card upbeat because I just know that this group of talented ladies will be moving on to bigger and better things.

My first publications with the magazine were in 2009 in the special issue Stamp It! Cards.  If you want to get a peek at what my cardmaking style was like back then here is one of my pubs from that issue (still one of my favorite cards!)  After those first pubs I started submitting on a fairly regular basis.  I was so surprised when the editors found and friended me on Facebook.  Then all of us - the Go To Gals, other cardmakers, manufacturers -  we all became "friends" and built up such a fun and inspiring community.  Seeing one of my own cards in an issue is so exciting and then the very next thing I look for is which one of my friends had a card on either side of mine :)  And the magazine itself was always fantastic but then after you flipped through it if you went over to the Moxie Fab or Papercrafts Connection blog you would probably find a challenge featuring something covered in the current issue.  What a way to get your money's worth from a magazine.  Be inspired, then put it to use!

OK now, I'm going to wrap this up and send you on your way.  This is a big hop!

Jennifer McGuire
Taheerah Atchia
Veronica Zalis
Laura O'Donnell (you are here!)

next up, the fabulous

Julia Stainton


Here is the full Inlinkz list of hoppers (I hope!)


Sunday, November 30, 2014

Technique Tuesday November Releases


Hello!

Sorry I've been away for so long.  Things have been crazy for me and I haven't been crafting nearly as much as usual, but I do have a few new things to share.

First up is a card made with Technique Tuesday's Greenhouse Society November stamp set.  Greenhouse is a monthly subscription of beautiful floral and botanical images with coordinating sentiments.  They are classics that will never go out of style.


I heat embossed the pinecones with some copper EP.  The patterned paper is from Pink Paislee.


And I'm way behind on Project Life but you've got to start somewhere so here is a single pager using the November Memory Keepers Studio stamps and Fresh Cut Studio dies.


For the top center card I used the Fresh Cut This Tag die.  The tag is perforated and it has a rounded top which I cut off to fit on the journaling card.  "This Is" is also a die that I cut the tag with and backed with some black cardstock.  And the stamps from the Memory Keepers This Is stamp set are a really nice handwriting font.


And then for this card on the bottom I used another stamp set that coordinates with the Memory Keepers set, Very Real.

And one more thing!  If you haven't checked out the Technique Tuesday Retirement Sale you need to.  There is some great stuff 60% off, and once they're gone, they're gone.

Monday, October 20, 2014

New Technique Tuesday!

Technique Tuesday snuck in one more stamp release just in time for the holidays!


This is a money holder card using the new Santa Says stamps and fairly new Pull Tab die.


The card measures 3 1/2" x 7" and is sealed up on all 4 sides so the pull tab is kind of important!  I used patterned paper from a 6" x 6" mini deck on a cardstock base because I don't have very much holiday patterned paper in the 12 x 12 size to make the whole thing from patterned paper.  But I have a lot of mini decks.


So here it is in action


Just pull the tab.  The perforations are very clean through both layers.  Squeeze the sides of the card and out comes the cash.


The perfect gift for everyone!

Saturday, October 4, 2014

World Cardmaking Day 2014!



The best day of the year is here!

I made this with a brand new Technique Tuesday stamp set, Sending Smiles.  And, if you shop at the Technique Tuesday store today and spend $20 they will send it to you for free!  Just use coupon code WCMC14

And there is also a giveaway of Sending Smiles over on the Technique Tuesday blog.  Go check it out, and happy World Cardmaking Day!

Thursday, October 2, 2014

New Technique Tuesday, and a World Cardmaking Day Peek!

So a few days ago Technique Tuesday released several new stamp sets and dies.


I made this with Say It Fabulous 2.  I love big sentiments!

And this Saturday is World Cardmaking Day 2014.  Woot! Woot!  There will be a special stamp release and some super special WCMD pricing.  Here is a peek


Monday, September 29, 2014

Technique Tuesday September Memory Keeper's Studio

Hello!

Today I've got a layout made with the September Memory Keeper's Studio stamps and Fresh Cut Studio dies from Technique Tuesday.


The sets are called Picture Perfect.  I really love the font!


And check out the markings on the frame die.

You can check out some more great projects here on the Technique Tuesday blog.




Sunday, September 21, 2014

Winner!

Just a quick post to announce the winner of the Technique Tuesday stamps from Thursday's hop:

Cynthia B said:

Great card - love the arrows! Thanks for the chance to win this set - flair is so fun for any project! :)
September 19, 2014 at 1:31 PM
Cynthia, I will email you to get the stamps sent out.  Thanks to everyone for hopping along with us!