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December 3, 2014

Paper Crafts & Scrapbooking Magazine Swan Song Blog Hop :(

Welcome to a sad day in Blogland.

Today I am joining in with hundreds of other paper crafters to give a huge and loving sendoff to all the dedicated people who brought us Paper Craft & Scrapbooking Magazine, which is sadly closing its doors. It's the end of an era. An era that brought the crafting world untold inspiration and pleasure. Thank you to everyone involved!

My tribute card:
I watercolored the colors behind the negative flourish die cut with Gelatos. The sediment is by SU.

I was never brave enough to submit a card for publication, so I have no stories to tell of the thrill of victory nor the agony of defeat, but I sure loved seeing the cards that were published! I still pinch myself that thanks to blogging I'm now friends with so many card artists who have graced the pages of this publication!

I'm not sure that you dear hearts at PC&S will ever really know the impact you had on the creative lives of those of us who devoured the magazine cover-to-cover issue-after-issue. But from all your readers there was always gratitude: seldom spoken, always felt!

Now, today, I'm thinking of each of you as you embark on this new chapter in your lives. While change is daunting and scary, it can also be exciting and it can bring you more happiness than you ever imagined was possible. I wish that for you, and more!
Enjoy all the wonderful testimonials and inspirational projects! Many participants have photos and videos to share with you!

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I'm entering my card in:
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I'm keeping this short as it's a HUGE hop. I hope you enjoyed your stop here. Please help yourself to a beverage and a chocolate kiss and then you must get those bunny feet in gear and continue hopping!!

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70 comments:

stampwithsandy said...

What a gorgeous card and a lovely tribute, Darnell. Love that ombre flourish.

Pat said...

What a great idea Darnell to have and be involved with this huge hop as a tribute to this wonderful magazine and your multi coloured flourish is gorgeous and a beautiful sentiment too. x

Kathyk said...

Your card is fabulous, Darnell.

Lovely tribute, always sad when a much loved magazine folds ..... hope you find a way to fill the creative void!, knowing you - I'm sure you will!!!

Kathyk

Sue said...

Really love the card.

There are so many magazines now, I can't how they can all keep going.

Hope you have a good day. Sue

Krisha said...

Your tribute and card are both just lovely! No time to "hop" today, just finishing my last cup of coffee, then I must get going on todays list of "things" that must get done.

Liz said...

What a beautiful CAS card, a lovely tribute. I love the multicoloured flourish.

You really ought to submit your cards to magazines, Darnell, they are always stunning! There's nothing like opening a magazine and seeing a photo of a card you've made printed inside. xx

Charlene said...

Great tribute Darnell and love your card! I wanted to join in but didn't have enough time to make a card :-(

~amy~ said...

Such a great post, love your card and the rainbow of colors.

Patti said...

Beautiful Darnell!! sniff sniff sweet tribute!

Patti

sandie said...

Love the use of the negative die and the bright colours, great to see you at ATSM x

Happy Dance said...

Lovely card and a sweet post, Miss D. It's a darn shame that PC&S are closing their doors; so many of us enjoyed every single issue. Sure wish it weren't true! Your card is a beautiful send-off for the staff there. Such a great design and am loving that font on your sentiment. Bev

Craftychris said...

Gorgeous card and lovely tribute too! Love the multi-coloured swirl! xxx

laurie said...

Beautiful card and great tribute..it will be missed!

Lisa said...

Very pretty Darnell and a lovely post!

Kristie Goulet said...

Beautiful card Darnell and lovely post!

Julia Aston said...

what a lovely design with the rainbow behind the flourish Darnell! It is sad about PaperCrafts - I was fortunate enough to have been published in it several times and it WAS such a thrill!! I'm afraid all the wonderful blogs out there where we can get all the inspiration we need at any time was the demise of the magazine...

MaryH said...

Wow! I can't believe you've never submitted a card for publication (I haven't either, but I'm also not in 'your class'!). So many of your cards are so stunning, they would blaze in a magazine. This one is no exception. It's beautiful, and a marvelous tribute to an ending, and hopefully a new beginning for the staff at this magazine. We've lost so many of the publications that used to be in the stores. As much as I love looking at computer pics, it's just not the same thing as picking up a 'real magazine' and thumbing through to find a specific card. TFS & Big Hugs.

Bonnie said...

A beautiful tribute to an awesome inspiration! I still miss the printed copy. I so looked forward to getting the magazines and looked at them over and over.

Lisa said...

Oh wow, this is so elegant and gorgeous!! The colors behind the flourish look amazing!! Absolutely beautiful card!! Have a great day :)

Lisa
A Mermaid's Crafts

Redanne said...

I did enjoy my visit! Yes, it is such a shame about the magazine, it has inspired so many over the years.... always sad when one closes...

Your card is a real beauty, I love the gorgeous flourish! Big hugs, Annie xxx

Pia S said...

Lovely rainbow colored card, clean and elegant!

Linda said...

A wonderful tribute card - it's always sad when something comes to an end. But as they say - whoever 'they' are as one door closes another opens so I am sure those involved with the magazine will pop up and inspire us somewhere else.

maria f. said...

Seriously beautiful that card is. Love the peek of rainbow coming through the elegant flourish. Is that some of Anita's luscious CS I see?!?!? Hugs, girlfriend.

Karen Mead said...

Your card is beautiful Darnell and I really love your pretty rainbow flourish:) Hugs xx

Kathleen said...

I have that die and how stunningit looks in the multi-coloured paper.
Gorgeous CAS card.

Kath x

kreativekymona.com said...

Hey Darnell!! Your card is so pretty. I love the different colors you used. Nicely done!!

conil said...

I was one of those who'd receive the magazine, sit down with a beverage and read it cover to cover. All this to the detriment of household chores. I'm not good with change, so this closing has really made me SAD! Your tribute card is truly lovely...I'm sure it will be appreciated.

Verna Angerhofer said...

Sad to see the magazine go but your card you created is beautiful. I love using the negatives of dies on my cards too. In fact, just did one a few minutes ago.

Shelly said...

Love your card and post, Darnell! So sweet!

Stamps and Paper said...

Always sad when magazines fold......love your colourful background swirl

Anne

Bobby said...

You're sending them off with a flourish, Darnell. Pun intended. I love the die cut and that fancy sentiment.

JD/ Jill said...

Great tribute card. I was also one of those whowould get the magazine and save it to read at a special time like a reward for getting my chores done, etc. I'd read and enjoy every page. So sad to see it end. And I agree with what some of the others have said...You should submit your cards. I definitely think they're worth publication.

Pollard Carole said...

Love your card and its always sad when anything crafty needs to shut down a sad day love and hugs Carole x

Barb Ghig said...

Such an elegant CAS card and beautiful tribute to the magazine, Darnell! You have a wonderful way with words and a real talent for card making! I agree with others...Sure wish you would submit some of the beauties that you've created for publication! What have you got to lose?
Thanks so much for playing along with us at ATSM this week...we always enjoy seeing your lovely creations in the gallery! Hugs, Barb

artful-notions said...

Perfectly delightful, Darnell! A lovely tribute with the ombre flourish. Golly that scrip is gorgeous! Love how you tied in the colored stones!

Carol L said...

What a great tribute to a magazine that launched so many cardmakers into blogland with their wonderful inspiration and guidance! Beautiful card!

Lynn said...

A beautiful card and tribute to the PC&S team. So well said...my issues are well loved for sure! xoxo

Michelle said...

Darnell, your words are beautiful, as is your card! A lovely tribute! :-)

Sue VanDeVusse said...

Darnell, this is drop dead gorgeous! That flourish is so pretty with the blended watercolors. Love what you did with the sentiment adding the bling. Thanks for playing with us at JUGS!

Frozenstamper said...

Lovely card and sweet words, Darnell!

Lindsey said...

It's hard to believe you never submitted, Darnell! I'm sure you should have. ;) Beautiful card to help say farewell.

MackieMade Paper Creations said...

What a sweet tribute!!! I am gonna miss them so! Your card is beautiful! I love the watercolor background behind the flourish!

Kara said...

lovely card!

Dana said...

Awesome card!! I LOVE the rainbow watercolor behind the die cut!!

Karen B. said...

Perhaps you will be able to submit your beautiful creations soon to another publication?! Your tribute card is gorgeous. So clean and crisp.

Karen B. said...

Perhaps you will be able to submit your beautiful creations soon to another publication?! Your tribute card is gorgeous. So clean and crisp.

Cupcakes, Cards and Kim said...

Darnell...what a sweet sweet post and even sweeter card.

Sharyn Polesel said...

Such a pretty card, Darnell. Love your rainbow flourish! Very pretty colors. Thanks for joining us this week at Just Us Girls!

Carole Z said...

HI Darnell, what a lovely tribute and very pretty card, hugs Carole Z X

Inkyfingers said...

Love your understated and elegant card Darnell, and I hope the staff will feel comforted by all the tributes.
Hugs
Carol x

Milka Gubo said...

WOW! Your card is beautiful, Darnell :-D Love it!
hugs Milka :-D

Cathy said...

Love your rainbow flourish Darnell, gorgeous card. I'm not familiar with the publication but it sounds like it was a great source of inspiration. Cathy x

Ros Crawford said...

Such a beautiful card and a heartfelt tribute ...

Sheila H said...

Your card and tribute are both beautiful, Darnell.

Leslie Hanna said...

Love the coloring behind the flourish! Thanks for joining us at Shopping Our Stash!

PS: The magazine will be sorely missed.

Kelly Griglione said...

OK, Darnell, when the next (?!?) magazine comes along for paper crafters and inspires our community I will make it a point to encourage you to submit a card, at least once. Perhaps I will also encourage you to submit an application to write a recurring column in the magazine. Now that would be amazing! Speaking of, love the rainbow swirl on your card ... such a great idea!

Sue said...

Hi Darnell, your rainbow flourish using the negative space is beautiful! Such an elegant card. Thank you for sharing at ATSM.

Leigh Penner said...

Beautiful!

Loll Thompson said...

Gorgeous CAS design Dolly. LOVE the rainbow of colours behind your beautiful flourish die-cut. Have not tried gelatos, but it's on my long list of new-to-me products to try. Looks like you've mastered using them. Thanks for joining us a ATS&M. Lolly xx

Geri said...

GASP....absolutely stunning! Your Gelato coloring is beautiful! And those three colored blings could not be in a better spot. LOVE the curls & swirls of the sentiment and the flourish - they make a great pair!

Paper Creations by Shirley said...

Beautiful design, love the rainbow colours. I'm not familiar with that magazine, I'm a big fan of Craft Stamper :) Hugs, Shirleyxx

Greta said...

Oh what a neat card, Darnell!

Holly AKA KopyKat said...

So pretty

Vicki Dutcher said...

Your rainbow swirl is very pretty! What a fun hop - Thanks for joining in at JUGS!

Princess Judy Palmer said...

Oh, that card has much fanciness to it. I never would have thought to use a flourish stamp for a cut out, look how clever you are! It is indeed sad about the Papercraft magazine but they were dead to me once the went digital. It's all about the paper!

MRS DUCK said...

Hi Darnell
Terrific idea by doing the shading behind the aperture.
Hey, you don't do too badly on providing inspiration yourself!
You can po thee cheque I the post, lol,
Best wishes.
Ang x

Anita in France said...

Stunning, Darnell ... your fabulous rainbow flourish and perfectly adorned sentiment are just as beautiful as your wonderful words for the team at PC&S ... simply lovely! Thanks for the shout-out, fellow BABE! Bisous, Bisous, Anita :)

LauraJane:) said...

I was never brave enough to submit a card for publication either.
Your watercolored flourish is LOVELY!

Kim Heggins said...

Wow...this is the first card I have seen using Gelato's that I loved! So beautiful and so fitting for this hop too. Love your touch of bling too, just the perfect finishing touch.

cm said...

A touching tribute to the Papercraft folks in words and through your gelato-gorgeous, flourish-fantastic card! I've neglected my 'big' set of four..should bring that out for a play! Thanks so much for sharing this gem in the ASTM gallery!
hugs~c