Hello crafty friends! I’m so glad you popped by today for a little peek on what I’ve been up to!! I’m sharing a card I made to help say ‘goodbye’ to the Paper Crafts and Scrapbooking magazine along with all the wonderful staff that have worked tirelessly over the years to bring us one of the best publications to find inspiration and spark our creativity! I know I’m not alone with feeling a little lost without my favorite printed craft magazines — it’s a new world we are living in these days! (Click on photos for larger views).
So, I set to work to create something unique, sweet, heartfelt and FUN! I pulled out my very favorite little girl stamp from Paper Sweeties, Miss Emma! I stamped her on vanilla cardstock and then die cut her using the Emma Sweet Cuts die. I colored her hair with Prismacolor Pencils and Gamsol and then added a sparkly bow embellishment I received a while back from a my dear crafty friend, Jill! Next I stamped a nightgown outfit onto fun gingham patterned paper using the I Love You stamp set — and then stamped Emma’s little teddy bear too! The nightgown and teddy bear were paper pieced to little Miss Emma – super CUTE!
I colored the little bunny slippers with a pink glitter marker and added Cotton Candy Sequins and Cotton Candy Baker’s Twine to the base of the card to carry the pink through my design! A banner was stamped using one of the sentiments from the I Love You stamp set. I’m sending ‘teddy bear hugs’ to all the Paper Crafts and Scrapbooking staff along with all the talented designers that have graced the pages of this magazine over the years — sharing their amazing work and talents with us all!
I was honored to have been published in the Paper Crafts magazine several time over the years … a couple of my more recent projects were as follows:
Paper Crafts Handmade Cards – October 2013 – ‘Joy’ page 28 (using Fancy Monograms)
Paper Crafts Holiday Cards – September 2013 – ‘Merry and Bright’ page 40 (using Sending Holiday Cheer)
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And so, a FOND FAREWELL to everyone who worked throughout the years to bring us this wonderful publication and to all the talented designers who shared their lovely work to help spark our creativity! Thank goodness we still have blogland so I can continue to enjoy everyone’s pretty little paper projects! Thank you for stopping by my blog today and allowing me to share a little piece of what I love to do with you!
Teddy bear hugs – xoxo
Inspired by these challenges: 613 Avenue Create #100 – ATG; Just us Girls #269 – ATG; Fussy & Fancy #128 – Happy Holidays; Catered Crop – ATG; 7 Kids College Fund #113 – ATG; Tuesday Throwdown #223 – bling it on; Paper Sweeties #26 – photo inspiration (gingham)
So beautiful! LOVING that image!! So adorable!!!!!
So cute. And that sentiment is adorable. Loved seeing your previous projects too! x
Beautiful post Debbie and your cards are adorable!
awwww…your card for today is perfect! Love seeing your pubbed cards too!
Debbie your card and heartfelt post are so wonderful! I love Emma too and her gingham nightgown is so sweet! Love her sweet bow too! Thanks for the mention! It is truly the passing of an era and I too miss my paper magazines. I almost always had the current issue in my car as a subscriber and would look at it while waiting at pick-up after school to get my son. I now have looked at the old issues so much that they are dog-eared and raggedy in some cases! LOL! The times they are a changing! 🙂
Such sweet cards Debbie! I’m forever grateful for PC&S and all the friendships it has brought me, including yours!
What a beautiful and darling card. little girl is so cute and I love the colors. Thanks so much for playing along with us at Tuesday Throwdown!
Those little pink bunny slippers are THE sweetest!
She is very sweet, Debbie! Have always loved paper piecing on an image! There’s nothing like new jammies for Christmas!
Thanks for joining us this week at Just Us Girls!
All of your creations are so festive and fun!! I love the sweet girl dressed up in the gingham!! The added gems and sparkle are perfect!! Thanks for playing along with us at Tuesday Throwdown Hugs & Smiles – *Vicki*-DT member
Fabulous cards, the first one is so adorable!!!!
How cute! Thanks for joining us at Just Us Girls!
Wonderful post, Debbie! Your cards are gorgeous!