By now you have probably heard the very sad news that Paper Crafts & Scrapbooking Magazine has decided to shut it's doors. There has never been a more iconic magazine geared toward the paper crafter. If you're in the industry, you know who they are, and very likely have a stack of dog-eared issues gracing the shelves of your crafty space.
A HUGE group of crafty friends have put together this blog hop as a way to say THANKS for the memories, PC&S! We love you!
One of my favorite features of the magazine is their Moxie Fab World, which for years was run by the oh-so-fabulous Cath Edvalson (you should have just come from her blog HERE...if you didn't, get your booty over there, peeps!), and is now run by the equally fabulous Teri Anderson. They both have a knack for discovering what's on trend, and get our creative juices flowing to introduce those trends into our own paper creations. Those Moxie Fab challenges have become an integral part of our paper crafting world. I will miss them so very much.
While I am very sad to see this pillar of the crafting community go, I am excited for what's in store for each of the fabulous ladies at the helm, whether it be the editors or go-to gals. They are all supremely talented, and have a bright future ahead! I wish each and every one a BEAUTIFUL future with whatever endeavors they choose to tackle next.
The card I created for today's post really says it all. No matter what life throws at us, it's our choice to "Make each day a masterpiece." While we can't always control what happens to us, we can control how we handle it. It's the tough stuff that makes us stronger, better, more REAL...if we allow it to. :)
My card supplies are all from My Favorite Things. The card base is Smooth White, and the leaves are the new Limelight (such a happy color). The layers and shapes were die-cut using the Blueprints 21 Die-namics, Wild Greenery Die-namics, Stitched Fishtail Flag STAX Die-namics, and Pierced Circle STAX Die-namics.
I created the look of stamped ferns by die-cutting a bunch of leaves from the Wild Greenery Die-namics, and using that die-cut piece as a stencil. I then used my YG25 Copic marker and Copic Airbrush System to created the stenciled background. I love how this turned out!
The stamped sentiment is from Whimsical Wishes, and the stamped diagonal striped background element is from Desert Bouquet. A smattering of white enamel dots finishes off the details nicely.
Inside the card, I stamped the diagonal stripes element and the sentiment in Limelight, and added a thin strip of Limelight card stock to dress it up just a bit.
Next up, you'll want to hop on over to the Your Next Stamp Blog by Karen Dedman.
Thanks so much for hopping along with us today, friends! Enjoy the farewell parade!
Have a beautiful day....make it a MASTERPIECE!