Wednesday, December 3, 2014

Paper Crafts & Scrapbooking Magazine Special Thanks! Blog Hop



I'm participating in a blog hop honoring Paper Crafts & Scrapbooking magazine and the folks who made it what it is.  It shouldn't be a surprise to anyone that this organization, and those ladies are near and dear to my heart.  (You should have arrived here from Donna Hitz's blog.)

I have been honored, nurtured, and encouraged by PC&S and the folks who run it.  In a word, I'm grateful.  Grateful for the inspiration, for the opportunities that PC&S has provided to me, and for how I have grown and been stretched through competitions, publication calls, and challenges.  Most of all I'm grateful for the community that PC&S fostered.  Without PC&S my world would be much smaller, and I would be missing out on some amazing friendships.  Thank you PC&S, I am grateful for you!



My card features Paper Smooches Blossoming Buds dies/stamps.  I cut a panel of watercolor paper and then used the dies to do some partial die cutting at the top and bottom of the panel.  I then trimmed away the excess to create the finished piece.

The flower cluster was stamped on either end with Antique Linen Distress Ink to use as a guide and then I colored the images with Kuretake watercolors.



I added a scored frame to my card base for a little extra detail and then popped the stamped/painted panel up.

Many thanks again to PC&S, to Jennifer, Susan, Stacy, Kerri, and Holly and all the other very special folks who have worked for the magazine throughout the years, including your next stop on the blog hop:  P. Kelly Smith.  Ladies, I am eternally grateful.

Supplies Used
Paper/Cardstock:  PTI - Kraft cardstock; Canson - Watercolor Paper
Stamps:  Paper Smooches - Blossoming Buds
Ink:  Ranger - Antique Linen Distress Ink; Versafine
Other:  Paper Smooches - Blossoming Buds Dies; Kuretake Watercolors; Stampin Up - Score Board; Recollections - Foam Adhesive

38 comments:

  1. What a gorgeous card. I love the partial die cutting technique with this.

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  2. wow this is a gorgeous card.. and really sweet post..

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  3. Beautiful, Miriam. The way you have selectively die cut your focal image is amazing! Your project is a special way to pay homage to such a great magazine and group of creative ladies.

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  4. Ooh- gorgeous! Love the way you've coloured those flowers- I'd not have guessed they were Paper Smooches- must check them out. x

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  5. Fabulous card! I love the stamping and watercolor technique you used!! I'm happy to call you a friend and am so lucky that PC&S brought us together!!

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  6. So well said, Miriam!! A very humble and heartfelt tribute to PC&S. And wow, you always have amazing projects to share. These water colored flowers are incredible!!

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  7. I gasped at this beautiful card, Miriam! And love your written tribute to the mag. I'm thankful for this community that allowed me to meet wonderful people like you *hugs*

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  8. miriam, this is absolutely gorgeous. such an awesome post.

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  9. You've done such an amazing job using this PS set! I love the happy colors and design! :)

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  10. Love your post, super love your card!

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  11. Just beautiful! Your words and your card are so touching :)

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  12. Your post is so genuine, sweet and heartflet! I couldn't have said it better...the card, wow. it is absolutely gorgeous!!!!! I see the growth in you over the years....Yes, you have done PC & S. proud! I am so happy that they recognize your big talent! HUGS!

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  13. Yeppers. Well said. And beautifully watercolored :)

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  14. Gorgeous card, Miriam! And such a beautiful post! Love!

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  15. Wow this is stunning! Absolutely gorgeous!!!

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  16. What a sweet post along with a fabulous card! Your watercolored flowers are absolutely gorgeous! May

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  17. This one's a stunner, Miriam! Great post :)

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  18. So pretty! Great job on those lovely water colored flowers!:-)

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  19. This is a perfect card for this blog hop. And your post really describes what the papercrafting community is all about!

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  20. So lovely Miriam! Glad to have met you through PC&S!! :)

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  21. One can tell you poured all your heart into this GORGEOUS card of yours!
    What a beautiful message too ;))

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  22. Miriam...this is just so beautiful. I love all your sweet flowers, just so pretty.

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  23. Miriam-your words are so well written, but even without them, your card says it all. Beautiful! What a day! And this brightened mine, my stop here. Take care :)

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  24. This is so incredible, LOVE your partial die cutting and the coloring of the floral stamps is so pretty :)

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  25. It's so sad about PC & S! I love holding and turning the pages of real magazines.
    Your card is really pretty!

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  26. So very pretty...love the partial die cutting of the blossoms.

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  27. Beautiful Miriam!! I really love your post and super duper pretty card!

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  28. Adore those sweet water-colored flowers and your post says it all!!

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  29. LOVELY post Miriam..as well as your card:)

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  30. This is gorgeous! I love ur water coloring :)

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  31. Im so late to the game on hopping through these cards. It's good to be back in town and I LOVE your card so so much!! It such a beautiful technique and perfect application. Really, you are amazing! Wonderful post!

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