Today's blog hop feels like a funeral. Tears will be shed, laughs will be shared, and memories will touch our hearts.
I don't know how to put into words how I feel about the closing of Paper Crafts & Scrapbooking magazine.
It is a sad thing. PC&S was the cornerstone of our card-making industry. There was validation for the artists who found themselves published within those pages, and so much inspiration for the rest of us. We also found a sense of community within those pages, cheering each other on, even though we were all competing to see our own artwork there.
I only submitted for publication a handful of times, but each time, when Susan sent out that email, I got chills. They picked me! The first time was for a card that was published in the November/December 2012 issue. I used lawn fawn's Cozy Christmas, so I thought that it was only fitting to say goodbye using products from Lawn Fawn, and my other favorite company, Mama Elephant.
I also have a special gift to offer up at the end, since PC&S always offered us free digis, I thought it would be fitting to offer up a few of my own here today.
I illustrated the little girl holding a giant gingerbread cookie and paired her together with a custom sentiment of thanks. I wanted the card to be season-appropriate. How's that for the mag in mind!
I have 3 different Christmas kid-in-pyjama images to offer you today. You can see how I used the others *here* and *here.*
To download any of the images, click on the JPEG or PNG link - your choice! And right-click to save the image to your computer. I hope you enjoy them this holiday season - they are my special gift to you:
Boy in Christmas pjs: JPEG/PNG
Girl in Christmas pjs: JPEG/PNG
Girl holding gingerbread cookie: JPEG/PNG
Now. There are so many people expressing their own thanks and love to the PC&S team. The hop started with Jennifer McGuire's blog, and goes on 200 bloggers strong.
If you're following the hop order, you should have come from Lyndal's blog, and will now be heading over to my oh-so-talented friend's Kara's blog.