Wednesday, December 3, 2014

Paper Crafts & Scrapbooking Magazine Blog Hop

Hi everyone and welcome to Paper Crafts & Scrapbooking farewell blog hop. Card makers from all over the world are participating today to honor the dedication and remembering the inspiration that PC&S has brought to the card making community.

You should arrive here from MAYURI blog.

I am really not quite sure where to start with this post. It still hard to believe that PC&S will soon close their door.

PC&S have opened so many doors for me. Started with Gallery Idol 2010. Never in a million year, I thought I'd get picked. This event literally change my life. I met some girls that has become such dear friends to me that I'd otherwise wouldn't have met and it marked the point of my journey into card making world.

Then, when I went to CHA in July 2010 I experienced first hand, how warm and kind the PC&S crew are. Mind you, I am very shy and I often find it hard to chat with people I just met. Not, with this crew! They chatted away and make you feel like you've known them forever! I was so geeky, I actually asked them all to sign my Gallery Idol Top 5 card. I know, super cheesy and nerdy. But, what can I say, I was so ga-ga over meeting them for the first time.

Thank you for the fun memories!! Yeah, the last picture was from a super fun late night gathering at CHA.
Best night, ever! 

One of my most memorable moment was when I got my first happy email from Susan. I was jumping up and down! I had 3 cards as a newbie and it was a moment to remember for me. I was grinning ear to ear when I saw my 1st published card on Card Creations Vol. 9 (2011).

Thank you, PC&S for this honor.

With their submission calls and various competition, PC&S challenge me creatively. They make me want to create better, step out of my comfort zone, to think outside the box. They also know how to lift up your spirit. Like, when Susan told me that this card below was her favorite card from the whole Card Creations Vol.12, she totally made my day. To this day, an email or note from her always makes me smile. Seeing any of PC&S crew at CHA always a delight.

PC&S brought so much joy to my card making journey. When I first found out about the magazine ending, I didn't craft for like a week or so. I just suddenly loss the appetite to create. It such a big part of my card making. I feel at loss. However, at the end, I realize I should honor PC&S by celebrating the experiences that PC&S has given me. Be thankful that I have those experience to remember.

I am celebrating & thankful for the friendship with PC&S crew. I am celebrating all the happy email, joyful moments like when I found out that I made it for Gallery Idol (twice), Stamping Royalty, WCMD winner, etc. I am celebrating all the opportunities that I have experience that I probably wouldn't have experience without my exposure with PC&S.

To Jennifer, Kerry, Holly, Susan, Matt, thank you for the memories. Thank you for all the fun, creativity, opportunities, etc. And thank you for supporting my Caring Hearts Card Drive from the very beginning. You helped promote it and sponsor it. It means so much to me to have your support.

Please know that I am thinking of you as you're embarking on new adventure. Sometime bad thing happened, so bigger, better things could happen. You all are such special people and I appreciate you so much. 

I made this special card just for the PC&S Crew:

There's so much I want to say, but I hope Jennifer, Kerry, Holly and Susan knows how I feel about them. This is definitely not goodbye as we'll see each other on FB. I wish you all the best for the future. Again, thank you for your dedication to card making industry, for making it such a fun community to be part of. 

From here please hop on over to CONNIE MERCER blog. And, big shout out to Taheerah Atchia for organizing this hop! You totally rock. 


Shelly said...

Vera, this is so sweet! Love your story and pics! And your cards are always amazing! <3

Connie Mercer said...

gorgeous card!

~amy~ said...

Girl, your cards are amazing.

Anonymous said...

Such a heartfelt tribute to the mag, Vera! And your cards? Well, no wonder they were amongst the favorites of the editors. You're so talented, girl!

Kara said...

those flowers are gorgeous!

Kim Heggins said...

Beautiful cards and I love all your photos.

Trinh said...

Yes, your cards are always amazing, Ling! And I'm blessed to call you friend, thanks to GI 2010.

very_inky_fingers said...

What a beauty!!

Celeste Goff said...

What a sweet post and I adore that pretty and feminine card you created!

maria f. said...

Big hug to ya, Vera. You're so right, PC&S going away leaves a void. But keep on crafting your beautiful cards.

Bethany Stellpflug said...

Loved seeing your pictures, Vera and your card is beautiful!

Holly AKA KopyKat said...

These are fabulous

Von Marie said...

Love your cards

Lea Lawson said...

Wow...the watercolor on this card is amazing!! Lovely tribute to PC&S!

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