Wednesday, December 03, 2014

Paper Crafts & Scrapbooking Magazine Special Thanks Blog Hop

Today, I'm very honoured to be playing along with the Swan Song Blog Hop

If you're playing along with the hop, you should have arrived here from Waltzingmouse Stamps.

Before Paper Crafts, I'd been a fan of the Creating Keepsakes magazine &
was thrilled to be published in their magazine 4 times, starting in June 2006.
I became a huge fan of the Paper Crafts Magazine when I started
making cards almost four years ago and have been so excited to have had
over 25 of my cards featured in their publications.
I have been inspired and learned so much from this magazine and will miss it.

I actually had two cards picked up for their April 2015, before
they announced that the February 2015 would be their last issue.
I'm sharing one of those cards here today for the hop.
(I shared the other card yesterday, so, if you'd like, you can click here to see it.)

It was created using the April 2015 sketch.
I stamped the background using PTI's Circle Scribbles stamp set.
Then, I stamped the sentiment (from Reverse Confetti's In A Big Way) and the
With a Tim Holtz blending tool, I inked some white cardstock
using PTI's hibiscus burst and raspberry fizz inks and then diecut it
I stamped the beak (using Delicata Golden Glitz ink -- same as the legs)
and adhered it to my card.
I used the same ink to add some gold to my Pretty Pink Posh wooden stars
and swiped the ink along the edges of some white cardstock to mat my card.  

Your next stop on the hop is Jenn Shurkus.
If you'd like to check out the hop from the beginning, 
you can see the whole list on Taheerah Atchia's blog.

Thanks for looking!


Shelly said...

Love your card!!! So sweet!

Audrey Pettit said...

So seriously adorable, Leigh! Love the scribble background, and LOVE the soft color wash on the flamingo. Very creative and SO pretty!

~amy~ said...

Such a fun card Leigh.

paperella said...

What a lovely card, Leigh!

Charlene said...

So cute!!!

Miriam Prantner said...

Such a sweet card, and I'm so excited that that flamingo is headed my way!

Lisa said...

Love the stars, this is pretty Leigh!

Kara said...

so cute!

Cupcakes, Cards and Kim said...

Leigh...what a sweet sweet card.

very_inky_fingers said...

Love you cute card! I'm thankful to find so many bogs to follow with so much talent!

Darnell J Knauss said...

I can see why your cards were picked for publication, Leigh! Your work is always publication-worthy!! Hugs, Darnell

Michelle said...

Leigh, your card makes me smile. It's very cool! :-) A lovely tribute, too.

maria f. said...

Such a pretty flamingo.

Claire Brennan said...

what a fun card Leigh! and yes those are fabulous Flamingo legs!! :) Easy to see why you get published so much!

Anonymous said...

Great card! New to your site but I'll be back!

Dianne P.

Deepti said...

This is so beautiful :) I am so gonna miss PC&S

Lea Lawson said...

This is so the flamingo!! Lovely tribute to PC&S!!

cm said...

Twenty-five cards featured in the magazine is a note-worthy accomplishment, as is having the previous one, and this gem, selected for publication. Your creativity deserves all the recognition possible. Gorgeous!

Kelly Griglione said...

This card is so YOU, Leigh! It's got your soft, pretty style written all over it. Love the delica gold with the pink. Yum!!