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Papercrafting Gratitude: Thankful Thursdays – Week Twelve

by Stephanie Hackney

Papercrafting Gratitude: Thankful Thursdays – Week Twelve
Papercrafting Gratitude – more sharing!

We’re back!

We’re again dedicating time to thinking about, sharing and/or documenting what we’re grateful for - “practicing” being thankful by dedicating time to reflect on what we’re thankful for, and sharing it during Thankful Thursdays.

Some of us are simply leaving comments about what we’re thankful for, and some are papercrafting our gratitude and sharing what we create, but it’s NOT a requirement for participation in Thankful Thursdays.

Please join in and invite your friends!

Papercrafting Gratitude: Thankful Thursdays (image)

Papercrafting Gratitude: Thankful Thursdays

(#thankfulthursdays)

For those who missed the
Thankful Thursdays | The Be Thankful Project launch post,
please check it out and then come on back and join in.


Thankful sharing – h
ere’s what I’m thankful for this week…

Papercrafting Gratitude: Thankful Thursday - Week 12 Share: My Cold Med Collection! (image)

Papercrafting Gratitude: Thankful Thursdays – Week 12 Share: My Cold Med Collection!

(Sorry for the terrible photo – I’m blaming the cold meds and watery eyes!)

First, I’m super grateful for the entourage of meds I had available during a wretched cold last week.

And, for the boxes of tissues the hotel housekeepers supplied me with any time I asked for one!


I was on the road last week (in California and then Seattle) and as some of you may (unfortunately) know, it sucks being sick while traveling.

But, having the meds you KNOW work for you makes a huge difference in how much you suffer through an illness.

I was so thankful to have Airborne, DayQuil, NyQuil, Lysine (great for sore throats!) and Hall’s Cough Drops at hand…and a restocking source just off the hotel lobby.

Oh, and having my own hot water kettle that I could use to heat water for hot tea was a true blessing!

I lived on hot mint tea for the first few days!

O.K., I have to add that I’m also hugely thankful that that cold is behind me!


So, what are your meds of choice when you have a cold?

Or, do you just tough it out, preferring to slog through a cold sans-meds?

I plan to include the photo of the meds I carry with me in my newly-started Project Life® album – it’s something I feel the need to document.

 

Papercrafting Gratitude: Thankful Thursday - Week 12 Share: The View from Our Retreat Rental (image)

Papercrafting Gratitude: Thankful Thursdays - Week 12 Share: The View from Our Retreat Rental

Second, I’m very thankful that the vacation rental we booked for our business planning retreat was amazing!

The photo above is the view from almost every room in the house!

It was a perfect place to “recover” from being sick and provided the perfect environment for planning out the next 15 months.

All that fresh air and quiet (man was it quiet!) was exactly what I needed for creative brainstorming and goal list-making.

The energy was incredible and I was working on ideas and writing to-do lists like crazy!

Stay tuned for the results of this past weekend!


Do you have a favorite getaway or place that’s conducive to plotting out your personal or business future?

If so, why not document it – create a canvas, art journal page or scrapbook layout, or send yourself a postcard from there next time you visit and remind yourself how great it is!

I’m going to start sending myself postcards from each place I visit – on the backs I’ll share what I liked the most, and any funny or interesting things that happened. Then, I’ll connect these with binder rings so I can “check out” and revisit the places I loved most anytime I feel the need.

Thoughts?

 

Papercrafting Gratitude: Thankful Thursday - "Tools" for Better Health! (image)

Papercrafting Gratitude: Thankful Thursday – “Tools” for Better Health!

And finally, I’m very thankful to be back to living a more healthy lifestyle.

If the cold I had last week had any upside it’s that I was reminded how rarely I got sick when I was taking great care of myself – working out, eating well, drinking water and sleeping enough.

I’ve always been very health-conscious, and worked out regularly most of my life, and I miss how good I used to always feel.


I’ve set some new health goals for myself (including losing weight and getting fit!) and I’m already working on them.

Papercrafting Gratitude: Thankful Thursday - 10k Steps a Day, I CAN Do It! (image)

Papercrafting Gratitude: Thankful Thursday – 10k Steps a Day, I CAN Do It!

Check out my pedometer from yesterday’s walk!

I’m extra proud of those 6,242 steps because it was 90 degrees and 54 percent humidity here in Austin - normally I would have said forget it when I realized it was that hot!

I was motivated to get moving!

And, after getting some serious blisters yesterday (I didn’t have my shoes tied correctly – dang it!), I could have skipped today’s workout.

But, when I discovered I couldn’t wear my running shoes (even with Band-Aids on my blistered heals), I decided to walk and run on our treadmill…in my socks!

My walk-and-run was awesome and I followed it with some weight work. Yay me!

I’m already feeling a bit sore, but I feel better…so much better!


I’m creating a mini album with the 5 Ws + 1 (the Who, What, When, Where & Why…and HOW!) of this better-health journey and I’ll share it here soon. I promise!


What goals are you working toward?

Are you documenting your journey?

I believe in documenting the “before” and “after,” if for no other reason than to have a motivational tool at hand when a new goal (perhaps a harder goal) is leaving you feeling like you might fail.

Taking a look back at what you HAVE accomplished makes it much easier to believe you can do whatever you set your mind to accomplishing.


We’d love to see your goals and journeys documented – share scans, photos or links in the comments and motivate us all!


That’s it for my sharing this week – now it’s your turn!


So, who and/or what are YOU thankful for?


Share-And-Tell Time

Please share your Thankful Thursdays thoughts and/or papercrafting projects for this week – just leave a comment letting us know what you’re thankful for, and link to the project you created to honor it if you created one.

You can list as many or as few items as you want to share, and as much detail as you feel comfortable including.

Remember,
there’s no wrong or right way to do this
and papercrafting is NOT required! 

Thanks so much for joining in this week -
welcome to the Thankful Thursdays club!

Please join us again next Thursday as we share and tell again.

And, if you want to share how you’ll be tracking, documenting and/or papercrafting what you’re thankful for, please leave a link in the comments on this or any post – we’d love to see what you all come up with!


Oh, and in case you missed it…


The Be Thankful Project

(#thebethankfulproject)

Papercrafting Gratitude: The Be Thankful Project (image)

Papercrafting Gratitude: The Be Thankful Project


What’s The Be Thankful Project?

Once we’ve collected a few more Thankful Thursdays posts (and many more comments and shares from you!), we’ll be adding a new page on our site titled The Be Thankful Project where we’ll include, in an alphabetical list, what everyone shares during Thankful Thursdays.

The entries on this page will be updated each week and will include what we at PCC share, as well as thankful topics from all of the papercrafting projects and comments submitted.

We won’t be including names with what you all share, just adding the share topic to the list so others can check it out and use it as inspiration for their own “being thankful” endeavors.

Have questions?

Have ideas?

We want to hear from you!


So thankful for all of you - have a great weekend,
Steph

P.S.
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comments and thoughts on Thankful Thursdays
and The Be Thankful Project,
we’d appreciate
your using one or both of these hashtags
when posting to social media channels
so we can easily find everything you share:
#thankfulthursdays and #thebethankfulproject


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We’d be very thankful!




Papercrafting Product Releases: Taylored Expressions & A Giveaway!

by Stephanie Hackney

Papercrafting Product Releases: Taylored Expressions & A Giveaway!
Papercrafting with Taylored Expressions - more new products and a chance to WIN!

Papercrafting Product Release: Taylored Expressions (image)

Taylored Expressions – Makers of Stamps & Dies Since 2008

It’s that time again, time for another round of new papercrafting product releases from Taylored Expressions.

But this latest release is extra special – wanna know why?

It’s their birthday this month!

And the best part?

You get the presents!


Check out their newest products, and follow the giveaway rules, and you’ll have a chance to WIN some fun new goodies!

More on that as soon as we take a look at the newest stamps and dies Taylored Expressions has to share…

The Taylored Expressions September release is fun, fun, fun!

It’s all about birthdays and Halloween - who doesn’t love birthdays and Halloween?


Here are just some of the fun stamps and dies,
and other supplies, they’ve created for YOU!

Papercrafting Product Release: Mischief Maker Carried Away Stamp Set (image)

Papercrafting Product Release: Taylored Expressions Mischief Maker Carried Away Stamp Set

I love the name of this stamp set – Mischief Maker Carried Away!

And doesn’t that little girl look like she could cause some mischief?

Looks like she already has – she tied balloons to her pup and he’s about to float off into the sky!

Papercrafting Product Release: Taylored Expressions - And Many More Stamp Set (image)

Papercrafting Product Release: Taylored ExpressionsAnd Many More Stamp Set

If you have little ones to make cards for then this And Many More stamp set is sure to make it easy and fun!

I love the little bird with the balloons and the “SUPER Tweet” sentiment that matches him perfectly.

Of course that little penguin is cute too - he’s perfect for delivering the message “Chill on your birthday.”

Papercrafting Product Release: Taylored Expressions - Balloons Stamp Set (image)

Papercrafting Product Release: Taylored ExpressionsLittle Bits Balloons Stamp Set

If balloons are your thing, then this Little Bits Balloons dies set is a must-have.

Grab your paper scraps and start die-cutting your little heart out and you’ll soon have a stash of balloons for cards and pages for your favorite birthday girl or boy (and a lot less scraps to store!).

Papercrafting Product Release: Taylored Expressions - In & Out Birthday Stamp Set (image)

Papercrafting Product Release: Taylored Expressions - In & Out Birthday Stamp Set

I LOVE the “EAT CAKE” sentiment in the In & Out Birthday stamp set!

Of course that could be because I’m trying to lose some weight and cake is off-limits right now!

But of course, it’s not off-limits for birthday boys and girls and this collection of sayings are perfect for making cards for both of them.

Papercrafting Product Release: Taylored Expressions - Little Bits of Birthday Stamp Set (image)

Papercrafting Product Release: Taylored ExpressionsLittle Bits of Birthday Stamp Set

How about some “bitty” sayings?

This collection, Little Bits of Birthday, is just the thing for happy party decor – imagine a paper tablecloth stamped with these sayings.

Cute!

Papercrafting Product Release: Taylored Expressions - Party Grumplings Stamp Set (image)

Papercrafting Product Release: Taylored ExpressionsParty Grumplings Stamp Set

O.K. admit it, you laughed out loud when you saw these little Party Grumplings stamps, right?

Well if you didn’t, you need to take another look at them…and at the funny sayings that go along with their grumpy expressions!

My favorite saying?

Woo Frickin’ Hoo!”

How perfect for someone who’s not exactly delighted about having another birthday!

Papercrafting Product Release: Taylored Expressions - Party Grumplings Dies (image)

Papercrafting Product Release: Taylored ExpressionsParty Grumplings Dies

Of course, those little Party Grumplings above would be even better if they could be easily cut out and popped up.

Well, luckily, they can be!

Just grab this matching set of dies, the Party Grumplings dies, and you’re well on your way.

Papercrafting Product Release: Taylored Expressions - Up Up & Away Cutting Plate (image)

Papercrafting Product Release: Taylored Expressions - Up Up & Away Cutting Plate

If “make party invitations” is on your to-do list, then the Up, Up & Away Cutting Plate should be on your shopping list.

How quick and easy would it be to cut this design out, apply it to card fronts and add “You’re Invited?”

Quick invites for sure!

Papercrafting Product Release: Taylored Expressions - Double the Fun Girl Sequins (image)

Papercrafting Product Release: Taylored ExpressionsDouble the Fun Girl Sequins

If bling’s your thing, then these Double the Fun Girl Sequins likely have you giddy!

And there’s a Double the Fun Boy Sequins version as well!

I’d love to have a whole line of colorful bottles like this one staring back at me from my shelves – how about you?

Heck, I might even use them! ;)

Papercrafting Product Release: Taylored Expressions - Matched Kit Double the Fun Papers (image)

Papercrafting Product Release: Taylored ExpressionsMatched Kit Double the Fun Papers 

And finally, there’s a festive collection of patterned papers and matching cardstock – the Matched Kit Double the Fun Papers.

Who doesn’t love 6×6 paper pads?


Wow, who’s ready to celebrate a birthday?

We are, we are!

And the collection of stamps, dies, sequins and papers above will do the trick whether you’re making cards, layouts or party decorations.

Now don’t forget to check out the rest of the birthday-themed products (yes, there are more!).


And now, it’s time to celebrate Halloween!

Papercrafting Product Release: Taylored Expressions - Little Bits Halloween Stamp Set (image)

Papercrafting Product Release: Taylored ExpressionsLittle Bits Halloween Stamp Set

I love the collection of words in the Little Bits of Halloween stamp set.

Can’t you see creating a “subway art” block of text with these and placing it on a scrapbook layout?

Or, using some of the adjectives to describe your little ghosts and goblins dressed in their Halloween costumes?

Papercrafting Product Release: Taylored Expressions - Little Bits Halloween Scene Stamp Set (image)

Papercrafting Product Release: Taylored Expressions - Little Bits – Halloween Scene Dies

These Little Bits – Halloween Scene dies are just the thing for creating lots of little page or card accents.

And, they’re small enough to be used on that collection of scraps we all have - time to crash your stash!

Papercrafting Product Release: Taylored Expressions - Halloween Treat Toppers Dies (image)

Papercrafting Product Release: Taylored ExpressionsHalloween Treat Toppers Dies

The Halloween Treat Toppers dies are just the thing for making cupcake toppers – just add a toothpick to the back and voila!

But don’t stop there – slip a piece of baker’s twine through the opening in the die cut and you have quick and easy treat-bag tags!

Papercrafting Product Release: Taylored Expressions - Sack It Pumpkin Dies (image)

Papercrafting Product Release: Taylored Expressions - Sack It Pumpkin Dies

If pumpkins are your thing then the Sack It Pumpkin die set is a must-have!

Just like the other Taylored Expressions Sack It dies, this die set is designed to make it easy to create sacks, sacks for treats!

Be sure to check out the sample projects for this fun die set!

Papercrafting Product Release: Taylored Expressions - Spooky Trees Cutting Plate (image)

Papercrafting Product Release: Taylored ExpressionsSpooky Trees Cutting Plate

I know the Spooky Trees Cutting Plate is meant for creating trees for Halloween projects, but I think it’d be perfect for so much more!

I can see cutting out the trees and adding multi-colored Fall leaves to their branches, or cutting the trees from dark red paper and adding punched pink hearts for Valentine’s Day projects.

Or, creating “stained glass” by cutting this out of acetate and adding alcohol inks to the sections.

What do you think?

Perhaps you have even more ideas for using this cutting plate?

I bet you do!

Papercrafting Product Release: Taylored Expressions - Tangled Web Embossing Folder (image)

Papercrafting Product Release: Taylored Expressions - Tangled Web Embossing Folder

I have to have this Tangled Web Embossing Folder!

Besides the many possibilities for using it on Halloween pages and cards, I see it being used as a framework for Zentangles!

I can’t wait to get my hands on this and fill it with repeated shapes and patterns!

Papercrafting Product Release: Taylored Expressions - Zig Zag Embossing Folder (image)

Papercrafting Product Release: Taylored ExpressionsZig Zag Embossing Folder

The Zig Zag Embossing Folder is actually a part of the birthday products release, but I think it’d be ideal for Halloween as well.

How about embossing pieces of orange cardstock and inking the raised zig-zags with black ink?

Or, embossing some of the Hocus Pocus papers below?

Lots of creative options for this new product!

Papercrafting Product Release: Taylored Expressions - Hocus Pocus Sequins (image)

Papercrafting Product Release: Taylored ExpressionsHocus Pocus Sequins

More bling! Again, if bling’s your thing, then Taylored Expressions has you covered!

These Hocus Pocus Sequins NEED to be added to your Halloween papercrafted projects!

The colors are perfectly suited to the papers below, but I see other uses as well.

The green sequins, when lined up appropriately, could become a lovely Christmas tree!

Papercrafting Product Release: Taylored Expressions - Matched Kit Hocus Pocus Papers (image)

Papercrafting Product Release: Taylored ExpressionsMatched Kit Hocus Pocus Papers

And again, we have a perfectly matched set of 6×6 papers and cardstock – the Matched Kit Hocus Pocus Papers.

How fun are the patterns?

I’m partial to the paper with the candy on it. :)

O.k., I’ll admit it, I have a definite sweet tooth and staying away from sweets at this time of year is hard!


If Halloween is a time for partying and fun in your house, then the newest Halloween-themed products we shared above (and the other new Halloween products on the Taylored Expressions site) are just the ticket – the stamps and dies, embossing folders, and sequins and papers are sure to make marking the occasion even more fun!


Be sure to

stop by the

Taylored Expressions blog

to see the fun projects they share there!


Love what you see?

You can connect with Taylored Expressions on

the Taylored Expressions Facebook page

by following the 

Taylored Expressions Pinterest Boards

or by following 

Taylored Expressions on YouTube!

Papercrafting Product Release: Taylored Expressions (image)

Taylored Expressions – Makers of Stamps & Dies Since 2008

I bet you wanna know what

Taylored Expressions

is giving away, right?

One lucky papercrafter

will WIN

a Fab-U-Lous

Halloween Collection!

Check out this awesome prize package…

Taylored Expressions Halloween Giveaway! (image)

Taylored Expressions Halloween Giveaway!

(Click on the image above to enlarge it
so you can check out everything that’s included!)


Want to know how to enter to win?

It’s really simple…

Once you check out the full

Taylored Expressions September Release

come back and leave a comment on this post -

let us know which of these

Taylored Expressions products

YOU love most and how you would use them

AND

share this post using the social media icons

at the end of the post

AND

LIKE the Taylored Expressions Facebook page

and let them know how much you appreciate

their generosity!
(and be sure to tell ‘em we sent ya!)


What’s that again?

Comment, Share & LIKE!

See, easy!


Deadline:

Midnight (central),

Sunday, September 21, 2014 

Good luck,
Steph

 

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Papercrafting Challenge: Magazine Mondays Week 67 Entries & Winner!

by Stephanie Hackney

Papercrafting Challenge: Magazine Mondays Week 67 Entries & Winner!
Papercrafting fun with our regulars and newbies – it’s all about inspiration!


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New to Magazine Mondays?

Please scroll down to the section,

What is Magazine Mondays All About?

for more information,

then scroll back up and check out the inspiration piece,

entries and winners.

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Been contemplating joining in?
Come on, what are YOU waiting for?

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Like what you see?

Click on any image and

Share, Post, +1, Tweet & Pin away

using the icons that appear at the top of each image.

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Last week’s edition of our papercrafting challenge,
Magazine Mondays – Week 67,
inspired another fun bunch of papercrafting entries!

For those who may have missed our last challenge post,
Papercrafting Inspiration: Magazine Mondays – Week 67,
here’s a quick look at the inspiration piece:

Papercrafting Challenge: Magazine Mondays - Week 67 Inspiration Piece (image)

Papercrafting Challenge: Magazine Mondays – Week 67 Inspiration Piece


Let’s see what our papercrafters came up with this week…

Jean M.

Papercrafting Challenge: Magazine Mondays - Week 67 Submission by Jean M. (image)

Papercrafting Challenge: Magazine Mondays - Week 67 Submission by Jean M.

Papercrafting Challenge: Magazine Mondays -
Week 67 Submission by Jean M.

Jean created a wonderful art journal page inspired by her daughter’s recent wedding.

She was inspired by the large graphic in the center of our inspiration piece and the many colors.

I love this page and I’m sure her daughter and new son-in-law will too!

Be sure to stop by Jean’s blog to see her other art journal pages and projects.

Karen L.

Papercrafting Challenge: Magazine Mondays - Week 67 Submission by Karen L. (image)

Papercrafting Challenge: Magazine Mondays – Week 67 Submission by Karen L.

Papercrafting Challenge: Magazine Mondays -
Week 67 Submission by Karen L.

Karen created a card that would be perfect for someone going on a trip, or moving or embarking on a new life chapter.

She included only a few colors which really makes each item stand out.

I love the touches of red (the twine and the stamped sentiment “Adventure“) and I love the way she added “Adventure” vertically.

Be sure to stop by Karen’s Flickr stream to see her other card creations.

Jennie G.

Papercrafting Challenge: Magazine Mondays - Week 67 Submission by Jennie G. (image)

Papercrafting Challenge: Magazine Mondays – Week 67 Submission by Jennie G.

Papercrafting Challenge: Magazine Mondays -
Week 67 Submission by Jennie G.

Jennie created a wedding card for her girlfriend’s daughter.

She kept it very “classic,” limiting the colors and using a vintage romance image.

I love the three banners she added behind the image of the man and woman – they really make that image pop off the background.

Be sure to stop by Jennie’s blog to see what else she likes to create.

Sandy W.

Papercrafting Challenge: Magazine Mondays - Week 67 Submission by Sandy W. (image)

Papercrafting Challenge: Magazine Mondays – Week 67 Submission by Sandy W.

Papercrafting Challenge: Magazine Mondays -
Week 67 Submission by Sandy W.

Sandy created a super cute Halloween card for her nieces.

She was inspired by the colors in our inspiration piece.

You have to check out the “secret” to this card – I’m sure it will delight her nieces!

Be sure to stop by Sandy’s blog to see the inside of the card and to check out the link to the tutorial so you can make one too!

Rebecca D.

Papercrafting Challenge: Magazine Mondays - Week 67 Submission by Rebecca D. (image)

Papercrafting Challenge: Magazine Mondays – Week 67 Submission by Rebecca D.

Papercrafting Challenge: Magazine Mondays -
Week 67 Submission by Rebecca D.

Rebecca created a great scrapbook layout about a guy’s weekend.

She was inspired by the “getaway” theme, and the nature elements, in our inspiration piece.

I love that Rebecca left the journaling card blank so her Grandpa could share his thoughts about the weekend in the layout photo.

It’s important to involve our loved ones in capturing the memories, especially when we weren’t at the event in question!

Be sure to stop by Rebecca’s blog to hear all about how she created the background (and how her original idea led to this project!).

JPSCRAPS

Papercrafting Challenge: Magazine Mondays - Week 67 Submission by jpscraps (image)

Papercrafting Challenge: Magazine Mondays - Week 67 Submission by jpscraps

Papercrafting Challenge: Magazine Mondays -
Week 67 Submission by JPSCRAPS

JPSCRAPS created a lovely card that could be used for any type of celebration.

She was inspired by the round image in the center of our inspiration piece and the colors.

I love the colorful background she created and the way the white, decorative circle really stands out against it!

Be sure to stop by JPSCRAPS’ blog to see what else she likes creating.

Suzi M.

Papercrafting Challenge: Magazine Mondays - Week 67 Submission by Suzi M. (image)

Papercrafting Challenge: Magazine Mondays – Week 67 Submission by Suzi M.

Papercrafting Challenge: Magazine Mondays -
Week 67 Submission by Suzi M.

Suzi created a bright and cheery thank-you card.

She was inspired by the banner across the center of the page, and the pops of color, from our inspiration piece.

I love that she “borrowed” an idea from another crafter and that this card will be one of several she’s giving as a gift set.

Be sure to stop by Suzi’s blog to learn more about her and what she likes to create.

Beverly J.

Papercrafting Challenge: Magazine Mondays - Week 67 Submission by Beverly J. (image)

Papercrafting Challenge: Magazine Mondays – Week 67 Submission by Beverly J.

Papercrafting Challenge: Magazine Mondays -
Week 67 Submission by Beverly J.

Beverly created a super cute mini album for her son.

She used a larger-than-normal deck of cards inspired by the 52  in our inspiration piece.

I love the idea of sharing random photos in a bound “book” such as this and I’m sure her son will appreciate having the photos and stories from his mom.

Be sure to stop by Beverly’s blog to see how she made this mini album.


Another week of fun creations!
Thanks to everyone who joined in!

Yet another week of papercrafting,
an excuse to try new techniques
and a chance to step out of your comfort zone.

We’d sure love to have you participate whenever you can
and hope you’ll join in next week!


Missed out on this latest challenge?

You can still use last week’s magazine as inspiration!


And, this week’s winner is…

Karen L.!


Please join me in congratulating

Karen L.!


Karen:
Please send an email,
with your full name and mailing address and
Magazine Mondays – Week 67 Winner
in the subject line,

to shackney {at} papercrafterscorner {dot} com
(using the correct email format, of course ;))
so we can send out your papercrafting prize (and bonus!)!

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Did you miss out on playing along last week?

No worries, there’s always next week!


And, if you subscribe to our daily newsletter,
you’ll receive an emailed reminder at the beginning of the week,
when the new inspiration piece is posted.

Plus, you’ll always be up-to-date
on the latest and greatest in the papercrafting industry
and never miss a fun giveaway!


Want to know how to play along next week?

It’s easy:

  • Go create something – any papercraft project – based on this week’s inspiration piece (this week’s inspiration piece will be posted by midnight (Central, GMT-6) on Monday, September 15th, 2014).
  • Come back to next week’s post and leave a comment, including a link to where you’ve posted your papercraft creation, before midnight (central, GMT-6) on Sunday, September 21st, 2014.
  • Check back often to see what others have created and posted (and show your fellow papercrafters love by commenting on their creations!)

We’ll be checking the comment section of next week’s blog post daily for comments and links to papercrafting goodness, and we’ll pin all the creations to our Magazine Mondays Pinterest board and link to them on our Facebook page so everyone can be inspired. (Note: be sure your papercraft creation is not blocked from being pinned if you want it added to our board.)

Then, on Monday, September 22nd, 2014, we’ll randomly choose one participant from next week’s papercraft entries to receive a fun prize! And, their winning entry will be called out as ***THE WINNER*** on our Magazine Mondays Pinterest board!

Happy papercrafting!

Steph

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What is Magazine Mondays All About?

It’s an (almost) weekly dose of papercrafting inspiration courtesy of magazines. We’ll be offering you peaks at their covers, pages, topics, colors and type in hopes of inspiring you to create. And, most importantly, it’s a chance for you to show off your papercraft creations and win fun papercrafting prizes!


PaperCrafter’s Corner (PCC)
has been known for being a papercrafting information resource (store, event, retreat and kit club directories; industry news; product roundups, etc.) and provider of entertainment (product sneak peeks, challenges, giveaways, etc.). Now we want to become your number-one source of inspiration…more specifically, papercrafting inspiration!


Magazine Mondays – How To Play Along

Most every Monday we’ll post a magazine here on our blog and encourage you to use it as inspiration to create something of your very own. You’ll create something (ANYTHING papercrafted) and add a comment on the blog post, including a link to your inspired papercraft creation, before midnight (central time, GMT-6) the following Sunday.

We’ll “pin” each week’s magazine – as well as everyone’s creations – to our Magazine Mondays Pinterest board to provide even more inspiration for our community. And, we’ll link to all the creations from our Facebook page so everyone following our Facebook timeline will see the creations our community has shared!


And the best part?

One lucky winner
(chosen randomly from all entries received by midnight [central time, GMT-6]
of the Sunday following the inspiration piece posting)
will receive a prize for participating!

And, the winner will get to see her/his papercraft creation
called out as ***THE WINNER***
on our Magazine Mondays Pinterest board!


Important Note:

This papercrafting challenge is not just open to cards or scrapbook layouts (which have both been popular entry categories), but to ALL papercrafted creations!

How about creating something for your home or office or as a gift? Whether you like to make home decor items, work in your art journal, create “repurposed” projects out of paper products, make cards, enjoy creating scrapbook layouts, or prefer book-binding, quilling or origami, or some other form of papercrafting, it’s all welcome!

Love the current week’s inspiration for a Project Life or 365 entry or page? Create and enter that!

The ONLY requirements for entering the Magazine Mondays papercrafting challenge (at this time) is that your entry must be a papercraft project – it must somehow incorporate paper – and it must be linked to before the deadline.

Play along and Good Luck!

Steph





Papercrafting Challenge: Magazine Mondays – Week 68!

by Stephanie Hackney

Papercrafting Challenge: Magazine Mondays – Week 68!
Papercrafting inspiration from magazines – it’s another week of inspiration courtesy of magazine design!

It’s time for our

68th
Magazine Mondays

papercrafting challenge!


Won’t YOU participate?

No matter what kind of papercrafting you are into – scrapbooking, cardmaking, mixed media, art journaling or decor creation, or paper-folding, paper-cutting or paper sculpture - we’d love to have you join us!

And, we’d love to inspire you to try something new - a new type of papercrafting, new tools, new supplies, new ideas, etc.!

Strectch your creative muscle a bit, won’t you?

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Magazine Mondays, Week 68!

Remember, you can’t WIN if you don’t play!

Come on, Join In!

WHAT have you got to lose?

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New to Magazine Mondays?

Check out
all of our previous MM papercrafting challenges,
and/or scroll down to the section
“What is Magazine Mondays All About?
for more information,
then scroll back up and check out this week’s challenge.

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Week 68′s Papercrafting Inspiration:

Papercrafting Challenge: Magazine Mondays - Week 68 Inspiration Piece (image)

Papercrafting Challenge: Magazine Mondays – Week 68 Inspiration Piece

What do you think of our newest magazine inspiration piece?

I chose this magazine because I like the muted, “Fall” colors
against the dark black background.

I also like the varied shapes, the pops of blue,
the bold title and the delicate text below.

We hope this week’s cover inspires you to
PLAY along with us – papercraft your heart out!

We can’t wait to see what YOU create!

This week’s magazine cover/layout offers:

  • Muted Fall colors
  • A dark, black background
  • Pops of blue
  • A “split” title – the first half being quite bold and the second half being delicate
  • A block of shapes in the center
  • Shapes that look to be hand-drawn
  • A thin line separating two lines of text
  • And, perhaps you see something else?


What are YOU going to create this week?

Not sure how to use this week’s magazine as inspiration?
Simply leave a comment (comment link above or below) and we’ll do our best to assist you.


The Deadline & Creative Options

The deadline for submitting your papercraft projects this week is Sunday, September 21st, 2014, at midnight (central, GMT-6).

As a reminder, this papercrafting challenge is not just open to cards or scrapbook layouts (which have both been popular entry categories), but to ALL papercrafted creations!

And, it’s open to ALL papercrafters,
wherever you are in the world!

How about creating something for your home or office or as a gift?

Whether you like to make home decor items, work in your art journal, create “repurposed” projects out of paper products, make cards, enjoy creating scrapbook layouts, or prefer book-binding, quilling or origami, or some other form of papercrafting, it’s all welcome!

Love this week’s inspiration for a Project Life or 365 entry or page?

Create and enter that! 

The ONLY requirements for entering the Magazine Mondays papercrafting challenge are that your entry must be a papercraft project - it must somehow incorporate paper - and that it must be submitted by the deadline. 

Playing along with this week’s papercrafting challenge is easy:

  • Go create something - any papercraft project – based on this week’s inspiration (above)
  • Come back to this post and leave a comment, including a link to where you’ve posted your papercraft creation, by midnight (central time, GMT-6) on Sunday, September 21st, 2014
  • Check back often to see what others have created and posted (and show your fellow papercrafters love by commenting on their creations!)

We’ll be checking the comment section of this blog post for comments and links to papercrafting goodness, and we’ll pin all the creations to our Magazine Mondays Pinterest board and link to them on our Facebook page so everyone can be inspired. (Note: be sure your papercraft creation is not blocked from being pinned if you want it added to our board.)

Then, on Monday, September 22nd, 2014we’ll randomly choose one papercrafter from this week’s papercrafting challenge entries to receive a fun papercrafting prize.

And, their winning entry will be called out as ***THE WINNER*** on our Magazine Mondays Pinterest board, and a link to their entry will forever live in our Facebook timeline!

Having a hard time remembering to check our blog for each week’s inspiration piece?

Subscribe to our daily blog feed
and you’ll get a reminder every Monday.

Subscribe to our weekly blog feed
and you’ll get another reminder every Friday,
24 hours before the entry deadline.

(Plus, you’ll receive a bunch of fun shares each day and each week!)

Have a great week and happy papercrafting adventures!

Steph

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What is Magazine Mondays All About?

It’s a weekly dose of papercrafting inspiration courtesy of magazines.

We’ll be offering you peaks at their covers, pages, topics, typography, colors and type in hopes of inspiring you to create.

And, most importantly, it’s a chance for you to show off your papercraft creations and win fun papercrafting prizes!

PaperCrafter’s Corner (PCC) has been known for being a papercrafting information resource (store, event, retreat and kit club directories; industry news; product roundups, etc.) and provider of entertainment (product sneak peeks, challenges, giveaways, etc.).

Now we want to become your number-one source of inspiration…more specifically, papercrafting inspiration!

Magazine Mondays - How To Play Along

Each Monday we’ll post a magazine here on our blog and encourage you to use it as inspiration to create something of your very own.

You’ll create something (ANYTHING papercrafted) and add a comment on the blog post, including a link to your inspired papercraft creation, before midnight (central time, GMT-6) the following Saturday.

We’ll “pin” each week’s magazine – as well as everyone’s creations – to our Magazine Mondays Pinterest board to provide even more inspiration for our community.

And, we’ll link to all the creations from our Facebook page so everyone following our Facebook timeline can click through and see the creations our community has shared!

And the best part?

One lucky winner
(chosen randomly from all entries received
by midnight [central time, GMT-6]
of the Sunday following the inspiration piece posting)
will receive a prize for participating!

And, the winner will get to see
her/his papercraft creation called out as
***THE WINNER*** on our
Magazine Mondays Pinterest board
!


Play along and Good Luck!

Steph