PaperCrafter’s Corner News: Big Changes & An Announcement!

Hello Papercrafter’s Corner Friends! It’s almost Springtime and you know what that means, right?

✿ It’s time for growth and renewal✿

That has been especially true here at PaperCrafter’s Corner. We’ve been quietly focusing on new beginnings behind the scenes!

Big Changes at PCC

Friend, you and the rest of the PaperCrafter’s Corner papercrafting community have been a huge part of my life for the past 3 1/2 years.  Can you believe I started PaperCrafter’s Corner in June 2009?

Wow. Since then, the ups, downs, changes, expansions and learning experiences have been life changing.

THANK YOU for being part of me & my life. Thank you for helping me create such a dynamic, positive and important resource for papercrafters!

And now?

It’s time for a new “head PCC cheerleader” to take over! It’s time for a new leader to bring her energy, excitement, scrapbook industry experience & business savvy to PaperCrafter’s Corner.

Introducing Stephanie!

Stephanie Hackney, an industry columnist and passionate paper crafter, is taking over PaperCrafter’s Corner!  Stephanie and I have known each other both professionally and personally for several years and I feel very comfortable handing over the care and feeding of my ‘baby” to her as I move on to a new life chapter.

She has tons of ideas to enhance the site for you and to provide you with more of the papercrafting information, inspiration and entertainment you love.  In fact, if you’ve been reading our Facebook posts and checking out our pins over the last couple weeks, you’ve seen her in action already.

Stephanie is super excited to get to know all of you and to bring even more cool stuff to the PaperCrafter’s Corner community.

Stephanie’s Thoughts

“Since the very beginning, I have admired Susan’s dedication to building such a valuable resource for papercrafters. It has been so fun to see her take her idea and bring it to life! She has worked tirelessly to ensure that visitors to the PaperCrafter’s Corner site (and associated social media pages) were always presented with valuable content, a positive experience, and a reason to return again and again. I know she has informed and entertained me, a passionate papercrafting addict and long-time industry participant.

I intend to expand the PaperCrafter’s Corner offering by making necessary behind-the-scenes changes and enhancements (check the faster load speed on our site pages!) and adding both new functionality and new information based largely on what the PaperCrafter’s Corner community tells me it wants (yes, this is YOUR chance to make your voice heard – let me know what YOU want to find at PCC!). For you, our paper crafters extraordinaire, there will be more information, more entertainment, more inspiration and, hopefully, even more fun than what you’ve already experienced as a PaperCrafter’s Corner supporter! It is my goal to build on what Susan started and make the PaperCrafters’ Corner offering even better!”

As you can imagine, handing over something I’ve poured my heart and soul into was no easy decision. But it was time. And, I do believe PaperCrafter’s Corner is in good hands! I look forward to seeing PCC grow and prosper further. I can’t wait to see where Stephanie takes you!

So, what will I be doing now?

I have taken on a wonderful new challenge as the Director of Marketing for OfficeZilla.com, an office supplies etailer with great prices & a fun, quirky attitude! Yes, all of the things I learned over the years from running PaperCrafter’s Corner are proving invaluable in my new career at OfficeZilla. For example, just part of my new duties include managing the wacky OfficeZilla blog, the OZ facebook page, and orchestrating promotions with industry product companies. I’d say PCC equipped me pretty well for this and more, wouldn’t you? Just wait till I try to get my new co-workers to pose for pix so I can scrapbook about my career change! LOL

Thank you!

Thank you again for everything you guys have done for me. It has been an amazing experience. This industry has provided so much joy for me and for so many others and it’s all because of the amazing people involved in it, people like you.

I know you will support Stephanie and PaperCrafter’s Corner going forward! She’s shared a few of her plans with me and I think you guys are gonna be thrilled!

Be sure to stay tuned to see the great things she has up her sleeve…

If you haven’t already, be sure to subscribe to the PaperCrafter’s Corner blog updates here, like PCC on Facebook, follow the PCC Pinterest boards, and engage with PCC on Twitter. (Steph is much more active on Twitter than I am, so PCC Twitter peeps stay tuned!)

As a parting gift, check out my special offer below just for you!

See you soon!

Susan

 

 

 

PaperCrafter's Corner Community Deal: free sharpie offer at OfficeZilla.com

PaperCrafter’s Corner Community Deal

 

Washi Tape Class: EXCLUSIVE Deal!

Hello friends!

You know how you see super-cute products on other people’s blogs, or in photos on Pinterest? And you decide you just have to have one (or 10!) but then you can’t figure out how to use it in your own crafting, and then you feel all guilty because you spent money on a product (or 10!) that lie around your craft room like that Thighmaster you ordered from QVC last year? Well, that’s how I felt about washi tape! I love, love, love the look of it and the variety of colors and textures — and at a low price point, who could resist?

So I ordered some (okay, 10!). And then it sat there.. because I had no idea how to use it! UNTIL… Monica Bradford, the Washi Zen Master, entered my life. Now I’ve put my roll or two (or 10!) of washi to good use on my cards, my tags, my scrapbook layouts… I’m a washi ninja  — and you can be, too, in less than an hour — and for less than the price of a roll of washi, including shipping!

Check out this fantabulous deal on a one-hour video class, “Washi Tape Wahoo,” taught by the amazing Monica Bradford, washi consultant to the stars. She’ll teach you how to select, store, and use your washi, instead of letting it gather dust. And if you grab it now, you can get a SECOND video class from papercrafting teacher and designer Susan Weckesser. That’s TWO video classes (over 2 hours of content) for less than the cost of a double shot gingerbread latte!

My friend Lain Ehmann, producer of the True Scrap online video classes and events, has put together a very special offer JUST for PCC community members. Find out all the details here but act fast! This special offer is only good until midnight, 12/11!

Click –>>HERE <<– to learn more about getting these classes for 75% off!

Enjoy! This special holiday promotion provided by PCC and LOAD!

 

Office Supplies & Paper Crafts: A Perfect Match!

Hi Friends! In addition to shopping at your favorite local scrapbook stores, big box stores, etc, Office Supply retailers can be a great place to pick up products & inspiration for projects both on & off the page.

Like this GORGEOUS layout by PCC Creative Squad member Corrie Jones features office supplies galore!!

This is a GORGEOUS layout and I don’t even see any “pretty paper” on here anywhere! It’s white cardstock along with ticket stubs, manila shipping tags, staples, coin envelopes, etc …. All of which can all be found at an office supply store like our sponsor, OfficeZilla.

(OfficeZilla even shares DIY craft ideas on the OfficeZilla blog occasionally!)

More Office Supplies & Paper Crafting Projects

Office Supplies can be used in so many fun ways! Like the binder rings on this mini book by Monika Wright for Write.Click.Scrapbook…

And the base for this “scrapbook rolodex” from blue moss

And tons of shipping tags, oh my! Like this layout by Dina Wakley for Debbie Hodge

Or this “Happy Fall” card by Tammy Tuterow for Fiskars …

And what about little notebooks? Like this one that PCC Squad member Christine Ousley altered recently for Petaloo….

(check out the entire project on Christine’s blog here)

And you know Heidi Swapp loves to bling-out little legal pads

You can even watch her make this on My Craft Channel…

 

What About You?

What office supplies do you enjoy incorporating into your projects? I’d love to hear!

Exclusive Discount Code

Our friends at OfficeZilla are offering PCC readers an exclusive coupon code for big savings! OfficeZilla provides already discounted prices. But with our code, you can save an extra 15% off your first order with them! Use the promo code: SUSAN on your first order to claim it:) (Coupon code expires March 5, 2013.)

 

KI Memories Flashback Giveaway Winner

We had a great time celebrating the new KI Memories Flashback collection earlier this month. All week long we featured projects our PCC Creative Squad created with the collection. As a wrap-up to the week, we offered up a giveaway of the ENTIRE collection from KI Memories.

To enter to win, readers were asked to share their favorite parts of the collection. We had more than 100 entries for the giveaway and our randomly selected winner was SharonDoesBaskets who said:

I love the clear stamps…both sets, but especially the camera related ones! :D Nice collection all the way around!

Congrats Sharon! Please send me your shipping address so that KI Memories & Hampton Art can send you your prize package!