Monday, November 17, 2014

Stuff, news, a card and {CASE}ing Genius

Hello friends,

Can you hear that?  (crickets chirping) I am taking a much needed mini blogging break until around Thanksgiving.  Now I have managed to work ahead a bit, so I will still be sharing projects here and there, and this blog with be a much more happening place towards the end of the month. :)

In the meantime, while I am recharging my batteries, there is lots to share, so I thought I would pop in with a quick update.  On Thursday, I received an email that stopped me in my tracks.  Paper Crafts and Scrapbooking magazine will be ceasing publication after their February issue.

The above picture is of the December 2014 issue- see that card in the bottom right- that one is mine.  I was lucky enough to be selected as a December Cover Girl!

I am an introvert by nature, so I have spent the past 72 hours processing this information.  After all that thinking, I still don't have the words to accurately or adequately describe what I am thinking and feeling about this.  So for now, I would just like to say that my thoughts are with the Paper Crafts and Scrapbooking editorial team- Jennifer, Kerri, Susan, Holly, Stacy, Melinda and Matt.  While change is never easy, I have faith that great things lie ahead for each of them.  They have been a pleasure to work with over the past 3 years, and I will miss both them and my beloved magazine dearly.

Since magazines work so far in advance, many issues into 2015 were planned out, projects selected, typed up and sent in.  Here is a card I made which was slated to appear in the March 2015 issue.

The call was for baby cards- inspired by children's literature.  Can you guess which book inspired my card?  The monster cut file is from the Silhouette online store and the sentiment was stamped using Milo's ABCs by Lawn Fawn. 

Finally, before I go, I wanted to share that I am being featured this week on Kelly Latevola's {Case}ing Genius series. 

Living in NE Ohio, I am lucky to live near some card makers with some seriously mad crafty skillz... some of these gals are "known" out and about in blogland and some prefer to be a bit off the radar. We get together at my church for a day of crafty fun about once a month.  Earlier this summer, Kelly popped by, and I am so glad that I got the opportunity to meet and connect with her- she is one amazing lady and card maker.  

I was so flattered when she approached me a few weeks ago about being the subject of her Caseing Genius series.  If you have a moment today, please stop by Kelly's blog, You and Your Big Dreams, to learn a bit more about me- including  fascinating tidbits like who I would like to play me in a movie,  AND more importantly to see Kelly's AMAZING CASE on one of the inspiration cards I sent her way.  I haven't seen the project yet, but if it was made by Kelly, it will be STUNNING. :) 

Alrightly, that's all for me for now- back to relaxing. :)  Thanks for stopping by!



  1. Katie, congratulations on the cover!! It's so sad that they are closing, but I'm thrilled for you to be on the December cover!

    I've just come from Kelly's where I learned a lot more about you because of her feature on your genius (I agree) and I wanted to let you know how much I enjoyed that!

    Finally, love your literature-inspired baby card!! Enjoy your bloggy break and Happy Thanksgiving!! Hugs, Darnell

  2. Congrats, being on the cover! I think we were all caught off guard by the news...Love your card and I'm seeing 'Where the wild things are' as into what inspired your card.?. And YAY! for being featured on Kelly's blog!

  3. What fun to be a cover girl -congrats for you!! I am popping over from Kelly's blog to let you know how nice it was to meet you and learn about you!!! Totally and completely love your style and I am looking forward to being here often to check out your amazing talent!! Thanks for letting us all know you better!!! Keep smiling!!

  4. Congrats on being a cover girl! It was fun to "get to know you" on Kelly's blog. The two of you made some seriously awesome cards. Stay warm!!

  5. I love you Wild Rumpus card! I'm sorry it won't grace the pages of Papercrafts but it's still pretty darn cute. I'm glad you made the cover of the December issue. For as much as you have been in that magazine over the years it's fitting you should be on the cover of their last!!

  6. Your card on the December cover made my eyes pop! It was a-mazing! Such sad, sad news...but we cardmakers are resilient, and will make the best of it! Keep the awesome projects flowing Katie!

    This card is genius! Seriously, fab, it's no wonder they picked it!

  7. Great getting to know you over at Kelly's blog...LOVE that you sing when crafting:) thought I was the only one..HA!
    It will be interesting to see what morphs from the closing of such a moving force in the Card making world.

  8. Congrats on the cover, I was truly stunned that they waited to announce that they were ceasing publication after so many of us spend so much time creating projects...Love your work!


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