Wednesday, March 19, 2014

Trend Watch -an exciting announcement!

Hi everyone!  You may remember when I returned from CHA, I posted a picture of me standing in front of the current Spring issue poster in the Paper Creations booth which featured my Easter cake project on the cover?
   Well...
I didn't have a chance to announce it at that time, but I've been asked to write a series of articles for Paper Creations called Trend Watch!  You'll see Trend Watch in all 4 issues of 2014 and I couldn't be more excited!  In the photo, see the bottom left column of the cover under "2 New Series!"?  Trend Watch...yep, that's me!  Seriously, this is a dream come true!

  Each article will focus on a different paper crafting trend.  My first article focuses on paper flowers and how you can make them from your everyday circle and heart punches and dies.
Here is a sample of the projects I made for this issue using the heart shape.  The flowers range from very simple to complex (on the tag).  In each article you'll find very detailed instructions as well as step out photos.  Paper Creations is known for their instructions and is a perfect magazine for beginner crafters as well as advanced.
(photo from Paper Creations website slide show)

So how about a giveaway?  I have an extra copy of this issue to give away!  Just leave me a comment here on this post and I'll announce the winner on Monday, March 24th.  Oh and I *may* include a few more goodies in the package as well.

If your interested in buying Paper Creations, you can find it at Joann's, Walmart, Barnes & Noble and a few other stores, or you can always subscribe and 1 year (4 issues) subscription costs $19.97.

Thanks for stopping by and stay tuned for the Summer, Fall and Winter Paper Creation issues and see what trend I will be writing about!
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35 comments:

  1. OMGosh!!! You R-O-C-K Michelle, Congratulations! What an exciting time in your life. I can hardly wait to read all 4 of your articles!!!
    Job well done!

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  2. wonderful news, a great way to celebrate a culmination of all your hard work, and talent.. enjoy the journey

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  3. How exciting! Congratulations!!!

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  4. Congratulations Michelle. Love those pretty flowers on the cards.

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  5. Congratulations!! I don't believe I've seen this magazine...but now I will!

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  6. Congratulations. I like putting flowers on my cards.

    KathleenR

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  7. Ah congrats Michelle, so happy for you! I've never looked at this magazine myself, so I'll be sure to go check one out sometime. The cards and tag are so fun and cheery!

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  8. Congratulations, Michelle, can't wait to read the articles/tutorials you've got planned for Paper Creations. I just know they'll be AMAZING!

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  9. Oh my gosh, how cool is that?!?!?!?! Congratulations, Michelle!!!! You rock, girlie!! I love your sample cards - gorgeous!!

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  10. CONGRATS!!! How exciting for you. Anxious to read the articles.

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  11. How exciting! I will have to make sure to buy a copy of each one just to read up on your articles. Good job Michelle!

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  12. Congratulations Michelle. We don't get these magazines here do this will be something precious. TFS

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  13. How awesome is that! You Trendy Lady you! :) Congrats~

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  14. Congratulations! You always have wonderful ideas to share on your blog, it will be great to see some in print!

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  15. This photo still makes me smile!! :) I loved reading and seeing all your work in the new Trend Watch article!!! Lovely creations you made!! Big congrats to you girly!!!

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  16. I'd love a copy! Congrats, you should be so proud!

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  17. Congrats, Michelle! This is sure to be a very informative column in the magazine and I will be watching for it on the newsstand. Thanks for the chance to win a copy!

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  18. Congratulations!!! It will be wonderful to read your column. Thanks for the chance to win!!

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  19. I am so excited for you...How exciting did you stop pinching yourself yet,,,Your such an amazing artist and love your work.Will have to get this soon.CONGRATS:))))
    XOXOXO

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  20. Congratulations Michelle! What a wonderful development!

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  21. Congratulations!
    Thanks for the chance to win a copy of that issue of the magazine!
    Have a blessed day!

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  22. Congrats on your trend watch articles! The flower cards in the photo are beautiful!

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  23. Congratulations Michelle. Way to go girl!!!
    The magazine looks wonderful. Will have to see where I can get a copy in Canada.

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  24. Congratulations Michelle. It is awesome that your project was on the cover and also that you are also going to have a feature in each issue. Love all the samples you provided for the magazine!

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  25. Congratulations Michelle!! How exciting!! I am going to have to run to Walmart and pick up a copy!!

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  26. Happiest Congratulations, Michelle...good for you! Yes, I'd love a copy & thanks for all your inspiration.

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  27. Congratulations! How exciting! What a beautiful creation!

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  28. I was so excited for you when I saw your post from CHA but now.....CONGRATULATIONS!! I've read Paper Creations a couple times in the past and loved it!! I can't wait to see it again!!

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  29. Hi Michelle!!! OMGosh, Congratulations!!! I came by to see what you've been up to and to say hello and low and behold, you have this most awesome news posted and I'm super excited for you and for US!!! You have always been a big inspiration to me artistically, not to mention a very sweet blogging buddy and an encouraging and supportive friend! Your no bake Easter cake project is AHH-MAZING!!! I can't wait to see all the great trends you'll be bringing us!!! Big hugs and have a great weekend!!!

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  30. Wonderful! I love when creativity is recognized and rewarded! Congrats! I also love when my punches pull double duty.

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  31. What an awesome thing! Thanks for the giveaway.

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  32. I can wait to check out the trends. This will help to keep my cards fresh and interesting.

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  33. Congratulations, Michelle! You will be fabulous! (but of course, you already are)

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