big news

My December Daily album got off to an unusually exciting start this year, and I am so thrilled to share my big news with all of you! (Honestly, I can’t believe I’ve held it in as long as I have!) As of December 16, I will be a Senior Editor at Creating Keepsakes magazine.

This is a dream come true for me: I’ve wanted to work for a consumer magazine since I was a little girl. My older sister, Jen, and I used to make little magazines for each other and for our cousins. Content was always very important — it had to be super interesting with plenty of hand-drawn pictures and catchy headlines. Well, we gave our magazine away for free, but soon I was dreaming of being able to walk into a bookstore and say, “Look, my magazine is sold out this month!” And then came the all the possibilities inherent in online content. Video, podcasting, webinars, idea galleries . . . you name it, I wanted to do it.

Eventually, the universe led me to papercrafting. Since I first picked up a stamp, I’ve made countless cards, mini albums, and 3-D projects, only recently branching out into standard size scrapbook pages. There is something so special about handmade cards and books that speaks to the need we have as people to reach out and connect, to share a little bit of ourselves and learn about others in return.

I like to think of blogging as an extension of that. Through blogging about papercrafting, I have made so many friends that I would never have met otherwise. One of these dear friends, Kelly Alvarez, is one of the few people I told when I received an interview with Creating Keepsakes. She crossed her fingers for me. And then she crossed her toes. Finally, she crossed her hair! We’re pretty sure it worked.

Thank you all for being such a big, important part of my life! I hope to give readers the same thrill I get whenever I delve into an issue of Real Simple or Martha Stewart Living or explore their web sites. I can’t wait to get to work at Creating Keepsakes!

december daily 09 cover recipe: album base: clear acrylic 3-ring tab album (maya road); card stock: white (bazzill basics); patterned paper: merrymint (american crafts); chipboard: silver cinnamon thickers + robin's egg cinnamon thickers (both american crafts)

12 thoughts on “big news

  1. Tiffany Johnson says:

    OMG!!!!! Congratulations! This is HUGE and your style is SO very editorial, so I’m sure you’ll fit right in!!!! They are so lucky to have you! And, I agree, Kelly is the best 🙂 BIG hugs, high fives, and BOOTY BUMPS*

  2. Kaylan Malm says:

    Great news Kim! Looks like all the hard work paid off 🙂 Always good to see someone get something they worked very hard for. Congrats!!!

  3. kelly marie says:

    You are AMAZING!! Congratulations, girl! I loved reading your story. How amazing is it to see a childhood dream fulfilled? You so deserve this, and I am so lucky to have you as a blog friend :). I cannot wait to pick up your first issue! And anytime you need me to braid my hair, I’m here :).

    Big hugs!! Congratulations and Felicidades! (I’m so excited the Spanish comes out!)

  4. Courtney says:

    Oh MY WORD! I’m seriously doing a dance for you right now! That’s amazing – AMAZING! I don’t even know how you go about getting a position like that … and here you are! You have it! Have I mentioned how excited I am for you?

  5. Travelingmama says:

    WHAT??!!!!! YEAH!!!!! It HAD to have been Kelly’s hair FOR sure! OM Goodness!!! I am SOOOO excited for you!!! I’m joining in the happy dance because that is AWESOME!! I didn’t realize this was THE new job. I’ve seriously GOT to get out more! LOL! I’ve had my head in a cardboard box lately! LOL! Big huge squeezy hugs from Morocco!

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