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)