Friday, August 30, 2013

A Beautiful Ride

Today is my last day as an editor for Paper Crafts magazine. It's definitely a bittersweet moment. I'm excited for the next chapter to begin, but sad to be leaving friends that have become my family for the last seven years.

Paper Crafts Team, 2011
I'm officially saying goodbye over on Paper Crafts Connection. Here I'm sharing seven of my favorite pieces of memorabilia from a cork board that hangs in my cubicle. As you can imagine, I've collected a lot in seven years!

In Paper Crafts' July/August 2013 issue, I used one of the downloadable sentiments to create this Life is a Beautiful Ride Notebook:

Little secret about me and paper crafting...while I love cards, I really love the challenge of creating 3D projects. Everything from gift bags and boxes to gift card holders and mini albums. And don't even get me started on treat wraps and sacks! (Yes, Susan. I said sacks. And you can't edit it!)

But this happy little notebook perfectly sums up my time at Paper Crafts. It's been a beautiful ride. I've gotten the opportunity to do so many things. From writing columns, newsletters, and ad copy to managing a blog, web site and videos to seeing countless magazines go through countless stages of production, the list goes on. But one of the best perks has been the relationships I've cultivated with co-workers, readers, and designers alike. And that's been the beautiful part. I hope to continue these cherished relationships as I move on to the next big adventure.

Thanks for the ride!


L3 said...

Where are you going? What's the new job?? Inquiring minds want to know!

Lynn C. ( said...

Thanks for your years of service, Kelly. It has been a great ride. Now for heaven's sakes, you know we are curious and want to know, what is the NEXT step in your life? Please let us know.

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Helen F. said...

So nice to know we can still visit you here, Kelly :)
All the best to ya!