Today’s post is a special one. It’s for the editors over at Paper Crafts & Scrapbooking magazine.
Paper Crafts & Scrapbooking magazine is ceasing publication.
The news was announced over a week ago by their publishing company to the magazine contributors who had projects pending for some upcoming issues that will no longer be published. (The last digital issue will be the February issue, while the last printed special issue will be the upcoming photo pocket special issue.)
Obviously, contributors are bummed.
I am too. But I’m bummed mostly for the editors who have worked so hard to bring the magazine to all of us. They are losing their jobs, and that just bites.
I have had a pretty incredible ride as one of the magazine’s Go-to Gals and Contributing Editors, and I’ve gotten to know each of these folks (those who are there and those who moved on) quite well. Each of them are people I respect and admire… and consider to be friends. (Yeah, man. Holly, Stacy, Kerri, Susan and Jennifer, you are NEVER ever getting away. BAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA! I know where you live. BAHAHAHAHAHAHA! Just kidding, of course… or am I? But I digress.)
I will be forever thankful to each of you editors for the opportunity to be one of the Go-to Gals.
Being a Go-to Gal has been one of those most awesome things I never imagined myself doing. From designing for the magazine to developing classes to helping figure out features (and giving feedback about what did or didn’t work each issue) to teaching (and even putting together some dang videos), it has been great experience. And, gosh, how about that cruise I got to teach on!!?! Yeah, that was cool.
Thank you, editors, for all of it. You have pushed, challenged and changed me.
I have often stepped back and thought to myself, “I really like these people and really enjoy working with them.”
And so I stayed with it all these years. So there you go.
The card above pretty much describes how I feel about each of you.
Thank you, guys.
And one more thing.
Jennifer, thank you for giving the Go-to Gals another year in our term.
You are right. Our team just clicked. It was the right mix. Laina completed us
While I am sad we won’t get to have another Ed. Board meeting, I’m happy that there were no sad memories to take with us from what was originally supposed to be our last Ed. Board meeting together.
(Hold on for a second. It’s 11 p.m. and I’m feeling a toast coming on.)
“Hooray! No Go-to Gal try-outs! We get to do it another year! YAY!” 😉
So even though that’s not happening now, it’s OK. There are only happy, smile-worthy memories!
By the way, be sure to check out the blogs of the rest of the team:
Until next time. (XO.)