Note From the Editor
As I contemplated writing this letter, I knew that a challenge lay before me -- to introduce change.
I'm sure you've noticed by now that your treasured CardMaker magazine has changed -- the package is different than you're accustomed to. There are a few less pages. And, if you're like me, you're not quite sure how to feel about this.
Like most people, I'm not a huge fan of change, and it takes me awhile to adjust to new situations and circumstances. But being in the world of publishing today, I know that change is inevitable. We have to revamp our content, and sometimes our package, to stay relevant in this ever-changing industry.
When I first learned that we'd be making some alterations to our much-loved magazine, my initial thought was, "Oh no!" But as I thought about it a little more, I had a change of heart. Despite the change, I'm thrilled that we are heading into year 12 of publication. And that is something that I am very happy about!
As you adjust to the new look of CardMaker, please rest assured that behind the scenes, the entire team and I are working very hard to keep bringing you the same great card ideas, informative technique articles and the latest product news, even though we're doing it with a few less pages. We've rearranged a few things and have added additional Web Bonus projects for you to enjoy. And we're pushing forward with enthusiasm for all that the year ahead holds in store!
Tanya Fox, editor
Tanya Fox has served as editor of CardMaker magazine and various craft publications since 2006.
She said, "I have enjoyed crafts of all kinds for all of my life. My earliest crafting memory is of sewing doll clothes with my mom and grandmother. I learned embroidery and cross-stitch from my great grandmother and really got into paper crafts when I started scrapbooking after the birth of my first daughter. One thing I enjoy about my job is the opportunity to share card ideas and information about new products and techniques with other card makers. There's always something new to learn, and part of what makes crafting so enjoyable is sharing what we know and learning from others."
Tanya is a native of Indiana, and she and her husband, Jim, have six children.