Friday, September 17, 2010

The rejects...

Okay.  I'm going to have a moment to be real.  After the latest calls for mags went out and I didn't see any happy emails for the third month in a row, I began to have a pity party.  Then I read my friend Bri's post on her blog.  I'm so glad I'm not alone!  It's easy to think we are when we feel rejected.  Her post reminded me that it shouldn't be about being accepted for pubs or not.  If YOU love your work, then it's AMAZING work!  And that's how it always should be.

So here are the rejects awesome cards that I LOVE.  I was super happy with the way they turned out.  I even tried a couple of new tricks that I'll tell you about.

Supplies: Cardstock: The Paper Company, Patterned Paper, chipboard: Cosmo Cricket, Floss: DMC (Chartreuse, Dusty Rose), Pen: Uniball Signo 

For this card I had some fun with my floss.  I love blocked grid designs but I don't do them very often.  This time I thought how fun to use up some of that floss to create the quilted/blocked grid look.  Adds a little interest don't you think?  I am seriously loving the Pixie-licious line from Cosmo.  The colors all together make me want to get all cozy with a cute, pink, snuggly blanky and a good chick flick.

Typically, I like to use a stamp or even the new We've Got Your Sticker sentiments from SRM, but thought I'd just hand-write the sentiment.  I usually doodle on a scratch piece of paper first.  Then, when I feel like I'm on a roll I just write on the card. 

Supplies: Cardstock: The Paper Company, Die Cut, Alpha Stickers: Cosmo Cricket, Bling and Flower: Kaisercraft, Ribbon: Offray, Stamp: Fiskars, Ink: Versafine

You should know by now how much of a fan I am of negative space.  I've been on a kick using different media and/or fonts for my titles and sentiments.  

Thanks for swinging by!  I'm going to keep loving my cards and layouts no matter if they get picked up for pub or not.  And I encourage you to do the same. :)

Hugs,
Melissa  

9 comments:

Brianne N. said...

I love them too!!!! YAY! I am so glad you felt the same way as me! We ARE awesome! I want a t-shirt that says "Beep beep, BABY!" muahahah! Love you chick!

Casey Wright said...

I totally know what you mean! I submitted some of my best work to date and just KNEW that at least one had to be picked up....was sad when they weren't but I've already started submitting for the next month.... chin up! Your work is BEAUTIFUL!!!

Pamela said...

Love your cards! I didn't get any pick ups either. I do was disappointed. I hate feeling that way. But you are right. :) Love your work girl.

Jennifer Hansen said...

Can I join your pity party? I'm not getting a lot of love either! I think one magazine I've apparently been placed on their Do Not Call list...lol. I used to get their love, but no more!

Anonymous said...

Love the hand stitched squares in the grid on your card! So very cute and clever. :)
Don't feel bad about not having stuff picked up. I've been in a dry spell lately too. It seems I can go months without a request, and just as I'm about to give up, I get something picked up. I'll never figure out how they decide. lol

Barb said...

Oops, just in case you're wondering, that anon comment was me. :P

Chocolate Mousie said...

At least you've been published. Think of all the people who submit all the time and never get in the mags. :)

Kelly R said...

These cards are very nice! I am glad you didn't give up. There are good designs. Plus you had fun and that is the main thing! Saw your blog on Two Peas. Check me out at www.ksimonedesigns.blogspot.com

lisa westphal said...

I love your cards and think they'd look great in any pub. :) They are AWESOME . . . definitely not rejects. :)