Thursday, January 19, 2012

Hello :)

Man oh man... I am in awe this week by having a couple of cards accepted for publication. I don't think the emails will ever get old and I truly hope I will always have the giddy response each time. When I don't, then I think it will be time to stop because it is an honor. So... happy, happy, happy dance for getting cards picked up for the Card Creations 10 mag and July/August issue of Paper Crafts! Yahoo!

I did submit lots of cards and do have a few "rejects". Although, I hardly feel like they are rejects. They just didn't fit with the rest of the one's they wanted and that is just fine with me. Here is one that was submitted for a sketch. I am still in love with the Amy Tangerine collection. Loving these collections that have a little bit of everything for someone, like me, who isn't a "theme" scrapper.

Supplies: Paper, Die (the heart is part of a key die cut): Amy Tangerine collection from American Crafts, Cardstock: Bazzill Basics Paper, Letter Stickers: Lily Bee Design, Bling: Kaisercraft, Die Cuts: Cuttlebug

This sketch was a bit of a challenge at first. But as I dug in with the layers of paper and went to town, it became lots of fun and I really like the negative space.


I used my scallop circle dies with my Cuttlebug to create the dimensional flower. Then, cut off the "keyhole" part of a key die cut from Amy Tangerine's collection.


I'm looking forward to seeing how others interpreted the sketch. I don't think I have the rights to post it on here but it will be in the July/August issue of Paper crafts (the sketch that is). Very unique and very fun. :)

Waving a HELLO from the frozen Pacific Northwest!

Melissa

P.S. In a little over a week I'll be heading to Winter CHA! Let me know if you'd like to see anything in particular and I'll have my camera ready. :)

4 comments:

Linda Beeson said...

That is oh so perfect for that sketch! I simply LOVE it! Congrats on the pubs, I am with you and being excited everytime! Have fun at CHA, I'm not going this time!

Lynn said...

congrats on the pubs and its a blast to get that email. love the card its smashing!

Beth Hallgren said...

Can't believe this was a "reject"! So jealooouuss of everyone going to CHA. Takes loads of pics so I can live vicariously through you :)

Connie said...

that is awesome news !!! I'm having a hard time breaking into getting in a print magazine!