Sunday, March 6, 2011

Rejects or not...

...I still like 'em and I'm quite sure the friends who receive them will, too! ;) I saw on Facebook that the talented and positively upbeat Amber Daigre is having a blog hop for the cards that didn't make the cut in Paper Crafts Magazine's Go-to Sketches call for submissions. I thought I'd join in on the fun and link in a couple of my own cards that didn't make the cut.

This is actually the card that resulted in my 'Where there is LOVE' card that was posted HERE. When I was inking up the circles, the pattern on that card was the result and hence an idea was born. :)

Yes, I admit that the very first two times I submitted, I got lucky. I consider myself extremely lucky, in fact! I kept telling myself not to be too hopeful in case I experienced rejection. After all, with 2760 entries in this most recent call, making it to the final 288 is pretty astounding. I'm always saying that I'm not good at using sketches or patterned paper but the card that got selected this time around was covered with patterned paper so I guess should stop saying that. LOL

Regardless of whether you received happy mail or experienced rejection this time around, I hope you will keep trying! Sometimes they didn't choose my favourite cards and other times they have. In fact, I look back at some of the things I submitted, I think to myself, 'Really? I submitted that? How embarrassing!' ;)

Sources for It's a Beautiful Day: Gina K Designs 120lb pure luxury white cardstock; Unity Happy Everything; Unity October 2010 Kit of the Month - Take Time To Laugh; SU Summer Sun, Tempting Turquoise, Wild Wasabi & Basic Gray inks; EK Success 1-3/8" circle punch; Stampin' Dimensionals

Sources for Happy Day: Gina K Designs 120lb pure luxury white cardstock; Unity Joy Ride Icons; SU Riding Hood Red, Tangerine Tango, Old Olive, Tempting Turquoise, Summer Sun & Lavender Lace inks

20 comments:

Lynn said...

I totally agree with you Emily! Sometimes my favorites get picked...sometimes ones I don't like that much get picked...and sometimes nothing gets picked up...have to keep trying and remember to have fun! I love these two cards!

BabyBokChoy said...

These are very adorable and I like them a lot! One day, I might trying submitting to Paper crafts.

Erin (Homemade Cards by Erin) said...

I agree too.. not that I submitted for the past submission... Love the first one, sings to my CAS style.

Angela said...

Ooh! Both cards are winners in my book, for sure! And I can totally see where your "happy mistake" came from now :)

What cheery colors on both as well. Can't wait to see your sketch-based, dp-covered "chosen" card!

Julie Hoffman said...

Emily these are both beautiful! Congratulations on being selected! Looking forward to seeing the chosen card! What an honor with all the entries for yours to be chosen! Love the layered circles! Great layout!

Lindsey said...

If these are rejects, I can't wait to see the card they picked! Both of these cards are awesome.

Julie E said...

I agree with everyone - the "chosen one" must be amazing if these 2 did not make it :>) Great idea with the circles.

Cristina said...

Fab cards! I <3 that second one.

Smita said...

I can't imagine why cards from talented designers like you would get rejected ;-) Love both these pretty cards!

Meg said...

Great "rejects," Em! The second works perfectly in their "graphic and fun" theme and the first card is just gorgeous! I love the color combo you used and the fact that you inked the circles instead of using plain colored cardstock.

Carisa said...

emily, these are absolutely amazing! i just love your clean style and am always amazed at your talent! can't wait to see what you got published this time. :D

Virginia L. said...

Thanks for sharing your awesome entry! It's a winner in my eyes! I never got around to it this time... and yeah, I'm a little too timid to try!! Glad that you did and got two IN! That's AMAZING!!

Evelin said...

so pretty! I know I would be very happy to receive this! :D

I've got so many cards rejected, I'm a bit lazy to submit... LOL... actually sometimes I wonder if they ever received or look through my cards :P

Janna said...

Great cards, Emily! Looking forward to see the other ones now ;) Janna

Wendy ten Hove said...

Hi Emily!

Wow, with those amounts of cards coming in for the magazines, you need a bit of luck as well! ;-) Love these cards and I'm happy you get to show them here on your blog, because I hardly ever see the magazines here, ha ha, so then I would miss these lovely cards! Especially that first one is sooo pretty! Love the circles with the glitter!!
Wishing you a lovely day!
Hugs, Wendy

Jen W. said...

I was saying to Lynn that they should publish an issues of rejected cards. I bet it would be a bestseller! These are both fabulous! Love the bright colours and the funky arrow of the Happy Day card.

SeattleStamper said...

I adore the butterfly card!

Savannah O'Gwynn said...

OHHH! I really really like that butterfly card! I think everything you make should be published--you ROCK! I am joining the train...after I get over the fact that I was rejected this time. I just loved all of my cards--all of them were my fav! Hard to take when you like the cards--but you are right...keep trying:) THANKS for sharing and always inspiring! YOU ROCK!!!

Lea L. said...

These are both fabulous!! Love them! Great job! ♥♥♥

Alice Wertz said...

wow! you are amazing with CAS, girl! congrats on the pub again, girl!! so happy for you! even your rejects are gorgeous! love them!