Monday, February 18, 2013

Welcome Baby


Have you ever made a card you love so much that you keep submitting it over and over with the hope that someone, anyone, will pick it up? This was one of mine and I'll admit that I have quite a few cards that I go through these same emotions with. I hang on to them and resubmit them hoping to see them in print some day. This one's been rejected at least twice now and my cousin had a baby girl recently so I decided it was time to let go. I experimented a lot with this card. It's shaped, uses a lot of patterned paper and includes crochet trim and tons of dies. I love it and always will. I hope my cousin and his wife love it, too.


Today's Family Day in Ontario so we're celebrating a long weekend. I hope you're enjoying your Monday!

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22 comments:

gRiSeL™ said...

Wow, this one's SOOOOO adorable!!!! LOVE the perfect details on it which give the card its beautiful charm!!! How this card has never been picked to be published is beyond me!!!! Shame on them!!! (;

Lynn said...

Emily, I can understand why you held onto it. It is absolutely divine. I'm sure your cousin will adore it!

Naomi Edwards said...

Wow!!!! This should certainly be accepted not rejected!!! It is gorgeous and so beautifully, creatively put together... Love love love it!!! I hope you are not have post card syndrome..lol Happy family day!!!! I am from Canada too, PEI and boys is it storming here..makes family day all the more special. hugs

joy said...

Love the shape and all the little details - I know your cousin will love this. But, I think it should have been picked up the very first time for publication. :*)

SmilynStef said...

Absolutely adorable ... love all of the details.

canadian_liner said...

The best part is the little hearts as wings on the bird family. Sweet! Your cousins will cherish. Great new blog photo, BTW!

Cornelie said...

So sweet, and So beautifull!

Aimes said...

So it's not just me that does this?!?! I've only had a re-submitted card picked up once but it's always worth a try...!
I cannot fathom why this cutie-pie of a card hasn't been picked up but I bet your cousin loves it just as much as we do! :)
Hugs!
x

snappy scrappy said...

Adorable!!! Lee-Ann :)

Chark said...

so sweet! love how you made this so cute!

Lea L. said...

This is SO sweet!! LOVE the cluster of the folk art diecuts!

Brenda said...

I think I know what you mean Emily. I think this is so fabulous and I am so glad that you are passing it on for someone else to love now!

Lindsey said...

Once again I'm struck by the fact that I have not the slightest clue of how some projects get picked up by magazines over others. :D This is such an adorable card. I love the cluster of diecuts backed with the bit of crochet ribbon trim.
(And there's a new pic of you, too!)

*Jennyfer Leung* said...

Love your new profile pic! I love your sweet baby card with lots of details.

Kristie Goulet said...

Such a sweet card!!!

Jessi Fogan said...

Me too I have no idea how they pick things! This is such a stunningly sweet collage of fun baby things - I really love it :)

Emily Keaton said...

This is the sweetest baby card ever, Emily! I love those great colors, and those birdies are adorable. :)

Mary-Anne V said...

I can see why you love this card so much...its so pretty and really is perfect for a baby card. Not sure why its not published?

Jocelyn Olson said...

Well I hear you on the sentimental attachment to particular cards. This one is so pretty and sweet, I can see why you love it so much! I like that it's a baby card, but it's not pink with the traditional baby images. Love those little birds!

Annette said...

I have a few of those that I always hope will get picked up.. I know your cousin will love it..so cute

Sunghee said...

soooo pretty! love all the layers!

Bethany Stellpflug said...

This was rejected twice! Wow! I love it so much! I mean it's seriously amazing! I love all the layers of die cuts you put together!