Sunday, July 10, 2011

Some rejects

I am so pleased to tell you that I entered some cards into the latest call at Paper Crafts magazine for their January/February issue, and they chose one of them!  So Thursday was a BIG SMILES day, as my friend Karen would say, when I got that happy email!  This will be my first ever publication and I am over the moon!  What makes it really special is that in the same issue will be cards from Savannah, who encouraged me to enter, and 2 of my Hero Arts Hostess sistas, Virginia and Sarah. 

One of the categories was sketches, and I really enjoyed playing with them,  Here are 2 cards I made with their sketch #1, which were not chosen:


This makes me think of a group of hollyhocks - I love how it turned out!


I stamped a butterfly trail on the back of the kraft panel to guide my stitching, then turned it over and added the other elements from the sketch.

34 comments:

Isha said...

Both of these cards are lovely Lin. My be they didn't find a page companion.I too submitted 4 cards but got 1 picked up:)

Suzanne C said...

Whoo Hoo! Yeah! So happy for you! Love your rejects they are beautiful! That must mean their sister card is even more fabulous!

Kathy said...

Wow! Those are some beautiful "rejects" Lin. Congratulations on being published!!

Brenda said...

So happy for you Lin! Cannot wait for that issue to see what they chose! These "rejects" are awesome, I wish there was another name for them though, the word reject just does not apply!!!

Sarah said...

These are wonderful, Lin! So excited for you! Can't wait to see your card published!

Barb said...

I am just thrilled for you, Lin! Yippee! These two cards are beautiful! If they didn't pick these, I can't wait to see the one they did choose! Huge congrats to you, my friend! How exciting! :)

Karin (Peppermintpatty) said...

Big CONGRATS Lin!!! That is fabulous news and you so deserve it - your work is fabulous!

Kryssi said...

Congrats, Lin!!! The first email is really the best!!! Many more to come! :)

JeanFB said...

Woooohooo, congrats on the publication! And I wish my "rejects" looked as beautiful as yours, LOL!

Virginia L. said...

These two are gorgeous! I'm thrilled for you (and me) to have a card in the Paper Crafts!A newbie no more! CONGRATS!

Ann said...

And about time too Lin! You will show us won't you as we don't have that mag here in the UK. If these are the rejects your winner must really be something special.

And Lin, if you ever do get to the UK I'd LOVE to show you around! ;o) Thanks so much for all your sweet comments.

kath said...

woohoo lovely lady...big congratulations and if these are the rejects...wow I can't wait to see what they are going to publish....big hugs kath xxx

Pam W Merwin said...

So excited for you! A well deserved honor! Looking forward to the publication.

AnitaRex said...

I am so happy for you Lin!!!! WHOOOO HOOOO!!!! Love the rejects too and can't wait to see you in print!

cbuswell said...

that's great news!! (I've had a card picked up for that issue too, my first time!! it's very exciting isn't it!!) love these cards, especially the first one!! fab design!

CinnamonSally said...

Congratulations Lin, cant wait to see your winning card, love these two. Also love your new blog header!!

joy said...

These cards are so pretty, lin! Looking forward to seeing that issue - congratulations!!!! LOVE your new header, too!

Kathy said...

Oh my heavens Lin!! If these are the rejects I can't imagine how beautiful the chosen card must be. They just must not have had room for these as they are amazing! congratulations on being published!!!

Savannah O'Gwynn said...

OH, Lin!!! This is super exciting!! I love that first card--those flowers are gorgeous! And I love the stitching on the second one....and I CANNNNNOT wait to see your beautiful card in the mag!! You are a ROCK STAR:)

Kelly Booth said...

Huge Congrats Lin.....I'm so over the top Happy for you!! Love these cards and can't wait to see the one that was chosen....I have never submitted...I really should some day!! :)

Maureen Morton said...

These sure like winners to me! Can't wait to ss you in print - congrats!

Sue Lelli said...

Lin, that is just SO EXCITING! LOVE both of these cards bunches and can't WAIT to see what the card is they selected because these both are FABULOUS!

Dawn said...

congrats Lin and I think your rejects are fabulous too... Love the new header too

lynn said...

beautiful rejects, lin and a big congrats on your very first pubs! your cards are awesome and it won't be your last!

Stella said...

Congratulations I am so hapy for you! So well deserved! These cards are amazing; I'd publish these too if it were my magazine :)
Enjoy!!!

Stella said...

Love your new blog banner too :)

MarcyK924 said...

Oh darlin' Lin - I'm over the moon for ya!!! I can't believe you've never been published and if these cards are the rejects, then I can't wait to see the one that was chosen! You SO deserve this! SENDING HUGS!!!

Laura - Layers of Color said...

So lovely! Congrats!

Thanks for coming by the Layers of Color New Release Tea Party Blog Hop today! Wishing you lots of luck in the drawings!

Wanda Guess (stampcat) said...

Hi Lin! I'm so happy to hear your exciting news! No one deserves it more! You are such a joy and so creative. Love your 'reject' cards - they're lovely. Your new blog banner is fabulous! Have a great week. Can't wait to see your card in print!

Alice Wertz said...

theses are so sweet, Lin! love your take on the sketch! and CONGRATS on the pub!!! so very happy for you! can't wait to see your card!

Clare said...

Oh my goodness, congrats, congrats, CONGRATS! Of course they'd LOVE to have any of your precious cards that they can get their hands on! Woot woot! Go Lin!!

donna mikasa said...

Big hugs and congrats, Lin! Can't wait to see your cards and our sistas' too! Love these--they're winners to me!

Robin K. said...

I'm soooooooo thrilled for you Lin!!! I subscribe to that mag so I look forward to seeing the card they selected!!! And how special to be in the same issue as some of your hostess sistas!!!

Auntie Em said...

Congratulations on your card being chosen, but you must really like to make things tough for the people making the choices since these cards are gorgeous! I love the button and rolled up flowers with the rickrack and the sweet jumble of butterflies and their trails.
Thanks for sharing! :)