March 4, 2011

A Couple of Creations to Share & The Reject Blog Hop

Hi there! I have three cards to share with you today all of which I sumbitted to Paper Crafts Magazine's special addition of Go To Sketches for Card Makers. Sadly, I didn't get any happy mail today from the editors, but try try again I will!

I had a fleeting thought the day the acceptances were being issued that it would be fun to have a reject blog hop. Thankfully, the talented Amber took this idea and ran with it and actually organized this fun hop for all of us! Thanks, Amber! You can visit Amber's blog Damask Love HERE. This is where the hop begins and loads of people have participated. Isn't that fun? We should TOTALLY do this ALL the time for each call.

Here are my creations..... This one uses sketch #13.


These both use sketch #14. I thought Sentiment Flags would be PERFECT to use in this sketch.





I felt like these were all neat interpretations but that were also easily recognized as the sketch they were based on.

I was very pleased to have been able to submit for this call. I have never created so many cards in one week! At least I can say I tried! You gotta be in it to win it right? Right!

Off to continue the preparations for my lil' guy's THIRD birthday party tomorrow! Have a great weekend!!

Thanks for stopping by today!
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Ingredients:
Stamps: YOF: Morning Glories, Mums(PTI)
Paper: kraft, aqua mist(PTI), Thrift Shop(OA), Real Red(SU!), Legal Paper Pad(Making Memories), cork sheet(AC Moore)
Ink: Ocean Tides, Chamomile Tea Dye(PTI), Tuxedo Black(Memento)
Accessories: Sentiment Flags die(Lil' Inker Designs), double ended banner die, linen/canvas texture plate, buttons(PTI), 1 3/8's circle punch, hemp twine, saffron ribbon(SU!), Silver pearls(Queen &Co), sewing machine

22 comments:

  1. Laura----these are the CUTEST cards!!! You are a step ahead of me because I have only ever submitted ONE, and of course, nothing happened! I really love the circles one---what a great way to use all that yummy paper!! And the one with the sheet music---gorgeous! Very clever ideas!
    Hope that party goes great this weekend!

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  2. Hi Laura! These are absolutely beautiful! Your work is amazing! I found your blog by way of Amber's blog, and it made me happy to see you're from Massacusetts. I am too! I live in Chelmsford. I hope you have a great weekend!

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  3. I love your cards! I think Amber's idea is a great way of meeting new people and find motivation to keep trying. I will keep submitting mostly because I love the feeling and the expectation. Maybe one day I'll find myself in the pages of a magazine.

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  4. Hey Laura! I just love the Always on My mind card! Those colors are great. Thanks for the idea for this hop! Everyone keeps telling me "great idea" and I hope they are reading the part of the post that gives you credit!

    Anyway - so glad to have met you in internet land:-) Don't be a stranger!

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  5. These are great - I think the last 2 are perfect for that sketch! I LOVE Thrift Shop papers - they make me sooo happy.

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  6. Absolutely beautiful work!!!!

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  7. These are fantastic! Love the papers you used. Great take on the sketches.

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  8. I think they are darling, Happy Birthday to your little on one! 3 is a great age!

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  9. Laura, these cards are beautiful! I adore each and everyone of them! I'm wondering what cards they picked when they reject these beauties...
    {hugs} Sylvia
    PS: Don't give up submitting.. I think your work is adorable!

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  10. Laura, I think these are great! Keep trying! :-)

    Paper Crafts Go-to Gal
    Betsy Veldman

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  11. Love how you used the sentiment flags--perfect for that sketch!

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  12. I didn't make it this time either! :-( I think your cards are great though!!!

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  13. These cards are FABULOUS! Definitely keep trying, there were so many entries, so don't give up! Your work is awesome!

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  14. Laura, I love these cards! They are just great!!

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  15. Laura, you are so right! You gotta be in it to win it! I'll submit one day :] LOL These are all so cute!! They seem like a perfect fit for their magazine, so I can't imagine why they weren't picked up. Keep trying gf! You'll get in there!

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  16. Super awesome cards Laura and all great interpretations. I think when there are that many entries that they must look for unique instead of literal interpretations.

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  17. I would totally publish ANY of these if I were an editor. They're AWESOME, Laura!! I especially like the middle one with the blue doily background and the music paper flags. GORGEOUS!

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  18. These cards are wonderful, Laura! I especially love the second one, with the beautiful soft blue, kraft, and music score. You should definitely keep submitting, because you have some fabulous creations!

    BTW, just saw that you're in MA, and so am I! We moved to Methuen (near Lawrence) about 2 1/2 years ago. So hello, neighbor!

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  19. I love them ALL, Laura, I think the circles one is gorgeous and a GREAT take on the sketch! :)

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  20. All three are fabulous!! Holy cow!! I actually tried that first sketch and couldn't make it work. Yours is gorgeous!!

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  21. These are great cards - published or not!

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