Monday, March 7, 2011

rejected but happy

my heart is always with you

Last Friday the acceptance emails went out for the Paper Crafts magazine special sketch issue. When your project/s are chosen for publication, you receive an email with your next step of instructions. Its a very happy email day when those arrive! While I had several cards chosen for the issue, and that is always a huge honor, I also had several rejects. This being one of them. Does it make me sad? Possibly, but you know what? Not really. This is a card that I would never had made on my own. But I love it. LOVE the way it turned out. LOVE the way the sketch pushed me out of my usual comfort zone. I made something that makes me happy and when I send it, someone else will be happy. I guess my point is, submit, submit, submit. You never know what they are looking for. Maybe this card didn’t work in the color scheme. Maybe this was not creative enough. You just never know, and because of that, just submit. :)

I hope that you had a wonderful weekend! We did some Iowa exploring. Its nice to keep learning about our new home. And yes there is more than corn, pigs, and cows here! :) thanks for stopping by!

Supplies: Sketch #31, Spellbinders-Nested Pennants, Chipboard-Jenni Bowlin, Twine-May Arts, Gems-Hero Arts, Buttons-Papertrey Ink, Stamps-Papertrey Ink

19 comments:

Joy said...

WOW! I cannot believe that this beauty was not picked up for publication, I love it!

Christine said...

It's a stunning card, I agree it is best to be positive and submit submit :-)

Sarah said...

Wow! Absolutely STUNNING! Congrats on your happy email. :)

Christy Farneth-Kerr said...

I really like your positive insights. It's a beautiful card. And it is fun to step out of that little box we create for our self's once in a while:) You inspire me every day Keep up the great work:)

MD said...

Belle, très belle
bravooooooooooo
md

Wendy said...

I think the card is fantastic and as long as you do to, that is all that matters!!

Mrs Ham said...

I love it. I can't believe it wasn't picked. I simple, elegant, and just beautiful.

Sarah said...

I adore your take on this sketch. Maybe more than my own. And that's coming from someone whose card *was* picked up for this crazy popular sketch. Maybe we should lobby the editors to make room for more examples of the most popular sketches.

Heather said...

I love this! The colors are so chic.

Ryann Salamon said...

I have a reject of this sketch too! Lovely card Kimberly!

Aimes said...

This card seriously made me gasp - it's stunning! I love it!
Now if this kinda card is getting rejected then I just know how tough the competition must be! Congrats on getting some of your cards chosen - can't wait to check 'em out!
Hugs,
Aimes
x

D.E.B. said...

Love the black and white - very sophisticated!

Deirdre said...

Kimberly, adore this too... love it in fact. Sorry to hear it's not in the publication... but sounds like you got a few accepted - so congrats to you.

Elizabeth Allan said...

Wonderfully creative Kimberly. I like this alot!!

Geny (Mommy Geny) said...

Gorgeous! And congrats on getting some cards picked up:)!!

Jen Tapler said...

Love this Kimberly! I submitted a similar design for this sketch (and was rejected too! LOL) - I went with buttons as well, although mine were arranged in a rainbow color pattern. I'll have to share it on my blog soon. GMTA, right? ha! While mine was very childish and playful, I love how elegant and sophisticated yours turned out and am surprised it wasn't picked up!

Tracey said...

STUNNING!!! LOVE it!!!!

pcm said...

great card!

jmpetty83113 said...

kimberly, were did you get the full page magnets that you showed in the showing of the frist video with the circle. and did you know the white inside plate comes out to fit bigger dies.sorry on the grand calibur. if you would email me were you got the magnets or show a video on it that would be great,jmpetty83113@yahoo.com