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Saturday, March 5, 2011

Paper Crafts Reject Blog Hop


Yesterday the Paper Crafts Go-To Sketches call ended.  There were over 2700 submissions and only 288 were selected.  I was thrilled that I did get one accepted (my first time), but I also had 14 of them that were rejected. Not every one of them is superb, but I was happy with a few of them that I thought worked great with the sketches.  Dr. Amber is hosting a reject blog hop for all those that did not make it in.

Latisha Yoast wrote a wonderful blog post this morning about submitting to publications.  I love to read about those that do a lot of submitting as I'm not one of them.  I just began submitting last year at the strong encouragement from my friend Lisa Somerville, and I'm so glad she pushed me as I saw my dream come true only a few months after submitting.  I read a lot of suggestions about submitting and I never gave up hope.  That's the one suggestion I have for everyone, never give up.  Latisha is right, what might not be right for one magazine may be absolutely perfect for another.

So, here are two of my favorite cards that I submitted that got rejected and both work for Paper Smooches Guest Design call.  I'm happy to share them here along the hop as I've seen some amazing cards that didn't get picked up and I run those same thoughts of "what was wrong with it?" that many others have.

This card is based off sketch #14:

Card details:
Stamps: Birthday Buddies from Paper Smooches, Banners4All from The{Stamps}of Life
Cardstock: Berry Sorbet from Papertrey Ink, Whisper White from SU, My Mind's Eye Tickled Pink, Dish All the Dirt Brown from Clear & Simple Stamps
Inks: Certainly Celery from SU, Dish All the Dirt Brown from Clear & Simple Stamps


and this card is based off Sketch #55 that Chan created


Supplies used:
Stamp Sets: Birthday Buddies from Papersmooches
Cardstock: Perfect Little Black Dress, A Blanc Check and Simply Blue-tiful from Clear & Simple Stamps, Aqua Mist from Papertrey Ink
Inks: Perfect Little Black Dress and Copic Markers B00, BG05, YR68
Accessories: Scallop border punch by SU, Glossy Accents, SU Dimensionals

23 comments:

Virginia B. said...

I love the birthday fishes! Really cute!

Leigh Ann Baird said...

Both are very cute! I just got my first Paper Smooches set recently.

Lisa Somerville said...

Congrats on the one PC did pick up - how awesome for you! You never know what magazines are looking for, you just need to persevere keep submitting, and learn to not take rejection personally! Now your ahead of the game with the two that didn't get picked up - and get yourself out there for the GD call!

JOAN said...

Both cards are suoer cute! I just ordered my first two sets tghis week. Can't wait to have them.

Kristii said...

Way cute!!! Congratulations on being published!!!! Whooo hooo!

Tasha said...

Seriously fun and cute, love the colours too
love tasha xx

Glenda J said...

Congrats on being published! Cute cards.

Susie said...

Let me add my congrats, too. Love both cards. Great work.

papertrails leaver said...

Very adorable cards! I am so putting the fish set on my to buy list! Contests on the pub! :-). Amy

Gerrie Johnnic said...

OGF, I am so happy for you, that Lisa S is ok, isn't she! lol....Congrats, just think, I can tell everyone you were my rommie! Luv these 2 cards, just as cute and happy as can be! xxoo

Ashley Nguyen Newell said...

Both these cards are super cute! I would have picked them! Good luck with the Paper Smooches GDT try out! Hugs!

Anne said...

Love these cards! The birthday fishes cards with the scallops for water is inspired!!

Ashley Harris said...

Both fun cards using the Paper Smooches stamps! Fab!

Christina said...

These are absolutely adorable! Congrats on the card that got selected, I can't wait to see it in print!

Kim Dellow said...

Oh they are fab! Big congrats! Kim

Still Stampin' with Sue said...

These are too cute! Congratulations on on the happy mail! I can't wait to see this issue.

Stefanie said...

They are both very cute Kim! I really like the fishy one. :)

Noelle said...

They are both very cute! Congrats on your "happy news" as well! :)

Debbie Gaydos said...

These are both adorable! You did a great job with the sketches! Congrats on the one that got picked up!

Chan said...

Your cards are too adorable for words! And HUGE congrats on the project that was picked up! :o)

Jocelyn said...

Cute cards! I especially like the birthday fishes--great colors!

Rose said...

Congratulations on getting picked up, can't wait to see your card in publication, make sure to let us know when it hits the stands. Love your two cutsey birthday cards. Thanks for the advice and encouragement, I've never sent anything in for publication other than SU.

Gez said...

Amazing cards Kim..your creations are always fresh & inspiring..I've had a lovely catch up with your blog :)
Fingers crossed for you if you go for the GD call.xx

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