Saturday, March 5, 2011

Bold Thanks card for a fun blog hop

Hi everyone!  As I was scrolling through my Google Reader tonight, I say my BFF Charlene, blogged about a fun blog hop and I just had to play along!   As you know, getting published is a long road that is FULL of rejection.  The last Paper Crafts Go-To Sketches call had over 2750 entries!  ZOWIE -that's alot of fabulous cards they had to chose from.  So, with only 288 cards actually making the issue, Amber has started a blog hop for anyone who wants to share a card or two that didn't make the cut!  Fun, huh?!?

I am lucky to have 1 card selected for the issue, but thought I would join the hop and show a card I made for sketch #11 that was not chosen.  I used a sentiment from Technique Tuesday's Thanks For Everything set, and some more of the washi Decorative Tape by American Crafts.  Crazy fun stuff! 
You can find a link to all the sketches here.  Lots of inspiration in this list!!  I can't wait to see the issue. 

Thanks for stopping by and have a great day!  I will leave you with a close up picture.
P.S.  I didn't hear from Cassandra, who was the winner of my blog candy.  So, I chose another commenter! helped me chose:
True Random Number Generator 45 
Anonymous said...
Wow 8 cards published in one issue! I saw this at the grocery store but didn't buy it. Gee, I am sure I am needing something from the store.... Love spending time reading your blog and checking out all your great creations. I really like this latest card! So fun! Chris R. from Iowa
Congrats Chris!!  Please send me an email with your address and I will send the goodies ASAP!!

Card Deets:

Stamps - Thanks For Everything (Technique Tuesday)
Paper - Pure Luxury white and black cardstock (GKD)
Ink - Versafine black onyx
Accessories - Mixtape decorative tape Dear Lizzy collection (American Crafts), silver pearls (Recollections by Michael's)


  1. Congrats on the pick up :) This "no pass" is too fun! Great way to use up scraps.

  2. very cool, i love your take on the sketch - i had NO clue what to do with it! i have this tape lying around, too, def going to have to case this! :D

  3. Cute card. I didn't even attempt that one. Congrats on the happy email!

  4. I didn't even brave this sketch - you did a fabulous job. Love the washi tape. Congrats on the one you did get picked.

  5. Fun Card! :) Glad you got one picked up!!!

  6. Not only do I love the colors, but I love that huge "THANKS" Michelle!! This card is gorgeous!! Very striking!!

  7. Way to go hun on getting a card selected!!! That is awesome news :) This card is so gorgeous. I love it :)

  8. Great card, has a feel of happiness to it, along with simple and cute.
    Congrats on getting a card choosen out of so many.
    You are one very talented lady, keep on posting and inspiring all of us!!!
    Enjoy your week.

  9. Even your rejected cards are awesome! Guess of mine got selected for the Sketch issue too!! EEEHHH!!! Can't believe it!! We're going to share an issue!!

  10. COOL!!!! What an awesome card and what a fun hop idea!!! :) Even your cut cards are fabbo!!!