Sunday, May 22, 2011

A Couple of cute "rejects"

Hi everyone!  Welcome to a special blog hop -this is a rejection blog hop.  Most of you know that I submit cards for publication on a regular basis and well, let's just say more DON'T get picked up than DO!  Being published is not for the faint of heart -lol!

So, last week Paper Crafts sent acceptance emails for their upcoming Card A Day issue.  There were over 2400 cards submitted and 366 were selected for the special issue (2012 is a leap year).  That leaves a whole LOT of cards that need some lovin'.  Amber is hosting the blog hop for designers to show some cards that were NOT selected.

I submitted several cards for consideration and sadly, none were chosen for this issue.  So here are 2 cuties (imho), they both use Gina K stamps.  This baby card uses Oh Baby! and some My Mind's Eye paper, from the Fine and Dandy True Blue line.
This one uses the set, Bug me Anytime!

Thanks for stopping by and have a great day!  Here are a couple close up shots.
Card Deets:

Stamps -Oh Baby! (Gina K Designs)
Ink -Chocolate Chip (SU!)
Paper -White cardstock (PTI), Fine and Dandy True Blue 6x6 pad (MME)
Accessories -clear rhinestones (Zva Creative round wheel), Large star punch (SU!), Die-namics Star border die (MFT), Classic Rectangles and Standard Circles Nestabilities (Spellbinders), Copic markers 

Stamps - Bug Me Anytime (Gina K. Designs)
Ink - Memento Rich Cocoa
Cardstock - Kraft, white, Hawaiian shores, berry sorbet, new leaf (all PTI)
Accessories - large scallop die (My Favorite Things), Copic markers, Wild Wasabi striped grosgrain (SU), Stickles in Stardust (Ranger), Cuttlebug Seeing Spots folder (ProvoCraft), clear rhinestones from Taylor's Twinkles wheel (Taylored Expressions)



  1. OMG!! Michelle...who's running the editing department? These are the most adorable!! Yes, I know only too well the ups and downs of submission!! And they rarely pick my favs! lol That's why I say submit everything you have!! You are rocking those cutouts and dies...oh, my!! The flowers on the second one are da bomb! I have yet to submit to Papercrafts...sounds like a lot of work and it can't be on your blog ahead of time...I don't have that luxury of time...BUT I will be in the next issue with my Colour Challenge win :) Published without submitting...teehee! That's the joke of it :) hugs to you and I'll take your "rejects" any day!

  2. Love that second one Michelle, but I'd say both are adorable!! I hear ya on the not for the faint of heart deal! I got one picked up that I "threw in there" last minute even those it was voted "least likely" to be picked up by me! The ones that I thought really had a chance--nothing!

  3. Wow, these are anything but rejects...they are both awesome cards!!

  4. Love the both, Michelle! The top one is way too cute for a baby card and I love how you used the scallops on the second to create the earth. I'll take your rejects any time :) And I know they are not all rejected as I saw your name in a magazine I was flipping through the other day and before I saw the name I thought it looked like a Michelle card!! Love it :)

  5. These are so gorgeous Michelle! Love both of these cards - they are certainly not rejects, they are beautiful!

  6. I don't understand that they where rejected............I love these cards, I love all the cards you show !!
    Just keep trying!
    Dutch Tulip

  7. Oh Michelle, these are so great. I am glad that I am one of your followers, because I get to see all of your art work. I love Gina K stamps. Have a happy day.

  8. Great work! I think both of these are fabulous! So adorable... hugs to you, there is always next time.

  9. Beautiful designs Michelle and so true on far more rejects, lol! Never know what they are looking for so safe to submit it all :o) Great job on these though!!

  10. These are so cute! Mine were not picked up either. I'm still sitting on them in case I can submit them elsewhere. But bummer...for both of us!

  11. I can tell that you put a lot of thoughts and attention into these designs!! Don't give up on submitting!! Hope you will succeed soon!

  12. Both of these are great, wonderful design. Keep submitting. :)