A Sketchy Leftover

Hi there! Hope your week is off to a great start! Last week, Paper Crafts magazine reached a new record – 2750+ submissions for an upcoming special issue, Go-To Sketches. 2750+ submissions for only 288 spots – crazy! That means there were a lot of cards that didn't make it into the magazine. So, I'm here today to share one of mine that didn't make the cut. This was based on Sketch #68.

SUPPLIES:  Cardstock: Bazzill Basics Paper  Embroidery floss: DMC  Clear stamp, buttons: Papertrey Ink  Embossing powder: Hampton Art  Watermark ink: Tsukineko

While it's easy to be disappointed when a card doesn't get accepted, I've learned that it's best to focus on the positives – maybe another card DID get chosen or maybe you feel that you created some of your best work yet! There's never a negative to submitting and getting "rejected" because you always leave the experience with a handmade, one-of-a-kind card. What can be negative about that?

I'm really impressed with the way so many designers have joined together and are sharing their leftover cards from this latest submission process. One designer, Amber has even started a blog hop for designers to link their leftover cards. How fun!

Here's to making lemonade out of lemons and enjoying each other's work – leftover or not. 🙂 Thanks for stopping by!



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  • Reply
    Jennie Harper
    March 7, 2011 at 8:50 am

    Such a pretty card Kalyn! Love the buttons and stitching on this.

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    March 7, 2011 at 9:14 am

    Oh my Kalyn, this is fantastic! I am so glad I got to see this sketch in action, because this particular one intimidated me a bit. You made it AWESOME!

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    Ryann Salamon
    March 7, 2011 at 12:47 pm

    This is so cute! Love the bright, fresh color scheme!

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    cards by cara
    April 9, 2011 at 2:28 am

    I absolutely love this! I used your card as inpiration for my own:
    You are credited, of course, and I hope you don’t mind that I linked back to your blog. Have a great weekend!

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