Sunday, April 18, 2010

A "Royal" Let Down

Well, I'll admit, I'm new to the "submission" process of sending in your cards to magazines for future publication....submitting some cards to Papercrafts' Stamping Royalty contest was the first time I'd ever seriously committed to a contest and followed through.  The "we will contact you" deadline has come and gone, so I thought I would share with you a few of the cards that, obviously, didn't make it.  I had fun putting them together and using my supplies, some of which were a little dusty.  It's a funny thing because you never know what they are looking for, or what will tickle their we all just keep plugging away...oh goes:

Most of the cards I made used a lot of Papertrey Ink products because, well,....they're my favorite and you can always count on their "work" performance being superior!!!  Here's one I put together with some fun colors and a cute felt emellishment from Basic Grey:
The loopy border punch is from Martha Stewart, the large scallops are from Quickutz and the label die is from Spellbinders.

Next up is a little card that honestly looks better in person than my photo shows....
I thought the colors on this card were really fun and cheerful....I love the Dot Spot stamp set and combined it with two other sets to get the sentiment. The round tab punch is from Stampin' Up. Here's the close up:
Lots of little touches...the butterflies and the multi-dot border punch.  I loved the colors on this one.

Well, I'll be back with more.


katie H. said...

I love them! You did a "royally" beautiful job!!! Keep your chin up and keep submitting!!! You are extremely talented!

Lulu said...

Love them!
Do you submit to CARDS? I have way better luck with them than I do with PC. Plus I find the whole process easier with Cards...

Carla G. said...

Thanks so much you guys! I was feeling a little bit poopy, but I didn't want it to show...I'll have a few more to share with you...the ones that didn't make least now I have blog fodder.