Tuesday, March 23, 2010

A cute card, submitting and rejects lol

I have a list a mile long, and it feels like I am going at a snails pace to get it all done.
Do you ever have days like that?
I am off to the Post Office to mail some things away.
I may go grab a few cards out of my stash to send off to 
The Paper Crafts 2010 Stamping Royalty Contest
You have until tomorrow to mail it off.
here is the addy in case you want to join me.

Paper Crafts
2010 Stamping Royalty Contest
14850 Pony Express Road
Bluffdale, Utah 84065

The prizes look amazing!!

Anyhow, here is a card that I made for a call, and it was rejected.  But I still think it is cute anyhow.  We all get cards rejected, but that shouldn't stop us right?!  Anyone who has ever applied for a design team or submitted cards has been rejected.  It isn't a reflection on you or your work, it is just sometimes they are looking for something in particular, and you didn't fit.  Maybe the card you sent in had a blue pattern but they were looking for a card with a red pattern.  

Here are a few tips on submitting:
Submit your best work, not a thrown together card
Make sure the project is polished, no imperfections
Make sure your photograph is clear
Follow directions on the submission process (like really resizing your card)
Research the magazine you are submitting to, they all are different and take different styles.
Figure out your style, it took me a long time to figure that one out.

Anyhow, here is my card for today.
Basic Grey Green at Heart yummies with a little bit of Pink Paislee paper in the background.
The circles were cut an embossed using a Spellbinders classic circle Nestabilitie die and an impressability die.


Basement Stamper said...

that card is darling! Love the tips on submitting and the encouragement to do so!

Sara Paschal said...

Beautiful card love your little birdie;)

Laura O'Donnell said...

he's cute! maybe tomorrow I'll post some of my "B" list-ers

Tiffany Heilman said...

Very cute card. I would have picked this card, it is just my style! Thanks for the motiviation.

Silvia said...

Your card is absolutely beautiful. Thanks for sharing your thoughts about this. Thanks for sharing your tips!!

Robynccgirl said...

That is too cute! Not a reject in my eyes! Great tips! Thanks!

JOAN said...

I love the card Latisha! Thanks for the tip, I guess I should start submitting to see what happens LOL!

Alice Wertz said...

very cute card! thanks for the tips on publishing! =)

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Whimsey said...

Very cute; love it!!

That birdie is adorable.

Thanks for the insight for submitting, rejection is hard, but everyone encounters it in some form or other!

BonnieRose said...

Great tips.. your card is fab.. thks latisha! hugs, xo

Jessica said...

I cant believe this card was not accepted. I love every single detail :)

Shemaine Smith said...

I'm glad you posted this. I keep chickening out of submissions from not getting other things I've tried out for. You've made me rethink my chicken approach...hee hee Always love your work Latisha!

Anthonette said...

This is a very pleasing-to-the-eye design. I love the embossing on the circle.

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~kelly marie~ said...

Super cute card! Makes me smile :).

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