Friday, May 20, 2011

A Bit O' Bling and a Story

Oh, my do I have a story for you guys today! But first I will show you the card I made for this week's CAS-ual Friday Challenge!

I am hoping that this card is in fact CAS.....I got a bit scared as I was reading this weeks' challenge post over there at CAS-ual Fridays. I used my retro background basics stamp from PTI, and added some bling over the tiny circles in between the diamonds. Then I had to use one of my favorite leaves that I stamped on some textured card stock....sometimes I really like how the texture of the card stock comes out through the ink., and the sentiment also is one of my new favs. I think it's pretty clean and simple....hopefully the Girl Friday's will think so as well!

And now for the story:

So as many of you may know, today was the day that the acceptance emails went out from Paper Crafts Magazine for the 'A Card a Day 2012' publication. I submitted 26 cards this go around, the most I have ever submitted, and was sure that at least one would get picked up. Well this morning I checked FB, and saw that things were started, but had so much going on today, I couldn't just sit by the computer......flash to right after picking the boys up from school this afternoon, I came home and checked one more time. All the emails had been sent out, but there was no happy mail in my inbox. I went ahead and made a comment on Paper Craft's FB post congratulating everyone who had made it, and saying that I had submitted a boat load, but it wasn't my turn this go around.

After another hour or so of being outside with my kids, and over at the neighbor's house, I randomly came down and checked my email, and I COULD NOT BELIEVE MY EYES. There it was, an email from Susan that two of my cards had been picked up! I was so happy and so excited, and so feeling like I wish I wouldn't have eaten all that Belgian Chocolate in my moment of upset-ness. Then I went back to FB to make another comment and saw that Paper Crafts had posted on the feed that OOPS! Somehow they had missed me and that an email was coming my way! (I originally didn't see that in my inbox.....I had eyes only for the email from Susan!)

Well I am a bit happier than I was a few hours ago, and yet once again feel so blessed and honored to have my designs and creations on the pages among such talented women! It is truly an honor!!!

What a day it has been...actually it's been a really crazy past couple of days. Yesterday I had to trap a live mole that one of the cats decided to bring in the house!!!! And that was only the tip of the ice burg from yesterday!!! Ha! From card maker to exterminator(don't worry I set the little guy free outside!), my talents never cease!!!

Thanks for stopping by and have a beautiful day.

Chocolate Chip and Whisper White Textured Card Stock by Stampin UP

Chocolate Chip, Taken with Teal, and Old Olive Ink by Stampin UP

Background Basics Stamp set by Papertrey Ink, Best Wishes & More Stamp Set by Stampin UP, Thanks Stamp by Impress Rubber Stamps

Rhinestones by Stampin UP


Karen B. said...

Congratulations on your publications! I think your card is a fine version of clean and simple and your colors are great! Thanks for playing along at CAS-ual Fridays!

Jocelyn said...

Yeah for you and your 2 cards in PC! I saw the "oops" post and was super happy for you. I love this card--great use of the bling.

Michele Gross said...

That is the best oops ever! So happy for you and congrats!! Your card is an excellent CAS design :) Love the bling and the colors are wonderful!! Glad you had a happy day and thanks for spending part of it with us at CAS-ual Fridays!

Glenda J said...

Congrats to you! I saw all the confusion! Good thing you said something!
Fabulous card... great work!

Laurie said...

First off....YEAH!!!!!!!! Congrats girl! I can't wait to see the magazine!! So fun!! And your card is surely CAS! I love that retro background and the bling! Thanks for playing along at CAS-ual Fridays!

Kryssi said...

Congrats! And awesome MAS and CAS card! Thanks for playing along with us at CAS-ual Fridays!

Jenny said...

Just love the retro pattern and how you added bling to it :)
Jenny x

Christa said...

Beautiful card!

Stephanie Lanzalotto said...

Congratulations on your publications! Your card for this week's CAS-ual Fridays is fabuoult. I do love the way the ink works with the textures cardstock. beautiful!

Laura Davis said...

LOVE this, it's so unique!
Thanks for playing at CAS-ual Fridays!

Hannah said...

I love that card, just gorgeous. Love the colours you've used :)

Jaclyn Miller said...

Love how you've incorporated that bling into your diamond pattern. Thank you for playing along at CAS-ual Fridays.