Friday, November 4, 2011

It's Not Father's Day!!!

So you're all probably wondering why on earth I am posting Father's Day cards in November when most of us are still trying to get our heads around Christmas. Well, I am also thinking about Christmas, but the good folks at Paper Crafts Magazine are already planning the May/June issue. They recently posted calls to submit cards to the issue, including Mother's/Father's Day.

I wish I could report to you that my cards were accepted, but I didn't get in this time. :-( I'm still a newbie when it comes to submitting for publication, so I just have to keep trying harder every time. I'm not a big numbers person (Hello! Creative type here!), but these figures help me keep things in perspective. There were 640 cards submitted for only 90 spots. You do the math. There are a lot of "rejects."

The good news is that Amber Diagre (known as Dr. Amber in card world) hosts the Reject Blog Hop. Yep, all of our cards still have a chance at getting some love. Below are a couple of Father's Day cards I made. I love grandpa with his wire rim glasses, his white mustache and cute bow tie. He needs some lovin'.

Stamps: Clear Dollar Stamps, My Favorite Things
Ink: Memento
Embellies: wire, googly eyes, ribbon, denim
Techniques: Heat embossing

Stamps: Joy's Life, Clear Dollar Stamps
Paper: Stampin' Up, My Mind's Eye
Ink: Memento

Thanks for visiting and Happy Crafting!!


Jingle said...

Oh, my goodness, the one with the glasses is so perfect! You could even cover the sentiment and turn it into a Santa card! LOL! These are both great!

Annette Allen said...

These cards are so adorable..

Savannah O'Gwynn said...

OHHHHHHHH! I just love that father's day card with the face--SOOOO clever! LOVE LOVE LOVE:)

Shelly said...

Both are super cute... but those glasses to too cool!!!! I love them:)

Michelle said...

Aww, grandpa is so gorgeous! I even showed him to my kids and pointed out he is wearing a checkered shirt and jeans. We all love him!

your Tie-m card is cute, and the sentiment is clever. :-)

Katherine said...

So cute. Love the glasses and the pun in the tie card!!

Unknown said...

i love both cards :) the first is my fave...with or without a sentiment. the second card is perfect. i love the image and the sentiment is perfect too :)

Stella said...

My oh my and these weren't chosen for publication??? The idea of the first card is B-R-I-L-L-I-A-N-T!!! Wow wow wow! And the second card is another fab one!
Is it a bit of a comfort when i telly ou that I think that you are very very talented?
Enjoy your weekend :)

Alea Milham said...

Love the grandpa card. These are so cute!

Glenda J said...

Super cute cards! Great work!
Yep, just keep submitting! I didn't get any in this time either but I just keep trying.

Anniebee said...

These are sooo cute, Annette! I, too, love grandpa with his glasses and mustache. I have yet to start submitting my work for publication but that's one of the next couple of things on my list of goals. Best of luck to you! Thanks for visiting my blog and for your sweet comment on my Thanksgiving card.



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