Thursday, September 15, 2011

Trio

  
 Thoughts On Submitting and Rejection
1. First and Foremost, you can't get accepted unless you submit: Sometimes Submitting lives a normal life and walks hand and hand with Rejection. Just a matter of fact.
2. Don't take rejection personally: It could be that your card couldn't find its soul mate for the magazine in terms of color, style or product. Who knows, it just might find the love of its life in a future issue if you decide to give it the chance again!
3. Dare to be different: Perhaps Rejection decided to be an unwelcome house guest this month as it knew it'd be comfortable with the familiarity of design and product in your projects?
(The same thoughts I apply to challenges as well.)


Just  had these thoughts in my running around in my head recently and decided to share them with you. They don't really have anything to do with the cards...unless you received an acceptance email recently or gave your first go-round to the submission process-then Congratulations!


Today marks the 20th Challenge at CAS-ual Fridays. Thank you, everyone, for making this such a great and go-to challenge site. We love to see your creations! It's all about making mini cards this week and the fabulous sponsor is Annabelle Stamps. For more about the challenge, challenge rules, sponsor prizes and to see great inspiration from the Girl Fridays, mosey on over to the CAS-ual Fridays blog!

For me, mini cards and card sets go hand in hand so that's what I've done here! I limited myself to work with one stamp set. It offered a variety of different sentiments that allowed me to keep the same design for an overall cohesive look. The size of each card measures 3.25 x 3.5 inches.



Supplies:
Cardstock: (White) Office Max, (Purples) Paper Co.
Stamps: (Sentiment Flags) Lil' Inker Designs
Ink: (Onyx Black) Versafine
Tools: (Banner Die) Lil' Inker Designs, (Impression Plate) PTI
Other: (Marker) Sharpie

37 comments:

  1. Awesome trio of cards! Love the purple hues! :)

    P/s: I share your sentiments on submitting and rejection. Trying means giving yourself a chance. Not trying means giving up totally.

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  2. Love this set of cards Karen - that banner is pretty cool. What size are these?

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  3. Karen, these cards are wonderful. Love the different shades of purple and the mixed sentiments.

    Thank you so much for the comments on submitting/rejecting. I was talking to myself about it last night on the way home (yesterday was a reject day :)) and reminding myself I craft because it is my relaxation. And that an acceptance will come again so keep on trying. With the reminder again that this is about fun for me. Sometimes I can remember that...other times I can't! So bottom line I appreciate your post very much!

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  4. Nice set! Love the embossed polka dots for a little extra something! :)

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  5. Super set of mini cards, love the purples and pinks.

    Thanks for your recent visit to my blog. x

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  6. love the set of cards. love the Fab colours combo :)

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  7. Love the colours and texture on your beautiful trio of cards.
    Thanks for the thoughts on submitting and rejection. Sometimes I worry too much about tailoring to the magazine and forget about what I like. Gotta stay true to me!

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  8. Love these mini cards!! Going to try and play along this week! :-)

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  9. Awesome colors on these Karen! These are super fun.

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  10. This is such a fun little set. Sweet and simple!

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  11. What a sweet trio of cards Karen, love the simplicity of the design:)
    Jenny x

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  12. thanks for sharing your thoughts! These are just great!

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  13. I love your mini cards, the colours are so bright and cheerful!

    I agree with your thoughts on rejection - I don't take it personally when I don't win a challenge - there's so much talent out there - it helps me try to raise the bar.

    :)

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  14. What a fabulous little trio! Love the embossed background and the fun bright colors~

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  15. agree on submitting/rejection. no use beating yourself up for not being accepted. there is always next time in the meantime, i'll have LOTS of cards to post on my blog. LOL! =) your flag cards are so fun! lovely set! hope you have a beautiful weekend and hope it warms up a bit! =)

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  16. What a fun set of cards, I too think of mini cards as a set-- doesn't mean it always happen, but... and rejection, yeah it sucks, why pretend it doesn't, but you can't win unless you play. Or you can be like me and go "oh yeah it'd be nice to submit, but..." and never it move it off the to do list, so no rejection for me because I never made any cards for the current call.

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  17. Wonderful trio of cards, love the bright colors. I totally agree with your thoughts on submitting and rejection! Thanks for sharing!

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  18. well said on the submission/rejection....
    love this set of cards- I never make mini cards, but may have to give it a shot! :D

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  19. gotta agree on the submitting for pubs...

    Love your bright cards...the embossing is fabulous and I've been really into flags lately..posted one today:)

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  20. LOVE LOVE LOVE! The color combo is amazing. Those lil' inker products are amazing, eh? I'm a lil' obsessed with them myself.

    I am indeed the one who was freaking out on facebook about getting happy mail! I'll be in good company - you! :) I submitted one card and forgot about it (on the advice of Kim Hughes).

    I love your work and am grateful for your encouraging words here and when you visit my blog.

    Thank you!

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  21. Fabby set of sweet card, Karen! They say all good things come in small packages and I believe it's the same with cards!
    Hugs!
    Aimes
    x

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  22. love the minis, karen! enjoy your weekend!!

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  23. Just too cute!! Pink and Purple are my favorite colors so these cards are right up my alley!!!

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  24. You are just too cute. I LOVE you sweet little mini set. Banners and flags are too cool!

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  25. precious words of wisdom Thank you for sharing Karen! I think you're spot on!

    I really like your mini cards ;-))
    TFS~

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  26. Excellent advice and cards, Karen! Love making mini cards - these are so cute :)

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  27. I love your set of cards!

    Thanks for the pep talk. ;)

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  28. Simple, sweet and fun all in one!!!

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  29. Thanks so much for sharing your thoughts on submitting for pubs - I agree! It is hard to remember why we do this when we don't get an acceptance email. But if it's no longer fun then I definitely need to stop. Cute little set of mini's! Love the embossed background.

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  30. Super cute Karen! Love the oversized polka dot background and the fun little banners!

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  31. GREAT post (sorry that I didn't see this sooner) and GREAT sets of cards!! You put it so perfectly, my friend!xo

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  32. These are so fun! Love the circle texture, the color combo and those fab little banners:)

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