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So, what’s fashionable this season? I know you’ve been wondering…

Well, lucky for you, I’ve got my finger on the pulse of everything trendy and wonderful for this season.
Pantone’s color of the year is Honeysuckle – a perfect shade for your springtime crafting projects!

Gingham is still going strong! Pick up some pink, red or black gingham ribbon to accent your next card!

And last but not least – yes – that’s right – Rejection is one of this season’s hottest looks!

Thankfully, you’ve come to the perfect place to find the latest, and most fabulous in rejected paper crafting projects!
After a UNBELIEVABLE response to the last Reject Blog Hop – I am here to host the 2nd Reject Blog Hop for all those beautiful creations that just missed making it into the Paper Crafts Magazine September/October Issue.

There were 925 submissions for this call – and only 80 spots!!!

That’s a 8.6% acceptance rate! YIKES!
In case you’re wondering, there are better odds…
– That you’ll be accepted to Harvard Business School – (or Hahvahd if your a Bostonian!)
– That two people in a group of 30 will have the same birthday – yes, I’m a numbers nerd like that!
– That Duke wins the NCAA Tournament (had to throw that in there!)
 So back to the topic at hand – papercrafting!
This submission call was all about Carnivals, Canvas, Color and Creepy (I would have said “Circus” and “Halloween,” but that would have messed up my clever alliteration!)
I am SOOO EXCITED to say that TWO of my projects were accepted for publication!!!
WOOOO HOOOO!

There are still a couple that didn’t make the cut so I want to share them with you here:

This first card is one of my faves! I love the red and green together – without looking Christmassy at all!

The heart-shaped embellishment is made from scraps of canvas layered together  – SUPER EASY!

Here’s another that you won’t be seeing on the pages of Paper Crafts – I love the simplicity of it!

Supplies (All Papertrey Ink unless otherwise noted):
 
Enjoy the Moment
Stamps: Mega Mixes Messages, Polka Dot Basics II
Paper: Stamper’s Select, Simply Chartreuse, Pure Poppy
Ink: Fresh Snow, Martha Stewart embossing powder
Other: Pure Poppy satin ribbon, assorted fabrics from Joann’s
 
Hey
Stamps: Fresh Alphabet
Paper: Pure Poppy, Orange Zest, Hawaiian Shores, Harvest Gold Simply Chartreuse, Stamper’s Select
Ink: Fresh Snow, Martha Stewart embossing powder
Other: vintage buttons, jute twine

Now it’s your turn to share your beautiful rejects!

28 thoughts on “Making Rejection Look Good

  1. YOU MADE IT!!!!!!!! I’m SO EXCITED FOR YOU!!!! I cannot WAIT to see the issue!
    I will be back to share my rejections!! SO glad you decided to do this again!!!! Yaayyyyyyyyy

  2. Amber, you never fail to brighten my day. Your writing is so fun to read. We need you to have your own show or column or something. We just want MORE. You are just hillarious and oh-so-talented!!

  3. omgosh! th heart embellishment is awesome! canvas you say??? and from Joannes if I am reading your supplies list correctly…I need to find some!
    thanks!
    Jenn Post
    noblekatt(at) hotmail.com

  4. I am considering submitting to PC mag for their next big call. any tips?? this will be my first time submitting anything anywhere, and I have no clue what to do!
    thank you!
    Jenn Post
    noblekatt(at)hotmail.com

  5. Hey Jenn! Thanks for visiting my blog! This is actually my first time being published so I am FAR from an expert about how to go about being published. There is a great blog post by Latisha Yoast – a seasoned crafter: http://crafteebee.blogspot.com/2011/03/rejection-card-style-balance-submitting.html

    She offers great advice about submitting to magazines for publication.

    Hope this helps!

    P.S. The heart embellishment is made from fabrics that I picked up at Joanns. You can use whatever fabric you like though! Just get creative and have fun!

  6. Great cards!!! Congrats on getting some picked for publication!
    Thanks for another fun hop! I never got around to adding mine last time and wanted to make sure I join in on the fun this time around. What a fabulous idea!

  7. Amber…your cards are bright and FUN! I love this share your “rejects” idea…very cute and what a good opportunity to get a lot of great inspiration from all of these talented card makers!

  8. Congrats on the publications! I didn’t get any but only submitted 3 – it was a tough one for me. Will try to post something soon… thanks for doing this again.

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