Thursday, May 19, 2011

A Country Thank You - For the Reject Pile

I haven't had too many projects first time was in the first edition of the Cricut Magazine and I have a couple of projects going into the Birthday Idea Book.  I was totally elated to have any of my work published in a magazine.  To be published, you need to submit, submit, and submit some more.  Not all of the projects you submit will be picked up for publication and here is one of mine.  Now, don't get me wrong...I ♥ this card and was really hoping it was going to be picked it really isn't going into a literal reject pile.  The call was for the August or September edition of the Cricut Magazine and they were looking for cards created with the Freshly Picked cartridge.  I used that cartridge to cut the overalls on this card.
        Cardstock: Stampin' Up! (kraft, cream, pink), Coredinations (blue)
        Die cuts: Cricut with Freshly Picked cartridge
        Ribbon: Stampin' Up!
        Stamp: Stampin' Up!
        Flowers: Prima
        Embossing: Cuttlebug with Heritage embossing folders
        Lace: Offray
        Ink: Stampin' Up!
        Brads: Making Memories
        Other: hemp twine

Tell me, have you submitted any of your creations to a magazine yet??  Which magazines??  Where any of your projects picked up for publication??  Please share.....I would even love to see your rejected projects....



  1. Oh, Amy! That is a super cute card! I would have published it if I were a publisher! ;) I might even copy at some point...but just for personal use, of course. Thanks for sharing!! :)

  2. That is a super cute card! Like Tonya said, if I had a magazine I would publish it! I have never submitted anything-I'm still too beginner, LOL!

  3. Hey, just because they didn't pick it up doesn't mean it's fit for the reject pile. I think it's adorable!!!

  4. I just submitted my first bunch of LOs to Scrapbook News and Reviews. I really liked their on-line submission process, and their calls are really clear and easy to find. Now it's fingers crossed time :)

  5. This is totally CUTE!!! I love the lil overalls!! Great job!!


  6. Your card is absolutely wonderful! Can't imagine why it wasn't picked but hey it's their loss right?

    I've submitted a few cards for publication but have yet to have any picked up. Although I have had a couple mentioned in the Chirp and that's exciting too.....or least it was for me. lol

  7. I really love the overall.. to cute.. Ditto for me too. I would have published it too.. I love it. Thanks for sharing.. Great job...

  8. Hello Amy,

    I loved the card as well!! The overalls are so cute!! I love the bow as well! I'm sure you will get published many more times in the future. Just keep submitting!! Thanks for sharing the card with us!!

  9. I love this card!!! I have submitted, I am in the birthday book too, and will be in July issue swell. I do have some rejects, but I still love them!!

  10. Oh how fun...congrats on being published. This card is so fun. Love the denim.

  11. I would not put this in the reject file!

  12. Congrats on being published Amy!! You make great cards!!

    I had a couple of cards published in CardMaker magazine, but then stopped submitting after I had LOTS for the reject pile!

    I have 3 cards in the current Cricut Magazine and some cards in the next few issues. Yay!

    I am sometimes surprised when I submit 3 or 4 cards and they pick my least favorite of the ones I submit. lol. Who knows how they decide, I just keep submitting. :)

    Here is something interesting - I resubmitted previously rejected cards for a different issue, and they were picked up the second time around. If you really love a card, submit it a couple of times if it fits the criteria!



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