Saturday, July 9, 2011

Rejection BLOWS! But Cookies Cure All!!

Hola Friends!


How’s your weekend going?  Mine’s been pretty good so far – we attended a beautiful wedding for the daughter of one of my high school girlfriends last night, and today my daughter and grandson and I wandered around a French Flea Market in downtown Kirkland – it’s sunny and gorgeous out!!


I’m back today to share a couple of things.  First, I spent the better part of last week creating for a couple of publication calls, and found out on Friday that not a one of my projects was picked up!  Wahhhhhh!  LOL  The one positive thing that came out of it though is that I have several projects to share with you here.


The Road of Life 3

This project was created for the January/February 2012 Paper Crafts Magazine call – to create an interactive Valentine’s Day card.  I immediately thought of this fun A Muse Studio set called Love Conquers All.  The road was created using another set called Mad for Plaid.  I created a spinner card – that cute red car is attached to two pennies with a dimensional square sandwiched in between them, and then slid into the slot/road.


The Road to Life Tilted

Here’s what it looks like when you tilt the card sideways.  That funny little car twirls around from end to end as you tilt it.  Cute, right?!!

Products Used:
A MUSE STUDIO (Love Conquers All, Mad for Plaids), MY STAMP BOX (Neighborhoods)
A MUSE STUDIO (Sky and Grass Gingham CS), NEENAH CLASSIC CREST (Ultra Smooth Solar White CS)
INK: TSUKINEKO (Onyx Black VersaFine Dye Ink and VersaMark Water Mark Ink)
ACCESSORIES: ZING/AMERICAN CRAFTS (Rouge Embossing Powder), STAMPIN' UP! (Word Window Punch and Stampin' Dimensionals), LIL INKER DESIGNS (Clouds Die), PROVO CRAFT (Cuttlebug Die Cut and Embossing Machine and Swiss Dots Embossing Folder), Pennies


I have to admit, I was really bummed when I didn’t get that coveted email telling me that my project had been picked up.  I walked around the house all day Friday like a pouty baby, throwing myself a little pity party.

Starbucks CookiesQueen of Everything

That is UNTIL my mailman rang my doorbell and there he stood with a cute little box in his hands.  When he handed it to me, I immediately ran inside my house and opened that baby up.  Much to my surprise and elation, my sweet, sweet friend, Terri had sent me some of her amazing sugar cookies – and look at how freaking CUTE they are!!  Are you KIDDING ME?!!  Starbucks coffee cups?!!!  OH EM GEE!!  Terri knows how much I love me some Starbucks coffee (Vente Raspberry Mocha, please! LOL)  How sweet is she?!!  Seriously, she made my day with her thoughtful gift – and it made all the difference in soothing my wounded pride.  Cookies take all the pain away!  LOL  And see that cute coffee cup?  That was another gift from Terri – on HER birthday!  LOL  How lucky am I to have such a thoughtful friend?!  You’re the BEST, dude!!


Now, if you think these cookies are amazing, you SO need to head on over to Terri’s blog – she’s giving away another set of her world famous sugar cookies (and I can tell you first hand that they are THE most delicious cookies you’ll EVER eat – no joke!).  You don’t have to do much to enter to win – she’s nice like that.  But it’s well worth the trip over there.  So stop what you’re doing right now and get over there – and tell her I sent you, okay?!!


Okay, peeps, that’s it for me today.  Enjoy the rest of your weekend, and I’ll be back on Monday with another rejected project – I have six total!  LOL  Thanks so much for stopping by today.  Your sweet comments make my day!



Unknown said...

What a clever and oh so cute card!! Sorry no good news for you, but those darling cookies sure are a FAB way to lick your wounds!!

(no emails for me either, oh well!)


Anonymous said...

Karolyn, this card is too cute for words!! I absolutely chickened in the interactive cathegory, I'm a "technical" disaster! No happy mail for me either, but I'm sure there will soon be another call and we'll rock it, my friend! In the mean, let's eat some gorgeous cookies ;)

Erin Smetak said...

Aw! {hugs} I'm sorry that your cards weren't picked up. :( That car card is CUTE!!!

OMG, LOVE the cookies! How sweet!!!! Haha, literally! I'll have to stop over to her blog! I haven't visited in quite a while! I'm always left amazed by what she creates w/ cookie dough!

Terri said... did this card NOT get picked up, it is stinkin' adorable. You know that I am one of your biggest fans...don't let this crap get ya down...but I hope the cookies helped a little.

Thanks for sending some new faces my way...glad to have them stop by!

Miss ya much!

~amy~ said...

Love your interactive card...soooo fun!

Good grief, those cookies are amazing!

Virginia L. said...

That card is AMAZINGLY cute (what are they thinking?)! I love the design and colors and the interactive part was brilliant! Please keep trying , you know your are better than that!! I would have sent you some cookies...but looks like Terri beat me to it (LOL)!! Thanks for sharing this card--it's a winner in my book!

Jenny said...

Just love that moving car Karolyn, such a cute idea. Those cookies look yummy...enough to cheer anyone up :)
Jenny x

Laura Pryor said...

I think your car card is brilliant and adorable. Love the clouds :)
Lil' Inker Designs

AJ said...

Donwtown Kirkland isn't too far from me...are you in Washington??
your projects are cute! And I hear ya on it's getting harder and harder to get into PC mag lately!!

Christa said...

I love this card, almost glad it was rejected, so we can enjoy it now ;o)