I have to say... after reading Dr. Amber's 'rejection' post, I got a little tickled & decided to join the party! Just to bring you up to speed, there was a recent publication call for Paper Crafts Magazine that received well over 2,000 submissions! Only about 1/10th of those cards were able to make it to the magazine, so several of the girls decided to post some of their cards that didn't make the cut.
A couple of my sketches made it to the magazine & I can't wait to see what people made with them. (None of the cards I made following my own sketches actually made the cut.) Here's a picture of an original sketch I sent in. And no. I can not draw a straight line. ;)
Here's my card (based off of the sketch above). I used Lawn Fawn's Cozy Christmas set along with pieces from Lunar Lights. Looks like I've gotten a jump start on my 2011 Christmas cards! ;)
As I've mentioned before, rejection comes with the territory when you submit to magazines. I wish there was a better word for it, because I think people tend to take 'submission rejection' very personally. Sometimes it's just not what the magazine needed at that particular time. It's all good! To me, it's a great exercise to keep your creative juices flowing and to improve your art form.
Hope you all have a wonderful start to your week!