Wednesday, May 7, 2014

A "Thanks," Some News, and of course, A Card

Just wanted to say thanks to all those who voted this card as one of the Top 3 Featured Members over at the Muse Card Club Challenge. It still humbles and surprises me to achieve this honor. So, thank you. And I sincerely mean that. A special thanks goes out to Gillian for her gorgeous inspiration card; it's just stunning.

I have a little news....and I'm allowed to share a bit of it. Let's go back to the birthday party for Maria, whose blog is reislingmama. Like many of you, I linked up a card in celebration, and then mailed it to her in Germany. I received a lovely thank you email from Maria, and because my card for her contained some gold paper, she suggested I submit to Paper Crafts & Scrapbooking Magazine who had a call for cards with gold in them. I only had time to get one card made and sent, and really didn't think too much about it. Then last week, I got an email from Susan Opel. My one and only (and first-time) submission was accepted for publication! Unbelievable. I need someone to volunteer to come over and pinch me. You'll have to wait for the November issue to come out to see it, but as soon as it's published I can show you the card here too. So that's the news....

And I actually do have a card. We're overcast today, with the likelihood of some pretty big thunderstorms, so my photo, no matter how I lit or then edited it, is dark. The rich deep pink cardstock looks red in the photo, but irl, it's only a shade darker than the pink middles of the flowers! I'm playing along with Curtain Call Challenge, and Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge.


   Simon Wednesday Challenge Blog


I think this card fits nicely into both challenges. 



All stamps and dies are from WPlus9. Neenah white base, a deliciously pink scrap, a piece of  Simple Stories Snap dp, and Michael's sequins. The inks are from Ranger, Versa Color, Color Box, and SU.  I threw some gold thread under the bitty bouquets just for some interest. That's about it. I'm going to go make cupcakes for DH (chocolate fudge), and then it's back to the craft room for me! Happy dances everyone.


18 comments:

Deepti said...

Oh my God Bev!! It was you... Remember on FB page of Papercrafts there was chat going on about who got the happy mail, with two newbies :) besides you it was me. I saw Bev on FB but did not recognize it was you. I so excited for you. For me to it was my first time and only one entry, I know how it feels :) I so look forward to your card. Congratulations!!
As always this card is very very pretty. I will send u a friend request on FB :D

Tracey McNeely said...

Such a pretty card Bev, I love all theh pink! Wish I had some cupcakes. ;) Thank you so much for sharing with us at the Curtain Call!

Jacquie Southas said...

Congratulations Bev - such exciting news! The card IS pretty & pink - love the fresh cut florals!

Ardyth Percy-Robb said...

That's pretty exciting news - I know lots of people who submit and submit and never seem to get chosen! Well done! (but not surprising!) Love this pretty floral card!

Teresa Kline said...

so precious, luv the design and the gorgeous flowers! So glad you played along with Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge!

sparkle & shine *~*

Jen said...

How exciting Bev! I can't wait to see your card! Oh, and this one is fab! I love those sweet flowers and the little splash of sequins!

Darnell J Knauss said...

Fabulous pink all-over card, Bevie! I hope the storms aren't too bad tomorrow. No matter what, I know you'll be walking on air! Congratulations on the publication!! I've never submitted a card, but I can imagine the thrill!! No one deserves it more!! Big hugs, Darnell

Anita in France said...

What? OH MY GOODNESS, Bev ... huge congratulations ... I'm so sharing your excitement ... and happy dancing for you! Sooooo well done, dear friend ... and sooooo well deserved!

This is so pretty ... wonderful deep pink (the colour made it well across the miles!) with gorgeous loops of gold thread under those sweet blooms ... delicious! Anita :)

Lynn said...

Bev, that is absolutely awesome news! Way to go! So happy for you. And your card today is stunning. You know I love all the floral goodness.

Kelly Griglione said...

YAY, BEV, SO EXCITED for your news on getting published! Way to go Maria for prompting you to submit it too. So wait, does this mean Maria needs to send her card back?!? LOL. At least she will understand as a fellow card-maker : ) Gorgeous card you made too ... those pinks and reds are delish!

Hannelie said...

BEV!!!!!!
You're a rock star!
Congratulations!!!
♥♥♥
oh and ps... another awesome pretty in pink creation!

cm said...

Woo Hoooo!! I literally performed a happy dance around the classroom (no students at the moment, but I'd have done so regardless!), in hearing your news! WOW!! AWESOME!! You're published! Super congrats to you and super excited to see your card in print!! I think you should celebrate this accomplishment with some decadent treats! Yayyyy!!! Your card here is a pretty pink delight; yet more evidence of what an incredible designer you are!! I'll be smiling all day with thoughts of how tickled-delighted you must be!! Again: huge congrats and huge hugs!! ~c

Susanne Vargas said...

Congratulations on your exciting news! That's wonderful! Can't wait to see your card. I am sure I saw it on the "bloghop" but can't remember it now.
And your card in this post is very pretty!

Kim Heggins said...

Bev...this is fabulous, simply fabulous news! I am so excited and beyond happy for you. Your card is just amazing...I love all the pink and those flowers are just beautiful and the little touches of sequins, a wonderful way to finish off your card.

Kylie said...

So happy for you, Bev! Congratulations! Cannot wait to see your card in print. :) This is such a pretty card too. :)

maria f. said...

Still smiling for you, my friend! Thanks for the nice words.

Kim S said...

CONGRATULATIONS!! Published!!! You need to frame the magazine and keep it nearby - then every time you feel blocked or feel that a card isn't quite right - realize that you are PUBLISHED and you are fabulous!

Geri said...

Yep...gonna be soooooo cool seeing my bestest buddy's name up in lights! You rock!!!