August 6, 2011

Pretty In Pink (And An Attempt At Publication)

Hi there! Today I'm sharing a card that I had made a while back to enter for publication. It didn't make the cut, but I still really like it... I kind of wish I hadn't sent it in because I kind of miss this card. *giggle* It has a lot of neat texture and a lot of glam without being too over the top and would have made a fabulous birthday card for a girly girl. :)

I haven't had any success with being published yet, and honestly, it is such a tough process! I am such a sucker for instant gratification, that often, when I think a card is a possible entry for publication, I just want to show it to all of you right away! And of course I do, so then I miss out on my chance to enter it for publication. Heehee!

Do any of you have any publication secrets for success? I'd love to hear! Please do share! :)

Here are the DEEtails for my card:

I started with a Going Gray card and layered on some Pink Pirouette and Basic Gray. I stamped a portion of the Just For You sentiment from SU!'s Afterthoughts and embossed it. Then I layered on the embellishments - an MS doily with a PTI Dress Form die cut in Basic Gray and layered with some pink satin (love that part!), some pleated Pretty in Pink Taffeta ribbon and a glittery swirl from my stash. Love!

Don't forget to pull out some of your Taffeta ribbon and enter the current I {Heart} Ribbon Challenge! Click for DEEtails! :)


  1. I LOVE that...I'm not even a girly girl on the outside but I do love the girly things lol
    I remember my mom taking a card making class type thing...its so fun..You are so talented! Keep up the awesome work! I love looking at it all!

  2. So stylish!

    Sorry, no publication experience or tips here.

  3. Very pretty! Should have been published.