Saturday, September 12, 2009

Pulling a Julia Child and some FABULOUS news!!

Good evening!! I finally got to play along with Mercy's challenge this week:) I was looking through the SU mini catalogue yesterday and noticed some terrific colour combinations. When I saw teal, rust, and chocoloate together I knew I wanted to use them on my next card. So this card is inspired by the colours from the Autumn Meadows designer paper pack (no, I don't get a discount for the ad! LOL). I also wanted to use my new Verve stamp that was a free gift with my last order. Seriously, Julee at Verve is the sweetest and most generous person. I can't count the number of stamp sets she has donated to charity, contests and challenges. But I digress, again. I also wanted to emboss my favourite fleur de lis image again. The rust panel is dry embossed and I added stitching to both it and the fleur de lis panel. This is where Julia Child comes in. In the movie, Julie and Julia, Julia says, "Never apologize if something doesn't turn out in the kitchen." I think the same goes for the studio. My stitching was quite off "somewhere" on this card, but I cleverly covered it up and am making no apologies!! HA! I also discovered that melon berry/groovy guava is a close shade to real rust :) item...exciting news!! I just received 2 emails from CARDS magazine. They want to publish 2 of my cards in February!!! It's my first time and it's so thrilling. I sent in 5 and knew that there will be lots of rejection...but it happened :) Thanks to everyone, especially Maile and Winter, for your encouragement and lovely comments that helped me take the publishing plunge :) So now I'm off to clean the studio. It was very clean and neat and then after this last card, poof, it's covered in scraps and embossing powder (actually it's a month long build up of scraps and powder). Have a great Sunday :)

What's in it?

Stamps: Verve plain jane, kindred spirits, SU by definition (flowers)

Paper: SU kraft, teal, rust, choc chip, white; PTI aqua

Ink: versamark; SU teal, close to cocoa

Accessories: gemstones, SU birds and blooms die, cuttlebug ef, EK success edge punch, white embossing powder, stitching, linen thread, PTI button and ribbon


Pam Varnell said...

Maureen, this is super cute. Love all the special details. Thanks so much for playing along with us on the sketch challenge. Hugs!!

Mercy said...

maureen...this is so lovely! i might be a little biased, but i love me some verve! LOL!

thanks for playing along with my sketch for this've done an amazing job! :)


Marisa said...

Congratulations on being published, Maureen!!!!! You go girl :D How exciting is that :D Make sure you post a picture of your page in the magazine here on your blog.

Great mojo card. Can see PTI influence with the text on the flower. Fun colour combo and your bow is lovely.

As for the studio, no worries, I'm sure I've got you beat big time in the month's accumulation of stamping scraps, dimensional backings etc. LOL!

Kristina said...

Congratulations, Maureen!! What an accomplishment to get published! And you definitely deserve it... your cards are always such a work of art. :)

This card is no exception! I love those two colors together! Definitely going to give that one a try one of these days. And those embossed fleur do lis?! Fabulous! (I always love an embossed background!)

Glad to hear your first week went well. I have two wonderful squirrels too. Definitely going to get those behavior contracts going ASAP. In the meantime, I'm going to enjoy my last weekend day before getting back to the grind.

Ann said...

Woohoooooo!!!!!!! Congrats on the pubs! You SO deserve them' your work is gorgeous!!!!! :D

chercroppin said...

That is wonderful news Maureen, congratulations! You mush to super excited to get your creations published! I'm not surprised though, as your work is fabulous!

Love your take on Mercy's sketch...another beautiful job!

Laural-Lee said...

Moe that's fantastic! It didn't take you long did it! I told you so!. Love the colours used in this wonderful. And the white embossing is great!

Congrats again...I'll see you soon.

Anonymous said...

Wow, Maureen! That's great news! Your cards are so beautiful, I knew that it wouldn't take too long!



Winter said...

So pretty! I love the colors! Congrats to you! I'm so glad you submitted, your cards are great! Looks like we will have cards in the same magazine together! They wanted one of mine! :)

TannyP said...

Ahhhh! Congratulations! I'm soooo not surprised - your cards are always stunning. This color combo really works....I must give it a go, too. Rec'd my new Verve order and I can't wait to ink up this stamp!!

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