Hmmm…  When it comes to submitting cards to a certain paper crafting magazine for possible publication, it is becoming obvious that someone is clueless as to what it is that that paper crafting magazine is looking for!

Anyway on a completely unrelated story *wink*wink*, I thought I would share a couple of random cards today.  No particular reason why except that they just happen to be laying around… you know… with no particular purpose.  Okay, okay.  Yeah a couple more rejects!  LOL!!


The lace on the house is hand crocheted antique lace that Sharon Johnson‘s grandmother made.  Sharon (notimetostamp) sent me a box of such treasures a couple of years ago.  She is so amazing!


On this second card, the tag is separate and removable from the vellum pocket.

I’ve been busy this week getting ready for Splitcoaststampers upcoming Dare to Get Dirty week!  Hope you can join in on any or all of the fun challenges that SCS’s Dirty Girls past and present have been planning.  Read all about it here.  (Pssst…  I’ll be hosting a sketch challenge on Monday, July 19th.  Hope you’ll join me.  I promise not to reject a single creation!)

Happy Crafting!


Reject Random Card #1

Stamps: Hero Arts “A Simple House” and “Mi Casa”

Papers: PapertreyInk “Vintage Cream”, SU! “Handsome Hunter”, Graphic 45 Designer Paper “On the Boardwalk”

Inks: SU! “Handsome Hunter”, “Ruby Red” and “Creamy Caramel”

Accessories: Tim Holtz Grungeboard Keys; Rhinestones; Organdy Ribbon, Elastic Cording, Antique Hand Crocheted Lace

Reject Random Card #2

Stamps: Hero Arts “Stencil Art” and “Hello Birdie”

Papers: PapertreyInk “Select White”, “True Black” and “Pure Poppy”

Inks: Memento “Tuxedo Black”

Accessories: Martha Stewart Edger Punch; Kaiser Flatback Pearl; Brads; Gingham Ribbons; Silk Flower

15 Responses to “Clueless in Seattle!”

  1. These are awesome!!…..LOVE how the lace looks next to the row of Christmas bling on the first one, and how adorable the second one is with the gingham accents.

    Their loss I say!

  2. I’m with Denise – their loss! Love how you turned it into something funny! Both cards are great. Your little house is so fun and cheery – love the little keys! That vellum pocket is a great idea and perfect with the red and black. You are hardly clueless, m’dear!

  3. I understand how rejection feels, but I’m grateful that you share your creations here on your blog, so I don’t have to go buy a silly magazine to see them! Your attention to detail is always over-the-top, and a lot of the cards I see in magazines can’t hold a candle to yours, so don’t let that throw you! Just keep on creating what makes your heart happy, and know it’s all good 🙂 I always love what I find when I visit here, so I’m a solid gold loyal customer 🙂 Hugs!

  4. These are wonderful and the lace on the house is fantastic. Her grandmother is very talented. The fact that you tried submitting cards is awesome Susan, so they don’t know good work when they see it. These are wonderful!
    We are going to be in bremerton this weekend for a shooting match for DH. I was going to try and squeeze in sometime to maybe visit but looks like we won’t have anytime. :0( I am getting closer to a visit though. hee hee Had nice cool weather here this week, well cool compared to normal TC July weather. Hope you are doing good. Hugs…

  5. They are both very cool cards, Susan, I especially like the red, white and black with the gingham and the gorgeous vellum pocket. Please keep inspiring us

  6. Susan, both cards are fabulous! I agree with Denise, it’s their loss! I submitted once, several Christmas designs, I didn’t even get the rejection letter, nada, nil, nothing! I haven’t been brave enough to submit again . . . LOL! As long as the hubby and Mom like them, I’m okay, they’re my biggest fans anyway . . . LOL! I absolutely love the lace from Sharon, it’s so beautiful!

  7. hey rainy girl…these are both ADORABLE- I love em! TOO darn cute!

  8. You are too cute, Susan 😀 Their loss if they were rejected! Love them both, especially the bottom one. The lace Sharon’s mom made is fabulous on the house!

  9. They need to get their eyes examined! Awesome work, my friend. If I were on the magazine’s staff, I would put both of these beauties on the cover!

  10. Wow I keep debating about trying to submit – but if these are rejects, I’m not going to bother!!! These are wonderful!!!

  11. that trim is gorgeous, gives it a victorian house look, love the gem accents too.
    I love your vellum pocket idea, such a pretty flower on your bow too!

  12. Hey, Susan…just think…now you have gorgeous cards to send and make someone’s day! Who knows what lies in the minds of publisher’s?

  13. I have the same feeling about “Clueless” publishers. I think they don’t understand that they are loosing real treasure. But I am glad you share your wonderful and talented cards with us! 🙂
    Love, love the cute and charming house card, Susan! The way how you decorated the house is so unique! What a lovely lace! And look at those keys!
    Second card is so creative! I really like the pocket idea!

  14. These are certainly not rejects! love the lace…what a sweet gift!

  15. Handmade lace – what an awesome card some lucky person will receive. Love the other details as well.

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