Thursday, August 20, 2009

Absolutely Fabulous

Hey, all! Well, I survived the first two days of school, although as soon as I'm done typing this, I'm heading out the door for dinner and margaritas!

I thought I'd share another reject from CardMaker magazine. This card has some of my favorite things--Swiss Dots on white, ribbon, Primas, pearls, and polka dots--so I'm a happy girl.

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Stamps: Mega Mixed Messages (Papertrey Ink)
Cardstock: Stamper's Select white, Sweet Blush (Papertrey Ink)
Patterned Paper: Bitty Dot Basics (Papertrey Ink)
Ink: Basic Black (Stampin' Up!)
Accessories: Cuttlebug Swiss Dots embossing folder (Provo Craft), flowers (Prima), ribbon (Papertrey Ink), pearls (Jenni Bowlin), scalloped dot punch (Martha Stewart)

43 comments:

Craftyanny said...

It's beautiful Ann, a truly lovely card
Anne x

HazelQ said...

Wow this card is gorgeous! I really like the colors, I can't believe it was rejected O.o
I hope you're having a good time at school :P
Hugs
Hazel

Aimes said...

Ann if I ever run a card magazine can I have all your 'rejects' please?! LOL!
I love the layers with the scallop punch and anything with bitty dot basics on is a winner in my book!
Enjoy the margaritas!
Aimes
x

Laural-Lee said...

This is very pretty. Do they tell you why the card has been rejected? anything? I was also curious, did you stamp absolutely fabulous before or after you embossed the paper? Enjoy the rest of your week.

terriavidreader (IN-USA) said...

Shame on them, it's a beautiful card!

Kelley Eubanks said...

So cute Ann! Love the scalloped layers and soft colors!

Latisha said...

Oh I love the design of this, sorry it was rejected, I think its awesome!!
hugs
latisha

Susan Raihala said...

Reject? Say it isn't so! Beautiful card, and I particularly love teh center of the flower. You "do" big flowers so well!

Erika M. said...

I'm glad to hear that you made it through your first two days and I love the card!

Susan (peebsmama) said...

What a fun idea to do multiple rows of the punched border in pastel colors. Cute!

Heather P. said...

So pretty!!

Heidi Van Laar said...

This is beautiful Ann! I love the soft colors and all the polka dots!

(-: Heidi

Sara said...

I totally love this card, Ann! You are my hero so there. And really? Do you need better than that?! :)

Sue a/k/a MOUSEMOM40 said...

I can't believe this card was rejected! I think the soft colors are so pretty and that flower is gorgeous!

Dana Gustafson said...

Oh Ann! Your "reject" is absolutely fabulous! Their loss is our gain. THat is one of my fave border punches and you know I love my swiss dots! :)

~amy~ said...

such a sweet girlie card Ann...hope dinner and your margaritas were delish :)

Oliva said...

Sweet & lovely!!!

Marie said...

Love your cards! Can't believe you were rejected. They don't know what they are missing!

Ann, I have just given you for a Kreativ Blog Award. Check out my site for more info! http://stampinginspiration.blogspot.com Your blog is great!

Dora said...

This is gorgeous...love the white space and then the soft colors, stunning!

Pat said...

It is absolutely fabulous! Wouldn't know it was rejected.
I am glad to hear you made it in one piece for your first days at school :)
Hugs xx
Pat

Biscuitlid said...

Reject? Are they looking through beer goggles? It's beautiful

Victoria
x

~*Joni said...

Oh Annie, I just love your sweet sense of humor! Who would have thought that a card this beautiful would be rejected? But then again, Jennifer Aniston is still single. Go figure. ;)I love the colors on this, what a lovely combo. And speaking of, hope the 'ritas last night were yummy!

mommyabbytommy said...

Wow, that's a nice 'reject'. I love how simple it is!

Bonnie said...

So pretty!

StampinCathy said...

This is beautiful and love the pastel colors.

Quirky said...

This is absolutely sweet, Ann :)
Love the baby blue

Pat (mspfd) said...

Well, this card is a winner in my book! What a wonderful combination of elements and design.

AUsome mom said...

Nother stunner! Again, I can't believe this one was rejected either. Glad your first couple of days turned out well.

Marie B. said...

Ooooo, I love this Ann! Very pretty!

Belinda said...

Very pretty! Love the scalloped edges on the bottom!

Maureen said...

Hard to believe this can be a reject by any definition!! That magazine is crazy!! Should we boycott? LOL I has all my favourite things on it too ;)

Elise said...

This card is DEEE-lightful! If I was wearing a skirt, I'd be swirling! This reminds me of one of those kinds of girly, feelgood moments! Fabulous, ABSOLUTELY!

Angie Tieman said...

Darling card, Ann!! Love the Swiss Dots and the soft pastels, soooo pretty!

Beate said...

Beautiful!
Hugs and smiles

Allison said...

Gorgeous! Love the colors, the bugged BG, the flower...everything!

cricketeew said...

this one is beautful! I love your choice of soft colors!

Lyn S said...

So pretty Ann!

Katarina said...

Love the simplicity and "crispness" of this card.

Lynne in NI said...

What a pretty card!
I'm liking the sound of those margueritas though!

Cindy Lee said...

I don't see why this card was not accepted by the publisher. It's beautiful! Well, I don't mind to have all your rejected card :)

Deanna said...

So pretty! Love all the soft colors!

Laurie said...

I love how it looks like dotted swiss! Congrats on surviving the beginning of school -- I hope your night out was fun!

Kathi said...

It's CardMaker's loss as it's a lovely card.