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Friday, March 4, 2011

Reject Blog Hop

Hi friends! Whew! What a week! I'm glad the weekend is here! Though, it didn't start off really great. Sigh...what can you do?

This evening, I'm showing you a reject card from the latest Paper Crafts Magazine call. This call was for Go-to Sketches so you will soon be seeing ALL 14 of my rejects (not a single one got picked up) on my blog. Usually, I reserve cards to submit to other calls but since these cards are not based on my original sketches, I will not be doing that this time. So, gear up because rejection week is coming up!

I'm not nearly as bitter as I sound. I think the word rejection is just a harsh sounding word. But I was tickled to see that a gal named Amber put together a Reject Blog Hop. Clever girl! And for funnsies, let's just throw this in the ring for Moxie Fab World's Paper Piecing challenge.

So, here I am linking up my card based on sketch 31 from my pal Emily Branch. I thought this idea was rather genius, I turned the circles into fish and have them swimming upstream. Perfect with the sentiment, don't you agree? And this is what you have to do with publications, just keep swimming. One day, it will be your day. And sometimes, it's harder to have cards accepted a couple times and then get rejected when you feel like you're doing so well. Sometimes it's even harder but you need to pick yourself up and go for the next call with gusto!

Have a great day friends! And for you friends who want to get published, just keep swimming! I know you can get there!

Card Details:
Cardstock: white, yellow
Patterned Paper: Echo Park Little Boy
Stamps: Lawn Fawn Critters in the Sea
Ink: Memento Tuxedo Black
Misc: My Little Shoebox alpha stickers

35 comments:

  1. I think it's stinkin adorable and a genius idea!! I also gave you a shout out

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  2. Ashley, this card is just too cute! You did a great job with this sketch! I couldn't come up with anything for that one.
    I didn't get any cards accepted this time either, but I'm totally ok with that. There's always a next time. How fun to have a blog hop to celebrate the "rejects". I think i'll have to post one when i get back into the swing of things next week.

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  3. Absolutely LOVE this card! It really speaks to me - probably because I just love Pepperidge Farm Goldfish crackers! Thanks so much for sharing - this card is positively fabulous and worthy of lots and lots of attention!

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  4. Super duper cute! Keep swimming for sure, I can't wait to see more.

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  5. I love it! Those fishes are so cute!

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  6. Oh my gosh, this is so brilliant! Love your bright and cheerful fishes!

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  7. Your card is very cute! I love all the different colors on the fishes.

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  8. *wow*.. this card is FANTASTIC! Can't believe you didn't get only one card picked - what a shame!! I LOVE your work!!!
    {hugs} Sylvia

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  9. I think this card is PRECIOUS and VERY unique!! Love this blog hop idea!! Submit this to Cards!!! It's perfect! :-)

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  10. I love the card! Thanks for the idea.

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  11. Super adorable Ashley! :) The colorful fishes totally make the card! As the card says, keep on swimming!

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  12. OMG, this is so stinkin' cute...love all those little fishy and the colors of them.

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  13. This is great!! I love this - what a clever use of those adorable fish

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  14. ::thud:: I canNOT believe they didn't pick this up...it is pure genius.

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  15. This is cute,cute CUTE!!! wow, when I see something this cute and didn't get published, well I am expcting some really great thngs from the issue! I can't wait to compare what is published to what didn't get published!

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  16. This is TOTALLY adorable, and DEFINITELY not a ''reject"...I LOVE it!!

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  17. This is adorable and super creative!

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  18. What a cute card!!!! It totally makes me smile!!!

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  19. Super cute Ashley! I have a reject from this same sketch I'll be posting soon!! :-)

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  20. Oh, this is soooo cute! I love all those colorful fish!

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  21. OMG.....this is the cutest frickin' card EVER!! I LOVE this to pieces...love the quote, love the little fishes popped up all over, love the colors.....This is amazing girl! Their loss.....and the gain of all your blog readers to get to see this beauty here!

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  22. Oh so much fun! Love all the fishies!!

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  23. I never got picked up either Ashley, I only submitted three though but this is soooo cute!!!! Love it!!

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  24. All 11 of mine were rejected too!! Love the fish - they are so cute!!!

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  25. I love your card! I had 6 rejects as well, no biggie, it just wasn't our time, right? Have a great day, Ashley! :)

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  26. This is SOOOOO cute!!! You really are awfully talented, Ashy.

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  27. This is just TOO CUTE!
    I totally love all those little fish. What an excellent take on the sketch.

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  28. I love all your paper pieced fishes! And of course, I love Finding Nemo- cute!

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  29. Love all those fish and so glad to see all the fun humor about the rejects!

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  30. How cute is this...I can't believe it wasn't picked!!!! I didn't know about the reject hop...I have a few I could have posted...LOL!!!

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  31. such a fun card. I really love the bold colors you used, creative saying too!

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  32. Hey Ashley! Thanks for entering the Paper Piecing Challenge in the Moxie Fab World! I'm so glad you joined in on all the stampy fun! :)

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