Sunday, January 24, 2010

The CARDS blog...

I have been lurking  the CARDS blog for some time now. It was Lucy that got me started to look at their featured cards thanks to her winning cards here.  I love the style and choice of winners in their blog. Every time I admire the winning cards, I felt that I'm in CARD heaven! So last week I jumped at the chance when I had some time to make tree-themed card for the challenge.
Here are the two I submitted.... Here's the one that "didn't make it"...

Here's the one that was selected. I used the chipboard for the flower and used my favorite Starbucks coffee sleeve-like cardboard. It was a leftover from a package that I received this Christmas. From the Heart image was embossed onto the pink paper. I love using raffia as it is perfect for the tree theme. It didn't take long to make these two cards.

I'm just thrilled that this one got picked and I am glad that I submitted. You never know until you try....that's what I used to tell my kids. Now I tell that to myself-all the time!

28 comments:

BabyBokChoy said...

Congrats!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Does this mean it will get published in CARDS?? So fantastic!!! what huge eyecandies!!!
Don't have a heartattack when you see this, lol
http://thislittleartofmine.blogspot.com/2010/01/whos-afraid-of-virginia-lu.html

Andi (RrlScrapGal) said...

Love them both Virginia! Congratulations!!

Tracey said...

Both are so worthy!!!! Big Congrats Virginia!!

Lin said...

Virginia, I'm so pleased for you!! I love the one they chose, too, with all the little hearts! So proud of you!!

paula said...

Gorgeous cards both of them. Congratulations on your win :D. I hope they make it into the magazine xoxoxoxoxoxo

Jill said...

Congrats, congrats, CONGRATS! I love both of your cards! So happy to see your selection! :)

Janetcraft said...

Congrats!!! Virginia!! I did send mine with just a try. Great designs of yours, congrats again!!!

Karen from MI said...

WOW, Virginia! I LOVE both of your darling cards! I'm just happy that they chose one of them........it's pretty SPECIAL to have been "SPOTLIGHTED", because they are BIG in the CARD world! You really do have a SPECIAL TALENT for creating, FUN and SWEET cards! So happy for you!
Love, Karen xo

AnitaRex said...

Virginia I noticed that your card was featured and SO HAPPY FOR YOU! Love your card! You deserve it!

Nancy said...

I love both of these cards, Virginia!! Congrats on your well deserved recognition!

Tiffany said...

I would have picked both Virginia, your first card is just as beautiful! Congrats girlfriend, you, especially deserve this because of your talent and gracious heart!

donna mikasa said...

Way to go, Virginia! Love them equally and they're both winners to me!

Dawn said...

Awesome Virginia. It is a beautiful card and so worthy of getting picked. Just love the delightful little scene.

fika said...

congratulations Virginia.. both of your cards are so sweet. I'm so happy for you V!! so well deserved won :)

linda said...

Fabulous! Your cards are always so beautiful!

Vanessa said...

Huge Congrats!!! I love both cards! They are so cute and creative!!

Hugs,
Vanessa

Simone said...

Huge congrats Virginia!! Both cards are absolutely stunning!! Your cards are always amazing - you are one very talented and inspirational crafter :)

chelemom said...

Congratulations!!!I love both cards too! But using a Starbuck's sleeve? VERY clever!

Kryssi said...

they are both loverrrly, virginia!~

Anonymous said...

I love both of these gorgeous cards! Very Springy and fresh!
marilynv19

Sue McRae said...

Both cards are wonderful and I'm glad you still use the Starbucks sleeve! Congrats Virginia!

Kathy said...

Wow wow wow Sista this is fantastic NEWS!!!!!!! I can certainly see why they picked your card it's wonderful....woooooo hoooooooo !!!!! Doing the happy dance for you.xxoo,Kathy

Alice Wertz said...

YAY!!!! Big congrats, Virginai!!! LOOOOOOOOVE your cards, they are so beautiful! so so happy for you!! =)

Ashley M said...

I'm SO happy for you...THRILLED as a matter of fact! :) Big congrats!

GrammySue's Creations said...

Virginia,
Congratulations on your win. Your card is beautiful and so is the card (all your cards are winners) that didn't win. I am happy for you. You are so right, you never know until you try.

Stamping Cafe said...

WooHoo... congratulations, Virginia!! Love your beautiful cards, I love both of them! They are different and special!! So happy for your, enjoy!! :)

Tainan Jane said...

Wow...Virginia ,我也好喜歡這兩張卡片妳設計的方式與風格,更喜歡的是妳的色彩搭配,真的恰到好處完美的呈現,真的真的要恭喜妳更是為妳高興,這個是妳的榮耀再一次的"恭賀"妳!:)

Suzanne C said...

Congrats! What lovely cards! Love that you recycled the sleeve onto the card. So springy and pretty!