Friday, June 28, 2013

A Published Card and...THANK YOU!!

Are you enjoying the summer yet? The weather here in my part of world has been gorgeous! I almost feel guilty to stay indoor all day. Lately I did try to get back to some running in my neighborhood. It's the best time of the year to enjoy the great outdoors! Hope I can keep that up.

Today I am sharing a published card in July/Aug issue of Paper Crafts.
Dream...then Do
(published in p. 45 )
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Sneak Peek: here
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All you need is a background stamp and embossing. I did adds lots of gems though. It's the most gems ever that I put on a card actually. BUT it sure looks dreamy, huh? 


Lastly, I want to give you a big huge ginormous thank-you for the past few weeks in following my adventure in Gallery Idol. Never in my dream that I would made this far (Top 5!!!!!)...Your encouragement, votes and support in your comments, e-mails and Facebook touched me so.very. deeply. This truly is the highlight of my stamping life.

In order to show my deepest thanks and appreciation, I will be having some blog candy giveaway soon! Please stay tuned! Have a super fabulous weekend :)

41 comments:

MichelleZ said...

I can see why it is published...it's incredible! I love all of the bling! And the soft, dreamy colors! So pretty!

Sharla said...

Gorgeous card, LOVE all the gems!! And congrats on TOP 5, how very exciting!!! :D

Miriam Prantner said...

You are a true idol, and a world class cardmaker and friend! Big hugs Virginia!

Linda said...

Gorgeous card, Virginia! Congratulations on making to the end of the Gallery Idol competition!

CinnamonSally said...

Loved seeing your card in the Papercrafts magazine, congratulations. Also huge congrats on making the top 5 well deserved!!

Lynn said...

You are a rock star Virginia! I'm so happy for you that you were Top 5 in Idol :)!! And I can say I know you!

Love this card...gorgeous use of bling!

Katie Ann Brooks said...

What a stunning card! I am glad this is published because if not I would be super upset and have to have words with someone... :) GORGEOUS!

Anita Rex said...

Love the card! So pretty! Making it to Top 5 is awesome! Yay!

Barbara said...

Wow what a beautiful card, and should be published! A stunner!

Paula S. said...

Gorgeous card Virginia! I was drawn to it right away as I devoured the issue and a big smile crossed my face when I looked and found out that it was yours. I adore the bling... and admire the patience it must have taken to get them all in place too. :)

MarcyK924 said...

Such a fun, colorful card! And your sentiment is so perfect for today! You are a shining example and inspiration of dreaming and doing! You get your cards published, which I can't even get the nerve up to submit, and then you go all the way to the Top 5 Gallery Idol! I couldn't be more proud of you, Virginia! You are a beautiful person and always a winner in my eyes! XO

Judy1223 said...

No wonder that beauty was published...amazing!!! You should be so proud of yourself and all you have accomplished in the "stamping world," Virginia...it has been a pleasure watching you rise to the top as you have always been positive, supportive, and a great inspiration to me as a card maker. You've had my votes all along and I wish you good luck!

rcwidow (Linda) said...

Congrats on the publication and the top 5! That is a lot of bling! You are my idol. A great craft inspiration and sweet person! Hugs

Kim M said...

That is a beautiful card! It so deserved to be published. Just wanted to say you did so well with the Gallery Idol competition. I loved your cards! :-)

joy said...

LOVE this card with all the pretty gems, Virginia! And, I have voted for you all along - you deserve to be the winner, because you cards are always so nicely done and you have a wonderful design sense.

Tracey McNeely said...

Virginia yes of course this card is published because it is gorgeous! Loved walking through your Gallery idol journey with you my friend! Happy Canada Day!

BabyBokChoy said...

Amazing stamper you and what a lovely card and terrific design!!

Jennifer said...

Oh....what a gorgeous card! Congrats on getting published and for making it into the top 5! That's quite an accomplishment and very well deserved! Have a great weekend =)

Kathy (krolski) said...

LOVE the bling! This card is gorgeous! Congrats on another publication AND on the TOP 5! You're a huge inspiration to lots of people, my friend. Sending big hugs. :)

Lyndal said...

Huge CONGRATS on the Top 5 Virgina - thoroughly well deserved!!!

Sheila H said...

You are an awesome paper crafter, Virginia!! I totally love this beautiful card. And I am so honored to call you a friend. I am always dazzled by your amazing creativity :)

Lisa's Creative Niche said...

LOVE it!!!! Always get so excited when I see your name in one of my magazines... then I walk around showing people, see that card I know her... she once sent me a card and a Christmas card... awesome!

Kara Lynne said...

That card deserves the spotlight and so do you! Congrats on the card, and on being in the top 5! Enjoy it!

Mary Ann said...

WOW!Beautiful card,Love the bling,Congrats!!!

Loly Borda-Towery said...

Congrats on your beautiful published card and on being in the top five. You are a fabulous card maker and a wonderful person.
Hugs!

~amy~ said...

super wow on your gorgeous card! Congrats on making the top 5!!!

conil said...

You're right "dreamy" is the description I would use too... and lovely. Happy for you, you put yourself out there and it paid off. Here's hoping you win the Idol.

Marlena M. said...

SUPER DUPER dreamy Virginia! I love the gems~

Dwita said...

The card published is so pretty. I never imagine of putting the gems almost all over the card. Gorgeous idea. My magazine is still on the way.. Congrats you made up to Top 5!

Naomi Edwards said...

Incredible! I can see why it would be a published card. You did a wonderful job on this. Love it. Hugs.

Jacqueline said...

Just gorgeous!!

Karenladd said...

Wow, congrats on your published card! This is so gorgeous...and yet a simple idea. Love it!

Barb Ghig said...

Congrats on your GORGEOUS published card, Virginia! I love how you played with the pattern on this stamp...so soft and pretty! I finally got my issue at home, and really enjoyed seeing your card in the magazine! I'm so proud of you!!

Greta said...

One of my favorite cards of the issue, Virginia! I noticed it my first thumbing through the issue. How wonderful to make it to the top 5--Big Congratulations!

Tammy said...

What a beautiful card, looked like that took a lot of time to make. Congratulations on reaching the Top 5, loved your cards!

Sherri Thompson said...

This is just beautiful, Virginia! Such soft and pretty colors!

Maureen Morton said...

This is an amazing and dazzling display of great colors and superb design, Virginia. Totally rocks, as do YOU! You did good, again, Virginia! Thanks!

Karen said...

wow...outstanding card Virginia!!

Sue McRae said...

It was so great to see you in the top 5 Virginia. Love your colourful published card.

Helen F. said...

Oh how I love all the bling! This published card is gorgeous. Congrats, but no surprise to see you in the top five, Virginia ;-)

Barb Murphy said...

my gosh Virginia...no wonder this was picked up...it's absolutely stunning! in the softest most ethereal way...just gorgeous! congrats!