Friday, June 21, 2013

My Plan B--the card that didn't make it!

This might be my last post about Gallery Idol....Today is the judgement day (LOL)!

 Perhaps you are tired of being reminded to vote by now...however, bear with me! I am sharing the card that didn't make the cut to my last round's Gallery Idol entry. The theme, as you may know, was to use 10 embellishments. Well, You saw the Plan A and.....

 This was my Plan B
everything will be just fine
 6 sequins +4 silver gemstones=10 embellishments. 
Stamps: Retro Frame, Right at Home by Hero Arts, sentiment from CAS-ual Fridays (Frankly, My Dear), sequins (Neat and Tangled)

I consulted my family (a.k.a. the non-crafters) and asked them which one they like better. Both Dr. John and Stephanie preferred Plan A. David was just as undecided as I was. For this card, I do like the fun and whimsical design. The embellishments surely make the statement. In the end, we went for Plan A.
So.... Plan A, it is. 
 add color
I do believe in my family and trust their judgement even though they are not card-makers. They sure are full of opinions and love seeing how I go through this thrilling and at times torturous process! It's been an amazing experience to be part of the Gallery Idol. I will always cherish this.
 Thank you, once again, for stopping by!

--------->BREAKING news!
I made it to Top 5!  See announcement here

 It's going to be a busy weekend :)

45 comments:

Wida said...

i ADORE plan B!!!! plan A was darn good too, tough decision but the creative use of sequins won me over :) Good Luck Virginia! I think and hope there will be good news tomorrow!

Rose said...

play B is super cute :) but i LOVE plan A (it is sure to be a winner!!! :)

Barb said...

I love them both, V! But, then again, I love EVERYTHING you create! My fingers and toes are starting to cramp up from being crossed for days now! (hee, hee) Can't wait to find out if you made it to top 5!

Sylvia Blum said...

Gorgeous "Plan B", Virginia!!! LOVE LOVE LOVE both of your cards! I am keeping my fingers crossed for you to go through the FINAL round!!!

VIEL GLUECK!!! :)

Sylvia xx

Laura B. said...

This is soooo cool! Love the rainbow sequins! Good luck! Hope you can sleep tonight!! The suspense is killing me, too.

Pamela said...

I love the rainbow sequins!!! That's such a genius idea <3333 Good luck and I loved your GI card. Hope to see one more card from you :)

Dawn Turley said...

I totally love Plan A. B is okay but A really shines. Good luck Virginia. I'd love you to get all the way! You have my vote!

Lynn said...

I love both of them! The sequins are so clever peaking out from the clouds. You are so amazingly creative Virginia!

rcwidow (Linda) said...

Love the colors on this one!

Sheila H said...

I am viewing your blog in time to see that you made it to the Top 5- yippee!!! I am so happy for you :) I like both cards, but must say I like Plan A the best. I know you will be super busy this weekend creating another masterpiece!

Katarina said...

I like plan B too, but having to choose, I'd have chosen A as well. which turned out to be a winning choice - CONGRATS on making top 5.
This week's challenge would not be easy for me, I'm looking forwrad to seeing what you come up with.
Best of luck!! Hugs!

Jeanette M. said...

Plan B looks great too! Love the rainbow sequins.
Congrats on making Top 5!! Your cards are always amazing and inspiring, Virginia!

Trinh said...

Woo hoo, congrats, Virginia!!! Plan B is super cute and happy. Can't wait to see what you create for the final round!

Jo said...

Congrats! That's so exciting! Good luck on the next round. I think both cards look lovely, btw. I would have had a hard time choosing also.

Gerry said...

CONGRATULATIONS!! Oh ye of little faith. I am so happy for you. Top 5 wow. Amazing.

Miriam Prantner said...

CONGRATULATIONS VIRGINIA!!! I think you need to take your family out for dinner, they are not steering you wrong!

Miriam Prantner said...

I should also mention that I love Plan B

aaga said...

OMG Virginia, so happy for you!
Of course, I'm green with ency for the Fiskars Fuse, but girl, keep going on for the big prize!

Laura Jane said...

YAY! YAY! YAY!! CHEERING for ya!

Katie Ann Brooks said...

Top 5, top 5, wooooooooooo-hooooooooooooo! I am pretty stinkin' excited for you!!!!!!!! :D

BTW- I LOVE Plan B, so freakin' fab!

conil said...

Heck, I like this card too but since the other one won, that point is moot. Congrats all over the place.

Annette Allen said...

wow plan b is amazing.. YOU ALWAYS ROCK..

Jacqueline said...

Congratulations Virigina with your Top 5 place - your plan B card is just as beautiful but I can understand why you chose plan A!

Loly Borda-Towery said...

Congrats! Wohooo! Even though I love plan B I do agree with your family, A was the way to go. All the best for you in the finals.

Tracey McNeely said...

Virginia Woo Hoo!!!!!!! I am so excited for you making top 5 and yes you chose the right card, but I love plan B too. So happy for you my friend.

Kristen said...

Congratulations! You are doing awesome!

Ruby Craft said...

Congrats! Plan B is super cute, but I'm glad you sent in plan A. I adore all the little shopping bags each with their own little embellishments and the gems in the letters are an added delight! So cheerful and full of color and shine! Can't wait to see what you do next. Good Luck.

Charlene said...

Plan B Is terrific!!!! Love the shopping bags too!! Good Luck!!

Jamie said...

Congrats Virginia!! Love the Plan B card:)

joy said...

Congratulations, Virginia!! I loved both Plan A and B; so glad that you were voted through to the top 5!! I will be eagerly watching to see what cards you make for the final challenge! Sounds pretty tough, but I just know you can do it!!

lenny said...

Wohooo!! Party time!!
Congrats!!! This is so awesome!!Well deserved!!!
Plan B: beautiful card also!!
Have a great weekend!!!

Kelly Griglione said...

YAY, YAY, YAY, YAAAAAYYYYYY!!!

Did you hear that all the way from Chicago?!?

So very proud of you, Ms. Virginia Rock Star!! Way to go. This is IT! After this weekend you can rest up and only one more week of waiting. Now go forth and conquer!

PS, love seeing the behind the scenes stuff with your plan B card ... just goes to show you would have made it either way : )

Lisa's Creative Niche said...

I adore them both, but I think you picked a winner in A hehehehe!

Leni said...

Congratulations Virginia! You're in the top 5! I am so happy for you! Yes, this will be a busy weekend :) Wish you so much inspiration. I am curious what you come up with! have fun!

Angi Barrs said...

It's time to do the HAPPY DANCE! Congrats on making the Top 5! I love both designs. It would have been hard for me to decide. :)

Barbara said...

Happy for You!! ... Keep it going !!!

Barb Ghig said...

I love both cards, Virginia...but Plan A was obviously the best choice, because YOU MADE IT!!!!!
OMGosh, I can't begin to tell you how happy I am for you! I'm sending you great big (((HUGS))) and best wishes in the last round!!!!!!!!!!

Jennifer said...

Looks like plan A got u in the final 5! Congrats on making it =) both cards are awesome!

Laura Norris said...

Plan A was the winner!! But Plan B was super cute too. I am very excited for you to have made it to the top 5! I will be keeping my fingers crossed for you to receive creative mojo this weekend while you are planning your next masterpiece! Best of Luck Virginia!!

Ida said...

Way to go on making the Top 5 for GI!

Both your cards were great. I have to admit though that the little rainbow of sequins over the cloud is darling.

Kara Lynne said...

Yipee!! So happy for you! Your rainbow card makes me happy, but obviously, plan A was a winner!!!

Nat said...

huge congrats, love both plan a and b!!! :) Have a great weekend :)

Kelly Booth said...

So Happy for you....Huge Congrats my Friend!! xoxo

Greta said...

2 great cards, Virginia! Huge Congrats!

Colleen Dietrich said...

Both are clever and full of happiness!