Saturday, September 04, 2010


Well where to begin? Let's start with the card. I made this for the last Paper Crafts Magazine call. This one didn't get picked up but in happy happy news another one did! So finally I will be published. To say I am excited would be an extreme understatement. I was shaking as I mailed that baby off! LOL! Anyway this card was for the paper piecing call. Let me just say cutting out that flower was so hard! But I love the way it turned out and now that it has been rejected I can give it away to a friend. ;)
On Tuesday I go back to work so if the blog goes quiet for awhile don't be concerned I just need to relearn how to budget my time. The first few weeks of the school year are always the hardest. I teach in the state of California, home to the world's laziest legislature, where they still haven't managed to pass a budget. I (along with all the other teachers in my district) took a big pay cut and there still isn't any money. The whole thing is beyond frustrating.
I bought a new computer! It was definitely time for an upgrade. I am now the proud owner of a MacBook Pro. Its my second Mac and I am thrilled with it so far. My kiddos will be pleased to be able to play with the old one. I know they will want to be dragging it off to their rooms but I insist the internet be used where I can see it. There is so much bad stuff out there.
Thanks for stopping in today! I will post the card deets below. Have a wonderful Labor Day weekend!
Card Deets:
Stamps: Friends Til the End (PTI)
Paper: Kraft, pure poppy, bitty dot sunrise, bitty dot pure poppy
Ink: dark chocolate
Bling: Hero Arts, A'muse


Mariana said...

Congratulations on getting published!!! I love you card, what an awesome job cutting the flower!!!

Tenia Nelson said...

What a great card and congrats on being published!!!!!

Jennifer K said...

I said it on the PTI thread but I'll say it again - I'm so excited for you to be published. I can't wait to see your card. This one is so pretty and I can't believe you cut out that flower! What a labor of love.

I do the exact same thing with my kids re: internet. Must be in public spaces in the house and not in their rooms. DD10 is having a hard time with that but I just tell her that's our family rule and there's no use arguing about it because I'm not changing my mind. Yes - definitely too much bad stuff out there.

Dana said...

OMG you are getting published? FANTASTIC news Michele, I'm thrilled for you! (How did I miss that news on the forum?)
WOo hoo!

Oh and good luck re-managing your time and going back to school. I will keep my fingers crossed for a budget soon!

Diane Jaquay said...

LOVE this card Michele, the colors are wonderful and that flower rocks! I'm SO HAPPY for you, getting published is quite an accomplishment! But I'm not at all surprised because you do fabulous work :)

Laurie said...

Congrats Michele! I can't wait to see your card! And good luck this new school year! Hope it's a great one!

Belinda said...

Woo hoo! :) So cool! Congrats sweetie! What a fun thing to be able to say! :) Can't wait to see the fabby card -- which section are you in? This is just lovely as well! Love the yellow in the middle of the flower and the fun bling as well!

Leah said...

Such a fun card! Love the flower. Big congrats on getting published!! So exciting:)

Lindsay said...

First of all Way to GO! So excited for you! Secondly, this card is so fun! That flower is fabulous. That bad boy must have been a bear to cut!

Aimes said...

Yay way to go, Derbyshire gal! I always love it when I can flick through a magazine and I recognise my bloggy friends - I feel like I have famous friends y'know!
What patience you have cutting this flower out - I considered paper piecing this too but was too lazy! Might do now I know how pretty it looks!
Hope it goes well on Tue, we're back tomorrow - out goes the bloggin, in comes the work *sigh*

Linda said...

This is an absolutely beautiful, fabulous card! Can't wait to see the other one, if they turned this one down! That flower just pops off the page. Your cutting is fantastic set against the background stamping. Hope you don't mind if I file this one for future casing. Congratulations and let us know when the publication is available!

BethieJ said...

BEAUTIFUL Card Michele.. I cant believe you hand cut that flower.. it looks FABULOUS!
Hope you have a FANTASTIC school year!
I agree about the internet and kids.. Mine have to be on where I can see!!