11/13/2009

Caardvarks circle card #2 , struggles and a dream comes true

Happy happy Friday! I made another circle card for the "Circle of Friends" Challenge over at Caardvarks:

For the little tree I die-cut a scallopped square from cardstock and cut out the triangle. All edges are inked with distress inks. I struggled with that ribbon for a while and it`s still not like I wanted it to be - next time I`ll use my beloved Papertrey ribbon again! I am used to ribbon that`s not arguing with me... Now to something else...

I have to tell you this - I just can`t keep it for myself... I am happy, happy, happy , because I received an email that the Paper Crafts mag accepted 5 of my projects to be published in the May/June issue! I can`t believe it!! It`s a dream come true! My first publication ever! I`ll celebrate this in April with a blog candy. And in the meantime I`ll give away a blog candy when I reached a certain number of followers or hits... I want to share my happiness with you! It means so much to me to read your sweet comments and I am thankful for all that!

Sorry about the long post, I wasn`t planning to "talk" so much!

Have a fabulous day!

Hugs,
Vanessa

Supplies:
Cardstock: (spring moss, ripe avocado) Papertrey Ink; Cling Stamps: (antique brocade, friendship definition) Hero Arts; Dye Ink: (walnut stain) Ranger Industries; Accents: (pearls) Prima Marketing, (spring moss button) Papertrey Ink

36 comments:

CinnamonSally said...

Hi Vanessa , what exciting news you must be absolutely thrilled, to actually get your cards in print is certainly a dream come true. So happy for you, you deserve it all your cards are so amazing.

Jane said...

Beautiful!!!

~amy~ said...

gorgeous circle card vanessa!!!

woot woot on your pubs...pubS...wow...you sooooooo deserve it girl!!!! Your work is always gorgeous!!!!

FresaBonita said...

This is just Stunning Vanessa..!!
Love it.. :)

Amy Heller said...

Oh, CONGRATULATIONS, Vanessa!!! Great job!!

Courtney Baker said...

Congratulations. Your first one is always such a good feeling ... well they all are really! You totally deserve it girl!

Suzanne C said...

Congrats! Well-deserved... :)
So happy for you! Love the tree card!

Jacqueline said...

Congrats to you Vanessa - just lovely news!!
I love your cards when you use script, it just suits your style!!

Jocelyn said...

how fun is that!!!! congrats on the publication! looking forward to seeing them:-)

Jessica said...

Yay!!!! Vanessa!!! Congrats on your soon to be published cards. Oh, and this card is simply gorgeous. Love the colors and details :)

Kelley Eubanks said...

This is gorgeous Vanessa!! I love the colors... very pretty! Congrats again Vanessa!

donna mikasa said...

Congratulations on being published, Vanessa! But I'm not surprised--your cards are awesome! Love this tree....Big hugs to you!

Winter said...

Congrats! But it is no surprise, your work is great! Looks like we will have our cards in there together, I had one picked! :)
Great Christmas card too!

Sanne said...

Great news Vanessa - congrats!!!!
This circle card is so elegant. Love the way you added the 3 pearls - yummy detail!

Susan McRae said...

Exciting news Vanessa! Congratulations on being published!

Dotty Jo said...

Beautiful card Vanessa and big congrats on getting into print! I am not surprised as your cards are so beautiful! Jo x

ivy said...

congrats!! that is a BIG deal and you should be so proud & happy! your work is wonderful!!
can't wait to see!

Chris said...

Oh Vanessa, many congratulations. Very well deserved as your work is so beautiful. Your circle card is lovely and makes a wonderful Christmas card - even the ribbon. :o)

Hugs, Chris

Vicki said...

Oh Vanessa what fab news, congratulations, will you still be our friend when you're famous....lol
Oh yes and your card is just beautiful!

Hugs
Vicki x

Tiffany said...

Breathtaking, congrats on getting mentioned on HA Twitter, yay!! Love the brocade on the tree background! Many congrats to you on getting published!!

Alice Wertz said...

YAY!! your beautiful work are finally going to be published!!! SO happy for you!! way to go girl!!!! love this beautiful tree card!! BIG congrats!!!!!!

Lin said...

Your card is so elegant, Vanessa - love it! And big congrats on your publishing!! So happy for you!

Deborah March said...

Lovely card...and congrats on your happy news!

Stamping Cafe said...

Congratulations, Vanessa!! I'm so excited for you, Yay!!! I'm not surprised, your work is fabulous!! You've got style! Gorgeous card as always, love that tree! Big hugs to you!!

Laurel said...

A gorgeous card (again!). congrats on the pub, I am not surprised!

Dawn said...

Congratulations... can't wait to see you work. It isn't a publication we get here in NZ - but I will look out online. Love your circle card - very clever idea.

suzARTe said...

such a lovely card and a big congratulaions on the publications, its always fantastic to see one's work in print

Sue-ann said...

This is such a gorgeous elegant card... no wonder you are getting so well published!! Congrats!

Nicky Hsu said...

Congrats!!! Vanessa~
Wow, this is amazing. Being published is the best compliment.
Thank you for sharing such a wonderful news with us. You totally deserve it.

Diana said...

BEAUTIFUL Vanessa!

Elise said...

Wahhooooooo! Love from PaperCrafts! WOWEEEEE! Girl, that's FABULOUS! Unbelievable! {Not because of your mighty talent, but because it's just SO competitive!} Rockin' congratulation to you - o - talented one! THIS is certainly a gorgeous card, no doubt about it, but sheesh! PAPERCRAFTS! WAHOOOOOOOO! I'm so happy for you, sweet pea!

Jessica said...

This is very lovely!!

NinaB said...

Congratulations, Vanessa. I am surprised at all! You do amazing work.

Amy said...

Congrats!! Your card is beautiful!!

Heather Maria said...

Congrats Vanessa on your fantastic news - I'm delighted for you! Your card is wonderful. Love it.

Anke said...

ZAUBERHAFT !!!