Friday, April 1, 2011

CARDS - March 2011

Yeah, it's finally the time when I can reveal the cards that were published in CARDS this past month.

The first one here was in the Masculine section...


...and this one was for the Springtime section: 


It's strange to see cards after keeping them in hiding for so long. Publications usually want your projects about six months in advance. A line of cards I'm working on now isn't even scheduled for publication until December! It's difficult to keep up with the trends, products, colors, and seasons that far in advance. Finding items of season when we're far from it can be tricky too. Summer CHA hasn't happened yet, so I'm going to need to either get creative with the spring/summer lines or use some of last year's products. More than likely I'll end up with a combination though. Using product that's not current can be a quick way to get overlooked if you're attempting to squeeze into your favorite magazine's pages. I'm constantly looking at fashion and home decor magazines and TV shows for inspiration. I'm not fashionable by any means, but it really does translate into the crafting world. Just take a stroll through the mall even and note color combinations, hardware styles, and recurring detail themes of pieces that catch your eye. This is beginning to make me feel  like taking a stroll to the mall... maybe if Ethan keeps chipper I'll grab the camera in the next week and show you what I mean all the way from fashion to creation.

13 comments:

secret scrapbooker said...

Love these , fab n funky cards :0)
Kate x

Smita said...

Beautiful card, Laura! I've been offline for too long, I guess :(

Marinette said...

Wow!Wow!Wow!j'adoooore♥♥ Elles sont toutes deux superbes, j'adore les couleurs chaudes de la seconde, elle est gĂ©niale
Bravo

Sharon Marie said...

You do such beautiful work on your cards.

get scrappy said...

Gorgeous cards!

Emily Leiphart said...

Hi Laura, I don't know how you happened upon my blog but I'm thrilled that you stopped by, otherwise I never would've found yours! It's great to see that a few of my blogland friends, Smita, Tejal and Ujjwal are followers of your blog, too. Your cards are amazing and your son is too cute for words!!

♥Silvana♥ said...

Beautiful cards!!! love the circles in teh second one!!!!

annieambriel said...

oh wow.. they are just gorgeous. I love both.. love how you did the ribbon treatment with a beautiful stud and stitching on the first..
On the second, love the layering, and tag.. fab! :)

Congrats on your publication :)

Suzanne said...

Laura! SO happy that I found your blog! I was JUST admiring your cards in the CARDS magazine today!!! I actually came here cuz I am still working on the PTI blog hop...and your card for that was great too!

yyam said...

Oh wow! These look great! Congtrats on your pulication! :)

marianne-g said...

No wonder they made it. These are fabulous cards. Congrats!

jengd said...

Fun! Love that "stud" card- nice and elegant looking with a phrase you wouldn't expect with it. :) Just dropping in from the Getting Cricky hop.

Mary Bennett said...

Laura, I love the bright pastels colors you use they are so comforting. I think I speak for a lot of people!
You truly have a gift my dear. Little Ethan is so sweet he is a doll!