Well, no luck with my attempts at publishing this month with CARDS inc. I have been viewing their magazine and am finding that most of their cards do not really match my style. They seem to focus a lot on cards with just patterned papers, sentiments and embellishments. My style is much more stamping with color. I think next year I may branch out and submit to other publications.
Anyway, like I said before, it's still good to TRY. It causes me to try new things and also try to be a little more careful with the details. So do you want to see my rejects? Of course you do.
First is a thank you card for a teacher, using some papertrey ink stamps. I love making those ribbon roses - so fun and easy and they add a real elegant touch.
Oh and before I go, for those who have been following the story of my daughter, she is happily settled into her village and is very eager to begin her teaching. She has a very comfortable host home set up for now (with internet, hot water for showers and a washing machine.) She met the kids last Friday and she said they gave her a warm welcome. I can just see them all. They had heard that an American was coming to teach them and had been excited for weeks. She said they all had big eyes and big smiles when she walked into the classroom. The class she met first was 7th graders. I'm sure they just loved to see a beautiful young and sweet looking american woman. Kind of like The Rascals and the teacher the boys all loved. I know I'm partial but my Sarah really is a cutey and I'm sure the 12 and 13 year old boys were happy to see a prettily dressed foreign 23 year old show up in their class. She said they all treated her like a celebrity. Let's hope all stays well after the honeymoon period ends.
Here are some photo's she sent this weekend.
Here she is at her 'swearing in' ceremony. First is Sarah posing with the country director. She says he has a great sense of humor and all the volunteers like him a lot. The second photo shows her with one of the local village teachers who escorted her from Kiev to the village.
The next photo's are of the train. She left the city at 6pm and got to the village at 9am. Those top red velvet things were the upper bunks for sleeping. I'm sure it was not especially comfortable in third class travel section for that long a trip.
Thanks for stopping by today. Have a great day!