My last 4 submissions to publications were not picked up. Rejection is never easy to take even though you know they had hundreds of great cards to choose from. I looked at my cards again & I'm actually happy with them. Everyone has different taste, so just have to keep trying. At least I had some luck, though--my name was drawn for the May Stampendous! challenge--first time I entered one of theirs. Today is my friend's wedding & still need to wrap the gift, so I'll get to my card. Flourishes Timeless Tuesday challenge is to create a thank you card HERE. That worked out well since I was already going to make a card for our neighbors. There aren't too many people who would loan you a power tool to cut the hedge & their utility trailer to haul away old appliances, but that's what Dan did. He always offers to help & never asks for anything in return. I got them some sparkling cider & goodies & here's the card. First time I've used the wreath from Flourishes Mother's words of wisdom set (sentiment is from Taglines). I colored it using mostly Brushstix with a variety of Distress Inks--not trying to stay within the lines. 3 of the flower centers have glossy accents to attach tiny clear, glass marbles--always wanted to do that. The dies are Spellbinders & the layers are mounted with foam tape. I used a COPICS marker to color the clear dot stickers. Thanks for coming by & letting me know what you think.