Sunday, January 8, 2012

Collage Challenge & Belated Thanks

I decided to start the new year off by joining in on a collage challenge hosted monthly by Mary Green at her blog Green Paper.  She provides a selection of vintage images to download, and challenges the participants to come up with a collage that incorporates all 3 of the images.  Here is my offering:
a nod to Valentine's Day
It was fun to do a little cutting and pasting again.   All of the entries are so different--fun to see other people's take on the same challenge.

And now for some VERY belated thanks.  Back in SEPTEMBER, I won a giveaway hosted by Karla Nathan.  She has a regular craft day get-together with her pals Mary Green (yes, same as mentioned above), and Beth Leintz (all three ladies are crafters on their names to visit their wonderful blogs)--and they all decided to put a little package together of an assortment of crafty and collage-y supplies to share with the lucky winner, me!  Each contributed their own special "thing":  Karla supplied the vintage millinery flowers and ribbons, Mary gave a stack of vintage book pages, and Beth tucked in a vintage hanky, buttons, and rickrack.  It's all very wonderful and I can't wait to play with it.  I am pretty embarrassed that it has taken me this long to blog about it and to say a big "Thank You!" to these ladies.  Better late than never.  Here are a few pictures of my treasure trove:
Karla packaged up all the goodies 
Fun stuff inside!
Love the old pink rickrack and wonderful buttons
Great images to play with!
Photo from Karla's blog
2012 is off to a good start....Happy New Year, everyone!