In the latest issue of Cloth, Paper, Scissors there's a small teaser about the charm swap they announced earlier in the year. Well, the charms have all been swapped out...over 2000(!) of them and I've received mine. You know how I love to collect charms and these are wonderful additions to my collection! We each sent in up to five charms and would receive that many in return. The 6th charm below is from Michele Goodson...she had received one of my charms in the swap and wanted to have a second one so she could make them into earrings. She asked if I would be willing to trade another one of my charms for one of her gorgeous shrink plastic fishies. Isn't it wonderful? I can't wait for the next issue of Cloth, Paper, Scissors to read the full article and to see more of the charms!
Here's my collage using the images provided by Nancy for the Collage Play with Crowabout group. I used the images for a journal page. I've also posted the page of images so you can see what we had to work with. I'm really enjoying these challenges...it's a little different for me and always interesting. The group makes some fantastic art...stop by and take a look!
This year's "A Swap for All Seasons" ended with a Vintage Swimwear Tag Book. Linda put together a beautiful book with 16 tags depicting several eras of vintage swimwear - everything from modest Victorians to 60's surfer girls in itsy bitsy, teeny weeny yellow polka dot bikinis! This has been such a fun year swapping with this group...four swaps, one for each season. Linda has said she plans to start all over again with the fall swap. She'll announce the first swap on August first. Why don't you come join us!
Today is Quinn's birthday...just look at that sweet face - he hasn't changed much...especially the haircut! Happy Birthday! "I've spent my life following things I cannot see And just when I catch up to them, they slip away from me. I've been down a thousand trails I've never walked before I found out that without fail, they lead me to your door And the world keeps turning round and round It leaves me hanging in the air. My heart keeps turning upside down But you're still standin' there."
We've just now returned from our trip to Crater Lake...a lovely week with no phones, TVs or computers! I've got lots of unpacking and catching up to do but I just had stop in and say Happy Father's Day to all the wonderful dads out there. My own sweet Q deserves a medal for spending the past week with three wild women...we love you!