Alright, on to the fun stuff....I have been wanting to do this post for a week! I have a former coworker Ryan, he is a great guy and through blogging I "met" his wife Rachel. We follow each other's blogs and have exchanged an email here and there. Shortly after Ryan left the company I contacted him and asked if he thought that Rachel would like a collage for her birthday, which was Monday. Ryan said that she would love it and said that he would work on getting me pictures. Prior to this collage I had always done 12x12s that would fit in a shadow box. When I saw how many pictures Ryan sent, I decided to go bigger...much bigger! He also told me that Rachel's favorite colors were red and purple and I made sure to incorporate those into the collage.
Here are a couple of photos of the work in progress...
|Laying out the pictures|
If you have been reading my blog for any length of time and have seen any of my previous crafty posts you know that I absolutely love presenting what I made to the recipient and seeing their reaction....there is nothing like it. Obviously, that wasn't going to be the case with this one, but I had made peace with it and Ryan promised to send a picture of her opening it. She loved it and although I wasn't there in person she did call me and thank me and there wasn't a doubt in my mind that she was happy with it. SCORE!!!!
|It made it safe and sound|
|The completed collage|
So one last time for this year...Happy Birthday, Rachel!!! Hope you had a wonderful birthday week. If you are interested in what is going on in Rachel's little slice of the blog world you can find her blogging over at "R" and "R".
I hope that everyone has a great weekend! I believe that my posting is done for the week....it has been a busy one for me. But never fear...I already have posts brewing for next week!