Happy Friday lovelies! Any of you see signs of Spring this week? Certainly not here in Tomatoland, although today looks like a sunnier day. We just had a wicked winter storm come through the last 3 days. Crazy winds, flood alerts, tons of snow up in the mountains and even small tornadoes. Hellooo...this is California right?
I have a few ideas to share with you and wondered if I can get some feedback. I love how Wendy (Blissfull ATC Swap) created a Flickr account to post our ATC cards, so I thought it would be great to do the same thing for the bag challenge. Our April challenge is an ATC swap and I have been thinking about what to do about it. I love that we have ladies participating around the world so I want to make sure that all the challenges are available to everyone.
So these are the ideas I have:
1 - Do the traditional ATC swap and sort out who can/or can not particiapte in an international swap. Note that most international mail coming from the US shouldn't be more than $2 for a small envelope with an ATC card.
2 - Do an ATC "share" rather than a swap. Meaning that we still create our bag themed cards but each person shares by posting it on her own blog and on the Artful Bag Challenge Flickr page (I'll have it up later today). Although this takes the fun out of looking forward to getting a piece of art in the mail, it makes it easier for everyone to play along.
3 - Change the 4th theme all together. Maybe do a "your choice" theme instead. You can use any of the previous bag themes or do your own as long as it's all about the bag of course.
I would really appreciate everyone's input on this. I have enjoyed our last 3 challenges and really want to keep it fun and interesting for everyone. Please share your thoughts in a comment or feel free to email me if you like. Don't forget you can still add your embellished bag for March too!
Thank you so much and have a lovely weekend.
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