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Thursday, May 3, 2012

Sharing the most beautiful gifts and my sweet friend..

This is from my sweet friend Valerie, her blog is called Bastelmania, you must visit her!  The sweet hand made card with the beautiful fence and flower, I wish you could see the gorgeous deep embossing on it too, my camera did not really pick it up.
This is a close up of the beautiful roses and daisies and  look at that ribbon!  I have never seen anything like this before!  The red satin  ribbon has sweet little chipboard butterflies and it is a double strand with the pearl balls on it too, just gorgeous!  The beautiful blue sheer ribbon has beautiful satin flowers along with the double strand and a pearl ball and a leaf, totally gorgeous!
 
And the suspense continues, see the pretty package all wrapped up in tissue and more pretty paper underneath I forgot to photograph.  Like how I made you wait like I did :)
Now look what was inside!  Isn't this the most gorgeous wall plaque you have ever seen!  There is so much detail in this, the tiny seed beads, the jewelry pieces, the dragonfly, flowers and strands.  There are so many layers to this, it is totally exquisite!

All of this my sweet friend Valerie sent me!  I could not believe my eyes when I opened this package of sheer beauty.  I actually gasped when I opened the little wrapped package with the plaque inside, I had seen it on her blog and really admired all the intricate details, along with being my favorite color combination too.  I must say this really did make me tear up, the sweetness of someone so far away, that I get to be friends with through our blogs.  I am so fortunate, and so very grateful, for the wonderful gifts and for the wonderful friend you are Valerie.  Oh and I did not photograph it but the box was all decorated with an angel and flowers and a star, my mail man said there must be something very special inside here, I knew there was.  There was also a quote which was very touching and oh so true.  "A friend is one who can touch your heart from across the world or across the room" Anonymous.  I am hanging this in my craft room so I can admire it all day long.  And to remind me how fortunate I am to be blogging and meeting new friends across the oceans.  Thank you Valerie, you totally made my (I was going to say day) month!  I am really touched by your kindness.  Please do stop by her blog, she is an amazing artist on so many levels using so many different mediums too!  And I keep telling her she should be writing a book, she is an excellent author too!
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31 comments:

  1. This is so amazing and something to really treasure!

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  2. wow lots of wonderful treasures Diane, thank you for sharing. x

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  3. Diane, I too have been a recipient of Valerie's generosity..she is a treasure and incredibly talented! I owe her a visit! Hugs,

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  4. Hi Diane, What an amazing gift from your talented friend Valerie. Isn't blogland amazing? We meet the nicest people and you certainly are one of the best.
    The plaque is gorgeous and I love the colors too. Love those ribbons and the details. Truly a wonderful gift to enjoy for many years to come.

    Have a wonderful weekend.
    Hugs, Celestina Marie

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  5. Diane, this is so sweet of you to show my things so prettily! You are very welcome, and I enjoyed putting the little package together for you! Thanks for being a blog-land friend! Hugs, Valerie

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  6. lovely! It would make a pretty pendant too if it was smaller, enjoy it!

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  7. Hi Diane, you asked what a Steam Fair was. Its a huge fair that celebrates the use of steam, for example traction engines, carousels, in fact anything that uses steam as its main power. There are lots of demonstrations, plus craft tents etc. Annette x

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  8. Diane, it is so very pretty and oh those colors, enjoy, also love that card. hugs

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  9. such a wonderful talented friend, diane! enjoy all your goodies:) happy weekend!

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  10. ah congrats on your giftie.... you share so much, it is wonderful that you have someone to share with you.
    Carole

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  11. How sweet and Valerie is so awesome and talented :)

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  12. Happy Pink Saturday Diane, Beautiful gifts. Thanks for sharing. Joyous Wishes, Linda

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  13. Diane,

    Sometimes I am a little in awe of how generous and incredible other bloggers are here in blogland. What a blessings and such a beautiful gift!

    blessings,
    karianne

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  14. wow, super gorgeous gifts! happy pionk saturday! xo

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  15. Absolutely beautiful sweetie, I love everything about this card x

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  16. I am always amazed how gorgeous and fun your creations are.

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  17. I love those colors, nice gifts. Greetings.

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  18. So sweet of your GF to gift you such wonderful items! TFS your goodies!

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  19. What a delightful gift--Valerie is among the best!

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  20. What gorgeous gifts you received - such a generous and creative friend you have in Valerie ! Those ribbons are darling....

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  21. How gorgeous are those! You have a beautifully talented friend...and it looks as if you have your own talents too:)

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  22. Hello Diane
    A beautiful post and beautiful gifts.
    Valerie is such a lovely woman and with an abundance of talent.
    I am sure was filled with joy knowing her artwork is now gracing the wall of your craft room.
    Also the way she decorates the packages, I remember the package she sent to me last year and the care she put into decorating the envelope.
    TFS.
    Wishes
    Lynne

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  23. Diane, this is so sweet of Valerie and how wonderful for you! I just adore her mixed media works of art and now you have one! If you get tired of it, I will send you my address! Enjoy!

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  24. What a beautiful token of friendship! You are one special lady!

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  25. Hi Diane,
    Lovely to view your gifts again and thank you for stopping by and your kind comment. Hope you are having a nice week and warmer temps.
    Sending hugs, Celestina Marie

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  26. Ohh some gorgeous goodies, Valerie is lovely and so are you my friend.
    Have a happy day
    Hugs June x

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  27. What a sweet surprise, Diane--I always thought Valerie was a sweetie, too!

    :)trisha woyww #155

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  28. wow, exquisite it right. Wow....

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  29. What a wonderful gift!! I can see why she would send it to you, you are a wonderful blog pal! I feel lucky I met you!! You are awesome!
    xxDaniella

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  30. Ooohhh Diane, everything is so lovely but that wall plaque is truly a special treasure. How wonderful to have such a generous friend. xoxo

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