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Wednesday, July 18, 2012

Birthday treasures

I want to share the beautiful Birthday presents I received from my friend Valerie, you can see her beautiful blog Bastelmania.  Some of these I can show you you but the best present you can not see, it is the present of friendship that I have received from Valerie and  my other blogging friends, that one sits in my heart.  
One of the things Valerie is famous for are her beautiful envelopes and box decorations, I tried to camouflage the addresses yet still show you the beautiful stamping on my box.   You really need to stop by her blog, she is an amazing, talented artist.  You can see the gorgeous ribbons she sent too.  There is a red satin and yellow that have little wooden butterflies that are covered in gingham cloth, along with a beautiful sheer ribbon and a strand with pearls.  The blue ribbon has a beautiful satin flower with the stranded pearls and green leaves.  These are gorgeous! 
This is a musical card, when you open it it has a recorder inside that plays Happy Birthday!  I did not realize right away, but the beautiful gold filigree stickers spell out my name too!
The postcard is made from one of her journal paintings that she had sent out and made into postcards.  She made the jewelery pieces for the tag too, they have pretty gold wire intertwined.
This is a mini journal she made, I opened it up so you could see both the front and back cover, as I think they are both gorgeous!
She also sent me these gorgeous stamps, the LaBlanche rabbit has such an expression and I love the My Minds Eye set, I already have some ideas for what to make with them!
The Jolee bling is all glittery and has rhinestones and the embossed chipboard is awesome, I have never seen anything like that!
 And last but not least a beautiful card from my friend Karin at With an "i" for Paper.  So many beautiful details wrapped into this card.  I recognize the set she used to make this Strawberries and Watermelon from Lindsay's Stamp Stuff where we met on Lindsay's design team.  
Old friends, new friends, to all my blogging friends I am truly blessed for knowing many of you as well as I do.  I never would have guessed I would be celebrating my 60th birthday as a blogger.  Life is good, thank you all, Valerie and Karin and to all of you, thanks for looking.  ~Diane
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30 comments:

  1. You are very welcome, Diane! I am just sorry that the post took soooooo long to get it to you!! I am honoured to be your friend, and this is one of the great things about blogging, that you meet so many lovely people!
    Hugs,
    Valerie

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  2. How sweet and wonderful of Valerie! How sweet and wonderful for you to receive such a lovely birthday gift! Happy Birthday and I hope it was wonderful! We both have that in common also, the big 60!!

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  3. What fun! Lucky girl and a happy belated b-day!

    Leann

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  4. Aren't you lucky!! What beautiful pressies and hope you had a fantastic birthday :)

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  5. Such beautiful presents and I am sure the friendship one is the best.

    Love Chrissie xx

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  6. Hi Diane, I wish you a belated 'Happy Birthday' Your gifts from Valerie and so gorgeous and I am glad you had a lovely birthday. I am so glad i popped by to visit you today.
    have a wonderful weekend my friend
    hugs June x

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  7. hope your bday was wonderful, diane! such great goodies from valerie--lucky you:)

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  8. Diane, hope you had a fab birthday, wow beautiful pressies, hugs

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  9. Hi Diane
    Happy belated birthday. I just love your gifts. How sweet to receive such pretties.
    Thank you for stopping by and your kind comment.
    You are a dear and I admire you too. I will visit again soon as I am at the airport right now going to Florida for a little weekend break with my hubby for his work.
    Happy creating.
    Hugs, Celestina marie

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  10. Hi Diane
    Valerie is certainly a special person.
    A gorgeous bounty of goodies. I cannot wait to see what you create.
    Wishes
    Lynne

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  11. You are one of the loveliest friends, and I am so blessed that we have met in this bloggy world. Hope you had a fantastic birthday.... man, that slipped up on me.
    Hugs
    Carole

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  12. You are just too sweet and so welcome! Hope you had a great day...I wish you nothing but happiness my sweet blog friend :)

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  13. Happy belated B-Day Diane, you got some great goodies and you have wonderful friends in blogland. Enjoy your new treats girl!

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  14. oh Hunny these are amazing gifts,and gosh how talented is your friend,wish I had known it was your birthday hun as i would have loved to have sent you something,hope you had the most wonderful birthday my friend,and cant wait too see what create with those gorgeous stamps,
    take care Hun,hugs Cherylxxxxx

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  15. Diane, I hope you had a wonderful birthday. I can see you received some amazing gifts. I love the journal and those butterflies on ribbons. Enjoy all your treasures and have a super week! Hugs, Linda

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  16. Oh Diane, What beautiful creations from such wonderful friends!!!! Happy Birthday to you!!!
    Love & hugs,
    Cindy

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  17. Happy Birthday Diane!! I'm sorry I didn't know. I should keep track of these things!!!
    But your friends sent you gorgeous things!!
    I am so happy we met!! You are a dear friend!!
    xxDaniella

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  18. Happy Belated Birthday Diane! Hope you had an amazing day! Thanks for sharing all your wonderful gifts!

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  19. Oh Diane, you lucky, lucky lady. Such wonderful gifts to receive. Wishing you a happy belated birthday sweetie.

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  20. What a beautiful batch of Birthday goodies...love 'em all!

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  21. Oh wow you are blessed to have such wonderful creative friends sharing their talents with you.
    Hugs
    Desíre
    Doing Life
    Digistamps4Joy DT Member
    Tammy’s Scrapin Corner DT Member

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  22. Hi Diane,
    I hope that you are having a wonderful day and that your birthday was extra-special!!!
    XO
    Cindy

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  23. Happy belated birthday Diane, so sorry didn't know. Thank you for showing all your fab gifts. Have fun, Annette x

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  24. Hi Diane,
    I hope you are having an awesome weekend!! Thank you SO much for visiting!!!
    XO
    Cindy

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  25. Belated happy birthday, dear Diane... and thanks for sharing those lovely pics of the goodies. You deserve them all and much more. So sweet of Karin, she is such a kind person to send that sunny card.

    Lots of love and I am happy to be back to blogging,

    Monica

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  26. Oh my dear so sorry to have missed yr special day...I must make it up to you ...Hope you had a happy birthday. You are a special person and deserve all your wonderful goodies. take care, gerri

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  27. Happy belated Birthday Diane!

    You are so blessed to have such a wonderful friend!

    Happy day.
    karianne

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  28. Hi Diane,
    Always a delight to revisit your pretties. How's the heat in Michigan? I know from family that it has been hot too. We are seeing tripe digits that are predicted to go through till next weekend.
    Thank you for stopping by.
    Have a great week and happy cardcreating.

    XO Celestina Marie

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  29. Fabulous box of goodies - love the packaging too! {wink!}

    -pamela ;)

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