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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