Thursday, March 14, 2013

Happy Mail to share

 I wanted to share with you all the lovely things my beautiful friend Valerie sent me.  You can see more of her amazing work on her blog Bastelmania.  She is an exceptional artist and friend, I must say this truly brought tears to my eyes when I opened it.  She sent it for no reason at all, just because we are friends.  Believe me her friendship is a gift in itself, I am blessed to have her as a friend and I treasure her friendship.  I wish the photos were better to show you all the beauty here, the little inchie book is made from a 6x6 piece of paper, folded to a maze book and topped with the beautiful bouquet of roses.  She made the beautiful box it fits into and included a beautiful bracelet that glimmers in the light!  The tin was covered, varnished and and lined inside, she made a little book to fit inside,
 that says "Dance to the music of your life", it looks gorgeous.  And all sorts of wonderful things to play with, she shared some of her famous gold Utee, (I have never seen the gold), 2 sets of beautiful chipboard pieces, a beautiful embroidered bag, some beautiful papers (which will be hard to cut into), a beautiful collage sheet and some gorgeous sheer fabric splashed with silver.  Can you believe the box went all the way from Germany to Michigan, USA with the beautiful jewel still attached to that blue flower?!  But what I am most grateful for is her friendship, she is a sweet, wonderful woman who is extremely interesting, I always look forward to reading her emails.  
That's it for today, thanks for looking.  ~Diane
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  1. Diane you are truly blessed to have such a special caring and sharing friend.
    {I would love you to take part in my 500 Follower Give-away.} Hugs Desíre {Doing Life}

  2. You are so welcome Diane! Just enjoy!
    Thanks for being a good friend! Hugs,

  3. What a wonderful and thoughtful box of goodies I'm sure she feels the same about you that you do her. I love how we can met so many wonderful people through our blogs:)

  4. Beautiful!! What a generous gift...and for no special occasion...what a true and special friend! I am so glad that you got your happy mail!! Nothing better than seeing kindess!! Thanks you for sharing!!

  5. such a generous gift your friend sent you, diane--enjoy:)

  6. Oh That Valerie! So loving and generous. I adore the book which fits in the box. Valerie is so talented, she absolutely inspires me every time I visit her blog. Enjoy all the goodies, Diane. ... and thanks for allowing us to have a peak. hugs, Donna

  7. Hi Diane,
    What a wonderful box of treasures from the very talented Valerie. Every goodie she blessed you with is precious. She is thoughtful and amazing.
    It is very special the friendships we make in blogland. Wishing you a great weekend.
    See you after the crew leaves. LOL

    Hugs, Celestina Marie

  8. Her gift to you says a great deal about you as a friend. I'm really happy for you to receive all that delicousness, incredible.
    I can understand how hard it would be to cut into beautiful paper. I'll buy paper I so love then can't bring myself to use it, I cherish it.
    It is wonderful isn't it how we're able to "meet" so many wonderful people on the internet thru blogs. I don't have a blog but have so enjoyed reading blogs from so many interesting and generous bloggers. It never fails to delight me.
    I think bloggers make up for any negative aspects of the internet. So glad you shared your incredible gift from your friend in Germany.
    Happy Days Enjoy your gifts, they are much more than things.

  9. Such wonderful gifts from Valerie, thank you for sharing Diane. Loving every one of those beautiful treasures. Hugs Annette xx

  10. What a treasure trove of fun. Wonderful gifts from your good friend. Happy Hearts are Creative Hearts...

  11. Wow....that little book is adorable! I love the flowers on the top! You are so blessed to have such an amazing friend!


  12. Wow, are you EVER blessed! what a gorgeous card that is. a real treasure!

  13. What lovely stuff she sent you, Diane. That book with roses is so very pretty. Blogging is amazing and I have met some of the nicest and kindest people in blogland.

  14. What a wonderful friend! No worries about the shots, I think you did well showing the beauty of the professional work. enJOYed!


  15. wow!!! Love everything in your special gift box!

  16. Thinking of my own blogging friendships and reading of others never ceases to amaze me. We are so lucky to be part of something so wonderful when we can connect with likeminded people and know it is irrelevant that we might never actually meet up.
    She is certainly a lovely woman.
    What a bounty of gifts.

  17. The blogging world is amazing and so are the people in it! So sweet of Valarie and I know you will enjoy the happy mail!

  18. Oh Donna, I would be in tears as well. These are all so beautiful and what a thoughtful friend she is. I am going over to her blog to admire more of her work. Warmest hugs to you sweetie. Mina

  19. Now that's what I call happy mail!


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