Tuesday, July 2, 2013

Birthday Surprises to share

Hi All, I want to share the beautiful and thoughtful gifts I received from my sweet friend Valerie who is an awesome artist with an awesome blog here.  At the top of the list, the best gift is the one you can't see, and that is friendship.  Valerie is one of the sweetest and kindest people I know, I am so fortunate to have met her through our blogs.  We share so many interests and stories outside of our blogs, I am truly blessed to have her as my friend.
            The 1st picture is the beautiful card she made for me, the cupcake comes out of the holder too, very cool.  The 2nd picture is the stunning necklace made of Jade and macrame, a most incredibly thoughtful gift as I am allergic to all metals, so I don't get to wear pretty jewelry, when I opened this I started to cry.  I don't know how or where she found it but it is gorgeous and so special to me, thank you Valerie, you have no idea how much this means to me.  The next picture is of the so very cool embellishments, don't you just love them!  On to the beautiful paper, this is awesome, it does not show in the picture but it all has these awesome textures, love it!  And look at the beautiful packaging, isn't it awesome, everything she does she makes special, even the mailman was all curious as to what was in a box so special!  And on top of all these way too generous gifts she emailed me a gift card to shop at Simon Says Stamp!  I am overwhelmed by her kindness and generosity.  Thank you Valerie, I hope some of my followers get a chance to know you like I do, you are one of the sweetest friends I have.  Well, that's it, thanks for looking.  ~Diane
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  1. You are very welcome, have a happy day! Hugs, Valerie

  2. I am sending a bundle of wishes your way.
    What a beautiful collection of gifts from Valerie and such a thoughtful piece of jewellery she has created for you to wear.
    As you say, it is friendship that is the most special gift of all.
    Wishes to you.

  3. Dearest Diane,

    wow, amazing collection of gifts!
    great to sharing the joy.
    wishing you a great week

  4. Diane you are so blessed with a friend like Valerie.
    Hugs Desíre {Doing Life}

  5. wonderful gifts and oooh that necklace is fabulous, hugs Annette x

  6. What a fun post today, lots of eye candy!

  7. Hi Diane,
    Oh I did not know it was your birthday. Wishing you big birthday greetings and a wonderful year ahead.
    Valerie is a sweetheart and I have been a follower of her lovely blog. So talented and creative in all she designs.
    She blessed you with some darling gifts. Like you said, the best is friendship.
    Happy Belated Birthday my friend.
    Hugs, Celestina Marie

  8. Happy Happy Birthday :) Enjoy your cool gifts :)

  9. i hope your day is/was wonderful, diane!! happy bday and enjoy the lovely gifts:) happy 4th, too!

  10. hope you had a great one, what beautiful shares you received, hugs

  11. I don't blame you for crying, Diane! Such a beautiful box of goodies. I do know Valerie enough to know that absolutely everything you have said about her is such a beautiful truth. A wonderful woman with a huge heart and amazing talents in more than just the artistic field. Enjoy all your goodies, Diane - you will have a ball! xoDonna

  12. Happy Birthday and Happy 4th of July! I must have missed mention of this special day and I hope you have or had a great one! So sweet of Valerie! Hugs!

  13. What a wonderful friend you have, and thank-you for introducing us. She does have an awesome blog like you that shows her professional talent. Sounds like her gifts were full of thoughts knowing you inside out. Hope you had a great birthday throughout. I enJOYed being a part of it.

  14. What a GREAT card -- Happy Birthday, Diane!!! Enjoy your lovely goodies!!!

  15. Happy Belated Birthday Dear. Your gifts are wonderful however the friendship you share is the best gift. Celebrate and Enjoy...

  16. Happy Belated Birthday Diane!! What a Fabulous Friend your Valerie is!! I love all the goodies she sent you! That necklace is gorgeous!! Can you wear earrings? Do they make little covers or something to go over the metal (I am going to guess yes..but am clueless). I love to get decorated packages!!
    Again...Happy Belated Bday!!

  17. awesome goodies, happy late birthday!


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