A few days ago Bleubeard and I found this awesome package in my mailbox. I immediately knew it was from my friend Valerie, because she had warned me something was coming. I actually worried because days and days passed, and my fears grew greater that it somehow went missing.
Fortunately, that was not the case. Don't you just love the bread container she put everything in?
She wrapped the goodies in this paper, which included a darling tree. If you know me, you know I love trees.
What a wonderful haul.
I fell in love with this Asian inspired art that was on the outside of the card Valerie made.
Then there was this incredible tag in which she pulled out all the stops. Isn't it simply over the top? Yes, I love it, too.
Then there are the incredible napkins, many of which included at least two of the same design. How thoughtful.
As for the tag that is hidden? You'll just have to wait to see it.
But wait! That wasn't all.
Look at this handmade book. So much detail
on both sides.
Isn't it simply delightful? Even the paper inside is high end.
But the best part was this wonderful personal note left on the inside by Valerie.
I can't thank Valerie enough for this thoughtful gift, as well as the tags and napkins she sent. Thank you, thank you, thank you, Valerie! I suggest if you are NOT familiar with her art, please stop by her blog, called Bastelmania.
And I want to thank each and everyone for stopping by today. I am so grateful for your visit, and your support of what I show on my blog.
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