Thursday, February 23, 2017

Gifts from my dear friend Valerie


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.


20 thoughtful remarks:

kathyinozarks said...

Good morning, wow what a fun surprise to open up-I love everything-if had to pick a favorite it would be the book and the tag-enjoy

CJ Kennedy said...

Always a thrill to find something in the mailbox that's beautiful and not a bill.

Sandra Cox said...

Way to go, Val!
A 'warm the cockles of the heart' gift.
Where would we be without friends.

chrissie said...

A wonderful gift from Valerie she is so talented and so thoughtful. Enjoy your gifts and thank you for sharing them

Love Chrissie xxx

Valerie-Jael said...

Glad our little present got there after such a long journey. The paper with the tree was the paper that was on a Christmas present I got sent, I like re-using everything. Thank for the shout out and have a fun day, hugs, Valerie

froebelsternchen Susi said...

Wonderful gifts from the talented and thoughtful Valerie!
A human angel indeed and upper talented!
I can imagine how happy you are with this mail!

Linda Kunsman said...

what a happy mail day for you Elizabeth! Valerie has sent you a super package filled with gorgeous art and napkins!

Caterina Giglio said...

What a stunning little book, E! She sent you a lovely present that I am sure you will always treasure! x

Birgit said...

These are great! She knows her mixed media and that tag is great looking. Love the birdie journal as well. Beautiful!

da tabbies o trout towne said...

guys...what sooper awesum giftz yur mom got !!! thanx for sharn....we will go chex out Valerie's blog ☺☺☺♥♥♥

da tabbies o trout towne said...

bleubeard...dood...chex out valerie's blog page frum like de 22 february......

:) troo urr werdz were never spoken ....furst few fotoz ☺☺☺♥♥♥

da tabbies o trout towne said...

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Meggymay said...

A lovely gift, I know you will enjoy it, thanks for showing us your goodies.
Yvonne xx

Jo Murray said...

A great friend....and a thoughtful gift. Lovely tags.

My name is Erika. said...

That is truly a wonderful gift. So many gorgeous pieces! Valerie is incredibly talented for sure. I just love the bird book. There's a puffin on it too. :) Getting mail is always fantastic but this one is really really special. Hugs-Erika

Let's Art Journal said...

What wonderful and heartfelt gifts, each one is so amazing! Valerie is so thoughtful to have sent them to you and I can see how much you love them :-). Happy Friday and have a great weekend! J :-)

da tabbies o trout towne said...

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Sandra Cox said...

Everything is wondrous, but the napkins are especially awesome.
YOU have a great weekend:)

Rike said...

What a wonderful package in your mailbox! I think you had much joy by unpacking it and see all the treasures inside! This little book at the end is really fantastic!
Wish you a good weekend!
Rike x

pearshapedcrafting said...

This is just the happiest of happy mail - love the little bird book!! The coffee napkins are so right for you too!
I can see why you are so pleased - Valerie's art is certainly fabulous! Chrisx