Wednesday, August 18, 2010

Christmas In July Swap

I participated in the Christmas in July swap hosted by the fabulous Michele of Ask Michele Something Special. I was paired with the amazing Jen of J. Nichelle...... well, to say that she spoiled me was an understatement. We were supposed to send a homemade ornament, a store bought ornament, a decoration and a kit to make a Christmas goody. Look at the amazing beauties that she sent:
This fabulous ornament she made left me speechless. (not an easy thing to do)...
Jen does everything over the top...the inside of this ornament is fab!!
The sweet little angel that sits on the top...adorable!!
Who doesn't love a wonderful ornament by Jennifer Murphy?? Love the sweet birdie and glittery star.
My decoration is this great glittery sign. I can't wait for Christmas to hang it up!!
I cannot wait to make this fab kit that she sent.
It contained all of the vintage goodies that I will need to make a Christmas box...similar to the ones that she makes and sells. I am going to start this beauty today, and will share the finished product when I am done. have become a fabulous friend to me, and I cannot tell you how much your thoughtfulness and generosity means to me. I love ya girly!!
Thanks again for all of the sweet comments left on my all truly brighten my day with your kindness.
Have a lovely day
xxoo Valarie
P.S. Be sure and check out Tammy at Tinsel & Company....she sells the fabulous sign and Jennifer Murphy ornament that I received....along with many other amazing goodies.


Signs and Salvage said...


Tammy @ said...

Hi Valarie,

How amazing is Jen!? When she emailed me and I saw that it was going to you I was SO EXCITED! You will love the sign, I had to keep one for myself and I just adore everything Jennifer Murphy creates. I can't wait to see what you do with all of the goodies Jen sent. If you think of it link this post up to my DECK THE HALLS FRIDAY linky party. Thanks for the sweet mention in your post!

Best wishes,

Natasha Burns said...

oh wow Valarie, what great swap gifts you got from Jen! Just wonderful, and so much detail!

BTW, love the new banner, it's really cute!

Something Special said...

I was just so excited for this post. I just wanted to see what you got from Jen so badly, and she was just so busy this past month too. She is amazing, but I saw what you made for her and it seemed to be over the top as well. My new swap for fall is posted, so come check it out. yur friend Michele

koralee said...

What a sweet blog you have! Now you got me all excited about Christmas...these are amazing.I am humming Christmas tunes right now. Have a great weekend. xoxox

Sandy said...

What wonderful items! I have one of Jen's Easter trees and it is one of my favorite things! I am glad you atopped by and saw my dollhouse and I inspired you to re do yours....I have been inspired by other women who also revamped a tired dollhouse or enjoy and lets me know how it goes! :) Sandy


It's hard to believe the first ornament is handmade... it's beautiful!!! Definitely my favorite! Thanks for sharing!!!

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Rebecca said...

Christmas fun!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! And glittery too!!!!!!!! Happy PS!

CailinMarie said...

this looks like fun! I hope you'll share the finished project once you've had time to use the kit!
Happy Pink Saturday -

jen said...

I am so glad you like them! I can finally comment the internet is fixed Hallelujah! So have you started on the kit yet? :) I'm glad you like your giant shabby star ornament I made it with you on my heart. Merry Christmas in July!

luvs and glitter

Lydia said...

What fun swap items! Lucky you.