Friday, July 30, 2010

Cleaning out, and selling on Ebay!!

I just wanted to let everybody know that I am cleaning out my craft room, and selling a whole lot on Ebay. I have lots of vintage ribbon that I still need to list, along with lots of cardmaking supplies. Check it out - My Ebay.

Sunday, July 25, 2010

Happy Birthday Grandma

We went to Nebraska this weekend to celebrate my Fabulous Grandmas Birthday!!
I cannot believe that she is 90!! She is so amazing!!
My sweet son Brad, me, and my favorite (and only) niece Bailee!!
My son Dustin, Grandma, my Dad, myself and Brad!! 4 fabulous generations!!
I love you so much Grandma!!
I love you also Bailee Kay!!
I won't be blogging for a bit...I am dealing with some personal issues, but I hope to be back soon.
xxoo Valarie

Tuesday, July 20, 2010

What a sweet gift I received!!

Is this the most gorgeous fabric you have seen?? Love the brown with the pink....well, guess what it is??An incredible tote bag!!! I opened the mail a few days ago, and guess what?? This incredible bag was for little old me!! The absolutely wonderful Diane of Saturday Finds sent this to me. For no reason at all. Just because she is the most incredibly sweet person you could meet. Oh wait, I have never met her....that's what makes this even more wonderful.
Thank you so much Diane for the sweet gift. I LOVE IT!!
xxoo Valarie

Sunday, July 18, 2010

A Wedding Surprise

My sons GF, Jill is in a Wedding in December. Her best friend is getting married!! Jill is flying to Florida this weekend for the engagement party, and she wanted to make something special for her friend. She decided a framed collage would be fun to make. I LOVE the finished project. The background is a beautiful vintage wallpaper that is just gorgeous. The wedding colors are blue and it is just perfect.
(Click the pictures for a fabulous close up)
Jill made a template of a wedding dress out of cardboard, and then layered on the most gorgeous ruffly satin and vintage lace. I love how she made the bodice out of lace, and the pearl necklace is fabulous!! Sweet velvet flowers add to the beauty on the dress.
She added fun vintage bells to the top of the frame!! Love it!!
This sweet little blue bird is holding onto the banner with the bride and grooms names on it!
Congratulations Jordan and Erinn......I hope this brings you as much joy as it did me while watching Jill make it.
Have a fabulous day.
xxoo Valarie

Saturday, July 17, 2010

Blue Bird Lane

There's a new blog in town....stop by and say Hi to Jen, it'll be a a real tweet!!Have a wonderful day.
xxoo Valarie

Saturday, July 10, 2010

Happy Pink Saturday

I have been searching for a vintage Prom Dress for a very long time. I admit that I am a copycat. I have seen dresses on Jen's blog, and Holly's blog, and I just had to have one. I found the white one at the Paris Flea Market this past weekend. When she told me she wanted $35 for it, I knew it had to be mine.
The bodice is gorgeous....all ruffles and frills!!
I have been coveting the pink one for several months, and when I went back this week, the vendor was there, and made me a deal that I just could not pass up. I had to lay it on the pink bedspread, just to show you how gorgeous it is. (sorry about my foot in the picture, I didn't notice it until I posted the picture..haha)
The bodice on this is also amazing.
This dress has 3 layers, the first is satin, then a layer of ruffles, and on top a layer of
alternating lace squares and tulle.

This week I hope that you will stop by and see Grace in the Pink in the City. Just the name of this sweet blog made me smile, and I know you will too after seeing her beautiful blog.
Have a wonderful day, and don't forget to stop by and thank Beverly at How Sweet the Sound for hosting another fabulous Pink Saturday.

Thursday, July 8, 2010

A Sweet Clock

I found these pictures today when I was going through my old image card on my camera. I decided that I had to share them. My baby boy, Brad wanted to make something for his Girlfriend Jill. He decided to make (decorate) a clock for her. I didn't even take over, I let him do his thing. (I admit, it was hard not to grab the scissors and glue, and do it myself)!!
I think it turned out quite fabulously!!
If you click on the pictures, you can see the cute images he used!! Job well done Brad!! (He hasn't picked up the glue or scissors since then).....
Have a fabulous day.
xxoo Valarie

Saturday, July 3, 2010

Paris Swap

I just wanted to share the beautiful boxes that I received in the Petite Paris Matchbox Swap. The first box is from Jessica at Kids Napping, I'm scrapping. The color palette is so beautiful. The attention to detail on this box is amazing. The box was filled with wonderful goodies....including these beautiful stamped tags.
There was ribbon, buttons, papers, trims, so many amazingly wonderful items.
The charms and buttons are all fantastic....
I still cannot believe all of the fabulous goodies that were in such a tiny box!! Thank you Jessica for putting so much work into such a fabulous box!!! I love it!
These are the boxes that the amazing Erica of Zunky Chic made for us. Mine is the one on the left. The box is even more beautiful in person, if you can imagine that!! The charm that Erica made and put on the box is so fabulous!!
It was filled with the most amazing goodies. A vintage Hankie, a ballerina, buttons, a flower, a wonderful Eiffel Tower, a card.....and so much more.
Erica's attention to detail is so fabulous....from the stamped Eiffel tower on the doily to the beautiful color palette.
The sweet little charm is going to be added to a bracelet that someday I hope to make.
Thank you ladies for your beautiful, sweet thoughtful boxes. They came at a time when I needed something to make me smile, and you sure did it!!
Have a lovely day.
xxoo Valarie

Friday, July 2, 2010

Happy 4th of July

Happy 4th of July. I just want to take a minute to thank all of the Men and Women who serve our country and keep us safe. Thank you for putting your lives on the line to give us our Freedoms.
I saw this on Carries blog at Cottage Cozy, she said it so beautifully, I hope she doesn't mind that I have copied her:
I salute all the men and women who have fought, died,
and are still risking their lives each day
so that my family and I can live in
one nation, under God, indivisible,
with liberty and justice for all!
Have a lovely, safe weekend.
xxoo Valarie