Monday, January 31, 2011

Valentine Heart

I am working on some Valentine's for a swap, and for a Friends gift shop. This is what I came up with........Have a wonderful day.
xxoo Valarie

Saturday, January 29, 2011

Valentine Jello Cups

I am working on more Valentine goodies. I am doing a swap with a couple of friends, so I finished up a few of these jello molds last night. I am really happy with them....the front: I am going to get my etsy shop stocked this weekend, so check it out soon!
The Back:
Have a fabulous Day.
xxoo Valarie

Wednesday, January 26, 2011

Little Lampshades

Last year I saw this adorable idea on Jenny of Everyday is a Holiday's blog.....I decided to give it a try, and I love how it turned out. I used nut cups as lampshades, and decorated them all with different bits and bobs that I had laying around the craft room. The bulbs are silicone dipped, and I found them at Candy Lights....they are the softest shades of blue, pink, lavender, yellow and green. I am thrilled with how it turned out!!

Have a fabulous day.
xxoo Valarie

Monday, January 24, 2011

Valentine Sweets

I am still plugging away in my craft room, cleaning and organizing. I have so many wonderful ideas for Valentine projects spinning around in my head, so lets hope I can start this week!! In the meantime, I will show you some of the fabulous goodies I have purchased!! This little beauty is from the one and only Magpie Ethel!! I have wanted one of her famous spool dolls for a really long time, and finally broke down and purchased one!! I love her!!!

This sweet little planter was found on Ebay this summer. I picked it up for a steal....only $15.00. They usually sell for much I was quite excited.
The next 3 goodies are purchases from last year from my friend Jen of J. Nichelle. I hadn't plan on buying so many of her goodies, but just couldn't pass any of them up. If you get the opportunity to buy something from her, DO will not be disappointed.

Jens attention to detail is incredible. The back looks almost as pretty as the front!!
I also won a sweet kit from Elizabeth at Creative Breathing.......I am hoping to make it this week!
Have a lovely day.
xxoo Valarie
P.S. I am doing a swap with Kristin of Signs and Salvage....can't wait to get started making her some sweet goodies. I will show you what I make this weekend!!

Wednesday, January 19, 2011

Fabulous giveaway

Check out the fabulous giveaway that Kristin at Signs and Salvage is having. Stop by, and tell her Valarie said Hi!!Hurry....she's picking a winner on January 30th.
xxoo Valarie

Thursday, January 13, 2011

Vintage Stocking Swap

I participated in the Vintage Stocking Swap.....hosted by Ceri at The Pretty Pink Studio. I was partnered with Deborah of Deb's Vintage Soul. I received the most wonderful stocking....filled with fabulous goodies.The stocking has the most beautiful lace on it that Deb tea stained. It is just what I wanted!!
She added this organza flower with a vintage pin and vintage brass name tag. LOVE IT!!
This fabulous jar with the adorable little birdie on top was filled with these fun plastic thingies!!

The icing on the cake is this wonderful ornament she made. The sweet little bird loves its new home with me. Thank you Deborah for sending me this special package.
xxoo Valarie

Cuttlebug and Accessories is the first card making set that I would like to sell:Cuttlebug die cutter & embosser....I used this maybe a dozen times!
This is the lot of die cuts that I have. They are as follows:
1. Naturals Nature 2 die cuts in this package...butterflies and shapes never used
2. Olivia Alphabet - never opened
3. Christmas Noel - 1 die cut - never opened
4. Hippie Chick Alphabet - never opened
5. Baby Face Alphabet never opened
6. Harmony Alphabet - used once
7. Fancy Pants Alphabet - used once
8. Red Tag Sale Alphabet - never used
Embossing panels:
1. Bloom Dots - (Large folder) never opened
2. D'Vine Swirl - (large folder) never opened
3. Winter Jelly - (4 small folders) Never opened
4. Thanks - Merci -( large folder) used once
5. Happy Birthday -(large folder) never opened
6. Thanks Merci: (4 small folders) - Never opened
7. Formal Squares :(4 small Folders) - never opened
I would rather sell this as a lot, but would consider selling individually. I will take all reasonable offers under consideration. Just email me, at, or leave a comment with your email. I will not publish comments with email addresses in them!!
Have a wonderful day.

Sunday, January 9, 2011

Card Making Supplies

I am thinking of selling some of my card making supplies. I wonder if it would be best to do it on Ebay, or make a list on my blog, and see who is interested?? I have a cricut machine I used maybe a dozen times, and a Cuttlebug with lots of accessories that I never used. What do you think?? I would love the input. xxoo Valarie

Friday, January 7, 2011

Valentine Eye Candy & Pink Saturday

I am ready to pack Christmas away.....we are celebrating one more time tomorrow night. Dustin's Girlfriend Jenny was in Vermont for the Holidays, so we are celebrating with her, and then I am going to start packing away the goodies. I figure it will take me a week to get it down and stored. In the meantime, I am scouting the internet looking for beautiful Valentine's Day Inspiration. I am ready to put up hearts, and pink goodies. Look at some of the beautiful things I am hoping to make: I bought this kit last year, and got it halfway done, before I got sidetracked. It is so adorable, and from the super talented Jenny at Every Day is a Holiday. Can't wait to finish it!!
This gorgeous garland was made by the super talented Andrea at velvet strawberries. She has such a knack for making the most scrumptious eye candy!!
This fabulous wreath was also made by Andrea at Velvet Strawberries. Andrea took the Sweet Messengers of Christmas class, and changed it a bit for Valentine's. She gave me permission to copy this fabulous wreath!! I cannot wait to get started.
The fabulous and talented Holly made this amazing heart wall hanging. She taught this on the Paper Romance ezine last year. I subscribed to it, and am finally going to attempt to make it. I will show you the finished projects. Don't forget to stop by Beverlys at How Sweet the Sound, and wish her a happy Pink Saturday!!
Have a wonderful day.
xxoo Valarie

Thursday, January 6, 2011

My Birthday Shoes

I got a pair of gorgeous Christian Louboutin shoes for my Birthday. Now, I have to practice walking in them. I guess if I fall, I will look good on the way down.
Have a fabulous day.

Saturday, January 1, 2011

Baby Shower Favors

I was asked by a friend of a friend to make favors for a baby shower. There was no plates or napkins to copy......she said just make something special. This is what I came up with.
Baby Shower Crackers.

I used white sheets of crepe paper, and lots of blue embellishments.I found these cute vintage stork cupcake picks, and added a rattle and safety pin. I filled each cracker with vintage "It's a boy" picks and blue and white candies. They turned out so cute. I was thrilled to get a custom order for such a fun occasion. I am hoping to catch up on sharing all my projects that I did while recovering from surgery. I also wanted to tell my friends who I promised a Christmas present, (Michele, Tammy, Lulu, Keren and Jennie) they are now being turned into Valentine's Day gifts, and I will send them along soon.
xxoo Valarie