Saturday, February 4, 2012

Happy Valentines…and a Winner!

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Hello, my friends!

Another Valentine post…it’s coming fast and I’m trying to get a few done before it’s too late!

Here’s my  first project from the heart…

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…a little Valentine collage, featuring Cupid—a.k.a. my grandmother, Velda.  Taken about 1917, she was about two years old in this portrait..

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…it’s one of my very favorite things, and she always reminds me of an adorable, chubby little Cupid in it, and so she is…

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Beautiful graphics and music print from Crafty Secrets’ new downloadable {and VERY affordable—$5!} Vintage Valentine Kit.  The vintage envelope was found online.

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Lovely handwritten letter…a copy from one sent long, long ago…1849 was the date, if I remember correctly~it started with the word “Beloved”~seemed perfect for me to use on this…

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…rumpled seam binding, dyed the perfect Valentine red using some Glimmer Mist, and a beautiful bronze key from the Tim Holtz collection.

Next~

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Another love-inspired collage, again using the new Crafty Secrets Valentine kit….isn’t that pink background paper lovely?  

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A miniature envelope, also included in the digital kit, holds a couple of “sweetheart” tickets, a bit of old lace and a trio of vintage millinery flowers—just touched with iridescent glitter…

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I whipped up another of the envelopes so you could see it as it’s meant to be…gorgeous.  A little button closure and some glitter on the roses seals the deal…

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And speaking of sweet things, just look what I received in the mail last week—a complete surprise!

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The lovely Sheila from “Blessed and Distressed” sent this to me, simply because she’s a kind and generous soul…and this isn’t the first time that I’ve seen her quietly do something like this for other women in Blogland…

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…what a talented angel.  I’m just tickled pink!  I’ve never had a personalized charm before—it’s hardly come off of my neck since I opened the package—thank-you SO much, Sheila…I absolutely love it!

And one last thing…the winner of my big 5-0 birthday drawing is:

*** Jingle of Just Jingle!  Please send me an email with your address and I’ll get your package on it’s way!***

Thank-you all for playing along & for all your sweet birthday wishes…you made turning 50 hardly hurt at all!

See you soon with something new…

Julie