Saturday, December 31, 2011

This Week's Blog Post!

This is my belated Christmas tip for my hairstylist. Since having no hair appointment in December she will be receiving it this week.

I repurposed this pendant which had been on a black velvet choker and needed updating (it was very 1990's). The lilac stone and clear crystals accent it beautifully! Hopefully she loves it. It is dressy but would also look great with a white shirt and jeans!

Christmas Card

I received this beautiful Christmas card from Vicki’s Card Creations on Etsy. This was given to Jim. I love its romantic feel! It is beautifully crafted with embossed shiny berries and multiple layers. Even the inside has 2 additional layers of paper!

Vicki also included these gorgeous tags which I will safely tuck away for next year since my wrapping was already completed.

Vicki also makes these wonderful hanging pine cone ornaments.

She makes cards for different occasions. All made with the highest quality card stock and embellishments.

These vintage style tags are wonderful!

The greeting cards can be customized inside if you wish to have something stamped with a personal message.

Stop by Vicki’s shop next time you are in need of a beautiful card! Visit her blog too!

Have a happy, safe new year! ABC is airing a marathon of Once Upon a Time Sunday night which Jim and I plan on watching.

I have been watching it from the beginning but he has not…and wants to see it! The show makes me feel young again!!! Have a great New Year’s week! ~Val


  1. how elegant, with an Elizabethan touch to it almost. here's wishing you a wonderful new year filled with blessings and beautiful inspirations!

  2. Oh my...that is such a beautiful necklace. She will adore it!
    The cards are all so pretty. Vicki is obviously very talented :)

  3. Everything looks great! I hope you had a wonderful Christmas and I wish you and yours all the best in 2012. :-)

  4. Love the Necklace Miss Val. Happy New Year from The Patchwork Ark!

  5. Thank you so much Val for all your sweet words regarding my cards and links to my blog and etsy shop! I am so honored! Love that necklace, it is gorgeous!!!

  6. Pretty necklace, and the card shop items look beautiful and well made, too. Thanks for the mention about the marathon, I've only seen a bit of one episode, so I'll try and tape it.

    Happy New Year!

  7. Val, That is a beautiful necklace and I am sure your hairdresser will love it. The cards and tags are very nice as well.
    Happy New Year and all the best in 2012 to you and yours.

  8. The vintage tags are so beautiful :) I hope your new year is full of more opportunities and even better than the last. x

  9. I love how you updated that pendant...she'll love it!
    And Vicki's work is beautiful!

  10. Hi Val, I wish you a happy and successful new year, filled with love, health and all good things.

    Your hairstylist will be one lucky lady, that necklace has to be one of my favorites.

    The cards and tags are them all. Take care, enjoy your week.


    Ps..."Love Once Upon A time". Do you and Jim also watch "Grimm"? Love that show as well.

  11. Hi! Love the necklace you made. Vicki made some gorgeous cards too. Wow! I hope you have a very happy new year, Miss Val!

  12. So many beautiful things you have here! That necklace is simply stunning!
    I´ve just discovered your lovely blog and I love it! I´m happy to be your new follower :)

    xx Ivana

    Stop by sometimes :)
    Macarons and Pearls

  13. That is a gorgeous paper pine cone decoration. Hope this year is great for all of us ;)

  14. Hi Val, I know what you mean about tv time, I would say tv is a hobby of mine, LOL. Thank goodness we have a dvr so we can tape and watch things when we want. Do check out Grimm if you get a chance, you might enjoy it.

    Funny you mention Florida, Chris will be retiring from the military in 1 1/2 to 2 years and we'll be hopefully moving to Orlando Fl. We will go there this coming fall to check out homes and maybe a few months after that, return to buy something. I think we will enjoy it there. Like you, we have lived in an area with winter all our lives and I think at this point, we're ready for a new direction and new adventures.


  15. I love how you updated the choker to a romantic necklace. What a lovely and thoughtful tip.

    Empty On the Inside
    Dough, Dirt & Dye

  16. WOW great crafts!!!
    Thanks for coming to my blog and I wish you and your lovely family a wonderful 2012. All the best!
    big hug :)

  17. Val, that is awesome...maybe we can visit each other in Florida some day, what a cheerful thought. You too, have a great week.


  18. todos es tan bonito !! once upon a time ... me encanta!! besos!!! muack!!

  19. todos es tan bonito !! once upon a time ... me encanta!! besos!!! muack!!

  20. Lucky girl - that is a lovely necklace. Sure she'll be making use of it. Have a nice day.
    Cher Sunray Gardens

  21. Oh my goodness Val, your hairstylist is one very lucky person. That necklace is gorgeous, and even before I read it, I though about jeans and a white shirt.
    You create such beautiful pieces.

  22. that necklace is gorgeous!! I'm sure your hair dresser will love it!

  23. Beautiful necklace. Your hairdresser will love it!!

  24. Beautiful necklace, your stylist will love it! I love all the cards and paper art from Vicki's shop, thanks for sharing the link. I hope you and your family had a Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year!
    Everyday Inspired

  25. Hi lovely, I just found your blog and I like it!!
    Take a look on my blog and if you like we can follow each other?
    You like art and fashion?
    Have a nice weekend!

    Besos, desde España, Marcela♥


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