Saturday, June 1, 2013

This Week's Blog Post

Necklace Set
This focal piece is resin with pieces of mother of pearl and brown lip shell embedded within it!
I used white howlite and chrysanthemum stone in the strand to complement the cylinder. The set is available at Miss Val's Creations.

Custom Scrapbook
One of my girlfriends just turned the big 4-0 and her daughter threw her a wonderful surprise party! I knew I wanted to get a special gift for the occasion. 

She picked up running a couple of years ago and has been in various races! She had mentioned to me a while back that she wanted to start scrapbooking her successes. When I asked her daughter if she had started one, she said no. So I immediately thought of Edi’s custom scrapbooks from Memories for Life!
So here it is!
She included the cutest accents!
My friend will be able to affix her favorite photos throughout the album.
There is space for notes too!
Check out Memories for Life for a variety of custom gifts for so many occasions!

I got the cutest umbrella! I love its stylish cartoon art!
Wishing you a wonderful week ahead! As always, thank you for stopping by! ~Val


  1. Hi Miss Val...Your design is lovely! I never thought of giving a scrapbook as a gift. I'm going to have to keep this in mind.

    Have a great day!

  2. I am sure your friend will enjoy her scrapbook! That is a great gift really. Forty is a big joke until it happens to you :/

    Thanks for the compliment. I am glad I served as inspiration :)

  3. that necklace is beautiful. you matched the beads wonderfully. that scrapbook was a wonderful gift, and the umbrella is a nice change from the normal solid color or plaid.

  4. Loving Edi's scrapbook! Great details! What a wonderful gift for your friend :)
    Very pretty necklace too! You matched the beads perfectly, Val!
    have a wonderful weekend!

    p.s. since hubby is allergic to gluten, I used gluten-free pasta in my recipe - works fine!

  5. Thanks so much for featuring my album! I'm so glad your friend liked it :)
    Lovin' your new necklace and your new umbrella :)

  6. Your beads have inspired me to make my own prayer string :)

    I love the thought of a running scrapbook, what a neat idea.

  7. that umbrella is so creative!

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  8. I do like your umbrella, should make rainy days a bit more cheerful. Your scrap book looks wonderful x

  9. Hi Val, I'm finding that I have to play a bit of catch up on your blog...time is getting away from me the last few weeks. Your black bracelet is gorgeous and the necklace from this post is really stunning.

    That is quite a lovely album you got for your friend's birthday...she is a lucky girl . Hope you are enjoying the weather and having some fun with Jim. Talk to ya soon.


  10. Oooh, you got your friend the perfect gift! This scrapbook concept is amazing.

  11. That scrapbook is amazing! I love it!!! Your earring and necklace set is stunning! Beautiful! I agree, your umbrella is very cute ;o) Hugs ;o)

  12. Love the necklace and earrings, your focal bead is so cool! Edi's albums are really unique and all the personal touches she added. I'm sure your friend will love it. I hope you have a great week.
    Everyday Inspired

  13. the jewelry set is very very pretty, Val~nice job!
    the umbrella is adorable...makes you almost wish for rain ;-)
    i just love that scrap book! what a great idea and it is oozing with great details.
    Happy Monday!

  14. Tha't a great idea! plus, i love the colors in it and the detailing with the post its and soo on! is soo cool!!!

  15. Really beautiful necklace, Val. I love the color combination.

    What a fantastic idea (the scrapbook), and it is really beautiful. I am sure she is going to be thrilled with this.

    Wishing you a wonderful week ahead!

  16. Love black and white and that focal is so unusual ;) Also like those big bold letters on the scrapbook -will have to stop by and take a look at her stuff!

  17. LOVELY necklace, Val!!!
    Have a good week, dear!!!!:)))

    Besos, desde España, Marcela♥

  18. That is such an elegant set -- the colours are very unusual! Great, inspired gift too -- thoughtful, personalised presents are the best :)

  19. Beautiful necklace!
    Love, love your umbrella. And the scrapbook is a very thoughtful gift for your friend.
    Have a nice week!

  20. Loving the black and white necklace and earrings :-) That scrapbook is a fabulous gift choice, something to be treasured forever!

  21. what a beautiful combination on the necklace and earrings Val! LOVE that focal stone - how cool! and absolutely love Edi's memory books, how great that you had her make a custom one for your friend - no doubt she'll love it!

  22. I love that focal bead in the necklace!
    Memories for Life makes awesome scrapbooks. I didn't know that the accents were included. That's awesome!
    And the umbrella is really cute!

  23. Hi Val, Your necklace is beautiful. Love the bead!! Happy Birthday to your friend. Love the gift you had made for her to gather her success in running. It is so thoughtful and she is going to love it.
    Love your colorful umbrella too.

    Thank you for your kind comment on my last post. I will continue to visit as often as I can.
    Hugs, Celestina Marie


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