Monday, February 14, 2011

Happy 50th Birthday-Valentine's Day & Card Swap

Yesterday was my 50th birthday! I am now at the tippy top peak at the halfway mark of life and these next 5o years are going to be the Wheeee! years! Filled with Fun, Wonderment, Miracles, Joy, Love, Family, Friends and of course Chocolate! And lots of other Fabulous things too numerous to mention!

Happy Valentine's Day Everyone! I hope your day is filled with Joy, Love and Chocolate!

I can't wait to share the beautiful handmade Valentine cards that I swapped with a few of my blogging friends. I still have a couple yet to arrive, but I haven't been to the mailbox yet today, so I will post them as they come along. In the meantime here are the gorgeous cards I have been so blessed to receive....................



The very first one to arrive is this darling card from Deb. Deb was so sweet and included a lovely heart hanky, pink socks, chocolates and then she made me the oh so pretty frilly spool for a birthday gift!..............




This darling little vintage girl is from Sandra Kurtz. Too sweet with that pouty little look as she's pining away for her valentine, so cutely perched inside the little envelope. Just darling and so wonderfully vintage!

And what an absolute treat to receive this awesome Tillie doll with little tuck in Tillie from Christine LeFever. The bracelet that Tillie is wearing is a piece of soldered lustreware, how pretty is that! So many beautiful details! I suggested to Christine that she should make her dolls into paper dolls someday. Wouldn't that be awesome!

This little sweety is from Kathleen Mehus and it's just as pretty on the back side as it is on the front. Kathleen said that not only was this her very first swap, but her first attempt at card making--well Kathleen you have a natural talent! It's just beautiful! I think she should make more and keep on swapping!





My friend Ru Saviello made this lovely vision in pink card. The picture does not capture all of the delightful details and the inside again is just a beautiful! So feminine and charming!


And this is what I made....a little valentine shoe. I always wanted to try making these and I found this awesome video tutorial from Artful Affirmations and just had to give it a try. They were so fun to make, that I think I will not only have to make some more, but will plan a shoe swap in the near future.

A big Thank You with a hug to all of my friends who swapped a Valentine with me. I LOVE them all! I think I'm going to figure out a way to keep and display them year round rather than pack them away. They are just too pretty! Thank you everyone and Happy Valentine's Day!

12 comments:

Carmen at Primcats said...

Wonderful Cards!!! So pretty!

Happy Valentines to you too!!!

♥♥♥

Carmen and the Primcats

GARAGE SALE GAL said...

Happy Valentine's day!
Great cards and swap goodies you rec'd.
I hope you had a Great 50th Birthday!
Deb

Mary said...

Wow! There's some real beauties there Cathy.
And welcome to the 50 club. I started over the otherside of the hill in January.

lady Estelle said...

Happy Valentine's Day with a Birthday Greeting to dear Lady.
This is a double delight day for you.
Lady Estelle

Christine LeFever said...

What fun I had participating in your Valentine card swap. I love my shoe filled with chocolates, and I so enjoy seeing the other cards you received. All so very pretty. My Tillie is no doubt, elated to be in your beautiful world.

Christine ♥

Pinkie Denise said...

Happy Valentines
love all your sweet treats!

The French Bear said...

Happy Belated Birthday Cathy!!! I didn't go on FB yesterday so I must have missed it, hope you had a very happy 50!!!! Love the cards, and the shoe card is so sweet!!!
Happy Heart Day!
Hugs,
Margaret B

Terri said...

Look at all these wonderful creations for Valentine's! What a fab swap!

I love the Valentine shoe you created! You used my video and template. I am so glad you liked it and I love seeing how you made yours.
Thank you so much for posting a link to it. I really appreciate it.
Hugs,
Terri

Jeanie said...

Cathy, Happy Birthday!!! I hope it was a happy day for you, and was celebrated with lots of laughter and good chocolate! :)
t/j , prim and rustic

Lena said...

Happy Birthday to you Cathy!

Those are lovely valentine treats.

Many happy returns of the day to you!

debi said...

Happy 50th Birthday Cathy!! I hope you had a wonderful day, and did something extra special for yourself!

I love all the sweet Valentine's. What a fun swap!

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