I would like you to meet my friend, Lorraine, of Paper Vernissage. She is a passionate paper artiste and her work is truly fabulous. I have had the pleasure of her friendship through blogging. Blogging has literally placed the world at my doorstep and introduced me to many new friendships. I received a wonderful package from her right after Christmas. After reading her email, I realized just how much thought went into putting together this amazing assortment of goodies. Due to the hectic pace of the holidays, and then me being sick, I am only getting around to posting about it now.
This is a beautiful card made by Lorraine herself. I have always admired her talent in design and combining color.
This is a paperweight, topped with a beautiful rose that she made out of paper. It is currently being put to good use on my desk and I get to see it every day.
Have you ever heard of a Cape May Diamond? I hadn't until she sent me these. One is already mounted with a silver bale that I will be able to wear on a chain around my neck. I absolutely love it.
When I reached into the box and pulled out this beauty, my heart began to skip a beat. Hmmm, what was this beautiful embroidered piece in this lovely organza bag?
I guess I'll leave you hanging for just a moment. Look at the fabulous embroidery and bead work. It's so tiny and delicate and made me squeal with delight when I saw it.
It's a mirror!!! And she made it!!! There is even embroidery work all around the area that surrounds the mirror. So very beautiful!
The next item is a fused glass ornament made by a local artist to her area by the name of Peggy Karr. This ornament is less than 3-1/2-inches and look at all of the detail in one small piece. So amazing!
I have always wanted to take an East Coast trip to see the changing of the Fall leaves but I haven't gotten around to it yet. Lorraine sent me some beautiful pressed leaves, all reflecting the Fall season. These leaves are from a Sugar Maple. I have never seen a Sugar Maple tree in person. Talk about the joy I felt inside when I saw what was in the envelope. When I look at, and feel each leaf, I imagine myself surrounded by beautiful trees full of these precious creations.
Theres more. The heart shaped leaves are from Lorraine's favorite tree, the Redbud and the other's are from a Dogwood tree. We don't have these over here so it was such a treat to see them, and in their Fall glory to boot!
If you don't already know, Lorraine is an Independent Stampin' Up Demonstrator. She sent me a tin full of these cute felt flowers from Stampin' Up in beautiful, vibrant colors. I think I will use these in my scrapbooking, perhaps in a flower lei design. It's just gorgeous. You all know how much I adore flowers.
Lorraine, Mahalo Nui Loa (Thank you very much) for your friendship and for these beautiful and thoughtful gifts which I will always cherish.
P.S. I just hopped over to her blog to add her link to my post and read her post about a random act of kindness bestowed upon her in the process of her gathering items for my package. It's a good read and tells you just how much thought and planning went into her wonderful gift.