Wednesday, July 1, 2009

Gosh darn...that USPS is sooo fast!

This post is in reference to the post below...

Yay! Sandi received her birthday present from me today!!!! So now I can finally unveil the black and white photo into this...

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For those of you just tuning in, you gotta scroll down and read the post below to get the drift of what's going on here! ;)

Soooo what did you really think I sent her? I'll give you one more chance to guess...

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I made her a necklace with all the 'gypsy' colors that I can only imagine Sandi loves...(and all the deep vintage colors that I love too) ... black, ruby red, emerald green and gold and brown...

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To top it off, I wrapped it ever so precious and continued her Victorian Gypsy theme and logo onto a (used) jewelry box that I re-covered in sheet music (scrapbook paper)...

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and added another cabochon with her beautiful logo and tied it all together with a chocolate red seam binding...

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Thank you for sharing in my excitement in Sandi's birthday! I just love birthdays...everyone's birthday! I believe a birthday is a special day and it's YOUR day. I love birthdays sooo much that I've made my whole month a birthday month...{well if you follow me...you should know that by now!}  If not, you can click on October in my side bar and see that almost every post was a birthday post! No matter how old I get...It's my day! My month!

If you are having a birthday in July....HAPPY BIRTHDAY TO YOU!

Visit Sandi and leave a comment as she is hosting a giveaway. Believe it or not, she's drawing a prize on her birthday, July 15th. Go celebrate with her if you get the chance...ain't birthdays FUN for everyone?

36 comments:

Lori said...

well, lucky Sandi!!! that is a lovely and thoughtful gift...and your packaging is just as beautiful as the gift itself...i am sure it was a very happy birthday indeed:)

trash talk said...

While I was drooling all over this beautiful piece of art, I kept thinking of that one line from an old I Love Lucy episode when they were in Italy..."Todaya, shesa my birthdaya too!" Are you buying any of this? Sandi is one lucky girl to have such a talented and thoughtful friend like you!
Debbie

trash talk said...

Forgot to say...you have to read that line with an Italian accent otherwise it's just bad spelling!
Debbie

The Victorian Parlor said...

That is absolutely gorgeous!!! No doubt she loves it:). She will look like a queen wearing this necklace!

Blessings,

Kim

Jessica at Kids Napping? I'm Scrapping! said...

*gasp* It's breathtaking. I love the colors! Sandi is a lucky lady to have a friend like you! :)

June said...

Any gypsy would be in Heaven to wear such a lovely piece. I love 'everything vintage' about it. Now I'm kicking myself that I kept my birthday a secret. Bet you can't even guess what month it's in. Anyway I absolutely love the care you put into the wrapping of it, very special indeed.
Hugs,
June

kana said...

Jodie,

Beautiful gift! You are a great swapping partner.

Draffin Bears said...

Oh what a beautiful gift you gave Sandi for her special day.
What a lovely piece of Art and just love the colours.
Love the music paper decorating the box.

What a thoughtful friend you are.

enjoy your day
Hugs
Carolyn

Anonymous said...

I KNOW Sandi will LOVE her goodies!
They are absolutely gorgeous!!
Your P.O. must of invested in new ponies again!!
Love You!
Miss You More!

Queenmothermamaw said...

what a lovely gift. I would be tickled pink to receive that. Love the colors. Blessings
QMM

Marlene said...

What a absolutely beautiful gift!
It was so well thought out from the gift to the packaging!! Lucky Sandi!!!!

Kirby3131 said...

Happy Birthday to the July babies :) Your gift to Sandi was lovely!

You came over to my place the other day and read my 101 Things to Do in 1001 Days and left a lovely comment. I was a bit overwhelmed last week - and wasn't able to respond properly. I hope you do write your list. I refer to mine very often and have crossed off so many more than I've blogged about.

Have a fabulous July!
Kristin
The Goat

Sares said...

What a beautiful gift! What a beautiful presentation! I'm sure she was just tickled to open her gift. I would have been if it was mine!

Marie Reed said...

That is amazing! How could she possibly unwrap something so beautiful! I would just stick the package on my mantlepiece!

Geralyn Gray said...

You give the best birthday gifts!!!!! I love the graphic and whenever I see it now I will think of you and Sandi!

mythoughtsmyvoice said...

Aaawwww. It's sweet :-) And the necklace is beautiful. The colors are rich and the pendant frame is beautiful.

I love those vintage images too! The ones with the names of the days. Thanks Jodie for sharing it with us :-)The little girls are just too cute. I would love to learn the saturday :-)

Frippery said...

Beautiful Jodie. You are one big sweetie!

Linda said...

Jodie,

You're so very talented - the necklace is GORGEOUS!! My Birthday month is November, hint hint -- LOL (just kidding with you). :D

The packaging is lovely as well.
Many blessings to you,
Linda

Lou Cinda said...

Jodie: This is beautiful!! From the gift all the way to the wrapping, just stunning!

I know she was so excited and LOVED it to pieces!!

Lou Cinda :)

Caleen said...

That is such a beautiful Necklace!1 Wow!! you are so talented.. I am sure Sandi was overjoyed to say the least.. Love the colors and everything.. Love how you packaged it too.. Sometimes that is my favorite part.. Just an added bonus to the beautiful gift.. Really Lovely!! Thanks for sharing your talent!!

lorhen82 said...

Jodie, it was so clever and thoughtful of you to use her profile image to make this necklace! What a wonderful, personalized gift, and the wrapping is to die for!!! October is my favorite month. I missed it by 9 days, but my birthday sometimes falls on the first day of autumn, which I love! Sandi is a lucky girl to receive your lovely gift! ~Lori

Marie Reed said...

I just wanted to remind you that it's PFF tomorrow annnnd I made another video for it:) I made it because a Miss La Jeune said that I should really get to it a week ago!

Debby said...

WOW!!!! oh WOW!!!! Sandi is one lucky chicky!!! What a beautiful piece, I adore it.
Debby

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An absolutely adorable one! (hugs)

bella shabby said...

Jodie , What a sweet gift - it looks fantastic! Hey , I think you may win Pam's giveaway :0) You just need a longer sentence! LOL Sue

Geralyn Gray said...

Thanks for the long paragraph and good words. Happy 4th of July!!!! Working on the bracelets this week........fun!!!!!!!

Miss Sandy said...

Stunning creation! I am so excited, I got a little package in the mail today~thank you so much, I am in mad love with your token of appreciation. I posted on it and linked back to you. You really shouldn't have but I am so glad you did!

Stephenie said...

That necklace is just stunning...Sandi must be so happy!! I love the beautiful wrapping to...What a wonderful birthday gift...
STephenie

The Decorated House said...

So pretty! Of course she loved it!!
Donna