Thursday, February 11, 2010

Valentine Love...Fat Book Style


ooooh ooooh ooooh ~

Have I got some lovin' to show you today!!!

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And I think you are going to ADORE this... 


Pam Kern ~ Frippery

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I've been holding my breath since MONDAY...

Sandy Marotti ~ Sew Revived

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I've been wanting to post this really really bad but I didn't want to spoil the surprise for those who haven't  seen them yet.

Nerina Field ~ NicNacManiac

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Well last night, I had several emails from some EXCITED little girls telling me that they received their book...

(so for those of you who participated and haven't receive it yet, DON'T LOOK!)

Sharon Giordano ~ A Fanciful Life

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A Vintage inspired Valentine Fat Book...

Kelley Logan ~ Teacups and Ponies

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Hosted by sweet Sarah, The Gypsy Mermaid


Sarah Huckman ~ The Gypsy Mermaid

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I just can't wait any more...

Karen DeCapite ~ Some Days Are Diamonds

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Take a deep breath...

Zandra Cudney ~ Scraps to Beauty by Zandra

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and enjoy the Valentine love!

{Me} Jodie LeJeune ~ everything vintage

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Let's Begin...

cover created by Sarah ~ The Gypsy Mermaid

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Once upon a Valentine Holiday...

nine creative hearts above

gathered together to create fabric pages

full of vintage beauty and love.

Inside cover: Sarah Huckman ~ The Gypsy Mermaid

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Nerina Field ~ NicNacManiac

With Sarah as our hostess

she gave us all the rules,

Soon thereafter we gathered and pondered

of which vintage goodies we should then use.

Back side: Nerina Field ~ NicNacManiac

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Sharon Giordano ~ A Fanciful Life


We were to make {9}  6X6 fabric pages ~

that was all that was required,

And just make it gorgeous

with whatever our hearts desired.


Back side:  Sharon Giordano ~ A Fanciful Life

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Pam Kern ~ Frippery


We gathered material

and we gathered lace,

having lots of fun

in our creative space.

Back side: Pam Kern ~ Frippery

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Sandy Marotti ~ Sew Revived


Think vintage, think frills...

think of hearts, think of love

oh! to get this finished on time,

I'll need help from above!


Back side:  Sandy Marotti ~ Sew Revived

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Karen DeCapite ~ Some Days Are Diamonds


Add on the bling, Baby!!!

buttons and flowers, trinkets and pearls!!!

While all the time wondering

Will mine measure up to these talented girls?


Back side:  Karen DeCapite ~ Some Days Are Diamonds

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{Me} Jodie LeJeune ~ everything vintage

Oh! The stress and the tears

and all of the chocolate I ate,

Sometimes I just sat and wondered...

was it worth all the headache???


Back side: {Me} Jodie LeJeune ~ everything vintage

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Zandra Cudney ~ Scraps to Beauty by Zandra


Yes Yes Yes!!! oh silly me,

It IS worth the stress!!!!

There's Aleve and Advil

to take care of the headache mess!!!


Back side:  Zandra ~ Scraps to Beauty by Zandra

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Kelley Logan ~ Teacups and Ponies


Oh, How could I ever doubt

that my page would not be a beauty?

Things were starting to look better

once I got off of my big fat booty!!!


Back side: Kelley Logan ~ Teacups and Ponies

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Sarah Huckman ~ The Gypsy Mermaid


So simply put, when mixed together

we created a Valentine Book of Love.

Not just from a mix of bloggers

but of FRIENDS who were brought together...

from Angels Above!

Back side: Sarah Huckman ~ The Gypsy Mermaid

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So there you have it...

Our Valentine Fat Book presented with love...

Minus the stress and headaches

and add patience and excitement.

(don't worry, there are no more rhymes here ;)

We did it! All in time for Valentine's Day...and every year after!!!!


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Thank you to all the girls who filled my book with love and special thanks to our sweet hostess, Sarah!!!


Please excuse me while I flip through the beautiful pages again. Isn't it funny how we can notice "sweet little somethings" that we didn't notice before???  ;)

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Happy Valentine's Day to all of you too!!

So how will you be sharing the love this weekend?



My Grama's Soul said...

All of you gals are too creative for words. They are all breathtaking. Thank-you for sharing them with us.



The French Bear said...

Beautiful!!!! OMG so gorgeous, what talent!!!
Margaret B

NicNacManiac said...

Oh Jodie,
I am dying here...this book is absolutely gorgeous! So honored to be apart of this wonderful group!!
Thank you, thank you...can hardly wait to receive mine and turn the pages for myself and feel all of the beautiful embellishments with my own hands and cherish this work of art for years to come!
Have a fabulous evening!
Big Hugs xOxO Nerina

Sares said...

How beautiful! It must have been so fun to create and special that each lady put their heart and soul into completing it for you!

Diana Meade said...

Awesome! What a great idea and your peeps certainly came through.

vintage girl at heart said...

What a treasure..the lovely Valentines book and the sweet friendship between you creative girls!!
I am going back to look at it again and again.
Y'all should submit this for publication..don't think I've seen a collaboration like this in any of the magazines.

zandra said...

It truly left me speechless! Just LOVE it so and glad to be a part of it! ;o)
Happy Valentine's Day! Love the rhyme! xoxoxo
hugz, Z

Anonymous said...

Hey chickadee!
Wow! I cant believe I pulled that swap off talk about a lot to do! haha But in the end it was SOOO worth it and I cant wait to do it again!! Big hugs


Diana P./Vintage Blue said...

What a gorgeous work of art!

Julia - "Vintage with Laces" said...

Oh my goodness, this fat book ist just gorgeous!!! Every one of you girls had done such a fabulous job and had put so much love in creating the pages! I love the all the lushious embellishments. This was definitely worth some stress!

Rochelle said...

Wow Jodie! This fat book is amazing...all of your contributions are all fantastic - I so love it! And all in time for V Day!

Lori said...

Jodie, what a wonderful keepsake...all of the pages are SO gorgeous...everyone really outdid's a treasure!!!

A Fanciful Life said...

Jodie, what a wonderful story/poem you put together for our Valentine project! You are so right... the stress of it all! But, it is the most gorgeous book and wonderful keepsake. And yes, I keep finding new things every time I look at it too. It's too lovely for words!

Happy Vintage Valentine's Day!
Sharon :-)

Theresa said...

OH Jodie, I saw Karen's last night and wondered how this worked. Well, thank you for explaining it to me. It is gorgeous and you ALL did a great job! Thanks for sharing this beautiful fat book of sweetness with all of us!

Debby said...

OH my gosh, the books are drop dead gorgeous! So much talent, so much beauty. I am so jealous! Enjoy your beautiful valentine.

Hopelessly Romantic Art Studio said...

OMG, Thanks for sharing! A beautiful, sweet, charming book. It's amazing how each person's crative vision blended together to create a lovely piece of art.
Blessings, Gerri

KeKe said...

OMG! The book is absolutely gorgeous!!! I wish I had known~I'd love a copy of that...You must be so excited!!

Julie Ann said...

Ohhh- what a Gorgeous book!!!! I love your cupid cutout!! You're so right about going back and seeing things you missed the first time- I do that all the time!!

Linda said...

How positively charming!!!!! I ♥ it!!

You know how I ADORE Valentine's Day! Not sure yet what all our weekend will entail, but on Valentine's Day evening, husband and I are grilling out steaks and hosting a special dinner for my parents, daughter, daughter's friend, and us. We are all off on Monday as well for President's Day, so the festivities continue as we'll have lunch with friends and then in the afternoon, going to see the new movie "Valentine's Day" of course. :)

Hope you have a lovely weekend!


kana said...


Such a pretty post of fabric Valentine pages...I love them all! Your poem is so clever!

Tristan Robin Blakeman said...

what a really lovely treasure! - and I love your poems! LOL Very apropos for creating swap items, I believe!

Pink Princess said...

WOW, stunningly beautiful♥♥♥ Awesome, all of the pages are works of asrt in its own and when shown all together it is a labor of love ♥♥

Hugs from Marian


What a GORGEOUS book! Looks soft and luxerious too!

Jessica said...

*gasp* Love it!!

Lori said...

Stunning, just STUNNING!!!!

Signs and Salvage said...

I have never seen anything like that before! SO AMAZING!!! You girls are incredible artists!!! Happy Valentine's Day to you!!!

Take Care...Kristin

Karen said...

Oh Jodie! Now only can you SEW BEAUTIFULLY you can make a rhyme!!! You are just talented beyond belief!
I tell ya, I am honored that I was included with this group of gals. Yes, I was one of the BIGGEST ones sweating it out - but when Sarah just said "Do what you love" it all worked out. All of your tips and pointers and constant cheerleading got me through it. (Well except when you left us all for a week on some big boat!)
So thank you Dearheart for including me. And now I've met new gals and new blogs to love.
It was so fun - wasn't it?
Let's do it again!!!!!!! :)

Geralyn Gray said...

You know you really are the Queen of linkage.....that is not so easy to do and you do a fine job in acknowledging everyone....not that I don't tell you that often......but, I really appreciate it.....I can't wait to visit all the sites of the fat book.....soon I will see it in person at Zandra's....can't looks great....I love how Sarah personlized it for everyone too!!!!!

The Victorian Parlor said...


It is all so beautiful! You are all so talented!!! The rhyme was great too:)! It looks like we might be spending our Valentine's Day digging out from snow! Yup, it's been snowing here on the coast for about an hour now. I'm gonna post pictures tomorrow (I couldn't post again tonight-Kramer would have a fit if I interrupted his Valentine post:)!

Happy Valentine's Day!



trash talk said...

I can understand now why Pam was so pi$$ed at her mailman! I would be to if I did all that beautiful work and it get lost in the mail.
Jodie, y'all are all amazing talents and I love 'em...including the poetry!

T's Daily Treasures said...

Oh my! I knew it would be fabulous! Each and every detail from each and every one of you is just pure magical bliss. I think I would look through it every day and always find something new to cherish. What a terrific treasure for all you to share. Blessings for a warm and wonderful weekend. Tammy

Anonymous said...

Absolutely breath taking. I painted a card for each of the children and their families like the one on my header. I love what you have done. I need to start on a project like that for our anniversary. Blessings

KayEllen said...

What an abundant treasure you have~~~

A very special project in deed:)

Each page filled with beauty & love..thank you for sharing!

Happy Valentines Day!

Blessings to you and each one that participated!

Kay Ellen

Natasha Burns said...

Jodie that fat book is absolutely fabulous!!! OMG! I bet you find more and more things even when you think you have seen the whole book

Scrappy Jessi said...

hey sweet giel,
ok i need to clean up my puddle of slobber. im drooling. this is a fantastic book. filled with such beautiful works from some really talented girls.
happy valentines day sweets

A Fanciful Life said...

Hello Miss Jodie... Just stopping by to wish you and the mister a most fabulous Valentine's Day today. I know whatever you do will be special. I'm just trying to get rid of the perfume smell in my house...I saw this cute little bottle at the flea market yesterday and I bought it for the bottle because I'm allergic to perfume. So I tried to empty it in the bathroom and now the whole house smells like perfume. I had to take an Advil to get to sleep because I got such a headache. Good intentions, bad idea! Happy Valentine's Day!
Sharon :-)

Pearl said...

Oh the talent just pops off the pages of this book! How adorable and I loved the pictures you used and the laces. Oh yeah by the way the jet plane broke down and so did my pocket book ); Happy Valentines Day so glad we met.

Mermaid Treasures said...

Wow ! Very beautiful!

Sandi said...

what a great book. so sad I didn't get to play. maybe next time??
Happy Valentine's Day, dear friend.

Becca said...

Absolutely Stunning!!!!! Oh, I'm going back for a second look, SO much talent and inspiration :)

Becca said...

I think the Sea of Love is my favorite :) I am a "shore" girl!

Secondhandrose said...

That is truly lovely. What a keepsake. Come for a visit.

Draffin Bears said...

Beautiful Jodie, what a gorgeous Valentine keepsake.
I saw Sharon's and marveled over all the beauty.
You are all such talented Ladies.


Teacup Mosaics said...

EEEKKKKKKKKKKK! I love the books! I have looked at it 100 times and still seeing something new everytime. Then of course leave it you to personalize each one, I have so much to learn from you. Your page is beautiful and SO YOU, even John knew it was yours without looking at the names. I have missed the blogging world, I'MMMMMMMMM BACK. If you know of any swap trouble we can get into let me know.
OXOX, Kelley

Tracey said...

ohhhhhhh woooooooow xxxx

m i c h e l l e said...

Hi there Jodie! Oh my this book is just absolutely esquisite!! I just love it and wish oh wish that i could hold a it and pour over it with my own two eyeballs! What a treasure!!