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This is my INSANE week. Not only do I have template stuff to do, but other design deadlines-END OF YEAR teacher stuff, and my kids have all sorts of field trips and after school social events. So I’m just plain ole busy.I got something very exciting in the mail yesterday!! Wait till you see.

You know how much I LOVE personalization and gifts like that right? Its seriously an addiction.

Well Upon GOGGLING such items, I found this UBER cool site called Bags of Love

After spending forever there I decided I HAD to have THIS make up bag

BIGGEST Dilemma: WHAT photo to use. I wanted all of my family on there so I used our Christmas photo. We don’t get many FAMILY photos. Let alone including our sweet dog Daisy 😀

This is what it looked like-


I about bounced off the wall with excitement! I was just over the moon. It looks great, and the photo is a very soft, satinish kind of feel. LOVE IT.

I went with the tan since it would match like everything I buy.

Side 1


I now want MORE stuff 😀 I’m thinking tote bags for Alexa, Amber and Noah with their photos! I may even ask about scanning their art work onto a bag, and sending that in for them use in place of a photo 😀 Now that is cool!!

Other side


 I was on the hunt for a cool makeup bag that would match everything! Now I needed one that would carry me for some time, because every time I get a new handbag- I get a new wallet, check book cover, makeup bag etc. I end up spending a ton of money with each Vera Bradley purchase! LOL! Now I have one that makes me smile every-time I look at it.

Plus it fits everything perfectly.

Inside view


Sooooooo, on the 29th I ordered that makeup bag, and it arrived on my doorstep on the 3rd! HOLY SPEEDY!

Just HAD to share my fun find with ya!! I’m thinking they’d make great gifts too.

The photo looks really good on there too. Honestly I was a littler leery to order, thinking it may be crappy, maybe the photo wouldn’t be good, so I didn’t spend a fortune. Now I’m wishing I got more. The quality and feel was super. Well made, not CHINCY. Im quite happy it . Their delivery time was right on. Im especially surprised since they are coming from the UK!

I’m in love with Bags of Love! LOL!

Anywho… for some other eye-candy.

Stampavie had a Sketch Challenge that no only was I late for, but I obviously can’t follow other peoples sketches very well! I somehow veer off and just do my own thing in one way or another. OH! WELL! It was a start it this creation:

Guess What


Are you familiar with the book :Guess How Much I Love You? by Sam McBrateny?

Its Amber’s favorite, and I always get teary reading it. Its definitely a MUST HAVE book for the family.

Well its about a mommy bunny and her baby bunny, and as they walk through the forest they talk back and forth. The theme for each page is Guess how much I love you? Then they go through and say how much, each time one out does the other.

In the end he goes through and says I love you all the way to the moon and back, as the little one falls asleep in the mommy’s arms. Its so sweet.

Well, Amber says to me-about a literal 20 times a day -randomly

“Mommy Guess what?!”


You wanna know how much I love you?

I say “How much? This much (and I make a tiny amount with my 2 fingers)?

She says “NO! I love you THIS much (and stretches her arms as long as they will reach) and to the moon an back! And when I get bigger, I’ll love you even bigger.”

Then she takes her hugely (yet little) stretched arms and wraps them around me with a big squeeze.

AWE! That melts my heart, and no matter what is going on, in that moment, I just stop and enjoy the squeeze at my legs. Its the best feeling in the world. I know this won’t last forever, so I am just cherishing it.

So I made her this card-so we will always remember this time (I HOPE!)


The bunny image is Rachelle Anne Miller Hoppy Spring

The “Guess What” rounded tab is from JustRite Stampers Demi Phrases set, put into a small 1 3/16 round stamper!! Yes, It will go in there! I was quite excited about that.

So that is that!

Thanks for stopping by.

Im going to bed. (I HOPE!)

Cosmo Cutie

Jun 2, 2009 Author: mytime | Filed under: All That Scraps, Cards

Short, sweet and to the point.

Now that is something I don’t do often! LOL!

Its the end of the day here, and ONLY Tuesday! OH BOY! SLOW WEEK. So Im tired, and just need to say what I came to say!

Today is the day you can FINALLY get all the NEW! Releases from All That Scraps.

Click here to view them ALL


Two simple words

This is another sample I had using the other image from Junebug’s set. I’m so loving her! Sentiment is AmyR thank you set

I paired her with some Cosmo Cricket paper-Early Bird that is just to DIE FOR!!

She is actually QUITE sparkly.

Here is the closer view


My mojo was on a bitty break for this one, but then got the ball rolling for my latest stuff (which you have to wait for releases to see-SORRY!)

Sorry this is SO late. I’ve been busy as a bee. Scratching things off the never ending TO DO list.

 Also thanks for all the love on my scrap page of Alexa, and the embellishment challenge 😀 I had fun. I shed some tear with the stories some of you shared in return. I have MANY emails to answer, and Internet things to look into, so Im slowly getting there.

Had a nice and productive day today too. Felt like I accomplished a lot, which I haven’t felt in a while. Lately I always feel behind the 8 ball 😀

End of year field trips and teacher gifts to make too-YIKES!

Swing set is ALMOST done. Done enough to let the kids play on it. Its been SUPER!!! I have to reply to customer service soon. That should be fun.

I hope you are all having a great week, and if things are tough, find something you can be happy about. I TRY to remember to do that daily! Keeps me going

Thanks for stopping by 😀

(told ya-short and sweet! LOL!)

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