Friday, May 31, 2013

Make a Cute 5 Minute Gift Bag!

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You all know I love a gift bag project, right?  

Well, yesterday morning at 8 am, my daughter comes over to me and says she needs a gift bag for her friend Emily and can I make her one before we leave for school.  WHAT?  In her defense, she mentioned it the night before but I forgot.  Oops.

Of course, I jumped at the challenge, wanting to make her happy and secretly thinking this would make a good blog project. Add in the "need to rush to school" and that's how the 5 minute gift bag was born.

Minutes 1-3: Decide on paper and cartridge.  I used the Cricut Storybook cartridge and some paper from Echo Park.

Minutes 4-5: Cut "E" regular and shadow at 5-1/2" using the Storybook Cricut cartridge.  While it's cutting, cut background paper and adhere to bag.  Tie bow and adhere with glue dot.  Search for matching tissue.  Put "E" on bag.

Minute 6: Rush and photo bag for blog.

DONE!
I got some questions yesterday about vinyl and yesterday's post -  here are the answers:

1) Where did you get your vinyl?
My vinyl is from the Cricut site HERE and the Cricut brand is made by Oracel (#631) which is typically rated for indoor use only. My experience is that it is extremely hardy and has lasted perfectly on my car and on my vinyl cups that I wash in the dishwasher.

2) How do you layer vinyl?
Here's a video where I layered vinyl (click HERE if you can't see it).  It's the first video I ever made so be kind...LOL!

3) What Cricut cartridges have a mustache on them?
Cricut 3 Birds on Parade, Artiste, Billionaire, Cricut Decals, Funny Faces, Paper Doll Dress Up, Summer Celebrations, Mustaches and Glasses (digital).

4) How do you wash the straws for the cups so they aren't icky?
I just put those in the dishwasher but I never put milk in the glasses - just soda or water so it rinses out easily.

Here's a new contest:
From now until June 6, you can access the new Cricut Chalkboard Fonts cartridge for FREE in the Cricut Craft Room.  

Provo Craft is also hosting a Pinterest Contest around this new Cricut Chalkboard Fonts cartridge (on sale soon).  Click HERE and HERE to find out more about the contest.

Here are some Joann's coupons for this weekend:

And finally, here's this week's giveaway:

How can you win?

1) Leave a comment below (or by clicking HERE if you are seeing this in email) letting me know what your next craft project is.  Click HERE if you don't know how to leave a comment.

2) Subscribe to the blog HERE.

That's it!

Winner will be announced on Sunday, June 2, 2013 and has two weeks to claim prize.  Must be 18 or older.

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99 comments:

  1. The gift bag is too cute! hmmm, your craft space must be sooo much more organized than mine to find all those supplies and get them together in under 6 minutes! Good Job!
    Melinda Strange
    Huntsville, TX
    csi275@yahoo.com

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  2. Beautiful gift bag! I love making them too. So much fun to do and it adds such a wonderful personal touch to the gift.

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  3. I have to figure out how to embroider a child's name on a specialty doll.. been years since I have embroidered anything... good grief.. this should be interesting! and I hope I win the stamp set, super cute! thekimmiefiles at gmail dot com

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  4. Adorable gift bag and making it personal with an initial is just too cute!!

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  5. Very cute. I love how the creative juices flow in a hurry!

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  6. Very cute and I am glad I am not the only one who crafts at the last minute.
    My next craft project is cards, cards and more cards--I am part of a church card ministry and am also making cards for OWH.

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  7. Such a cool bag created by a cool mom!!! Gosh Joy you are the bestest mom ever!!! And....and..and I can't wait 2 C whatcha create with the new up and coming Chalkboard font cartridge I am so intrigued by it's idea as I love love love the chalkboard look and I know with all my heart that you yes you will have some awesome ideas and thoughts as how to get the most of that look with this cartridge.

    Joy by you doing this last minute gift bag your daughter's friend Emily your really and truly did spread a lot of "JOY" around today!!!!!!!!!

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  8. Love the bag! Storybook is one of my very favorites

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  9. Love the gift bag and so easy. My next project is a birthday card for a friend.
    linda
    lmkindell1@verizon.net

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  10. That is such a cute giftbag! I love anything monogrammed!

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  11. I can't wait to go check out the Chalkboard Fonts at CCR. Thanks for the heads up on it. Cute gift bag and always good when you can whip up something so nice in so little time.

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  12. OMG...,I would have never been able to whip out a gift bag that quick...you're amazing!! It's so cute...love that paper. My next craft project is to make a birthday card for my grandson by this evening...not near the time crunch you were under, but will still take me most of the day!!

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  13. You are supermom!!! Such a a cute bag!!

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  14. I just love your blog since it always gives me ideas for my next craft project- I want to try a gift bag like you created in under 6 minutes:-)

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  15. I love your bag!! Such a great idea!! TFS! My next project is making Father's Day cards!! Mother's Day is so much easier!! hehe!

    bdcampers@msn.com

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  16. That's a cute quick bag!! I am working on birthday and Father's Day cards! :)

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  17. Awesome post! I love 5 minute-rush projects! I am usually making cards and gift bags for a small boutique in my town, but my next "project" will be helping my daughter prepare invitations and decor for my granddaughter's 2nd birthday. It will be rainbow themed. I am looking forward to a very colorful project! Thanks for a sweet giveaway!
    Tanya T.

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  18. Under 6 minutes?!!! You are just too awesome of a mom AND inspiration for the rest of us LOL! Your bag is just beautiful. I'm more like a slug when it comes to finding the papers and choosing the font and all...well done! My next project is making a couple of 'hello' cards for girlfriends to get out this weekend...feeling a little out of touch lately. But, I guarantee, I will spend way too much time just agonizing over the papers and such! ... 6 minutes?!!!
    Beth Anne in PA

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  19. This is an awesome giveaway! Thanks for the chance to win.
    bridget22868@yahoo.com

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  20. Your gift bag is adorable! Love the colors. TFS.
    The next project I need to work on is a Father's Day card for my father-inlaw. He has kept EVERY card I have ever made him. He has them displayed on shelves he hung around the house.
    D~ dmcardmaker (at AOL)
    http://designsbydragonfly.blogspot.com
    (email follower)

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  21. My next craft project is resin. I just got a bunch of new resin molds in so I am using them to create pendants for necklaces!

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  22. Such a pretty little bag! I envy you that you can pick out paper for a project so quickly -- it takes me a long time just to figure out what paper I want. I don't know that I could ever do a project in 5 minutes.

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  23. Awesome gift bag! I loved the video-thanks for sharing...y next project is working on Father's Day gifts and working on invitations for an upcoming bridal shower:)
    Have a great weekend!
    Sherrie K
    http://sherriescraps.blogspot.com

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  24. Love the gift bag. Thanks for a chance to win.

    Mary

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  25. With all the projects for Girl's Camp completed, my next project is a birthday card for my grandson who is turning 12 on Wed.

    Cute and quick way to decorate a bag. Again, thanks for chance to win these awesome stamps.

    Hugs, CyndiU
    cureta2atyahoodotcom

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  26. I love everything you do, you're a great inspiration! I would love to win, please pick me! thanks, Loui

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  27. Cute bag! My next project is a couple of cards sets for presents - about 6 montages overdue!

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  28. Next project-more cards for Operation Write Home including Halloween cards (we work 2 months ahead of the holiday due to shipping to troops)

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  29. Love the gift bag and that you could master that so quickly. Having to rush would probably fluster me too much to accomplish anything. lol
    Thanks for the extra coupons and the chance for this great giveaway!
    My next craft project is going to be making Father's Day Cards.

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  30. Those are super adorable stamps and I love your quick dash bag!

    My next project will be a jewelry box as well as the standard card.

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  31. Love the gift bag! My next project is using my cricut cake machine to do my grandsons birthday cake!

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  32. Love making gift bags. My next project is getting a couple glasses at the Dollar Store and use some vinyl to decorate them for the grandkids.

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  33. I love your bag. I don't always think simply! My next project is Thinking of you cards for the elderly ladies in my church and OWH cards.

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  34. What a cute bag, thanks for the idea,

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  35. Bag is way cute! My next project is cleaning my craft area. It has been neglected!
    Julie

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  36. Cute bag. Love that it was done in 6 minutes. It would take me that long to set up the camera. LOL. I keep my craft room organized but it would be my indecision that would slow me up. Should I use this one or that?

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  37. cute bag. thanks for answering how you wash your straws. i'm funny about re-using them. i had thought mabye i'd just buy disposables.

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  38. Great idea for a gift bag! My next project....I'm sure my teenage daughters have something from Pinterest up their sleeves for this weekend to start on!

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  39. I like the idea of your 5-minute gift bag. Now if I can only remember it. My family has many, many birthdays to celebrate during the summer months--so my next project is to tackle making some of those birthday cards (and gift bags!).

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  40. Love the gift bag decorations. I think I will make one to put my first new granddaughter's new outfits in for today. She was born on 5-28. thanks.

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  41. What a cute bag! I can't imagine putting it together as quickly as you did! I usually spend at least 5 minutes walking in circles just trying to decide where to start. My next project is a book for my toddler grandson about our recent trip to the zoo. Thanks for all you do to inspire us!

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  42. Cute bag! I just left a comment for it under the wrong post. Oops!

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  43. Awesome! Thanks for the video also! I've seen it before but I needed a refresher. :D

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  44. Beautiful gift bag and so quick too! I'm off to get some white bags for my stash :) Also, thank you so much for answering the vinyl questions. My next craft project is going to be a wreath for the 4th of July. Well that is, if I don't have to come up with a 5 minute gift bag first hehehe
    Hugs,
    Lena

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  45. Love the gift bag. So pretty.
    marilyn2222 @ hotmail dot com
    follower

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  46. Love the bag.....I always forget about gift bags....I don't know why because they are so easy and personal. Anyway, thanks for sharing. My next project is making Sombrero hat center pieces for my sister's 60th birthday party. Wish me luck! Ciao

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  47. I love your 5 minute gift bag. I love gift bags also, and it would be nice if I could whip one out that quick! I seem to have a problem picking out which paper, design, etc. Thanks for sharing. I'm going to remember the monogram design, that's a great idea. Thanks for sharing.

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  48. Love your blog! Just found my way here through Pinterest and had to subscribe. I love your gift bag! I actually have that cartridge, so I'm excited to make one of these myself. My next craft project will be covering my stamp collection binder with fabric that matches my sewing machine cover and Expressions cover. Now, I just need to get up the nerve to actually do it. Thanks again!

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  49. Kudo's to you! I can't do ANYTHING in 5 minutes! My next project is decorating and filling a mini-album we made in class. Thinking of making it of my great-grandkids...then and now. Now where are all those photo's........

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  50. My next two projects are Father's Day cards and an 80th birthday card for a friend.

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  51. Graduation cards and 2 Student of the month cards. It looks like the new chalkboard cart is going to be a huge hit. I do wish they would make a cartridge that will print solid letters with our cricut pens.
    Thank you
    Linda in Stanwood

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  52. Those are really cute bags, I love to buy plain bags and decorate them according to the party theme. My next project will be teacher gifts..I only have one more week. Yikes!

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  53. I just LOVE checking into your blog, to see what crafty Cricut item you've posted each day!

    My next craft project is to make a graduation card.

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  54. Love the little gift bag! My next project is a celebration banner and cupcake picks. Also a Disney album!

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  55. I'm always looking for ideas to decorate gift bags. You always have so many clever ideas. Thank you for the refresher on cutting vinyl. I haven't used it in a long time and forgot how easy it is to cut with the Cricut.

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  56. Last minute projects always are a challenge. This is such a neat looking bag and seems simple (and fast) to make. Thanks.

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  57. Super cute...my kids are famous for this kinda stuff. My next projects are going to be some grad cards. Lee-Ann :)

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  58. great bag!!! and thanks for the heads up with the other answers!

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  59. 5 minutes?! You're a crafting queen! It turned out so cute.
    Next craft project will probly be a scrapbook page. I've been steadily working on photos from our cruise in March - I've got a wealth to choose from. :)
    Thanks for sharing, and thanks for the chance to win!

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  60. Cute bag, always good to have quick and easy projects for last minute gifts. For my project, I am helping a friend make four birthday cards and they will each have 70 candles on them so they will take a bit of time but so much fun to make and give.

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  61. Your gift bag is gorgeous Joy! I can't believe you made it in just 5 minutes! My next favorite craft project is to clean out my craft room! (well maybe not my favorite!) Thanks, Barb

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  62. my next project is getting my Father Day cards done and several Anniversary cards for June. I did a major overhaul in my craft room so I am still putting things away and reorganizing
    upnurse at aol dot com

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  63. Love the bag! I am very excited about the chalkboard fonts!

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  64. Gorgeous bag! Such a great project--a great way to make something a bit more special.

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  65. Loving the giveaways.
    Thanks for the chance
    to win and have a great
    weekend.
    Carla from Utah

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  66. Very cute gift bag!! Love homeade cards, tags and bags:) Thank you so much for sharing!!

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  67. I'm making samples from the 2013-2014 annual SU catalog which was released today for craft day next Saturday.

    harperpooh at yahoodotcom

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  68. I have some plain picture frames from Michaels that I want to put some designs on. The whole left side is blank and the picture size is a 4x6. I'm sure I'll be having a good time making this up. Love the Dollar Tree, have shopped there many times. Thanks for sharing the idea for the glasses.

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  69. My next craft project is getting all of my birthday cards designed, cut out, assembled, and detailed for the next year of birthdays so I'm not rushing at the last minute.

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  70. I can't believe the cricut vinyl holds up so well! Thanks for sharing!

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  71. Great fast idea for the gift bag - we could all do that in a jiffy! Thanks for sharing that and for the list of tips! Enjoy your day! Gail

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  72. Such a nice giftbag!! I put Cricut vinyl on my vehicle window about 2 years ago and it's still intact. My next project is graduation cards and a special get well card for my cousin battling cancer.

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  73. I'm working on cards this weekend. I love that sweet bag too! Great papers and font!

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  74. Hi Joy, hadn't been here in a while - out of town enjoying summer! My next craft project is an ongoing one. I signed up for an online card class but haven't been able to finish; so as soon as I finish this class; I will start something else; perhaps more cards!!

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  75. My Sister In-law is getting married in June so I will be doing a card and a tile with vinyl with names and date on it, everyone seems to love these tiles.
    Cindy

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  76. thanks for the fun!
    Sandra ltb

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  77. I have two pressing projects. One is a frame for my daughter's college graduation (rec'd her Master's! Woo hoo!) and also starting her wedding album.

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  78. My next craft project is actually an altered journal for my niece who is getting married this summer. I'm decorating it in her wedding colors of white and purple.

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  79. Cute gift bag. I love the colors. I don't think I could have come up with this in 5 minutes. Great job!

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  80. My daughter and I will be working on some painted rocks for the flower bed. She paints them with pretty flowers. Cute gift bag.

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  81. That gift bag is delightful, (My grand-daughter Emily would love it.) anyone would love to get a gift in a handmade gift bag like that. Thank you for sharing.

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  82. I am making an explosion box for a 40th birthday! The recipient is currently studying to be a radiation technician so there will be plenty of Black & Bones! (black for her "age" & bones for her studies). Sure hope it comes out as planned! kweenbee_612@yahoo.com

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  83. Wow, that looks great. I'll have to remember this next time I need a quick gift bag.

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  84. My next craft project is a scrapbook on my new car! Well its new for me! bringler@att.net

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  85. Cute bag!!! My next project is a Hello Kitty birthday album!

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  86. Ms Linda swtanxiety94@yahoo.comJune 1, 2013 at 4:25 PM

    Cute quick bag. My next project is making table cards and programs for a 80th birthday party in gold emboss. Wish me luck with photo scrapbook.

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  87. Great gift bag! My next craft project will be decorations for my friend's baby shower!

    sueot33@yahoo.com

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  88. I wait every Mon for your email with the coupons! Thank you for doing this. I'm planning on creating a banner for the 4th of July.

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  89. thanks for the video i needed that and for my next project is to finish bookmoarks. thanks for sharing your lovely bag.

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  90. I just finished three birthday and one graduation cards. I have to finish my niece's scrapbook for her graduation gift.
    jenny dot naus at yahoo dot com

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  91. Great 5 minute project!! I'm just working on my daughters baby album!
    Ra6352 (at) gmail (dot) com

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  92. What a great little gift bag! I love the prints and colors and that font is beautiful! I am working on two very special birthday cards for my dad who will be 90 years old in about a week and a half and my youngest daughter who will be 35 and their birthday's are one day apart!
    Pam
    scrap-n-sewgranny.blogspot.com

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  93. I like Broccoli salad
    Joanne from PA

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  94. I never really had a father figure but I do have a cute story of my husband and daughter. My husband was in the Navy for several years and therefore had to leave our children when they were very young. He left to go out to sea 2 days after our daughter turned 2 and returned home permanently when she was 5. During that 3 year span we saw him maybe a total time period of 2 weeks. We sent letters and had pictures and occasional phone calls from him but this was way before the internet and cell phones. When my husband returned home my daughter did not remember him all that well but I do believe she was totally intrigued with the idea that her daddy was finally home. She sat on his lap and wrapped her arms around his neck and stared at him constantly. Whenever he moved she would not let go! She literally hung
    from his neck every time he moved- for days!!! She would only let him go when he needed to use the restroom....but not without explanation first!!

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