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I created the above gift bag last night. I started it believing I could do something Father's Day-ish, but alas, I added a butterfly, because none of my more masculine images inspired me. Guess I'll have to try again on the Pop's Day gift.

The images used on the front are from Unity Stamp Company, from several different sets. The cardstock, ribbon, and Manchester Series designer paper are from Stampin Up!.

I have a couple smiles to share:

On my way to work this morning, a cute little turtle was making his way across the road. It's about the 4th turtle I've seen lately. All the rain must be running them out of their normal living environment. Since I wanted him to survive, I pulled over, picked him up (and he was not a happy fella about that one bit), and walked a good 50 yards into the back yard area of a retirement community...and put him down in the wet grass. I hope he isn't motivated to start the journey back in the direction of the road again. He was pretty small and most of the people that drive down that particular road work in one of two large buildings...and they are usually in a big hurry, talking on their cell phones and NOT paying attention...which means, he could easily be overlooked.

The other smile I had this morning was the quote on a shirt my friend, Paul, is wearing today. It's BRIGHT PINK and GREEN (looks sort of like a rugby shirt), with a breast cancer ribbon on the front...and reads:



Get it? Hysterical.

Comments

Anonymous said…
This is fabulous! Love the colors. Super job!
Pam said…
Beautiful gift bag and loved your two smiles! Thanks for a nice start to my day!
Katy said…
love the gift bag and thanks for the smiles! :)
Robynccgirl said…
Great gift bag! Cute story about the little turtle and love the shirt!
Bekah said…
I love the doodled look of the frames on the front panel!
whoistracy said…
I love your little bag! And that touch of blue is perfect.
Carly said…
Gorgeous bag! And cute story. Thanks for the smile. :-)
Tenia Nelson said…
Love it!!! I love the story as well!! Have a great day!!
Bonita Rose said…
your project is beautiful!
Unknown said…
love your card...and the "second base" shirt totally made me giggle :) TFS!
Love the butterfly on the giftbag!
AJ said…
cute bag and the shirt is just supah!
Unknown said…
Bek I love it...and it will still work for the masculine side! Such a good deed to help that little turtle, and love that quote that your friend wore...you are always inspiring!
Anonymous said…
Wonderful!!! I love your post and your blog is great as always :)

Thanks for the birthday wishes- I hope you have a beautiful weekend!!!

xoxo
Sara

PS- love that shirt!!!
Suz said…
Love it I always enjoy visiting your blog
rebecca said…
Great project! The colors are awesome and I love that "save second base" shirt!

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