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Monday, May 21, 2012

Just a quick shopping haul

Hey there,

As my birthday nears (tomorrow), I went ahead and "purchased myself a little pretty."  This short shopping haul is brought to you in part by the letters A for Amazon.com, the letter B for book (Originals Card Confidence Program) and bright (the paper piercer/brad setter), and C for Chase Freedom, specifically so I could purchase these amazing products.

I always get a little sad around my birthday.  I'm another year older and, to me, feel like I have nothing to show for it.  Still single and trying to find "the one".  I know that I am at a different place than where I was a year ago and that makes me smile.  I'll continue to hold my head up high and count my blessings.  Do any of you get sad around your birthday?

Anyway, I digress.  So, celebrate with me and take a look at this short, but fun shopping haul.  I have one last haul coming from Joann's which should be here at the end of the week.  Sounds like a good time to me!

As always, stay tuned for more.  I really need to get off this couch and craft!  Get up off that thing, and dance till you feel better.


Craft on,
Ian

18 comments:

  1. Have a GREAT Birthday!

    Thanks for the shout out! I shared your video on facebook for the shout out.

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    1. Thanks, Melody!! :) Happy to give you a shout out in the video. Thanks for sharing it on Facebook!

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    1. Thanks, Denise! :) You are too kind.

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  3. Ian Happy almost Birthday!
    About 20 years ago my mother-in-law was in the hospital on her 50th birthday having open heart surgery. On a visit to see her she said something that has stayed with me ever since...
    "If you consider the alternative you will gladly take your birthdays".
    So enjoy your birthday and keep spoiling yourself with hauls.
    Happy crafting.
    Dragonfly50 (Cricut MB)

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    1. Thank you Dragonfly50. :) You are correct. You need to enjoy your birthday because it could be worse. Just did a huge haul today so stay tuned for that video to be posted soon. :)

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  4. Happy Birthday, Ian! I think you have a blessed life. You are responsible for many young lives during the school year, you are a very creative and talented paper artist, and you have a sweet spirit. What's not to celebrate! Have a wonderful day!
    Carolyn
    http://cccscraproom.blogspot.com
    cccscraproom@gmail.com

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    1. Thank you so much, Carolyn! :) You made me smile!

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  5. Oh, yes! That 'Diamond Plate' folder...makes white paper look like white milk glass! Add some Glossy Accents...just sayin'....
    Carolyn
    http://cccscraproom.blogspot.com
    cccscraproom@gmail.com

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    1. Oooh. Good to know!! I'll have to try that out. :) Thanks for the tip!

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  6. Happy Birthday Ian! I promise... 30 isn't as bad as they say :-) It's what comes AFTER 30 that I worry about (I've got 6 months before I find out what happens at 31... gulp!) ;-) Enjoy your new goodies, and have a WONDERFUL day!

    ~ Hugs ~

    Jess
    www.createbyrosie.blogspot.com

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    1. Thanks so much, Jess. I'm nervous for what comes after it. haha. :)

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  7. Happy Birthday,Ian!! Believe me,your going to enjoy your 30's! I wish I could turn back the clock and be 30 again! I had the best years back then! My oldest granddaughter turns 13 on your bday too. :) And mine is the 25th. I am now in my 50's and even though I don't like turning another year older,I do feel blessed to be able to still share precious times ahead with my family and friends! So go and party and ENJOY your SPECIAL DAY,Ian!:)

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    1. A VERY happy birthday to your granddaughter. :) Happy Early Birthday to you too!! Thank you so much, Sherry!!

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  8. Sorry I know its a bit late in the day but a very big
    Happy Birthday to you,
    Happy Birthday to you,
    Happy Birthday wonderful, inspiring, creative Ian,
    Happy Birthday to you.

    Hugs and lots of birthday wishes coming you way.

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    1. Aww, thanks, Karon!! I loved your song. :)

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  9. Turning 30 is not bad. You will find your your "one" when the time is right. I believe everything falls together in life just the way it is suppose to. We may not like where we are at the moment but it all works out. Happy Birthday!

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    1. Aww, thanks, Amy!! You are correct, it will all work out in the end. Thanks so much! :)

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