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Friday, 16 April 2010

Rootbeer float!

I've had a manic few days...yesterday I never sat down once unless I was driving. By the time I dropped Sadie off at home about 9:30pm my legs were aching and I went straight to my bed!!! I can't tell you how wonderful that being in bed by 10 pm...doesn't happen very often that's for sure lol.
Here's the project that I made the other day and gave to my neighbour. I originally saw it on the PTI blog and it was a three compartment bag for clippings, coupons etc. but since we aren't into coupons as much over here I decided I would make it a notecard holder. It would also make a super cute gift could put makeup in it or sweets or just about anything.
Here's the front of get a bonus of Nicole in the background!
I used 2 clear boxes and stuck them together with my snot gun

Here are the 2 notecards...I made three of each one. I love this pp from MME

I changed the notecard slightly for the workshop to tie in the back of this pp.

As we have three projects to do I'm aware of completing them in the time we have so try to make them time consuming to a point!

I computer generated the sentiment.

And finally here's what it looks from the side. The gift bag measures 4 3/4 x 4 3/4 and the notecards measure 4 1/8 x 4 1/8. So what do you think? I hope the girls will like it.
Now here's something exciting I came across the other day when I was in the EK Mall

A & W rootbeer!!! Can you say Woo Hoo??!! I grew up on this stuff. It's a burger joint and my biological dad was the manager of one of the stores when I was about 5. They have a Papa burger, Mama burger, teen burger...I don't think they have a sister burger or anything like that lol.
When I was at the mall I noticed a new American candy store and made a beeline for it. I was hoping I'd find my favourite strawberry Twizzlers there. As soon as I walked in I saw the rootbeer and grabbed a can. It is now in the fridge and once I've posted this I'm going to crack it open and have a rootbeer float...yuuuuuummmeeeee! I had a wander around and they had everything you could think of...even Lucky Charms cereal. They had strawberry fluff and original fluff and finally I found what I was looking for...strawberry Twizzlers!!! Normally I would have grabbed a pack and not thought about the price and I'm going to sound really really REALLY mean here but for a very small pack with 6 pieces was £2!!!! I know it's imported and the exchange rate sucks at the moment but man o man...even I wasn't going to pay £2 for it! I'll wait till I go home next year and bring some back :- )
So that's it for tonight. Hope you guys have a great weekend. I'm off to have my rootbeer float!
Catch ya later x


Donna said...

Love the notecards and little bag...sooo cute! Can you tell me, what do you add to make it a rootbeer float?? I've never had root beer either - is it similar to anything we have over here?

Donna x
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Elaine said...

Lovely bag! Wonder what else we will be making....

OMG - do they sell mountain dew too????? LOVE, love love mountain dew. We found a wee shop in Covent Garden that sold it the other day mmmmmmm. x

Hayley @ Funky Farm Scrapbook Barn said...

Gorgeous!!! I love the bag and notecards!!! Lovely lovely lovely! Hope you are having a relaxing weekend. I've had another Bo Bunny delivery and most of it is on the website, lots of new ribbon colours, new double dot card colours, papers, rub ons, flowers buttons etc etc :)