What’s in Your Bag?

I was trolling the internet and happened upon USWeekly.com. They do a feature called “What’s in my bag?” where they ask celebrities that exact question.  The celebrity then tells us what is in her bag.’

Journalist and celebrity Meredith Vieira says she carries the basics, like her personal BlackBerry, work iPhone, Starbuck’s Card, make up, and make up removal wipes. Celebrity Tia Mowry says she carries hand sanitizer; an extra pair of her son’s training pants, a book on potty training, and a DVD player for her son in her “Mom” bag.

The website MailOnline.com says “82% of us believe the contents of a woman’s handbag reveals a lot about her personality (and what is important to us), and 42% of woman say looking inside someone’s hand bag is as personal as reading her text messages.”  I would have to agree with the 42%; I always taught my children (and my husband) that my purse was my private stuff therefore off-limits.  On the few occasions I have told either my son or husband they would find what they needed in my purse, they always appeared a bit intimidated to go into it.

According to the same article, some women carry toilet paper. Well, I guess you never know when the spirit will move you! 🙂 Others carry their iPod or mp3 players, chocolate, and money/bank cards.  They also said that 4% of women have confessed to carrying a spare pair of under ware.  Probably the ones that don’t carry the toilet paper!

So, I was cleaning out my purse the other day, and this is what I found.

  1. Another tote (You never know!)
  2. Three dirty tissues
  3. Four starlite mint candy wrappers
  4. One lipstick
  5. Two chapsticks
  6. One sunscreen stick SPF 55
  7. 1 travel size mascara
  8. 1 ½ packages of purse size tissues
  9. Crumpled up post-it note
  10. $2.77 in change
  11. One feminine hygiene product
  12. Three business cards from the salon I go to with my last three appointments on them
  13. Two used toothpicks L
  14. A package of plastic tooth picks from the dentist’s office
  15. A pair of ear rings
  16. Business card holder w/ business cards
  17. Pillbox containing Motrin, aspirin and several of each of my prescriptions
  18. Beano  🙁
  19. A note pad
  20. Five pens
  21. Two mechanical pencils
  22. Small pencil sharpener
  23. My rosary (not because I say it)
  24. Two small tubes of hand lotion
  25. Comb
  26. A zip lock bag of Dum-Dums
  27. A zip lock bag of mixed nuts
  28. Reading glasses and case
  29. Sunglasses
  30. Two rubber bands
  31. Checkbook
  32. Id card holder attached to a lanyard w/o my work id in it
  33. Whistle
  34. Expired coupons for Macy’s, Kohl’s, and Michaels’
  35. A coupon for a firearms training class
  36. Mini binder clip
  37. Two half consumed rolls of roll aides
  38. Nail file
  39. Mini screwdriver
  40. Nail clippers
  41. Eyebrow tweezers
  42. Extra business cards in case I run out of the ones that are in my business card holder.
  43. An old grocery list
  44. A small case containing rewards cards from various local businesses.
  45. Pocket calendar
  46. Smart phone
  47. Wallet w/ credit cards, debit card, and receipts from recent purchases
  48. One mis-matched white sock
  49. My car and house keys
  50. Nail polish
  51. Lens cap for my husband’s camera (He thought he lost it)
  52. Small slip of paper containing usernames and passwords

What’s in your bag?

Whats in my bag

The card I am sharing with you today features the For All Things stamp set which is found in the Holiday Mini Catalog.  I am very pleased with the way this turned out.  I like it so much that I’ve made multiples to send for my Thanksgiving card.

For All Things - 2

I stamped the leaves and background directly onto a piece of 4″ x 5 1/4″ piece of whisper white card stock using Hello Honey for the background and Mossy Meadow for the leaves.  I stamped the Hello Honey first.  For the leaves, I inked my stamp then stamped directly onto the Hello Honey, then stamped again onto the card stock without re-inking.  Then I repeated the process; ink the stamp, stamp onto the card stock, then stamp again.  So you are essentially stamping off right onto your card stock.  To get the loopy linen thread, I laid down a strip of sticky strip, cut a length of thread and just looped a few times and laid it down onto the sticky strip.

I cut the burlap ribbon about 4 1/2″ long.  I bannered the end then wrapped the other end around the back of the card.  Part of the sticky strip helps to hold it down.  I used glue dots to hold down the piece of Moonlight DSP.  The crumb cake card stock is 1″ wide.  I layered everything and then stapled everything to the card base using the Hand Held Stapler in the Holiday Mini.  The sequins were leftover from the August My Paper Pumpkin Kit.

Hope you enjoyed your visit here today.  If you have any questions or comments, please feel free to let me know.  Until next time…

Happy Stamping!


Works Cited

Lacey, Martha. “Emergency loo roll, chocolate and spare knickers: What women REALLY keep in their handbags (and why men are afraid of them).” Mail Online. Associated Newspapers, 27 Sept. 2012. Web. 20 Sept. 2014. <http://www.dailymail.co.uk/femail/article-2209423/Loo-roll-chocolate–spare-knickers-What-women-REALLY-handbags.html&gt;.

“Meredith Vieira: What’s in My Bag?.” Latest News. N.p., n.d. Web. 20 Sept. 2014. <http://www.usmagazine.com/celebrity-beauty/news/meredith-vieira-whats-in-my-bag-201459&gt;.

“What’s in My Bag – Us Weekly.” Latest News. N.p., n.d. Web. 20 Sept. 2014. <http://www.usmagazine.com/whats-in-my-bag&gt;.

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