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Posted 1/17/2013 by alone_inacrowdedroom in General Scrappin'

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PeaNut 477,798
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Posted: 1/17/2013 11:30:18 AM
It was my birthday a few weeks ago. I had been stalking J's for Basicgrey's Fact and Fiction lines, and during the shopping trip a few weeks before my birthday, I discovered they'd gotten it in! I added two of the smaller embellishment packs to my basket (saying 'self-control, self-control' over and over again in my head) and my boyfriend offered to carry the basket as I shopped the scrap section because he wanted to check out the clearance Christmas stuff. We checked out awhile later, and I didn't anything of it.

Fast forward to my birthday - I opened up a big box from my boyfriend filled with almost EVERY single piece from the Fact and Fiction lines - 12x12 paper pads, 6x6 paper pads, alphas, nearly all the embellishments. He had put a lot of thought into the few things he left out, explaining that he didn't think I'd use the 'pom-pom things' because it would make my albums too bulky, etc. And here's the clincher - he had taken the basket away from me at J's and snapped a picture with his phone so he knew what I already had when he went back to buy the rest. He's always very thoughtful with gifts, but this one takes the cake.

All this after he'd taken me to the A's an hour away the day before, and to a very nice dinner.

What a guy. I think I'll keep him around


PeaNut 211,961
June 2005
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Posted: 1/17/2013 11:32:54 AM
Uh. THAT'S A KEEPER, right there! Keep that man around!!!!

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PeaNut 563,248
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Posted: 1/17/2013 11:33:22 AM
Marry him! Just kidding. That is very sweet of him.


PeaNut 281,136
October 2006
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Posted: 1/17/2013 11:37:21 AM
That's amazing!

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PeaNut 339,706
September 2007
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Posted: 1/17/2013 11:47:45 AM
That is incredible. He's definitely a keeper.

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PeaNut 51,697
October 2002
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Posted: 1/17/2013 11:50:39 AM
How sweet! He sounds like a keeper!

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Posted: 1/17/2013 11:57:01 AM


PeaNut 324,465
June 2007
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Posted: 1/17/2013 11:59:41 AM
So sweet!! He's a keeper for sure!


PeaNut 49,137
September 2002
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Posted: 1/17/2013 12:10:23 PM
Aww, that's really adorable that he took a picture so he could consider his purchase - so sweet!!


PeaNut 300,490
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Posted: 1/17/2013 12:12:34 PM
How nice! Ohhh and I love Fact & Fiction!


PeaNut 453,004
January 2010
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Posted: 1/17/2013 12:13:43 PM
Now you need to get a copy of that picture and scrap this story!!! He is definitely a keeper!

I'm an old pea with a forgetful memory (can't remember old login info)....please cut me some slack LOL!!!


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Posted: 1/17/2013 12:26:19 PM
How sweet Definitely keep him around!


PeaNut 520,709
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Posted: 1/17/2013 12:35:16 PM
Oh, that's so sweet! does he have a twin brother?

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PeaNut 95,467
July 2003
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Posted: 1/17/2013 12:40:28 PM
That's a great story.


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Posted: 1/17/2013 12:57:11 PM
Sounds like a story to scrap. What a sweetie he is.


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Posted: 1/17/2013 1:12:57 PM


PeaNut 556,456
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Posted: 1/17/2013 4:39:41 PM
Wow that is amazing. Keep him!
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Posted: 1/17/2013 4:55:33 PM
So sweet!keeper!
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Posted: 1/17/2013 5:08:07 PM
Yep! He's DEFINITELY a keeper!!

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PeaNut 509,811
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Posted: 1/17/2013 5:09:14 PM
So sweet

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Posted: 1/17/2013 5:37:13 PM
What a great guy!


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PeaNut 229,609
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Posted: 1/17/2013 8:03:14 PM
I agree, he's definitely a keeper. so sweet
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PeaNut 114,614
November 2003
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Posted: 1/17/2013 8:06:34 PM
How sweet and thoughtful!

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November 2010
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Posted: 1/17/2013 8:50:26 PM
Sounds like you have a keeper. Happy Birthday.

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December 2011
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Posted: 1/17/2013 9:46:05 PM
like I said on many of the christmas is so nice to get a gift instead of a gift card. Happy Birthday!!!

It was fate that I would enjoy paper name is Sharmon (like the TP)!


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PeaNut 253,574
March 2006
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Posted: 1/17/2013 9:58:24 PM
how awesome is that! very cool

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PeaNut 469,761
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Posted: 1/17/2013 10:14:37 PM
How thoughtful! Kudos to him

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Posted: 1/18/2013 12:29:03 AM
He sounds like a good guy.


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PeaNut 34,233
March 2002
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Posted: 1/18/2013 12:31:52 AM
Now you must have him send you that picture and scrap it with your new supplies.

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PeaNut 45,964
August 2002
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Posted: 1/18/2013 6:26:57 AM
I got a boatload of Fact and Fiction for Christmas because here they clearances every piece of it down to 50 cents!


PeaNut 52,226
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Posted: 1/18/2013 7:22:46 AM
A keeper for sure!


PeaNut 131,144
February 2004
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Posted: 1/18/2013 8:17:01 AM
What a sweet guy. I love my Fact and Fiction!

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Posted: 1/18/2013 8:24:37 AM
What a great story. He sounds like a thoughtful guy. Definitely a keeper.


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Posted: 1/18/2013 8:28:27 AM
Amazing! Definitely a man to keep around! My hubby is not great at presents, but I love him anyway

Jennifer xx

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PeaNut 67,212
February 2003
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Posted: 1/18/2013 8:55:53 AM
That's awesome!!

Happy Belated birthday!!


PeaNut 537,586
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Posted: 1/18/2013 8:59:40 AM
Total keeper. Happy Birthday!


PeaNut 14,286
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Posted: 1/18/2013 9:33:07 AM
What a sweet story

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PeaNut 477,798
August 2010
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Posted: 1/18/2013 10:06:09 AM
Thanks for the birthday wishes! He and I have been together almost five years now, and he has been thoughtful and sweet in so many ways. And I love that he takes an interest in my hobby. I'm a lucky lady!

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Posted: 1/18/2013 10:16:20 AM
I love hearing about all these thoughtful men! Your boyfriend gets a gold star!


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PeaNut 477,798
August 2010
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Posted: 1/19/2013 12:30:51 PM
On a related note, it looks like J's might have Fact and Fiction 50% off through today if you haven't gotten it yet!


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Posted: 1/19/2013 2:08:13 PM
Yup, so sweet! Mine would do something like that.

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Posted: 1/19/2013 2:20:49 PM
Oh yeah, he's a keeper!

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Posted: 1/19/2013 2:42:39 PM
Awwwww....definite keeper!

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Posted: 1/19/2013 2:48:19 PM
He's a keeper for sure!
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Posted: 1/19/2013 3:03:30 PM
Don't let him get away! And happy birthday! Have fun playing with all of your new stash.


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Posted: 1/19/2013 3:38:18 PM

Chocolate......who needs a reason?!

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Posted: 1/19/2013 4:50:20 PM
Very Sweet! Happy Birthday!


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