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Monday, December 5, 2011

Secret Sister Blog Hop

Merry Christmas and thank you for stopping by our hop today as we reveal the wonderful projects we have made for our "Secret Sisters". With blog hopping and crafting, we have all become sisters. What was done -- those of us were interested we given a "Secret Sister"  to craft something special. Not only do we have a Secret Sister but we also gave some "hints" as to Our Favorite Things. How special is that. Now, ssshhhhhh, please don't tell our Secret Sisters as it hasn't been revealed yet as to who has who while you hop along with us!!!!

If you have arrived from Jearise then you are on the right path to Secret Sisters but if you just happened upon my blog, please start at the beginning as we don't want you to miss one special gift!!!!

In case, you get lost along the way and need a GPS here's the complete lineup! Don't make any wrong turns . . .  We do have some blog candy for you to enjoy -- there will be a surprise package of items to help you finish your Christmas projects which include some Stickles, stickers, a stamp and stamp pad, Darice Self-Stick Glitter Paper, and a few other surprises. All you need to do is leave a comment on each stop along the way and becoming a follower if you're not already. Be sure to leave your email address sew that we have a way to find you with the winner being chosen on Friday!

  1. Jearise - http://lorbysworld.blogspot.com
  2. Lynne - http://slasewcraftiness.blogspot.com/
  3. Susan - http://susanascorner.blogspot.com/
  4. Tami - http://tamboscreations.blogspot.com/
  5. CallyAnn http://callyanncraftycreations.blogspot.com
  6. Janet Smith - http://www.ladyluvbug.blogspot.com/
  7. Inga Klaus http://mommahobbit.blogspot.com/
  8. Sherry Brown- www.patternsbysher.blogspot.com/
  9. Rhonda Helm http://craftingwithblue.blogspot.com

Now, my Secret Sister is the best --- I know everyone is saying that but I can say with the utmost conviction that I got the best Secret Sister of anyone. She has a heart of gold, compassionate, loving, caring, very very very crafty and an inspiration!!!! Oh yeah, I guess you're right, everyone is this group can be described that way!!!! <LOL>!!

For my Secret Sister since she's sew sweet I made a box card to start with. I first heard and saw this back on Amy Voltz's blog and have now made quite a few. I do, however, highly recommend that you have a score board to just make life easier and I'm say this from experience as I don't have one (Santa, did you get my hint????) To follow and make one of your own, please go here! These are great for gift cards, small gifts such as earrings, jewelry and what I made for my Secret Sister!!

Now, look how cute this is when you take off the belly band and see the treasure this holds .... The paper for my box card is Mrs. Claus' Kitchen.

Oops, do you see something peeking out --- well, I guess if you promise not to tell, I can show you what's inside . . . my friends and I used to have an ornament exchange as there was nothing that we particularly needed (ok, I still want the score board!). The rules were simple, we had to make the same ornament for everyone in our group AND it had to be homemade!!! I love ornaments and especially pulling these out year after year and having fond memories!

For my Secret Sister, I did just that and used the Gingerbread Seasonal Cricut Cartridge and cut these adorable, but not edible ornaments, at 3.75 inches from brown cardstock and the tasty glittery icing is Darice self-stick glitter paper. Now, just a warning in advance -- there is glittery everywhere - my pants, T-shirt, socks, hair, and floor; not necessarily in that order but it does look like icing and I'm pleased with the effect. Also, since I didn't want the backs to be lonely and plain, I used the balance of the cut that wasn't the icing outline on the back to reflect tree lights! A hole punch at a jaunty angle and some iridescent ribbon completes the ensemble!

Also, since I didn't want the backs to be lonely and plain, I used the balance of the cut that wasn't the icing outline on the back to reflect tree lights! A hole punch at a jaunty angle and some iridescent ribbon completes the ensemble!

They almost look good enuf to eat and I hope she enjoys them!!! 

Now, your next stop along the way is my dear and wonderful friend Susan to show her creativity!!!!

Thank you again sew very much for stopping by today and please don't forget to leave some bloggie love!

Merry Christmas and God Bless
Hugs and Love,


  1. gorgeous cookies, erm ornaments. im so glad to be a part of this with all you lovely ladies.


  2. Those are absolutely adorable and I am so in love with that box. I MUST learn how to use it. By the way, a cheap but very handy and good scorer is the cheap Cricut cutter. It comes with a cutting blade and a scoring blade. I had one and loved it but lost it on my way home from Virginia. I'm sure it fell out of the van on the way home. Boo hoo, I have the Martha Stewart one now and it took some getting use to. Okay, back to your adorable ornaments. I love the memories you told about making and receiving ornaments and the ones you made will become found memories for someone else now. Hugs - Jearise in Lorby's World.

  3. Lynne, these are really cute! I love the box. I have a score board, I have had it for years. Although,I bought it at a stamp convention after a demonstration. OK I was compulsive, but I love it. My BFF thinks it takes up too much room, but I don't. I have seen the ones at Michael's for $20 and if you could use a 50% off coupon, that would be a great deal, considering I paid 4 x's that much!ouch! tfs and letting me participate in this wonderful hop! I love being secret sister. I can't wait for my secret sister to get my project. I hope she squeals LOL hugs Tami
    Tambos Creations!

  4. Really really cite! Love the tags! I need to make a box like that! TFS CallyAnn

  5. O my These are adorableI love the while
    icing" it is perfect I love the gift holder as well I need to make one of these myself!!
    As always a great creation!
    Big Blog Hugs! Janet

  6. Lynne, these are fabulous. They look just like real gingerbread cookies and made my sweet tooth start acting up. :) Love the gift box too.

    Smiles Sher

  7. What a Great project I may have to scraplift this :) :) :)

  8. very pretty... i like your gingerbread ornaments...:) lindaplusthree at yahoo dot com

  9. All your projects are just phenomenal! I must learn how to make this box card as it looks fantastic. I need some for gifts for the 17th. Bravo :)

    Happy Scrappin'

    Sue B


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