Tuesday, January 1, 2008

Excited or want to say thank you to your secret sis??

Are you so excited or want to say thank you to your secret sis? Here is the post for you to do so! I will be placing a link to this in the left column of the blog. You can go there to post as often as you'd like! You should ask for e-mail updates when you comment the first time on this thread so that you know when someone else comments (does that make sense? LOL!). All you have to do when you post your first comment here is to check the little box that says...Email follow-up comments to. When you do that each time someone comments you will receive an automatic update! Cool, huh?

Here is a reminder of how being a secret sis works...

You get to spoil your sis for a full 6 weeks! The requirement each week would be at least one card a week with a little "something" for your sis to be excited about. It could be stamped images that they don't have and want, the little Studio G stamp sets (if they are okay with that), or maybe something yummy that they like to eat. During the final week (week of Valentine's Day) you will send something with around a $15 maximum value and reveal who you are!

As always...if you have any questions at all please contact me!

Now GO...may the spoiling begin!

139 comments that make my day!:

Melissa said...

Lori,
Thanks for doing the secret sisters. I am excited to be a part. Thanks

a secret sister said...

To JoAnna ~
Do you ever use clear stamps? Thanks!

your secret sis

Sheri said...

Lorie, I am sooo excited for this!!!

Whoever has me, thanks ahead of time!!!

JoAnna said...

To my Secret Sis, I LOVE clear stamps :) They help me not to make mistakes, LOL!!!!

JoAnna

tyrymom29 said...

I cant wait ,,,,, Thanks Lorie!!!!

JoAnna said...

This just started and I can tell it is gonna be soooo much fun!!!!

JoAnna

Anonymous said...

to my big sister lorriane,

can you tell me some things you like as well????clear stamps ?? some other colors???do you scrap book??

thanks your secret sis

Anonymous said...

Heidi
I hope you're smiling.
Your Secret Sis

Lorraine Castellon-Rowe said...

Hi my Secret Sis!! Oh, I'm so excited you wrote to me!!! Let's see, other things I like...I like snowmen, flowers, dogs, alphabets, yes, clear stamps. I've only got 2 sets right now but I'm enjoying them. I LOVE ribbon!! I'm always looking for more ribbon when I'm shopping. Magazines are great too. I like junk food (you can tell by looking at my picture on my blog!! LOL!) Cookies, chips, beef jerky. What else?!?!? I am really into pink right now but I like tons of other colors, I like purple, blue, guava, pomegranate, coral, green, pretty much all kinds of colors. I have done some scrapbooking but I not in a while. I've taken some classes at my local scrapbook store making some board books but I've never added any pictures. If I had more time I guess I'd do more. I do like it just don't have the time it takes to make some really nice pages. OK, NOW, I'VE GIVEN YOU SOME IDEAS BUT I DO NOT EXPECT ANYTHING BUT A GREAT CARD!! I love getting cards in the mail. Anything other than a bill is so wonderful. It would just make my day! Thanks for writitng me and I CAN'T WAIT TO MEET YOU!!
Lorraine

Anonymous said...
to my big sister lorriane,

can you tell me some things you like as well????clear stamps ?? some other colors???do you scrap book??

thanks your secret sis

Lorraine Castellon-Rowe said...

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Anonymous said...

Lorraine

thank you for all the good ideas now.. start watching your mailbox ... I mailed something out on thursday .. Now I have to go start working on something for you ..I hope you like all you get as this is my first time begin a big sis...

and I am working on trying to get a blog going too as I am not to savvy on this kind of thing LOL

Have a great Monday

SHHH your secret sis

Lorraine Castellon-Rowe said...

I can't wait to finally meet you!!! I am so excited. Please don't worry about what you send. A hand stamped card is all I need to make me happy! I am a very simple gal and anything you send will be cherished!! Thank you so much and I hope you're having a wonderful day!
Lorraine

Anonymous said...
Lorraine

thank you for all the good ideas now.. start watching your mailbox ... I mailed something out on thursday .. Now I have to go start working on something for you ..I hope you like all you get as this is my first time begin a big sis...

and I am working on trying to get a blog going too as I am not to savvy on this kind of thing LOL

Have a great Monday

SHHH your secret sis

Kristine said...

WOWZIE!! :) I'm very excited and happy to get my first card from my secret sis!! I LOOOOOVE the adorable card!! CUTE CUTE! And THANK YOU SOOOO MUCH for the wonderful surprise inside! AWESOME. You really made my day today. Can't wait for the reveal!! :)

JoAnna said...

To my wonderful Secret Sister, I rec'd my very pretty card and stickers in the mail yesterday!!!!! Thank you so very much, it was such a great package to open up :) I had to use my stickers already!!!

Thanks again, JoAnna

Patsy said...

Thank you secret sis!! I got the neatest package full of bella images. There were packs of each image wrapped in pink ribbon. So CUTE!!!!!!!! Thank you. I needed all of those images. You are the best. I got them yesterday. Sorry I just posted tonight.

Anonymous said...

Dear Patsy, I am sooo glad you enjoyed getting your Bella images :) I was getting worried. I made sure you had LOTS to play with for awhile!!! Be on the lookout for your next package the beginning of the week :)

Your Secret Sister

TA Carbone said...

Yahoo I received my envelope from my Secret Sister and WOW, she sent me some beautiful Prima Flowers. Sorry that is the only name I know them by but if there is a special name for them through Stampin Up I am sure someone will correct me. But I must say I received the most beautiful card I have ever received to date. The colors are exactly what I love. Who ever my secret sister is hse went way out of her way and beyond all to do this card in my colors. I can go on about this but I will save it for my blog and you can read it there http://carbonescorner.blogspot.com

Again Secret Sister THANK YOU

Lorraine Castellon-Rowe said...

My Secret Sis...Thank you so much for the absolutely darling card! I simply adore it. I really like blue and brown together and I love the brown ds paper!! I will post a pic on my blog when I get a chance. Thank you so much. You absolutely made my day. Totally happiness to you like you've given to me! Big HUG!!
Lorraine Castellon-Rowe
www.lorrainerowe.blogspot.com

sari said...

Oh my...THANK YOU my dear secret sister! Today i recieved the most adorable card and charms!! Thank you so much!! There's a picture of it on my blog!!! Thanks again!!! Hugs!!

Heidi Michel said...

Dear Secret Sister!! YOU ARE ABSOLUTELY AMAZING!! I cannot even thank you enough for the wonderful packages I have received. The latest one with the Technique cards in it...OMG how did you know I wanted these??? We are DEFINATELY sisters for life!!!
Love ya and thanks for bringing a smile to my gloomy week!!
Love
Heidi

Anonymous said...

lorriane,
I am so glad you got it and liked it .. i am working on a gift for you as well and will be mailing out more stuff..

your secret sis

Anonymous said...

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Anonymous said...

TA,

I'm sooo thrilled that you got your package and you are so excited over it. I know that when I see a new type of card, I like to recreate it too. You can find a tutorial on it at SCS called "criss cross card". Are there other colors you like? Be watching your mail--I just sent you something today!

NC said...

Thanks to my new sis for the PINK scrapbooking supplies and notebook, and the adorable bird! (that's my current favorite SU! set!) :D
Hugs,
Nicole

TA Carbone said...

Oh my Secret Sister
You just can't imagine how much your card made me feel. I have to go for my quarterly cat scan tomorrow for the cancer and this card really made me think of other things besides the cancer. Now you asked about other colors. I love browns, you know the warm colors.

Toniann
aka TA
www.angelfire.com/nv2/carbonescorner

Kristine said...

WOOHOO *jumping up and down* :) I was soo thrilled to receive my 2nd package from my Secret Sis today!! I LOVE all the wonderful 'Paper Salon' goodies you sent me; and can I just say YOUR CARD WAS HILARIOUS!! It took me 2 seconds to figure out what it was and when I figured it out, I (first blushed) then laughed out loud!! You are soo funny. THANK YOU SOOO MUCH!! You're very sweet. I posted pics at my blog.

Anonymous said...

Kristine,

I am so glad you like your card and
package of goodies.
I have so much fun with these ladies, who knows you may get another one, hee hee.

Enjoy,
Your Secret Sister

Anonymous said...

Hello Kandi>..if you are reading this you should be receiving two RAKs in the next few days. I was a little tardy with the first for lack of stamps. I hope you enjoy your goodies and that you have happy mail days to come.

More to come...I purchased a whole Rak of stamps just for YOU....
Talk to you soon...
your secret Sister...(insert smiley here)

Anonymous said...

Hi Nicole,
I'm so glad you liked your special treat. It's such a pleasure sending treats to a secret sis! I was just wondering if you received the first card I sent you with the big flowers on it? There's also another package on it's way. I sent it Tuesday. I hope you like it.
Happiness and hugs to you!!
Your Secret Sis!! :0)

NC has left a new comment on the post "Excited or want to say thank you to your secret si...":

Thanks to my new sis for the PINK scrapbooking supplies and notebook, and the adorable bird! (that's my current favorite SU! set!) :D
Hugs,
Nicole

Lorraine Castellon-Rowe said...

THANK YOU to my Secret Sis for another absolutely darling card!! I LOVE it. Getting Secret Sis mail is the best thing ever!! Thank you so much for making my day brighter and getting mail so much fun!!
Huge Hugs and Happiness to you!
Lorraine Castellon-Rowe
You can check out my Secret Sis cards on my blog at www.lorrainerowe.blogspot.com. I'm so proud to share them!!

NC said...

I did receive the flower card, I just didn't realize it was from you, LOL! (I thought it was from my SCS SS...) So, I'm sorry I didn't thank you sooner! It is BEAUTIFUL! And I loved the glittered petals. Thanks for thinking of me!!
Nicole :D

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Anonymous said...

Hi Nicole,
I'm so glad you liked your special treat. It's such a pleasure sending treats to a secret sis! I was just wondering if you received the first card I sent you with the big flowers on it? There's also another package on it's way. I sent it Tuesday. I hope you like it.
Happiness and hugs to you!!
Your Secret Sis!! :0)

Anonymous said...

Hi Nicole,
I'm so glad you got the flower card. I wasn't sure it got to you. That's too funny that you thought if was from your SCS SS!! I'll try to remember to let you know it's from your Lorie Ames SS in the future!! LOL!! Have a happy day!!
Your SS!!

Belas Creating Place said...

Hello secret Sister: Thanks so much for my card and lovely stamps. The fishies in the tanks are so cute. I thought I posted this but I guess I didn't hit the enter button..oops. so sorry. The kids interrupt...it is a habit LOL>
You were so kind to send such nice items. I love the colours on the card too.
Bela

Anonymous said...

HAPPY BIRTHDAY PATSY!!!!!!!

Be watching your mailbox for all your goodies for this week. I mailed it a little later than I wanted :( But it is on its way. I hope you had a WONDERFUL day!!!

Your Secret Sister

Sheri said...

I got my week one and week two RAKs today!! Two beautiful cards and two sets of adorable sticers!!I was soooo excited I had to open the envelope right away!!! Thank you so much!!I am so excited I can hardly wait to post my goodies on my blog!!

Thanks so much!!

~sheri

Anonymous said...

Sheri glad they arrived.
Week 3 going out today
enjoy :) Your Secret Sister

Anonymous said...

to my secret sis ,
thank you so much for the nugget box with the candy in it ... I loved it!!!!

Nita

Anonymous said...

lorriane,
I am almost finished with the project I am working on for you ..so hopefully next week you will have a nice BIG package in your mailbox .. and I am glad you liked the cards...

your secret sis

TA Carbone said...

Ok who ever my Secret Sister is seems to know me so well. I received the most beautiful card with a Panda on it. I just love Panda's and I guess that is why I love Oriental Art so much also. She also sent me 2 packages of brads and some beautiful stickers in a warm brown color. So for my secret sister I want to say you have gone way beyond in everything you have done. Wait till you see what I do with this card. But you will all have to visit my blog to see it as I will be doing make and takes on the 26th and this will be shown as an example.

So later visit my blog at http://carbonecorner.blogspot.com to see and read about it

thank you again
TA

Sheri said...

Now you can see the adorable stuff my sweet secret sis sent me!!! And she can send me a shopping list for the products I mentioned that I want to find that are on her cards!! haha!

~sheri

http://craftiqueen.blogspot.com/2008/01/secret-sister-week-1-2.html

sari said...

Thank you my secret sis for the beutifull card and embillishments!! You have made my day!!!

tyrymom29 said...

Thank you so much to my secret SISTER You truly are the BEST !!! IT was so worth the wait !!! I received such an Awsome card !! prima flowers ,ribbon ,a clear stamp,some beautiful amazing cardstock ,some buttons, all In one of my favorite COLOURS!!! thank you so so much !!! I really do appreciate it all!!! HUGS TO YOU !!!

NC said...

thanks to my SS for another envelope of goodies! :D
Nicole

JoAnna said...

To my Secret Sister, I rec'd my card and flowers in the mail on Saturday!!! I LOVE the 3D flowers :) I can not wait to use them on my cards.

THANKS SO MUCH!!!!!

JoAnna

Anonymous said...

to my secret sister tyrymom...there is another envelope on it's way to you...mailed it yesterday, so hopefully at the end ofthe week you will have it! Hugs!!!

sari said...

I just wanted to Thank lorie for putting us all together and doing this! Oh the joy of going to the mailbox!!! Even when i know it's time for bills...i'm happy to go and have a peek!!! So thank you lorie!! You're a doll!!!

Anonymous said...

Sari , Ive just sent out another package for you today !! Hopefully you will get it this week !!! Hugs to you !!

TA Carbone said...

For my Secret Sister and anyone else who would like to see, I posted the card I received from my Secret Sister last week on my blog. http://carbonescorner.blogspot.com

You can see what I did with it and can't wait to show everyone it Saturday at the Demo I will be doing

:)
Toniann

Anonymous said...

Ok Secret Sister, you blew me away again. Today I received week 3 and the note you wrote to me is worth more than you can imagine. As I said the last card you sent I was going to put it in the scrapbook and needed to journal it. Well this note is my journal. You can't imagine how much this all means to me.
Big Hugs
TA

Kandi said...

I didn't get one card but 2 fabulous cards from my Secret Sister today!!!!
I loved them both, they brought smiles to my face and a chuckle or two with the cowboy.
Thank you so much for the High Hopes images, I do not have those and can't wait to color them up. Thanks for the ribbon, flowers and the fun stamp set. I just love the little hanger and the saying hang in there. How perfect is that.
Loved it all!!!! Thank you soooo much.
Kandi

Anonymous said...

To Melissa Ferr

You have not been forgotten, just slow snail mail waitng for something special. You should receive a great package very soon in your mailbox. Which embossing folders do you not have???

Hugs,
your secret sis!!

Sheri said...

To My Secret Sis ~
I got my envelope in the mail with your beautiful card and lots of goodies!!! Thanks so much!! The stickers and ribbon are great!!! I will post them to my blog very soon!

~sheri

sari said...
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Melissa said...

Dear secret sis,
The embossing folders that I have are: Bloom Dots, D'Vine Swirls, Happy Birthday, Spots & Dots, Thanks Words and Traffic Jam.

I can not wait till I get my package!

Love,

Melissa Ferr

secret sis said...

JoAnna ~ I sent you an envelope yesterday and will be putting another in the mail in a couple of days....hope you enjoy!!!!

your secret sis

Anonymous said...

Hey Kandi I am so glad you received your RAKs...more on the way. I gues you figured out I am an out-of-towner. LOL>...so I will mail the next ones out earlier.
Yee haw I am glad you liked the cowboy, and he made you chuckle.
Your secret Sister.....ME

Kristine said...

OH THANK YOU, Secret Sis!! I got my AMAZINGLY CUTE hedgie card today and flower stickers :) I am soo amazed at your awesome coloring job on this!! I want to know what you used to color the pots etc. They look SOO GOOD!! :) I never would've thought to restamp, cut out and pop dot those flowers and bugs. That really adds a lot--a very special touch to my card. :) THANKS SOOO MUCH!! {HUGS}

Anonymous said...

Kristine,

I am so glad you liked your card sooo much. I use Prisma pencils and Gamsol, it is my favorite for coloring. I have used Copics and watercolor pencils but Prisma is still the one I love using the most.
You are so much fun to make cards for and sending fun little gifts to, because you get so excited and say such nice things, you make me blush, but it sure is nice to know and hear.

Your Secret Sister

Anonymous said...

I am soooo excited to say a big THANK you to my secret sis..I got this small box in the mail yesterday and it had Jumbo clips in it and ribbon in it.. Thank you sooo much for my gifts.. I am excited to ee the jumbo paper clips as I havent seen them in real life done anyways... thank you again sooo much//I love them!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Nita

Anonymous said...

Dear shannon.... =) Package nr 3 is on it's way to you and nr.4 is "under construction"..Hope you have a great weekend!!

Anonymous said...

A BIG Thank you to my secret sis for all the Bella cards and images. How fun are those fizzy bath cones too! Thank you so much, I love it all
Debby

NC said...

Thanks to my sis for another envie full of goodies! I loved the card - with the embellished hearts - and matching pen!
Nicole :D

Anonymous said...

Hi Nicole,
I'm glad you got your special treats. I hope you enjoy playing whith then all. I'm having so much fun having a SS and sending all the special treats. I only wish you lived closer so we could stamp together!!
Huge Hugs and Happiness to you!!
Your Secret Sis (from Lorie Ames group!) :0)

NC said...

hehehe! I laughed when I saw that on your envelope! I got it now :D

and hey! I'm just a plane ride away! Have stamps, will travel!
Hugs and enjoy the week!
Nicole

Anonymous said...

Nicole,
Well, in that case COME ON OUT!!! You are welcome any time!!
Hugs back to you and I hope your week is wonderful!
Your Secret Sis :0)

hehehe! I laughed when I saw that on your envelope! I got it now :D

and hey! I'm just a plane ride away! Have stamps, will travel!
Hugs and enjoy the week!
Nicole

Anonymous said...

Dear Debbie:
I hope your packages arrive soon!! I am sad that you haven't gotten anything yet.
You WILL enjoy all of the goodies.
Hugs!!!

Anonymous said...

Dear shannon... =)
I was wondering, have you recieved any mail yet? you should have gotten 2 more packages by now. Hope all is fine with you!
Hugs

tyrymom29 said...

I Dont know if im the only SHannon , But I have not yet received any other card or package than the first one ....I hope it didnt get lost :( Mind you I live in a rural area and sometimes the mail is slow here Ill deff be stalking the Mailman this afternoon !!!! I love love love My secret sister .....!!!!!

tyrymom29 said...

To my secret sister ....I just received my package wow , THANK you so much I have been looking all over for TILDAS !!!! I absolutely love the images you sent ....I love images and Especially THOSE!! The card you made is Beautiful also !!!! THANK YOU SO MUCH FOR EVERYTHING !!!!

Kristine said...

I got yet ANOTHER really really CUTE card from my SS this week--and very sweet note!! You're so thoughtful :) It's funny how excited I get to open up your handmade cards--they are SOOO AWESOME!! WOW...and this one just blew me away as well. THANKS SO MUCH for the huge card and the 2 clear stamps inside! :) FABO!!! Can't wait to use them. Thanks so much for answering my question--I'll have to buy some prisma pencils and gamsol some day...soon! But they won't come out near as pretty as yours.

Stampingly Yours,
KB

Anonymous said...

yes,tyrymom (shannon) i ment you! *LOL*
Some more goodies are comming to you! This time they are "tasty"...=) Have a great day!
Hugs!!

Anonymous said...

Sari, Just to let you know You should be receiving another package In the mail Anytime now .
Hope you like your goodies !

Debbie Yates said...

Dear Secret Sis in Ohio (don't worry I won't cheat and look it up - I like surprises too much!!)I got two packages today - yes ladies...two! The first one has a gorgeous beaded pen, magnetic notebook, a handmade card and lots of stamped Bellas - see me grin from ear to ear! The second package has slipper socks (purty pink ones and sooo thick!!!), gum, clear stamps, pencil, stickers, a coupld of handmade cards and the nicest note!! Thank you Sis - today was the worst day I've had in a long while, you rgifts were just what I needed to pick me up an dcarry me over the hump! Thanks again- God bless-

Melissa said...

Secret Sister,
I got a wonderful package yesterday. I can not believe all of the stuff. I love everything! I got a bunch of grosgrain ribbon, a bunch of organdy ribbon, images of every single bella, 2 cuttlebug embossing folders, different size and color scallop and punch pieces, a great luggage tag, a pack of flowers, a pack of paper and a great decorated album. I hope that is everything. Thank you, Thank you, Thank you. I can not wait to play with everything.
Love,
Melissa Ferr

Belas Creating Place said...

Hello Secret Sis: I just posted your card up on my blog. I know I thanked you for the fishes, but I wanted to say thanks again. If you go to my blog you will see the comment on your wonderful card. Have a great one and I can't wait to meet you.

Bela

Anonymous said...

To Melissa Ferr:

Glad you liked everything!!! Have a great day.

tyrymom29 said...

Thank you so much to my Secret sister she sent me a nice card with ribbon and a necklace!!!
HUgs to you !!!

Anonymous said...

Nita - Happy Birthday! Watch for your surprises!

Anonymous said...

Debbie:
I am SO happy you received my goodies. And I am glad I could help in making your day a little better. Many hugs for a better day today.
Love,
Your secret sis

TA Carbone said...

Hi Secret Sister
I received my beautiful Asian Fan card today and can't wait to put it on my Blog. And thank you so much for the Embossed papers they sure are going to come in handy

Toniann
aka TA
www.angelfire.com/nv2/carbonecorners
http://carbonescorner.blogspot.com

Patsy said...

To my secret sis:
Thanks you for the bling and stamps. I received both packages today in the mail. Your cards are great!! Thank you again for the happies.

Kandi said...

Thank you Secret Sister for all the fun winter snowflakes, ribbon and images. I love it all. I love the snow angels and waiting for the snow to touch your tongue, I did all those things when I was little. Fun memories to be reminded of.
And I loved your card, that is really cool paper with the silver on it.

Thank you sooo much!!!
Kandi

Anonymous said...

Oh Happy Mail Day, (feel that beat?), I received some very cool stuff today from my secret sis. Thanks for all the little projects, there a couple in there that I can do with my granddaughter. Oh and yummy Nerds.
Thank you "Big Sis"
Debby

Kristine said...

Oh gawsh...I totally forgot to post a couple days ago! I wanna give a huge THANK YOU to my secret sis for the adorable "girls" card--they remind ME of my girls too! :) soo cute I don't want to part with it. In fact, I will prolly want to FRAME IT! lol (no, really!) Anyway, I really love the 3D stickers too. I've been kinda feeling those winter blues lately, so this package just warmed my heart and put smiles on my face all day! LOVE IT SO MUCH. You are the best! THANKS.

Anonymous said...

Hello Secret Sistah Kandi:

You are quite welcome. I am glad you liked you goodies. I have mailed out card no. 4 already. I am working on no. 5 to mail out on Wednesday and I will reveal who I am next week with card no. 6 and a special gift.

You seem so happy to get stuff from me that it is a joy giving to you.

Take care Secret Sistah....you have fun with it.

Me.....(shhh...not till next week LOL)

secret sis said...

JoAnna,
I sent your last envelope today. You should receive a total of six envelopes before I send your package out next week. Please let me know if you've gotten them all okay!! Thanks!!

Can't wait till next week!!!

your secret sister

Anonymous said...

For my Secret Sister I want to let you know that week 5 is being mailed today

Anonymous said...

Happy Day in Ellensburg once again. Thank you secret sis for all the card samples. They were very nice. My granddaughter really liked the puppy card. And chocolate is always good. Thanks again.
Debby

Kandi said...

What a perfect time to get something from my secret sister!!!
I am snowed in and there wasn't any mail yesterday :-(
But today there was mail! I tore open my envelope and out falls pink and red sequin hearts and some heart charms and satin hearts. Now how fun is that!!!
I also got all this fantastic ribbon to use on my valentine cards, which, shame on me I haven't even started.
And a beautful card made with a Magnolia stamp, my first ever to get. It is just fabulous with all the detail and the cute cupcake, it is just so so cute.
Thank you so much SS.
Can't wait to meet you!!!
Kandi

tyrymom29 said...

To My secret sister , Thank you so so much for the YUMMY treats ANd awsome card I Loved it !!! I had to share with my hubby and kids :( They all loved it and was so happy they even kept the wrapper to bring to school to show they received something from SWEDEN!!!!!!

Anonymous said...

Your are quite welcome Kandi and I am so glad you liked the Magnolia card. My friend stamped the image out for me and I wanted to make a card for you.
Week no. 5 is a little late, it should of gone out this week but I was ill. However, I will make sure that week no. 5 goes out a day before week no. 6 with the big reveal.
Have a great weekend,
Secret Sistah ME>

Kristine said...

A HUGE THANKS goes out to my secret sis today!! I'm soo over-joyed at with my package!! You remembered it's my birthday next week and I just LOVE LOVE LOVE that adorable card you made--you're truly a staming genious!! WOWZERS--You really blessed me with all those cute stampscrapping items--the many colorful brads, the card-making kit, the CUTE hedgie stamp! the tin box--I WANTED a recipe box!! :) and of course the stickles. I've never used stickles, but have wanted it forever. THANK YOU SOOO MUCH! You truly touched my heart and blessed me in a special way!!

TA Carbone said...

ok Secret Sister you did it again. If you all want to read and see what I got you need to visit my blog at http://carbonescorner.blogspot.com

Also sign up to get an email deliver right to you inbox as I will be posting tutorials every now and then

Toniann
aka TA

Anonymous said...

Sheri you haven't posted the items I sent you from week 2 as you said and haven't mentioned receiving week 3, 4 or 5.

Sheri said...

I am so sorry SS!!!! I have gotten all of them, I just haven't photographed them yet. I just got one in the mail today, got one the day before yesterday and I love them all!! The clear stamps are wonderful!!! I just got put on a no-work status for four days due to my back so I should have plenty of time to get them all posted here in the next few days. I have been working myself into a nervous breakdown lately! LOL!

Sheri said...

ps - I forgot to mention computer problems, I had to backup my laptop and am trying to get it up and running again - ugh!!

Anonymous said...

LOL!! Glad you liked the goodies...( But i'm busted before the reveal...LOL) Your final package is beeing sent tomorrow with some more goodies...=)

TA Carbone said...

How are you busted before the reveal???? What did I miss????

Toniann

Belas Creating Place said...

Hello to my Secret Sistah> I received a pretty card with a scissor Bella, some blue bling and a very long,long, long strand of ribbon. Thank you so very much.

This was my second card, the first one was the two fishy in the bowl. I am a little confused because you put a little note in your card with your name in it. I wasn't sure who the card was from at first till I saw your name up here on the post. Was that the last card with the reveal? Please let me know because that is card no. 2. If the others were mailed, I hope they didn't get lost or if that was it that's okay. I like the two cards and goodies that I have already received.

However, which way it goes I really loved the cards and the goodies.
I will reveal your name this week after everyone else does.
Have a wonderful day, Bela
belascreatingplace.blogspot.com

Anonymous said...

Well Ta carbone... if you read tyrymoms post you will understand...LOL!!! Bu the way... BIG THANKS for the 2 wonderfull cards and beutifull stuff, primas, ribbons, tags, etc i got from my "secret" sis!!!!

TA Carbone said...

ROFL, I think I am getting more grey hair because I don't see anything from tyrymoms that says anything that would make me know who my Secret Sister is.

I think with all the excitement it just isn't sinking in because what she, my SSS, sent me I have right here and enjoy it everyday when I sit at the computer.

Some of you may wonder why I make such a big deal about it, well when you have Stage 4 Colon Cancer and it is just you and your dog in the apartment, you appreciate everything and anything someone sends you.

:)
Toniann
aka TA
http://carbonescorner.blogspot.com

tyrymom29 said...

Toniann, Im so sorry That you are dealing with all of that ...I know I Also Love receiving HAPPY mail all the time ....:) it just makes it LIFE special !!!
The reason my Secret sister is caught is Because she sent me THE YUMMIEST ,Sweetest treats FROM SWEDEN .....so I now Know who she is ....THEY WERE SO YUMMY i didnt even have a chance to take PICS !!!! Shes is such a Great Sista im very Grateful for Lorie to have sent me her

TA Carbone said...

I am so happy that Lorie did this as it brought us all together.

I hope everyone posts or emails Lorie to tell them that they have received their items because it would be so bad if someone flakes and doesn't follow through.

I know all about flakers as I have had it on the groups that I own and it sure is disappointing.

Toniann
aka TA
http://carbonescorner.blogspot.com

Secret Sister said...

Kristine,

I am so glad you liked your birthday gift. I didn't want to send it out the week of your birthday being that is the reveal week,I wanted to send a separate gift for that.

your SS

Anonymous said...

OMG Nicole Cooke you are truly an Angel. Thank you so much for the box of goodies that I recieved today. Ladies, it was full of cute little tins that Nicole decorated and a big "lunch box" full of cards, bookmarks, coaster calendar, mini scrap and keepsake holder book, a Starbuck card and cup and Chocolate! Everything is sooo cute. Thank you again Nicole.
Debby Tillman

Kristine said...

OH MY GOODNESS!! You are just too much SS!! :) I have not gotten my final yet, but seriously, I thought last week's WAS my big package and this week I would get a fabulous card from you saying who you are. Well, blow me down! Hahaha!! NOW you've got me on the edge of my seat lol. :) All smiles. It's my Birthday today and I'm having fun playing at home. Took the day off work and stamping some, (doing some laundry) and waiting for Mr. Brown. I have an SU! order coming TODAY!! WOOHOO. too much info, huh? sorry. You can read more on my blog. LOL.

Anonymous said...

To Nita - I am hoping you have recived two separate packages recently - another went today - it was week 5's surprise - sorry it indeed is late - the reveal package will go on Thursday - hopefully you'll receive by Saturday! Enjoy -

Sheri said...

Dear Secret Sis~
I managed to get everything photographed, downloaded, uploaded and posted to my blog!! {grin} Weeks 3, 4 and 5 are now all on my blog for everyone to see. You gals have got to go see her amazing coloring!! Her cards are wonderful and she has been so generous to me!!! You might have to scroll through a bit, I also had to post some Valentine's cards I made and a February RAK that I am in. Or you can check the side bar and click on th etitles.

Thanks again secret sis - you rock!!!

~sheri

Anonymous said...

Hello Kandi: Your no. 5 went out on the weekend and the reveal is out tomorrow. I am so sorry I have been ill with Strepp and Toronto got hit with a lot of snow so it made it impossible to get out and about. I promise you will love all of your goodies that are coming out your way. Please let me know when these last two arrive.
I hope you have a wonderful Valentines Day tomorrow.
All the best to you, your Secret Sistah ~~ ME

Anonymous said...

Hi Nicole Cooke,
Well, let me tell you, it has been so fun having you as my Secret Sister!! I have had so much fun sending your special treats these past few weeks. I really hate to see it end. I sent out a package to you last Friday the 8th and your last package will be going out today!! It's the "BIG REVEAL" package!! WOO HOO!! Although, I'm sure you already know who I am. LOL! I hope you've enjoyed getting all of your goodies as much as I have sending them. I hope you have a FABULOUS VALENTINE'S DAY!
HUGE HUGS AND HAPPINESS TO YOU!

NC said...

Thanks to my SS for the lovely surprise envelope I received yesterday! I'm looking forward to the reveal :D
Nicole

NC said...

To Debby Tillman,
I'm delighted that you've enjoyed your goodies, especially the reveal. It's been my pleasure. Please keep in touch!
Nicole :D

Patsy said...

Dear Secret Sis:

Thank you so much for the embellishments. I received envelope for week 4 yesterday. I love the hearts--used them to decorate Valentines goodies for my youngest. Everything has been so special. Thanks again.

JoAnna said...

To My Secret Sister, I m soooo sorry, i posted that I rec'd my wonderful packages and I got an email saying that you had no idea that I have rec'd them. i LOVE them all. I actually have been uing them on everything!!! THANKS SO MUCH!!!!

JoAnna

sari said...

Happy Valentines to you all!!!

Kandi said...

Secret Sister,

I know what you mean about snow and bad weather. We have had more snow than usual and it has made it hard to get out and about.
I work at a hospital and we have been crazy busy with lots of pneumonia, so take care of yourself and I will look forward to my happy mail day.

Kandi

Anonymous said...

Patsy, your BIG package was mailed today to you!!! I hope you enjoy all of your goodies.

Your Secret Sister

Kristine said...

KANDI...I just got my reveal package today--WOWZERS!! I just LOVE everything in it :) I'm a very happy camper right now. You do know that you totally spoiled me, right?! It's so great to get your letter in the package too. Well, I'll write more on my blog. Don't wanna make this post too long. THANKS A MILLION TIMES OVER!! {{HUGS}}

TA Carbone said...

It is time to let you all know who my Secret Sister is and to let you know that she is also my new Internet Friend :) It is Kristine. I won't tell you about details of what I got, you have to wait till I post it on my blog. I will tell you all when that is for sure. I haven't sent my Secret Sister her package yet as I had a lot of doctors appointments this week and tomorrow I have 2 classes but it will be mailed on Tuesday. Would do it monday but there is no mail in the US on Moday.

Thank you again Kristine. Now tell me where you found these panda bear graphics.

Kristine said...

T.A.
I'm glad you got your package! To answer your question about the pandas, I got them here:
http://www.krittersinthemailbox.com/animals/pandas/stamp.htm

I've ordered stamps before from Kristters in the Mailbox, but this time, I just printed pics from their site. Shhhh don't tell! :) Now I wish I would've boughten them though--they are very cute! Hope you like your stamp!!

secret sis said...

JoAnna ~ your final package which will reveal my identity is on its way to you! I got it off in the mail today so I expect you will have it by Tue (it went priority). Hope you like it!!

Your secret (but not for long) sister

Kandi said...

Kristine,

You made it more fun with all your ooh's and ahhhs and I am glad I was
able to surprise you and spoil you with some fun gifts and cards.

It was my pleasure!
Kandi

Lorraine Castellon-Rowe said...

Nita Barberry:
Just a note to say thank you so much for the 2 beautiful cards you sent. I am so sorry you have been going through some tough times and I hope you and your family are all doing well and that no one was hurt in the fire. I wish you all the best.
Sincerely,
Lorraine Castellon-Rowe
www.lorrainerowe.blogspot.com

Anonymous said...

Sari, Please let me know when you receive your paCkage I sent it out begining of the week ( a lil late) HUGS TO YOU !!!!! Your secret sister Hope you like what i sent you !!!!

JoAnna said...

Sheri, Oh my gosh!!!!! I LOVE everything you have sent me. This has been so much fun. I took a picture of all the goodies minus some popcorn, LOL!!!!! I HAD to eat some right after opening it, I just could not resist :) I can not wait to start creating with my new stuff. THANK YOU SOOOO MUCH!!!!!!!

JoAnna

sari said...

Dear secret sis! I'm hanging by my mailbox...*LOL* I'm sure i'm going love what you have sent!!! Thanks again Lorie for putting this together!!!

Sheri said...

JoAnna, I am so glad you liked everything. I had so much fun picking it all out!!! I'm glad it got to you okay. Have lots of fun!!!

tyrymom29 said...

OMG, Sari Thank you so so much WOW I love everything you sent !!! My boys were so excited that you sent them a lil gift also ....Thank you !!! I posted a pic of everything on my blog
You have been an AMAZING sista!!! Hope we keep in touch ,

sari said...

Hi Shanon! Just glad your happy!!!

Anonymous said...

Hello Kandi: I am so hoping that you received your last two SS packages by now. We got snow here again today UGH....I will check out here to see when they arrive. I hope you enjoy them as much as I did putting them together.
Your Secret Sis...ME
(dont' want to spoil it with my name yet)

Kandi said...

Secret Sister Bela,

We had so much snow they wouldn't deliver mail and when I tried to pick it up I couldn't because I had to put a hold on it etc, etc.
So finally they delivered it and
THANK YOU THANK YOU for all the wonderful things!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
I can't even begin to name them all, it is wonderful. I loved your cards you made, I wish I could layer my cards like that. Loved the little snail and laughed at the cat in the washer with the mouse teasing on top!!! Just too funny!
It has been sooo fun having you as a Secret Sister and I am sorry to see it end. But I will stay in touch with you.
Thank you again for all the wonderful gifts today and the ones you have given me these past 6 weeks.

Hugs,
Kandi

Sheri said...

ToniAnn ~ I got your beautiful package in the mail today!!! Thank you so much!! I was squealing in delight when I opened it and found all the wonderful peel-aways!!! I can;t wait to use them!! I will hopefully have time tomorrow or Sunday to get them phorographed and posted to my blog.

And it was so sweet of you to remember my birthday. The card is unbelievable!!! You are sooo talented!! Your patience and precision in coloring astounds me!!! The card is one of hte most beautiful things I have ever seen!!

I finally found some of the paper that you use that I loved so much!! Bazill Bling!!1 I bought some for myself!! Thanks for introducing me to it!! Now I just have to pick a House Mouse stamp to buy!! You have iunspired me!!

Thanks so very, very much!!!

In awe and inspiration,
sheri

ps - the link for my post for the other weeks is:
http://craftiqueen.blogspot.com/2008/02/secret-sister-week-5.html

http://craftiqueen.blogspot.com/2008/02/secret-sister-week-4.html

http://craftiqueen.blogspot.com/2008/02/secret-sister-week-3.html

TA Carbone said...

Sheri I am glad the package arrived and I knew you would scream with joy over the peel aways. Now don't forget to let me know when you post your creations with them on your blog

Toniann
aka TA
http://carbonecorner.blogspot.com

Belas Creating Place said...

Super Duper..you received the last two SS cards...oops I am not a Secret anymore LOL....that's okay because I love to share and that is not a secret. Please keep in touch Kandi. You can see me on belascreatingplace.blogspot.com. come by and say hello. I always respond.
I am glad you got a chuckle with the cards. Layering is very easy, I just eyeball it half the time and cut with my 12" paper cutter.
Have a super duper day and thanks for all the kind words.
Bela

TA Carbone said...

LOL I love this. Whether you all know it when you put your blogs address in your post I always have to be nosey and look and 9 out of 10 times I subscribe to your email updates. This is how I found Lorie :) Isn't she just great

Toniann
aka TA
http://carbonesconer.blogspot.com

tyrymom29 said...

Sari, Please Let me know if you have received my package !!! Hope it gets there sooooooon !!:)

Belas Creating Place said...

Thanks Melissa F. I received your package yesterday afternoon. I have put it up on my blogger. A thank you card is coming your way.
Bela

Patsy said...

Thanks to my secret sis. I received my package Tuesday and everything ia great. You did a great job on the little purse that was holding all my goodies. This has really been fun, but I still dont know who you are. Please send me your name and address. I want to send you a thank you.

JoAnna said...

Patsy, I am sorry I forgot to put my name in the last package. I realized it after I shipped it out to you.

Surprise...I am your Secret Sister!

JoAnna