Sunday, December 4, 2011

Secret Sister Blog Hop Dec. 5th

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 Susan's blog then you are on the right path to Secret Sisters but if you just happened upon my blog, please start at the beginning on Jearise's blog 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.
  1. Jearise
  2. Lynne 
  3. Susan
  4. Tami 
  5. CallyAnn 
  6. Janet Smith
  7. Inga Klaus 
  8. Sherry Brown
  9. Rhonda Helm 
 For my secret sister, I made a mini album. There is plenty of room to add pictures and journaling. Each page has a tag that is inserted and pulls out. It has one side for a picture and the journaling on the other side.  I used a Memory Box stamp for the journal tags. The papers are an array of printed papers. I went to the cabinet and pulled out every piece of purple paper that I could find for the album. For the tags, I had to resort to some pinks too, because I didn't have enough solid purple paper choices. On each page I added some bling, buttons, K&Company stickers, and ribbon. I added ribbon to all of the tags and also to the 3 rings. The cover is a one page of chipboard, which I cut in half and covered with paper. I used a 1/2 circle punch to punch the hole so the tags could be pulled out.

The font of the mini album with all of the ribbons on the rings.

 Cover up close. I put a fairy and dream sticker on the cover. I added a button , to appear like a knob, but it isn't. I also added a purple gem in the O of  LOVE. The love was already on the paper that I chose.

This is the back cover. I used an EK punch for my label.

The tags, side for the picture.

The tags, the side for journaling. I stamped the Memory Box journal stamp and embossed each tag. Then I cut around the stamp edge.

Now, your next stop along the way is CallyAnn

I do have some wonderful blog candy to share with you. I will send you 24 Christmas paper tags that I have cut with my die cutter for you to use on your Christmas gifts. Please leave me a way to contact you.

Merry Christmas!
love and hugs 


  1. Always a pleasure and wonderful hopping with you!!! I just have one thing to say about your project though you sure have one very lucky Secret Sister -- your project is not only beautiful but very thoughtful!!!
    Hugs, Love, and Pixie Dust

  2. your sister is going to love you forever and this is absolutely stunning. great work. thanks for sharing it with us .

  3. Oh my gosh! This soooooo beautiful! I love it! TFS CallyAnn

  4. Beautiful album. Love the shape and the colors.

    Smiles Sher

  5. So much amazing work! Lucky sister! Ty for sharing :)

  6. very nice job,, i love a lot of the paper you chose....would love to win your tags...:) lindaplusthree at yahoo dot com

  7. Holy moley Tami!!! This album is exquisite! Purple, flowers, butterflies and ribbon are perfect! I am sure your SS will absolutely love it. I know I sure do .

    Happy Scrappin'

    Sue B