View Full Version : ****SS SWAP*** Get anything yet??

06-21-2003, 09:36 PM
I got a little note from my SS today in the mail with a really cute Jolee's By You patriotic banner!!! Just a little note to introduce herself, which was very nice!

Thank you SS! I think the Jolee's will look so cute on a card...already cooking some ideas up!

This is fun!

BTW -- for my person.....I am pretty sure I have already bought July and Augusts stuff!!! I am having way too much fun shopping!!!

06-21-2003, 10:39 PM
At first I had no idea where to begin buying sb supplies for a "stranger." Then I went to the LSS & all of a sudden it hit me. I now have goodies for July & August, too!

06-22-2003, 06:59 AM
I too have lots of stuff or ideas for the rest of summer! That card was such a neat idea!

06-22-2003, 08:23 AM
I've gotten emails from mine, from a secret email address. :D I've had fun shopping as well. Just finding something to send the first batch of stuff off in.:D maggie

06-24-2003, 05:48 PM
we want to hear about your stashes :)

06-24-2003, 05:57 PM
I've bought lots of things that I hope my SS will like. This is way to much fun. As someone said earlier one for my SS and one for me.

If our DHs only knew (LOL) Hey they have their own toys too!

06-25-2003, 07:21 AM
THANK YOU SS! I've been meaning to post here for a couple of days now, but I haven't been home (long story) long enough to do too much. Anyhoo.... Last week I got a pacakge from my SS --felt like it was Christmas in June!!!

She really went above and beyond -- I received alot of things that I had never seen before & was in scrapping Heaven. Here's the lowdown: a pacakage of blue button ups, cm pooh combo pack, Rebecca Sower tag, 3d floral page border stickers, a castle laser cut/diecut, a sheet of karen foster stickers and several sheets of karen foster paper. The paper and stickers fit perfectly into my wedding album that I'm working on -- they were white daisies & that was the theme of our wedding. I think there may have been 1 or 2 other things, but I am drawing a blank, so I will apologize to my SS for not remembering!

Also received a couple "secret" emails from her. This swap was a great idea! Talk to you all soon :p

06-25-2003, 07:28 AM

don't panich if you haven't sent/recieved though -
you have til JULY 15th!

But don't forget to post it!

I will be getting mine out in the mail within the next couple of days as I want to get a couple more things for it!

FYI - I will actaully be gone July 14th thru the 21st (giddy-up) So I won't be able to follow up and make sure everyone sent/recieves til after I get back -= but I know I have a great group who wouldn't dissapoint their SS's so I'm not to worried ;)


Fun Fact # 3 about our group-
EVERYONE is Married!

06-25-2003, 07:42 AM
What are fun facts #1 and #2?

I must have missed them.

That is cool that you are doing that.

06-25-2003, 08:03 AM
when I have a minute to spare I will find out something interesting aabout our group as a whole and let you guys know -
I posted some on the other thread I will post them here for your too -

# 1 - There are 12 Secret Sisters in our group!
# 2 - 4 out of 12 of our DIS sisters are from Massachusetts!

Tiger Fan
06-25-2003, 10:46 AM
Oh, you ladies are making me so jealous that I didn't get signed up for this. Glad you are having fun!!

06-25-2003, 12:24 PM
I know you can't tell me 'cuz its secret....but wouldnt it be too funny if you were my SS.......this is why

When I read your post above, your countdown clock caught my eye!!! You must be going to WDW 10/18??? Your clock says the exact same time as me! Too funny!!! Looks like we'll be in the World at the same time?

Where are you staying? We are at BCV from 10/21-10/26....we actually arrive on 10/18 and I am trying to decide where we stay as I type. I have ressies at Contemporary thru SOG for cheap! (DH is USAF) or ressies at AKL at discount (but not cheap) thru the Stars and Stripes discount! DH and I are dying to do AKL Concierge and the SunRise Safari! Decisions, Decisions!!!!

On a SS note - I will be packing my stuff up soon too for my SS! We have company coming early/mid July so I need to get cracking on preparing for that....dig out spare rooms, etc!

06-26-2003, 08:21 AM
I sent out my first pkg but haven't received. I hope she likes it!:D

06-26-2003, 09:42 PM
I have sent but not recieved! :D

06-27-2003, 07:10 AM
mine should go out today. maggie

06-27-2003, 09:30 AM
I'm still shopping!

06-27-2003, 10:52 AM
Oh my gosh, I am beside myself with how much cool stuff I just got in the mail!!! Thank goodness I had today off to do some projects around the house....I was here to receive my surprise!!!

Okay,here is the run down, as I chew the gumballs included in my package......

Perfect for scrapping my new nephew:

1 rubber stamp in a baby's handprint
Some Baby Blue Fibers (yarn)
2 Diecuts with a View Lascuts - one crib, one carriage (both bLue!!)
1 pckg of paper wizard die cuts that spell its a boy with hand and feet cut outs, too
1 sheet of FM stickers that say things like precious, cute as a button, etc.
1 MM eyelet quots that say the most amazing life quotes --- like "there is nothing more precious than life itself"
7 pieces of 12x12 in Burgundy and blues and one piece of Mary Englebriet Christmas paper
6 pieces of varying colored 8 1/2 by 11 vellum!

AND THEN........(for DH USAF Album)

2 pieces of 12 X12 Flag paper,
1 USA Die Cut
1 Vellum sheet of patriotic verse

And THEN......

5 sheets of Sanylion Disney Stickers --- the large ones
6 12X12 Disney themed paper
6 12x12 red, black and white solid papers!!

THANK YOU THANK YOU!!! You were much too generous SS!!! I will have to post my nephews first SB page when I do it this weekend with my new supplies!!

06-28-2003, 04:24 PM
I just went to my mailbox and what should be waiting for me but a package from my Secret Sister. All I have to say is "Thank You! Thank You! Thank You!!!"

Omg, she sent me some wonderful stuff that I just can't wait to start using. Here's the low-down: Magic Scraps fibers (southwest boa)
Inkadinkado ink pad
Paperkins paper doll (Spencer Splash)
Sonnets faux wax seals
Memory Lane paper clips
Memory Lane metal rim tags
K I Memories icicles (summer titles)
Frances Meyers stickers (beach buddies)
Creative Imaginations bits & baubles (alphabet)
Laser Layouts (Our Vacation)
tons of flower die cuts
a note pad (with Statue of Liberty on it)
and a Minnie Mouse book mark

Too bad DH and I have plans to go out tonight or I'd be working on our honeymoon album right now. Thanks again Secret Sister. I love everything.

06-29-2003, 04:13 PM
It looks like were on a roll!

heres Fun Fact # 4 -
6 of our SS's are in the 40-49 age range - thats HALF!

:bounce: :Pinkbounc :bounce: :Pinkbounc :bounce: :Pinkbounc

06-30-2003, 03:19 PM
I found an envelope of scrapbooking goodies in my mailbox today :)! Where do I begin? I've been looking through my new goodies over & over again as I have different ideas where to use each item :). I received:

* lollipop letters that spell out DESTINATION RELAXATION; on our last trip to WDW last month my sister was with us at OKW & enjoyed the resort because it was so relaxing; guess where those letters are going :)?

*four squares in a variety of shades of my favorite color - blue; I can think of several pages where they could find a home;

*some larger squares with scenes done in what looks like water colors - summer, relaxing colors - light blues, greens, yellopws; two of the scenes have a mama duck & her ducklings - reminds me of one of my favorite Caldecott picture books - Make Way for Ducklings;

*Sandylion alphabet stickers - some of the hearts look like Mickey heads - ok, so I'm into Disney :)!

*a strip of cute, silvery, shiny stickers of Minnie & Daisy;

*Merry Christmas border with holly leaves & berries - I love Christmas!

*two SHOTZ photography collection borders - colorful, spring tulips & autumn leaves - great photography;

*two silver metal frames - I can foresee using these in my scrapbooks of my childhood years - they look like they will be good with school pictures;

*and a variety of papers, some scraps - don't laugh :) - I asked for some scraps as a way to increase the variety of paper I have to choose from - flowers like white wedding flowers; red & white plaid; paper that looks like corrugated cardboard - I'm not familiar with it, but I can foresee using it :); 8.5"x11" sheets of colorred vellum paper.

Thank you to the person who sent my package. I appreciate the time & effort it took to put together a package for someone you don't know - been there, done that :)!

BTW I mailed a package out last week.

06-30-2003, 06:06 PM
I found a not from the postoffice that I have a parcel. Could it be I wonder . . . I guess like me you will all have to wait until tomorrow to find out.

Unfortunately I met my DD at the mall with her friend after work to pick them up and didn't get home in time for the post office to still be open. So I placed the little card from the mailbox on my dashboard and I'll rush right over on my way home from work tomorrow.

Oh I can't wait to see if this parcel is from my SS Swap.

:Pinkbounc :Pinkbounc :Pinkbounc

06-30-2003, 07:20 PM
My mailman was VERY late today (4:30 pm) - and all he brought was junk mail :(

Then a little while later I heard someone on the front porch - I looked out the window and there was a BOX on my step!


here is a link to photos of a few of my new treasures! I tried to download them all but it didn't work :(


aren't the paper peircings awesome!
I also got zig pens, a buncha sticker (Susan Branch ones!), Laser cut mickey and minnie titles! some silver embossed like stickers, al kinds of awesome stuff!

Thank You Secret Sister!
You spoiled me and I love it!

07-01-2003, 08:31 PM
First let me say thank you to my SS for the supplies and the nice note.

I received - A Red, White and Blue Package

A Flag Die Cut
2 - I love America Die Cuts
Some mini toppers - patriotic
Frances Meyers - USA Stickers
6 - 2 of each - red, white and blue 12x12 papers
A sticker sheet from NRN to match 2 of the papers
and an American Spirit - page kit by Frances Meyer

Thank you very much.

If the return address is correct you live near where I was born. I was born in Cambridge. I wonder since we are in the same age bracket if you went to "Blessed Sacrement" school as a child and we may know each other from way back when. Wouldn't that be a hoot.

Well have a happy 4th everyone. I'll be off the boards for a few days I think lots to do and not enough time to do it all in.

07-02-2003, 07:09 AM
Time for another FUn FAct


ONLY ONE of our SS's is in the 20-29 age bracket ;) our baby! :)

07-02-2003, 08:49 AM
ONLY ONE of our SS's is in the 20-29 age bracket our baby! Um, er, I *think* that's me!:p :p :p :p Yeah, whatever! Don't I wish!

I am out of town for my sis' wedding but dh opened my package (I couldn't wait) and while he couldn't describe what anything else was, he was hopping up and down because I got one of those little trays! He's sooooo happy!

I can't wait to get home...I have my ss waiting (I'm still shopping! but there is nothing in this area! guess I will have to finish when I get home!) and my pizza box should be there along with my order from sticker planet...it will be like christmas!!!

Gotta go buy some fireworks now...my 14 yr old will have her first sparkklers this week......pretty sad, huh? No fireworks in the city in the State of Texas (too much dead dry grass!)

07-05-2003, 09:10 PM
Thank you SS!!!!

I got a wonderful package of goodies from my SS today when I got back from the beach!

Glue dots
Hermafix glue refill
memoriemates mickey heads
Gold circle clips
3 different thread fibers
2 sets of SEI scrapbook nails (so cool looking - I bought the navy ones just last week but hadn't used them yet - now I have cream & fawn as well!)
black "Funky" making memories letter stickers
"Disney World" die cut
3 sets of framing die cuts
13 sheets of printed 12x12 paper (bolder prints than I usually use - looking forward to trying them - everyone in the holiday swap will see the bold blue & white stripe - 'cuz I'm using it for my shaker boxes!)
1 sheet of bright green mulberry paper
1 sheet of confetti vellum
"Fourth of July" flag waving dog die cut
large daisy stickers
scrap in a snap "mama" die cut set
Deluxe Cuts Colorblocking Template #17-B (excellent to add to my collection of 13B & 16B)
Red Swedish Fish (my favorite - not that I need them - LOL)

Hope I remembered everything!!! I'm so pleased with everything you chose - the fun part of this is just seeing what someone else would choose for me - many things I wouldn't have initially thought of myself and now I'm so looking forward to trying them out!

Now I just wish the heatwave would break so I can get back to scrapping (afraid I'd just sweat on my layouts - which would ruin the acid free!!!)

P.S. - I've already finished shopping for my next package for my SS... Can't wait to send it off!

07-06-2003, 07:57 AM
WHAAAA I haven't gotten anything yet......Well maybe tomorrow!
everyone is getting some many neat things........

07-07-2003, 01:37 PM
When I got home, I found my ss package! It has some great papers, paperkins, A TRAY MATE that my hubby is dancing over, gel pens (which I needed!), and lots of other goodies that I can't remember right off hand...all school themed to help me with dd's school album.

It was sooo cool!

Thanks SS!

oh, oh and the most DAR-LING beaded sunflower tag!!!

07-09-2003, 02:42 PM
hi guys, I got my package today! it was so cool! I'll have to post more about it later though, we are under a tornado warning now and the tv is telling me to get in the basement, which of course I don't have.... interior closet here we all come....maggie

07-09-2003, 03:57 PM
Hope all is okay with you and your family.

07-09-2003, 05:38 PM
hi again, well that was an exciting weather afternoon. The closet gets a little warm with 2 people and 2 dogs in it. :D No tornado's touched down here, although apparently the wall cloud was big and scary.... I wouldn't know since I was in my closet.:D

Anyhow, I got some really cool stuff and I'm very excited to go use it!
velum tape, very pretty pink paper and pink velum, heart stickers, eyelets, tags, sticker letters, ribbon (I looked at the pinkish bluish ribbon at michael's awhile back and almost bought it, but didn't and then later I bought paper that it will be PERFECT for!) some cute flower stickers, dress charms, very cute flower frame and a cute notepad. Thanks a bunch Secret Sis! I love it all! maggie

Pammy jo
07-09-2003, 08:11 PM
OHHH, I'm so jealous! I haven't received anything yet. Can't wait!

And Maggie, next time come over and get in our basement with us. You can join the fun of being in the dark and having three little boys with flashlights running all over screaming ":Tornado-tornado!" for 45 minutes!

07-09-2003, 08:27 PM
Me too! Pammy Jo I am so bummed! I thought for sure I would get something by now! Oh well tomorrow is another mail day! I actually am finished for my August SS! Just waiting to mail it out at a more timely day!

07-09-2003, 08:28 PM
PS! Maggie I am so glad you and your family are safe and sound! I can't even imagine that fear!

07-10-2003, 04:35 PM
I received a very nice Birthday card from my "SS" today with a few things inside like a Florida die cut, an anniversary sticker (which I will use on my in-laws 50th anniversary pages that I am working on tomorrow night), and some colored scraps.

She has asked me a couple of questions and since I can't e-mail her I am going to answer them here.

I am going to look for the alpha chalk templates tomorrow again when I go to my sister's house to scrapbook. The only other alpha templates I use are the fiskers and I have two sets so I am all set there. I also have looked a couple of places for the chalk ladies templates but have only been able to find them on-line.

Okay now this is confusing me. The return address on the envelope says North Cambridge, MA but, I noticed the post ark on the envelope says Severna Park, MD. I talked about Cambridge because of the return address but now I'm not sure where you are located. I also thought I had figured out from reading some post who my SS was but now I'm totally confused but having a lot of fun.

Thank you again for the thoughtful birthday card with Minnie on it and the little surprises inside. Now if only DH would surprise me with something special. (Unfortuantely he's not he romantic type)

Well I need to pack to go to my Sisters and work on finishing up my holiday mats. I have one set completed but have no idea what I'm doing with the other set and I need to complete them this weekend as we leave for vacation next.

A Scrapaholic

07-10-2003, 04:47 PM
HaPpY BiRtHdAy 2 U !
Crazy For Pooh - Laura

Well I haven't been getting Dis e-mails - don't know whats up with that! I'll check on it when I get back - I am now off to get ready for vaca and I will be back NEXT Saturday!

Hope you have a Scraptastic Week!

Remember your SS's have til the 15th to get you a package! :)
I will check on you all when I get back!

I'm glad to hear all is well Maggie - but your closet sounds more peaceful than pAmmy-Jo's basement LOL

07-10-2003, 09:23 PM
Maggie & Pammy Jo, glad to read you survived the bad weather. That must have been scary.

Laura, HAPPY BIRTHDAY!! So you are scrapbooking for your birthday - enoy!!

07-10-2003, 09:48 PM
After I received my package, I also received a note card with 2 Making Memories eyelet plaques in them that are baby hands and feet. Perfect for my nephews pages, which I havent yet gotten too!! Thank you SS!!!!

Has anyone else felt too guilty to scrap when the weather is beautiful?

07-10-2003, 09:53 PM
Just wanted to say

Happy Birthday, Laura!! :):)

07-12-2003, 03:12 PM
My SIL got me a large chalk kit it came with 3 round containers of chalk plus a container of applicators and a chalk erasor (sp) now if only I could find those darn chalk lady alpha templates in a LSS

07-14-2003, 07:38 AM
WOW! Love the MM metal plaques, perfect for boys pages and I
loved the alpha stickers and everything else! Great job SS!

07-14-2003, 11:14 AM
Yippie I just got my package! So KEWL!~
I feel spoiled! I love the book she sentPDQ scrapbooking! Something I would love to have but to cheap to spend money on! Thank you!
Also more amazing than any of the goodies are the hand made items! This is one talented person! I got a bunch of hand made squares serindiptiy style with embossed Mickey Plus a hand made CInderella paper piecing! With an amazing face! Thank you so much!

I got a galaxy white pen, Which is funny because I dont' think I put it on my list but Anyway I bought one awhile back and it never made it in my bag!
I aslo got some cute red jewls, some neat buttons Can't wait to try! Never used them before! and this really pretty purple embellishments called Dress it It has hearts and flowers in it! I love the color purple and many of my DD layouts are in those colorS!
This was worth the wait thank you!

Pammy jo
07-15-2003, 05:49 PM
ok, just trying to be patient here . . still no word from my SS.

07-15-2003, 05:51 PM
hey pam, I'm sure it will come tomorrow. And if it doesn't I'll bring you the wire book so you have something to distract yourself with! :D Keeping my fingers crossed for you! maggie

Pammy jo
07-16-2003, 06:43 PM
Yay! I got my package today! I knew I wouldn't be forgotten, just had to have patience. I got several pieces of nice paper, 2 cute sets of vacation type die cuts, package of adhesives, some very cute ribbon, some stickers to use on my boys pages, 2 zig pens and my favorite of all: some adorable charms which will be great for vacation pages. Thank you SS!

07-18-2003, 05:13 PM
I'm Back!
did ya all miss me?
We had some fun! I will post some layouts when I get to scrapping them (first I have to have about 12 rolls of film developed which will cost me an arm and a leg!)

Now - has anyone NOT recieved a SS gift for July yet !?!
I can try to look through the posts and see - but I am afraid that I will figure out who my SS is and I hate to do that! :)