Tuesday, December 6, 2016

Visons of Sugarplums Day Three



Here we are - the last day of Visions of Sugarplums!  This has been so fun and what awesome projects from everyone.  Another merry Visions of Sugarplums!



Handmade rocking horses, vintage rocking horses, $9000 rocking horses - I love them all!  Thirty years ago, when Lauren was born, her grandpa made her a wooden rocking horse.  It lives in our library and it's waiting patiently for another little girl to get big enough to ride it.  
Yes, I said $9000!  Dennis put his foot down, however, so I don't have an amazing rocking horse from England.  

But, I do have this adorable rocking horse treat holder.  And you can, too!  I've got the pattern ready for you to download.  I know you'll love it as  much as I do.

You'll also love how easy it is to put together.  Seriously...watch how here:





It can't be Christmas without Gingerbread Men!  The shape of this one is adorable!  It's a die from Paper Sweeties - one of our sponsors - thank you, Debbie!  It comes with a lot of little cute accessories.  

Do you wonder how I got this gingerbread man to look like a cookie? You will find a couple of tricks in the video:




I found Gingerbread Man cookies at World Market.  The Cutting Cafe (thank you for sponsoring Visions of Sugarplums, Regina) had the perfect Gingerbread Man stamp set to create darling tags.  My favorite part of this stamp set is all the different faces and the cute sentiments.  

I used the same technique as above to create the gingerbread man.



I squealed when I came across a whole bunch of these gingerbread man cookie cutters!  You could hear me, right?  This is one of the Choux Box Christmas Kits.  I have a couple of the Christmas Kits in my etsy store.

Did you see that adorable gingerbread man tag?  They are available for you to download!


Let's give a final BIG THANK YOU to the Visions of Sugarplums sponsors:

Here are the awesome prizes you could win:

The Cutting Café :   Orange You Cute Kit
Paper Sweeties:  $25 gift certificate
Lawn Fawn:  $25 gift certificate
Pretty Pink Posh:  $25 gift certificate
The Funkie Junkie Boutique:  $25 worth of new Tim Holtz Christmas Idea-ology Products
Birch Press Design:  $20 gift certificate
The Twinery:  Sample Pack

How do you win?  

1.  Start by leaving a comment here that you would like to win. 
 
2.  Visit all the other blog's and leave comments.  

3.  I'll pick up your name from here, check all the other blogs and put your name in the "hat"  as many times as you leave comments.  Example:  Leave 14 comments = your name 14 times in the "hat".


My husband is the official "draw-the-names-out" guy.  Yes, we go old school here!  Winners will be announced Sunday, December 11th.



Link your project to the Visions of Sugarplums Challenge!  The prize is a $25.00 gift certificate to Freckled Fawn.  

Check out the Challenge HERE.


Download the Rocking Horse Pattern HERE.


Download the Gingerbread Man Tags HERE.

Dropbox works differently for different people.  Either right click and save when image appears or click the download button in the top right corner.  If neither method works, email me and I'll send the files to you.

We have once more chance to visit all these lovely ladies blogs and leave comments.  I'll see you there!




Check back Sunday for the winners and throughout December for more Christmas ideas.  Happy Visions of Sugarplums!






Monday, December 5, 2016

Visions of Sugarplums 2016 Day Two



It's Day Two of Visions of Sugarplums!  So enjoyed going around to all the blogs and seeing all the wonderful Christmas inspiration.  Did you go through it all at once or spread it out over the day?  Would be quite lovely to enjoy with a cup of your favorite tea or coffee.  I'm sure Day Two is going to be just as much fun!


Dachshund through the snow - totally cracks me up!  What a super cute stamp set from Lawn Fawn!  I've been practicing with my new chameleon pens.  There is a bit of a learning curve, maybe because I've been using copics.  

See that pretty lavender snowflake covered pillow box?  That's a free printable just for you! Download it below. 

 You can print it and keep it just as it is or here's a fun thing:  stamp snowflakes in a different color.  

Watch a quick video showing how to put the pillow box together:




Talk about a cute stamp set: this one hits all the cute and sweet buttons!   I was glad to see the unicorn fit perfectly inside the snowglobe dies.  Lawn Fawn made it so easy to create a shaker.


Unicorns are all the rage.  I think Louisa needs one for Christmas, right?  Well, she's got one now (or she will at Christmas).


I have to say, this just makes me smile!  A couple of tips:




Okay, here's a little something that makes me smile:  look at that adorable angel with her kitties.  I created this gift tag from vintage Christmas wrapping paper.  But, I think it would also work for a little girl birthday or baby shower. What do you think?

Free Printable:  These sweet Angel and Kitties Gift Tags come four to a page.  Adorable!
Download them below.


How about one more angel?  Won't she be darling sitting on your mantle, dressing up your desk or being given as a gift?  You can put these together quickly.


I lucked into finding an entire package of old stock that had never been used.  She's being offered as a Choux Box Kit in original vintage form.  Choux Box Kit Club members received info on all the kits yesterday.  If you're interested in becoming a member, click on the link at the top of my blog.  You can check my etsy store for any available kits. 

The originals are very cool, but I've also got this angel ready for you to download!  You're going to love her.

Now to something important:  prizes and how you win!

Thank you so much, Sponsors! 

Here are the awesome prizes you could win:

The Cutting Café :   Orange You Cute Kit
Paper Sweeties:  $25 gift certificate
Lawn Fawn:  $25 gift certificate
Pretty Pink Posh:  $25 gift certificate
The Funkie Junkie Boutique:  $25 worth of new Tim Holtz Christmas Idea-ology Products
Birch Press Design:  $20 gift certificate
The Twinery:  Sample Pack

How do you win?  

1.  Start by leaving a comment here that you would like to win. 
 
2.  Visit all the other blog's and leave comments.  

3.  I'll pick up your name from here, check all the other blogs and put your name in the "hat"  as many times as you leave comments.  Example:  Leave 14 comments = your name 14 times in the "hat".

My husband is the official "draw-the-names-out" guy.  Yes, we go old school here!  Winners will be announced Sunday, December 11th.


Link your project to the Visions of Sugarplums Challenge!  The prize is a $25.00 gift certificate to Freckled Fawn.  

Check out the Challenge HERE.




Download Pillow Box Lavender Snowflake HERE.

Download Angel with Kittens Tags HERE.


Download Christmas Angel HERE.

Dropbox works differently for different people.  Either right click and save when image appears or click the download button in the top right corner.  If neither method works, email me and I'll send the files to you.


Let's go visit all the other fabulous blogs. Don't forget to leave comments!


Happy Visions of Sugarplums!

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