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!

Sunday, December 4, 2016

Visions of Sugarplums 2016 Day One



Let the fun commence!   Can you believe it's already time for sleigh bells, city sidewalks, and Ho Ho Ho?


And don't forget The Night Before Christmas.  I can't wait to read it to my new baby granddaughter (just like I read it to her mother).  It's my favorite - that's why I call this little get-together Visions of Sugarplums!  Can't think of anything better to be dancing in your head.  And we've got lots of Christmas goodies to fill your head with!  

Warning:  this is a long post!  Let's get right to it, shall we?


First up:  the Origami Gift Card Holder.   This gift card holder is so cool, I could almost make it a rule that all gift cards must be given in this holder!  And need I gush over that cutie polar bear?  


Here's the inside.  It's not only holding the gift card, but you can see just a bit of a little card insert as well.


I love this adorable stamp set from Pretty Pink Posh!   The images are cuties and the snowflakes are quite lovely.  Thank you, Paulina, for being one of our sponsors.

Would you like to see how easy this Origami Gift Holder is to make?  Check out the video (I also show how I created the tag in the first pic):





Adorable stamps from Pretty Pink Posh just keep coming.  I want to squeeze that kitty's cheeks! 

 Fun Thing:  I traced around the tree and present with a gold Uni-ball Signo pen.

The pillow box die is from another of our wonderful sponsors:  Lawn Fawn. Thank you, Kelly for sponsoring Visions of Sugarplums!


The tag wasn't quite long enough.   So I extended it to add the "To:" part.  And I cut a third shape from patterned paper for a prettier divider.


Next up:  Printable Santa Gift Tags and the Double Stacked Bow.  How adorable is this Santa reading a book?  (This tag has been reincarnated.  You might remember him from last year as bookplates.  You can see the bookplates and download them HERE.)  The gift tags come six to a page and you can download them below.

What do you think about that pretty gold Double Stacked Bow?  It's double the fun!  The gold paper is yummy. 

 I started with this file from The Cutting Cafe.  (Regina is one of our sponsors, thank you to her!)  The file  is available as an electronic cut file and as a PDF.  I cut the bows out with scissors instead of setting it all up for my cricut.  You can watch the video on how to make it:  




How about one more adorable Santa?  And an adorable reindeer?  Love the little details with Santa scratching the deer's chin and the bow tied on his tail - the deer's tail, not Santa's!  

You can have fun creating a little something with this image,too!  You can download it below.

Here's a look at this year's sponsors:


A BIG thank you to all of you!  I so appreciate you!  

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.

Another chance to win!  In honor of Visions of Sugarplums, I've also got a challenge going on.   The prize is a $25.00 gift certificate to Freckled Fawn.  

Check out the Challenge HERE.




Download Santa Gift Tags HERE.  


Download Santa & His Reindeer HERE.  

Either right click on the image when it appears or click the download button that may appear in the top right corner.  If neither method works, email me and I'll be happy to send you the files.

Wow!  We're almost there.  You've got to visit these awesome blogs and I'll be joining you there:



That's quite a list and totally worth the time.  Don't forget to leave your comments for these awesome ladies!  

Happy Visions of Sugarplums dancing in your head!

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