Sunday, December 2, 2012

Visions of Sugarplums 2012 - Day One




Welcome to the second annual Visions of Sugarplums!   Join us all week for Christmas ideas, including decorations, recipes, and traditions.  Oh, and let's not forget the giveaways - we have more than one every day!  This is a long post, so settle in and let's get to it!




I look all the time for vintage Christmas images.  We love to scour antique stores and vintage markets for goodies.  I also peruse etsy stores on a regular basis.  I came across a wonderful Victorian Santa Garland set at Moonlighting by Mary.  Love this set because it's beautiful and because it's digital I can print it the size I want and as many times as I want.  I really love banners - they are so festive and they make perfect gifts.  For Christmas, I put a banner on my big files at work and I always have one or two hanging at home.  


 I printed off the images and sewed them to seam binding ribbon.  Truly, the images are so pretty I could have stopped right there.  I, of course, had to add some of my favorite things:  glitter, buttons, bows.  They make me happy, you know!

Today's first giveaway is from Moonlighting by Mary.  You will win one set of your choice and she has some lovelies you won't be able to resist!



Our second giveaway is 3 sets of your choice from The Cutting Cafe  You will find thousands of cut files and digital images.  This week we are featuring Christmas Word cards.  My card is made with the Ho Ho Ho word card file. 


The circle sentiment is also from that file.  (The santa image is from Digital Paper, who I will be featuring on Wednesday.)  You will find all kinds of files to make Christmas gifts a breeze.

One set of your choice from Paper Sweeties is our third giveaway for today!  You will find the sweetest stamp images and other goodies at Paper Sweeties.  We'll be featuring Paper Sweeties later in the week. 

The winners for these three giveaways will be announced tomorrow, December 4th.




My giveaway will start small and grow every day.   The winner of my giveaway will be announced on Saturday, Dec. 8th and will include everything I show in my giveaway section for all 5 days!

How do you win the giveaways?  Comment!  It's that easy.  If you comment on each participating blog for today, your name will be entered that many times into each giveaway! 

I can't wait to see the first day projects!   Here are all the wonderful blogs to visit (and leave a comment):

 

Have fun and thank you for joining us for the first day of Visions of Sugarplums!

31 comments:

  1. Oh Wow! Your banner is beautiful Lori, your blog hop sounds like lots of fun, will try and join in where I can, Congratulations on Vision of Sugarplums second anniversary!...
    Hugs,
    Marjorie
    xx

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  2. I love popping in to check out new blogs so I will hop along! I love your banner Lori, so pretty! and the Hohoho piece is adorable too!
    we can always count on you for a sweet treat here!
    have a great week
    xoxo

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  3. Lovely banner, so pretty. Looking forward to more Christmas posts.

    Hugs
    Brenda

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  4. I love banners too and yours is so pretty with the vintage santa. Ho Ho Ho is really cute and a fun card to give for the season, I love it too. Thanks for sharing with us.

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  5. What a lovely banner - such cute images, and beautifully done! Looking forward to some great hopping this week...
    Alison x

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  6. Well I just have to comment Lori - your banner is gorgeous. I love vintage too!
    sandy

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  7. Wow Lori, I love your projects and this fun blog hop. Thanks for the amazing inspiration and the chance to win! Hugs

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  8. Gorgeous banner... Just been over to the store and bought this.. Beautiful added touches you have created... Love the hop!!! Hugs May x x x

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  9. You're so right about banners Lori! Yes, together with balloons they really enhance the atmosphere! Your version is really fabulous with those fine images!
    irascreacorner.blogspot.nl

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  10. So cute and adorable Lori....Merry Christmas sweetie x x

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  11. So pretty. Love Vintage too. Have you tried Graphicfairy.com. She has beautiful images and the quality is excellent.

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  12. So pretty. Love Vintage too. Have you tried Graphicfairy.com. She has beautiful images and the quality is excellent.

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  13. What a fun event! Love the banners, so pretty and what fun giveaways!

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  14. WOW! Your Banners are Stunning Lori. Spotted these on MIM..Loz

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  15. What a great card, I saw you on MIM
    What a fun giveaway
    DIANA L
    http://dianamlarson.blogspot.com

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  16. What a great banner, I saw you on MIM
    DIANA L
    http://dianamlarson.blogspot.com

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  17. Hello Lori. Your Banners are Fantastic. Saw this on MIM..Faye

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  18. oh my gracious what beautiful stuff, your just so amazing...

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  19. Oh I love that banner, Lori!!! So pretty & vintagey! Love it! And that etsy shoppe is wonderful. Thanks for sharing the link!
    Can't wait to see what everyone has in store for us this week.
    Huggies & Smiles ~
    Sharron♥

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  20. What sweet, sweet project, Lori! I adore all those yummy vintage images! Thanks again for inviting me to create with you -- this is so special and fun :) Hugs - xoxoxo

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  21. Gorgeous vintage banner, I love it!

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  22. You're right! Banner are ALWAYS fun and you've used some really beautiful vintage images on yours. The extra bling and sparkle are nice too. The Ho Ho cut is really fun in the striped paper. :-)

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  23. wow such a pretty banner. i love the soft colors of this. and the ho ho ho card is uber cute!

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  24. I love banner and your is fantastic!!
    Hugs Gisela from germany

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  25. I'm back to thank you for joining us at Make It Monday Lori. I adore this banner!

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  26. Your banner is so beautiful!
    bbiswabic@new.rr.com

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  27. Wow, such a gorgeous banner Lori!!!

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  28. I commend you on continually spreading Christmas cheer and innovative ideas. You make me look at so many things differently and that's wonderful. Love your vintage flags and I'm certain the banner looks exceptional in your home.
    Also, thank you so much for sharing this at Make It Monday also.
    hugs,
    Lisa xx

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  29. I saw your beautiful creation on Make It Monday and had to visit and take a closer look. Gorgeous! TFS!

    My entries are: #9, #12, #30, # 87, # 126, #127, #128, #157, #172, #173 and #176.

    I would love to have you visit my blogs: Paper and Scraps Creations by Julia and Me and Myself on the Dark…

    Hugs,

    Julia

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