Monday, December 2, 2013

Visions of Sugarplums 2013 Day One

So glad you're here!  Join us all week for the third annual Visions of Sugarplums - we have lots of Christmas ideas and giveaways every day!  VOSP has grown a lot this year.  I can't wait to see all the visions of Christmas.  Get your favorite beverage (hot tea for me!), settle back and enjoy all we have to offer (this is a long post)...

First up are these darling reindeer images from Spring Hill Graphics.  You can get an idea of the oh, so cute things you will find in Shelley's store.  The reindeer set comes with several different reindeer and sleighs, too.  I just had to have them!  

I've seen red hots as spare Rudolph noses, but I saw Cherry Sours when I went shopping and thought those would be fun!  (Yes, you will notice I can't spell Rudolph - well I've got that fixed!)

I wanted the reindeer food to be edible (and easy) - I discovered that M&Ms offers three different snack mixes.  Couldn't be easier than that!

Giveaway #1
Shelley from Spring Hill Graphics is offering 1 free set of your choice!
All you have to do is comment on this post and let me know that you would like to win.

If you would like a copy of the reindeer food and noses circles click here.

This week is also the Paper Sweeties December Stamp Release. I'm in love with the little snowflakes and pretty sentiments.  Look at the cute stocking!  This release is just full of wonderful Christmas-y things.  ( The snowflakes and stocking are from Thanks Snow Much and the sentiment is from Have a Holly Jolly Holiday.)  The slash pocket and bow are cutting sets from The Cutting Cafe.  The pocket makes a perfect gift card holder. Visit the Paper Sweeties Blog to see more projects using the new stamps.

Giveaway #2
Our next giveaway is a $10 gift certificate from Debbie at Paper Sweeties.  You will find the sweetest doll stamps with different outfits and lots of other stamps, too!  All you have to do is comment on this post that you would like to win. 

Have you ever made a shadowbox card?  Nicecrane Designs has a lot of images that would work perfectly!  This image is from Kittens and Puppies Christmas Pack. The frame for this card came from Silhouette, but you could use dies as well.

Hint:  Use sturdy cardstock - I used 110 lb.   Pour glitter on top of the image after you glue the open frames on top - it doesn't take a lot.  When you add the top, make sure you have glue all the way around the image - you don't want the glitter falling out.   To finish, simply attach a card base.  So very fun and glittery!

Giveaway #3
Ignacio from Nicecrane Designs is giving away a $20 certificate!  You can get a lot of fun images with that!   Just comment on this post  that you would like to win.

I promised yesterday that I would show what was inside the Christmas packaging. It's snowflakes! 

These are made just like the leaf ornaments - if you would like a tutorial.   The bottom two have embossed snowflakes from Paper Sweeties Thanks Snow Much.

Giveaway #4
Moonlighting by Mary is giving away one set of your choice.  Mary has a wonderful collection of vintage images. I will be showcasing Moonlighting by Mary later in the week.  Leave a comment on this post telling me you would like to win.

You can probably tell that I love CUTE.  I made these pin back buttons with images from The Vintage Remix - awww, aren't they sweet?  You'll see some more cutie pie images from Laura later in the week.  

Giveaway #5
I'm going to send these Christmas buttons to one lucky commenter.  If you don't want the pin back, just pop it out.  You can use a pop dot to attach it to a card.  Just let me know that you would like to win in your comment.  

Lori's Big All-Week-Long Giveaway
My Big All-Week-Long Giveaway will grow each day.  One lucky reader will get everything in all five of the photos I will post over the week.  Winner will be announced on Saturday.  Picture #1:

Set of 10 Stampin' Write Markers, Hero Arts Stamps, Christmas Clothespins, Christmas tags, Papertrey Ink Border Die.  Come back tomorrow for Pic #2.

Important:  You get your name entered for the day's giveaways every time you leave a comment.  So visit each blog and leave a comment on each one.  I'll check out the comments every day, so if you comment on 5 blogs, you have your name put in the drawing five times for that day.  I keep a record over the whole week so if you comment each day on 5 blogs, you have your name in my BIG All-Week-Long giveaway 25 times.  

Have fun visiting these blogs (and don't forget to comment):


See you tomorrow for more Visions of Sugarplums!


  1. It's great to be a part of this Lori...I am off to work as it is 8.10 am here in the UK but I will be back later to see all these lovely Christmas posts ;0) xx

  2. What darling projects! So many great things to look at and what a fun hop!

  3. Gorgeous projects Lori, what a kick off! It's so good to be back again, even though we're in the midst of grief at the moment. I find that creativity and looking at what other people have made are a great diversion. So thank you. And thanks again for having me again this year. Hugs, Ira x
    Ira’s Crea Corner

  4. Gorgeous projects ... one and all, but I especially adore that sweet treat gift card pocket you created for Paper Sweeties -- LOVE! Thanks again for inviting me to participate in this fun event this year :)

  5. Woww woww, Lori I love your reinder noses, what a creative idea,,,,and such a different things to watch,,, I have just post your banner and some creations,,,,,Horayyyy for Lori and the Hop.

  6. What a delightful post! Loved those goodie boxes with tags you created. I didn't even notice the misspelling until you pointed it out! Funny how our minds work eh? Looking forward to this years hop!

  7. Oh my goodness Lori, these creations are wonderful! I love all the vintage elements and those pin flairs are wonderful. TFS and great hop - see you tomorrow :-)

  8. Everything is just so cute! Hugs,

  9. Super excited to get going on holiday goodies! Thanks for the wonderful inspiration.

  10. What fabulous creations - lovely ideas for some makes before Christmas.

    Toni xx

  11. Love the ideas. Really like Santa and Mrs. Claus clipart.

  12. A delightful post and lovely projects . Thanks for sharing on Make it Monday

  13. Stunning and such cheerful and festive creations. Love the treat bags.
    Hugs Desíre {Doing Life}

  14. Oh my...what lovely projects. I love the Nicecrane images.
    It is fun to join in these festivities. I was away all day but will catch up now on what I have missed!

  15. I just love all the designs! I love, love butterflies so much! So talented, thank you for sharing and inspiring me. I would love to win any of the giveaways! Hugs and kisses!

  16. I just love all the designs! I love, love butterflies so much! So talented, thank you for sharing and inspiring me. I would love to win any of the giveaways! Hugs and kisses!

  17. I'm too late for Day one draws but I'll hope for some of the other days. Love the reindeer. Great idea.

  18. Fantastic projects Lori. I saw these on MIM..Loz

  19. I am having so much fun looking at your blog! I just became your newest member! :)

  20. These projects are so cute! I just love the tutorial!

  21. What a great collection of goodies made by you, saw on MIM and came over for a look, to admire, lovely xxx

  22. these are adorable!
    red-nosed reindeer make me smile!


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