Friday, December 5, 2014

Visions of Sugarplums Day 5

It's the last day of Visions of Sugarplums!  So many wonderful projects from the bloggers and awesome giveaways from the stores.   A big 'ole HUG to them all!

Bete's Iralamiji Shop has always been a favorite.  Such beautiful goodies to be found!  She's got Christmas tags all ready to go.  The one I used on this package is from the White Christmas collection.  If you need cute tags for Christmas - look no further!

I am really in love with how this bow turned out.  And it is so easy!

You can use a bow die or electronic file (like this one from The Cutting Cafe - also comes in PDF).  You just need extra tails - a total of 8.

Put 4 tails on the bows just like you normally would if they weren't stacked.  Then fill in the corners with the other 4 tails. If you don't want to use a bell in the middle, you can simply cut a piece of paper about 3/4" wide and roll it into a circle.

Need another stocking stuffer or easy gift?  Make some quick tags and tie them to some awesomely huge candy canes.  I was surprised to come across these at Walgreens.  Once again, you can find darling tickets to make it easy and very pretty from Iralamija Shop.  These tickets are from Bright Christmas Tickets.

Okay, yes, there are a lot of snow globes out there and a lot of them have the iconic auto with a tree.  But I don't care how many there are - I want one,too!   Today on my way home, I saw a real car with a real tree tied to the top.  Cool, right?

My snow is a combination of Baking Soda, Baking Powder and course glitter.  It's really pretty snow, actually.  

First I didn't want the mustard colored lid to this jar, so I painted it.  I think it took 3 coats.

This is my first time to use glass paint.  The snowflake is so pretty!

It's a good idea to tape the stencil to the glass.  Not only does it help hold it in place, it also provides some space outside the stencil for the paint to land without it getting on the glass iteself.   For me,  a paint dauber worked better than a brush.

Then I topped it with a snowflake.   Confession:  I have knocked over the little truck a couple of times, but at least it was easy to take off the lid and fix it!

Iralamija Shop - one digital set
Moonlighting by Mary - one digital set
Studio Shine Vintage - one digital set
Cameo Shoppe - old clocks circles
Kitty Bee Design - one digital image

In your comment, please let me know that you would like to win.  Comment here and then comment on all the participating blogs listed below.  Your name will go in a hat (or basket or bowl) for your comment here.  You will also get your name put in additional times for each comment left on the other blogs.  When the prizes for one day are won, those names are taken out, but all the other names stay in the hat.  

Be sure to check back daily to see if you have won!

The Mega Giveaway grows every day and the winner will be announced Saturday, December 6th.  Everything shown in this section every day will be a part of the Mega Giveaway.  Here is the fifth picture:

The stencils include the one I used on my snow globe.  They are so pretty!

Richard - Kitty Bee Design
Jean - Cameo Shoppe and Moonlighting by Mary
Bev Ebersole - Studio Shine Vintage
Kitty - Iralamija Shop


Check back tomorrow to see who has won the Mega Giveaway and be sure to check back on each day to see if  you missed your name for a giveaway.

It's now the end of Visions of Sugarplums - Wishing you all a Happy Christmas!


  1. Wow Lori, more amazing makes and all those wonderful goodies. I would love to have a chance to win.
    Toni xx

  2. Where on earth did you find that fantastic vintage truck? i just love your handmade globe Lori. SOOOO cute!! You did an incredible job and I love the CC bow from Regina's store and ALL the fabulous tags and the giant candy canes! What a great post and that giveaway is going to make someone incredibly happy. You are just too sweet. It's been a blast again this year. Thank you so much for inviting me.
    Lisa x

  3. I love your vintage truck too! I will have to try your "recipe" for snow. Snow globes always remind me of g'ma. She LOVED them!

    Beautiful tags and projects all around. I am going to miss your hop tomorrow! The gals have all been awesome! I would love a chance to win your goodies. Thank you for hosting and inspiring us all!

  4. Wowzers - All of your projects are gorgeous - the tags are so adorable - but I LOVE that snowglobe with the little vintage truck! OMGoodness - I know I keep saying I want to make what you're making, and I'm going to say it again today! I love the inspiration here - thank you! And thanks for saying how you made the snow - you've given me a fabulous idea!

    And I just looked at the winner's list and I am tickled pink! Woohoo - thank you! I will be emailing you! Congrats to all the winners! I am so excited about your mega giveaway and each day that you add something I get another jolt of excitement! So - yes - I want to be included in all of your giveaways! I'm off to do the hop now - thank you for organizing this! I'm really enjoying myself!

  5. So wonderful! I just love that truck snowglobe!!

  6. First let me thank you Lisa for a fabulous week. You really made my heart smile when you asked me to be a part of this extremely talented group of women! I can't believe how fast the week went by!
    Love your bows - I have a bow die and never thought of a double bow - great idea! I have ordered from Iralamija shop before. I love her stuff.
    I covet your snow globe. I used to like the fancy store bought ones but now I like the home made ones the best.
    Thank you again for all your hard work Lori!
    Sandy Claus xx

  7. What a fabulous fun festive week, Lori! Loved seeing all the wonderful creations from everyone! Thank you so much for asking me to be a part of the Visions of Sugarplums Blog Hop!:-) I love your gorgeous bows, which are so pretty in pink topped with a red jingle bell! And, your snow globe is just out of this world with CUTENESS....LOVE IT!!! Thanks again, Lori, for your awesome creativity and inspiration!!!

  8. squeee... that little truck and tree in the jar is absolutely adorable!! you have totally blown me away with each and every project you created this week!! (shakes head in amazement...) would love to win something!!

  9. Beautiful tags and what fabulous bows!!! Love love that little snow globe, the little car is wonderful. Thanks for a wonderful week of inspiration. Have a fabulous weekend, hugs, Karon.

  10. Thank you for hosting the Visions of Sugarplums hop again this year!!. You have given generously of yourself with everything you had to do for this hop!! And thank you for the time you gave by including your tutorials. So important for those of us who need a visual.

    Your projects all week have been SO CUTE!! You used some awesome images on your creations. I love every one of them including the ones today. What an ingenious idea for a snow globe. ADORABLE!! I haven't seen the truck with the mini tree yet. Yours is the first.

    It has been such an exciting week. I looked forward every day to see what you and the other ladies created. It will be sad to end this blog hop, although I am officially following every one who contributed their creations. Some blogs I had already been a part of, but now there is new inspiration and talent to see.

    Thank You SOOOOO MUCH to the ladies who shared their projects, to the shoppes who so generously offered their products for prizes, and for everything you have done this week.

    Have a Joyful Holiday Season and wishing you a year of inspiration in your crafting.


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