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!


  1. cute, cute, cute! I love your sweet rocking horse and I'm a fan of gingerbread. I have that same cookie cutter too! Thank you for letting me be a part of this fun hop!

  2. oh my gosh! So many adorable gingerbread men and that rocking horse!! Love it! I've really had fun here Lori! So happy to be a part of it and thank you!

  3. Omgoodness! Such cuteness! Love, love, love all your sweet gingers. I think you could probably hear me squealing, right? And adorable little rocking horse, too! Such a fun hop, Lori! Thank you so much for hosting!

  4. Thank you for the downloads!
    Your projects are just so precious! Love the
    rocking horse and the fact that it's a candy tray, too.
    And those cookie cutters ... love! We used to have a
    World Market here in Ft Lauderdale, but now I have to
    wait till I get to the West Coast of FL or Orlando to
    find one; I love that store!

  5. Such fun! I really love that idea of how to use the ginger bread man. Thanks for the video!

  6. Love your rocking horse treat holder...so CUTE!! And, how wonderful to have a wooden rocking horse to pass down for your granddaughter!! Your ginger projects are so SWEET, too!! Thanks again for hosting such an amazing hop, Lori...so fun!! Merry Christmas to you and yours!!

  7. I am so excited Lori - my most favorite post from you yet. That rocking horse is wonderful and I fully intend I trying my hand making him.
    I am over the moon with your gingerbread man and the envelope idea. To prove I am sincere, I just ordered the gingerbread man die that you had on your blog!
    Thanks Sweetie - this was one sweet post!
    sandy xx

  8. I just discovered this blog hop a few minutes ago and I am already in from this page. I look forward to seeing the rest of them and of course I wouldn't mind winning either.

    Merry Christmas and Happy Crafting

  9. I am squealing over that gingerbread man cookie cutter because it reminds me of one I used as a kid. All your packaging and tag ideas are so cute Lori. The vintage feel of all of them really takes me back to happy times. Thanks for the memories and the whole VOS hop!

  10. Thanks for the rocking horse pattern
    My husband made about 10 horses that
    hung from the ceiling. You had to
    pump to get the horse to move. they
    would go pretty high.
    thanks for sharing.

  11. geessssssssssss everything you touch turns to magic...love that rocking horse....thanks again for including me in the hop...hugs

  12. OOOOooooOOhhh LOVE that gingerbread man cookie cutter!!!!! What a score!!! Oh wow, thanks so much Lori for 3 fun filled days full of inspiration! I have loved everyone's projects and I'm so thankful for your videos and tutorials and of course the freebies!!! Thank you!!!! I have been around to all the designers blogs, left some love and have enjoyed every minute! Happy Holidays!!!
    Thanks so much for sharing!! Have a fantastic day!
    ♥ Jo's Scrap Shack ♥

  13. That rocking horse is so cute! I am CRAZY about that gingerbread man too! My mom had one just like it and now I do too! Really fun inspiration today!
    Happy Holidays!

  14. love that super cute little rocking horse!! thanks for hosting your visions of sugarplums showcase, lori!! I always look forward to seeing all your totally adorable projects and having a chance to win isn't too bad, either!!

  15. I love rocking horses, and this is just a cutie!! Thank you for the template and the pretty patterned paper! Lovely gingerbreads, too! Thank you very much for this inspiring hop!

  16. How cute is that rocking horse!! totally LOVE the paper! And gingerbread... favourite too! THanks for the great downloads...they are extra handy! Lovely projects!

  17. Yep, cuteness overload again...fabulous projects Lori, so nice and simply! Specially with those wonderful downloads!

  18. There is so much cuteness here, Lori! I happen to love rocking horses and gingerbread people! Thank you for your templates and videos! I will try the distress inks on my gingies next time because I really like how you made this guy look like he's been in the oven! So adorable! Thank you for having me on the blog hop - I enjoyed myself! I am doing Day 2 and Day 3 hopping today as I ran out of time yesterday!

    P.S. I would love to win but not sure if I'm eligible.

  19. Really CUTE rocking horse treat box. Love your coloring on the gingerbread man. Thanks for the video on how you did it. Great idea to use an envelope for the treat bag. :-)

    Thanks to the sponsors for being a part of this terrific blog hop and Thank you Lori for another year of Fun and Inspiration!!
    Merry Christmas to you and yours!!!

  20. the rocking horse is so cute. Love your gingerbread man. Thanks for the video.

  21. Oh WOW! Such CUTE Projects Lori! I seriously LOVE that rocking horse! So CUTE!


  22. LOVE the treat box Lori, such CUTE projects as always :-)

  23. These are sweet projects. Thanks for sharing and for the templates.

  24. Thanks for hosting another super fun Blog Hop and challenge, Lori. I always enjoy your sweet downloads, inspiration, and loads of fun.

  25. I love today's projects. and I'd love to win! Helene

  26. All the projects are so cute Lori, I love that little rocking horse!
    Hugs, Tammy

  27. Such good projects to work on for Xmas!

  28. It's always a pleasure to read your posts! So glad you asked me to be apart of VOSP this year! Love your work always!

  29. I think I'm on cuteness overload now...lol! That gingerbread man die is perfect!! :)

  30. I ADORE your decorated coffee cutter! that one was a favorite of mine when I was growing up. :)

    thanks for the cute printables, too! :)

  31. wow! those are super aodrable!

  32. You deserve an award for all the amazing creativity and inspiration you share with us! Love your rocking horse treat holder and, especially reading about the source that sparked you to create it. The gingerbread projects: sweetness galore! Thank you for bringing so much 'joy' to us!


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