Monday, December 5, 2016

Visions of Sugar Plums 2016 Day 2!

Welcome to Day 2 of Visions of Sugarplums hosted by Lori Hairston at Choux Choux Paper Art!

There are bunches of wonderful sponsors for this event and lots of prizes for commenting on the designers' blog posts:

And here's what 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
TheTwinery:  Sample Pack

Also, there is a challenge!  Link up your creation with a Christmas and/or Winter theme and you could win a $25 gift certificate to shop with Freckled Fawn!  You can link up here!  Link up by Saturday December 17th!

Today I've made a couple more ornaments... I love to make ornaments out of all of my papercrafting supplies!  For these I've decorated some premade ceramic ornaments I got at Hobby Lobby.. they came as white ceramic ornaments and this is what they look like now:

So... if you didn't know it before... you know now... I LOVE gold... it's just my fave and it goes with almost anything.... no... anything!  So the first thing I did was use some shimmery gold acrylic paint and painted a couple layers on the ceramic ornaments.  Once that was dry, I stamped on the ornaments using a couple old CTMH background stamps with Memento Ink.

After the ink was dry, I used a lace stencil and added some clear texture paste to create some cool texture and sparkle without covering up the background.  You can see it a little better here:

Looks way better in person... but there it is.  And then once that was dry, I added my flowers feathers and bling.  And I'm excited to be playing along with Color Dare Challenge this week!  Love it when they include Gold in their colors and this combo is delicious in my opinion!.

Of course I added some Nuvo Gold Mousse to the flowers.  And those pretty sparkly gold leaves... cut them off of some really cool floral picks I got at Michael's after the holiday season last year for almost nothing.  And my favorite gold bling gems make an appearance as well.  I stocked up on them when CTMH discontinued them.

I used black instead of white on this one... and an extra leaf die I had cut out of gold vellum.. an extra from my table.  Like a good momma... I don't have a favorite ... I love them both equally and for different reasons... they are alike yet different!


Now get going and check out all of today's makes by all of these super talented designers and leave them some love... because it will make them happy and because you'll have more chances to win!  And be sure to comment over at the Choux Choux Paper Art Blog for sure because that's where it all begins and how Lori will know you are participating!

Lisa Bzibziak (You Are Here!)

And come back tomorrow for the final day of the Blog Hop!  You can't stop now!


  1. Love it I could hang it around the house all year long

  2. These are gorgeous ornaments Lisa! Love the vintage look!
    Happy Holidays!
    ♥ Jo's Scrap Shack ♥

  3. Wow wow wowwwwwwwwww! These are just GORGEOUS! LOVING that gold!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  4. wow! Love how you've altered them!
    Happy Monday!

  5. Beautiful... and perfect for any time of the year.

  6. Gorgeous and elegant, Lisa! Love the great colors!
    Holiday Hugs!

  7. WOW!!! Just amazing both the hearts! How much work behind them, but the result is really gorgous! Love the trasparent textures on them, the embellishments and all that gold! My favourite is the second one with the musical notes background, but are both stunning! Great work!

  8. These are beautiful, Lisa! I can only imagine that your tree will look stunning decorated with such gorgeous, handmade treasures!!

  9. LOVE these very pretty ornaments (especially the music notes one ... I just love a musical script - probably like you love gold! lol).

  10. What a transformation!! Gorgeous! Helene

  11. Wow!! Your gold heart ornaments are pretty!! Love the flowers, gems, and creative!!!

  12. Oh WOW! Those are BEAUTIFUL Handcrafted ornaments! LOVE THEM!

    Theresa’s Crafty Creations

  13. What elegant heart ornaments! Love the black and gold, so classy. These are beautiful!

  14. Love, love your ornaments. So beautiful and elegant.

  15. I love Gold too!! These hearts are soooo Beautiful. The texture paste really added a special element to the ornament. Awesome work!
    Thanks for the inspiration because I am going to make a few of these this year too.

  16. Tons of great texture and sparkle. I really like that you added the lace stencil. Very pretty. Thanks for sharing.

  17. Go from a plain, white ornament
    to an exotic, gold ornament - life
    can't get any better than that.
    thanks for sharing.

  18. So cute, Lisa! Your little heart ornaments are adorable! I love how you decorated them!

  19. Lisa these are beautiful. You have to put these on color my heart color dare this week.

  20. I love the vintage feel to your sweet heart project. Thanks for the inspiration, and for taking part in this fun Visions of Sugarplums Blog Hop. Have a wonderfully blessed Christmas.
    Karen L

  21. Beautiful Lisa...I can't pick a favorite either.

  22. oh my these are delicious!!! Rock star!

  23. Wow, these are beautiful! I especially love the addition of the texture paste...genius! :)

  24. What beautiful ornaments! Love all the details you added. Thank you for inspiring us at Color My Heart Challenge Blog.

  25. What a transformation! These are stunning!

  26. your hearts are stunning! love the vintage look to them. :)

    thank you so much for stopping by my blog and leaving such a nice comment!


Thanks for your comments! They make my heart happy! Have a wonderful creative day!