Tuesday, December 6, 2016

Visions of Sugar Plums 2016 Day 3!

Welcome to Day 3 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'm sharing with you a couple items I made using some awesome products from The Cutting Cafe, one of the sponsors for this hop!  Here's what I've made for you today!

If you've been with me for a while you may remember these little jars that my friend Mitra and I painted when I got to spend the day with her over the summer!  The jars were a clear blue color and she showed me how to use mirror paint to give it a cool mercury glass kind of finish... the paint goes on the inside... it's pretty cool!  Anyway, I thought one of them would be perfect to hold a little holiday decor/centerpiece!  When I thought about what to put in it, I decided not just some traditional Christmassy foliage but something different and I thought of these shaker ornaments from The Cutting Cafe.

I always wish for Peace for the holidays... if I could have anything that's what it would be so I just love these ornament shaped shakers because they contain the perfect sentiment.  And my order of My Minds Eye Sugar Plum paper from The Cutting Cafe Shop came just in time... oh my... I'm gonna need another one of these pads... beautiful beautiful colors and gorgeous patterns... love it!

AND my custom stamp came just in time too to offer up a cute holiday sentiment as well... Happy Owl-idays... lol... cute, right?  I picked a few digital images from The Cutting Cafe and gave Regina the images and sizes I wanted... a quick proof.. and it was on its way to me soon after... I am so excited about it and I'll put a pic of it at the end of this post.

The snowflakes are also from the shaker cutting files... see that little snowflake on the ornament?  I just resized it a few times and cut a few out of some seaglass and white glitter papers.  And that foliage... more clearance holiday foliage from Michael's end of season sale last year.

I also decided to use this week's Atlantic Hearts Sketch to create a card with the Sugar Plum papers, some extra snowflakes and my adorable custom stamp set:

Tee hee!  I think I might make some more of these... and yup!  That plaid is in the Sugar Plum pad.  #madforplaid  I'm pretty sure that twine came wrapped around one of my Cutting Cafe orders and the sequins are those fantastic clear sequins from Pretty Pink Posh.

Now...be sure to visit everyone 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 Lori's Choux Choux Paper Art Blog for sure because that's where it all begins and how she will know you are participating!

Lisa Bzibziak (You Are Here!)

I have enjoyed participating with all of these talented ladies so very much!  Thanks to Lori for hosting the Visions of Sugar Plums and thanks to all of you who have stopped by and let me know what you think!  (And thank you to those who didn't let me know what you thought if you didn't like what I had to show you...lol... haha. no really... :P).  Don't be a stranger!  I'll be back this month... not as often... lots of holiday stuff to do... but I'll be here!  And don't forget to play along and link up!  You have until December 17th to add your winter/holiday themed creations!

So here's my oh so adorable stamp set:

And here's the Atlantic Hearts Sketch... hope you join us!


Julie Tucker-Wolek said...

Ohhhhhhhhhhh these are all fabulous! LOVING those snowmen and love love love the adorable owls!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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Audrey Pettit said...

Your projects are just beautiful! LOVE your centerpiece with the pretty jar and all those adorable picks! Fabulous card, too! Those owls just make me smile!

Becca Yahrling said...

I love owls and your stamp set is just darling! LOVE your sweet shaker project (my favorite!). I also adore snowmen. AND my favorite word is Peace! So yeah, I'm totally in love with both projects. Merry Christmas!

jeanchaneyaz said...

Delightful eye candy, Lisa. I am excited to see that you can get custom stamps made. Love the set you created! I had to follow the link have been wandering about The Cutting Cafe for hours now and NEED everything, LOL!

Maria said...

Your centerpiece project is fabulous with the beautiful jars and snowmen!! And, I do LOVE owls!! Your owl card is so fun and cute!! And, wonderful stamp set!! Merry Christmas to you and yours!!

Tracy said...

LOVE the shaker pieces. They add so much fun to your arrangement. Totally darling owl stamp set. Thanks for sharing!

Jo Williams Independent Stampin' Up Demonstrator said...

Oh gosh I love these Lisa!!! I am a huge owl fan! Oh these arrangement pieces are just darling and the card is adorable!!! Thanks so much for sharing!! Have a fantastic day!
♥ Jo's Scrap Shack ♥

Regina Easter said...

okay girlfriend you already know how i feel about these two cards....AMAZING...............

Mary Holshouser said...

So many cute things.
I love the snowmen that are
shakers and can be put in
your vase. The vase is
beautiful - love that rich
blue color. Those owls
in the squares are darling.
thanks for sharing some fun

Lori said...

Oh, I love every little bit of your creation! Adorable snowmen shakers and that little owl is a cutie. So glad you've been a part of Visions of Sugarplums!

Michele K. Henderson said...

I love love LOVE the owl! Super cute and creative, and your whole project is amazing!
Happy Holidays!

mandysea said...

hee hee, love the little owl in all kinds of positions! Its a very cute card! The vase of festive shakers and fun! It's very welcoming of Christmas!

Tracey said...

Wow...love your festive arrangement! I remember seeing the vase, oh so pretty! Loving all the sparkle, fabulous shakers...perfect center piece for your Christmas table!

Tracey said...

I forgot to say..loving the owls too....super cute stamp set, great take on the sketch! I hope to play along with Atlantic Hearts this week..hope I find time!

KT Fit Kitty said...

Gorgeous snowman shaker arrangement! I love the colour of the mercury glass that you painted! Beautiful holiday decor! Way to go on the custom stamps! The owls are sooooo cute!

McStamper said...

What a gorgeous arrangement. The owl is so cute. Love the card, too. Great use of the dies.

Scrapper69 said...

Fabulous arrangement! LOVE the creativity!


Carol from La Crosse said...

You were right! The painted jar is perfect for the winter arrangement you made. Really nice snowman from the Cutting Cafe! That is so cool that you spent time with Mitra! That girl is an amazing artist!!

The owl card is Cute!! Love how they are peeking at us from the corners.

Thanks for being a part of this Wonderful blog hop!! Wishing you and your family a Happy "Owls" iday!!

(AJ) ArtJypsy said...

Love your décor and holiday card. Both are wonderfully finished.

Karen Letchworth said...

I absolutely LOVE your sweet Christmas project. Such sweet samples for the Visions of Sugarplums Blog Hop. Thanks for taking part and for all the great inspiration.
Karen L

2amscrapper said...

beautiful centerpiece and that card is adorable

Mitralee said...

Rock star!!! You really made that jar extra special! So awesome and love your card!!!

Marie Bingaman said...

Just awesome! :)

Debbie Fisher (debbiedee) said...

love this! the owls are adorable and love the arrangement

Greta said...

Amazing project & such a cute card!

Jennifer Scull said...

oh my goodness, these are wonderful! makes me long for an electronic cutting machine so I could use the files the way you have. the snowmen are adorable! your card is super cute, too! :)