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:
So here's my oh so adorable stamp set:
And here's the Atlantic Hearts Sketch... hope you join us!