Christmas Images: Visions of Sugarplums with Lori Hairston

in Freebie images, chouxchoux paper art, Christmas, Circles, Digital Scrapbooking, Large Printables, Not For Commercial Use, Tags on December 1, 2014


It’s Visions of Sugarplums time!  So glad you’re here!  Visions of Sugarplums comes from, of course, Clement Clarke Moore’s A Visit from St. Nicholas (or The Night Before Christmas).  It’s always been a favorite and when Lauren was little, we always read it before putting out Santa’s cookies and milk. 


Visions of Sugarplums brings to mind all kinds of goodies that only come around once a year.  I can’t believe this is the 4th annual Visions of Sugarplums.  Time sure flies when you’re having fun!    Part of the fun is visiting all the blogs and all the giveaways.  More about that later.  Let’s get right to the projects.  Today I’ve got a couple of cute treat packages and one fun ornament featuring Free Pretty Things for You and The Cutting Cafe.

To kick things off, I’ve got a couple of sweet projects with a darling vintage Christmas image that Keren and I are sharing with you!  Above I’ve used a gusseted pocket (that I really like) and you can see the measurements and instructions HERE.   The paper for this pocket is from Digital Work.  She is offering Visions of Sugarplums readers a 50% discount at her store.  Use code:  HOLIDAY50.  The discount is good through December 31st.  Thank you so much, Leska!

Christmas Images
We also have the kids available with a snowflake background and I used it to make a dome shaker ornament.

It’s quick and easy to put together.  Here’s how:

I printed the image (on sturdy 110lb paper) so the circle would match the size of the dome (half an ornament).  Then I cut it with a scallop circle die.  I wanted the background to be glittery so I painted glue around the kids and sprinkled on the glitter.

Next, the I adhered the flag on the image making sure it was inside where the dome would need to sit.  The shaker goodies are a combination of snowflake and tree sequins, glitter and mica flakes.  I just piled it in the middle so it would also be out of the way.  I used Aleene’s glue to secure the dome to the image.


Lastly I wrapped twine around the dome (used Aleene’s for that too).  It is so cute – love those sweet kids bringing home their tree.  You can download both versions for free below.

For the kid circles you can hop on over to MY PLACE  to download!  They come in different backgrounds:  blue snowflake, pink snowflake,gray snowflake and white.  And to download the large kids only version click HERE directly!


Visit my blog to see more Visions of Sugarplums!
Here’s a Sneak Peek!


There are also fun pretty giveaways going on all week!!!

Moonlighting by Mary – one digital set of your choice

Studio Shine Vintage – one digital set of your choice

Kitty Bee Designs – one digital design of your choice

Cameo Shoppe4X4 Christmas Cards

The Cutting Cafe –  3 sets of choice + 3D House

These are some of my favorite shops!  Thank you so much to all of them for participating in Visions of Sugarplums!

Lori’s Day One Mini Giveaway (visits my place to entree):

Winners of these giveaways will be announced tomorrow over at my place!

Be sure to check back daily to see if you have won!
(over at my place)

The Mega Giveaway grows every day and the winner will be announced Saturday (over at my place), December 6th.  Everything shown in this section every day will be a part of the Mega Giveaway.  Here is the first picture:




Have fun visiting these lovely ladies’ blogs!

And a big thank you to them for participating in Visions of Sugarplums!


Come back tomorrow (over at my place)

for lots more 

Visions of Sugarplums!