Tuesday, December 2, 2014

Visions of Sugarplums Blog Hop!

Hello there, friends!
Woohoo!!!  It's time for some Christmas fun!!!  Lori is hosting the Visions of Sugarplums Blog Hop!  Lots of fun and wonderful prizes over the next few days.  Come and check it out!  Start the season with fun, food, and frolic!
I bet the sweet little kiddos in your life are dreaming of sugar plums dancing in their heads!  The latest little kiddo in our family is Carter Alan, my great nephew.  He was born last June.  And, he has a sister named Adaleigh.  Here are photos of the little darlings...

Carter Alan
Carter is a bit young to voice his sugar plum dreams, but Adaleigh would certainly tell you all about hers...hehehe! 
But, back on topic here for I want to share with you a project I made for the hop.  And, I have a giveaway...yeah!:-)
For my project, I started with a wood circular gift box and painted it with red paint.  I decorated it with a cotton doily(Amish Country-Berlin, OH).  I stitched the felt stockings and added little gingerbreads.  Buttons were sewn with gold thread and added to the cotton doily trim.  Rusty bells from Paper Sweeties, Maya Road pins, and ribbon from Verve to finish off the gift box.  I added vintage lace(Amish Country-Berlin, OH) all around the outside of the box as seen below.....
And, one more thing...
A lucky winner will receive this selection of goodies from me...Merry Christmas!  The winner will be announced on December 6th!

There are daily giveaways.  To participate in the shop giveways and ChouxChoux Paper Art giveaways, you need to comment on Lori's blog letting her know that you want to win. 
She'll add your name to the "hat."  You will also get your name added for every comment you leave on the participating blogs.    

Store Giveaways:
      Studio Shine
      Kitty Bee Designs

Please hop along and view more Christmas inspiration from the following!  Take care and have lots of fun...good luck!

  Maria--that' me



Wood Box:  Hobby Lobby
Paper:  Paper Studio
Stamp:  Sweet 'n Sassy
Ink:  Versa Mark
Embossing Powder:  Tim Holtz
Ribbon:  Verve
Metal Dots:  Mark Richards
Felt:  Taylored Expressions
Rusty Jingle Bells:  Paper Sweeties
Gingerbread, Pearl Cotton:  Jo-Ann Fabric
Pins:  Maya Road
Doily,Lace:  Amish Country-Berlin, OH
Buttons:  Paper Studio
Misc:  red paint


  1. What a FABULOUS box Maria!What details!! WOW! And your neices and nephews are soooo cute!!!!

  2. What an adorable box. I love all the bits & bobs you have decorated it with.
    Toni xx

  3. I love this altered box you made, Maria! The vintage look is so pretty, cozy and warm to me. You have a lot of wonderful details on it. Thanks for a chance to win!

  4. Wowzers, your box is amazing! I love all the fabulous details you added! Gorgeous project - I am your newest follower! And your two precious little ones made me smile today - they are adorable - you will have a fun Christmas! Thank you for your giveaway - yummy!

  5. sweet kiddos and project! Thank you for a chance to win some fun goodies as well.

  6. oh my what cuties...love your project today to...hugs

  7. Maria-
    Your box is adorable! Love those sweet stockings and the little gingerbread man. So glad you're a part of Visions of Sugarplums!

  8. OMGosh what a BEAUTIFUL creation, Maria, and I just LOVE those stockings! BEAUTIFUL children, too! FAB post!

  9. Maria that is a fabulous project - looks almost good enough to eat!!
    Those children are so sweet! I would love to kiss his fat little cheeks.
    Sandy xx

  10. Your box is just SO CUTE!! You did a wonderful job. I love all the accessories you added. Someone will be very blessed by this gift!!!

    Thank you for sharing!

  11. Maria, this post is filled with so much sweetness! Your niece and nephew are precious! I'm so happy you included them.. they're so sweet and huggable! :o) And your box: WOW! It is stunning! The lace trim is exquisite and the entire top is spectacular. The stitched stockings are beautiful and I love the whimsical gingerbread men. Amazing project! And thank you for the opportunity to win some delightful candy! It's gorgeous! :o) Have a wonderful day!

    Hugs and blessings,

  12. Those kids are darling! Love your gorgeous box, Maria!

  13. The box is beautiful. It will surely be a keepsake.

  14. Oh, this is uh-dorable, Maria! I love the vintage look at LOVE your little felt stockings and gingers! The doily and lace are beautiful and your blanket stitch and bells and bows are just beautiful! I am smiling over us both doing stockings and gingers at the same time..... great minds, huh? ;)

  15. Such cute little children!! And I love your beautiful creation ... so very pretty Maria!

  16. Stunning box Love all the wonderful detail... the little stockings & gingerbread people are so cute....Gorgeous children too... Hugs May x x

  17. Awwww your great nephew and niece are just darling! Your project is totally amazing! Love the felt and the stitching! Beautiful work!

  18. Darling project! Love those stitched stocking and the gingerbread people are so cute!

  19. Darling project and children! All the detail in your hand stitching is beautiful ,Maria!

  20. Such a pretty project, love the details and ur niece and nephew look so adorable :)