Sunday, December 6, 2015

Visions of Sugarplums 2015!

Hello there, friends!
Woohoo!!!  It's time for some Christmas fun!!!  Lori of Chouxchoux Paper Art is hosting the Visions of Sugarplums Blog Hop!  Lots of fun with prizes!  And, a challenge(Christmas/Winter) with any project that fits the theme can be linked to Lori's blog mentioned above!  The challenge will end December 20th.  And, a randomly selected winner will receive a $25 gift certificate to Lawn Fawn!  Come and check it out! 

Lawn Fawn - $25.00 Gift Certificate
The Funkie Junkie Boutique - $25.00 Gift Certificate
The Cutting Cafe - 3 Sets of Choice to a Winner
Moonlighting & Co. -  1 Set of Choice to Three Winners
PPinky Dolls - 1 Digital Stamp Image of Choice
Baers Design Studio - 1 Set of Choice to Three Winners
CanvasPop -  one 16x20 canvas of your favorite photo
ChouxChoux Paper Art -  Mega Giveaway of Christmas Crafting Goodies
Canvas Pop has another great giveaway going on right now - you could WIN YOUR CHRISTMAS!  Enter by December 11th.
Enter the WIN YOUR CHRISTMAS giveaway HERE.
Canvas Pop Win...


Other information:

You can also win prizes by commenting on all the blogs.  Your name is entered for the prizes for every comment you leave.   The more comments you write, the more chance you have to win.

For my first project, I'd like to share with you my fabric strip Christmas tree!
And, here it is...
I was inspired by Melissa Phillips(lilybeanpaperie) to make the tree.  I didn't get a tree made for the challenge when they had it going on last month, but now it's done!  If you'd like to see the tutorial it's at the Papertrey Ink blog (Fabric Strip Christmas Tree Make It Monday #229).  The tree was easy to make by starting with a straw and spool.  I cut fabric strips and trims and tied them onto the straw.  The little tag was made using die and stamp from PTI.  The star was made by covering a star sticker with Faber Castell Luxe gold from MFT and sprinkled with gold glitter.  Please visit the list below to what amazing projects these talented ladies created!

Maria Patrick-that's me
Please come back tomorrow to see another Christmas project I made!  Thanks so much for stopping by today!  Take care!
Paper:  PTI
Stamp:  PTI
Ink:  SU-Real Red, Cucumber Crush
Button, Fabric, Gold Cord, Trims, Ribbon-Jo-Ann Fabric
Faber Castell Luxe Gold-MFT
Glittter-Martha Stewart
Spool, Tag-PTI
Gem Trim-Paper Studio


  1. Wow! I LOVE this ribbon tree! It's so unique! The colors are really festive and fun!
    Take Care!

  2. Oh my tiny fantabulous tree! I love that it's so miniature and all those luscious fabrics. Really had me drooling over the burlap strip...wonderful. :) This is such a cute idea, Maria.
    Happy Day 1!!
    Lisa x

  3. What a fabulous fabric tree! Love this Maria it's so sweet :-)

  4. Beautiful tree Maria! Love the star on top too!

  5. This is so unique - love the ribbons! TFS xx

  6. love your ribbon tree. You got one made, i have it in my list of "things to make". Ü I love all the textures from all the different fabrics and ribbons you used.

  7. For some reason I save my empty spools from thread...what a cute idea, and the selection of ribbons and colors make it quite festive. Would make a nice gift, I'll have to check my stash to see what I have for a Christmas tree

  8. So pretty! I love these trees....I think I might make one of these today!

  9. Yikes! Such FUN, I'm loving this hop. What a fabulous collection of exquisite talent. thanks!

  10. Hey Sweet lady! I have never seen a tree like this before. Lisa is not alone about going ape bananas over this little tree. I am too!
    Sandy xx

  11. Stunning & so beautiful!!!
    Have a blessed day,
    Crafting With Creative M

  12. This is so clever and adorable!! I absolutely love it!!

    A Mermaid's Crafts

  13. this is amazing it

  14. What a gorgeous tree! This is such a great way to use scraps of ribbon and it makes such an awesome project! I love it!

  15. Maria, this tree is so adorable! I love the colors and the decorated spool for it's stand.

  16. OH, my what an adorable tree! Love all the different fabrics and trims!

  17. What an adorably sweet project, Maria!

  18. Very nice job on your fabric strip tree. CUTE!
    Looking forward to seeing what you do tomorrow.

    Thanks for being a part of the Visions of Sugarplums blog hop!

  19. So darn adorable Maria!! I LOVE IT!!!!

  20. What a wonderful tree, Maria! I love your choice of trims & the spool for the base--love this!

  21. love the vintage feel of your tree...

  22. Love this tree. Thanks for sharing.

  23. So cute!!! I'm inspired to gather the supplies and make one for myself!!! Merry Christmas!!!

  24. Oh wow - so fun!! Love the fabrics you chose Maria. What a darling little tree. j.

  25. A gorgeous fabric tree...the materials you've combined are so eye-catching! Love this!

  26. I just had to come back and check out this fabric scrapalicious little tree and re read your instructions! Thanks so much for the unique idea!

  27. I saw the same tree on Melissa's pretty, what a fabulous idea! So little time and so many projects I would like to create!

  28. oh how I love your ribbon spool tree! I saw Melissa's post, too, and have been wanting to make one. maybe I'll have time before the holiday actually gets here. grins!

  29. Beautiful and original Christmas tree! Thanks for sharing ;)

  30. LOVE this! Such homespun sweetness!

  31. Maria your tree is spectacular! So festive!