Sunday, December 6, 2015

Visions of Sugarplums Day 1

Welcome to the first day of Lori Hairston's Vision of Sugarplums 2015. Lori has a great line up this year with lots of inspiration and prizes. I am so excited to be playing along and sharing some ideas and recipes with you this year.

My first project is to help you get organized. This won't be helpful this year, if you are already done with your shopping, but for those who aren't, this is a quick project to help you stay on task with your cards and shopping lists...a Christmas Planner. This is made with a pocket folder and Cutting Cafe's Holiday Planner Printable Set. The "hardest" part is deciding which papers to use!

I just decided to use some scraps from my stash to create this. the white pocket folder is one I had in my stash from way back when Ben Franklin's closed years ago. (Did I mention I'm a bit of a hoarder? LOL) The lovely May Arts ribbon keeps it closed.

Here is a peek at the inside of the first 2 pages:
You can see in the photo above 2 of the designs I printed from the Holiday Planner set. The decals are some that came in a Christmas paper set. I left them blank as this is a gift for someone.

Now a peek at the last 2 pockets. The last pocket is blank to keep receipts in.

Would you like to see some others I have created? You can go here (this is the one I use), hErE, HERE, and heRe.

Now for some fun details about this hop...
Here is the list of sponsors and the giveaways :

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.

Here is how you can winl...
1. By commenting on ALL the blogs (I have those listed below)  Your name is entered for the prizes for every comment you leave.   The more comments you write, the more chances you have to win.

2. Enter the challenge over on Lori's blog.
The theme is Christmas/Winter.  It can be a card or any project that fits the theme.  The challenge will end December 20th.  The randomly selected winner will receive a $25.00 gift certificate to Lawn Fawn.

All right, now if you have come to my blog first, be sure to head over to each of these blogs for some wonderful, inspiring ideas and don't forget to leave a comment. Ready, set, GO!

Maria Patrick    


  1. I love your pretty Christmas planner project! Perfect for the holidays!
    Take Care!

  2. How do you find the time between all your party planning and making and baking and organizing to make all these fabulous planners...I LOVE THEM!! Each of them so different and wonderful. The one with the tabs nearly melted my heart. What is it about tabs that just makes the big nerd in me happy?
    Love your day one project and can't wait for tomorrow already...
    Lisa x

  3. This is is pretty and so many ideas you could use this for! TFS xx

  4. I did't make a planner this year and am WAY behind on my shopping!! Super cute!

  5. Never did have a Christmas planner but certainly a great idea, it would take those last couple day jitters away to be ready...great idea to put all your thoughts as you think of them.

  6. Very cool! I need one of these!

  7. Another great idea from a talented bunch of ladies!!! I need a planner -- and I will definitely go and see the others you have made!
    sandy xx

  8. Beautiful Christmas planner! What a great idea! Everyone could certainly use one of awesome!!!

  9. Simply beautiful!! This is such a wonderful gift!
    Have a blessed day,
    Crafting With Creative M

  10. This is so clever and fabulous!! I love the design and the papers!!

    A Mermaid's Crafts

  11. now where or where did you find this awesome planner love it debbie....i love everything you do girl

  12. This is such a great idea to stay organized at Christmas! December is such a busy month with so much to do - I like this a lot!

  13. Very cool Christmas Planner - love how it folds out! Such cute organization!

  14. You did a really nice job on the Christmas planner. Thank you for the great idea. Everyone could use one of these to keep on track during the holidays.

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

  15. The Christmas planner idea is wonderful, very nice for all the busy plan on Christmas.

  16. This would make a great gift. I am adding this to my 2016 list of things to make.

  17. I love your Christmas Planner. So going to make these for next year!!! Merry Christmas!!!

  18. I love your Christmas Planner. So going to make these for next year!!! Merry Christmas!!!

  19. Just beautiful Debbie. The colors just make it seem so special - peaceful and calming - even in the rush of all that needs to go in the planner and be done before the day! Fabulous creation! j.

  20. Such a cool idea. Great work x

  21. Such a cool idea. Great work x

  22. what a great idea with the holiday planner!

  23. Beautiful Christmas planner! Thanks for the inspiration ;)