Sunday, December 6, 2015

Visions of Sugarplums Day 1

Welcome back to another year of Visions of Sugarplums hosted by the ever fabulous Lori Hairston from Chouxchoux Paper Art.  We have a fabulous line up of talented people, spectacular sponsors, challenges, giveaways and a heaping helping of inspiration, so let's get started!

Here's the deal...I don't have a nativity scene for Christmas so I thought to myself, "Self...let's make one" And so I did.  For Day 1 I am showcasing Mr. and Mrs. Gingerbread and swaddled in a blanket is their new bouncing baby.  
They began as a dream and Kraft cardstock and a sheet ripped from the pages of a dictionary
Then they were given two sparkly diamond eyes covered in black copics.  A dressing of vintage red ric rac, black brads for buttons, a dashing bowtie and a heart filled with love.
And here is his ever lovely and faithful bride, Mrs. Gingerbread who was pretty much compiled the same way; except for that stunning row of lace to "pertify" her up.  
And here they are again...
Stay tuned for Day 2 of Visions of Sugarplums as I'll unveil more of my nativity set.
I'll announce the winner of my gift card prize on Friday the 11th. 
Just comment to win..
Good luck to you!
NOW FOR THE LINKS, CHALLENGE and PRIZES!!
You'll be eligible to win the prizes by commenting on all the following blogs.  
Each comment left is an entry earned.
Links:
                        Lisa Minckler (you are here)
Challenge:
Link your projects up here!
ChouxChoux Paper Art is hosting a Christmas/Winter challenge!
  The challenge will end December 20th.  The randomly selected winner will receive a $25.00 gift certificate to Lawn Fawn.
Projects and Cards are accepted that follow the theme.
Sponsors:
An incredibly sincere THANK YOU to the fabulous sponsors who are so generous! 
ChouxChoux Paper Art -  Mega Giveaway of Christmas Crafting Goodies 
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
Canvas Pop has another great giveaway going on right now 
 Enter by December 11th.
Enter the WIN YOUR CHRISTMAS giveaway HERE.
I loved having you visit!
Big hugs and Happy Hopping,
Lisa x

43 comments:

Michele Henderson said...

Adorable gingerbread couple! Love the kraft and book pages color combination too!
Take care!
Michele

Karon said...

OMG, this is so adorable!!! LOL! You were up bright and early this morning :-) Have a great day xx

Ann Printup said...

So cute, yet easy. Thanks for sharing.

Gail S. said...

Very cute! Looked more at your blog, you have some cute posts!!!

rachel said...

these are absolutely adorable Lisa - and thanks for taking the time to pop over and visit my blog - thankfully the waters are going down but there's still no way to get a great distance away - and nearby Morecambe is cut off and without power! Its been quite a storm! Hugs rachel x

Sue Reynolds said...

Your gingerbread nativity scene is so cute...I can almost smell them in the oven, the kraft paper works so well.

Debbie Fisher (debbiedee) said...

So cute! You are sooooo creative! I love gingerbread items and can't wait to see your unveiling of the rest of your nativity. Clever!

Lisa said...

Adorable!...love your gingerbread family and so cool you used pages from a dictionary! Making me see used books in a whole new way....

Catherine Childs Morrison said...

Love LOVE your nativity idea. So creative. I sold off my precious "Christmas" this past summer in a garage sale in anticipation of a move which would see us downsize and the deal fell through! But never fear, I am recreating my "Christmas" with mixed media canvases and hand made ornaments. *blnk blink*. Such a inquest idea for a nativity! This hop is proving very inspirational. Thanks!

Catherine Childs Morrison said...

Love LOVE your nativity idea. So creative. I sold off my precious "Christmas" this past summer in a garage sale in anticipation of a move which would see us downsize and the deal fell through! But never fear, I am recreating my "Christmas" with mixed media canvases and hand made ornaments. *blnk blink*. Such a unique idea for a nativity! This hop is proving very inspirational. Thanks!

cm said...

Good thing you had that chat with *Self* about translating your Nativity dream into reality, because what you've shared here is innovative and ingenious! Gingerbreads....fabulous! I'm already giddy with anticipation about your next reveal...I'm hoping to see the Three Kings *grin* Your creativity is truly blowing me away...
Hugs~c

Sandy said...

Are you kidding me? You do make me laugh Lisa!!!! And is their baby a chocolate chip cookie!!!!!!!!
I love your creativity and I love this couple. Now who doesn't love gingerbread no matter if you can eat it or not. I will take mine with whipped cream please!
Sandy xx

Laurie said...

Adorable! Can't wait to see as the rest of the nativity unfolds!

Maria said...

Oh, such darling gingerbreads! So creative and so fun with Mrs. Gingerbread holding a little one...hehehe...love it! And, can't wait to see your nativity!:-)

Chrissy said...

So very cute Lisa..love the wee baby and Mrs Gingerbreads lace and bow in her head...lol..so cute.

luv CHRISSYxx

Migdalia said...

This is just darling!! The cutest gingerbread men!!
Have a blessed day,
Migdalia
Crafting With Creative M

Lisa said...

The little gingerbread couple is absolutely adorable!! I love her lace skirt and the bows!! So cute!!

Lisa
A Mermaid's Crafts

Regina Easter said...

those gingerbread people are so adorable Lisa....can't wait to see what ya got up your sleeve TOMORROW my friend...love ya...hugs

KT Fit Kitty said...

Your little gingerbread couple with baby are adorable! Such a cute idea! This is going to be such a fun hop - I'm just starting!

Tammy said...

Just cute and clever idea. Can't wait to see the entire set. Love the text bodies!

Lori said...

Adorable! An awesome take on a nativity - so clever. Love the baby!

Mitra Pratt said...

oh my goodness I can't wait to see the rest! you have the best idears! ;-) hugs!

Carol from La Crosse said...

Adorable gingerbread couple!!! I have never seen any like these. Very cool!! Looking forward to seeing your crafts during this great Visions of Sugarplums blog hop!!

Thank you for sharing!

Charlene said...

Adorable Gingerbread couple and LOVE the baby!! Looking forward to seeing the rest of your crafty goodness!

Ceci Reyes said...

Beautiful projects!!

cherry Nelson said...

Soooo adorable, so glad to be doing the blog hop with ya!

Becca said...

I love gingerbreads! I think I need to buy a gingerbread cake now!

Anita Houston said...

Completely adorable Gingerbread couple! What a cute pair!

Vickie said...

So adorable!!! I bet they live in the cutest gingerbread house ever! Merry Christmas!!!

Jennifer Scull said...

oh gosh, I adore gingerbread men anyhow, and you have most certainly kicked these up a notch and a half! just darling! :)

Jeanne J said...

EEEEK! I think I squealed out loud when I saw this cute couple and their new born baby swaddled in the arms of the Mr.s! How cute and clever Lisa - you never fail to delight me.. a little lace skirt and beautiful zig zag frosting!

Paper Profusion said...

Super duper adorable!! You make everything in the world smile Lisa!! I love your style! Nicola x

Pia S said...

Aren't these the cutest? Very untraditional and original choice for a nativity scene, but it can't get much sweeter than this:)

Tracey said...

Well, these little guys make the cutest couple ever......along with thier baby. Love your imagination, very cool project!

Samra Leshinski said...

Fabulous idea masterfully executed! Only you can come up with such amazing projects!!! Love the gingerbread mama, papa and their baby!
Hugs

Samra
Paper Talk with Samra

Jane said...

I nearly missed this first one Lisa....brilliant....it all started with a baby ;0) xx

Bad Kitty said...

very cute
hugs
>^.^<

Jill Norwood said...

Cutest gingers ever!!!! You "pertify" everything up so very wonderfully!!!!!! Adorable little nativity family!

Eva said...

Fun and cute gingerbread. It is so adorable ;)

Ina G said...

I know I am starting at the beginning - been away and it's catch up time on your amazing talents. I will make it brief. Totally awesome Mr & Mrs Gingerbread. So any simply but fabulous elements added. Off to check out Day 2. Certainly an amazing journey we will enjoy.

Dr Sonia S V said...

What a super cute snowman couple Lisa
Cheers
Dr Sonia

butterfly said...

I really adore these two - and I know where they live now, so they better watch their sweet little gingerbread backs. Actually it's usually the heads I bite off first!! Book pages, kraft, lace, twine, and tiny red hearts - perhaps the perfect recipe. Though I fear the baby may have measles - or is it just raisins?!
Alison xx

Tracy said...

Congratulations to the couple on their bouncing baby chocolate chip! LOL The dictionary paper is a fun element and they look good enough to eat. Whoops! Did I say that? :-)