Saturday, December 11, 2010

PS Don't miss my giveaway and spread the news please-

WHAT???? I don't have enough entries for all the prizes I am giving away !!
so please- tell you friends, your mother, your enemies... these are free!! 
Click here to get to the giveaway post and scroll down to Dec 5th.  
Doncha wanna eat my gingerbread home, doncha.....doncha.....(sung in my head) LOL

Friday, December 10, 2010

The Boulder City Gingerbread House Contest- Today!!

 I just had to share the fun I had this week with my daughter Jessie (28) and so creative.
We created an entry for the Gingerbread House Contest 
which is a home for aquatic creatures
We had so much fun.  
She drew the design and made all the templates, 
I mixed the dough and frosting and baked all the pieces.  
First we decorated and assembled the standing walls;
 glued the sides to the main piece , propped the sides to form the angle and 
let it dry overnight in my office where my mischievious feline, Gracie could not get into it.  
Here is the first picture of our masterpiece in progress.
 Next Jessie mounted it on the board standing and filled the base with Rock Candy.
Then came the real fun.
Decorating and creating all kinds of creatures.  She did a fabulous hermit crab- 
I made the octopus
 and we both created sea urchins, clams, anenomes, starfish......
All from candy and royal frosting (sweet cement)!
We even added an aquatic Tree. I bet you didn't know they celebrate Christmas Under-the-Sea!
Today I will do my best to get it to the show in one piece.
The entries will be auctioned off and the money goes to charity.
For my local friends:
My friend Barbara and I will be selling our wares in the Christmas Market 
at this event from 11:00- 9:00 pm today. 
For more info click here:
Have a delicious day!! 

Sunday, December 5, 2010

Who turned on the time sucking machine?

Time, time, time, time, time....
Is it just me or does time seem to be shrinking!! 
Every week goes by faster.  
I have been so very busy creating, teaching and preparing for another craft show-
Friday the 10th- The Gingerbread House Contest Arts and Crafts Show
in Boulder City, NV - 10 am to 9 pm for my locals!!
My daughter and I are making an entry- pictures will be posted next weekend!!
I have been neglecting you my followers.  
I apologize.
Be sure to see my Making Amends Giveaway below!!
I have joined the Polymer Clay Artists Guild of Etsy!!
 and had the pleasure of being included in one of the member's Treasuries!!  
A Beautiful Color combination I probably would not have tried!! 
Here is a peek.
 I am excited to participate with this wonderful group of talented artists. 
They have monthly challenges - Click Here to see the December Challenge 
and feel free to vote for your favorites. 
I missed entering this one but plan on participating next month.
Here is my favorite item by The Pleasant Pheasant
a great gift idea!
If you would like to check out other members shops here is a link: PCAGOE team
Okay, now for the 
I thought I had a great little original idea 
when I stumbled on tiny jingle bells, light bulbs, metallic pom-poms and gift boxes at Michaels.
I spent many hours one sleepless night making these fun little Holiday earrings.  
With the economy the way it is I wanted to offer a very economical and fun gift choice to my customers.
Turns out these are sold at 7-elevens and Walmart!!! 
Guess my inspiration fairies have been slumming this month.
I still think they are cute
especially my "Whoville Christmas trees".
(the red wire wrapped green metallic pom-poms below)
You have seen "The Grinch" right?
So the grand prize winner will receive this bracelet!!

and  5 runner ups will be able to choose any style earrings they would like to have.
(refer to the pictures above)
What are you waiting for?
All you have to do to enter is comment below include your email so I can contact you if you win
 AND share a link to my giveaway on your blog, facebook or twitter by Friday December 10th.  
I will randomly choose winners the old fashion way 
( little folded pieces of paper with your name and email address on them in a canister: 
shaken, stirred and then picked out one by one) 
Sunday December 12th. 
Good Luck!!