Monday, December 24, 2012

Wishing You A Charmed Little Christmas!

Hi Everyone!

Jake and I wanted to wish you a very Merry Christmas and all the Best in 2013!  To all my customers, family, friends ... and new friends, I have met this year, "Thank You" for loving my art, encouraging me, and sharing in this wonderful new venture I call Charmed Confections!

Jake and I are finished with the preparations and we are ready to celebrate with our loved ones.  This will be Jake's first Christmas and he is doing it up right in his little elf hat.  He is all ready to go visit Grandma and Grandpa, as we are spending Christmas at their house.  He looks a little preoccupied in this picture ... must be visions of sugar plums going round his head ... or maybe he's just embarrassed by the hat.    :)

Regardless, we wanted to send you all some love today and hope that you make a lot of wonderful memories this holiday season.  As I look back on this year, so much has happened in my life.  I am so very grateful for all the blessings God has given me (including Jake).  Take time to hug your family tight, count your blessings and keep the true meaning of Christmas alive in your heart everyday!

May God bless you always!



XOXOXO -  LeeAnn & Jake


Sunday, December 23, 2012

My New Favorite Christmas Song! (We'll maybe my second.)

Hi Everyone!

Christmas is fast approaching and I wanted to share a little ditty with you all, as I had never heard this until I heard it sung at my daughter's high school winter concert!  It is a funny take-off of The Twelve Days of Christmas!  Just don't ask me to sing it to you.  :)

The first day after Christmas my true love and I had a fight, 

And so I chopped the pear tree down and burned it just for spite. 

Then with a single cartridge, I shot that blasted partridge, 

My true love, my true love, my true love gave to me. 

The second day after Christmas, I pulled on the old rubber gloves, 

And very gently wrung the necks of both the turtle doves. 

My true love, my true love, my true love gave to me. 

The third day after Christmas, my mother caught the croup; 

I had to use the three French hens to make some chicken soup. 

The four calling birds were a big mistake, 

for their language was obscene. 

The five gold rings were completely fake and they turned my fingers green . 

The sixth day after Christmas, the six laying geese wouldn't lay, 

I gave the whole darn gaggle to the A.S.P.C.A. 

On the seventh day what a mess I found, 

All seven of the swimming swans had drowned. 

My true love, my true love, my true love gave to me. 

The eighth day after Christmas, before they could suspect, 

I bundled up the eight maids a milking, nine pipers piping, Ten ladies dancing, Eleven lords a leaping, Twelve drummers drumming and sent them back collect. 

I wrote my true love, "We are through, love", 

and I said in so many words, 

"Furthermore your Christmas gifts were for the birds!"

HAHAHAHAHAHA!  I laughed so hard when the choir sang it!  I am sure we could all use a little giggle about now.

I also would like to shout out to my favorite girl in the whole world - my daughter, Valerie!  
HAPPY BIRTHDAY BABY!!  I LOVE YOU WITH EVERY FIBER OF MY BEING!  You are my Magnum Opus ... MY GREAT WORK!  The best thing I ever did or will ever make (with the help of God and your Dad!)  XOXOXO

Merry Christmas everyone!  (Two more days to shop! -- Hurry!)  

Monday, December 17, 2012

The Winner of the Holiday Blog Hop is ....



The winner is....(Drum Roll...)

Carol Stuck of Buttermilk Creek Farm!!!

A Big "Thank You" to all who entered and followed all the way through.  There were so many, many, 
we had to do a drawing...the old "names in the hat"method.  Hope you all will join us next year.  In 2013, we will have another Christmas giveaway and ....
a Halloween giveaway as well!
Congratulations Carol!!

Saturday, December 15, 2012

Christmas Ornament Blog Hop Ending Soon / Thoughts for the day.

Hi Everyone,

Just wanted to let you know that our multi-artist blog hop will be ending Sunday, December 16th at 5pm pacific time.  There is still  time left to enter.  I would like to thank all those who signed up for this giveaway and to wish each one of you a very blessed Christmas and New Year.

In the wake of the tragedy yesterday, all this seems senseless.  Please pray for the families and especially, all the children.  As a mother, my heart is broken ... as a human being who loves her fellow man, my heart is broken still.

LeeAnn

Monday, December 10, 2012

Mr. Snow -n- Flake are outta here!

Hi Everyone!  I am so excited, not only about this wonderful Blog Hop that is going on, but I sold my Christmas Pfatt Marketplace offering for December.  Mr. Snow -n- Flake will be traveling to their new home tomorrow.  Thanks so much, Sherry, for adopting these chilly boys.  :)  You have warmed my heart with this purchase.  (Sherry is a wonderful customer of mine and has several of my pieces.)  Thank you!  Thank you!!



YAY!  I'm going to live with Sherry!  This is the BEST Christmas EVER!!!

Sunday, December 9, 2012

MULTI-ARTIST BLOG HOP BEGINS NOW!!!


Carly Smith from Boggy Bottom Bayou is hosting this event and 
I am so happy to be a part of it!  
This blog hop will run from Monday, December 10th through Sunday, December 16th.  A winner will be picked Sunday night and announced on our blogs on Monday, December 17th!  

Here are the rules to be entered to WIN!!  Please follow all 3 rules!

1.  You must visit each of the 7 blogs.  (They are listed below.)  

2.  Once there, you must sign up to be a follower.  If you already follow the blog, please say "I'm already a follower." in your comment to enter ... see Rule #3.

3.  After you sign up to be a follower of the blog, you must leave a comment in the comment section asking to be put into the giveaway.
  
That is it!  We will enter your name in the giveaway!  
One lucky person wins it ALL!!

SO LET'S GET STARTED!!! ---- There are 7 Artist's participating.  The above pictures are numbered according to the Artists listed below.  They are:

1.  Carly Smith (our Host) from Boggy Bottom Bayou - Carly is giving away a gorgeous set of vintage, mercury glass and lamp work bead ornaments.  Oh so pretty and very vintage!  As a BONUS ... (If she get's 20 new followers on her blog), Carly is giving away a 10" Santa in an adorable quilted outfit! (See middle picture #1)  Love him!!
Click on the link below to go to Carly's blog.
http://boggybottombayou.blogspot.com

2.  LeeAnn Kress from Charmed Confections -  I am giving away a cute set of six Charmed Confections Cupcakes in a holiday tin, along with 2 candy cane ornaments and 2 lollipop ornaments.  All handmade! (See bigger pictures below!)
Click on the link below to go to my blog  ( Hee Hee! You're already here!)
http://charmedconfections.blogspot.com

3.  Jody Johnson from Sweet Bear Creek Whims - Jody is giving away a beautiful handmade reindeer pillow.  Sooo cute!  (LeeAnn (above) should know .. she has one!)  Absolutely darling - You won't want to part with it!
Click on the link below to go to Jody's blog
http://sweetbearcreekwhims.blogspot.com

4.  Brenda Griffith from The Rusty Thimble - Brenda is giving away the sweetest snowman ornament that will grace your tree!  Can you say ..."too sweet!"
Click on the link below to go to Brenda's blog
http://therustythimble.blogspot.com

5.  Mary Bell from The Mary Bell.com - Mary's giveaway is a knitty bitty knit couture Santa sweater set. It comes with hanging hardware underneath that is a poseable wyreman made from recycled cat-5 wire.  So cute!  Santa needs one of these for his tiny elves! 
Click on the link below to go to Mary's blog
www.themarybell.com/blog

6.  Nicoletta Farrauto from Niky's Creations - Niky is giving away an incredible cross stitched pocket keep with a darling cross stitched reindeer and tree on it.  So pretty!  Love that you can put fresh herbs or sprigs of evergreen in it!  It will smell so wonderful!
Click on the link below to go to Niky's blog
http://niky-nikyscreations.blogspot.com

7.  Hope Rayel from Hope Rayel Handmade Dolls - Hope is giving away a sweet, little angel doll ornament to fly around your Christmas tree this holiday season.  Every tree needs a angel and this one is so sweet indeed!
Click on the link below to go to Hope's blog
http://hoperayel.blogspot.com

Here are bigger pictures of my offerings!

Six Charmed Confections Cupcake Ornies in a tin.  

Click  on the next words - Artwork for Sale - to see what Christmas items I am selling and to see more closeup pictures of these cute cupcakes ornies! 


Two sugared candy canes and two glass glittered lollipops - 
one with a Nice ribbon and one with a Naughty one!  
Hand made out of polymer clay!  :)



Good luck to you all and thank you for stopping by my blog!   

Wednesday, December 5, 2012

Multi-Artist Christmas Giveaways & A Charmed Confections Pfatt Marketplace Sneak Peek!

Hi Everyone!  

I am so excited to be part of another blog hop Christmas ornament giveaway!!! YAY!!!  If you signed up for the last one and didn't win, HERE'S YOUR SECOND CHANCE!!!  

This blog hop is being hosted by Carly Smith of Boggy Bottom Bayou.  You can find her blog at boggybottombayou.blogspot.com  - She is an incredible Artist and has even been featured in the August issue of Art Doll Quarterly - 5 page spread too!  So pop on over and check out her site.  She is also listed on my side bar in my favorites! 

This blog hop event is a multi-Artist giveaway and so far the ornaments I've seen are super darling.  You won't want to miss it!  There are some sensational Artists participating and I know they are they ones you love!   Jody from Sweet Bear Creek Whims and Brenda from The Rusty Thimble are among them.  I LOVE their art!  You can find their blogs in my favorites too!  Other Artists are compiling their ornaments as we speak!  So exciting, as I'm honored to meet new Artists and friends too!   

The blog hop starts on Monday, December 10th and runs until Sunday, December 16th til 5pm pacific time.  A winner will be picked that evening and announced on all the participating artist's blog sites Monday morning, December 17th!   

THE WINNER TAKES IT ALL!

 IT COULD BE YOU!!!  

So have some fun, tell your friends and hop away like that cute snow bunny you are!  All the details will be on my blog the morning of December 10th!

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As most of you know Pfatt Marketplace updates its offering on Monday, December 10th.  Gee!  December 10th is a busy day!  I am excited to present to you my offering for the month of December.

I would like for you to meet Mr. Snow -n- Flake (his sidekick)!  Another of my sweet Charmed Confections!  I hope you like them.  Mr. Snow is 13" tall and Flake is a tiny 2 1/2".  They are just too sweet to eat!  Every time I look at Flake, I hear him saying ... "Pick me up!!"

Mr. Snow's head has been hand sculpted from paperclay, sanded, painted and sealed for protection.  Do you see the tiny peppermints at the corners of his mouth?  Those are made from polymer clay!  Snow's body is made to look like a real cupcake.  So real, in fact, your kiddies will wish they can taste him.   Ah well ... he is made to last and his frosting is rock hard, but super pretty and glittery.  His cupcake wrapper is made out of cute Christmas paper and is laced up at the sides.  Mr. Snow sports a cute top hat with hand embossed paper flowers and a cozy red scarf and cuffs.   All handmade by little o'l me.  

I need to make one of those top hats to fit my doggie Jake's head!  Too cute!   If you are interested in Snow -n- Flake, be the first one to email me on Monday, December 10th when you check out pfattmarketplace.com   The site updates at 10am pacific time!  

Until then ... I hope you are all healthy, happy, and well loved!

XOXO LeeAnn (& Jake)