Wednesday, October 22, 2014

Last Call on Halloween Charmed Confections

Hi Everyone!

Well, it has been a whirl wind of fun so far this Halloween season, hasn't it?!!  I am sitting here just smiling as I write this, feeling blessed to have had such a wonderful time preparing for my beloved holiday.  My sweet doggie, Jake is sleeping under my chair.

This was my first year participating in two national Halloween shows, Hallowbaloo (in Seattle, WA) and Halloween and Vine (in Petaluma, CA).  I have done lots of shows in the past, either working with another artist or showing my art, but both of these two shows specialize in high end Halloween art for the collector.  I was, and still am, so excited to have had my Charmed Confections there.  It was such a wonderful and memorable time.

My sister and I drove to Hallowbaloo.  14 hours from where I live, but my sister and I had a great time.  Laughing all the way there.  If you follow me on facebook, you might have seen all our posts on the trip.  I tried to keep you all with me by posting our journey there.  So much fun!  Check out my Facebook page and see for yourself.   Meeting all the artists there, was so fantastic!  I have admired them from a far and now, I am so happy to consider each and everyone of them my friends!  Such a great, wonderful group of talented, and super kind people.  It was a great experience.

Halloween and Vine was the following weekend!  So it was unpack from one show and repack for another.  Crazy it was like being on tour ... ok ... in my dreams, if I was a rock star!  LOL!  Halloween and Vine is such an amazing show.  If you live in the area, you sooo need to go!  I took my Mom to the show with me this time and we met up with my sister in Petaluma.  I have to say, that I loved being with both of them.  It was work, but we had a wonderful weekend all together!  The show was Fantastic!  A huge crowd, fantastic art and artists!  Wonderful show hosts that I just love to pieces --- they made me feel so welcome!  A frenzy of customers and collectors!  It was a cyclone of Halloween madness that I was swept up in.  I could have stayed FOREVER!!!  There is such a thing as Halloween Heaven!  Been there!!!

When those two shows were over, I came home unpacked and got ready for the next show the following weekend.  I know ... three shows - three weekends in a row!  The last show was held in Sacramento, CA.  A fun show that I do every year.   My inventory was really low, but still was happy to have something to offer the folks.  It is funny, I have done this show a few years now and meet those sweet customers who keep coming back to buy something new from me.  Such a treat!  I am beginning to remember their faces and names now.  How nice to have someone actually look for my booth spot!  It's crazy to me!  

So, to wrap it all up with a pretty, wicked bow, I have to say that this year is one I will never forget.  The Lord has truly blessed me in my endeavors!  I am so thankful to all the friends I have met along the way, to the collectors who continue to amaze me that they even want a piece of my art, to my family who is always there .. come hell or high water ... I know you got me, and to the rest of you who would take time out of your busy day to read this.  I so appreciate you all!

Lastly, thought I would show you some of the pieces I still have available in my Etsy Shoppe or on Giggleswick.  I made a ton of art this year and this is it!  WOW!!  To think all my pieces are in others homes.  Now, that is something to smile about!


The two scaredy boys above are still available.  
If you are interested in them.  
Message me at leeannkress@charmedconfections.com


This Ghastly Ghost is SOLD!  Posted and he didn't last long!  Thank you, Elizabeth!!


This Ghost is gone too .... WOW!  Thanks, Peggy!


This guy is still available.  I love his face!  He is just sweet like candy!  Go to my Etsy Shoppe to see more on him.  Here is his link.  https://www.etsy.com/listing/208179737/hand-sculpted-halloween-ghastly-ghost-by?ref=shop_home_active_4


This guy is still available.  If you like purple, he is the last one!    Go to my Etsy Shoppe to see more on him.  Here is his link.  https://www.etsy.com/listing/208182049/hand-sculpted-halloween-ghastly-ghost-by?ref=listing-shop-header-2


This Ghostie and his sweet lollie are SOLD!  Thank you, Susie!  



This one is SOLD!  Thank you, Christine!!


Ooops ... this guy is still AVAILABLE in my Etsy Shoppe.  Here is the link:
https://www.etsy.com/listing/208196484/one-eyed-pumpkin-man-wall-hanging-by?ref=shop_home_active_2


Well, it is slim picking at the candy store.  I hope you enjoy what is left!  Have a wonderful rest of the week and YAY!! for Sweet Halloween.

Until next time,



Sunday, October 19, 2014

2nd Annual Giggleswick Halloween Blog Hop WINNERS ANNOUNCED!!!


and the WINNERS are .....!!!






CONGRATULATIONS TO SANDI 
from The Primitive Skate!!!

You have won my Ghastly Ghost pictured above!! 
 YAY!!!  So thrilled that he will be flying to your house this Halloween!

Please contact me, LeeAnn, at leeannkress@hotmail.com to claim your prize!!
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See below for a list of all the other winners!  If you have won, click on the link to take you to the blog of your artist and contact them to claim your prize!

Carly Smith
www.boggybottombayou.blogspot.com
Winner -- Lori Platt


Arlene Sander
www.dreamedbyarlene.blogspot.com
Winner -- Lynn from Life on the Wienee Ranch

Becky McClure Federico
www.federico-fantasy-art.blogspot.com
Winner -- Crystal Bowen



Brenda Griffith
www.therustythimble.blogspot.com
Winner -- LeeAnne E.


Chuck McClenning
wwwthechasmaciancraftercom.blogspot.com
Winner -- Chickzilla

Cortney Arndt-Rector
www.cortneyrectordesigns.blogspot.com
Winner -- USA Gypsy



Darla Walk
www.darkforestfolkart.blogspot.com
Winner -- T. Johns from SC



Margo Noschese
www.my-witchy-women.blogspot.com
Winner -- Dogsmom


Lisa Ammerman
http://www.apieceoflisajane.blogspot.com/
Winner -- imsteelefullofscrap


Karen Blevins
Winner -- Joe M


Jean Wheelock
www.treasuresnwhimsy.blogspot.com
Winner -- AutumnWind


Heather Milliott
www.witchhollowprimitives.blogspot.com
Winner -- Sara Anderson


Debb George
Winner -- Janice Moore-Petty


Susie Krichbaum
www.theirishwitch.blogspot.com
Winner -- Wendy at Ravenwood Whimzies


Sheryl Parsons
www.mothersdreamartworks.blogspot.com
Winner -- Fran Caswell


Karen Brady Hammontree
www.bradybearsstudio.blogspot.com
Winner -- Kimberly at GriffinWyse



Patrick James Gill
www.everywitchwaylane.blogspot.com
Winner -- Wicked Faery Queen



Joyce Tenay
www.ragpatchprimitives.blogspot.com
Winner -- Deenna Ward


Jorge deRojas
www.hohohalloween.blogspot.com
Winner -- Brenda from Pumpkin Hollow Primitives



Faith Conroy
www.theprimitiveblackhatsociety.blogspot.com
Winner -- Cheryl Barcus

Congratulations to all and thank you to all the Giggleswick (Charmed Confections) followers and customers out there.  Without you, my art would have no home and no love!  

Thank you!  Thank you!

XOXO
LeeAnn

Wednesday, October 15, 2014

Today is your Last Chance to Sign Up for the 2nd Annual Giggleswick Halloween Blog Hop Giveaway!

Hi Everyone!

Today your last chance to sign up for the Giggleswick Halloween Blog Hop Giveaway!  To sign up, click the link below and follow the instructions.  It's easy and you have 21 chances of winning an original piece of Halloween art!!

http://charmedconfections.blogspot.com/2014/10/ready-to-win-enter-to-win-on-of-21.html

But time is running out my Pretties!  
You need to get through all 21 blogs by 12 midnight tonight to be in the drawing!


Did you hear me?  21 chances of winning! 
 Run now with those ruby slippers of yours and sign up!


Friday, October 3, 2014

READY TO WIN!! Enter to win on of the 21 Prizes in The Witches of Giggleswick 2nd Annual Halloween Blog Hop Starting NOW!!!

Welcome to the 2nd Annual 
Giggleswick Halloween Blog Hop!!


The blog hop starts today ... Sunday, October 5th and runs until Wednesday, October 15th.  

The winners (and there will be 21 winners) will be announced on Sunday, October 19th!

Here is what you could win!!



Welcome to my blog!  

My name is LeeAnn Kress and 
I am the artist here at Charmed Confections.  
I love sculpting my sweet confections!  They are all made from mixed media, but mainly polymer, apoxie and paper clay.

I will be giving away one of my ghosts in my Ghastly Ghost collection.  
He is hand sculpted and one of a kind!

Here is a picture of him below.




To be entered into the drawing you will need to visit all 21 participating artist's blog sites and do Steps 1 and 2 below. 

It is not hard and you will be visiting incredible 
blogs along the way!  Ready?!!

STEP 1:  Follow my blog.  You can do this by clicking on the blue Google "Join this Site" button.  You can find this on my right hand side bar.  Click on the link and sign up.  If you already follow my blog you are already done with this step.

STEP 2:  Leave a Comment.  Please leave a comment below this posting.  Look for the work "Comment" at the very bottom of this post click on it and tell me that you are following my blog and that you would like to be entered into the giveaway. 

It's that easy!  

PLEASE NOTE - On Sunday, October 19th winners will be announced.  Make sure I can reach you - by this I mean make sure when you sign up on my blog your email is attached for notification -- or mark your calendars to check to see if you have won by coming back here and looking for the winner's post on Sunday, October 19th.  
IMPORTANT -- Make sure you visit all 21 site and do steps 1 and 2 ... if not, you do not qualify for the prizes. 


Below are a list of the giveaways with links to the artist's blog sites!  
Click on the link below their picture and hop to their blog, follow their blog, leave a comment and hop to the next one!
HAVE FUN!!!!

Carly Smith
www.boggybottombayou.blogspot.com


Arlene Sander
www.dreamedbyarlene.blogspot.com


Becky McClure Federico
www.federico-fantasy-art.blogspot.com



Brenda Griffith
www.therustythimble.blogspot.com


Chuck McClenning
wwwthechasmaciancraftercom.blogspot.com


Cortney Arndt-Rector
www.cortneyrectordesigns.blogspot.com



Darla Walk
www.darkforestfolkart.blogspot.com



Margo Noschese
www.my-witchy-women.blogspot.com


Lisa Ammerman
http://www.apieceoflisajane.blogspot.com/


Karen Blevins


Jean Wheelock
www.treasuresnwhimsy.blogspot.com


Heather Milliott
www.witchhollowprimitives.blogspot.com


Debb George


Susie Krichbaum
www.theirishwitch.blogspot.com


Sheryl Parsons
www.mothersdreamartworks.blogspot.com


Karen Brady Hammontree
www.bradybearsstudio.blogspot.com



Patrick James Gill
www.everywitchwaylane.blogspot.com


 Oooo and I LOVE SURPRISES!  Weeeeee!


Joyce Tenay
www.ragpatchprimitives.blogspot.com


Jorge deRojas
www.hohohalloween.blogspot.com



Faith Conroy
www.theprimitiveblackhatsociety.blogspot.com


Good luck and happy haunts hopping
 from one blog to another.

If you would be so kind (when you have some time) ...


Like me on Facebook!  Here is the link ---

If you love Pinterest - I have some cool boards you might be interested in ... find me here!

If you have a blog, add me to you favorites list and mention this giveaway.  This Giggleswick witch would be most grateful!

Until Sunday, October 19th!!!

XOXO
LeeAnn