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Monday, December 03, 2007

Cupcakes & Giveaway Winners

I'm sure you're all familiar with the story "Alice in Wonderland". This past week I was living out the parallel story "Bejeweled in Etsyland". I followed the white rabbit and fell down the hole into Etsyland, where I have been happily lost for days discovering wonderful shops and new friends. I crawled back out into the real world today and realized an entire week had gone by in the blink of an eye! A whole week! Eek!! And I thought blogland was vast :) Thank you to everyone who helped me launch my new store by stopping by to visit, hearting me, or wishing me good luck! Here it has been storming madly with even a stormstorm warning. The weather center, the news crews, indeed....everyone in the know seemed to think we were going to get a lot of snow, but in the end it all turned to rain. We don't see snow too often here on the valley floor, so it would have been exciting for the kids, but maybe next time. Now we're being pummeled by huge winds (hurricane force on the coast) so it's time to be really careful on the road looking for downed tree branches and flooded parts. My husband said he saw a car submerged almost to it's roof last night on his commute home. Update: I wrote this last night - this morning it has become clear that the storm was even stronger than expected and has left a wake of devastation in Oregon and Washington - please take a moment to pray for all those lives have been affected by this event.(storm pics from the Statesman Journal online storm coverage article)

Holiday time means holiday treats! Let's all share a piece of this tasty European style apple & cranberry tartlet I found at Costco this weekend and draw some winners! It also came with chocolate macadamia nut tartlets but those lasted about 10 seconds after we opened the box :)

Winner of prize A: Kari & Kijsa
Winner of prize B: Michelle at Hold Dear
And ... I was having so much fun let's draw another winner for mystery prize C: Alison Gibbs

Congrats to you all!!! I will be contacting you shortly for your addresses.

Who doesn't love a happy cupcake? With the grey, rainy, wintery weather now firmly in place for the next 4 months, I made some cheery cupcake paintings for my kitchen. I had visions of coming downstairs, seeing these happy prints and smiling as I made my Earl Grey tea. I got so inspired I made a whole bunch! When the artistic muse strikes ... you gotta paint! With sprinkles, without sprinkles, with cherries, without cherries, with cake flower decorations, and on and on and on...... I think I painted about a dozen? I've been making hand-illustrated cupcake and cake mini-birthday gift tags for years now so it was really rewarding to paint some larger, bolder ones. I hate to part with any of them, but these are a few that will be going up for sale soon.

Next week ... the answers to the "10 weird/interesting things about you" tag. This tag is hard to write, but I'm working on it! And .... I've been making so many new friends so fast, my bookmarks have become out of control. I can't even find the link to my own shop sometimes. Yikes! Updated blogroll coming soon so I can visit you all!


NeereAnDear said...

Love the cupcakes.... they are darling.... CONGRATS TO ALL THE WINNERS!! Love coming here... you are an inspiration



Lori said...

congrats to all the winners:) and i just love those adorable cupcakes you painted!!! great colors!!!

Monica Yvette said...

Yikes, I slept through the morning news and look what I missed. I'm glad that you and your family are o.k. On a lighter note, what cute cupcake paintings! They are so cheerful. Thanks for the heart!

rochambeau said...

Congrats to your winners, Bejeweled!! Also on your new shop!!
Your cupcakes look Yummy!!
Thanks for stopping by today. Hope the rain will stop soon!


She'sSewPretty said...

I love your cupcake paintings, especially the last one!
I heard about the flooding today on the news. We have one day of rain in the last six months. I wish some of that rain would move down here. We're worried about a drought next year. Doesn't seem fair that Oregon and Washington have so much and we have none. Tell everyone up there to go outside and blow hard to the south.

Kari & Kijsa said...

Hello sweet friend....we are so EXCITED!!!!! What a blessing!!!!! Wonderful news....we are e-mailing you our are the very, very, (a million very's) best!

Have a wonderful day!

smiles, kari and kijsa

Gracie said...

Congrats to the winners. Those are some wonderful giveaways!

Eeep now that you mentioned storm it looks like it's about to break free into one here now. It's soo dark it's kind of freaky.

And your cupcake paintings look wonderful. They look so enticing =)

bluemuf said...

Great cupcake paintings. I love them. I can see how they would make you happy while having your tea.


Sweet Cottage Dreams said...

Well, darn it, I missed out on your drawing - but congrats to all of the lovies who won!!

The cupcake pictures that you made a so cute! Makes me want to make cupcakes!!

Have a wonderful day!!


PS: I am still LOVING my earrings that I won from you a few months past. Get lots of compliments on them, too!!

m i c h e l l e said...

HOOOO-RAY for Heather! Thank you SO much for doing a giveaway and making all the fun for us...and me!!! :-)

LOVE the cuppycakes!!! So how crazy was the weather? And's gorgeous! :-)

Take care!

Bimbimbie said...

Laughed at your description of Bejeweled in Etsyland .. real time has no meaning once our fingers hit a keyboard and we go traveling *!*

Anonymous said...

Congratulatiions to all the winners:) Georgeous cupcakes, the colours are wonderful and so cheerful !! Have a great day Heather :) Jenn and Jacqui

Carola said...

Heh, these cupcake paintings are so pretty and cheerful. Love the colors, the motif. Everything. Cute.

sandra f. said...

Well, you know I love cupcakes, so fun to paint and to look at!!! Yikes the weather there is dreadful! Texas has gotten a little rain, but just drizzly type...hope you stay safe and dry and get to stay home and create...not having to venture out in the weather!!! -Sandra

Mary Timme said...

Oh Congrats to everyone who entered and won. The storm is coming here, but looks like it will be a mostly mountains foothills dumper--which they love--and not much here. You never know how these will set up until the last minute. Last year at this time they said 2-4" and we got almost 2 foot of snow. But, prognostication says not much for here. I worry about them all. The Christmas cupcakes are neat!

Britt- Sparkled Vintage Charm said...

hasn't the weather been wacky here in the northwest? crazy! I love the cute cupcakes!!

Anonymous said...

I am honored and inspired by your feedback on my 'shoe'.The weather looks dreadful.I loove your cupcakes..I am getting ready to paint some ..switch gears..we have alot in common jewelry and cupcakes!

Susan Tuttle said...

Congratulations on your new Etsy!!

I love your cupcake paintings--delicious!


Lola Enchanted said...

Congrats you lucky girls!!! I love that rabbit!!! They are my favorite animal!!!!~ Just lovely!

Liz said...

I love your cup cake paintings -very clever and such bright, warm colours
Hugs from N.Z.

tongue in cheek said...

Lucky winners! Congratulations to you on your new shop!

Gina said...

Oh how lovley! I like cupcakes : )