Wednesday, December 16, 2009

A new transition

Hi everyone! I can't believe it is almost Christmas! Where has the time gone?!

Over Thanksgiving I started working on the RBK Creations website. It is definitely in it's infancy but it is transforming into something bigger and better every day. (backgrounds will change, how things are arranged will change, pretty much everything will be different..)

The website features the blog as well as information about my store, a photo gallery, contact information and much more. For now, I plan on keeping this blog here as well, updating both. There will be a point however where I will only be using the website.

I do invite you all to head on over to the website and RSS feed it into your reader of choice. I think it will be exciting to see all of the changes RBK Creations will be going through in the next month, and I want to share that with all of you! I've got plans :)

So, as things change and build on the website, let me know your thoughts! I want to create something that everyone finds interesting yet easy to navigate. (And fun, of course).

For now, I will leave you with some pictures of orders in the works. We have been busy, the past month especially.

Just two flowers out of 157 hand embroidered flowers.


A great order of blues and greens!

What fun colors! A wrist corsage, which is one of a few.


Some of the centerpiece stems for another order. I think there were 120 of these. So girly and fun!

I promise to update more pictures soon. 3 of the 4 orders above have been shipped and done for awhile now. There are a bunch of other pieces that are in the works that I have not had time to take pictures of.

Monday, November 30, 2009

Giveaway Winner!!!

Hi everyone. I want to thank every one for their patience. I am so sorry that I have not posted the winner before now. This past month has been one thing after another. I am finally getting over being sick and things are falling back into their normal routine.

Anyway, I have picked a winner for the Brandi Thompson Photography Giveaway! The winning comment was lucky number 3!!!! TeddyStartedIt is the winner! I will be contacting you for your information and I will then get it to Brandi.

Thank you all so much. And if you didn't win...Go check out Brandi's site and keep her in mind for any upcoming photo needs, she is awesome at what she does!


Sunday, November 8, 2009

New Background for Product Photos

A couple weeks ago I finally had a chance to make a new background for taking photos. I have been wanting to make it for the past two months but never had a chance. It still needs a little bit of 'editing' but I think it is working well so far.

I found a big piece of wood in my garage and I used some of the left over turf from my craft show display. I think the 'cloud' background needs some more variation in color and some more depth..maybe making something 3D on it. This weekend went by way too fast otherwise I would have worked on it a bit more.


It looks fine from far away but in the actual product photos it whites it out too much.


YAY For Astro Turf. I like that I can just take it off the table and shake off anything that gets on it. I end up having to edit out a lot less fuzzballs that make their way into the picture.


Here is a bouquet I took of picture of this weekend with the new background.

What are your thoughts on my background? Do you think it helps me stand out at all?

Friday, November 6, 2009

Brandi Thompson Photography Giveaway


I have a very special giveaway this week! I will be jealous of the winner! The only catch with this giveaway is that you must live in the Dallas area (25 miles within Plano, TX to be exact). Or willing to travel to Plano if you live a bit out of that range. I can tell you right now, it would be well worth it. Anyway, scroll down and read the great interview with Brandi and check out some of her work.

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Please Introduce yourself:
My name is Brandi Thompson, and I live with my husband Brian, and our four “kids” (three cats and a dog) in Plano, TX. I am a full time photographer, and a general lover of the arts!

Can you tell me a little bit about your business? When did you start? How you got started, etc.

I focus on wedding and lifestyle photography with a fun, organic ‘rockstar’ approach. I am a big believer in capturing moments as they happen, and customizing photos to each client, instead of fitting my clients into a specified mold.

I have loved photography for a long time. My father actually did photography in high school, and I just grew up with an appreciation for it. For years I would take pictures of my friends just for fun, and because I enjoyed making people feel good about themselves. I was previously in school, and ran into the situation that I needed a flexible income so that I could work and still go to school. I started my business in January of 2008, and it’s been growing steadily since then. As of May 2009, I am no longer attending school – having made the decision to focus solely on my business.




How would you describe your creative process? Ever get in a creative rut? How to you get past that rut?
I really let my clients’ personality dictate where I go with their session. I have a slew of places to shoot at, and I try to mix it up as often as possible. I discuss exactly the kind of feel my clients are going for, and then we just kind of go and have a lot of fun. I don’t approach anything with calculation. When I start to feel a little dry on the creativity side, I will often play around with still life objects or landscape photos. It’s generally easier to try new perspectives on an object instead of a person.




What is a typical day like for you?
Honestly, I don’t have a really set schedule. I try and make a list of things I need to get done on the specific day, and then tackle the list. Some days it’s hours of sitting in front of my computer editing photos, burning CDs, packaging prints, answering emails – things like that. I take breaks by taking the dog out to play or taking him for a walk. I also take computer breaks by working on various household chores. All in all, it’s not terribly exciting but, at least I get to wear pajamas.




Where can you be found online? 
Lots of places!

Did you always know you wanted to be a photographer?
 No, not really. I have always known that I am an artist, and that whatever I did with my life – it would be based in art. I’ve been creating things in some fashion since I was a small child, and I will be that way until the day I die. I have had an active interest in photography since I was young, and I can definitely see myself doing this for the long term.





Are there any fun tidbits about you, your business or life in general you would like to share?
I am a very passionate person. I love what I do, and I am thankful everyday that I get to have one of the greatest jobs on the planet. I have wanted to run my own business since I was old enough to grasp the concept, and it’s amazing to realize a lifelong dream. Outside of photography and the arts, I also love music (hence my rockstar vibe!), dancing, animals, fashion – especially shoes, books and lots of geeky things. I am a long time vegetarian and I have a slew of stuffed animals on my desk that I refer to as my ‘employees’. I am unabashedly dorky, but it’s just part of being honest.

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Up for grabs? 
I would like to offer the readers a free lifestyle photo session of their choice. It can be a couples session, senior, bridal/trash the dress, family, children…whatever they’d like.

We will discuss their vision and find the perfect location. Most sessions last between one and two hours.

Within a few weeks of the session, proofs will be available in a private gallery with a 10% off on anything purchased in the first ten days.


I live in Plano, so the winner will need to be in a 25 mile radius of Plano, or willing to come this way if they live a little further out. 






To Enter: Make sure to look at Brandi's website and blog, she posts some great sessions on there! Come back and tell me how you would use your photo session if you won! Also, leave your email address so I can contact you if you win!

Earn Extra Entries: (Leave a comment for each extra entry)
1. Follow my blog. Or let me know if you are already a follower
2. Follow Brandi's Twitter
3. Blog about this giveaway (Leave the link)
4. Post a message on Twitter about the giveaway (Make sure to include @rbkcreations in your tweet)



The winner will be picked on November 24th, 12pm CST. The winner will be notified by email. It will also be posted on this blog. Please make sure your email address is accurate. If no email address is provided I will draw another name. The winner will have 48 hours to provide us with their contact information and location.

Friday, October 30, 2009

Katemajoie Giveaway Winner

Thank you all so much for entering the latest giveaway! You all said such nice things and I hope you had a chance to see all the great products from Katrina's shop!

*Drum roll Please*

The winner is, number 24, Abigail!


(The giveaway ended with 100 entries. There were a few late entries that did not get included in the drawing)

There isn't a giveaway this week as it is Halloween, I am going to 2 concerts, custom orders in the process and lots of other planning!

Next week however, I have a special surprise for everyone who lives in the North Dallas Area. It will be a very special treat. So if you live in the area or know anyone who does make sure to take a look on Thursday for the new post!

Thursday, October 22, 2009

Giveaway from Katemajoie - Letterpress notecards or sign



Hi all. I am back to the giveaways on the blog now. I have officially started my job and enjoy it. Things are starting to get back to normal again. So much was all happening at the same time that the blog and the giveaways had to be put on hold. This week's giveaway is from the sweetest person ever! Check out a little more about Katrina and her shop katemajoie
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Introduce yourself:
I'm Katrina, designer/printer behind Ma Joie Press. Last year was a big one for me. I graduated college with a degree in Art, I married my high school sweetheart, Tyler, and I started MJP. It's been a crazy blur, but I'm having a great time.

Tell us a little bit about your shop:
I print for special occasions, so, the majority of my shop is wedding and baby designs. It's so wonderful to hear from people who are expecting a baby or preparing for their wedding. It's the happiest part of my job.

How did you get started on Etsy?
It was love at first sight for me and Etsy! I happened across the site while searching for a specific and unusual Christmas present a couple of years ago, and it literally changed my life. I set goals to start my business with hopes of having a shop someday. After I became what I considered 'skilled enough' in my craft to sell, I jumped in head first. It was the perfect next step - inexpensive to start up, and chock full of like-minded personalities. I can't even count the opportunities (big and small) that have come my way through Etsy.



Where on the internet can you be found?
You can find Ma Joie Press and me on the main website, the MJP blog, the Etsy shop and of course on Twitter

Favorite product in your shop?
It's hard to pick a favorite product because I put so much time into designing them all, picking colors and printing them. But, if I have to pick, I'd probably say the "Not all those who wander are lost" print. It is just a happy reminder that, though I'm not on the same path as everyone else, I'm on the right path for me.

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Up for Grabs:
10 pack of folded letterpress spider mum cards & envelopes or a "those who wanter" letterpress print. I have both on hand so it is the winner's choice!

Value: $20.00

How to Enter: Take a look around Katrina's Etsy shop, come back and let us know your favorite design/item. Also, leave your email address in the message so I can contact you, if you win!

Earn Extra Entries: (Leave a comment for each extra entry)
1. Follow my blog. Or let me know if you are already a follower
2. Follow Katrina's Twitter
3. Blog about this giveaway (Leave the link)
4. Post a message on Twitter about the giveaway (Can only be done once a day. Enter a new comment for each day that you tweet about this great giveaway)

The winner will be picked on October 29th, 12pm CST. The winner will be notified by email. It will also be posted on this blog. Please make sure your email address is accurate. If no email address is provided I will draw another name. The winner will have 48 hours to provide us with their choice of item and shipping information or another name will be picked.

Wednesday, October 21, 2009

Cupcakes - A personal mission!

A year ago I found a cupcake recipe in a magazine that I just had to make. They had caramel in them, that is all I remember. They ended up being horrible. They were dense and tasted like flour. It just wasn't good at all. Even though the end result was bad I still had fun making them.

Sine that batch of dry, gross cupcakes it has been my personal mission (slight obsession) to make good cupcakes. I recently purchased a cupcake cookbook so I can play around with some different types and ingredients.

The first recipe was a Chocolate Chip Cupcake. They still weren't good. They were almost grainy. I wasn't too happy with that outcome. I felt very intimidated by the complexity of making good homemade cupcakes. I meant to take pictures of this batch but definitely forgot.

The second attempt (and the second in the book, I plan on going in order) was Carrot Cupcakes. I had to grate a pound of carrots which was a pain but they turned out soooooo good. I have a new motivation for making cupcakes. The 3rd batch (Yellow Buttermilk) are cooling right now waiting for frosting. Pictures of that batch will be up soon.



In the meantime, however, I will share some pictures of my Carrot Cupcakes with Cream Cheese frosting and a carrot on top, of course.


I got these super cute tulip cupcake liners on Etsy.

They were bakery quality (in my opinion). Very moist and perfect. They seemed to just disappear. A lot were consumed at the North Dallas Etsy Meeting. I will have to make them again, very soon!

I am back to having fun making them, ha, so I am sure I will be posting my successes and failures as I make them! Enjoy! (want the recipe, let me know and I can get it to you)

Thursday, October 8, 2009

Remington Kissme Moore Bracelet Giveaway Winner!

Thank you all for entering this giveaway! I was very happy with the response and so glad I could get some exposure to my mom's little shop!

The winner is number 124...Laura!

I will be contacting you shortly to get your shipping information.

I will be taking the next week off from giveaways in order to finish preparing for the bridal show this weekend and hopefully starting a new job on Monday. But make sure to check back next week for some more goodies!


Tuesday, October 6, 2009

My first Bridal Expo!


I have been posting a few different things on twitter the past two days but I thought I would make an actual post with more information about my first ever bridal expo.

Yesterday, I was officially on the list to be an exhibitor at the 2009 Latino Bridal & Quince Expo in Arlington, TX. I paid my booth fee yesterday and the show is THIS Sunday! It is a large show but one that will be a good entry into the bridal industry. I have been told not knowing Spanish wouldn't be a barrier, so let's hope that is truly the case! Or I will be in major trouble!! 


I didn't realize all that was needed to prepare for a bridal show and I know I will be missing things. I have been getting some great advice from a fellow North Dallas Etsy member (Thanks Sonja!). 


To top off the stress of doing my first bridal show this weekend, my second every craft show the weekend after, I will be starting a full-time job this Thursday. 


I like to be busy, so this is good! There is still so much to do for this weekend, I thought I would just share some the newest happenings for RBK Creations. AND, if you are in the DFW area this weekend come out and see us at the Expo!



Sunday, October 4, 2009

Glitterati Holiday Boutique - October 18th, 2009

This year I will be a venter at the 5th Annual Glitterati Holiday Boutique! The event is at the Tiferet Israel Synagogue in Dallas, TX.

This will be my second craft show ever. I am very excited to be a part of this event! I have a lot to get prepared for this show and hope to sell a lot! I will be introducing some new products at the show that will hopefully end up in the shop some day.

If you are in the Dallas area, make sure to come check out this great event!

This coming weekend I am working on getting into a bridal show, my first time being a vendor at a bridal show, ever! I will share more details soon on that. I can't believe that is only a week away. I may be crazy but we'll see how it goes!


Check out the event on Facebook!

Thursday, October 1, 2009

Kiss Me Moore Bracelet Giveaway



It is a new week and a new giveaway! For this week I am helping to promote my mom's new Etsy Shop. She helps out A LOT on RBK Creations. We used to sell her jewelry in the RBK Creations shop but decided to separate some things to avoid confusion. The new shop is named after her 11 month old Puppy whose registered name with the AKC is "Remington KissMe Moore"

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Introduce yourself
My name is Brenda. I work full-time in the dental industry. Nights and weekends I work with my daughter, Ariela, on RBK Creations (Button Bouquets). When I have some free time I like to create jewelry and anything else my mind comes up with. I have three dogs, Rascal, Roxanne and Remington. They are all miniature schnauzers. Remington is the youngest and has the craziest personality so I thought naming the shop after him was perfect.

Tell us a little bit about your shop
I just opened up shop this week! I decided to split the jewelry and other items away from the button bouquets. You will find a variety of items in this shop. I decided to start with the bracelets as I love to create them. I am sure there will be other items in here soon as I am always doing something crafty.

How did you get started on Etsy?

I started RBK Creations on Etsy in August of 2008. I had heard about Etsy from a few blogs I read but never bought or sold anything. 


Where on the internet can you be found?
http://remingtonkissmemoore.etsy.com

What is your favorite product in your shop? Or what is the best seller?
I really like the Fall Safari Bracelet right now. I don't have a best seller, yet! :) 

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Up for Grabs: Your choice of bracelet from the shop, RemingtonKissMeMoore



How to Enter: Go to RemingtonKissMeMoore, take a look around, come back and let us know your favorite item  from the shop! Also, leave your email address in the message so we can contact you if you win.

Earn Extra Entries(Leave a comment for each extra entry)
1. Follow this blog.
2. 5 Extra Points for Purchasing something from the shop. Leave the transaction # in a message.
3. Blog about the giveaway
4. Tweeting about the giveaway



The winner will be picked on October 8th, 12pm CST. The winner will be notified by email. It will also be posted on this blog. Please make sure your email address is accurate. If no email address is provided I will draw another name. The winner will have 48 hours to provide us with their choice of item and shipping information or another name will be pulled

FragmentsbyEdith Card Winner!

I am excited to announce the winner for the FragmentsbyEdith Card giveaway. The lucky number was 27. Entry number 27 was left by TopHat.

Thank you all so much for entering and showing some support!



Monday, September 28, 2009

Button Wine Charms

Last week I posted some pictures of some Bobby Pins I have been working on. I have also been creating some other button items. A lot of the new items are not posted in the shop quite yet. I wanted to see the reaction at the Craft Show in October. However, to all you blog readers, I will be showing you first hand some of the new items.

So here are some wine charms I have been working on. Currently I have Autumn/Thanksgiving, Winter/Snowflake, Misc Colored, and Wedding Themed Charms.

Fall Leaves

Aqua and Brown Wedding

Autumn Harvest

Winter


Many more sets to come! I did list a few in the shop but if you are interested in purchasing any of these let me know! I will get the rest up in the shop after the October 18th show!

Thursday, September 24, 2009

FragmentsbyEdith Card Giveaway!



Hi everyone! I am back with a new giveaway. This week I will be featuring the sweet Edith from Bibs4sdrips and FragmentsbyEdith. Back in May I had Edith create some custom greeting cards for me that I gave as part of a wedding gift! I loved them so much! You can check them out here and here. Make sure to check out both of her shops!
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Interview with Edith: 

Tell us a little bit about yourself and your Etsy Shops!


At the moment, I am a stay at home mom to two children, Lukas and Matilda. My passion is photography and making baby items that I sell in my other Etsy shop at Bibs4Drips. I have been taking photos since I was 16 years old. I love to look through the lens and focus on shapes, shades and details in a flower, a building or landscape. I post my favorite photos on my photo blog.


When did you start selling on Etsy? What made you decide to open up your own shop?


I started posting items on Etsy in summer 2008. I heard about Etsy from my sister in law and after browsing through the sites, I immediately thought that this is a good medium for my businesses. I got some sales in both of my shops and even though they are small, they all make me happy and encourage me to keep going.





Any fun tidbits about yourself?


I don't have anything funny to say about myself except that I am a happy and content person. I love being with my children and my husband, I love taking photos and sew whatever comes to my mind. I love to hang out with my friends and I love the Californian way of life and of course the weather. Nine years ago I came to the US with 2 suitcases from Germany and I have arrived at the happiest place I could wish for.


Where to find Edithonline:
FragmentsbyEdith Etsy Shop
Bibs4Drips Etsy Shop
Blog for FragmentsbyEdith
Twitter
Facebook Fan Page


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Up for Grabs: A set of 4 cards from FragmentsbyEdith. It will be a surprise at what cards you will get.



How to Enter: Take a look around both of Edith's Etsy Shops FragmentsbyEdith and Bibs4Drips, come back and let me know your favorite item! Also, leave your email address in the message so I can contact you, if you win.


Earn Extra Entries: (Leave a comment for each extra entry)
1. Follow my blog. Or let me know if you already do
2. Follow Edith's blogs
3. Blog about this giveaway
4. Post a message on Twitter about the giveaway (Can be done once a day, enter a new comment for each day/time you tweet about it)
5. Become a Fan on Facebook


The winner will be picked on September 30th, 10pm CST. The winner will be notified by email. It will also be posted on this blog. Please make sure your email address is accurate. If no email address is provided, I will draw another name. The winner will have 48 hours to provide me with their choice of item and shipping information or another name will be picked.

Wednesday, September 23, 2009

Hair Clips - New Item

I have been wanting to reach more potential customers. And I found that people like accessories. So I figured I would combine an average bobby pin and a stack of pretty buttons.




Right now these will only be available at the October 18th Craft Show in Dallas, TX. They may make an appearance in the shop after the show. We'll see what the response is!

I have a box full of these and other types of hair clips, which I will be giving you a sneak peek later this week after I get them all finished!

What are your thoughts on these hair pins? Would you like to see them in my shop? What colors would you be drawn to?


Monday, September 21, 2009

Clay Cupcakes

I took a lot of pictures of these little cupcakes so I thought I would upload them all. They are actual cupcake size. I have 10 more to make. What colors should I do? Any design ideas you would like to see on a cupcake? (I am going to try and stick to the floral/cutsie designs for these. )






Craft Show Prep

In a little less than a month I will be participating in a local craft show. This will be the second show I have ever done. I am very excited but at the same time extremely nervous. I don't know how my product will relate to the average craft show attendee.

I have been working with a few people on table design since my last craft show was a disaster. The table was a cluster of everything and really messy. It was very last minute and the event got rained out anyway. So in the end it didn't matter too much on the looks.

The event I will be a vendor at is the Altrusa Glitterati Boutique (you can join the Facebook group for more information, and if you are in the area come check it out!)

I had a few challenges to tackle for this show. The first was that I had to find a table. Since I am not an avid craft show vendor I don't have tables available. Thanks to Sonja I have a table so I can mark that off my list! The second challenge was the whole table design. That is being worked out right now. It is coming together very well I think. Here is a teaser...astroturf! I will post pictures after the show and that will make more sense.




The next challenge deals with my cake and cupcake toppers. I really want to show potential customers that the stems can be used for this purpose. I have had a few custom orders but I think this idea can really take off. The event is at a synagogue and it is a kosher environment. We were told we couldn't bring in any food. I am a very visual person so I wanted some way to showcase the cupcake toppers, which you need a cupcake for that purpose. Since I can't bring any food in I decided to make a pretend cupcake. Check out the results!!



I think the cupcakes are super cute! (They are actual cupcake size) I will possibly be making 10 more, to fill a whole cupcake tree holder.

I have so much more to finish for the craft show. I will be posting more items soon that can be found at the event. I can't wait to see how it all comes together!

Saturday, September 19, 2009

More Satin Bouquets

I love making these! They are a lot of fun to make and the color combinations are practically endless! This design and concept has been in the works for months but I am glad I put a lot of thought and strategy into it before I posted the first one.

The Black and Red Bouquet in the last post can be found here.

Here is a Pink, Turquoise and Silver Bouquet I have up in the shop as well. It has some glitter tulle in it. Very sparkly! Would look super cute in a little girl's room.


Lastly, I was asked to create a custom piece for a wedding on December 31 in Vegas. I think this bouquet will fit the theme and location very well! The bride and groom have white and blue satin, with feathers while the maid of honor and best man have black and blue satin.



Friday, September 18, 2009

SOCKstar Giveaway Winner

Thank you all so much for entering the SOCKstar giveaway. We had a great response.

The winner is....

Lizzie

Her comment was: "Her laced up elephant is super cute. I'd also love to see  lamb or a ladybug."

I will be contacting you shortly.

Thanks again all. Make sure to come back next week for a new giveaway.


Just some new things I have been working on!

Thursday, September 10, 2009

SOCKstar Giveaway

I took a few weeks off for the giveaways but now I am back in full swing! This week I have a great giveaway from Pam at SOCKstar. I got a Sock Hippo awhile back and my puppy has become a fan! Make sure to read the interview and check out both of her shops! ___________________________________

Interview with Pam: 

My name is Pam. I have been married to my husband for 4 years and he absolutely loves all of the house projects that I come up with (said with a hint of sarcasm). I am the proud mom of two dogs: Zero and EmJay, and two Pygmy Goats: Crimson and Clover, we also have some goldfish that happily eat mosquito larvae in our pond.  I have a full time job and try to juggle said husband, 4 pets (plus fish), house, play, sleep, eat and SOCKstar! accordingly. Sewing is not my only interest in life; I also enjoy reading (just started my first book club in August!), painting, drawing, eating, sleeping, and photography.

I have 2 etsy shops right now: SOCKstar! and pLo0318.  SOCKstar! features all of my sock critters whereas the latter has my bags and cozies in it. I decided to separate the two because I thought it was confusing advertising Sock Monkeys but having pouches show up instead. pLo0318 is my first username from when I joined etsy strictly as a BUYER, definitely not as a Seller.

I started SOCKstar in October 2008 because my friend, Angel, gave me a Sock Monkey for Christmas.  Along with this fantastic gift, she gave me instructions on how to make them! 10 Sock Critters later...  she kept hinting that I should try to sell them on etsy (she is fanatical about etsy)- and after much insistence and urging from family and friends, I decided to open up shop! So far I am happy with the outcome! I am very impressed by the love that people have for Sock Monkeys and giggle when they share their memories with me. My Sock Monkeys are definitely not like the ones they remember; and I appreciate them changing with the times!



I started making bags and laptop cozies because I just recieved a new computer for a gift- and I have the keen ability to drop laptops like it's the thing to do- that I decided to give it a buffer, should I decide to throw it across the room! One cozy turned into 7 cozies, which then turned into loading them into my etsy shop. I LOVE doing custom cozies! People have such great ideas that I enjoy the creative freedoms into making their thoughts turn into reality. The next natural step for me was to make bags! (why not?!) So I started playing around with bags that I own, seeing what I liked (and didn't like) and made my first one. I carry it around proudly (flaws in all) and love when someone asks me where I got it. Duh, I totally made it!



Random Tidbits:

*the Cure is my favorite band of all time.
*I don't have a middle name, I have a really long hyphenated first name that is always awesome to explain to people.
*I held out hope that in the remake of Romeo & Juliet (Clare & Leo), they were going to both live.  even though I know how the story goes.
*in my dream world, I am a Photographer.
*I make really good soups & stews.
*text-speak drives me batty.
*Halloween is my favorite holiday, though I loathe Fall (it just means that Winter is around the corner).
*I really do love socks.  knee socks are the best!
*I don't ever want to leave the Pacific Northwest.
*if Starburst were a food group I'd be a very happy girl.
*I've been to Antarctica.  twice.

Where to find Pam online:
SOCKstar Etsy Shop
pLo0318 Etsy Shop
Blog
MySpace Page
SOCKstar on Twitter
Facebook Fan Page

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Up for Grabs: Your choice between the Socktopus OR the Sock Owl
How to Enter: Take a look around both of Pam's Etsy Shops, SOCKstar and pLo0318, come back and let me know what type of critter you would like to see made from a sock! Also, leave your email address in the message so I can contact you, if you win.

Earn Extra Entries: (Leave a comment for each extra entry)
1. Follow my blog. Or let me know if you already do
2. Blog about this giveaway
3. Post a message on Twitter about the giveaway
4. Become a Fan on Facebook of SOCKstar

The winner will be picked on September 16th, 10pm CST. The winner will be notified by email. It will also be posted on this blog. Please make sure your email address is accurate. If no email address is provided, I will draw another name. The winner will have 48 hours to provide me with their choice of item and shipping information or another name will be picked.

09/09/09 Weddings

It happens once a year. It is easy to remember. So why not get married on a day like 9/9/09!

Yesterday was the wedding of Ann and Matt in Omaha, NE. We worked with Ann to create a bridal bouquet, 2 bridesmaid bouquets, 3 boutonni√®res, 30 Flower magnet favors and 3 grapevine wreaths. All of the pieces were in the Mardi Gras Theme!

Ann was great to work with, she was a lot of fun and had some great ideas for us! It is also a small world, she knows my older brother. It is crazy how things like that work!

Here are a few pictures of the pieces created for her big day.

Magnet Favors

The bouquets
Boutonnières
Congrats Ann & Matt! You two were great to work with and I wish you all the happiness!