10.06.2010

A Giveaway and ABC Day!

So, contrary to some people's belief, life is not just about cookies (yeah...who knew right?!). Because a person only has so many reasons to bake cookies, I have decided to start an ABC (Anything BUT Cookies) Day. No specific day or time, just whenever the mood hits me (or if I deem something interesting enough to be blog worthy!). Such days will warrant their own spot in my sidebar (coming soon). So, if this is something that might interest you, stay with me...if you just can't wait to read about the giveaway then fine, go ahead and skip to the bottom of this post.

Apparently I have been living under a rock...I did not know that things built under glass domes are called a cloche. I have been seeing them all over blogland so I decided to make one for Halloween. First I turned these thrift store beauties:



Into this:



Nothing too difficult...I just removed the little cup from the candle holder, gave it and the cake plate a good washing, then sprayed it with black spray paint. After the paint dried, I decided to shabby it up a bit and using denatured alcohol (found at Lowe's) and fine steel wool, I just started rubbing some of the black off. I finished it off with a little clear sealer.

Now for the fun part. Using a little packaged moss, I started building my "spooky" scene. All items were purchased either at Michaels or the Dollar Store. The little skeletons came four to a pack, I left one intact and pulled another apart...sticking different body parts around the tombstone (which was too tall to fit under the dome, so I had to lay it down, which I like better anyway). I used red Stickles in the eyes of both the skeletons and the mice. Those little critters are those sticky rubbery things that are so creepy to touch. I couldn't resist adding a few on the outside. I then inserted three little flameless candles...VOILA!





TOTAL INVESTMENT: approx. $15


I apologize for the poor pictures, it is just impossible to get a good picture of this because the glass distorts it. It looks much better in real life!


Anyone still with me? I decided to do a QUICK giveaway...why so quick...because these cookies are baked, decorated and ready to go! I have heat sealed the bags to keep them fresh for as long as possible. I will random draw one name for at least 6 Halloween cookies (more if they will fit in the box!) Just leave a comment by 6:00 PM CST tonight. Make sure that you leave contact info so that I can get your address! These will ship tomorrow morning!



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There's a skinny girl who lives inside of me that's screaming to get out...I can usually shut her up with cookies!

22 comments:

Erica said... Best Blogger Tips[Reply to comment]Best Blogger Templates
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Erica said... Best Blogger Tips[Reply to comment]Best Blogger Templates

I would love to win these amazing cookies.

cassman2121 at gmail.com

Beth said... Best Blogger Tips[Reply to comment]Best Blogger Templates

Your cookies inspire me!

MG said... Best Blogger Tips[Reply to comment]Best Blogger Templates

Oh. my. goodness!!! You have got to be the most creative person I have ever seen or heard of!!! LOVE the creepy Halloween display. Love it!!

And the cookies, well, they would inspire anyone's inner Cookie Monster to sing:

C is for cookie, that's good enough for me, yeah!
C is for cookie, that's good enough for me
C is for cookie, that's good enough for me
Oh, cookie, cookie, cookie starts with C, yeah!
Cookie, cookie, cookie starts with C, oh boy!
Cookie, cookie, cookie starts with C!

Ummmm - mmmmm - mmmmmm - ummmmmm

Cindy said... Best Blogger Tips[Reply to comment]Best Blogger Templates

Oh my goodness. Those are amazing cookies, and what an awesome Halloween decoration!

Robin said... Best Blogger Tips[Reply to comment]Best Blogger Templates

Amazing!!!

nyla said... Best Blogger Tips[Reply to comment]Best Blogger Templates

oh my gosh! i want to go to the thrift store now & look for anything with a glass dome! sooo cute! LOVE your cookies too!

Christy said... Best Blogger Tips[Reply to comment]Best Blogger Templates

I would love to win those cookies and your cloche is really cute. You are very creative!

Cindy said... Best Blogger Tips[Reply to comment]Best Blogger Templates

What a fun and nice thing for you to do! I'd love to win these, they are sooooo cute.

Stefanie said... Best Blogger Tips[Reply to comment]Best Blogger Templates

What a cute cake stand and the spooky scene is even better!

Im liking the idea of the ABC posts! Cant wait to see what else there is to come.

Ashley said... Best Blogger Tips[Reply to comment]Best Blogger Templates

Oh my goodness, those are so cute!
reynoldsmommy at gmail dot com

Christine Smith said... Best Blogger Tips[Reply to comment]Best Blogger Templates

They are yummy looking cookies!! Love your blog!

sheloaha said... Best Blogger Tips[Reply to comment]Best Blogger Templates
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sheloaha said... Best Blogger Tips[Reply to comment]Best Blogger Templates

I *love* those cookies!! So cute!

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Jen (Mama Schell) said... Best Blogger Tips[Reply to comment]Best Blogger Templates

Cookies! YUMMY! ps. I just LOVE the witch's shoes...what a cute idea!

Jennifer S. said... Best Blogger Tips[Reply to comment]Best Blogger Templates

Love your blog! Your cookies are amazing!

Jackie said... Best Blogger Tips[Reply to comment]Best Blogger Templates

I just bought some items from Karens Cookies--I have never decorated cookies but you inspired me!

Jackie in
Arizona

*The one who wanted to take a class from you!

Courtney McAulay said... Best Blogger Tips[Reply to comment]Best Blogger Templates

Oh geez! There are so many things about his post I love... and a couple things that are making me drool! LOL! I would just love if you would come over to Crazy Cute at Between U & Me and share this with everyone! :)

www.betweenuandme.com

Rebecca said... Best Blogger Tips[Reply to comment]Best Blogger Templates

This is great-Love how you painted the base black and what you put inside!

Krista @ While He Was Napping said... Best Blogger Tips[Reply to comment]Best Blogger Templates

These are really cute. Come link up to my Halloween party this weekend, these would be a great addition to the party! whilehewasnapping.blogspot.com

Krista

Sawdust and Paperscraps said... Best Blogger Tips[Reply to comment]Best Blogger Templates

Love your "creepy" cloche and those cookies look fabulous!

Karolyn at Paper Therapy said... Best Blogger Tips[Reply to comment]Best Blogger Templates

Ugh!!! These are so stinkin' cute - I can't believe I missed this giveaway!! These are definitely some of my faves of your designs. I might just need to order some from you for my nephew (college care package) and Amy to take to school to butter up her teachers (we gotta think in advance . . . we need her to get on that sub list! LOL) Brilliance!!

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