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Chocolate house giveaway winner!


So many nice wishes! Thank you everyone for entering my 2nd blogaversary giveaway and for your many kind and encouraging words.

Without your support and enthusiasm the past two years wouldn't have been nearly as much fun as they have been.

The best part has been meeting and connecting with so many talented and incredible people.

I am very much looking forward to another year with all of you!

And now for the giveaway winner!

Robin! Congratulations! You have won a chocolate house kit! I hope you and your son enjoy putting it together and decorating.

Winter Holidays Begin with a Happy 2nd Blogging Anniversary Giveaway!


Goodbye Halloween!


Hello Winter Holidays!


And Happy 2nd Blogging Anniversary to me!


And happy Gingerbread Snowflakes second anniversary to YOU! To celebrate, you are invited to leave a comment and enter the giveaway drawing for a Chocolate House Kit like the one Diane and I put together here! The kit includes pre-formed  chocolate walls, roof, chimney, door and shutters, a base and "glue" (magic chocolate)! The pink modeling chocolate is not included, but you can decorate your house with your favorite candies or make your own modeling chocolate - recipe here from House on the Hill.  Peggy sells the modeling chocolate in multicolored packs here.

Diane and I have made lots of gingerbread houses together, but I think we had the most fun assembling our chocolate house using a Chocolate Craft Kit.

It is the time of year to think about extra special holiday projects and activities, and I encourage anyone living in the Portland area to consider visiting the Chocolate Craft Studio. Peggy will have all kinds of fun chocolate holiday projects for your family to enjoy as you sit in her cozy studio surrounded by the delicious scent of chocolate!

You don't live in Portland? Don't despair! Peggy will ship a kit right to your front door. So, if you don't win the giveaway, you can still order a chocolate house kit and surprise your family with a very special day making a chocolate house!

The giveaway will end on Saturday, November 6th at 6:00 PST. I am sorry but I can't extend the giveaway to international readers. Too much risk the chocolate could be damaged or melted in transit.

But I have another giveaway next week that will include international readers.


Now, won't you all join me as I begin my annual celebration of the Winter Holidays!

Don't Miss Carina's Christmas Stitches Class! Sign Up Now.


photo by Carina - Carina's Craftblog

Carina is teaching a fabulous on line embroidery class! Sign up for Christmas Stitches right here! And if you sign up before October 22nd, you will qualify for a $5.00 off discount! Get more details about the class and the discount here!

Carina has put together a merry collection of holiday fun including ornaments and mittens and the shisha stitch for adding a small mirror to an embroidery.

The class is for everyone, beginners are welcome, and includes 11 brand new Carina designed embroidery patterns along with instructions and tutorials for making every project!

The class begins October 25th and will last four weeks - so by the end of class you should have every one on your gift list covered! All you will have left to do is wrap 'em up!

Oogie Boogie Has Turned to Stone!

OogyBoogy rock

I couldn't believe my eyes when this image popped up on my iPhoto library!

My sweetie and I recently installed a display case of some of our favorite Zeolites in the Portland Regional Rock and Mineral Show. Since many of the specimens were relatively isolated, I took a few close-up shots, especially of some, like this one, that we collected ourselves.

I had to share this bit of Halloween fun. Oogie Boogie turned to stone! Basalt and Thomsonite, actually!

And now that I have your attention! I want to thank every one of you who have been leaving so many lovely comments on my recent posts. It means so much to me to hear from you and I am feeling a great deal of frustration because I am haven't responded by writing back and saying thank you.

I hope you understand I am not ignoring you or taking you for granted. I simply have been "running out of Pamela" lately!

From the bottom of my heart, thank you for reading and sharing, and being a part of my crafty life adventures.

This Moment - Shared with Diane



A moment to savor and remember.

Keep an eye on CraftyPod for more!

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