Thursday, September 11, 2008
Sunday, September 7, 2008
Well, I sincerely, sincerely apologize to those of you who were waiting for some exciting new items in this month's PFATT release. The construction crew is STILL not finished with my basement (err!) and all of my art supplies are buried in the mountain of Boo's therapy stuff in the garage. You know, it has been a wonderful summer, but there have been so many things going on with my son's health. To give you an idea, I spent two afternoons this last week seeing doctors. One afternoon in a meeting with the school nurse (we are trying an hour of school a day), and an hour and half waiting at the pharmacy for yet another Rx; Boo hasn't been able to sleep more than an hour or two a night lately. I'm afraid that all of it may be zapping my creativity a little too, as I have several pieces sitting in boxes in different stages. On top of it all, we have a meeting at the Children's Hospital at the end of this month. Several specialists and researchers will give us a final report on all of the testing that has been done in the last three months, and while I am taking it in stride, I think it is weighing on me more than I like to admit. So once again, please accept my apologies! I am very hopeful that things will get back on track and that my new studio space and Boo's new therapy room will be done very soon!
So the "up" side of all of this is that I have been getting out and running more! Mostly to escape that constant hammering and drilling in my house (err!) and to clear my head. As a result, crazy woman that I am, I signed up for Race for the Cure and the Colorado Wild Woman Duathlon! Wish me luck, I am a little nervous!
Saturday, August 9, 2008
Anyway! What that means is I need to clear out some things in my home! Much to my dismay, the contractor informs me that my home will be in this flux for up to 8 more weeks! So, while i don't have anything new to showcase this month, I do have lots of pieces available at deep discounts!
Tuesday, July 22, 2008
I have been on a bit of a sabbatical the last couple of weeks, but I am sketching away for next's month's release of PFATT! I am thinking lots of Halloween goodies!
Hope you all are enjoying the summer!
Sunday, July 6, 2008
Tuesday, June 24, 2008
Monday, June 16, 2008
Sunday, June 15, 2008
Okay, so after much review, I decided to throw out question 11! SO Everyone got credit for it!
Danny Elfman did provide the vocals for Jack Skellington. You all were right :)! What I meant and should have written in my question is who did the "original" vocals for Oogie Boogie? Again the answer was Elfman. The character's song and vocals (at Burton's urging) were based on the jazz great, Cab Calloway. Ken Page, as you all know, did the vocals in the final cut, but Elfman did the originals. Sorry guys, my error! Anyway, here are the answers!
1. Halloween was originally a Irish/Celtic pagan holiday called Samhain or Samain.
2. If you have an intense fear or phobia about Halloween you are considered samhainphobic.
3. Jack O’ Lanterns were originally used by the Irish to frighten away evil spirits. The first Jack O’ Lanterns were carved out of turnips, until it was discovered that pumpkins were much easier to carve!
4. The largest pumpkin was grown by a man named Dave Stelts and it weighed 1140 pounds.
5. Bing Crosby narrated the Disney version of The Legend of Sleepy Hallow (one of my favorite movies!).
6. In Walt Disney World (in Florida, I once worked there!), the Riverboat Tour tells visitors that the Haunted Mansion is built on an Indian Burial Ground.
7. The Song, Monster Mash, reached #1 on the Billboard Charts in the year 1962.
8. During the Medieval Era, it was said that spiders coated in this dairy product, butter, was used to “cure” leprosy (okay that’s just gross!).
9. The song “This is Halloween” is from one of my favorite movies, The Nightmare Before Christmas. It was composed by Danny Elfman.
10. This composer was also was a member of one of my favorite bands Oingo Boingo.
Drum roll puleeezz....We have a three way tie!
Melissa of Wings and Paws
Josie of Skeletoninmycloset
Now I have to come up with a way to break the tie!!! LOL! I think we will pick numbers out of a hat! That may be easiet! Anyway, I will contact the three of you shortly!
Congrats! I just wish I had three prizes to send out! SUPER JOB Everyone!!!
Friday, June 13, 2008
MO~ Cheez Whiz??? LOL!
Ed and Jeanne
If you don't see your name here, please email me ASAP so I can be sure to include you :)! So far we don't have anyone who has answered all of the question correctly, BUT I do have a tie, so far, for 1st place. SUPER, GREAT job everyone! I know a couple of them were toughies!
Hugs and have a great weekend!
Wednesday, June 11, 2008
Well, I have had several completed entries, and many of you are VERY CLOSE, but I don't have a bonafide winner yet!
Keep those entries comin'! I have a few people who said that they wanted to play and I haven't gotten entries from you all just yet.
SO! If no one gets all of them right, I will pick the one who was closest :). If we have a tie, we will have a tie breaker question based on something from my blog!
Great job! You all are quite the trivia experts! Thank you for playin'!
Tuesday, June 10, 2008
1. In order to play you MUST first post here, on my blog, to let me know you are playing.
2. Copy and paste the trivia questions I post, with your answers in an email.
3. Send your answers to me at firstname.lastname@example.org.
4. The first person (according to email date stamping) to answer all the questions correctly will be the winner! In the event that no one anwsers all of them correctly (by June 17th), I will take the first person who answers the most correctly.
5. Those of you who mentioned this Trivia game on your blog, you get "1 WILD CARD". That is, you will be exempted from one question of your choice!
Here we go, GOOD LUCK EVERYONE!
Punkin’ Doodle Boo Spooky Halloween Trivia Challenge
1. Halloween was originally a Irish/Celtic pagan holiday called _______.
2. If you have an intense fear or phobia about Halloween you are considered _________.
3. Jack O’ Lanterns were originally used by the Irish to frighten away evil spirits. The first Jack O’ Lanterns were carved out of _________, until it was discovered that pumpkins were much easier to carve!
4. The largest pumpkin was grown by a man named Dave ______ and it weighed ______ pounds.
5. ______ _______ narrated the Disney version of The Legend of Sleepy Hollow (one of my favorite movies!).
6. In Walt Disney World (in Florida, I once worked there!), the Riverboat Tour tells visitors that the Haunted Mansion is built on a/an ________ _________ ________.
7. The Song, Monster Mash, reached #1 on the Billboard Charts in the year ______.
8. During the Medieval Era, it was said that ______, coated in this dairy product, _______, was used to “cure” leprosy (okay that’s just gross!).
9. The song “This is Halloween” is from one of my favorite movies, The Nightmare Before Christmas. It was composed by _________ ________.
10. This composer was also was a member of one of my favorite bands, _________ _________.
11. The composer also provided the vocals for the character ___________ _______. This character was inspired by another famous musician near and dear to Tim Burton, ______ _________.
Saturday, June 7, 2008
Thursday, June 5, 2008
Just a quick reminder that Pfreaky PFATT will be released on June 10th sometime between 10 pm and midnight, PST. Be sure to check it out, the PFATT crew is all "abuzz" about their offerings this month! I think it will prove to be a very exciting edition! There is even some cool door prizes being given away. Several artists from the PFATT crew have generously made contributions, so be sure to sign up at the PFATT site. You may be one of the lucky winners!
I will have 2 (hopefully 3, LOL where did the month go!) very cool spooky pieces that I will be releasing preview pics of this Saturday! So be sure to stop by this weekend and check them out! In addition, I will be doing a PUNKIN DOODLE BOO BLOG GIVEAWAY, starting on June 10th. I will be posting some spooky themed trivia questions on the 10th, the first person who sends me an e-mail with the correct answers will win a very cool prize! Stay tuned for more information!
Thursday, May 15, 2008
Sunday, May 11, 2008
STAY TUNED EVERYONE! For those of you who didn't win this go around, I will be sponsoring another GIVEAWAY CONTEST next month.
PFATT Marketplace is planning two theme months, Halloween in June and Christmas in July. I will be sponsoring a Trivia Challenge for those of you who are on my mailing list! So be sure to add yourself to the mailing list link on the right hand side!
Well off to dig in the dirt with my kids and start getting my herb garden in shape!
Happy Mother's Day,
Thursday, May 8, 2008
Happy Mother's Day to all of you Mommies, Nanas, and Grandmoms!
Happy Mother's Day, of course, to those of you who have made a difference in the life of a child and given of yourselves unselfishly. After all, 'it takes a village'... For those of you who are valuable part of our village; Anna, Jessica, Heidi and Tiffan, Ms. Laura, Mrs. C., Ms. Jeaninne, Ms. Amy and Ms. Patricia, words will never fully express my deep admiration and infinite gratitude... XXOO, Katie
Tuesday, May 6, 2008
The guise in which it most often appears, however, is that of a sleek, dark horse with sulphurous yellow eyes and a long wild mane. In this form, it roams large areas of countryside at night, tearing down fences and gates, scattering livestock in terror, trampling crops and generally doing damage around remote farms.
In remote areas of County Down, the pooka becomes a small, deformed goblin who demands a share of the crop at the end of the harvest: for this reason several strands, known as the 'pooka's share', are left behind by the reapers. In parts of County Laois, the pooka becomes a huge, hairy bogeyman who terrifies those abroad at night; in Waterford and Wexford, it appears as an eagle with a massive wingspan; and in Roscommon, as a black goat with curling horns.
The mere sight of it may prevent hens laying their eggs or cows giving milk, and it is the curse of all late night travellers as it is known to swoop them up on to its back and then throw them into muddy ditches or bogholes. The pooka has the power of human speech, and it has been known to stop in front of certain houses and call out the names of those it wants to take upon its midnight dashes. If that person refuses, the pooka will vandalise their property because it is a very vindictive fairy.
Sunday, May 4, 2008
Thursday, April 24, 2008
Monday, April 21, 2008
SOOOO, I wanted to announce my selections for "The Award of Excellence". My friend Mo of Wings and Paws Primitives gave me this award and I am lucky enough to have the opportunity to pass it on. I must say that the decision was a very tough one. There is so much talent out there and so many wonderful artists that I have gotten to know. These wonderful ladies are very gifted and very deserving of this award :).
Flora~Bone Head Studios
Dani~ Ambitions Design
Dawn~Odd Fae and Autumn Things
Sheila~Pieces of Me
Jamie~ Peach Street Prims
Saturday, April 19, 2008
Sunday, April 13, 2008
Wednesday, April 9, 2008
Thursday, April 3, 2008
Sunday, March 23, 2008
Saturday, March 22, 2008
Thursday, March 13, 2008
Monday, March 10, 2008
Thursday, March 6, 2008
Tuesday, March 4, 2008
Finally, please be sure to sign up for my MAILING LIST in the right hand column. I have some wonderful promotions (this upcoming Spring) for those who are on my email list. I will be doing a GIVEAWAY later this Spring and will be choosing a winner from those on my mailing list, more details will follow soon! So be sure to sign up, it is super easy!
Monday, February 25, 2008
Sunday, February 24, 2008
Monday, February 11, 2008
Sunday, February 10, 2008
Thursday, February 7, 2008
Sunday, January 27, 2008
Saturday, January 26, 2008
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