Monday, November 14, 2011

Pitter Pattern Designs on Good Day Sacramento!

My appearance on Good Day Sacramento. I am working really hard not to pass out, throw up, or anything of that sort. Overall, I had fun though. :) I still can't believe that guy took an actual bite out of that soap. He can't say I didn't warn him! Yeah, I let them keep those...

Thursday, November 10, 2011

Cupcake Soap, Swirls, and Other Exciting News!!



Raspberry Cupcake Soap
I have been extremely busy making soap of course, but also with some custom orders and getting a little PR.  I also redesigned my banner for the blog and my Etsy shop.  What do you think?!

These are the cupcake soaps I have been working on lately.  I have been selling quite a bit wholesale and they are always popular during the holidays.  I have added several new "flavors:" Raspberry, Georgia Peach, a redo of my "Fresh Pear" ( now Ginger Pear), and Chocolate Mint. These are all available in the mini size as well.

Georgia Peach Cupcake Soap


Ginger Pear Cupcake Soap


Chocolate Mint Cupcake Soap
Although I have been restocking most of my soap bars in my traditional loaf molds, I have mixed it up and redesigned a few soaps using a slab mold.  I am having a ton of fun making all these swirls.  There is just so much more room to work.  Can you tell I am in love? <3 <3
Sparkling Ginger

Gardenia




I have been talking with the editor of a local magazine the last few months about doing a little feature on my cupcake soaps.  So here it is in the November issue of Sacramento Parent Magazine!

This week has also been pretty exciting.  A local news program will be having me on their show on Sunday (Good Day Sacramento - Channel 31 during the 7 o'clock hour).  I am quite nervous, but luckily it is a very casual show.  I don't do well with this sort of attention, so I am hoping I will be able to form a complete sentence, remember my name...you know, stuff like that. ;)

For those of you who are local (Northern California), I will be in Auburn the weekend after Thanksgiving (Nov. 26th and 27th from 10-5) at the Gold County Fair Grounds selling soap and bath goodies.  Also, you can catch me at the City of Roseville Craft Fair.  This event is at the Maidu Community Center in Roseville.  After that, I will be focusing on my online orders, getting stuff together for my own kiddos and family, as well as planning my late Winter and Spring Soap.  Crazy!!

Friday, November 4, 2011

My Memories Suite Scrapbooking Software Giveaway

Can you believe it is November already?  The holidays are approaching!  Pretty soon it will be time to make our holiday cards and start our holiday scrapbooking projects.  This is why I am excited to be hosting a giveaway for the My Memories Suite digital scrapbooking software.  This is wonderful software for scrapbooking of course, but also for holiday cards, invitations, and anything else where you want to add embellished pictures.  

My memories sent me a copy of the software to try, and I had a blast playing around with their different layouts and embellishments.  One of the best things about this software is that it is super easy to use.  Everything is labeled and the layout is simple and self-explanatory.  It is also easy to save your pages and albums for later use or to upload and print.  

This is a scrapbook page I created using their super cute ready-to-use templates.


I also created a scrapbook page and holiday card using their "create your own" feature, which allows you to use their embellishments with your own layout.



I used their basic program to create a these pages, but it is easy to add more embellishment kits from their site. They have free pages to upload and add to your software, or you can purchase kits, which are quite affordable from $0.99- $6.99.

You can receive $10 off the My Memories Suite V2 software and a $10 coupon for the MyMemories.com store (a $20 value!) by visiting My Memories, purchasing the My Memories Suite V2, and using this coupon code upon checkout:

STMMMS13944

(I recommend copying and pasting it to avoid mistakes)

Now for the giveaway. 
My memories is giving away a copy of the My Memories Suite V2 (a $40 value).  

To enter follow the steps below:
(please leave a separate comment for each entry. Thanks!)

1. Visit the My Memories website and comment here about something you see that you love. (Please add your email address so that I can contact you if you win)

2. Visit the My Memories Suite Facebook Page, like their page and comment again, or tweet:
  "I entered the @MymemoriesSuite #giveaway @pitterpatsoap" 
for an additional entries.

3. Share about this contest on Facebook and comment again to gain yet another entry.

This contest will be open until Midnight (PST) next Thursday (November 10).  I will announce the winner via Facebook & Twitter and I will send out an email as well.
Good luck!