Wednesday, February 25, 2009

Jack in the Box Giveaway! - Las Vegas Burke in the Box

A couple of months ago, a new restaurant called "Burke in the Box" opened up at Las Vegas McCarran International Airport. The chef of the restaurant decorated with a whimsical Jack-in-the-box theme and purchased a few of my boxes to include in the decorating.

Another trip to Las Vegas for my husband and I is in the works but in the meantime, I am aching to see what David Burke's restaurant looks like and whether or not my Jack in the Boxes are indeed on display. So here's how you can get a chance to win a one of a kind Jack in the Box made by me:

If you (or someone you know) is flying in or out of Las Vegas McCarran Airport, please stop by the Burke in the Box restaurant. Take a couple of pictures with your camera or cell phone and send them to me via email at The first person to send me pictures of the restaurant wins a Clown JITB! Very simple! And you'd be doing me a huge favor with a gift in return!

Here's more info. about the restaurant:
"Chef David Burke... announced the grand opening of the first airport location for the 'Burke in the Box' concept at Las Vegas McCarran International Airport. Chef David Burke’s 'Burke in the Box', known for its "whimsical atmosphere and convenient service", is an eat-in restaurant which also offers 'grab-n-go' options. The new dining venue is located in Terminal 1, adjacent to the D Gates....Burke in the Box serves hot items and boxed cold items including signature sandwiches, salads and pastry chef-designed desserts. The menu is said to reflect the ‘contemporary and eclectic’ atmosphere of the restaurant with Burke’s unique twist on old classics. The menu offering includes the “Big Pretzel” Chicken Panini, Cowboy Beef Chili, Millionaire’s Meatloaf with Garlic Mashed Potatoes and “Angry Hen-in-law” for hearty appetites and the Kobe Beef “Bad as Dog” hot dog, Tomato Soup with Cheese Tortellini and Burke’s namesake Cheeseburker Sliders to round out the diverse selection. Salads and appetisers are available for lighter dining options. The breakfast menu includes French Toast 'Sticks', Chocolate Croissants and the Big Pretzel Breakfast Sandwich, and dessert includes the trademark Cheese Cake Lollipops....the restaurant features a warm colour palette with punches of vibrant orange and jack-in-the-box d├ęcor to match Chef Burke’s personality and innovative culinary style.

Burke’s restaurants include: davidburke & donatella in New York, David Burke at Bloomingdale’s in New York, David Burke Las Vegas at The Venetian, David Burke Primehouse at The James Chicago Hotel, David Burke Fromagerie in Rumson, New Jersey and his two new restaurants at Foxwoods Casino & Resort in Mashantucket, Connecticut – David Burke Prime and Burke in the Box. " - Taken from The Moodie
Thanks for helping me out with this and I hope to be shipping the prize JITB out to one of my readers soon!

Tuesday, February 24, 2009

May Rose Jack in the Box


This is in response to the 2nd Paper Mache Artisans Etsy Team Webshow Challenge. Theme: April Showers Bring May Flowers.

A sweet faced pink rose pops out of a paper mache box. This jack in the box is made using vintage fabric flower petals painted pink, velvet leaves, bells, ribbon and a coat of beeswax. Each side of the box has words reading, respectively: April showers bring May flowers, garden, green leaves and flowers. This is a much smaller version of my usual Jack in the boxes. It measures only 3"x5" open. $65

I will be donating part of the proceeds of this sale to the North Shore Animal League. The North Shore Animal League is the world's largest no-kill animal rescue shelter. Click here for more information

Friday, February 13, 2009

OWOH Giveaway Winner !

To pick the winner, I entered numbers 1-178 in Excel, mixed them up and closed my eyes and scrolled up and down and left and right and randomly stopped at number...61!

Congratulations to Joy from Michigan, #61. Simply Frisky is on her way to your home. But please don't let her drinking habits influence you.

Thanks to all 178 bloggers, artists and fans who left a comment. Especially those who shared the childhood memories that bring the biggest smiles. I'll share with you some of my favorites; because they also brought a smile to my face.
See you again next year at the 3rd OWOH giveaway!

Peggy Alborn said...
My favorite childhood memories are of making "houses" for my dolls bookshelf spaces, the areas under and on dining room chairs, shoeboxes, and whatever I could find.

Once Upon A Blue Crow said...
Frisky is Fabulous! And definitely one of the best things in life as a kid was receiving a new doll....oh the tea parties! One of the best memories I'd have to say was my mom got me these gigantic coloring books and she used to lay on the floor with me and we'd color together :] ahhhh....

Abby said...
One of my favorite memories was playing pirates with my mom. She was Smee and I was Captain Hook, with a coat hanger hook and a bandana and a flashlight. I think we would act out parts of Peter Pan

wildandpreciousart said...
She's fabulous. Love the poem as well. =) My favourite childhood memories are car trips where we'd all sing along and play guessing games about what songs were before the words started.