Friday, January 23, 2015

A Fresh Start!!!

Hi everyone! Wow! It's been a very long time since I've been able to post here. Almost a year!!! That tells you how busy I've been with both businesses. 
I'd like to thank all of you for being a follower of my blog even though I haven't been posting. 
Thank you all so much for sticking with me! 
After 11 years we've decided to close our doors on both businesses. It was a very hard decision to make, but it was for the best I believe. 
I'm going to start back with painting things and making crafts, something I haven't been able to do in years!!! I'm so looking forward to it too! I may even offer them up for sale here on my blog. I have so many projects I want to make and paint. Some have been put together for years, but waiting for me to paint. I'll also being doing some home improvements as well and will be blogging about those. So stay tuned for some new posts with lots of pictures!!!  
I've really missed you all. I miss seeing your projects too! I'll be visiting your blogs and commenting. :) 
I can't wait to see them all! I'm so excited to re-connect with you all!
I will be re-naming this blog, and re-designing it since I've closed this company. 
hmmmmm I wonder what I should call it? Any ideas?

Anyway I hope you all are well, happy & healthy! Talk to you soon!

Sunday, February 23, 2014

New Home Decor Products Added

Hello everyone! I'm still around! Life is so busy, I forget to post on here. I haven't done any painting in a LONG LONG time. I've been so busy working that their just hasn't been time for it. I've been spending any extra time I do have with my grand kids. :)
Anyway I wanted to let you all know that we've added a ton of new VHC Bedding Collections, Shower Curtains, Throws, and Window Treatments to match. These collections are awesome! High quality, and so nice!  The new collections are Amherst, Breckenridge, Caledon, Emery, Everson, Kadence, Lewiston, Millie, Navy Star, Prescott, and Sea Glass.
We have lots of other collections as well that are perfect for country or primitive decorating.
Anyway, hope all is well with you all!
Thanks for stopping by today!

Thursday, October 10, 2013

New Quilted Bedding Collections & Treasured Times Rubber Stamps

First let me say thank you all for following my blog! I know I don't post as often as I'd like to, but thank you so much for staying with me! Things have been quit hectic for me. Running two companies has it's challenges. I hired my second employee. She processes all the orders, updates both websites, and handles the emails, just so I can concentrate on making stamps, which is a full time job in itself. But I love it!

With Fall & Winter upon us, we've been adding all the new bedding collections from VHC Brands by Ashton & Willow. All of the new collections are very nice quality, 100% premium cotton fabrics, and machine washable, and are perfect for country or primitive decorating. 
Here's some photos of the new collections that are available on our website.
Ninepatch Star

Link to this collection.


Link to this collection.

Autumn Kaleidoscope

Link to this collection.


Link to this collection.


Link to this collection.

Aren't these collections just beautiful! I love all of them. Hope you get a chance to stop by and take a look at all the other collections we offer too.
Now onto the stamping company side of things.
The stamping company I started has been going so well. I have 14 designers I work for, turning their designs into clear stamps. And, soon we will be offering their designs in red rubber with cling cushion. Recently I was contacted by two very talented artists, Sherri Baldy of My Besties, and Christine Young of The Paper Nest Dolls. I now have 8 exclusive designs by each of these ladies, that they've drawn up just for my Treasured Times Rubber Stamps & Scrapbooking store. I can't even begin to tell you how excited I am to have them on my team! Christine's 8 exclusive designs are up on the website, and you can find all her stamps here if your interested in seeing them, they're very cute! 
I have three of the 8 designs of Sherri's up on the website, and the rest are coming. You can view her stamps here 

I really haven't had any time to paint at all. In fact the two projects I did start making for my own home, have only been basecoated. I'm hoping I will be able to get them finished in time for spring next year. We will see!

The grand kids are growing like weeds. The youngest is trying to crawl all ready. 
The other two are very busy little girls always into something it seems like. 
Well that's about it on this end! Hope things are well with all of you!
Take Care ~Jody~

Saturday, May 25, 2013

Catching Up!

Wow, it's been a very long time since I've posted on my blog!  Every time I thought about posting there was something else more important that needed to be done. Or Blogger wouldn't let me in. So, today I'm going to catch you up on what I've been up to for the last three months.
First, I'm a grandma again! I now have 3 grand babies, all girls! BooBoo (Brailynn) is 3 almost 4. Sissy (Madilynn) is almost 2, and the newest addition to our family is Kiayrah Lee Kim (KeeKee). She is 2 months old. All three girls are from my daughter Naomie. I'm going to share some photos with you today of all of the babies, since I haven't shared any in a long time!  My daughter took these photos.                                            




And now, onto painting and the business side of things. Things have changed a bit since I posted last. I've decided to quit painting for a while. Sort of taking a break from it. I've painted so many things since 2003 that it was getting a bit overwhelming for me. So I took a break for a couple of months and just recently started to paint again. I'm not painting items ordered from my website, but painting things for my own home. I'm only painting one day a week, on weekends. Right now I'm working on a Renee Mullins design. I will post it when I have it finished, as it's going to be very cute!

Adorable Country Classics has been growing as well. We have a large number of loyal clientele.  I love my customers! We've been adding and discontinuing products too. We're working with a new vendor - Irvin's Tinware. We've been adding their lighting products to our site. We also have a new vendor that we've just signed up with, and we will be adding some wonderful high quality products to our website. So visit our website often to take a look at these beautiful items.
We are having a Memorial Day Sale this weekend. It runs through Monday. I have discounted tons of products and they are in our specials category. Some items have been marked down as much as 75% Off! That's a huge savings! So stop by and take a look! Code is on the Home Page.

The stamping company that I started is doing very well. I'm working with several well known artists, turning their designs into clear stamps. Here's a list of all of the designers I'm working with.
Deb Antonick
Tracy Moreau
Franca Marzi
July Santiago
Roza Silva
Lynn Smith Barbadora
Christy Hartman 
All of these gals are decorative painters, and sell their painting patterns all over the world. I'm feel so honored & excited to be working with so many talented artists!  

If you haven't stopped by the website to see all the new stamps you should. The new stamps are under the following categories; Everyday, Animals, and Florals. Here's a link to all of  Our Stamps

Have a wonderful Memorial Holiday!
Thank you for stopping by today! ~Jody~

Tuesday, January 1, 2013

Reflecting & News

Happy New Year to you all! What an amazing year 2012 turned out to be! As you can see I haven't blogged in quite a while. So many things happened throughout this year that made it hard for me to keep up with my blog. This year was so busy for painting orders from my website. I'm truely grateful and blessed that so many of you want my hand painted items in your homes. Thank you all for your continued support, I so appreciate it! This year is turning out to be a busy and exciting one as well. My husband & I will be moving into a new home that is closer to my husbands work, within the next couple of weeks. I can't begin to tell you how excited we are to move. The home were in now is sooooo small and doesn't have enough room. I've also had my home decor in boxes for the last 7 years due to all the remodeling we were doing on our existing house. That's why I have never posted any photos of our home. The home were moving to now, is so wonderful and roomy! I so look forward to starting out the new year in a nicer larger home that doesn't need alot of work. I can't wait to start making memories there. I will be posting photos of upgrades and the decorating that we will be doing to our new home. Here's a photo of our new home!
This year I am working with many new vendors and so I will have a ton of exciting and beautiful home decor products we will be adding to the website. As well as hopefully painting some new products and making some new rubber stamps as well. I hope you all had a wonderful Christmas and I hope that 2013 is a great year for you! Thank you for following me and the blog. Blessings & Hugs ~Jody~

Friday, September 28, 2012

Treasured Times Rubber Stamps & Scrapbooking

has a new website! Not only are we offering Terrye Frenches line of clear stamps, but we now also sell lots of other stamps by Tim Holtz, Lawn Fawn, La Blanche, Claudine Hellmuth,Dyan Reavley,Teresa Collins, and Donna Salazar, and we plan on adding more in the near future. We've also added a ton of card making & scrapbooking supplies. And, I'm excited to announce that we have our first design team! Woot Woot! This time around there are 6 artists and each one will be making projects using Terrye Frenches clear line of stamps. The design team members include card makers, scrapbookers, painters, sewers and pattern makers. If you check out our Gallery page all the design team members are listed there with photos, and links to their blogs, websites, FaceBook, and card galleries. We offer our line of stamps wholesale too, and there is a place on the website to register for wholesale if your interested. I hope you'll stop in and take a look at what Terrye & the rest of us have been up to. The website address Oh and by the way, yes I'm still painting! I'll have my Amish Canister Set posted in a few days. Thanks for stopping in for a visit! Take Care, ~Jody~

Tuesday, August 28, 2012

New Design

I know I haven't bloged for quite a while. I'm sooooooo busy with painting orders, and I'm behind on them too, which isn't good. I can only paint so fast though. This week I'm designing a set of Amish Canisters. This will be a brand new design available on my website. I've never painted anything in an Amish design, and so far so good! The customer also would like a set of S & P Shakers, and a Paper Towel Holder to match. This is going to keep me busy until the next set of paintings. I miss reading all your blogs, commenting on Facebook. I just haven't had the time to do it. Once I get caught up I'll stop by and say hello! I hope all is well with all of you! Take Care, ~Jody~

Friday, June 1, 2012

Busy, Busy, Busy!

Oh my gosh I've been sooo busy! I was sick for a while and got backed up on my work, so I've been missing in action for a while. But I'm back and feeling a whole lot better. Got caught up on most of my work, with the exception of my orders for my hand painted items. I plan on making a bunch of new stuff to add to the website which include 2 cabinets, a violin, a grease pot and more. This weekend I'm going to practice with my glazes on my ceramics. I'd really like for the ceramics I make to be dishwasher safe for my customers. So I need to practice! I have some new ceramic piece that I hope to show you next week. I've also been working on making more Terrye French Rubber stamps and should have some new ones done just in time for Christmas! You can view the stamps that Terrye French & I make here We've been adding some new items to our website too! Just in time for summer VHC Victorian Heart Company has a brand new product line "Woven Coverlets" and they are beautiful and perfect for summer time! Here's a photo of one of them.
I'll be back with something new soon! Thanks for stopping by to see me! ~Jody~

Monday, May 21, 2012

In Loving Memory Of My Dad

Today I'm remembering my dad, he was my step father, but in my eyes he was my DAD. He raised me like his own child from the age of 1. He was born August 20th 1936. He passed away on May 21st 2009, 3 years ago today from Cardiac Arrest & Coronary Artery disease. There wasn't one thing that my dad couldn't do. He was the most hardest working man that I've ever known. He lived a full life. In his younger years he was a miner for the Prospectors of "59 in the northern cascade mountains. He served in the army from 1959-1962. He was a private E1 (P) and a welder and blacksmith. He earned medals as a marksman (Rifle M-1 & Carbine). He worked at the Van Horn Mill in Everett Washington. He married my mother on November 17, 1966 and had 4 children. He worked for the Washington State Dept of Highways in Seattle, Washington. He was a logger for years. He had his own log trucking business and was a log truck driver. He could run any piece of equipment out there. My mother and him drove long haul trucks together for several years, all over the united states. He enjoyed fishing, camping, hunting, and building a log home from scratch with my mom, he loved making things from wood and working with his hands. One of the things I will treasure all my life is the wooden wishing well he made for me for one of my Birthdays, it resides in my back yard. He loved working on motors and collecting all kinds of things. In his later years he enjoyed playing games on the computer, listening to sports on the radio while watching another sports game on tv, and going to the casino with my mom. He loved my moms cooking, especially her lemon mereign pie and home made bread. My dad dedicated his life to providing for his family. There's not a day that goes by that I don't think of you Dad! We love and miss you soooooo much! Thank you for being my dad!

Tuesday, May 15, 2012

Oooh So Busy With Photos

As summer approaches many of us are so busy with camping, BBQ's, fishing and all sorts of outings with family members. That holds true for us too. I've been busy with many things lately, which I will talk about one by one with photos. We've been working on our home for god knows how long now. We finished getting our kitchen cabinets, countertops and new appliances in. I still need to put new handles on my cupboards yet, but for the most part the kitchen and living room are done. When the handles are attached to the cabinets I will post photos. A couple of weeks ago we started on our only bathroom. This bathroom had all the updates from the 1970's. White tiny tile floor, oak vanity with a white plastic countertop, and old porcelain tub & shower surround. It was absolutely disqusting! And that's putting it mildly. Everytime I went into the bathroom I wanted to take a seldge hammer to the floor. You could never keep it clean. The toilet was so old it had rust everywhere on it or in it! So let the mess begin. We've taken down a couple of walls due to the way the last remodel was done. We have the new walls up, and the new tub and shower surround in. But what a dusty mess! Sanding down the putty for a smooth surface makes for a dusty mess. And there's more dust to come. It seems you can clean and clean and it still keeps coming. I will be SO GLAD WHEN THE DRY WALL PART OF IT IS DONE! Here's a photo of some of the work, that's my hubby doing the work himself.
Here's the new tub & shower, it's nothing fancy, but it's better than what we had.
I've also been spending time with my grand kids. It's been really nice and sunny here in Washington so when I'v had them we play outside. Here's some recent photos of the girls. Brailynn is two and Madilynn turned 9 months on Mothers Day.
I've been busy painting too. I just finished this canister for a customer. I just love how it turned out. It's a Jamie Mills-Price design. I will put it on my website soon.
I had unpublished my hand painted category on my website so I could catch up on orders. That didn't work to good, I was found on Facebook, lol. So I turned the pages back on and will continue to take orders. I'm so greatful and blessed that so many of you want my items in your homes. I feel bad that sometimes you have to wait for your items due to the backlog of orders I receive, but I'm only one person, and I can only paint so fast. So thank you all for waiting. The other day I received a phone call from one of those customers who had to wait. She told me that the items I painted for her we're well worth the wait, and that she loved them so much, and was surprised at how nice they were. That made me feel sooooooooo good! I will post a photo from her on my blog tomorrow of what I painted for her, and how they look in her home. One of the other reasons I had unpublished my hand painted category on my website was so I could make some new things and offer them once I got caught up on my website orders. Now that those pages are published again, I decided I'm just going to have to get up early in the morning and work on the new things for a couple of hours otherwise I won't get any new items made. So I'll be posting some new things soon & and their going to be really cute! I'm offering a new way to save money on products through my website. Everyday I send out a newsletter offering one item that has been marked down for the day. The only way to know what item I've marked down, is to receive my newsletter. You can sign up for my newsletters on my website. It's on the left hand side at the bottom. I do not rent or sell your email address to anwyone! This is only for you to be able to purchase my products at a discounted rate. Ok, this was a long post, sorry but had to catch ya up! Take Care ~Jody~


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