Monday, February 8, 2016

Love Is In The Air - Laurie Speltz

Hi everyone! 
Today I have a new project to share with you all. 
This is my first painting, designed by Laurie Speltz. 
I've wanted to paint this project for quite a while because you can display this piece in your home from Christmas through Valentines Day, and when you see it you will know why. ;)

The design was meant to be painted on a cutting board. I didn't have the exact cutting board she mentioned, so I adapted the design to fit onto the board I all ready had on hand.

Here's sort of a step by step video on how I painted it. I kept forgetting to take photos of each step but I'm getting better at remembering to do that I promise! 

This is a free pattern called "Love Is In The Air", that you can find on the "Artists Club" website here.  
In fact there are tons of free patterns there available for download! 

I hope you enjoyed your visit here today, and that I have inspired you!
Thank you so much for stopping by!

Monday, January 11, 2016

Christmas Mitten Ornaments-Renee Mullins

Hi everyone! I hope you all are having a happy new year so far!

I've been really busy painting all kinds of things!

Today I'm sharing with you the finished Mitten Ornaments that I've been working on.
 I normally only share photos of my finished projects and not the item in stages.  But, I thought maybe you might be interested in seeing these. So I took these photos with my phone and one day I noticed that my phone had all the photos together of these mittens and animated them and turned them into a video. I thought this was so cool, because my phone has never done that before! So, I'll be sharing a little video on how I painted these. I think sharing this way is so awesome because you can see how I painted my items step by step. 
I will continue to share my project video's with you.

These were so fun to paint! I love Christmas, and Gingerbread men, don't you! They're so cute!!!
And who doesn't love Christmas cookies!

Here's a photo of the finished products.  

Here's the video of the first mitten.

Here's the second one.

Well what do you think? Did you like to see the video's? 
I hope you enjoyed your visit here today!

Thank you for stopping by!

~Take Care~

Sunday, January 3, 2016

Hand Painted Ornaments

Hi everyone! I hope you all are well! 
I've redesigned the blog since I feel like I'm kind of starting fresh. So new look and fresh start!
Since shutting down both businesses, I've been spending time with family and enjoying not having to work! It's been awesome let me tell you! So much less stress in my life! And no time tables!

I've also done a little crafting. I've made some cards, Treat bags, colored, hosted a Halloween party, Thanksgiving and Christmas. I had planned on posting about each thing I made, but it always seemed like I'd get sick when I wanted to get that done. In fact I was sick 3 times last year with one thing or another.  And I'm starting this year being sick with another cold, and this one is a bad one. I'm on day 14 and it's not showing signs of getting any better which in turn is slowing down what I want to do and that is paint and pour some more ceramics! 

I am however, painting again, and loving it. I can't believe how much I've missed painting. I'm working on some hand painted ornaments right now, a design by Renee Mullins of Plum Purdy Designs. Here's some photo's of them. 

A little bit more to do! :) But you can see the progression. 

I've been doing a lot of thinking about exhibiting at the Holiday Food And Gift Fair this year in November. I've exhibited here a couple times and really loved it. I've also been thinking about offering up my paintings for sale here on my blog again, and I think I'm going to do that by having a buy now button located under each item once I've made it and have it posted. 

Thank you all for your lovely comments!

Take Care!

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~


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