Thursday, December 31, 2009

The Arrival of Our First Grandbaby!

Hi everyone!  How are you?  How was your Christmas?  Our Christmas was fun this year.  We got to spend the day with our children in our home.  It was nice to sit around and enjoy each others company.  Oh, and play with all the neat gifts.  I hope you all had a wonderful Christmas and enjoyed spending time with your family. Over the holidays, we were finally blessed with our first grandbaby, a healthy baby girl. 
Brailynn Avery Suzukie was born on 12//29/09 at 3:37am.  She weighed 7Lbs 9 oz. & is 19" Long.  Momma and baby are doing just fine.  My daughters labor and delivery couldn't of been any easier.  She was in labor for 8 hours, and pushed for only 17 minutes, and there she was!  This was the first time that I've ever got to witness a baby being born, and it was absolutely amazing!   I've been asked how it feels to finally be a grandma, and I can only say.............that it's a feeling that I can't describe.  When I first saw her, I cried.  She is absolutely beautiful!  She has the prettiest complection, and is sooooooo perfect!  She's definately  Grandmas little girl!  :)   I'ts going to be wonderful to watch her grow.  I will be posting photos of her from time to time, so you can share in my joy.  Here is a photo of her the day she was born.  ~Happy New Year!~ Jody

Monday, December 21, 2009

Merry Christmas & Happy Holidays!

Hello folks, how are you this week?  Are you ready for Christmas?  It's only a few days away!  I'm ready.  I did all my shopping online!  The tree is finally up, and the presents are wrapped!  I'm going on vacation starting Dec. 22 - Jan 4th.  Orders received prior to these dates will ship out when completed.  I will answer any questions and emails that come in while I'm on vacation.  Orders placed during this time will be done when I return to work January 4th.  We've been waiting the last couple weeks for our first grandchild to arrive.  My daughter decided to wait to see if the baby would come on her own.  Well, she hasn't, so my daughter is going to the Dr. this afternoon to be induced, so we should have a baby hopefully today!  I will post some photos real soon!  Have a Merry Christmas everyone!  Enjoy the holidays! ~Jody~

Friday, December 11, 2009

Waiting For Grandbaby

Hello! I may be going on vacation here pretty soon.  We've been waiting for the baby to arrive here at the Stacy household.  She is due on December 20th.  But the Dr. told my daughter this week, that baby is big and needs to come now, or there will be complications.  So my daughter goes in today I guess, the Dr. is going to break her water.  So were on standby waiting for the call to come to the hospital.  The anticipation has been really hard for me.  I'm so excited, that I can hardly wait!  I can't wait to see what she looks like, and to hold her.  My daughter went to the Dr. a couple weeks ago and had a 3D ultrasound done.  I can't beleive the technology today, it's really neat what they can do now days.  Here's one of those photos, she is sticking her tongue out!  Notice how clear the photo is. When she arrives I will post photos to share with you.  I will keep you posted as to when my vacation time will be.
"Waiting For Brailynn" First Grandbaby!

Tuesday, December 8, 2009


I've added all the new options to the site today, that I've been working on the last couple of weeks and mentioned in my blog earlier.
More NEW Product Options in the Primitive Category.
Choose Design Above or Design Of Your Choice
~NEW~Choose Your Saltbox House Colors
~NEW~Choose Animal Options-More Animals to Choose from.
~NEW~Choose Flag Option
~NEW~Choose Your Pip Berry Colors
Choose Crackled Colors
~NEW~Choose Antique or No Antique
Choose Solid Distressed Color - This would be for no design, just solid color with sanded edges.
~NEW~Choose Your Tree Options

NEW Options Added to the Winter Category:
~NEW~Birdhouse Color Options For Snowmen
~NEW~Ribbon Color Or Wire Hanger Options For Ornaments
~NEW~Scented & Unscented Options For Snowmen
~NEW~Mica Glitter Option For Snowmen
~NEW~Antique or No Antique For Snowmen
This means you can choose which product you want, and have it customized the way you want it. I want you to be able to customize your product to match your already existing decor. I'm hoping this gives you more choices to choose from.
I will be going through the other categories within the next couple of weeks to see if I can offer any new options in those categories as well. If you have any suggestions or ideas for more options, please don't hesitate to let me know.
Soon we will be offering different types of frames for all the framed paintings.  There will be a photo of all the different frames styles & colors we will offer.
See you soon! ~Jody~

Monday, December 7, 2009

Primitive Kitchen Canister Set #4 Item# 159

We've decided to go ahead and make the Primitive Kitchen Canister Sets, that so many of you have inquired about.  They will be identical to Item# 159, with the exception of the knob & size, we will be purchasing the black knobs instead of making them.  The sizes may be a little different then the others, when we have the measurments I will post them to the site.  They will all be lined with rubber maid.  You will have the option of purchasing them with the design I painted on them prior or, you may choose a design of your choice.  The price of these will be a little higher, due to us having to make them ourselves, but at least they will be new, not used.  I can take orders for these now, but we won't start production until January 1st.  I've moved the Canister Sets to the Primitive Categorie. If you have any questions, please don't hesitate to ask. Have a good week! ~Jody~

Sunday, December 6, 2009

The Craft Bazaar

Hello everyone!, hope you all had a great weekend!  I just wanted to drop by and let you know that the craft show I participated in was a huge success!  I did better than I thought I'd do.  It was the first show I've participated in, in 20 something years.  I met alot of nice people from my home town.  It was such a pleasure meeting all of you.  The best sellers were my Chenille Snowman Item# 132, My Chenille Snowman with Cardinals Item# 138.  I sold a couple of my new ornaments, and something from my OOAK categorie.
I'm already planning on attending one large show next year.  All I have to do is decide which one to attend.  I'm already planning on what new items to make for the site and show for next year.  I will keep you posted when I figure out which show I'll  attend and what new products will be added.

I'm going to be taking some time off here pretty soon, to catch my breath some, and get ready for the holidays.  I need to do some regrouping & reorganizing, and clean my art room.  I will let you know when I do that.

I've also got some custom orders to do.  All these products will be added to the site when finished. 
Letter/Card Holder - With a Spring Design - Jamie Mills Price
Primitive Scale - With a Ginger Design. - Terrye French
Snowglobe - With A Winter Scene - Jamie Mills Price
Freezin Frank Snowman - Jamie Mills Price

Thanks for taking the time to read my blog!  Have a good day everyone! ~Jody~

Tuesday, December 1, 2009


Hello Everyone!, Hope you all had a Happy Thanksgiving!  We had Thanksgiving at our house this year.  Just a few of us.  My daughter & I had alot of fun sharing the cooking.  Hard to believe that it only takes a few minutes to eat dinner, when you spend days preparing the meal.  I know I'm really late in posting, sorry about that.  Sometimes daily duties & the job take you away for a bit.  It's been a little busy around here.  I've been getting ready for the Christmas Bazarre I will be attending this weekend, Friday & Saturday, at the Eagles Club in Port Orchard, WA.  I will have my computer with me, so you can still contact me by email or phone for any questions you may have.  Everything is pretty much boxed up and ready to go, just finishing up last minute details.  I will be adding more new items to the store soon.  I have several custom orders right now, and will be working on those as well.  I will keep you posted as to when they will be added.  Have a great week everyone! ~Jody~

Wednesday, November 25, 2009

Black Friday Special 10% Off Everything

First I'd like to wish all of you a Happy Thanksgiving!  I hope you all enjoy time spent with your family & loved ones. 

Friday I will be having a sale, receive 10% off everything in the store, even the on sale items.  Code for the sale coming soon.

See you Friday! ~Jody~

Tuesday, November 24, 2009

Website & Blog Features

Hello everyone!  Just wanted to let you know that I finally fixed my blog, so you may leave comments now.   
The next few weeks, I'm going to be adding some more new options to some of my products.  The web designer has updated the program, and now I'm able to offer alot more options for the products in the store.  I'm excited about this because it gives you more options to choose from so your items match your already existing decor.    So in the next few weeks  you will see some changes, as I convert & add these new options. 
If you have any other suggestions for options you'd like to see, or any other suggestions for the store, please feel free to leave me a comment. I read each and every one, your feedback is very important to me.  ~Jody~

Friday, November 20, 2009

Waitin On Christmas Chalkboard

Hi Everyone!, TGIF!  Hope you all had a great week!  I added a new product to the store today.  "Waitin On Christmas Chalkboard!  This was my first try at a Polar Bear, and I must say he turned out really cute!  It was a very challenging painting to do, but I had fun painting him.  Here are some photos, hope you like!

I wasn't able to get any other ornaments done this week, but will have some next week, as well as another winter product, that I'm sure you'll love! Hope you all have a nice weekend! ~Jody~

Thursday, November 19, 2009

Terrye French & Renee Mullins Designs

I see people are using the poll I've set up on my blog, asking what you'd like to see more of, and you're voting for your favorites. Now that I know who's designs your more interested in, I'd like to know:
1. Which designs by these artists are you most interested in seeing? You can give me item #'s or the name of their design. If you don't know the item # or name of their design, you can go to each of the artists websites, (link on right side of this blog) to pick out the designs your interested in.

2. What kinds of items would you like their designs on? Would you like them on a particular product in my store? Or do you have a particular product that you'd like to see them on?

I have a ton of Terrye French & Renee Mullins designs that I haven't done yet. So if you have a particular design, or a particular product you'd like to see, please feel free to contact me through email , or you can select the comment link below, and leave your comment there.  It would be very helpful in knowing just what your looking for. I will continue to keep the poll up for a while, so please vote! Thank you to all who have used the poll, I appreciate your feedback! ~Jody~

Monday, November 16, 2009

My Daughters Baby Shower Photos

Hello everybody! Hope your weekend was a nice one! I didnt do any painting over the weekend this time. But I will have at least one new item maybe two, to add to the site this friday. So please check back if your interested in seeing it. Saturday we had my daughters baby shower. She is due Dec. 20th, and were expecting a girl! I thought I'd share a few photos with you. The First photo is my daughter and her family. The second photo is my son & daughter. The third is everyone that was at the party, family and friends. The last one is my husband & I. See ya Friday! ~Jody~

Friday, November 13, 2009

New Products Added

Hi everyone! Sorry I didn't blog monday, it's been really busy around here. I added two more products to the site today. A primitive framed painting, that you can find in the Primitive Category of the store. This is a custom order that I did. The first photo is a before photo of what it looked like before I painted a new and improved design on it. The second one is the painting that I did. Click on the photos for an enlarged image.

I also added a new set of Christmas Ornaments, which you can find in the Winter Category of the store

Next week I will be adding two more items to the store. I hope will check back to see these,they are adorable! Have a fantastic weekend everyone! ~Jody~

Friday, November 6, 2009

New Products Added

Hi everyone! Hope you all had a fantastic week, and are ready for a restful weekend! I've got alot to talk about today, but will try and make it short. First, I added two new products to the site today. A Primitive Tissue Cover in the Primitives Category of the store, which you can get in different sizes.
Here's a couple photos.

The Ornaments are in the Winter Category of the store. Here's a photo of them. You can click on the photos for a enlarged image.

This week I'm going to be working on another custom order, & new ornaments. They will be added to the site when finished. I've come up with a Primitive Winter product which I'm really excited about. Why? Because you may have noticed I don't have any Primitive Winter products to offer you. I actually intended to make some Primitive Ornaments this year, and forgot all about them. Maybe I can get some made? I've also had a couple people request more Renee Mullins items, so I will be getting some things made by some of her designs. So check back if your interested in seeing any of those. Hope you all have a great weekend! ~Jody~

Wednesday, November 4, 2009

Coming This Week

Well hello! Hope you all had a fun & safe Halloween! This week I will be adding two more new products to the site. One is a Primitive Tissue Box Cover. The other is another set of new Christmas Ornaments. Im sure you will love both. I did some brain storming the other day and came up with some Primitive Christmas Decor, that I'd like to make and offer you. Im just not sure wether I will have time to make them or not. I will keep you posted. See ya Friday! ~Jody~

Friday, October 30, 2009

New Products Added

Hi everyone! TGIF! Hope you all had a great week, and get to enjoy the weekend! Happy Halloween to you all too! If you take your little ones out, please be safe!

Today I added two new products to the site. You can find the primitive painting in the Primitive Category of the store.
Primitive Category

I also added a set of Picket Fence Angel Ornaments to the Winter category of the store. Winter Category
Hope you like them!

There's been a change of plans as to what I was going to make. I've had some custom orders come in so I'm going to be working on some of those. First, A Tissue Cover, A Letter Holder, and the rest of them are winter products. All of them are new products that I hope you will like. Im spending my evenings and weekends painting new ornaments to add to the site, and also take with me to the show in December. Although, this weekend I will also be making my daughters baby shower invitations. I will add a photo of them when finished. Have a good weekend everyone, and be safe!

Custom Order Transformation

One of my customers asked me to paint a primitive painting by Maxine Thomas on a large firkin lid she had. So I took a photo of the lid to show the old painting, and a photo of the lid with the new painting. It looks so much better! I still have to antique this piece, so it will be a little bit darker than this after the antiquing is done. I'm also working on another smaller firkin lid she sent me, and it will have a different primitive painting on it. Both paintings will be added to the site soon as a framed painting, with several different frame color options! When I have posted these to the site, I will update my blog to let you know. You may click on the photos to see the detail in these paintings. The first photo has an old painting on it. The second photo is the new painting I painted on it. The third photo was taken by artist Maxine Thomas. So you can see what this painting would look like framed.

Later today I will post some photos of the new Christmas Ornaments that I made, they're just darling!

Thursday, October 29, 2009

"Warm Winter Wishes Sled"

Hi everyone! Hope your week has been going good! I've retaken some photos of my "Warm Winter Wishes Sled" and am posting them here. These photos turned out great! This is one of my favorite pieces. The sled measures 24"T x 10"W x 4"Deep with the runners. It's made of Oak. I've painted a Jamie Mills-Price design on it. It sells for $85.00. You can find this painting in the Winter Category of the store.
I had someone tell me, it looks like a sticker! lol Sorry, but this was all hand painted by yours truely! :) Click on the photos to see all the beautiful colors & detail in this painting.

Tomorrow I will be blogging about a recent custom order that I did. One of my loyal customers sent me a large firkin lid with an older painting on it. I sanded the old one off and painted a newer primitive painting on it. It looks so much nicer. I will be showing you some before and after photos, so check back to see this transformation. Have a good night! ~Jody~

Tuesday, October 27, 2009


Hello everyone! Hope your having a terrific start to the week! I wanted to let you know what to expect this week. I will be adding a new Primitive Product to the site, by friday. I'm also going to be adding a set of new Ornaments as well. One day this week I will also be adding a couple of photos of one of my winter products to the blog. So if your interested, please check back. Have a great week! ~Jody~

Wednesday, October 21, 2009

"Bloom Where You Are Planted" - Jamie Mills-Price Design

I made some changes to the store yesterday, as you may have noticed. Rather than having to scroll through page after page to see the products, you can choose a category, and all the products for that category are all on one page. I made these changes in the hopes that it would make it easier to browse the store. If you have any suggestions, they're more than welcome here. I also added the store credits yesterday, for those of you who have them. Please feel free to use them any time you want. Yesterday I promised, another photo of one of my products I painted for a customer. The painting is "Bloom Where You Are Planted" a design by Jamie Mills-Price. It's one of my favorites, and it's also a best seller. You can find this painting in the Country Category of the store. If you click on the photos you will be able to see the detail in this painting.

Tuesday, October 20, 2009

New Store Features & More

Hi all! Hope your having a fantastic week so far! I have a couple of things to talk about today. The store has some NEW FEATURES that I'm happy to offer you.
  • First, you'll notice on the left side where all the links are, that there is a link called "Your Account". You will now be able to log in and view or modify your own profile-name, address, email, etc. You will also be able to view the details of your orders.
  • Second, you will be able to save your current cart. Once you have saved it, the saved cart can be recalled at any time.
  • Third, your now able to use your store credits at checkout. For those of you who have store credits, I will be adding those shortly, so you can use them, any time you want.
  • Fourth, we also have a "Where did you hear about us" option that you may use or not use, at checkout.
  • Fifth, I have a event calendar link on the bottom left side. This is where you will find out what shows I will be attending & when.

I'm happy to report that I'm all caught up with orders!

New Products Coming Soon!

Besides the ornaments I'm working on at night and the weekends for the upcoming show I'll be attending in December, I'm also working on some custom orders that will be added to the site as well. They include:

3 Maxine Thomas-Primitive Paintings

A Primitive Tissue Cover

A Renee Mullins-Painting

So if your interested in seeing any of those please check back!

I'm also working on my photos for the store. I'm not the best picture taker, but have been practicing retaking photos of paintings that I do, so you can see the detail in my work better. So you may see some better photos of items on my site, and my blog. I have found that showing photos on my blog has been the best way to show the detail in my work. I think it's because I don't have to optimize the photos for the blog, and for the store, I do have to optimize them, and that is causing them to be distorted. So I'm working on that. I will be blogging tomorrow and adding another new photo. See ya soon! ~Jody~

Sunday, October 18, 2009

New Product Photos

Hi everyone, hope you all had a nice weekend! :) Over the weekend I worked on some new products, mainly new ornaments that I will be takeing to the show I talked about previously. I will be adding them to the site when their finished, hopefully next week. I will be caught up with all my orders this week, by Tuesday. One of the orders that I had, included the painting "Home Is Where the Heart Is". I've taken the opportunity to take some more photos of this painting because the others I took didn't seem to turn out too well. These ones did turn out good, so I'm inserting a couple of them here, and you can click on them to see the detail in the painting.

Thursday, October 15, 2009

Birthday Card

This is my 4th card, and was made for my daughters 21st Birthday, which was October 9th. I didnt follow any particular sketch. I used pink & brown colored card stock, for the layered look. It was stitched together with my sewing machine. For my image, I used a magnolia stamp called "Tilda with Hat". I colored her using copic markers. I'm still learning to shade, and highlight with the copics, but I think it turned out cute. I used my Cricut machine to cut the leaves, numbers & letters. I used my CuttleBug machine to cut out and emboss the large deckled Rectangles that Tilda is sitting on. I distressed the edges of the rectangle with Tim Holtz distressing ink, to age it up a little bit. A Martha Stewart punch was used on the bottom of the flowered paper to spruce it up some. I used a double ended embossed tag attached to some pink and brown ribbon to say "Happy Birthday" and distressed the tag as well. I also attached three brads to the bottom of the card. The inside was also done to match the outside, using the same colored paper and punch. Turns out that my daughter LOVES the card! Heres some photos, enjoy. ~Jody~

Wednesday, October 14, 2009

Harvest Hank in a Dark Blue Frame

Recently I had one of my customers request Harvest Hank in a Dark Blue Frame. I thought I'd show you how he looks in this color, as well as give you some close up photos of the detail of this painting. There are several frame colors available at no additional charge. You can click on each photo to view a larger image. Option to purchase Harvest Hank for $85.00 + 10.00 for shipping, through PayPal, option below, or you can purchase him through my website. Hope your having a good week! ~Jody~

Frame Colors

Monday, October 12, 2009

Christmas Craft Bazaar

Hello and Happy monday to ya! Hope you all had a fantastic weekend! Our weekend was a pretty productive one. I painted all day sunday, getting ready for a show we'll be attending. I'm painting day and night to get ready for this, so there will be alot to offer. I also worked on getting some frames finished.
The Christmas Craft show we'll be attending, will be held at:
Eagles Club
4001 Jackson Ave SE
Port Orchard, Wa.
December 4th (10-6) & Dec. 5th (9-4)
I will be selling some of the items I have in my store, and also some new items, (which I will be adding to the site when their finished). There's going to be alot of hand made ornaments. You will also be able to view some of the items that are on my website, and place custom orders. Rick may sell some of his metal sculptures as well. So come on by and say hello, we would love to meet you! If you have any questions about this, please feel free to contact me. If you need directions, let me know.

Well I was hopeing to have the card I made for my daughter, posted on Sunday, but your not gonna believe what I went and did. On our way to her house I rememberd that I hadn't taken any photos of it yet. Boy was I ticked at myself. So Im waiting on her to email me photos. When she does I will post it for you. Boy my memory is getting bad! The older you get the worse it gets!

I'm almost caught up on orders again. When Im caught up, I will be working on some of the custom orders I have.
Talk to ya soon!

Wednesday, October 7, 2009

Obamas Making Homes Affordable Program

Hi Everyone! I thought that I'd share a bit of important information with you. Alot of you have heard about Obamas Making Home Affordable Program. But do you know where to go to get the help? We didn't! After countless hours researching the internet I finally found it. So I'm sharing it with you.
But, first our story. Recently my husband and I tried to refinance our mortgage but ran into problems because the value of the home dropped $50,000.00 in two years of owning it. Our loan was an ARM and the montly payment was set to increase in August of this year by several hundred dollars. We knew we couldnt pay the increased amount, so we opted to call our lender. We explained our situation and the circumstances to them, filled out a couple forms they sent, and they did a loan modification with us. Yes, it was that easy!!! We have a much more affordable loan with a fixed rate, & low interest rate. I've recently heard that over 85,000 people who are eligible for the program aren't using it. I figure it's because people don't know where to go to get the process started. That is why I'm posting this today.

President Obama recently announced a broad national strategy aimed at helping homeowners to restructure or refinance their mortgage loans to prevent foreclosures. The Administration’s comprehensive plan is known as the Making Home Affordable Program.
The Making Home Affordable Program consists of two separate components:
The Home Affordable Modification Program assists homeowners already behind on their mortgage payments, as well as those anticipating financial difficulty.
The Home Affordable Refinance Program enables eligible homeowners to take advantage of today’s low interest rates — even if the outstanding mortgage balance is greater than the value of the home.
Self-Assessment Tools
The official U.S. Treasury site contains a self-assessment tool designed to see if you are among the 7 to 9 million homeowners who may benefit from the refinance or modification programs available through this government program. You can also download a borrower Q&A there. We encourage you to use the resources from the Making Home Affordable Program.

I hope that you will take advantage of this, because they aren't going to be offering it for long, by what I'm hearing. So if you think you might be eligible, go to the website and use the Assesment Tool to see if you qualify!
Have a Nice Day & thanks for stopping by for a visit!~Jody~

Tuesday, October 6, 2009


Hi Everyone! Hope you all are having a fantastic week so far! I can not believe it's October already! Can you believe how time is flying by? I can't! Before you know it, it's going to be Christmas! I'm still working on filling orders, so I have nothing new to offer you at this time. This is the busiest time of year for me. I was hopeing to add some new Fall & Winter items this year, and I still may, we'll just have to see how busy I am. I still plan on adding the new Terrye French, Renee' Mullins, & Maxine Thomas designs that I posted on the marquee. Hopefully you'll all be patient! :) This week I'm working on finishing the "Home Is Where The Heart Is" Painting. This is the largest painting I offer, and there is alot of detail work that needs to be done on this one. This coming weekend, I'm going to have a new Greeting Card to post to the blog. I made it last weekend for my daughter who is turning 21! this friday. I can't wait to post it, it turned out sooooooooooo cute! It was done in Pink & Browns (her favorite colors) and I used a Magnolia Stamp for the image. I can't post it yet cause I don't want to spoil it for her. So if your interested in seeing it, please check back. I will post several photos of it. Have a great week everyone & thanks for stopping by! ~Jody~

Monday, September 28, 2009

Fall Is In The Air!

Hi everyone! Sorry I'm late in posting, I've still got the bug I caught last week, so I'm running behind. I'm getting better, but it's taken some time.

Fall is definetely here in Washington State! The sky is grey. The wind has been blowing all day, and the leaves are falling all around. Fall is one of my favorite seasons. The colors of fall are just beautiful. I always look forward to this time of year because you get to watch the colors change.

This week I'm still working on filling orders, so I don't have anything new to offer. The painting that I'm working on now is "Home Is Where The Heart Is". It's one of my favorites, because of the teddy bears. They are just so adorable, arent they? Here's a photo of what this one looks like.
Have a fantastic week everyone!~Jody~

Wednesday, September 23, 2009

Teddy Bear Painting

Hi everyone, hope you all had a nice weekend! I'm a little late for blogging this week, sorry about that. I believe I've come down with the bug that my husband had. So I haven't felt to hot lately. I sure hope it doesn't last long. Because I'm filling orders I don't have anything new this week. But, I wanted to show you what I am working on. Yesterday and today I'm working on one of my favorite Teddy Bear paintings for a customer. I really enjoy painting these critters. By the time I get the body done and move onto painting the faces I get really excited. Why you ask? Because when I finally get their eyes on it's like the bears come to life! Their just sooooooooooo cute and cuddly, and who doesnt love a teddy bear? "I wish I was a Teddy Bear...everybody loves them, nobody cares if they're fat or old..." By Anonymous

Friday, September 18, 2009


Hi everyone & happy friday too ya! Hope you all had a great week. This weeked proved to be very busy for me. I've been working on orders this week, and still have more to fill, so I don't have anything new to offer you this week. But they will come once things slow down a bit. I will be working this weekend to try and get caught up on orders. Nothing much else going on. Have a great weekend everyone! ~Jody~

Monday, September 14, 2009

I'm Going to be a grandma!

Good morning, & happy monday to you! Hope you all had a nice relaxing weekend! Our weekend didn't quit go as planned. My husband became ill, so instead of getting the work done outside, he slept, & I cleaned and organized my art room. I'm all ready and organized to create cards on the weekends now. Before all my art stuff for card making was in the kitchen, which didnt work out to well. Always had to put everything away.
Now on a more personal note. I have fantastic news! My daughter is expecting! I'm going to be a grandma! She is due on Christmas day! My daughter had her first ultrasound last friday, and were having a Girl! She's healthy and very active. I have a very clear ultrasound photo Im including here, she's already sucking her thumb! ooooooooooooohhhhhhhh how cute! I can hardly wait!

Have a great week everyone! ~Jody~

Friday, September 11, 2009

Remembering 9/11

It's hard to believe it's been 8 years since 9/11. It's also hard to believe this day even happend. It's sad to think about the loss of human life on this day, and for what? Let's remember those innocent people who lost their life that day! You will always be remembered!

PayPal Buttons Being Added To Blog

Good friday morning everyone! Hope you all had a good week. This week has flown by for me, don't know if its because Monday was a holiday or what. I've been busy filling orders this week, and probobly for the next couple of weeks. So the new items I was going to add will be put on hold until the orders are finished. I will keep you posted as to when I will be adding them.
I'm going to be adding a PayPal, add to cart button, under each of my products on my blog. I will be working on this the next couple of days.
It's beautiful here in Washington, sunny & blue skys! Temperature is suppose to hit mid 80's today & this weekend, so my husband and I are going to finish the outside stuff on the house, before fall & winter hits. Have a great weekend everyone! ~Jody~

Tuesday, September 8, 2009

Everyday Life

Hello & Good Morning everyone! Hope you all had a wonderful labor day! Ours was good. Saturday we worked on filling orders. Even had my husband & son working! Sunday I spent most of the day doing wifely duties: Patching 10 pairs of my husbands jeans, one pair of my sons shorts, and mending my daughters sweatshirt! Also did laundry and cleaned the house! Fun huh? lol Oh well it has to get done at some point right? And, Monday I worked on filling orders. This week is looking like a busy one for me, I will be filling several orders. Anyhow I will post again on Friday. Have a fantastic week, and see ya friday!~Jody~

Friday, September 4, 2009

Primitive Scale~Terrye French Design

Good Morning Everyone! Hope you all had a great week! I added this old Primitive Scale to the site this morning. Hope you like it, it's really old! Has that old primitive look to it. You can display this anywhere in your home, could even set an old primitive candle or a stack of old books on top of it.

I am going to be adding the other items that I mentioned before, but I need to fill a orders first. I will let you know when I will be adding those items. Couple of weeks ago I made another card, and haven't had the time to post it, but here it is now. I just love it. i had alot of fun making this one, it's getting more challenging since I don't know too much about card making. Someday I hope to be offering my greeting cards on the site, but I want to wait till I feel they are perfect before doing that. You can view a larger image of the cards by clicking the photos. Have a fantastic holiday weekend everyone!~Jody~

Tuesday, September 1, 2009

New Product To Be Added This Friday!

Hi All! Hope your all having a fantastic week so far! I'm going to be adding one of my new products to the site this Friday. It's a Terrye French Design and it's also a One Of a Kind! So check back to see it friday if your interested. I've also made another card, and will be posting photos of it, on the blog. Have a great week everyone, and see ya friday!
Take Care, ~Jody~

Thursday, August 27, 2009

Bailey Bear in a Rustic Red Frame

One of my customers wanted Bailey Bear done in a Rustic Red frame. It's the first one I've done in this color, so thought I'd show how good it looks in this color. The Rustic Red Frame Color is available under Bailey Bear. Talk to ya soon! ~Jody~

Monday, August 24, 2009

What's Coming Up Next

Hello and Happy Monday to ya! Hope you all had a great weekend! Here's the items I'm going to be adding to the site next.

  • Primitive Recipe Box-Terrye French Design
  • Primitive Framed Painting-Maxine Thomas Design
  • Primitive Banner-Renee' Mullins Design
  • Primitive Scale-Terrye French Design
  • Primitive Tissue Cover-My Design

I'll let you know ahead of time, when I'll be adding these. I'm also going to be working on some other Maxine Thomas Designs, that are a custom order, but they also will be added to the site when finished. Have a great week everyone!~Jody~

Sunday, August 23, 2009


Hello everyone, hope you all had a great week, and weekend! I realize it's been a while since I posted, but I've been extremely busy filling orders and deciding what to offer next . I have some new products/designs on the way that Im going to be adding to the site. The new designs that are coming are by Terrye French, Renee' Mullins, and Maxine Thomas. If you like any designs by these gals, be sure to check back to see the new designs. Enjoy the rest of your weekend! ~Jody~

Friday, August 14, 2009


Since I entered a card I made in a couple of contests, they call them (challenges), I thought it would be nice to have a contest of my own! The prize?
My New Birdhouse Utensil Holder! Yes, postage paid! What you need to do to win:
Leave me a comment &
Become a follower of my Blog. This contest will run until August 31, 09. The final draw will be entirely random.
GOOD LUCK!!! ~Jody~

New Poll & Facebook Link

Hello again! I wanted to let you know, that I added the new poll today asking you what you would like to see more of. It's on the right side of the blog, just scroll down. It will be up for one week starting today, so get you choices in! I will be having another poll here in the near future, which will be slightly different. The facebook link has also been added. You will see family photos there.~Jody~

Two New Products Added

Hello everyone, and happy friday to ya! Hope you all had a great week so far! Today I added two new products to my site. A Country Untensil Holder & A Garden Angel Watering Can, hope you like them, their designs by Renee' Mullins. Click on the photos to take you directly to them.

This coming week I'm working on filling orders and custom orders. I will be adding the custom orders to the site when their finished. Most of them are primitive designs by Maxine Thomas. I'm very excited about these, because I've wanted to paint them for a long time. This weekend I will be putting my contest up, hope you'll participate, there's going to be a nice prize! I will also be working on getting my facebook link & the poll I mentioned added to the blog. Hope you all have a great weekend!~Jody~

Wednesday, August 12, 2009

New Blog Candy

Bev, over at All The Things I Love Is offering a really nice selection of candy for card makers! Good luck to everyone participating!~Jody~


Happy Hump Day! Hope you all are having a good week so far! I will be adding two new product to the site this Friday. Hope you'll stop for a look! I've decided since I entered a couple contests, how fun would it be to have a contest of my own! So be on the look out for the contest, I'll be adding it soon! See you friday, have a good week everyone!~Jody~

Sunday, August 9, 2009

New Greeting Card

Good Sunday Morning! Yesterday I spent my day creating this new card!

This is the second greeting card, I've ever made, and it was sooooo much fun to create! I made the card using Rustic Card stack by DCWV. The Teddy Bear image is a digi download from I used colored pencils to add color to her clothing, with some slight shading. The bear was done with what's called Fur Flock, which is a substance that looks like teddy bear fur!, so she looks & feels just like a real bear! The scrolling and butterflys were created with my Cricut Expression machine.
I've decided to enter it into three different challenges, for a chance to win some fantastic prizes.

The first contest I'm entering is at for a chance to win some candy a set of 72 (copic markers)! I'm crossing my fingers! I've seen these being demonstrated and they look so fun to use!

The second contest is over at for a chance to win a set of Gorjuss Girls Set 3 Stamps. These stamps are adorable, and would make really cute cards!

The third contest is held at for a chance to win these prizes. And who wouldn't mind winning some card making supplies! Good luck to everyone participating!~Jody~

Friday, August 7, 2009

Napkin Dispenser

Wow, I can't believe it's Friday already! This week just flew by for me. I added a new product today. It's this adorable Napkin Dispenser, with a Renee' Mullins design on it. This product is also available in different colors, or a custom design of your choice. Click photo to take you to it.

I was hoping to have a couple more items to add today too, but with filling orders I didn't have time to complete those. One is done being painted but needs to be put together before adding it. The other is in the works. I will be adding both of them next week sometime. I will keep you posted as to what day I will be adding them. Have a great weekend everyone! ~Jody~

Thursday, August 6, 2009


Today I added alot of different things to my blog. You can now follow me on Twitter & Facebook! I've added the Twitter link already, and the Facebook link will be added soon, hopefully tomorrow. I've also added a translator for those of you in different countries, hope this helps! I also added links to my favorite artists websites, for those of you who don't know who these artists are. If you find any patterns on their site, that you would like me to paint for you, please don't hesitate to contact me, as I probobly have it. These gals usually don't offer finished products, but sell their patterns to us painters. You will find the links to their websites on the right side of my blog. I haven't added it yet, but will be adding it soon; a poll asking you what kinds of products you would like me to make. That should be up in the next couple of days. Have a good night everyone! ~Jody~

Monday, August 3, 2009


Hello all, and happy Monday to ya! Hope you all had a great weekend. Our weekend was ok. Rick had to work, and so I worked on our business. Today I'm working on several items; I'm making a new Napkin Holder, A Watering Can, & getting another painting preped. I hope to be able to add the new products this Friday. I will keep you posted! Have a good week in the meantime! ~Jody~

Friday, July 31, 2009

New Card & Misc.

Hello & Happy Friday Everyone! Hope you all are having a great week so far. This week has been really busy. I've been filling orders, planning what will be added next, and working on getting this blog up and running. What you can expect to see next are some Kim Klassen, Maxine Thomas, & Renee Mullins designs. If you like any designs by these gals, you may want to check back. I'm also going to be working on this blog again. I've joined Twitter & Facebook, and will be adding a link in my blog and on my website that will take you directly to both of those. With this new blog, it allows you to comment, make a suggestion, or ask any questions you have. The options are below each blog I create, so feel free to use them! I'd be happy to hear from you. I mentioned a while back that I was going to be designing my first greeting card. Well that card is finished and here are the results. Click on photos for an enlarged image. I made this thank you card using one of my mothers rubber stamps & my new Cricut Expression, that my kids got me for Mothers Day. (The images used on the card are copyright protected), they belong to my mother). I hope to add my cards to the site and ebay in the future. Have a great weekend everyone!~Jody~


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