Thursday, December 31, 2009
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
Friday, December 11, 2009
"Waiting For Brailynn" First Grandbaby!
Tuesday, December 8, 2009
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
Sunday, December 6, 2009
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
Wednesday, November 25, 2009
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
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
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
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
mailto:email@example.com , 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
Friday, November 13, 2009
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
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
Friday, October 30, 2009
Today I added two new products to the site. You can find the primitive painting in the Primitive Category of the store.
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!
Later today I will post some photos of the new Christmas Ornaments that I made, they're just darling!
Thursday, October 29, 2009
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
Wednesday, October 21, 2009
Tuesday, October 20, 2009
- 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
Thursday, October 15, 2009
Wednesday, October 14, 2009
Monday, October 12, 2009
The Christmas Craft show we'll be attending, will be held at:
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
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.
HOW THE PROGRAM WORKS:
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.
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! http://www.makinghomeaffordable.gov/
Have a Nice Day & thanks for stopping by for a visit!~Jody~
Tuesday, October 6, 2009
Monday, September 28, 2009
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
Friday, September 18, 2009
Monday, September 14, 2009
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
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
Friday, September 4, 2009
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
Take Care, ~Jody~
Thursday, August 27, 2009
Monday, August 24, 2009
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
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~
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
Sunday, August 9, 2009
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 http://www.cuddlybuddly.com/. 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 http://www.charmedcrafts.blogspot.com/ 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 http://fluttabyz.blogspot.com/2009/07/my-blog-candy-giveaway-gorjuss-girls.html 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 http://www.truesgiftsfromtheheart.blogspot.com/ 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
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~