Friday, September 28, 2012
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 www.treasuredtimesrubberstamps.com 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
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
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 www.treasuredt.blogspot.com 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.
Monday, May 21, 2012
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
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.
Thursday, April 26, 2012
Hello my blogging friends! I hope all is well with you all! Mothers Day is just around the corner! May 13th! So I thought it's a good time to have a sale! So from now until May 15th take 10% off your entire order! Enter code: MDAY in voucher box at checkout. If you don't know what to get mom this year, why not choose to purchase a Gift Certificate. Those make great gifts! We've been adding more products to the store, so there's a bunch of new stuff to take a look at! 41 new Signs, Framed Prints, Victorian Heart Braided Rugs with Star Accents, and new Bedding ensembles. Lots of variety. I'm also working on adding some other new items as well. I've unpublished my "Hand Painted By Me" category on my website until I can catch up on my painting orders. I will also be making some new items for this category as well. Thank you for stopping by today, and I hope you have a wonderful weekend! Take Care ~Jody~
Wednesday, April 18, 2012
How are you all doing? I hope you all are well & have been busy creating! I've been pretty busy with painting products for customers, working on the website and working on the Terrye French stamp line. I added some new items to my website today! And there's more to come! Who doesn't love a good old fashioned sign right? We now offer 41 different signs, and messenger blocks in a large variety of sizes and colors. Signs & Messenger Blocks are perfect for adding that decorative touch to any room in your home. This is one of my favorites! You can check out all the new signs here http://www.adorablecountryclassics.com/wall-decor/signs/
Thursday, April 12, 2012
Tuesday, April 10, 2012
Hello everyone, I hope you all had a wonderful Easter! I have some photos for you of my grand kids. Easter was so much fun this year. My grand daughter is a little older this year (two). So, my daughter & I took the two babies to their first Easter egg hunt. We thought Brailynn would be ready for it, and she was. With a little direction from mom, she went for it, and picked up as many eggs as she could, and filled her basket to the top! Then she had some balloons made into a flower. Then we went home, and I watched the girls for a couple of hours so mamma could go shopping.
Saturday, March 31, 2012
Geeze I can't believe it's been almost a month since I posted last, I'm so sorry. I've been meaning to get on here, and then seems like there's always something else more important for me to get done. Thank you for sticking with me, and hello to my new followers, thank you for following me! For the last month or so I've been painting orders off of my website www.adorablecountryclassics.com. Lots of orders came in for my Primitive Ceramic & Wood Kitchen Canisters, and some Salt & Pepper Shaker Sets, plus I've been working on new stamps,and I also have some custom orders to get done as well. So, busy, busy, busy! I had to unpublish my Hand Painted category off my website for a lttle while until I can get all caught up & make some new things that I've wanted to get done. I will let you all know when I've published the pages and added new items. Onto what I wanted to share with you today. This is a phot0 that one of my customers sent me of her Primitive Fireplace Screen that I painted for her last year. Thank you Traci for sharing your photo! It looks amazing in your home! This was painted on both sides. One side with a winter scene and one side with an every day scene.
Tuesday, March 6, 2012
Happy Tuesday morning everyone! No new hand painted items to talk about today. I've been so busy with orders from the website, that I just haven't had the time to paint anything new yet. I do have a few things I'd like to get done though. This week I'm painting an order for a customer in Ohio. She's ordered my black primitive bread box & the primitive stackable boxes pictured below.
Friday, February 17, 2012
I have some very exciting news to tell you all. A day after I opened my rubber stamp company "Treasured Times Rubber Stamps & Scrapbooking", my stamps went international! Let me just say I was a little more than excited! The first country they're going to is Italy. Franca Marzi is going to sell my stamps at her retail store and on her website. I am so grateful to Terrye French for allowing me to share her designs this way. Thank you Terrye! I'd also like to thank Franca for her interest in my stamps! Thank you Franca! Here's the link to Francas website http://www.piccolepassioni.it/ This last week I've been working on images, and making more stamps. I have more products that I will be adding to that website over the weekend. I also have another tutorial on the way! Have a great weekend everyone! ~Jody~
Hello everyone! How's everyone doing? I've been fine, just super busy! I know I haven't posted any new paintings in a long time, it seems I'm short on time. So I decided today, that I better post them, or they will never get posted. Most of these were done before Christmas last year, with the exception of the last canister. That one I just finished for a customer.
Friday, February 3, 2012
I have some very exciting news today! I've been working with Terrye French the last couple of months on something very awesome! Terrye French and I would like to announce the opening of "Treasured Times Rubber Stamps & Scrapbooking". I've turned Terryes designs into clear stamps, to make greeting cards, bookmarks, ornaments and more! Our website www.treasuredt.blogspot.com If there's a design of Terryes that you'd like to see turned into a rubber stamp, shoot me an email, I'm happy to take requests! Every...one who shares this link will receive one FREE STAMP OF YOUR CHOICE! Choose the stamp of your choice by going to our website www.treasuredt.blogspot.com and click on the Stamp Page and email me which one you'd like and your mailing info! There is a contact link on our website. Please direct all questions about the company to me. Thank you!
Thursday, January 12, 2012
Recently someone posted on my blog asking how they could order my products. You can find my products here http://www.adorablecountryclassics.com/ All of the items I paint are under the Hand Painted By Me category. Thank you for your interest in my products. ~Jody~
Saturday, January 7, 2012
This was a custom order I did for a customer this last Christmas. I had alot of fun designing and painting this piece for her! Thank you Patricia! I painted the background in white so the design would stand out. The top piece has a painted hole and branch. The design in painted on all four sides. I think it turned out pretty nice!
I will have another post next week, on a couple of new winter designs, that I painted last year and wasn't able to add them at that time.
Brenda & Angie, thank you for your comments on my last post! I'm bound and determined to get the problem fixed this weekend! Brenda, no the problems not on my kindle, it's on my laptop that I use 100% of the time. I hope you get your problem fixed too! It's so frustrating sometimes! Cross your fingers! Have a fantastic weekend everyone! ~Jody~
Friday, January 6, 2012
Hi All! How has everyone been? Boy have I been missing in action! Had to go see when I posted last. I hope you all had wonderful holidays! Today I have some recent pictures of our granddaughters. Little Boo Boo (Brailynn) is now 2! I can hardly believe she's two already! She's getting so big, and does alot of talking. She likes to paint when she comes to visit us (go figure, taking after Grandma) so for Christmas we got her a little art table with stools and paints of course. She loves it! She also likes to play mommy with her sister so we also got her a baby alive doll to save her mother! lol Here's Brailynn Christmas day.
I've been reading all your blogs, but I can't comment. Here's the problem. When I got my new phone I signed up for a gmail account so I could receive my emails while I was away. Well when I did that it did something to my google account and it won't let me make comments on others blogs. I've tried to fix it and haven't been able to. If any of you know how to fix the problem, would you please tell me so I can make comments on your blog. I really enjoy blog hopping and love talking to you all! Thank you! I've taken a couple weeks off from painting, I really needed to recharge my batteries! I will be back painting starting this coming Monday the 9th. I will be posting regular again, now that the holidays are over. I have a few projects that I finished before Christmas that haven't been shown or added to the website, so those will be posted soon. I ran behind this year big time! So, I hope you all are doing well! I will talk to you again soon. Happy New Year Everyone! ~Jody~