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Saturday, December 31, 2011

Happy New Year!!


Wishing you and yours the best the New Year has to bring!!
Enjoy 2012!
Barb

Thursday, December 29, 2011

Well What a Week!?!

I have spent all week trying to get things ready for the White Sale on Etsy but life will always throw you a curve. 
Christmas was a bit of a blur.  We bought electronics this year and neither my husband nor I have any electronic ability so that was a bit frustrating.  The kids were fairly patient for the most part.
We went to my sister's house on Boxing Day, the 26th, to go snowmobiling.  But even in the mountains they didn't have enough snow this year.  So my daughter and her cousin went 4-wheeling.  In the mean time my son ended up with the stomach flu and was sick as could be that day.
Now my folks are having some health concerns so I have been to the Doctor's office with them every day since Tuesday.  Back again today.  Then we will go from there.
So at this point I will try to get it together enough to have a White Sale with 10% off everything in my shop.  Click Etsy Shop to take you there.  Hoping to get more things listed!
Type in WHITESALE in the code for an automatic 10% off.
Hope this finds everyone well and ready for a great New Year!!
Enjoy,
Barb

Saturday, December 24, 2011

Merry Christmas!

I hope that Santa finds all of you and it will be a joyful holiday with family and friends.
As we all know the reason for the season I hope that we will all take a few minutes to remember why we celebrate this time of year.

I received a special gift in the mail from Vicky at Vicky's Art.  So with this cutie in mind, my wish for everyone is to have a special angel to watch over you during the Holiday Season and the New Year!
Enjoy!
Barb

Friday, December 16, 2011

Swap Ornie and more Photos!!

The Primitive and Folk Artist had a ornie swap and my partner was Karen from Buttons in the Attic.
I received these stunning stars from her.  I showed my daughter and she said, "I know you didn't sew these."  When I ask her how she could tell she said they were too perfect to be anything I would sew!!
Yes, you know how I feel about needle and thread.  This photo does not do justice to how wonderful these are!! Check out her shop by clicking on the stars and her blog by clicking here.
They are FABULOUS!!  Thank you Karen!

As promised from earlier more photos of Christmas at our house.  We have close to 30 trees small and large.  The next two photos are the two large trees that we put presents under.

All the shelves have decorations on them too!

A couple of tin trees I painted.

I love this church and poinsettias scene that I painted from a seminar a couple of years back.
Well time to get my daughter to school.  I hope every one enjoys their day!
Barb

Tuesday, December 13, 2011

It's Beginning to look allot like Christmas-Finally!!

Slowly but surely we are getting Christmas up...yea!!  My husband does the decorating and I think he does a great job.  I just cannot make it look good. 

 It also is snowing here so with that comes more of the Christmas cheer instead of the brown boring feeling I was having earlier.

Today is the last day to sign up for the Hearts and Hands Winter Giveaway on the OFG blog so make time to get over there and sign up!!

Enjoy your day and I will try to get more Christmas photos up this week-it is my goal!
Barb


Friday, December 9, 2011

Quick Reminder....

Make sure you have signed up for the Old Famhousgathering Giveaway over on the blog.
Also today is the last day of the OFG open house on Etsy.  Many shops are having specials that you will not want to miss out on.
I am now off to do some decorating so you might see some photos here BEFORE Christmas!!
Enjoy your day,
Barb

Monday, December 5, 2011

How did this Happen!!


We had great intentions a few weeks ago to have Christmas up and done within a reasonable amount of time.  We moved furniture and decorations and then.........What happened? No steam? No time? No idea!?!  But looking around most folks are on top of it and have their homes all decorated and sharing via blogger.  So I am busy looking at everyone's decorations instead of getting mine up.  (Actually, it is my husband's job.)
Well now I need to either go shopping at the Old Farmhouse Gatherings Open House or start unloading boxes.  I think it would be more fun to go shopping so click here to see what the team is offering.  Many are offering specials in their shops so make sure to read the shop announcements too!
I will be offering 10% off everything in my shop so click here to go to my Etsy shop.  Remember to type in "OFGTHANKSYOU2011" for the discount code at my shop.
Looking around I found these two items to put up and the sled still has its price tag on it from a show I did a few weeks back.  The plate I had hanging in the kitchen just waiting for Christmas to come.  I am really having issues now getting things decorated.  I wonder how we lost so much time and energy in the last few weeks?
While I was sitting here thinking about it all I remembered that I had hung this the week of the rearranging.  So in total we have three decorations up.
I think I will just go shopping!!
Enjoy your day,
Barb


Saturday, December 3, 2011

My Ornament Giveaway at the OFG Team

This is my ornament that I will be giving away at the Old Farmhouse Gatherings Giveaway. 
It is the last one of the year and a winner will be chosen Dec. 13th.
Sign ups going on now!!
Now if I can just get my home decorated before it is all over it will be a Christmas miracle!!
Wish me luck!!!
Good luck to all.
Barb 

Friday, December 2, 2011

Open House with the Old Farmhouse Gathering


Come to the Old Farmhouse Gathering for Christmas shopping from December 5th through the 9th on Etsy.  Search "OFG Open House" and look in the shop announcement line for Christmas sales.
My shop Barbsheartstrokes will be offering 10% off everything in my shop using Coupon Code: "OFGTHANKSYOU2011". 
Many talented OFG members are participating in this Open House. Check out all the great items they have up for your shopping consideration!! You can find even more by typing OFG Open House in the search bar with 'All Items' in the drop down menu.
Just a reminder to sign up on the OFG blog for the Heart and Hands giveaway going on until Dec. 13th.
Happy Shopping!
Enjoy,
Barb


Wednesday, November 30, 2011

Not to late to sign up for the PAFA Giveaway

Just a quick reminder that today is the last day to sign up for the Primitve and Folk Artist blog giveaway.  Click on the photo above to take you to the page where it lists all the wonderful creations.  Remember to leave a comment!!
This is my giveaway for the PAFA team.  Good luck to everyone!!
We are all still in the middle of the Winter Wonderland Celebration on Etsy.  Just type in PAFAWW for all the great items to be had!!
Enjoy,
Barb

Tuesday, November 29, 2011

From the Heart and Hands of Old Farmhouse Gathering Giveaway

The Old Farmhouse Gathering Team is having their last giveaway of the year! All you need to do is leave a comment on the post at the OFG Blog in order to be entered in the giveaway. One winner will be chosen on Tuesday, December 13th. We would love it if you would you put the giveaway on your sidebar and invite your family, friends and followers to enter for a chance to win

Another fun giveaway of great creations!! Enjoy, Barb

Monday, November 28, 2011

Cyber Monday Sale Continues!!

Just a quick reminder that the OFG Team is still having their sale through Tuesday, November 29!
Click HERE for the participating shops.
Instructions are listed in this post and at the participating shop announcements!
Happy Shopping...I have already got a few great deals!!!
Nothing beats shopping in your PJ's!!
Enjoy,
Barb

Friday, November 25, 2011

Black Friday/ Cyber Monday Old Farmhouse Gathering Team Sale is HERE!!



Some of the team members of the Etsy Old Farmhouse Gathering team are offering discounts of 10% or more in their shops as a token of thanks to their valued customers. The offer is valid from Thursday, November 24 through Tuesday, November 29.


In order to take advantage of this promotion, you will need to add this code to your shopping cart when you check out, "OFGthanksyou2011".
Under the payment area in your shopping cart, it will say "apply shop coupon code", click on that and enter the code.

The percentage discount the shop is offering will automatically be deducted during checkout for all the items in your cart (except for shipping).

Do not place the coupon code in the comments section, as it will not work there.

Here is the list of participating shops offering 10% or more discount on your order.

So shop to your hearts content for American handmade, Artisan crafts.

http://www.etsy.com/shop/barbsheartstrokes
http://www.etsy.com/shop/basketsbyrose
http://www.etsy.com/shop/catsdesigns
http://www.etsy.com/shop/cavecreekprimitives
http://www.etsy.com/shop/ewenmeprintables
http://www.etsy.com/shop/farmersattic
http://www.etsy.com/shop/FirecrackerKid
http://www.etsy.com/shop/Handofbelapeck
http://www.etsy.com/shop/handmadebybette
http://www.etsy.com/shop/happyvalleyprimitive
http://www.etsy.com/shop/MapleStreetShoppe
http://www.etsy.com/shop/49pamela
http://www.etsy.com/shop/MotherlodeToad
http://www.etsy.com/shop/NancysWorkshop
http://www.etsy.com/shop/NoJumbledDucks
http://www.etsy.com/shop/paintspotsnsplinters
http://www.etsy.com/shop/primchick
http://www.etsy.com/shop/Primgal
http://www.etsy.com/shop/printandsew
http://www.etsy.com/shop/publishedartist
http://www.etsy.com/shop/TheBarnHollow
http://www.etsy.com/shop/tinsandtreasures
http://www.etsy.com/shop/tomorrowstreasures
http://www.etsy.com/shop/WickedlyCreative
http://www.etsy.com/shop/AlwaysPrimitive
http://www.etsy.com/shop/primpennystitches
http://www.etsy.com/shop/yorkiesprimitives
http://www.etsy.com/shop/sweetbearcreekwhims

Remember these shops are open 24 hours. Shopping in your PJ's and slippers at your convience is welcomed. Enjoy your shopping experience.
Barb

Thursday, November 24, 2011

Happy Thanksgiving!!



Today is the day we Give Thanks here in the USA.  I am wishing everyone a safe, happy, and fabulous day!
Enjoy!
Barb

Wednesday, November 23, 2011

Token of Thanks



I'll be offering 10% off! Come shop Etsy for some FABULOUS 'Handmades' and support small business America!  Type in this code at check out starting tomorrow!

OFGTHANKSYOU2011
Happy Shopping!!
Barb

Monday, November 21, 2011

Recap on all that is happening!!

I am not sure how come the end of the year starts flying by, but my how fast it has gone!!
We had my daughter's birthday last week and then I had the "opportunity" to go to the Middle School with her on Friday.  Yes, I will need more therapy!!  It was like taking your life in your own hands to even get down the hall with how tall and large some of the kids are these days!!  But all in all it was a good day.
So I have been a bit neglectful in letting everyone know about all the happenings with the PAFA and OFG teams!!  For a quick recap:
The PAFA team is having a Winter Wonderland Celebration going on now.  Click on the photo above and it will take you to the page on Etsy.  Wonderful creations to be had!!
Don't forget to sign up for the Giveaway going on right now also on the PAFA blog!!

Then the OFG team is having a "Token of Thanks" special were many of the team members are offering discounts during November 24 to November 29!  Just in time for the folks, like me, who would rather be shopping on line then at the stores!!  Not brave enough to be doing that!
More to come on this event soon!!
In the mean time my son's birthday tomorrow and Thanksgiving!  Lots to do and little time!!
Enjoy your day,
Barb

Friday, November 18, 2011

Walking Through a Winter Wonderland!!

Search PAFAWW On Etsy
Come see what a wonderful Winter Wonderland with the PAFA group looks like!! In Etsy's search bar you can also type in PAFAWW and PAFA Team for more great creations!! Enjoy, Barb

Tuesday, November 15, 2011

Back on Line with my Etsy Shop

It has been a busy couple of weeks with back to back local shows but I am now back on line and trying frantically to add new items to my Etsy shop.   With my two kids birthday's, one today and then one next Tuesday, we will remain crazy busy here.  Then I think Thanksgiving is next week, Right?!?  Wow time is flying by to quickly!
Hope everyone will enjoy their day!!
Barb

Friday, November 11, 2011

PAFA Winter Wonderland Giveaway

www.primitiveandfolkartists.blogspot.com
Primitive and Folk Artist Etsy Group is having a fabulous giveaway!!
My donation is this ornament.
Head on over to the blog and sign up to win!!
I am hoping to be back on line with my Etsy shop after this last local show so stay tuned for more in my shop no later then Monday of next week!!
Enjoy your day,
Barb