Tuesday, March 30, 2010


Well I finally got this thing up and running. Let me say that loading products up on a website is not my favorite thing to do and it's kind of like the laundry it never seems to be finished, but then again, I love adding new stuff for folks to see and hadn't updated my old site in so long that this site will seem like this is the first time I have had a website. I have to give most of the credit to Bebe from Off the Beaten Path Designs she is a genius!! Not to mention super patient. She had designed the graphics for my first site, but when I found out that I could also host my site with her I decided what a great time for an update. She did almost everything for me, short of loading and if I would have paid her I bet she would have done that too, cause I sure wouldn't expect anyone to do it for free!! Anyway, if you are thinking about a new website, freshening up the old like me definitely drop her a line or check out her site at http://www.offthebeatenpathdesigns.com/shop/ you will not be disappointed. So please stop by my new site and let me know what you think!! The address is still the same http://www.signsofpatriotism.com Well folks I am off to lunch with the daughter in law. Hope you are all having a great day and having wonderful sunny weather to enjoy!! Til next time.......

Wednesday, March 24, 2010


I hope everyone is having a great day and spring weather!! I have been busy here as usual with more than one project. I think I have ADD and it is impossible for me to concentrate on only one thing at a time. Sorry Terry I guess you do after all get it from your Mom, love ya son!! The most exciting news is that I am working on a new website with new graphics and am LOVE LOVE LOVING it!! I am shooting to launch the 1st of April so please check it out. I was worried I might be losing some with the old graphics and that folks thought I only made military signs and that's not the case at all. So to add to the many new military signs I have I will be getting my everyday for every person signs on this new site for all to enjoy. Not too mention that my military enjoy a sign that is not necessarily military themed as well, LOL. So I hope it is well received. I will also be venturing into some cyber parties product parties so stay tuned for the details on that!! So I am off to do some painting and wait for some deliveries. I hope you and your families are well!! Take care!!

Wednesday, March 17, 2010


So sorry I am late on this guys, but if you know me you know I am always behind the power curve, LOL!! Anywhooooooooo our winners of Signs of Patriotism's first giveaways is....

for the military sign it is Jane Jeffress Thomas

and the primitive sign is Social Studies Soubrette


Happy St Patricks Day to you all and I hope all find a pot o'gold today!!

Monday, March 15, 2010

Monday Marketplace

Hey guys checkout the shop I have featured today!! Cindy has some great treasures offered in her Etsy shop. Please check her out!!


1. What is the name of your Etsy shop and why did you choose that name?

Artbyme That is my name on Ebay and wanted to keep everything the same.
2. How long have you been on Etsy?
Little over a year
3. What type of items do you offer?
Primitive Folk Art Dolls
4. How long have you been crafting?
Over 20 years
5. Who or What inspires you?
I can get inspiration from just about anything. I do get a lot from other creative people.

6. What is your favorite item in your shop and why?
Halloween items. I love creating Halloween items.
7. Other places where you can be found (Ebay, webstore, blog)

Friday, March 12, 2010

Hey guys check out this giveaway!! Dan from Yesterday Once More is giving away all three of these items!! Last day to sign up is March 20th so get your entry in soon!! Go check out his pics of his house too!! His home was featured in Country Sampler need I say more???? Anywho if you are looking for some decorating ideas check out his blog AND sign up at


Have a great day!! Til next time!!

Wednesday, March 10, 2010


Wow!! The last several weeks have been quite busy!! I had 3 wholesale orders at once then all the orders from Etsy and the website!! How incredibly blessed I am to be so busy!! I have been able to buy some new equipment and I am super excited about having the addition. The store is doing well and we are excited for all the upcoming events that will be upon us before we know it!! Hubby has been working on some bottle tree art and they seem to be a huge hit with passer-bys and definitely bring people's attention to the store. I look forward to selling out of them during the upcoming Artwalk that is planned for this month.
I hope all is well with you all and don't forget to sign up for one or both of my giveaways down below. I will be drawing names on Monday!! If you have a blog please post it there, but if you don't you are welcome to still enter!! Have a great rest of the week and until next time.....

Friday, March 5, 2010


Ok so I couldn't leave out my military family so here you go guys this one's just for you!! My husband has been retired now for 5 years!! It's so hard to believe we have been out of the Army that long. Anywho, I love my military people and pray for them ALL!! I hope you guys like this!!
Ok so now to be able to register to win:
1. you must follow my blog
2. you must post this to your blog if you have one
3. please comment with your email addy so I can contact you if you win!!
Good luck!!

Thursday, March 4, 2010


Check it out guys!! I am having my first blog giveaway!! Trust me this won't be the last!! I am super excited and plan on doing this on a regular basis. Anywho, I am celebrating a great month of sales during the month of February so I am offering this brand new sign that I just listed on Etsy. Entering is easy.....
1. Be a follower of my blog
2. Post my giveaway on your blog if you have one
3. Just comment and leave me an email addy so I can contact you if you win
And that's it!! I will draw for the winner on Monday the 15th so get your entry in today!!
Please make sure you check out my website and Etsy. There is a mixture of all kinds of signs on both so make sure you check them both out!!