BMDmemories

Cherished Memories

Louisville, Kentucky

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Announcement    Welcome to Cherished Memories by BMDmemories [!at] etsy.com. Most of my items will be somehow related to Bernese Mountain Dogs but WAIT! don't let that stop you. I can make nearly all of my items in nearly any popular breed, as well as cats and even birds.

This past Christmas I made a mug with a Maine Coon cat on one side, a Persian cat on the other and the names of the three cats along the side. I have etched glass designs ranging from Bichons to Bull Mastiffs and wine glasses with winey wenches and football team logos. I am always game to give any design a try!

All of my items are somehow made using vinyl. What I have discovered over this past year is that there are many types of vinyl and with each type I can do something different. I use one type of vinyl for making my stencils for my etchings, another for the water bottles, spray bottles, and stickers, and now a new type, heat transfer vinyl to make clothes.

In 2012 I ventured out into a new line of products—t-shirts and hoodies. I decided to get my feet wet designing clothing because I got tired of seeing the same shirts over and over again at all the dog shows and large club meetings.

As recent as 5-7 years ago, I would google Bernese Mountain Dog on that “other E” site, and I would be lucky if I would get 100-150 hits. Today, I put that same search in on that site and it came back with 6,119 hits; 2,700 in clothing and accessories.

As you will see with all of my items, they are pretty much “ONE OF A KIND” (OOAK) I have done this intentionally so that when you purchase an item from me you will not be seeing that same item at your next club event. I also have done this because just as I did for nearly a decade, I searched the holy grail to find something unique for my late husband’s sister and her husband who have EVERYTHING.

With that in mind, you won’t see every size and color available in all the various designs of t-shirts and hoodies; same also with the glassware. In the glassware, I have two new heady studies that I have employed in addition to the puppy head that I have used in the past. I also have some large pieces where the designs are of actual dogs owned by members of the Kentuckiana Bernese Mountain Dog Club. These dogs are all in Berner Garde and their original photos are on our club’s website.

If however, you see an item or a design that is not available in the size, style, color, that you need and you REALLY REALLY want that that item, I have held back a number of “blanks” in the t-shirts and hoodies and some of the glassware. Unfortunately, there will be some items that I cannot duplicate because I purchased the t-shirt or glassware at the end of the season from various department stores. In those cases, I will do my best to replicate the design on another style/color shirt or hoodie or another type of glassware. I do ask, if you are wanting me to make you such an item or an item with another breed of dog or cat, PLEASE PLEASE PLEASE give me some lead time. In those cases, it may be necessary to order the type and color item you wish from another company. If I have a “blank” that will suit your needs I usually can have it made and to you within a week.

In the fall of 2013, I began a journey that has taken me to meet new people and through them visit new places. I began a joint venture with Maggie Brudos of Tangerine Studio and it has been an absolute joy to work with her. Maggie brings to the table her wonderful world of whimsy in a rainbow of colors. My job has been to take those colors and winnow them down to two...etched and clear...without losing Maggie's original intent with her pieces. We experimented with different designs...some successfully...others not so well. Some I can put on large pieces others I can't as I lose the detail. However, together we are doing something that has never been done before...we are creating products that have images that have been individually hand etched...not sandblasted...not laser etching...each piece is handled multiple times in the process and as such it is art...not a commercial piece of glass you can order off some other website.

For ease in trying to find a particular item I have divided my products into nine different sections. To reach an individual section, you can always go to the left hand side of the site and click “SECTIONS” and that will bring up an array ranging from treat jars and platters to tshirts, hoodies, and Other Berner Stuff, .

Since up until last Christmas, I had always given my finished projects as gifts or donated them to canine related fundraisers, my main objective is to please and put a smile on the recipient's face. I create these items because I love to experiment with different media and am proud of what I do.

If you see something in my shop that you like but doesn't quite fit your specific needs, please don't let that stop you! Contact me and let's see if I can customize what you like to fit what you want.

My goal is to make all of my customers happy so that they will return and spread the word.

Happy shopping!
Thanks,
Patti


P.S. Please remember I charge only what it costs me to ship your items. Please don't have sticker shock at the shipping totals because any overage I immediately refund back to you as soon as I get an exact shipping price!

Announcement

Welcome to Cherished Memories by BMDmemories [!at] etsy.com. Most of my items will be somehow related to Bernese Mountain Dogs but WAIT! don't let that stop you. I can make nearly all of my items in nearly any popular breed, as well as cats and even birds.

This past Christmas I made a mug with a Maine Coon cat on one side, a Persian cat on the other and the names of the three cats along the side. I have etched glass designs ranging from Bichons to Bull Mastiffs and wine glasses with winey wenches and football team logos. I am always game to give any design a try!

All of my items are somehow made using vinyl. What I have discovered over this past year is that there are many types of vinyl and with each type I can do something different. I use one type of vinyl for making my stencils for my etchings, another for the water bottles, spray bottles, and stickers, and now a new type, heat transfer vinyl to make clothes.

In 2012 I ventured out into a new line of products—t-shirts and hoodies. I decided to get my feet wet designing clothing because I got tired of seeing the same shirts over and over again at all the dog shows and large club meetings.

As recent as 5-7 years ago, I would google Bernese Mountain Dog on that “other E” site, and I would be lucky if I would get 100-150 hits. Today, I put that same search in on that site and it came back with 6,119 hits; 2,700 in clothing and accessories.

As you will see with all of my items, they are pretty much “ONE OF A KIND” (OOAK) I have done this intentionally so that when you purchase an item from me you will not be seeing that same item at your next club event. I also have done this because just as I did for nearly a decade, I searched the holy grail to find something unique for my late husband’s sister and her husband who have EVERYTHING.

With that in mind, you won’t see every size and color available in all the various designs of t-shirts and hoodies; same also with the glassware. In the glassware, I have two new heady studies that I have employed in addition to the puppy head that I have used in the past. I also have some large pieces where the designs are of actual dogs owned by members of the Kentuckiana Bernese Mountain Dog Club. These dogs are all in Berner Garde and their original photos are on our club’s website.

If however, you see an item or a design that is not available in the size, style, color, that you need and you REALLY REALLY want that that item, I have held back a number of “blanks” in the t-shirts and hoodies and some of the glassware. Unfortunately, there will be some items that I cannot duplicate because I purchased the t-shirt or glassware at the end of the season from various department stores. In those cases, I will do my best to replicate the design on another style/color shirt or hoodie or another type of glassware. I do ask, if you are wanting me to make you such an item or an item with another breed of dog or cat, PLEASE PLEASE PLEASE give me some lead time. In those cases, it may be necessary to order the type and color item you wish from another company. If I have a “blank” that will suit your needs I usually can have it made and to you within a week.

In the fall of 2013, I began a journey that has taken me to meet new people and through them visit new places. I began a joint venture with Maggie Brudos of Tangerine Studio and it has been an absolute joy to work with her. Maggie brings to the table her wonderful world of whimsy in a rainbow of colors. My job has been to take those colors and winnow them down to two...etched and clear...without losing Maggie's original intent with her pieces. We experimented with different designs...some successfully...others not so well. Some I can put on large pieces others I can't as I lose the detail. However, together we are doing something that has never been done before...we are creating products that have images that have been individually hand etched...not sandblasted...not laser etching...each piece is handled multiple times in the process and as such it is art...not a commercial piece of glass you can order off some other website.

For ease in trying to find a particular item I have divided my products into nine different sections. To reach an individual section, you can always go to the left hand side of the site and click “SECTIONS” and that will bring up an array ranging from treat jars and platters to tshirts, hoodies, and Other Berner Stuff, .

Since up until last Christmas, I had always given my finished projects as gifts or donated them to canine related fundraisers, my main objective is to please and put a smile on the recipient's face. I create these items because I love to experiment with different media and am proud of what I do.

If you see something in my shop that you like but doesn't quite fit your specific needs, please don't let that stop you! Contact me and let's see if I can customize what you like to fit what you want.

My goal is to make all of my customers happy so that they will return and spread the word.

Happy shopping!
Thanks,
Patti


P.S. Please remember I charge only what it costs me to ship your items. Please don't have sticker shock at the shipping totals because any overage I immediately refund back to you as soon as I get an exact shipping price!

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About BMDmemories

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Keep Memories of Your Beloved Pets Alive Forever with Cherished Memories

Everything started with storyboards that I made for the Memorial Service and Wake of my husband and father in 2006. The two most important men in my life died within six months of each other and I wanted to tell others about their lives through what amounted to huge scrapbook boards. That led to scrapbooking which led to purchasing a cricut and before I knew it I was making scrapbooks not only for me but for others. Call me obsessive-compulsive but before I knew it I converted a spare bedroom into a scrapbooking room and had every new tool, cartridge, and embellishment. I had everything organized according to subject, color, time of year, etc in binders, boxes, tubs, buckets, and pouches.

Then I saw an ad for Make The Cut Software and the monster inside me came out in full force. I went from making scrapbooks, which I still occasionally do, to designing and etching glassware with many different breeds of dogs but primarily Bernese Mountain Dogs. I soon discovered that there was nothing out there like the etched gifts I was making for my Bernese Mountain Dog Owner friends. What started with tumblers with a Bernese Mountain Dog puppy face on them led to treat jars with various Berner designs. Before I knew it people were asking me to etch wine glasses, pilsner glasses, beer steins, plates, mugs and bowls all with Bernese Mountain Dog images on them.

I have grown in my ability of what I can do and make. I have expanded my shop to include custom designed clothing with multiple types of images from dragons to paw prints with Celtic knots and kennel names of Bernese Mountain Dog owners.

Slowly my customer base has grown and with it has come requests to do trophies for conformation regional specialties and drafting tests. Additionally, commissions for large groupings of pieces for charity auctions as well as my favorite, "Etched Portraits on Glass."

This year I have teamed up with Maggie Brudos Wright who I have known for more than a decade and is extremely popular among Berner owners as well as owners of Weimaraners, Goldens, and many other breeds. So we will see where our team takes us--we are both excited to be working together and hope people will enjoy seeing her work in a different media.

Shop members

  • Patti Finley

    Owner, Maker, Designer, Curator, Photographer And Shipper

    Being crafty since I was young, I have made sweatshirts, blankets,and scrapbooks,among other popular items of the time. I found my niche working with vinyl; there are so many things I can make from a t-shirt to etched Waterford Crystal.

Shop policies

Last updated on October 19, 2011
Your satisfaction is my priority, and I work hard to make sure each transaction goes smoothly. If you're happy, I'm happy! If you choose to purchase anything from Cherished Memories by BMD memories, you are assured of getting something handcrafted, with love, by a perfectionist. I will do everything to make you pleased and put a smile on your face knowing that you have found that special something that is unique and in most cases one of a kind.

I hope you enjoy shopping here as much as I enjoy creating the items offered --Thanks for visiting!

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Returns and exchanges
I have tried hard to take and post multiple photos of each item so you will know what the item will look like. In the item's description I have attempted to give an accurate description including size, shape, brand of glassware when known, and the volume the item contains. Because the etching is done with a chemical compound there will be variations to the depth of the "frosting" on the items. Please ask questions before you make a purchase.

If you are unhappy with your purchase, I will strive to make you completely satisfied. Your complete satisfaction will be indicated in the feedback you will give me--if you aren't happy, then I'm not happy.

I will accept returns on an individual basis within seven (7) days of receipt. If the item was a custom order, returns will be on an individual basis.

If the item is damaged during shipping, I will refund your money or replace your item if you send me photos of the damaged item and box. If replacing the item means that I will need to make a new item, I will do so as quickly as possible and send it out priority mail at no charge to you.
Payment
I accept PayPal, personal checks, or U.S. money orders. Payment is requested within 5 business days. Since we are in the holiday season, I will not accept a cancellation of an order except for extraordinary circumstances that will be decided on an individual basis. I will work hard with you to keep communication flowing so that each transaction will be smooth and effortless.

If you have requested a custom order, there will be an additional charge if I have to make a new design. I will let you know how much that charge will be before you make your purchase. Because I may have to create a new design, the finished item will be photographed and sent to you for your approval. I will try to create the customized order as quickly as possible and hopefully have it shipped out within 5-7 days.
Shipping
In most cases, I ship within two days after payment is received, USPS, first class mail. If you'd like expedited shipping, I will be happy to do that for an extra charge to cover the costs. I will ship internationally; please contact me for a quote. (If payment is via personal check, shipping will be delayed until the check has cleared.) I combine shipping on multiple purchases. If you overpaid on shipping at checkout I will refund overpayment once your order has shipped.

COMBINED SHIPPING COSTS
If you are like me, you look for an item you like and then make a decision between items based on reasonable shipping costs. Due to limitations of the etsy.com site and the wide variety of items I sell, I am unable to quote a combined or shipped with another item cost. PLEASE, if you are purchasing more than one item going to the same address, request a combined shipping cost quote. I will then take each of the items and get an EXACT total of what the Postal charges will be and send you an invoice back including that amount. I will try to ship items flat rate priority where at all possible IF that is the most economical. If you purchase something but will still be shopping over the next five days, please indicate such in the notes at check out. I will hold off shipping your item(s) until your shopping is complete whereby saving you postage. If however I have already shipped an order, I cannot give a combined shipping total or refund that includes the costs of the first order.


INSURANCE IS OPTIONAL BUT HIGHLY RECOMMENDED.
All orders are packed with a lot of care but once in a while something gets broken along the way. Since I have no control over what happens to a package once it leaves my location, I will not be responsible for items damaged, broken or lost during shipping. If you would like to purchase insurance, please e-mail me.

INSURANCE CLAIMS
If you purchased insurance and need to file a claim you will need to keep everything including box, packaging material and broken items to file your insurance claim. Filing an insurance claim is the buyer's responsibility.

FREE GIFT WRAP
I am also willing to gift wrap any item so it can be sent directly to the recipient. I will enclose a small gift card with the order and send you the invoice. Please indicate if the gift is for a man or woman so I can wrap it in appropriate paper. While I am willing to wrap, there won't be any fancy bows.
Additional policies and FAQs
Please keep in mind that the etched items are all hand stenciled and then hand etched with a chemical compound. If you are buying multiples of an item there will be slight variations between items. Also please keep in mind that while I have attempted to purchase high quality glassware, there may be flaws within the glassware itself that I have no control over.