Thursday, April 24, 2014

Vintagefest is coming (and some new updates to the sidebar)!

It's this weekend - our Spring VintageFest in Mt. Juliet!  At the time of posting, we still had 2 spots open for the crop if you are interested.  Otherwise, plan to come by and shop till you drop for vintage finds and awesome Jenni Bowlin Studio product deals!!  Make it a weekend and attend the amazing TN State Fairgrounds Flea Market on Friday, Saturday or Sunday or check out the 10 mile Watertown Annual Yard Sale, just a few exits up further east on Interstate 40 from Mt. Juliet.

And while you're there, you might as well sign up for our $7 Make and Take (from 10:00 - 2:00) - this adorable Ribbon-Fold Insta-Book.

And since we are talking events, check out my sidebar for some new additions to our traveling store for May -

Vintage Market Days in Fayetteville, AR . . .

And Pick-ItFence, here in Nashville (just outside) . . .

The summer road trip is about to begin!

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Tuesday, April 22, 2014

The New JBS Mercantile Crafted Kit!!

EDITED - Hey guys!  Wanted to answer some questions that we got here and through our email.

You are reserving the May Kit when you go here and click on "Reserve".  It is not clear - my apologies, but this was a quick way (without having to spend $100+ on website development) to get you in the system ready to start a membership with May.  It does look like it is saying that the May kit is sold out, but technically April is and it is saying that you are reserving May.  If you choose to do this, please understand that you are beginning a membership and you will be automatically billed from your account beginning with the May kit.  This will continue each month on the 6th until/if you choose to cancel.  More questions?  Feel free to email us at

So if you get our newsletters you have already seen our tease on our new kit - arriving on shelves May 1st!  You can pre-order this kit to start as a membership NOW beginning with the May kit.  You can do that here by clicking on the reserve button.  This kit will stay within a monthly billing range of $20 - $35.  You can still purchase this kit one month at a time if you like, while supplies last.  If you have any questions on how a membership works to either of our kits, you can read all about that here!

While this kit will continue to be heavily paper-oriented at first, it will evolve to include general crafts and mediums such as fabric and sewing, clay, jewelry making and more.  This is meant to be a kit that gets us off the boards at Pinterest and making!  Finished projects will be items that you can display, use for storage, wear and frame and many will involve vintage components.  Many projects will still involve the use of photos but will not be exclusive to that.  While I will be designing many of these kits month-to-month, I will also be bringing in talented gals from the Design team to design as well.  We are excited to take a journey into something new and push our creative boundaries - We hope you are as well!

(If you have a current membership to the *Mini Album Kit, you should have received a personal email from us by now as the Crafted Kit is replacing the Mini Album Kit.  If not, or if you have any questions, feel free to email us at

*This has no effect on our Papercrafting Kit (memberships or otherwise) and subsequent Add-Ons. 

And here's a little peek at our first installment of the Crafted Kit - a bright and vibrant pinwheel set!  Perfect for all of your spring and summer events.  Comes with full color instructions or use the components to create them just the way you like!

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Friday, April 18, 2014

Mega Meet Classes and Chantilly Classes. . .

Just a quick reminder that pre-registration closes for my classes at Mega Meet, in Novi MI on April 25th!  You can still register at the door but seats will be very limited.  I am only teaching at two events this year, Mega Meet and the Chantilly, VA Scrapbook Expo.

Here's a little run-down with some photos!

This is my Christmas Catch Up Class - I just figured that we all have holiday photos that need to be scrapped - whether you are catching up from the year before or getting a head start on a gift for 2014!  And I love when we can make something that can sit out and be enjoyed (so hard sometimes with our big 12 x 12 binders)!. . .

 And this is my Pocket Deck Stash class.  We will make 12 cards sized for pocket pages (Project Life) but I will also show you how to tile them to create a quick 12-12 spread . . .

Looking forward to seeing some familiar faces and meeting new ones!!
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Monday, April 14, 2014

New Flea Market Finds!!

Coming tomorrow - April 15th at 10:00 a.m. central time . . .!!

I LOVE these tiny drawers.  They have thumb pulls and an index slot for personalization (pair them with our general store price tags).  They would look great in a group on a shelf, full of Ephemera or little bits and pieces.  We had similar drawers to these once and sold out cause they are that cool (ha!). . .

 A mis-matched font, metal alphabet stamping set (we have 2). . .

A wonderful mid-century general store display for needles (with 18 tiny compartments). The graphics are still vibrant and the color is great . . .

Cute little boxes for Beef Suet (yep), with great graphics . . .

Several vintage tin child's toys this time, including the Wolverine stove and a matching fridge (love these as studio storage). . .

It's been a while since I have had an old child's sewing machine to offer and this one is FABULOUS - it still cranks well. . .


Love this collectible HUBLEY farm truck.  It has great color and detail.  We use these guys to hold our postcards at shows.  You can use them for the same or any type of storage in your studio!

So much more too - be sure to check in tomorrow!!
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Friday, April 11, 2014

A new video. . .

I have been a busy a little bee - trying to share my love of rub-ons with the rest of the of the crafting world!  If you have been afraid of using rub-ons, fear no more!  I will show you in the video below in just 13 minutes how to use them, how to trouble-shoot, where to use them and why I can't live without them!

And just added to our SALE shelf in the Mercantile, a new Rub-On Lovers Kit . . . the perfect way to get started at a great value!

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