Monday, November 06, 2006


Seriously excited. . .

I really can't tell you how much I am looking forward to December 1st! The launch of the new site not only brings with it a fresh face for the front (you should see the opening animation!) and the back end (a membership process that is so simple you just won't believe it!) but it also brings with it many new products and new areas at the site including:

- past kits for sale (finally)! If you missed out on a month, you may be able to find it here!
- JBS exclusive products for sale (like the name/date stamp, spiral notebooks and journaling cards
- a member gallery where you can post your JBS kit layouts and leave comments!! (coming later in December)
- JBS Junque boxes (see below)
- JBS limited edition kits (such as ornament kits and gift book kits)

I have been very busy getting ready for the introduction of the Junque boxes. Here is another sneak peak of what you will find in the box:


I am still trying to nail down my offerings, but there will be 4 different themes of boxes. Each will contain a collection of antique and vintage items (a $9.99 retail value) to use on your pages and other works of art! The boxes are almost 4" square and will all contain several squares of antique papers from ledgers, early readers and notebooks plus an assortment of embellishments such as buttons, trims, ephemera and findings. There will also be a limited edition box on most months. Each box will have a specialty focus, such as the "Hollywood" box which will contain vintage glass rhinestones, early rhinestone buttons, old sequins and trim. Hopefully you get the idea!

What I can promise you on these is this: I have purchased "altered art" or "collage" materials from ebay and elsewhere before only to be disappointed with the assortment I get. Things are either not old (the 80's does not count here!) or they have no real functionality for scrapbooking. These boxes will only contain the things I love. If I wouldn't use it, it won't be in there. I am very picky on this and plan to hold them to a higher level then most people would expect. Having said that, you have to love the old and embrace imperfection to love these boxes. Your buttons might need a nice babywipe bath and your trims may have a color spot here or there. You also need to be somewhat aware of the fact that vintage millinery ribbon and old rhinestone and glass buttons are highly collectible and can hold a high value in and of themselves (as well as other things). To counter this and to keep the cost down, you will not receive full yards of most trims (12" to 18" depending on the trim) and you will get a wide variety of buttons, for example. Much of this will be on the site (more specifically) so that you can make a decision before you buy. This is such a joy for me - I have such a passion for "recycling" the old and giving it new life and I am thrilled to have found a way to share it with you!

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28 comments:

Anilu Magloire said...

You did it! I am aching with anticipation for the new site. I KNOW it's going to be wonderful. I really can't wait to see it and finally get my indefinite sub back as well as those yummy junque boxes.
CONGRATULATIONS!!! I know it will be a huge success like everything you create.
I am a big fan.
Thank you for the inspiration.
Ana.

Anilu Magloire said...

You did it! I am aching with anticipation for the new site. I KNOW it's going to be wonderful. I really can't wait to see it and finally get my indefinite sub back as well as those yummy junque boxes.
CONGRATULATIONS!!! I know it will be a huge success like everything you create.
I am a big fan.
Thank you for the inspiration.
Ana.

Kelly said...

Hi Jenni-
I am so excited for you....well, and me too (coz I get to buy it all!!)
Can't wait to see the new site.I have absolutely adored everything you have had to offer so I have no doubt that all the new things will be a hit too!

pamMc said...

I'm so excited to hear this good news. Your kits have been wonderful so I have no doubt that all the new items will be too.

lisamcg said...

Cant wait. :)

Jennie said...

I love that you are giving old things a new life. We throw away so much. This is what makes you a great artist. Please take photos of your finds and how you come up with your ideas for your pages. I love seeing the inspiration photos .

Stacy said...

I am so excited!!! congratualtions!

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Kristi H. said...

What a treat the new website and all you'll be offering there will be! I ABSOLUTELY CANNOT WAIT! I'm so excited to try your JB Studio exclusives as well as the Junque Boxes--I just love all those fabulous tidbits of goodness you've shown off in your inspiration and JB Studio photos. Here's to December getting here early! :)

Emily said...

Looking forward to the new site. Can't access the current one without Explorer crashing, hope that problem will go away soon!

Could someone post the URL to the idea pages for the current kit? I can get to the sub-pages just not the main page.

Rebecca said...

I am so excited about all the new things!! I know I will want one of everything!! :)

Anonymous said...

Oh Jenni, Love the ideas in your junk boxes. I love the old, really old, I love spots on the ribbon and lace, it adds so much character. I have bought boxes on ebay too, only to be disappointed. I can hardly wait to get my hands on one of yours. Really excited about what is getting ready to happen to your site and the things you will be offering.

Louise

Kristina Proffitt said...

Sounds AWESOME, Jenni! Can't wait to see the new site! :)

Jenn from MA said...

nuifxHooray! December 1st is my birthday, so I lways love that day anyways...but now I have something else to be axcited about!

Congrats and we are all looking forward to it!

Jenn from MA said...

Okay, my comment was wonky. I REALLY said:
Hooray! December 1st is my birthday, so I always love that day anyways...but now I have something else to be axcited about!

Congrats and we are all looking forward to it!

Anonymous said...

aghhh and it's only the 7th of november. . . i can't wait.
such fun awaits us all!

mary

Anonymous said...

Jenni,
I have been aching to find a club that would truly feed my need from some truly unique product, and save 2 other sites who are ALWAYS sold out, You are it! Thank you for being so innovative. You can count me as one of your members for good, and I can't wait to see those goodie junque boxes.

AWESOME!!

maryjo said...

very exciting!
can't wait.
thnx for all the cool stuff!
love it all.
will u share more of your studio on the new website?
i love what i have seen.

maryjo

kathy m said...

Seeing that box of stars takes me back! OMGosh! Do they even use those in school anymore???

Amanda said...

So excited for you and me! Cannot wait until my Nov. kits get to me and then look forward to Dec. 1~
Good luck with the new site~you deserve it!

Babs said...

So cool!
So very cool!
Can't wait for December.

Vee said...

ooo
can't wait to get my hands on the junque boxes
so exciting!!
I know the new site will be FAB

alyssa said...

It all sounds wonderful! Love the updates and so great to hear your own sense of excitement, inspiration, and just plain fun coming through in all this. Looking forward to seeing all the fun stuff. :)

Penny said...

Oh, my gosh....I am so excited about these Junque Boxes! I love using great antique finds on my projects.

Congrats on the new site, I'm so happy everything is coming together for you!

Andrea said...

WOW....can't wait until December! it all sounds SO fabulous!!!!

scrappymomtn said...

Jenni-
I am a new scrapbooker and have joined several kit clubs to get a feel for all the materials and designs. Well, I must say, your kit is my absolute FAVE and I can't wait to see all the new stuff you have planned!I LOVE THESE KITS!!!

scrappymomtn said...

Jenni-
I am a new scrapbooker and joined several kit clubs to learn about products and techniques. I must say...yours is my fave kit club! I love your stuff! I can't wait to sign up for a new membership in Dec. and I can't wait for the junque boxes!!!Yeah!!!

Jann said...

I can't wait...these are going to be AWESOME!