Tuesday, October 31, 2006

November Kits are available now!

Remember, if you are using a MAC you may have problems checking out. If you don't have the option to use explorer as your browser, just send Ruth a note through the contact link and we will get you a kit. This will all be resolved with the new site.

Have a great night (don't know about you, but we are literally sitting on about 8 pounds of candy right now)!!
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8:00 tonight!!

November Kits go on sale 8:00 central time. I will be sending out a newsletter shortly before this so check your inbox (and junk folders)!

You can see the "sneak" peaks on the home page at the site, but you will notice that the kits have not actually changed over to November yet.

You still have to do a one time purchase this month (still offered at the $28 reduced rate). Next month you will be able to start up a membership again if you so choose! See you tonight. . .
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Saturday, October 28, 2006

Finally. . .
some November previews! I decided to go ahead and create a couple of layouts with some of the kit materials to give you a hint of what is to come. The pictures did not turn out great (I need to retake them for the site) but they work okay for this I suppose. Some KI paper, American Crafts "Thickers" (super cute foam stickers) and felt flowers (I am already addicted to these) and some new white Basic Grey border stickers. I really love these - they are done in a funky "lacey" style. Also a new Journaling Bits Overlay from Hambley Studios and a new set of 6 exclusive JBS journaling cards (holiday themed). This is just a hint . . . several other things included in a fresh fall color scheme (without it being a "leaf" theme for our friends across the country and the world who don't experience a leaf changing fall)!

I have been busy getting the new site and the junque boxes ready to go. Once I get the site up next week I will start doing some teasers for the future of JBS!! I am so excited - I hope you are too!
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Monday, October 23, 2006

Tourists . . .
That is what we were this weekend. Jared's uncle, cousin and his fiancee were in from Ohio so we hit all of the Nashville tourist attractions we could cram into two days. On Friday we visited the new Country Music Hall of Fame and I absolutely loved it! If you are local you must go - it is so creatively done. I have such an appreciation for music (good music, whatever style that may be). Even though I am not a huge country music fan I enjoyed reading about it's rich history. I particularly enjoyed seeing all of the Hatch Show Prints made for advertising over the years. We were going to go by their shop by didn't make it. I told Jared I wanted him to commission something for my studio for Christmas. We shall see! We went by the Ryman and had lunch at the Old Spaghetti Factory to finish off the day. On Saturday we did the Opryland thing and then headed to The Hermitage (Andrew Jackson's home) Saturday night. I took some photos for Leaf and Ashley - this one was my favorite! The trees were in full color and just glowed right before sundown.

Still recovering today from being "out of it" for three days. Looking forward to sharing some sneak peaks this week for November's kit!
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Thursday, October 19, 2006

Mid Month Newsletter . . .

(in case your junk mail folder ate it up)!

Have you been keeping up with my blog? (better than I have? – ha!). If not you have been missing out on some really cool stuff like my obsession with John Mayer, new product announcements, and did I mention, my obsession with John Mayer?

In all seriousness, I have been very busy getting our new site ready to roll. It will be a top notch, state-of-the-art flash site. The only downside is that those with older PC’s or dial-up will have to wait a few moments for it to load. But it is worth the wait – the opening animation is pretty cool. I am really excited! I should have a sneak peak for you in about a week or so.

We will continue to have to sell the kits on a one month basis for November (the new site will not be ready in time). So, you will have to go to the site, just like you did this month to order the kits. Come December 1st, the new site should be ready and you will be able to sign up for membership again when you place your order. Lots more on all of this to come.

Kits were mailed out on the 10th, so (at least domestically) everyone should have them in their hands by now. We still have the October Papercrafting Kits available for sale at http://www.jennibowlin.com/.

I will send out a reminder about the upcoming kits just before the 1st!

In the meantime, be sure to check out my blog regularly. I have been “teasing” about a new product that I will be rolling out with the new site and plan to post more details on this in the next couple of days.

We will have a place to sign up for the newsletter at the new site. More info coming soon on the Junque boxes!!!!!
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Tuesday, October 17, 2006

JBS Junque Boxes - Coming Soon . . .

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Monday, October 16, 2006

As if I needed another reason. . .

Seems my man John is doing a commercial for the Convertible Volkswagen C. I wonder if he knew that I have dreamed of that car since I first held a set of keys (in baby blue no less)? Ah, but time has a way of changing you and somewhere along the way I turned into a practical mother who would like to avoid the occasional flying rock from injuring my children. There will be a time and a place for the convertible. . .

And if you made it through one more story about my little school girl obsession with JM, you now know that tomorrow I will be doing a little sneak preview of a new product that I will launch with the new site! Stay tuned!!!!!
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Thursday, October 12, 2006

A little more on John Mayer. . .

I found his blog the other day. Very cool that he does this but very bad for me. It's NKTB all over again (and for those of you who didn't have posters of John, Danny, Jordan, Donnie and Joey all over your room, that would be New Kids on the Block). On second thought, something is very wrong with mentioning John Mayer and Jordan Knight in the same sentence (must avoid that in the future).

Anyhow. . .

I read something today that stuck with me: He said "Tone is the intent of a voice". Of course he referenced this as it applied to songwriting, but I immediately related to it as it applies to what I do (what we do) everyday and why journaling is so important to me. Everyone has a voice when they take pen to paper, but the power lies in the tone of that voice (the emotion). There is so much more to be said then "We went to the zoo today. We saw a bear and had some ice cream". Learning to listen to what your heart is telling you everytime you pick up the pen and look at a photo is key. And if you want a tutorial on how to do it, pick up any book by Rebecca Sower. . .

By the way, the gallery is up now, but the Project Kit instructions will be delayed for a short time. I will post here when they are ready to go. For now, when you click on it, nothing happens.

Now back to John Mayer, did you know that there is a 72% chance that he is actually Jessica Lange. . .?? A little inside joke from his blog. Have a great night - write something down!
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Wednesday, October 11, 2006

A little inspiration to hold you over. . .

the cool rubber stamp along the bottom is from Fontwerks (Karen Russell)!

And here is a sneak peak at the guest designer. Any ideas??? Her son has a very cool (and unique) name!

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Monday, October 09, 2006

Ice cream with whipped cream and a cherry on top. . .

The Ice Cream - we snuck away last week and took a small vacation. We literally went out the door a week ago Sunday headed to Destin, calling on the way down for reservations! It was soooooo nice! Upper 80's and nobody there to fight over pool chairs with. We laid on the beach, swam in the ocean, antiqued and visited Seaside. Here are a couple of photos we took there:

The Whipped Cream - we then headed to the mountains (and high in the 60's!) for the weekend. This was only my second time to the Smokey Mountains since I have lived here. The leaves were just starting to change and we even saw a momma bear with two cubs while hiking on Saturday. Here is a photo of my guys all decked out and ready to go:

The cherry on top - my husband surprised me last week with tickets to the John Mayer concert (last night). So we drove back into town, and then headed to Starwood for the concert. So nice of him to do this since he knows I'm so in love with this guy! Really an amazing concert - "Gravity" live is really something you don't want to miss if the tour comes to you. I am patiently waiting for him to come back to Nashville. . . Look for my "Ode to John" in the gallery this month - you will notice more than one layout inspired by his lyrics!

Speaking of the site, kits go out tomorrow! Remember, we did not perform any billing this month. You have to go to the site and purchase these kits if you would like to have them. The Gallery will be up on the 12th by the end of the day. I am down to only a couple of the past Project Kits available (March, April and July) so if you would still like one of these, we can send you an invoice. Scroll down the blog to see the entry with the prices. I have so few left that these will not be going up for sale on the new site. Get them while they last! Just use the contact link at the site to request an invoice.

Have a great night!

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Sunday, October 01, 2006

Safari Users. . .

If you are using Safari on your Mac, you will not be able to check out. The good news is, you will be able to on our new site! If you have any troubles at all, just switch to another browser or use a PC or send a note to Ruth through the contact link and we will get you an invoice.

Happy Sunday!! Jenni
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