Thursday, May 31, 2007

Sneak Peeks
So here are some sneak peeks at this month's kits. On sale tonight at midnight!!

I made this with the Papercrafting Kit - some glitz from Making Memories and some beautiful papers and stickers from Melissa Frances!! Also look for silk ribbon, star sequins, beautiful opaque shell sequins in 3 colors, Ghost Hibiscus for HS, some goodies from My Mind's Eye and more!

And here is a little peek at the Project Kit for the month. We will be making 6 birds total - some with photos. I am in LOVE with this. I want to hang them from every chandelier in my house!

Also for sale this month under JBS Exclusive Products are "Spring Picnic" paper packs, journaling cards and mini papers as well as the Pink Die Cut Label paper (all from last month's kit). I will also put up the Butterfly Chipboard and the Bird and Banner Rubber Stamp.


You will find a "Donation" product under the NEW section and under the JBS Exclusive Products section- either place. It will be in the amount of $1 but you can change the quantity to whatever you would like. 100% of the money donated goes straight to Jen (or as a donation for research - her choice). Jared and I will match the donations up to $3000, but with a minimum of $1500. Jen is a sweet and faithful woman who has had to cope with something no mother should ever have to face. I'm so happy to have this opportunity to help in some small way!

See you tonight!

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Tuesday, May 29, 2007

I hope you had an enjoyable weekend~!
We had a lovely time in Destin, although it was way too short. Perfect weather and we found a new place that was so very quiet - I loved that! I was also able to spend some time really working on the product development for July/August introductions which I rarely seem to be able to do at home (so many other things call my name). I also found the time to run to my favorite antique stores in the afternoons. Here are my finds:

My heart skipped a beat when I found the drawing books and the pile of sheet music - and the apothecary jars were a steal at $30 a piece. The prayer book is hard to see, it is tucked behind the bird planter, but it has a beautiful carved bone cross on the cover. It is lovely. I also couldn't pass up the palm tree plate - I just need to find a place for it in this office!

Look for some kit previews for June tomorrow and/or Thursday!!

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Tuesday, May 22, 2007

Some random things

I keep thinking things are going to get less busy. I have been saying "once we get this in place things will get easier" for a long time now. Ruth just laughs at me when I say it now. Somehow we are managing a quick trip to Destin this weekend and I am longing for some "peace". I picked up the new Maroon 5 CD today for the trip. Run don't walk - it's a good one. I went into Target on April 22nd begging the electronics guy to find it for me (I just new it was there - somehow I got my month's mixed up). I think I was a little teary eyed cause he felt bad for me and kept looking even though I knew he knew better.

So here are the random things:

Here's a little layout I did for the Fiskar's blog this week.

So glad to be invited over there. I will try to remember to put it in the gallery at the site - I know it is a little slim this month. I am working on that for the future- a fun contest. I think it is going to take me another month to get it together though. I want it to be big!

I have some new chipboard shapes that will pop up in the kits in June like these. . .

And these. . .

And these. . .

All extra large (6" and 4") just like I like them.

And in June we will be making a special donation to help Jen Gallacher and her family who recently suffered the loss of their son Joey to cancer. Jen is one of the kindest people I have met in this industry with such a sweet spirit. I have been devastated by this as I know many of you have been. I will tell you more about it on June 1st!

Have a great night!

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Wednesday, May 16, 2007

Fun Stuff. . .

Two new sites/blogs launched this week. First, check out my friend Jeanette's website (and us having fun at the Oxygen Bar at the Scrap Etc. event in Birmingham!) at Then hop over to These girls set up a blog around Ali's one word challenge and it looks like there will be alot of inspiration here!!

And, doesn't this look like fun?
Noah got a go-cart for numerous things (mostly for a great school year). We look like hillbillies at our property I'm sure with our lawn chairs and go cart (no house yet - who needs one of those)! Jared took me for a ride too:

(This was pre-surgery of course. Still on restriction for go-carts for a little while).

And while we were there I shot this one of Alex. He has the same color hair I had when I was a baby. I swore my kids would have it, but I got a nephew instead!

Sneak peeks coming this weekend!!

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Saturday, May 12, 2007

Recovering. . .

As you might have noticed I have been gone for a little while! I must confess I have been recovering from surgery (no worries- it was honestly mostly elective) and I have enjoyed the fact that it forced me to slow down a bit. I told Jared as I laid in bed watching TV (in a drug induced haze mind you) that I was actually enjoying it (did I mention the drug induced haze? I pulled myself off of the meds after 2 days and decided I wasn't enjoying it as much)! Nonetheless, I am feeling much better and things are slowly getting back to normal.

I just finished getting the gallery up for May. Here is a sneak peek:

Please continue to post your layouts in the Share area!! I will be announcing a fun contest next month so stay tuned. . .

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