Monday, November 30, 2009

Technical Error-

Hey guys- you may notice that the image details are not there for the kits and some products aren't showing at all (including the new necklaces). We had a technical error tonight when loading images and I won't be able to get it fixed until the morning.
So sorry for the delay!!
That's the problem with loading your site at midnight when your tech support is sleeping!!
I will keep you posted. . .
(p.s.- the 3 kits for this month are showing and you can technically check out with them should you see enough to convince you with the photos shown here)!
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December Kits are here (and more)!

This month's Papercrafting Kit will have you thinking of striped knee socks and candy covered houses. And check out the new exclusive Mercantile item - label stickers (this month in polka dots)! Of course we still have an exclusive paper, journaling card and photo card.

Doris Sander designed the calendar this year and did an amazing job (check out that yummy flower)! The 2010 calendar is this month's Project Kit. . .

December's Add-On Kit has some great vintage goodies as always and another template and Maya Mist (this time in cream- looks like orange but that's just the bottle).

I added a few more Xmas jewelry items to the Boutique. Only one available in each!

The exclusive Mercantile items from each of the past 6 month's kits are now available for sale! The Journaling Cards and Papers are sold in sets, but the 6 exclusive colors of Rub-On singles are now available for individual sale. Find them here.

Also. . . the entire JBS October release is now available for sale, including our brand new Printed Ticket sets. Find everything under "New" in the General Store.

12:00 midnight central is when the fun starts. Remember, Santa never sleeps this time of year!! Ha!!
Hope everyone had a wonderful Thanksgiving. Some fun updates from my little world coming later this week. . .

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Monday, November 23, 2009

And the winner is. . .
Tracy D.
You also left your e-mail address so we will shoot you a note in case you don't see it here.
Thanks to everyone who left a comment!!!
Have a happy, happy Thanksgiving week.
(P.S. - we have more new stuff coming on the 1st, including more Xmas necklaces)!!
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Thursday, November 19, 2009

Tomorrow morning - 9:00a.m. central!!
You will find. . .
also a Christmas Milk Cap set (not pictured). . .
And, 6 new additions to the Vintage Finds area including. . .
Vintage Top Flight Notebooks. . .
Vintage Greek Books. . .

Vintage Calendar Blocks. . .

and Vintage Advertising Booklets, Spiral Blue Horse Notebooks and Vintage Maps.

And. . . finally some new items in the Boutique! There is only 1 of most necklaces, but there are a few that I was able to make multiples of. Here are 2 examples, but I will be adding 10 items!!

Also, lots of restocks (including the Vintage Hand Molds and Vintage Thread Spools that flew out the door overnight)! Also the Bingo Earring Kit, Square Rings, Art Gel, Bling Tins and Alpha Numeric Tins.

We are also now offering our new Coredinations/Jenni Bowlin Embossed Cardstock Pad. Find it here.

Opps- almost forgot! We are also running a big sale in the Past Kits area. 25% - 50% off everything still left for one week only (or until they sell out). There are less than 15 of all items so act fast (great gift ideas over there).

If you made it this far then you know that I am also doing a surprise giveaway! Post here between now and Sunday night, midnight central, for a chance to win one of my necklaces (my choice)! Winner will be announced on Monday night.

Happy shopping!!

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Tuesday, November 17, 2009

Fun Finds (and a small house update). . .

First of all, let me just say I had a blast again at Silver Bella. Jared and I so loved getting to see everyone again (old friends and some new ones)! It was a long drive to and from, but we are quite used to it. I got to stop at Curious Sofa (Deb of course took photos of her booth, I did not - again!) on the way home in Kansas City. I have admired this store after years of seeing it in the mags and it was such a delight to step foot in there. Best of all. . .I found the perfect light fixture for my foyer (photos soon)!
Here are a few photos I have been collecting to share. . .
Isn't this amazing? It is an old Milliner's table, about 10 ft long. It will go in our Keeping Room off the kitchen instead of the built-ins I had planned there (money saver)!!
Just some great finds trying to find their way to my booth. I'm getting stocked up for our VintageFest!!
Some beautiful ironstone in grey and blue picked up from Deb at the show (and at her shop). I will keep some and put some in my booth. . .
I arranged my entire kitchen around this piece! It is a primitive country store menu. That is the original chalk writing, likely 80 years old at this point. I have had it in storage for more than a year and it's almost time to use it. I can't believe it!

We have arches!! This has quickly become my favorite part of the house. We tried to be careful on the arches, making sure they were historically correct. They truly seem to be that one thing that just "makes" the house. They are working on our front stairs now. Nothing too exciting to share inside yet. Just lots of wire!!

We re-stocked ALL of the popular kits this month - Papercrafting, Project and Add-On. Only a very few of each. I am still working on getting more Project Kits so if they sell out again, I will post about a re-stock once more.

Come back tomorrow night - so much to share about our JBSMercantile HolidayFest on Friday (9:00a.m. central). You won't believe how much stuff is going up - 4 vintage Christmas kits, custom jewelry, restocks of glove molds and old spools, and much, much more!!

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Tuesday, November 03, 2009

VintageFest Registration is open!!

Check out the schedule of events below and class information. Links are provided to take you right to the site where you need to go (but you can find the products under "Classes and Events" in the General Store).

Schedule of Events

9:00 a.m - On Site Store Opens

10:00a.m. - 12:00p.m. - Shabby Framed Collage Class

12:00p.m. - 1:00p.m. - Lunch provided (for those who have signed up for both classes)

1:00p.m. – 3:00p.m. – Shuttle service provided to The Antique Mall in Hermitage with over 40 booths (including Jenni’s). Shuttle service/shopping with Jenni is provided for those who have signed up for at both classes. Room will be open for cropping during this time as well as an alternative.

3:00p.m. – 5:00p.m. – Vintage Bookplate Ornament Class

5:00p.m. – 10:00p.m. – Crop and Shop (drinks and snacks will be provided)

• Registration is now available for individual classes, all day event (both classes, lunch, shuttle and cropping) or the evening crop under “Classes and Events” in the General Store.

• The On-Site Store will open at 9:00a.m. and close at 10:00p.m. Anyone can come and shop at anytime (there is no fee to enter). We will have great discounts on past kits as well as misc. papers and embellishments. However, our “store” has become famous for our unique vintage and antique finds including old ledger and music papers, salt and pepper shakers full of glass glitter, vintage Christmas garlands and ornaments, old rhinestone jewelry pieces, display pieces for your home studio, vintage cards and bits and baubles and SO MUCH MORE! New this year – Jenni’s one-of-a-kind jewelry made from vintage and antique materials. Perfect for gift giving! We will of course also have the full line of Jenni Bowlin Studio products.

• Every purchase at the store will enter you into the drawing for several door prizes throughout the day (you do not have to be present to win).

• Rooms are available at the brand new Hampton Inn at $99 per night. Call them at 553-5900. (p.s. – Southwest is flying pretty cheap to Nashville right now! The Mt. Juliet Hampton Inn is approx. 12 miles from the Nashville International Airport).

• Door prizes will also be drawn in each class!

Shabby Framed Collage
It’s all in the details! Tiny squares make up a detailed collage full of vintage papers, stamped images and “mini” versions of JBS products, all neatly presented in a die cut wood frame ready for display. Keep for yourself or give as a gift! Bring your own photo (black and white works best sized to 2 ¼” wide by 3 ½” tall) or add it later (or use the “adopted relative” shown here and included in your kit)!

Vintage Bookplate Ornaments –
Classic bookplates meet vintage papers, ephemera and embellishments to create one classy set of ornaments! Learn how to make a sweet fluffy wreath from vintage pipe cleaners and create dangles with vintage feather tree ornaments. Everything is provided to create 3 ornaments as shown. Bring 1 small (approx. 2.5” with room for cropping) photo. Please bring a set of jewelry pliers and wire cutters should you have them (several will be provided for use however).

For those of you who aren't in our neck of the woods, we will be having a special "Holiday Open House" at the site beginning November 20th. More information on those offerings soon!

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Monday, November 02, 2009

And the winner is. . .
yes, "just Ginny"! I don't know anything else about you Ginny as your profile didn't go anywhere (other than you posted that you you were in my BPS class) so please send us a note at and we will get you registered for May's class! Thanks to everyone that played!!
Tomorrow. . . info. on registration for our 2nd annual JBS VintageFest!!!
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