Saturday, July 31, 2010

August Kits- tonight!!

Here are some sneaks of this month's kits, on sale tonight at midnight! Although I am upping our numbers beginning in September, it was too late for these kits, so if you see something you like, act fast! All three kits sold out the first day last month.

The Papercrafting Kit this month has some creamy blues and warm greens, with just a touch of red and yellow. I am sharing some of my old general store price cards in this kit - so many options for using these (you will love what the design team has done)!

(layout by Doris)

Although I would love to include an old slate with each Project Kit, this one is just for showing off the 5 XL bottle cap collages that you can add magnets too or simply add to a canvas (or slate!) with double sided tape for display. . .

As always, alot of vintage has showed up in this month's Add-On Kit including an old linen postcard (old store stock-they are all as shown), a vintage check, vintage buttons, vintage seam binding, these great "Golden Rule" milk caps and AWESOME vintage French seed labels . . .

You may notice some new categories in the shop and other "partly" finished things scattered around the site. We are working on some exciting new features and will have more information to post mid-month.

So fun seeing many of you at CHA!

I am headed out later this week to shop the 127 sale and have plans to take pics and possibly a little video for you! I will try to share while on the road, but at least check back for a post next weekend to see what I found!
Happy Saturday!

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Saturday, July 24, 2010

CHA here we come (and my Ella prize winners)!!

If you are coming to show, come see us at booth #447! And. . .from 11:00 - 12:00 noon each day you can find me in the Ranger booth (#431) showing off my new line of ink pads, daubers and reinkers!

Here are the random winners of my Ella prizes. I tried to do a little investigating if your listed name in the post wasn't specific enough:

Stephanie (the one with the cute baby girl named Zalia)
Inspired (Cheryl)

Please send an e-mail asap to and include your name, e-mail addy and mailing address. Once we have collected that info. we will pass it on to Ella and they will be contacting you about your prize (one of the 10 listed, chosen by them).

Thanks to all for playing!

I have been working night and day and missed the last two Ella posts, but here are the last 4 girls (and they may still be running their giveaways so hurry over)!

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Wednesday, July 21, 2010

Texas. . .

Thanks to Crop Paper Scissors in Waco (special thanks to Emmalie!) for hosting me this past weekend. I enjoyed meeting everyone and hope to come back someday soon! We decided to make a mini vacation out of it and ate here on Friday night (Papa Rollos I believe). . .

Spent some time in Austin and then went on to New Braunfels to the water park and found this quaint little town (Gruene) where I took this photo. . .

and browsed here. . .

I only had a minute to run through this one, but I actually brought back tons of stuff from an antique mall in Austin and one in New Braunfels. It was a very nice trip but back to reality today. . .

Check out my post yesterday to see my exciting "Ella" announcement, and please help me honor my fellow nominees by visiting their blogs throughout the week. You could win one of 100 cool prizes! Click below to say hello to today’s spotlighted bloggers.

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Tuesday, July 20, 2010

Thank You Ella. . .

Well, I was out of town and missed the first day of the official blog tour, but I am SO VERY honored to have been nominated as one of 9 ladies in the Ella Publishing's Most Influential Scrapbooker's of 2010.

And Ella has created a new ebook, Time to Scrapbook! 9 busy women share 27 tricks for fitting it in!, which includes exclusive layouts by each of the nominees as well as our favorite tips for finding the time to scrapbook when there's laundry to be done, dinner to be made, or a plane to catch!

And guess what? I will be giving away one prize from each of the nominees as well as Ella - that's 10 prizes up for grabs in all! Just leave a comment here between now and Thursday morning 10:00am central time and I will randomly select winners (to win one of the listed prizes) and post it here Saturday at the end of the blog tour.

Here's a list of the prizes!

• A $20 gift certificate from Ella Publishing Co.
• Two digital-scrapbooking template packs (20 templates) from Cathy Zielske
• A six-month Paperclipping membership from Noell Hyman
• A “Play Date” product pack from Jenni Bowlin
• A place in either a beginner photo-editing class or a beginner digital-scrapbooking class from Jessica Sprague
• A spot in the “Beginner/Intermediate Online Photography Workshop” from Maggie Holmes
• “Paper Girl” and “On Holiday” product packs from Margie Romney-Aslett
• A $50 gift certificate toward any class on from Renee Pearson
• A place for you and a friend in both “Love Your Pictures, Love Your Pages” and “Journal Your Christmas” from Shimelle Laine
• A place in either Elizabeth Dillow’s “Inspiration Defined” or Karen Grunberg’s “Book of Stories” from Stacy Julian

And check out today's other highlighted nominee, Noell. . .

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Wednesday, July 14, 2010

Mid-month, Mid-month!

We have 4 lovely items for you this month, waiting for their turn at a good home tomorrow morning, Thursday July 15th at 10:00am central. . .

First off we have this way cool, vintage inspired Travel Card Collage Kit featuring two of my favorite linen postcards I happened to find in bulk and several cards from early "Touring" games mixed with classic JBS products and German foil and findings. All held together with a vintage brass tie clip.

A peek below at one side of the various cards. . .
I also came across these amazing "Poetical Works" booklets that are a huge 10 x 12 size, each with approx. 20 pages or more. They have the most beautiful Robin's Egg Blue covers and backs that would be perfect for a special project (they are very brittle and have many tears and rips, so you can feel less guilty about cutting them up). The insides are actually in near perfect condition however. . .
Thirdly, we have my favorite tiny tins. I have used these to store little photo cards but I think they would make FABULOUS mini displays turned on end and opened. Even just a simple photo frame would be cool. . .
And finally, we have these lovely leather Tiny Classics. They are about 2 x 2 3/4" in size. The tiny text is great for projects but if you don't have the heart, they make for lovely inspiration just sitting on your desk (and you'll look so smart)!

See you tomorrow!

And if your coming to Waco, I will see you there!!

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Monday, July 12, 2010

The Peeks are starting!

Doris has started preview week over at the Inspiration Blog. See the full Family Tree Line there and stay tuned here for mid-month Mercantile release information (coming on Thursday, the 15th)!!

Life is about the busiest it can be right now. Hoping to show some more rooms in the house soon as well some new photos of Scarlett (my how she is growing)! They were not able to fix my external drive and I have been mourning lost photos almost every day. Trying to make up for it by picking up the camera more than I have in a while. Still so heartbroken but trying to move on. . .

Happy Monday!

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Tuesday, July 06, 2010

Upcoming Events . . .

Just a real quick reminder about some upcoming events I will be teaching at . . .

Next weekend, the 16th and the 17th of July I will be in Waco, TX at Crop-Paper-Scissors teaching 3 classes (click the link here or over to the left for photos and to contact the store).

The first weekend in August I will be in Charleston, S.C. at the Croptopia event teaching 3 workshops as well (click the link here or over to the left for photos and to contact the event coordinator).

I also noticed this post over at the Creative Connection (where I will be in September) about a really cool "Virtual Lab" in conjunction with Etsy that you may enjoy being a part of tomorrow, Wednesday July 7th. If you ever dreamed of having a book published, this may be a great starting point!

Thanks so much to everyone for their well-wishes (here and elsewhere!) on my Ranger partnership. I hadn't mentioned that I have known Tim for longer than almost anyone else in this industry and to have a chance to work with him this closely is a thrill. I adore him. This is very exciting for me on so many levels. Thanks for sharing it with me!!
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Saturday, July 03, 2010

Inks, Pads and Daubers, Oh My!!

Yep - this was my big secret! Announcing Jenni Bowlin for Ranger Stamp Pads, Paint Daubers and Re-Inkers (which means mists ya know, but more on that later)!

The official press release (and a peek at the final packaging - above are just samples) can be found here at the Ranger site.

There will be 12 colors of each product debuting at CHA later this month, shipping in August.

I can't tell you how thrilled I am to be working with this company. They are the best at what they do and these products open up new creative possibilities for the entire JBS line (not to mention matching our products perfectly).

I can't wait to share some of the projects and techniques I have been working on! So much more to come!

Happy 4th!!

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