Wednesday, November 30, 2011

December Kits are almost here and the newest JBS product!!

Tonight at 12:00 midnight central time, our December Kits will be available for sale (and you won't want to miss one of them)!!

Betsy created this sweet little album using this months Papercrafting Kit (which includes the exclusive ticket stamps) . . .

And Lisa created this fabulous layout which also uses pieces of the Project Kit and Add-Ons . . .

This month's Project Kit is a 2011 Year in Review Calendar Mini Book. Each little journaling block has a printed packing tape hinge (7gypsies) and hides a special photo. I love the colors on this one. . .

The Antiquarian Add-On this month features great ephemera in muted colors as well as a full sheet of vintage German scrap with glitter that I found at an antique fair this past October . . .

Lot's of extras in the Artisan Add-On this month including the adorable Prima pom pom flowers with just a tiny bit of sparkle to them. . .

And last but not least, all of our JBS October release has just gone up on the site!  This includes the Cigar Box, Red and Black extension paper line, Days of the Week and Alphabet Clear Stamps, Large Bingo Calendar Set and Vintage Style Number Cards.

Don't forget the new One Of A Kind section of our Flea Market, my Home for the Holidays Class (we still have a few kits left) and Gift Certificates (new to our site!) perfect for stuffing stockings!

Happy Wednesday!

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Tuesday, November 29, 2011

A Little Housekeeping. . .

first of all, Dara Lynn - you won my blog hop!  Shoot us a note through the contact link at the site and we will get your prize out.

Secondly, I wanted to remind the locals that this Saturday is our One Day Vintagefest Sale at the Holiday Inn in Mt. Juliet.  I will post again about it on Friday, but here is a link to the Event page at the site for the details.

And thirdly, my friend Amber owns an event planning business for which she was featured in this month's issue of Southern Living.  You may recognize the dining room however (it was shot at my house) and some of the paper goodies.  They took a sweet, sweet photo of Scarlett with a big red bow on her neck in front of the table.  It didn't make it in and I'm so sad!  Nonetheless, I have a few more "sightings" coming next year that I am excited about so stay tuned!!

Have a great Tuesday! I am off to Red Robin this evening with Christian for a celebratory dinner.  I told him that if he got a basket last night at his first game that I would take him to the dinner of his choice.  He got a rebound and put up a lay-up for 2 points right at the buzzer at the end of the game!
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Sunday, November 27, 2011

Our first ever "Cyber Monday" event - tonight!!

It all begins tonight at midnight central time!  More than 30 One Of A Kind finds will be added to our Flea Market area.  Here's just a small preview. . . 

Some great photo items such as this Old School Photo and Celluloid Photo Button . . .

For the dog lover on your list, an Old Chalkware Carnival prize. . . 

For the girl who has everything (and likes a good laugh!), vintage quack medicine bottles for "female weakness" . . .

We have 2 different vintage French lunch pails.  My favorite way to carry my small art projects in progress with me. . . 

An amazing tooled leather Antique Photo Album in near perfect condition. . .

Also tonight, you can purchase my first ever JBS Online Class and kit - "Home for the Holidays".  Check out the details in the previous post.

And. . . there will be 5 of our previous kits offered at amazing prices!  Our Kenner Road designed kit, the Feb. 2011 Papercrafting Kit, the Jan. 2011 Papercraftiing Kit, the April 2011 Project Kit, and the July 2011 Project Kit.  There are less than 10 of all of these kits left.  At these prices, they won't last long!

And in case you haven't taken a peek yet, we have been having a blog hop all day to celebrate!  Check out these design team member blogs to see more peeks of new products going up tonight!

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I hope everyone had a wonderful Thanksgiving!  I am so very thankful for each and every one of you.  Thanks for reading and for all of your support through the year.  I am very blessed!

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Tuesday, November 22, 2011

Home For The Holidays is coming!!! . .

Before the turkey goes in the oven and the guests start knocking, I thought I would take a moment and give a little preview of my "Home For The Holidays" class debuting on Cyber Monday!

The highlight of the class is indeed the "Home For The Holidays" mini album.  There are tons of little details and fun techniques in this one.  Two tiny books reside inside the house interior, waiting to be filled with your favorite photos and memories.  This is just a peek!  Your class fee includes the kit as well as a detailed instruction PDF download and video highlighting various techniques.

But that's not it. . . you will also get another PDF highlighting some additional "house" themed crafts . . .

And another PDF with the recipe for my favorite Christmas treat (and packaging ideas) . . . 

And a 4th download with some of my favorite holiday decorating ideas . . .

Stay tuned this weekend for more previews of what we have in store for you Monday!  It is going to be a great day - one you won't want to miss!!!

Have a safe and happy thanksgiving!

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Thursday, November 17, 2011

In case you needed some last minute thanksgiving ideas . . .

hop on over to Ranger where they are showing you a "Pumpkin a Day" decorated by several artists from the Ranger community.

Here was my submission (show on their blog on 11/15).

I painted the orange "funkin" with two coats of my Malted Milk paint.  After it was dry I added the little boy Silhouette Rub-On Single to the center, topped off with a vintage pin.  To create the flowers, I wadded up vintage tissue paper and tied string around the centers.  I then took my Chicken Feed Paint dabber, made sure the dabber was good and wet, then gently rolled over all of the edges and wrinkles.  For leaves I used vintage velvet milliner's leaves and hand cut shapes from my Fall Mini Bingo Cards, edged with Brown Sugar ink.

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Monday, November 14, 2011

Our biggest 15th release ever (really, I mean it)!!!

As you may have noticed, we have been working on a new menu set-up for the site.  We are still adding to categories and loading areas (to be complete by Cyber Monday), but in the end we are hoping that it will be much easier to find what you are looking for!  One new area that you will notice is our Flea Market.  This is now where you will find everything vintage and beyond!  I will cover a little more about what's to come (like our new One Of A Kind Finds!) later this week.  For now, here's a little preview of what you will find in the Flea Market, tomorrow at 10:00a.m. central under This Month's Finds (and it's only a preview - we will have more than 25 new items tomorrow)!

These are SWEET vintage apothecary bottles with their original labels.  Each one is just a bit different . . .

Cute homemade bridge folders (still with the cards inside). . . 

Cool metal drawers with index holders.  Love these for storage and we have a bunch so you can order a stack!

The last of my vintage ice cream boxes.  I thought they would make great gift boxes for the holidays. . .

You do notice the red/green theme by now, right!!

Sweet, sweet, sweet antique red books with gilded writing.  I love to use these to create levels when I decorate.  And they work perfectly with the green ones we are offering as well . . .

We have several new labels, perfect for holiday crafting (and Xmas German foil too)!!. . .

I finally stockpiled enough of these great vintage toasters to share!  I use them as photo easels (but if you have a gas stove, I guess you could still use them to toast some bread)!!. . .

Another great gift packaging idea.. .

Super cute wooden pencil lead holders, new old stock.  I have mine sitting in a small vintage celluloid sleigh. .

So if you are the least bit curious about the 20+ additional products going up tomorrow, be sure to check in at 10:00 central time here!

And just an FYI, we have less than 5 of all four Kits from November.  Get them while you can.

And stay tuned to hear about all of the exciting things to come on Cyber Monday!!  Great sales, one-of-a-kind vintage items, a blog hop, giveaways and and the introduction of my first on-line class - "Home for the Holidays"!!

Happy Monday!

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Wednesday, November 09, 2011

Another show this weekend, and some estate sale finds. . .

I am feverishly preparing for another show this weekend.  This time we will be at Christmas Village here in Nashville at the Fairgrounds.  I have already been playing Christmas music as I've been making jewelry, ornaments, Bingo Houses, planting trees in vintage containers, etc., etc.!!  I will share lots of my crafting ideas in the weeks to come AND we will be having a huge release on the 15th and a special Cyber Monday event over at Mercantile.  More details to come!

To hold you over, here are some pics of my finds from a recent estate sale - it was a good one!!

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Wednesday, November 02, 2011

Goodbye Halloween. . .

Took a quick photo today before I pulled down my prized honeycomb ball!  I didn't do alot for Halloween, pretty much just concentrated on this one room.  Also notice I have a new table in there (Uncle Jim found it on the side of the road) and a new cart - still working on filling it up.

Loved this pillow - I had to have it.  Wish I had 20 of them!

The paper mache pumpkin came out of the estate of my dear friend's mother.  I don't think I could have afforded to own one otherwise.  He is missing his paper eyes and mouth (most are), but I still adore him.

Going to set up at The Gathering tomorrow, over at the fairgrounds in Nashville.  Doors open Friday morning at 9:00.  Come by and see us!

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