Wednesday, October 31, 2012

My favorite time of year. . .

There's a bit of a chill in the air, I'm starting to bake and we always launch an extension to my favorite paper line in the November kits - what could be better?!?!?
 
 
So as you can see here in this layout by Leah, the black in red in this month's Papercrafting Kit is the perfect neutral for any subject matter (and check out how she used the exclusive stencil for this month). . .
 
 
 
 
Details, details, details . . .

 
This month's Artisian Add-On has even more new JBS product and some of our favorites from American Crafts and Pebbles - just to name two. . .



The Antiquarian Add-On this month is one not to miss as I collect special vintage items for this color scheme all year long. . .
 


 
Kerry Lynn has created the awesome Mini Album Kit this month.  Use it to document your Christmas memories this year or as an interactive journal for the month. . .

 
Want to know the best part about the kit?  Kerry Lynn designed an exclusive stamp set and card, only available in this kit. . .

 
We also have a few Flea Market additions for the 1st as well including this early 1900's Rebekah Lodge minute ledger. . .


A great large postal scale. . .
 

 
and another toy typewriter.  If you decorate with blues at Christmas, wouldn't this be lovely sitting out with a Christmas postcard in it???

 
So after you have put your trick-or-treaters to bed tonight, join us at 12:00 midnight central for our November launch- you won't want to miss it!

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Wednesday, October 24, 2012

Country Living Fair - Here We Come!


We are packed up and headed out to the CL Fair in Stone Mountain, GA this weekend (and it is going to be a beautiful weekend)!  I took some photos (some are a bit rough, but so is real life!) as I was packing up and thought I would share them with you below . . .
We have tons of fans - I mean tons.  I actually shaved off a bit of my knuckles carrying one at the flea market last month (the wind caught the blades).  They are all in working condition, but man, you'd better be careful! . . .
 
 
We had the tailgate of an old Beetle in Ohio and this time we have a Ford (I love the color). . . If it doesn't sell it will be going in one of the boys rooms! . . .
 
 
Just some general oddities. . .
 
 
Crocks and clocks - before they got baths. . .

 
Lots of bingo cages, suitcases and numbers and letters. . .

 
loads of scales. . .

 
all of the Ephemera you are used to seeing in our booth. . .

 
What treasures lie in here???!!! . . .


An old Red Cross ballot box, glasses and photos. . .
 

 
and ultra cool tiny bottles of automobile paint with an embossed "artist" in a beret - I just love these set out or in a bowl. . .

 
Of course this is just a small sampling!  We will be restocking our booth on Friday night so be sure to check us out each day - you never know what you will find!!
 
 

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Monday, October 22, 2012

And the winners are. . .

Okay- sorry for the delay!!
 
The "cut" package goes to Daniela Dobson
 
My Halloween House and Trees go to Louise Murr
 
Girls - please email us at jennibowlin@gmail.com for information on getting your goodies!
 
Thanks so much for playing guys! 
 
We are headed to the Country Living Fair in GA later this week.  Stay tuned tomorrow for some photos of us packing up!
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Tuesday, October 16, 2012

It's a blog hop - giveaway alert!!

Hey guys!  I decided to join in the blog hop with my awesome team (I know, crazy, right?)!  I am giving away my little Halloween house with 2 trees (the kit sold out so fast!).  You may just have to re-attach the little witch on top as I'm not sure she will make the trip . . .
 
 
 
 We are also all giving away a set of our 4 cuts for this month designed by the amazing Lisa . . .


And Doris is giving away a Mega Kit on the Inspiration Blog as well.  Here are the girls participating so "hop" on over to increase your chances to win:














Kerry Lynn Yeary http://blog.kennerroad.com/





Shimelle Laine http://www.shimelle.com/



So leave a comment here until Saturday 6:00 p.m. CST with your name (at least first initial of last name as well) and I will pick two winners - 1 for the Halloween House and 1 for the set of cuts.


And. . . Silhouette is playing along with us and allowing us to pass along this coupon code good until the end of the month:

jbshalloweenbonaza

With all of the cuts we have been and will be designing for the kits each month it may be time to invest in a Cameo?!?!?  This is a good deal considering the Cameo is $299.00 retail on it's own. . .




H Halloween vinyl/CAMEO bundle:

·         1 roll 9-inch x 10 feet black premium vinyl

·         1 roll 9-inch x 10 feet orange premium vinyl

·         1 roll transfer paper

·         1 Silhouette hook

·         1 Silhouette CAMEO®

·         All for $269.99 (MSRP of $351.95)
 
    Just click here to see the offer!







 
 
 
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Sunday, October 14, 2012

Awesome vintage finds and some great deals . . .

Coming tomorrow, the 15th, at 10:00 a.m central time to the Flea Market . . .

 
Another wonderful French Lunchbox waiting to hold your small craft projects for traveling. . .

 
Just one of 6 cameras this month - a really great collection . . .

 
Some beautiful vintage French Chrysanthemum seed labels. . .


 
2 awesome items here - early 1900's Souvenir Graduation Folders and 1930's (?) brass car light covers (unused old stock) that I thought would be lovely re-purposed on a desk . . . 

 
A HUGE 1940's Sears catalog.  This will keep you busy for hours! . . .

 
One of two beautiful shell purse souvenirs from the early 1900's (I love these even more open).  Hold your special Mother-Of-Pearl buttons in these. . .

 
Another neat vintage child's sewing machine.  This one is steel and has a super neat drawer with instruction booklet.  This is just a peek at a few of the items going up - we have more than 25 new items. . .

 
And, don't miss our new discount kits - available while supplies last!  JBS products are classic - they don't necessarily go with any particular line and never go out of style.  Stock up for holiday gifts for all of your scrappy friends (or your own stocking)!!!  Find them in the Limited Edition Kit Section. . .
 


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Wednesday, October 10, 2012

An introduction and a gentle plea . . .


I seem to have a hard time talking too much about my personal life here.  I suppose that's what a blog is supposed to be about but I always try to walk a line between what I "think" everyone wants to hear and what I may be feeling, struggling with, rejoicing in at any given time.  I'm trying to get a little better at it. . .

And along those lines, I have never used this blog to promote any certain cause but something has become a big part of my family's life in the past two years and I wanted to share it with you - as I KNOW it also a big part of many of your families as well.

Ironically enough, several years ago one of our kit members sent me a note asking for support for the Crohns and Colitis Foundation in honor of her young daughter who struggled with the disease.  I obliged and for many years have received emails and updates from the foundation.  Until that point, I had never heard of the disease.  Fast forward to 2010 and Crohns became something my entire family was talking about, researching and praying over as my sweet nephew was diagnosed with a severe case of the disease.

Noah and Hayden are only 3 months apart, and although we have always lived 12 hours away, they have always been close.  And as you can see, below, Hayden has NO personality. . .


Here's another photo taken this same year (2010) - the hair is getting longer, and longer and seems. . .


And here he is again that same year at Christmas - a Christmas he spent in the hospital trying to get over a particularly bad flare up (having lost a good bit of weight) . . . 


Good thing his cousin was there to entertain him . . .


And here he is now - still has the hair and still struggling to get this disease under control.  In the last few months he has started another treatment process that seems to be having some good results - we are all hopeful that this will put him in remission.  We so love him - he is such a positive kid to be around.  Always the jokester and always the one to make YOU feel better.
 
 

So here is my gentle plea!  My brother and my sister are running in the half marathon in Vegas in honor of Hayden the first of week of December and are trying to meet their sponsorship goal.  If you feel so led, you can click here to go to their pledge page and donate.  Any amount matters.  I now have the link on my sidebar as well.

Thanks!  And prayers to all who are dealing with this disease in their families as well -




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Wednesday, October 03, 2012

When the boys go camping. . .

a girl must go shopping!  Just a quick pic of my new shoe finds this weekend.  Sperry's are a new thing for me but I think I'm already obsessed.  The preppy girl in me loves the look and they are SO comfortable.  Scored the leather wedges at Marshalls.
 

 
What do you do when you have an empty house?!?!?!


(Okay- so this is the second time blogger didn't publish my post I scheduled.  I have to get this figured out.  I'm sure it's user error)!!!
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