Okay - so here it is. The big announcement. Why does it seem that when you drag something out like this, it just doesn't appear to be as "big" anymore??? Maybe it really won't be that exciting to anybody else but me (ha)! - and ya know why it is exciting for me? Because it is something that is all my own and it combines all of the things I love most about this industry -coordinating products, designing projects and sharing ideas with others.
So, Jenni Bowlin Studio will offer a monthly papercrafting kit (available on subscription), a monthly project kit, an exclusive gallery and on-line classes (this part coming summer 06')
Here is a little more information (straight from the website spec.):
Everyone loves the ease of a kit club. Each month, a kit comes straight to your doorstep (gas isn't cheap, you know!) with completely coordinated products and on-line ideas waiting at your fingertips. It can't get any better than that, or could it? . . .
I really wanted to create something different with this club. In my three plus years of traveling the country to teach, I have learned that scrapbookers crave the new and the unique. You want trendy, coordinated products. My theory, however, is this: if you wanted it all from the same company and line, why not just run down to the store and buy it off of the display, right? So in that spirit, here's how my kits are different:
- the products in your monthly kit will be perfectly coordinated, but they won't all come from the same manufacturer. In fact, they may not come from a manufacturer at all! Look for the scrapbook companies you love, as well as stationary and craft items, rubber stamps, vintage trinkets and trims, and other surprises to be included in each kit.
- look for fun themes based on colors and patterns or whatever else my crazy mind thinks of at 3 a.m.! Some of our upcoming kit themes include Mint Chocolate Chip (yum!) and Super Star.
- ever just want 1 of something that is pre-packaged to include much more than you need? My kits will come with lots of individual pieces. For example, instead of receiving a package of 10 red flowers, you will get 2 each, of 5 different colors. More variety of fun things to experiment with. Now thats cool.
- and finally, if you have had the opportunity to take a class from me, you know that I prefer to send you home with not only a project, but also an outline full of techniques with loads of page examples. This is what you will find in the Monthly Inspiration Gallery that coordinates with your kit - page and project samples, as well as technique and journaling jumpstarts.
The project kits are separate from the papercrafting kit. There will be one each month. You get all of the pieces to complete the specific project with a full color instruction sheet. These will not be offered on a subscription basis as they could vary greatly in price from month to month.
The website will be up by January 2. (see link to right). Although the first month's kits will be up to view, you will not be able to sign up until Feb. 1. However, the site will give you an option to sign up for an e-mail that will be sent out on Feb. 1st -this will give you first priority to sign up (as we are having to guess at how many kits to purchase for this first month). Hopefully that makes sense!
Now about Li'l Davis . . . as most of you know, I have served as Creative Director for the past three years and am so grateful for the experiences and people that this job has led me to. I'm happy to say that I will still be working with the company in the new year as a consultant (still working on product development, etc.), but I am resigning the title and most responsibilities so that I can pursue the website. We have added some awesome people to our team (I bet you don't know Faye Morrow Bell!) and I know it will be a great year all around!
I probably left off something REALLY important, so if you have any questions at all, just leave me a comment and I will try to answer them tomorrow! Thanks so much for everyone who has stopped by and said such nice things - I am really having fun with this blog thing! Who knew?
Oh, and here is the photo for Tracie (can I really have anymore "words" around the house)??? My husband was so mad that I didn't get "Merry Christmas" so I politely explained that those only came in red velvet! Then I accidentally purchased Christmas cards that said "Happy Holidays", so I had to write Merry Christmas on all of them!
someone asked where I got the stars (my addiction!) - they came from a little gift shop in Ohio