Sunday, May 31, 2009

New retail site is up and running!! is officially launched!

New Kits are here - this is the Papercrafting Kit. . .

This is the Project Kit. . .

This is the Add -On Kit. . .

New Jewelry Kit. . .
Vintage Patriotic Crafting Kit (under Limited Edition). . .

New Junque Boxes. . .

New supplies. . .

and new handmade jewelry (at least 4 pieces anyway)!! . . .

So set aside sometime to sit with a cup of coffee and browse through the new menus, new galleries and new features! Our entire JBS May release is also now available for purchase. You can find it all under "New Products" in the general store.

All looks well at the moment. Orders are coming through but let us know if you have any issues we can help with. We still need to load the new FAQ section as well as How it works section tomorrow. A few other things need to be cleaned up as well, but I think overall you will like the new organization of the products for sure! Also - check out the new and improved Customer Gallery. You have a ton more options now when uploading, new search options and more posting options. The new June gallery is coming tomorrow as well.

I'm so excited the time is finally here!

Remember- the new site URL is . The old site will take you there as well for the time being.

Post here and let me know what you think! I will pick a winner at random on Wednesday to win a box of yard sale goodies.

Have a great night -

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Tuesday, May 26, 2009

Yard Sale!!

Those of you who have been following this blog for a while know that Ruth and I have an annual yard sale.
This year is a little special as we have a contract on our house, and should everything go smoothly, we need to be out fast!
So. . .I am purging. Furniture, decorative stuff, a few antiques, and of course tons of scrapbooking supplies.
I will do a little giveaway afterward as usual.
You can e-mail Ruth at and she can get you directions if interested.
More soon - my life is sooooo crazy as we are getting ready to travel, launch the new site, now this! AHHHH!! It's all good though!
Oops - forgot to say when! This weekend - May 29th and 30th (Friday and Saturday) from 8-2
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Tuesday, May 19, 2009

June travel dates - come and see me!!

I never got this up on the side bar so here is my travel schedule for June. It's a big month - I hit 4 stores in 10 days!

I'm starting out in California at Paper Tales in San Diego on Thursday, June 11th at 6:00 p.m.

Then I'm headed to The Scrapbook Oasis in Irvine, CA on Sunday, June 14th (not sure on times yet)

Ending our CA tour in Bakersfield at Simply Scrapbooks on Wednesday, June 17th at 6:00 p.m.

I will then be in Fredricksburg, VA at Scrapdoodles on Saturday, June 20th starting at 10:00 a.m.

I'm teaching my "Simply The Best" mini book class at each store, but will also be offering "Pom Pom 101" at The Oasis and at Scrapdoodles. Here are some photos:

I linked each store's website so you can call for more information. Hope to meet you there!
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Friday, May 15, 2009

And the new retail site/kit club name is. . .

JBS Mercantile

The site will have more of "general store" feel. Isn't this the cutest!! Doris will begin a countdown over at the inspiration blog beginning today so be sure to check there every day between now and June 1st to see a new feature tease (and giveaways to come!!)

The new site URL will be but until June 1st it will just take you to our current home page (where you choose to go the Wholesale or Retail site). Please update this. You will be directed here from the old site for about 2 months while everyone gets used to it.

And, just to better communicate, we are basically trying to define our wholesale and retail sides as two different entities. So, Jenni Bowlin Studio products and the wholesale website will go unchanged. Everything will keep chugging along and the sweet little girl logo hasn't gone anywhere!

The retail side (our kit club side) will just have a new separate URL, new look, new features, new logo and new name!

Hope that helps a little.

I'm so very excited!!!!

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Thursday, May 14, 2009

It's time! It's time!
Registration just opened for my Big Picture class! (if the link doesn't work for you, go to and click on "workshops" to purchase).
I am so very excited - my heart is racing as I type this! I really tried to price it to be a good value for what you get, I know times are tough for some of you. You do get a small packet of vintage pieces with sign up that we use for Creativity Challenges during the course, otherwise you get 12 weeks worth of lessons, videos, photos and projects, live chats and direct access to me on the message boards each week!
If you love to "hunt" treasures (or just want to know more about incorporating unique finds and ephemera in your crafting projects) then this is the class for you!
I will tease more about it here and there between now and July 2nd when the class starts!
Just wanted to let you know registration is up!!
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Wednesday, May 13, 2009

Really, I'm speechless! I can't believe the gallery this month. To say I am proud is an UNDERSTATEMENT. The talent just floors me (and makes want to go into my studio to play)!!
We actually sold out of all of the kits BUT, as of this moment (7:30 p.m. central time) I put up a handful more of the Papercrafting Kit and the Project Kits. We had a few duplicate memberships, unresolved billings so I went ahead and added this.
First come first serve here - sorry for the shortage!
You can still sign up to begin a membership starting next month. We will begin having previews for this kit early next week.
Remember- check back on Friday for the reveal on both blogs of our new retail site name and logo!!
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Monday, May 11, 2009

A peace offering. . .
Just a little inspirational post until I can get my "big" post ready! I have been a little busy as you can see!

Check back later this weekend to find out where I will be teaching in June (5 stores!), my Big Picture Class info. and info on our new retail site countdown beginning May 15th (on that date we will reveal the new logo and new name)!!

I have so many cool things in the works. Exciting stuff, but it has been keeping me so busy and away from here! I promise it will be worth it!!

(P.S. - had a great time at Inspired this past weekend. So good to meet so many new people and see some old friends too)!!
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