Tuesday, August 31, 2010

September is almost here!!

It's going to be an exciting month! Check out what's in store for you tonight (midnight central time zone). . .

A Papercrafting Kit full of new JBS product and some fantastic exclusives. . .

A Project Kit that will have you planning that Halloween party. . .
An Add-On Kit spilling over with vintage items, tucked away especially for this release. . .
A new Dime Store Kit for 3rd Quarter. . .
And an oh-so-cute (yes really, you may pee your pants, it's that cute!) County Fair Limited Edition Kit. . .
We will also be adding some "extras" to the Monthly Kit section this month including seam binding ribbon. . .
More coming mid September too followed by some exciting additions to the site in October!






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Monday, August 23, 2010

The Weekend In Photos. . .

A small collection of finds from the 127 sale as I'm trying to unpack and price everything. . .

A visit from this precious little guy, Eli . . .
Wilson County Fair photos (I lost all that I had taken from years past). . .
A visit to another local plantation, this time Carnton Plantation in Franklin . . .

I hope your weekend was as good as mine!

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Saturday, August 14, 2010

Mid-Month Release!!

Tomorrow evening, Sunday August 15th at 8:00 pm central. . .

This mid-month I have decided to retire a few of my classes and will be offering several of the class kits for sale. Each kit includes printed instructions and a color copy of the project (instructions will not be available on the site). See these below, but first. . .

Re-stocks: Vintage Folding Rulers and Glove Molds (this is the last of the glove molds - yep, I said that last time, but this time I really mean it. Ha!). I am also loading a new product, Random JBS Chipboard Pieces. This will be a package of 8 random retired JBS Chipboard pieces including pinked frame, odd flower sizes, arrows, swirls, etc. I forgot to take the photo but you can see it tomorrow night! This is the last of these chipboard shapes. If you order multiple bags we will try to make sure you have different pieces from bag to bag.


2009 Year In Review Class Kit -you could easily make this into any year by covering the 2009 with a label sticker. This was a favorite class of mine. . .


Vintage Shabby Collage Frame Class Kit - this was one of my longest running and most popular classes. It is a great gift idea!




Round and Round Layout Class - 4 12 x 12 layouts with product to spare in the end. . .



Vintage Skeleton Key Mini Book Class Kit - this is a fun, fun project if you like little things! I plan to try and keep this kit in stock as I find keys. It is one of my favorites . . .




See you tomorrow night!!



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Thursday, August 12, 2010

127 Sale


Although I have been back for4 days now I think it took me that long to recover from heat exhaustion after shopping in 100 degree plus indexes for 4 days! That didn't keep me however, (or thousands of my new best friends) from beating the path down US Route 127 last week on the hunt for hidden treasures. I started last Wednesday in Russell Springs, KY and almost made it to Pikeville, TN by Saturday. I was driving an hour and half to and from each day typically. I kept packing a bag thinking I would grab a hotel room but I was always out of room in my car and yearning for my own bed by the end of the day. We are setting up at the Country Living Fair in Atlanta (more on that in a future blog post) in October so I meant serious business! Here are a few photos I managed to take (not as much as I wanted). . .

(I really wanted this cabinet, but alas, no room in the Honda Pilot - should have brought the truck)!
(this photo is for the American Pickers, just in case they are watching (Frank, are you there??)
As soon as I get unpacked I will take some photos of some of my finds. I got lots of stuff for future kits and for the Vintage Finds section of the website.


Check back here Saturday for some previews of the mid-month release at the site on Sunday including kits from 4 of my retired classes from this year (and some restocks).
Happy Thursday!!











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Tuesday, August 03, 2010

Save the Date!!! (and for the love of feedsacks. . .)


Mark it on your calendars!! The third annual JBS Holiday Vintagefest will be held Friday and Saturday December 3rd and 4th here in Nashville. All of the exciting details will follow in a couple of weeks including registration information. I will keep you posted.

I purchased some AWESOME antique tin ceiling tiles last weekend with green chippy paint for one of the projects. So many ideas, so little time! For those hearing about this for the first time, Vintagefest is a small event we put on locally, twice a year, that involves some sort of treasure hunting excursion as well as a full day of 3 workshops taught by me. We try to keep it affordable and fun!

My husband's wonderful Uncle sent over several feedsacks for me, I believe at the urging of his sister who assured him they were something I would love! They had been in storage for years at the home place, washed and put away likely by Jared's grandmother. I have been collecting feedsacks for years. The typography and graphics get me every time. I have used them to cover chairs and make pillows, with many just sitting and waiting for other creative opportunities (Journal covers are coming soon)! I thought it would be fun to share a few photos!

These are the ones Uncle Jim sent - there were 5 total with a pale yellow background! I send 4 of them back with my MIL to make me pillows for our bedroom for Christmas. . .




This one sits on Christian's bed. . . His room is full of old tins and feed store signs (still to be hung of course. . .)



Still Christian's room. . .

Noah's bed - these are concrete bags actually. . .







Hoping to find more on my journey along the 127 sale this weekend! I am uploading my flip videos today to clear them off and make room to video my new adventure!

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