Wednesday, June 29, 2011

July kits up for sale tonight!

(Well - it's official!  I'm losing my mind.  Tonight (as in Wednesday night) would be the 29th, not the 30th.  So. . .please enjoy below, but keep in mind that the kits don't go up for sale until tomorrow night, Thursday, the 30th at 12:00 midnight central.  I even said "Happy Tuesday", which was yesterday.  I think it's time to go to bed)!


The July Papercrafting Kit definitely reminds me of sandy beaches and crystal clear water. I picked up those cute little vintage flower appliques in Round Top this year.  And don't forget, starting this month we will have exclusive clear stamps and masks in every kit!!!  I'm so excited and can't believe I kept the secret. . .



Layout by Keisha. .


Our first Add-On Kit has some sweet vintage finds including an awesome vintage French floral seed packet label but also one of my favorite finds from CHA winter - some adorable crepe paper edged labels from GCD Studios. . .


The second Add-On is all about the details with some Basic Grey Rub-Ons, MME brads, and loads of vintage bits and pieces. 


And finally the Project Kit.  I can't believe it, but in 5 years time I have never done a card kit as the monthly Project. . .until NOW!  I'm addicted to the Butterfly Rub-On Singles on vellum and thought they would make the perfect card accent.  I sewed them onto the card seams (hard to see here).  I discounted the Rub-On Single price for the kit to keep the cost down a bit. . .



And don't forget that the newest JBS release is now available for individual purchase in the General Store including the newest clear stamps . . .



and our popular Haven line!


Happy Tuesday!
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Monday, June 27, 2011

A little collection. . .


Tiny leather coin purses with rough edges and rusted clasps.  I'm not sure why I am drawn to them, but I pick up every one of them I can find.  These are a few of my favorites.

Sorry to have fallen off of the blogging wagon again.  We have been traveling, spending time with family and meeting some new friends at shows.  We came back to over-grown grass and an over-grown garden.  Jared is still out there cleaning up, trying to stretch it to the last minute before the summer sun sets. 

I have been working on some fun changes for the website including new exclusives!  Clear stamps and masks will now be included in the kits each month.  I'm sure our designers have some great ideas up their sleeves! 
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Tuesday, June 14, 2011

15th Releases!!!

So here we go with the previews of the cool vintage finds going up at Mercantile tomorrow at 10:00 a.m. central time!

First up is this sweet little Wedding crafting kit which includes a full package of vintage Dennison Wedding Seals. . .


These were an amazing find!  I have been holding onto them for several months as I thought they would fit best for July 4th.  They are original Independent Order of Forrester's Medals, in their original envelopes from 1907.  They are in pristine condition.  The photo shows the front and back views and the pin at the top is removable.  If you have the heart to do it, there are so many pieces of this that would work great for jewelry/mixed media - the ribbon, the pin, the medal disc, the bouillon.  They are so beautiful.  I typically see these in cases when shopping, for $60 to $80 each.  I got a rather large quantity of them at once and got a good deal so I am selling them for $19.99 each. . .

Our 2011 July 4th Vintage Crafting Kit has some great items as you will see, but the best are these early political lapel pins made from tin and thin plastic. . .

This is a peek at the tiny travel book kit I put together with some fun vintage finds and favorite JBS products. . .

These are unused stamp albums from the 1950's . . .

Vintage Flavouring Labels - you get the 4 shown. . .


A "sweet" set of vintage ice cream spoons and wrappers. . .

Vintage Creamery Tags (I think these were hung on milk cans) . . .

Vintage Linen Postcards with a palm tree theme. . .

Cute little paper umbrellas, old advertising for "Mister Softee".  I LOVE these colors . . .

I have just a handful of these lady liberty flour sacks. . .

Vintage Watermelon Seed Packets. . .

It's a big release!  Can see the themes going on here?!?!?

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Monday, June 13, 2011

Old Yearbooks. . .


One of my new obsessions - old yearbooks.  Particularly those from the 1920's through the early 1940's.  I am also obsessed with old school (and photobooth) pictures but am always too attached to them to use them in my art (not that I've had the opportunity to create art just for me lately)!  I think that's where the yearbooks come in.  It is a more affordable and practical way to use the photos (although I have a couple that I refuse to touch).  And as always, I have purchased several for resale as well so you will start to see these popping up at our sales!

Happy Monday!  Check back tomorrow to see the super cool vintage stuff (including some great July 4th items) going up for sale on the 15th!!
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Thursday, June 09, 2011

Vintagefest Announcement and our little patch of heaven. . .

First of all, we are finally ready to announce our plans for Vintagefest.  We have been wanting to make this a little more of a "destination" event (but still keep it intimate) and have decided to put a little more time into the "where's and what's" for now which means. . . there will not officially be a Vintagefest this year.  We are planning it for the end of April in 2012.  Once we get the specific dates we will give those to you (this fall).

We are however going to do another one-day sale on November 5th, Saturday, here in Mt. Juliet.  We are going to offer 2 different make-and-takes that day, even though I will not be offering classes.  More details on that in September!



My hubby set out a huge garden this year.  Right now we only have lettuce (it is much bigger than this photo shows now!), but the corn, watermelon, cantaloupes, potatoes, carrots and "who knows what else" are all gaining ground.

It is a wonderful feeling to grow your own food!


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Wednesday, June 08, 2011

More seats for GASC Chantilly, VA!!!!

Hey guys - I just talked to to folks at GASC in Chantilly (June 24th and 25th) and we were able to open up several seats in BOTH of my classes.  They have been sold out for a while now, but we now have larger rooms and have opened it up (not too large, however.  I don't teach super large classes as I like to be able to get around to everyone in class personally, several times).

So, if you wanted to get into the classes or know someone who did, they will now be able to do that at the event.  You can't register online as that is now closed, but you can purchase tickets the first day of the event.

Looking forward to seeing everyone there!!
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Monday, June 06, 2011

A Sweet Suprise Inside. . .


Just a quick post to share something beautiful and sweet that I found today.  I have many Victorian Calling Cards, but this one I came upon had a tiny envelope attached to it, stuffed with a little surprise for the recipient.  This one of course came out of the "sell" pile and was quickly added to my stash!

We are back in town again, for a full week at least this time.  We had a great time in Texas and so enjoyed meeting everyone there.  Already looking forward to next year!
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