Friday, August 31, 2012

Coming tonight at midnight. . .

 
UPDATE - Hello all!  Just wanted to send a little tip, that if we ever sell out of a kit and you want to be notified if one becomes available, just shoot us a note at jennibowlin@gmail.com and Melissa and Aubrey will make lists.  We sold out of the add-ons and mini album quick this month but it is possible after billing/shipping that we may have one or two.  Just thought I would mention it!  Have a great holiday!
 
 
Tons of new!!!  A new Papercrafting Kit (and an exciting announcement about our new digital cuts)! . . .

I love how the colors still honor Summer, but invite Fall to start to show it's colors. . .


Betsy shows the kit's more mild side here. . .
 
While Dina rocks the included vintage yellow lined paper and the kit's exclusive stencil. . .


The Antiquarian Add-On has some great offerings with cool graphics (like these vintage science notebook pages) . . .

 
and vintage broom label. . .
 

The Artisan Add-On has more color and accessories to take your layouts to the next level. . .


This month's Mini Album Kit was designed by Corrie and is made mostly from glassine envelopes and tags. . .


 Details. . .
 
 
 
Briana's take on the kit. . .


And of course we will have some new additions to the "This Month's Finds" in the Flea Market including these old General Store receipt holders (these are the real deal)!!. . .
 

 
Old film holders once used with large cameras (I see them as photo holders). . .
 
 
And another vintage toy typewriter (this one in JBS colors!) . . .
 
These are just a few of the finds waiting for you at midnight. . .
 

 
And, in the Limited Edition Kit section you will find 3 of my class kits for sale from my retiring 2012 classes.  If you missed me on the road, here's your chance to make the projects at home.  They come complete with full color instructions.
 

 
It's going to be another great month!

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Thursday, August 30, 2012

And the winner is . . .

Carol W. 

Please shoot us your addy at jennibowlin@gmail.com and we will get the album out to you.
 
Thanks to all for playing and for all of the comments!
 
The 1st is coming!  Look for my post tomorrow on all of the new goodies including most of my remaining 2012 class kits (in case you missed me on the road)!
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Monday, August 27, 2012

A giveaway!!!

 
So my County Fair Limited Edition Kit sold out on the first day (sorry if you missed it - there's always next year!), but for my loyal blog readers, I have something better I think - the finished product!
 
Leave a comment here between now and Wednesday and include your first name and at least last initial (so I can identify you) and I will choose a winner at random to mail my little book too.  All you have to do is add pictures and journaling!
 
Good luck!
 




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Monday, August 20, 2012

A little play time and a new crush . . .

This will be just the beginning of some fun things to share that are coming out of my studio - finally!  Funny how you don't get anything done when you are never home?!?!

This is another "blotter" card I made.  I'm not sure what I'm going to do when I run out of these blank blotters.  I have tried to find more but with no luck.  I am loving creating with this tall and thin shape.  I am such a linear person anyway - this just makes it easier!  I guess that is why I have always gravitated to 8 1/2" x 11" scrapbook pages too.  I'm always more at home with a rectangle rather than a square.

I have been picking up old, real feather milliner's pieces for years and hoarding them.  I have only recently started to use them in projects and now I'm addicted (which means more hoarding, right)?


 A little close up here of the detail . . .


And a little peek at my hoard. . .


If you want to see this project and many more come by and see me this Saturday at the Hastings Ranch Aaron Brothers in Pasadena, CA where I will be demoing from 11:00 a.m. until 4:00 p.m.

Jared is going to be setting up here in Nashville at the CKC convention at the Opryland Hotel this weekend as well.  Come by and say hello (and find some great deals and flea market treasures)!
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Tuesday, August 14, 2012

Tomorrow is the 15th!!!

We have alot going on over at Mercantile beginning tomorrow at 10:00 central time!

I am putting up my first Limited Edition Kit in FOREVER it seems!  I had been stockpiling some favorite items that had been over-ordered and paired them with some classic JBS.  The result was this super fun "County Fair" book.  It is tradition here that I do something County Fair related in August (ours starts this Saturday and is the best in the state)!  I loaded some metallic red thread into my sewing machine (from a recent hoard of unique thread finds from JoAnns) and had some fun.  You don't have to have a sewing machine to do this project however.  And . . . I used to make pom poms with yarn when I was little and it got me to thinking, why not twine instead??  The result was this adorable, fluffy twine pom pom!  It is very simple (instructions will come with the kit) but I will be doing a video soon on them, once we get twine in and loaded into the General Store.  That is among many exciting things we have coming to the site!

This kit will be available to Member's Only tomorrow.  After the 15th, if any remain they will be open for general purchase.  I have very limited number of these!  You will be able to find them under Limited Edition Kits.



We will also have a very large addition to our Flea Market area including more cameras. . .


Amazing heavy cardboard menswear catalog pages (very large and suitable for framing). . .

My most amazing sewing machine find yet. . .

cute coffee bags with neat graphics. . .

another amazing tin (they are highly nutritious-ha!) . . .


and another Ward's catalog. . .

Just to name a few - really.  There are more than 20 new items!

And. . . we are having an amazing sale in our Past Kit area.  We have less than 10 of any of the kits listed so get them while you can.  25% - 60% off.  While supplies last. (Dime Store Kits are also further discounted and can be found in the Limited Edition kit area).

See you tomorrow!



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Saturday, August 11, 2012

127 Sale finds #2 . . .


So here are a few more photos to share (taken inside with not great light - just a disclosure!) of my sale finds . . .

Jared and I actually found this old store display in Ohio (we had it in our booth at CHA), but I rolled it into my "antique" room as I needed more space to hold things until I get them into their "theme" boxes.


Sweet little test tube holders, etc. from a vintage chemistry set . . .


Old picture and word stamps from a classroom printer . . .


More tin toys and monogrammed suitcase (seems to be what I've been sticking to when it comes to suitcases lately). . .


I bought this chip can because of the silhouette - the "truly digestible" was a bonus!


More cigar boxes, but it's the cool index box that's the real trophy!


Lotto and bingo games (just can't really leave them when I find them). . .


And more typewriters - these are the biggest and the best that we have right now (pristine glass keys) - too heavy to ship but we will have them at the CL Fair. . . 


I hope you all had a wonderful Saturday!  I myself have spent most of the day in my studio - can I just tell you how long it has been since I did that?  Lots to share soon!

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Monday, August 06, 2012

127 Yard Sale Finds - Post 1 . . .

It has been a whirlwind week.  I started a week ago today shopping the 127 sale in TN.  Normally I shop it for 5 days straight but this year I was headed to Stampaway in OH on Thursday so I only had 3 days to shop.  That meant I had some serious ground to cover!  However, in 3 days I had really only traveled about 50 miles but I hit most of the spots that I have now found to be good ones and waisted no time.  It was hot, just like last year.  Close to 100 each day.  Maybe that's why I bought alot of fans? Ha!  We realized that we could hit 127 in KY on our way home on Sunday from Cincinnati so that's what we did.  And even though many dealers were breaking down, we still found some treasures.

So here are some of my larger finds from the week ("in the rough", and in the garage - ha!).  I will share some more photos later this week. . . .

Awesome sorter (was hoping my store price tag holders would fit and they did!) . . .


Did I mention fans?  And lots of cool boxes. . .



These awesome painted metal porch chairs (perfect for fall and shall I say that I won't be sad if they don't sell)?? . . .



This is a super cool typing desk (the top piece can drop back).  Great patina and a cute, small size. . .



More boxes. . .



And yet more boxes (these are from an old hardware store.  My heart skipped a beat when I found them)!! . . .




Did you have a favorite???
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