Thursday, February 28, 2013

In Like A Lion. . .

and "out like a Lamb" , or so the saying goes.  I think this month's kit offerings could go either way!
 
The Papercrafting Kit this month still has the blues' that are perfect for the cold weather (or blue skies- you decide!) with just a bit of the introduction of grass green and sunny yellow.  You're going to love the denim May Arts ribbon, Martha Stewart Doilies and Maya Road transparency cameras (and check out the yellow tiny flower exclusive paper - one of my all time favorite JBS patterns given new life!). . .

 
Doris has used the exclusives beautifully on the layout below (the ultra cool and ultra retro spool stamp and trellis stencil). . .
 

As always, the Artisian kit has a "little more" to take your layouts to the next level (loving the die cut numbers). . .

 
The Antiquarian kit includes some of my favorite German Foil chicks and bunnies as well as "Spring" themed vintage goodies and an antique heavy board frame page from an old album. . . 



This month's Mini Album kit uses the new, super cool Maggie Holmes flip book as it's base and is designed by Leah!  This is just the sneak of the materials (and if you were still waiting to scoop up February's Mini Album Kit, there are only 2 left!) . . .

 
Also this month we have a limited number of these adorable Easter Crafting Kits full of vintage materials I've been hoarding since last year (and an adorable reproduction photo card that I added bunny ears and a nose to). . .
 
 
The Flea Market is full this month of old favorites like cameras. . .

 
scales (this is a very old and very unique candy scale). . .

 
new materials for creating. . .


and for storing. . .
 
 
The Dime Store Deal for the month of March are the JBS classic Tart Tins!  Get them for 50% off, but only for 1 month (just in time for your Easter projects). . .
 
 
And don't miss our huge sale in the Past Kits and Limited Edition Kits area!  Almost all that remain are 25% to 50% off, while supplies last.  We found 1 or 2 of just a few sold out kits when we were doing inventory and put those back up as well.  Most items have less than 6 kits remaining so get them while you can!
 
Oh- and almost forgot to mention that all of our new CHA JBS Release will be available here!
 
 

 

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Monday, February 25, 2013

Show Photos. . .

 I snapped a few photos at the show I did here in town weekend before last and thought I would post them here.  I ended up with a bit larger booth space than I thought I had so it was challenging making it look full (but eventually every nook and cranny was covered)!  I love setting up for a show - it's like getting to have a store temporarily without all of the headaches that come with that!  When I think I want to open a store I just remind myself that I can't even keep up with my antique booths . . . which reminds me, I need to get them cleaned up this week (I think it has been 2 months - yikes)!
 

 





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Tuesday, February 19, 2013

Frames. . .

I have often said (to myself anyway!) that someday I was going to write a book about creative framing.  I see "frames" in everything.  I have purchased many an item for the sole purpose of using it as a frame and have many projects stacked in my studio or elsewhere.  I think at the very least I will start a new board on Pinterest to this effect, and will begin with this fun re-purposing of an antique post office box door as a frame.  And the best thing about it??  We still have several of these gems available in our Flea Market over at Mercantile.


 
Today I am hopping from one project to the next.  I can't seem to get focused on any one thing.  I am planning on spending some time in the kitchen tonight however making Chicken Parmesan and Linguine with some Chocolate Covered Strawberries to top it off - I can always set out an extra plate!

 
Happy Tuesday!
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Thursday, February 14, 2013

Mid-Month Flea Market . . .



Even though I'm busy this weekend peddling my wares at the Vintage Marketplace, I of course left behind a selection of great items to add to the Flea Market tomorrow the 15th at 10:00 am central time!  Such as. . .
 
A selection of more cameras. . .
 
 
All of the ledgers sold out on the 1st, but don't worry, I have more. . .!

 
Another sweet sewing machine find. . .



A smaller than usual toy stove. . .

 
and more Ephemera finds. . .

 
Hope you are all having a great Valentine's Day.  I came home to a steak dinner and a 14 year old waiter.  Not a bad day at all!
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Monday, February 11, 2013

More PCK's and a show this weekend. . .

First of all, I just put up several more of this month's sold out Papercrafting Kit over at Mercantile, so if you were disappointed you missed it, nows your chance!
 
And in other news, if you are local, this weekend you will find me at the Tailgate Show (Vintage Marketplace) beginning Thursday over at the Hendersonville Expo Center in Hendersonville, TN.  Early bird shopping begins at 9:00 a.m. on Thursday morning ($25 entrance fee) with regular admission beginning at noon ($12).  The show runs until Saturday.  I have shopped this show for more than 8 years and finally decided to just give it a try!  Here are a few of the things I pulled out today to bring (sorry for the less than stellar photos)!. . .





 
I'm also of course getting ready for a new Flea Market on Friday- I will keep you posted on that later in the week!
 
 

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Tuesday, February 05, 2013

Where Women Create. . .

 As some of you know by now, I had the great privilege of having my studio and story featured in the current issue of Where Women Create.  It was truly a pleasure and an honor to work with my incredible friend Jo and to have her stay with us the weekend this was shot.  If you have not had the privilege of meeting her in person, let me just tell you that she is one of the most humble, talented, knowledgeable and strong women I have yet to meet.  Her experience is extensive and it seems as though everything she touches turns to gold - but you would never know it by her own mouth.  She has more great plans ahead and I hope to be a part of them all! 
 
 
And as a special offer to my blog readers and our site-goers, she is offering this special subscription price.  It's a great deal on a very special book-a-zine from a very special person!!
 
 
(and if you hop on over there, you may also find a great savings code for Mercantile for the month of February- just sayin)!
 
Hope everyone is having a great week!  We are so busy with the new month starting at Mercantile and with our new JBS product shipping now to stores.  There is no rest for the weary!  All while juggling crazy weather and a recent trip to our basement at 3:30 a.m. (did you know that your IPhone will sound an alarm??  I didn't!).  A tornado touched down less than a mile from our house and left alot of damage (but no one hurt as it was all retail spaces) for a 4 mile stretch.  Such is life here in TN.  No earthquakes or hurricanes, but we do see those nasty tornadoes every year!  So thankful all is well.
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