Friday, March 30, 2012

Keisha Shares Her Heart

Today we have some beautiful gift wrapping ideas featuring Red/Black Extension IV from Keisha Campbell.  Keisha has such a gift for elegance, don't you think?
For more lovely gift wrapping ideas check out Keisha's blog.  You're in for quite a treat there.
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Thursday, March 29, 2012

Briana Makes the Jester Punch Shine!

Today we have a delightful CHA Winter layout from Briana Johnson.  This one really makes the new fiskars punches shine!  The bottom is a rainbow created with the Jester Border Punch and the top is a cloud filled sky created with the Grandma's Doily Punch paired with a simple scalloped circle punch.  Add a couple tags made stickers off the Hodgepodge sheet and sweet!

And how clever is this?  Briana kept the negative bits from punching the layout and made this thank you card with the creative banners.  Clever!  Pair it with the new Dictionary Stamp for a quick and easy card made from scraps.  Thanks for the inspiration Briana!

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Wednesday, March 28, 2012

Days of the Week With Dina Wakley

Today we have some fabulous stamping techniques from Dina Wakley.  First she's created a clever background by stamping the Days of the Week Stamp Set in Fountain Pen and then Weather Vane for a faded repeat.  Over that she's made a fun string of pennants with the Bunting Stamp Set and some creative misting done Dina style.  Then finally she's added a "cute" title with our Alphabet Stamp Set and a little coloring in.  Thanks for the stamping inspiration Dina!
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Thursday, March 22, 2012

Can We Show You Another Project ...

... one more gorgeous project that Connie Mercer made with our Jenni Bowlin digital kits and her JBS stash?

Another beautiful mini!  Connie combined the Homespun and Chalkboard Alphas Printables and Punchables with a Hodge Podge book

and how creative is this?!  The album base is a vintage cheese grater!

I love the title of this mini "Walking Marcie".  Looking at the photos, I'm thinking that Marcie may be a goat?!  We'll have to ask Connie to fill us in!

Thank you Connie for inspiring us this week!

Supply List:
Miscellaneous: seem binding trim, twine, brass clip, old cheese grater
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Wednesday, March 21, 2012

And Another Hybrid Project from Connie ...

Connie took our Homespun Digital Kit and made a layout for us also!

Connie combined the Punchables and Printables from the kit with her own Jenni Bowlin Studio stash to create this beautiful sweet layout ... just perfect to show on the first day of spring, don't you think?

I just love the journaling card printable she used to frame her photos.   The sweet scalloped banner is from the Punchable sheet - so easy to do!

Thank you Connie -  love your layout!
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Tuesday, March 20, 2012

Jenni Bowlin Studio Now at Silhouette!

Oh my! I am so excited to share with you that Jenni Bowlin Studio now has shapes at Silhouette! Amazing! Two of my greatest loves combined! Today we're introducing 8 shapes to kick off the debut: Whimsy Silhouette (girl with star), Cabbage Flower (damask), the classic and loved JBS Butterfly, the Lady Silhouette and the Gentleman Silhouette, both perfect for upcoming Mother's Day and Father's Day, Torn Paper Border, the JBS Seal, and finally the floral background you see on my layout here. I used three of our new Silhouette shapes on this page!
Here's how I used the classic butterfly. This knocks my socks off. What a gorgeous shape. Silhouette just does an incredible job with the fine lines and details - look at the lines on the wings! Behind the butterfly you can see the floral background, also from JBS, that I cut. I misted it with several colors then used spray adhesive to attach it to my page. I love that these shapes are so organic looking. Just make sure to use your spatula tool with these two shapes!
The title, You Are Seriously Awesome, and label shape are not JBS but can be found at Silhouette as well. I used Jenni's Days of the Week stamps to make a border around my page using soap powder ink. I've also used Jenni's buttons and tab punch. The metal rimmed tag and little manilla tags are from Staples.
This is a detail of the Torn Paper Border shape. 

Isn't this the best news? I hope you are as excited as I am! Can you imagine having your favorite JBS shapes in any size, any color, from vellum to cardstock to patterned paper and within just a minute you can be downloading and creating with them! We would love to see what you do with the new cut shapes! Please share with us in our customer gallery!

Jenni Bowlin/Silhouette shapes linked above
JBS Ranger Soap Powder Ink
Tags - Staples
Days of the Week Stamps
JBS Fiskars Folder Tab Punch
Yellow polka dot paper from Halloween 2011 Accessory Sheet
Vintage Sew On Buttons - Green
Mercantile Exclusive Journaling Card Set 1
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JBS Digital + Connie Mercer = Hybrid Happiness!

Connie Mercer took our newest JBS digital release Homespun and our digital Chalkboard Alphas and made beautiful things!

Connie is not a digital scrapper.   But did you know that digital kits can be used to print elements onto cardstock (or any media!) and then used with your traditional supplies?

Jenni Bowlin digital kits take it even a step further by offering bonus pdf's with many kits.  All you have to do it print and cut or print and punch.  Here are the "printables" and "punchables" from the Homespun and Chalkboard Alpha kits that Connie worked with:

Connie really went to town with this kit!  I'll show her first project today, a charming mini album that combined the printables and punchables with classic Jenni Bowlin Studio:

Supply list:
Digital kit: Jenni Bowlin Studio Homespun Collection
Pattern paper: Jenni Bowlin/Aunt Charlotte
Chipboard album covers: Jenni Bowlin
Chipboard button: Jenni Bowlin
Journal cards: Homespun hybrid printable
Embellishments: Homespun hybrid/banner punchable, Alpha red on cream/tab punchable, flowers
Stickers: Jenni Bowlin
Inks: Jenni Bowlin/Brown Sugar
Miscellaneous: buttons, vintage laundry bag pin, ribbons, twine, rings
Tools: Jenni Bowlin Tab punch, Jenni Bowlin banner punch, Crop-a-dile punch

What a wonderful keepsake Connie!  Stay tuned the rest of the week as we show more great hybrid projects from Connie!
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Video Tutorial plus a CHAT with May Flaum Tonight!

Today we have an inspiring video tutorial to share from guest May Flaum.  Watch as she shares a million and one tips and techniques for using Jenni's Dabbers and Ink pads as well as our new stencil and perforated papers, stamps, punches, and embossed cardstock.

Be even more inspired by stopping by to chat with May and some of the JBS Design Team members tonight at 8:30 CST/6:30 PST.  Sign in early so you won't miss a minute of the fun!

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Monday, March 19, 2012

We're Chatting with May Flaum Tomorrow!

Join us!  :)
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Spring is a Day Away ...

... so why not get ready with this JBS digital kit filled with the colors of Springtime ...

you can get it right here - and remember, the kit is 25% off on release day, Monday. That's today!

We will be showing you some very special projects made with this kit this week.  We'll start with layouts from 2 talented ladies over at

From Barbara Unzen ... aren't the colors in this kit perfect for this page?  And take a look at the edge work on the patterned paper ...

Barbara also placed a label from the Definitions Labels in the corner of the page - it's just perfect for a page about her dog!

This one from Heather Landry uses a color blocked design to bring a fresh vintage spring look to her layout ...

Stay tuned this week for some surprise hybrid work using this kit, too!

Thank you ladies for your bright vintage inspiration!

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Friday, March 16, 2012

Write.Click.Scrapbook Giveaway!

Hurry!  Write.Click.Scrapbook has not one, but two JBS Mercantile giveaways this evening.  Time is ticking . . .

 They also have two more sweet mini-albums to share.  This one is by Donna Jannuzzi . . .

And this one by Marie Taylor.  Sweet!  Thanks so much for the inspiration Write.Click.Scrapbook!
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JBS Mercantile March Mid-Month Release!

The shelves at JBS Mercantile are restocked with spring finds this mid-month release!  First up is Jenni's First Quarter Mixed Media Project.  It's a sweetly misted "Home" canvas in gorgeous spring pastels.

Then there is this delightful Easter Papercrafting Kit full of charming bunnies, chicks, and more pastel goodness.

Plus there's all the vintage finds that Jenni's been combing the flea markets and estate sales to find.  Happy shopping!
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Wednesday, March 14, 2012

A Hybrid Banner Just in Time ...

... for St Patrick's Day!

Betsy used this newly released Jenni Bowlin digital kit ...

to create a banner that celebrates being lucky!

She changed the colors of her letters and printed them on a fabric sheet ...

... added vintage trim and paper flowers and a photo ...

Want to change the color of a digital element as Betsy did in PSE?  Betsy shows us the steps on her blog today!

Thanks Betsy!

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Tuesday, March 13, 2012

Mini-Album Week at Write.Click.Scrapbook!

All this week JBS Mercantile is sponsoring Mini-Album Madness at Write.Click.Scrapbook. As you can tell by the adorable banner above, it's going to be one sweet week. Today's mini-album was created by Amy Sorensen using our March Papercrafting Kit. You can see it all HERE. Enjoy!
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Inspiration is Blooming!

We're excited to debut a fresh, new JBS Mercantile Gazette today! This month's issue is filled with ideas and inspiration, including a Paint Dabber tutorial, hybrid scrapping creativity, Project Life, and much more!  To download your pdf copy, just click here... and enjoy!

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Monday, March 12, 2012

Twinkle Twinkle Little Star by Doris Sander

Today we have a sweet little shadowbox from Doris Sander.  It's housed in one of the new the Mini Cigar Boxes which are currently on sale as part of the March Mini-album Kit. There are just so many fun possibilities with them!
Here you can see the new Kraft Pockets, White Printed Tags, Hodgepodge Stickers, and Chipboard Buttons.  Jenni's salways designs such inspiring basics that inspire creativity. 
The process:
1. pierce two "buttonholes" in each star.
2. line the inside of the box with patterned paper and attach the photo.
3. pierce holes in the cigar box where you want the stars to be suspended.
4. run the fishing twine through the holes, stringing the cotton ball clouds and stars as you go.
5. tightly tie off the fishing twine.
6. paint the back of each star with glue and then sprinkle with glitter and let dry.
7. carefully paint the front of each star with glue and then sprinkle with glitter and let dry.
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