Monday, December 31, 2012

January JBS Mercantile Peeks!

Tonight at midnight is our big reveal!  In case you missed our sneak peek newsletter, here our a few glimpses of what will be in store for you tonight (literally)!  Our most exciting news is that Lisa Dickinson has designed two exclusive double-sided papers for the Papercrafting Kit!  You can see one side of each below (the pink dot has a gorgeous floral on the reverse and the coffee paper is backed with adorable blue stars).

 The Papercrafting Kit also includes are our exclusive stencil and stamp set.  Feathers this monht!  Ooh La La!

 We have not one, but two exclusive digital cut/brush files for you.  This one matches the stencil . . .

 and this one matches the stamp set.

A little peek at the matching Artisan Kit . . .

And Antiquarian Kit (I see lots of Valentine's potential with the scraps this month!).

And Megan Klauer has designed a sweet little love themed Mini-Album Kit complete with an early release of some delightful Valentine's Day product from Elle's Studio!  Lots of must haves this month!

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Saturday, December 29, 2012

Announcing our Digital Creative Team!

Our applicants submitted wonderful works of art!  Congratulations to our new JBS Digital Designs Creative Team!

Thank you to all our applicants!  It was such a tough decision!

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Monday, December 24, 2012

Digi Monday - Red and Black Extension No. 3

Can you believe it's Christmas Eve already?!

And to celebrate they've released 24 new digital kits over at Jenni's Red and Black Extension No. 3.  

This kit is great for holiday scrapbooking as well as everyday layouts and best of all--it mixes perfectly with the other kits in Jenni's Red and Black Collection.

Check out this layout from Jennifer McCabe using the new Red and Black Extension--isn't this just beautiful?! 

Supplies: Jenni Bowlin Studio: Red and Black Extension No. 3, Definition Labels
Rhinestone Buttons and Bows, Printed Tickets Baby Boy and Girl, Timeless
Treasure Freebie, Valentine Bingo Card Kit; Pink Paislee: Shabby Sugarland
Elements, Spellbound Papers and Element Pack and Kraft Capers Paper Pack.

And another layout from myself--I just had to get as many of these beautiful patterns on my page as possible!  
Supplies: Jenni Bowlin Studio: Red and Black Extensions No. 2 and 3,
Soda Water Collection, Rhinestone Buttons and Bows, Vintage Bling, Rub-on
Frames; Karen Funk: Simple Stitches; Kim Jensen Designs: Perforated
Alpha; Ju Kneipp: Far From Here; Simple Scrapper: Premium Template.

I wish you all a very merry Christmas and for those of you still doing your last minute shopping (or are just looking for a good deal) head on over to our digi shoppe for the 40% off sale going on now through December 31.

Happy Holiday!

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Sunday, December 23, 2012

December JBS Mercantile with Karine

Here are some delightful layouts from designer Karine Cazenave-Tapie featuring the December Kit offerings from JBS Mercantile.  Check out her gallery for detail shots and several pages from her road trip mini-album.  And Stay tuned!  We are super excited about some new developments with our kit club in 2013!

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Thursday, December 20, 2012

Re-purposing with JBS~


Hi everyone, Connie here with two new projects using some of Jenni's fabulous junk, I mean finds:):):)  I love to re-purpose unique items  and make a place for them in my home.  I started  with this~
It measures about a 8 1/2" X 11" so it worked great for a 12" X 12" scrapbooking layout.  I backed the photo page with an acrylic sheet, so to protect my photo and papers.  I used the boy meets girl line, such a sweet line, thought it would be perfect for this sweet boy!!!
Next up is this cool piece~
This piece measures about the same as the photo album page.  I decided to make mine into a wisdom board where I can post things I want them to grasp!!!
Here it is with the photos and quotes {attached with cloths pins} and here it is before I added their sweet little faces and my wishes for them! I also used this~
I made this my wall hanger.  I covered the spool part with paper, leaving the name of the product to show.  All of the JBS products I used will be in the JBS Mercantile soon { so hang in there}!!!!
I would love to hear your thoughts on these types of blog posts!!! by~C. Mercer
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'Tis the Season by May Flaum

'tis the season to make merry and share the love! May Flaum here to share one of my favorite ideas! What to do if you’re looking for something special to give without a lot of budget? The best bet in my book is to fill a jar with candies and then decorate it with your crafting supplies to give it a sweet homemade look, and turn a simple idea into something really special.
I used a vintage ball jar, but you can find any number of great jars and containers at the store that are new but have a great vintage look to them in a wide variety of sizes. I layered some of my favorite Jenni Bowlin tags and stickers with some embroidery thread and a strip of patterned paper around the lid. I was careful to not glue anything directly to the jar, so when the candy is gone the recipient can have and use this lovely jar for something else!
Happy Holidays!

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Wednesday, December 19, 2012

JBS sponsoring The Play Date Cafe Challenge Blog~

Hi everyone~head on over to The Play Date Cafe Challenge Blog for the latest challenge.   JBS will playing along also and sponsoring the event with a great prize!!!!
The color challenge will run for two weeks so you will have plenty of time to play with the colors posted in the new challenge.  If you have JBS stamps and want to use them, we welcome you to.  At the end of the two week period winners will be announced.  The main thing is to use the color pallet posted because after all they are a color challenge blog.  Looking forward to seeing what you create!!! 

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Christmas Tags!

Hi, Tina here today with a fun and fast holiday project. 

Christmas is less than a week away and hopefully you have all of your presents wrapped and under the tree. 

If you still have presents to wrap or last minute gifts to buy, and need a fun and festive way to add some holiday cheer to your gift, how about create a vintage tag using lots of JBS goodies?

No need to have extra tags on hand with the Die Cut and Perforated Paper Tag Sheet.  I used 3 different tags from this sheet and embellished each one with Mini Deck Cards, JBS feathers, Mini File Folders and Printed Kraft Tags.  I also added Vintage Sew On Buttons and Doily Flowers for a unique look.  (Other supplies include:  True Vintage labels, Mercantile Exclusive Label StickersI finished each tag with an exclusive JBS for Jessica Sprague cut file.

Wouldn’t these look fabulous on a gift for your favorite person?  If you have wrapped all of your holiday presents, how about on a Holiday layout or card?

I hope you enjoyed by Christmas tags today!  I hope you have a wonderfully crafty and festive week!

Thanks for stopping by!
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Tuesday, December 18, 2012

Jingle All The Way

I have to be honest here, with Christmas only a week away I'm feeling a little overwhelmed by how many more preparations I've still got to go! So when it came to doing my Christmas cards I needed something quick and simple whilst still being eye-catching!

I think this set of 4 cards did the job perfectly. I've kept the same layout for each one, and I really haven't done anything too fancy or technique-y (with the exception perhaps of that origami Christmas tree)

Ok, and perhaps those origami stars as well....
But there are tonnes of tutorials out there for both of these techniques and once you learn them they are really easy to repeat over and over. I like to think of these things as tools in my tool-shed. You know... collect a few, and then just pull them out when you need them!

I don't know about you, but there's just something about Christmas crafts that makes me want to pour glitter over everything. Just about anything can be jazzed-up to look Christmassy with the addition of some sparkle don't you think?

But my absolute favourite card has got to be the dress-form that I turned into an angel with the addition of one of our famous JBS Cardstock feathers bent into the shape of wings. I think it just about works. Do you agree?!

So here's hoping you're all a bit more organised than me and not still working on your stash of Christmas cards. Although if you are, hopefully I've given you some ideas.

Merry Christmas


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