I really enjoy this time of year: preparations, decorating, and shopping for those you love. And nobody knows yourself better than you do, right? So we've got to add some shopping for yourself too!
What better place to get started than Cyber Monday at the Jenni Bowlin Mercantile!
Here's what's happening:
Jenni's new online class "Home for the Holidays" . Click on the link for a description of the class. I was able to get a sneak peek myself and can I just say that Jenni IS creative genius and her attention to detail is just amazing!
A new shopping section will open on the Mercantile also! One-of-a-Kind will have unique items Jenni's found along her flea market travels. Here's a look of something available at the Mercantile One-of-a-Kind:
An old pencil box! Oh how I LOVE vintage storage!
and also some blog hop fun with the JBS DT!
You can win a $10 JBS Mercantile Gift Card PLUS the Lesson Materials (downloadable pdfs and video - kit not included) for Jenni's class: "Home for the Holidays".
Jenni's class and the new One-of-a-Kind shop will open
midnight CST on Sunday, November 27th!
Items for sale and class kits are limited, so be sure to shop early!
You can win on my blog! Just leave a post with your email if you don't have a blog link. I'll pick a winner Monday night at 8pm CST / 9pm EST.
and here's the rest of the JBS DT bloggers for the blog hop! Visit them all for more chances to win!
My mom was here the other day and we were looking at old photos and found some photos of furniture that belonged to my great grandparents. One of those pieces, a chair, I have in my house. It made me think about the "stuff" I have around my own house. My boys have no idea what might be a family piece vs something I picked up on the side of the road. Sure, nothing is an antique that would make them rich (that I know of!), but one day they may want to know if any of this "stuff" has special meaning or has been in our family for a period of time.
So, I made a Household Inventory portfolio that can hopefully answer their questions ...
I used a 7 Gypsies Portfolio that was part of a previous Mercantile Project Kit and covered it with Jenni Bowlin patterned cardstock from her Haven line. The keyhole is from Melissa Frances and I accented its design with a Malted Milk Paint Dabber.
Here's the inside of the portfolio opened up. Isn't the Haven line just perfect for this?
I created templates for photos and information about the pieces I'll include in the portfolio.
If you'd like to do something similar, click on the pdf below to get my template. In order to have it at the correct size for the 7gypsies portfolio, you must download the file and print from the downloaded file.
Thanks to Amy I'm now a proud Fiskateer! And Amy had a wonderful Fiskateer crop Saturday after trying to find a suitable place among the storm damaged area. Some people STILL don't have power around here! Wishing them power real soon!
I did get a lot accomplished! My October Daily is done! Only one day went by without a photo:
John's highschool baseball album now has 2 years down with 2 to go. Must finish before son graduates college! And then I can start Matt's - who's already playing college. LOL!
Ahhhhh .... lights ..... computer ..... boring daytime TV ..... it's all back and wonderful .... at least for me!
Still so many people out of power in CT! I feel for ya'!
And speaking of CT, here are a couple exciting things coming up:
I love this little store in Westport, CT - The Great American Stamp Store. It has stamps of course, but tons of other crafting items, gorgeous ribbons, unique charms, scrapbook stuff, mixed media! The owner Judy, packs it into this adorable shop and it's the kind of place where you just have to look and look and look because guaranteed, you'll miss something if you don't. I just love places like that. It's more of a treasure hunt than a simple ol' shopping experience! And if you haven't been to Westport, well, you must visit. It's the shopping capital of southwest CT I would say.
I'll be there teaching - oh how I love to share creative stuff! Especially Jenni Bowlin stuff - gotta love it. This class will use lots of her new product and you'll create a book you can use year after year. Here's the official class announcement :)
Exciting News! Guest Artist Teaching November 13
We are thrilled to announce that a guest teacher, Betsy Sammarco is teaching this exciting class at the Great American Stamp Store. Betsy has been designing for Jenni Bowlin Studio since March 2010.
This class will only be offered once, call the store if you wish to register.
Gift Keeper Pocket Album Class Sunday, November 13th 1-3pm
Call 203-221-1229 to register
Come to a class with Betsy Sammarco where you will make an adorable book to help you keep track of your Holiday shopping! You will learn techniques using new product from Jenni Bowlin Studio.
Crafters should bring: Paper trimmer scissors adhesive (including Zip-Dry or similar if you have it - or share) sandpaper or sand block pencil crafting knife or exacto and cutting mat
And the other exciting event ... do you like classic rock n' roll? Do you want to listen to some great live music at a very unique venue? Do you want to help support a very worthy cause?