The Soup Bowl

Tidbits about Jillibean Soup and the life behind the bowl…

As Girly As it Gets August 31, 2008

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As you can imagine we have tons of pink around this house!  My 5 yr old and 2 yr old share a room and it is painted an incredibly bright fushia color!  When I first painted it I remember this glow that came out from under the closed door.  It was bright!  You would have thought aliens lived in there or something!  Along with pink, we have everything Princess, Barbies, Dora, Polly Pocket, Strawberry Shortcake…you name it.  We also have lots of dress-up clothes.  Pretty much everyday we have some sort of dress-up party.  My 5 yr old is always wearing jewelry or sunglasses or pretties in her hair.  I grew up with 2 older brothers so I was a bit of a tomboy (I did love my Barbies though).  I’m glad that my girls have each other and that they get into the girly stuff.  Here’s a layout titled “DIVA”…this is just one glimpse at being “girly”.  I love how her underwear is sticking out of her pants – and that pose. 

Materials:  Cardstock: Bazzill, DMD; Patterned Paper: Jillibean Soup; Chipboard Letters: American Crafts, Chipboard Heart: Making Memories; Bling: Me and My Big Ideas; Pen: Sharpie; Other: Marvy Uchida Scallop Punch

Journaling: “As girly as it gets.”

Thanks for looking! 



Congrats Heather! August 29, 2008

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Tags: selected #10 Heather to be the winner of the butterfly goodies!  I will get your goodies in the mail ASAP.  Thanks everyone for your comments!  Have a great weekend!



Wise beyond her years… August 28, 2008

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A conversation with my 5 yr old after arriving home from her 2nd day of Kindergarten…

Leah: “So Mom, now that I’m in Kindergarten, I don’t have to take naps anymore, right?”

Mom: “You’re going to be very busy with enrichment a couple days a week.  I think you can rest on the other days.”

Leah: “Mom, is rest another word for nap?


Inspiration from your children…

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I recently posted some cards that my 5 yr old made.  She continues to inspire me daily – not only in crafting but in many other ways as well.  Here’s a layout that was inspired by her…

Leah made a card a while back using the orange ribbon and she placed the cute frog stickers on top of it.  I loved the color combo and the use of the frogs.  I did the layout quite some time ago and I’m pretty sure I scraplifted it from somewhere.  I apologize that I can’t find the original designer. 

Materials: Cardstock: Bazzill, DMD, Patterned Paper: The Paper Studio, Library Card: Boxer,  Chipboard letters: Scenic Route,  Ribbon: May Arts, Frog Stickers: Sandylion, Bling: Heidi Swapp, Button: Unknown, Other: Dymo label maker

The journaling states: 


You inspire me in more Ways

than you know.  You have

inspired me to be a better Mom,

wife, friend, Christian and person. 

I’m so excited that you seem to

have my passion for crafting. 

One day you created a card for

your soccer coach with this ribbon

and frog stickers on it.  I loved it

and decided to “lift” it for a

scrapbook page. Thank you for

inspiring me. 



Recent Layout…

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I’ve been working on some layouts lately.  Here’s a page titled “kami”. 

Materials Used:

Cardstock: Bazzill, Patterned Paper: Jillibean Soup: Buttons: Creative Cafe (Creative Imaginations), Ghost Letters: Heidi Swapp, Stamp: Fontwerks, Ink: Ranger, Other: staples


As you are well aware, Mommy likes to take lots of photos.  This photo was taken at Coffman Park – not too far from our house.  I dressed you up in this beautiful dress (Mommy loves Old Navy and loves to dress-up you and your sisters)and we headed to the park.  You were just about ready to start walking.  Mommy took lots of photos!  This one was taken on the inside of a slide at the playground.  I melted when I saw it.  Your face shows the true innocence of being 12 months old.  You are beautiful baby girl. 



Leah started Kindergarten yesterday… August 27, 2008

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Boo Hoo Hoo, Leah started Kindergarten yesterday.  I was doing fine until the whole “bus” thing.  Really. 

We started our preparations the day before by painting fingernails and styling her hair.  We also read the book “The Night Before Kindergarten” before bed.  It’s a cute book that our friend Missey let us borrow.  Leah was so excited yesterday morning.  We took a few pics before we headed to school.  We live very close to the elementary school so all of us walked Leah to her first day.  It was a bit overwhelming arriving at school with all the “older” kids, but she seemed to be fine.  She sat with her class until it was time to go back to her room and then waved goodbye…

About 2.5 hours later she arrived home on the bus.  The school offers kindergarten-only buses and this will be her only opportunity to ride a bus (after K, she’ll have to walk), so we signed her up.  She’s only on the bus for about 2 minutes but she really wanted to ride the bus!  The bus stopped and I could see her little head looking out the window and waving to me.  Then she got off the bus.  I grabbed her hand and we started walking towards home.  I asked her how her day was and she gave me a big “great” and I lost it.  Tears welled up in my eyes.  She was acting like such a big girl.  What happened to my baby?


Wow! August 25, 2008

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Wow, I’ve had over 400 hits today!  Yes, I know it could be one person going to 400 different pages, but I’m going to pretend like it’s not. 😉  Since it’s been so busy around here, I thought we should do our first giveaway.  I’m thinking butterflies – not exactly appropriate for fall, but what the hey.  How about a set of Jillibean Soup “Cold Raspberry” papers (before you can buy them), a Martha Stewart butterfly punch, K&Co bling, and some very cute butterfly clips from Making Memories.

I know, I know…why am I giving away other manufacturers products?  I guess because I like them!  I’m an avid scrapbooker who goes ooh and ahh over great new stuff too! 

All you have to do leave a little note about one good thing that’s happened to you lately. will pick the winner this Friday, August 29th at 9:00PM EST.  

Good Luck!


Update: Heather is the winner!  Thanks everyone for your comments!


Fun Bits for the week…

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Fun Bits for the week of August18th…

  • Leah, while eating her McDonaldland cookies and explaining what each one of the characters looked like, suggested that the hamburglar looks like Grandpa wearing a cowboy hat. 

FYI…Grandpa is on the left 😉  In case you’re really young and you don’t know who the hamburglar is, he’s the one in the stripped outfit in the picture on the right.  I don’t really see the resemblance.  Really, I don’t make this stuff up!

  • Kami has decided to potty train herself.  She’s gone several times and really enjoys her “teets” (treats) afterwards. 
  • Brooke is really steady on her feet now!

  • I was wrestling with our dog Lily (Lily has been down and out lately due to surgery on her back leg) today and Kami yelled at me saying “Stop it right now”.  Who’s that sound like?
  • Brooke (who’s 13 months old) was immitating Mom burping.
  • Kami is a little stinker…everytime she gets yelled at, she tries to turn things around and says “Hi Mommy“.
  • After eating chicken for dinner last night, Leah asked her Dad – “Dad, how does the farmer get the legs off the chicken?” 
  • Leah calls the UPS man, the PUS man.
  • Leah will start Kindergarten tomorrow!
  • Did I mention that Scrapbook Art in Lewis Center will be carrying the entire line of Jillibean Soup! 🙂

Scrapbook Art Newsletter…

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In case you’re not in Central Ohio and didn’t receive the newsletter from Scrapbook Art, here it is…


Scrapbook Art Newsletter
August 2008 


Hello from the new Owners of Scrapbook Art!  We are very excited to announce that Scrapbook Art Will be re-opening Saturday, September 6th!  We are so excited to start this new venture together!  We want to be known as the Scrapbook Store that offers you the most Scrapbook layout ideas, a pleasant atmosphere, and great Customer Service.  Your Home away from Home.   

We are also excited to share with you that we have a NEW LOCATION.  We are now located off Polaris Parkway at 1190 E. Powell Road, Lewis Center, Ohio  43035.  We are in the same spot where Stampland used to be.  Right next to Wholly Joe’s and Cookie Cutters Haircuts.  We are excited to be in our new location as we will have a bit more room in the store, more ample parking, and several restaurants nearby for your convenience.  Our phone number will change.  We will let you know the number in our next email. Caron Toftner and AmyWiff




GRAND OPENING DATES – Saturday, September 6th, and Sunday, September 7th


Saturdays hours will be 10a – 8p.  Sundays hours will be 12n – 5p. 

Regular store hours will be Monday – Saturday, 10a- 8p.  Sundays 12n-5p

We are very pleased to announce that Scrapbook Art will proudly debut a NEW Scrapbooking Line by Jill Yeger, Owner of Jillibean Soup.  Jill is not only the designer of the products, but also the Owner of Jillibean Soup.  The Company is located right here in Central Ohio.  You will LOVE her paper and alphabet line just as much as we do!   Her products are not available anywhere else right now.  We will be the first store to offer her product.  You can see a sneak peek here.  Jill will also be providing a make-n-take card using her paper line on Saturday.  Times to be announced.  You will want to make sure you get to the store on the opening weekend to get her papers, as we’re sure they will fly off the shelves! 

Kimberly Collins from the Collins Group will be providing a make-n-take for our Grand Opening on Saturday.  Kimberly is our Rep for such Companies as Autumn Leaves, Scrappin’ Sports, Daisy Bucket Designs, (which we ordered the entire line and it is adorable!), and Hero Arts.

We will have lots of prize drawings throughout the weekend.  Be sure to sign up for them when you check out! 

We will also be serving Sugardaddys Scrumptuous Brownies. 




Save the Dates…Upcoming Classes and Events 



* Friday the 12th, 19th, and 26th – Friday Night Crops, 6p – 12midnight

* Saturday the 13th – Grand Opening Celebration Crop, 10a – 10p

* Wednesday the 17th – Card Class with Caron

* Saturday, August 20th – Charity Crop for the Leukemia/Lymphoma Society, 10a – 12midnight (hosted by Caron)

* Back to School Pages, Fall Pages, and an adorable 8×8 School mini-album class.  These classes will be taught by Amy.  Dates to follow. 


* October 3rd, 17th, 24th, and 31st (halloween) – Friday Night Crops, 6p – 12midnight

* October 7th – Cricut Class with Reikk, our Bazzill Coordinator.
* October 10-12 – Weekend Retreat

* Wednesday the 15th – Christmas Cards with Caron

* Saturday the 18th – Buckeyes Tailgate Crop, 10a – 10p

* Saturday the 25th – Charity Crop for Breast Cancer, 10a – 10p
* Buckeyes Pages, Disney Pages, Halloween Classes and more.  Details to follow.


* November 7-9 – Weekend Retreat

** Cost and descriptions of Classes, Crops, and Retreats will be announced in an upcoming newsletter.

** Additional classes for October and November will be announced in an upcoming newsletter.

*** Look for an announcement in our next newsletter on when you can sign up for the above classes and events.

We look forward to meeting everyone during our Grand Opening event!  Caron and Amy




Thanks Scrapbook Art!  My blog is thrilled to have so much traffic!


Some fun cards from my 5 year old… August 24, 2008

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Leah loves to sit and make cards and/or scrapbook pages with Mom.  She often inspires me.  Here are a couple of cards from Leah.

Butterflies are everywhere right now!  We had fun with our Martha Stewart butterfly punches

Ah, check out those hearts – of course we had to throw in some Jillibean Soup products!  Heart and star punches from Fiskars (sorry, gave you Target because Fiskars website did not have a product picture).

This is my favorite.  She picked out these colors on her own and I love them together!  Pink, b/w, orange – fun!  Again, we used the Fiskars star punch. 

Thanks for looking.  Leah was excited to share them!