The Soup Bowl

Tidbits about Jillibean Soup and the life behind the bowl…

Updates, News and a Giveaway… January 19, 2009

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Wow, time is flying by around here and I still have lots to do before the show.  Several of you know that I’ve been dealing with sick kids for the past couple of weeks.  They are doing much better which gives me piece of mind before I head across the US.  Thanks for your prayers.


Now, on to some news and updates…


* Several have asked our booth at CHA – it’s #2712 in the New Exhibitors.  Please stop by and say “hi”!!!! 


* For the wholesalers, our new products are up on the shopping cart.  If you do not have a wholesale account, please fill out our wholesale form on our website here


* We have catalogs for those that would prefer to go that way.  Simply send us an e-mail at  Also, we will provide a link to the catalog on the website.  It should be up this week.


* I apologize for not posting much this week.  As you can tell it’s been a bit over the top here! 


* I’ve had lots of questions about a design team again.  Please keep checking back.  A post will go up shortly after the show.  All are welcome to apply.


* I owe a huge shout out to Kimber McGray!  She has referred lots of people to Jillibean Soup!   Thank you bunches Kimber!  When you get a minute, go check out Kimber’s blog.  She has lots of fun Jillibean Soup goodies posted…some with our new lines!  


* I’ve had so many e-mails lately in support of JB Soup and I can’t tell you “thank you” enough!  I wish I had more time to e-mail all of you individually, but the show is taking up LOTS of my time.  Anyhow, thank you for your great comments…keep em’ coming! 


Here’s one quick glimpse at some goodies from Kimber which will go in the booth..




How adorable are these letters????


OK, so how about a GIVEAWAY.  I know it’s been a while.  Would anyone care for these…




Or these…




I’ll even throw in some sprouts!  If you’re interested in winning a set of our new lines, leave a comment telling me which one you like best.  White Bean (frogs) or Minestrone (butterflies).  3 winners will be picked via this Friday at 9:00 PM EST.  NOTE:  The papers will be sent out the following week as I will be traveling to California for the show. 


Good Luck!



Happy Birthday Leann! January 15, 2009

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Happy Birthday to my SIL Leann!  Leann was born in the same hospital as I, just a few hours before.  You’ll always be a day older…which also means you’ll turn the big 4-0 before me! 😉 

Hope you had a great day!  Stay warm!



Introducing… January 14, 2009

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The Minestrone and Whitebean Collections will be introduced at CHA next week.  I’m very excited to share these with you!  Check back for some awesome projects made with our new lines!



Will work for food… January 13, 2009

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Hired some help around the house…






Good thing they’ll work for these…

Brooke isn’t really helping.  She decided to use the rag to wipe her nose.  Ha! 

Have a great night!




Celebrate Life in 2009

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I’ve been working on a zutter bound book for 2009  (it’s not bound yet).  The album is a Teresa Collins bracket book that I used JB Soup papers to cover.  I love the brown board – it goes great with the kraft paper!  Anyhow,  I’m going to add pages to it each month…things that are special.  I don’t have time to do a 365 book, so I’ll do a 12 mo book :-).  I’ve started some of the January pages as well as added a few “extras” to make it fun.   I will keep sharing new pages and ideas each month.  When our design team is chosen next month…I will ask them to play along too! 

I’m debating whether or not to throw a couple of kits together so that others can play along.  Let me know if any of you are interested in doing this with me.

Have a great day!



A few notes… January 12, 2009

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I’m sorry I’ve been a bit absent again.  I’ve got 2 little ones who are sick right now…one with a double ear infection and the other with a nasty bug.  I do have lots to share and will hopefully get some great stuff up here soon! 

I need to do a quick shout out to hubby – it’s his birthday today!  It’s been kind of boring day for him, so if you have something nice to say…can you leave him a comment? 

Have a great night!



Thankyou to Anonymous

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Jana asked me to post a “Thank You” to a certain someone from Pennsylvania that sent a gift to her mother.  The person mentioned reading this (see post about a fire that destroyed Jana’s Mother’s apartment and everything in it) post on my blog and sent the gift to help out Jana’s mother.

I have an idea who it was…THANKYOU Anonymous!!!


Happy Birthday Sher! January 10, 2009

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Quick shout out to my cousin Sher…Happy Birthday chickie!  Enjoy your day!


She’s at it again part 2…it’s Brooke this time January 9, 2009

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Need I say more?

Have  a good night!



She’s at it again…

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Nope, not Brooke, but Jen.  My good buddy in Iowa.  Check out these great stars she just sent.





Can’t show you too much or you’ll know everything that’s going in our booth. ;-0


Since we’re talking about Jen, now seems like a good time to share some other goodies she sent me for Christmas…


How cute is this…




Remember me telling you about the birds I “lifted”?  Here are a couple of them…






I love to get packages from Jen…can you see why?

Since we’re talking about Christmas, how about I share a couple other favorite presents…





This was a recipe calendar that my SIL Kathy put together.  She pulled several of my grandma’s recipes and scrapped them in the calendar.  She even used some JB Soup paper for a couple of the pages.  Love it, Kathy.  Thank You!




Here are a couple of cute gift certificates that my husband made up…he even printed them on kraft. 🙂   It’s hard to see them in the pic…one is a gift certificate for “Date Nights Every Other Month”.  The cutest thing about it, is that in the fine print he wrote “non-transferable, not to be used by any other suitor”.  Love it! 


Thanks for looking folks.