The Soup Bowl

Tidbits about Jillibean Soup and the life behind the bowl…

Another Sneak Peek… June 29, 2008

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Here you go.  Final designs went to the printer.  Plans to print in 7 to 10 days.  Yeah!

These are from the “Spicy Pumpkin” Collection.  Remember – they will not be printed on white stock…so they will look a tad bit different.  Hope you like them!  I’m a fan of “orange” too! 🙂


First Sneak Peek!!! June 23, 2008

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OK, I wasn’t sure if I wanted to share any designs just yet.  My paper is still in the process of being printed.  This is from the “Cream of Mushroom” line.  It’s one of my favorite designs.  Please keep in mind that it will be printed on a different medium and not on white stock. 

I hope you like it as much as I do!  Thanks for looking!


Fun Bits for the Week (or month) :) January 20, 2010

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Fun Bits for the week of January 11th…

Yes, it’s been a while since I’ve posted fun bits.  I don’t think I’ve posted any since before Christmas 😦  Here are a few from the last week…

* Leah has decided to start dressing like a rock star.  Not really a rock star but a Disney star.  She has been wearing skirts, footless tights, boots and her sparkly pink and silver scarf for the last several days.  She even wore it outside to make a snowman with Dad.

* Brooke scolded me the other day.  I was eating some crackers on the couch and she busted me!

* I’ve been proud of the girls lately – they’ve really been playing great together.  Most of the time they play house and Brooke is the Mom.  I keep listening to see what “Mom” has to say.  I’m hoping it’s all good and she doesn’t start yelling like someone else I know. 😉

* Speaking of playing house…you just never know what you’re going to see around here.  Is this a bug or a princess or a geisha girl?

* Everytime Kami goes to put chapstick on, she says she needs “lips chapped”. 

* I enjoyed my birthday.  Thank you everyone for all the great birthday wishes!  We all went out to dinner at the Japanese steak house.  Leah loved it.  Brooke and Kami were not so sure.  I had to switch seats with Kami because she was afraid of the fire.  Brooke started crying when she saw the grill “fired” up.  I enjoyed my yummy dinner and love watching the girls try chop-sticks for the first time. 

Have a great week.  I’ll have some project sneak peeks tomorrow!


And the worst blogger award goes to… January 12, 2010

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Yep, that’s right.

Was that last post on Christmas? 


I have my log-in in my “favorites” to the left of my inbox. 

I keep avoiding the section with “Soup Bowl – Create New Post”.

If I don’t look over there, it might go away. 🙂

As all of you know it’s crrrazy busy right now with CHA stuff.

Have you seen all the sneak peeks over at the Bean Talk blog?  Good stuff.

Promises to be a better blogger after the show.  I even started another blog since this one is driving me crazy (blurry photos and all).

Can you see that chunk of blue missing from the top right box?  I can. Ugh.

Have a good one.

Be back soon!


A little bit of everything… December 17, 2009

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News, prayer requests, card request, a sneak peek and a giveaway…a little bit of everything…

You know it’s bad when I could not remember my log-in id for the blog. 😦   New Year’s Resolution for 2010: Better Blogger :).  I think I have too many outlets to post what’s going on in our everyday life and it’s just too much.  Facebook is going to have to suffer.  Tee Hee.

As we approach the Winter Craft and Hobby show, we have LOTS going on!  Travel plans, booth reservations, booth changes, design team assignments and new products – not to mention all the holiday stuff as well!   The show is in Anaheim again so I’m looking forward to a little sunshine.  Also, I love the breakfasts at the Embassy Suites!  I’m really looking forward to having an omlet made for me every morning.  Yum.  Oh, and free happy hour too!  Can’t beat that!   And of course spending time with friends. 🙂  Soooo, what about NEW products – you ask and where are they?  We’ll I thought I would share one little quick sneak peek – it’s my favorite piece of paper from all of our new lines and it makes me smile everytime I see it.  I should really carry it in my pocket or something.

It’s from my Old World Cabbage Soup line and I LOVE it!!!  My favorite line to date. 

We are discontinuing several lines now, including all of our first kraft lines.  If there’s something you absolutely love, you may want to get it before it’s all gone. 😦

Prayer Requests – this time of year is very difficult for some people.  The holidays should bring joy but to some it brings sadness as they remember the loss of a loved one that may not be at the dinner table this season.  If you have a minute or two say a prayer for these familes.  I have a few extras as well…

* This from my SIL Kathy:

A friend’s daughter is a senior in HS and has been having a difficult time for the last several years.  As of this past year, it has resulted in panic attacks and more recently, hallucinations.  There is some concern that she may have been abused by a school employee.  After recommendation from several psychiatrists and therapists, she is currently in an inpatient rehabilitation facility for 90 days (thousands of miles from her home).  In addition to all the stress with trying to figure out what has happened and the best treatment for her, now there is also a financial burden.  I’m sure the holidays will be especially difficult, as she is an only child.  It is my understanding that they will only be able to see her for a few hours on Christmas day, even if they travel that far.  The family needs everyone’s prayer.  Thanks.



* My friend Missey’s sister could use your prayers.  Her husband recently lost his job.  What a horrible time to lose your job – I couldn’t even imagine.  Please say couple of prayers for this family as well.

* One other note…I got this message from my friend Holly…

My cousin Nate Elfrink is 7 ½ years old and has been fighting cancer his entire life.  They thought the tumor was finally gone earlier this year, but we found out last week that it has returned and is growing more rapidly than ever.  Unfortunately, there is not much more they can do for him.  His last wish is to receive as many Christmas Cards as possible, (hopefully 1 million)!    If you get a moment, could you please send a Christmas card to Nate?  

Here’s his address:


If you have a moment, can you send Nate a card? UPDATE: The family has said they have received enough cards but are asking people to make a donation in Nate’s name to the Children’s Hospital of Columbus.  You can read more information here.  Thanks Holly D. for the update.



Switching gears – so sorry for the random post.  How about a giveaway?  It’s been a while!  I have some new samples sitting in a box just waiting to get used.  If you would like to get NEW product before it’s even on the market, leave a comment.  Nothing special, just a note. will pick a winner on December 25th.  Christmas here in the states. 

Good Luck and thanks in advance for your prayers.


Greetings from New Hampshire July 3, 2009

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Hubby and I are here for a wedding!  We are having a great time catching up with some old friends! 

I know I’ve been MIA the past week – it’s been a bit crazy.  We hosted family last weekend for a combined bday party for all 3 girls.  Yes, I have lots of pics to share…just need the time to throw them together in a post.  Also, if you haven’t already checked it out…Bean Talk has lots of CHA-Summer Sneak Peeks going up this month and a chance to win new product!!! 

Will post more in the next couple of days! 

Have a great weekend and a safe 4th!



Exciting News…. June 26, 2009

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Just wanted to give everyone a heads up…we will be posting CHA 2009 summer sneak peeks over on Bean Talk beginning July 1st.  Each day a sneak peek is posted, you will have a chance to win the new product!!  Fun stuff going on over there!



Too Funny… June 22, 2009

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I have had a large number of visitor recently and wondered why so I traced back some incoming links.  It turns out Scrapbook Update has posted a link to my “Fun Bits for the Week” post that includes a sneak peek of the Lentil line.  The funny thing is the first “Fun Bit” talks about Kami’s poo.  I can only imagine what people are thinking….



Scrapbook Art Newsletter… August 25, 2008

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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!


Jillibean Soup Products August 20, 2008

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I’ve had alot of traffic on this blog lately.  Thanks everyone for your interest and for taking a peek.  I can see that several of you are looking for JBS products.  I have a couple of sneak peeks here and some cards here and here and here.  My website is in the process of being built (unfortunately it’s taking a little longer than expected).  

The first store to offer JBS products will be Scrapbook Art in Lewis Center.  I’m excited to say that they will carry our entire line!!  Thank you Scrapbook Art!!!  They recently changed ownership and the new address is 1190 E. Powell Rd, Lewis Center OH 43035 (beside Wholly Joe’s).  Their Grand Opening is scheduled for the weekend of Sept 6th and 7th!  Please stop by and check out the new store and all the new goodies!  I know they plan to send out a newsletter with more information soon!

In the meantime, I thought I would share with you my favorite line…Cream of Mushroom (get it – soup names). 😉  In addition to this line there are 5 other lines.  As you can see from the cards, several are printed on kraft paper.  This particular line will be sold in both white and kraft.  I also have some other goodies coming out as well.  Check out our Alphabeans below.

Alphabeans…there’s a total of 12 different Alphabean colors and designs.  Here are 4 to share…

If you have any questions, please feel free to e-mail me at

Thanks for looking and please stop by soon!!