The Soup Bowl

Tidbits about Jillibean Soup and the life behind the bowl…

A few additional pics… January 30, 2009

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Unfortunately, it’s not appropriate to take photos of other vendor’s booths…so you get stuck seeing JB Soup again!  When I get a minute, I’ll try to find some links to other manufacturer’s pics.  If you want to post a comment with a link…go right ahead. 




Here’s Jen with the “Simply Homemade” sample that Tammy (editor) left at our booth after she took a couple of layouts and a project to publish!!!




Our crew…myself, Kathy, Karen and Jen.  You guys are awesome and I can’t thank you enough!




Funny story about the sprout flowers in the test tubes.  A sweet young lady knocked them over with her purse and she was mortified.  A couple broke and we all laughed about it.  She offered to buy another test tube set but I explained that they were from an vintage shop and could not be replaced (of course I was just giving her a hard time).  Anyhow, she felt sooo bad that she came back to our booth the next day with a goodie bag for me.  I won’t name any names, but thankyou Tiffany! 






The birds…love em’.  We had several buyers asking where they could get the chipboard for the birds.  Unfortunately, these were traced from a wooden sample and cut out by hand.  Hmmmm….chipboard anyone?




We need to go bigger on the sign next time.  Lots of great comments about the name.  We had several people just taking pics of the sign because they had a “jill” or a “jillian” at home.




Lots of people lovin’ the Minestrone collection…me too.




Kimber made these awesome magazine holders…they worked great for our catalogs.








Some general booth pics.  Letters and Spicy Pumpkin layout from Kimber.







Some cards.  “Love Birds” was provided by Kimber and “Remember When” was provided by Karen.  We had numerous people ask where the wire tree came from.  It came from a local gift shop.  I’ll try to get the name of the artist who made it and post it.




Ah yes, what goes up must come down.  Out comes the yellow/white curtains again.




My help decided to take a nap. 🙂




Woo Hoo!  We did it!


OK, so that was more than a “few”. 


Thanks for looking!


Nite, Nite.




Ahhh…Camera not working January 26, 2009

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I’m so sorry ladies…I can’t get my camera to upload the photos.  I’ll keep playing and hopefully post soon!

Got lots of great stuff to share!  Things are going well! 



Jillibean Soup booth January 23, 2009

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Greetings from California!   We made it and so did all my stuff…some in better condition than others…but it’s here!

I debated whether or not to put these pics up.  First, they’re not the greated pics…the lighting in the hall is not so hot and my camera does not like the galvanized sheeting on my booth.  Second, it’s not the best representation of my booth…but what the heck.  Hopefully you’ll come back to see the finished product.




OK, I know this is a boring pic, but it’s going to tell a story.  This is what you start off with…yellow/white curtains.  If we did not build our own walls or have someone else build something for us…this is what would have been my backdrop.  It was kind of surreal to see Jillibean Soup on the sign though! 




Here are the hardwalls that Eric built in our garage.  I know still not looking that great…  Don’t pay any attention to the woman in the sweater.




Unfortunately, some of my stuff got damaged on the way out to California.  Here I am pointing to the cracked bottom of the “island”.  I love this piece.  It’s the heart of my booth and I was bummed when they called and said it got damaged.  Thankfully, we’re still able to use it.




Here’s Eric working on the damaged frames.  The frames will house my collections.  Unfortunately, a couple of them got damaged on the way out here.  Thanks goodness, I’m going for the “shabby chic” look!  Thank goodness for Eric coming out as well!  He’s back in Ohio now with the girls.




Sorry this pic is so dark.  Here are the vinyl pieces going up.  I mentioned before…these came from the Pink Tomato in Wooster, Ohio.




Here’s the flower up.  I have LOTS of these things to put up…hopefully I’ll get them up today and post more pics tomorrow.




Here’s the end of the day Thurs.  Like I said, I debated on whether or not to post these, but decided it would be fun to see the process.  Hopefully, Kathy and I will get tons done today and I’ll post more tomorrow.


Have a great day!



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!



Did I mention CHA yet? January 7, 2009

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Just a few of the fun things going into the booth for CHA.  For those of you that don’t know…CHA stands for Craft and Hobby Association.  They host 2 large (probably the largest) tradeshows for the craft industry.  This is where all the paper crafting manufacturers go to showcase their products.  The JB Soup booth is taking on a “shabby chic” look.  Did you see that I SEWED on the card?  Woo Hoo!  Got the bird thing going on too.  I can’t take credit for that though…Jen sent me a bunch of adorable birds for Christmas.  I copied off of her. 🙂  I am lovin’ the sprout flowers…these will be spread out throughout the booth.  Right now their sitting in a “recycled” test tube holder. 

Thought I would share a few things…not too much. 😉