The Soup Bowl

Tidbits about Jillibean Soup and the life behind the bowl…

Some more cards… March 8, 2009

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“Hoppy Birthday” card.  Papers from the Whitebean collection.  The rick rack is from our Pink/Green Bean Stalk.   “Hoppy Birthday” was printed using my computer. 

 

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“Thanks so Much” card.  Again, papers are from the Whitebean collection.  The ribbon is from the Red/Black Bean Stalk.  A Stampin’ Up punch was used for the scallop.  Fiskars scalloped edge scissors were used for the scalloped edge on the green.  The “Thanks So Much” stamp is from Hero Arts.

 

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“Hi” card…this card was also in our booth at CHA.  I recently used it for a card class at Scrapbook Art.  It’s so simple but cute.  All papers are from the Minestrone collection.  The rick rack is from the Red/Black Bean Stalk.  “Hi” was printed using my computer.  All circles were cut using  Creative Memories tools.

 

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“Hello” card.  Again, papers are from the Minestrone collection.  Twine is from the Green/Brown Bean Stalk.  “Hello” was printed using my computer and punched with a Stampin’ Up punch.  The square background is cut using Fiskars scalloped edge scissors. 

 

Thanks for looking! 

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Wooden Blocks March 2, 2009

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These were displayed in the “green” case at the CHA show.  When hubby was building the booth, I had him cut some blocks for me to decorate.  I adhered the paper and then he sanded them down with the belt sander.  The paper just melted into the wood and looked great.

 

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Sorry the pictures are too bright.  Too much sunlight coming in the window.  Anyhow,  this was my favorite block…a Valentine’s Day block for hubby.

 

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“Home Tweet Home” blocks…love that “Half & Half” paper!

 

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This was intended to be a “Happy Mother’s Day” block but it just turned out to be a “family” block.   The quote on the side says “God could not be everywhere, so he created Mothers”. 

 

Thanks for looking!

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Something to share… February 24, 2009

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For those of you that do not have your own blogs (that would be most of my close friends ;-)) – I have the ability to see who’s linked to my blog.  If someone puts a link on their blog then it’s traced back to my blog and I get the incoming link.  Anyhow,  I took a few minutes the other day to see what’s going on, I thought I would share…

 

Check out this cute layout and this very creative layout from Mimi Leinbach.  Love those handmade flowers – all wrinkled and distressed.  Thanks Mimi!

 

Check out this adorable “note” book on the ZutterZisters.com.  I think Nan made the book, but I’m not sure. 

 

Check out this sweet card made with a JB Soup journaling sprout from Tanya.  Love it Tanya!

 

Here’s another cute card from Ingrid in the Netherlands.  Thanks Ingrid!

 

Check out this beautiful layout from “Walk, Among Flowers” in Japan.   I can’t read the Japanese to thank anyone. ;-( 

 

If you have not seen these cards from Sarah…you’ll have to go take a look.  Cute stuff Sarah! 

 

Keep it up ladies!

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A couple of cards… February 21, 2009

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So, I figured I should post something made with Jillibean Soup products so ya’ll would remember what this blog is supposed to look like. 🙂 

Here are a couple of cards…

 

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Patterned papers are from the Minestrone collection and the Cold Raspberry collection.  Ribbons, felt pieces and the journaling sprout are all from JB Soup too!  Stamps are from Stampin’ Up and Hero Arts

 

Thanks for lookin!

 

Jilsy

 

Jillibean Soup Design Team February 11, 2009

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Hi Bean Stalkers!!!

I know many of you are waiting for these instructions!  I’ve researched and researched and started putting together a formal call announcement…that just wasn’t working for me. 

 

Here’s what I think…

* Are you fun?  Are you innovative? 

 

* Are you low-maintenance?  I’m not up for crazy people that cause a stir. 😉

 

* Do you have a passion for paper crafting? 

 

* Are you a blog savvy?  If not, are you a quick learner?

 

* Do you like free product? 

 

* Do you submit to publications?

 

* Do you like JB Soup products (this is a given)? 

 

* Do you think you would be a good fit for our company? 

 

* Are you a good photographer? 

 

*If you said “yes” to all of these…then I invite you to apply for our design team!!! 

 

The jist…

We are looking for 5-6 individuals to represent Jillibean Soup.  We are looking for people to support our new blog.  You will be expected to post 2 layouts, 2 cards and 1 project per month with instructions/descriptions for new ideas/tips.   You will be the bulk of the blog and represent Jillibean Soup.  You are also expected to say nice things about Jillibean Soup and it’s owner!  

 

The details…

The term will be for 6 months starting on March 15th, 2009. 

 

Applicants must be at least 18 years of age.

 

Applications are open to everyone.  International applicants are welcome! 

 

Previous Design Team experience is not required. 

 

Now…where do I apply?

Please send pics of 2 layouts, 2 cards and 1 project to jillibeandesignteam@yahoo.com.  (Remember to keep them small).

 

Tell me about yourself.  When you started scrapbooking.  If you’re on another design team.  What’s your favorite paper crafting supply?  Just anything and everything about your paper crafting history.  I also want to know where you live and what makes you happy.  Not a book…just the basics. 

 

Submissions are being accepted from now until Sat, Feb 28th, 2009!  Get on it girls!  

Good Luck!

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How about a Giveaway? February 2, 2009

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It’s been a while…  There are a couple of kits clubs with JB Soup products in them this month.  Zany Zinnia is one featuring some of our products.  The “Notorious” kit has several products including…

 

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The “Black Text” Alphabeans.  “Black Beans” from the Black Bean Collection and “Lemon Juice” from the Cold Raspberry collection.  Love it!  Thanks Stacy!

 

If you’re interested in winning this kit all you have to do is post a comment with your best Valentine memory.  If you don’t have one…sorry ;-(  …just post something about Valentines Day.

 

The winner will be chosen via random.org on Friday February 6th at 9:00PM EST. 

 

Good Luck!

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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. 

 

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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!!!

 

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

 

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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! 

 

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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?

 

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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.

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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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.

 

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

 

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My help decided to take a nap. 🙂

 

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Woo Hoo!  We did it!

 

OK, so that was more than a “few”. 

 

Thanks for looking!

 

Nite, Nite.

 

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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! 

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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.

 

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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! 

 

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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.

 

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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.

 

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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.

 

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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.

 

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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.

 

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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!

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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 info@jillibean-soup.com.  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..

 

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How adorable are these letters????

 

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

 

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Or these…

 

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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 random.org 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!

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