The Soup Bowl

Tidbits about Jillibean Soup and the life behind the bowl…

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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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!

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Celebrate Life in 2009 January 13, 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!

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She’s at it again… January 9, 2009

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

 

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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…

 

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

 

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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…

 

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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!

 

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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.

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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. 😉

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