Papercrafting Product Releases: JBS Mercantile – Prize Alert!
As many of you know, I am into junkin’ and antiquing, always on the hunt for vintage scrapbooks, buttons, letterpress stamps, crochet doilies, clothing patches, ephemera and most anything else I can use on papercrafting projects.
(click on the image above to check out some of the treasures
I spotted at the Round Top Antique Show
and click on the images below to check them out close up and share ‘em!)
Now, given that my mom used to drag me from yard sale to antique shop to junk shop when I was a kid, and I always thought it was a bit boring (after all, I could have been home playing with friends!), one might wonder how I ended up so enjoying the activity as an adult, right?
Well, I guess it’s because she shared her love of finding beauty in things of old, picking through hidden treasures just waiting to be rediscovered.
And, she showed me how, with a little bit of creativity and elbow grease, we could have very nice things, things most military families like mine could never afford to own, or at least not buy new.
Thanks Mom, I love that you shared this love of yours with me!
My attraction to all things vintage led me to another event in Austin, the Country Living event.
And, that event led me to a very special lady who shares my love of junkin’, antiquing and vintage treasures.
And, who’s made a living from her passions…
Who is she and how the heck is this related to papercrafting?
Well, the lady is Jenni Bowlin and she is masterful at finding wonderful treasures!
Best of all, she makes them available to all of us, whether through her online store that features the one-of-a-kind treasures she picks up at sales around the country, or by reproducing the treasures she finds so lots of us can enjoy adding a touch of vintage to our projects.
When I last saw Jenni (and her hubby and boys) at a local papercrafting event here in Texas, I asked her about sharing her vintage-inspired products with all of you here at PCC and she was delighted to have that opportunity…and that opportunity is now!
So, without further ado, the latest and greatest papercrafting treasures from Jenni’s company, JBS Mercantile!
Oh yeah, there’s a giveaway…
…just in case you’re interested…
after you fall in love
with all this vintage-inspired papercrafting eye candy!
(OK, how could you NOT be interested in winning
some of these wonderful new products?!)
Yup, I’m determined to convert even the most non-junkin’ of you!
Be sure to check out the giveaway details
after you check out the newest
from JBS Mercantile.
Here are their newest product releases, along with layouts from their talented design team to inspire you!
You can now find these new, fresh vintage designs at the JBS Mercantile Retail Site!
First up…Mini Deck Card Sets
(Layout by Harumi Hagawara)
I have seen flashcards like these at almost every junkin’ event I’ve attended and I just love them.
Imagine the possibilities!
(Layout by Louise Nelson)
I just love these flair-style buttons!
And, here’s a fun fact: True Vintage is made from real vintage materials.
Each one will always be unique!
Is that cool or what?
Third in line…Rub-Ons
(Layout by Amanda Jones)
The popular JBS Mercantile Rub-Ons are made in the USA and have a high-quality, metallic finish.
You’ll notice that they snuck in a bit of a modern trend with the Speech Bubbles.
And fourth in the line-up…Stencils
(Layout by Leah Farquharson)
A popular addition to their kit club, four of their most popular stencils are now available for purchase.
I can think of many uses for these – how about you?
And last, but not least…Sequins!
(by Gina Rodgers)
What do you think of these four new beautiful sequins assortments?
I can think of lots of ways to incorporate them into my holiday projects, Valentine’s projects and cards I send just to stay in touch.
After all, who doesn’t need a little blingey pick-me-up in their mailbox?
So, what do ya think?
Great stuff, right?
I’m already making out my shopping list!
YOU can WIN
a selection of new JBS products,
but you have to play to win!
Entering to win couldn’t be simpler:
1. Leave a comment telling us
which of these fab new papercrafting products
is your favorite;
2. Then, visit JBS Mercantile’s Facebook Page
and let them know how much you LIKE them by,
well, LIKEing their page!
**Deadline: Friday, September 20, 2013,
at midnight (central, GMT-5)**
And just so you know,
JBS loves to hear from their customers and fans - stop by and say hi!
Their Facebook Page:
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Well, folks, that’s it for tonight…sleep tight and pleasant dreams,
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