Wednesday, November 19, 2014

Cutting Files and Digital Number Cards On Sale Today

We've got a great sale for you today at Snap Click Supply Co!

This kit in 4 file formats has a Southwest vibe that's so popular right now and it's only $1.49.  Use it with your cutting machine or use the .png files in your digital scrapbooking clipping your favorite papers to the images.

This kit is only $1.00 and contains 10 vintage number card images in 5 classic JBS colors.  These can be easily printed and cut for hybrid use too.

Here's a wonderful layout from Carrie Arick using the Vintage Number Cards and the Haven Collection Kit in a layout celebrating her cat. I love the realistic layered and homespun look she got with this layout.  Thanks for the inspiration Carrie!

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Tuesday, November 18, 2014

Process Videos with Gretchen Henninger

We've got a special treat for you this month.  Not only has our guest designer, Gretchen Henninger provided us with more inspiration in her mid-month gallery, but she has process videos for all the JBS layouts she created!  You can find them all and many more on her Youtube channel.  Enjoy!
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Monday, November 17, 2014

A Vintage Affair at Haven Farm

If you're anywhere close to being local to JBS Mercantile, Jenni has a fabulous new endeavor heading your way this Christmas season!  You won't want to miss this!
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Friday, November 14, 2014

Digital Haven Inspiration

One of my favorite Jenni Bowlin Studio paper lines is Haven and having it available in digital form is ... well ... heaven!  

I'd like to share two pieces of inspiration with you from our digital Creative Team:

Jenni Bowlin Studio: Haven Collection, Jeweled Butterflies
Ju Kneipp: Moments To Remember (flower, lace), Elegant (leaves)
Studio Flergs: Something Nice (frame)
Anna Aspnes: ArtPlay Palette 8 (overlay)

Audrey Tan took pieces of the patterned paper, borders, and journaling cards and layered them all beautifully to create a comfy layout.

JBS Haven Collection
JBS Butterfly rub on kit
JBS Transfer Flowers

Other: Just Jaime ‘Scary Stuff’ ink splatters; CD Muckosky ‘We believe in Daydreams’; Alison Pennington wooden token; Stampin' Up sequins. Fonts: Rough Typewriter, Mr Lackboughs

Chantalle McDaniel created an airy and artsy background for her layers of journaling cards, flatback, and rub-ons.  And take a look at that digital gold embossing using our Transferware Flowers kit?  How'd she do that?

Both artists used the butterfly images in the kit with other JBS digital butterfly images beautifully in their layouts.

If you'd like Haven in your digital stash, you can find it here!

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Thursday, November 13, 2014

Scrapper's Delight

Each month, I open my box from JBS Mercantile happily and hungrily, anticipating the delights to be found among the contents.  This layout features two of my favorite kit highlights: the exclusive items found in the papercrafting kits and the vintage treasures found in the antiquarian kits. 
The background paper and the stamp are among this month's exclusives. Since the layout is about two sisters, my aunt and my mother, I stamped the image twice, but in doing so, varied the height to represent a big sister and a little sister. 
The antiquarian kit is a struggle for me to use at times, not because it is difficult to do so, but because I want to hoard everything in it, squirreling it away while whispering, "My precioussss...." I've learned over time, however, that the items in the antiquarian kits are happiest when given homes on layouts. They make pages sing. Case in point: the frame above and the thread card and tickets below. 
It can be a daunting task, to scrapbook older photos like the ones on this page. There is a fear of "getting it wrong," or apprehension about not finding the right supplies to work with, but the JBS Mercantile kits have never failed to give me the creative push needed to tell the story, and they always help me to do so meaningfully. 

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Monday, November 10, 2014

Autumn Inspiration from Karine

Want to get inspired to scrapbook your fall photos?  Check out Karine's lovely updated October gallery.
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Tuesday, November 4, 2014

Simply Messy Scrapbooking

 The November JBS Mercantile Kits are perfect for fall scrapbooking!  I was totally in love with the gold leaves from the Antiquarian Kit and wanted to use them right away.  I used the whole sheet on this page to make a shining statement.

Here is a quick peek at my colorful mess before I stitched on those gold leaves.  It was so simple!  I just painted a few swatches of bright fall colors with my watercolor palette and then added some ink splats with a Tim Holtz tumbled glass distress stain.

I love how it reminds me of fall leaves in all their glory with the golden sunlight filtering through.

I also love the little JBS Girl exclusive stamp that came in the main kit.  I wonder why Jenni took so long to think of this idea.  She was the perfect addition to this page.  I feel like she is me taking that walk in the woods.

To get this look, I stamped her with Stayzon permanent ink (so the watercolors wouldn't make the ink run), painted her with the same set of watercolors, then trimmed her out.  A Polaroid frame helped her have more presence on the page.  So cute!

Have you begun photographing and scrapbooking this fall?  We'd love to see!
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