Wednesday, October 17, 2012

Epic Jenni Bowlin Studio Halloween Bonanza Blog Hop!

Have you seen this incredible Haunted House Mini-Album by Jenni Bowlin? Oh my, you have to see it.  I grabbed one right away when they hit the store. It was the only scrappy thing I took with me out of town on fall break. And I made the book just as the directions told me - cause you can't improve on a Jenni design! This one shown here is by Jenni. It's just a really, really cool little book. It's going to look so cute on my Halloween mantle. Wouldn't this one be so fun to put together with a group of girls on Halloween Eve? So, with that introduction brings me to the introduction of my scrapbook page:

This is the page I made with leftovers from the fabulous Haunted House Mini-Album Kit. If you want to be able to make Jenni's book and this page, then you will need to pick up one extra orange butterfly rub on in the store and grab some black and orange buttons from your stash. Everything else comes in the kit: the paper, transparency, bingo cards, labels, stickers, stars, vellum, and even some orange glass glitter.

This is a page about the kids and how much they love our Dept. 56 Halloween Village. Since Jenni's book is based on house shapes, I had this perfect bingo card piece that was the leftover after cutting out a roof so I used it here to make a house shaped frame for my picture - since it's a page about the village. 

I used the back packing sheet from the JBS large Halloween Bingo Cards which has all these cute mini sized bingo cards. For the covers of Jenni's book she trimmed off the border of the bingo cards so I had those to use on my scrapbook page as you can see here how I used it to frame the butterfly/bingo card embellishments. 

I love this script font. It's called Burgues Script and it's a pay font - not a cheap one either. Although considering you'll get years of scrappy font usage happiness out it, you could consider it an investment in your happiness ;)

Still in the mood for more Halloween?? Get this . . . . . . .

In celebration of our JBS Halloween Treats Bonanza, Jenni is giving away this adorable house and the two eerie trees she made with one of the limited edition Halloween kits (the 3D house kit is sold out but there's still two other kits left, including the Haunted House Mini-Album Kit I shared above). Hop on over to Jenni's blog for a chance to win!

MY GIVEAWAY PART! So blog hops always have a prize, right? Well, here's your chance to win all four of these cut file sets designed by Lisa Dickinson for JBS Mercantile! Leave me a comment telling me what was your favorite Halloween costume from your childhood years. Or if you didn't dress up and do the Halloween thing then tell me which is your favorite cut set shown above! Or tell me if you're going to get that Haunted House Mini Album Kit. I don't care, just leave me a fabulously wonderful comment, lol! And leave me your email address, if you like, so I can get to you ASAP once I draw a winner.

ALSO, in celebration of JBS Mercantile offering cutting files, we have a special from Silhouette we're passing on to our friends in order to help you get started with a new Silhouette Cameo. The promotion runs from October 17th thru the end of October - or in other words - Halloween Night (insert crazy witch laugh)!
Halloween vinyl/CAMEO bundle:

·         1 roll 9-inch x 10 feet black premium vinyl
·         1 roll 9-inch x 10 feet orange premium vinyl
·         1 roll transfer paper
·         1 Silhouette hook tool
·         1 Silhouette CAMEO®
·         All for $269.99! (MSRP of $351.95)
Just enter the code "JBShalloweenbonanza" during check out! Here's the LINK. So even if you haven't thought about trying the vinyl, this is still a great deal on the Cameo. The Cameo retails for $299.99 and during this sale it's basically $269.99  and you could think of the vinyl stuff as "free" :) That's a 30 dollar savings!

One more thing! If you would like to know more about how to get the most out of your Silhouette, check out this class, Silhouette 101, at Creative Passion Classes, by our newest JBS Design Team Member, Amanda Jones Robinson. Our very own Betsy Sammarco will be making an appearance. There are lessons, pdf's, webinars, free Silhouette files, lots of good stuff and the class is 25 percent off through Friday.

AND . . . as  part of our Halloween Celebration we are offering 3 mega kits on super sale!
See details below! The stickers and embellishment kits would make great stocking stuffers. Make sure to leave a comment on the JBS Inspiration Blog for a chance to win one of these three kits!

Keep hopping on and check out the rest of these talented ladies' blogs for more inspiration, fun, and chances to win those cut files!

Amanda Jones Robinson
Amy Kingsford
Ashley Calder
Betsy Sammarco
Briana Johnson ------------(You are here! Comment for a chance to win the cut files!)
Connie Mercer
Corrie Jones
Doris Sander
Jenni Bowlin ------------(A chance to win the 3D Halloween House & Trees)
Jenni Bowlin Studio --------------(A chance to win one of the Mega Kits)
Jenni Hufford
Jill Sprott
Kerry Lynn Yeary
Leah Farquharson
Lisa Dickinson
Megan Klauer
Natalie Elphinstone
Shimelle Laine
Tina Walker



  1. My mom didn't think Halloween was good to celebrate, so I never got to dress up and go trick-or-treating - you can bet I go all out with my kiddos on Halloween!! :) I especially love the Halloween Cards files! Thank you for the chance!

  2. I wish Halloween was celebrated in a grand way here. We hardly have any celebrations here ~ boo!
    Anyways, happy {early} Halloween all the way from Malaysia :)

  3. I'm love everything about your layout! TFS!!

  4. Awesome layout! My daughter's been wanting a Halloween village...maybe next year?!? And is that black lace trim or just a lacy rub on?And will have to check out that beautiful font!

  5. I was a clown in the first grade, and my mom spent the morning doing my makeup. I won second place in the contest for my grade for cutest costume, and since I was a new kid at the school I have very fond memories of the costume. I just wish there was some pictures to go with the memories.

  6. Wonderful layout! I love the Maple Leaves cuts.
    Thanks for a chance to win.

  7. My favorite costume was a bag of trash! Won a prize for it too!! Love your layout.

  8. Love your layout a lot! Our favorite halloween costume memory was the year we were really poor and Strawberry Shortcake came on the scene. I couldn't afford the costume so we made one out of a red tablecloth in the shape of a strawberry complete with the green leaf stem for the hat. I can't tell you how many little black seeds that I drew on that costume but she won the contest for best costume. Would love to win, thanks!

  9. Awesome giveaway to go with my new cameo that I ordered and am waiting to arrive! My favorite costume growing up would have to be the glowing butterfly. My favorite cut above, I can't choose. They all look awesome! Thanks for the opportunity!

  10. Hands down my fav costume was in 5th grade when I was PeeWee Herman!!! Yup, had the suit, red bow tie, the whole shebang :) Happy Halloween!

  11. probably my favorite custumes were in college and we would go to the thrift store and just buy random stuff to dress up in! So much fun. Great layout!

  12. I ADORE that orange butterfly!! ^_^Lovely layout, Briana!

  13. How you can create such a spectacular layout from scraps blows my mind! I love how you created the house frame around the picture. Such wonderful creativity! If you ever teach any classes locally in Oklahoma, I would totally be there! You know I love your style! Thanks for sharing Briana!

  14. Hey Briana...I love the way you used your left overs for that awesome page. So so cute and such a neat idea.

  15. Cynthia Larson ( 18, 2012 at 11:52 AM

    Wow I just love when you can make an awesome layout like you did with leftovers!!! More bang for your buck. Thanks for sharing

  16. My favorites are the maple leaves! My new Silhouette should be here next week, I can't wit to try some of Jenni's cut files!

  17. The only costume I actually remember was being an M&M - it was so hard to sit down!

  18. My favorite costume was a black cat. I also loved being a mime and putting on the make-up. I need to find those pictures and do a layout on my favorites! I love your page on the village.

  19. Love those favorite costume would be going as a bum..simple! Love your layout!


  21. I would love to win!! My favorite costume was when I dressed-up like a bag lady. I was 10 years old and I wore a torn dress from the Goodwill store, I stuffed my bra and behind and dragged a shopping cart full of garbage bags and banana peels. I won second place at the school dance...tee,hee!


  22. Every year as Halloween nears I think of your Halloween village and how much Zane looks forward to getting it out and setting it up. I finally got my village set up. I should say Emily got sick of waiting for me and set it up on her own. She was so excited. Love your layout. Your kids look enthralled with it. I love also that your village is at their eye level, so they can see it and examine it. Mine is up to high, but it doesn't stop the kids from pulling up chairs to play with the figures. No lego figures have shown up in mine though. Darn. LOL