Oct 02

Expecting Great Things

Jubilee Studios has been hard at work behind the scenes designing and testing a brand new product line that we hope to introduce in 2013.  You could say that we’re “expecting.”  Haha….I know it’s cruel to throw out a teaser like that and not give any more information but you’ll just have to keep watching the blog for more details on our new arrivals!

Maybe you’re expecting too?!  If you have a baby in your belly or know someone who does you should check out our adorable iron on rhinestone transfers!

Every pregnant Mama needs some baby bling!  Avoid all those pregnancy questions by using our X-Small Alphabet letters and X-Small Numbers to display your due date on your shirt as well.  Rock your pregnancy with Jubilee Rhinestones!

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Sep 29

Buttons Buttons Buttons GIVEAWAY

B-b-b-buttons!  Buttons are so much fun!  Did you know Jubilee Fabric also sells buttons?  We’ve got practical, functional buttons for those times when you just need a button, as well as unique, decorative buttons for those times when you want to embellish with flair.  And they look great with our Jubilee Homespun fabrics!

We’ve created an entire Pinterest board dedicated to button project ideas.  Check it out an be inspired dream up button projects of your own.  I’m amazed at all the interesting button project ideas I’ve seen on Pinterest.  People are so creative!!

What would YOU create with a bunch of buttons?  Would you like to win FREE Jubilee buttons?  Well, good news — we’re giving one blog reader a $10 coupon to use on the Jubilee buttons of his/her choice!  Most of our buttons are under $3 for a dozen so $10 will buy quite a few buttons!

Leave a comment on this post by Friday, October 5th to enter our $10 button coupon giveaway.  One winner will be randomly selected and notified via email on October 6th.

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Sep 25

Pink Ribbon Sale

Many of us have been directly affected by breast cancer or know someone personally who has.  It’s a horrible disease that attacks wives, mothers, sisters, aunts, daughters, and friends.  We at Jubilee Studio can’t cure cancer but we can make your pink ribbon stand out in a crowd!  If you’re going to wear a pink ribbon for breast cancer, it might as well be a sparkly pink rhinestone ribbon, right?

We currently have six Pink Ribbon iron on transfer designs.  Large designs for shirts and tote bags and small designs for headbands and purses.  Purchase your bling now to wear all through Breast Cancer Awareness Month in October.

Now is a great time to buy your Pink Ribbon transfers!  They’ll be on sale until September 30th AND from now through the end of October, Jubilee Rhinestones will donate a portion of all Pink Ribbon sales to a breast cancer treatment center.  Go Pink!

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Sep 21

Pinterest, Pinterest, Pinterest!

Ahh, Pinterest – it’s hard not to love! If you’re not already addicted to this virtual pinboard sensation like me, you’ve probably at least heard the buzz associated with this new online community. Pinterest is unique in that it allows you to share and organize just about anything online that you find intriguing. Whether it’s recipes, home decorating tips, craft projects, or wedding ideas, Pinterest overflows with inspiration! And, not only do you share your own boards with the Pinterest community, but you also have the opportunity to browse the pinboards of others. This is a great way to discover new ideas from those who have similar tastes as you or to expand your creative horizons with ideas that are on the edge of your comfort zone.

We are pretty smitten with Pinterest here at Jubilee. We love sharing our ideas and being inspired by the ideas of others. Pinterest is quite pin-tastic and you should consider joining if you haven’t already. We’d love to connect with YOU, so browse our page and follow us! We’re developing our Pinterest boards to be places of color, creativity, and connectivity and we can’t wait to see what pin-teresting ideas you have, too! Oh, and happy pinning of course!

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Sep 14

Second Chance Customizable Sale!

Did you miss out on our last Weekend Sale on Customizables?  Were you hoping to win our Big Customizable Giveaway?  Don’t give up your customized dreams!

We’re giving you another chance to save big on Customizable designs!  Save 20% on all Customizable orders this weekend only.  Enter coupon code CUSTOMLUV at checkout to get your discount.

Also, we’re happy to announce that we now offer Gift Certificates to both the Jubilee Rhinestones and Jubilee Fabrics online stores.  Gift Certificates are available in $5 increments up to $100.  Jubilee Gift Certificates would make great stocking stuffers.  Drop Santa some hints if you’d like to find one in your stocking this year!

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Sep 11

Ragged Journal Cover GIVEAWAY

Congratulations to Amy W. for winning our Big Customizable Giveaway!  If you didn’t win then stay tuned — we’re announcing another big sale on customizables soon!

We’ve added a few new homespun projects to our website.  You can view simple instructions for making a rag-style wreath and a rag-style potholder.  We also have very detailed instructions for making a Ragged Journal Cover.  You can use our instructions and homespun fabrics to make a cover for your journal, planner, favorite book, or, if you’re like me, your book of to-do lists!

We had to make several of these journal covers to get all the pictures for our projects page so we’d like to share one with you!  One winner will receive a Ragged Journal Cover with the journal included!

Leave a comment on this post by Sunday, September 16th to enter the Ragged Journal giveaway.  A winner will be randomly selected and notified via email on Monday, September 17th.

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Sep 05

X-Small Alphabet

I’m completely smitten with our new X-Small Rhinestone Alphabet Letters!  Bling doesn’t have to be big — just a little bling can make a big statement.  With these X-Small Letters you can add a little bling to smaller canvases.  I’m thinking lanyards, belts, bracelets, purse straps, wallets, makeup bags, dog collars, diaper bags, and socks — just to name a few!  We added some X-Small Letters to these cute sandals to make Cheer Mom sandals.  Each individual letter is about 1/2 inch high and 1/2 inch wide.  Right now you can get 44 of these tiny letters (plus one exclamation mark!) for only $4.99.  This sale price is good through September 12th.

These little letters have big potential!  Personalize any of our other rhinestone transfers by using these letters to add your name, initials, group name, or whatever you’d like!  Where would you use them?

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Aug 23

BIG Customizable Giveaway & Weekend Sale

Have you checked out our Customizable Designs yet?  We have two great reasons for you to consider a Customizable Design for your club or group — a big weekend sale and a BIG giveaway!!

We’re having a special weekend sale on our Customizable Iron On Rhinestone transfers.  From now through Sunday (Aug 26th) you can get 20% OFF YOUR CUSTOMIZABLE TRANSFER ORDER!  Customizable designs are perfect for schools, churches, businesses, or clubs.  Choose your own text and colors (when available)!

Remember, you must use the coupon code (CUSTOMLUV) at checkout to get your 20% discount.  And please note that there is always a 25 piece minimum order on customizable designs.

AND……

We’ve decided (after much discussion in the Studio!) to GIVE AWAY A 25-PIECE CUSTOMIZABLE DESIGN ORDER!  Wow!  This is a BIG giveaway.  Here are your options:

  1. You can choose to receive 25 customized iron on rhinestone transfers made with our Athletic design.  You choose the word (maximum 8 characters), and we’ll design it, order it, and ship it to you for FREE.  This is definitely the best deal (since it’s free!), but if the Athletic Customizable design isn’t what you had in mind, then you can choose option #2.
  2. You can choose to receive 50% off any other Customizable Design order.  There will still be a 25-piece minimum order (and, of course, you’re welcome to order MORE than 25 if you’re ordering for a larger group).

I told you it was a big giveaway!  Spread the word!  If everyone in your school, church, business, club, or group enters then your chance of winning is better!

Here are some of my favorite customizable designs but we have many more to choose from!  Check them all out and imagine how your group’s name would look in rhinestones!

To enter our BIG CUSTOMIZABLE GIVEAWAY, simply leave a comment on this post.  Comment entries will be accepted through Thursday, September 6th.  That gives you plenty of time to get all your friends/co-workers/teammates to enter the giveaway too!  A winner will be randomly selected and notified on Friday, September 7th.

Blessings!

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Aug 22

New Pumpkin & Snowman Purses ~ GIVEAWAY!

***Congratulations to Debbie S., our Ragged Pumpkin Purse winner!  We’ll be giving away one more pumpkin purse and two Ragged Snowman Purses in the next few months so check back often for your next chance to win!***
New patterns in the Studio!  Prepare to receive tons of compliments on your festive Ragged Pumpkin Purse and your Ragged Snowman Purse.  Impress everyone when you tell them you made it yourself!  The pattern contains instructions for both designs and is available as a print pattern or a digital download pattern.  Sew both purses in an afternoon and you’re set for the rest of the year!

These bags also make great teacher gifts, hostess gifts, Christmas gifts, or “just because” gifts.  Fill the purse with holiday-themed items instead of using a gift basket for a truly unique gift!  A fun holiday purse can be carried throughout the season or just to special holiday parties.  And once you have this pattern you can easily design new appliques of your own.  Sew a flower purse for Spring with our Bright Plaids!  A beach themed purse for Summer vacations!  Or make it personal by adding an initial to the bag.

Grab one of our new Holiday Bag Ragged Homespun Patterns now while they’re on sale and whip up one of these adorable purses for Fall and one for Winter!   We also offer separate Pumpkin and Snowan Fabric Kits (pattern + all the fabric you need to make the purse).

We’ve made four of these cute bags and would love to give one to YOU!  We’ll give away one pumpkin bag now and the other three bags will be given away in the next few months.

If you’d like to win a Ragged Pumpkin Purse simply leave a comment on this post by Sunday, August 26th.  Are you ready for Fall?  Why or why not?  Ready or not, the official First Day of Autumn is only a month away!  A month is plenty of time to make a Ragged Pumpkin Purse for yourself . . . and maybe one for a friend too!  A winner will be randomly selected and notified via email on Monday, August 27th.

There’s a new page at the top of this blog titled GIVEAWAY WINNERS.  Winners will be listed here using first name and last initial only.  We will continue to contact winners via email and will not post a name to the winners page until we have received a reply email.

Have a great week!

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Aug 17

Staff Favorites

Ever wonder who’s behind all those rhinestones and ragged edges?  Jubilee Rhinestones and Jubilee Fabrics are a part of Jubilee Creative Studio — a family business based in beautiful, quaint, scenic Siloam Springs, AR.  Siloam Springs was named by Smithsonian magazine as one of the 20 Best Small Towns in America in May 2012.  It’s a great place to live and work!

Jubilee Creative Studio employs three full-time employees and two part-time employees.

Gayla is the creative genius behind Jubilee Fabrics and Jubilee Rhinestones.  She started selling homemade crafts at craft shows in 1997 and has continued to expand and fine tune her product.  Gayla is always brainstorming new product ideas or creating something.  Her interests range from watching her son play high school basketball to researching organic foods to remodeling houses.  On a lazy Saturday evening, you will probably find Gayla sitting on her patio enjoying the sights and sounds of the backyard.

Favorite Jubilee Rhinestone item: Zebra Swirl Cross

Favorite Jubilee Fabrics item: Petal Pink Charm Pack

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Sara (B.A. Graphic Design) is our full-time Studio Manager and Graphic Designer.  She’s been designing iron on rhinestone transfers and doing all sorts of other design work for us since May 2011.  She will work with you to create custom designs to meet your specific needs.  Sara has read ALL of Jane Austen’s novels, loves cupcakes, and is the proud wife of a United States Marine.  On a lazy Saturday evening, you will probably find Sara working on her latest sewing project (a t-shirt quilt) or playing Words With Friends on her phone.

Favorite Jubilee Rhinestones itemLotus Flower

Favorite Jubilee Fabrics itemBubblegum 4

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Amanda (B.S. Marketing) is the newest member of our team.  She’s our social networking guru and customer service whiz.  Amanda is responsible for most of Jubilee’s facebook, twitter, and pinterest activities as well as answering customer emails.  She is passionate about business, missions, and the Arkansas Razorbacks.  Amanda was born on Christmas Day and she and her husband are both lefties.  What are the odds?  On a lazy Saturday evening, you will probably find Amanda cheering on the Razorbacks with her husband.

Favorite Jubilee Rhinestones item: Razorback

Favorite Jubilee Fabrics item: Ragged Christmas Stocking Pattern

(see Amanda and her husband making Christmas Stockings together!)

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Dorothy (Dot) Abshier is organizer extraordinaire in the Studio.  Dot works one day a week and does her best to keep us all in line — a job she’s had for many, many years as Mom and/or Grandma to the rest of the staff.  In addition to these duties, Dot is responsible for making all the Primitive Homespun Ornaments we sell.  She has been married for 52 years to the same wonderful man.  On a lazy winter evening, you will probably find Dot sitting near her warm wood stove reading a good book or studying the Good Book.

Favorite Jubilee Rhinestone item: In God We Trust

Favorite Jubilee Fabrics item: Christmas Plaid 1 (for making the Primitive Ornaments)

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And this is me — Stefanie (M.S. Information Science).  I live four hours away from Siloam Springs so all my work is done online.  I manage the blog, write newsletters, and add inventory files when new products arrive.  I am a football fan and manage two fantasy football leagues — a family league and a ladies only league.  I also have three children, age 4-yrs, 3-yrs, and 1-yr, to keep me busy!  On a lazy Saturday evening, you will probably find me reading, browsing Pinterest, or practicing my sewing.  I’m definitely a beginner but slowly getting better!

Favorite Jubilee Rhinestones item: all the bright, fun Rainbow Letters

Favorite Jubilee Fabrics item: Sweetheart Throw Homespun Fabric Kit

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So now you can put a few faces behind the business!  You can read more about everyone on our Staff page if you’re interested.  It really is a family business.  Gayla started it all, then hired her daughters (Stefanie and Sara), her mother (Dot), and her niece (Amanda).  Now you know our favorites — what are yours??

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