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The photos from the GBK Productions PreOscars Lounge are in!

It has been a wild ride, but things are finally settling down after the Oscar’s gift lounge and winter break. I am just getting back into my art studio, but wanted to share with you the amazing photos that were captured at the event. I am so tickled to once again have my journals  displayed via The Artisan Group at this years invitation-only luxury celebrity gift lounge that was hosted by the GBK Productions this past February. First up, we have a nice photo of up and coming Actor Sam Asghari holding my favorite journal on display. I do hope that he shares some of the TAG goodies with his well know girlfriend Britney Spears. Um, Hello!! If you don’t follow him on Instagram, go check his page out. I promise that you will be in for a treat.

Sam Asghari OscarsAnd I was tickled to see that Anne-Marie Johnson took an interest in one of my journals, as well. She is best known for her role in The Heat of the Night. It was a favorite show of mine as I was growing up, so I am kind of fangirling right now.ANNE-MARIE JOHNSON-11 and last but not least, Fredrica Bailey also stopped by. She is an amazing writer and is best known for See You Yesterday, which was a nominee for Best First Feature. How cool is that? FREDRICA BAILEY-4I hope you guys enjoyed the photos as much as I did. It is always an honor to see my handmade journals on such a stage. I am truly honored and blessed. Now, I am off to go create more for you! Be sure to check out my shop section, or my Etsy site, to own a journal for yourself, or to give to that special someone in your life. Until next time, Kristi

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Yahoo! As Gifted on The Wendy Williams Show!

Wendy Williams show 2013 gift delivery tag

I am super excited to share that my Elegant little Coptic journal, was gifted on The Wendy Williams Show about Oscar Swag on February 22, 2013! I created it just for this! I thought she would just love the feminine look of it.
Wendy Journal
Our journal, along with about 60 other artisan products from The Artisan Group, will be in this fabulous bag.  This is such an exciting time for us!
Exhibit_A-1This huge, 69 pound bag of Swag, is full of journals, stationery, fine jewelry, and wonderful skin care, to just name a few. Who wouldn’t just die to peek inside? I know that I would.

Enter today to win your own swag bag! http://www.wendyshow.com/free-stuff/. Hurry the time is running out….

I was blessed to have participated in the 2012 GBK Celebrate Gift Lounge for the Oscars, via The Artisan Group, and it was so much fun. I am thrilled to see all included this year. I know they are having such a great time and Wendy Williams is helping celebrate it!

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Allie Gonino at the GBK Academy Awards Gift Lounge

Allie Gonino holding skeleton keys book

Allie Gonino, who is best known for her role in ‘The Lying Games’, stopped by the GBK Academy Award Gift Lounge to check out all the cool gift from The Artisan Group. She took a liking to my Large Heirloom Journal that was on display for the event.

Allie is one of many celebrities that received swag bags that held a little coptic journal from The Nib and Quill. So you can understand how exciting this is for me to share the news.

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Sasha Pieterse Visits

Sasha Pieterse with skeleton keys

The Oscars are over, but the excitement is still electric! The GBK Celebrity Gift Lounge was buzzing, with everyone falling in love with The Artisan Group Swag! Sasha Pieterse  stopped by! Sasha is best known for her role in Pretty Little Liars.

All the teenagers in the neighborhood are tickled to see that she took much interest in my Large Heirloom Journal! I have been having so much fun with The Artisan Group lately!

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Oscar Night

Tinsel Korey holding skeleton keys journal Oscar Night

Look who stopped by the 2012 GBK Academy Awards Celebrity Gift Lounge on Oscar Night! Tinsel Korey! She portrayed the Makah Emily Young in the Twilight Saga films New Moon and Eclipse. She will be returning as Emily Young in The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn Part 1 and The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn Part 2. I have read all of these books and have watched all the movies a thousand times. So… I am over the moon that she chose my journal to take a closer look at! 

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Proud To Be Here

Artisan Group member

I wanted to take this time to tell you about a new group that I recently became involved with, The Artisan Group! The Artisan Group is a group of talented Artisans that are carefully selected to provide Celebrities and Members of the Press wonderful gifts at all the major events, such as the Oscars, The Primetime Emmy’ s and the Golden Globes. As you may have seen during the Emmy’s, Many Celebrities even pose with these beautiful gifts.

The minute that I joined, I was embraced with love and support. The guidance is truly amazing and I can’t say enough how friendly everyone is. It is more of a family than a group. I love hopping from shop to shop, from store to store looking at everyone’s items and goods. I am awe struck and honored to be included in this amazing group and really want to extend the invitation. They are always looking for great Artisans. If you are interested in being represented in the next major awards show Gift Lounge, Check out WWW.Theartisangroup.org. Come join the fun!

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And We’re Off

new labels The Nib and Quill New Hampshire handmade journals

I am over the moon to announce that my journals will be included in the Celebrity Swag Bags featured at the GBK’s Oscars Gift Lounge. My labels are in and the deadline is getting closer and closer… so much to do! Life moves very fast with the three children and their activities. My oldest son is busy driving here and there, having recently obtained his license. My young lady is busy being a star in the school show choir. And let’s be frank: a large amount of my mom energy is expended just trying to keep my youngest out of the dog’s water bowl! Any who, here is a sneak peek at my labels.

I think that I have the perfect ribbon in mind to wrap around the gift boxes (Thanks Kiki!) Kids are asleep… deep breath… let’s start making little journals!