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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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Ginnifer Goodwin Responds~

Ginnifer Goodwin responds moment to share vintage gifts wax stamp scroll period journal

I am pokey on my posts it seems lately, but I do have some great news. I recently had the opportunity to gift Celebrity actress Ginnifer Goodwin and I have heard from her! I nearly fell out of my chair when I got this response.

Just thought that I would share the update. Stay tuned in to my blog, I will be blogging about more about my trip to the GBK Celebrity Gift Lounge soon.

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Ginnifer Goodwin To Receive My Journal

Ginnifer Goodwin journal gift set vintage keepsakes

I have a huge announcement! The Nib and Quill will be gifting a little Coptic journal to none other than Hollywood actress Ginnifer Goodwin. She will be receiving one of my journals along with 34 other great gifts. Ginnifer will be receiving her Celebrity gift bag from The Artisan Group around the first week of December.

I am just so tickled about this amazing opportunity and truly hope that she loves my handmade journal and all the goodies that will be gifted with it.

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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!

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A Tidbit About Me

about me The Nib and Quill studio brushes binding wooden bowl

I’ve always been the crafty girl. I come from a long line of Artisans in my family so paint and scissors were always in the junk drawer of the kitchen. Now I have about 4 of these drawers. Don’t worry, I clean them out to only one before Mama comes for a visit.

My mom and I made tons of items to give as gifts and our bond grew strong. I have three of my own children now and try to incorporate arts and crafts in our daily lives; plus, it keeps them from screaming and yelling at each other. Well that’s not exactly true.

I became addicted to writing about my day. My journals are used to vent, to plan, and to jot my new ideas down so I don’t forget. I got tired of the same plain ones at the big bookstores and took to learning how to make my own. First they were just for me. I decided to share my love of bookbinding and marched down to the best little local store in town, www.thepurplefern.com .  I opened my Etsy shop shortly after and haven’t looked back.

Come visit me at www.thenibandquill.etsy.com to find the best vintage inspired coptic journal for you, or just stop by to say hey! I’m from the south and I do love to chat!

Nice to meet ya!
Kristi