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The Photos are In

photos are in MTV display piece piano journal book

The MTV Movie Awards are over but you can still hear the buzz. We were fortunate enough to have been invited to participate in the GBK MTV Movie Awards Celebrity gifting event via The Artisan Group. I chose a beautiful Heirloom Piano journal to represent The Nib and Quill.

Here are the photos from the event.  Josie DavisActress Josie Davis, best known for her role in Charles in Charge
kelley Jakel  Actress Kelley Jakel, Pitch Perfect, Pitch Perfect 2Sufe Bradshaw Actress Sufe Bradshaw, Veep

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Lights, Camera, Action

The Nib and Quill labels lights camera action

I am excited to announce the following press release. Seriously, How cool is this? Lights, camera, action!

:: FOR IMMEDIATE PRESS RELEASE ::

We are pleased to announce The Nib and Quill, in association with The Artisan Group, will participate in an invitation-only luxury celebrity gift lounge hosted by GBK Productions on April 11-12, 2014 at an exclusive location in Beverly Hills, California, in honor of The 2014 MTV Movie Awards Nominees and Presenters.

Our Piano Heirloom Coptic Journal will be prominently featured on display at The Artisan Group’s exhibit, and all attending celebrities will receive our little elegant music sheet coptic journals in their swag bags. This event will also be attended by nearly fifty press and media outlets. MTV Display Piece MTV Gifts get-attachment.aspx

To learn more about The Nib and Quill and our products, or our participation in this exclusive event, visit WWW.Thenibandquill.etsy.com, call (704)256-1496, or email Kb8ker@aol.com.

Kristi Baker, The Nib and Quill’s sole proprietor, is a resident of Waxhaw, NC.

For press inquiries regarding The Artisan Group, please visit http://www.theartisangroup.org or email press@theartisangroup.org.

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Getting Back to the Rhythm of Things

deer by the hedge NH rhythm of things

I have been so very busy with The Nib and Quill that I seem to have little time for anything else. Of course, my family is my main concern. They always have my heart first. But the one thing that I am missing most is my journal time. I find it so silly that I make these beautiful journals to write and note all the wonderful things in my life and I never have the time to actually write in one.

During one of our family outing this weekend, Hayes (my hubby) shared a quote. It was, “Never a day without a line ~ Horace”. It just struck a chord with me. I have decided to run with this in my life, as well as make it my new business motto.

I don’t know about you guys, but I know I feel so much better after I can jot down a few lines before bed. I like to reflect on the wonders of the day.

A little thing that I do with the kids is look for God’s daily gifts. I believe that He blesses us with a “happy” and it is up to us to find it. This weekend we were driving through the Arboretum in town and within 10 feet of our car was a deer munching on the leaves of a beautiful tree.He glanced at us several times, but knowing we were no danger to him, he continued to eat. The children thought it was so amazing. That was just one of our gifts! This is just another example of things that I like to journal.

What is the one thing you do to ease your mind, help with stress, or just plain fun for the day that you can’t live without?

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Straight Up, Girl!

straight up girl piano keys custom journal The Nib and Quill NH

I was blessed to grow up during the best music era ever! I remember driving, with my girls, twenty four seven around the loop of the town singing my heart out. Man, we really were silly. If someone asked me what was my favorite song, I couldn’t even come close to choosing. I could, however, tell you one of my favorite artists! That would be Paula Abdul. What drew me to her was her catchy songs and sense of style. Her dance moves were off the hook and I would spend hours dancing in my room to her work. I love her story as well. Starting as out as a cheerleader, she was told she was too short to be taken seriously. Well, I guess she proved a few wrong.

Unless you live under a rock, one would know who Paula Abdul is! With this being said, you can imagine how tickled I was to be included in a gifting with The Artisan Group to her. I really struggled with what I would design for her. Should it be glitzy and glamorous, or simple and chic? I decided to listen to my Mama, so I went with a Piano print. I think Mama’s know a little something about everything. Mine does! What are your thoughts?

I have made two extra journals, cut from the same paper as I used to create Paula Abdul’s. They can be found at The Nib and Quill. I hope that you can stop in and see what other goodies I have in stock too!

Thanks,

Kristi

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Rachael Ray to receive a Journal!

the nib and quill orange Rachael Ray journal

So it’s late in the afternoon and you have no idea what to cook for dinner! Not to worry, because Rachael Ray has  all the ideas you need to make the best meal in under 30 Minutes. Write them in your own journal and you too will have them at your fingertips in the kitchen!

She just revealed on her talk show that she loves to keep all of her recipes close by in her collection of journals. You can imagine how excited I was to hear that The Artisan Group chose me to gift her a journal! Wahoo! Her favorite color is Orange. So, I designed this journal just for her on-the-go recipes. She can chunk this little baby in her purse without worrying about bending the pages.

You can own one too! I made two extra ones to sell in my Etsy shop, but hurry! There is only one left!

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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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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.