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MTV Movie Awards 2016

Adrienne Bailon at MTV movie awards with small skeleton key journal

It was such a pleasure being able to display and gift my journals at the GBK MTV Movie Awards again this year. Things are finally calming down a bit since then, and I would like to share the celebrity photos that I have received.

First up is the amazing Adrienne Bailon. My daughter was a huge fan of the musical group The Cheetah Girls, and Adrienne was one of the members. She is now known as one of the hosts for ‘The Real’ day time talk show.

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Second we have Dana Gourrier, an amazing actress. She has been in several movies and shows including “The Astronaut Wives Club” and “The Hateful Eight”, just to name a few.Kristi_Dana Gourrier

And last but not least, we have Dre Davis, from “The Pretty Little Liars”. I am obsessed with this show, so you know that I was thrilled to see her posing with my journals.Kristi_Dre Davis

I am so grateful to The Artisan Group for giving me the opportunity to participate in another amazing event.

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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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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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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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And the Journal goes to Ryan Gosling~

Ryan Gosling leather pocket Journal

It has been a little bit since I have written last. I promise to stay more in touch! The Artisan Group just gifted to none other than Celebrity Ryan Gosling, and I am honored to announce that I was one of the artisans selected to be involved.

I wanted something very manly, so leather was my choice. I found a beautiful rugged tan leather to use and I created a chunky leather journal with a braided waxed linen wrap for the closure.  And I was able to have enough leather to create the exact journal three times. So, I have a few in the shop available for purchase.

They will not last long, so hurry. Only two left! It is small enough to fit in a guy’s hand and rugged enough to show it off! Plus, Ryan Gosling has one too! Ahh, pinch me! I just gifted to Ryan Gosling…. And no, I didn’t write my phone number inside of it. My husband checked.

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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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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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!