October 31, 2014

Happy Halloween + Jillibean Soup Guest Designer

First things first, Happy Halloween!!! We decided to not have a big Halloween party like last year, because of Lincoln (our new puppy), but I can promise that I'll be having one next year! Halloween is one of my favorite holidays and to celebrate it this year, I'm guest designing on the Jillibean Soup blog using the new Jillibean Soup Halloween collections...EEEKS!

After I created my projects for my guest post, I made a couple of "just for fun" scrapbook pages. The photos that I used are of Danny and myself getting ready for the Halloween costume party that we had last year. We each did our own makeup and I of course had to take some photos along the way to document our transformation.

Halloween Scrapbook Page by Juliana Michaels featuring Jillibean Soup

I used a mix of their new mini Halloween collections (Owloween Stew and Witches Brew) to embellish both layouts. The background papers are from their new Soup Staples III collection.

Halloween Scrapbook Page by Juliana Michaels featuring Jillibean Soup

Halloween Scrapbook Page by Juliana Michaels featuring Jillibean Soup

A fun technique that I used on both pages was to color some of the wood veneer with a Krylon Silver Leafing Marker. It is a quick and easy way to add a subtle touch of shimmer to the page.

Spooky Boo Halloween Scrapbook Page by Juliana Michaels featuring Jillibean Soup

Spooky Boo Halloween Scrapbook Page by Juliana Michaels featuring Jillibean Soup

Spooky Boo Halloween Scrapbook Page by Juliana Michaels featuring Jillibean Soup

Thanks so much for stopping by. Here's a peek of what you will see on the Jillibean Soup blog. I hope you will head on over to check out what I'm sharing over there today!

Sneak Peek Jillibean Soup Layout by Juliana Michaels

Sneak Peek Jillibean Soup Layout by Juliana Michaels

October 29, 2014

BoBunny Stickable Stencils

If you haven't tried the BoBunny Stickable Stencils yet, I highly recommend them! They are wonderful for creating one of a kind backgrounds for your scrapbook pages. They are also really easy to clean off and I have yet to have a problem with them losing their stickiness.

Recently, I shared a tutorial (BoBunny Ink, Pen and Stencil Tutorial) on the BoBunny blog on how I used the Stickable Stencils with their BoBunny Double Dot Ink Pads. After creating the background piece for the tutorial, I hated to throw it away, so I used it to create the Our Adventure scrapbook page that I am sharing with you today.

Our Adventure Scrapbook Page by Juliana Michaels featuring BoBunny Souvenir and Stickable Stencils

I used the same technique that I shared in the tutorial to add the numbers on top of the polka dots. It is a simple technique, but it is a fun way to add color and interest to your page. Feel free to check out the tutorial and the other scrapbook page that I made!

Our Adventure Scrapbook Page by Juliana Michaels featuring BoBunny Souvenir and Stickable Stencils

Our Adventure Scrapbook Page by Juliana Michaels featuring BoBunny Souvenir and Stickable Stencils

Thanks so much for stopping by today and I hope you enjoy creating with the BoBunny Stickable Stencils on your next project!

October 27, 2014

Fall Blessings & Digital Cut Files

Hey Everyone! Carolyn Wolff here and I am very excited to share a new design that I created using some awesome new digital cut files created by Juliana Michaels!! I have done some designing for her in the past and was very honoured that she asked me to contribute again. I also have another date booked in January!!!!


I chose to play with the Thankful Pumpkins set which is available in the 17turtles Etsy Shop!!  


I love the words and the different shaped pumpkins. I couldn't wait to get working on my layout!!! I went back a few years in my pile of photos and came across these photos of my niece, Payton, and thought they would be perfect with the pumpkin files.

The pumpkins are created in layers, so I had lots of fun using different colours of orange cardstock and sanding and inking the edges to give them some really nice texture. It was really easy to embellish with a button and some twine......and then I added some leaves that I cut out from the paper I was using.


I love the words that come with the set as much as I love the pumpkin shapes. They made a great title for my layout and were really easy to mix with the chipboard letters that I found in my stash.


I mixed in some burlap, buttons, stamps and some stitching to finish off my page.


I am very thankful to Juliana for allowing me to 'play' with her files.  It was great fun and now I have a great page to add to my album.

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Thanks so much Carolyn! I love the creative use of this cut file and how you added the extra texture by inking and distressing the cardstock pumpkins. I also can't wait to have you back in January!

Carolyn regularly shares some awesome paper crafting and scrapbook projects on her blog. Here is a fun winter project she created using one of my free cut files - Let It Snow.



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October 25, 2014

Clique Kits + 17turtles Creative November


Hello 17turtles Fans! I am thrilled to announce that 17turtles has teamed up with Clique Kits for the month of November. This team up is going to include some amazing inspiration from their talented design team, custom digital cut files from 17turtles, coupon codes good for both 17turtles and Clique Kits, as well as your chance to win a $20 credit to the 17turtles Etsy Shop! Keep reading below for more details! It's going to be a Creative November indeed!

DIGITAL CUT FILES 

As part of this team up, I have created 4 custom digital cut files designed to coordinate especially with the Clique Kits November Kit - Homecoming. These cut files are now available in the 17turtles Etsy Shop in the section titled Clique Kits


PROMO CODES

Enjoy 25% off ANY order (with no minimum required) from the 17turtles Etsy Shop using the promo code - CK17TURTLES25

And while you are at it, enjoy 25% off in the Clique Kits Shop using the promo code - CKNOV25

Both codes are good from now until November 30.


CLIQUE KITS NOVEMBER CHALLENGE

17turtles is also the sponsor for the CK November challenge. You will have the opportunity to win a $20 credit to the 17turtles Etsy Shop!!! The challenge will be posted on November 8th, so stay tuned for all the details.


ABOUT CLIQUE KITS

Clique Kits is a NEW scrapbook kit club. We strive to give our Clique Friends designer products that fit an array of styles and scrapbooking levels. At Clique Kits paper crafters are the in crowd and we want everyone to feel apart of something unique and special. The Clique Kit gals also understand the value of a kit; we want to give you a variety of products in each kit, including exclusive products that will inspire you to create until the last piece is gone!
Clique Kits began with a group of friends who were looking for a new outlet in the scrapbook industry after MemoryWorks closed their doors. Gia, Jody, Erica and Lacey were all consultants with MemoryWorks and either served on the design team or as a guest designer. The creative friendship that was created through this adventure is what has molded into Clique Kits. We all have similar creative goals and creative styles.
Currently, Clique Kits spans across the US, from the Midwest to Hawaii as we develop and grow this business from "our basements". This outlet lets us share our passion for memory keeping through not only our products, but as well as through our blog. We strive to inspire our scrappy friends with tutorials, creative inspiration, articles, video, inspirational blog shares, and much more to highlighting our kits and products.
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I'm looking forward to a Creative November! How about you?

October 23, 2014

Do You Love Scrapbook Sketches?

Do You Love Scrapbook Sketches? If you said yes, then I highly encourage you to check out the all new Creative Scrappers Creating with Sketches Volume 3. This new book features over 120 12x12" sketches and inspiration from 60 international designers including myself! This book is full amazingly talented designers and I'm so excited among them. 

Today, I'm sharing the layout that is in Volume 3. It is about a trip to the Cleveland Zoo with my nieces last year to see the Dinosaur exhibit. They were fascinated by the life size dinosaurs. It was definitely "dinomite"!

Dinomite Scrapbook Page by Juliana Michaels for Creative Scrappers Creating With Sketches Volume 3

To create this layout, I used Pink Paislee's Solstice collection including some of the patterned papers, ephemera and gold foam stickers. I also used 17turtles Digital Cut File Circles Within Circles and a hand drawn title for further embellishment.

Dinomite Scrapbook Page by Juliana Michaels for Creative Scrappers Creating With Sketches Volume 3

Dinomite Scrapbook Page by Juliana Michaels for Creative Scrappers Creating With Sketches Volume 3

Dinomite Scrapbook Page by Juliana Michaels for Creative Scrappers Creating With Sketches Volume 3

Make sure you visit Creative Scrappers Shop to purchase your copy and to save 10% using coupon code V3Juliana!


Creative Scrappers Creating With Sketches Volume 3 Coupon Code V3Juliana

And if you are looking for even more inspiration, Creative Scrappers just posted their most recent reveal - Sketch 280. Play along for your chance to win a fabulous prize from Pretty Little Studio!

Creative Scrappers Sketch 280