August 22, 2014

Best Day Ever | Lincoln's First Day

I was so excited to finally get to scrapbook a photo of Lincoln! This is the first page I've made
and I used a photo from the first day that he came home with us. It was really the best day ever!

Best Day Ever Scrapbook Page by Juliana Michaels using Pebbles Inc Homemade

I have been itching to use the new Pebbles Homemade collection and I pulled it out for this page. The peach matched perfectly with my shirt. I added some of the fabulous gold Thickers and gold glitter stickers! Just love this collection. I also used a new digital cut file that I created called Mini Wagon Wheels Background. I'll be sharing more about it soon!

Best Day Ever Scrapbook Page by Juliana Michaels using Pebbles Inc Homemade

Best Day Ever Scrapbook Page by Juliana Michaels using Pebbles Inc Homemade

Best Day Ever Scrapbook Page by Juliana Michaels using Pebbles Inc Homemade

My design was inspired by Sketch #275 at Creative Scrappers


and a new challenge site on Instagram called Society 52


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August 21, 2014

Free Cut File | Hand Drawn Circles

I'm back with a new FREE DIGITAL CUT FILE as promised! This one is called Hand Drawn Circles. I just recently shared a layout that I used it on entitled Cuteness. I love how these images can be used as small embellishments or as large focal points of frames on a scrapbook page. I also think they could be kind of cool if they were cut from vinyl and then used to decorate a teens bedroom walls. Just an idea!

FREE DIGITAL CUT FILE | HAND DRAWN CIRCLES

This free cut file can be used with a variety of electronic digital cutting machines to create a full range of projects, including cards, home decor, scrapbook pages and more. The only limit to what you can create using this cut file is your own imagination. This digital file is available in SVG, PNG, DXF and Studio formats and you may download this digital cut file for FREE for your own personal use. Please refer to my terms of use for more information if you wish to use these for more than your own personal projects. If you have questions, concerns or comments about my free cut files, please feel free to leave me a message in the comment section.

Click on this link to download: HAND DRAWN CIRCLES

Hand Drawn Circles Free Digital Cutting File by Juliana Michaels 17turtles.com

If you are looking for more hand drawn style cut files, you can check out these two cut files:

I hope you enjoy this new cut file and as always, I would LOVE to see what you create when you use them!

PS...I have some exciting news regarding my cutting files that I will be sharing very soon!
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August 20, 2014

Make Every Moment Count

Make Every Moment Count Card by Juliana Michaels featuring Elle's Studio

With all of the crazy things that happen in the world every day, sometimes it good to just stop and take in the moment. Enjoy the moment and make it count. You never know what tomorrow holds. This also reminds me why I love to scrapbook. I love to record the moments and the memories.

This card features a tag from the Elle's Studio exclusive August 2014 Kit. I also used the polka dot border stamp from the Happiness Is Stamp Set. I stamped it with Versamark, sprinkled it with white embossing powder and then heat set it. I used a scrap of paper to prevent the stamp from stamping where I didn't want it to, such as on the corners.



The wood veneer heart was colored using an ink pad. I then finished the card with a SRM Stickers Doily, a wood clothespin and some twine.


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August 18, 2014

Cuteness | Paper & Puppies

I have two CUTE things to share with you today. First up is this layout that I created and just realized that I hadn't shared yet.

Cuteness Scrapbook Page by Juliana Michaels featuring Heidi Swapp and Elle's Studio

It's a photo of my nieces playing with all of their dolls. They really are too cute if you ask me! This was a just for fun layout that I created using a combination of Heidi Swapp and Elle's Studio goodness.

Cuteness Scrapbook Page by Juliana Michaels featuring Heidi Swapp and Elle's Studio

The large yellow circle shape is a new DIGITAL CUT FILE shape that I will be sharing soon. I created it by hand drawing the circle using a large tip marker.  I then imported the image into Adobe Illustrator and turned it into a cut file. STAY TUNED - this new digital cut file will be available later this week!

Cuteness Scrapbook Page by Juliana Michaels featuring Heidi Swapp and Elle's Studio

I love my spray inks and I had so much fun splattering several colors onto the background of my layout.

Cuteness Scrapbook Page by Juliana Michaels featuring Heidi Swapp and Elle's Studio

Cuteness Scrapbook Page by Juliana Michaels featuring Heidi Swapp and Elle's Studio

And now for the other cuteness that I want to share...LINCOLN at 9 weeks. I can NOT believe how much he has grown in the 2 weeks since we brought him home! He's still a little stinker at times, but he has learned so much and is starting to be a good little puppy!

Lincoln 9 Weeks Old - Golden Retriever

Make sure you stop back by later this week when I share my latest new FREE Digital Cut File!

August 16, 2014

Saturday Share No. 2

This week has been a little less hectic than last week. Thank goodness. We are starting to get into the routine with Lincoln and he is starting to learn our routine as well. It's amazing how fast they grow and learn!

CREATED & SHARED


My first project share this week was one of my new Elle's Studio layouts - Love Your Smile. It was posted to promote her August Kit Reveal as well as the August DT Gallery Reveal. I also shared a Stitching With Twine Tutorial that explains how I used twine to stitch on my scrapbook page.

Love Your Smile Scrapbook Page by Juliana Michaels featuring Elle's Studio August 2014 Kit

Stitching With Twine On Your Scrapbook Page Tutorial by Juliana Michaels

I had a personalized Back To School Binder up on the 3 Birds Blog. I enjoyed the challenge of using the various speciality papers they create. Especially the vellum. I honestly struggle when it comes to using vellum, so I was quite happy with the outcome of this project.

Personalized Back To School Binder by Juliana Michaels featuring 3 Birds Design Midday Medley and Graceful Season Paper Collections

Lastly, I had a project on the BoBunny blog. I created a coordinating Baby Card and Gift Bag using the BoBunny Baby Bump collection and their Kraft Bags. Making things that have a purpose always helps inspire me. This set was made for my neighbor who is expecting a baby girl in December.

Baby Gift Wrap and Baby Card by Juliana Michaels featuring BoBunny Baby Bump Collection and Kraft Bags

This week as a journeyed around the web, I came across a wonderful selection of projects and ideas that inspired me.

INSPIRED BY - INSPIRATION IS ALL AROUND YOU

First up this layout by Missy Whidden for My Mind's Eye, absolutely blew me away. The cut file she used is what first caught my attention, but how she incorporated all of the wood grain papers and wood embellishments really drew me into the design. They provide a wonderful contrast to the bright pink outfit that her daughter is wearing. It really reminded me how stark contrasts can catch your eye and hold it.

Missy Whidden My Mind's Eye

The simplicity of these hand crafted paper clips got my braining going and they made me want to play with my paper and stuff! I mean, really, how cute are these? I'm hoping to make some of my own soon to add to an upcoming project.

Hand crafted paper clips

I've seen lots of cute uses for paint chips, but for some reason the contrast and simplicity of this card design by Amy Tsuruta grabbed my attention. Maybe it's the kraft background, maybe it's the fabulous green color, or the clever use of the die cut. No matter the reason, it certainly said HELLO to me!

Paint Chip Hello Card by Amy Tsuruta

Last by not least, quilling just makes me happy and so does this gorgeous card by Neli. Her work is so inspiring and it really makes me want to spend more time creating quilled works of art.

Nelika Neli Quilling

Oh and just in case you were wondering, I am already getting in the mood for Halloween! I can't wait to start working on decorations for our Halloween party. This faBOOlous Halloween Wreath by Grandin Road caught my eye and got my creative juices flowing. I want to try my hand at making something like this myself!



So what has inspired you this week? Share below. I'd love to check it out!