March 30, 2015

Paper Issues Eggs-cellent Add-ventures Linky Party Sponsored by 17turtles Digital Cut Files

Paper Issues
Hello 17turtles Fans! Do you have issues? Paper Issues that is?  I'm thrilled to share with you today that 17turtles is sponsoring the latest issue at Paper Issues called Eggs-cellent Add-ventures. If you are not familiar with what an "issue" is, let me explain! About twice a month, Paper Issues shares a new "issue" or theme with a fun play on words. They give you tons of examples on how you can use that issue to inspire a scrapbook page. You then create a page based on that "issue" and upload it to their linky party for a chance to win a fabulous prize. The prize this month is a $20 gift certificate to the 17turtles Digital Cut Files Shop!

For this issue, I created three brand new cut files (check them out below) that are related to the Eggs-cellent Add-ventures issue and sent them to six of the Paper Issues Design Team Members. Below is a little sneak peek of the projects they created. 

I invite you to head over to the Paper Issues blog to see the full reveal of the designers projects (they are amazing!!!) AND to get all of the details about the Eggs-cellent Add-ventures Issue!

Sneak Peek of the Paper Issues
sponsored by 17turtles Digital Cut Files

Sneak Peek of Paper Issues Eggs-cellent Add-ventures Linky Party Sponsored by 17turtles Digital Cut Files

Here are the three brand new 17turtles Digital Cut Files that were created especially for the Paper Issues Eggs-cellent Add-ventures Linky Party. They are now available in the 17turtles Digital Cut File Shop!


17turtles Digital Cut Files created for the Paper Issues Eggs-cellent Add-ventures Linky Party Sponsored by 17turtles Digital Cut Files

If you are interested in using these new cut files on your project for the Eggs-cellent Add-ventures Issue you can save 25% by using the code:

PI17TURTLES25

(This code is good for 25% off any order March 30 - April 12, 2015.)


Before you go, I invite you to 

So, what have you decided? Do you have issues??? I sure hope so and that you will join us in all the fun over on the Paper Issues blog! Thanks so much for stopping by today!!!

March 27, 2015

Practical Scrappers Scrapping Our Stash Blog Hop + Giveaway

Happy Friday and welcome to the Practical Scrappers Scrapping Our Stash Blog Hop! You may have arrived here from Majken Pullin's blog, but if not, make sure you head over there to check out what she has to share with you today too.

The Scrapping Our Stash Blog Hop is a group of scrappers who are using up their scrappy stash and sharing some inspiration along the way! Today, I'm sharing a scrapbook page that I created about my my sweet Milo who passed away last May.  I miss him so much, but scrapping these photos helped me focus on all of the happy memories I have of him!

Memories Dog Scrapbook Page by Juliana Michaels featuring 17turtles Digital Cut File Paw Prints & Hearts and BoBunny Happy Tails

For my stash busting, I used BoBunny's Happy Tails collection along with some wood veneer that I have been hoarding from various companies including Maya Road, American Crafts and Lawn Fawn.
Memories Dog Scrapbook Page by Juliana Michaels featuring 17turtles Digital Cut File Paw Prints & Hearts and BoBunny Happy Tails

Of course, I couldn't resist throwing in a 17turtles Digital Cut Files. I used the Paw Prints & Hearts Background to add some interest to the background and to further focus on the dog theme of my layout!

Memories Dog Scrapbook Page by Juliana Michaels featuring 17turtles Digital Cut File Paw Prints & Hearts and BoBunny Happy Tails

Now, to help me bust even more of my stash, I'm having a
MYSTERY PRIZE PACKAGE GIVEAWAY!


So, if you are OK with winning a MYSTERY PRIZE PACKAGE, leave me comment below and let me know what is your favorite scrapbook product. You have until Monday, March 30 at 12 midnight EST to leave your comment. I will then pick one lucky person to win a fabulous mystery surprise package. And I promise, you will not be disappointed!

As I mentioned, if you just started on my blog, make sure to Majken Pullin's blog. There is tons of inspiration on each and every blog and I know there are quite a few giveaways going on as well. Happy Hopping!

March 25, 2015

Paper Issues Online Crop | Stencil Challenge

Hello friends and welcome! Today I'm sharing another scrapbook page that I created for the Paper Issues Online Crop from this past weekend. This layout was created for DeeDee's UmWow Studio Stencil Challenge.

Be You Happy Scrapbook Page by Juliana Michaels created for the Paper Issues Online Crop using stencils, mixed media and Jillibean Soup.

Before I started playing with my stencil, I applied a coat of clear gesso to the front and back side of my background paper. The gesso helps minimize some of the warping that can occur when you start adding mixed media products to scrapbooking paper.

Be You Happy Scrapbook Page by Juliana Michaels created for the Paper Issues Online Crop using stencils, mixed media and Jillibean Soup.

Once the background paper was dry, I placed the Jillibean Soup "Happy" Stencil on the paper and then used a palette knife to apply a layer of molding paste. I then gently lifted the stencil off the paper and repeated this process several more times. I then put the paper to the side to let the paste dry. Don't forget to wash your stencil as soon as you are finished working with the molding paste. It's much easier to remove when it's not dry!

After the molding paste was dry, I sprayed over the stenciled words with Heidi Swapp Colorshine Spray Ink. This added a large area of bold color and helped the stenciled words stand out more.

Be You Happy Scrapbook Page by Juliana Michaels created for the Paper Issues Online Crop using stencils, mixed media and Jillibean Soup.

Here you can get a good look at the texture and interest the molding paste added to my layout. Other than the drying time, it was a super quick and easy technique.

Be You Happy Scrapbook Page by Juliana Michaels created for the Paper Issues Online Crop using stencils, mixed media and Jillibean Soup.

To complete the background, I added some splatters of various other Heidi Swapp Colorshine Spray Ink colors, some stamping and a little bit of hand lettering. Can you read it? 

Be You Happy Scrapbook Page by Juliana Michaels created for the Paper Issues Online Crop using stencils, mixed media and Jillibean Soup.

I hope you enjoyed my take on the Stencil challenge. Have you ever used stencils on your scrapbook pages? If you'd like to join in the fun, you can find out more about this challenge and all the other challenges on the Paper Issues Friends & Fans Facebook Page. There are tons of great challenges and prizes, including one sponsored by 17turtles where you have the chance to win a $20 gift certificate to the 17turtles Shop! 

What are you waiting for? I invite you to head on over to the Paper Issues Facebook Page and get scrapping!

March 23, 2015

Paper Issues Online Crop | 17turtles Cut File Challenge

This weekend Paper Issues hosted an Online Crop on their Facebook Page (Paper Issues Friends & Fans) with loads of great challenges and prizes, including one sponsored by 17turtles. The 17turtles Altered Cut File Challenge is for you to use a digital cut file on your project and to add some color to it by either cutting the image from colored cardstock or patterned paper OR you can add color with paint, ink, sprays, etc. By playing along with my challenge you have the chance to win a $20 gift certificate to the 17turtles Shop! All of the challenges are open until March 29, so you still have plenty of time to join in the fun and enter for your chance to win some amazing prizes!

Here is the layout that I created for the Cut File Challenge using some photos of Danny giving Woody a bath!

This Happened Horse Scrapbook Page by Juliana Michaels featuring 17turtles Digital Cut File Dancing Circles and created for the Paper Issues Online Crop 17turtles Cut File Challenge

For my take on the challenge, I used a new 17turtles Cut File called Dancing Circles.  I cut the image from white cardstock and then added color to it using a combination of watercolors and gelatos.


This Happened Horse Scrapbook Page by Juliana Michaels featuring 17turtles Digital Cut File Dancing Circles and created for the Paper Issues Online Crop 17turtles Cut File Challenge

To help prevent the cut image from warping, I applied a coat of clear gesso to both sides of it. Once the gesso was dry, I then added the watercolor and gelatos.

This Happened Horse Scrapbook Page by Juliana Michaels featuring 17turtles Digital Cut File Dancing Circles and created for the Paper Issues Online Crop 17turtles Cut File Challenge

17TURTLES DIGITAL CUT FILES | DANCING CIRCLES

17turtles Digital Cut File Dancing Circles

I hope you will join in and play along with some of the great challenges for the Paper Issues Crop! You're invited to stop back by tomorrow to see my take DeeDee's UmWow Studio Stencil.

March 18, 2015

CREATE Magazine | March 2015

If you are looking for a great source of scrapbooking and card making inspiration, then I invite you to check out Scrapbook Generation's Create. The March 2015 issue of Scrapbook Generation's Create magazine is LIVE and you can check out the new issue HERE.

Scrapbook Generation's Create Magazine March 2015

I have several projects in this issue as one of their Design Team Members and here are some sneak peeks to entice you...

Sneak Peek Hello Card by Juliana Michaels featuring Jillibean Soup for Scrapbook Generation's Create Magazine March 2015

Sneak Peek Hello Tag by Juliana Michaels featuring Jillibean Soup for Scrapbook Generation's Create Magazine March 2015

I used the new Jillibean Soup Summer Red Raspberry Soup collection on all three of my projects. This collection is so perfect for spring related projects with it's soft pastels and beautiful watercolor style.

Sneak Peek Live Love Laugh Scrapbook Page by Juliana Michaels featuring Jillibean Soup for Scrapbook Generation's Create Magazine March 2015

So what are you waiting for? Head on over and check out the March 2015 CREATE!