January 28, 2015

Leaky Shed Studio Guest | Playing With Chipboard

Hello friends! Just a quick post today to let you know that I'm guesting on the Leaky Shed Studio blog today with a winter scrapbook page that I created of our sweet Milo playing in the snow last Winter. I invite you to stop by the Leaky Shed Studio blog and check out the full layout. For now, here's a little peek to entice you!

Leaky Shed Studio Guest Design Post

On the layout above, I used the Snowflake Border Large. It is 11 inches long and was too big for my page, so I trimmed off one of the snowflakes and used it on another layout. Below you can see the other winter scrapbook page that I created using the "extra" snowflake along with theSix Snowflakes Set.

Winter Scrapbook Page by Juliana Michaels featuring BoBunny and Leaky Shed Studio Chipboard

To embellish the snowflakes on this page, I painted them with white acrylic paint and then added BoBunny's Silver Glitter Paste. The glitter paste was perfect for adding a subtle touch of sparkle and shine to the snowflakes!

Winter Scrapbook Page by Juliana Michaels featuring BoBunny and Leaky Shed Studio Chipboard

Thanks for stopping by today and don't forget to head over to the Leaky Shed Studio blog to see my other layout!

January 26, 2015

Winter Scrapbook Page Ideas with Digital Cut Files | Part 2

Happy Monday 17turtles Fans! As you might remember last week, I shared a winter scrapbook page using one of my new cut files called Snowflake Background. Today, I'm showing you how I used the scraps from that layout to create another winter layout.

Winter Scrapbook Page by Juliana Michaels featuring 17turtles Digital Cut File Snowflake Background

When I cut the Snowflake Background Cut File, I had positioned it in the center of the white cardstock. After removing the cut file, I was left with a really cool looking frame that I decided to use for another layout. I love how the "frame" really keeps the focus on the photo and gives the illusion of being out in the snow.


Before I attached the snowflake frame to the background paper, I splattered the paper with some white Dylusions Ink to mimic the look of falling snow. I then added some stickers, letter stickers, die cuts, machine stitching and stamps to the layout. 


Supplies | Patterned Paper, Letter Stickers, Die Cuts, Stamp - Elle's Studio; Cardstock - American Crafts; Spray Ink - Dylusions Ranger; Sewing Machine; Digital Cut File Snowflake Background and Snowflakes -17turtles


So how do you like to use your Digital Cut File scraps? I'd love to hear or see what you do with them!

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I also want to announce the winner of the 17turtles Design Team Announcement Giveaway. The winner is Debbie Standard! Congratulations Debbie, you are the winner of a $20 Gift Certificate to 17turtles Digital Cut Files Shop!

January 21, 2015

Winter Scrapbook Page Ideas with Digital Cut Files

There are some new digital cut files in the 17turtles Shop and I decided to create a layout using one of these new cut files called Snowflake Background. I have been treasuring several photos from last winter of our dear Milo and I knew this background would go perfectly with this photo of him sitting so pretty as the snow was falling!

Winter Scrapbook Page by Juliana Michaels featuring 17turtles Digital Cut File Snowflake Background

I cut the cut file using my Silhouette Cameo from white cardstock and placed it over a background that I created using watercolors and stamps. To keep the paper from warping, I applied a coat of clear Gesso to the front and back of the white cardstock. I learned this fun trick from my scrappy mixed media friend Tracey Sabella!


17turtles Digital Cut File Snowflake Background

I also created this layout to play along with the January Scrap Our Stash Challenge. This Stash Challenge this month is to create a layout and include an item from your stash for each letter in the word T-W-I-N-E.  Here is what I used from my stash for each letter:
T = Twine 
W = Watercolor
I = Ink
N = Number Stickers
E = Embellishments

Scrap Our Stash is a wonderful challenge site that is perfect for helping you use up your scrappy stash and if you play along this month, you could win a $20 GC to the 17turtles Shop! So why not play along right?!

Winter Scrapbook Page by Juliana Michaels featuring 17turtles Digital Cut File Snowflake Background

Winter Scrapbook Page by Juliana Michaels featuring 17turtles Digital Cut File Snowflake Background

Thanks so much for stopping by today and I invite you to visit again tomorrow as I share another winter scrapbook page using the scraps from the Snowflake Background cut file!


January 20, 2015

17turtles Design Team Introduction

Today, I am introducing the three talented designers who are part of the very first 17turtles Digital Cut Files Design Team! So, without further ado, here is a bit more about them, a sample of their project style and a link to their personal blogs where you will find more of their amazing creations!
And don't forget to leave a comment on yesterday's blog post for your chance to win a $20 gift certificate to the 17turtles Shop!

Katrina Hunt 17turtles Design Team Member

Hi! I'm Katrina Hunt and I live in Midwest USA! I am currently owned by four Cardigan Welsh Corgis, who appear in my layouts from time to time (or A LOT of the time)! I’ve discovered as an adult that I love to create and craft. I was never the artsy type while growing up, unless you count cutting my doll’s hair. I have been scrapbooking since February 2009, when I decided to make a mini album for a friend. I discovered that I loved it! Well, let’s just say after that I went nuts with the paper, scissors, and glue. I love color, the more the better. To define my style is hard, as I do what makes me happy. I like to scrap everyday life and things, you never know what the subject of my project might be!


Bone Sweet Bone Dog Scrapbook Page by Katrina Hunt featuring 17turtles Digital Cut Files

To see more of Katrina's work, please visit her blog: Paper Scissors and Glue

Monique Liedtke 17turtles Design Team Member

Hi, I’m Monique Liedtke and I live in The Netherlands with my husband, 3 kids (Manon 18, Timothy 15 and Mats 10) and our Cocker Spaniel, Jippie. I started scrapbooking about 11 years ago and am totally addicted, there’s nothing I’d rather do! I don’t have my own scrap room, but I guess you could say I claimed just about the whole house! I would love to spend every day scrapping from morning till night, especially as I’m so very fortunate to work (have worked) for some of my favorite manufacturers in the scrapbook industry: Doodlebug Design, Imaginisce, Pretty Little Studio, Ruby Rock-It, Epiphany Crafts and to be on the design teams of both Scrapbook Magazine UK as well as SG CREATE Magazine. But alas, that’s not possible and so I work part-time in a small HR office in town as well.

The reasons I love this fabulous hobby are that I preserve our memories, that I’ve made so many new friends and that it helps clearing my head in my busy and hectic life: when I scrap I forget everything and anything.


Christmas Scrapbook Page by Monique Liedtke featuring 17turtles Digital Cut Files

To see more of Monique's work, please visit her blog: Creating {Non}Sense

Suzanna Lee 17turtles Design Team Member

I am Suzanna Lee, wife to Michael and Mummy to Nikolas and Mia. These 3 are not only my life but the subjects of all things crafty. Scrapbooking is not only my creative outlet but a means to preserving my insanity (and memories)! Equally important to me is the photography. I spend as much time with my Nikon as I do at my scrappy desk. When not with my family or scrapbooking, I work part time as a Physical Therapist. Somebody has to support this addiction! I love what I do and love being able to use both sides of my brain equally! I am thrilled to be joining Juliana and 17Turtles for this FIRST term!


Christmas Scrapbook Page by Suzanna Lee featuring 17turtles Digital Cut Files


To see more of Suzanna's work, please visit her blog: Life's Trivialities

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I know some of you are wondering if I had a DT call and you missed it, but I didn't have a call. Since this is a new venture for me, I wanted to keep it small and see how it goes. In the future I may have a call or even add to the Design Team. If you are especially interested in guest blogging on 17turtles, please feel free to contact me!

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January 19, 2015

17turtles Design Team & Giveaway

Happy Monday 17turtles Fans! Today, I have a very special announcement to make. I am happy to announce the very first 17turtles Digital Cut Files Design Team!!!

Katrina Hunt, Monique Liedtke and Suzanna Lee.


I am thrilled to have these three sweet and amazingly talented artist's joining me to create, share, educate and inspire you. Each Monday on the 17turtles blog, one of these talented designers will be featured as they share a brand new project created just for you. Mark your calendars and join us as the inspiration begins on Monday, February 2. 

And to celebrate the beginning of this new inspirational adventure, I'm having a little giveaway!!!

A $20 Gift Certificate to the 17turtles Digital Cut Files Shop


All you have to do is leave a comment on this post letting me know how you like to use digital cut files when you're crafting. You have until Thursday January 22 at 11:59 PM EST to leave your comment.

17turtles Digital Cut Files Design Team 2015
But that's not all folks! Each of the 17turtles Designer's is giving away a $10 Gift Certificate on their blog, so make sure you stop by and leave a comment on their blogs too!


I will be introducing the 17turtles Designers in more detail tomorrow, so I invite you to stop back by and learn more about them!!!

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