June 30, 2015

Therm O Web 4th of July Special

Hi friends! I wanted to take a few minutes to let you know about the awesome deal Therm O Web is offering just in time for the 4th of July. Starting today June 30 and continuing through July 5th at 11:59 CST you can save 25% off your entire order plus free shipping on all orders over $30 using the coupon code USA. This sale includes all your favorite Therm O Web products including:  HeatnBond, iCraft Deco Foils, Zots, Tape Runner, Interfacing and more! And to make this even more special, they are giving a portion of all sales to the Wounded Warrior Project!
So what are you waiting for? Visit thermowebonline.com now and save.

June 29, 2015

Happy Announcement | SRM Stickers & Therm O Web

Hi all! I have two very happy things to announce today...I am a new member of the SRM Stickers Design Team AND the Therm O Web Design Team! Stay tuned for fun new projects coming from me using products from both of these fabulous companies starting in July. I can't wait to create and share with you!

I'm so excited to be back designing for SRM Stickers (and Susan) and I can't wait to play with all the new products they just released! For more info about the fabulous and fun products from SRM Stickers check out their blog and website:
SRM Stickers Blog
SRM Press


I'm also really looking forward to playing with all the adhesives from Therm O Web, including their new Deco Foil! For more info about the awesome adhesives and products from Therm O Web check out their blog and website:
Therm O Web Blog
Therm O Web

June 18, 2015

Father's Day Card | Distress Ink Watercoloring

Hello and Happy Thursday Friends! As I mentioned earlier in the week, when I shared My Dad Is Awesome Scrapbook Page, I created a handmade Father's Day card for my Dad and after finishing it, I thought it would be nice to share it with you today.

Yes, I'm into the watercolored look! I admit it and I love it! It's such a fun easy way to add a touch of color to just about any project. To create this card front, I stamped the funky circles from the MFT Stamps Whimsical Wishes stamps set with Ranger Archival Ink in black on a piece of watercolor paper cut to 4.25 " x 5.5". The Ranger Archival Ink is waterproof and is perfect for using with watercoloring because it won't bleed.

Dad Father's Day Card by Juliana Michaels featuring MFT Stamps, Elle's Studio Stamps and Distress Ink Watercoloring

To create my watercolors, I took my Distress Ink in Tumbled Glass and stamped it onto my craft mat. I then took a paint brush and added water to the ink, swirled it around and added more water as needed to have enough to fill my brush with paint. I then painted casual strokes on the stamped images. Once this color was dry, I repeated the same process with the Distress Ink in Denim. This is such a great way to get the watercolor look using something I already own. You gotta love products with multiple uses!

Dad Father's Day Card by Juliana Michaels featuring MFT Stamps, Elle's Studio Stamps and Distress Ink Watercoloring

Once the watercolor was dry, I stamped the word Dad using the MFT Stamps LLD Cooper Alphabet stamp set. I then stamped the Laugh, Love, Smile stamp from Elle's Studio Sycamore Lane stamp set and the little heart from the MFT Stamps Whimsical Wishes stamp set. To complete the card, I added some jute and tied it in a small bow. This is such a quick and easy card to make, but the effort came from the heart and I know my Dad will treasure it forever! Happy "early" Father's Day to all the Dad's out there and thank you for stopping by today!

Supplies:
Stamps: My Favorite Things Stamps | Whimsical Wishes and LLD Cooper Alphabet; Elle's Studio | Sycamore Lane
Jute: American Crafts, Maya Road
Ink: Ranger Archival Ink in Black; Distress Ink in Tumbled Glass and Denim
Other: Watercolor paper, paint brush, craft mat

June 15, 2015

My Dad Is Awesome | Scrapbook Page

With Father's Day coming up next weekend, I thought I would share a recent layout that I created of me and my Dad. Last year I went and spent an entire week with my Dad...just me and him. It was a great week and one that I will always treasure. One day while out riding around on the polaris, I decided to pull out my phone and snap a selfie of the two us.  I'm so glad I did, because this ended up being one of my favorite photos from the trip!
 Awesome Selfie Today Dad Scrapbook Page by Juliana Michaels featuring Pebbles Inc

I used the Pebbles Inc Happy Day collection. Because I used a black and white photo, I choose to limit my color palette to mostly neutrals. I added pops of color with the strips of blue patterned paper and the green stars. I positioned the larger green stars and the "selfie" sticker around the photo to help draw your attention to the photo.


Awesome Selfie Today Dad Scrapbook Page by Juliana Michaels featuring Pebbles Inc

Awesome Selfie Today Dad Scrapbook Page by Juliana Michaels featuring Pebbles Inc

Although I won't be able to see my Dad for Father's Day this year, he will most certainly be receiving a handmade card from me to let him know just how much I love him! Thanks for stopping by today!

Supplies:
Patterned Paper, Stickers: Pebbles Inc |  Happy Day
Wood Veneer: America Crafts, Freckled Fawn
Pen: Marvy LePen - Black
Ink: Ranger Distress Ink - Walnut Stain
Electronic Cutting Machine: Silhouette (used to cut the paper stars)


June 8, 2015

Watercolor Card | Pretty Pink Posh Watercolor Blog Hop

Happy Monday friends! I hope you had a wonderful weekend! I spent the weekend with my sweet friend Tracey crafting and creating - making three scrapbook pages and three cards. I felt quite accomplished finishing so many projects in such a short period of time! I also had a blast getting inky and playing around with watercoloring. I was inspired to try watercoloring with my stamps after seeing some gorgeous cards by Kimberly Crawford.

I'm Here For You Card by Juliana Michaels featuring Distress Ink Watercoloring and MFT Stamps Modern Blooms

I ended up loving what I made so I decided to it up to the Pretty Pink Posh's Watercolor Blog Hop. I'm planning to put together a little tutorial for the technique that I used and to share it here on my blog very soon!

Pretty Pink Posh's Watercolor Blog Hop

I used the MFT Stamps Modern Blooms stamp set for the flowers and the LJD Whimsical Wishes for the sentiment.

I'm Here For You Card by Juliana Michaels featuring Distress Ink Watercoloring and MFT Stamps Modern Blooms

I then die cut the sentiment and the watercolored panel using the MFT Stamps Blueprints 24 die.

I'm Here For You Card by Juliana Michaels featuring Distress Ink Watercoloring and MFT Stamps Modern Blooms

To finish it off, I added some gold thread and sequins!

I'm Here For You Card by Juliana Michaels featuring Distress Ink Watercoloring and MFT Stamps Modern Blooms

Thanks so much for stopping by today and as I mentioned above, stay tuned for a tutorial on this technique very soon!