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.


Thanks so much for stopping by and saying HI!

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!

August 14, 2014

Baby Card and Gift Bag | BoBunny Kraft Bags

I have another quick post today. I'm up on the BoBunny Blog sharing a gift wrap and card that I made using their Kraft Bags and Baby Bump collection. All week long, we've been sharing Kraft Bag projects. I'd love for you to hop on over and check out the details, as well as the project created by my fellow design team member Lisa Novogrodski.

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


August 13, 2014

Back To School In Style | 3 Birds Design

Just a quick post today. I'm up on the 3 Birds Studio blog with a Back To School Personalized Binder that I created using their fabulous speciality papers and stickers. I'd love for you to fly on over and check it out!

Back To School Personalized Binder by Juliana Michaels featuring 3 Birds Design