June 29, 2016

A Rose Is A Rose Digital Cut File and Scrapbook Page

Hello Digital Cut File fans! I'm back with a new cut file I created called A Rose Is A Rose. I used it to help me document these photos of my niece as she celebrated her First Holy Communion. As I was thinking of how to embellish this page and add to the story, the first thing that came to mind were flowers. Flowers seem to make everything a little extra special!

First Holy Communion Scrapbook Page by Juliana Michaels using A Rose Is A Rose Free Digital Cut File and Elle's Studio Thankful collection.

Digital Cut File | A Rose Is A Rose

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 your own personal use. If you have questions, concerns or comments about my cut files, please leave me a message in the comment section or contact me on Facebook.

A Rose Is A Rose Free Digital Cut File by Juliana Michaels www.17turtles.com

I also combined this cut file with the Make A Wreath Cut File. The circle shape from that set helped to ground the photos and the flowers as well as draw your eye into the center of the layout. 

If you are looking for more special day scrapbook page ideas, check out another First Communion scrapbook page I made using the Rose Cluster Cut File. These cut files happen to coordinate with each other and I think they would be perfect for a double page layout. Don't you?

First Holy Communion Scrapbook Page by Juliana Michaels using A Rose Is A Rose Free Digital Cut File and Elle's Studio Thankful collection.

Supplies:
Here is a list of some of the supplies I used on this layout. Where available I use affiliate links on the products I purchase and use. This means that if you make a purchase after clicking, I will receive a small commission at no extra cost to you. This allows me to continue creating and sharing my digital cut files with you. Thanks so much for your support!


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June 28, 2016

Summer Coffee Lovers Blog Hop Winner

Thank you so much to everyone who stopped by during the Summer Coffee Lovers Blog Hop and for your sweet comments. It was a great hop and I still can't believe that over 800 people played along. Today, I'm announcing the winner of the little giveaway I had on my blog. Congratulations goes to Ann!


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June 17, 2016

Summer Coffee Lovers Blog Hop & Blog Candy

Happy Summer my coffee loving friends. I'm happy to be playing along with the Summer Coffee Lovers Blog Hop with my take on a summer themed coffee card. The Summer Coffee Lovers Blog Hop runs from today Friday, June 17 through Friday, June 24th.  For more details about the hop and a chance to win a little blog candy from me, check out the bottom of this post. 

Summer Coffee Lovers Blog Hop 2016

The card I created is all about coffee and friends. I created the background on watercolor paper by blending several colors of Ranger Distress Ink with a Mini Blending Tool. I then splattered it with water using a paint brush and dabbed away the water to leave the lightened splatters.

Next, I stamped the image onto watercolor paper using the Taylored Expressions Perfect Blend   stamp set and my Misti. I then fussy cut around the image and applied watercolor in colors similar to the inks I used to create the background. The final touch was to color in the heart and coffee cup in a pretty pink color using a Zig Clean Color Real Brush Marker. 

Good Coffee Is Always Best With Great Friends Card by Juliana Michaels featuring Taylored Expressions Stamps, Ranger Distress Ink and Therm O Web Adhesives

Good Coffee Is Always Best With Great Friends Card by Juliana Michaels featuring Taylored Expressions Stamps, Ranger Distress Ink and Therm O Web Adhesives

Good Coffee Is Always Best With Great Friends Card by Juliana Michaels featuring Taylored Expressions Stamps, Ranger Distress Ink and Therm O Web Adhesives

Here are the details for the Summer Coffee Lovers Blog Hop:
If you want to play along all you have to do is create a new card with a coffee, tea and/or cocoa image and the theme of summer. After you've created your card, head over to the Coffee Loving Cardmakers Blog to link up your card. Anyone can play along any time between Friday, June 17 through Friday, June 24th at 11:59 pm pacific. There are no limits to the number of entries. By linking up your project, you become eligible to win a prize from one the amazing Super Sponsors! Also, make sure to tag your projects on social media using #summerclh. I hope you'll play along and thanks so much for stopping by today!

As a way to wish you all a Happy Summer, I have a little gift to give away to one lucky person who leaves a comment below telling me what is your  favorite coffee, tea or cocoa drink. The randomly selected winner with receive  this cute Little B Coffee/Tea Cup notepad and this fun Coffee and Donuts Stamp Set by Kelly Purkey. If you'd love to win, leave me a comment and make sure I have a way to contact you if you're the winner. Commenting will be open until Friday, June 24th at 11:59 EST. Happy Summer and Coffee Lovers Blog Hopping!


Here is a list of some of the supplies I used on this card. Where available I use affiliate links on the products I purchase and use. This means that if you make a purchase after clicking, I will receive a small commission at no extra cost to you. Thanks so much for your support!


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June 11, 2016

Sunny Studio Stamps Fresh and Fruity Card | Watercolor Bleaching Technique

I'm super excited to share with you today, that I'm guest designing for Sunny Studio Stamps! If you haven't noticed, I've been creating and sharing more cards lately. I really enjoy the process involved with stamping and coloring. So you can imagine how thrilled I was when Mendi contacted me to ask me to guest design - I immediately started doing a little happy dance! Over on the Sunny Studios Stamps Blog, I'm sharing four cards I created using stamps from her Summer 2016 release. I invite you to stop by and check out my post.

As I was creating my cards, I decided to create an extra card to share here on my blog. For this card, I used the Fresh & Fruity stamp set. I love all the fun fruit shapes and how easy it is to mix and match the sentiments to create just the right one you need. I couldn't have asked for a sweeter Mother and that is why I gave this card to her for Mother's Day.

Sweeter Mother Watercolor Bleaching Technique by Juliana Michaels featuring Sunny Studio Stamps Fresh and Fruity

For this card, I stamped and colored the strawberries using the Bleached Watercolor Technique. I first stamped the strawberries with Versamark onto a piece of watercolor paper and then heat embossed them with white embossing powder. I stamped the sentiment using the same technique. 

To create the background I applied Distress Ink with my Ranger ink blending tool in various shades of red.

Sweeter Mother Watercolor Bleaching Technique by Juliana Michaels featuring Sunny Studio Stamps Fresh and Fruity

I then applied water with a small paint brush to the insides of the strawberries and dabbed away the excess ink using a paper towel. This is how you get the bleached look that is part of the fun watercolor bleaching technique. I then splattered the entire piece with a water loaded paint brush and dabbed off the excess water with a paper towel. 

To color in the strawberries, I used Zig Clean Color Real Brush Markers. I used a small paint brush and water to blend the ink and add to the water colored look of the card.

Sweeter Mother Watercolor Bleaching Technique by Juliana Michaels featuring Sunny Studio Stamps Fresh and Fruity

For a added touch of dimension, I tied a piece of red and white bakers twine around the card front.  I then mounted it onto a piece of green cardstock.

Sweeter Mother Watercolor Bleaching Technique by Juliana Michaels featuring Sunny Studio Stamps Fresh and Fruity

Have A Sunshiny Day Sneak Peek by Juliana Michaels featuring Sunny Studio Stamps

Here's a little peek at one the cards I'm sharing over on the Sunny Studios Stamp Blog. I sure hope you'll stop by and check them out!
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