June 30, 2013

Paper Bakery Sketch Challenge #7

Good morning! Today I am up on the Paper Bakery blog with our new sketch for Sketch Challenge #7. This sketch is a bit more specific than what I normally create, but I hope you enjoy it all the same. I specifically incorporated some of the cut file images from the Everyday Polaroids FREE cut file that we shared with you this month. You could of course, easily replace the "today" Polaroid with another photo or a journaling block and the "star geotag" with another type of embellishment. No matter how you interpret it, remember to just have fun and enjoy the creative process!

Paper Bakery Sketch Challenge #7 by Juliana Michaels

This is my layout based on the sketch. I used the free cut files as embellishments for my photo and then placed the journaling above and below the photo.

Paper Bakery June Scrapbook Kit Layout Sketch Challenge #7 by Juliana Michaels

I added some hand doodling to further enhancement all the frames and I had to use that super cool sequin arrow by Heidi Swapp!!! Another fun detail is that I used the vintage sheet of gin rules that was included in the June Scrapbook Kit as a piece of patterned paper and the base for my photos and other embellishments.

Paper Bakery June Scrapbook Kit Layout Sketch Challenge #7 by Juliana Michaels detail

The die cuts were initially cut from white cardstock, but I didn't want them white once I started to add them to my layout so I misted them yellow using Heidi Swapp Colorshine.  I then cut out some extra stars from the American Crafts Glitter Paper and layered them on the die cuts and around my title for added color and dimension.

Paper Bakery June Scrapbook Kit Layout Sketch Challenge #7 by Juliana Michaels

Last but not least, I decorated one of the die cut stars with one of the Paper Bakery Flair from the exclusive American Crafts Flair set.

Paper Bakery June Scrapbook Kit Layout Sketch Challenge #7 by Juliana Michaels

If you are interested in using the FREE cut files, make sure you download today! The link is located over on the right hand side of the blog.

Paper Bakery Everyday Polaroids Free Cut Files by Juliana Michaels

We have changed up the rules a little bit, but here are all the details you need to know to play along with us using the sketch:

1.) We will have a new Sketch Challenges every two weeks. Play along for your chance to win a $10 coupon to the Paper Bakery store.

2.) Make a layout or project utilizing the sketch. Be creative and have fun! We would love to see what you create using a Paper Bakery kit however, using a kit is not required for you to play along.

3.) Take a picture and link it up on the sidebar of the Paper Bakery blog using the INLINKZ widget by the due date July 13.

4.) Winners will be randomly selected and we will post them on our Facebook page and on our blog.  Make sure to follow us on both to find out if you are the winner!!!

I hope you are inspired by this sketch and will play along with us!  I am looking forward to seeing what you create and share!!!

June 27, 2013

Last Day Layout

I just recently returned to work after our move, but going through the process of looking for a new job brought back memories of my last job. I took a couple of photos on my last day to help me remember Sunset Home and the amazing people I worked with. I really loved this job because of them and I really do miss them.  To help me remember them, I decided to create this layout using one of the photos I took of me standing outside of Sunset Home on my last day of work.

A scrapbook layout about work using a mix of American Crafts and Studio Calico products by Juliana Michaels

Because the photo is monochromatic, it allowed me to use whatever colors and patterns I wanted. I was immediately drawn to this mix of American Crafts and Studio Calico paper and embellishments to create this layout. The colors helped capture the happiness and good memories I have!!!

A scrapbook layout about work using a mix of American Crafts and Studio Calico products by Juliana Michaels detail

Mixing and matching patterns and colors that weren't intended to go together is always fun and being a part of the Paper Bakery Design Team has made me want to do more of this when I am scrapping just for me.

A scrapbook layout about work using a mix of American Crafts and Studio Calico products by Juliana Michaels detail

My working career is on a different path now, so things won't be quite the same as they used to, but I will always remember the good times and the many things these ladies taught me and how they made me a better therapist. Thanks for stopping by today!

June 25, 2013

Life is Good | Paper Bakery June Scrapbook Kit

Since we have been celebrating the Paper Bakery's 2nd Anniversary this month, it got me in the mood to create a card and gift card holder that would be perfect for any celebration, including a birthday or even a graduation! used the June Scrapbook Kit - Bayside High to create my set.

Paper Baker June Scrapbook Kit Gift Card and Gift Card Holder by Juliana Michaels

I used the super fun sheet of green glitter cardstock and die cut some stars from it using my Silhouette.  I attached some of them on the gift card holder as you can see, along with a bit of ribbon and flair. The gift card container is actually the glassine bag that all the kit goodies was in when my kit arrived! I just love to re-purpose and re-use things like that! And the yellow striped piece is from the Elle's Studio packaging!

Paper Baker June Scrapbook Kit  Gift Card Holder by Juliana Michaels

To keep the holder closed, I tied a couple lengths of the awesome neon yellow thread that comes in the kit around it. It can then be easily slipped off to get inside at the gift card.

Paper Baker June Scrapbook Kit Gift Card Holder by Juliana Michaels detail

Paper Baker June Scrapbook Kit Gift Card Holder by Juliana Michaels detail

So after I cut the stars, I had this really cool negative piece that I just could not let go to waste, so I trimmed it down and used it on my card.  I then added some Glossy Accents and pink glitter to a couple of the UMWOW Studio chipboard stars and more of that fabulous neon yellow thread!

Paper Baker June Scrapbook Kit Gift Card by Juliana Michaels

Paper Baker June Scrapbook Kit Gift Card by Juliana Michaels detail

Thank you for stopping by and make sure you head over to the Paper Bakery for more inspiration and to download our FREE cut files that are available for everyone this month! Enjoy!!!



June 24, 2013

SRM Stickers Design Team Member

Right now I am doing a little happy dance...

SRM Stickers

I am one of the newest members of the SRM Stickers Design Team!!! I am thrilled to have been given this new opportunity and I can't wait to create and share with you over the coming year!!! I have been blessed to be a guest designer with them last year and just recently this May so I was super excited when Susan asked me to join her team after seeing my application! I thought it would be fun to share a few of the SRM projects I made as a guest designer with you today...

SRM Stickers We've Got Your Border Layout Juliana Michaels

SRM Stickers We've Got Your Border Birthday Card Juliana Michaels

SRM Stickers We've Got Your Sticker Wedding Card and Pillow Box Juliana Michaels

SRM Stickers We've Got Your Border Patriotic The Tubes Juliana Michaels

Thanks so much for stopping by today and sharing in my happy scrappy news!!!

June 21, 2013

Bo Bunny Father's Day Layout

I hope you had a wonderful Father's Day! Since we moved, I am no longer close enough to go and see my Dad for Father's Day. I am hoping we will be able to make a visit soon though. My husband misses giving him trouble in person!!! I did send my Dad a homemade Father's Day card though and I know he will love it...he always loves when I make him a card and this always makes me happy. I also created this layout for him. I was able to visit him for several days before we moved and we had a great time together. This photo reminds me of that time and just how special he is to me!

Bo Bunny Mama-Razzi2 Father's Day Layout Juliana Michaels

I used the Bo Bunny Mama-razzi 2 collection which has some perfect Father's Day and Dad sentiments on the Super Dad Cardstock Sticker. I have really enjoyed how versatile this collection has been to work with!

Bo Bunny Mama-Razzi2 Father's Day Layout Juliana Michaels detail

Bo Bunny Mama-Razzi2 Father's Day Layout Juliana Michaels detail

Bo Bunny Mama-Razzi2 Father's Day Layout Juliana Michaels detail

Bo Bunny Supplies:
Patterned Paper: Sidelighting, Focus, Oh Snap/Mama-razzi 2; Nation/Anthem
Chipboard: Mama-razzi 2 Layered Chipboard
Stickers: Mama-razzi 2 Super Dad Cardstock Stickers
Jewels: Mama-razzi 2
Buttons: Mama-razzi 2
Chipboard: Mama-razzi 2 12 x 12 Chipboard
Noteworthy: Mama-razzi 2

For more Father's Day layout inspiration, please stop by the Bo Bunny blog to check out what the other designers created and shared!

June 18, 2013

Happily Ever After

Last weekend I went to my niece's wedding and of course, I had to make her a and her husband a card. It was a beautiful ceremony and reminded me and my husband of our special day nearly 8 years ago. The card I made for her used one of my favorite Little Yellow Bicycle collections - Just Because. It is perfect for those everyday photos and those special moments when the primary sentiment you wish to express is love! Of course those fabulous foiled chipboard hearts made my heart sing and had to take center stage on the front of my card. I then added some SRM Sticker sentiments to further wish the newly married couple lots of love and happiness.

Wedding Card Little Yellow Bicycle SRM Stickers Juliana Michaels

Wedding Card Little Yellow Bicycle SRM Stickers Juliana Michaels detail

I even got a little crazy and decorated the inside of the card before adding a hand written note.

Wedding Card Little Yellow Bicycle SRM Stickers Juliana Michaels detail

Supplies:
Little Yellow Bicycle: Just Because 6 x 6 Paper Pad and Chipboard Shapes
SRM Stickers: We've Got Your Sticker/Forever


Wishing you all lots of love and happiness and thank you for stopping by!

June 16, 2013

Paper Bakery Sketch Challenge #6

Happy Father's Day everyone! Today I am sharing the Paper Bakery's Sketch Challenge #6 with you!

Paper Bakery Sketch Challenge #6 Juliana Michaels

Yes, today is Father's Day and how perfect that I ended up scrapping a photo of my Dad to share with you today!!!  I took this photo during one of my visits to see him. Every time we go to see my Dad during the summer, we have to make a trip to the local burger/ice cream joint called Belew's Dairy Bar. In my opinion they make THE best peanut butter malts in the world!!!  Once I had picked this photo to scrap, I decided to use the sketch from Sketch Challenge #6 and this is my take on it.  I pretty much just followed the sketch this time and I enjoyed how quickly it came together. Sometimes it is nice to keep it easy and I find a sketch can always help with that!!!





I also have a tutorial up on the Paper Bakery blog sharing some tips and techniques that I used to create my layout and dress it up a bit. Please stop by to check it out!

Here are the details you need to know to play along with us using the sketch:
1.) The Paper Bakery will have Sketch Challenges twice a month. You can play along once for a chance to win the monthly prize OR play along twice to double your chances of winning the monthly prize.
2.) All you have to do is make a layout or project utilizing the sketch. (Using Paper Bakery kits are not required to play along.)
3.) Then, take a photo of your layout and link it up on the sidebar of The Paper Bakery blog using the INLINKZ widget. Sketch Challenge #6 is due by June 29.
4.) Winners will be chosen at random and will be posted on our Facebook page and on our blog.  Make sure to follow us on both to find out if you are the winner of the monthly prize!!!

I hope you are inspired by the sketch to play along with us and I can’t wait to see what you create and share!!! Thanks for stopping by!!!

June 15, 2013

Oklahoma Online Benefit Crop Layout

Today is the day!!! The online crop to benefit the victims of the Oklahoma Tornado tragedy is going on right now! You can still register and join in all the fun!!! And even better is that your "registration fee" is being 100% donated to the United Way of Oklahoma to help those who need it most. I am hosting one of the challenges during the crop and today I wanted to share the layout I created for the event. It is based off of a sketch that I have supplied as part of the challenge. I used the new Bo Bunny collection Trail Mix to create my layout and finished it off with a little flair from Paper Bakery. Both Bo Bunny and Paper Bakery are just two of the many amazing sponsors that we have lined up for the crop. I want to personally thank all of the sponsors who donated to this event!

Bo Bunny Trail Mix Collection Paper Bakery Flair Layout Juliana Michaels

Bo Bunny Trail Mix Collection Paper Bakery Flair Layout Juliana Michaels detail

Bo Bunny Trail Mix Collection Paper Bakery Flair Layout Juliana Michaels detail

One more thing before I go...this is a peak of a FREE cut file that I created exclusively for those who are attending the online crop:

Free Oklahoma Online Crop SVG and Studio Cut File by Juliana Michael sneak peek

Thanks so much for stopping by today and for all of you who are supporting this worthy cause!

June 14, 2013

Paper Bakery Sketch Challenge #5

Happy Friday all! I hope you have had a good week. This week has flown by for me, but I have been busy creating with the June Paper Bakery Kit and creating my challenge sketch and layout for the Oklahoma Online Benefit Crop tomorrow June 15. Today, however, I wanted to share the layout I created using the sketch from Sketch Challenge #5 for the Paper Bakery.

Paper Bakery June Scrapbook Kit Sketch Challenge #5 Juliana Michaels

First off, I had to use the fabulous Heidi Swapp paper, but it was a bit bold being only black and white, so I sprayed the background with some Heidi Swapp Color Shine in Tropicana Teal and then wiped off the excess. Then I used the stencil from the Paper Bakery May Mixed Media kit with some Heidi Swapp Color Shine in Gold to further soften the colors.

Paper Bakery June Scrapbook Kit Sketch Challenge #5 Juliana Michaels detail

Next I tackled the banner image from the sketch.  I had fun using a ton of scraps from my May and June kits to create the fun banner a the top.

Paper Bakery June Scrapbook Kit Sketch Challenge #5 Juliana Michaels detail

Instead of doing another banner at the bottom like the sketch has, I decided to go a different route.  I resized and printed some of the FREE June Printables and added them to the strip at the bottom.

Paper Bakery June Scrapbook Kit Sketch Challenge #5 Juliana Michaels detail

This is the sketch that inspired it all! You have until Saturday June 15th to play along for your chance to win a fun prize package from the Paper Bakery. 

Paper Bakery June Scrapbook Kit Sketch Challenge #5 Juliana Michaels

Paper Bakery June Scrapbook Kit Free Printables

Thanks so much for stopping by! I hope you have a fabulous weekend and maybe you will think about either joining in the fun for the Oklahoma Online Benefit Crop. If you can't play along you could think about just donating to this worthy event as ALL of the donations are being given to The United Way to help the victims of the tornado tragedies. There is a donation button on the top right hand side of the website. Thanks!!!

June 13, 2013

Clean and Simple Vacation Layout

Several years ago I went on vacation with my sister and her family to Empire, Michigan right on the shore of Lake Michigan. It was a great vacation with so many wonderful memories! What I can't believe though, is that I am still finding photos that I didn't scrap from that vacation! When I came across this one of our trip to Sleeping Bear Dunes it screamed for me to use the new Bo Bunny Key Lime collection and so I did. Along with some bits and pieces from Family Is. This layout is up on the Bo Bunny blog today as part of an assignment to create a clean and simple layout. Make sure you stop by and check out the amazing layouts by some of the other designers!!!

Bo Bunny Key Lime and Family Is Collection Vacation Layout Clean and Simple by Juliana Michaels

A fun little tip I have to share with you today is how I altered some pieces from the Bo Bunny 12 x 12 Chipboard. I loved the look of the chipboard clouds from the Family Is 12 x 12 Chipboard however, the colors/patterns on them did not coordinate with my layout. My solution...I painted them with acrylic paint to match my chipboard title letters!




Bo Bunny Supplies:
Patterned Paper: Silly, Nuts, Ask Dad /Family Is; Notes, Sun-Dew/Key Lime
Brads: Key Lime, Family Is
Stickers: Key Lime Combo Sticker, Family Is Combo Sticker
Chipboard: Family Is 12 x 12 Chipboard, Chipboard Alpha in Chiffon
Noteworthy: Family Is

So, are you going on vacation this summer? Is it somewhere new or somewhere you have been before? We are going to Mexico later in the summer for the first time and I am looking forward to taking more photos and making more memories to scrapbook!!!

June 11, 2013

First Time to be a Cover Girl

Even with as long as I have been scrapping it is still so exciting to see your own creations in print! I am even more excited to have my first ever cover with Cards Magazine for their July issue!!! This issue is full of amazing inspiration, so I am still quite shocked that they picked little ol' me to be on the front cover. I am however, very grateful and I feel extremely blessed about this opportunity!!!

Cards Magazine First Cover Juliana Michaels Thank You Card Pebbles

Pebbles Thank You Card Juliana Michaels

Pebbles Thank You Card Juliana Michaels detail

Thanks for stopping by today and I hope you will take some time to check out this latest issue!