Free Cut File Friday | Happy Times

Happy Friday friends! This has been a tough week for me since losing our sweet Milo on Monday, but each day is getting better. I find peace knowing that he is no longer suffering and is running with the angels!

FREE DIGITAL CUT FILE | HAPPY TIMES

Today, I have a new Free Digital Cut File to share with you. I have been creating hand drawn words, titles, quotes and images recently and this is the first set that I have put together to share with you as a new free digital cut file. 

These images can be cut from vinyl, stencil material, cardstock and patterned paper using an electronic digital cutting machine. The images in this free cut file can be used for a full range of projects, including cards, home decor, scrapbook pages and more. This digital file is available in SVG, PNG, DXF and Studio formats and you may download this digital cut file for FREE for your own personal use. Please refer to my terms of use for more information if you wish to use these for more than your own personal projects.

Happy TimesFree Digital Cut File by Juliana Michaels 17turtles.com

For my scrapbook page, I cut the images from black cardstock using my Silhouette Cameo. I then added them to my scrapbook page to create the title. I also used some of the flowers to decorate the layout along with the awesome Heidi Swapp patterned paper and embellishments. This layout helps me remember to always smile. It's good for the soul!

Today Is A Good Day by #julianamichaels #freedigitalcutfile #digitalcutfile #scrapbookpage

I seriously adore these Heidi Swapp hexagon epoxy stickers! They are so yummy!

Today Is A Good Day by #julianamichaels #freedigitalcutfile #digitalcutfile #scrapbookpage

Now for some close ups of the images from my cut file. I seriously just love these fun flowers...

Today Is A Good Day by #julianamichaels #freedigitalcutfile #digitalcutfile #scrapbookpage

and it's so fun to see my hand writing used this way!  Thanks so much for stopping by today and I hope you enjoy my new free cut file! As always, I'd love to see what you create with it!!!

Today Is A Good Day by #julianamichaels #freedigitalcutfile #digitalcutfile #scrapbookpage

SUPPLIES

Cardstock: American Crafts | Black
Electronic Cutting Machine: Silhouette Cameo

LINK | The Pin Junkie | Tatertots & Jello


If you are looking for more of my FREE digital cut files, visit my Free Digital Cut Files Page, where you will find a complete list of all of my current cut files.

BoBunny Primrose Cards

Primrose BoBunny Cards by Juliana Michaels Sneak Peek

I'm up on the BoBunny Blog today with a couple of cards that I created using the gorgeous Primrose collection. I hope you stop by to check them out and while you are there, make sure you enter the BoBunny #40k40day giveaway! Every day they are giving away a different prize package to one lucky winner!!!

Primrose BoBunny Cards by Juliana Michaels Sneak Peek


Email Preferences From Me To You


To begin with, I want to apologize if you received my RSS feed twice on Monday. As I mentioned last week, I had switched my feed to Mad Mimi. As things always seem to go, Feedburner is working again, so it got sent out from both of them. This will NOT happen again. I have turned off Feedburner and you will now only receive one email from me through Mad Mimi. So again, I apologize for the excess email. I don't want to bug you like that!

Now, I have a question for you about the email I send you for my blog. I want to know what type of email you prefer to receive. Will you please select which of the following options do you prefer and let me know in the comments section below? 

Would you prefer to receive...
  1. A very short email with one photo and the ability to click over to my blog if you want to see more OR
  2. The entire post?
I'd LOVE to know what you want! Thank you so much!!!

Sewing with Gold Thread, Scrapping with Bar Code Strips and Heat Embossing Wood Veneer

Happy Monday all! I hope you had a wonderful weekend. Today I have a new scrapbook page to share with you that I created for Elle's Studio May Inspiration Gallery. I've also shared a few tips and techniques that I used while creating this layout.

SEWING WITH GOLD THREAD | Recently I attended the Memories Scrapbooking Expo and Jenni Bowlin had a booth there. I saw a layout in her booth that used gold thread on it and I immediately fell in love with the idea and knew I had to get my hands on some gold thread ASAP! Well, needless to say, I finally did and I used it on my Never A Dull Moment scrapbook page.

Never A Dully Moment Scrapbook Page Juliana Michaels for Elle's Studio #ellesstudio #julianamichaels #scrapbookpage

DESIGNER TIP | Since the gold thread is a little more expensive than plain colored thread, I used white thread for the bobbin. This saves money and you really can't tell.

SCRAPPING WITH BAR CODE STRIPS | This layout initially started out with the idea that I wanted to use as many of the bar code strips from Elle's Studio as possible on one layout. I always trim these off and save them. I use them all the time on my layouts, but I still have quite a stash, so I wanted to use up some of them. I went through what I had in my scrap drawer and selected ones that matched the striped dress my niece is wearing.

Gold Thread Juliana Michaels for Elle's Studio #ellesstudio #julianamichaels #goldthread

HEAT EMBOSSING WOOD VENEER | Have you tried heat embossing on wood veneers? I hadn't until this layout, but it works beautifully. All I did was tap a Versamark ink pad on the veneer to cover it with ink, sprinkled it with embossing powder and then heat set it with my heat gun. Wah-la sparkly stars!!!

Heat Embossed Wood Veneer Juliana Michaels for Elle's Studio Patriotic Kit #ellesstudio #julianamichaels #woodveneer

Aren't these gold stars fabulous? These are stamps that are part of the Elle's Studio Patriotic Exclusive Stamp Set. I stamped them with Versamark ink as well and covered them with gold embossing powder before I heat set them.

Embossed Gold Stars Juliana Michaels for Elle's Studio Patriotic Kit #ellesstudio #julianamichaels #goldstars #stamps

SUPPLIES | NEVER A DULL MOMENT SCRAPBOOK PAGE

Patterned Paper: Elle's Studio | Everyday Moments, Penelope, Love You More, Noel
Die Cuts: Elle's Studio | May Exclusive Kit
Stamps: Elle's Studio | Patriotic Stamp
Ink: Versamark Watermark
Gold Sewing Thread: Coats & Clark - Bright Gold
Embossing Powder: Stampin' Up! - Gold; Stampendous | Frantage - Vintage Embossing Enamel (used on wood veneer)
Flair: American Crafts | Dear Lizzy
Ink Pen: March Uchida | Le Pen - Dark Gray

Happy Birthday To Me Giveaway

Today is my birthday, and I thought I would celebrate by giving you a present! Here is the present that I am going to give to ONE LUCKy person...

Happy Birthday To Me Giveaway Juliana Michaels 17turtles.com

Happy Birthday To Me Giveaway Juliana Michaels 17turtles.com

Happy Birthday To Me Giveaway Juliana Michaels 17turtles.com

It is full of product from Pebbles, My Mind's Eye, Elle's Studio, Fancy Pants and more.  All you have to do is enter below using the Rafflecopter widget. The more options you click on the more chances you have of winning!


a Rafflecopter giveaway

3 Birds Studio and a Scrapbook Page about Milo

I'm up on the 3 Birds Studio blog today with a scrapbook page about Milo! Here's a peek. I hope you'll visit the 3 Birds blog to see the full page and my first scrapbook page using our new Midday Medley collection!!! Also, we are having a GIVEAWAY to celebrate the HSN launch of our new collection. Click on this link to enter for your chance to win the Midday Medley Nestable Festival Sticker Pad (the same one I used on this project):  http://tinyurl.com/kc3gxfa

Sneak Peek Scrapbook Page for 3 Birds Studio using Midday Medley

Follow Me with Mad Mimi - Leaving Feedburner

Just recently, I stopped receiving emails from ALL of the blogs that I subscribe to through Feedburner, including my own. I attempted to find out what the problem was and ruled out that it was anything I was doing wrong on my end. I also attempted to contact Google and had no luck finding an answer or solution to this problem, so I decided to look into some other options for people to be able to follow me by email. 

During my search, I came across Mad Mimi as an option that seemed like a good fit for me. I love blog feeds, such as Bloglovin, and I use that to follow all of my favorite blogs. However, I also love to get emails from some of my favorite too. Why, you ask? I am much more likely to open and read an email every day they have a new blog post rather than go through my blog feed every day. I'm just being honest about how I do things. Everyone does things differently and that is why I want to be able to offer different options for you to be able to follow me. Different options that actually work! I really want to be of value to you and if you don't see that I have a new blog post then how can I be worth anything?


I have imported everyone who signed up to get email blog updates from me through Feedburner. I am assuming that none of you have been getting emails from me for weeks now. From now on, you will be receiving email updates from me through Mad Mimi. You will only receive an email from me when I have a new blog post. 

If you are not already following me by email and you would like to, all you have to do is click on this link HERE

A form for you to sign up and follow me will appear that looks like this. All you have to do is provide your name and email address and hit subscribe and you will start receiving emails from me when I have a new blog post.



You can also click on the image on my side bar that looks like this (the RSS image) to achieve the same thing.


I hope you have found this blog post helpful and if I achieved anything I least hope that it encourages you to check to see if your own personal RSS feed is working anymore. If it isn't, Mad Mimi might be a good option for you too!

3 Birds Studio Midday Medley Giveaway and HSN Launch

I just wanted to let you know that 3 Birds Studio is having a GIVEAWAY for their Nestable Festival Sticker Pad from their new Midday Medley collection which is being launched today on HSN!  For your chance to WIN, click on this link to enter our Rafflecopter/Facebook Giveaway:
http://tinyurl.com/kc3gxfa

3 Birds Studio Midday Medley Nestable Festival Sticker Pad #3birdsdesign #middaymedley

Good luck!!!

Love This Moment Elle's Studio and a Sketch

I am excited to share a new sketch and scrapbook page with you today that I created using Elle's Studio papers and exclusive May Kit! I used a combination of patterned papers from the 2014 and Everyday Moments collections and just layered away. I even punched some circle designs from one of the papers to add to my design. The "Love This Moment" wood veneer that is part of the May Kit was the perfect fit for the photo of my nieces and husband. When they came to visit us last year, one of the first things they did was run to Uncle D and beg him to tell them a story! Of course, I just loved that I was able to capture that moment and the love they have for him!

ELLE' STUDIO | LOVE THIS MOMENT


Love This Moment Scrapbook Page by Juliana Michaels #ellesstudio #scrapbookpage

Love This Moment Scrapbook Page by Juliana Michaels #ellesstudio #scrapbookpage

You might also notice the fun circular piece behind the photos. That is a new cut file that will be coming your way soon too! Anyone interested in having it to download and use? Let me know and I'll get it loaded as soon as I can!

Love This Moment Scrapbook Page by Juliana Michaels #ellesstudio #scrapbookpage

SKETCH

Here is the sketch I created to go along with my scrapbook page. I did not include the small circles on the sketch, but you can easily add them or other embellishments to suit your style!

Juliana Michaels Scrapbook Sketch 1

I hope you enjoyed today's scrapbook page and sketch share! If you end up using my sketch, please share it with me! I'd love to see it and leave you some love!!!

SUPPLIES 

Patterned Paper: Elle's Studio | 2014; Everyday Moments
Digital Cutting File: Juliana Michaels 17turtles.com
Digital Cutting Machine: Silhouette Cameo
Cardstock: American Crafts - Black and White
Adhesive: Scotch ATG Gun, Therm-O-Web Sticky Dots

LINKED | Paper Issues

Scrapbook Room Makeover Part 1

I'm finally doing something that I have been dreaming of doing for years...I'm giving my scrapbook room a makeover! I have always wanted to personalize and decorate my scrapbook room, however, because we have moved so many times over the years, I have always just moved into the space that was available and left it as it was. I have never taken the time to make it my own. I have never hung anything on the walls.  I have always just moved my hand me down furniture into place and used it as it was.

Juliana Michaels Scrapbook Room Before The Makeover

Now, the time has come! I'm so excited that my dream is finally becoming a reality! I know my space probably looks great to a lot of people, but I have had this dream for years! I have collected some fun storage pieces and containers over the years that I love, but the furniture is what I have really wanted to change. The book shelves are a combination of "permanently borrowed" dorm room furniture, an old kitchen table, and salvage pieces found in the alley on garbage day. I've moved some of these pieces of furniture 6-7 times over the years, and I guess you could say that I'm just tired of looking at them! 

Juliana Michaels Scrapbook Room During The Makeover

Juliana Michaels Scrapbook Room During The Makeover Painting Bookshelves

So a couple of weeks ago, I decided it was time to make this dream a reality. I knew I couldn't afford to buy new furniture, so I decided to paint everything. I settled on a nice white color called Sunday Times. At this moment, I am in the process of painting all 3 book shelves and the chest of drawers this color. I have one more coat and they will be finished! I'm not much of painter and as you can see by my hand, I tend to get a little messy when I paint! I guess I could wear gloves, but that wouldn't be much fun!

Juliana Michaels Messy Hand while Painting Bookshelves

Juliana Michaels Scrapbook Room Makeover During Painting Bookshelves #sundaytimes

I also decided to paint the wall behind the bookshelves to create an accent wall with a super fun color called Spritz of Lime. It is an awesome color of green and my husband was sweet enough to paint the wall for me. He has one more coat and it will be complete. If you think my hands were messy from painting the shelves, I can promise you it would have been even worse if I had tried to do the walls!

Juliana Michaels Scrapbook Room Makeover During Painting The Walls #sprizoflime

As always, Milo has been supervising the entire process!

Juliana Michaels Scrapbook Room Makeover During Painting The Walls #sprizoflime

Once I finish painting the shelves and get things moved back into place I plan to paint my desk and determine whether or not I want to paint any of my storage boxes and containers or get rid of the plastic bins. I'm not really sure about all that yet. I also want to hang some things on the walls and really make it my own creative space!

This is just Part 1 of my Scrapbook Room Makeover. I plan to continue to share the process and the final result. If you have any questions or comments about things, please feel free to share or ask in the comment section below or message me on Facebook!

Elle' Studio Patriotic Mini Collection and 4th of July Scrapbook Page

Happy Saturday! I hope your weekend is off to a good start! To make things even more special, it is time for Elle's Studio's May Collection and Inspiration Gallery Reveal. And this month she has not one, but 2 exclusive and limited edition kits for you. One is the regular MAY COLLECTION including exclusive tags, stamps, wood veneer and digital cut files that all coordinate with images and sentiments perfect for the Month of May!

Elle's Studio is also releasing an exclusive, limited edition PATRIOTIC MINI COLLECTION that includes die cuts, stamps, and wood veneer that are perfect to use for the upcoming holidays including Memorial Day and 4th of July! Today, I am sharing a scrapbook page I made using the Patriotic kit and a photo of me and D with our great niece and nephew. We visited them last summer for their baptism's and celebrated the 4th of July with them as well!

Let's Celebrate Scrapbook Page by Juliana Michaels for Elle's Studio #ellesstudio #4thofjuly #scrapbookpage

And if two exclusive kits aren't enough, Elle has added something new to her kits this month - TRANSPARENCY TAGS!!! You will find some of these awesome new additions in the Patriotic Tags.

A fun tip...See the light blue stars? Those are from the packaging that came with the Patriotic Wood Veneers. I traced the transparency tags onto the packaging, cut it out and then backed these banner pieces with it using my ATG Gun. I then cut a few more strips from the packaging and placed them at three places on my layout.

Let's Celebrate Scrapbook Page by Juliana Michaels for Elle's Studio #ellesstudio #4thofjuly #scrapbookpage

Of course the wood veneer also added the perfect touch to my title piece!
 Let's Celebrate Scrapbook Page by Juliana Michaels for Elle's Studio #ellesstudio #4thofjuly #scrapbookpage

Along with the awesome Elle's Studio, I also played with the new Tim Holtz Marker Spritzer Tool, as you can see here. Anyone else tried this tool yet? I personally think I need to spend a little more time playing with it. 

Let's Celebrate Scrapbook Page by Juliana Michaels for Elle's Studio #ellesstudio #4thofjuly #scrapbookpage

FOR YOUR SHOPPING PLEASURE | ELLE'S STUDIO MAY COLLECTION & PATRIOTIC MINI COLLECTION


All New Elle's Studio Items: http://www.shopellesstudio.com/ExclusiveNew/

Elle's Studio May Collection

Elle's Studio Patriotic Mini Collection

Aren't you just loving these? Now that I've enabled you, it's time to go shopping!!!

Mother's Day Free Digital Cutting File

Happy Wednesday everyone! I hope your week is going well. Today I want to share a FREE digital cut file that I created to use for a Mother's Day gift that I made for my Mom - a shadow box frame filled with quilled flowers and this quote by Abraham Lincoln. I took the quote and created the cut file using my own hand writing. I hope you enjoy using this on your own projects and gifts!

FREE DIGITAL CUTTING FILE | ALL THAT I AM

This free cut file can be used for a full range of projects, including cards, home decor, scrapbook pages and more. This digital file is available in SVG, DXF and Studio formats and you may download this digital cut file for FREE for your own personal use. Please refer to my terms of use for more information if you wish to use these for more than your own personal projects. 

For more of my Cut Files, please visit my Free Digital Cut Files Page!

All That I Am Free Digital Cut File by Juliana Michaels 17turtles.com

Here's a little sneak peek of what I made. To see my full project, head on over to the 3 Birds Studio blog!

All That I Am Sneak Peek by Juliana Michaels 17turtles.com
As always, I would LOVE to see what you create with this cut file! You can share it on my Facebook page, tag me on Facebook, Pinterest or on Instagram or leave me a link in the comment section on my blog!

LINKED HERE | 

SRM Stickers Muslin Gift Bags

SRM Stickers Muslin Gift Bags Juliana Michaels #srmstickers #muslingiftbags

I'm up on the SRM Stickers blog today with a set of gift bags I created using their fabulous Muslin Bags! I'd love for you to head over and check them out! And yes, those are some of their amazing clear stickers - Thank You Stickers By The Dozen!!!

Ooh La La Playing With Patterned Paper

Happy Tuesday everyone! The scrapbook page I'm sharing today is one of my new faves. I think it probably has a lot to do with this sweet photo of my niece! I just love the way she posed for me while wearing the Princess Hat I made her for her birthday!

Oh La La Scrapbook Page by Juliana Michaels for Elle's Studio #ellesstudio #scrapbookpage

When making a scrapbook page, I love how the patterns on the paper can inspire me to play and have fun. This patterned paper, covered in speech bubbles, from Elle's Studio was begging me to play with it! And play I did. See the places where their is polka dot paper? I cut out the speech bubbles and then backed the openings with the polka dot paper. Next I added various Elle's Studio Die cuts along with some Wood Veneer to embellish the page.

Oh La La Scrapbook Page by Juliana Michaels for Elle's Studio #ellesstudio #scrapbookpage

Oh La La Scrapbook Page by Juliana Michaels for Elle's Studio #ellesstudio #scrapbookpage

Oh La La Scrapbook Page by Juliana Michaels for Elle's Studio #ellesstudio #scrapbookpage

So, do you like to play with paper? Are you ever inspired by the patterns and designs on the paper?

SUPPLIES | OH LA LA SCRAPBOOK PAGE

Patterned Paper: Elle's Studio | Everyday Moments
Die Cuts: Elle's Studio | Everyday Moments, Penelope, Noel
Wood Veneer: Elle's Studio | Love You More
Pen: Marvy Le Pen in Gray

Happy National Scrapbook Day - Pebbles Blog Hop

Happy National Scrapbook Day everyone! To celebrate this wonderful holiday, the Pebbles Design Team is having a Blog Hop and Giveaway. So welcome to my blog and the blog hop! I hope you are enjoying yourself so far. Since this day is all about scrapbooking, I am delighted to share a scrapbook page that I made using the new Special Delivery Boy collection.

Little Man Scrapbook Page by Juliana Michaels Pebbles Inc Special Delivery Boy #pebblesinc #specialdelivery #scrapbookpage
This photo of my great nephew and his Grandpa was perfect to use with this collection and because the photo was taken on the 4th of July, I decided to add a little red to the design.

Little Man Scrapbook Page by Juliana Michaels Pebbles Inc Special Delivery Boy #pebblesinc #specialdelivery #scrapbookpage

Little Man Scrapbook Page by Juliana Michaels Pebbles Inc Special Delivery Boy #pebblesinc #specialdelivery #scrapbookpage

As I mentioned, this is just one stop on the Pebbles Design Team Blog Hop. All of my fellow designers have been busy creating layouts and memory keeping projects to share with you today using Pebbles product. Here's a quick sneak peek at all of them...

Pebbles NSD Graphic

We know you don't want to miss visiting all of the designers sites for more details on their full project...

And make sure you visit each Design Team member's website and leave a comment. Once you're done, visit Pebbles and enter to win $200 in Pebbles products so that you can get creating on your own!

Pebbles NSD Giveaway

Good luck and thanks for stopping by!!!

Happy National Scrapbook Day - Elle's Studio

Happy National Scrapbook Day everyone! I created this scrapbook page as part of the Elle's Studio National Scrapbook Day Inspiration Blog Hop. To further celebrate this special day, Elle's Studio is giving away a $50 Gift Card to the Elle's Studio Shop and they have a sale and a free shipping special going on as well!

Loving This Scrapbook Page Juliana Michaels Elle's Studio #ellesstudio #nationalscrapbookday #scrapbookpage
To celebrate, I created this scrapbook page using a combination of Elle's Studio products. I love how well all of her collections coordinate and work together. To prove this point, I used die cuts from 5 different collections on this page - including 3 of her limited edition monthly kits!

I've had this photo of me and my niece and that frame and love die cut sitting together for months. Seriously! I was waiting for the right inspriation to make the page, but I knew I wanted to use those two pieces with the photo. For sure! What inspired me? An Elle's Studio Sketch from April 24. Nothing like a good sketch to get the creative juices flowing and I really loved the geometric design of it.

Loving This Scrapbook Page Juliana Michaels Elle's Studio #ellesstudio #nationalscrapbookday #scrapbookpage

Loving This Scrapbook Page Juliana Michaels Elle's Studio #ellesstudio #nationalscrapbookday #scrapbookpage

Loving This Scrapbook Page Juliana Michaels Elle's Studio #ellesstudio #nationalscrapbookday #scrapbookpage

Now, make sure you visit the Elle's Studio blog! She has a list of all of the other design team members who have created some awesome projects to inspire you today. I'm sure you will enjoy what you see! And don't forget to enter to win the giveaway!!!

Elle's Studio National Scrapbook Day Celebration Information

SUPPLIES | LOVING THIS SCRAPBOOK PAGE

Patterned Paper: Elle's Studio | Love You More
Die Cuts: Elle's Studio | January Kit, February Kit, March Kit, Everyday Moments Bits & Pieces, Love You More Cutouts
Wood Veneer: Elle's Studio | Everyday Moments