Saturday Share No. 4

Happy Saturday everyone! It has been a busy and exciting week for me.  On Monday, I opened my new Etsy Shop - 17turtles, where I am selling my digital cut files. I just added few new files to the shop and I thought I would let you know about them here. You can visit 17turtles to check out all of my digital cut files!

New Digital Cut Files by Juliana Michaels 17turtles Esty Shop

INSPIRED BY - INSPIRATION IS ALL AROUND YOU


With all that I had going on to get my new shop up and running, I didn't do much surfing on the web this week. However, I did come across this fabulous layout by fellow BoBunny Design Team member Tracee Provis. I seriously adore the way she mixed & matched so many great BoBunny collections to create this piece of visual eye candy.

Tracee Provis BoBunny

It was also super cool to see some of my new digital cut files put to use by my first customer, Anita. I just adore how she used my Paw Prints & Hearts Background and Puppy Love Cut Files!


Thanks so much for stopping by today for my Saturday Share. Don't forget to visit my new Etsy Shop - 17turtles!

Dream Brush Titles | Free Digital Cut File

I told you I would still keep up with the FREE DIGITAL CUT FILES, so here is a new one for you. It's a set of titles that I created using a brush script font. This style of title work seems to be quite in style right now, so I thought these might be fun to use on one of your next projects.
I'd like to invite you to visit my new Etsy Shop - 17turtles - to check out my other digital cut files to add to your collection!

FREE DIGITAL CUT FILE | DREAM BRUSH TITLES

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, and DXF 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. If you have questions, concerns or comments about my free cut files, please feel free to leave me a message in the comment section.

Click on this link to download: DREAM BRUSH TITLES

Dream Brush Titles Free Digital Cut File by Juliana Michaels www.17turtles.com


  17turtles Etsy Shop Juliana Michaels Digital Cut Files www.17turtles.com

Leaves & Acorn | Digital Cut Files

I'm up on the 3 Birds Design blog today with a new scrapbook page entitled Fall Favorites. I used one of my new digital cut files, Leaves & Acorns, on the page. You can find this digital cut file in my 17turtles Etsy Shop. I hope you will visit the 3 Birds blog to check out my layout as well as visit my shop to check out all my digital cut files.

Leaves & Acorn


Leaves & Acorn Digital Cut File by Juliana Michaels www.17turtles.com

17turtles Etsy Shop

17turtles Etsy Shop selling Digital Cut Files by Juliana Michaels

I'm thrilled to finally be able to share my exciting news with you all. I have opened an Etsy Shop, 17turtles. In my shop, you will find Digital Cut Files designed by yours truly that you can use with your electronic cutting machines.

Now, I know many of you might be upset because you love that I share them for free. However, you don't need to worry. I will still continue to share FREE digital cut files on my blog. But, I do hope that you will visit my new shop and check it out!

My digital cut files will be available in PNG, SVG and DXF formats. You will not need to use the trace feature to use my files. For those of you who do not have the Silhouette Studio Designer Edition Software, you can use my DXF files.

Here are some examples of what you can currently find in the 17turtles Shop:

Digital Cut Files available in the 17turtles Etsy Shop by Juliana Michaels

I'd love for you to visit 17turtles and look around for any designs you would like to purchase! If you have any questions about my shop or my cut files, please feel free to contact me through Facebook.

I invite you to sign up to receive emails from 17turtles, or follow me on Facebook, Twitter or Instagram to stay up to date on the newest designs that I add to the shop. I'd also love for you to share about this with your friends or your social media.

I'm really looking forward to this new adventure and seeing how things go. If you are a designer and you are interested in guest blogging for me using my digital cut files, please message me on Facebook so that we can discuss things.

Thank you to everyone who has supported and encouraged me to take this giant step and I want to thank all of you for your support as well!

Saturday Share No. 3

This week has flown by faster than normal it seems! I can't believe it's already Saturday. It was a busy week, taking care of Lincoln, helping my husband with his business and working on a little surprise that I will be sharing with you all very soon!

LINCOLN LOVE

This little guy is growing so fast! Here is his 10 week photo! And a photo of him with his new favorite toy - Mr. Gator! I wish I could get a photo of him carrying him around the house. It is hilarious, but he moves so fast they are all so blurry.

Lincoln Golden Retriever 10 Weeks Old

Here is a photo of Lincoln with his new favorite toy - Mr. Gator! I wish I could get a photo of him carrying him around the house. It is hilarious, but he moves so fast they are all super blurry.

Lincoln Golden Retriever 10 Weeks Old and Mr. Gator

INSPIRED BY - INSPIRATION IS ALL AROUND YOU

Becky Williams - So Sweet Together Scrapbook Page
I just adore this layout by Becky. I love the circles embellished with butterflies and the colors from this new collection by Basic Grey!


I love fonts and I love when I find a new FREE one to add to my collection!


CREATED & SHARED

These are the projects that I shared on 17turtles this week.

Best Day Ever Scrapbook Page
Best Day Ever Scrapbook Page by Juliana Michaels

Hand Drawn Circles FREE Digital Cut File

Best Day Ever | Lincoln's First Day

I was so excited to finally get to scrapbook a photo of Lincoln! This is the first page I've made
and I used a photo from the first day that he came home with us. It was really the best day ever!

Best Day Ever Scrapbook Page by Juliana Michaels using Pebbles Inc Homemade

I have been itching to use the new Pebbles Homemade collection and I pulled it out for this page. The peach matched perfectly with my shirt. I added some of the fabulous gold Thickers and gold glitter stickers! Just love this collection. I also used a new digital cut file that I created called Mini Wagon Wheels Background. I'll be sharing more about it soon!

Best Day Ever Scrapbook Page by Juliana Michaels using Pebbles Inc Homemade

Best Day Ever Scrapbook Page by Juliana Michaels using Pebbles Inc Homemade

Best Day Ever Scrapbook Page by Juliana Michaels using Pebbles Inc Homemade

My design was inspired by Sketch #275 at Creative Scrappers


and a new challenge site on Instagram called Society 52


Thanks for stopping by! Have you played along with either of these challenges?

Free Cut File | Hand Drawn Circles

I'm back with a new FREE DIGITAL CUT FILE as promised! This one is called Hand Drawn Circles. I just recently shared a layout that I used it on entitled Cuteness. I love how these images can be used as small embellishments or as large focal points of frames on a scrapbook page. I also think they could be kind of cool if they were cut from vinyl and then used to decorate a teens bedroom walls. Just an idea!

FREE DIGITAL CUT FILE | HAND DRAWN CIRCLES

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 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. If you have questions, concerns or comments about my free cut files, please feel free to leave me a message in the comment section.

Hand Drawn Circles Free Digital Cut File by Juliana Michaels 17turtles.com

If you are looking for more hand drawn style cut files, you can check out these two cut files:

 FREE DIGITAL CUT FILE | HAPPY BIRTHDAY

Happy Birthday Free Digital Cut File by Juliana Michaels 17turtles.com

FREE DIGITAL CUT FILE | HAPPY TIMES

Happy Times Free Digital Cut File by Juliana Michaels 17turtles.com

I hope you enjoy this new cut file and as always, I would LOVE to see what you create when you use them!

SHARED: THE PIN JUNKIE

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!

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!

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!

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

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

Stitching With Twine On Your Scrapbook Page

My sleep schedule has been a little off lately because of our new puppy, so I apologize for the delay in sharing my Stitching with Twine Tutorial. I mentioned it the other day when I first shared my Love Your Smile layout that was part of the Elle's Studio August 2014 Kit Reveal. Trying to write a detailed tutorial just wasn't an option until now. We're really trying to supervise him when he's not in his crate and we aren't putting him in his crate much, so unless he's sleeping, I'm busy with him. Today, I got a nap while he was napping, so I'm feeling a bit more refreshed and ready to blog!

TUTORIAL | STITCHING WITH TWINE ON YOUR SCRAPBOOK PAGE

The tutorial I'm sharing is Stitching with Twine on your scrapbook page. I know this is nothing new, but I wanted to share some a brief tutorial and some tips on how I hand stitch on my layouts.

Stitching With Twine On Your Scrapbook Page Tutorial by Juliana Michaels featuring Elle's Studio and The Twinery Twine

To start, I used my needle to poke holes where I wanted to run the twine. I choose to add the twine along the edge of the sun rays to help accent the design.

Stitching With Twine On Your Scrapbook Page Tutorial by Juliana Michaels featuring Elle's Studio and The Twinery Twine

When there was paper to poke, I poked a hole in the paper to run the twine through. These are some of the holes I poked in the center where there was paper to poke. I didn't go all the way to the center because I already knew that my photo would be covering this area and it would save some of my twine.

Stitching With Twine On Your Scrapbook Page Tutorial by Juliana Michaels featuring Elle's Studio and The Twinery Twine

For the twine that went to the edge of the paper, I simply wrapped the end over the backside of the page and used washi tape to help hold it in place.

Stitching With Twine On Your Scrapbook Page Tutorial by Juliana Michaels featuring Elle's Studio and The Twinery Twine

Stitching With Twine On Your Scrapbook Page Tutorial by Juliana Michaels featuring Elle's Studio and The Twinery Twine

The final step was to add my photo and die cut grouping. I preplanned where I wanted to position these on the layout before I added the stitching. Once the stitching was completed, all I had to do was adhere this grouping onto the background and then add the rest of my embellishments.

Stitching With Twine On Your Scrapbook Page Tutorial by Juliana Michaels featuring Elle's Studio and The Twinery Twine

Stitching With Twine On Your Scrapbook Page Tutorial by Juliana Michaels featuring Elle's Studio and The Twinery Twine

I hope you enjoyed this simple tutorial on about Stitching With Twine On Your Scrapbook Page! Do you stitch on your pages? Do you hand stitch or use a sewing machine?

SUPPLIES

Die Cuts: Elle's Studio | August 2014 Exclusive Kit, Love You More Bits and Pieces
Patterned Paper: Elle's Studio | Shine Collection and Everyday Moments Collection
Wood Veneer: Elle's Studio | Love You More
Twine: The Twinery |  Strawberry Stripe