Big Picture Classes | Stretch Your Cuts

Happy Monday my scrappy friends! I have some great news to share with you today. My first ever, online scrapbook class will be live today on the Big Picture Classes website. The class is called Stretch Your Cuts and it is all about getting the most out of your electronic die cut machine. In each lesson, you’ll discover various techniques for transforming cut files and using different tools to add unique elements to your scrapbook layouts.

Here is a peek at some of the layouts that I will be sharing with you in the class.

Stretch Your Cuts - A Big Picture Classes class by Juliana Michaels

You can find a complete list of all of the required supplies for my class on Big Picture Classes. As part of this class, you'll also receive four free digital cut files designed by me especially for my Stretch Your Cuts class. Here is a peek at the cut files...

Stretch Your Cuts - A Big Picture Classes class by Juliana Michaels

I hope you'll join me for my Stretch Your Cuts class. If you create something and share it, I hope you'll tag me on social media (@julianamichaels).  If you aren't already a member of Big Picture Classes you can sign up for a free trial membership to take my class. I hope to see you there!

Spiegelmom Scraps August Guest Designer | Part 2

Happy Tuesday friends and welcome! Today I wanted to let you know I'm guesting once again on the Spiegelmom Scraps blog with a scrapbook page that I created about my sweet puppy Lincoln.

On my layout, I'm using some fabulous embellishments from the Spiegelmom Scraps Etsy Shop! The shop is owned by Jody and she sells some of the cutest embellishments that are so perfect for scrapbooking and card making.

Here's a peek at my layout featuring our sweet puppy Lincoln and some of her awesome embellishments!

XOXO Sneak Peek of a scrapbook page by Juliana Michaels for Spiegelmom Scraps

In case you missed it last week, I created and shared a Hello Summer scrapbook page as a guest for Spiegelmom Scraps AND a free digital cut file called Hello Summer Fun that you can download and use!

FREE DIGITAL CUT FILE | HELLO SUMMER

Hello Summer Free Digital Cut File by Juliana Michaels 17turtles.com

I'm also sharing a fantastic coupon code - JULIANA15 - which will save you 15% off any purchase in the Spiegelmom Scraps Etsy Shop from now until August 31!

Thanks for stopping by today and I invite you to head over and check out my XOXO scrapbook page and the Spiegelmom Scraps Etsy Shop!

Hello SRM Stickers Clear Stamps

Hello and Happy Friday everyone! Today I have a quick share for you. I'm up on the SRM Stickers blog with a set of Hello Cards that I created using their new Big Hello and Stamped Stitches Clear Stamp Sets. This is a peek at one of the cards in the set. I had just a little bit of fun stamping, splattering and watercoloring! I'd love for you to hop on over and check out the full post where I explain in more detail how I created this set of cards.

Hello Card Set by Juliana Michaels featuring SRM Stickers Clear Stamps Big Hello Stamp Set and Stamped Stitches Stamp Set

Thanks for stopping by and I hope you have a fantastic weekend!

Spiegelmom Scraps August Guest Designer | Hello Summer Fun Downloadable Cut File

Hello friends and welcome! Today I wanted to let you know about this awesome Etsy Shop called Spiegelmom Scraps! The shop is owned by Jody and she sells some of the cutest embellishments that are just perfect for scrapbooking and card making. I'm guesting on the Spiegelmom Scraps blog today with a Hello Summer scrapbook page that I created using some of her fun sequins and cork shapes!

Sneak Peek Scrapbook Page by Juliana Michaels featuring Spiegelmom Scraps Embellishments

To go along with my layout I also created a summer themed digital cut file and I'm sharing that cut file with you all! You can download the cut file by clicking on the link below. 

Hello Summer Fun | Free Digital Cut Files

Hello Summer Fun Free Digital Cut File by Juliana Michaels 17turtles

I'm not done sharing yet! Along with the free cut file, you can also use the following coupon code - JULIANA15 - to save 15% off any purchase in the Spiegelmom Scraps Etsy Shop from now until August 31!

Thanks for stopping by today and I invite you to pop on over and check out my Hello Summer layout and the Spiegelmom Scraps Etsy Shop!

Therm O Web Waves Summer Layout

Hello scrappy friends! I just wanted to let you know that I'm up on the Therm O Web blog today sharing a Summer Beach themed scrapbook page featuring their fabulous iCraft Deco Foils! Here's a little sneak peek to entice you to head on over and check it out! I'd really appreciate it if you gave them a visit!

Sneak Peek of Layout for Therm O Web by Juliana Michaels featuring Deco Foils and Hot Melt Adhesive

Supplies:
Patterned Paper, Wood Veneer, Die Cuts, Enamel Dots, Stickers: Cocoa Vanilla Studio
Electronic Cutting Machine: Silhouette Cameo
Adhesives: Therm O Web 

Dotted Frame | Downloadable Cut File

Hello my scrappy and crafty friends and thanks so much for visiting! Today, I'm sharing a new layout I recently created for the Scrapbook Generation Create Magazine July Issue. This layout is part of the monthly Color Challenge and as you can tell it was a red, white and blue color challenge. I didn't have a ton of patterned papers in my stash that fit the color challenge, but I did have a great assortment of patterned cardstock that worked perfectly. I went with a rather clean and simple design and mostly embellished my design with a combination of pre-cut die cuts, punches, metal dies and a digital cut file created by yours truly.

Snap Fishing Memories Scrapbook Page by Juliana Michaels

Now, as many of you know, I love my digital cut files and I thought you all would enjoy the one that I created and used on my layout, so feel free to download it now! Just click on the link below if you want to download it...

Dotted Frame | Downloadable Digital Cut File

Dotted Frame Downloadable Free Digital Cut File by Juliana Michaels 17turtles

I didn't realize until I was writing this post that I had used so many different cutting tools on one layout and that I had used them to create most of my embellishments!

Snap Fishing Memories Scrapbook Page by Juliana Michaels

Here is a close up of my journaling. This photo really is one of those that I will always treasure!

Snap Fishing Memories Scrapbook Page by Juliana Michaels

I invite you to check out the July Issue of the Create Magazine to see what the other designers created for the Color Challenge. Thanks again for stopping by today and I hope you enjoy the free cut file. If you create something with it, tag me on Instagram or Facebook. I'd love to see what you do with it!

Sew Sweet Gift Box | Create Magazine

Hello and Happy Monday! I don't know about your weekend, but mine flew by! Nothing too exciting, but it was full of time spent together with Danny and Lincoln. Today, I'm sharing a gift box that I created for the July issue of Scrapbook Generation's Create Magazine.

Each month they share a fantastic card sketch and challenge some of their designers to create something other than a card with the sketch. I was one of those designers for this issue and I inspired to create a gift box!

Hello Friend Gift Box by Juliana Michaels featuring Jillibean Soup Sew Sweet Sunshine Soup and SRM Stickers Gift Box for the July 2015 Scrapbook Generation Create Magazine

For the gift box itself, I used an A2 Card Box from SRM Stickers. I then covered the front and back panels with pieces of patterned paper from the Jillibean Soup Sew Sweet Sunshine Soup collection. (Say that 5 times fast!)


Hello Friend Gift Box by Juliana Michaels featuring Jillibean Soup Sew Sweet Sunshine Soup and SRM Stickers Gift Box for the July 2015 Scrapbook Generation Create Magazine

To further embellish the box, I added some Jillibean Soup Sew Sweet Pea Pod die cuts, wood veneer and Sugar Picks along with some SRM Sticker Stitches and a SRM Stickers Sentiment. The final touch was hand tied burlap bow!

Hello Friend Gift Box by Juliana Michaels featuring Jillibean Soup Sew Sweet Sunshine Soup and SRM Stickers Gift Box for the July 2015 Scrapbook Generation Create Magazine

If you've never checked out the Scrapbook Generation Create Magazine, then I invite you to do so! It is available to download for free and is published bimonthly. Their next issue is coming out in September and I just finished working on a couple of projects that will be in the next issue. Here's a little sneak peek of one of my layouts created using some yummy new goodies from Echo Park, Tim Holtz and EK Success.

Sneak Peek by Juliana Michaels

Thanks for stopping by and I hope you have a great week!

Happiness Is A New Puppy | Jillibean Soup Sew Sweet

Happiness is a new puppy! Don't you agree? It's still so hard to believe that he was ever this little now that he's a 75 lb puppy! But he's still as sweet as ever!

The layout that I'm sharing today was created using the Jillibean Soup Sew Sweet Sunshine Soup. This collection will always hold a special place in my heart because it is the first collection that I helped create and design working as a Graphic Artist for Jillibean Soup.

Happiness Is A New Puppy Scrapbook Page by Juliana Michaels featuring Jillibean Soup Sew Sweet Sunshine Soup

I created the background using a stencil, spray ink and some Jillibean Soup Stamps.


Happiness Is A New Puppy Scrapbook Page by Juliana Michaels featuring Jillibean Soup Sew Sweet Sunshine Soup

I then layered pieces of the Sew Sweet Patterned Paper, Pea Pod Parts, Mini Placemats and Stickers to decorate my layout.

Happiness Is A New Puppy Scrapbook Page by Juliana Michaels featuring Jillibean Soup Sew Sweet Sunshine Soup

I also added a Wire Word and glued it in place using Glossy Accents. 

Happiness Is A New Puppy Scrapbook Page by Juliana Michaels featuring Jillibean Soup Sew Sweet Sunshine Soup

Thanks so much for stopping by today! Have you created with the Sew Sweet collection yet? I'd love to see what you create with it!

I'm A Teacher At Big Picture Classes

Happy Monday my scrappy friends! As you may have noticed, I've not been blogging too much lately. Well, I have a very good reason for that. I've been crazy busy working on a special project that's been taking up all of my spare scrappy time and I can finally share a little bit about it. (Insert happy dance!) I'm thrilled to announce that I'll be teaching a class for Big Picture Classes that will go live in September!

Create With Me Juliana Michaels at Big Picture Classes

You'll be learning some great new techniques and fun ways to use your Silhouette with a series of digital cut files created by yours truly! I can't wait to share it with everyone and I'll keep you posted on all the details as the date comes closer. Until then, plan to start seeing more posting and sharing here on 17turtles! Here is a little sneaky peek for you of one of the lessons using some awesome products from Elle's Studio and of course my Silhouette Cameo.

Sneak Peek of class for Big Picture Classes by Juliana Michaels

Thanks so much for sharing in my happiness as I begin this new journey of teaching and sharing more about this hobby that I love so very much!