2015 Top 10 Blog Hop

Hello and welcome to the 2015 Top 10 Blog Hop! 2015 has been seriously been an amazing year. A year full of dreams come true. I began 2015 with a new job - a dream job really - as a Graphic Designer for Jillibean Soup. It's been almost a year now, that I've been working my dream job and it still feels surreal to me!

I was also blessed to design for some amazing manufacturers and businesses including SRM Stickers, Scrapbook Generation's Create Magazine and Therm O Web. Another great opportunity I had, was to teach my very first online class at Big Picture Classes called Stretch Your Cuts.

Just so you know, there is an amazing giveaway at the end of this post!

This is one of the layouts I created for my Stretch Your Cuts Class at Big Picture Classes. This class includes four free digital cut files and four lessons that teach you all about getting the most out of your electronic die cut machine. In each lesson, I teach you a variety of techniques for transforming cut files and how to use different tools to add unique elements to your scrapbook layouts.
PS...I will have a new class coming out in February 2016, so stay tuned for more details as the date approaches!

Youer Than You Scrapbook Page by Juliana Michaels

This layout was created when I guest designed for Spiegelmom Scraps Etsy Shop. Wink, wink...there is a digital cut file for this layout called Hello Summer. 

Hello Summer Scrapbook Page by Juliana Michaels

I created this layout when I guest designed for Ruby Rocket. The Rose Cluster is a digital cut file I created and it's available for you to download.

Love First Communion Scrapbook Page by Juliana Michaels

This is a layout I created for Jillibean Soup using their Yellow Saffron Soup collection. This isn't one of the collections I designed for them, but I loved creating with it.

You Are My Sunshine Scrapbook Page by Juliana Michaels

This layout also included by very first process video and another digital cut file. As you can see, I created a shared quite a few free digital cut files this past year!

Always Believe Scrapbook Page by Juliana Micheals

I created another process video for this layout and shared with you how to created watercolored die cuts.


This one includes another digital cut file for you!

So Happy Puppy Scrapbook Page by Juliana Michaels

But First Coffee Altered Wood Plank Home DecorI also created quite a few coffee themed projects this year as part of the Coffee Lovers Blog Hop. One of them was this altered wood plank and of course it included a coffee themed digital cut file!

For more coffee themed projects and cut files, check out all of my Coffee Lovers Blog Hop projects:

But First Coffee Altered Wood Plank Home Decor by Juliana Michaels

This is a trio of cards I created for Therm O Web showcasing one of my favorite products to play with - Deco Foil! There is a process video available that takes you step by step through how I created these elegant cards.


Snowflakes and Puppies
Last but not least, this is a layout I created for Therm O Web and recently shared here on my blog along with a digital cut file entitled Snow Adorable.  That sweet face gets me every time!


Now, that you've made it to the end, it's time for the giveaway! 

Leave a comment below for your chance to win 
the Top 10 Blog Hop Grand Prize... 

an $80 Gift Certificate to the online store of your choosing!

To be entered to win, all you have to do is leave a comment below by 11:59 pm CST on January 3. There are 23 blogs on this hop, so make sure you leave a comment on each blog to increase your chance of winning this amazing Grand Prize! You have until January 4th to leave your comment and a random winner will be selected and announced on January 5th.

Top 10 Blog Hop List:
Juliana Michaels <<< you are here!

Snowflakes and Puppies | Digital Cut File Included

Hello all! I don't know about the weather where you live, but this year sure hasn't been like last winter. A little snow goes a long way in my book and last year we had enough here to last me for quite some time. I'm really quite happy that we haven't had any yet! During the first snow fall we got last year, I was able to get a picture of Lincoln enjoying his first snowflake and I couldn't help resist creating a scrapbook page featuring this precious moment.

I used Therm O Web's awesome Deco Foil and Hot Melt Adhesive Sheets to create the shimmery snowflakes on my layout. I applied the Deco Foil using one of my favorite techniques – Deco Foiled Die Cuts.

Snowflake Puppy First Snow Scrapbook Page by Juliana Michaels featuring Therm O Web Deco Foil and Adhesives

The snowflakes are part of a set of snowflakes and words I designed and put together into a digital file that you can download and use for all kinds of winter themed crafting called Snow Adorable. The file includes SVG, Studio, PNG and DXF formats. They can be used with a variety of electronic cutting machines, however, if you don't have one you can also print them using the PNG file and hand cut them to use on your projects.


Snow Adorable Free Digital Cut File by Juliana Michaels 17turtles.com

Snowflake Puppy First Snow Scrapbook Page by Juliana Michaels featuring Therm O Web Deco Foil and Adhesives

The new Iridescent Deco Foil is so much fun! By definition, iridescent means showing luminous colors that seem to change when seen from different angles. This foil does just that and is so perfect for adding shimmer and shine to just about any winter themed project you can imagine and create. I hope you enjoy using the Snow Adorable Digital Cut File!

Snowflake Puppy First Snow Scrapbook Page by Juliana Michaels featuring Therm O Web Deco Foil and Adhesives

Supplies:
Patterned Paper, Die Cuts: Elle's Studio
Cardstock: American Crafts
Therm O Web Memory Tape Runner XL
Therm O Web Sticky Dots Adhesive
Therm O Web iCraft® DecoFoil™ – Iridescent
Therm O Web iCraft® DecoFoil™ Hot Melt Adhesive
12″ Royal Sovereign Foil Laminator

And the winner is...

I can't believe how fast the time is flying by this holiday season. We have been traveling to visit family the past few days, so the time really got away from to post the winner from the Holiday Coffee Lovers Blog Hop. I sure hope you all enjoyed the hop! I know I did was inspired by all of the yummy creations I saw along the way.  Now, without further ado....the winner of the $10 Starbucks Gift Card is Gail!
Congratulations Gail! 
I've sent you an email as well to make sure I have your correct contact information. 




Holiday Coffee Lovers Blog Hop + Downloadable Cut File

Welcome and thanks for stopping by today. I'm so happy to be playing along with the Holiday Coffee Lovers Blog Hop! I hope you're enjoying something warm and yummy as you hop along.
Holiday Coffee Lovers Blog Hop

The Holiday Coffee Lovers Blog Hop started today Friday, December 11th and will run through Friday, December 18th. The theme for this hop is winter/holiday and this inspired me to create a cup of cheer as the main element on a Christmas card. For more details about the hop and a chance to win a special little gift from me, check out the bottom of this post.

Ho Ho Ho Happy Holidays Coffee Mug Christmas Card by Juliana Michaels

Ho Ho Ho Happy Holidays Coffee Mug Christmas Card by Juliana Michaels

To make this Ho! Ho! Ho! Happy Holidays card, I created a digital cut file that you can download below to use and create your own cup of cheer holiday card!

FREE DIGITAL CUT FILE | COFFEE CUP LOVE

Coffee Cup Love Free Digital Cut File by Juliana Michaels 17turtles.com

This set contains three different cups that you can use to cut a cup for coffee, tea or cocoa! Did you know that December 13th is National Cocoa Day or that December 15th is International Tea Day? This set would be perfect to help you celebrate either or both of these yummy days!

Here are the details for the Holiday Coffee Lovers Blog Hop:
If you want to play along all you have to do is create a new winter/holiday coffee, tea and/or cocoa themed project and then head over over to the Coffee Loving Cardmakers Blog to link it up and to check out all of the details. Anyone is welcome to link up any time between Friday, December 11th at 6 am pacific and Friday, December 18th @ 11:59 pm pacific. There are no limits to the number of entries. The more the merrier! By linking up your project, you become eligible to win a prize from one the amazing Super Sponsors! I hope you'll play along and thanks so much for stopping by today!

During this hop, we're also celebrating our Cocoa and Tea loving friends. As I mentioned above, December 13th is National Cocoa Day and December 15th is International Tea Day. There will be Flash prizes awarded on December 13th and 15th! To be eligible all you have to do is link up winter/holiday themed tea and/or cocoa projects before 7 pm pacific on each of those days to be eligible. Winners will be posted in the Coffee Lovers Facebook Page by 8:00 pm pacific.
As a special Merry Christmas gift to you, I'm giving away a $10 Starbuck's Gift Card to one lucky person who leaves a comment below. Make sure to leave a way for me to contact you if you're the winner. Commenting will be open until December 18th at 11:59 EST. Merry Christmas and Happy Holidays!