ABOUT

17turtles is the go-to place for paper crafting and scrapbooking enthusiasts who want to learn more about scrapbooking, carding making and all things paper crafting.


17turtles began in 2008 as a way for me to share my scrapbooking and paper crafting projects. I have continued to do that and over the years also with sharing inspiration, tips, tutorials, sketches, and digital cut files. I believe everyone has a story to share and every one has an inner artist waiting to be set free. Scrapbooking is not only about preserving memories. It is also a creative outlet that can help reduces stress and provides me great joy and happiness. I believe everyone deserves to feel the same way and I want to help you love to create.

If this sounds likes something you'd love to be a part of, then I invite you to sign up for my newsletter here to get awesome inspiration, tips and tutorials for scrapbook pages, cards, and other craft projects that use my scrapbook supplies. I also frequently share free digital cut files that can be used with electronic cutting machines such as the Silhouette Cameo and Cricut Explore. So what are you waiting for? Sign up now!


SO WHO IS THE CREATIVE BEHIND 17TURTLES?

I'm so happy you asked! 17turtles was founded by me, Juliana Michaels. I grew up in a creative household loving art, design, and making things with my hands. I give all the credit for my creativity to my multi-talented Mom who loved to paint, sew and draw. My Mom also photographed our daily life and kept all of these photos stored and displayed in photo albums. Nearly 15 years ago I found my true passion in paper crafting and scrapbooking thanks to the combination of being exposed to these creative activities and photographic documentation of my childhood.

I have been a project designer in the paper craft/scrapbook industry since 2007 and I've been fortunate to work for many top manufacturers including: BoBunny, Bella Blvd, Elle's Studio, SRM Stickers, Provocraft, Pebbles, and Jillibean Soup. My projects have been published in a variety of magazines and idea books and I've had projects displayed at the Craft and Hobby Association Trade Show. Most recently I started a new journey in my creative career and fulfilled a life long dream to create graphics and product design as a graphic artist for Jillibean Soup.

I am married to Danny, my best friend and the love of my life. I'm also mom to a Golden Retriever named Lincoln and an American Paint Horse named Woody. I have a fondness for coffee, Mexican food, turtles and antiquing. In my spare time I love crafting, scrapbooking, playing with Lincoln, enjoying the outdoors,  and reading science and historical fiction.

I'd love to be pals! Wouldn't you?

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