Sunday, April 12, 2015

My 4x4 Instagram Mini Album by WRMK!

Hey everyone!

One of the cutest things ever!!!...the 4x4 Instagram albums by WeR:)

I loved putting this together. I used the "Farmer's Market" card collection from the "Albums Made Easy" line that WRMK came out with last year. I've got a video here where I share the whole album. The first video I posted is my sales video of the card sets I have listed for sale and I showed the way less embellished album. The 2nd video is the updated album. I hope you like it and I hope you'll get yourself a set, you can find all 3 collections I've got here for only $12 along with other WRMK products!!! It's a steal!!!

All products at my shop can be found HERE....just scroll down the right side and click on the image you have an interest in.
*Just a note, my shop will be closing, midnight April 12, 2015, PST.

At 6:44 on the clock is where I start to show my filled album without the embellishments.... but I do show all 3 collections in more detail if you're interested just start watching from the beginning.

This is the video of my finished album!

I got a lot of inspiration from Stephanie Bryan who is a designer for Studio Calico. Her little Instagram album is CUTE CUTE CUTE!! Here's her video:

Another Yt'er did an awesome job and I loved her cover! Her name is Emily and here's her adorable album video:

I loved sharing this project, I hope you liked! :)

Have a great day!

Wednesday, April 8, 2015

The Jule Box Shop is closing......

Links to each individual listing:

~Handmade products:
~Laces and Trims:
~Accucut die cuts:
~Sizzix die cuts:
~Tim Holtz Alterations:
~Prima kits and Alterables:
~Ingvild Bolme bundles:
~Tim Holtz Idea-Ology:
~We R Memory Keepers Albums and pocket card collections:
~WRMK Eyelets (standard,wide and new standard with washers):
~Maya Road:
~Tools, Glues and things:
~Your favorite brand Stencils:
~Charms and Buttons:
~Bags and envelopes:
~Destash items:


Thank you for your support!! xo Jules

Tuesday, April 7, 2015

Vintage Linens and Laces Haul!

Hi crafters!

In the last couple of months I've been thinking about a project that my friend Karen made. She's my blog designer and so good at it!! Well, I saw her post not to long ago and I really wanted to do the same for 2 windows I'll have in our new house and well, my new studio. But she made this gorgeous curtain and I really loved it! Here's her blog post about hers with pictures...enjoy....and please follow her SM sites while you visit and tell her I sent you ok!

Karen is at "My Desert Cottage"!

Here's my haul video sharing the different styles I got.....I can't wait to buy some more to have enough to make my curtains :)

Thanks for stopping in!!

Jules in the Kitchen: Homemade Savory Pork Pinto Beans!

Hello Bloggers!!

Today is a cooking demo for you:) A while back I made some Chicken Enchiladas and separately did another video of how I make my Mexican rice! I'm not Mexican but growing up in the US, Mexican food is very popular and we loved it as a kid just as much as our Peruvian food....yes, I'm Peruvian...It's a beautiful coastal country in South America....Isn't she beautiful?

Now, back to the beans....I've cooked for over 35 years and it takes a little bit to get some things just right. My beans never were this awesome, but I have to is now!! LOL

Now you don't have to use pork shoulder only, I used to use real pork bacon and dice it up and throw that in my beans and it comes out pretty good. You can also use Hamhocks or Pork Shanks, still very good but those have a lot of fat and not so much meat. The shoulder has some marbling of fat but it's much less than the Hamhocks and Shanks, besides, I LOVE the meat in it, you do get intense flavor from all 4 though!

I showed you the seasonings I used on video but not the measurements (these are approximate because I always eyeball mine so make sure to taste your liquid, yes, even at the beginning), so here's the list...

~Pork Shoulder Picnic Roast (mine was 1.78 lbs)
~3 cups of cleaned and rinsed Pinto Beans
~about 10 cups of water or more in a large soup pot (like mine)
~1 cup of diced onion, medium (however much you want)
~1/4 c. of minced garlic (however much you want)  
~Seasonings- I've always eyeballed my measurements so please make sure you taste the juices (just not while the pork is raw in there) throughout the cooking process and if you find it too salty at the beginning, throw some water out and add clean cold water then let it boil. 

   -1 1/2 Tbp Salt
   -1/2 tsp Pepper
   -1 tsp Garlic powder
   -1 tsp Onion powder
   -1-2 tsp of Adobo (you can find these at Mexican markets, or
    substitute for Seasoning salt 
   -1/2 to 3/4 tsp Celery salt
   -1/2 tsp Cumin
I also used about a cup of beef broth for the sauteed onions and garlic and into the pot they went. Any brand is fine, I used Swanson.

Once your beans are done, turn the heat off and let it cool for a couple of hours. I use Ziploc 3 cup size freezer containers that I get from Walmart. I add 3 laddle scoops of just beans to all 3 then I add the juice to top them all off, then freeze. Take 1 container out in the am to thaw for that nights dinner!! You can place them in a small pot to warm up or microwave it. You may need to add some water because the juice will be thick.

Here's my video showing you how I made my pot of Pork savory Pintos.  Thanks for watching:) 

Here are a couple of pics of my plate of baked chicken, stuffing and some pork beans...I did do the re-frying of my pork beans!!:) These are great as a side dish, for breakfast or in a burrito! Seriously, they'll go with anything but pasta and pizza....unless you're an adventurous eater! LOL

Please leave a comment and follow my blog for other projects, dishes and DIY posts! Have a great day people! 

Wednesday, March 25, 2015

"Sitting Pretty" 12x12 LO Feat. Blue Fern Studio's Montage collection!

Hello there!

Sharing a 12x12 LO with you today! I used the Montage paper collection from Blue Fern Studios. Super pretty papers!! So shabby chic and vintage but super colorful. The paper quality is awesome, nice and thick sheets!

This picture is of Anna, my now 20 year old, she was about 14-15 in this picture and it was like pulling teeth trying to get it. Anna is very private and isn't like alot of other teenagers who acts boy crazy and lives on FB posting pics all day....thank the LORD above for every now and again she'll take a selfie, so when I saw it I hounded her for it and so, she gave in and sent it to me! YAY, Victory!!

As I sometimes try to do, I recorded a video tutorial to share. I do speed up some of these otherwise they will be 2-3 hours long and I can't even sit through that. So, if there are any questions you may have, please leave it in the comments at the bottom of this post.  

Here is the video, pics will follow and then the product list with some links for ya! Thanks for stopping by! 

Below's picture at the very bottom is a metal button I carry in my shop. I sell them in packs of 6 for just $1 along with some other buttons. I broke off the shank and used it flat but the ribbon design worked perfect on this LO...went with the theme I think:)

Product list:

From my shop The Jule Box Shop:
~"Ribbon" Metal buttons
~"Gothic" mask by TH
~Palette and spatula set
~Hot glue gun and Hot Glue
~Alene's Tacky Glue
~Scotch Quick Dry adhesive
~Tim Holtz Distress tool
Other supplies and from my stash:
~Lindys Stamp Gang Sprays
   -My Mojito Green
   -Green With Envy Green
   -Cotton Candy Pink
   -Winter Jasmine Gold
~Prima Distress tool
~Studio Calico wood veneers, Feathers
~Studio Calico wood word bubble
~Studio Calico wood veneer butterfly
~Wild Orchid Crafts paper flowers
~Paper flowers from "Scraparazzi" in Whittier California, Hi girls!
~Melissa Frances floral sprays
~Vintage book paper
~Thread and twill ribbon
~Paper Doily
~Metal square embellishment
~Quote roller stamp (I stamped "Remember This") by Dear Lizzy
~Leaky Shed 5.5" floral chipboard frame
~My Mind's Eye washi tape
~Metal key and heart charm from my stash
~Gesso by Faber Castell
~Regular Molding paste 8oz by Golden  
(I buy all my pastes from Jerry Artarama their prices CANNOT be beat!!)
~"AC" (American Craft) cardstock textured

I appreciate your support and comments so much:) I hope you have a very creative day!