Friday, March 28, 2014

Update on my life and move....

Hello everyone!

Well a lot of things have gone on since my last post on March 11th. We did move out of Oregon into Washington and found a home:) Our house is a mess, full of boxes but slowly I'll get things in order! I have 1 room to paint....it's a very not pretty pink....it's bright! I don't like it, so this weekend it will get a new paint job. I have some white paint and although I love warm colors, I'm only authorized to use the white for now....yeah, since we're new to this area we decided to rent a beautiful home for a year. This will give us time to get to know the area so when we're ready to buy a home we'll be familiar with it. 

I have a small room/office that I'm using for my scrap room and a 3rd bedroom for "the shop" since I can't fit everything in the office space....but it's perfectly fine, we're seeing another move in our future.....it hurts my head to think of another move but yes, it will happen!

I had boxes in every single room!! ah...an ocean of boxes and little pathways to get through them! LOL.....today, I emptied the pink one to get it prepped for painting, that I mentioned, then I'll move into it for the shop, then empty Anna's (my daughter) to get it ready for her. She'll move in with us in July since she's gotta finish this quarter at school. I miss her:( 

I'm about all moved into my scrap room now....just a little more tweaking is all! The living room has my husbands desk in the middle of it....still need to buy some new couches and get the desk out of it.

Anyhow, I'm so tired...I'm not sure if I'm even making sense......lol....

I'm very thankful for those who placed orders this month and have been so patient with me. I was so excited to get some orders out today. My last order I was expecting last week did come in but I didn't have time to open it until today!!!! 1 week later.....see what I mean, it's been crazy here. I'm hoping to update the site this coming week, as I've been sold out of a lot of my Prima that is posted. As soon as that's done, I'll have my destash sale. I had to bring it all with me because my moving date was moved up about 4-5 days so I had run out of time. The great thing is that I'm still having it!! So stay tuned ok!!

It's time for bed now but I really wanted to update you all since I got so many emails asking how I was doing:) Thanks for that you guys!! I'll share a little more of my progress in a few days or so...maybe share some pictures too....maybe a little video:)

Have a great weekend friends!!

 

Tuesday, March 11, 2014

Bittersweet news....

Hello,

A year and a half ago I was so excited when the opportunity came when I could move in with my parents to help. To be with them meant I could keep an eye out for them.....and to watch my dad cuz he's in his terrible "83's" stage in his life...he's a little ornery, but there have been some changes going on with my household and so the time has come that we now have to move away. My sweet hubby landed a great job but it means we can't be here anymore. I'm sad but the good thing is that we won't be horribly far away!  I shared stuff in my video....

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Just wanted let ya'll know and to ask for prayer as we go through these changes....my mom is already seeming to be a little sad and that really just breaks my heart! ah...please keep us in prayer friends.

Thanks so much for stopping in, God Bless!
 

Monday, March 3, 2014

"Delight yourself...." shabby card using Maja Design's!!

Hello everyone!

I'm glad you stopped in today! I've got a card share on today's post that I made last year...I know, I'm a little late sharing it, but better late than never! 

I made this card for my dad's 83rd birthday at the end of last year keeping in mind that when I made him a card a couple of years ago he mentioned he didn't like dark colors...so here you go! LOL  

This collection by Maja Designs is called "Crea Diem" and has all his favorite shades of blue and gray!! I though it was absolutely a soft design with "boy" colors :) just my dad's taste!

In the video I shared the card I made but didn't share the tutorial until I thought, "I'll just make another one that's similar so I can share a short tutorial"! So, I did! It's soooo simple to put together.

Here's a pic of my dad's card. The video will follow! Enjoy!:)


 Here is the tutorial card, it has a more feminine softer feel!



Here is a small list of products I used!
1~ Maja Design's "Crie Diem" 12x12 paper collection.
2~Want 2 Scrap chicken wire die cuts
3~Gesso in white
4~Martha Stewart "Silver" Micro Beads
5~Tulle ribbon from my stash
6~My sewing machine for the borders and white thread
7~White and Gray textured cardstock by American Crafts
8~Prima paper distressor
9~Clock die cut from Tim Holtz Alterations line "Weathered Clock", you can find the clock die cuts in sets at "The Jule Box Shop".com in my Tim Holtz die cut listing. They come in White, Kraft, Black and Ivory cardstock and in Grunge. Tons of qty sets to choose from!!
10~Prima Mini Brads from the Sunrise Sunset collection by Finnabair
11~Scripture wood mount stamp by Stampabilities "Psalm 37:4"
12~Glossy Accents, 3-Dot Foam and Beacon 3-in-1 adhesives from TJBS

Please let me know if you have any questions! Thanks so much for stopping in!

Cool Pinterest pics using PicMonkey!

Hello everyone!

Just sharing some of my printed pics! I use PicMonkey to add watermarks and do collages and it's very simple! I share the images I printed out at my local 60 minute photo shop (of course you can print these out yourself on your photo printer) and had 8x8 printed with lots of little photos to cut out for scrapping or "Project Life" type projects! :)

Here is my video .....



Links:
 ~Pinterest: http://www.pinterest.com/thejulebox/vintage-photos-and-images/
 ~PicMonkey:  http://www.picmonkey.com/

Just thought to share what I did. These came out great to use for a mini or LO!  Give it a try, see if it's something that makes things easier for you!

Thanks for stopping in! Have a great day!!

Monday, February 24, 2014

New Items......

Hello blogger friends!

Just letting you all know that "The Jule Box Shop" is expecting new items in a few days!!! I'm excited to be sharing some Prima, We R Memory Keepers, new Tim Holtz additions and more! Please stay tuned for the announcement on my Youtube, TJBS FB page and here!!

It's so important to me to offer the best customer service that I can so if you aren't happy, I'm not either! Please let me know what kind of things you would like to see in the shop, I really do appreciate your input:) 

I've shared before that my little shop is a source of income for my family so I really want to succeed and strive to offer great service and prices for you all.  Although I'm not a "Big Dawg" of online shops, I cherish you all my customers and friends and appreciate your support more than you know! 

I do hope you'll stop in and take a look. If there is anything I can do for you, let me know!

For those of you who are new to my shop and not sure how to navigate through the site...here's a video of when I announced the opening of TJBS and also share how to get to around to find products!! Please let me know if you have any questions!:)