Monday, May 30, 2011

A tip for your newspaper bags!

So, a lot of you have purchased some of those cool vintage newspaper bags from me or someone else right? I know there are tons of you who already use them for a bunch of things, like mattes, or to place your swap projects in...or what have you. I sent out some gifts a while back to some great friends and decided to use these bags for yet another use!!

Watch the video below for yet another idea!! enjoy!!!




If your interested in some of these bags, I do still sell 2 designs. Click here!

Have a great week guys!! xo, Jules:)

Saturday, May 28, 2011

I made the 2011 Design Team for the Craft Warehouse! yay!!

Hello everyone!!!

 You don't know how bad I wanted to share this and couldn't. I wanted to wait for the news to come out on their website....and now that it's official....I CAN!!!

Participants had to create 5 projects! 2 layouts (8x8 or bigger), 2 cards and 1 altered piece!  So......


.....this is what I made!


"Sister" canvas LO! (this is my sister in law,Lisa, but she's way more than that to me...she's my sister and I wuvs her!!)






"You Make Me Smile" canvas LO! (My daughter Anna at 15! She's so cute, I just wanna put her in my pocket! :)  I do! lol)







 
"Congratulations" (Anniversary/Wedding card)


"Thanks" (Masculine card)




"Our Trip" (mini album in an altered box)







I am beyond honored to have been invited and be part of an amazing group! I'm so looking forward to working with some very talented women...(and we all live pretty close....Oregon, Idaho and Washington!!)

The "Craft Warehouse" has been so inspiring to me to go in and visit...If I had my way I would spend all day in that store! I am excited to start this new adventure as a designer for them! I hope to meet new people, be challenged and grow in my creative expression through this art of scrap booking and crafting!

Thanks "Craft Warehouse" for choosing me to be part of the 11 on this team! I'm willing to learn and to do my best to bring it!!!

So, let's do this!!  Congrats to my CW 2011 DT pat'na's!!!! :)




Thanks for stopping in! xo, Jules:)

Thursday, May 26, 2011

"Adore" Shabby Chic Fabric 7x8 mini album!

Hey everyone!

I did a haul video a while back from the Craft Warehouse and I shared some fabric squares....I think they are called "Quilters Quarters". I bought like 6-7 coordinating prints and colors...sooo pretty!  Well, I got them with the intentions of making a fabric mini album, which has been something I have wanted to make for a long time now! So.....I did!!!! hehe

I sandwiched the fabrics with Kraft card stock in between to be the base.....now these are some nice thick and sturdy papers and I wanted them to still be flexible. Using my ATG and liquid glue like "Matte Accents" and "Glossy Accents" to help with adhering the fabric and helped with the fraying part:)


The different manufacturers I used were:

Tim Holtz from idealogy, distress inks and sizzix die cuts, Melissa Frances resin (i think) frame and embellishments, Webster's Pages Silouettes "Green Fower", Prima paper and fabric flowers, Prima "Vintage Trinkets" charms, Maya Road chipboard accents, Jenni Bowlin card and buttons, Wild Orchid Crafts flowers, Recollection resin flowers (From Michael's), Beautiful vintage style wrinkled ribbon from Prairie Bird Boutique (Patsy).

I do carry some items at my blog shop here. Stop in for a visit! :)

I could not get to bed and sleep without dreaming of each page as I completed them day after day...and it took me 4-5 days to finish it! The cover and the back page was covered with canvas fabric and all the fabrics were by "Sweetwater".....the website is www.modafabrics.com but like I mentioned, I bought mine from my "Craft Warehouse" Store.

Here are pics of every page and some close-ups! 






Here is the video of my introducing it! If you have any questions about anything regarding this mini, please leave a comment on this post:)



I didn't make a tutorial on how I made each page since it's pretty complicated ...to me anyways...and I'm still new at this...and will take a few videos, but I can try to answer your questions and or make a short video on a certain technique if you need!
Thanks so much, have a great day!
xo, Jules:)