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Tuesday, June 18, 2013

I'll be gone for a bit.....

Hello everyone,

If you follow my FB and blog you probably already know what's been going on in my household at the moment! It's been a great month of celebration! My kids and hubby are graduating...actually my hubby's graduation commencement was this past Satuday, Anna's was May 31st and my son's is coming up here on June 27th!! But my parents and both my kids were there to watch their dad receive his diploma!!! I am gathering pics of course and will be sharing a blog post to share all of it! :)

But...because of all that is happening I have to travel to see my son graduate...
so I am leaving and traveling back home to L.A!!
The shop will be still be open and I will accept orders but I cannot fill anything until I get back. 
I will be away between June 18th 2013 through July 10th 2013! 
So if you don't mind waiting till after, I would really love to service you as soon as I return!

I will finally have some new listings coming....one is my laces, I have been behind in posting my laces because of some issues I was having with a company and issues with my post (blogger) then things got busy I could barely keep up......
even with my assignments. But stuff is coming!!

So, I just wanted to give you all the heads up and I do hope
you'll all understand why the delay on orders. Once you place one, I will email you back and will also remind you of this then...just to cover my bases.

So, I'll see you soon ok! oh, I will be checking my emails frequently so please don't hesitate to contact me if you need ok:) and I'll be on FB too!

 Have a great Summer everyone!!! Thanks for the support as always!
Thanks, xo, Jules:)

Monday, June 17, 2013

Shabby Chic Lace Cuff/Bracelet!

Hola and Happy Monday!!

I have a Wild Orchid Crafts project to share today.
Our Wild Orchid Craft DT challenge for the month is to highlight our laces!
 Now I know you all love those as do I! Seriously, these last releases were some of the most gorgeous I've seen WOC carry!!! Oh, lovely!

So, as mentioned in my last DT challenge video HERE, I thought about making some bracelet/cuffs after I made that bookmark! And I LOVED how these look, I even wore one of them on at my hubby's graduation day...just that when we took pics I had it behind him on my left wrist! oy....I can't believe I forgot to stand on the other side or put it on my right wrist! Anyhow, here those are...
then my video tutorial to follow!! :)








These are super pretty and I loved them so much I actually wore one and didn't think I would! I wanted to make sure to make them so that they can be washed, just in case something spilled on them:) If you're like me you probably get your sleeves dipped in some BBQ sauce after reaching for a roll at the center of the table or something right? Yeah, I do! Anyhow, this is why there are no paper flowers or paper leaves, no metal....and no glues that can dissolve or jeopardize the integrity of the cuffs.....so it's all stitched!

Here's the video tutorial of both cuffs! ...and of course, you know you
don't have to follow mine to a "T" right? Make these your own! Use other laces and add pearls in all sizes, use different centers or make other types of flowers for them! Endless possibilities with this for sure!! 

Enjoy!



What I used from Wild Orchid Crafts!
~Daisy Guipure trim
~5/8" White net lace
~1 1/2" White net lace
~6/8" Natural net lace
~White Cotton Crochet Lace
~Natural Cotton Crochet Lace
~White Flat Lace
~White Cotton Crochet Lace
~Seam binding white
~Seam binding cream
~Butterfly Guipure Trim 
(currently out of stock, but please 
check back at the lace listing!!) 

From my stash:
~Sizzix Flower Layers #5
~Cheesecloth
~Roseprint fabric
~Muslin
~Buttons
~Singer Sewing machine

Please let me know if you have any questions!! 
Have a great week everyone!!
xo, Jules:)
 

Tuesday, June 11, 2013

Moving sale at Wild Orchid Crafts!!!

Hey friends!!

Happy day to you!

Just wanted to share a "Moving Sale" going on over at
"Wild Orchid Crafts"!!


You can go shopping here!!
Wild Orchid Crafts

Have a great day:)
Jules

Monday, June 10, 2013

"Journey" 12x12 LO for "The Color Room" Palette #152!

Hello!

I sure hope you all are having a great week! 

Today I'm sharing my 1st assignment for "The Color Room"....of course I'm not creating projects regularly for them but I will create and play along with some palettes throughout the year! :)
"The Color Room" is run by Lydell Quinn who is an awesome artist herself!!
You can find tutorials and projects on her youtube channel HERE
Tell her hi from me! :)
I made a 12x12 LO since there was a LO sketch that came with the palette! I used a variety of matching paper to find the right shade for each swatch and I thought I did ok matching them up! Here is the sketch with the palette!! The colors are amazing!! :) 
You should hop over to see it and play along!!

I have a video sharing this LO as I was creating it and decided to share what I used as well as the tutorial of my creating it...hope that works for you guys! :)
Please take a few minutes to watch!


Here is the newest release! 
The next Palette is gorgeous and will be released on Friday June 21st on 
"The Color Room" website!
I loved the palette! Looks like Summer and I can almost smell something fruity! LOL
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And now my layout....
I really enjoyed the process of this LO! 
I can barely wait for the next palette to be released so you can see....:)
Here are some more pics....









This is using Fiber Paste by Golden! Love the little pokey peeks!!
My little Title tiles! I think I'll be making these more often! :)


Blue Fern Studios die cut flourish! 
I painted the flowers and little berries...
then doodled on them to add dimension!

My parents are so cute!
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Here is what I used:

Papers: 
Pion Designs "Vintage Garden", 
Pink Paislee "Spring Jubilee"
Webster's Pages "Ladie's and Gents" and "Sunday Picnic"
American Crafts cardstock White
Bazzill Basics cardstock turquoise
Embellishments:
Prima flowers "Encore" "Bel  Canto" "Wishes and Dreams" washi tape
Wild Orchid Crafts flowers and white paper leaf
Pink Paislee die cuts "Butterfly Garden"
Blue Fern Studios die cuts "Blooming Foliage" Symphony Corners" small
Melissa Frances Resin Heart 
My Minds Eye brads from Lost & Found 2
Seam binding in turquoise by Patsy at 
Prairie Bird Boutique on Etsy
Prima-Ingvid Bolme:
Junkyard Findings-Shabby Chi Treasures
Resin birds "Fly Away"
Zipper Pull "Rusty Typo Zippers"
"Typo Bulbs 1"
Distress Tool
Craft knife
Stencils:
Plaid "Swirl Background" 6x6
The Crafters Workshop "Mini Bricks"  6x6
Mediums and Paint:
By Golden "Fiber Paste" "Molding Paste"
Lindy's Stamp Gang "Winter Jasmine Gold"
From Walmart, White Gesso 
Making Memories "Banana" Ocean Blue"
(these paints are now discontinued)
Adhesives from The Jule Box:
Scotch Quick Dry Adhesive 
Hot Glue gun by Surebonder
Beacon 3-1
Beacon Fabri-Tac
Inkssentials White Gel-Pen
Ranger's Tim Holtz "Snow Cap" White Paint dabber 
My Stash:
Cheesecloth
Paper doily
Vintage Yellow thread

Thank you so much for letting me share today!
xo, Jules:)

Sunday, June 2, 2013

Graduation Month in The Aviles house!!

Hello and Happy Sunday!! 

So, I have just gotten up, I slept for about 11 hours or so...yesterday too! I never sleep this good so I'm thankful for the rest!

Most of you know that my whole family is graduating this year!! 
My daughter just this past Friday, my hubby from College in a couple of weeks, then my son also from college at the end of the month!! So now also comes some travel time! 

So I'm letting you know that since it's been a busy time of year for our family, I won't be quick to respond to emails and I won't be able to get your orders out as fast as I could normally. There is nothing more I like than to work, fill orders and craft away and share...but my family as I know your family is to you, will always be my priority and I can't be more proud of them for all their accomplishments! To have my 2 kids and my husband graduate from High School and College with degrees.....ah, I'm on cloud nine!!! 
I'm so blessed to have this moment with them!! I'm also so very thankful! Thank You God!!

I will do my best to share pics of all 3 next month when all is said and done 
and they bring Mom their diplomas! all 3! :) 
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I'll be sharing a project soon for "The Color Room" and  WOC so those may be the only 2 ....no, there will be a mini album coming too!! Then I think they will be the only ones for the month!  I'll try anyways.....

So if you haven't had a response from me on an order or email and you think I may not have seen it, please email me again because I probably did miss it! :/ It's been that busy!

Thank you for understanding and for your patience!
I really really do appreciate your support!
xo, Jules:)