Thursday, September 29, 2011

Special layout of my Dad and Nana! WOC DT project

Hello everyone!

I really had an emotional time creating this months challenge for Wild Orchid Crafts. For September, we were challenged to make an 8x8 LO however we wanted using WOC products. Once I saw this pic of my dad and his mom, I knew this would be my project!

I recorded a video 4 times and had an emotional moment throughout all of them, so, I kept the original and posted that video. I'll post it below.

Thanks for stopping in to take a peek. Supply list with links to the product will also be at the end of this post.

This project is one that is so very close to my heart. My dad just had his 81st Birthday earlier this month and I wanted to have this done by then, but just couldn't, but I am so glad that I will be able to give it to him now, I hope he likes it:)

Love you Dad!!

Sharing below is a product list of all the WOC products I used. I truly love these products and believe in this's always a blast!! Thanks WOC! 

I also added "other products used"...I may forget 1 or 2 but if you have any questions on this project please email me or leave a comment below. Thanks so much!

 Project list from Wild Orchid Crafts:
(click on a product below to get to it on the WOC website)
 ~Deep Red open Roses #FM-00153
 ~Deep Ivory Curly Wild Roses #FM-00381
 ~Light Mocha Wild Roses #FM-00435
 ~Deep Ivory Aster Daisy #FS-00070
 ~Ivory Open Roses #FM-00064
 ~Taupe Organza Rose Trim #OZ-00005
 ~Natural Skeleton Leaves #LL-00003
 ~White Cotton Lace #LA-00053
 ~Black Silk ribbon #SK-00006
 ~Clock Metal Charms #JW-00024
 ~Mixed Metal Embellishments packs #JW-00020
 ~Black Crystal Stem Hearts #CR-00012
 ~Burgundy Crystal Drops #CR-00003

Additional info,

Other products used:
~BoBunny "Timepiece" paper collection
~8x8 canvas
~American rafts Cardstock
~Martha Stewart punches
~Old book cover
~Apple Barrel paint in "Country Tan" and "Burgundy"
~Lindy's Stamps Gang sprays: Starburst spray in Cajun Carnelian Red, Starburst spray in Bayou Boogie Gold, Starburst Spray in Golden Sleigh Bells
~Black Tulle
~Prima Bling, mixed crystal brown
~TH die, flourish

~Stamp by Stampabilities "Tapestry Pattern"
~Tim Holtz distress ink, "Vintage photo"

Here is my video:)  

Thursday, September 22, 2011

Alterable Wood Plaques!

Hi guys!

Last year I made this very shabby chic wall hanging and also made a kit from it. See pic below!

 I did share a post here on my blog of the whole project. If you want to look at more detailed pics, go here. I did a video sharing this project also that you can watch here (but advance the video to 1:40 to avoid my

I sold a few of these and then removed them from my blog as I got really busy with other things. I still have a several of these pieces so I have a set and will have them individually. Just wanted to share these since I have quite a bit!

These measure 7" x 3 1/2" . The set comes with the Jute Trim that I used in my project which goes well in a shabby chic or vintage style project! These will come in a set of 3 plaques and 1 1/2 yards of the trim and then can also  be sold separately (1 pc) so you have 2 choices to pick from! :)

~US and International customers are welcome!!! Shipping is separate. I will email you a "shipping" invoice to the email linked to the paypal account you used to make your purchase. If you have questions please email me at  Thanks

Here are pics of them with the twine and the piece alone. Then the video at the end of this post!

***These are no longer available, sorry. Thanks***

Wednesday, September 21, 2011

Fall and Christmas projects using "Jillibean Soup"

Hey everyone!

I'm sharing my design team projects I finished up yesterday! These projects are using new paper collections by Jillibean Soup called "Apple Cheddar" and "Christmas Eve Chowder"! Very cute papers!

We were given 1 of each 6x6 paper pads with coordinating label stickers and a 12x12 die cut sheet from each set. JBS also has this corrugated cardboard alphas with numbers and characters, so we got that with a 12x12 sheet of plain corrugated cardboard. A few weeks ago we got a welcome package with all kinds of goodies to dig out and use if we wanted on future assignments, so I was in that basket with these!

This was a challenge for me, I don't normally go to this style of papers to play with and create alterable items with. I love vintage and shabby style papers and embellishments and this was a total opposite! What I did love was the challenge and opportunity to try to work with them and create something fun!

We were assigned to create 1 12x12 LO and a card using the "Apple Cheddar" paper collection which had a "Harvestful" theme to it wit the apples and colors throughout the collection!

I won't be explaining much on this post since I made a video with these collections, please feel free to email me with questions. If you leave questions below, please leave your email address so I can reply back.

I posted the video below for my non you-tuber friends can watch, enjoy!!

(I have a new watermark on my pics, still figuring it out. just fyi so you don't think it's part of the project) 

Here is the LO!
Here is my card using the same "Apple Cheddar" paper line! Again, this was Fall theme with apples, harvest and the colors, which I loved!! I think I still had my "An ABC Primer" Leaf album in my head! :)
Notice the teeny gnome between the trees on the left bottom of the card?...:)
I made this pencil to enhance the theme! This was a fun embellishment to make...oh, and the sun was fun too!!:)

Our next set of assignments was to use the "Christmas Eve Chowder" paper! We are to create 4 cards, 1st card is to have a picture on it, 2nd is to be a gift card holder, 3rd is to be very simple and easily re-created for a mass mailing, 4rth is an elaborate in a card that took time to make and that you would give to a close friend or family member. 
So here is card #1
 Card #2
This is my favorite of the 4. It's a "Matchbook" style....I 
even added a dark brown strip of the designer paper
to simulate where you strike your match on:)  
The flap tucks behind the sentiment label. I also placed a journaling 
die cut piece on the inside where the gift card is for a short note!
Card #3
Card #4 
(Not sure if this is elaborate but I did spend some time making it and I would for sure give it to my

Here is the video:

I have links to "The Craft Warehouse off to the left side of my blog and links to all the designers on that team there too, You really should see what they do!! Awesome!! 

Here is a link to CW!! You will find links to our blog and store locations!!:)

Well, that's it! It was a hard couple of weeks but I loved the challenge of using a designer paper collection I am not used to. I guess if I could tell you 1 thing to inspire, it would be....don't let a different style scare you, I will gaurantee that you will grow creatively!

Have a great week! xo, Jules:)

Sunday, September 18, 2011

...aaaaand the winners are!!!

Hello everyone!

Just wanted to announce the winners....yup, I said "winners"! 

So again, for my blogger/non you-tuber friends, I share, the video! :)

Thanks for participating!

Tuesday, September 13, 2011

A new US version of WildOrchid Crafts & Awesome Giveaway!

Hello everyone!

I'm sharing some info some of you may not have known! Too, something new came up and I wanted to share that....but I'll get into that in a sec.....

I posted a video over on my youtube with a link provided so you can see for yourself what I was talking about in the video. A new version of Wild Orchid Crafts that caters to us here in the US.! Awesome huh? The highlight is that we don't have to do any conversions of monies nor measurements!!! Love that:)

According to the IP address linked on your computer...the website identifies where your from and automatically opens up the website in a format where we understand!

Now, I wanted to do a small giveaway to those who left a comment on that video....which I will post below....and  who are subbies to my channel and WOC channel! What you have to do is comment on how you like the new version!! 

The new thing though is this.....Paul and Siri knew about the give away and being that there are some new flowers in some new fabulous colors, they will be donating this for the giveaway!!!! (This is the one and only package to be given away!)

This is beyond generous!! right?  I was like omg, I'm going to keep this for myself!!! But I was just kidding!! lol  maybe!!...I will be tempted!! :)

So, now that this is up for grabs, I have left the giveaway ope til this weekend!! So, please leave a comment at the video over on my YT and you can win all this!! So cool!

Thanks so much for hanging out wit me!!! enjoy tho video!!

If you double click on the little "Youtube" icon at the bottom right of the video box it will take you to my video where you can leave a comment. If you don't have a YT account, leave one here on my blog with an email address or just check back later in the weekend , just in case you win!

xo, Jules:)

Sunday, September 11, 2011

"Victorian Countryside" Altered Fabric Clipboard ~ WOC project!

Hello people!!

I have a very beautiful project to share with you today! It is a "Victorian Countryside" altered clipboard, using fabric with a toile print in a sagey green and dusty pink! OMG I love the colors! To me shabby chic is pink, white and green!! Whatever colors you like is great too!

Using tons of Wild Orchid Crafts products it was so easy to put together and only in a day!

I will be posting the video below along with a supply list so you can order some of the products if you like!!! links are down there too!

Here is the backside. Using some vintage French theater pages, I left them whole and used modge podge to adhere it and coat it. Where there were overlapping pages, I MP'd them down onto the other side of the clipboard....since I was covering it with fabric, it didn't matter:)

 I filed down the bumps and rubbed some distress ink in "Old Paper" over it to catch on the roughed up papers...
Here is the front and some close-ups!

 This was a fun project and I was glad to have found the 1 clipboard in my craft room....I didn't know I had it in there!..weird huh? I hope my mom doesn't snatch it when she comes over.....she would too!! silly mama! :)
I just might make her one....for Christmas!! yeah, I think I will! 

For my blogger friends, enjoy the video!

Thanks you guys for stopping in, please let me know if you have any questions. If you leave a question in the comments, leave your email address or I can't get a hold of you. Or you can just email me at

 I attached links to every product so you can go to it directly! Thanks for stopping in! If you just want to hit the homepage click on the link here:

Other items used:
~Glimmer mist in crushed shells, dazzling diamonds and vintage pink
~Dusty pink lace from my stash:)
~White pearls on a string
~White leaf ribbon
~Plain clipboard 9"x12"
~Toile fabric
~Vintage french paper
~Modge Podge (matte)
~Tim Holtz distress ink ("Old Paper")
~ATG glue gun
~Matte Accents (Ranger)

Have a great and creative day everyone!! xo, Jules:)

Thursday, September 8, 2011

"Autumn Leaf" Custom Accucut die and Album!

Hello everyone!

Sharing a custom made die that Accucut made for me!!  It's an Autumn Leaf mini album set with a solid leaf and a leaf with veins....a teeny leaf and a border made with leaves! It's so cute and I love it! 

I have different sets of the die cuts available over on my Accucut die cut post here! There are different sets and themes to choose from over there....the Autumn Leaf Album sets should be the 2nd die cut sets in that post!

You can find different products I used in this album like the adhesives, the eyelets, the muslin ribbon and some of the embellishments over at my shop HERE.

Here is my project that I made with all the pieces and the video at the end introducing it:) 

Here are 1 cut of each shape from the die:) You can purchase from a few different sets I put together over in the Accucut die cut post.

  Here is the cover and side shots of the album!
  Here are some close up's that I wanted to share....
 Here are all the pages and some close up's of some areas!
I really appreciate that you took the time to come over for a peek, please leave me a comment below.

Here is the video to this project and again the link to the die cut set is here

Thanks for peeking! Have a fabulous and blessed day! xo, Jules:)