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Friday, August 20, 2021

"The Jule Box Studios" Part 2 of 3!! Cleaning, purging and organizing my large craft studio!

Here is part 2 of 3, enjoy!
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Hello friends,

Well, I'm finally ready to show you the 2nd episode of this tour series!

If you have not seen all the details or the first video you can see it all HERE

I really cannot release a date for the 3rd and final TOUR just yet because my life is super busy there's just no way for me to say when it will be released but I'm hoping soon. 

This 2nd tour video feels like a new beginning for me! My style has changed a bit, I've grown to love other craft styles and ways to create with paper and I really am loving this stage I'm in ๐Ÿ’— It's like I'm growing up a little bit! LOL

This change in the studio is really going to let me get creative in other ways which I'm excited for because who wants to stay in the same spot forever...I don't. I still feel like I'm growing and that is a good thing!

In this video, I'll be showing you what I did in these 2 weeks of cleaning, purging and organizing. Now, having mentioned in the video that there was no way to show all of what I did in a 10 minute video There are also small details that I couldn't show you because it was getting to be a long one and even in the final tour I'll show you what's in every piece of furniture but if you have any questions please don't hesitate to ask. 

You can leave a comment at YT under the video or leave a comment here. Please keep in mind that I try my best to leave links of things I use, used and mentioned in my video description section and here at my blog.

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Things I mentioned in this video:
(other items mentioned are linked in the previous post HERE)

☺All de-stash videos of what I have for sale can be found HERE
☺IKEA Black utility cart on Amazon HERE
☺IKEA Black (does come in white) utility cart at IKEA HERE
☺IKEA White tall Alex Drawer unit ($389 on Amazon๐Ÿ˜ฎ) at IKEA HERE
☺Cricut Maker in Champagne HERE
☺Compact Brother laser printer HERE
☺Heidi Swapp Minc Laminator HERE
☺Online Label paper I use for making our product labels HERE
☺Clear vinyl laminate HERE
☺Foils I like, there are 2. Smaller rolls HERE Bulk rolls HERE
☺Cricut die cutting machine dust cover HERE
☺My old Canon Selphy is a CP910 and no longer being sold. The newest is the CP 1300. HERE is a starter kit bundle I found that you might like.
☺Carrying Case for Selphy printer HERE
☺12x12 paper holders I store my paper packs in HERE
☺Sizzix Big Shot in Gray HERE
☺My main work tables are 2 IKEA Norden tables no longer available ๐Ÿ˜”
☺Brown and black baskets from Michaels
☺Metal shelf (Cricut and printing station) from Target HERE
☺ Plastic liners for metal shelf HERE
☺IKEA white KUGGIS storage containers HERE
☺Llama plant holders and others!! HERE
☺ART Bin 12x12 storage containers (unavailable at Craft Warehouse) with handle at Amazon HERE
☺Plastic 5x7" boxes for wood stamps unavailable online at Craft Warehouse, the 8.5x11 and 12x12" is available on Amazon
☺White plastic baskets from "The Dollar Tree" HERE
☺Large 24x36" gray/mint self healing mat (wait for the 50% off sale for $17.49) from Hobby Lobby
☺IKEA Lazy Susan others on Amazon
☺IKEA utility cart
☺IKEA small wood drawer unit different style "MOPPE"
☺Brother P-Touch label machine available on Amazon
Singer (similar to mine) and Brother (similar to mine) sewing machines from Walmart
☺WRMK typecast typewriter HERE or HERE
☺Plastic shelf liners from Walmart HERE
☺12x12 plastic paper holder on Amazon HERE
☺Plastic shoeboxes HERE
☺Sizzix Big Shot machine HERE
☺Additional furniture purchased at Goodwills,  Antique shops and Antique shows, Yard sales and Marketplace.

Projects mentioned:
๐Ÿ˜ Coffee filter ball (filmed over 10 yrs ago!)

Craft brand products I mentioned 
๐Ÿ’ซ Accucut
๐Ÿ’ซ Sizzix
๐Ÿ’ซ Prairie Bird Boutique on Etsy
๐Ÿ’ซ Graphic 45 paper
๐Ÿ’ซ Carta Bella by Echo Park
๐Ÿ’ซ Webster's Pages
๐Ÿ’ซ My Mind's Eye
๐Ÿ’ซ Maya Road
๐Ÿ’ซ Becky Higgins "Project Life"
๐Ÿ’ซ American Crafts
๐Ÿ’ซ Melissa Frances


Gear I use and LOVE:

❤ Canon EOS M50 HERE iMovie on MacBookPro and iMac 
Movo VXR10 "dead cat" mic HERE UBeesize Tripod HERE
PicMonkey for all graphics and thumbnails Linco Photography Studio Lights HERE
OneOdio Headphones HERE Music ๐ŸŽถ Youtube Creator Studio Music Library
❤ Blue Yeti Pro Microphone HERE in Silver

De-stash links at "The Jule Box Shop"

๐Ÿ’Ÿ Lace pack and $2 Paper flower packs HERE
๐Ÿ’Ÿ Maya Road HERE
๐Ÿ’Ÿ Tim Holtz de-stash HERE
๐Ÿ’Ÿ Stencil bundle HERE
๐Ÿ’Ÿ Pocket page bundles HERE
๐Ÿ’Ÿ Multi Bundles and kits HERE
๐Ÿ’Ÿ Multi Stamp de-stash bundles HERE
๐Ÿ’Ÿ  12x12 paper pads and kits HERE

Thanks for watching and stopping by! I really hope you enjoyed the video for ep 2! 

See ya in part 3!!!
xo, Jules


Additional info: Links may be affiliate links in which I earn a small commission. There is no additional charges to you. I would appreciate the support if you would use my links. Thanks again!! Jules

Wednesday, August 4, 2021

"The Jule Box Studios" Tour Part 1 of 3! Large craft room before and after series! House Tour mention!


Hello everyone!

I'm so excited today! I'm finally able to share the first episode of my studio tour. This is obviously part one of three. I shot when I started back on Youtube in April 2021 with my very old little Canon Powershot so the quality isn't as sharp....the 2nd video is also shot with the old canon but the Final tour I recorded with my new Canon EOS M50! Much better and much sharper imagery.

In part 2 I will share the cleaning, organizing and purging of my studio that I literally started right after this pre-tour. This was such a long process! I was able to de-stash tons of craft and shop items and thanks to you guys who purchased items from me my studio is so much less cluttered and more organized for now. I'm sure I'll be moving things around throughout the year.

Part 3 is of course the Final tour. I'll show you where I've placed the furniture I had in the middle of the room. I like this arrangement much better.

This 3 part series has been a HUGE overhaul for me but I'm happy with it. I still have the mantel to decorate but that I'll have to wait until I have some extra time...which is hard these days to find. It's going to always be a work in progress.

Speaking of my mantel, I found the original HOUSE TOUR video clips I recorded back in 2015 on my old cell phone and narrated it while in LA. It's a rough video but nonetheless I have it ready and posted "At Jules House" here Dumb me though, I forgot to record the back yard so I found the real estate photos and posted those along with the new indoor and outdoor patio we redid!!

Follow me on my Social Media!! Facebook

๐Ÿ˜Ž I posted tons of links of things I have in my studio I thought you may be interested in. If there is something I missed please let me know.

☺All de-stash videos of what I have for sale can be found HERE
☺I get all my clear bags HERE
☺Singer multi foot press kit HERE
☺IKEA Black utility cart on Amazon HERE
☺IKEA Black (does come in white) utility cart at IKEA HERE
☺Cricut Maker in Champagne HERE
☺Compact Brother laser printer HERE
☺Heidi Swapp Minc Laminator HERE
☺Online Label paper I use for making our product labels HERE
☺Clear vinyl laminate HERE
☺Foils I like, there are 2. Smaller rolls HERE Bulk rolls HERE
☺Cricut die cutting machine dust cover HERE
☺My old Canon Selphy is a CP910 and no longer being sold. The newest is the CP 1300. HERE is a starter kit bundle I found that you might like.
☺Carrying Case for Selphy printer HERE
☺12x12 paper holders I store my paper packs in HERE
☺Sizzix Big Shot in Gray HERE
☺My main work tables are 2 IKEA Norden tables no longer available ๐Ÿ˜”

My Projects I mentioned:

☺My recent die storage and organization video HERE ☺Starbucks Recipe mini album video HERE ☺Shabby lace and doily layout process video on canvas HERE MY CURRENT STUDIO GEAR I USE:

๐Ÿ‘ŠCanon EOS M50
๐Ÿ‘ŠiMovie on MacBookPro and iMac
๐Ÿ‘ŠMovo VXR10 mic mount for mirrorless camera
๐Ÿ‘ŠUBeesize Tripod
๐Ÿ‘ŠPicMonkey for my graphics, pic editing and video thumbnails
๐Ÿ‘ŠLinco Photography Studio Lights I use 2 for my main worktable
๐Ÿ‘ŠMusic ๐ŸŽถYoutube Creator Studio Music Library

Some links may be affiliate links in which I earn a small commission. I would really appreciate your support if you would like to purchase any of the items listed please feel free to use my links!!

Have an amazing day and stay tuned for parts 2 and 3 coming next week!
TY! xo, Jules ๐Ÿ’–

Tuesday, August 3, 2021

New look for "The Jule Box Studios" is coming! Take a peek!


Hey guys! 

It's been non stop for a bit. I've been multi tasking and trying to juggle like 10 balls at once...not easy let me tell you! LOL 

I've recently come back to Youtube and now I'm posting to 2 youtube channels, 2 blogs, 3 FB pages and 4 Instagrams.......aaaaand a Pinterest page! whew!! and living in 2 places...I need to stop and breath every now and then. *breathe-in, *breathe-out*

I'm trying not to let anything lag so I've been working hard to find a good flow but with traveling to LA and back is a little difficult and I know it will take some time to find my groove.

"One step at a time", I keep telling myself. I'm working on it!

So I've recently been editing a 3 part episode series of my studio tour. Part 1 is a pre-tour as it was in all it's messy and dusty glory. You know, things were out, baskets out of place and oh, yeah, the many many many months of accumulated dust ON EVERYTHING!! OH SO GROSS! Well mind you I haven't been home for about 5 months, then went home for like a week, did some maintenance cleaning but the studio was completely neglected, then back to LA again and then finally in April 2021, I just had to clean my studio when I got back home....too, because something happened to my hubby and I decided to come back with him. That first video is coming out this week and I explain there what he went through. Please subscribe to both my crafty and life channels to see what happened.

Part 2 is the organizing, cleaning and purging episode then Part 3 is the final studio tour BUUUTT as I'm editing the first video I wanted to customize a few things for the video and my channel.

I don't want to give it all away but I did create my watermark for my YT videos.....




Something about white and gold!!! ๐Ÿ˜

I have been recording that process of creating my watermark and my youtube banner. The next steps will be the graphics for my Facebook and Instagram, it shouldn't be much different except for sizing I think. 

I get excited when I learn how to design new things, it's like rearranging my living room you know! Gives me all the feels!! ๐Ÿ’•

See ya in a day or 2 with part 1 of the studio tour!!

Have a great week!


xoxo, Jules



Thursday, July 29, 2021

New empty house tour from 2015!! A peek at where my studio will be!

Hello friends!

So until I can get the "At Jules house" website built I will be sharing new content over here. 

I recently found the old video clips of my recording my house tour the day I got my keys back in April 2015. Manny was at work so I pulled out my phone and recorded. It's a little rough but I got it done. 

Here, let me show the video:

Please come over to watch and subscribe, I would love to have you be part of that side of my life! There is a sneak peek on my video thumbnail of my completed enclosed patio and the outside part where the Pergola is....I'm in love with these outdoor spaces! Thanks honey๐Ÿ’•




Oh, I also mentioned some inspirational pics of what I would like to implement into our house. One of the things I wanted to do was to add a striped wall somewhere like in our living room and master bedroom...


From Pinterest,



I'll share with you guys if I did this or not....LOL

and....

Black doors!...?....yes, I want to paint all of the indoor doors black...hmmm, well the front door too. It really doesn't look bad at all....LOOK...They really pop don't you think?!

Also from Pinterest,



We shall see if Manny let's me do this! No, I didn't paint the doors.....yet! ๐Ÿ˜‰

I want to share a little more but I'll wait until I get the website for "At Jules House" ready, so stay tuned. It's currently being moved.

Here's the video tour and thanks for stopping by!



Thanks again for stopping by and see you soon!

xoxo, Jules






Monday, June 7, 2021

Quick life update and what's coming!

Hello friends! Hope ya'll are well!!

There's some new changes coming and I just wanted to share some thoughts and update you on what they all might be. Just thoughts about my life, my family and things I want to do. 

I think I'll just let you watch the video so I don't have to type it all out! LOL

Here is the link to my Youtube vlogging channel "At Jules House"! Please subscribe and come hang out with me and my family!! I do have a blog set up for this channel but I will be moving it soon, I'll let ya'll know alright!
 
Thanks for stopping by! Have a great week!!








Friday, May 14, 2021

How I fix my YT video dimensions in blogger, with video tutorial!!

Hello makers and creators!

Some of you may know that I've been on YT for years (since around 2008-2009) then took a long break and during that break I kinda didn't think about all of the changes and updates that are made in the techy world so coming back was like learning to ride a bike again....to say the least! 

I didn't realize how much I missed it and even wonder why I didn't at least try to add a little here and there more often that I did. 

One of the things I had to learn again was to make my YT video proportions the same in my blog posts as they were on YT. They seemed to transfer over smaller and in different proportions. I didn't notice these changes until almost a dozen videos later and went hunting for the answers to fix this issue. SMH!! LOL

So once I found out again how to fix that in the HTML code box I not only had to share this with you guys but especially for my own reference! Cuz ya' know....I'm a little older and things take me a bit longer now! ๐Ÿ˜‰

I hope I don't ever have to stay away as long as I did and too, I really love learning tons of new things and sharing as I grow! 

I created a video tutorial about this and in this video I played with some graphics and implemented some new things I've been finding out about in iMovie! I hope it's entertaining for you. If it is please let me know in the comments below.

Do you make videos on YT? I hope this helps you if you didn't already know!

If you're a paper crafter please visit my shop HERE or in click the link in the header that says "The Jule Box Shop".

Here's my video! Have a great day guys!


Friday, April 30, 2021

My die organization and my storage solution to save money!!

Hello friends! 

I've been working hard in the studio, getting it ready for a tour. It all started when I did my "What's in my Basket" video. I started to purge through the contents and decided to organize them all into new envelopes and maybe new containers too.... but did I really want to pay another $40-$60?? Not really. Let me share with you what I did to save some money on my containers and how I finally got all of these dies, stamps and embossing folders stored!

Here's my video!







If you would like to watch Corene's box tutorial video, HERE it is!

1- The envelopes I purchased for this project:

๐Ÿ’•Small CD envelopes from Simon Says Stamp
๐Ÿ’•Small CD envelopes I purchased from scrapbook.com
๐Ÿ’•Medium sized Sizzix envelopes I purchased from scrapbook.com
๐Ÿ’•Large envelopes from Amazon

2- Other products mentioned:

Sizzix
Scor-Tape Double side adhesive
☺ Lowe's Magnetic sheet vent covers
☺ Baskets are from Micheals and no longer available. Comparable to mine are these from Amazon. Any non tapered basket will work best for this project.

๐Ÿ’›My social media links are all at the top right side of this site!! 

Leave a comment down below or if you have any questions๐Ÿ˜Š

Check out some of my de-stash listings at my shop at thejuleboxshop.com


I appreciate that you stopped by! Have an awesomely creative day!!


Thursday, April 15, 2021

One of my fav things to do is Candle making!!

Hey guys!

I've recently went into business with my sister Lisa and her daughter Alissa in LA. While caring for my dad (there's all f us kids) sometimes there's downtime. We've created a beauty line, a Vegan beauty/skincare/aromatherapy line ๐Ÿ˜ full of all natural components and high end ingredients and I gotta say, we are very proud of our recipes! You can find us on IG @knowlabel.la

My role?? Making candles and wax melts and I LOVE it! I researched for 2 months or so....the process, different waxes, different oils, different blends, it's good to find what works for you, then....ahhhh ๐Ÿ˜ I've found it just as therapeutic as scrapbooking. So, I make candles for myself now!

One of my favorite places to get some of my fragrance oils is Brambleberry.com 

I recently ordered from them and did a haul video where I share what I got and what all the scent notes are!!

One of my fav candlemakers to watch on youtube is Erica from "Memory Box Candle Co" on youtube! Check her out!

SO now I leave you with my haul video! 




See ya later makers!!



Saturday, March 27, 2021

What's in my basket??

Hello again friends!

I was so excited that I was able make another video before I left for LA to share! This basket had been sitting for 3-4 years and although I had picked in it for a couple of projects here and there I still didn't know what all was in it. When I started recording and took everything out I saw tons of adorable Coco and Reno die sets in there that I just had to save them for last. Glad I did too because OMG I'm just in love with them!!

This video was almost 2 hours long because of all the gasping shock of cuteness that was in there and not to mention my zillions of sneezes....I had some bad allergy juju this day that my ribs, sides and back were just sore from it, it was bad ya'll! So, I was able to edit and condense the video to 42 minute because there were tons of goodies to share.

I hope you enjoy the video (I had so much fun recording again!). There are some links I mentioned in the video that I will link below for you to check out ok!





๐Ÿ’Ÿ Link to my 3 ornaments video HERE and blog post HERE
๐Ÿ’Ÿ Our skincare and aromatherapy line called "kNOw Label" at "Ladies Lounge LA"

๐Ÿ’Ÿ See if there is a Craft Warehouse near you HERE
๐Ÿ’Ÿ The Greetery.com for the "Cozy Cup" stamps and Die set
๐Ÿ’Ÿ For the Scrapbook Expo info HERE
๐Ÿ’Ÿ Checkout the Spellbinders website HERE
๐Ÿ’Ÿ Subscribe to Coco and Reno HERE
๐Ÿ’Ÿ Check out Peachy Cheap HERE
๐Ÿ’Ÿ Rose flaps and pocket die on Amazon HERE and HERE
๐Ÿ’Ÿ Wooden Rolodex box from Etsy HERE

Thanks for sticking by ๐Ÿ’• and feel free to leave a comment or question if you'd like! ๐Ÿ˜Š




Friday, March 26, 2021

Just checking in, saying HI and sharing a mini album I'm working on!

Hello friends!!

It's been way too long....a few years since my last post....awww. Well, I'm finally gonna catch ya'll up and I wanna share a mini album I'm in the middle of making for my sister in law Lisa. 

I won't get too wordy as my video already says it all so anyhow.....let's get to it!




I really hope and pray that you're all having a great start to 2021 and.....Happy Spring!!

P.S: Stay tuned because I managed to make another video...eeeeek... I think it'll be ready in just another day or two! Bye ya'll ๐Ÿ˜Š