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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!

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 πŸ’— 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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ALL LINKS TO ALL 3 SERIES ARE UPDATED AND POSTED IN "THE FINAL TOUR" PART #3 POST HERE

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

See ya in part 3!!!
xo, 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 this video 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. The room was a mess but I had to dig in!

After resigning from my job to be back and forth to LA to care for my dad who had a stroke in June 2020, I was able to start back on YouTube part time! So this "The Pre-tour" video was the start. The difficult thing is that I'm in LA most of the time.

In part 2 I 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 will 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!!

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Please head over to the part #3 "The Final Tour" blog post HERE for ALL of the links from the products and gear I use, to where I purchased some of my furniture, projects and other links! THANKS......it's just easier if they're all in one place.

Have an amazing day!!
TY! xo, Jules πŸ’–

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!!! 😍

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!! πŸ’•

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 honeyπŸ’•




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! πŸ˜‰

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! πŸ˜‰

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:

πŸ’•Small CD envelopes from Simon Says Stamp
πŸ’•Small CD envelopes I purchased from scrapbook.com
πŸ’•Medium sized Sizzix envelopes I purchased from scrapbook.com
πŸ’•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.

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

Leave a comment down below or if you have any questions😊

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!!

xo, Jules

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 😁 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 😍 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!





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

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

Thanks for sticking by πŸ’• and feel free to leave a comment or question if you'd like! 😊




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 😊