Wednesday, 6 June 2018

World's Best Dad - Wild Whisper Design Team

Hello! Welcome back! It's been a very long since my last blog post but I'm back with a project I created for Wild Whisper Designs. This months new release is called Small Patterns and it's a fabulous collection of double-sided pattern paper. 

Here is sneak peek of my project -

To see the full reveal head over to the Wild Whisper Blog.

Monday, 4 June 2018

A New Month & A New Adventure

Hello! It's been a really long time since I posted anything to this blog but I have a really good reason.
A little over 8 months ago my husband lost his job. At first it was a really upsetting time - we went through all the emotions but once we caught our breath and could think clearly we decided what to do next. A dream I have had for a while was to open my own scrapbook/paper craft store but it was never the right time until now. 

The dream started to take shape the more we talked about it. The more we talked about it the more we realized that we could actually do it. 

Fast forward to June 1, 2018 - the day we took possession of our new retail space!

Behind the scenes my husband, Glenn & my dad have been building display fixtures and my demo bar and front counter.
Demo Bar - under construction
Cable Reel Tower Display

Product Display Fixtures

Follow us on the road to opening by keeping an eye on The Paper & Ink Boutique social media.

You may be thinking "What does this mean for Paradise Lost?"
Paradise Lost will be taken over by Heather - my very good friend and co-host of Paradise Lost Crops & Retreats. She is new to blogging so hopefully, with a bit of guidance and encouragement from me, she will keep the blog going with her beautiful scrapbooking and cardmaking.

Stay tuned as I'm not quite finished with Paradise Lost yet!
I'll be back on Wednesday, June 6 with a project for the Wild Whisper Design Team.

~~stay crafty~~


Wednesday, 25 April 2018

Welcome back! 
We are getting to the end of April and that means there is just a few  more days of Fur Babies inspiration to come. *insert sad face here* I know I have really enjoyed creating with this wonderful collection and seeing all the fantastic inspiration from the rest of the DT. 

The good news is another lovely collection is going to be unveiled next week! EEEEk! 

For my final Fur Babies project I have another 12x12 layout featuring my parents dog, Winston.
He is pretty adorable, crooked teeth and all.

Here is a sneak peek.
 For more details, photos and a list of products used you can head over to the Wild Whisper Blog.

Don't forget to use the promo code DTJulia for 10% when shopping at the online store.

Have you joined the Wild Whisper Community on Facebook?
Check it out for inspiration, sneak peeks of upcoming releases and to share your Wild Whisper creations. 

Wednesday, 18 April 2018

Some Fur Babies Have Spikes - A Wild Whisper DT Project

It has been a crazy time in my life so not a lot of creating is happening.
I did manage to get another Fur Baby project finished for Wild Whisper.
This weeks project isn't so much about fur as it is about spikes. A spiky hedgehog to be exact.

Here is a sneak peek pic of the little pincushion. Head over to the Wild Whisper blog for more photos and details on how I created this page.

Don't forget to use the promo code DTJulia when placing your order at the Wild Whisper Online Shop. You'll save 10%!

Wednesday, 11 April 2018

Stay Paw-sitive ~~~ Fur Babies Release from Wild Whisper


I am happy to back on the Wild Whisper Designs blog today.

I am sharing two card I made with the Fur Babies Collection.
The Crazy Dog & Crazy Cat stamp set are the perfect companions to this 
fantastic paper collection

Check out more photos on the Wild Whisper Blog and be sure to use the Promo Code DTJulia to save 10% off your online order in the Wild Whisper store.

Don't forget to go check out the Wild Whisper Community page on Facebook.
This is a great place to find inspiration and to participate in the monthly challenge.

Sunday, 8 April 2018

Flowers For Mom


Today I am sharing a card I made for my mother-in-law.
She loves flowers so I know she would love to receive this 
in the mail.

This pattern paper is from the  7 Gypsies Architextures 8"x 8" Paper Pad
This is a great paper pad that is very versitile - it has papers that masculine and some that are feminine.

The Flower Jar die set from Sizzix created the perfect focal point embellishment
 for the front of my card.

I added some extra texture to my card with gesso, paint and molding paste.
You can see the step-by-step details by watching the video I posted at the end of this post.

Check out the process video to see how I made this card:

Products Used:

7 Gypsies Architextures 8"x 8" Paper Pad

Tattered Angels Glimmer Mist:
Stone; Tarnished Silver

Distress Paint:
Worn Lipstick; Spun Sugar

Distress Inks:
Broken China
Ripe Persimmon
Spiced Marmalade
Squeezed Lemonade
Shaded Lilac
Peeled Paint

Matte Medium
Clear Gesso
Molding Paste

Wednesday, 4 April 2018

Marley - Fur Babies release from Wild Whisper

Welcome to my little crafty piece of paradise.

Today I am very happy to be on the Wild Whisper Designs blog sharing my 12x12 layout  created with the brand new and so so cute FUR Babies mini collection.

This new collection is fabulous! Perfect for all the fur babies in your life.

Here is a sneak peek of my finished layout.

I want to send out a huge thanks to my friend, Heather for letting me use a photo of her darling puppy, Marley.

Head on over to the Wild Whisper blog for step-by-step photos and a complete list of products I used.

Saturday, 24 March 2018

Easter Treat Trinket Box - Scrap 'n Stamp Designer Challenge

Hello and welcome back!

It is time for another designer challenge at Scrap 'n Stamp.
This month the team was challenged to use one of the new  Side Order sets from Tim Holtz/ Sizzix.
If you are following along the blog hop you should have come here from Nancy's blog and her fabulous project. 

I chose to use the Springtime set and decided to pair it with the Eilleen Hull Trinket Box Die to make a sweet-filled place setting for Easter dinner.

Distress Oxides on glossy paper made for a fabulous spring background for my trinket box.

The bunny, bow & script word from the Springtime Side-Order set
are super cute and look fabulous with some green velvet rick rack I had in my stash

The trinket box makes a great little treat box for dinner. Who doesn't like candy easter eggs?!?!

Check out the process video below:

Now head over to Karen's blog to see what amazing inspiration she has in store for you.

Julia Chupik ----> you're here!
Karen Warner

Products Used:

Eileen Hull Trinket Box Die

Distress Oxides:

Thursday, 15 March 2018

Distress Oxides + Glossy Paper + Art Journal

Welcome back!

Today I have an art journal page to share with you.

This page was inspired by the mermaid stamp from the new Wild Whimsy collection

I started by stamping the mermaid image on to water color paper. I colored the image in with
Distress Markers and then fussy cut it out.

The background is Distress Oxides, molding paste & stamping.

The circles were made with glossy paper that I applied Distress Oxides to and then
shined up with Micro Glaze.

Check out the video below to see a process video on how I created
the background of my journal page.

Make sure to check out the Wild Whisper blog all month long to see some amazing inspiration from the design team.

Products Used:

Wild Whimsy Stamp Set - Wild Whisper

Distress Oxide Ink:
Wilted Violet
Salty Ocean
Walnut Stain

Distress Micro Glaze

Tim Holtz Layering Stencil:

Tim Holtz Idea-ology:
Small Talk

Ranger Ink:
Glossy Paper

Molding Paste


Wednesday, 28 February 2018

My Mini Me - 12x12 layout for Wild Whisper

Welcome to my 2nd post for today. 
I am closing out the month featuring the Classic Woodgrain Mini Collection on the Wild Whisper blog. Make sure you come back tomorrow to check out the brand new collection being released. It is so much fun and you won't want to miss it, 

Here is a sneak peek of my 12x12 layout ~

Check out all the details and the list of the products used on the Wild Whisper blog.

~~stay crafty~~


Be Confident - Scrap Shotz Design Team

 Welcome back! I am on the Scrap Shotz blog today sharing some more Amelia Rose love.

I created a mixed media reverse canvas - a home decor item I made for my daughter..
 The Amelia Rose Collection is so lovely - a fantastic blend of femininity & grunge. 
Check out more details and step-by-step photos on the Scrap Shotz Blog.

Wednesday, 21 February 2018

You Keep Me Safe & I'll Keep You Wild - Wild Whisper Design Team Project

Hello again and welcome back. 

Today I am sharing a sneak peek of my next Wild  Whisper Design Team Project.
Head on over to the Wild Whisper Blog to see the full reveal, a list of all the products used and a link to the process video.

Here is a quick sneak peek.......

Interested in seeing more.....head over to the Wild Whisper blog for more!

Tuesday, 20 February 2018

Celebrate Love - Mixed Media Layout for Scrap Shotz Design Team


I am over on Scrap Shotz Snap Shotz Blog today sharing a 12x12 layout I made using products from the Prima Marketing - Amelia Rose Deluxe Kit

This is a special kit that is not part of the regular monthly kit subscription.

Check out the Scrap Shotz blog for a full list of products used and a link to the process video.

Thanks for stopping head over to Scrap Shotz to see the full reveal of my mixed media layout.

Wednesday, 14 February 2018

Love - A Valentines Day card created for Wild Whisper Designs

Hello and Happy Valentines Day! Here's wishing for a day full of love and crafting!

I am back on the Wild Whisper Designs Blog sharing a Valentines Day card I made for my husband. 
I used a couple of the pattern papers from the Classic Woodgrain Mini Collection. This paper is so versatile and can be used for so many projects and in so many different ways.

Here is link for the 12x12 mixed media layout I created last week using the same paper collection.

Here is a sneak peek of my project

For more details and to see the step-by-step video head on over to the Wild Whispers blog.

Wednesday, 7 February 2018

Life Is Good - Mixed Media Layout designed for Wild Whisper Designs

Hello & Welcome!

Today I am over at the Wild Whisper Designs blog sharing a 12x12 layout I designed using the new release - Classic Woodgrain paper pack.

 Here are a couple sneak peeks at my layout.

Head over to the Wild Whisper blog to get all the details, a link to the step-by-step tutorial video and a list of the products used.