Friends by Annie Carignan

Hello everyone ! We have a beautiful sketch this month and I am presenting a layout I made inspired by it.


Here is my take on the sketch :

First thing I did is applying clear Gesso on the surface because I knew I would be using lots of mediums.  Once everything was dry I used a stencil from my stash and put on both sides.  I used a lot of 13@rts Turquoise Mist on all the surface and also some Pink from my stash.  I cut out some peaces from “Their word for each other” Prima paper and the frame from the Prima flower pack to put under and around the photo.  I finished with flowers, wood peaces and title from 13@arts.






Material used :


  • Prima Marketing Misty Rose (Scented Love Letters)
  • Prima Marketing Misty Rose (The Memorable Floral Wall)
  • Prima Marketing Misty Rose (Scattered Dreams)
  • Prima Marketing Misty Rose (Their Words for Each Other)
  • 13@rts 12×12 Chipboard sheet
  • Prima Marketing Misty Rose Flowers
  • Prima Marketing Misty Rose Flowers
  • Lace leaf appliques (2)
  • 13@rts Turquoise Mist


‘Beautiful Together’ by Ginny

It’s time for another layout  using our October Scrapbook kit today!

This kit is full of gorgeous papers from 13 Arts and Prima Marketing. For this layout I used the 13 Arts papers.


I loved these 13 Arts floral papers, they are so pretty. The feature background paper I chose was a wood panelled floral paper. I cut the 12×12 paper down by a 1 cm on all sides and then cut along the wood panel sections, distressed all edges and stuck these 3 panels onto my other chosen background paper.

The two title pieces are from the 12 x 12 chipboard sheet.
I embossed these with a white embossing powder.

The leaves are also from the sheet and covered with the white embossing powder.

My distressed edges on the paper I inked with a ‘Toffee’ archival ink pad.
I also used some glass glitter (diamond dust) from my stash and added it in places over the flowers and around the flower clusters to add some sparkle to the layout.

My photo I mounted on a piece of the Prima PP which was of course distressed and inked to.

The photo was then mounted on a piece of cardboard to ‘lift’ it off the layout, this left me somewhere to push my embossed chipboard leaves under. Photos always to me look better if the embellishments come from underneath the photo and some go over the photo, it blends the photo and embellishments together creating a much better effect.

On this layout I tilted the photo, I like this effect, the photo works well for this. The eye is drawn from the main focal point of Holly and I up to the rocks of Lands End in the background.
Lands End is the most southerly point in the UK at Cornwall and was from our summer holiday down there earlier this year.

Products Used on this Layout

From the Kit

* 13 Arts Papers – Rose Fields Paper collection – Botanical Garden
* 13 Arts Papers – Rose Fields Paper Collection – Romantic Story
* Prima Marketing – Misty Rose Paper Collection – Memorable Floral Wall
* Prima Marketing – Misty Rose Flowers #634605 #634636
* 13 Arts – 12×12 Chipboard Sheet

From my Stash

* Stampendous White Embossing Powder
* Emboss it Dabber
* Tattered Angels – Glimmer Mist – Crème De Rouge
* Twinklets Diamond Dust

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Happy scrapping

Ginny 🙂

Challenge Monday

Happy Monday everyone, it’s Kim here. I’m back with another edition of Challenge Monday. This month is a layout sketch challenge.

Here is the sketch:

Although this is a layout sketch, it can easily be adapted for cards, tags or even a canvas.

Here is my take on the sketch:

I used a photo of dh and I on our anniversary this year. Man where did the past 24 yrs go? How about some close ups?

I started with a 2 sheets of the Prima paper. I cut the busier sheet and layered it on the light pink sheet of paper. I distressed the edges of the paper and did some light stenciling on the background.

I used the large trim piece and heat embossed it with lindy’s caesar’s gold embossing powder. I also layered paper and that cardboard from from the flower pack under my photo. I popped the layers up with foam tape.

I used some of the lace as a border and did a small cluster of the flowers. The title is from the 12×12 chipboard. I heat embossed that with the Lindy’s as well. I also added a small floral cluster in the bottom left hand corner.

Here is my little tip for the week: I have found that Lindy’s Caesar’s Gold embossing powder is a great match for this kit. If you have it in your stash try it out.

I can’t wait to see what you guys create based on the sketch. Don’t forget to load your entries in the sketch challenge folder here , so you will be eligible for the prize.

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Wishes by Annie Carignan

Hello all !! Today I am sharing with you a layout made with October’s Scrapbook Kit.  This month’s kit is filled with gorgeous papers from Prima and 13@rts.

I started of course by a coat of Clear Gesso on the surface to prepare my paper for mediums.  As you can see on the photo I used a stencil from my stash with crackle paint.

Once the flowers were dry I used Watercolors in different Pink shades.

I did the same thing with Green on the leaves. I wanted the roses to blend with the flowers that are already on the paper.

Here is a closer look :

I also took a flower stamp from my stash with Black ink to add texture. At last, I cut some flowers from the other papers from the kit to use them as Ephemeras on the layout.

Material used :

13@rts Rose Fields Paper Collection (6 Sheets)
13@rts A4 Rose Fields Elements Sheet
13@rts 12×12 Chipboard sheet
Prima Marketing Misty Rose Flowers
Prima Marketing Misty Rose Flowers

Thank you and see you soon !



Mini Album by Annie Carignan

Hello everyone ! Here I am again for another month as Guest Designer, really happy to share some new creations with October’s beautiful kits 🙂  Today I am using the Card Kit :



For this month’s card kit, I decided to make a mini-album with the tags from Graphic 45.  I used different papers from the paper pad also from Graphic 45 for the background of my pages. I did not use any mediums for this album because the papers themselves are already filled with flowers and colours.  I added stickers (Graphic 45 Sticker sheet), lace and flowers on each page.

The photos are of my kids from a few years ago when we went for a photoshoot.



Material used :

  1. Graphic 45 Floral Shoppe 8×8 paper pad
  2. Graphic 45 Floral Shoppe 12×12 sticker sheet
  3. Graphic 45 Large Black Tags (6)
  4. 1 yd Lace trim
  5. Lace appliques (3)
  6. Mixed Color puffy flowers

Thank you for stopping by,




“Fun Days” Layout with Rae

Hello, friends!

I’m delighted to share my first project that I made using the October scrapbook kit, which you can purchase here: October Goodness.

For this layout I used the Prima Marketing Misty Rose papers in the kit. I started by adding clear gesso to the papers, once dry, I ripped the “Memorable Floral Wall” paper. I did some stenciling with some crackle paste. Then, I added water, then sprayed both pieces with water, then the 13 Arts Pearl Turquoise spray from the kit. I wiped up the excess moisture with a wet paper towel to expose the stenciling and lighten the color, then I used some brown distress ink around the edges, and glued both of the ripped pieces to the Prima “Scented Love” paper.

In this closeup below, you can see the stenciling detail, as well as the distressed look of the Dusty Attic Chipboard- I used Stampendous Frantage embossing powder in aged copper from my stash to achieve that mottled look.

In the middle, I placed my photo with a mat and cut some elements from one of the Prima papers for some ephemera layers, and made flower clusters on each side of the photo. The clusters are a combination of flowers from the kit as well as some from my stash. 

I added the beautiful white applique leaves to both clusters, as well as some leftover die cuts I had from my watercolor canvas that I will be sharing this month. They are cut from white cardstock, and painted with the Prima Marketing Metallic Accents from the October Mixed Media kit.

I also added a title using the 13 Arts chipboard panel- Fun Days, which I also sprayed with the 13 Arts Pearl Turquoise mist.

I added some white gesso to the flower clusters to soften the colors.


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Best Memories by Ginny

Hi all,

Its the start of the month with a brand new kit to share with you from Tres Jolie Kits.

This one was gorgeous and I thoroughly enjoyed creating with the gorgeous 13 Arts papers.

The colours were vibrant in places and as you will see later tin the month I have done a masculine layout from the kit too.

Here is my first layout for the month and it is also my interpretation of the sketch. It is, I admit, quite a loose interpretation but this is where I ended up in my process of following it!
I hope you like it!

Here is this months challenge sketch.

The next few photos show you my process in creating this layout.

I loved this patterned paper with the black background and was my first choice of paper to use from the kit.
I also chose the frame from the embellishments to match to the sketch design.

These are the flowers and chippy pieces I chose to use from the kit.
I have added some other flowers from my stash to create the flower overload that we all love!

I mixed some pink acrylic pink in with the texture paste to create my pink texture paste

I used this pink paste to stencil my background

My chosen photo I slipped inside the frame

I used the pink texture paste on the chipboard swirls as well. I built it up in places to create a think layer very textured layer.

The title chipboard I covered with a white embossing powder

I also added some white texture paste stencilling on the background

The photo and frame are popped up on cardboard so I could add flowers underneath the layers which creates depth and makes the layers stand out more. I built the flower layers up with the pink chippy swirls layered up with them.

Lastly I added the title chipboard pieces gluing them on top of the flowers.

Here are some close ups of the layout


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Ginny 🙂


October 2018 Kit Reveals

Tres Jolie October 2018 reveal

It’s that time again. Today we are revealing our October kit. Once again, I’m just as excited to bring you this kit.

Tres Jolie kits are filled with a combination of International and US products. We do our best to bring you the latest and greatest. This month is no exception.

You will find a lovely assortment of patterned papers and perfectly coordinated embellishments. The kits are for the beginner to the advanced, the clean and simple scrapper to the mixed-media maven. No matter your style, there is some for everyone. We know you are going to love it.

Presenting the Tres Jolie October 2018 kits:

*Scrapbook kit*

*Cards, Tags and more kit*

*Mixed Media Kit*

For a full list of all our kit contents, please visit our website home page here.

Here is the full kit reveal video:

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Our designers have created some amazing projects. Here is a sampling:

Check the blog daily for full reveal of each designers projects. They will be sharing close ups, tutorials and videos.  Please make sure you follow us on YouTube so you will get notified when a new video goes live.

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Each month Tres Jolie will host a new challenge. This month it is a sketch challenge.  Even though this is a layout sketch, I’m sure it can easily be adapted for a tag or card.

Here is the sketch:

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“Fearless” Layout with Rae

Happy Tuesday!


Today I am sharing the last project I made with the September kit. Here’s a masculine layout:

I started by ripping the map paper that’s from the Prima Marketing Flirty Fleur collection, the glued it to the striped paper that’s from the same collection. I planned out the rest of my design, then added stamping using a 13 Arts texture stamp from my stash with some Prima Marketing Color Philosophy in in Midnight Blue along the ripped edges of the background paper, as well as areas to show the stamping peeking out from the rest of the design elements.

In my design cluster I added a watch from my stash to showcase the Prima Marketing resin bee from the kit. I added the silver Nuvo Drops from the kit to the clock, then sprinkled some embossing powders over it to give it the mottled distressed look. I added a white flower then placed the bee in the center.

I cut up the Creative Embellishments swirly border, and added some black ink to it, leaving some of it exposed, and placed it under the flowers.
I finished up by adding some of the black gemstones in random areas.

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“Love This” Layout with Rae

Hello, Friends!

Today I’m sharing my layout I made for the September monthly challenge.  Here’s the mood board for the challenge:

And, today is the last day to enter out challenge. You can find the details here.
And, here’s how the mood board inspired me:

All of those pics in the mood board have so many ornate details, so that’s what I decided to add: many small details! 🙂

I added some black vines that I cut from a older Memory Box die.

I added a doily and some lace from my stash, which was a nice contrast to the ripped paper layers. I also added the Prima Marketing green Say it in Crystals to the tips of the doilies and some random other areas.

In these closeups, you can see that I added splatters of black and white (India ink) as well as some blue- the Prima Marketing Color Bloom spray in Glistening Waves was perfect for the Prima Flirty Fleur collection!

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