July Mood Board Winner and DT Call

Hey guys, Kim here. I’m back from vacation and it’s to announce the winner of our July mood board challenge.  As always this takes a bit of time to choose from the gorgeous entries. Everyone always has their favorite.

Here is the July mood board:

So without anymore waiting, congratulations to our July challenge winner:

Crystal Johnson

Here is Crystal’s winning project:

What I really love is that Crystal didn’t do a traditional scrapbook layout. She was able to take inspiration and make this amazing mini album. I love the shabby chicness to it. My favorite part is all the elements that continue off the page. I think it give this mini so much dimension.

Thanks so much for playing along everyone. Crystal your prize will be added to your next kit.

Have you joined in on our challenges, why not? Our sketches and mood boards are a lot of fun and are open to everyone.

Now on to some even bigger news. We are having our first ever Designer/Educator Call.

Have you ever designed before? Are you interested in joining our Tres Jolie designer family? Well now is the time to apply.

We are looking for scrapbookers, card/tag/mini album enthusiast and the altered project/mixed media maven. You can apply for one category or all 3. We are looking for talented, fun, energetic motivated designers/educators that work well with others.

Here are the requirements:

1. Create 3-4 projects monthly (Mixed Media kit will be 2-3) with your kit(s) and have them uploaded in a timely manner to the Tres Jolie DT page. At least one project MUST be a video (tutorial) you create and uploaded to the Tres Jolie Youtube Channel.

2. Must be able to take clear quality pictures of your projects. You must be able to clearly explain the steps to create your project if doing a step by step picture tutorial.

3. Must have an active presence on Social Media (especially Facebook, Instagram and Youtube). Having an active blog is a plus, but not required. This will be to help promote Tres Jolie Kit Club.

4. Interacting on our group Facebook page is required (commenting on projects, starting fun conversations, engaging the members).

4. Communication with team members via our designer Facebook page (using the monthly calendar, suggestions on kit items, challenge winner voting, etc.).

What will you receive in return:

1. You will receive your kit shipped to you in a timely manner (approx. 30 days in advance). No charge for shipping either.

2. Any additional kits (past or present) are available to you for a HUGE discount.

3. Your projects will be showcased on all our Social Media platforms.

4. You will receive a HUGE discount on any special order purchases.

5. Several times a year there are “surprise items” in your kit as a Thank You from Tres Jolie.

Here is how to apply:

Send 3 photos of layouts/projects that best showcase your style. Make sure they represent the category you are applying for.

Give a brief description of your past/present DT experience (None is required). Tell us a bit about you, how you heard about Tres Jolie and why you want to de a part of our team and what category you are applying for.

Provide links to your Social Media and your Youtube channel. We want to see where you are posting your projects.

Send all this information or any questions you may have to Kim@tresjoliekits.com. The deadline for entries is September 15th, 2019 at midnight CST.

Good luck to all who apply. I’m looking forward to seeing all your amazing work.

Make sure you come back as our designers still have a few more projects to reveal. Also, we will be revealing our September kit soon, so stay tuned.

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Beach, Sun and Sand by Annie

Hello everyone ! I am back today with another layout made with August Scrapbook Kit :

I really loved doing this layout, I love it !

The first thing I did is apply White Gesso mixed with water on the surface because I wanted to do a wash over the patterns.  I then teared a peace of patterned paper and adhered it in the middle.

After that I used the Stencil included in the kit with Modeling Paste.  I put a coat of Clear Gesso on it because I knew I would use Watercolor.

I made different layers with different papers, a frame and vellum included in the flower package. I like creating a 3D effect with peaces of cardstock that I recycle from boxes or packages.  This time I used watercolor after everything was in place.  At the very end I added some Art Stones and chipboards from my stash for the title.

Annie

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Journal Spread with Cards, Tags and more Kit by Annie

Hello everyone !

I am here today to present a Journal Spread I made while I was camping.  I had brought my Journal with me, remember the journal we had in a previous kit ?

Here is the beautiful Cards, Tags and more kit :

Here is the kit content :

Cards, Tags and More Kit:

  1. Ciao Bella – Romantic Time 12×12 Paper Pack
  2. Ciao Bella – Rice Paper – Romantic Time – Endless Love
  3. Prima – Pretty Pale Flowers – Neutral Beauty
  4. Prima – Pretty Pale Flowers – Sweet Species
  5. Scrapaholics – Chipboard – Ivy vine spray set
  6. Scrapaholics – Chipboard -Leafy Flourish set 2
  7. Creative Embellishments – Chipboard – Mini Frames
  8. Simplicity – Lace
I was inspired by the Rice Paper, I thought it would make a gorgeous  background in my album.  I put a coat of Matt Gel to adhere it on the background.
 

I adhered peaces of Lace too in the middle also with Gel.

 

Once the gel was dry, I used some White Gesso mixed with water and did like a wash on the surface.

 

I glued some frame chipboards and added some crackle paste here and there. If you want more crackle, you have to let it dry.

 

Here is the final result after I used some watercolor and added flowers.

 

I cut out the title in one of the patterned paper from the kit :

 

 

 

 

thank you for watching !

Annie

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August Cards, Tags and More Kit Spotlight

Hey everyone!

Today we are showcasing our Cards, Tags, and More kit for August.  With this kit, you can create some really soft elegant or vintage cards/tags. There is also a sheet of matching rice paper included. If you have never worked with rice paper you are in for a treat.

Take a look at the picture below:

And, here’s what the DT came up with using the kit this month:

Kim created 2 cards perfect for a wedding or birthday:

 

The art journal kit  has plenty of items to create several pages. You can even Alter the cover if you like! It’s a great deal!

Next month who knows what this kit will bring, but that’s the fun part of this kit. It could be Cards, it could be Tags or it could be More. Make sure you come back to find out.

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my best friend by Annie Carignan

Hello everyone!

I have been away for a few weeks on vacation and I am back today with another boy’s layout from the Scrapbook Kit !

A pretty simple layout where I used the stencil with modeling paste on the background after I had coated with clear gesso.  I used some green and blue watercolors once the paste was dry.

I cut out some of the clocks on one of the patterned paper and used them under the photo.  I also used the vellum and the frame from the flower kits. I love that we can use those parts.

I used part of the chipboard from Creative Embellishments at the bottom of the photo. I also used beautiful flowers and embellishments here and there. The title was on one of the papers, I just cut out the words.

Here are some close-ups :

I hope you enjoyed this layout and I will see you soon with another project ! Come and join us on Facebook to enter this month’s challenge ! You can win beautiful prizes 🙂

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Vacation Break

Hi all, just wanted to let you know that we will be on vacation from August 16 thru August 26. Dh and I will be celebrating our 25th wedding anniversary with a vow renewal ceremony.

I will have very limited internet access while gone. I will answer all emails and fill any orders after my return. Not to worry subscribers, all your kits are scheduled to ship prior to my vacation.

In the meantime, there will still be blog post to share projects created with the August. Make sure you return throughout the month to see them.

Thanks for taking time to check out the blog today!

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HAPPY SUMMER VACATION!!

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Soft and Pretty Cards

Hey everyone, Kim here. Today I am going to share my first projects from the Card, Tags and more kit. This kit is full of beautiful papers, including rice paper from Ciao bella.

 Let’s take a look at this months kit:

This kit is filled with a pad of 12×12 paper to create plenty of elegant/vintage cards. Plus plenty of embellishments (for a full list of contents see here).

Here are my first cards. I am still getting better and better each month with cards and I have a nice supply of them now:

How about some close ups:

I love the soft colors of these papers. I used flowers from the kit. The vellum is from the flower pack in the kit. I embossed one of the mini chipboard frames in the kit with a vintage embossing powder.

The clock is from my stash, I added some alcohol ink to it to color it. The sentiment is from my stash, it’s from a Tim Holtz pack. I also embossed the leafy chipboard piece with a soft green color. I also inked the edges of my papers.

Today’s tip: If something isn’t the right color, make it so. Try using alcohol inks, distress inks, or embossing powder to alter elements to fit your project.

That’s all I have for today. Thanks for stopping by.

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Remember to stay tuned to the blog the rest of the month  for more inspiration using the August kits.

August Scrapbook Kit Spotlight

Hello! We hope you all  had a fantastic weekend! In case you didn’t know, our August reveal was about ago, and the design team has already been showcasing their projects made with the scrapbook kit on the blog. Kim has created a fabulous  masculine kit with Couture Creations Gentlemen’s Emporium paper collection. Plus other little things that add the perfect touches to your scrapbook projects. This kit is perfect for either vintage or masculine themed projects!

Take a look at the picture below:

And for more details, check out the kit video:

And, here’s what we’ve shown you so far on the blog this month:

A layout by Kim using the monthly mood board challenge:

A layout created by Annie:

 

If you want to see more details of any of these projects, look back through the previous posts on our blog!

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“One of a Kind” layout

Hey Guys, Kim here. Today I am sharing a layout created with the August scrapbook kit. I really love the Couture Creations papers in the kit. They are so masculine. I’m really enjoying working with this kit. It is giving me the rare opportunity to scrap some pictures of the guys in my life.

If you haven’t seen the kit, here it is:

Here is the layout I created with it:

I love this photo of my dad. He did some modeling back in the day. I did use a few pieces of chipboard from my stash. I took a chipboard clock and cut it in half. The I just used some black archival ink to color it. The same with the chipboard swirls, except I use green and black ink.

How about some close-ups:

I did some stamping in the background. I also cut up the “cards” on one of the papers and used them as layers behind my photo.

I used some of the brass nail heads around the page. There are those alphabet cards I’ve been hoarding. I am so glad I finally got to use them.

I added that one lone flower and I think it fit perfect. The sentiments are from a pack of chipboard sayings from my stash.

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Have you been wanting to try our kits? Well now is the time. All kits are still on sale 40% off and US shipping is half price (shipping can be combined on multiple purchases done in the same transaction). International shipping will receive the $6 discount.

How can you see whats on sale? All you have to do is go here (Past Kits for Sale page). Just take your time and scroll thru all the goodness and pick yourself a few pretty things. We have super fast shipping (most orders ship out the next day, however we will be on vacation from 8/16 thru 8/26).

Check the blog daily for more projects created with the August kits. The designers 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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My Guys (Mood Board Challenge)

Hey everyone, Kim here. Today I am bringing you in a little closer on my layout I created for this month’s mood board with a twist challenge.

Some may say what is a mood board and how do I use it? Well, let me explain (kinda). Our mood board is a grouping of images (most of the time loosely linked to the kit contents) that when you look at them they will inspire a mood you want to created with your project. Sometimes you maybe inspired to use the same elements/colors/objects from the mood board in your project. Is that clear as mud on how the mood board works?

Here is this month’s mood board, with a twist. What is the twist you might ask? Well, we decided to use a specific color palette to go along with the images we chose. So you have more to be inspired by.

Doesn’t this get your mojo going? I just love the colors.

Here is what I created:

I was inspired by some of the images. I just love clocks for masculine layouts. I went with the cards and the spade (used the image and color).

I love this photo, it is the last one I have of my dad and my husband before my dad died a month later.

How about some close-ups.

Hubby hates when I add flowers to layouts of him, so I only added a few. To make the few I added less feminine, I added a nut to it that says memories.  All these items, except for the stencil and black gesso are from the kit.

 

I have had these alphabet playing cards in my stash forever. They worked perfectly on this layout. That frame in the background came in a pack of flowers in the kit.

I just showed you how  I was inspired by the mood board, now it’s your turn. Join the challenge, it’s a lot of fun to see where your creativity takes you. Remember you don’t have to be a subscriber to play along. The prize for winning will be worth it.

Place your entries in the August2019 Challenge folder on Tres Jolie Kit Club Cafe Facebook page. All are welcome to enter, however we’d love to see what you do with our kits.

This challenge ends on August 31st, 2018 at 11:59 pm CST.

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Remember to stay tuned to the blog all month long for more inspiration using the August kits.