Simple , Unique But Beautiful Layout

Hello crafty friends! This week I am back sharing a layout where I have created my own background design for my layout!

I really loved creating this layout using this month’s Cards, Tags & More Kit

You can view a quick process video of how I created this using a few, simple supplies that you most likely have in your crafty stash!!

 

I began by adhering a 12×12 sheet of light yellow card stock from American Crafts , onto a 12×12 white chipboard sheet. I then trimmed a sheet of white card stock to that yellow one but before adhering it I went along the edges using some of the Tonic Studios Embellishment Nuvo mousse   in Custard cream. I then applied some 13@arts White Gesso from a previous kit onto areas of the card stock for when I add some colors using a shimmer spray from Recollections Simply Pastel Yellow and I also added some Tim Holtz Distress Stain in Spun Sugar. I heat dried it then added some white cheese cloth for some added dimension.

I then added some of the lace from the kit and then I took a couple of sheets from the Simple Stories Vintage Garden District Paper Pad from the kit and tore some of pieces of paper to add onto the edges mainly . Before adhering the torn paper to the layout I went over the edges using one of my favorite products, the Tonic Studios Nuvo Embellishment Mousse in Custard Cream color.

I want the frames from the collection to be my main focus on my layout.  Then on back of the frames I had added some light pink card stock from the kit and some pop dots which made it easier for me to add the photos of my grand daughters since I hadn’t printed them and added them right away to my layout.

So that was basically a quick over view of my project! I hope that you liked what I came up with using this month’s kit and also please don’t forget that you still have time to enter the 2 year anniversary challenge going on this month for Tres Jolie Kits!!

Talk to you all soon!! Hope u have a great weekend!!

Hugs,

Jeanne

 

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2 yr. Anniversary Contest

Hey everyone, Kim here. As you know, the month of June marks the 2 yr. anniversary for Tres Jolie. We are so excited to continue to bring you our kits. We are always making adjustments to make sure you always get the best.

To celebrate our anniversary, we have come up with the perfect contest. We can’t wait to see what you come up with.

For the past 2 yrs we have presented you with elegant kits, sprinkled with a touch of grunge. The core of our scrapbook kits, have been beautiful flowers and chipboard.

Our mixed media kit, has been full of various mediums and projects to stimulate your creativity for hours. The cards, tags and more kits have provided an opportunity to create stunning projects on a smaller scale.

With all this in mind, the contest is to create a project of any kind, that best represents the Tres Jolie style.

Here are the rules:

  1. This contest is open to everyone (please no promoting of other kit club products).
  2. This must be a new project created for the contest.
  3. Any type of project is acceptable (layout, card, tag or OTP).
  4. Provide a description of why you think your project represents the Tres Jolie style.
  5. All entries must be placed in the 2 yr. anniversary folder in the Facebook group to be eligible for the prize.
  6. The challenge end on June 30th, 2020 at 11:59 pm CST.

Here are a few examples for inspiration:

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(page has been updated with newer kits). We have super fast shipping (most orders ship out the next day.

Come back and check the blog daily for more projects created with the June 2020 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

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May Mood Board Challenge By Jeanne

Hello crafty friends!! TGIF right?!?! I hope that you all have a wonderful week and have a better weekend! This week I wanted to create something for this month’s mood board challenge for Tres Jolie.

The moment I seen this mood board I knew exactly what products I would be using! Here is what I came up with! I hope you like it!!

I created this layout for this month’s Mood Board Challenge using a paper collection from Pink Paislee called Auburn Lane  . I thought this collection was perfect for this month’s mood board. I did think of another collection too but it was more of a vintage look and I didn’t have 12×12 sheets for a layout.

 

 

I layered different papers as well as tore some up & inked all of the edges with Tim Holtz Frayed Burlap Distress Ink. I then mixed up some of the Finnabair Texture Powder from on of our last kits with some of the 13@arts white gesso and applied to to the Finnabair Stencil from another of the Tres Jolie Kits. Stenciled a few areas then added some Prima Bloom Spray in Precious Stone color which to me gives off a dark green shimmer and sprayed some water to get the color to run in other areas. I must say it did end up more than what I wanted but no worries, I still managed to save it!

I then began embellishing using some fussy cut flowers I cut from the collection as well as flowers from another Tres Jolie kit. I also used some Lindy’s embossing powder, chipboard windows, metal clock piece, a 49& Market flower vine, all from past kits as well. I added some stickers images inside the windows. I also added some lace and cheese cloth and a button on the clock piece as well.

I do hope that you like what I created this month for the Mood Board challenge! Don’t forget to join!! I will be back next week with my sketch board challenge entry! See ya then!! Stay safe and have a wonderful weekend!!

~Hugs~

Jeanne

 

My Parents Vintage Love Layout

Hello crafty friends!! I hope that everyone is keeping themselves as safe as they possibly can and most importantly staying home even though it’s a hard thing to do but the way I see things is that we should comply this way we get back to our “NORMAL” lives! That’s at least my goal! Anyhow aside from this I am back this week to share with you all my layout for this month’s sketch challenge for Tres Jolie kits! I absolutely loved creating this layout! This layout is very special to me because the photo that I used is of my parents in front of our family home & my mother was about 8 months pregnant with me here!

My mom was the age that I currently am now when she got pregnant with me, I was that menopause “oops” baby haha! But all turned out good, I had a wonderful childhood with my family and I have already lost both my parents but I’m so grateful for all of the photos and memories that I am left with. This is one of the main reasons that I began my crafting journey! As I am sure that is a reason most of you do this as well!

So for this month’s sketch challenge I used the April Scrapbook Kit, I also used the large chipboard clock from this month’s Cards, Tags, & More kit. I also used some trims and from my stash. A couple of stamps and distress inks from my stash as well. It wasn’t hard to create at all, I just took a little time creating it because of it’s meaning to me.

                                   

I hope that you enjoyed what I created this month for the Tres Jolie Sketch Challenge and join in! I hope that you also find inspiration in my layout as well as the other designers from Tres Jolie and of course find inspiration in each other! Especially during these times when we can all come together more!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

You have till April 30th @ 11:59am CST to join in! Add your photo to the April 2020 Challenge Folder in the Tres Jolie Kit Club Cafe on Facebook.

I will be back next week with my final project of April using the Cards, Tags, & More Kit! Please stay safe everyone! ~Hugs~ Jeanne

 

Here are the links to the rest of Tres Jolie social media! Go check them out! Just click on each one and they will take you directly there! Have fun!!!

Mood Board Challenge Book Card

Hello crafty peeps!! This week I’m excited to share with u this Book Card that I created for this month’s Mood Challenge! I absolutely love love this  from Tres Jolie! I decided to create this simple book card.

 

 

 

I had made one of these a few years ago following a tutorial on YouTube. 

I used a thick white American Crafts card stock for my base and then used one of the sheets from the scrapbook kit. I used some of the flowers as well.

 

I used a piece of ephemera from my stash and a super cute vintage girl photo that was given to me by a crafty friend!  I then fussy cut a flower from one of the 12×12 sheets that had a variety of color and size of flowers on it. Lastly I added a piece of cotton ivory lace around the inside border of the card.

 

 

 

 

 

I hope that you will check out this tutorial and give it a try. These make such beautiful and fun gifts!! I look forward to seeing what everyone has created for this month’s Mood Board Challenge! Until next month crafty friends!

 

HUGS,

March Mood Board Monday and Challenge Winner

Hey Guys, Kim here. Today I am sharing a layout created with the March 2020 scrapbook kit. The new papers from AB Studios are so amazing. I’m really enjoying working with this kit. It has really pushed me past my comfort zone.

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

 

Here is the layout I created with it:

This layout is based on the March mood board. I love the color scheme of it all.

Here is the mood board:

How about some close-ups:

 I did a lot of fussy cutting from the transparency sheet that is included in the kit. I love how the black show up on the green.

Here is a close up of the gorgeous chipboard frame. I embossed it using some vintage green embossing powder. It has flecks of gold in it that match perfectly. I used a combination of flowers from the kit and a few from my stash.

Now on to our sketch challenge winner from February.

This was the sketch:

 

Congratulations to our winner:

Donna Bailey Sergent

Here is her winning layout:

Donna did an amazing job following the sketch and who could resist that adorable face. Your prize will be in with your next kit.

Have you joined in on our monthly challenge? Why not, you don’t have to be a subscriber to play along. There is still time to get in on the March challenge.

Did you get our March kit? Share what you made in our Facebook Group! 

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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.

Check the blog daily for more projects created with the March 2020 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

Thanks for stopping by!

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February Sketch Challenge Layout

Hello crafty friends!! I’m back with the February Sketch Challenge project!! I had time to actually join in my 2nd challenge for Tres Jolie. As well as it being a process video on how I created this layout! I have yet to decide on the photo that will be going on it but I’m sure it will be of a grand baby or daughter. You get the idea!! Anyhow here is my layout! I had fun creating this, using my stamps that hadn’t been used it a while! I hope u like what I came up with!

 

For this layout, I used papers from Heartfelt Creations! I pulled them from my hoard vault and luckily found a background that I felt was similar to the one from the sketch challenge! I also must say that I have really enjoyed creating for these challenges, as I’ve done 2 since being on this Design Team. They really help get your imagination running!

 

 

 

 

Also used a variety of wooden rubber stamps, some Tim Holtz Stamps , 7 Gypsies stamps, and other non brand named stamps, I used some flowers from 49&Market that were part of the January Scrapbook kit.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Here is my process video I created for a quick look at how simple it is to create a layout even if your just learning like I am. I am not as intimidated anymore and another beneficial thing is that I have also been using my stamps more as well and they are no longer sitting on my shelf & drawers just gathering dust haha! Hope you enjoy my video my friends!!

Hope you will leave me a comment and let me know what you think of my layout and any advice you think that I could benefit now in my layout journey that I’m already enjoying! I Thank You for looking at my last post for this month and I hope you keep your eyes peeled for the amazingly fun projects that I have in store for you in March 2020!!

XOXO,

 

 

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January Mood Board Winner

Hey guys, Kim here. It’s time to announce the winner of our January mood board challenge.

As always this takes a bit of time to choose from the gorgeous entries. Everyone always has their favorite. This time the judges were split down the middle.

Here is the January Mood Board:

 

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

Peggy Giovanetti

Here is Peggy’s winning project:

 

One of the judges had this to say about Peggy’s layout. “I love that she was able to take the mood board and turn it into this fabulous wall hanging !” Well done Peggy!

Thanks so much for playing along everyone. Peggy your prize will be sent out shortly.

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

Thanks for stopping by!

There is still time to enter our February sketch  challenge. Make sure you come back as our designers still have more January kit projects to reveal.

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Mood Board Monday

Hey Guys, Kim here. Today I am sharing a layout created with the January 2020 scrapbook kit. The new papers from AB Studios are so lovely. I’m really enjoying working with this kit. I know I say this almost every month, but this is becoming one of my favorite kits of 2020 (wink).

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

Here is the layout I created with it:

This layout is based on the January mood board. I love the shabby chicness of this kit.

Here is the mood board:

How about some close-ups:

 I embossed the chipboard using vintage gold embossing powders. This was from my stash. The Window arch is from the kit, the swirl is from my stash. I also used a combo of flowers. The pink flowers are from the kit. The purple ones are from my stash.

Here is a close up of the gorgeous pink floral cluster. Plus more of the chipboard piece that was embossed.I layered some paper, a doily and tag under the photo. I added a resin photo corner.

I added a small amount of stamping to blend in with the background of the paper. Used some phrase stickers and it was done.

Did you get this kit? Share what you made in our Facebook Group! 

Tag us on Instagram

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.

Check the blog daily for more projects created with the January 2020 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.

Did I mention we have a new Pinterest Page? Check it out here Tres Jolie Pinterest

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Happy New Year and last project of 2019

Happy New Year to your family from ours. Hope everyone had a safe and fun New Year’s eve.

I’m back to share my last project of 2019. I created this with the December 2019 Mixed media kit.

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

 

Here is my project:

 

I really enjoyed creating this. I just let myself go with the flow. I found when I did that it really came together. I had a problem when I stopped and started thinking about it.

Let’s talk about the “flow” process(my sd card said my images were corrupt, when I went to download. Sorry no pictures to go with this). I took the collage medium and the 2 sheets of rice paper first. I tore the rice paper randomly and glued it down with the collage medium.

Once arranged the way I wanted it, I took the dry wall tape and ripped it and added it to the canvas with the collage medium. I also added the adhesive mesh the same way.

When I was done and like the look, I sealed it with more of the collage medium. The I took some white gesso and when around the edges and them randomly on the canvas. I then covered the dry gesso with the vintage collage medium to tone down the stark white.

Here is where I ran into trouble, because I started to think too much about what to do next. I wasn’t sure I wanted to leave it flat or add dimension. If I did dimension, what would be my focal piece…You know all the questions.

I decided to add dimension. So now what focal piece? I went back and forth and finally settled on flowers, since I have so many.

I pulled out random texture flowers and in complimentary colors for my canvas. Once I had them arranged, I used some crackle medium and added some stenciling.

After everything was glued down, I used the mist from the kit to add more color throughout the canvas. Finished it with some white paint splatters, added a title and I was done.

We will be revealing our January kit next week. Make sure you come back for that. We will also have the winners from our YouTube hop (sorry, the holidays have us off schedule on that).

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