Tres Jolie Kit Club-June 2021 Cards, Tags, & More Kit-Samples!-ATCs, Memorydex, and a Card & Envelope

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Today I’m bringing you my third (and final) project this month using the June Cards, Tags, & More Kit from Tres Jolie Kit Club; a sampler of smaller projects—ATCs, Memorydex®, and a notecard & envelope.


With my three projects this month, I used up every little bit of the June Cards, Tags, & More Kit, and had a fabulously fun time doing it! Check out my video below to see how my samples came together!


First up, my ATCs:


I used Tim Holtz’s “Crackling Campfire” and “Salvaged Patina” for the color scheme of my ATCs. The bases are Prima ATCs, dyed some white tulle with Distress Oxide Stain, and I used the clockfaces, butterflies, phrases, and flowers (my flowers were different!) from the kit to top them.

Here are some close-ups of each ATC:




Next, my Memorydex cards:


Since these cards are meant to go onto a Memorydex®, I kept them a bit flatter than the ATCs. Three of the card’s color scheme are Tim Holtz’s “Blueprint Sketch” & “Mustard Seed” and three are the same as the ATCs, “Salvaged Patina” & “Crackling Campfire.” I grabbed up some sisal for four of the cards and actually just used my wax seals to hold it in place! I used my last butterfly and gears from the kit and added some cut out pieces from the Stamperia paper pack. (Note: At the time I didn’t have the June Mixed Media Kit yet, so I used some Nuvo Gilding Flakes from my stash. As a reminder, the June Mixed Media Kit comes with a jar of Finnabair’s “Steampunk” Metallic Flakes!)

Close-ups of the individual Memorydex® cards:







And finally, my notecard and envelope:


For my envelope I was 100% inspired by Nathifa (Pronounced: na-tee-fa) from Juicy Christians Studios (in my video I only refer to her Instagram handle because I hadn’t heard her say her name or read the pronunciation yet, and I didn’t want to pronounce it wrong!). I am completely obsessed with watching her make envelopes! When I got down to having only pieces from the cut apart sheet left, I figured I’d try my hand at making an envelope.

I used some Kraft paper from my stash, turned a stencil into a stamp, cut out Every. Last. Piece. of the cut apart sheet, and layered things up—using my black Stabilo to create my shadows! I wrote my name on the back flap, to show where a return address would go, and used a silver marker to create the recipient’s address box. Now I may have finally found a use for all the cut apart sheets I’ve collected over the years! (Fussy cutting isn’t my most favorite activity!)

Here are close-up of the front and back of the envelope:

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Thank you for joining me today! I hope you enjoyed these sample projects and they give you some ideas of what can be done with items from this month’s Cards, Tags, & More Kit!

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In addition to items from this month’s Cards, Tags, & More Kit (*from previous Tres Jolie Kits), I used:

*Creative Embellishments “Crackled Brick” Stencil, Fabrika Decoru “Rings” Stencil, Ranger-Tim Holtz Distress Paint “Salvaged Patina” & *”Crackling Campfire,” Distress Spray Stain “Salvaged Patina” & “Crackling Campfire,” Distress Oxide Spray “Salvaged Patina” & “Crackling Campfire,” “Blueprint Sketch,” & “Mustard Seed,” Distress Embossing Glaze “Salvaged Patina” & “Crackling Campfire,” Distress Oxide “Salvaged Patina” & “Crackling Campfire,” Ranger Emboss It Reinker, *Ranger-Dina Wakley Black Gesso, Ranger Archival Ink “Jet Black,” StazOn “Jet Black,” Prima-Finnabair *Clear Gesso, *Opal Magic Wax “Turquoise Satin, Metallique Wax “Vintage Gold,” “Old Paperwork” Cling Stamps, *Prima ATC Cards, The Paper Studio Everyday Kraft Paper Stack, *TCW Mini Specimens Stencil, Nuvo Gilding Flakes “Silver Bullion,” “Sunkissed Copper,” & “Radiant Gold,” Liquitex Matte Super Heavy Gel, *Darice Embossing Essentials “Oblong Frames,” idea-ology-Tim Holtz Tiny Attacher, Heidi Swapp Memory Dex Dies, Bic Mark-it “Woodsy Brown,” STA Metallic Color Pen “Silver,” Ranger Heat-It Tool, Ranger Brayer, Miluakeee Heat Gun, We R Memory Keepers 3-Way Corner Punch & Envelope Punch Board, Unbranded Rolodex Dies (4), Unbranded Sisal, Yoption Amazon Store For the Wax Seal Stamps, Anezus (Amazon) Sealing Wax Kit, Gel Press 8×10 Gel Plate, Unbranded Address Guide, Black Stabilo

Faces of You-May 2021 More Than Words Challenge

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Today I am bringing you a (redone) layout. I originally did “Faces of You” 10+ years ago, and of all the layouts I’ve done, this is one I remembered! (Seriously, when looking for the layout I came across too many layouts I have no recollection of!) Anyhow, when I saw that this month’s More Than Words Challenge was “Faces & Kraft,” I knew I’d (finally) redo “Faces of You.” (I have grand plans to redo most of my layouts from when I first started scrapbooking.)


Process video:


Here is my original layout. I thought I was really getting fancy by adding stitching & ribbon! And, my goodness, there is almost some pattern going on with the light paper and the circles on that ribbon; I even overlapped the photos some! I remember when I started I was, more or less, afraid of colors and patterns! It was all too new. I didn’t add mediums; I didn’t even own mediums beyond a few to Tim Holtz’s Distress Ink pads, in varying shades of brown! A lot has changed since my early days.


And now, I have layers, embellishments of all kinds, mediums, and colors galore! Instead of being “afraid” of using “too much” I try to use as much as I can so I can work through my stash!



So many layers! I have my photos on foam, and the torn papers lifted with foam so the frame wouldn’t leave a weird lump.


I discovered long ago that I really LOVE cutting frames apart and having them look bigger than they actually are. It turns out, scissors are my friend, and I don’t have to be nervous about altering items!


I just used some white texture paste with my Fabrika Decoru stencil and used some Distress Oxide sprays as my paint!


I went through my stash, pulled out a lot of different choices, and eventually worked out what I wanted to add to this layout!

Thank you for joining me here, I hope you enjoyed this remake of one of my original layouts and it inspires you to be more daring with colors and mediums or to redo something!

Stay Crafty, Friends

Red heart C.J.


Project Life “Kraft Edition,” The Paper Studio “Everyday Kraft,” Ranger-Tim Holtz Distress Oxide Sprays “Evergreen Bough,” “Pine Needles,” “Candied Apple,” & “Wild Honey,” Fabrika Decoru “Leaves” Stencil (FDTR 162), Maggie Holmes “Chasing Dreams” Ephemera, Maggie Holmes “Willow Lane” Frame, Pretty Little Studio “Sunny Memories” Fresh Phrases, Echo Park “The Story of Fall” Enamel Dots, AC Shimelle “Box of Crayons” Stickers/Folder, Teresa Collins “Summer Stories” Die Cut Borders, Pink Fresh Studio “Life Noted” Puffy Alpha Stickers, Pink Fresh Studio “Escape the Ordinary” Chipboard Stickers, Fancy Pants Designs “Off to School” Sticker Sheet, Queen & Co Alphabits “Orange,” Hip Kit Club Stickers, Prima-Finnabair Clear Gesso, TCW Light & Fluffy Modeling Paste, Fabri-Tac, Art Glitter Glue, Variegated Thread, Unknown Red “XOXO” Frame

Best Bed Ever!

Hey, all! Welcome back to my corner!

For my final project for the month of April, I have a layout that will (most likely) be getting mounted in a shadow box. I couldn’t resist turning this photo of my husband & our granddaughter into a star filled project! This project is full of dreamy blues for the Creative Embellishments April 2021 Challenge – Monochrome & Washi (I have Tim Holtz Tissue Tape along the edges!).


Check out my video to see how this came together!




I used a sheet of Fabrika Decoru Golden Mini Drops Mysterious Garden Sky 12×12 paper as my base for my starry sky. Then added some stenciled stars and some “Unicorn’s Hair” Sparks splatters for even more of a dreamy, starry sky.

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Under and around the photo I have resin pieces from the Finnabair Stars & Moons Mould, chipboard and flair/buttons from Creative Embellishments, white gardenias from ASC Supplies, dusty blue and white roses from ReneaBouquets, and some glass glitter from Darice. All working with a variety of paints from Finnabair, some Old White Matte Wax, and Nuvo gold gilding flakes.


Thank you for joining me here in my corner! I hope you enjoyed this project and it inspired you to go get your craft on!

Red heart C.J.


Creative Embellishments Music Note Borders & Music Bar Flair; ReneaBouquets Mini Dusty Blue & Ivory Roses; Hip Kit Club Stars Stencil; ASC Supplies White Gardenia’s; Prima-Finnabair Stars & Moons Mould, Clear Gesso, Matte Wax “Old White,” Metallique Paint “Royal Blue,” Opal Magic Paint “Yellow-Blue,” Sparks Paint “Unicorn’s Hair,” Fabrika Decoru Golden Mini Drops Mysterious Garden Sky (UAH 18); Ranger-Tim Holtz Distress Oxide “Weathered Wood;” Ranger Dina Wakley Media Black Gesso; Ranger Blending Tool; Ranger Sticky Embossing Powder; Nuvo “Radiant Gold” Gilding Flakes; idea-ology – Tim Holtz Tissue Tape “Symphony;” Darice Glass Glitter “Vintage Gold;” LineCo PVA Glue, JudiKins Diamond Glaze, Liquitex Matte Super Heavy Gel, Amazing Cast Resin (White); Pro Marine Supply Epoxy (Clear)

Tres Jolie Kit Club-July 2020 Cards, Tags, & More Kit

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Today I’m bringing you the junk journal I created using this month’s Cards, Tags, & More Kit from the Tres Jolie Kit Club. I had such a blast making this journal, and even though I didn’t originally intend to kill the kit, as I kept going it became a personal challenge to see if I could get everything in!


For the video I put the flip-through in at the beginning, then followed it up with the process. I hope you take a peek at it and enjoy it! Below the video I have added a few photos of the finished journal.



I used the new Tim Holtz color, “Speckled Egg,” throughout the journal. It went beautifully with the Stamperia papers that came in this months kit. For the resin pieces I used some of the “Speckled Egg” oxide and embossing glaze, and some “Gathered Twig” Distress Crayon.

I pieced together the smaller “left-over” pieces to cover the “manila” colored tags that came in the kit and added some string from my stash.


I cut out the ATC sized cards from the paper and attached them to one side of the popcorn bag that came in my kit! (Your bag may be different) I turned the two music prints into envelopes and added them in, and peeking out of this one is a little notebook I made from the largest left-over piece I had and some standard notebook paper.


The final page and inside of the back cover, which contains a flip out.

I hope you enjoyed this project and had a chance to see my process video, most of it is sped up, but I do stop to explain in quite a few areas! Thank you for joining us here at Tres Jolie!

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July 2020 Cards, Tags, & More Kit (The ephemera in the kits may vary.)

Cards tags and more kit

In addition to this months kit, I used:
Tim Holtz – Distress Crayon “Gathered Twigs,” Distress Ink “Speckled Egg” & “Gathered Twigs,” Distress Spray Stain “Speckled Egg” & Gathered Twigs,”  Distress Oxide Ink “Speckled Egg,” Distress Oxide Spray “Speckled Egg,” Distress Paint “Speckled Egg” & “Antique Linen,” Distress Embossing Glaze “Speckled Egg,” Tim Holtz Mini Stencil THMS035, Staz On “Timber Brown” & “Olive Green,” Fabrika Decoru Stencil FDTR 190, Fiskers 1” Circle Punch, Simon Says Stamp Clear Embossing Ink, Tim Holtz Tiny Attacher, Tim Holtz Edge Distresser, Ranger Brayer, Tim Holtz Mini Snips, Apple Cider Vinegar, Mod Podge Matte Clear Acrylic Sealer, Liquitex Clear Gesso, E6000, FabriTac, Art Glitter Glue, LineCo 1.25” Linen Hinging Tape, We R Memory Keepers Envelope Punch Board, String (from Target, I think), Notebook Paper, 1 sheet of kraft paper

Hello Spring-June 2020 More Than Words Challenge-Hello and Doors & Windows

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It took me three different background attempts to finally get this all together. This was one of those projects where I had an idea, but I was having trouble getting it from my head to my hands. I finally succeeded though, and I have my layout for the June Challenge (Hello and Doors & Windows) on the More Than Words blog.


This month I added the word part of the challenge right to the photo with my title. The photo is very representative of “hello spring” because I took it in March 2019 when I was walking to my mailbox one afternoon. My driveway is a half-mile long, and up until I came to where this bush is it had still been a rather drab walk with all the trees still winter brown. Then I got to this bush, with its white flowers blooming and butterflies fluttering all about! Spring was telling me hello! For the “Doors & Windows” part of the challenge, I used some window chipboard pieces from Creative Embellishments, coated in “Orange Blossom” embossing powder from Ranger, and placed them in my clusters.

(Below the More Than Words Challenge image, you’ll find a little process video and a few close-ups.)

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I wanted to add some texture, but I didn’t want it to necessarily “stand out” so I opted to use colors similar to the papers I was using.

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I love the “Dreamland” collection from A.B. Studio, and most of this layout is made up of papers and cut-apart pieces from it. The only pieces from “Vintage Elements 1/2” are the black and white roses, which I think added just enough “separation” between the elements cut from “Dreamland.”

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I love texture so I added texture pebbles, glass microbeads, sequins, and some cabochons. I also splattered some “Spun Sugar” Distress Oxide on the layout (I love that the Oxides can be used on light and dark backgrounds!).

I hope you enjoyed this project! Thank you for joining me in my little corner!!


A.B. Studio “Dreamland” & “Vintage Elements 1/2,” Creative Embellishments “Arched Windows Set of 2,” & “Arched Windows Set of 3,” Lindy’s Gang “Cosmic Pink Blue” Embossing Powder, TCW Light & Fluffy Modeling Paste, Prima-Finnabair “Graphite” Texture Paste, Fabrika Decoru Stencils FDTR 36 & 132, Ranger-Wendy Vecchi “Orange Blossom” Embossing Powder, Ranger-Tim Holtz “Spun Sugar” Distress Oxide Spray, Prima Flowers Item# 635176, Brea Reese Texture Pebbles, Little Things from Lucy’s Cards “Warm Golden Glow,” Simon Says Stamp Clear Embossing Ink, Scotch ATG, Liquitex Clear Gesso, FabriTac, Art Glitter Glue, JudiKins Diamond Glaze, Unbranded Gold & White Microbeads

Tres Jolie Kit Club-iNSD 2020 Challenge-Masculine Layout

Hey, all! Welcome back to my blog! Here are some more photos and a video of the project I did for Rae’s “Masculine Layout” challenge, sponsored by the Tres Jolie Kit Club, for International Scrapbooking Day (iNSD)!

To recap, the challenge was to create a masculine layout that included stenciling and chipboard, plus a bonus for using flowers! I used four stencils, I have a piece of chipboard from the May scrapbooking kit and some Grungeboard from my stash, and I got the flowers on…something that isn’t always easy with a “masculine” layout! Plus, and I like to think my subconscious was helping me out here, my layout fits this months sketch challenge (with the sketch rotated 180°, shown below).


Original Sketch

Rotated Sketch

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Check out my video to see what I did!


I layered my stenciling on top of each other before topping with my Grungeboard chevrons! With all the stenciling, there was already so much going on that I opted to keep it relatively simple around the photo.
I created the colors I wanted for both of the texture pastes using the paints from the Mixed Media kit & items from my stash (see video for full details!) The chevrons were painted with just simple black gesso (from the Mixed Media kit! to keep them nice and matte!
Getting flowers on a masculine layout isn’t always easy, but I dug into my stash and pulled out pack of neutral flowers. I don’t know how long I’ve owned those Tim Holtz Framed Words, but I found a place for “Adventure” with this layout!

I hope that you were able to join us over at Tres Jolie for the iNSD challenges! I also hope that this layout gave you an idea of what can be done with items from the kits this month, and with the sketch!

May 2020 Scrapbooking Kit

May 2020 Mixed Media Kit

Scrapbook kit Mixed Media Kit

In addition to items from this month’s scrapbooking and mixed media kits (*from previous Tres Jolie Kits), I used:

KaiserCraft 12×12 Stencil – “Textures,” Fabrika Decoru Stencils – FDTR 37, FDTR 132, & FDTR 36, Tim Holtz Film Strip Ribbon, Tim Holtz “Nostalgic” Tissue Tape, Tim Holtz Alpha Parts “Framed,” Tim Holtz Grungeboard, StazOn – “Jet Black,” Distress Oxide – “Ground Espresso,” 13@rts  – *Acrylic Texture Paste & *Magic! Powder, Art Philosophy Concentrated Watercolor – *“Onyx” & *“Bora Bora,” Lindy’s Gang Magical Shakers *“Glittering Gold” & *“Bratwurst Brown,” Vicki Boutin Acrylic Paint – “Watermelon Burst,” Ranger Mini Blending Tool, Prima 2” Silicone Brush, Ranger Brayer, Liquitex Clear Gesso, LineCo PVA Glue, Art Glitter Glue, Krylon Workable Fixatif

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Mermaids Welcome (Shadow Box)

“Mermaids Welcome” Shadowbox! Created for the “Paradise In August” Collaboration between ReneaBoquets & Crafty City!

Process Video:



  • ReneaBouquets
  • [From] Treasure Box #1
  • Chunky Glitter Glass
  • Diamond
  • Beautiful Beads
    • Unicorn Candy
  • Printed Beautiful Board Laser Cut Chipboard
    • Small Ocean Orchid Mermaid
    • Tiny Sunkissed Mermaid
  • Beautiful Board Laser Cut Chipboard
    • Small Mermaids Welcome Sign
    • Small Seashell Frame
  • Beautiful Board (From Stash)
    • Small Nautical Anchor
  • craftycity
    • Mintay
    • Paradise
  • Fabrika Decoru
    • Shadow Box
  • idea-ology
    • Tim Holtz
    • Vignette Hardware
    • Corked Domes
  • Ranger
    • Emboss It Pen
    • Tim Holtz
    • Distress Oxide
    • Cracked Pistachio
  • Emerald Creek
    • Seth Apter
    • Baked Texture
    • Dirty Sand
    • Chunky Rust
  • Prima
    • Finnabair
    • Metallique Wax
    • Rose Gold
  • Texture Paste
    • Anemone & Coral Set
    • Blue Green
    • Fire Orange
    • Taupe Rose
  • US Shell Inc.
    • Hobby Shells
    • Cholla Pieces
  • Jacquard
    • Gum Arabic
  • Liquitex
    • Matte Super Heavy Gel
  • JudiKins
    • Diamond Glaze
  • E6000
  • Beacon
    • FabriTac
  • Unknown/Unbranded
    • Sand
    • Pebbles
    • Texture Pebbles
    • Seashells
    • Sand Dollars
    • Starfish
    • Glass Decor Pebbles
    • Gold-ish Beads (I received them from Brandy M. in a swap!)
    • Clear & White Pearls/Beads
    • Clear Microbeads
    • Chain
    • Spoon
    • Burlap Ribbon
    • Glass Micro Beads (they are intended for fingernail art, so they are super micro!)
    • Sand
    • Gold
  • Glass Vials
  • Sea Soul

    My altered frame for the August Lindy’s Gang Color Challenge!

    This month for the Lindy’s Gang Color Challenge I put together this picture frame specifically to hold a picture of my mom when she was around two years old, standing waist deep in the ocean! (But I blurred her out because her swimsuit didn’t fit quite “perfect,” and in today’s time…*shrug*)

    The following Lindy’s products can be found on this project (full product list after photos):

    “Hawaiian Islands” Flat Magicals
    *I used “Plumeria Pink” & “South Shore Sand” on my project*

    “Time Travel Teal” Magical Shaker

    The Lindy’s Gang Color Challenge!

    Process Video:

    Close Ups:


    • Lindy’s Gang
  • ReneaBouquets
    • Light Pink Mulberry Paper Roses (these specific ones aren’t currently listed, so she may be out, or I may have bought “Special Edition” ones. I also don’t know the “official” name!)
    • Chunky Glitter Glass
    • Diamond (It is mixed in the sand, so it doesn’t really show up unless the light hits it just right)
  • Fabrika Decoru
    • Chipboard
    • FDCH 320
    • FDCH 321
    • FDCH 322
  • Ranger
    • Embossing Powder
    • Aqua Tinsel
  • Prima
    • Finnabair
    • Texture Paste
    • White Crackle
  • Simon Says Stamp
    • Clear Embossing Ink
  • Jacquard
    • Gum Arabic
  • Liquitex
    • Matte Super Heavy Gel
  • JudiKins
    • Diamond Glaze
  • Unknown/Unbranded
    • Sand
    • Gold Microbeads
    • Texture Pebbles