Tres Jolie Kit Club-October Scrapbooking Kit & Sketch

Hey, all! Welcome back to my corner!

This week I’m bringing you my sketch challenge project using this month’s scrapbooking kit from Tres Jolie Kit Club. I didn’t do a whole lot to my layout, because I really loved all the detail in the beautiful Blue Fern Studio’s paper and I just couldn’t bring myself to “covering it up”!


Check out the video below to see the simple steps I took to put this layout, featuring a photo of my great-grandmother, together!


Have you seen this month’s sketch? It’s a beauty!

Here is the original sketch: And here is how I rotated it:
October 2020 sketch October 2020 sketch

Now, how about a few close-ups?


Here you can see how that Shimmerz has just a touch of sparkle to it and pools around the crackle paste, giving a touch of color that goes along with the pinkish-purple of the flowers.


Using one of the 49 & Market flower pack found in the kit this month I created three clusters, and under each cluster I added some extra detail from some fussy cut flowers and lace from another sheet of the Blue Fern Studios paper. Then, for some more detail, I added some texture pebbles and glass glitter from my stash.


I added three layers of Baked Texture (from my stash) to the large chipboard frame found in this month’s kit, added my photo, and used some corrugated cardboard to lift it from the page some so a couple of the flowers could get tucked underneath.


I hope you enjoyed this project and it gave you some ideas of what can be done with items found in this month’s Scrapbooking Kit!

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October 2020 Scrapbooking Kit:

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

The Emerald Creek/Seth Apter “Ancient Amber” Baked Texture, Shimmerz “Berry Hot” Creameez, Ranger Big Emboss It Ink Pad, Brea Reese Texture Pebbles, ReneaBouquets “Lavender” Chunky Glitter Glass, Prima/Finnabair “Floral Net” Stencil, *Prima Waterbrush, Fabri-Tac, Art Glitter Glue, JudiKins Diamond Glaze, Hot Glue Gun

Origin (Canvas) – MTW Sept. 2019

Over on the More Than Words Challenge blog this month we were tasked with finding inspiration from the word “Origins” and using the colors of our country. I love genealogy, so for me “Origins” is “where did I come from?” I love seeing faces of people I never knew and finding some resemblance!

For this project I used a photo from of my great-great grandparents and eight of their ten children and maybe a grandchild (the youngest being held). Based on records on, this photo is over 104 years old. (The youngest girl passed away in 1905 at only 12 years old.)
I chose this photo for this project for a couple of reasons. First, it is representative of the Cherokee I have in my family history. Besides the red, white, and blue of the United States, I (tried to) incorporate the colors of the flag of the Cherokee Nation, orange, yellow, green, and black. The following is from’s FAQ page regarding the flag and seal:

The seal of the Cherokee Nation was created by an executive Act under Chief Lewis Downing in 1869. The Act calls for the seal to contain a seven-pointed star inside of a wreath of oak leaves, symbolizing the eternal flame of the Cherokee people. The star is not designated to point a specific direction, but in the original version from 1869, it rests on a single downward point. The points of the star represent the seven traditional Cherokee clans. Within the rings of the seal, the words Cherokee Nation, September 6, 1839, are included, recognizing the date of the signing of the first Cherokee Nation Constitution after relocation to Indian Territory, as well as the date of the Act of Union, uniting the Old Settlers and Eastern Immigrant Cherokees into a single Cherokee Nation government once again.

The Cherokee Flag contains the Cherokee Nation seal (see the question above for the full symbolism of the seal) in the middle with seven stars in the outer field along with a single, black star. The seven stars in the outer field represent the seven clans, and the one additional star, which is black, is to remember those who died as a result of the Trail of Tears.

In addition to the Cherokee in my history, the “white” part of this particular branch of my family has been in the United States since before it was the United States! So, there you have it! The colors of my country and what “Origins” means to me!

Process Video:



  • [From the] Tres Jolie Sept. 2019 Mixed Media Kit
  • 9×12 Canvas
  • 13@rts
  • Mixed Media Stencil
  • His & Hers Remastered
  • Mechanical
  • Ayeeda Paint
    • Red Bronze
    • Snow Cap
  • Ayeeda Powder
    • Rusty Bronze
  • Rust Reagent
  • Ayeeda Powder 3D
    • Old Gold XS Microspheres
  • Lindy’s
    • Starburst Squirts
    • Beaver Tail Brown
    • Hockey Puck Black
  • 13 @rts
    • Ayeeda Mist
    • Patina Bronze
  • Prima
    • Prima Flowers
    • Item #637682
    • Item #632014
  • Resin Icons
    • Item #573355 (Feathers)
  • Finnabair
    • Metallique Paint
    • Royal Blue
  • Ranger
    • Tim Holtz
    • Mini Blending Tool
    • Splatter Brush
    • Distress Paint
    • Lucky Clover
    • Candied Apple
  • Dylusions Paint
    • Tangerine Dream
  • Glossy Accents
  • 49 & Market
    • Vintage Shades Flowers
    • Yellow Cluster
  • Graphic 45
    • Rose Bouquet Collection
    • Triumphant Red
  • Folk Art
    • Enamels
    • Yellow Light
  • Liquitex
    • Matte Gel
    • Matte Super Heavy Gel
  • Unknown/Unbranded
    • Texture Pebbles

    My Ancestor!

    “Ancestor” ATC featuring one of my actual ancestors!

    I did this set of ATCs for the “Ancestor” category over at Marci’s ATC swap on! I will also be entering this project into the Simon Says Stamp, Anything Goes, Wednesday Challenge!

    The main photo is actually one of my ancestors, my great great grandfather! The original photo of him is actually very faded & blemished, but I used my dusty photo editing skills to fix him up for this challenge! He’s not exactly fit for hanging on a wall yet, but for what I wanted to do here I got what I needed! I printed the photo on regular, white, printer cardstock and used JudiKins MicroGlaze to protect the majority of the photo. After he was thoroughly coated with the MicroGlaze, I spritzed water to get the printer ink to bleed a bit, dried the photos, trimmed them down, rounded the corners, distressed the edges, then inked them! WHEW! That was a mouthful!

    The background for the ATCs is made of bits and pieces from Tim Holtz’s “Lost and Found” paper stack. I layered up some random bits, glued them down, then used a blending tool to add some Vintage Photo Distress Oxide, which I then spritzed with water to activate. The little “film strips” of photos are also from the “Lost an Found Stack.” I love Tim’s style, but I have never figured out what to do with all the photos of random people he has in many of his stacks & ephemera packages! This is only the second time I have found a use for the faces of strangers! It’s not anything I dislike about them, I actually think they are very cool, but my poor brain just can’t add “strangers” to things very well!

    Product List:

    • Tim Holtz – Tiny Attacher, Distress Oxide: Vintage Photo, Lost and Found Paper Stack, Mini Blending Tool, and Paper Distresser.
    • JudiKins MicroGlaze