Tres Jolie Kit Club–June 2022 Mood Board-“Let Your Creativity Bloom” Junk Journal

Hey, y’all!

This week I turned the June Scrapbooking Kit from Tres Jolie Kit Club into a junk journal. The P13 papers and ephemera from their “Let Your Creativity Bloom” line had such beautiful colors – muted shades of pink and sage – and there was a photo of a book in this month’s mood board! What else would I think up for the challenge?!?!

I didn’t just put any old fabrics and papers together, I decided that to be extra messy, I needed to dye my fabrics exactly how I wanted and make my own (matching) paper – check out my video to see the process, or, if you want, you can just check out the flip-through.junkJournal-moodboard-jun22-01

On my cover, I layered up strips of fabric, so of the ones I dyed, some are scraps from my stash. I topped a part of one of the patterned papers with one of the Tres Jolie Chipboard pieces coated with some embossing powders, added a few of the flowers, and added some Distress Foundry Wax in “Sterling” as some accent color. Check out the video to see the process of my junk journal from start to finish!



Have you checked out the June Mood Board yet? Beautiful pink flowers, galvanized steel bucket, Ball Mason jars, and a book – take a peek and see what creativity it inspires in you!


Make sure you join us for our June mood board challenge!

  • You can create any type of project for the challenge.
  • You MUST say what you were inspired by.
  • You MUST include the twist in your design.
  • We would love to see you USE AT LEAST 1 of Tres Jolie’s products on your projects but it isn’t required to play along.
  • It MUST be a new project.
  • The twist for this month is SPRING FLING.

Place your entries in the June 2022 challenge folder on the Tres Jolie Kit Club Café Facebook page. This challenge ends on June 30th, 2022 at 11:59 pm CST. All entries must be in this folder to be eligible for the prize (to have everyone eligible to win, we are limited the same winner to once every 3 months).

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This junk journal is thick! There are over 50 pages filled with lots of writing space, tuck-ins, and pockets – and a securely attached tie closure to keep it together.

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On both the front and back covers I added a section of lace trim, lightly colored with Distress Oxides, as tuck in spots.

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I turned envelopes into pockets, covered them with strips of fabric, and added closures to a couple of them – a zipper on one and a simple tie on another.

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I have tuck-in spots throughout the journal made up of layers of papers and ephemera. I have even added in some old book pages from a 1935 History of English Literature book – I thought this book fit well with the overall “Creativity” theme.

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I wanted to add a lot of texture and visual interest in this journal, so I have short pages, ledger papers, bits of fabric and lace, and tons of stitching in here. There is something to see and feel everywhere!

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I turned this bit of patterned paper into a simple flip-up card using some lace as the hinge and adding a tab to the edge.

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a sheet of patterned paper torn makes a wonderfully distressed pocket! And I just couldn’t bring myself to (fully) separate this stretch of flowers, I used the last bits of that particular lace to make hinges between four inch sections so it could be pulled out – and the image could stay together.

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Old music sheets add a lovely aged touch while also making fabulous pockets. I even used the envelopes from the ephemera and tickets to create little tuck-in areas.

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When I saw all that leftover dyed water from my fabrics, I couldn’t just let it go to waste, so I added scraps of paper and created my own custom-colored, dapple-edged sheets – either glued to decorated envelopes and pages, or straight into tuck spots to be written on (I suggest using markers, paint pens, or gel pens though, due to the uneven nature of handmade paper!)

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I didn’t want to just simply cover my basic white envelopes, so I added fabric, lace, paper, and/or ephemera to create variety and interest. I used one of the Prima flower packs from the kit, and in addition to my cover decoration, I stitched flowers directly onto some of the tuck-ins.

As promised in the video, here is the “stitching guide” (I don’t know what else to call it!) for how I put my signatures in.

How I stitched in my signatures:

  • Out = from the inside –> out
  • In = from the outside –> in
  • First-Middle-Third = Signature from left to right
  • Top, Second, Middle, Fourth, Last = Hole, from top to bottom.
First Signature: Middle Signature: Third Signature:
Out – First – Middle

In – Third – Second

Out – Third – Top

In – First – Second

Out – First – Fourth

In – Third – Last

Out – Third – Fourth

In – First – Middle

Out – Middle – Middle

In – First – Second

Out – First – Top

In – Middle – Second

Out – Middle – Fourth

In – First – Last

Out – First – Fourth

In – Middle – Middle

Out – Third – Middle

In – Middle – Second

Out – Middle – Top

In – Third – Second

Out – Third – Fourth

In – Middle – Last

Out – Middle – Fourth

In – Third – Middle

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Thank you for joining me here in my corner, I hope you enjoyed this junk journal and it gave you some inspiration and ideas of what you can do with this month’s Scrapbooking Kit!

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

Some products (non-Tres Jolie) contain an affiliate link, where I earn a commission at no extra cost to you!

Lindy’s Gang: *Flat Fabio Spray “Sidewalk Chalk;” ReneaBouquets: “Scallop Shell Lace” & “Shabby Dream Pink Cotton Crochet Lace;” Prima: *Decorative Tape: “Poetic Rose” & Silver & Pink Charm; Finnabair: 3D Matte Gel & Matte Wax “Sage Leaves;” Ranger: Perfect Pearls “Perfect Pearl,” & Mini Round Blending Tool; Ranger/Tim Holtz – Distress Oxide Spray *Bundled Sage, Distress Oxide Spray “Saltwater Taffy,” Distress Oxide Spray “Kitsch Flamingo,” Distress Oxide Reinker “Saltwater Taffy,” Distress Oxide Reinker “Kitsch Flamingo,” Distress Oxide Reinker “Rustic Wilderness,” Distress Spray Stain “Saltwater Taffy,” Distress Spray Stain “Kitsch Flamingo,” Distress Paint “Saltwater Taffy,” Distress Paint “Kitsch Flamingo,” Distress Paint “Picket Fence,” Distress Stain “Picket Fence,” Distress Reinker “Saltwater Taffy,” Distress Reinker “Rustic Wilderness,” Distress Embossing Glaze “Saltwater Taffy,” Distress Embossing Glaze “Kitsch Flamingo,” Distress Ink “Kitsch Flamingo,” Distress Ink “Saltwater Taffy,” Distress Ink “Bundled Sage,” Distress Oxide “Kitsch Flamingo,” “Saltwater Taffy,” & “Bundled Sage,” & Distress Foundry Wax “Sterling;” Stampin’ Up “Rococo Rose” Ribbon; Fancy Pants Designs “Trend Setter” Decorative Paper Clips; Rit ColorStay Dye Fixative; We R Memory Keepers: Envelope Punch Board, Crop-A-Dile II, Tab Punch, Craft Knife, & 3-way Corner Punch; white cardstock; random fabric and lace scraps, bits, & pieces; old book cover; light peach & sage threads; eyelets; E6000; double sided tape; Fabri-Tac; Aleene’s Tacky Glue; Art Glitter Glue; blending brushes; awl; needles; book binding thread; green masking paper; paperclips; beads; charms

Tres Jolie Kit Club-July Cards, Tags, & More Kit-A “Kit + Staple Products” Project

Hey, all! Welcome back to my little corner!

For my first project for Tres Jolie Kit Club this month using the Cards, Tags, & More Kit, I’ve put together a little flipbook that can have notes and small photos added for a little memory book.


Total [kit] materials consumed for this project? About three sheets of the paper and half of the seam binding. That’s it! And although I use a couple of circle punches from my stash, you could easily omit the circles or use household objects to trace some circles on the backs of the cardstock and fussy cut them out! Check out my video to see how I put this together!



I used the die from the kit to cut three doilies out from two different papers, stuck the doilies together, back-to-back, cut them in half, and placed them at the tops of the pages before folding the booklet together. I used the rest of the papers to make the tags and circles.


I added stitching along the top and bottom of my booklet, but if you don’t want to, it isn’t necessary. Glue will hold the doily halves in place just fine.


Some pages don’t have tags on them, instead I opted to create a label shape out of the patterned paper before layering with my circles.


My measurements:

I cut the floral sheet into 3 4x12in strips, then scored at 3, 6, & 9 inches and trimmed at 9-1/2 inches. I used the 1/2 flap to connect the strips together. The scores are folded in alternating directions, to create an accordion effect, then the backs are glued together (after I had my doilies in place) to create the pages.


I hope you enjoyed this project and it gave you an idea of what can be done with items from this month’s Cards, Tags, & More Kit! I’ll see you again soon.

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In addition to items from this month’s Cards, Tags, & More Kit, I used:

**NOTE: The only “necessities” you need on hand is glue, scissors, & ink of your choosing!

Ink: StazOn “Timber Brown”

Adhesives: Art Glitter Glue, Scotch ATG, Fray No More, Scrapbook Adhesives “Adhesive Sheets”

Tools: EK Tools Scoreboard, Spellbinders Tool ‘n One, We R Memory Keepers Crop-A-Dile “Corner Chomper,” Recollections 2-1/2” Circle Punch, Fiskers 1” & 1-1/2” Circle Punches, standard hole punch

Mixed Media Place-June 2020 Challenge-Green Dragon

Hey, all! Welcome back to my corner!

Today I’m bringing you an altered hoop I made for the June 2020 Challenge over at Mixed Media Place. I didn’t use a traditional embroidery hoop for this project, I just happened to have, what I believe was, an old Tri-Chem® hoop. It conveniently came with a metal insert, so I had a nice sturdy surface to work on!


My original idea for this project looked nothing like what came about; I hadn’t even considered a dragon originally! I had originally planned to go with a nature theme, but when I was looking through my chipboard to see what types of leaves I might have, I came across the dragon, thought, “Hey! Dragons can be green…,” and from there I just went with it. Check out my process video below the Mixed Media Place Challenge Board to see how it all went together.



Now, for a few close-up photos:



The chipboard dragon from Creative Embellishments was what started my inspiration for my project.

I used two Prima/Finnabair paints on the dragon, Opal Magic “Green-Gold” and Sparks “Fairy Wings.”



It wasn’t a full pack of flowers, but I hadn’t used very many of the 49 & Market “Emerald Isle” previously; this project finished my pack off.

I love all of Finnabair’s Rust Effect Pastes in their original colors, but this project called for a little sparkle to be added to them, so I watered down the Opal Magic paint and let it separate and pool at will.



I used a mix of Brea Reese Texture Pebbles and some (very) micro glass beads at final accents.

Here you can see just how VERY micro those yellow glass microbeads are.



The stencil I used on the background is one I made quite a while ago in Silhouette Studio and cut with my Cameo 3 (which wasn’t easy on stencil material!) The iridescent beads are “Citrus Breeze” from ReneaBouquets.

Thank you for joining me here in my little corner! I hope you enjoyed this project!
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Creative Embellishments “Dragon,” 49 & Market Floral Mixology “Emerald Isle,” ReneaBouquets Iridescent Beautiful Beads “Citrus Breeze,” Prima/Finnabair Heavy White Gesso, Stars & Moons Mould, Impasto Heavy Body Paint “Bottle Green,” Liquid Acrylic “Burnt Sienna,” Sparks “Fairy Wings,” Opal Magic “Green-Gold,” and Rust Effect Pastes “Dark Brown,” “Green,” & “Rusty,” Ranger/Dylusions “Chopped Pesto” Paint, Ranger/Tim Holtz “Lucky Clover” Distress Paint & “Mustard Seed” Distress Oxide Spray, Liquitex Matte Super Heavy Gel, JudiKins Diamond Glaze, Brea Reese Texture Pebbles, Yellow Glass Microbeads (Very, very micro!!), homemade stencil, old Tri-Chem® hoop (I believe)

May 2020 Mixed Media Place Challenge-Beach Bottle

20200527_063247-WMHey, all! I have a beach themed bottle I made for the May 2020 Moodboard Challenge over at the Mixed Media Place! It had been a while since I completed a project that wasn’t Design Team related, and since May was going good for me & having ideas, I was able to squeeze one in!

I just absolutely loved the colors of the moodboard, and even though I’m not a fan of going to the beach, I do love looking at beach elements. All the beauty, none of the sand!

I used a lot of Prima/Finnabair pastes and paints, a couple of Tim Holtz Distress Paints, and one Vicki Boutin paint, even though I’m not sure it’s noticeable anymore!

The shells came from a variety of sources – some I bought, some I’m not entirely sure where they came from.

The flowers are 49 & Market, the chipboard is actually Beautiful Board from ReneaBouquets, as is the final details of beads and butterflies!

Below the video you’ll find the moodboard.

I went into this project not knowing exactly where it was going, or how I was going to get there, but I did record what I was doing, so there is a process video to go along with this post!


Awesome moodboard, right? How could anyone resist using those corals and pinks!?!?




It took a lot of layers, but I eventually got the look I wanted! So many textures on the bottle! Some from the crackle paste, some the result of what happens when gesso gets extra wet on glass! You can still see the stripes I made, even though this wasn’t my original plan, I am still happy!


As you’ll see in the photos below, the microbeads are actually gold. I didn’t notice the color got distorted so much during editing!

Here are some more close-ups:




As a final note, I want to say I would not recommend heating up a sealed glass bottle for long periods of time! Besides the fact that it gets hot, you are increasing the internal pressure! I had a lot of “heat gun enough to stop runs,” followed by periods of cooling and air drying!

Thank you for checking out my project!! Don’t forget to watch the process video to see how I stacked all my layers of mediums!

Products used:

Finnabair: Heavy Gesso, White Crackle Texture Paste, Paper Texture Paste, Sparks Paint “Phoenix Feather,” Metallique Paint “White Pearl,” Patina Effect Paste “Blue,” Texture Fantasy Pastes “Blue Green” & “Fire Orange,” Rust Effect Paste “Lavender,” and Liquid Acrylic Paint “Burnt Sienna,” 49 & Market: Garden Seeds “Sea Breeze” (it was a partial pack), & Blossom Blends (Technically the “Bluebell” & ‘”Linen” Packages, but I only used the bamboo looking pieces), Distress Paint: “Abandoned Coral” & “Picked Raspberry,” Vicki Boutin: “Sugared Strawberry” Paint, ReneaBouquets: Beautiful Board – Bubbles, Beautiful Beads – Iridisent “Mermaid Tails,” Gold Glass Microbeads, & Magical Miniatures, Double Sided Printed Butterflies “Memory Keeper,” Brea Reese Texture Pebbles, Tim Holtz Mini Snips, FabriTac, Ranger Glossy Accents, JudiKins Diamond Glaze, Hobby Shells & other misc. shells, Ranger Heat-It heat gun