Friday, October 4, 2019

Tres Jolie October 2019 Reveal!

Tres Jolie October 2019 reveal

It’s time for our October kit reveal.

This months kit is filled with gorgeous products from International manufacturers. You will find a lovely assortment of patterned papers and perfectly coordinated embellishments. This month we have some gorgeous papers from Craft O'Clock. These kits are for the beginner to the advanced, clean and simple to mixed media maven. No matter your style, there is something for everyone. We know you are going to love it!

Presenting the Tres Jolie October 2019 kits:

*Scrapbook Kit*

*Mixed Media Kit*

*Cards, Tags and More kit*

Don't forget to stop by the Tres Jolie Youtube channel and see our video reveal of all our kits.

Love them, right! You can still get one of your own. Become a subscriber and you will never miss out on our gorgeous, coordinated kits. Just visit Tres Jolie subscribe

The designers at Tres Jolie have created some amazing layouts with this kit. 

Tres Jolie will host a different challenge each month. This month we have a sketch challenge. This is sketch can easily be used to create a card, tag, layout or maybe an altered project. We want to see what you do with our kit(s) and our sketch. 

Here is the sketch:

Place your entries in the mood board challenge folder on Tres Jolie Kit Club Cafe Facebook page. This challenge ends on October 31st, 2018 at 11:59 pm CST.

Now for the reveal of our new Design Team Members.

These talented ladies will begin designing in November, however they are already around in the forums. So if you "see" them, give them a big shout out. Let's welcome our newest Design Team members:

And we are lucky to have as a Guest Design Team Member:

Don’t forget that Tres Jolie can be found in the following places:

Tres Jolie website:
Tres jolie subscriptions:

All the designers will be revealing their projects on the Tres Jolie blog all month long. Make sure you join us for tons of inspiration, including video and photo tutorials

Monday, September 30, 2019

Bad Chemistry!

I saw test tubes in the mood board, I was felling like I should get ready for Halloween and I came across the test tube set at Michael's one Sunday. The above photo was taken in a "tent" made of a blanket and jackets while using a black light to show some glow. I need to take a photo of it's "natural" glow, but I'll have to wait until tonight. But I really wanted to get this in the Creative Embellishments Challenge!! 

The September, Creative Embellishments, Mood Board

Video: I have the parts, I just need to get it edited.

Close Ups:


  • Creative Embellishments
    • Distressed Harlequin Pieces
  • 13 @rts
    • Ayeeda Mist
      • Pearl Turquoise Light
    • Ayeeda Paint
      • Red Bronze
    • Ayeeda Powder
      • Rusty Bronze
  • Prima
    • Finnabair
      • Heavy Gesso
        • Black
  • Ranger
    • Tim Holtz
      • Distress Paint
        • Hickory Smoke
        • Ground Espresso
  • Recollection
    • Ephemera Insects
  • Ashland
    • Decorative Filler
      • Halloween
    • Test Tube Set
  • Art & Glow
    • Casting & Coating Epoxy Resin
  • Foam-It! 5
    • Rigid Polyurethane Foam
  • Glow In The Dark Pigment Powder (NOT an affiliate link, just a link to the ones I used)
    • Kelly
    • Gold
    • Teal
    • Violet
    • Lemon
    • Red
    • Orange
  • HXDZFX Glow in The Dark Pigment Powder (NOT an affiliate link, just a link to the ones I used)
    • Pink
    • Blue
  • Unknown/Unbranded
    • the "webbing"

Tuesday, September 17, 2019

Believe (Mixed Media Project)

My project "Believe" created for the August Challenge over at the Mixed Media Place blog.
Maybe it's the fact that I feel like summer is never going to end where I live, but the second and third photo on the top row of the Mixed Media Place mood board, at first glance, looked like ice on the foliage. I'm not exactly a person who likes being cold, and I live in a southern state, but I've had it with summer this year! It's the middle of September and we are still hitting the mid-90s! Which, according to the weather last night, is a full ten degrees above average! Too, too much I tell ya!

Beside the thought of ice, I really loved the colors in general on the mood board! It's filled with most of my favorites! But once I had blue + white + ICE!! on my mind, I had to go with it! Below the mood board you will find a process video, some more photos, and a full product list.

Process Video:

Close-up Photos:

  • AB Studio
    • Chipboard Background 30x30 (centimeters) ID-4
  • Creative Embellishments
    • Holly and Berry Flourish
  • Shimmerz
    • Vibez
      • Frost Bite
      • Snow Way Man
  • DecoArt
    • Weathered Wood
      • Crackle Medium
  • Ranger
    • Tim Holtz
      • Distress Crackle Paint
        • Clear Rock Candy
      • Distress Glitter
        • Clear Rock Candy
  • Embossing Powder
    • Blue
    • Snowflake Tinsel
  • Simon Says Stamp
    • Embossing and Watermark Ink
      • Clear
  • Krylon
    • Workable Fixatif
  • Liquitex
    • Gloss Gel
  • Unknown
    • All the artificial foliage. I bought it at JoAnn's ... last year.

Monday, September 16, 2019

Letters for Linny! (ReneaBouquets "Initial" Swap)

Linny's Initials - for the ReneaBouquets Initial Swap hosted by Donna (bonprof) over at!
At the start of the swap, when we exchanged addresses, Linny told me her craft room was mauve, burgundy, pink, green, and cream, so I tried to make it so her letters would match her already established decor! (She told me they would go well in her craft room, so mission accomplished!)

Below you'll find the process video, some close up photos, and the full product list!

Process Video:



  • [From the] Tres Jolie Cards, Tags, & More Sept. 2019 Kit
    • Dress My Craft
      • Vintage Saga
        • 6x6 Collection Pack
    • Lindy's
      • Embossing Powder
        • Oakleaf Olive
  • ReneaBouquets
    • Shard Glitter Glass
      • Pearl
    • Beautiful Beads
      • Glass
        • Cranberry (Gifted to me by Terry in the Nov. 2018 RB Swap! Thank-you, Terry!!)
    • Mulberry Paper Roses
      • Green (Don't know the "proper" name.)
      • Pink Spring Mix
      • Mini Mermaid Tails (the ivory ones)
      • The 'other' pink ones (I don't know which set they came from)
  • Ranger
    • Perfect Pearls
      • Blush
  • Prima
    • Finnabair
      • Metallique Acrylic Paint
        • Red Wine
      • Texture Paste
        • White Crackle
        • Paper
      • Wax Cire Cera
        • Sweet Rose
  • Art Anthology
    • 6x9 Stencil
      • Lattice
  • Simon Says Stamp
    • Embossing and Watermark Ink
      • Clear
  • Liquitex
    • Matte Super Heavy Gel
    • Matte Gel
  • JudiKins
    • Diamond Glaze
  • Jacquard
    • Gum Arabic
  • Unbranded
    • L & J Wood Block Alpha (Sold by Fantwa, according to my Order History, on Amazon)

Monday, September 9, 2019

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
    • 9x12 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