Sunday, January 25, 2015

C'est Magnifique Social Media Sites

Hi C'est Magnifique fans! We've been busy updating our social media sites. We have new Instagram and YouTube accounts! Please tag us when using Instagram @cestmagnifiquekits and @CM_Kits while tweeting. We don't want to miss it when you share your beautiful creations with our kits. Please follow us on all our social media sites so we can follow you back!

Also, don't forget to sign up to receive our emails. One lucky email subscriber will win a January Edge of the Brook Kit! Your chance to sign up for this giveaway ends on January 30th. (If you already receive our emails you are automatically entered to win!)

We are looking forward to sharing what our designers have created with the February Kits. Stop by again next week for more inspiring artwork and a new designer introduction!

Thanks for stopping by today and happy crafting!

Friday, January 23, 2015

Patti's February Kit Projects

Hi everybody, Patti here today to share the projects I created with the gorgeous February kit! I have four layouts to share with you today! The Main Kit for this month is crammed with gorgeous goodies and the papers are the Blue Fern Studios Sanctuary collection, which I TOTALLY love!

I used items from the Main Kit and Flower Add-On for my projects. This first layout is our daughter-in-law, I pulled colors from the papers to match the photos. The larger flower was made with the trim included in the Main Kit, the smaller blooms were made by cutting flowers by hand from the patterned paper from the Main Kit. (The zipper was from a sheet set plastic bag!)

This page is our sweet little Grand-daughter. I pulled the lavendars from the papers for this one. I used the gorgeous Prima Winthrop Blooms from the Flower Add-On. The scallop strip was  die-cut from the patterned paper and inked.

This is our youngest son and his wife. I pulled the blues for this layout. I used some white gesso on the chipboard and blooms and did lots of fussy cutting from the patterned paper.

My last layout is my Aunt Mae. I love this photo of her, she was such a "be your own person" kind of lady! I miss her terribly! I just mixed the colors and items for this layout. I love the large chipboard alphas from Prima included in the Main Kit!

I had so much fun with the February Kit! Again, it is very versatile, and the colors are gorgeous for all types of photos or cards. Thanks  for dropping by and don't forget to check back to see what else the team has coming!

Wednesday, January 21, 2015

Dana's February Kit Projects

Hi! I'm sharing the projects that I created with the February Kits from C'est Magnifique. I used the Main Kit, Flower Add-On, Embellishment Add-On and Magnifique Mixed Media Kit on each of the projects that I am sharing today.

I'm in love with the gorgeous Blue Fern Studios Sanctuary collection! The beautiful floral and bird prints were perfect to document these photos of my daughter feeding some tropical birds during a trip to Butterfly World.

The Metal Filigree Embellishments are one of my favorite items in the Mixed Media Kit. I colored the surface with the Metallic Rub-On Paint Set and topped it with a pearl brad. I added a pop of color to the background of my page with the C'est Magnifique Pretty Primrose Texture Paint and the Heidi Swapp Square Lattice Stencil.

The Bo Bunny Rose Cafe Journaling Cards and Kaisercraft Be-You-Tiful Cardstock Die-Cuts were a fun way to build up layers under my photos.

This layout features a favorite photo of my daughters. They really are birds of a feather!

The beautiful Prima Roses are my favorite flower from the Flower Add-On. I colored the Melissa Frances Resin Blossom with Rose Gold Twinkling H2Os.

I added some colorful stamping to the background of this layout with the Kaisercraft Boutique Texture Stamp, Prima Turquoise Stone Chalk Edger and C'est Magnifique Pretty Primrose Texture Paint.

I scrap this vintage family photo at least once a year. This old wedding photo is a favorite of mine. I balanced the sepia tones in the photo and patterned paper with bright pink and blue accents.

I added a set of resin "love birds" to the corner of the photo. I colored them with the Metallic Rub-On Paint Set from the Mixed Media Kit. I altered the chipboard piece with Prima Black Sand Texture Paste and Rose Gold Twinkling H2Os.

I created two cards. I had fun building flower clusters with the beautiful blooms from the Flower Add-On Kit.

I also altered the cover of the Kaisercraft Beyond The Page MDF Journal from the Mixed Media Kit.

The MDF journal covers are very strong and would hold up well to several form of wet mediums and heavy embellishments. I love the beautiful Sanctuary paper collection so much that I decided to cover the front of the journal with paper.

I cut around the leaf on the cover, backed it with patterned paper, and filled the leaves with C'est Magnifique Pretty Primrose Texture Paint, Prima Black Sand Texture Paint and Prima Zinc Glass Beads.

I have really enjoyed playing with this kit! If you are interested in the February Kit or Add-Ons a limited amount of kits are available for purchase from the C'est Magnifique Store while supplies last!

I have one more layout to share for the February Sketch Challenge reveal on February 1st.
Thanks for stopping by today!

Monday, January 19, 2015

Debbie's Layouts Featuring C'est Magnifique's February Kits

Hi everyone!  Debbie here today sharing a couple of layouts I created with the February Kits. I used the Main Kit, Flower Add-On and  Embellishment Add-On. You will have to wait to the end of the month for the Main Kit Reveal.

Love this picture of my Grandmother.  Each time I look at it I can't help but wonder whatwas on her mind.   I used the Botanical Garden paper from Blue Fern Studios new Sanctuary collection, along with elements from the Embellishment Add On and Flower 
Add On. Love the Bo Bunny Rose Cafe  Noteworthy Journaling Cards and Film Sticker from the Embellishment Add On, perfect for layering under my picture. 
From my stash:  Stencil, Modeling Paste, Mist, Stamp and Ink.

I used some mists from my stash to slightly alter the colors of the flowers, 
and also used it on my background.

I found a picture on Pinterest of some vintage spools which went perfectly with the Bountiful paper from the Sanctuary collection for my second layout.  I used elements from the Main Kit, Embellishment Add On and Flower Add on.
From my stash:  Stencil, Modeling Paste, Mist, Ink and Stamp

I hope I have inspired you to create!  I will be back later on this month to share a couple more layouts.  All of the add on kits are available to purchase here in the store.

Thanks for stopping by!
. . . Debbie

Saturday, January 17, 2015

February Kit Sneak Peek!

Here we are at the middle of the month again and that means we're excited to give you a look at the paper we will be using in our February Kit, the Magnifique Mixed Media Kit, and our two add-ons.

The patterned paper for February is the Blue Fern Studios Sanctuary Collection.

February Kit Paper

Blue Fern Studios: Sanctuary: Birdsong Melody
Blue Fern Studios: Sanctuary: Botanical Garden
Blue Fern Studios: Sanctuary: Bountiful
Blue Fern Studios: Sanctuary: Calling Cards
Blue Fern Studios: Sanctuary: Conservatory
Blue Fern Studios: Sanctuary: Correspondence
Blue Fern Studios: Sanctuary: Garden Plaza
Blue Fern Studios: Sanctuary: Meadows of Time

The February Magnifique Mixed Media Kit is available now in our Store!

FabScraps: Chipboard Embellishments: Album Borders
Fabscraps: Metal Filigree Embellishments*
Heidi Swapp: 6x6 Stencil: Square Lattice
Kaisercraft: 13th Hour: Acetate Shapes
Kaisercraft: Be-You-Tiful: Cardstock Die-Cuts*
Kaisercraft: Beyond The Page: MDF 3-Hole Journal 8.5"x6"
Mepxy: Brush Marker: Neutral Gray 07
Metallic Rub-On Paint Set: 7 Colors
Prima: Art Extravagance: Texture Paste: Black Sand*
Prima: Art Ingredients: Glass Beads: Zinc*
Prima: Shabby Chic Treasures: Resin Birds
Prima: Stamp-And-Add: Stamps and Metals: Moth Wings
Twinkling H2Os: Rose Gold Shimmering Watercolor

*Some Items Are Partial Packages

Flower Add-On

We create a Flower Add-On each month for those of you who like extra flowers. We have selected flowers that compliment the kit and put them together as an add-on.

American Crafts: Flower Shoppe: Belle
Kaisercraft: Mini Paper Blooms: Sage
Kaisercraft: Mini Paper Blooms: Fairy Floss
Prima: Winthrop: Garnet
Prima: Del Mar: Andalusian
Prima: Audrey Rose: Blue Ice
Prima: Clementine Vines: Prince
Prima: Large Mauve Roses (3)*
Tiny Blue Rose Buds*
*Some Items Are Partial Packages

Embellishment Add-On

Lastly, we have an Embellishment Add-On so you can stretch your kit even further.

Becky Higgins: Project Life Cards*
Bo Bunny: Rose Cafe: Film Sticker*
Bo Bunny: Rose Cafe: Noteworthy Journaling Cards
C'est Magnifique: Pretty Primrose Texture Paint*
Prima: Cigar Box Secrets: Humidor
Tim Holtz: Ideaology: Accoutrements: Shabby Buttons
Kaisercraft: Printed Tape: Pink Damask
Kaisercraft: Wood Flourishes: Birdcage Standing
Kaisercraft: Rhinestone Flourish: Classic Black
Kaisercraft: Mini Alpha Stickers: Black & White
K&Company: Silhouette Sheet: Jubilee Red

*Some Items Are Partial Packages

Doesn't the February Kit look gorgeous?

The Magnifique Mixed Media  Kit, the Flower Add-On and the Embellishment Add-On are available now for purchase in the C'est Magnifique Store.

Friday, January 16, 2015

Welcome New Designer Leila Cardoso!

We would like to welcome Leila Cardoso as our newest member of the design team! Here is more about Leila in her own words:

I'm addicted to scrap. I'm 38, married and have two beautiful children who are my greatest source of inspiration. I'm grateful for my family. We love being in touch with nature and we also are passionate about pets: dogs, cats, turtles and many others. I live in Arararuma, a beautiful region in Rio de Janeiro - Brazil, where we have beautiful beaches and lagoons to enjoy and relax.

I'm very happy in be here and working with the wonderful C'est Magnifique kits and add-ons. The January Kit is so so sweet, with my favorite color: blue/turquoise. In all of my projects I used the Main Kit and the Flower Add-on!

My first layout is with my daughter and I.
Extra kit I used spray ink, stamp and chalk.

The second is a clean layout with photos of my children and I, resting on the beach.
Extra kit I used page of old book, stamps, gesso, stencil, thread and gelatos. Also an empty flower package.

This is the third page for the album of my niece, Luana, who was born last October, a super sweet baby!
Extra kits I used paper doilie, stamos, spray ink and some cutouts of Silhouete.

The next is a brown and gold page, monochromatic layout (I love it).
Extra kit I used page of old book, gesso, gelatos and stamps.

And the last is a layout wishing the best for the year 2015, with a photo of a beautiful sunset, taken on the road on 01/01...
Extra kits I used stamps and gelatos.

All of the fabulous kits can be found here. Make sure to check them out :)

Thanks for visiting the blog today!