Wednesday, December 17, 2014

January 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 January Kit, the Magnifique Mixed Media Kit, and our two add-ons.

The patterned paper for January is the Lemoncraft Forget Me Not collection plus 3 gorgeous papers from the UHK Gallery Cinnamon Shops line.

Lemoncraft: Forget Me Not: 1
Lemoncraft: Forget Me Not: 2
Lemoncraft: Forget Me Not: 3
Lemoncraft: Forget Me Not: 4
Lemoncraft: Forget Me Not: 5
Lemoncraft: Forget Me Not: 6
UHK Gallery: Cinnamon Shops: Agaricus
UHK Gallery: Cinnamon Shops: Lycoperdon
UHK Gallery: Cinnamon Shops: Portabella

Magnifique Mixed Media Kit

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

Prima: Welcome To Paris Clear Acrylic Stamp Set
Prima: 6x6 Designer Stencil: Circular Lattice
Bo Bunny: The Avenues: Trinkets
Bo Bunny: The Avenues: Misc Me: Cardstock Stickers
Manor House Creations: Tea Roses: Soft Gold
Manor House Creations: Wishes: Serenity Flower
Prima: Finnabair Art Extravagance: Texture Paste: Platinum Crackle*
Studio Calico: Mr. Huey's Color Mist: Opaque White
Ranger: Perfect Pearls: Interference Green
C'est Magnifique: Chalk Paint: Blue Bird Sparkle*
C'est Magnifique: Acrylic Paint: Gorgeous Georgia Peach*
Clearsnap: Colorbox Fluid Chalk Ink: Tangerine
White Frame
4 Silver Charms
Satin Ribbon: Lattice White
Seam Binding: Light Blue

*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.

Prima: Bronte Blooms: Bisque
Prima: Mini Sachet: Lagoon
Prima: Fairfield: Spice
Prima: Melbourne: Outback
Prima: Manhattan: Times Square
Prima: Manhattan: Fifth Avenue

Embellishment Add-On

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

Petaloo: Flora Doodles: Velvet Forget Me Nots: White*
3 Silver Charms
Kaisercraft: Wooden Flourish Scrolls
Prima: Soprano: Aqua Mulberry Flowers*
Offray: Satin Ribbon: Light Blue
Blue Fern Studios: Boston Lattice Chipboard
Melissa Frances: Sweet Treats: Resin Embellishments
Bo Bunny: The Avenues: Buttons
Wheat Stem
Kasiercraft: True Romance Rub-Ons
Bo Bunny: The Avenues: Noteworthy Journaling Cards

*Partial Package

Doesn't the January Kit look gorgeous?

The Paper Add-On, 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.

Monday, December 15, 2014

Deonna's December Kit Projects

Hi C'est Magnifique fans! Deonna here today sharing the projects that I created with the December Kits. 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 painted the *custom* Blue Fern Studios chipboard snowflake with the Prima Plum Chalkboard Paint from the Mixed Media Kit. Once dry, I applied a layer of Glossy Accents over the snowflake and poured red microbeads over it. I used the same technique for the snowflake border that I punched out from Riddersholm Design patterned paper.

I used the Nutmeg Silks Acrylic Glaze and the red sparkle paint to add extra sparkle to most of the flowers on this layout.

For my second layout I scrapped a favorite family photo.

I used the checkerboard stencil with Nutmeg Silks Acrylic Glaze on the background of my page. I then hit the glaze with a heat gun to puff it up a little.

I used the green ribbon to make a photo sleeve. I lightly wet the edges of the patterned papers under the photo to help tear and roll the edges. I then distressed the edges of the papers further with ink.

I created a festive floral cluster using the flowers and ribbon from the kit.

The sophisticated papers and red accents included in this kit are perfect for love themed layouts!

I used a Martha Stewart punch on a piece of red embossed cardstock to create a fancy frame for this page. I applied the red sparkle paint from the kit around the edge of the patterned paper to help blend my punched edge with the patterned paper for a more seamless design.

The vibrant red Prima roses are my favorite item in the Flower Add-On. They really make a statement! I filled out the flower clusters with the mini roses, green wire, using it to making spiral vines, and some plastic fern pieces from my stash.

I also created a card!

I used craft cardstock for the case of this card. Before I began embellishing the card base, I ran it though my printer to add a sentiment to the inside of the card.

I distressed and inked the edges of Riddersholm paper and then matted it with red cardstock. I stretched the green ribbon through the Tim Holtz Word Band.

I tore and distressed the top corner of the card and added berries and flowers. I curled the green wire to make a vine. I added the CM red sparkle paint to the middle of the poinsettia.

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

Thanks for stopping by today!

Saturday, December 13, 2014

Layouts Featuring C'est Magnifique's December Kits

Hi everyone! Debbie here today to share a few layouts I created using 
C'est Magnifique's December kit, Comfort & Joy along with the add on kits.  
I loved working with the vintage Riddersholm papers from their 
Our Country Christmas collection.

On my first layout I used elements from the main kit, the flower add on, and the mixed media add on kit.

From my stash: stencil, stamp and ink.

On the background of the paper I used a mask from my stash and applied some of the Silks Acrylic  Nutmeg Glaze from the Mixed Media Kit.

Nothing more beautiful then a cluster of flowers from the main kit, flower add on kit and mixed media kit.
   Add on kits are available to purchase in the store.  

My next layout was created using the December sketch.
 Love the picture of my Grandad.  He was a Royal Canadian Mountie.

I used the Checkerboard stencil from the mixed media kit.  I mixed some of the Nutmeg Silk Acrylic Glaze with some modeling past.  I used elements from all of the kits.

There is still plenty of time to enter our sketch challenge.  You can find all of the details here.

I hope I have inspired you to create!  
. . . Debbie

Thursday, December 11, 2014


Hi! It's my turn to share what I've created with the Beautiful December Kit, "Comfort and Joy"! This kit was a lot of fun to work with. The Christmas goodies were amazing! I really love the Riddersholm paper. It has such a Vintage Christmas look.

The first layout is my grandson several years ago, "Best Day".

I used items from the Main Kit, Embellishment and Mixed Media Add On kits. I fussy cut the birds from "Robin and Berry" paper. I used the Silks "Nutmeg" Acrylic Glaze on the checkerboard, that I stenciled with gesso. The Stencil and Glaze are in the Mixed Media  Add On kit. I used gesso and ink from my stash.

This next layout is our road after an unusual blizzard in Arkansas, "Winter Wonderland".

I used items from the Main Kit and the Flower Add On, Embellishment Add On, and Mixed Media Add On Kits.  I painted the chipboard snowflakes with gesso. Then covered them with a liquid adhesive and sprinkled them with glitter. There is also a little glitter and tiny rhinestones from the kit all over the background paper. I painted the TH Christmas Word Band (from the kit) with white paint and wiped off the excess. I used a doily, seam binding, white photo paper and a die (for the title) from my stash. 

This layout is my grandsons, again several years ago, "Wish".

I used items from the Main Kit, the Flower Add On, Embellishment Add On, and Mixed Media Add On kits.  I fussy cut the Santa from one piece of"Christmas Spirt" paper and pop doted it to the second sheet from the Paper Add On Kit. Stamped around the sides with the stamp from the Mixed Media Add On kit. I also painted the Wish tag with paint from the Mixed Media Add On kit.

This next layout is my son and youngest daughter one Christmas morning, 
"Christmas Day".

I used items from the Main Kit, the Flower Add On, Embellishment Add On, and Mixed Media Add On Kits. Mainly, I distressed and layered paper. I used the Flowering vine from the main kit and added the Prima wire to frame my photo. I used some of the MME Gems to bring out the star on the strip of "Carol" paper. I used a die in my stash to make the Santa and reindeer from the "Christmas Spirit" paper.

This last layout is my take on the December Sketch Challenge, "Love". This is my husband and I a couple of years ago.
I hope you join us with your take on the Sketch this month! We love to see what you create!

Again, I used items from all the Kits! I painted the chipboard from the Main Kit with the Silks Glaze from the Mixed Media Add On  Kit, then sprayed it with the Lindy's Stamp Gang Starburst Spray, also from the Mixed Media Kit. I Did the same thing with the tag then added some glitter while it was wet. I used a die, punches, and photo paper from my stash to make the snowflakes and title.

Thanks for stopping by. Have a Very Merry Christmas!!

Coming Soon to the C'est Magnifique Store!

We're working on adding more stock to the C'est Magnifique Store!
These fabulous new products will be available for purchase soon!

Bo Bunny Madeline Collection

Prima Metal Dies

We will also be stocking up on the latest designs from Blue Fern Studios!

Thanks for stopping by today!

Tuesday, December 9, 2014

Welcome New Designer Patti Hamil!

We would like to welcome Patti Hamil as our newest member of the design team! Patti has created some beautiful layouts with the December Comfort & Joy Kit! Here is more about Patti in her own words:

Hi! I’m Patti Hamil. I’m a wife to a wonderful husband, Mother to 3 grown children, Grandmother (MiMi) to a beautiful granddaughter and will have another grandchild in February. I also have 3 dogs and an 18 year old cat! I live in beautiful north Georgia and love scrapbooking and doing things outdoors. I love mountain biking and water skiing and also 4 wheeling. I have been scrapping for more years than I want to mention, lol, and have been on many design teams. I have been published, have taught classes and have the honor and pleasure of designing for several manufacturers for HSN and QVC UK. I look forward to working with these lovely kits and I'm so happy to be here!

(Personal Supplies: Leaves)

The beautiful December Kit is full of Christmas goodness! I used items from the Main Kit and the Flower Add-On for this layout of one of our four legged children, Snickers. She was looking out the window like she was looking for Santa! I chose to pull the greens from the kit for this one!

You can see the cute little rosebuds tucked behind the larger blooms.
I frayed a piece of the red ribbon and added it to the tag. I used the little alpha stickers for the journaling. I also curled a few pieces of the green wire for tendrils.

This layout is me with our Bully baby, Harley! She is my baby! She didn't like the antlers at all! LOL! I used mist to add some shimmer to the main floral element. I added the pretty weave trim too!

I layered a couple of the tags around my photo. I rubbed chalk onto the floral stem leaves and blooms for a frosty finish.

This is our sweet and precious Granddaughter last year, her first Christmas! I wanted to keep this layout a little lighter so I chose the beige paper in the kit. I used the pretty gold ribbon and some of the blooms from the Flower Add-On to frame the photo.

The flowers in the kit are so beautiful!

(Personal Supplies: Leaves)

I pulled the red papers, the pretty red blooms and some of the red berries to create this festive layout.

I created this layout for the December Sketch Challenge. We would love to see YOU use our sketch as inspiration for a layout! Create a layout using the sketch, and add it to our blog using the Inlinkz tool located at the top of the left-hand sidebar. Please link to the blog post where you have uploaded your layout (not your general blog address). The deadline for entering the sketch challenge is midnight, December 31, 2014 (US time). Have fun with the sketch. We can't wait to see how you use it!

I had so much fun creating with this kit! It's perfect for any Christmas photos, or Christmas cards as well! Thank you so much for checking out my very first post here! I hope you enjoyed it and please check back for more!