Monday, September 1, 2014

Our September Sketch Challenge

I can't believe it is September already! Kids are back in school and maybe a few of us are getting a little more scrapping time in??  We are back this month with a brand new Sketch Challenge for you.
How about some inspiration from our Design Team?  Take a look at how they have used this sketch, along with our September Kit, "Nature's Journey".

Ulrika Blomfelt



Debbie Burns


Vicky Alberto


Pam Bray


Sarah Routledge



Tammy Broadaway


Cathi O'Neill


We would love to see YOU use our sketch as inspiration for a layout.  We have very few rules for our Sketch Challenge........as a matter of fact, we have just one rule.......we want your layout to resemble the sketch.  Feel free to flip or rotate the sketch, but we do want to look at your layout and be able to see that you used the sketch.  Other than that, you are free to use anything you have in your personal stash, and we welcome all styles of scrapbooking.

We will award two prizes for this sketch challenge.  The first prize will be a collection of paper, flowers, chipboard, and embellishments selected by C'est Magnfique's owner Deonna.  The winner of the prize package will also be able to shop in the C'est Magnifique Store, and have their purchases sent with the prize package, so that means you won't have to pay for shipping.  

Our second prize, a $10 gift certificate to the C'est Magnifique Store,  will be awarded randomly to one of our participants who obviously uses one of our kits to create their Sketch Challenge layout. 

We will also chose 5 (or maybe more) layouts to feature on our blog!  
You have the entire month of September to submit your layout.

What do you have to do to enter our sketch challenge?

1.  You must be a follower of our blog.  It's easy to become follower -see the left sidebar.

2.  Create a layout using the sketch, and add it to our blog using the Inlinkz tool below.  Please link to the blog post where you have uploaded your layout  (not your general blog address). If you do not have a blog, you may link to an online gallery.

 Deadline for entering the sketch challenge is midnight, September 30, 2014 (US time).
Have fun with the sketch.  We can't wait to see how you use it!



Saturday, August 30, 2014

Our September Kit Reveal

You've seen some great looks at our DTs September kit projects, and now it's time to give you a look at everything you can find in the kit, and to remind you of our add-ons.


Riddersholm: Tailgate Marked: Moths
Riddersholm: Tailgate Marked: Poppy
Riddersholm: Tailgate Marked: My Street
Riddersholm: Tailgate Marked: Woodland
Riddersholm: Tailgate Marked: Farfalla
Riddersholm: Tailgate Marked: Bygone Era
Riddersholm: Tailgate Marked: Noble Feather
Riddersholm: Tailgate Marked: Airborne





Kit Embellishments:

Riddersholm: Tailgate Marked: Tags
Little B: Corrugated Tape
Prima: Almanac: Stamp
TrimCraft: Curiosity Fabric Brads
Authentique: Mini Alpha: Harmony
Colorbox: Blackberry Ink pad
Colorbox: Dark Brown Ink pad
Prima: Avante: Berry 
Prima: Fleur de Lys: Chorale
Blue Fern Chipboard: Damask Motif
Ribbon: dark red ribbon


 We also have the following three add-ons available in our Store:

Magnifique Mixed Media Kit 


Prima: ATC Canvas: Stitches
Tim Holtz: Distress Stain: Weathered Wood
PanPastels: Magenta
Dylusions Ink Spray: Coffee 
Maya Road: Alterable Blooms
Marion Smith: Filagree Butterflies**
Maya Road: Ocean Blue Burlap Rose**
Prima: Wire Thread: Brown
Prima: Script trim **
Magnolia: Cherry Blossom flowers
Blumenthal: Lansing Meadow Flowers Buttons**
Prima Stone Wall Stencil
Maya Road: Resin Birds: Slate**

**Some Items Are Partial Packages

Flower Add-on


Prima: Baroque Blooms: Maroon
Prima: Bronte Blooms: Bisque
Prima: Giselle: Mermaid
Prima: Giselle: Plum
Prima: Cabriole: Almond
Prima: Briella: Beautiful

Embellishment Add-on



Prima: Alphabet: Light Brown Wood Veneer
Kaisercraft: Heirloom: Collectables
Marion Smith: Junque & Gems: Metal Filagree Doilies
Prima: White Medallion Lace - 7 medallions
Prima: Resins: Antique White Resin Frames
Prima: Sheer Fabric Butterflies Collection with Metal Clip: Burgundy
Bottle Cap Inc: Decorative Epoxy Stickers
Blue Fern Chipboard: Ginger's Poppies 



Keep your eyes open for our new Sketch Challenge the first of September.
Our awesome design team will be back to inspire you with more layouts using our September kit.

Wednesday, August 27, 2014

C'est Magnifique Kits: September Kit with Pam

 Hi everyone!!! It is Pam and I am so excited to share with you projects I created with the C'est Magnifique September Kit. It is an amazing kit that is filled with fabulous papers and embellishments.


 My "You and Me" Layout I created using the main kit, the flower add-add on and the embellishment kit. I also used mist, stencil ad modeling paste from my own stash.


 For my next layout I called "Together Forever" I used the main kit and embellishment kit.
I also used modeling paste, a stencil I die cut out, mist and paint


I made my "My Friend" and "You're in My Thoughts" Card using using the main kit, flower add on and flower add on kits. I also used die cuts, ribbon and stamps sentiments from my stash.


Lastly, I want to share with you what I did with the packaging from the flower add on kit. I made a Tag Book using the main kit, embellishment kit and flower add on kit. So remember to think about what you can do with what your are about to throw away.

Add on kits are still available to purchase in the store.  You can find them HERE.
I hope I have inspired you to create and will see you next time. Pam

Monday, August 25, 2014

THE SEPTEMBER KIT WITH TAMMY

WOW! Summer is about over, school has started, and the September kit is here. This kit has some interesting and fun products to work with!

This first layout, "Aim...Shoot" , is my grandson in Trap Shooting competition. I found this kit really helpful with masculine layouts.


I used items from the Main Kit, Flower Add On, Embellishment Add On, and Mixed Media Kits. I also used cheesecloth and stapler from my stash. I fussy cut the feathers and moths from a piece of the paper in the kit.

This next layout is my two grandsons. "You and Me"


I used items from the Main Kit, Flower Add On, Embellishment Add On, and Mixed Media Add On Kits. I love the way the color of the flowers pop on the neutral color papers. This paper would be great for a baby boy layout.


With my third layout, "ROCK",  I went a little grunge. This is a Christian Rock Band that I did some publicity pictures for years ago. High School Classmates of my daughter.


I used items from the Main Kit, Flower Add On, Embellishment Add On,and Mixed Media Add On Kits. I also used a punch, molding paste and a stencil  from my stash.

You've seen the Add On Kits. The Main Kit Reveal will be coming at the end of August!!




Friday, August 22, 2014

Traveling C'est Magnifique

Good morning everyone!

I will be adding the new Maja papers to the store this weekend.  Keep your eyes out for that.


I had such a good time last week with a great group of ladies at the 2014 Teal Crop for Ovarian Cancer awareness.  We had a page contest, sketch challenge and prizes.




I packed up some of the store and headed to the crop to have some fun!  I added a few pictures of the silliness.

Have fun creating!
Deonna

Thursday, August 21, 2014

September Kit With Debbie

Hi everyone, Debbie here with you today to share a few layouts I created using 
the September kit and add ons.
For this layout I used the main kit, the flower add-on, the embellishment add-on and the Mixed Media kit.   I mixed some of the Dylusions Ground Coffee ink spray  with some modeling paste when using the Prima Stone Wall Stencil.
From my stash: modeling paste and paint.  

For my second layout I used the main kit, embellishment add on kit and Mixed Media Kit.  I used a stencil and modeling paste from my stash on the background and colored it with the Dylusions Ground Coffee Ink Spray.  I then used the Prima Stone Wall stencil from the mixed media kit on top of it and was quite surprised when I applied the white modeling paste and how in interacted with the Ground Coffee ink spray and turned green.    I covered the Ginger's Poppies from the Embellishment Add On Kit with the Magenta Pan Pastel  from the Mixed Media kit.   I also randomly applied some of the pan pastel to  my background.
From my stash: modeling paste, paint, stamp, ink and stencil.

For my third layout I used the main kit, embellishment Add On, Flower Add on and Mixed Media Kit.  I took a picture I had taken a few years back from my garden of a lovely butterfly and changed the picture to sepia.  I randomly stamped the background paper, did some embossing and shaded in with some of the magenta pan pastel.  I also used the magenta pan pastel to color the beautiful Prima lace in the embellishment add on kit.
From my stash: Stencil and gold emblossing powder.

Add on kits are still available to purchase in the store.  You can find them here.

I hope I have inspired you to create!  I will be back next week to share more of my projects.

. . . Debbie

Wednesday, August 20, 2014

A Boyish Layout with Olga Heldwein


Olga Heldwein is back today with a boyish layout featuring September Magnifique Mixed Media kit.

Here is a peek again at our September kit that Olga worked with:


The kit contains:
Prima: ATC Canvas: Stitches
Tim Holtz: Distress Stain: Weathered Wood
PanPastels: Magenta
Dylusions Ink Spray: Ground Coffee 
Maya Road: Alterable Blooms
Marion Smith: Filagree Butterflies**
Maya Road: Ocean Blue Burlap Rose**
Prima: Wire Thread: Brown
Prima: Script trim **
Magnolia: Cherry Blossom flowers
Blumenthal: Lansing Meadow Flowers Buttons**
Prima Stone Wall Stencil
Maya Road: Resin Birds: Slate**
(**some items may be partial packages)

She also worked with our Embellishment Add On Kit:


The Embellishment Add On contains:
Prima: Alphabet: Light Brown Wood Veneer
Kaisercraft: Heirloom: Collectables
Marion Smith: Junque & Gems: Metal Filagree Doilies
Prima: White Medallion Lace - 7 medallions
Prima: Resins: Antique White Resin Frames
Prima: Sheer Fabric Butterflies Collection with Metal Clip: Burgundy
Bottle Cap Inc: Decorative Epoxy Stickers
Blue Fern Chipboard: Ginger's Poppies 

Here are some gorgeous close ups of her project.







Come see her process in her step by step video she created for this layout!


Here´s a link to the store, where you can purchase this beautiful kit!

Thanks so much Olga for creating such gorgeous works with our September Magnifique Mixed Media Kit and sharing your process with us in your video tutorials! Olga will be back with us one more month as a guest designer, stay tuned to see what she creates next month!