Monday, March 2, 2015

Another March Kit Project by Evelyn

Hi all, Evelyn here again today sharing one more March Kit project. Do you ever use postcards for your scrapbooking pages? There are many wonderful postcards you can find, and I thought, I should make a page with one of them. At the moment I'm for health at the North Sea and I wanted to make a page for myself to remember the good time I'm spending here. I used again the Main Kit - Haute Couture, the Flower Add-On, the Embellishment Add-On and the Magnifique Mixed Media Kit.

from my stash: stamp, amber nuggets, fridge magnet, starfish
For my flower cluster I bought a dried starfish, a fridge magnet with a sea seal (a few days ago one was on the beach here!) and some little amber nuggets, which are found here at the North Sea. The natural colored flowers are perfect for this page!

I wanted to imitate the sea grass that grows in the dunes so I cut the Little Yellow Bicycle Decorative Edge Cardstock into pieces and glued it on the background.

Thank you for dropping by today! I hope you feel a little bit inspired - and don´t forget to come back and see, what the girls from our fabulous design team made with the March Kit!

Sunday, March 1, 2015

March Sketch Challenge

We have a new Sketch Challenge for you!
The March sketch was created by C'est Magnifique Designer Debbie Burns.

How about some inspiration from our Design Team?
Take a look at how they have used this sketch, along with our March Kit, "Haute Couture." 

Evelyn Walter

Olga Eltysheva

Catherine Giguere

Djamila Khiter

Djamila has created a video tutorial for her layout! 

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 choose 5 (or maybe more) layouts to feature on our blog!  
You have the entire month of January 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.

  The deadline for entering the sketch challenge is midnight, March 31, 2015 (US time).
Have fun with the sketch. We can't wait to see how you use it!

Saturday, February 28, 2015

March Kit Reveal!

You've seen some great samples that our designers have created with the March Kit over the past several weeks. It's time to give you a look at everything you can find in the March Kits and to remind you of our Add-Ons.

Kit Embellishments

American Crafts: DIY Shop: Burlap Bows: Dark
American Crafts: DIY Specialty Paper: 6x6 Cork
FabScraps: Chipboard Word: Darling
FabScraps: Silhouettes Chipboard Embellishments
Kaisercraft: Betsy's Couture Die-Cut Cardstock: Round Babydoll
Kaisercraft: Madame Boutique: Blouse Patterned Paper
Little Yellow Bicycle: Decorative Edge Cardstock: Paradise
Maya Road: Tu-Tu Tulle Flowers with Gems: Vintage Beige
Papermania: Spots & Stripes: Jeweled Bakers Twine
Prima: Fairy Belle: 12x12 Cardstock Alphabet Stickers
Ruby Rock-It: Mother Nature: Trimmings
Studio Calico: Classic Calico: Plano Patterned Paper
We R Memory Keepers: Inked Rose Tag: Butterfly 

Kaisercraft: Betsy's Couture: A-Line
Kaisercraft: Betsy's Couture: Bolero
Kaisercraft: Betsy's Couture: Gown
Kaisercraft: Betsy's Couture: Kitten Heel
Kaisercraft: Betsy's Couture: Mary Jane
Kaisercraft: Betsy's Couture: Peplum
Kaisercraft: Betsy's Couture: Sticker Sheet

2 Pieces of Each Patterned Paper, 12 Pieces of Patterned Paper Total, Plus 1 12x12 Sticker Sheet

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

Aztek: Transparent Airbrush Paint: Mocha*
Canvas Corp: Mini Square Canvas Shapes*
C'est Magnifique Tuscan Teal Paint*
Cotton Ribbon
Darice: Heart Pheasant Feathers
Everything Mary: Large Antique Grommets: Brass
Fabscraps: 50s Telephone Chipboard Embellishments
Gold Twine
Kaisercraft: Madame Boutique: Clear Stamp
Lindy's Stamp Gang: Starburst Spray: Maidenhair Fern Green
Mini Wood Hanger Embellishments
Pink Paislee: Hope Chest: Paper Goods
Prima: Elementals: 12x12 Resist Canvas: Newspaper
Prima: Valentina: Mulberry Paper Flower*
Ruby Rock-It: Reminisce: Chipboard Book
Whispers: Embossing Powder: Metallic Copper

*Partial Package

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.
Canvas Corp: Burlap Flower: Teal
Darice: 3-Leaf Spray*
David Tutera: Paper Wedding Flowers: Assorted Cream Paper Roses
Kaisercraft: Paper Blooms: Aubergine
Petaloo: Textured Elements: Burlap Blossoms: Flowers + Butterflies
Prima: Something Blue: Tie The Knot
Prima: Sunrise Sunset: Mechanicals Metal Vintage Trinkets

*Partial Package

Embellishment Add-On

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

Authentique: Renew: Mini Notes: Double-Sided Die-Cuts
Betsy's Couture: Acetate: 12x12 Timeless Clocks
Betsy's Couture: Collectables: Cardstock Die-Cuts*
Blue Fern Studios: Ornate Shelf
Batik Cotton Ribbon
Darice: Pineapple Crochet Doily: Ecru
Kaisercraft: Wooden Letter Words
Maya Road: 1-inch Stained Wood Flower Buttons*
Prima: Epiphany: Say It In Crystals: Gem Dots

*Partial Package

Doesn't the March Kit look gorgeous?

The Main Kit, Add-Ons and Mixed Media Kit are available from the C'est Magnifique Store while supplies last. Our talented design team will be back to inspire you with more projects using our March Kit, until then, please enjoy this video by designer Djamila Khiter, featuring an in-depth look at the March Main Kit contents!

Thursday, February 26, 2015

Evelyn's March Kit Projects

Hi all, Evelyn here today sharing my March Kit projects. This kit is absolutely romantic and reminds me of the past, so my projects are in the shabby chic and vintage style. 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.

For the first layout I used an old photo of my mother back from the early 60s.

from my stash: stencil and Archival Ink Potting soil, Distress ink seedless preserves

I matted the photo with the cork from the Main Kit and the pretty crochet doily, cut in the half. I love the acetate clock faces! At last I added some Prima Say It In Crystals Gems for a little bling.

The wood letters I first coated with Gesso and then colored with mist. I used a stencil with the Antique Mocha paint included in the Mixed Media Kit to add a print to the background. The stamp is from the Mixed Media Kit too.

The pretty tulle flower I colored with Lindy's Stamp Gang mist.

My second project is a little "quick-and-easy" card. The papers in the Main Kit are so gorgeous and the flowers and leaves from the Flower Add-On are so very nice, so you don´t need much more - only add a little picture, a word sticker and some interest on the background - done!

from my stash: Gesso, picture from LaBlanche

My next layout I wanted to make romantic. The lace patterned paper from the Main Kit is perfect for the little vintage picture.

from my stash: white cardstock, modeling paste, pearl pen, little white flowers, Embossing powder white, Lindy´s Stamp Gang mists, Distress ink worn lipstick, stickles

The Kaisercraft Aubergine Paper Blooms are so elegant! And look at the tiny clothes hanger - isn't it gorgeous?

I framed the picture with Ruby Rock-It Mother Nature Trimmings. For the background matting I cut one of the papers in pieces, distressed and inked it.

I enjoyed to work with this kit very much. You can see one more layout on the first of March for the March Sketch Challenge reveal.

Thanks for stopping by today and please don't forget to check back to see what else the team has to share with you!

Wednesday, February 25, 2015

Deonna's March Kit Projects

Hi! Deonna here today sharing the projects that I created with the March Kit. The elegant papers in the Kaisercraft Betsy's Couture collection were perfect for this vintage photo.

I played up the sepia tones in the photo by pairing it with brown and cream patterned papers. The pale blue ribbons and gems in the kit were the perfect way to add some subtle color to my page.

I used the Metallic Copper Embossing Powder and Aztec Mocha Paint from the Mixed Media Kit on the piece of Blue Fern chipboard from the Embellishment Add-On.

I fussy cut this vintage lady from a piece of Betsy's Couture patterned paper and attached her to the page with some adhesive foam for added dimension.

I had a lot of fun framing the photo with a mix of handmade flowers and blooms from the Flower and Embellishment Add-Ons.

I went off-the-page for my second project and created a lighted topiary for my home. I'm so ready for Spring!


I filled this decorative cage with a mix of handmade paper flowers and blooms from the Flower and Embellishment Add-Ons.

I have really enjoyed playing with this kit! If you are interested in the March Kit or Add-Ons a limited amount of kits are available for purchase from the C'est Magnifique Store while supplies last! Make sure to come back here on the 28th for the full March Kit reveal.
Thanks for stopping by today!

Monday, February 23, 2015

Patti's March Kit Projects

Hello everyone! Patti here today sharing the projects I created using the March Kit! I absolutely love the mixed media style that is so popular lately, but I am just no good at achieving the look. I wanted to show how you can create traditional layouts with the products included in the March Main Kit. The Kaisercraft papers are perfect for vintage photos, but you can use them for other photos as well.

This first page is our youngest son and his wife. They just had their first child (our second precious Granddaughter) on Feb.6th!!! I used the paper, alphas and stickers from the Main Kit. I also used one of the large blooms. I made the two little paper blooms by cutting circles from the paper and adding buttons with a pearl on top. I did some faux stitching as well. I added one of the little burlap bows for the finishing touch.

This page is photos of the day she was born! Such a sweet baby girl! I made the blooms from the paper in the kit with a few punches. The leaves too. I cut some of the swirls from the paper and cut some circles matted in the darker paper. I added faux stitching again and some liquid pearls!

This is a really simple page. This is our first Granddaughter. I used the edge of the circle paper here with lots of the alpha stickers. I cut some of the swirls again and punched a couple of tiny butterflies!

OK, I had to to a heritage page too! The paper just screamed for it! This is Sarah Emilene Smith, she is on my Grandfather's side of the family. I thought her outfit looked just like the lady in the paper! I used the cork for a photo matt and punched a couple of butterflies from it. It's thin enough to punch easily! I also inked the lady and gent silhouettes and used them. The two extra blooms are from a previous Main kit.

My last project does use some mists! I used three different colors of mist on a piece of cream cardstock for these circles. I wanted to match the colors in the paper and the butterfly! I love the pretty mint colored lace included in the Main kit. I cut little paper bows and added pearl centers. I used the patterned squares from the packaging for the little tags.

This kit was a little bit of a challenge for me, the colors were not what I usually work with but it pushed me to go out of my comfort zone a little bit! You can purchase the March Mixed Media Kit and the Add-Ons now from the C'est Magnifique Store. Don't forget to check back to see what else the team has to share with you!

Saturday, February 21, 2015

Second Chance Saturday - Something Blue For You

Hi C'est Magnifique fans! We're introducing a new feature on the blog today called Second Chance Saturday. From time to time we will choose a Saturday to share projects created with past kits that were designed by a talented team member or by the artistic crafters who purchase our kits. On this debut Saturday we're proud to share a stunning card created by Rhonda Van Ginkle. Rhonda used our January Edge of the Brook Kit.

Thanks for sharing your work with us Rhonda! For more details about how to create this card, please visit Rhonda's Blog. If you're interested in purchasing the January Edge of the Brook Kit you can pick one up from the C'est Magnifique Store while supplies last.