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Wednesday, February 29, 2012

"These 2..." by Nadia Cannizzo


One more look at our March kit before our reveal tomorrow.  Nadia Cannizzo of our design team created this beauty!  We hope you have enjoyed getting these sneak peeks of our kit.  We can't wait to show you all of it tomorrow. 


Tuesday, February 28, 2012

"Blyger" (Bashful) by Camilla Ekman

Today we are back with another layout using the March kit.  Design team member, Camilla Ekman created this sweet layout.  The Pion Designs paper that is featured in this month's kit is so easy to work with, and so beautiful to look at!


We will be back tomorrow with another layout to share with you. 

Monday, February 27, 2012

Challenge Update

Happy Monday, everyone!  We would first like to announce the winner of our Red & Pink Challenge.  Congratulations to Bellidea who was chosen the winner by a random draw.  She will receive an RAK from C'est Magnifique.  Here is her beautiful layout, "I Believe in Pink".





Now it's TIME for a new challenge.  Sorry, but I couldn't resist.  This week our challenge is all about TIME.  We would like for you to somehow tie the word 'time' to your layout.  You could use a clock on your layout, use the word 'time' in your title, create a 'now and then' layout, or anything else you can think of.  If it isn't obvious how you have used the theme of 'time' in your layout, please be sure to let us know.

You will have until Sunday, March 11 at 12 midnight EST to post your layout in our gallery.  We will have a folder for the Time Challenge.  The winner will be chosen by a random draw, and will receive an RAK from C'est Magnifique.

We ask that you upload only newly created layouts for this challenge.

We think this one will be fun, and we look forward to seeing how you use this theme on your layout!

Friday, February 24, 2012

Another look at the March Kit

Now, I'd like to share one of my layouts with you.  Green is one of my favorite colors, so I was thrilled to see a beautiful shade of green in this month's kit. The paper from Pion Designs is amazing. It is so easy to create an instant background for your layout with the beautiful borders. I've used a photo of my niece, who is a dancer. She is just as sweet as she is beautiful.

I used some Gesso, Distress Ink, and a Viva Decor Pearl Pen from my stash.

Kit Add-ons include:
Petaloo Paprika flowers
Kaisercraft rub-ons
Kaisercraft Sweet Nothings Sticker Sheet
Manor House Enchanted Little Princess flower


We have a lot to share with you next week including more layouts from the design team, the reveal of our March sketch, and announcement of our February sketch challenge winner. 

Thursday, February 23, 2012

Leslie's Boy Layout

Leslie, the owner of C'est Magnifique created this layout of her darling grandson.


She told us this about her layout:

"This is my adorable little grandson that I keep making 'girly' flowered layouts for, lol. That boy has me wrapped around his little finger, for sure.

So for this layout I glued 2 half sheets of paper side by side and inked one of the borders from the add-on a bright red, running it down the seam. I just wanted that bold pop of color and I tried to tie it in with the embellies by inking the wood berries too. I then used one of the bird cage rubons and I must say - those go on so smoothly! From there I really just layered some of the postcards from the paper, some flowers and some of the mistable canvas pieces. I did ink one of the DA pieces black and it's hidden in there as well.

To finish, I inked the edges with the red first and then some black."

Add-Ons Used:
Manor House Creations - Sugar & Spice - Blue
Manor House Creations - Grandma's Garden - Sunshine
Kaisercraft - Berry Vine
Kaisercraft - Bird Cage Rubons
American Crafts - Thickers
Kaisercraft - Sweet Nothings Sticker Sheet

From My Stash:
Distress Ink - Black Soot
Studio G Chalk Ink - Red

Wednesday, February 22, 2012

Beverly's March Kit Layout

Design Team member, Beverly Sams, chose to use a beach photo with this beautiful kit. 


Here's what Beverly told us about this layout:

"To me, the best time of day anywhere, especially at the beach, is right before sundown. The day has cooled down, the shadows are long and the crowd disappears. My cousin and her little boy and girl enjoying the water's edge. This photo was so well suited for the papers from Pion. The leaves and the alpha (like this) was cut from the patterned paper from the collection. I used Sea Glass Glimmer mist from Tattered Angels on the resist canvas. All items were from the main kit except as follows" ~

Add ons used were:
Manor House Creations Grandma's Garden (large white flower)
Manor House Creations Sugar & Spice blue
Birdcage rub-on from Kaisercraft

Tuesday, February 21, 2012

Challenge Update

Please join us in congratulating the winner of our "Use an Old Photo" challenge, Jenifer Evans.   She created this beautiful layout using a photo of her daughter when she was much younger.  Jenifer will receive an RAK from C'est Magnifique


Photobucket Pictures, Images and Photos


Here are the details about new challenge:

We all have photos that have some blank space on them, don't we?  Well, this week we would like for you to find one of those photos, and use the blank space for some journaling or your title. This can be done by adding journaling or text in a photo-editing program, or you can do it after the photo has been printed. If you don't want to write on your photo, you could use journaling strips in the blank space, or add a title using alphabet stickers.

You may upload 1 layout for this challenge

Please place it in the "Blank Space Challenge" folder that will be set up in the gallery

We'd also love it if you would post it in this thread

Please submit only newly created layouts for this challenge

The challenge will end at midnight (US EST) on Sunday, March 4

The winner, chosen by a random draw, will receive an RAK from C'est Magnifique

And most of all, have fun! We're looking forward to seeing the creative way use the blank space in a photo!

Monday, February 20, 2012

A Layout from Kristie

Today we're going to show you what Design Team member, Kristie Taylor, created with the March kit:


Kristie said, "This is my sister in law.  She is such a sweet person.  I used the cardstock stickers from the add-ons and several small pieces of the beautiful paper to make the layers.  I distressed the edges and added some of the pink paint from the kit to the edges. I used a fringe scissor to one strip of paper to add some texture. I then cut some banner shapes from the paper and added a piece of twine from my stash to hold it.

Add-ons used:
flowers
Thickers
cardstock stickers

Items from my stash:
cream glimmer cardstock
twine
two brads

Friday, February 17, 2012

Nadia's layout using the March kit

Today we are going to share a layout by another member of our Design Team, Nadia Cannizzo.  The March kit, featuring paper from Pion Designs, sold out very quickly after it was announced.  When I checked the store this afternoon there was still one pack of paper from this kit remaining, as well as a few items from the add-ons (including a few Manor House flowers). 


Here's Nadia's description of her "New Friends" layout:


"Here is a layout I created using a photo of our recent holiday to Melbourne. While there we met my scrappy friend Jasmine Shea for the first time and she has 4 GORGEOUS children. I went for a monochromatic look here as I kind of wanted to give that "old feel" or a "vintage feel" to the layout to express my desire I guess that we will see this beautiful family again and hope to stay friends for a long time.

I put my Martha Stewart and Fiskars paper punches to good use here as I was trying to create a detailed and layered vintage effect."

All materials are from the MAIN KIT only.

From my stash:
**Martha Stewart Punch Around The Page - Swirling Lace
**Martha Stewart Deep Edger Punch - Vintage Doily
**Glimmermist - Coffee Bean
**Cheery Lynn Designs - French Pastry die (the one that looks like a doily)
**2" and 2.5" circle and scalloped circle punch
**Ranger Liquid Pearls - Bisque
**gesso for the chipboard
**brown ink
** October Afternoon Mini Market alphas
**Fiskars - Large Easy Squeeze Punch - Jenni Bowlin - Scalloped Banner

Wednesday, February 15, 2012

A Preview of our March, 2012 Kit and Add-ons

We are very excited to give you a first look at our March kit, "A Breath of Spring".  We will be featuring beautiful paper from Pion Designs.  C'est Magnifique has not yet carried paper from this Swedish company but you are sure to fall in love with it.  The detail in these papers is amazing.  Unfortunately this kit has already sold out.


We would also like to show you our March add-ons.  Both of our add-ons have sold out, but there are individual items available in our store.  These items are sure to sell out quickly.  If you'd like to have some of these shipped with your kit, head over to the store and order them soon.

Please remember that if you want to receive our add-ons every month, contact Leslie by e-mail at leslie@cestmagnifiquekits.com to sign up. 


Flower Add-on featuring flowers from Manor House, Prima and Petaloo



Embellishment Add-on featuring items from 
Want2Scrap, Ranger, Melissa Frances, American Crafts and KaiserCraft


Our Design Team has been busy creating with this kit and we'd like to share this amazing layout by Camilla Ekman:


Here's what Camilla had to say about this layout - "This is a photo of the beach we stayed at in our trip to Thailand this Christmas. The colours go so well together with the gorgeous papers from Pion design. I chose a rather simple design to make the photo show."

From the flower add-on:
All the flowers (Manor House and Prima)

From the embellishment add-on:
The birdcage (Kaisercraft)

From my stash:
The small paper clips

Check back this week as we show you more layouts from our Design Team!

Tuesday, February 14, 2012

Challenge Update

Happy Valentine's Day everyone!  Our recently ending challenge was to show us a Valentine card or tag.  Congratulations to Heather, the winner of the challenge.  She will be receiving an RAK from C'est Magnifique.  Heather shared five cards with us, and here is one of them, "Heart Breaker":



New Challenge Information


Heather's card is the perfect intro to this week's challenge.  We are challenging you to create a layout using Valentine's Day colors - red and pink.  We would like to see your layout that is predominately red, pink, or a combination of the two colors.  You may use any accent colors you choose.  Please upload only newly created layouts for this challenge.The colors are the only other requirement.  Everything else is up to you! 

You may upload one layout for this challenge, which ends on Sunday, February 26 at midnight (US EST).  Please upload your layout to our Gallery where we have created a folder for this challenge. 

The winner, chosen by a random draw, will receive an RAK from C'est Magnifique!


Monday, February 13, 2012

February Bits & Pieces Winner

Wow, we had a great response to our February kit Bits & Pieces Contest.  Thanks to all of you who entered.   Now it's time to choose a winner..........




Congratulations to entry #24, Eleftheria, from Greece.  Leslie will be in contact with you to get your mailing address, and will send you her Bits & Pieces from our beautiful February kit.

We hope all of you will check back Wednesday when we will be previewing our March kit right here on the blog.  If you receive our newsletter, you will always know one day in advance.  If you haven't already signed up for our newsletter, we hope you will enter your e-mail address to the left.


Saturday, February 11, 2012

The Scrap Cake

We are so excited to announce that we have 2 new collections from The Scrap Cake available in our store.  Both collections are ready to ship to you!

First is the beautiful "My Private Happiness" collection designed by Karola Witczak.  The collection contains six 12x12 papers, and five 7x12 papers.  We are also carrying the coordinating tags.

***Please note, if you are a member of C'est Magnifique, 
we will be featuring this paper in our April kit.***

We also have the lovely "One Moment in Time" collection, designed by Agneiszka Anna.  This collection also contains six 12x12 papers and five 7x12 papers.  We also have the coordinating tags.


Be one of the first to get your hands on these papers from Poland.  They are sure to sell out quickly, so visit our store and order yours today.

Friday, February 10, 2012

February Kit Layouts

Wow, we've had a great response to our Bits & Pieces giveaway.  If you haven't yet listed your name for a chance to win some Bits & Pieces from our February kit (which is sold out), you will find the details HERE.  You have until February 12 (midnight US EST) to enter.  We will announce the winner on February 13.

Now we'd like to share with you some layouts from our Design Team using the February kit which features paper from Riddersholm Designs.  


"US" by Beverly Sams
 
 


"Springtime Joy" by Kristie Taylor



 "Love" by Camilla Ekman




"She" by Nadia Cannizzo





"Love U" by Valerie Serfozo



Camilla and Nadia also made these beautiful cards this month:




Monday, February 6, 2012

Challenge Update

Our stitching challenge ended yesterday, and we'd like to congratulate Angela whose name was chosen in a random draw.  Here's the beautiful layout she created for this challenge:


Thanks to everyone who participated in this challenge.  Angela, you will receive a RAK from C'est Magnifique.


New Challenge Information

How do you scrapbook? Do you like to use recent photos? I tend to use photos that are relatively new, and don't use older photos as much. This week we are challenging you to use an old photo - let's say a photo that is at least 5 years old. I know many of you probably have photos much older than that, and we would love to see them! The only other requirement is that your layout must be newly created for this challenge.

You may upload one layout for this challenge. Please upload your layout to the folder in the gallery for this challenge. We would also love to see them posted in our forum, as well. The deadline to submit your layout for this challenge is Sunday, February 19th by midnight EST (New York City time). The winner, chosen by a random draw, will receive an RAK from C'est Magnifique.

Sunday, February 5, 2012

February Bits and Pieces

We are starting a new give-away that will take place ONLY on our blog.  On the 5th of each month we will be posting a photo of everything that Leslie, the owner of C'est Magnifique, has remaining after creating layouts with the kit for that month.  It will include kit items, as well as items from the embellishment and flower add-ons.

So, if you weren't able to get your hands on the February kit, now's your chance to win the bits and pieces remaining from Leslie's kit.  Or, if you did receive this kit, and would like to add to it, you have a chance to win, too.

Take a look at everything Leslie is giving away (and she will ship it to you free of charge, anywhere in the world!)  Please note that you will receive partial pieces of paper, embellishments, flowers, etc.  It's her way of passing along the bits and pieces from her kit. 


All you have to do is write your FULL NAME using the Inlinkz button below.  You have until February 12th to add your link.  Good luck.  We will announce the winner, by a random draw, on February 13th. Good luck!



Friday, February 3, 2012

Our Sketch Challenge Winner

It started out as a good idea...........the design team would vote to select the winning layout in our very first sketch challenge, and I would announce it on the blog today. Sounds easy enough, but it didn't work out that way. The five members of the design team and C'est Magnifique owner, Leslie, each cast their vote. After six votes we had a 3-way tie. Oh no, what do we do? Well first, let me show you the three [AMAZING] layouts that received votes.  These layouts are listed in the order in which they were uploaded to the challenge folder in the gallery:

First is a layout titled "Just l Little Patience" by Georgia from Australia:


Second, is US scrapper Erin Blegen's take on our January sketch with her layout titled "Remember":



And the third layout is from Scrappyhappymom3 from Canada, titled "Journey":


Three amazing women, three different countries, three beautiful layouts, and a three-way tie.  In reality you are are three winners, but we can only select one of you to win this month's prize of a $10 gift certificate to the C'est Magnifique store

We thought the only way to fairly choose a winner is to do it randomly, so the winner of this month's gift certificate is:

Congratulations to #3, Scrappyhappymom3 for being the winner of a $10 gift certificate!  Please contact Leslie by sending her a PM through the forum, or using the "Contact" button on the Home Page of our website.

And a BIG thank you to all of you who participated in our January sketch challenge. We hope you will participate in our February challenge which is posted below.

Thursday, February 2, 2012

February Sketch

Who doesn't love a sketch?  Design team member, Nadia Cannizzo, has created another great sketch for us to use in February.  We would love to see your layout using this sketch.  You do not need to be a member of C'est Magnifique to participate in our sketch challenge.  You are welcome to use any supplies you have in your stash, but if you are the winner and it is obvious that you used any one of our kits - the prize will be DOUBLED!!!

Please upload your entries to our gallery in the February 2012 Sketch Challenge folder.  We would also love to see it in our forum.  This challenge will run for the entire month of February.  Layouts must be upload prior to midnight (EST) on February 29th. 

The prize will be $10 gift certificate to the C'est Magnifique store (or $20 if a kit is used to create your layout).  The winning layout will be selected by the design team, with the winner announced by March 5th.  Good luck and have fun with this one!

Here's a look at how design team member, Kristie Taylor interpreted the sketch using the February kit.


C'est Magnifique owner, Leslie, also used the February kit and sketch to create this layout.

Wednesday, February 1, 2012

Echoes of Winter - Our February Kit

We are excited to share with you our February kit featuring paper from Riddersholm Designs.  This beautiful paper is their "Chantilly Dawn" line.  Our February kit sold out very quickly.  If you want to be sure to receive a monthly kit, you can become a member by visiting our website.  That is the only way we can guarantee you will receive a kit each month.  Details about our memberships can be found HERE.  
Take a look at our amazing kit, "Echoes of Winter".



Take a closer look at the embellishments in this kit.






Here is a close up of the Riddersholm Designs paper in the kit. 


We have a lot going on in the next week, so be sure to check back.  We'll be keeping you updated on the blog and in our forum.