Sunday, October 30, 2011

We want to help you use your stash

At C'est Magnifique, it's time for another Use Your Stash challenge. The goal of this challenge is to encourage you to use some things that you have in your stash. So grab some paper that has been neglected, and go through your embellishments, where I'm sure you'll find something that you've had for a while. Other than that, there are no restrictions. You may create a layout or card for this challenge.

You will have 2 weeks until midnight EST (New York City time zone) Sunday, November 13th to complete your project. Please upload it to the October "Use Your Stash" folder in the gallery, post an image in this thread of the forum, and don't forget to tell us what you used from your stash. The winner, chosen by the design team, will be announced in our forum and on the Blog. The winner will receive a RAK from C'est Magnifique!

Our challenges are designed to help you with your scrapbooking and card making, so we ask that you upload only newly created layouts for this challenge.

Have fun, and we look forward to seeing what you've got in your stash!

---Valerie Serfozo

Friday, October 28, 2011

A few more layouts from the DT!

Here are just a couple more layouts by some of our DT members. We are getting ready to ship the kits in a few days so it won't be long before everyone has their own to play with!!

From Beverly Sams:

From Kay Rogers:

From myself, Leslie:

Tuesday, October 25, 2011

It's Time for a Fall Challenge

This week's challenge is to create a fall-themed layout. You can use fall photos, or fall colors, or combine the two. It's totally up to you.

You will have until midnight EST (New York City time zone) Sunday, November 6th to complete your project. Please upload it to the Fall Challenge folder in the Gallery and to our Forum. The winner, chosen by the design team, will be announced on Blog and will receive a RAK from C'est Magnifique!

Our challenges are designed to help you with your scrapbooking, so we ask that you upload only newly created layouts for this challenge.

We hope you'll share a little bit of your fall colors with us!

---Valerie Serfozo

Monday, October 24, 2011

A few November layouts from the DT!

Here are a few more layouts of our gorgeous November kit by the DT. I think this kit has become my favorite - I am just LOVING what everyone has been creating with it! Another week and we'll be sending to the members...YAY!!!

From Valerie Serfozo:

From Kay Rogers:

From Beverly Sams:

Thursday, October 20, 2011

Our First Layout of November's Kit

Today we are going to show you the first layout created with our November 2011 kit! This is one that I designed and it was the first time I used the new Tim Holtz Picket Fence Stain. I wanted a more subtle look than the paper actually was and the stain was the perfect way to achieve that look.

I did use quite a few add-ons for this layout; including the new Prima Deer, the Kaisercraft Alpha, the Bo Bunny chipboard (which is a bit hidden under all those flowers, lol), the Prima Raffia and Parfait flowers and the Petaloo Roses as well. You can find all of them HERE IN THE STORE.

You may have noticed too that I used my Cricut! I joked that the thing squealed in delight at actually being used because I really never do. I believe the font I used was Polywog because it just looked like the perfect font for the fall look.

As for the photo I used, this is my son, daughter, her boyfriend and my adorable grandson at the South Texas Corn Maize (a little play on words there, huh?) in Hondo, Texas. We had such a great day there and I am quite sure you will all see more layouts with photos from the farm.

Be sure to check back often for more peeks at the Nov kit!

Monday, October 17, 2011

Email Newsletter

I want to invite everyone to sign up for our email newsletter! Here is where you will learn first of our monthly papers and add-ons, our full kit reveals and you may also see the occasional coupon for the store! One just never knows what's going to end up in that newsletter!

The sign up block is to the left and at the top of the blog, just under our logo. It is gold in color and all you need to do is put in your email address and click the button. You will then go to another web page where you verify your address and fill in any information you want.

I will promise that we will not sell or share your email address - it is for our purposes only in informing our followers of our kits and other things pertaining to C'est Magnifique!

Sunday, October 16, 2011

New Member Benefits!

We have decided to take it one step further and give our members an even larger discount than just the one applied to your monthly kit! As you know, every month we have add-ons that can be included with your kit for no additional shipping charges! Well...we have also decided to give our monthly members a price discount on all add-ons too!

When you sign up for our kits and then register at the store, I will automatically put your account into a special group that applies the discount for all monthly add-ons upon checkout. Be aware that you won't see the discount while browsing the store, but upon checking out it will be applied.

As for the amount of your discount? All full add-on packages (flower, embellie and paper add-ons) will be a whopping 10% off and all of the items sold individually will be 5% off! This is each month, during the month of their being featured!

We aim to serve you better and hope you are as excited about this as we are!

Friday, October 14, 2011

Nov 2011 Papers and Add-Ons

November is bringing us some beautiful papers from Sultane out of France! Take a look at how gorgeous these are:

These papers are truly a fussy cutter's dream and although I am not a big 'fussy cutting' type of person, I really just can't wait to dig in myself! I am anxious to see what our designers come up with as well!

Here also are our add-ons for the month:

The papers are different enough that you could use just about any type of photos, but we focused on the Fall season during November. What fun for your Thanksgiving and pumpkin patch photos!

Monday, October 10, 2011

We've post a new challenge....

Guest designer, JJ Sobey has posted our challenge for this week:

This week's challenge is a scraplift challenge - with a twist! You know how sometimes you make a page and think - "wow, I really like how that turned out!" Go find that page, and scraplift yourself!! There is no reason you can't scraplift yourself, and here's your official permission. Head to our forum for all the details.

Our other October guest designer, Lisa Duke, is the winner of the 'Use that Basic Grey' challenge with this layout using the Curio line. Congratulations Lisa! Your layout is beautiful!

---Valerie Serfozo

Wednesday, October 5, 2011

C'est Magnifique Challenge Updates

Congratulations to Sherrie Suttles for being the winner of the Ad Challenge. Her layout, "All About the Yellow", was inspired by the colors in the ad, especially yellow!

Design team member Beverly Sams has posted the first challenge for October - a "Team Spirit" challenge. Here are the details:

Hi, Everyone!

This week we'd like you to create a layout based on your favorite team colors. I know not everyone is into football so ANY sports or activity team you like would be acceptable. Unless they're against my team. Just Kidding! No matter whether it's a National, High School, Pee Wee League, your child or grandchild's soccer team, stock car racing, cheer leading, glee club, just whatever activity that has a team and colors.

You will have until midnight EST (New York City time zone) Sunday, Oct. 16th to complete your project. Please upload it to the October "Team Spirit" folder in the gallery and be sure to also post it here in this thread so we can all see it. The winner, chosen by the design team, will be announced here and on the Blog and will receive a RAK from C'est Magnifique!

Have fun with it and can't wait to see what you create!

Speaking of Beverly, here is a layout she created using the October kit, Last Song of Summer. It's beautiful how she used the shades of green in the kit.

---Valerie Serfozo

Tuesday, October 4, 2011

Introducing...Last Song of Summer

This month, the bulk of our kit papers are coming to us direct from France! The company's name is Onirie and as soon as I lay eyes on the deep greens and blues, I fell in love! We also incorporated some papers from Prima, My Mind's Eye and Bo Bunny!

So without further ado...

Here are a few close-ups as well:

Monday, October 3, 2011

October Sketch

This month we are happy to feature a sketch, created just for C'est Magnifique Kits, by JJ Sobey (who also happens to be one of our guest designers in October).

We hope you will use the October kit, Last Song of Summer, and create a layout using the sketch. All the details can be found in our Forum.

---Valerie Serfozo

Saturday, October 1, 2011

A few layouts from the DT!

Our fabulous designers and guest designers have gotten their kits and are busy creating in their studios. I wanted to quickly show everyone a few layouts that have already been finished and uploaded to our gallery! Visit our website to see more and to read more information! You may also ask our designers questions at any time!