Tuesday, July 31, 2012

Our August Kit and Free/Discounted Shipping in the Store

Leslie just returned from vacation and she's in a really good mood!  From now through August 6, we are offering free shipping on any Store orders over $40.00.  Our International customers will receive an $8.00 discount on shipping. 

This includes the new flowers from Manor House, the newly released paper collections from Glitz Designs, and our beautiful August Kit, A Vintage Summer (pictured below).  Make sure you also check out our Special Offers Section where we have slashed prices on paper, paper collections, embellishments, and some past kits! 

This is the perfect time to pick up some of those things you've been wanting.  Looking for something from a specific manufacturer? - we have a Brands section on the left side of the store that makes it easy to find all your favorites.  Coupon code for this offer is "freeship". 


Our August Kit - "A Vintage Summer"

The August kit features vintage paper from Maja Designs, a Swedish Company.   We have kits available in our Store, in addition to some add-ons.  If you're a member of C'est Magnifique, your August kit is in the mail to you.

Here are some close-up looks at the kit:

We hope you will check back tomorrow when we'll be posting the August Sketch Challenge!

Wednesday, July 25, 2012

We're Sponsoring Creative Scrappers!

We are excited to be sponsoring and creating for Creative Scrappers using one of their sketches.  First we'll show you the sketch.  We sure hope you will participate for a chance to win something from C'est Magnifique!

Now we'll show you how our design team used this sketch along with the August Kit:


"Cheers" by Beverly Sams

When my son went to New Zealand last year on his training cruise, 
he and a few buddies went to this wonderful vineyard. 
He graciously allowed me to use some of his photos for this layout


"Baby" by Valerie Serfozo

I love the softness of this paper and knew that it would be perfect with a photo of my tiniest nephew, Keegan. He is such a sweetie and I think his little fist in this photo is so sweet.

"A Mother's Rose" by Nadia Cannizzo
 Here is a rare photo of me with one of my children. I am always the one taking photos but am hardly in front of the camera.   I had this photo printed out and was waiting for the right layout so the quote die cut from Kaisercraft was perfect.

" Down Argentina Way" by Joyce Lawrence

One of the two squares is made out of corrugated paper and some mulberry paper glued on top. Once the glue dried, I used a paper piercer and ripped off some of the mulberry paper by placing the paper piercer in the vertical corrugated grooves. Then I used a butterfly stamp on top of that and finished if off with some glitter glue. Unfortunately, the large wine colored flower covers up some of the cool aspects of that technique, but don’t fret, I like using this technique and I’m sure you’ll be seeing more of it in the future. The other square has a tag inside and a hand written message to my b/f.

"Love the View" by Leslie Kammerdiener
 This is my son Kevin's best friend Ronnie with his girl, Marissa. We invited them along to Las Vegas and the Grand Canyon a couple of months ago and I managed to 
snap this shot of the two of them arm in arm just looking at the view.

"Far & Dotter" by Camilla Ekman
The C'est Magnifique Design Team are guests at Creative Scrappers this week. 
I have created this layout for the sketch #218 using the lovely August kit. 
In the picture you see my husband and our daughter. ♥♥♥

"Diva" by Erin Blegen
My niece Lilah is adorable, what more can I say? I love this picture of her- it really foreshadows what is to come from this sassy little redhead! I really wanted the colors 
to compliment her style :). For the frames to the left and right of my photos 
I used the die-cut frames from the Lake House pack included in the 
embellishment add-on, flipped them over, and used a Prima stamp from my stash 
(from the July C'est Magnifique kit) and stamped the vines all over the surface.

 We sure hope you enjoyed these layouts using the August Kit from C'est Magnifique.  The August Kit features paper from Maja Designs and is now available for purchase in our Store.  The flower and embellishment add-ons, some individual items from the add-ons, and the Maja Designs paper is also in the Store.

Monday, July 23, 2012

Share a Moment with Leslie

Hi everyone.  This time around we have a layout created by Leslie using the beautiful August Kit with paper from Maja Designs.  

 This is my daughter in a hat that we covered with all those older Prima flowers from the milk bottles!  She went to a tea party and had to wear a fancy hat.  
They were having a contest on who had the best design and she won!

"Moments" by Leslie Kammerdiener

Sunday, July 22, 2012

Store Features

Today we'd like to share with you a few layouts using items from our Store.

The first layout by shows off the beautiful Riddersholm Flea Market paper collection.

"Cousins" by Erin Blegen


The next layout was created using the Glitz Design "Hello Friend" Collection, 
along with one of the new Manor House Flowers.

"Happy Days" by Leslie Kammerdiener


The last layout today uses another of the new lines from Glitz Design, Cashmere Dame.  You'll also see some of the new flowers from Manor House Creations.
"You 2 Are So Silly" by Valerie Serfozo

Here are links to the items in our Store:

Friday, July 20, 2012

A Peek From Nadia

Today it's Nadia's turn to show you a layout using the August Kit.

"A Perfect Day" by Nadia Cannizzo

So I will sound like a dag here, but if anyone was to ask me what my perfect weekend would be I would say one that I spend with my children and family at home or doing something fun like bike riding through a park or country drives. I have made sure that nothing interferes with our family time on the weekend. It is so precious to me and I just think its such an important time to bond at the end of a week. Like most people we are pretty busy too and quite often get sidetracked with "life"and commitments and I think quality time with the kids is lost somewhere in between. SO weekends are scared for me. 

Thursday, July 19, 2012

We Have New Manor House Flowers in the Store!

We are so excited to have some of the new flowers from Manor House available 
for purchase in our store.   Honestly, these flowers are gorgeous!  
Take a look for yourself.  
Here are just some of the 19 styles we have. 

Aren't they beautiful?  Head over to our store now 
and get some for yourself before they're gone.

Wednesday, July 18, 2012

Let's See How Beverly Used the August Kit

Today it's Beverly's turn to show you one of her layouts using the August Kit with paper from Maja Designs (Sweden).  This layout really shows off the beautiful designs in the this paper.

"Young Lady" by Beverly Sams

The daughter of one of my cousins who is growing up far too fast....
She looks so much like her mother~

From the Flower add-on:
Manor House: August Collection
Prima: Summer Mix Pankita Rose Flowers
Green Tara: White Velvet Rose

From the Embellishment Add-on:
Kaisercraft: Lakehouse Die Cuts

From My stash:
Prima mask
White Sigma pen
Spellbinders die

Monday, July 16, 2012

A Look at August.....

We have already given you a few looks our August kit over the weekend, and today we have another stunning layout to share with you.

"True Friendship" by Camilla Ekman

This picture really shows the children's personalities. LOL. I think it's so funny. I have created a frame, almost like a scenery, for the photo by using several of the gorgeous flowers and embellishments from the main kit and the add-on kits.

 From the Flower Add-On:
ManorHouse: Aug Collection
Petaloo: Black Berry Picks
Prima: Summer Mix Pankita Rose Flowers
Green Tara: Ivory Heirloom Flower
Webster's Pages: Everyday Poetry Princess Petals

From the Embellishment Add-On:
Kaisercraft: Blae & Ivy Rubons
Kaisercraft: Lakehouse Die Cuts

From my own stash:
White cardstock, stamps, doily, gesso

Sunday, July 15, 2012

A New Challenge!

I have some wonderful news for all of you.  We have decided to add a another monthly challenge to our blog.  We already have the sketch challenge, which runs from the first to the last day of the month.  This new challenge will run from the 15th of the month to the 14th of the following month.  That way we will always have two challenges going on and you will have an entire month to work on each of them.

This new challenge is our "Word Challenge".  Each month we will give you a word, and you must use that word (or a form of it) on your layout.  The word must be visible in either your title or your journaling.

Our first word will be "Grow".  There are so many ways you can use this word.  The words growth, growing, grows, grown, etc. can also be used.

You do not have to be a member of C'est Magnifique Kits to participate in this challenge, but there will be an additional prize randomly awarded to someone who uses one of our kits.  More about that in a little bit.

We will be awarding 2 prizes for this challenge.  The first will be this awesome prize package that Leslie has put together (with a minimum value of $40).   One lucky winner, chosen by a random draw, will receive this prize.  The winner will also have an opportunity to shop in our store and any purchases will be shipped with the prize package, free of charge, anywhere in the world!

Because we are a kit club, our second prize will be a $10 gift certificate to the C'est Magnifique Store.  This prize will be randomly awarded to someone who obviously uses one of our kits to create their layout.  This is our way of saying 'thank you' to our members.

We will also be choosing 5 layouts to feature.

What do you have to do to enter our "Word" challenge?

1.  You must become a follower of our blog.  If you're already a follower, we thank you!
It's easy to become follower, just look for this on the left side our blog.

2.  Complete a layout using the word "Grow", and add it to our blog
using the Inlinkz tool at the very bottom of this post.

 Deadline for entering the sketch challenge is midnight, August 14 (US time).


Here are a couple of examples from Design Team members using the August Kit
and the word "Grow" on their projects. 

"Growing Together" by Nadia Cannizzo

Here are my 2 girls walking together in a march for our Greek Independence Day here in Sydney. The little one just follows on and is growing up much faster than I would like because she had no choice. She has to keep up with an older sibling. It was hard having 2 children 2 years apart...I won't lie. But it surely is paying off now that they are together and look for each other all the time.

From the Flower Add-On
Prima: Summer Mix Pankita Rose Flowers
Green Tara: Ivory Heirloom Flower
Webster's Pages: Everyday Poetry Princess Petals

From the Embellishment Add-On
Kaisercraft: Lakehouse Die Cuts
Teresa Collins: Dragonfly Trinkets
"Grow" by Joyce Lawrence
 Using this months “Word” challenge, I created an  album for my niece. This album captures various years of her life in which I watched her grow into a vivacious young adult. On the Petaloo vine spray, I painted it with Gesso and inked it to match the colors of the paper I was working with.  Love that Gesso, it can mask a lot of sins and change an object that’s a color you can’t work it, or just want to change it to the colors of your choice.

From the Embellishment Add-On
Jillibean Soup: Gingham Alpha
Prima: Bead Pins
Dusty Attic: Med Frame
 "(You Are) Looking So Grown Up" by Valerie Serfozo

I'm so excited that we have added another challenge! When I heard that our first word was going to be "Grow", I immediately thought of my granddaughter, Eryn. When she was younger (3 or 4 years old), I asked her to stop growing and stay little forever. She looked at me with sad eyes and said, "Grandma, I can't". I'm sure you've had those times when you wish time would stand still. It just reminds me to enjoy each and every day. 
From the flower add-on:
Prima Summer Mix Pankita Rose Flowers
Webster's Pages Everyday Poetry Princess Petals

From the embellishment add-on:
Prima Bead Pins

We hope you will show us how you use the word 'Grow" on your layout!

Saturday, July 14, 2012

Our August Paper and Add-Ons

The design team is busy working with the August kit and I'm hearing nothing but good things from them. The paper in our August kit is from a Swedish manufacturer that we have not used in the past - Maja Designs. This paper is beautiful!  The true softness of it and the subtle details do not show well in photos, but you will love this heavy weight paper.  You may purchase a Paper Add-on, or a collection of this paper in our store.

We are also previewing our add-ons this month, beginning with the Flower Add-on.  This add-on includes items from Petaloo, Green Tara, Prima, Webster's Pages, and Manor House.

In our Embellishment Add-on you will find an alphabet from Jillibean soup, as well as items from KaiserCraft, Dusty Attic, May Arts, Teresa Collins, and some beautiful pins from Prima.

Some individual items from these add-ons are also available in the store.  

Here is your first chance to see one of the layouts created by the design team 
using the August kit.

"23 Mos." by Erin Blegen

I love the variety of color available in the August kit! I tend to turn my photos black and white, but there are certain ones I really feel need to remain in color- like this one of my middle child, Gunner. I am in love with his big brown eyes and the shades of these particular papers and flowers allowed me to let his beauty shine in color!

 From the Flower Add-On:
ManorHouse: Aug Collection
Green Tara: Ivory Heirloom Flower
Prima: Summer Mix Pankita Rose Flowers

From the Embellishment Add-On:
Prima: Bead Pins
Dusty Attic: Med Frame

From My Stash:
Scrap FX stencil
Fiskars Embossing Border Punch: All-A-Fleur
Martha Stewart Texture Effect
Prima Chalk Fluid Edger Pad: Knotted Wood
Tim Holtz Distress Ink: Frayed Burlap
liquid pearls
book pages