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!


  1. Great challenge! Thanks for inspiring me to create!

  2. Such pretty work here from all you girls and I hope your new challenge is a great success :)

  3. I just found out about this amazing kit via Camilla Ekman! Lovely initiative! Thank you for the inspiration!

  4. Wow,...Just love coming here after my vacations to see all this eye candy! Tfs!!