Sunday, December 30, 2012

Meet Our January Guest Designer

We are so pleased to have Gerry Van Gent join us as our guest designer using the January Kit, "Flights of Fancy".  We'd like for you to get to know Gerry and take a look at a couple of amazing layouts she created!   We all love her style, and I'm sure you will, too.

 My name is Gerry van Gent and I`m a 39 Bulgarian woman living in The Netherlands. I`m a mom of two kids and a wife of a very supportive hubby. I`m lucky to be able to stay at home and have plenty of time to spend with my kids and of course I have plenty of time for my hobbies - scrapbooking and photography.

I got involved into paper crafting when my first child was born and I`m completely hooked. Love creating my own backgrounds, stamping, playing with paint, fussy cutting and hand-stitching on my work.

I currently design for Webster`s Pages, Prima Marketing, Glitz Design and Imaginarium Designs. I`m also contributor for Sizzix Europe.

Thank you so much for the opportunity to work with your kits and for having me as a guest-designer this month!

My blog:

"Dream" by Gerry Van Gent

 A photo of my son having a rest ;-) on a bench in Walt Disney, Paris.
I created here my own frame for the photo. I fussy cut parts of the pattern paper and surrounded the photo.  The chipboard clock was cut into two parts.

"School Photo" by Gerry Van Gent

 A Layout created with the gorgeous January 2013 Kit.
I created the texture on the layout by using the Distress Tool from Ingvild Bolme. The title letters were painted with gesso, acrylic paint and Glimmer glam. On this layout I used only half of the Scrap FX chipboard.

Thanks for sharing your lovely style with us Gerry!  We will be posting more layouts from Gerry and the rest of our awesome design team over the next couple of weeks.


Wednesday, December 26, 2012

Our January Kit Reveal

We hope all of you had a wonderful Christmas!  Our design team is busy today uploading their January kit layouts.  But here on the blog, we'd like to show you our kit.  It features paper from the Mother Nature Collection by Ruby Rock-it.  We call this kit "Flights of Fancy".  We have a few kits remaining, as well as a couple Add-ons.  You can find them HERE in our online store.

Our January Kit, "Flights of Fancy"

Kit Contents:

Patterned Paper and Embossed Cardstock:
Ruby Rock-It: Mother Nature: Post Card
Ruby Rock-It: Mother Nature: Framework
Ruby Rock-It: Mother Nature: Harmony
Ruby Rock-It: Mother Nature: Flock
Ruby Rock-It: Mother Nature: Pensive
Ruby Rock-It: Mother Nature: Point of time
Ruby Rock-It: Mother Nature: Flutterby
Ruby Rock-It: Mother Nature: Royale
Ruby Rock-It: Mother Nature: Geometric
Ruby Rock-It: Mother Nature: Royale

American Crafts: Thickers: Black Glitter
Prima: Soubrette: Blue/Green
Prima: Chalk Edger: Old Road
Prima: Say it in Crystals: Mix 6
Prima: Shabby Chic Treasures Resin: Cherubs
Leaky Shed: Chipboard Clock
CathiO: Crocheted Butterfly
Prima: Fleur de Lys: Latte
Prima: Printed Chipboard: Fairy Belle
Prima: Printed Twill


Have a great week everyone.  We hope you'll have some time to be creative.  You still have until midnight, December 31 to participate in our December Sketch Challenge

Monday, December 24, 2012

Merry Christmas!

Everyone at C'est Magnifique Kits wishes you and your family a Merry Christmas!

Sunday, December 23, 2012

The Last Peek Before the Reveal

I know you're all so busy getting ready for Santa's arrival, but we hope you'll take a minute to see how our new member of the design team, Brit, used our January Kit.  She sure is off to a great start!

"Dare to Dream" by Brit Sviggum

This page is about my daughter, and how she likes to dream away in her fantasy world. She loves making up stories and have a show about them for us.

 From the Embellishment Add-on:
Pink Paislee: Collage Cards: Spring Jubilee
Kaisercraft: Wooden Flourish: Bird Bath
Kaisercraft: Rub-ons: After Five Collection Quotes
Prima: Vintage Trinkets; Fairy Belle

I have also used cheesecloth and Gesso

Saturday, December 22, 2012

It's Beverly's Turn - Peek #5

Our Design Team has created some truly amazing layouts with the January Kit.  Here's how Beverly used this beautiful line of paper (Ruby Rock-it's Mother Nature collection) and the embellishments from the kit and add-ons. 

"Dream" by Beverly Sams

A photo taken near the time this couple were married was the inspiration for this layout. I chose to bring out the golds and pinks of the hair and skin with the beautiful flowers from Prima and Making Memories. 

 From the Flower Add-On:
Prima: Firefly: Stone
Making Memories: Pink Dot & Lace Flower: Millinery

From the Embellishment Add-On:
Prima: Vintage Trinkets: Fairy Belle
Pink Paislee: Collage Cards: Spring Jubilee
Kaisercraft: Rub-ons: After Five Collection Quotes

Friday, December 21, 2012

Sneak Peek #4 from Erin

We hope you're enjoying the sneak peeks we've been giving you this week.  We still have a couple more of them to show you, leading up to our Reveal on the 26th.  You're sure to love this one by our design team member, Erin

"Timeless" by Erin Blegen

Okay, so I threw a little bit of a "scrappy tantrum" with this one. I was struggling with what I wanted to accomplish, then I screwed up, and then I just lost all control, lol! So I just made an angry, careless mess and after calming down a bit, came back and finished what turned out to be a feminine, sweet layout backed by a little bit of grunge due to my tumultuous creative process! In the end, I feel okay...but it was quite the adventure getting there! Isn't that how it works sometimes? 

Thursday, December 20, 2012

Peek #3

Hi everyone!  I actually had a little time today to create something.  It felt wonderful to take some time for myself during the rush of getting ready for Christmas.  Have you been able to slip away for some personal time this week?  I sure hope so.

Today it's my turn to share with you a layout that I created using the January Kit

"Out for a Walk" by Valerie Serfozo
The shades of blue in this paper are wonderful! Even though there are birds and butterflies on some sheets of paper, I thought of winter. I used white mist, gesso, and Snow-Tex to add a frosty look to the layout. This is my granddaughter Eryn, out for a walk on a winter day, with our little dog, Kiefer.

From the Flower Add-on:
Prima Luceren Belle
Prima Meredith Vine: Dove

From the Embellishment Add-on:
Ruby Rock-It Die Cut Pack: Mother Nature
Ruby Rock-It Cardstock Stickers: Mother Nature
Pink Paislee: Collage Cards: Spring Jubilee
Kaisercraft: Rub-ons: After Five Collection Quotes

From my Stash:
Prima Leaf
Mr. Huey White mist
Versa Mark
Stampin up Iridescent Ice embossing powder
Tim Holtz Grunge Snowflakes stamps
Martha Stewart Flower Bed border punch
Fiscars - Apron Lace border punch
Decor Art - Snow Tex

Tuesday, December 18, 2012

We're back today with another peek at our upcoming January kit featuring the "Mother Nature" collection from Ruby Rock-it.   Take a look at how design team member Camilla used the kit:

"She is Perfect" by Camilla Ekman

Little babies are perfect. Just look at this beauty! My little niece in the arms of her mother. Even though I have scrapped about a girl, I chose these soft blue colours together with the lovely pale yellow in the January kit.

From the Flower Add-On:
Prima: Button Vine: Fairy Belle

Embellishment Add-On:
Prima: Alphabet Stickers: Fairy Belle
Prima: Vintage Trinkets; Fairy Belle
Scrap FX: Chipboard: Flourish Circle
Pink Paislee: Collage Cards: Spring Jubilee

Other: border punch, gesso, mask

Sunday, December 16, 2012

Our January Paper and Add-ons

It's that time again!  Time for us to give you a look at the paper we will be featuring in our 
first kit of 2013 and to give you a chance to purchase the add-ons that have been selected to 
coordinate so well with this kit.  Take a look at the beautiful "Mother Nature" line from 
Ruby Rock-it, and Australian manufacturer. 

Our Flower Add-on includes a beautiful vine and flowers from Prima and Making Memories.

The Embellishment Add-on is a collection of embellishments from Pink Paislee, Prima, Ruby Rock-It, Kaisercraft and Scrap FX.

The paper collection, and both add-ons are available for purchase in our Store.  
We also have a few items from the embellishment add-on available individually.

Here's a layout created by one of the newest members of our Design Team.

"Mother" by Keren Tamir

When I saw the pink tones in this kit I knew I wanted to make a layout about motherhood with a picture of me and my kids. I cut the Royale paper in half and joined it to make a 
smaller frame. Then I hid the seams using different embellishments. I also cut out the birds 
from the paper and used pop-dots to raise them.
From the Flower Add-On:
Prima: Lucerne: Belle
Prima: Firefly: Stone

From the Embellishment Add-On:
Ruby Rock-It: Die Cut Pack: Mother Nature
Prima: Alphabet Stickers: Fairy Belle
Pink Paislee: Collage Cards: Spring Jubilee

From My Stash
Prima fluid chalk old rose, dry sand

Friday, December 14, 2012

We Have a Winner!

Hi everyone!  Just a quick post today to announce the winner of our November Bits & Pieces Giveaway.  And the winner is................

Entry #71 belongs to Mama Vi.  Congratulations!  Please e-mail:  Leslie[at] and give her your mailing address, so she can get your package in the mail to you!  Your prize must be claimed within 7 days of this post.
Thanks so much to all of you who participated this month and shared our giveaway on your blogs.
Be sure to check back tomorrow when we will show you the paper that will be in our January kit!

Sunday, December 9, 2012

A Little Holiday Cheer from Camilla and Romy

We've shown you how our December Kit, "Silent Night" can be used for everyday layouts, but today we thought we would show you a few holiday projects by Camilla and Romy.  Enjoy!

"December" by Camilla Ekman

December is my favourite month of the year (not counting the lovely summer months though...). Lots of preparations for Christmas and lots of joy together with my family. 
These are my favourite Santas - my daughter and my son.

"Jul" by Camilla Ekman

Once Upon A Sketch offers a beautiful sketch each month.  This layout was created using the November Sketch.  You could choose whatever theme you want - I made one about what Christmas means to me. "Christmas is not a time nor a season, but a state of mind. To cherish peace and goodwill, to be plenteous in mercy, is to have the real spirit of Christmas" - Calvin Coolidge.


"Christmas Tags" by Romy Veul
Tags seem to be my new addiction lately. I just love making them. These adorable angels on the Pion Design 'Collage' sheet made it so easy to whip up these two tags in no time at all!

December Kit Items Used and Available in our Store

Friday, December 7, 2012

Some Inspiration from Beverly and Erin

It's cold and rainy where I am and it's supposed to be that way for the next four days.  I have decided to hibernate all weekend!  Of course I'm planning to do some scrapbooking while I am hibernating.  Just in case you'll find some time to scrap this weekend, we thought we would share some inspiration from a couple of our Design Team members using our December Kit "Silent Night".

"Skiing 2012" by Beverly Sams

My son never misses a photo op no matter where he is! This was taken at the top of the mountain at Beaver Creek, Colorado on our family skiing trip this past winter.

"Joy" by Beverly Sams

These kids are so cute and their Mom has taken some great photos of them! This was taken under the Christmas tree last year and it looks as though they are being on their best behavior for Santa! I used a snowflake stencil with Martha Stewart's sparkling texture paste for the background.  This layout is based on the November sketch at Once Upon a Sketch.

"Angel" by Erin Blegen

My sister's daughter, Lilah, is one of my most favorite people. Probably because she reminds me a lot of myself- a fiery, temperamental redhead who is also sweet and fun, full of sarcasm and loves to be the center of attention! My sister actually captured this amazing photo of her and I knew instantly I wanted to scrap it! The pretty pinks in this kit, as well as the angel elements all just came together in this very fitting layout. 

"My Deer" by Erin Blegen

When I saw this adorable little deer hat, I just knew I had to get it for my own little "deer", Gunner . I wanted to keep this page fairly simple in design to help keep the focus on this "typical" photo of my middle child. I also wanted to draw on the more "masculine" shades in this kit to give my layout a naturalistic feel to compliment my little outdoorsy boy.   This layout is based on the November Sketch from Once Upon a Sketch.

 December Kit Items Used: