Tuesday, July 30, 2013

Our August Kit Reveal

What's better than spending a beautiful summer day at the park?  It's one of our favorite things to do, and was the inspiration for our August Kit that we have named "A Day at the Park". This kit is filled with beautiful colors and designs from nature, featuring paper from the "Vintage Garden" collection by Pion Designs. 

We increased the number of kits this month and still have a few available in our Store


"A Day at the Park"

Kit Paper
Pion Vintage Garden: Phlox
Pion Vintage Garden: Blue Ornament
Pion Vintage Garden: Peony
Pion Vintage Garden: Tags
Pion Vintage Garden: Borders
Pion Vintage Garden: Pink Ornament
Pion Vintage Garden: Images
Pion Vintage Garden: Flax

Kit Embellishments

KaiserCraft: Wooden Flourishes: Bench Seat
KaiserCraft: Rubons: Timeless Treasures
Petaloo: Mixed Textured Blossoms: Ivory
American Crafts: DIY Thickers: Poolside
American Crafts: Pop Microbeads: Wave
Prima: Fairy Rhymes Collection: Flower Stem: Pink
Prima: Fairy Rhymes Collection: Butterflies
Petaloo: Glass Ornament Pins: Blue
Seam Binding: Yellow and Green

Each month we also offer two add-ons for those of you who like a little extra with your kit.

August Flower Add-on:

Petaloo: Forget Me Nots: Robin Egg Blue
Petaloo: Wild Blossoms: Soft Green
Basic Grey: Serenade: Chiffon Flowers
Prima: Fairy Rhymes Collection: Mini Rose Stems
Prima: Fairy Rhymes Collection: Roses
Prima: Joulee: Tropics

August Embellishment Add-on:

Teresa Collins: Chipboard Elements: Summer Stories
Melissa Frances: Floppy Ribbon
Prima: Alphabet Stickers: Fairy Flora
Blue Fern Studios: Chipboard: Seasonal Wildflowers
Prima: Shabby Chic Treasures: Angel Wings
Prima: Lyric: Say it in Crystals
Shimmerz Paints: Spritz: Olive Branch

We sure hope you've enjoyed a trip to the park with our August Kit.  
You can find the entire kit, the paper, and both add-ons available HERE in our store.  
A few of the add-on items are also available individually.

If you haven't yet participated in our sketch challenge, you still have one more day.  
See the link to our sketch in the left sidebar.  
We will be back August 1st with our new sketch challenge.

Sunday, July 28, 2013

Another Peek at the August Kit w/Erin Blegen!

Hello everyone! Erin here with you today to show you a sample from me using the beautiful August Kit, which will be revealed in full in just a couple more days. So far, you've seen so many amazing examples from the design team- I'm sure you're just anxious to start working with this kit as well!

Here's a layout that I created using the more feminine side of this kit:

"Happy Girl"
My niece Lilah is just BURSTING with sweetness- and I wanted my flower cluster to really reflect that. I took advantage of all of the colors in this kit and they really come together quite nicely!

One of the Pion Design papers has several of these beautiful border strips- perfect for creating a simple linear design to your project. 

Prima and Petaloo flowers join together to create and offer different textures and sizes to your cluster work. If you're like me and you love your flowers, it's a necessity to have the variety of sizes included in this month's kit and flower add-on!

From My Stash:
-mask, modeling paste, embossing powder, book page

Thank-you for coming by the C'est Magnifique blog today! On July 30th, we will be revealing the main kit- so make sure to come back then :)!

Friday, July 26, 2013

A layout from Migbell using the August Kit

Hello everyone. It Migbell, today I am here to share one of the layout I prepared using the August kit "Vintage Garden" by Pion Designs. It is a very beautiful kit and I'm sure will love it!

I like the delicate design and the soft colors with the papers. It inspired me to make a page to my grandmother, she loves nature and this photo is perfect for use with this collection.

I have used embellisment from both the flower add on and the embellisment add on.  Other materials used: Distress Ink Pad-Vintage Photo, Sizzix Die-frame, Stampendous! stamp and acrylic paint.

Thanks for visiting this blog, Erin will be here in a couple of days, to share with you what has been designed with the wonderful August kit. Have a wonderful day!

Wednesday, July 24, 2013

Blue and green with Maja

Hi! Maja here today to share a sneak peak from the August kit. I have used the more "boyish" colors from the Pion papers on my layout.

I have used embellisment from both the flower add on and the embellisment add on.  From my own stash I have used Distress Ink Pads, stamps, gesso and a stencil from TCW.

Thanks for visiting this blog and make sure to come back and take a look at what Migbell created with this fabolous August kit... she will be here in a couple of days.

Tuesday, July 23, 2013

A Sweet Layout Using the August Kit

Hi all.  It's Valerie, and today it is my turn to share a layout with you using the August Kit.   The full kit reveal will be a week from today, but we always let you see the paper line that we're going to use in the middle of the month, as well as the add-ons (which have already sold out for August). 

I love the softness of the colors and backgrounds of the Pion Design's paper.  The blue paper in the collection made me think of babies (aren't those little birds adorable?), so I couldn't resist pulling out a photo that I took shortly after my nephew was born.  There isn't much sweeter than a sleeping baby.

Here are a few close-ups:

Thanks for stopping by today.  Maja will be here tomorrow to give you a look at how she has used the upcoming August Kit.  Have a wonderful day!

Sunday, July 21, 2013

A layout from Evgenia

Hello friends! Its Evgenia Petzer with you today.
The August kit... oh wow! again so pretty! love the soft colors, pretty embellishments.
And here is the layout that i wanted to share today. I cut the Blue Fern chipboard in 2 pieces, so i kept it for one more LO...

From my stash:
  • Prima marketing mask
  • modelling paste
  • Zing butter embossing powder
  • martha stewart punch

And here are the images of what you will get soon in your kits, more information you can get here.

Have a good weekend everyone!

Friday, July 19, 2013

August Kit Sneak with Svetlana

Hello everyone! Svetlana here today to share with you another little sneak on August Kit.
Do you like what you've seen so far? I am sure you do! - it is really a very beautiful kit.
This month's papers have some really pretty colors and designs. It inspired me to create a soft baby page 
about my son.

I enjoyed decorating my layout with Teresa Collins' chipboard stickers and Prima's resin Angel Wings 
from this kit's embellishments add-on.
Keep on visiting our blog for more sneaks on August kit and inspiration.
Thank you for stopping by and have a nice day!

Wednesday, July 17, 2013

Colourful sneak from Camilla

Hi all! I am here to show you a sneak layout made with the upcoming August kit. It is a simple layout where I have focused on the beautiful papers and flowers in the kits. I wanted to create a bit of summer and a bit of happiness with this layout.

Make sure you stop by the blog tomorrow to see another sneak of the August kit. I am sure Svetlana have a beautiful layout to show you!

Monday, July 15, 2013

Looking Ahead to August

Wow, summer seems to be flying by.  It's difficult to believe we are previewing our August Kit today.  We can't show you the entire August Kit, but we can let you see the paper line we will be using and a photo of both add-ons.

August will bring you the beautiful Pion Design's "Vintage Garden", all the way from Sweden.  It's an awesome collection of rose, pink, blue, green, and brown.  The August Kit paper is available in our store HERE.  The entire kit will be available at the end of July.

"Vintage Garden" by Pion Designs

Kit Paper
Pion Vintage Garden: Phlox
Pion Vintage Garden: Blue Ornament
Pion Vintage Garden: Peony
Pion Vintage Garden: Tags
Pion Vintage Garden: Borders
Pion Vintage Garden: Pink Ornament
Pion Vintage Garden: Images
Pion Vintage Garden: Flax

Each month we also offer two add-ons.  Unfortunately the add-ons have already sold out, but some of the items are available individually in our store.  If you'd like to purchase them or add individual items to your kit, follow the links below.

If you want to be sure we have an Embellishment and/or Flower Add-on available for you each month, please e-mail Leslie{at}c' and she will make sure you are automatically sent what you want each month.  It's the only way to make sure you get the add-ons.  

August Kit Embellishment Add-on

August Kit Flower Add-on

 Petaloo: Forget Me Nots: Robin Egg Blue
Petaloo: Wild Blossoms: Soft Green
Basic Grey: Serenade: Chiffon Flowers
Prima: Fairy Rhymes Collection: Mini Rose Stems
Prima: Fairy Rhymes Collection: Roses
Prima: Joulee: Tropics


Our Design Team has been busy working with this kit and you are sure to love the variety of styles!  Between now and the end of the month, each designer will share a sneak peek with you.  You won't want to miss it!

Saturday, July 13, 2013

We have a winner!

Hi all.  I sure hope your weekend has been a great one!  Today we'll choose a winner for the July Bits & Pieces Giveaway.  Let's see who has selected:

Entry # 22 belongs to Janina Beckett of the UK.  Congratulations!  You are the winner of Leslie's Bits and Pieces Giveaway.  In addition, you will be able to shop in the C'est Magnifique Store and have any items you purchase shipped to you free, along with your prize package - and we all love free shipping!

Please email Leslie{at} for all the details.  You must claim your prize within 7 days.

What's coming up? - Migbell will be posting tomorrow and will show you the last look at our July Kit.  It looks like we have a couple of them remaining in the store, so get yours before they're gone.  Then on the 15th, be sure to check back because we will be giving you the first look at our August Kit. 

Friday, July 12, 2013

UHK Layouts Created by Valerie

Hi, it's Valerie Serfozo today.  I'm here to share a couple of layouts that I created using the July Kit.  For these two layouts, I used the paper from UHK.  I really like the combination of black and cream. 


For this first layout I chose to use a black and white photo with this striking 
damask patterned paper from UHK.  The photo is of my granddaughter 
and her boyfriend prior to the Homecoming Dance last fall.  
I tried to stick with primarily black and cream, with a little bit of color from the peach tones.  

For this layout, I have used paper and embellishments from the July kit, as well as items from the Embellishment and Flower Add-ons.

Other items used:  Viva Pearl Pen - Cream, Gesso, Green Tara Leaves, Black Soot Distress Ink

"Wonderful and Amazing"

The background musical paper I used for this layout is from the KaiserCraft portion of the July Kit paper, but I stayed with the neutral tones of the UHK paper.  This photo of my nephew is one of my favorites and it was spontaneous, which makes it even better! He was sitting on the floor, 
I had the camera in my hand and said, "Hey Trevor". He looked up and I snapped. 
 He really is wonderful and amazing. 

I have used items from the July Kit and both the Embellishment and Flower Add-ons.

Other items used: EK Notebook edge punch, Martha Stewart White Texture Effect,  Dylusions Spray (Melted Chocolate), Distress Ink - Frayed Burlap, Stampin Up Scallop Punch,  Le Pen - Marvy Black Pen, Crafters Workshop Mini Harlequin Mask.

Be sure to stop by tomorrow when we will announce the winner of the July Bits & Pieces Giveaway!

Thursday, July 11, 2013

A Final Look @ the July Kit w/Erin Blegen

Hi everyone! Erin Blegen back again with you today with a last look from me at the July Kit, "Vintage Curiosities". I hope you've enjoyed the loads of inspiration from our design team over the last couple of weeks- and that you were able to snag one of these kits for yourself! Last I checked, there were still a couple left in the store. But they never last long, so get one while you can!

"Last Day Pre-K"
These papers were perfect for creating a masculine layout for my oldest son Wyatt on his last day of Preschool. He looks so grown up- and I wanted my layout to be elegant and mature; much like the little guy he is becoming :).

From my stash: stamps, mask, modeling paste

"Always Sweet"
Taking the opposite stand- here, I wanted to create a very feminine layout for my little girl :). The romantic KaiserCraft papers included in the kit are perfect for accomplishing that! I used just a hint of scraps from the UHK Gallery papers to accent with just a touch of black and white. 

From my stash: stamps, masks, modeling paste

Thanks for coming over to the C'est Magnifique blog today! Be sure to check back in tomorrow- Valerie has some inspiration to share :).

And if you haven't yet, be sure to get in on the Bits and Pieces giveaway- there's just a couple of days left!

Wednesday, July 10, 2013

Svetlana's Projects with July Kit

Hello everyone! Svetlana is here today to bring you another portion of inspiration on how beautiful and versatile "Vintage Curiosities" kit is.

The title of this layout is in Russian and it translates as "Daughters-Mothers". It is actually the name of children's game all the Russian girls play. 
Kaisercraft papers in this kit were perfect for creating the retro look I wanted to achieve to complement the photo. The cut out elements from UHK Gallery papers made this project complete.

For my layout I used papers and embellishments from the main kitas well as add-on flowers and embellishments add-on.
My personal supplies: mask, gesso, glimmer mist, stamps, paper doily, cotton thread, glossy accents, sparklet heart, self adhesive transparency and laser printer

I couldn't resist an opportunity to get really messy and create a proper masculine layout with these papers from UHK Gallery. The papers are very thick so one can really apply a lot of mediums over it.
July is also month when my husband has his birthday so I thought I will use this opportunity to create something for him and about him.

Just Because You Can...

I used UHK Gallery papers, alpha stickers and Inka Gold paint from the main kit and wooden buttons from the embellishments add-on

My personal supplies: tiny alpha stickers, die-cuts, twine, old metal buttons, metal clip, border punches, gesso, glimmer mists, stamps, embossing powder, liquid pearls, staples, and cotton thread (hand stitching)

On This Day collection from Kaisercraft was designed to help us scrap all those beautiful wedding photos so for this layout I decided to go with the theme. I still don't have a wedding album though I made a few attempts. I finished it a couple of time but every time I was not happy with the end result so I would tear it all off and start over. So far I have just a few layouts that I am satisfied with. That was a good opportunity to make one or two more.

To Love And To Cherish

I used papers and embellishments from the main kitas well as add-on flowers and embellishments add-on.

My personal supplies: glimmer mist, stamps, paper doily, paper leaves, self adhesive transparency and laser printer (for the title), liquid pearls, silk ribbons, border punch, die-cuts, and bling.

Thank you for visiting our blog today!

Don't forget about our July sketch challenge and Bits and Pieces giveaway.

Tuesday, July 9, 2013

July inspiration from Maja

Hi, Maja here. Today it´s my turn to show you some layouts made with the July kit " Vintage Curiosities". I have two to show you. Two totally different layouts and that's what so cool with this kit, it´s so versatile.

This first one is made with the UHK papers in black and white and a piece of Kaiser Craft paper in pink. I have added embellisment in pinks and red. I wanted to create a cool layout to match the photo of my son fooling around in front of the camera.

From my own stash I have used black and white gesso, stencil from TCW, ribbon and some gold paint.

For my next layout I have used papers in more muted colours. I wanted  the page to be soft to go with the photo of my daughter from her graduation.

For this layout I have used the main kit, flower add on and embellisment add on.

From my own stash I have used chalk, white gesso, stencil from TCW, Crackle Paint and embroidery yarn.