Friday, November 21, 2014

December Kit Projects with Dana

Hi C'est Magnifique fans! Dana here today sharing the layouts that I created with the December Kits. I used the Main Kit, Flower Add-On, Embellishment Add-On and Magnifique Mixed Media Kit on each of the layouts that I am sharing today.

(Personal Supplies: Red Envelope, Green Sticker, Snowflake Ornament, Leaves, Distress Ink)

This layout is very special to me. I used the last Christmas card that my Grandmother sent me before she passed as the focal point for this page. I tucked her handwritten greeting inside the red envelope that I placed behind the image.

The variety and textures of the flowers and embellishments in these kits are fantastic and I had a lot of fun combining them on this page.

(Personal Supplies: Doily, Distress Ink)

I kept the design of this layout clean and simple. The products in the kits are absolutely gorgeous and can stand on their own just as they are. The bright red piece of embossed velvet that comes in the Mixed Media Kit is so fun and is a wonderful way to add a vibrant pop of color to a project!

(Personal Supplies: Stencil, Distress Ink, White Mist, Perfect Pearls)

Some of you may remember this layout from the email reveal. If you're not receiving the emails you can remedy that by adding your name to the email list sign-up on the left-hand sidebar.

I absolutely adore this photo of my brother's bulldog. This is her Happy Christmas face! If you like sparkle and shine, you will love the assortment of rhinestones, shimmery paints and sprays and frosty flowers in these kits!

 (Personal Supplies: Bloom Girl Stamp, Script Stamp, Distress Ink, Pens, Doily, Small Roses, Snowflake Punch)

For my last layout I had fun with a Prima Bloom Girl Stamp and some photos of my daughters. I'm sorry to say that this stamp IS NOT included in the kit. The gorgeous Blue Fern Studio Chipboard Snowflakes are fantastic and were a custom order made by Deonna specifically for the December Embellishment Add-On. This means that the only way to purchase these beautiful snowflakes is by picking up the Embellishment Add-On from the C'est Magnifique Store. To play up the frosty feel of this page I highlighted the snowflakes on the patterned paper with rhinestones and buttons.

I'll be sharing more in-depth posts about each of these layouts on my personal blog over the next week and I'd love to have you stop by for a visit.

I have really enjoyed playing with this kit. If you are interested in the December Kit or Add-Ons a limited amount of kits are available for purchase from the C'est Magnifique Store while supplies last!

Tuesday, November 18, 2014

December Magnifique Mixed Media Kit with Riikka Kovasin

Hello there! It's Riikka guesting here again and today I'm sharing you some red creations using the December mixed media kit and the papers! Thank you for this possibility!

I tend not to scrapbook our Christmas as such and as all the photos of last Christmas are made into pages already, I decided to think about Christmas - what makes the season so special and what I love about this holiday and winter all together.

So my first page is about my love for winter. I remember being the odd kid at school declaring winter as her favorite season against multitude of those stating summer as the one. Don't get me wrong - I dislike sleet as any other but when the winter truly comes with snow and crispy temperatures below the zero I enjoy myself tremendously. Here in the north the snow also means light into the darkness. And not to mention all the things you can do when there's snow and ice on the ground!

Even though the subject itself is more of the colder side of the color wheel, I chose to go with the reds to emphasize my love. This photo of me as a kid suited the colors just fine so I used it on the page instead of a more recent one. I also used different red mediums to create the background and then added snowy touches with the chalk. Please watch the video underneath to see how the page came to life!

Besides using the materials form the kit and the papers, I also used some supplies from my stash like a doily, white pen and a background stamp and a doily die.

My other red page using the kit supplies is about the treats and foods of Christmas. The journaling reads something like "Christmas is the time of delicacies". There's cakes, cookies, chocolates but also more salty delicacies like rutabaga casserole and rosolli salad and also homemade cheeses.

I started this page by splashing all the different paints in the kit to the background. There's the red paints, the golden mist and also some flicks of white gesso. Next I added little drops of glue to the background and then poured the micro beads on top. I also used the same pearls to make a piece of paper really textured: I adhered double sided adhesive sheet on a piece of patterned paper from the kit, removed the protective coating and covered the piece with the micro beads. Underneath the photo it seems almost that there's nonpareils!

I also used the piece of felt from the kit in here to juxtapose the different textures and feels. I also used the same felt but the other side of it to make the little bow for decoration. Besides the materials from the kit I also used a bow die, white gesso and a white and black pen in this page.
Thank you for stopping by today! I also have another post coming up with green and white inspirations! I hope you liked what you saw today and are inspired by my projects! Wishing you a crafty day!

Saturday, November 15, 2014

December Kit Sneak Peek!

Here we are at the middle of the month again and that means we're excited to give you a look at the paper we will be using in our December Kit, the Magnifique Mixed Media Kit, and our two add-ons.

First up is the patterned paper for December, Riddersholm Design Our Country Christmas.

Riddersholm: Our Country Christmas: Robin and Berry
Riddersholm: Our Country Christmas: The Drum
Riddersholm: Our Country Christmas: Carol
Riddersholm: Our Country Christmas: Santa's Beard
Riddersholm: Our Country Christmas: Christmas Spirit
Riddersholm: Our Country Christmas: Frosting
Riddersholm: Our Country Christmas: Christmas News

The December Magnifique Mixed Media Kit is now available in our Store!

Silks Acrylic Glaze: Nutmeg
Lindy's Stamp Gang: Starburst Spray: Wake Me Up Before You Go Gold
Prima Chalkboard Paint: Plum*
American Crafts Pop! Microbeads: Rouge
Petaloo: Bonatica Collection: Sugared Berry Clusters: Brown
Docrafts: Victorian Christmas: Die-Cut Sentiments*
My Favorite Things: Mix-Ables Stencil: Small Checkerboard
FabScraps: Chipboard Word: Noel
Tim Holtz: Ideaology: Game Pieces*
Prima: Red Rose*
Green Wired Ribbon*
Prima: Wire Thread: Sprout*
Embossed Felt: Red

*Some Items Are Partial Packages

We create a Flower Add-On each month for those of you who like extra flowers. We have selected flowers that compliment the kit and put them together as an add-on.

Prima: Capistrano: Cola
Mini Red Roses*
Petaloo: Botanica Collection: Chantilly Mixed Blooms: Red/Burgundy
Prima: Cigar Box Secrets: Humidor
Prima: Large Red Roses (3) *
Petaloo: Textured Elements: Burlap Poinsettias
Petaloo: Botanica Collection: Sugared Blooms: Green
Burgundy Bloom (1)

 *Some Items Are Partial Packages

Lastly, we have an Embellishment Add-On so you can stretch your kit even further.

Prima: Finnabair Elementals: Resist Canvas: Dots
Blue Fern Studios Chipboard: (3) Custom Snowflakes
Paper Leaves (Assorted Colors and Sizes)
Red Rhinestone Trim
Kaisercraft: Yuletide: Sticker Sheet
Prima: Wire Thread: Sprout (1 Piece)
Heidi Swapp: Mixed Media Watercolor Paper Tags
Red Velvet Ribbon
My Mind's Eye: Joyous: Gems
Tim Holtz: Ideaology: Word Bands: Christmas

Doesn't the December Kit look gorgeous?

A little birdie told me that Deonna is putting a Christmas bag of FREE GOODIES into every box containing any December kit purchase!

Paper Add-Ons, the MMM Kit, and both Embellishment Add-Ons are available now for purchase in the C'est Magnifique Store.

Thursday, November 13, 2014

Lovely Project

Hello Ladies,
I hope you all are keeping warm in this cold weather.
I have a few pictures of a lovely project made for me by a local scraper and friend Kim Barton.  This little doll and house was made completely with the October kit and is just amazing!
Thanks Kim

Sarah's November Projects and Farewell!

Sarah here to share my final projects as a member of the C'est Magnifique Design Team. For November, I worked with just the Main Kit and have thrown in a few items from previous C'est Magnifique Kits and Add-ons, as well as some media from my stash. Hope you enjoy my two layouts!
Follow your dreams. . .
(Based on the November Sketch)
Featuring my cat Sherlock)
Thanks for stopping by the C'est Magnifique Blog today! I hope you've enjoyed my projects!

Tuesday, November 11, 2014

Introducing our new Design Team Coordinator, Dana Tatar!

I have a bit of news to share today! I am very excited to have Dana Tatar coming on board to replace me as I step down from C'est Magnfique Kits after the December kit! I have enjoyed my time here and Deonna's beautiful kits, but in the next year I plan to focus on my health and family and will be reducing my design team and coordinating duties.  Dana has a huge resume of impressive companies she has worked with and has coordinated for several of her teams, I am leaving Deonna and C'est Magnfique in very capable hands and for that I am truly grateful!

Here is more about Dana in her own words:

My name is Dana Tatar and I am a stay-at-home mom who likes to play with paper and scissors. I was a biochemist before I decided to stay home full-time with my daughters and my analytical mind is always present when I'm crafting. I really enjoy playing with wet media; mixing things together, heating and drying things out and trying to find creative uses for products. I share several of my favorite "experiments" on the Tutorials Page of my blog, They Call Me Tatar Salad.

I have had many hobbies over the years, but scrapping is the one that really gives me satisfaction. I started scrapbooking to preserve memories after the birth of my first daughter and have grown to love the creative outlet. I love to mix products from different collections on my layouts and I frequently find inspiration in music, poetry and pop culture. I love fussy cutting and flowers and both can be seen on the majority of my layouts. I would say that my dominant scrappy styles are clean and simple and shabby chic, but I do like to mix things up a bit, depending on the paper or photos I want to use. When I'm not scrapping, I enjoy cooking and baking, reading, listening to music and spending time outdoors with my family.

I'm thrilled to be joining the C'est Magnifique Team! Below are some of my favorite layouts that I created with products from the C'est Magnifique Store.

I really hope you will join me in welcoming Dana to the C'est Magnfique team, and wish her well in her new position!!

Sunday, November 9, 2014

November Kit Projects with Cathi

I absolutely loved working with this month's kit, Time after Time. The Blue Fern Montage papers are just gorgeous and the wide mix of flowers and embellishments were so much fun to play with!

My first layout here I had to use the fun clock hands included in the Magnifique Mixed Media Kit. I chose a paper that also had the clock motif to continue the theme.  I chose a fun photo of my daughter and made the layout fun and playful. For the masking I used the stencil in the Mixed Media kit and the gorgeous Finnabair Art Sugar, it is hard to capture the shimmer on a photo!  I used the Main KitEmbellishment Add On, Flower Add On (sold out) and Magnifique Mixed Media Kits to make my layout.
From my stash: Molding Paste, Ink.

A lot of the die cuts provided in the kits and add ons lended themselves toward some fun layouts. I took several tags, tickets and die cuts and added them to my embellishment cluster here, along with gorgeous flowers from the Flower Add On (sold out). I used the Mint gesso to add some subtle coloring.  Again I used the Main KitEmbellishment Add On, Flower Add On (sold out) and Magnifique Mixed Media Kits for my layout.

From my stash: Molding Paste, Mask, Stamp, Ink.

My final layout I am sharing today was made for the sketch challenge. I used the gorgeous Prima Epiphany Ephemera and 3D stitckers for this layout, featuring a photo of my Great Grandmother on her Communion Day! I used the Main KitFlower Add On (sold out) and Magnifique Mixed Media Kits for this layout

From my stash: Molding Paste, Mask, Stamp, Ink.

I have really enjoyed playing with this kit and hope you like my creations!!
If you are interested in the November Kit or Add Ons I hope you visit the store to get your own!