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Sunday, June 30, 2013

July Kit Reveal!

Hi everyone.  We hope you've enjoyed the sneak peeks from our designers, and having the chance to meet our awesome new design team members.  The entire design team has truly rocked this kit, and now we would like to show you the full kit which we've titled "Vintage Curiosities".   This month we have combined paper from Polish manufacturer, UHK (My Dear Watson Collection) and Australian manufacturer KaiserCraft (On This Day Collection).  It's such a great pairing!

You asked, so we have created more kits this month, and have a few available for purchase HERE in our Store.

July Kit "Vintage Curiosities"




Kit Patterned Paper:
UHK My Dear Watson - Evidence
UHK My Dear Watson - Checkmate
UHK My Dear Watson - Innocent
UHK My Dear Watson - Motive
UHK My Dear Watson - Alibi
UHK My Dear Watson - Witness
KaiserCraft On This Day - Vows
KaiserCraft On This Day - Matrimony
KaiserCraft On This Day - Ceremony
KaiserCraft On This Day - I Do
KaiserCraft On This Day - First Dance



Kit Embellishments:
Webster's Pages: Modern Romance: Metal Key with Wings
Prima: Shabby Chic Treasures: Resin Columns
Prima: Lyric Collection: Sugar Blooms
Prima: Valentine Vine Heart and Flower: White
American Crafts: Thickers: Doll: Black
Viva: Inka Gold: Lava Red
Blue Fern Studios: Chipboard: Symphony Corners
Blue Fern Studios: Chipbord: Heart Set
Wrights: Spider Cluny Lace: Natural


Our July Flower Add-on


Maya Road: Vintage Edge Mum: Antique Pink
Prima: Queen Mary: Buttermint
Prima: Sunrise: Mini Sachet
Prima: Lyric: Daisies
Prima: Lyric: Flowers
Prima: Almanac: Gracie Vine


Our July Embellishment Add-on


Teresa Collins: Far and Away: Sticky Notes
Prima: Lyric: Wood Buttons
Prima: Lyric: Alphabet Stickers
KaiserCraft: On This Day: Die Cut Shapes
KaiserCraft: Forever: Rubons
BoBunny: Prairie Chic: Clear Stamps
Encore: Ultimate Metallic Ink: Honeydew
Blue Fern Studios: Chipboard: Blooming Foliage

If we have any remaining kits, add-ons, or individual items, 
you can find them HERE in our Store.

We will be back tomorrow to post our July Sketch Challenge 
and the design team layouts using the sketch!






Friday, June 28, 2013

A Final Peek at the July Kit from Erin

Hello everybody! It's Erin Blegen here with you today to give you one more tease before we reveal to you the full July Kit!

I love that you can pull many different "moods" from these papers. Some speak of love, others of fun & interest, and others created a deeper emotion for me. I dedicated this layout to my dad who passed 16 years ago, and was happy to finally scrap this very special photo of him and I...

"16 Years"

Here's a closer look:

I hand cut a tag from one of the UHK Gallery papers and used it to mount my typed-up journaling.


From My Stash:
- Shimmerz Texturez "Patina"
- TCW Mask
- Tattered Angels "Crushed Shells" Glimmer Mist
- staples

Thanks for stopping by today! We'll see you in a couple of days with the FULL reveal of the July Kit! See you then :)

Wednesday, June 26, 2013


July Kit Sneak Peak from Migbell



Hello everyone!
I am happy I will share with you my first post and my first projects of Cest Magnifique Kits. 
But first I want to introduce myself.


My name is Migbell Guzman, I’m from Puerto Rico, married. I am a graphic designer for more than twenty years.

About three years ago I started with this beautiful scrapbooking hobby has meant a lot to me, besides being one of my passions has given me the opportunity to meet and share with people from different countries and my own island of Puerto Rico. I love the spcrapbook, is a perfect way to let my imagination and to express my feelings. I'm always looking to try new things to incorporate into my work.

This is my youngest niece with at birth, will soon be four years.



In July this kit, I used in my design Symphony Corners - Medium part of the beautiful designs chipboard Blue Fern Studios, you can see on the bottom of the layout. I painted with cream acrylic paint on the edges and then I made a fine line to highlight more.


Papers:

Kaisercraft: On This Day - Ceremony
Kaisercraft: On This Day - Matrimony
UHK: My Dear Watson - Witness

Flower Add-on:

Prima: Lyric: Daisies
Prima: Sunrise: Mini Sachet
Prima: Lyric Large Flowers
Prima: Almanac Gracie Vine
Prima: Queen Mary Buttermint

Embellisment Add-on:

Blue Fern Studios: Chipboard: Symphony Corners
Prima: Letter: Wooden Buttons
Kaisercraft: in History: On This Day: Die Cut Shapes
Kaisercraft: Forever: Rub-Ons
BoBunny: Prairie Chic: Clear Stamps
American Crafts: Thickers: Doll Black

Other materials used are white gesso, glossy accent and Martha Stewart punches.

Thanks for visiting this blog!




Monday, June 24, 2013

July Kit Sneak Peak from Maja


Hi! Maja Stokk  here today. I´m so excited to share my first layout as DT member for Cést Magnifique with you. But first I like to introduce myself.


I´m from Sweden. A full time working teacher ( with a passion for mathematics), married,  and mother to 5 children ( two of them has moved for work and studies). In my spare time I love to scrapbook and lately I also fallen for Mixed Media. I prefer to do layouts but also some cards, canvases, Art Journals and altered items. Scrapbooking is a perfect way to express myself and to get some me time.  For me it is meditation.  I love to try new things and I always try to develop my work. I also love to work in my garden and go horseback riding on Icelandic Horses. I´ve been in to scrapbooking since 2008 and my style is all from C&S to lots of everything. You´ll find lots of mist, paint and stamping on my projects. Clusters with flowers and white space! I hope that I can inspire you!

Now to my first layout that I made with this gorgeous July kit. I have used the papers from UHK and embellisment from the main kit, flower add on and the embellisment add on. The kids on the photo are my youngest sons. I took this photo of them when they were out in the garden playing and having fun.



 

In this months kit there are some lovely Chippies from Blue Fern Studios which I used on this layout. You can see 1 of the hearts here on the picture above. I painted the heart with black and white gesso and then I put some red Inka Gold on the top.


From July Flower Add on

Prima: Sunrise: Mini Sachet

From July Embellisment Add on

Encore: Ultimate Metallic Ink: Honeydew

From my  own stash I have used black and white gesso, Prima Stencil, TCW stencil, distress Ink.

Thanks for visiting this blog!

Sunday, June 23, 2013

Another Peek at the July Kit with Valerie

Hi blog readers, Valerie Serfozo here to today to give you a look at one of my layouts 
using the upcoming July Kit from C'est Magnifique.  If you haven't seen our preview 
of the kit paper and add-ons, you can see that post HERE.  

I created this layout, "Walk This Way", of my niece who seems to be 
in a world of her own as she walks down the sidewalk at a park. 


Here are a couple of close-ups of my layout:




 Be sure to check back in a couple of days when another of our new designers, Maja, will be introducing herself and giving you another peek at our July kit.  I hope you had an awesome weekend!

Friday, June 21, 2013

One more layout for coming July kit

Hello dear friends! Its Evgenia Petzer today with you.
I am the happy new design team memeber and I would love to introduce myself to you:


My name is Evgenia Petzer, I am 28 years old. And for last 2 years we live in sunny South Africa, though i am from Russia.
I am married for over 5 years, we have a 4 year old son and a cat and a little cute yorkie.
I love to make layouts and cards, my style is always detailed and layered.
Currently i am designing for: Bo Bunny, Ingvild Bolme, Melissa Frances, Memory Box, UHK and Chic Tags.
I am also lucky enough to have many publications in magazines all over the world.
I will be happy if you stop by my blog http://evgeniapetzer.blogspot.com/


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If you missed the look of a coming July kit you can check this link, its really so gorgeous! I already completed all of my projects but for now i will just show you one:)


and some close ups:



I used the main kit and both add ons: flower add on and embellishment add on for this LO.

From my stash:
2 prima stencils,
shimmerz texturez
microbeads
sisal
gesso
glimmer glaze java


Thank you for stopping by! Enjoy the coming weekend!

Wednesday, June 19, 2013

"True Love" layout - another peek at the upcoming July kit

Hi, everyone!

Larissa here with another sneak peek of the upcoming July kit!
As usual, this month´s kit is very versatile and has a gorgeous combination of papers and embellishments.

The layout I´ll share with you below features Kaisercraft´s papers, with just a few touches of UHK´s papers.

Here it is, True Love: 




And a few close ups:


I have added a lot of Prima flowers to this layout and have layered it also with the Kaisercraft collectables! 


I have also painted the Blue Fern´s chipboards using a little red surprise you´re gonna find in C´est Magnifique July kit.  



From Flower Add-on:
Prima: Sunrise: Mini Sachet
Prima: Lyric: Daisies
Prima: Lyric: Flowers

From Embellishment Add-on:
Prima: Lyric: Wood Buttons
KaiserCraft: On This Day: Die Cut Shapes
KaiserCraft: Forever: Rubons
Blue Fern Studios: Chipboard: Blooming Foilage


From my stash:
Gesso
Faber Castell Pitt pen black
Twine
Tattered Angels Glimmer Mist

I hope you´ve enjoyed this layout! 
Thanks for dropping by this blog! 

Monday, June 17, 2013

An Unexpected Layout with July Kit from Svetlana Austin

Hi, everyone! 
Svetlana Austin is here today with my first post and my first project for C'est Magnifique Kits.
But first I want to introduce myself.


 So here it is. My name is Svetlana Austin. 
I am a Russian girl who ended up living in hot South Africa for the past 11 years. 
I met my husband while he was doing mission work in Russia. 
We have 2 beautiful sons who keep us busy and fill our lives with sunshine 
(not that we have lack of it in the northern part of our country). 
I was always creative. I tried many different crafts but once I was introduced to scrapbooking by my friend, 
I never stopped. It was 9 years ago. 
I defiantly love to create layouts about my little boys the most. 
My aim is to reflect their personalities through my work. 
I love to make real boy’s layouts full of colors and details. 
I like to use paint and sprays in my projects, as well as hand-stitching. 
Sometimes I like to make very romantic and feminine layouts about myself or about my girl-friends. 
It allows me to express the stuff that I personally like. 
My scrapbooking style is always determined by photographs I use and what kind of story 
I would like to tell through my project. 
I had a pleasure to design for various Russian and international challenge blogs, as well as for some manufacturers. 
You can visit my blog at Colorful Memories 

I am very thankful and honored to be part of an amazing team at C'est Magnifique Kits!

"Unexpected" by Svetlana Austin

Evidence paper from UHK was the main inspiration for this layout. 
I wanted to create something a bit "different". 
I had this idea of making a collage style page with a lot of different elements. 
Once I decided on a photograph for this project, which didn't take me too long, 
I knew exactly how I want it to be. 
This picture was taken by my mom during my last visit to Russia. 
We went for picnic in the forest and on the way there we found an amazing display of graffiti paintings under a bridge. It was very bright, really well done and totally unexpected. So is my layout. 
There are a lot of interesting but totally unexpected elements on it. 
The bright and colorful photo also comes very unexpectedly on the black and white background. 
I created the background by layering different papers, stamps and gesso applied through the mask 
a couple of times. 


Here are a couple of close-up images



Thank you for stopping by! 
Make sure to come back again for more inspiration from our team with brand new July kit.


Sunday, June 16, 2013

July Kit Sneak Peek from Camilla

Today I am going to show you the first sneak peek of what I have made with the upcoming July kit. It sure is a fabulous kit. 

"Cake" by Camilla Ekman

The layout is for my children. They almost share the same birthday so we usually invite our family on the same day. BUT it is very important that the children get their own cakes. And the guests have to take a piece of each. The layout has a simple design centering around the photo using several of the Kaisercraft Collectables and Prima flowers.


Saturday, June 15, 2013

Look What We Have For You in July!

Hi everyone!  If you subscribe to our newsletter you were the first to see the paper lines that we will be featuring in our July Kit.  If you're not a newsletter subscriber, it's easy to do.  You'll find a gold box on the left sidebar.  All you have to do is enter your e-mail address, and you'll be the first to know everything going on at C'est Magnifique Kits.  And we won't fill your inbox.  We just send out a couple of newsletters each month.

In July, you will find paper from two manufacturers in our kit and it is a combination that works so well together.  First, we have the bold black and cream "My Dear Watson" collection from a Polish company,  UHK Gallery.  We have added the soft elegance of several sheets from the "On This Day" collection from the Australian manufacturer, KaiserCraft.  If you are interested in purchasing the Paper Add-on, it can be found HERE in our store.


Our kits are filled with amazing embellishments, but if you are the type of scrapper who likes a little (or a lot) of extras, then our add-ons are perfect for you.  We reveal our add-ons early since they sell out quickly.  You can always get on our list to receive either, or both, of the add-ons each month by e-mailing leslie{at}cestmagnifiquekits.com.  Here are the add-ons for our July Kit.

July Flower Add-on


Here's what's in this add-on.  A few of the items are also available individually in the store:

Maya Road: Vintage Edge Mum: Antique Pink
Prima: Queen Mary: Buttermint
Prima: Sunrise: Mini Sachet
Prima: Lyric: Daisies
Prima: Lyric: Flowers
Prima: Almanac: Gracie Vine


July Embellishment Add-on


You will find these embellishments in this add-on.  A few of them are also available individually:


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Over the next two weeks, each member of our design team will be giving you a peek at how they used the July Kit.  It will also give you a chance to get to know the new members of our team.  You are sure to be inspired by their creativity!

Friday, June 14, 2013

Our Bits & Pieces Giveaway Winner!

Hi everyone, and welcome to the weekend.  Hopefully you will be able to carve out some time to create this weekend. 

I have a quick blog post today to announce the winner of our June Kit Bits & Pieces Giveaway.  The lucky winner is:

Entry #108 belongs to Ettena!  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}cestmagnifiquekits.com for all the details.  You must claim your prize within 7 days.

Be sure to stop back tomorrow when we will be revealing the paper that will be in our July Kit, as well as our awesome add-ons.  See you tomorrow!



Wednesday, June 12, 2013

The Last Looks at our June Kit

Today we will take a look at our June kit one last time before moving on to July.  I will let Keren and Erin show you the unique way they have used the kit.

"Natural Beauty" by Keren Tamir

I really wanted to bring out the purple tones from the kit for this layout. I looks as if the paper is peeling off the wall. I really like that effect and how the photo frame is hanging off the peeled paper. I used all the purple embellishments in this kit and I colored some other ones with purple chalkboard ink from Tattered Angels. The Blue Fern chipboard is one of my favorites!! I just love the effect.


"I Love You" Wall Hanging by Keren Tamir

 I really wanted to create a project with the Prima wood icons box. First I primed it with Gesso and then painted it in shimmery green acrylic paint which matched the Maja papers perfectly. I cut out a picture of each of my kids and popped it in one of the squares. I also used the green toned Maja papers to fill the other squares in the grid. I decorated with flowers, resist canvas figures, mushrooms and used the Shabby Chic Mirror in the center to add a title.


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 "Sip" by Erin Blegen

I love it when papers provide a sheet of cut-outs like Maja Design has done with this collection. I decided to create a collage that spanned my layout just so I could use a bunch of these beautiful cut-out elements. I added in some random stamping, inking, misting, and masking to create this fun page of my daughter delightfully sipping away at her chocolate shake.


"20 Mos" by Erin Blegen

 I've made a promise to myself to get back into the basics of scrapbooking and start doing more documenting! I used to do monthly pages for each of my kids, talking about what they are 
like at that time. But I've gotten away from that and so decided to record a little bit 
about my sweet daughter at 20 months.

I decided to use some of the pretty strips from the bottom of the papers that I normally tend 
to throw away. I've used them at the top of my layout, as well as to make the banner 
that runs vertically behind my photo. When papers such as these provide such lovely 
(yet generally disposed of) details- why not use them?


Thanks for stopping by today.  Be sure to check back tomorrow to see if 
YOU are the winner of our Bits & Pieces Giveaway!

Monday, June 10, 2013

Welcome our New Designers

We are excited to be adding four new designers to the C'est Magnifique Kits design team, but that means saying goodbye to a couple of awesome designers who have rotated off the team.  We sadly say goodbye to Keren Tamir and Brit Sviggum who wrapped up their term with the June Kit.  We could always count on Keren and Brit to wow us with their creative styles.  You will both be missed!  Thank you for sharing your creativity with us each month. 

We welcome the following designers who will be joining us beginning with the July kit.  They are already behind the scenes using the kit and you are going to love what they've been doing!  Over the next few weeks each new designer will be introducing themselves on the blog, and showing you a sneak peek at the July kit.

Please join us in welcoming:

Evgenia Petzer, South Africa


Svetlana Austin, South Africa

Migbell Guzmán, Puerto Rico


We know you're going to be inspired by their unique styles!


Items worth checking out in the Store:



Saturday, June 8, 2013

Pastel Beauties

Our June kit, which features paper from Maya Design's "Vintage Spring Basics" is filled with some beautiful pastel colors.  It's just perfect for spring!  Today we'll show you how designers Valerie and Brit have used the kit.

"1 Cool Kid" by Valerie Serfozo

Pink is my favorite color, so I'm always excited when I get to use it. For some reason I am being very nostalgic lately and wanting to use photos of my granddaughter when she was younger. Maybe it helps me forget that she is growing up so quickly. 


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 "Our Sweet Boy" by Brit Sviggum

 As I have written in the text; Leif has always been such a sweet boy. Kind and caring.   
This picture was taken on our trip to Tenerife. We had a terrific holiday.

 

"Love" by Brit Sviggum

 Finally a picture that I`m in too, LOL. I don`t have many pictures of myself. So when we took this, I almost felt that I HAD TO make a page with it.


Enjoy your weekend everyone!  
If you haven't yet entered our Bits & Pieces Giveaway,  you have until June 12 to enter.

Friday, June 7, 2013

Bits and Pieces Giveaway!

Hi all.  We wanted to let you know that we still have a few of our June Kits "Dream in Pastel" available in our store.  This is a beautiful kit and wait until we show you how our designer, Camilla, took it and created these amazing layouts!

"Be You" by  Camilla Ekman

A more boyish layout made with the June kit from C'est Magnifique. Since there are so many different colour choices it is easy to choose what suits. And I added the cool watch from Blue Fern Studios. I painted it white and added some crackle accent. The brown pennants are in canvas and coloured with brown mist.


"En Skatt" (A Treasure) by Camilla Ekman

 I just love the pastel colours in the C'est Magnifique June kit. I have mixed some of the blue Maja Design papers with some of the lovely pink flowers in the flower add-on. The iron gate is such a beautiful detail to add to a page. If you want to tone down a colour you can always add a little gesso.

 

Our June Kit Bits & Pieces Giveaway

Now we'd like to give our blog readers a chance to win Leslie's "bits & pieces" remaining 
from her June Kit.  This is what we are giving away to one of you!  
Since these are "bits & pieces, it will include items from the main kit, 
the flower add-on and the embellishment add-on.  
The winner may receive partial packages of embellishments
 and sheets of patterned paper that may be less than full size.


It's easy to enter our Bits & Pieces Giveaway.  Here's all you need to do:

1.  You must be a follower of our blog.  If you do not already follow us, just click 
on the "Join this site" button on the left sidebar and you'll be all set.  
The winner of this challenge must be a follower of our blog.

2.  Use the Inlinkz tool at the bottom of this post.

3.  We are giving you a chance to enter our giveaway twice!  
Share this post on your blog (in a blog post, not your sidebar) and you can 
enter your name again using the Inlinkz tool below 
(just be sure to add the link to your blog post). 

The contest will close at midnight, June 12.  
The winner, selected by a random draw, will be announced a few days later.


Monday, June 3, 2013

Inspiration from Larissa and our May Sketch Challenge Winners!

What better way to start the week than to announce our May Sketch Challenge winners and featured layouts.  Before we do that, we'd like to begin with a couple of layouts from design team member, Larissa, featuring our lovely June Kit, Dream in Pastel

"Remember" by Larissa Albernaz

What can be more fun than two little girls playing in a park? I guess just playing with 
this month´s CM kit... LOL. I have used here Prima packaging as a matt for my photo,
 just to add more contrast to the soft wonderful pastel colors and have just grouped 
all the gorgeous embellishments that are part of this month´s kit.


"July" by Larissa Albernaz

 I started creating this layout by stamping onto its background, then adding a touch of yellow. After that, I´ve just worked my design by putting all the wonderful flowers and embellishments together.



The winner of our May Sketch Challenge, selected by a random draw is #21, which belongs to Francine of New Zealand.  Congratulations Francine!  In addition to winning a great prize package, you may shop in our Store and have any purchases shipped free of charge along with your prize package.  Please e-mail: Leslie(at)Cestmagnifiquekits.com and she will give you all the details. 
Your prize must be claimed within 7 days.

Here's the layout Francine created using the May sketch:


Our second prize goes to someone who obviously used one of our kits to create their layout.  This month (based on a random draw), Sofi is the winner of a $10 gift certificate to the 
C'est Magnifique Store.  Please contact  Leslie(at)Cestmagnifiquekits.com and she will 
give you the gift certificate number.  Your prize must be claimed within 7 days.

Here's Sofi's take on our May sketch:


Each month the layouts seem to be getting better and better, which makes it very difficult to choose our featured layouts.  This month we couldn't narrow it down to just five, so we have six layouts we would like to feature.  These are in no particular order:

Roslyn


 Kathleen White, USA


Denise


Joefil


Liven


Irina from Russia


Thanks to ALL of you who participated in our May sketch challenge!  
We hope to see you back in June.