Tuesday, April 15, 2014

Our May Kit

Hi all.  We would like to give you a look at the kit we have planned for May.  Our paper will be from Pion Design, a Swedish manufacturer.  The sweet, soft colors are so beautiful for spring.  We have taken the best from three different Pion Designs collections and put them together to create the paper in our May kit. 

Kit Paper:

Pion Design: A Day in May: Bird Song
Pion Design: A Day in May: Apple Blossom
Pion Design: Flower Frames: Viola
Pion Design: Flower Frames: Flavus
Pion Design: Flower Frames: Anemone
Pion Design: For Mother: Yellow Pansy
Pion Design: For Mother: Blue Pansy
Pion Design: For Mother: Bouquet of Flowers

We also have 3 add-ons that we have designed to compliment our May Kit.  First is the very popular Magnifique Mixed Media Kit.

Mixed Media Kit:

13 Arts: Ayeeda Mist: Pastel Blue
13 Arts: Ayeeda Mist: Pastel Yellow
13 Arts: Ayeeda Paint: Matte Lemon
Silks: Acrylic Glaze: Irridescent Violet
Stampendous: Embossing Enamel: Shabby Pink
Crate Paper: Maggie Holmes: Styleboard Chipboard Shapes
Tim Holtz: Layering Stencil: Lattice Work
Petaloo: Forget Me Nots: Soft Lavender
Petaloo: Burlap Blossoms: Pink
Petaloo: Botanica Collection Minis: Soft Yellow
Cosmo Cricket: Wood Charms: Feathers
* some items will be partial packages

The second add-on available is our Embellishment Add-on, which gives you even more embellishments and an addition alphabet to use with the May kit.

Embellishment Add-on:

Blue Fern Studios: Chipboard: Rose Frame
Prima: Shabby Chic Treasures: Resin Clocks
Prima: Princess: Tickets and Tags
KaiserCraft: Crochet Doilie: Lace Cream
KaiserCraft: Pearls: Chocolate
Graphic 45: Botanical Tea Collection: Cardstock Sticker Alphabet

Our third add-on is for those of you who love flowers as much as we do.  We have created a beautiful assortment of flowers that will be the perfect addition to your kit.

Flower Add-on:

Prima: Princess: Ballroom
Prima: Princess: Castle
Prima: Andorra: Gray
Petaloo: Botanica Blooms: Pistachio
Petaloo: Floral Ephemera: Pink
Petaloo: Penny Lane Ruffled Roses: Teal

All add-ons are currently available in our Store.  A few items are also available for individual purchase.  

Our design team has created some awesome layouts using the May Kit and they will be sharing them with you over the next several weeks.  Be sure to check back. 

Monday, April 14, 2014

May Magnifique Mixed Media +Video Tutorial with Kelly

Good morning, and happy Monday!
It is that time once again - to reveal the new Magnifique Mixed Media Kit!
This new kit is most definitely "spring inspired" with gorgeous pastels and pretty little details...I hope you will enjoy it as much as I do!
Stay tuned for the paper and add on reveal tomorrow.

Here's a look:
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Pretty, right?

Here's what the kit contains:
13 Arts: Ayeeda Mist: Pastel Blue
13 Arts: Ayeeda Mist: Pastel Yellow 
13 Arts: Ayeeda Paint: Matte Lemon 
Silks: Acrylic Glaze: Irridescent Violet 
Stampendous: Embossing Enamel: Shabby Pink
Crate Paper: Maggie Holmes: Styleboard Chipboard Shapes 
Tim Holtz: Layering Stencil: Lattice Work
Petaloo: Forget Me Nots: Soft Lavendar 
Petaloo: Burlap Blossoms: Pink 
Petaloo: Botanica Collection Minis: Soft Yellow 
Cosmo Cricket: Wood Charms: Feathers
* some items will be partial packages

And now, here is my first project I made with this kit, along with (as usual) a complete video tutorial!



The video is nice and short :) Enjoy!

Another look...


Remember, these kits fly off the shelves - so hurry! You can find it in the C'est Magnifique Store.

Have a wonderful week!

*Kelly*

Sunday, April 13, 2014

We Have a Winner

It's time to announce the winner of our April Bits & Pieces Giveaway.........

Entry #12 was Patty O'Malley.  Congratulations Patty!  Please email leslie{at}cestmagnifiquekits{dot}com within 7 days to claim your prize.

Here's a look at the Bits & Pieces from Leslie's April Kit that Patty has won:


 Tomorrow, Kelly Foster will be here with the first look at the May Magnifique Mixed Media Kit, and the kit will be for sale in our Store.  As many of you know, these kits sell out quickly, so if you want one, you need to get to the store early. 
 

Saturday, April 12, 2014

April Kit Layouts by Camilla

Hi! You have all seen the beautiful April kit. It is my turn to show you some layouts made with the kit. I hope you will enjoy them.

First a layout where I have been using some of the mixed media kit to create the background. I grounded with some gesso and used a text stamp from a previous kit. Then I used the mist from the MMM kit and a mask from a previous. On top of that I used the mask from the MMM kit and some of the turquoise pearl lumiere. I had to use my new flower mask bought in the CM store with some texture paste. Finally I used circle stitched stamps (from my own stash) and the rubons from the MMM kit. When my background was finished I embellished it.


For my layout I have used the main kit, the MMM kit, the flower add-on and the embellie add-on.
From my own stash: stamps, masks, leaves, old book pages, paper clip, gesso

Then a layout with some paper layering. The BFS chipboard is painted partly in white and then I smeared some Inka-Gold on it.


For my layout I have used the main kit, the MMM kit, the flower add-on and the embellie add-on.
From my own stash: leaves, string, gesso

I created the background by tearing papers, then some masking and using the embossing powder in the MMM kit and then some stamping on top. The BFS chipboard is rubbed in the Inka Gold.


For my layout I have used the main kit, the MMM kit, the flower add-on and the embellie add-on.
From my own stash: leaves, doily, stamp

Here I have used the Inka Gold almost as ink on the edges using my finger. Then I added some stamping in black. The mist from the MMM kit is used with a mask and I also used some texture paste creating the swirls (a mask from an older MMM kit). The resin butterflies have some Inka Gold on them as well.


For my layout I have used the main kit, the MMM kit, the flower add-on and the embellie add-on.
From my own stash: leaves, string, masks, stamp, old book paper, texture paste

I hope you are enjoying your April kit! 

Friday, April 11, 2014

The April kit with Vicky

C'est Magnifique kits always has terrific kits and this one is no exception. The colours are so vintage and versatile this month! With the Riddersholm "Fall flea market" collection you can scrap boys, girls, couples, babies - anything works with these rich colours! Here are just a few  of my creations this month...

Up first is a layout of my hubby and I when we were dating. Everything except the title and small roses are in the main kit (those are from the add-ons). What beautiful purple flowers, chipboard frame and resin butterflies in this amazing kit!

I used the wonderful kit sketch as inspiration for the above layout (I just flipped it).
Don't forget to enter the monthly CHALLENGE for chance to win a fantastic prize!

Next is a layout of my daughter when she was an infant. Heavy distressing, more beautiful flowers, plus a little cheesecloth from my stash adds a bit of texture to this shabby chic layout. I just can't get enough of the resin butterflies in this kit - LOVE them!

Here is a casual shot of my hubby, back when we were dating. I used gesso and inked some corrugated cardboard with the pale blue chalk ink in the kit - again adding extra texture to my layout. I even placed some cardboard behind the wood pieces in the kit. A few "manly" flowers from the add-ons to polish things off. Love the mix of blues and browns in this kit - great colour combo!

Thanks for joining me on the blog today!
Vicky Alberto

Thursday, April 10, 2014

One Last Look at the April MMM Kit!

Hi everyone. Erin Blegen checking in today with one more look at our beautiful April MMM Kit. Today I have a mixed media card to share with you!

"Friend" Card
I started by creating the base of my card using the Riddersholm Design papers from the main kit. I glued on some layers of paper and book pages and then covered them with gesso. Following that, I applied masking with the April MMM kit mask and modeling paste; set with heat gun.

Next, using a palette knife I applied the Lumiere paint over some of the masked areas for pops of color. Once dry, I proceeded to spray (from a distance) the Lindy's Stamp Gang mist and then toss on some mist splats. Inka Gold was applied to the edges of my card.

Embellishing came last. I wanted some funky accents for this card, so I applied white paint to the Blue Fern Studios chipboard and then added some of the rub-ons from the MMM kit. The Prima resin frame was accented with the Lumiere paint and then backed up by a Prima Cartographer wood embellishment. Some vintage lace trim from my stash added texture to the linear arrangement behind my embellishments.


The April MMM Kit {SOLD OUT}

Thank-you for coming by for a final look and farewell to our stunning April MMM Kit!

Take care!

Wednesday, April 9, 2014

A Sad Announcement



It is with so much sadness that I tell everyone that the time has come for me to sell/close C’est Magnifique.

Many of you know that I started Blue Fern Studios over a year ago and I’m finding that running two successful companies and taking care of my son (who was critically wounded in Afghanistan and now requires full time care) has just become too much for me to handle.  This will allow me to focus on my son first, and Blue Fern second, which has been my dream for over 10 years.  I am excited to see how far it can go!

I am hoping to sell CM as it is very profitable and I would really hate to see it close!  If anyone is interested in purchasing it, please don’t hesitate to contact me at leslie at cestmagnifiquekits.com.  I can tell you that you will have a blast as I truly love everything involved in it.

In the event that no one is interested in purchasing it though, we will finish up with the June kit and start liquidating June 1.  We hope you stay with us til the end as the next two kits will rock your world!!!