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Wednesday, April 1, 2015

April Sketch Challenge

We have a new Sketch Challenge for you!
The April sketch was created by C'est Magnifique Designer Debbie Burns.


How about some inspiration from our Design Team?
Take a look at how they have used this sketch, along with our April Kit, "In Bloom." 

We would love to see YOU use our sketch as inspiration for a layout. We have very few rules for our Sketch Challenge. As a matter of fact, we have just one rule, we want your layout to resemble the sketch. Feel free to flip or rotate the sketch, but we do want to look at your layout and be able to see that you used the sketch. Other than that, you are free to use anything you have in your personal stash, and we welcome all styles of scrapbooking.

We will award two prizes for this sketch challenge. The first prize will be a collection of paper, flowers, chipboard, and embellishments selected by C'est Magnfique's owner Deonna. The winner of the prize package will also be able to shop in the C'est Magnifique Store, and have their purchases sent with the prize package, so that means you won't have to pay for shipping! 

Our second prize, a $10 gift certificate to the C'est Magnifique Store, will be awarded randomly to one of our participants who obviously uses one of our kits to create their Sketch Challenge layout. 

We will also choose 5 (or maybe more) layouts to feature on our blog!  
You have the entire month of January to submit your layout.

What do you have to do to enter our sketch challenge?

1. You must be a follower of our blog. It's easy to become follower - see the left sidebar.

2. Create a layout using the sketch, and add it to our blog using the Inlinkz tool below. Please link to the blog post where you have uploaded your layout (not your general blog address). If you do not have a blog, you may link to an online gallery.

  The deadline for entering the sketch challenge is midnight, April 30, 2015 (US time).
Have fun with the sketch. We can't wait to see how you use it!

Tuesday, March 31, 2015

April Kit Reveal!

You've seen some great samples that our designers have created with the April Kit over the past several weeks. It's time to give you a look at everything you can find in the April Kits and to remind you of our Add-Ons.



Kit Embellishments

Blue Fern Studios: Folkart Frame
Gray 3/8-inch Ribbon
Kaisercraft: Miss Nelly: 12x12 Gloss Die-Cut: Her Voice
Kaisercraft: Lady Rose: Collectables Cardstock Die-Cuts
Lemoncraft: House of Roses: Buttons
Lemoncraft: House of Roses: Labels 2
Petaloo: Botanica Minis: Soft Pink*
Pink Doily Crown
Prima: Alphablends: Cardstock & Chipboard Alphabet Stickers
Prima: Avante Paper Flowers: Berry*

*Partial Package



Lemoncraft: House of Roses: Old Letters
Lemoncraft: House of Roses: Time Flies
Lemoncraft: House of Roses: Music of the Soul
Lemoncraft: House of Roses: Old Fashioned Dress
Lemoncraft: House of Roses: On The Porch
Lemoncraft: House of Roses: Tea Roses
FabScraps: Shabby Chic: Fleur



2x4 Black Canvas Panel
American Crafts: DIY Shop: Metal Rimmed Chalkboard Tags
Blue Fern Studios: Sweet Dreams Chipboard
C'est Magnifique Mystic Pink Embossing Powder*
C'est Magnifique Starry Night Sky Glaze*
Cosmo Cricket: Project Hanger: Antique Silver
Darice: Victoria Lynn: Corsage Pins
GCD Studios: Sweet Surrender: Typewriter Key Stickers
Heidi Swapp: 6x6 Butterfly Stencil
Judikins: 4x6 Embossable Window Plastic*
Lemoncraft: Just Love Me: 03
Lemoncraft: Vintage Time: Labels 1
Marvy: Le Plume II: Pink Marker
Prima: Epiphany: Oracle
Ranger: Adirondack Acrylic Paint Dabber: Lights: Juniper
Touch of Nature: 6 Black Feathers

*Partial Package



Lemoncraft: House of Roses: Paper Flowers
Little B: Pull Flowers: Garden Mums
Magnolia: Vintage Tinsel Dahlias: Pink
Petaloo: Darjeeling: Petite Flowers: Teastained Teal
Prima: Epiphany: Bombshell
Prima: Ladybird: Fabric Flowers: White



Blue Fern Studios: Spring Trinkets
Darice: Finishing Accents Frame Sticker: Black
Hand-Dyed Cotton Ribbon
Kaisercraft: Secret Garden: 12x12 Acetate Sheet
Kaisercraft: The Lakehouse: 12x12 Sticker Sheet
Kaisercraft: Wooden Flourishes: Bows
Papermania: Spots & Stripes: Jeweled Bakers Twine: Teal/Gray/White
Pink Velvet Ribbon
Prima: Epiphany: Stick Pins
Prima: Valentine Vine: Pink
Ruby Rock-It: August Moon: Forever Friends Chip Title

The Main Kit, Add-Ons and Mixed Media Kit are available from the C'est Magnifique Store while supplies last. Our talented design team will be back to inspire you with more projects using our April Kit, until then, please enjoy this video by designer Djamila Khiter, featuring an in-depth look at the April Main Kit contents!

Monday, March 30, 2015

Djamila's April Kit Projects

Hello!

I'm happy to present you my projects made with the April Main Kit:

First, I made a layout, using 3 pictures of me and my youngest daughter Inaya:


From the April Kit, I used:

Lemoncraft: House of Roses papers
Kaisercraft Lady Rose Collectables Cardstock Die-Cuts

From my stash: gesso, Neocolors, thread, gold ink, pearls, La Scraposphère Stamps


some details:





I made a video tutorial:



This page is a girly layout with my second daughter Massilya, when she was young. I adore this picture, and her smile. It is made from the April sketch:


From the April Kit,I used:

Blue Fern Studios: Folkart Frame
Kaisercraft Lady Rose Collectables Cardstock Die-Cuts
Lemoncraft House of Roses Buttons
Lemoncraft House of Roses Labels 2
Petaloo Soft Pink Botanica Minis
Pink Doily Crown
Prima Alphablends Cardstock & Chipboard Alphabet Stickers
Prima Avante Paper Flowers: Berry

From my stash: gesso, Neocolors II, perlen pen (liquid pearls)


some details:




I also have a video tutorial for this layout:




If you're interested in purchasing April Kits you can pick one up from the C'est Magnifique Store while supplies last.

Thanks for visiting!
Djamila



Friday, March 27, 2015

Patti's April Projects and Farewell

Hi, Patti here to share my projects with the April Main Kit! This was one of my favorite kits ever, the LemonCraft papers and embellishments are just gorgeous! I used the Flower Add-On as well.

This first layout is me with my furry baby "Harley." She is the sweetest dog ever (she doesn't know she's a dog). I love the way the blooms accent the black and white photo!


Here are a few close-ups:




For this next layout I chose a picture of our precious first Granddaughter! I focused on the pale colors in the kit for this page for a softer feel! I love the sweet photo of her with her Daddy! I created a "faux stitched" circle around the cluster.


You can see the faux stitching here. There was stitching printed on the main paper so I just mimiced the look in a few places!




This layout is a photo of our second precious Granddaughter! I used the chipboard frame to frame this sweet photo! I again used the softer elements in the kit.


Close-ups:




This is our daughter. I used more vibrant colors and shades for this layout. I love how the colors came together for this page. This kit is amazing!


Beautiful little blooms included here!



For my last project I created two cards. Each card has a totally different look!



I hope you liked the projects I created this month. I really enjoyed creating them. This kit really was a lot of fun and I thank you for taking the time to look!

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The C'est Magnifique Team would like to thank Patti for her hard work and beautiful creations over the past 6 months. You will be greatly missed! We wish you all the best in your future endeavors. If you'd like to continue to follow Patti, please visit her blog, My Pieces of Time.

Wednesday, March 25, 2015

Stina's April Kit Projects

Hello! Stina here today sharing what I have created with the beautiful April Kit.
It's a true blessing to work with this lovely kit!


My first layout is with my crazy kid and some of his funny faces. I cut the overlay in pieces and put them on three different places on the layout. For this layout I used products from the Main Kit, the Flower Add-On, the Mixed Media Kit and the Embellishment Add-On.


From my own stash I used: white paint

This layout is one of my favorites! I love the soft colors on the paper and flowers. To blend all the embellishments together I painted them with a little bit of white paint. For this layout I used products from the Main Kit,the Flower Add-On and the Embellishment Add-On.




From my own stash I used: pink inca gold, mini alpha stickers from the February Kit

This is a layout of my friend's daughter. For this layout I used products from the Main Kit, the Flower Add-On, the Mixed Media Kit and the Embellishment Add-On.



From my own stash I used: pink letters

Here's a layout with the same girl this time going for a walk in the forest. For this layout I used products from the Main Kit, the Mixed Media Kit and the Embellishment Add-On.





From my own stash I used: leaves, green and brown mist

My last layout is of my son sleeping in the car. For this layout I used products from the Main Kit, the Flower Add-On, the Mixed Media Kit and the Embellishment Add-On.



Thanks for stopping by today!
Stina