Friday, July 25, 2014

August Kit Project With Debbie

Hi everyone, Debbie here with you today to share a canvas I created using the August kit which will make its debut in a few days along with the August Flower Add On, Embellishment Add On 
and Mixed Media kits.

To create the pink background on my canvas I mixed some white acrylic paint from my stash with the Heidi Swapp Color Shine Pink from the Mixed Media kit.  I lightly dabbed a butterfly stamp with some of the Dina Wakely Sky Acrylic paint from the Mixed Media kit and randomly stamped butterflies on the background.  I also lightly dabbed some of the paint around the edges of my canvas and randomly here and there.   

I used the Studio Calico Bubbles mask on the background and added some stamping with a script stamp.

I used some of the Prima Caliope Chipboard Alphas from the August Embellishment Add On Kit on the background of my canvas.

I love the decorative packing that came in the kit.  Above you can see where I cut out a butterfly from a Manor House packaging and the lovely clock from the Blue Fern Studios packaging.  The butterfly is surrounded by all of the lovely flowers in the August Flower Add On Kit.

I hope I have inspired you to create!  There are August Add On Kits available to purchase in the store, and you can find them here.

Supplies used from my stash:  Gesso, Modeling Paste,  Mask, Stamp, Ink.

Wednesday, July 23, 2014

What's New In Store

Happy Summer everyone,

We are excited about change of season and in honor of the Heat of Summer, we are adding lots of new items that I am sure you will like.  Please take a moment to browse all of our new “hot” items HERE in our store.  For our permanent members club, any orders will be included in your kit so make sure you get them in early.

We welcome your feedback and as a direct result of that, we are now offering you the ability to request anything specific and we will get it for you.  Just send me an email and leave the rest to me.  Some specifications may apply i.e. quantity and shipping.  So if you are really excited about some product just let me know.

We look forward to hearing from you,

Sunday, July 20, 2014

August Kit Projects with Tammy...

Tammy here with my projects using the August Add On Kits.  The Papers in the Add On Kit are Beautiful! The colors, floral design, and a bird here and there, I love it! I see romance in this kit so my projects went in that direction. I have three to share.

The first one is my youngest daughter on her wedding day. Hard to believe it has been five years.

This Paper from the Paper Add On Kit is gorgeous! It would be pretty without anything added, but I used items from Flower Add On, Embellishment Add On, and Mixed Media Add On Kits. I also used some cheese cloth and distress ink from my stash. 

Sticking with the romance theme, this next project is my son asking his girlfriend to marry him after a carriage ride. He had given his camera to the driver.

"She said Yes"

This was fun!  I fussy cut all the flowers and the bird. I used pop-dots for dimension. The frame was made from the strip cut off the bottom of one of the pieces of paper in the Paper Add On kit. I also used items from the Embellishment Add On, and Mixed Media Add On Kits. I used a punch and ink from my stash.

This last project is a picture of my oldest daughter. She served as a bridesmaid in my son's wedding! I have always loved this picture of her.


Again, the paper is beautiful! Besides the Paper Add On Kit, I used items from the Flower Add On, Embellishment Add On, and Mixed Media Kits. I also used some gesso, stencil, and ink from my stash.

If you love romance, or just see anything here you might like to use, it's in the store now. Thanks for stopping by! 

Saturday, July 19, 2014

Magnifique Mixed Media Kit and More with the August C'est Magnifique Kit!

I love to use mixed media in my projects, have you seen our GORGEOUS August Mixed Media kit? It is in the stores on sale right now and I just wanted to share a layout I did using only the Paper Add On and the Magnfique Mixed Media kit.

I have used a gorgeous paper from the Kaisercraft Storyteller collection included in the paper kit as my base. My daughter has been a part of a ballet camp for the last few weeks here, so I have used several photos of her lately in my layouts, here she is wearing a beautiful tutu that the teacher owns. I have used the Studio Calico Mr. Huey's Bubbles Mask and some molding paste to start my background. I built up color with the gorgeous Heidi Swapp Pink Color Shine and Prima Gilded Color Bloom. I used the Dina Wakely Heavy Body Acrylic Paint in Sky to add accents to the molding paste, color the chipboard and around the edges of the paper.

I have used many many Kaisercraft Storyteller die cuts to embellish the layout, along with the gorgeous Prima flowers included in the mixed media kit!

From my stash: I just used a bit of distress ink and a script stamp!!

My next layout features my youngest daughter and a garden of flowers from the Main Kit and the Flower Add On. I had a great time layering up, masking, molding paste, mist and stamping, then layering on the papers and finally the gorgeous flowers!

From C'est Magnifique: Main Kit, Flower Add On, Embellishment Add On, 
and Magnifique Mixed Media Kit

From Stash: Mask, Molding Paste, Stamp

There are lots of gorgeous details in the kits, you can see items from all the add ons and the main kit here

I hope you like my layouts, thanks so much for stopping by!!!

Thursday, July 17, 2014

We Welcome One More Designer to C'est Magnifique

Our second addition to the DT this month is Debbie Burns. Debbie has a lot of experience on kit club design teams and we are happy to have her joining us this month to start with the August kit.

I’m so excited to be joining the C’est Magnifique Design Team as a designer and also as the kit designer. My name is Debbie Burns and I live in the beautiful state of Maryland very near our nation’s capital, Washington, DC. I’m a single mom to two adult children, ages 24 and 27 and one precious dog, Zoey. By day I am an Assistant Project Manager for a General Contractor and in the evenings and weekends you can find me in my craft room busy creating away or outside tending to my flower gardens.

I fell in love with scrapbooking years ago when I was given a finished album, “all about me” for a birthday present. I took a couple of beginner’s classes and have been hooked ever since. I love to create shabby chic layouts which include mixed media and this past year I ventured into the world of canvases!

I currently am on the Design Team for Scrap Around the World and in the past have had the wonderful experience of being the DT coordinator for Frosted Designs. I’ve also been on design teams for Berry71bleu, Artful Delight, Purple Pumpkin, and Stuck On U Sketches.

I am looking forward to my time here at C’est Magnifique and can’t wait to share my projects with you! Would love for you to stop by my blog here.

Here is a sample of Debbie's work with our August kit:

I hope you help join us and welcome Debbie to the team!!

Tuesday, July 15, 2014

Sneak Peek at the August Kit!

It's the middle of the month and that means we're here to give you look at the paper we will be using in our August Kit, the Magnifique Mixed Media Kit, and our two add-ons.

First up is the patterned paper for August. We are featuring two Australian companies: Manor House Creations and Kaisercraft.

Kaisercraft Storyteller: Feature
Kaisercraft Storyteller: Myth
Kaisercraft Storyteller: Reminisce
Kaisercraft Storyteller: Anecdote
Manor House: Beautiful You: So You
Manor House: Beautiful You: Fresh and New
Manor House: Beautiful You: In My Thoughts
Manor House: Beautiful You: Journal Sheet

Magnifique Mixed Media Kit

Our August Magnifique Mixed Media Kit is now available in our Store.  We will have a video tutorial on our blog soon by our very own Karita Vainio,  You won't want to miss it!   

Ranger: Dina Wakely: Heavy Body Acrylic Paint: Sky
Prima: Color Bloom Spray Mist: Gilded
Heidi Swapp: Color Shine: Pink
Jacquard: Lumiere Metallic Paint: Citrine 
American Crafts: Pop Microbeads: Leaf
Pink Paislee: Color Wash: Layered Cardstock Frames
Studio Calico: Huey's Masks: Bubbes Mask
Prima: Mini Sachet: Lakeside
Prima: Cabriole: Aqua
Kaisercraft: Storyteller: Collectables 
(some items may be partial packages)

Flower Add-on

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

Manor House Creations: Wedding Belles Value Pack
Manor House Creations: Wishes: Serenity
Prima: Tiara: Sugarplum
Prima: Fairy Rhymes Collection: Solid Flower Vine: Light Pink
Prima: La Belle: Island Mix
Petaloo: Forget Me Nots: White

Embellishment Add-on 

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

Heidi Swapp: Color Magic: Notes
Kaisercraft: Storyteller: 12x12 Sticker Sheet
Blue Fern Studios: Corner Flourishes
Prima: Caliope Collection: Chipboard Alphas
Prima: Shabby Chic Treasures: Tassels
Burlap Bird's Nest Embellishments
Paper Doilies: Pink, Peach, Cream, Mint

I think you will agree, our August kit is just amazing.  Paper add-ons, the MMM Kit, and both embellishment add-ons are available now for purchase in our Store.

Monday, July 14, 2014

Welcoming a new designer to C'est Magnifique!

We would like to welcome Pam Bray as our newest member of the design team! She will be starting with the August kit. Here is a little about Pam in her own words!

Hi my name is Pam but my closest friends call me Pammejo. I live just outside of Memphis, TN, home of blues and BBQ. I am married to my high school sweetheart. We have 4 grown children that are all married and are blessed with 9 grandkids...7 boys and 2 girls. I love absolutely anything to do with paper and glue...I just love to craft and enjoy every creative aspect of it. I enjoy traveling, photography, crocheting, tole painting and several other creative venues. I have been published several times in magazines. I design stamps for SinCity Stamps. I am thrilled to be part of the C'est Magnifique Kits Design Team.

Here is one of Pam's lovely layouts made with the yummy August kit!!

We hope you help us welcome Pam to the design team!!