Friday, July 31, 2015

C'est Magnifique August Kit Reveal!

Hi! It's reveal day at C'est Magnifique Kit Club! Check out the August Kits! I shared by creations with these gorgeous kits HERE. I'll be sharing one more layout for the C'est Magnifique August Sketch Challenge tomorrow, so be sure to stop by!



Kit Embellishments:

Dovecraft: Bohemian: 12x12 Premium Paper Pad: 36 Sheets
Dovecraft: Bohemian: Sequins
Dovecraft: Bohemain: Wooden Buttons
Dovecraft: Grosgrain Ribbon: Red/White Hearts: 2m
Prima: All About Me: Chipboard Frames
Prima: Donna Downey: Floral Embellishments: Elle: Lady
Prima: Wishes & Dreams: Type & Tabs Stickers 



Dovecraft Bohemian Collection - A collection of enchanting designs featuring illustrative wildlife elements, floral prints and a variety of coordinating repeat patterns.

12x12 Premium Paper Pad. 36 Patterned Papers: 3 Sheets of 12 Designs.


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

Blue Fern Studios: Damask Motif Chipboard
C'est Magnifique: Acrylic Paint: Dandelion*
C'est Magnifique: Embossing Powder: Fairy Frost*
C'est Magnifique: Shimmer Mist: Amaranth
Dovecraft: Bohemian: Clear Stamp Set: Stag
Dovecraft: Bohemian: Lace Ribbon
Dovecraft: Bohemian: 6x6 Premium Paper Pad: 48 Sheets
Dovecraft: Grosgrain Ribbon: Red/White Hearts: 2m
Prima: Donna Downey: Screenprinted Canvas: Butterflies
Prima: Jamie Dougherty: 6x6 Bloom Stencil: Spark
Prima: Mixed Media Printed Canvas Book Covers: Tile (7.5"x9.75")
Prima: Relics & Artifacts: Archival Cast Embellishments: Medallions
Santoro: Mirabelle: Metal Keys

*Partial Package

Designer Djamila Khiter has created a preview video of the Mixed Media Kit!
 


Magnifique Card Kit


 The August Magnifique Card Kit is available now in our Store

(3) 4.375"x5.75" Cream Envelopes
(3) 5.75"x8.75" Off-White Envelopes
(5) 3.5"x6" White Envelopes
Dovecraft: Bohemian: 8x8 Premium Paper Pad: 36 Sheets
Dovecraft: Bohemian: Adhesive Gems & Pearls
Dovecraft: Bohemian: Clear Stamp Set: Bird
Dovecraft: Bohemian: Plastic Buttons
Dovecraft: Grosgrain Ribbon: Sent With Love: 2m
Helz Cuppleditch: Riverbank Revels: Mini Satin Bows

 Designer Djamila Khiter has created a preview video of the Card Kit!





Flower Add-On

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: Bedtime Story: Mulberry Paper Flowers: Dora
Prima: Donna Downey: Floral Embellishments: Elle: Sage Blue
Prima: Donna Downey: Poppies & Peonies: Purple
Prima: Fleur De Lys: Chorale
Prima: Garden Fable: Mulberry Paper Butterfly & Flower Mix
Prima: Rose Trim: Pink: 1 Yard

Embellishment Add-On

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


 Dovecraft: Bohemian: Card Tags
Dovecraft: Bohemian: Plastic Buttons*
Dovecraft: Bohemian: Printed Butterflies
Dovecraft: Bohemian: Wooden Shapes
Dovecraft: Cupcake Boutique: Paper Flowers
Dovecraft: Grosgrain Ribbon: Pink Hearts: 2m
Helz Cuppleditch: Riverbank Revels: Mini Satin Bows*
Prima: Garden Fable: Brads
Prima: Ribbon Lace: Teal
Purple Feather

*Partial Package

Doesn't the August Kit look gorgeous?

The Main Kit, Card Kit, Mixed Media Kit and Add-Ons are available from the C'est Magnifique Store while supplies last. The talented design team will be inspiring you with more projects using the August Kit for the next several weeks. Until then, please enjoy this video by designer Djamila Khiter, featuring an in-depth look at the August Main Kit contents!

Wednesday, July 29, 2015

Fun - Meg's Garden


Hi! I'm sharing a layout that I created with the gorgeous new English Rose Garden collection for Meg's Garden today. I used a neutral piece of patterned paper from the Butterfly Collection for the background of this page. I then added whipped spackle through a stencil to select areas of the page to add some dimension to my design.


I cut roses and leaves from the Pink Rose Vine patterned paper and ephemera from the English Rose Garden Cut and Create patterned paper to layer under my photo, which I matted with the Leaves and Foliage patterned paper from the English Rose Garden Mini Pack. I cut a Circle Paper Lace Doily into several pieces and tucked it between the layers of patterned paper.


I further embellished this page with chipboard pieces from my stash, Antique Champagne Tassels and Off-White Open Roses.

Thanks for stopping by today!

Meg's Garden Supplies:
Butterfly Collection - Another Delicate Garden for Butterflies 12x12 Patterned Paper
English Rose Garden - Pink Rose Vine 12x12 Patterned Paper
English Rose Garden - Cut and Create 12x12 Patterned Paper
English Rose Garden Mini Pack - Leaves and Foliage 6x6 Patterned Paper
Circle Paper Lace Doily
Antique Champagne Tassels
Off-White Open Roses

Tuesday, July 28, 2015

Starry Night Arch - Tando Creative


Hi! I'm sharing an arch I created for the Summer theme this week on the Tando Creative Design Blog. One of my favorite Summer activities is star gazing. I used Vincent van Gogh's The Starry Night painting and lyrics from Don McClean's Vincent as my inspiration for this piece.


I painted an Arabian-Style Layered Arch Frame with a shimmery yellow paint. I then backed the arch with a felt damask specialty paper for a fun layer of texture. I painted stars from the Grab Bag of Stars first with a layer of white acrylic paint and then with a coat of Rock Candy Stickles. I finished the frame with dots made with a dimensional pearl pen and song lyrics that read:

"Look out on a summer's day with eyes that know the darkness in my soul."

You can find this chipboard and more in the Tando Creative Retail Store! We'd love to have you join the Summer Challenge! To be in with a chance of winning some great Tando goodies of your choice, please make a piece based on our weekly themes and link your project, not just your blog, using the inlinkz tool located at the top of the Tando Blog. You don't have to use any Tando product, but, if you do, you will be entered into the draw twice! There are no limits to how many times you enter, however, we do request that you only enter your piece for 5 challenges. We look forward to seeing your creations!

Thanks for stopping by today!

Friday, July 24, 2015

C'est Magnifique Kit Club Design Team Call!


C'est Magnifique Kit Club is looking for passionate, energetic, self-sufficient, friendly, and trust-worthy new designers! If you're a versatile artist that is interested in working with our monthly kits we want to hear from you! In addition to scrapbookers and card makers, we'd love to see applicants who specialize in mini albums, planners and project life type spreads.


As a C'est Magnifique design team member you will be required to create 5 layouts/projects each month. You will be assigned a date each month in which you will post your completed projects on our blog. You must have a personal blog and the ability to take high quality photographs of your work. Video tutorials are appreciated. Social media accounts and online galleries are a plus, as we like designers to help promote C'est Magnifique Kits on social media platforms and scrapbook galleries/forums where allowed.

As compensation, designers receive the Main Kit and Paper Add-On for free each month. Designers are not obligated to purchase any of the other Kits or Add-Ons, but may chose to do so at a 25% discount. Successful applicants will have the opportunity to work with amazing designers and will gain great exposure.

To be considered for this team send at least 4 of your best projects, design team commitments past and present, links to your personal blog and social media sites and tell us something about yourself and why you would like to be considered for our design team. This call is open to designers residing in the United States. International applicants are encouraged to apply for Guest Designer positions.

Email Deonna at cmdeonna@yahoo.com the information requested with the subject “C'est Magnifique Design Team Call" by 8/15/15. No late applications will be accepted. If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to email the Design Team Coordinator Dana at serordan@hotmail.com 

This is a 6-month term that will start in September 2015 with the possibility to extend.

Thursday, July 23, 2015

Queen of Hearts Arch - Tando Creative


Hi! I'm sharing an arch I created for the Hearts and Swirls theme this week on the Tando Creative Design Blog. I started this piece by embossing a Large Straight Edged Arch Frame with gold embossing powder and then backing it with patterned paper. I purchased a book of Alice in Wonderland themed paper dolls a while back and use the queen from that book as the focal point of this project.


I painted several different sized hearts from the Grab Bag of Hearts with dimensional glitter paint. I further embellished some of the hearts with glass beads, crackle paint, and red roses. I also added a key from the Set of 5 Keys. I have the white-lined set, and I simply left the key as-is straight out of the packaging and embellished it with a small rhinestone.


I added a "Q" to this heart with the Letters Mask.

You can find this chipboard and more in the Tando Creative Retail Store! We'd love to have you join the Hearts and Swirls Challenge! To be in with a chance of winning some great Tando goodies of your choice, please make a piece based on our weekly themes and link your project, not just your blog, using the inlinkz tool located at the top of the Tando Blog. You don't have to use any Tando product, but, if you do, you will be entered into the draw twice! There are no limits to how many times you enter, however, we do request that you only enter your piece for 5 challenges. We look forward to seeing your creations!

Thanks for stopping by today!

Wednesday, July 22, 2015

C'est Magnifique August Kit Projects

Hi! I'm sharing the projects I created with the C'est Magnfique August Kits today. I had a blast working with the Dovecraft Bohemian collection and the unique embellishments found in the kits. I used items from the Main Kit, Flower Add-On, Embellishment Add-On, Mixed Media Kit and the NEW Card Kit for my projects this month.


Personal Supplies: Project Life Cards, Doily, Cardstock, Whipped Spackle, Stencils

This first layout features a photo of my daughter at her 7th birthday party. We had a face painter attend the party and my sweet girl chose a sparkly rainbow design for her face. I wanted the mood of my page to match her joyous expression so I used a lot of bright colors and the things she likes best--flowers, butterflies and lots of sparkle.


This colorful flower cluster contains a mix of blooms from the Main Kit and the Flower Add-On. I filled in the cluster with paper flowers and leaves I cut from the patterned papers in the kit and some white leaves I cut from the product packaging.


I used the mist, paint and embossing powders from the Mixed Media Kit with stencils to create a colorful textured background for this layout.


My second layout features a photo of my niece. She is fearless and I have several photos of her high in a tree. I used one of the Prima photo frames from the Main Kit to crop the photo. The frames have adhesive backs so they are super easy to use.


If you love to fussy cut patterned paper, this kit is a must-have! I filled in my flower cluster with blooms I cut from the paper and a piece of rose trim.


I mixed the yellow paint from the Mixed Media Kit with whipped spackle and spread the medium over the stencil from the Mixed Media Kit to add a bright pop of color to the background of this page.



I created a small envelope album with the new Card Kit. I taped the envelopes together with washi tape and then embellished the envelopes with patterned paper and flowers.


I'm planning to use this album to send a series of letters to someone special.


Lastly, I embellished the canvas book covers from the Mixed Media Kit. To color the canvas I first prepped it with water and then poured the pink mist directly from the bottle over the canvas and let it absorb on its own. I added some yellow highlights with mist from a past kit.


I topped the canvas with paper and fabric flowers, assorted embellishments from the kit and a stamped sentiment.

I hope I have inspired you today! This kit is one of my favorites! I have one more layout to share for the August Sketch Challenge, so please stop by again on the first of the month.

The August Add-Ons and the Mixed Media and Card Kits are available for purchase now from the C'est Magnifique Store. The August Main Kit will be available on July 31st.

Friday, July 17, 2015

Baby Girl Mini Album - Clearsnap


Hi! I'm sharing a baby girl themed mini album that I embellished using Smooch Accent Ink, ColorBox Fluid Chalk Ink, and ColorBox Archival Dye Ink for Clearsnap today. Many of the Clearsnap inks can be used on slick surfaces, such as vellum and acrylic, so when I received a Baby Mixable Album from Clear Scraps, I couldn't wait to put some of my favorite inks to the test!

I've been holding on to the the Baby Claire collection from Pretty Little Studio for some time, saving it for that perfect project. (When you have a daughter named Claire, and a paper company designs a collection called "Baby Claire," you buy the entire line!) I was thrilled that Clear Scraps sent me an adorable baby album and I had a reason to bring out this paper collection! The Baby Mixable Album page shapes include a rattle, heart, star, bear and onesie - super cute!

I share more photos of this album and some tips on how to use Smooch Accent Ink and ColorBox Fluid Chalk Ink on slick surfaces on the Clearsnap Blog. I'd love for you to stop by!

Clearsnap Supplies:
Clear Scraps Supplies: Baby Mixable Album, 6x6 Flowers Stencil

C'est Magnifique August Kit Sneak Peek

Hi! I'm excited to share the first look at the C'est Magnifique August Kit today. The patterned paper for August is the Dovecraft Bohemian Collection. This kit is amazing! I'll be sharing my kit creations on Wednesday and I'd love to have you stop back then!

The patterned paper for August is the Dovecraft Bohemian Collection.

Paper Add-On

12x12 Premium Paper Pad. 36 Patterned Papers: 3 Sheets of 12 Designs.

A collection of enchanting designs featuring illustrative wildlife elements, floral prints and a variety of coordinating repeat patterns. 

Magnifique Mixed Media Kit 

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

Blue Fern Studios: Damask Motif Chipboard
C'est Magnifique: Acrylic Paint: Dandelion*
C'est Magnifique: Embossing Powder: Fairy Frost*
C'est Magnifique: Shimmer Mist: Amaranth
Dovecraft: Bohemian: Clear Stamp Set: Stag
Dovecraft: Bohemian: Lace Ribbon
Dovecraft: Bohemian: 6x6 Premium Paper Pad: 48 Sheets
Dovecraft: Grosgrain Ribbon: Red/White Hearts: 2m
Prima: Donna Downey: Screenprinted Canvas: Butterflies
Prima: Jamie Dougherty: 6x6 Bloom Stencil: Spark
Prima: Mixed Media Printed Canvas Book Covers: Tile (7.5"x9.75")
Prima: Relics & Artifacts: Archival Cast Embellishments: Medallions
Santoro: Mirabelle: Metal Keys

*Partial Package

Our Designer Djamila Khiter has created a preview video of the Mixed Media Kit!
 


*NEW* Magnifique Card Kit


 The August Magnifique Card Kit is available now in our Store

(3) 4.375"x5.75" Cream Envelopes
(3) 5.75"x8.75" Off-White Envelopes
(5) 3.5"x6" White Envelopes
Dovecraft: Bohemian: 8x8 Premium Paper Pad: 36 Sheets
Dovecraft: Bohemian: Adhesive Gems & Pearls
Dovecraft: Bohemian: Clear Stamp Set: Bird
Dovecraft: Bohemian: Plastic Buttons
Dovecraft: Grosgrain Ribbon: Sent With Love: 2m
Helz Cuppleditch: Riverbank Revels: Mini Satin Bows

 Our Designer Djamila Khiter has created a preview video of the Card Kit!




Flower Add-On

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: Bedtime Story: Mulberry Paper Flowers: Dora
Prima: Donna Downey: Floral Embellishments: Elle: Sage Blue
Prima: Donna Downey: Poppies & Peonies: Purple
Prima: Fleur De Lys: Chorale
Prima: Garden Fable: Mulberry Paper Butterfly & Flower Mix
Prima: Rose Trim: Pink: 1 Yard

Embellishment Add-On

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


 Dovecraft: Bohemian: Card Tags
Dovecraft: Bohemian: Plastic Buttons*
Dovecraft: Bohemian: Printed Butterflies
Dovecraft: Bohemian: Wooden Shapes
Dovecraft: Cupcake Boutique: Paper Flowers
Dovecraft: Grosgrain Ribbon: Pink Hearts: 2m
Helz Cuppleditch: Riverbank Revels: Mini Satin Bows*
Prima: Garden Fable: Brads
Prima: Ribbon Lace: Teal
Purple Feather

*Partial Package

Doesn't the August Kit look gorgeous?

The Magnifique Mixed Media Kit, the Magnifique Card Kit, the Paper Add-On, the Flower Add-On and the Embellishment Add-On are available now for purchase in the C'est Magnifique Store!  

Thursday, July 16, 2015

You're My Everything - Berry71Bleu


Hi! I'm sharing my take on Cathi's July "To 'Die' For" Challenge for Berry71Bleu today. We're fortunate to have Heartfelt Creations as a sponsor this month! I had a lot of fun with their patterned paper, stamps and dies! I used the Heartfelt Creations All Geared Up Paper Collection for this page.


I used the Arianna Blooms Dies and The Leafy Swirls Cling Stamp Set to add some colorful flower clusters to my layout. I used some buttons from my Zeus and Zoe Kit for flower centers.


I used the Arianna Blooms Bouquet Cling Stamp Set for the title block and to randomly embellish the edge of my page.


I hope you can find the time to join our challenge this month! You can create layouts, cards, art journal pages, tags or even altered projects for this challenge, as long as they contain die-cuts. We have some amazing prizes up for grabs!


1st Prize:

A prize pack from Heartfelt Creations containing patterned paper, a die set, and a cling stamp set.

The winner will receive a package worth $74.99 including:

Sweet Juliet Paper Collection
Luggage and Tag Die 7 Piece Set (Part of the Celebrate the Journey collection)
Luggage and Sentiments Cling Stamp Set (Part of the Celebrate the Journey collection)


Random Prize:


Cathi's Giveaway: Three Spellbinders Dies


Sponsor:



Heartfelt Creations is a family owned company started in 1997. We exist to dynamically inspire, uplift, and add value to each person that comes in contact with our creative inspiration and crafts. We do this with a unique line of coordinating artistic stamps, detailed dies and designer papers. Our products create timeless and elegant handmade cards, scrapbook layouts and altered art projects. We invite you to join our mission.

Please note that if the winner(s) of this challenge are international they may be responsible
for shipping costs. Make sure you follow our CHALLENGE RULES.

We appreciate each and every challenge entry and share the designs that catch our eye on our Facebook page and Pinterest Boards. Look for your work there!

Thank you and we hope to see your beautiful creations this month!

Thursday, July 9, 2015

Specimen Drawer - Canvas Corp Brands


Hi! I'm sharing a specimen drawer that I created for Canvas Corp today. The scientist in me loves entomology and I'm always up for a trip to the zoo or museum to view insects either alive or beautifully preserved in a display case. The first insect to catch my eye on the fabric panel was the moth. It immediately reminded me of this beauty from one of my favorite films, The Silence of the Lambs.

Image Credit


I didn't have a Death's Head Hawk Moth for my project, so I painted fabric insects with Tattered Angels Glimmer Mist to fill my drawer, which was a bit more fun as I was able to use Canvas Corp Brands products! I can display this piece flat or hang it on the wall. This project comes together in a few simple steps.

Materials:
1. Canvas Corp The Watering Can Fabric Panel
2. Canvas Corp The Watering Can Printed Tags
3. Tattered Angels Icicle Glimmer Glaze
4. Tattered Angels Iron Chalkboard Mist
5. Tattered Angels Patina Glimmer Mist
6. Tattered Angels Marmalade Glimmer Mist
7. Tattered Angels Bahama Blue Glimmer Mist
8. Tattered Angels Lemon Zest Glimmer Mist
9. Tattered Angels Rum Punch Glimmer Mist
10. 7 Gypsies Trousseau Tag Envelopes
11. 7 Gypsies Charming Tag Envelopes
12. 7 Gypsies Clear Apothecary Bottles
13. (3) 3x5 Unfinished Wood Trays
14. Metal Pull


Tools:
1. Paintbrush
2. Hot Glue Gun
3. Screwdriver
4. Scissors


Step One: Build a drawer with 3 3x5-inch unfinished wood trays. (I found the trays in the unfinished wood aisle of a local craft store. I would have loved to use a 7 Gypsies Tray, but I didn't have one on hand.) Attach the wood trays together with hot glue to form a drawer. Stain the drawer with Tattered Angels Iron Chalkboard Mist. Let Dry. Note: I sprayed a generous amount of mist onto the wood and then spread the color with a paintbrush.


Step Two: Paint the bees, beetles and butterflies on The Watering Can Fabric Panel with Tattered Angels Glimmer Mist and Glimmer Glaze. Once Dry, carefully cut the insects from the fabric panel. Note: Prep the portion of fabric to be painted with water. Seal the painted fabric with a coat of glaze to help keep the fabric from fraying during cutting.


Step Three: Cut a 7 Gypsies Charming Tag Envelope down to size and fit it inside the top section of the drawer. Mount the fabric bee on the left side of the section. Fill one large and one small 7 Gypsies Apothecary Bottles with items and glue to the right side of the top section of the drawer. Note: I used printed envelopes because they were a small size and cutting them created less waste than a 12x12 piece of patterned paper.


Step Four: Cut a 7 Gypsies Charming Tag Envelope down to size and fit it inside the middle section of the drawer. Fill a large 7 Gypsies Apothecary Bottle and glue to the right side of the middle section of the drawer. Mount the painted fabric beetles in the middle section of the drawer. Cut labels for each beetle from a 7 Gypsies Charming Tag Envelope and glue next to each beetle.


Step Five: Cut a 7 Gypsies Trousseau Tag Envelope down to size and fit it inside the bottom section of the drawer. Cut the red rose from a 7 Gypsies Charming Tag Envelope and glue it to the left side of the bottom section of the drawer. Mount the butterfly on top of the flower. Paint a bee from a Watering Can Printed Tag with Tattered Angels Glimmer Mist and Glimmer Glaze, let dry and cut out. Mount the bee in the right side of the bottom section of the drawer.


Step Six: Screw a metal pull onto the front of the drawer. Insert a specimen label cut from a 7 Gypsies Charming Tag Envelope into the front slot. Note: I picked up a 4-pack of metal pulls from the unfinished wood aisle of a local craft store.

Thanks for stopping by today! You can view and/or purchase The Watering Can Collection directly from the Canvas Corp Brands Store!

Sunday, July 5, 2015

Glass Gem Votive Holder - Clearsnap


Hi! I'm sharing the tutorial for this glass gem votive holder on the Clearsnap Blog today. I'd love to have you stop by and learn how easy it is to use ColorBox Surfacez Ink on slick surfaces like glass and plastic. I'm enjoying burning this candle when I relax on my back patio. This simple project would make a great gift. There are 12 fantastic colors of Surfacez Ink so personalizing the color palette is not a problem. Thanks for stopping by today!

Wednesday, July 1, 2015

Patriotic Piggies - Clearsnap


Hi! I'm sharing some nail art for the Clearsnap July Color Inspiration Challenge today. At the beginning of every month, Clearsnap posts an inspiration challenge on the Clearsnap Blog featuring inspired fashion, trends, and a few inkpads to inspire you to create something during the month. The mood board this month features patriotic red, white and blue! All Clearsnap products are made in the U.S.A. so I'm showing my pride with these patriotic piggies.


I receive manufacturer product from time to time and my daughters like to see what is inside just as much as I do. The most recent box from Clearsnap was extra special for my girls because it included two packages of Finger Flair! They immediately volunteered to test out these new designs. Finger Flaire are stamps used to help create unique temporary body art. They are an ideal size for decorating above the finger or toe nail, but also perfect for small peek-a-boo body art. Unlike some other temporary tattoo brands, these designs wash of with soap and water, which is a big plus for me! The glasses design shown above is included in the Chic Finger Flair.


I am not an expert at nail polish application and struggle with adding designs that my girls love. Luckily, Clearsnap has several products that helped me embellish my daughters nails with ease. After painting a red and blue base coat of polish, I used Moonlight Smooch to add dots and stripes modeled after the American flag. I used the Ann Butler Stars Art Screen with Moonlight Smooch to add a star to my oldest daughters big toes. The heart design shown above is included in the Chic Finger Flair and the Butterfly design is from the Girly Finger Flair.


I added a glittery top coat with Smooch Glitz in Frost.

To say my girls were thrilled with the results is an understatement!


Thanks for stopping by today! If you want the chance to have your work featured on the Clearsnap Facebook Page, link up your project based on this collage to the Clearsnap Blog.

Clearsnap Supplies:
Ann Butler Art Screens - Stars
Smooch - Moonlight
Smooch Glitz - Frost
Finger Flair - Chic, Girly