Wednesday, December 31, 2014

C'est Magnifique January Kit Reveal!

Hi! It's time for the C'est Magnifique January Kit reveal! Here is a look at everything you can find in the January Kits and Add-Ons.

Kit Embellishments

Lemoncraft: Forget Me Not: A4 Retro Tags
Lemoncraft: Forget Me Not: Buttons (English Version)
Bo Bunny: Country Garden: Tiny Type Cardstock Stickers
Prima: Venice: He Loves Me Flowers
FabScraps: Flower Frames Die-Cut Chipboard
Offray: Satin Ribbon: Blue

Lemoncraft: Forget Me Not: 1
Lemoncraft: Forget Me Not: 2
Lemoncraft: Forget Me Not: 3
Lemoncraft: Forget Me Not: 4
Lemoncraft: Forget Me Not: 5
Lemoncraft: Forget Me Not: 6
UHK Gallery: Cinnamon Shops: Agaricus
UHK Gallery: Cinnamon Shops: Lycoperdon
UHK Gallery: Cinnamon Shops: Portabella

Prima: Welcome To Paris Clear Acrylic Stamp Set
Prima: 6x6 Designer Stencil: Circular Lattice
Bo Bunny: The Avenues: Trinkets
Bo Bunny: The Avenues: Misc Me: Cardstock Stickers
Manor House Creations: Tea Roses: Soft Gold
Manor House Creations: Wishes: Serenity Flower
Prima: Finnabair Art Extravagance: Texture Paste: Platinum Crackle*
Studio Calico: Mr. Huey's Color Mist: Opaque White
Ranger: Perfect Pearls: Interference Green
C'est Magnifique: Chalk Paint: Blue Bird Sparkle*
C'est Magnifique: Acrylic Paint: Gorgeous Georgia Peach*
Clearsnap: Colorbox Fluid Chalk Ink: Tangerine
White Frame
4 Silver Charms
Satin Ribbon: Lattice White
Seam Binding: Light Blue

*Some Items Are Partial Packages

Prima: Bronte Blooms: Bisque
Prima: Mini Sachet: Lagoon
Prima: Fairfield: Spice
Prima: Melbourne: Outback
Prima: Manhattan: Times Square
Prima: Manhattan: Fifth Avenue

Petaloo: Flora Doodles: Velvet Forget Me Nots: White*
3 Silver Charms
Kaisercraft: Wooden Flourish Scrolls
Prima: Soprano: Aqua Mulberry Flowers*
Offray: Satin Ribbon: Light Blue
Blue Fern Studios: Boston Lattice Chipboard
Melissa Frances: Sweet Treats: Resin Embellishments
Bo Bunny: The Avenues: Buttons
Wheat Stem
Kasiercraft: True Romance Rub-Ons
Bo Bunny: The Avenues: Noteworthy Journaling Cards

*Partial Package

Isn't the January Kit stunning?

To help celebrate the New Year we are giving away a Main Kit to one lucky subscriber to our email list! If you aren't receiving our emails, simply enter your email into the "Join Our Mailing List" widget at the top of the left-hand sidebar for your chance to win. The lucky winner will be announced on January 31st in our February Kit Reveal post.

The Main Kit, Add-Ons and Mixed Media Kit are available from the C'est Magnifique Store. Our talented design team will be back to inspire you with more projects using our January Kit.

Tuesday, December 30, 2014

Celebrate Card - Tando Creative + JnW Crafts Guest Designer

Hi! I'm sharing a card that I created for Tando Creative and JnW Crafts to help celebrate the New Year. I covered a piece of black cardstock with black lace and then used the JnW Crafts Bow Tie Template with a piece of black felt to make the bow for this card. I attached the tie to pieces of white cardstock that I layered to create a pleated shirt.

I've been using the Tando Creative Round Grid a lot lately and have saved the small circles that I punched out of the grid. They made great buttons for this black tie card! I simply colored the chipboard with black ink and glued them onto layers of white cardstock.

You can find the Round Grid in the New Releases section of the Tando Retail Shop.

I hope you all start your New Year off with a bang! Thanks for stopping by today!

Sunday, December 28, 2014

Top 14 Altered Projects of 2014

Hi! I'm back again today sharing some of my favorite altered projects from 2014. I created over 250 blog posts, so I had a lot to choose from! Here are my favorite 14 projects. Follow the links to view the full posts.

I had a blast creating 3D pieces. I also enjoyed altering canvases of all sizes. I could have easily shared twice as many projects today. I was heavily influenced by my favorite movies, music and books, which I love just as much as art. I'm looking forward to seeing what I can come up with in the new year! I hope you'll stick with me. :)

Thanks for stopping by!

Saturday, December 27, 2014

Top 14 Cards of 2014

Hi! I'm back today sharing some of my favorite cards from 2014. I created over 250 blog posts, so I had a lot to choose from, although this is the first year since I started blogging that I had enough cards to create an individual post for them! Here are my favorite 14 cards. Follow the links to view the full posts.

Happy Day - CSW Distributors

Looking back at these cards I'm happy to see that I used some of the tools that I have been purchasing over the years! I had a lot of fun with dies, stencils and embossing folders, along with some of my favorite art mediums.

Thanks for stopping by!

Friday, December 26, 2014

Top 14 Layouts of 2014

Hi! I thought it would be fun to look back on the last year and share some of my favorite layouts from 2014. I created over 250 blog posts, so I had a lot to choose from! Here are my favorite 14 layouts. Follow the links to view the full posts.

While most of my favorite layouts fall into the shabby and/or mixed media category, I'm happy to see that I also created some fantastic clean and simple designs. I make up for my lack of journaling on the majority of the pages, by filling almost an entire 12x12 layout with handwritten memories. I'm going to work on focusing on recording my memories in addition to artistic expression in the coming year. I'm also going to jump into Project Life. I'd love to have you follow me on my journey!

Thanks for stopping by today!

Monday, December 22, 2014

Color Burst Christmas Tree Card - Susan K. Weckesser

Hi! I'm sharing a fun holiday card that I created for Susan K. Weckesser today. I had a lot of fun with my favorite Susan K. Weckesser Color Burst patterned paper. I have once again cut the colorful circles from the paper, slightly distressed the edges, and used them to form a tree.

I used the Susan K. Weckesser Live In Color Stencil with Clearsnap Smooch to add sparkly yellow garland to the tree. I stamped some washi designs onto the tree and around the border of the card using the Susan K. Weckesser ABC.123.Washi Stamp Set.

I cut the sentiment from a piece of Susan K. Weckesser Live, Love, Create patterned paper.
Thanks for stopping by today!