Wednesday, September 30, 2015

C'est Magnifique October Kit Reveal

Hi! It's time to give you a look at everything you can find in the C'est Magnifique October Kits and to remind you of the October Mixed Media Kit, the October Card Kit and the fantastic Add-Ons.



Kit Embellishments:

American Crafts: Homemade: Chalkboard Label Stickers
C'est Magnifique: Twine: Blue/Pink/Yellow*
Cocoa Vanilla Studio: Hello Lovely: Accessory Stickers
FabScraps: Chipboard Embellishments: Chandeliers
Heidi Swapp: Hello Today: Spot Varnish Chipboard Window Frames
Prima: All About Me: 12x12 Cardstock Stickers: Type & Tabs
Prima: Coy: Adelle
Prima: Donna Downey: Embroidered Canvas & Chipboard Tag Set: Flowers
Prima: Garden Fable: Tag Me
Prima: Lavender Roses (2)
Prima: Resin Angel*
We R Memory Keepers: Inked Rose Wood Tag: Hello

*Partial Package  


Paper Add-On


Marion Smith: Romance Novel Chapter 2: Forever
Kaisercraft: Miss Nelly: Her Style
Prima: Garden Fable: Birdhouse
Prima: Garden Fable: Blushing Floral (2)
Prima: Garden Fable: Garden Fable
Prima: Garden Fable: Lover Momentos
Prima: Garden Fable: Porcelainware
Prima: Garden Fable: Primrose & Proper



The October Magnifique Mixed Media Kit is available now in the Store!

Blue Moon Beads: Tokens Metal Word Charms
C'est Magnifique Shimmer Mist: Majestic Purple
Darice: Paper Mache Purse Box (10"X8"X3")
Dovecrat: Grosgrain Ribbon: Picket Fence: 2m
Everything Mary: Round Grommets: Black
Faber-Castell Design Memory Craft: Gelatos Double Scoop: Guava
Heidi Swapp: 6x6 Stencil: Doily Flower
Prima: Large Rose: Pink
Prima: Say It In Pearls: Leaf Swirls: Gray
Stewart Gill: Opaque Medium

Djamila Khiter prepared a preview video of the Mixed Media Kit!





The October Magnifique Card Kit is available now in the Store!

Basic Grey: Highline: Be Yourself
C'est Magnifique: 3.5-inch Paper Doily: Orange
C'est Magnifique: 3.5-inch Paper Doily: Lavender
C'est Magnifique: 4.25x5.5 Patterned Card Bases (2)
C'est Magnifique: 4.325x5.5 White Envelopes (5)
C'est Magnifique: 5.25x7.25 Cream Envelopes (3)
C'est Magnifique: 8.5x11 Cardstock: Assorted Shades of Pink (6)
DCVW: Juniper Check on Fossil
DCWV: Zebra with Pink Stitching
Dovecrat: Ribbon: Pink Dot: 2m
Heidi Swapp: Hello Today: Cardstock Stickers: Remember
Kaisercraft: Miss Nelly: Her Style
Offray: Ribbon: Pink/Green Flowers*
Marion Smith: Romance Novel Chapter 2: Forever
Prima: Garden Fable: Birdhouse
Prima: Garden Fable: Blushing Floral (2)
Prima: Garden Fable: Garden Fable
Prima: Garden Fable: Lover Momentos
Prima: Garden Fable: Porcelainware
Prima: Garden Fable: Primrose & Proper

*Partial Package 


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.

 
Petaloo: Expressions: Mini Fabric Flower: Fuschia
Pink Paislee: House of Three: Daily Junque: Felt Flowers
Prima: Cottage Blossoms: Baby Blue
Prima: Evita: Esme
Prima: Garden Fable: Mulberry Paper Flowers: Everbloom
Prima: Lady Godiva's Fabric Flowers with Pearls: Grape Ice 


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


American Crafts: Dear Lizzy: Serendipity: Die-Cut Cardstock Shapes
Bella Blvd: Color Choas: Trinkets Stickers
C'est Magnifique: Doily: Pink
C'est Magnifique: Velvet Ric Rac: Pink*
Cocoa Vanilla Studio: Hello Lovely: Sequins: Pink
Pebbles: Washi Tape: Begonia
Prima: Chipboards & More: Debutante
Prima: Garden Fable: Wood Icons
Prima: Say It In Crystals: Garden Fable: Self-Adhesive Jewels

*Partial Package

Doesn't the October Kit look gorgeous?

The Main Kit, the Magnifique Mixed Media Kit, the Magnifique Card Kit, the Flower Add-On and the Embellishment Add-On are available now for purchase in the C'est Magnifique Store! The talented design team will be back to inspire you with more projects using the October Kit soon. Until then, please enjoy this video by designer Djamila Khiter, featuring an in-depth look at the October Main Kit contents!


Sunday, September 27, 2015

Wonky Street Chipboard Book - Tando Creative


Hi! I'm sharing a colorful chipboard book for the Book Cover theme this week on the Tando Creative Design Blog. This book was super fun to put together! It feels great to finally finish this book! (I had the cover complete back in May!) I'm ready to move onto this dreamy street! Who wants to come with?!


I paired Susan K. Weckesser whimsical patterned paper and stamps with the Wonky Street Book Cover Kit designed by Neil Walker. I painted the cover with Ranger acrylic paint and added some textured designs with the Susan K. Weckesser A Little Bit Washi Stamp Set. I secured the houses to the book cover with adhesive foam for added dimension. I added numbers to each house with digits from the Arthur Number Set. The Mini People were the perfect size for this piece. I colored them with purple mist. The sentiment from Susan's What's Up Gnomey? Stamp Set was the perfect finishing touch.







I used twine and a Secret Belgian Binding technique to secure the front and back covers to the spine. I learned this technique from a 3-part video series that I found HERE.


I stitched three sections of colored cardstock and patterned paper into the binding of the book creating a total of 30 pages, which should be plenty for me to document all the moves I make as a military wife!

You can find this chipboard and more in the Tando Creative Retail Store! We'd love to have you join the Book Cover 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, September 25, 2015

A Lovely Rose - Meg's Garden


Hi! I'm sharing a layout that I created with the beautiful English Rose Garden Collection from Meg's Garden today. This sweet girl is my youngest niece. This photo of her paired perfectly with the Paisley and Roses Patterned Paper.


I matched some cardstock to the pink and orange hues on the patterned paper for my photo mats. I used a stencil and some chalk ink to add a rose pattern to the 6x6 piece of cardstock that I placed in the center of the Square Paper Lace Doily. I framed my photo with embellishments from the Temptations in Cream and Sage and some die-cuts from the Forgotten Meadows Cut and Create Patterned Paper.


I finished this page with a sweet brass butterfly charm and a Gold Metallic Ribbon bow.

Thanks for stopping by today!

Meg's Garden Supplies:
English Rose Garden - Paisley and Roses Patterned Paper
Forgotten Meadows - Cut and Create Patterned Paper
Temptations in Cream and Sage
Square Paper Lace Doily
Gold Metallic Ribbon
Antique Champagne Tassels

I'm A Stuck?! Sketches Designer!

I'm thrilled to announce that I'm joining the Stuck?! Sketches Design Team! I'm joining the following amazing artists:

Janice Daquila-Pardo (Blog Coordinator)
Laura Whitaker (Owner/Sketch Designer)

I'll be sharing layouts based on Stuck?! Sketches twice a month. I'm excited to put my stash to good use! I want to share one of the layouts I created for the design team call today. I used the May 15th sketch, which I rotated one click to the left.


The photo of my daughters with their cousins is one of my favorites from our visit home during Summer vacation. This may have been the only time during the week that all the kids were standing still! I used a lot of bright colors to help capture the joy of the occasion. I specifically loved the circles in the sketch so I used a piece of patterned paper with a fun circle print as the base of my page to further highlight that fun design element.


Please stop by again on October 1st when I'll be sharing my first layout as part of the design team!

Wednesday, September 23, 2015

C'est Magnifique October Kit Projects + Farewell

Hi! I'm sharing the projects I created with the C'est Magnifique October Kits today. I had a blast working with the Prima Garden Fable collection. I used items from the Main Kit, Flower Add-On, Embellishment Add-On, Mixed Media Kit and Card Kit for my projects this month. This kit will be the last that I work with as a designer for C'est Magnifique Kit Club. It has been an amazing year, but it is time for me to move on. I've enjoyed sharing my work with you and have appreciated every comment and kind word that I have received during my term. The new Design Team Coordinator will be introduced next month, so please stay tuned!

I like to flip-flop between two major design styles, romantic and clean and simple. I have a pair of layouts in each style to share with you today. These kits are versatile!


I had a lot of fun fussy cutting the patterned papers as well as my photo for this layout featuring my niece.


I used the stencil, Gelato and mist from the Mixed Media Kit to create a colorful textured background for this page.


The leaves, flowers, nests, birds and architectural elements that I fussy cut from the patterned papers were super fun to layer over and under the house that is the focal point of my design.


I used one of my favorite family photos for this page. The beautiful Prima Evita Esme flowers from the Flower Add-On were perfect for a heritage layout! I used two patterned papers from the Card Kit, the solid kraft and the stitched animal print, to coordinate with the outfit of the woman in the photo.



I added bright pink flowers for a fun pop of color. I highlighted the roses on the patterned paper and the neutral colored flowers with the Guava (pink) Gelato from the Mixed Media Kit.

I went monochromatic for my two clean and simple layouts. I has fun mixing things up a bit using pink for a masculine page and blue for a feminine page.


I love this pink/red masculine layout that I created using a photo of my brother and his son as inspiration.


I criss-crossed pieces of washi tape over the background of the patterned paper and then covered it with a layer of the Opaque Medium from the Mixed Media Kit. I then added some color with the Guava Gelato and splatters of mist. I layered die-cuts, tags, stickers and small pieces of patterned paper under my photo and then finished the page with some flowers and rhinestones.


My last layout features my youngest niece. She is such a sweetheart! I pulled the blue papers, packaging and die-cuts from the kits for this page.


This large felt flower from the Flower Add-On adds a wonderful softness to this layout.


The small piece of Prima resin is one of my favorite embellishments from the Main Kit. It made a fantastic bow topper.


I created a small corner embellishment with piece of patterned paper, a die-cut and some rhinestones.

Thanks so much for stopping by today! I hope I have inspired you! I have one more layout to share for the October Sketch Challenge, so please stop by again on the first of the month.

The October Add-Ons, the Mixed Media Kit and the Card Kit are available for purchase now from the C'est Magnifique Store. The October Main Kit will be on sale on September 30th.

Thursday, September 17, 2015

ColorBox Blends Embroidery Hoop Orbs - Clearsnap

The ink for this project was supplied by Clearsnap. I was inspired by a project post at AKADesign.

Hi! I'm sharing my latest home decor project for Clearsnap today. I’ve seen embroidery hoops all over Pinterest and I’ve been inspired to create with them. This colorful bowl of orbs started out as raw wood embroidery hoops. I stained these hoops with some of my favorite shades of ColorBox® Blends by Eileen Hull and ColorBox Crafter’s® Ink by Ann Butler. My home is filled with neutral furnishings. I change up my decor for each season by adding colorful accents. This bowl of orbs is a great inexpensive way to add a fun pop of color to your home for the Fall months.




ColorBox® Blends, developed by popular artist Eileen Hull for Clearsnap®, hold more than 10 times the ink of a traditional ink pad. The convenient foam sponge applicator kept my hands clean while I applied the ink directly to the wood embroidery hoops.



I used ColorBox Blends in Beach (blue), Golden (yellow) and Nutmeg (brown). I also used a ColorBox® Crafter’s Ink by Ann Butler ink pad in Canyon (red), which I applied using an Art Dauber from the ColorBox® Blending Kit. Once I had all the hoops stained, I used a heat gun to set the color for permanence. My craft studio is in my basement, so I appreciated the ease of using ink that cleans up with water rather than a costly stain that would have required additional supplies and ventilation.



I have this bowl sitting on a small table in my entryway, but it could easily be used as a festive centerpiece.

Thanks for stopping by today!

Clearsnap Supplies:
ColorBox Blends by Eileen Hull – Beach, Golden Nutmeg
ColorBox Crafter’s by Ann Butler – Canyon
ColoBox Blending Kit

Wednesday, September 16, 2015

C'est Magnifique October Kit Sneak Peek!

It's sneak peek time at C'est Magnifique Kit Club! I'm excited to give you a look at the paper in the October Kit, the Magnifique Mixed Media Kit, the Card Kit, and the two embellishment add-ons.

The patterned paper for October is the Prima Garden Fable Collection.


Marion Smith: Romance Novel Chapter 2: Forever
Kaisercraft: Miss Nelly: Her Style
Prima: Garden Fable: Birdhouse
Prima: Garden Fable: Blushing Floral (2)
Prima: Garden Fable: Garden Fable
Prima: Garden Fable: Lover Momentos
Prima: Garden Fable: Porcelainware
Prima: Garden Fable: Primrose & Proper



The October Magnifique Mixed Media Kit is available now in the Store!

Blue Moon Beads: Tokens Metal Word Charms
C'est Magnifique Shimmer Mist: Majestic Purple
Darice: Paper Mache Purse Box (10"X8"X3")
Dovecrat: Grosgrain Ribbon: Picket Fence: 2m
Everything Mary: Round Grommets: Black
Faber-Castell Design Memory Craft: Gelatos Double Scoop: Guava
Heidi Swapp: 6x6 Stencil: Doily Flower
Prima: Large Rose: Pink
Prima: Say It In Pearls: Leaf Swirls: Gray
Stewart Gill: Opaque Medium

Djamila Khiter prepared a preview video of the Mixed Media Kit for you!





The October Magnifique Card Kit is available now in the Store!

Basic Grey: Highline: Be Yourself
C'est Magnifique: 3.5-inch Paper Doily: Orange
C'est Magnifique: 3.5-inch Paper Doily: Lavender
C'est Magnifique: 4.25x5.5 Patterned Card Bases (2)
C'est Magnifique: 4.325x5.5 White Envelopes (5)
C'est Magnifique: 5.25x7.25 Cream Envelopes (3)
C'est Magnifique: 8.5x11 Cardstock: Assorted Shades of Pink (6)
DCVW: Juniper Check on Fossil
DCWV: Zebra with Pink Stitching
Dovecrat: Ribbon: Pink Dot: 2m
Heidi Swapp: Hello Today: Cardstock Stickers: Remember
Kaisercraft: Miss Nelly: Her Style
Offray: Ribbon: Pink/Green Flowers*
Marion Smith: Romance Novel Chapter 2: Forever
Prima: Garden Fable: Birdhouse
Prima: Garden Fable: Blushing Floral (2)
Prima: Garden Fable: Garden Fable
Prima: Garden Fable: Lover Momentos
Prima: Garden Fable: Porcelainware
Prima: Garden Fable: Primrose & Proper

*Partial Package 


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.
 
Petaloo: Expressions: Mini Fabric Flower: Fuschia
Pink Paislee: House of Three: Daily Junque: Felt Flowers
Prima: Cottage Blossoms: Baby Blue
Prima: Evita: Esme
Prima: Garden Fable: Mulberry Paper Flowers: Everbloom
Prima: Lady Godiva's Fabric Flowers with Pearls: Grape Ice 


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

American Crafts: Dear Lizzy: Serendipity: Die-Cut Cardstock Shapes
Bella Blvd: Color Choas: Trinkets Stickers
C'est Magnifique: Doily: Pink
C'est Magnifique: Velvet Ric Rac: Pink*
Cocoa Vanilla Studio: Hello Lovely: Sequins: Pink
Pebbles: Washi Tape: Begonia
Prima: Chipboards & More: Debutante
Prima: Garden Fable: Wood Icons
Prima: Say It In Crystals: Garden Fable: Self-Adhesive Jewels

*Partial Package

Doesn't the October Kit look gorgeous?

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

Wednesday, September 9, 2015

Discover - Berry71Bleu


Hi! I'm sharing the layout I created for Tusia's Forest Challenge for Berry71Bleu today. We recently ventured into the woods of West Virginia for our first family camping trip and we had a blast. It was wonderful to unplug for a long weekend and get back to nature! I snapped this photo of my girls on a walk through the camp grounds.



I added mist, whipped spackle, stickers, rub-ons and rhinestones to the background of this 7 Dots Studio Nature Walk patterned paper in shades of green and brown, and modeled the design of this page after a similar layout created by Riikka Kovasin.


I couldn't resist adding these happy tree embellishments created by Chantal Vandenberg to my layout. You can pick up a set for yourself HERE.


We'd love to see how you interpret this challenge! You have until the end of the month to join the fun! As usual, we have some fantastic prize packages up for grabs:

1st Prize:
Lost and Found collection sponsored by 7 Dots Studio (as shown below)
Random Prize:
Set of TandiArt prints and cards
Our sponsors provided prizes with international shipping included!

Sponsors:

We are a team of creative women who cannot image their world without paper, glue and the creative process. Scrapbooking is our passion and we love to share our passion with other scrapbookers. For this reason, 7 Dots Studio exists. The quality of our products is our top priority. Our lines consist of papers, stickers, die-cut elements, clear stamps, stencils and chipboard pieces. You can find our products in scrapbooking stores around the world.


TandiArt
Mixed media art, home decoration and workshops with a little bit of magic. :) This dreamy artwork is created with heart and soul by Sylwia Gryczuk.

Thank you and we hope to see your beautiful creations!

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!

Saturday, September 5, 2015

DIY Plastic Bottle Pencil Case - Clearsnap

The ink for this project was provided by Clearsnap.
Hi! I'm sharing how I created this personalized pencil case using ColorBox® Chalk Ink, two plastic water bottles and a zipper on the Clearsnap blog today! I modified a design for a plastic bottle wallet that I saw on PopSugar to create this case. This do-it-yourself project can be completed in less than 30 minutes with materials that are mostly likely on hand. This pencil case is great for transporting pencils to and from school, but could just as easily carry markers or paintbrushes to an art class. Reproduce this container and fill it with a fun gift for teacher and move straight to the head of the class! Stop by the Clearsnap blog for the full tutorial!

Friday, September 4, 2015

Just Have A Little Faith - Tando Creative


Hi! I'm sharing a card that I created for the Color Theme this week on the Tando Creative Design Blog. I started with a purple watercolor card base. I stained a portion of the Square Grid with Distress Stain and attached it to the card base. I then stamped a sentiment onto a piece of vellum using chalk ink, positioned it onto the card base, and then added a flower from the Flowers with Stems Grab Bag that I also colored with chalk ink. I finished the card with some adhesive pearl accents.


You can find this chipboard and more in the Tando Creative Retail Store! We'd love to see what you create with this Color Theme! 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!