Thursday, January 30, 2014

February Full Reveal ~ C'est Magnifique Kits

Hello, everyone!

 I am back today with photos for the February Full Kit Reveal at C'est Magnifique! I have already shared 4 of my 5 layouts! The 5th was created using the C'est Magnifique February sketch which reveals on the 1st of the month, so I will be posting that here on Saturday.  This month's kit is aptly called "An Aura of Romance." 

Here is a LINK  to my previous post, showing you what I've done with this gorgeous kit! But while you're here, let me show these fab Kit photos! 

Gorgeous, huh? 

I'll be back on Feb. 1st with my very last C'est Magnifique project! And it's definitely a fave of mine! 
So stay tuned and thanks for coming by! 

Wednesday, January 29, 2014

So excited to share ...

I copied this announcement from the Imaginarium Designs Blog.  I am so thrilled to have been chosen to Guest Design for them later this year! Can't wait!

Here is the full list of Designers and other remarks from Jane and Natalie:

"We were totally overwhelmed with the applications for our recent Design Team Call....
The talent and creativity out there is simply outstanding.

2014 is looking to be a wonderful year and we are happy to announce that
10 of our 2013 Design Team will be staying on for another year. 
We LOVE these girls and we are thrilled to bits that they will be creating for us again this year.

And a wonderful Congratulations and Welcome to our
NEW 2014 Designers....

With such a talented team it looks like being an amazing year! 

We have a great group of Guest Designers too.
Each month one of these incredibly talented ladies will be sharing
their creations with us as well!

Limor Webber 
Tatiana Yemelyanenko 
Kerry-Jean Watson
Amy Prior
Sandi Clarkson .... that's me! 
Yvonne Yam
 Alyona Shapel
 Svetlana Austin
Irit Shalom

Irina Gerschuk" 

I think 2014 is shaping up to be a great year! 
Lots more announcements to come soon! 
Thanks for letting me crow~ 

Sunday, January 19, 2014

February Layouts for C'est Magnifique!!!

Happy Sunday, everyone! I'm  here with you today to share my sneak layouts  using the gorgeous February Kit featuring Manor House's debut paper collection "Believe" as well as lots of Prima and Petaloo ... not to mention all the other wonderful embellishments! 

I had some wedding photos of my daughter that needed to be scrapped, so I took the opportunity this month to use the fabulously neutral but elegant papers from the Kit.  I got a bit carried away with my mixed media on this first one but decided that I really like how it turned out. 

"Love Each Moment"

To create this layout, I've used the Main Kit, the flower add-on and the embellishment add-on. 
From my stash, I've used: molding paste, stencil, mists, paint, thread, card stock  and a die cut machine. 

This next one is more simple but I love the drama that the colors and papers create along with the large focal flower and black ribbon. 


To create this layout, I've used the Main Kit, the flower add-on and the embellishment add-on. 
From my stash, I've used: mists, card stock and a die cut machine. 

Since I wanted to incorporate lots of embellishments from the Kit and add-ons, I've used a very neutral background here.   I just spiced it up a bit with a stencil and molding paste from my stash. 

"Such a Lovely Day"

To create this layout, I've used the Main Kit, the flower add-on and the embellishment add-on. 
From my stash, I've used: molding paste, stencil, mists, and netting. 

This is one of those fabulous photos that you just want to scrap again and again, so you'll probably see this one from me again one of these days!  I loved creating a cool background with my damask stencil, molding paste and mist. 


To create this layout, I've used the Main Kit, the flower add-on and the embellishment add-on. 
From my stash, I've used: molding paste, stencil, mists, dies and netting. 

Sadly, this month is the end of my Design Team term with C'est Magnifique Kits  .... what a fast 6 months!  Let me take this opportunity to thank Leslie for inviting me on the team. It has been an honor to be a part of this creative and supportive community. Thanks also to Valerie Serfozo, our DT co-ordinator and to all the other talented ladies on the Design Team.  It's been awesome! 

Please stay-tuned for the Full Kit Reveal coming up at the end of this month! 

Wednesday, January 15, 2014

C'est Magnifique February Sneak Peek ... paper and embellishments

Hello, crafty peeps! Somehow it is already the 15th of the month (can hardly believe it!) and it's time to share a first look at the C'est Magnifique Kit papers and embellishments for the February Kit.  This kit has been an absolute dream to design with and it's hard to slow down and savor it! Our papers this month are Manor House's debut paper line "Believe." Perfect for just about anything! 

Kit Paper:

Manor House Creations: Believe: Frames
Manor House Creations: Believe: Lace
Manor House Creations: Believe: Take a Chance
Manor House Creations: Believe: Dreams Come True
Manor House Creations: Believe: Butterflies
Manor House Creations: Believe: Us Together
Manor House Creations: Believe: Elements Cards
Manor House Creations: Believe: Make Believe

And for those of you like myself who want plenty of goodies for embellishing, here are the flower add-on and the embellishment add-on:
Flower Add-on:

Manor House Creations: Ohh la la 
Petaloo: Fabric Flowers: Black
Petaloo: Berry Spray: Brown
Prima: Baroque Blooms: Maroon
Prima: Bengall Blooms: Mauve
Prima: Tatiana: White

Embellishment Add-on:

Shimmerz Paints: Vibez; Pop Art Pink
My Mind's Eye: Lost & Found: Record It: Heirloom Pockets
My Mind's Eye: Lost & Found: Record It: Heirloom Chipboard Elements Pieces
Prima: Resist Alphabet
Prima: Finnabair: 12" Resist Canvas Borders 4
KaiserCraft: Wooden Flourishes: Iron Gate

And the other Add-on is the Magnifique Mixed Media Kit which can be purchased by itself or as an add-on to the Main Kit. These have been selling out within hours! 

Magnifique Mixed Media Kit:

Ranger: Distress Paint: Scattered Straw
Shimmerz: Magenta
Shimmerz: Texturez; Gold Mine: 1/2 jar
LuminArte: Twinkling H2O's: Pink Azalea
Splash of Color: Viva Colour: Modeling Cream Dimensional Paint: Pearl: 1/3 jar
Clearsnap: Donna Salazar: Mixd Media Inx: CHOX: Pomegranate
Prima: Assorted Flowers
Assorted Prima Paintables/Chalkboard Pocket Cards
KaiserCraft: Texture Clear Stamp: Dictionary Meanings
We R Memory Keepers: Albums Made Easy: Captured: Die Cut Cards and Envelopes
General Pencil Co.: All Surface Pencils: Black & White
ColorBox: Art Screens: 6 x 6 Stencil: Mandala
* Some embellishments are partial packages

Please be sure to check the STORE for availability of any of these.  They do go quickly! 

I'll be back on the 19th to share my Sneak Projects! Think "romance!"

Monday, January 13, 2014

Some Exciting News to share!

I'm so excited to share that I've been chosen to be a part of the Sketchabilities Design Team for the next 3 months  ... starting in February.  I love Karan Gerber's sketches and can't wait to get started! Hope you can find time to play along! 

Here is the new team:

Linda Langes : Austrailia : returning

Christine Coutaud : France

Bruna Alves: Brazil

Celine Verdegaal: The Netherlands

Hera Sugitani : Brazil

Monika Borof: Germany

Sabrina Turpin- Canada

Kerry O'Meara- Austrailia

Shawna Hall Saucier: USA

Libeeti Frenkel: Israel: returning

Sandi Clarkson: USA  (that's me!) 

Tracy Mclennon: Canada

Elvira Souza: Brazil-returning

Annelie Maddock: New Zealand: returning

Jolande van Oosterhout-The Netherlands

Maria Shakova- Russia-returning

Thanks, Karan, for inviting me onboard! 

Thursday, January 9, 2014

Brand new Paper Line from Blue Fern Studios!

Check this out from the Blue Fern Blog:

"Today is a very exciting day, because we finally get to reveal to you {in its entirety} our BRAND NEW paper collection:

 Blue Fern Garden

AND we're giving some away- how would you LOVE to win this one for yourself? First take a look at these gorgeous papers, and then scroll down to see how you can make it your OWN!

Are you in love yet? I know we are!

Now, for your chance to WIN:

-You can gain {one} entry by simply entering the link to your blog using the Inlinkz tool below. 

-Gain a {second} entry by sharing this giveaway on your blog {in a blog post}; simply enter the link to that post using the Inlinkz tool.

-Please be sure you are following us!

-We'd love to see this shared on Facebook, Twitter, and other social media. Why? By getting the word out there, we get more entries- but what does that mean for you? 

*~*Every time we reach an additional 50 entries, we will give away ANOTHER paper collection! Therefore, if we get 50 entries, we give away 2 collections. 100 entries, we give away 3, and so on...The more you share, the better your chances of snagging one of these collections for yourself!*~*

So enter, share, and cross your fingers! This giveaway runs through January 20th, 2014 at midnight {Central Time}. The lucky winner{s} will be chosen by random draw shortly thereafter."

Good luck!

Sunday, January 5, 2014

Leslie's Bits and Pieces Give-away!!

C'est Magnifique is starting the New Year off with a giveaway!  This is the place to be if you'd like a chance to win the bits and pieces from Leslie's January Kit. What an awesome collection of paper and embellishments from our main kit, the embellishment add-on, and flower add-on

So, hurry on over to the C'est Magnifique Blog and get all the details! 

Wednesday, January 1, 2014

The C'est Magnifique January Sketch .. and my take!

Hello, everyone! Thanks for coming by today! Hope your 2014 is off to a good start! 

I'm here to post the January Sketch for the C'est Magnifique Sketch Challenge.  While I'm at it, I get to share my take on it! This one features sweet dgd, Peyton. 

Here are some close-ups for you! 

To create my layout I've used the Main Kit, the Flower Add-on and the Embellishment Add-on. 
From my stash: stencil, molding paste, mists, border punch and pearls. 

Here is that sketch by Michele Singh:

Be sure and check the C'est Magnifique BLOG  to see all the challenge rules. We would love to see your layouts using our sketch.  Our Sketch Challenge is open to everyone and you may use any supplies you have on hand.  You do not need to be a member of our kit club to participate nor do you  have to use any specific products.  Feel free to flip or rotate the sketch, but we do want to be able to look at your layout and tell that you used the sketch. 

I guess that's it from me today! Thanks for coming by! Love, love, love reading your comments!