Sunday, May 3, 2015

Mixed Media Monthly Challenge #12 - May Flowers

It finally feels like Spring now that the warm weather has arrived.  A day here and there with some rain makes a perfect scenario for May flowers!    The new challenge at The Mixed Media Monthly Challenge is  "May Flowers" challenge!  For the month of May, we ask that you create something with flowers. 

I created this canvas using Tim Holtz Stamps by Stampers Anonymous.  This canvas is a tribute to my Mom who passed away last December.  She was my go to person when I had questions about my flowers.  

We have a fabulous sponsor this month
We're SO excited to announce our awesome May sponsor and prize! The generous people at Stampers Anonymous are offering two prizes that each include a Dina Wakley Stamp set and Stencil set!!! 



Please stop by the blog here for some inspiration from our design team along with our special guest designer, Dina Wakley.
Thanks for stopping by!
. . . Debbie

Sunday, April 26, 2015

Love

Well, it's been a few weeks since I've posted anything.  I've been busy with work and my free time has been devoted to getting my flower gardens weeded out and ready for planting.  The weather here has been chilly and I'm patiently waiting for warmer weather.  I've also been trying and I do mean trying to get my scrap room in order.  Way too much scrappy supplies and it is so hard to part with anything.  Yesterday I came across a Special Delivery box I had ordered a while back from Prima filled with papers from their Bird Song Collection.  I was inspired by the Mojo Monday sketch over at the Flying Unicorn and created this layout using an old pic of my mom and her little brother, which I love and have used several times on layouts.

Here is the beautiful sketch that inspired me:

I will be back later this work to share my project for the May challenge at 
The Mixed Media Monthly Challenge.

Thanks for stopping by!
. . . Debbie

Thursday, April 2, 2015

Mixed Media Monthly Challenge #11 - April Showers

 Spring is upon us and so are those rainy days.  I'll take the rain any day over the snow.   The new challenge at The Mixed Media Monthly Challenge is "April Showers" !  For the month of April, we ask that you create something having to do with rain. This could be umbrellas, rain boots, clouds, rainbows, etc.... use your imagination and get creative! Be sure to tell us how you incorporated something "rainy" into your project!

We have a fabulous sponsor this month

We were all fortunate enough to be supplied with products to use by DecoArt this month.  I watched several videos on their site (which you can find here) and was amazed at what you can do with their products.   I created a canvas.  April is the month where you still see visible signs from winter but pops here and there that Spring is here.

I wanted to mimic the colors in tree bark and used DecoArt Crackle Paste.  After it dries it leaves a great cracked appearance.  I then randomly painted with some DecoArt Media Fluid Acrylic paint in Burnt Umber, White and Yellow.  After the paint dried I applied a coat of DecoArt Antiquing Cream in Carbon Black.  Absolutley love this stuff.  After it dried I took a baby wipe and wiped it off, leaving the black in all of the cracks.  

Here are a few close ups:


Three random winners will receive a prize package of DecoArt products similar to the picture below.

Please stop by the blog here for some inspiration from our design team along with our special guest designer, Zuzu - A member of the DecoArt International Design Team.

Thanks for stopping by!
. . . Debbie

Wednesday, April 1, 2015

"In Bloom", C'est Magnifique February Kit



It's reveal time for C'est Magnifique's April Kit, 
"In Bloom", featuring beautiful papers from Lemoncraft's House Of Roses. 


Kit Embellishments

Blue Fern Studios: Folkart Frame
Gray 3/8-inch Ribbon
Kaisercraft: Miss Nelly: 12x12 Gloss Die-Cut: Her Voice
Kaisercraft: Lady Rose: Collectables Cardstock Die-Cuts
Lemoncraft: House of Roses: Buttons
Lemoncraft: House of Roses: Labels 2
Petaloo: Botanica Minis: Soft Pink*
Pink Doily Crown
Prima: Alphablends: Cardstock & Chipboard Alphabet Stickers
Prima: Avante Paper Flowers: Berry*

*Partial Package 

The kit is available to purchase here in the store, along with the paper add, embellishment add, flower add on and mixed media kit.

Today is reveal day for the April sketch designed by me.  This will be my last sketch for C'est Magnifique.   Stop by the blog for lots of inspiration from the design team.


We would love to see YOU use our sketch as inspiration for a layout. We have very few rules for our Sketch Challenge. As a matter of fact, we have just one rule, we want your layout to resemble the sketch. Feel free to flip or rotate the sketch, but we do want to look at your layout and be able to see that you used the sketch. Other than that, you are free to use anything you have in your personal stash, and we welcome all styles of scrapbooking. 

We will award two prizes for this sketch challenge. The first prize will be a collection of paper, flowers, chipboard, and embellishments selected by C'est Magnfique's owner Deonna. The winner of the prize package will also be able to shop in the C'est Magnifique Store, and have their purchases sent with the prize package, so that means you won't have to pay for shipping!  



Our second prize, a $10 gift certificate to the C'est Magnifique Store, will be awarded randomly to one of our participants who obviously uses one of our kits to create their Sketch Challenge layout. 

We will also choose 5 (or maybe more) layouts to feature on our blog!  
You have the entire month of January to submit your layout.

What do you have to do to enter our sketch challenge?

1. You must be a follower of our blog. It's easy to become follower - see the left sidebar.

2. Create a layout using the sketch, and add it to our blog using the Inlinkz tool below. Please link to the blog post where you have uploaded your layout (not your general blog address). If you do not have a blog, you may link to an online gallery.


  The deadline for entering the sketch challenge is midnight, April 30, 2015 (US time).
Have fun with the sketch. We can't wait to see how you use it!

Thanks for stopping by!
. . . Debbie

Saturday, March 21, 2015

Unique

Another gorgeous sketch at The Flying Unicorn Mojo Monday inspired me to create this layout.  
Used a picture I took a few years ago of some flowers in my garden.  
Was very lucky to capture the bee in my picture.

Here is the sketch that inspired me:

and a few closeups:


Hope everyone is enjoying the weekend. 

Thanks for stopping by!
. . . Debbie

C'est Magnifique's April Kits Sneak Peek

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

The patterned paper for April is the Lemoncraft House of Roses Collection.

Lemoncraft: House of Roses: Old Letters
Lemoncraft: House of Roses: Time Flies
Lemoncraft: House of Roses: Music of the Soul
Lemoncraft: House of Roses: Old Fashioned Dress
Lemoncraft: House of Roses: On The Porch
Lemoncraft: House of Roses: Tea Roses
FabScraps: Shabby Chic: Fleur

Magnifique Mixed Media Kit


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

2x4 Black Canvas Panel
American Crafts: DIY Shop: Metal Rimmed Chalkboard Tags
Blue Fern Studios: Sweet Dreams Chipboard
C'est Magnifique Mystic Pink Embossing Powder*
C'est Magnifique Starry Night Sky Glaze*
Cosmo Cricket: Project Hanger: Antique Silver
Darice: Victoria Lynn: Corsage Pins
GCD Studios: Sweet Surrender: Typewriter Key Stickers
Heidi Swapp: 6x6 Butterfly Stencil
Judikins: 4x6 Embossable Window Plastic*
Lemoncraft: Just Love Me: 03
Lemoncraft: Vintage Time: Labels 1
Marvy: Le Plume II: Pink Marker
Prima: Epiphany: Oracle
Ranger: Adirondack Acrylic Paint Dabber: Lights: Juniper
Touch of Nature: 6 Black Feathers


*Partial Package

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.
Lemoncraft: House of Roses: Paper Flowers
Little B: Pull Flowers: Garden Mums
Magnolia: Vintage Tinsel Dahlias: Pink
Petaloo: Darjeeling: Petite Flowers: Teastained Teal
Prima: Epiphany: Bombshell
Prima: Ladybird: Fabric Flowers: White

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

Blue Fern Studios: Spring Trinkets
Darice: Finishing Accents Frame Sticker: Black
Hand-Dyed Cotton Ribbon
Kaisercraft: Secret Garden: 12x12 Acetate Sheet
Kaisercraft: The Lakehouse: 12x12 Sticker Sheet
Kaisercraft: Wooden Flourishes: Bows
Papermania: Spots & Stripes: Jeweled Bakers Twine: Teal/Gray/White
Pink Velvet Ribbon
Prima: Epiphany: Stick Pins
Prima: Valentine Vine: Pink
Ruby Rock-It: August Moon: Forever Friends Chip Title

Doesn't the April Kit look gorgeous?

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

Thanks for stopping by!
. . . Debbie

Sunday, March 15, 2015

There Is Beauty All Around

Hi everyone!  Hope all of you are enjoying the weekend.  I've been busy working on DT projects which I will share with you later on this month, but thought it would be fun to create a project for the Mojo Monday Challenge at The Flying Unicorn.  Alda created a gorgeous sketch and here is my take on the sketch:

Here is the lovely sketch:

A few closeups showing some of the details:



Thanks for stopping by!
. . . Debbie

Sunday, March 1, 2015

Mixed Media Monthly Challenge #10 - Birds of a Feather

Happy March 1st from a cold and snowy Maryland.  Spring is just around the corner and I know for me and I'm sure a lot of you that we can't wait for warmer weather and the end of Winter and snow.  The new challenge at Mixed Media Monthly Challenge is a reminder of warmer weather and Spring time with the March "Birds of a Feather" challenge!  Just make a mixed media project with anything "birdie" like birds, feathers, eggs, nests, etc...


I created a layout with a picture of some beautiful birds that I found on Pinterest.

The papers I used are from an old collection of Basic Grey, Serenade.  I did a lot of stamping and water coloring using some gelatos from Faber Castell Design Memory Craft. 

Here are a few close ups:


 Speaking of Faber Castell Design Memory Craft, they are our sponsor this month.


 They are offering TWO great prizes! One winner receives a Mixed Media Gelato kit and another winner receives a Card Making Gelatos kit.

Mixed Media Gelato Kit

Card Making Gelatos Kit

Please stop by the blog here for some inspiration from our design team along with a special guest designer,  Rita Barakat a designer for Faber Castel Memory Craft.  Hope you will join in on our challenge!

Thanks for stopping by!
. . . Debbie

"Haute Couture", C'est Magnifique February Kit



It's reveal time for C'est Magnifique's March Kit, 
"Haute Couture", featuring the Betsy's Couture collection from Kaisercraft. 
Kit Embellishments
American Crafts: DIY Shop: Burlap Bows: Dark
American Crafts: DIY Specialty Paper: 6x6 Cork
FabScraps: Chipboard Word: Darling
FabScraps: Silhouettes Chipboard Embellishments
Kaisercraft: Betsy's Couture Die-Cut Cardstock: Round Babydoll
Kaisercraft: Madame Boutique: Blouse Patterned Paper
Little Yellow Bicycle: Decorative Edge Cardstock: Paradise 
Maya Road: Tu-Tu Tulle Flowers with Gems: Vintage Beige
Papermania: Spots & Stripes: Jeweled Bakers Twine
Prima: Fairy Belle: 12x12 Cardstock Alphabet Stickers
Ruby Rock-It: Mother Nature: Trimmings
Studio Calico: Classic Calico: Plano Patterned Paper
We R Memory Keepers: Inked Rose Tag: Butterfly 

The kit is available to purchase here in the store, along with the paper add, embellishment add, flower add on and mixed media kit.

Today is reveal day for the March sketch.  Stop by the blog for lots of inspiration from the design team.
We would love to see YOU use our sketch as inspiration for a layout. We have very few rules for our Sketch Challenge. As a matter of fact, we have just one rule, we want your layout to resemble the sketch. Feel free to flip or rotate the sketch, but we do want to look at your layout and be able to see that you used the sketch. Other than that, you are free to use anything you have in your personal stash, and we welcome all styles of scrapbooking. 

We will award two prizes for this sketch challenge. The first prize will be a collection of paper, flowers, chipboard, and embellishments selected by C'est Magnfique's owner Deonna. The winner of the prize package will also be able to shop in the C'est Magnifique Store, and have their purchases sent with the prize package, so that means you won't have to pay for shipping!  



Our second prize, a $10 gift certificate to the C'est Magnifique Store, will be awarded randomly to one of our participants who obviously uses one of our kits to create their Sketch Challenge layout. 

We will also choose 5 (or maybe more) layouts to feature on our blog!  
You have the entire month of January to submit your layout.

What do you have to do to enter our sketch challenge?

1. You must be a follower of our blog. It's easy to become follower - see the left sidebar.

2. Create a layout using the sketch, and add it to our blog using the Inlinkz tool below. Please link to the blog post where you have uploaded your layout (not your general blog address). If you do not have a blog, you may link to an online gallery.


  The deadline for entering the sketch challenge is midnight, March 31, 2015 (US time).
Have fun with the sketch. We can't wait to see how you use it!

Thanks for stopping by!
. . . Debbie

Tuesday, February 17, 2015

C'est Magnifique's March Kits Sneak Peek

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

The patterned paper for March is Kaisercraft Betsy's Couture.
March Kit Paper
Kaisercraft: Betsy's Couture: A-Line
Kaisercraft: Betsy's Couture: Bolero
Kaisercraft: Betsy's Couture: Gown
Kaisercraft: Betsy's Couture: Kitten Heel
Kaisercraft: Betsy's Couture: Mary Jane
Kaisercraft: Betsy's Couture: Peplum
Kaisercraft: Betsy's Couture: Sticker Sheet

Magnifique Mixed Media Kit
The March Magnifique Mixed Media Kit is now available in our Store!
Aztek: Transparent Airbrush Paint: Mocha*
Canvas Corp: Mini Square Canvas Shapes* 
C'est Magnifique Tuscan Teal Paint*
Cotton Ribbon
Darice: Heart Pheasant Feathers
Everything Mary: Large Antique Grommets: Brass
Fabscraps: 50s Telephone Chipboard Embellishments
Gold Twine
Kaisercraft: Madame Boutique: Clear Stamp
Lindy's Stamp Gang: Starburst Spray: Maidenhair Fern Green
Mini Wood Hanger Embellishments
Pink Paislee: Hope Chest: Paper Goods
Prima: Elementals: 12x12 Resist Canvas: Newspaper
Prima: Valentina: Mulberry Paper Flower*
Ruby Rock-It: Reminisce: Chipboard Book
Whispers: Embossing Powder: Metallic Copper

*Partial Package

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.
Canvas Corp: Burlap Flower: Teal
Darice: 3-Leaf Spray*
David Tutera: Paper Wedding Flowers: Assorted Cream Paper Roses
Kaisercraft: Paper Blooms: Aubergine
Petaloo: Textured Elements: Burlap Blossoms: Flowers + Butterflies
Prima: Something Blue: Tie The Knot
Prima: Sunrise Sunset: Mechanicals Metal Vintage Trinkets

*Partial Package

Embellishment Add-On
Lastly, we have an Embellishment Add-On so you can stretch your kit even further.
Authentique: Renew: Mini Notes: Double-Sided Die-Cuts
Betsy's Couture: Acetate: 12x12 Timeless Clocks
Betsy's Couture: Collectables: Cardstock Die-Cuts*
Blue Fern Studios: Ornate Shelf
Cotton Ribbon
Darice: Pineapple Crochet Doily: Ecru
Kaisercraft: Wooden Letter Words
Maya Road: 1-inch Stained Wood Flower Buttons*
Prima: Epiphany: Say It In Crystals: Gem Dots

*Partial Package

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

Thanks for stopping by!
. . . Debbie