Sunday, April 26, 2015


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