Tuesday, December 31, 2013

2013 Favorites!

Hi everyone! Can you believe that 2013 is over? Time keeps flying faster and faster the older I get! I am ready for 2014 and I predict that it will be an amazing year for me, personally and scrappy wise!  I hope it will be the same for all of you!

I wanted to take the time to share with you all my top 13 favs for 2013. They are in no particular order, so I hope you will sit back and enjoy!

Thank you so much, and see you in 2014!
Be Blessed, 

Monday, December 30, 2013

Full reveal day at C'est Magnifique ~ The Height of Chic~

 Welcome to the full reveal of the January kit for C'est Magnifique Kits, named "The Height of Chic"! But before I do that, I have 2 more layouts I want to share with you! Shabbiness at its best!

My first layout I have to share is called "Perfect Gift" based on the Bible Scripture James 1:17. This is my great niece Cassidy, and she was diagnosed with Cystic Fibrosis just over a year ago, and let me tell you, this little girl is a fighter, and also the Perfect Gift to all those who know and love her. I stole this photo off of Facebook and it was from a recent photo shoot the family had. I love how over exposed it is, and how it makes her blue eyes just pop right of the paper!

 I did lots of paper tearing and layering, and masking , and for me, its clean and simple , Bonnie style! To create this layout I used the Main Kit, the Embellishment Add-on.  From my stash I used: Gesso, molding paste, Prima stencil, paper doily, cheese cloth, Memory Box die, Cheery Lynn Designs flower die,Liquid pearls, mists, Prima Chalk Ink, ,Martha Stewart border punch

 I hamd made some flowers with the pink checked paper from the Main Kit, edged them with pink chalk ink and spritzed them down with water and then crumpled them up. I hit them with my heat gun and then carefully opened them up, layered them and glued them and gave them a hit of Gesso!  I used the gorgeous pink rose ribbon from the Embellishment kit as a frame around the photo. 

Next I bring you a layout featuring Cassidy's gorgeous parents, Kimberly and Jesse! These papers where perfect with Jesse's shirt, and I had to add a pop of color to match Kimberly's sweater! They are such a gorgeous couple! So, here is "So In Love"!

 I did alot of distressing and border punching on this layout. Really shabby chic! I used a mask with distress ink and chalk ink that I then covered with Liquetex Blended Fibers. I had loads of fun mixing the inks to try and get the right shade to match Kimberly's sweater as best I could. I used the Main Kit, the Flower Add-on , the Embellishment Add-on as well. From my stash: stencil, blended fibers, gesso,distress inks, chalk ink, cheese cloth. Martha Stewart border punches, Cheery Lynn Designs flower die.

I made some flowers with the blue damask paper the same way I did the pink flowers in the layout before this one. Just lots of yummy details!

Ok! Its time to show you the entire contents of "The Height of Chic" January/14 kit!
 List of Embellishments from the Main Kit:
Prima: Chalk Ink: Attic Dust
May Arts: Shear Ribbon with Ruffle Edge: Navy
Prima: Say it in Crystals Swirls: Black
American Crafts: Thickers: Hardcover Black
Prima: Odette: White
Prima: Serenade: Blue
Blue Fern Studios: Chipboard: Enjoy the Journey Title
Maya Road: Granny's Wood Doilies
Prima: Shabby Chic Metal: Illume Treasures Candelabra/Chandelier

close ups!

Be sure to check out the store to see about the availability on the kit and the add ons. You won't want to miss out on this one!

Tomorrow is reveal day for the January sketch and I will have another layout to share with you based on the sketch! So much fun!

Be Blessed! 

Saturday, December 28, 2013

Sneak peaks of the January kit with C'est Magnificque Kits

Hello all!It's finally time to share my first 2 DT projects with you, using the January Kit! This kit is so shabby chic yummy it is sure to delight! It has made my debut to C'est Magnifuique Kits a pleasure!

My first layout is called "Jacob", featuring my great nephew Jacob! If you are a follower of mine you will have seen this cutie patutie before. With all the gorgeous flowers in the kit I decided that a boy layout can have flowers too, and still be masculine! I had lots of fun using the stencil from the Embellishment Add-on with some molding paste and some gelatos.

close ups:
 used a touch of blue gelatos on the profile of the square frame that came with the embellishment add- on kit

 I used the stencil that came in the Embellishment add- on kit with molding paste and then added a bit of blue gelatos.

As an extra touch I used the Blue Fern Studios butterflies that came in the Embellishment Add-on and I wet them down and peeled some of the layers apart for some extra shabbiness! I then used embossing enamel on them.
 To create this layout I used the Main Kit, Flower add-on, and Embellish Add-on. From my own stash I used: corrugated cardboard, gesso, light molding paste, short strand of black pearls, distress ink, embossing enamel and Gelatos. 

For my second project I altered this paper box. I call this  a "Memory Trinket Box", great for a little girl who wants to save those oh so precious treasures she finds! It was time to get into the yummy pink papers in this kit!

 The white paper with the chairs on the bottom were screaming at me to be used on this trinket box! I used a few different pink Stickles to make them sparkle just a little more!

 close ups:

 on the foliage I cut out with my Memory Box dies, I added molding paste to give them more stiffness and texture and painted them with a green mist from my stash.

To complete this trinket box I used the Main Kit, the Flower Add-on, the Embellishment Add-on, and the pink roses from the Magnificque Mixed Media Add-on that I already had in my stash.  From my stash I used: Prima stencil, gesso, molding paste, paper doily, Memory Box die, mists, chalk ink, Stickles, Pearl pen, embossing enamel, and the title came from a box that had a birthday gift in it from my aunt.

The full reveal is on the 30th, so please check back to see what the whole kit includes! I am sure you will be as in love with this kit as all of us designer are! I hope that I have is some way inspired you to get creative with this amazing kit! 

Be Blessed!

Sunday, December 15, 2013

C'est Magnifique Kit - January/14

Here is a look at the gorgeous papers and add-ons for the January Kit! Yummy! 

Fabscraps papers:

FabScraps: Shabbylicious: Shabby Birds
FabScraps: Shabbylicious: Shabby Blues
FabScraps: Shabbylicious: Shabby Chairs
FabScraps: Shabbylicious: Shabby Mix
FabScraps: Shabbylicious: Chic Mix
FabScraps: Shabbylicious: Chic Chairs
FabScraps: Shabbylicious: Chic Pinks
FabScraps: Shabbylicious: Little Darlings

Flower Add-On:
Manor House Creations: Glitz: Mixed
Prima: Valentina
Manor House Creations: Ballerina: Classic Mix
Prima: Le Mia: Black/Grey
Manor House Creations: Shimmers: Snow
Manor House Creations: Ashlee: White/Blue

Embellishment Add-On:

Blue Fern Studios: Chipboard: Bohemian Butterflies

Heidi Swapp: Color Magic Frames
The Crafters Workshop: 6x6 Template: Mini Microbial
Prima: Junkyard Findings: Rose Heart Corners
Glitz: Teeny Alphas: Gray
Dreaming in Color: Sliks Acrylic Glaze: Azure
Maya Road: Ribbon Roses: Pink

Mixed Media Add-On:

 Luminarte Primary Elements – Bolivian Blue
Luminarte Primary Elements – Chiffon Pink
Luminarte Primary Elements – Tahitian Blue
Silks – African Jade
Silks - Raspberry Wine
Silks Clear Acrylic Glazing Medium
Canvas Corp Stretched Canvas 5x7
Prima: Vintage Mechanicals: Flowers Medium ½ pkg
Prima: Mechanicals: Pendant ½ package
Prima: Sunrise Sunset: Mini Roses: Silver – 565206 ½ pkg $ 2.5
Prima: Le Mia: Cotton Candy ½ pkg
Prima: Delight Collection: Tags & Tickets
Blue Fern Doilyhabbylicious: Chic Pinks
FabScraps: Shabbylicious: Little Darlings

Wednesday, December 11, 2013

My Big News!! ~C'est Magnifique Kits Design Team!!~

I can't begin to tell you how thrilled I am to be able to announce that I have been asked to join the C'est Magnifique Kits Design Team! I've had to keep this quiet for a few months, and if you know me, it's not an easy task to keep such good news quiet!

This is my first kit club and I love the idea that I will get to work with International papers - something that is not easily available here in Canada. We will be having our first reveal for the Jan/14 kit in a couple of days and I have been busy crafting! I can't wait to be able to share it all with you!

Be Blessed!