Monday, August 27, 2012

C'est Magnifique's September Reveal

I truly love having a kit club. Yes - it is way more work than I need, but I love working with all these international papers every month and that was the whole purpose to my creating C'est Magnifique.

So this month we featured Riddersholm Designs again. This is their Huntington Garden collection and it was stunning. I didn't have a lot of time this month, but I did manage to eke out 2 layouts.

This first one is titled "Celebrate Life". This is my family and another while we were at a gala inducting both of our 'boys' into the Wounded Warrior Hall of Fame. Both my Kevin and our friend Joel were both very critically injured more than four years ago. Neither will ever be 'normal' again, but we have learned to celebrate what we do have as you never know when it could all be gone.

This second layout is a photo of Kevin walking with my mom at a little resort in Ruskin, FL last month. You could see how much they were enjoying the stroll through the gardens.

This layout was created using the sketch that will be the challenge on our blog for the month of September. Hop over and take part - you just might win!

Saturday, August 25, 2012

Some New Prima

I created this layout a week or so ago, but haven't had time to upload it. I have to say that I try really hard not to buy a lot of paper because I don't have much time to scrap anymore, but as soon as I lay eyes on the new Prima Romance Novel and Tea Thyme - I snagged them both!!

This layout was created to give a formal feel to a photo of my nephew in a tuxedo. Michael is trying to break into the modeling industry and was at a photo shoot recently wearing his tux and I knew I had to snap some photos.

To the paper, I added a Dusty Attic chipboard frame and a ScrapFX chipboard word. I also added TONS of Prima flowers, but the small brown ones are some of my favorites from Manor House Creations.

I still have the Tea Thyme collection on my desk and hopefully I will get to use it this weekend.

Thursday, August 16, 2012

A New Look!

How do you like the look of my new blog? Kristine from Creative Scrappers designed it for me - gotta love all that purple, right?

So here are the rest of my layouts from C'est Magnifique. I am so late getting these up here.

This first one was done using a sketch over at Creative Scrappers. I had so much fun doing it and hope to use more of Kristine's sketches on a regular basis.

Sorry, but this is a short & sweet post, lol.

Wednesday, August 8, 2012

Before I Head to Bed...

I wanted to quickly come on and share another layout from the August kit at C'est Magnifique Kits! This really is one of my favorite kits because these papers are utterly gorgeous!

So this one is completely different from my last one. This is Christian all messy and gooey from eating his first chocolate covered strawberry. I wanted the papers to be just as messy so I dripped and splattered some gesso, red paint and brown mists all over the place.

I added some cheese cloth behind the photo to add some texture and added the Petaloo Berry Picks to go with my 'berry' theme. This is a very simple layout, but sometimes they just need to be, lol.