Thursday, October 25, 2012

C'est Magnifique Blog Hop~!!

**For my October giveaway, please go HERE**


Hi there everyone and welcome to the C'est Magnifique Kits First Anniversary Blog Hop~! If you arrived here from the 7 Dots Studio blog, then you're right on track! OR, if you just happened upon my blog, you can start from the beginning of the hop HERE at the C'est Magnifique Kits blog. Why? Because there are a TON of amazing prizes to be won and plenty of scrappy inspiration along the way and you definitely don't want to miss out on any of it~!!

Blog Hop Order:

For those of you who are visiting my blog for the first time, my name is Erin Blegen and I've been a proud member of the C'est Magnifique Design Team since last April. If you are new to C'est Magnifique, then you are definitely in for a treat! Just look at the fabulous November kit "Between Sunrise and Sunset":

Here's a closer look at the beautiful 7 Dots Studio "Domestic Goddess" Papers:

And of course the add-ons! First, the flower add-on:

The Embellishment Add-Ons (the second is a very special 7 Dots Studio Add-On!):


And here is a peek at two of my layouts using this amazing kit:

"Sweet"
I knew I wanted to draw on all the pink shades in this fabulous kit for a page about my sweet little girl. I misted the applique and used it as a flourish in my cluster and then added just a few mist droplets to my layout and that was all it needed! I love that these papers already have that mixed media look to them, so you don't necessarily have to do anything to them at all which makes it nice and easy for us!


From the Flower Add-On:
Prima: Soubrette: Pink/Orange
Prima: Serenade: Pink

From the Embellishment Add-On:
Cheep Trims: Applique
Prima: Romance Novel Alpha Stickers

From the 7 Dots Studio Add-On:
7 Dots Studio: Domestic Goddess: Stickers 12x12
7 Dots Studio: Domestic Goddess: Stickers 6x12
7 Dots Studio: Domestic Goddess: Tags

"Pirate"
I have the greatest book ever for toddlers that is just full of ideas for activities you can do with your child. From this book we found the "Paper Bag Pirate" idea. You create a vest out of a paper bag and then allow your child to color/decorate as he/she likes. Then use a fabric remnant for a bandana and make an eye patch and sword out of cardboard. My son Wyatt thought he was the coolest pirate around!
I love how the reddish/smoky paper really brings the energy to this layout. I used a basic design to keep the attention on my photo and even though I used red and pink flowers here, it doesn't feel feminine at all! 



 From the Flower Add-On:
Prima: Soubrette: Pink/Orange
Prima: Valentine Vine: Red
Prima: Serenade: Pink

From the Embellishment Add-On:
Want2Scrap: Fancy Tags
Prima: Romance Novel Alpha Stickers

Okay~! So on to the prizes! Thus far, you've seen some amazing giveaways (oh, and there are LOTS more to come!) and being a lover of giveaways myself, I'm offering up a little something too~!! Have a look:

We've got Prima flowers & domino embellishments, Manor House Creations flowers, Scrap FX chipboard, Webster's Pages "Royal Christmas" trims, Melissa Frances sprigs, Zva Creative bling, and a Prima Chalk Fluid Edger Pad... Just a sweet little bundle for one lucky participant :)~!

*~*All you have to do to be eligible for my giveaway is*~* :
 (1) If you are not a follower, please become one!, and (2) Leave me a comment here simply letting me know if you're an old (and loved!) follower or a brand new one! That's it~!

You have until midnight (US EST) on Monday, October 29th to complete the Blog Hop, with the winners to be announced Friday, November 2nd. As long as you have left a comment on each blog listed and are a follower, you will be eligible for the amazing prizes along the way~!!

So keep on going!! Your next stop is at the blog of our FABULOUS Guest Designer, Anna Dąbrowska–Pękocka, also known around the web as Finnabair~!!!! There's NO DOUBT you'll absolutely LOVE what she's created with this months kit~!!

Thanks for taking the time to stop in and enjoy the rest of the hop :)~,

100 comments:

Romy said...

Your both lay-outs are simply stunning! I love that you did both a masculine and a feminine lay-out with this kit. The first one is really elegant and pretty and the second one is awesome with a grungy touch.

paperpapier said...

love love your layout...so beautifully embellished and the colour combo is awesome, my favourite. I am your new follower.

Marília Lopes said...

Oh Erin work delights me!!
Simply divine!

Handmade_by_MaDe said...

Amazing pages...i'm in love! It was nice to found you and became a follower...thanks! :)

sophie said...

I an an old follower!!!!thanks for the blog hop

Sannekreativ said...

Hej. du laver virkelig nogle smukke ting. jeg kan godt li den måde du sætter farvene sammen.
jeg har været følger af din blog et stykke tid. tak for chancen for at vinde.
Sanne

Mrs Frizz said...

I'm here to say hi - waving at you as I blog hop around the world and you already know that I am an 'old' follower - not so much on the 'old' bit okay ...

Stunning layouts too by the way.
CYA

Amy Voorthuis said...

Hi Erin, yeah... finally the first blog-hop at C'est Magnifique :)
Amazing work you did with this awesome kit. I really adore how you have used the gorgeous lace on your first lo...your daughter looks so adorable. This lo is very feminine.....also I really like your flowerclusters on you second lo with your COOL pirate on it such a nice design....Both pages are little pieces of art! "YOU GO GIRL" have a wonderful weekend xox Amy :)

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Amy Voorthuis said...

p.s. woeps forgot to tell you I'm a long time follower of your pretty blog......

But maybe you know that already *grin*

Titbelsoeur toute seule said...

thanks for the chance to win ! even if I don't, I am happy to discover your blog, you have made lovely pages ! Please visit my blog, I will be happy to welcome you !

ivroshe said...

What is amazing site! I love these colors! I'm very glad that I am a follower of yours!

MARCH said...

merci, c'est une source d'inspiration Magnifique

Angelica Åström said...

Hi Erin :) Gorgeous layouts, as always, and the photos are just so sweet. I became a follower a while ago, and I´m so glad that i found You and your lovely blog.
xx Angelica

Chantal Vandenberg said...

I love what you have done so far with this kit!!! Absolutely stunning! I've been a follower for a while now! Love your work! xo

Juliwan said...

new follower via the blog hop. Gorgeous layouts, so far all so very different, thanks for sharing

hotpotato said...

Hi Erin, I follow your blog as I love your work.

Tina said...

WoWWWWWWWWWWW beautiful layout. and I've long been a follower of your blog.

Cathi ONeill said...

Your work is stunning and inspiring as always, Erin! I have been a follower of the blog for a while now, always inspired!

Linda Eggleton said...

Wow, stunning layouts, as always, Erin! Just love what you've done with this kit!

I am an oldie (in more ways than one...lol). Thanks so much for the chance to win your awesome giveaway! :)

karen said...

beautiful layouts. Love you work and what you have done with the kit

Fluffy said...

Erin you know how much I love your work it never fails to inspire me! Your blog is always a joy to visit. Thanks for the chance to win some yummy goodies. Tx

Teri said...

Wow, your work is stunning! So glad to find your blog. I am a new follower, thanks for the chance to win your prize!

einat109 said...

I love your layout,so beautifully embellished and the colour combo is awesome. now I am your new follower.
Einat

morkaren said...

Jeg ved snart ikke hvad jeg skal skrive: jeg elsker dine farverige LO med ødselt brug af pynt og blomster. og følger har jeg da været et stykke tid og det gipper i mig når jeg ser du har et indlæg, så ved jeg, jeg skal se noget rigtig smukt. rigtig god weekend og knus til dig og dine, morkaren.

Kerri said...

I am a definite follower!!! I love what you've done with the kit... Your page is stunning!!! And I love the 'Paper Bag Pirate' idea :-)

Corinne said...

So beautiful I especially love the second lo as it is a little different of what you usually make!

Jean said...

Just love all the layering!! And the colors!!!

Kristal said...

LOVE love love your work Erin. Have been a follower since your move to this blog :D Your work is stunning!

Margie said...

Your layouts are beautiful, and I am already a follower!

Scrapthat said...

Great LOs and OMGosh you have the cutest subjects to scrap! TFS
I am following you!

Marcia said...

I am a brand new follower this morning and your layouts blew me away.

Tracie said...

Already a follower, love your work! Thanks for the chance to win!

Pearl said...

Erin your layouts are stunning! Thanks for the giveaway too! Yes I am already your follower.
Pearl x

Kelly Massman said...

new follower! your pages are just gorgeous and your photos just melted my heart!!!

Miriam Prantner said...

Already a follower, and I am loving these layouts, especially Pirate, what a great design and photo!

Jingle said...

Your layout is stunning! They all seem to be that way! LOL! I'm a long time follower! :)

Irit Shalom said...

Totally gorgeous! I am your big fan

Brigitta Raaijmakers said...

Hello,

I am a follower for a few days now, i found your blog through the websters pages blog. Your work is beautiful!

Krystle said...

Beautiful!!! I am an "old" follower!

Mariyca said...

Beautifiul layouts! Thank you for the amazing inspiration!

Keren Tamir said...

Gorgeous designs Erin as always ! I'm an old follower of yours!!

die amelie said...

Gosh, such a gorgeous pirate on that LOs!!
Thanks for the blog hop btw.

die amelie xx

Sarah-R said...

Gorgeous, amazing projects Erin - already a long-time follower ;) Thanks for a chance to win!

Bellaidea said...

Hi! Really sweet and "scary" layouts my friend!

Sandi Smith said...

Love your beautiful work! Already a follower and thanks for the great prize!

Bellaidea said...

By the way, I`m old one:)

Andrea Slee said...

Beautiful work!!! I'm a fan of yours and was already a follower. Awesome prize!!! Thanks for the chance to win!!

Kim H said...

I love these layouts, they work so well for boys or girls, the colors are amazing. Like how you layer and style your florals, great movement and textures. Thank you for sharing your talents and the chance to win. Im a new follower.

annemikaeli said...

Have just found your blog and love it. Beautiful work

Olivia said...

Your work is amazing! Im a new follower and am so excited to see all your beautiful work!

pattyo said...

Both layouts are simply stunning! Love the color palette on each. How sweet of you to also be offering a giveaway. I have been a follower of your blog for several months and always look forward to visiting here.

throughoureyes1 said...

Love those pages Erin. This kit is a dream to work with, I have created 3 pages with it already.

I am a follower.

Melanie H

dtjag1 said...

I'm a new follower and thought your pirate layout was adorable!!

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Ava Gavloski said...

let me try this again...lololo
i am an old follower and
Erin, my oh my ...my eye jump to your well designed sketch which was embellished so well with kit materials......love those layouts.
ava g

Jessica said...

Wow Erin these are phenomenal! Your little girl is precious. I am a brand new follower and would love to win your yummy candy giveaway!

WillieburgScrapper said...

This is so funny- the one time I make time to hit up all the Scrap FX team blogs I swing by a blog hop post! I LOVE these pages. The color- the clusters on flowers- absolutely stunning! I love that ribbon trim from WP- will have to check that pack out!

Lucy Ohanyan said...

Hi Erin, your layout's are always so inspirational, both lo's are beyond stunning and you're right the papers do have the look of mixed media so they're pretty much ready to go

Jami Bishop said...

Hi Erin! So excited to have stumbled on to this Blog Hop. I'm a new follower of yours & C'est Magnifique and I am loving what I am seeing so far! Can't believe so many fabulous prizes are up 4 grabs, thanks 4 the chance to win some awesome new scrappy-goodies & have a great day!! : )

aggie said...

Been following you for several months, Erin and i love the work you do! Thanks for sharing you wonderful designs!

Brandi Matos said...

Always love your work Erin!!! You are truly an artist! Thanks for the chance to win some fabulous goodies!!!! I'm a new follower :-)

Maria said...

What amazing layouts!!! A very happy break from my studying!

Tite-Punky said...

I am a new follower ;-)

Jennifer said...

New follower -- enjoyed your use of the Domestic Goddess paper in the center of the Pirate layout. Really nice look that I may just have to borrow :)

Athanasia said...

Amazing layouts!

ScrappinHappyxo said...

I am a new follower of your's and I must say I am very glad I found you :) your work is truly amazing :)Thank you for the chance
- Jeanette

sassy said...

im so excited when i look at your work
your pages just pop and they are fun im so glad ive joined in on this my first blog hop to see such talent
thanks heaps

Jo-Ann said...

Beautiful layouts! Glad to become a follower of such great inspiration!

Tracey Sabella said...

Wow, such stunning pages, Erin!! Love the softness of the first LO and the fabulous pieced strips in the second!! ~ Blessings, Tracey

http://gracescraps.blogspot.com/

L. Akins said...

Stunning pages! I'm an old follower and I love your work!!

Nicole Doiron said...

Oh Erin, you inspire me so much with every single layout you create! You are such a talented designer and i've been following you for a while now! Thanks for the inspiration every single visit!

Astrid Maclean said...

Stunning LOs and your daughter is soooo cute! This is my first time here but I am following now and will be back!!!

Shelley Schubert said...

I am a new follower.... Beautiful layouts! Thanks for the inspiration and chance to win!

oheidia said...

I really love the prices in this blog hop and i would sure like to win. I have become a follower too. Thanks for your inspiration too.

Sandra said...

Hi Erin, I'm a long term follower because I love your work. Thanks for this opportunity to win some products that I've never used but hope to soon.

Sue D said...

Both layouts are sweet. I like the doilies and the flowers.
I am a new follower.
slrdowney at hotmail dot com

Kelly Foster said...

Ok, well, of course your pages are absolutely stunning, but I've already told you that!!! Lovely giveaway, too..and hey, save yourself the postage and pick me!! LOL!

Georgia Heald said...

You are such a talent Erin, these are amazing as are all your layouts! Really love what you have done with these papers =)

Svetlana said...

Erin! You always on the top of making wonderful layouts!!! Thanks for another great giveaway! I'm an old follower :)
Svetlana xx

melshappyscrappyplace said...

Awesome layouts! I really love the pirate one and the idea of how you made the costume. I will have to try that with Sophie :)

Helen Tilbury said...

Wow, wow, wow Erin! What stunning pages!! Particularly LOVE the second one! I'm an ooooooooold follower & adore your blog and your work as you know :) And I definitely have my eye on the rak....!!!

Millan said...

Your layouts are so beautiful, I love everything about them...And your price, I love it too! :)
I have become a new follower of your blog!!!!

Eva - Esaga said...

Unos trabajos divinos y un regalito fantastico
Besos

gypsylcm said...

Lovely layouts and I've become a follower of your blog!

Tracie Dean said...

Hope you see my comment in this vastness..lol. I am a long time follower. Your work is always amazing. There are times I am not fond of the colors or kit you have to work with until I see the magic you do with it. Changes my mind every time.

I really love your first layout with the gorgeous pinks. I hope to learn some of the awesome techniques I have seen so many scrappers use.

I would be honored if I won your beautiful goody bag :-)

http://homeofthepurskey.blogspot.com

Jullene Karl said...

WOW I'm a new follower but will be stalking your gorgeous designs from now on

Mandi said...

As always you are showing amazing work. Thanks for the chance. I am also a follower.

Χριστίνα said...

Hello Erin!Love thiw prize!I m an old follower!

Elina said...

Fantastic kit indeed!!! And your layouts are so inspiring!!!! I always enjoy visiting your blog, there is always something new I descover!

Scrap2day said...

I love each layout! The first one is so soft and romantic and then you draw the eye in with the pop of pink..gorgeous! I love the grungy feel of the second! I have been a follower of yours for quite awhile..Thanks for the chance to win!

Sascha Schmidt said...

Wonderful layout and the little one is so sweet

Sonya said...

Wow, your page is fantastic! I'm your old follower and love how you make pages! And thank you for the chance :-)

langeatheart said...

Erin I love your work! I am a new follower and I love how you showcased each kit and add-on!Just gorgeous! :)

Katina said...

I'm a new follower. Love both layouts and especially like the extra texture from the doilies!

Rachelle Olaridge said...

Beautiful LO. Love the design. Thanks for the inspiration. Now following your blog.

Beatrice Lawson said...

What a fantastic and rick pirate layout. I love that you used "girly" colors for a beautiful boy LO. Now following your blog!

Beatrice Lawson said...

What a fantastic and rick pirate layout. I love that you used "girly" colors for a beautiful boy LO. Now following your blog!

Eila Sandberg said...

Was just about to say the same thing as Tracey Dean; often when I see a kit I go blank in the head and then when I see what you've created I'm like a fire cracker eager to try out myself. Your work is always top notch Erin, always gorgeous and full of stunning detail. Love that you made a girly page, not too frilly though, just perfect and adorable, and a boy page equally gorgeous! You rock Erin! mwah!