Friday, October 26, 2012

Welcome to the C'est Magnifique Blog Hop!


Hi there! Whether you're here following along the Blog Hop or just landed at my blog, you're at a great place- because you're a part of the C'est Magnifique Kits First Anniversary Blog Hop! If you arrived here from the Pink Paislee Blog, you're in the right place.

If you don't know me, I'm Valerie Serfozo and I'm proud to be the Design Team Coordinator for C'est Magnifique Kits.  I get to work with an awesome design team each day.  Today it's my job to help you win some great prizes!

First though, I'd like to show you the November Kit "Between Sunrise & Sunset" along with a couple of layouts I created using the kit:



Here are two of my layouts created with this amazing kit:

This little cutie-pie is my darling niece, Callie.  I love the beautiful colors in this month's kit and the gorgeous flowers.

 Here's another beach photo that has just the right colors.  This layout was created using the current sketch at Once Upon a Sketch.

Along with the other awesome prizes in the Blog Hop, I've put together this prize package for one of you.  To be eligible, please become a follower of my blog (I've just moved my blog so I need some followers), and leave a comment, answering this question,  "What do you gain most from scrapbooking?"


 

Okay, time to get started. Here’s what you need to do:


1. Visit each blog(if you've been following along, you are almost at the end)

2. Leave a comment on each blog (and become a follower, if required)
3. End the blog hop back at the C’est Magnifique Kits Blog and leave a comment, letting us know which manufacturers you would like to see in future kits.

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


So here you go........your next and final stop on the Blog Hop will be at the
C'est Magnifique Kits Blog.



Here is the blog list in order:

Valerie Serfozo - You are Here
Back to C’est Magnifique Kits - This is your next & final stop along the Blog Hop

Thanks for stopping by and good luck!  


~~Valerie

85 comments:

Romy said...

Oh gosh, your work is simply perfect! You have used these warm colours and romantic papers to perfection!

Marília Lopes said...

Loved ... loved your work!!
Already a follower and turned off to the next blog!!

paperpapier said...

I gained lots of satisfaction when I scrapbook and I have learned the importance of proper photo safe keeping on acid & lignin free patterned paper layout.

Titbelsoeur toute seule said...

I wish I won !! but I am already happy discovering your blog ! Please visit my blog, I will be happy to welcome you !

Handmade_by_MaDe said...

I just love your layouts...the collors are so soft and beautiful!So happy that i found you :)

sophie said...

lovely layouts!!!!

sophie said...

I love making layouts and cards and I find some relaxing momments with this

Mrs Frizz said...

I'm here to say hi - waving at you as I blog hop around the world and I have to say, you have scrapped that little cutie patootie, beautifully.
CYA

Sannekreativ said...

Hej. du laver virkelig nogle smukke ting. jeg kan godt li den måde du sætter farvene sammen. Jeg får ro i mit indre når jeg scrapper. Det er dejligt at skabe.
jeg er blevet en følger. tak for chancen for at vinde.
Sanne

MARCH said...

merci, c'est une source d'inspiration Magnifique

ivroshe said...

Prosperity of your blog! If I understand the question, most of all I like the process of creating the page, and exactly how the individual elements of a unified composition. Thanks for the chance to become the owner of such beauty!

Amy Voorthuis said...

Amazing work Valerie, the first lo is so super romantic and that picture is so cute! What I love about the second lo is the design and the amazing flowers on it great colors BTW...I became a follower to your pretty blog! Your "Prize Pack" is really stunning and so generous of you! Thank you for this oppertunity to win such an amazing prize :)have a wonderful day xox Amy :)

Juliwan said...

gorgeous layouts thanks for sharing. For me scrap booking is a release it helps de stress me from the chaos around and I have a way of storing my photos and memories that is more practical and useful than a box of photos

hotpotato said...

more gorgeous ideas.

Angelica Åström said...

Hi Valerie :)
Lovely inspiration and gorgeous layouts on your blog as always :)Just can´t wait to create with this lovely kit!
Scrapbooking is vital for me. I process things going on, and creates memories for me and my family and friends. I can create freely with gorgeous papers, photos, color and bling. And also meet absolutely wonderful and supportive friends around the world
Have a lovely weekend/ xx Angelica

Cathi ONeill said...

Love your layout Valerie, gorgeous!!

I just found scrapping this year, cards last year, but they are a wonderful creative escape. I have to do something every day or I feel withdrawals!! I have to say I love collecting the beautiful supplies that go along with the hobby too! Thanks for the chance to win!!

karen said...

just beautiful thankyou for sharing your layouts

Linda Eggleton said...

Beautiful layouts, Valerie...I love what you've done with this kit! What do I gain from scrapbooking?...gosh, lots & lots of things...but to name a few - It's my way to relax, my ME time...I've gained friends all over the world who are like minded...and I gain inspiration from each & every one of them. Thanks so much for the chance to win your gorgeous giveaway! :) Have a great day...

Fluffy said...

What do I gain most from scrapbooking, well for a start I just gained a giggle from your blog title "pie for breakfast" sounds yummy! Seriously I have gained so much from this hobby I can't put it all into words, just from this blog hop alone I have gained a ton of inspiration, your layouts are just amazing. Thankyou for sharing and for the opportunity to win a fab prize Tx

Teri said...

Beautiful layouts, your pics match the paper so perfectly! Scrapbooking for me is freedom to express myself. Living as the only female in an all male household, scrapbooking lets me vent all of my girly emotions that my boys groan at;) I can reminisce at photos, vent feelings through journaling and let out a bit of creativity. Thanks so much for a chance to win!

Jean said...

I am a new follower! What gorgeous layouts!! Everything is so well coordinated!

Margie said...

Wow-gorgeous kit and layout!! I am a new follower, thanks for a chance to win!

Kerri said...

LOVE what you've created with the November kit! Both photos match so well :-) And thank you for the chance to win xoxo

Kristal said...

Beautiful beautiful beautiful...And wow at such a generous prize. I have really enjoyed this blog hop immensly and you have all inspired me so much xoxox As for what I get out of scrapbooking, Icould write a whole blog post on this, maybe I will one day. To me, I started when I was pregnant with my first child. I wanted to leave something for my kids should anything happen to me, I like to leave notes behind photos for them to read one day. Perhaps they wont be interested but my kids (5 and 7) love to flip through my books and look at photos of themselves. I guess I do itfor them, but at the same time I love the creative outletfor me and escaping from the day to day life :D

Scrapthat said...

So pretty!
I signed up as a follower...because I wanted to :D
TFS!

Marcia said...

I love the creativity that comes with scrapbooking, plus a wonderful way to relive memories and make connections to the present day.

Kelly Massman said...

how pretty!!! i've become a follower and love your beautiful pages!!!! scrapbooking makes me feel a little bit creative!!!! tfs!

Pearl said...

Beautiful layouts and lovely prize too! I am more into card making than scrapbooking and I use my scrapbook items for my cards and other things I make. I love creating because it makes me happy and makes other happy too who receive things made by me.
Pearl x

Miriam Prantner said...

Great layouts, and a great hop! I get a lot of personal satisfaction from scrapbooking. I love to create and finish a project that makes me happy. And, I love the idea that it's also a gift for my daughters - memories of theirs, and mine, that they will be able to cherish later in life.

Tracie said...

Beautiful layouts, happy to be a new follower! I started scrapping as a project for my sisters when my dad passed away last year. My dad was an artist and a photographer and I felt this was an ideal way to journal his life and memories. Since then I have been opened to a whole new world of art where I have the opportunity for "me time", which is hard to come by with two jobs and kids. I really enjoy exploring my creative side and I love all the inspiration through these blogs...so many talented designers!

Irit Shalom said...

I am your new follower and your blog is gorgeous! So much to see and a lot of great inspiration!

Krystle said...

Gorgeous work! I am a new follower -- thanks for the chance to win that amazing prize!

Cherished said...

Beautiful Blog Valerie.

Mariyca said...

I just love your layouts! Thanks for the chance to win!

Keren Tamir said...

Valerie love your layouts added u Asa follower again!!

die amelie said...

You did an awesome job using the gorgeous products in your magnificent layouts!!! Love!!

die amelie x

Sarah-R said...

Great Layouts - and amazing prize. For me, scrapping is my "me" time - it gives me time to decompress and re-centre - so I guess I would say - I gain peace of mind from it!

Bellaidea said...

Hi! Nice to meet you! I will start following you now, lovely work and photos too.
I like your question, "me" time is great but the most I value all relationship with lovely ladys I meet every day and new friends I have!

Sandi Smith said...

Love your stunning layouts...looks amazing! I am a new follower and thanks for the great prize! To answer your question...it allows me to preserve my family memories and lets me get creative at the same time! I also love all the new friends who share this scrappy addiction!

Andrea Slee said...

GORGEOUS work!!! I'm so happy to be a follower now! What do I gain from scrapping? My sanity! Lol!! I love being creative and working with my hands!

Caryn S said...

Scrapping helps me to put my photos in a place where they are more easily accessible, but it also gives me an artistic outlet that's a bit different from the other crafts that I enjoy. Plus it's messy like the art classes in elementary school, which helps me connect to my inner kid!

Olivia said...

I gain such an appreciation for my blessings & the wonderful life I live! I feel grounded after having some scrappy play time! Just became a follower, too :)

annemikaeli said...

I am a new follower and love your work. I work in a sadly, very busy Psychiatric hospital so scrapping allows me to wind down, tune out and appreciate how blessed I am.

Melanie H said...

Love these pages Valerie, that photo of your niece Callie is gorgeous and I love what you have done with the punches and triangles.

Amazing work.
I have followed you too.

Ava Gavloski said...

val, really like the accent embellishment on your layout of the banner....... great work nice showcase of the kit
ava g

Jessica said...

Gorgeous layouts! I just became a follower. I get documentation of memories from scrapping. I am very forgetful and love going back and looking at pages and reading the associated journaling to remind myself of the story.

Kim H said...

im in love with the beach baby layout, so adorable beautiful layering. the other is so romantic, with the sunset colors. thanks for sharing and the chance to win. Im a new follower. And I gain the chance to preserve memories for my new little girl and our family.

Lucy Ohanyan said...

Hi Valerie, your layouts are beyond stunning, so soft and elegant, I love the pics you used...

Brandi Matos said...

Your layouts are STUNNING!!!!! Absolutely beautiful work :-)
What I you gain most from scrapbooking? The idea that my children and family will have lifelong memories of the most important (and not so important!) everyday life moments! I thoroughly enjoy this craft and it gives me pleasure to know that I'm giving a gift that can not be measured by dollars and cents :-)
P.s. I'm a new follower :-)

Maria said...

Hi Val!!!
How sweet inspiration and great break between studying hours!!!
Thanks!

Tite-Punky said...

Scrapbookin allow me to have fun and to make some creation with personal emotion ;-)

Jennifer said...

New follower to your new blog :) Scrapping and altered art are my creative outlet and social outlet with my round robin buds!

Athanasia said...

Love your blog and your work! Thank you for the chance to win!

ScrappinHappyxo said...

Love your layouts :) Scrapping for me gives me the opportunity to relive the moments, many of my photos are from years ago and when I scrap, all the little details come flooding back, especially from when my children were little :) Thank you so much for the chance :)
- Jeanette

sassy said...

Valerie first let me thank you for letting me join your blog your work is truly lovely
It is hard to single out just one thing i get from scapbooking so here are a few
It gives me relief from a stressful life
it makes me laugh and cry when i look over the photos and pages
and it give me an opportunity to leave a legacy of our lives
the bonus to it all
I have met wonderful friends and so many talented inspirational people
so there you have it thanks again

Jo-Ann said...

Beautiful creations! Thank you for the inspiration and chance to win.Glad to become a new follower!

aggie said...

Love that Beach Baby layout! Your work is always inspiring to me. Inspiration is one of the many things I get from scrapbooking. That, along with a creative outlet and the opportunity to make connections with others!

Nicole Doiron said...

What a darling photo and a beautiful layout! This kit is just awesome! What i gain most from scrapbooking is all the creativity i get to express and all the friends and inspiration i gain along the way! :)

Astrid Maclean said...

Gorgeous LOs, truly inspiring. I am new to your work but have now become a follower, so look forward to seeing more.
What I gain from scrapbooking is the joy of working with all the beautiful papers and elements available, getting wonderful inspiration and friendship from other scrappers around the globe, and last but not least, a wonderful outlet for my creativity and a great way to preserve memories. Thank you for the chance to win your greatlooking give away too!

L. Akins said...

Beautiful layouts! Scrapbooking gives me a creative escape and I am able to use my art skills more frequently

Shelley Schubert said...

Everything about scrapboking excites me... I love color, patterns, texture.... I love the feeling I get when I finish a layout or project and it "speaks" to me in some way..l love the whole creative process I go through to create something special.... I love looking for just the right photo to use on a layout ( brings back great memories of times, places and events....).... I also find it stimulating and relaxing all at the same time, and there is so much to learn from scrapbooking! Thanks for the chance to win, and I love the current kit!

Jami Bishop said...

Wow, I really just can't believe how many fabulous prizes you are all giving away on this Blog Hop! This is my 1st one ever & I'm so thrilled I decided to do it! Pleased to meet you too Valerie & I love your 'Ryan' LO w/the 7 Dot Studio papers! Adding you to my ever growing list of bloggers I follow. Now to answer your question. What I get the most out of this amazing hobby is knowing that I'm recording my life & the lives of my loved ones for future generations so that they can have a sense of where they came from. It's my goal that one day my great, great, great, great, great-granddaughter will be able to know a little bit about me, who her family was/what we were like, instead of just my name, birthday & date of death on the back of an old photo in a box.

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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...

My goodness what a generous additional giveaway you're offering. thanks so much for this opportunity for people to win products they may not have used yet (there's lots I haven't seen or used as yet. I am your latest follower.

Sue D said...

Lovely colors on your layouts. I am a follower. I love the memories that come back when I scrapbook.
slrdowney at hotmail dot com

dtjag1 said...

Love your Beach Baby layout. I love to scrapbook because it relaxes me. I have tons of stress in my life and somehow wondering which shade of a color to spritz makes me forget about the rest.

Kelly Foster said...

Hi Valerie!! Your Beach Baby layout is SO precious..the colors are perfection!!!
To answer your question...well there are seriously so many ways I could answer that..but what I gain most would probably be the crazy feeling I get when I am creating and things "just happen" I get a true sense of satisfaction and joy out of being a creative person, making pretty things, and being able to share them with others and (possibly, hopefully) inspire them, too!! I am someone who just needs to create, and this is the perfect outlet!!
Thanks :)

Chantal Vandenberg said...

I am loving your layouts!!! Love Beach Baby so much - so soft and lovely and the colour is breathtaking! You have done such a fabulous job!!! I love reliving moments and retelling moments when scrapbooking and the creative process in doing so is so much fun!! I'm a new follower!!! :D

Svetlana said...

Great layout!!
I love to see a smile when I give some of my handmade projects :)
Svetlana xx

Millan said...

Beautiful layouts and price!!!! I am not very good in English, but I love scrapbooking because it relaxes me....

Eva - Esaga said...

Preciosas paginas y me encantaria ganar el premio
Besos

gypsylcm said...

I like scrapbooking as a creative outlet for recording memories!

Tina said...

Love your Beach Baby layout. Scrapbooking is for me pure relaxation

Jullene Karl said...

I have made scrapbooking for me a way of life. I work in this industry and do it for my escape. It's win win and my family get a beautiful record of our lives to share and pay it forward with. Love your blog name!

Mandi said...

Lovely pages. I love the colors. I am a new follower.

Χριστίνα said...

great layouts!Thanks for the chance!Great prize too!I m a new follower!

Elina said...

I love the earthy worm colors you used on your layouts Valery!!! Gorgeous job! Thanks for the inspiration and nice to meet you ;-)

Scrap2day said...

Beautiful works of art. The banner in the first one is so original and beautiful! Love Love Love it!
I am now following your blog.
What do I get out of scrapbooking? oh gosh...so many things..
I get great satisfaction in knowing when I'm gone from this world that I have left so many creations for my girls to keep and cherish. The way that I cherish my mothers cross stitching creations she made 20 years ago.
I also gain from the process. It is very relaxing to go into my craft room, turn on the music and get away from the stresses of everyday life.
And..I have gained so many online friends who share my love of this craft! Some I've met and some I exchange cards/gifts with on the holidays. sorry this was so long..but..you asked! he he

langeatheart said...

Your layouts are absolutely adorable! Thanks for sharing and for this wonderful bloghop!

Katina said...

So you're the person we can thank for all the stunning work from the DT!! I don't make traditional layouts but use scrapbooking techniques to make collages and design elements for my papercrafting. I love the way these techniques adds elements of depth and texture!

Rachelle Olaridge said...

So cute and adorable layouts. Thanks for the inspiration.

Beatrice Lawson said...

Oh the Beach Baby layout is so gorgeous. Just signed up to follow your log, and have to say I loved your take on this month's sketch at OUAS. Great challenge blog!

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