Wednesday, December 26, 2012

Snow Day!

It is snowing like crazy here today.  It's predicted that we will receive 6-12 inches of snow.  Six inches is manageable, but twelve is a different story.  Thankfully today is a work holiday for me, so I can stay home.  I feel bad for those who have to go out in this.  It's the perfect day for a blanket and a book!

Kiefer had a great Christmas.  He was pretty lazy all day.  He even fell asleep on Mark's lap while we were unwrapping gifts.  He received a new bed which he is sleeping in right now.  It's a little bigger than his old one just "in case" we ever get another dog.  If so, they could sleep in it together!  He also got a new pad for his crate.  He's going to love it since he likes to sleep in there during the day.  This one has some nice padding.  That's it.  No new toys because he gets those all during the year.

Here he is posing by the Christmas tree right before we opened gifts yesterday.  He's so handsome!


Tuesday, December 25, 2012

Merry Christmas All!


Joy to the World , the Lord is come!
Let earth receive her King;
Let every heart prepare Him room,
And Heaven and nature sing,
And Heaven and nature sing,
And Heaven, and Heaven, and nature sing.

Joy to the World, the Savior reigns!
Let men their songs employ;
While fields and floods, rocks, hills and plains
Repeat the sounding joy,
Repeat the sounding joy,
Repeat, repeat, the sounding joy.

No more let sins and sorrows grow,
Nor thorns infest the ground;
He comes to make His blessings flow
Far as the curse is found,
Far as the curse is found,
Far as, far as, the curse is found.

He rules the world with truth and grace,
And makes the nations prove
The glories of His righteousness,
And wonders of His love,
And wonders of His love,
And wonders, wonders, of His love.

Thursday, December 20, 2012

The Journey of a Kit

I really do love the kits from C'est Magnifique.  It arrives in a rather boring looking "priority mail" box that the mail-person slings on the front porch.  Thankfully it has lots of packing tape on it.  It has lived a rough life getting to me, but when I open it, the magic begins.  It starts with some lovely 2-sided paper.  The January kit has this beautiful line from Ruby Rock-it:

"Mother Nature Collection"

The kit embellishments........well that's a secret right now.  We don't reveal the entire kit until the 26th of each month.   Back to that boring white "priority mail" box.  You see the kit and all the wonderful embellishments are quite enough on their own to make many beautiful layouts, but if you want to go a little further, there are also two add-ons available (and they fit quite nicely in the box along with everything else).  Here's a look at the add-ons for January:

Flower Add-on where you will find some Prima and Making Memories posies:

And then there's the Embellishment Add-on that  has an additional alphabet and just the right goodies to add to your layouts.

Now I'd like to show you how I used the January kit to create a wintery layout.  Yes the lovely paper has some butterflies and birds, but when I looked at this sheet of paper, I saw winter.  It just needed some white stuff, so I pulled out the white mist, some gesso,  and some Deco-Art Snow Tex.  This is a photo of my darling granddaughter, Eryn,  taking our little Kiefer for a walk on a snowy day last winter.

Thursday, December 6, 2012

A Giveaway!

Head over to the C'est Magnifque Kits Blog for a chance to win Leslie's Bits & Pieces from her December Kit.  It sure is a beautiful kit!  Here's what Leslie is giving away:

Speaking of the December Kit, here's one of my design team projects.  This is my awesome niece, Abby.  She's beautiful, but not a frilly-type girl so I try to hold back on all the frou-frou, but it just isn't a layout to me if it doesn't have some flowers.   


Saturday, December 1, 2012

Another Great Sketch

Wow, it's December already.  Can you believe it?  The December sketch was just posted today on the C'est Magnifique Kits blog HERE.  You've got the entire month to work with the sketch.  Here is a look at the sketch and the layout I created using the sketch and the December Kit, "Silent Night".

This is my sweet nephew, Keegan.   I love how he curls his tongue.  
He's not a baby anymore, but he sure is sweet


Thursday, November 29, 2012

Good Luck Green Wave!

My granddaughter will be cheering her team, the Newark Catholic Green Wave, to victory Friday morning as they play in the State Football Finals.   What an exciting thing!  My granddaughter, Eryn, is the middle one in the middle row.  I know she is very excited about this game.

 Good Luck Green Wave!


Wednesday, November 28, 2012

It's not always merry.......

Hope you're having a good week.  Wow, it's a busy one for me.  Lots of things going on.  I'm already looking forward to the weekend.  I'm sure all of you have weeks like that, too!

I must say, this is a classic Christmas photo.  What a great photo opportunity with Santa and 2 of my nephews, until one of them decided to pout, and the other is screaming!  Oh well, these are the best kind of photos.  I created this layout using the November sketch from Once Upon a Sketch and the December kit from C'est Magnifique.


Monday, November 26, 2012

A Sweet Girl

Just a quick post today, along with a recent layout.  My little niece, Callie, is such a cutie!  I love this big smile from her when she discovered that she could put her hands on her head.  I created this layout using the December kit from C'est Magnifique Kits.


Wednesday, November 21, 2012

Sweet Callie

Oh gosh, if you could only smell the pumpkin pies that are baking in the oven right now.  The fresh smell of cinnamon, ginger, and cloves is amazing!  While I'm waiting for these Thanksgiving pies to bake, I thought I would show you one of the layouts I completed using the December kit from C'est Magnifique kits.  This is my very sweet niece, Callie, and I'm so excited that I will get to see her tomorrow.   I love this paper from the Silent Night collection from Pion Designs.  Those angels in the corner looking over her are beautiful!

Wishing all of you a blessed Thanksgiving (and if you're from another country, think of all us Americans stuffing ourselves tomorrow!). 


Thursday, November 15, 2012

C'est Magnifique December Kit Preview

I have been SO busy lately and have had virtually no free time to scrap.  But I know all of you go though periods like that, too.  I have started working on my design team projects for C'est Magnifique Kits and I am in love with this kit!  Nothing like a new kit to get me motivated to scrap again.  The December kit will feature paper from Pion Designs and it's the entire line of "Silent Night".  Here's a look at the stunning paper:

Can't wait to show you my layouts -but it's not quite time for that yet!  


Monday, November 5, 2012

Bits & Pieces Giveawy

Hey everyone, I hope you'll head over to the C'est Magnifique Kits Blog for a chance to win Leslie's Bits & Pieces from the November Kit.  Here's what you have a chance to win:

This kit, with paper from 7 Dots Studio (Domestic Goddess Collection) is so easy to work with, and the colors are just wonderful.  Deadline to enter is November 12.  Good Luck!


Tuesday, October 30, 2012

Blog Hop Winner!

Hi all.  Just a quick post today, but I've got something important to announce - the winner of my prize for the C'est Magnifique Kits blog hop last weekend.  There were comments from 81 blog hoppers and the winner is:

Comment #45 belongs to:

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.

Congratulations Jessica!  Please send me an e-mail and let me know your mailing address so I can send your prize package to you!


Thank You!

Wow, it was an awesome weekend.  Thanks so much to all of you who participated in the C'est Magnifique Blog Hop.  I read every single comment you left, and thoroughly enjoyed reading how scrapbooking impacts your lives.

I will be back soon to announce the winner of my prize package.  All the winners will be posted on the C'est Magnifique Blog on Friday, Nov 2.  

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!  


Sunday, October 21, 2012

A Little Bit of 7 Dots Studio!

If you're here, that means you have found my new blog!  I'm so glad you're here.  Please become a follower.

The upcoming Blog Hop at C'est Magnifique Kits (see post below this one) will include a preview of the upcoming November kit, but here's a look at the paper we'll be using and the add-ons that are available:

"Domestic Goddess" collection from 7 Dots Studio

There is also a 7 Dots Studio Add-on this month:

And here's a look at one of my layouts using the November kit.  This little guy is Ryan, and when I was looking through my photos, I knew this would be perfect to use with this kit!

See you all at the Blog Hop next weekend!


Wednesday, October 17, 2012

Save the Date!

Sure hope you will be able to join us for the 4 day blog hop.  
There will be lots of prizes!