Monday, April 29, 2013

Blog Hop Winner Announced!

Good Monday morning everyone!  I had an awesome weekend, and hope yours was a good one, too.  The C'est Magnifique Kits blog hop over the weekend was a huge success.  Thanks to all of you who hopped all over the world.  

Now it's time to announce a winner.  My blog hop post didn't go "live" when it should have.  Isn't there always one in every hop that messes things up?  I thought I had done everything correctly, but the post was saved as a "draft" in Blogger (have you ever done that?) so it didn't go up when it should have.  But the first 15 visitors to the hop left a comment on the post that was at the top of my blog before I got the blog hop posted.  So, of course, all 15 of them were eligible to win the prize, too.

This morning, selected number 15 as the winner of my prize.  Entry #15 belongs to Lainie Michel. Congratulations Lainie!  Please send me an e-mail with your mailing address so I can get your prize in the mail to you.  If you click to view my profile (in the left sidebar), you will be able to send me an e-mail.

Thanks everyone!  I read each and every comment and you were all so gracious.


Friday, April 26, 2013

Welcome to the C'est Magnifique Kits Blog Hop

Hi everyone!  I'm glad you stopped by the C'est Magnifique Kits Blog Hop. I am Valerie Serfozo, and I've been with C'est Magnifique Kits since the very beginning.  I love the unique kits Leslie puts together!  I have the honor of being the design team coordinator, which allows me to work with a team of very talented women (as you will find out as you participate in the blog hop).  

During the blog hop you will find a lot of inspiration and fun prizes along the way.  Each member of the design team will be posting layouts they've created using the May kit, and I'm sure you will love them.  Our May guest designer, Tracey Young, and three manufacturers (Les Papiers de Pandore, Blue Fern Studios,  and Webster's Pages) will also be participating in our Blog Hop.  

I'd like to start by showing you the May Kit, which is filled with beautiful paper from Les Papiers de Pandore and Webster's Pages:

Each month, C'est Magnifique offers 2 add-ons that coordinate so well with the kit:

The May Flower Add-on:

The May Embellishment Add-on:

I'd like to show you a couple of layouts I created using the May Kit:

This is my granddaughter who just turned 16.  It hardly seems possible that she is driving!  But I am so glad I have scrapbooks that she loves to look through with memories dating back to her birth.

I love the various looks you can achieve from this kit.  My niece, Makenzie, is so full of energy, but thankfully I was able to capture this angelic moment.

I have put together a prize package that I would like to send to one of you who becomes a follower of my blog (if you are not already a follower), and who leaves a comment on this post.  I'm sure I will find a couple of other things to throw in there before I send the package to one of you.

Here's what you need to do now:

1. Visit each blog listed below. I should be the last one you visit before returning to the C'est Magnifique Blog, but in case you missed any, you can start from the beginning.
2. Leave a comment on each blog (and become a follower, if required).
3. Return to the C'est Magnifique Blog and leave a comment letting us know you completed the hop.

You have until midnight US EST on April 28th to complete our hop. The winners will be posted shortly thereafter.

Here are links to the participants in the Blog Hop:

Brit Sviggum  
Les Papiers de Pandore   
Camilla Ekman  
Webster's Pages   
Erin Blegen  
Keren Tamir  
Larissa Albernaz  
Blue Fern Studios   
Michele Singh  
Stacey Young   
Valerie Serfozo  (you are here)
{back to} C'est Magnifique Kits  (your next and final stop)

Thanks so much for stopping by and good luck to all of you!


Thursday, April 18, 2013

"Believe" using the May Kit from C'est Magnifique Kits

If you left your Blog Hop comment on this post, I will be sure to include you in the drawing for my giveaway.  I apologize that my post for the blog hop didn't go live when it should have.  

As I work on my May design team projects for C'est Magnifique Kits, I am in love with the colors.  They are all so fresh and spring-like.  I'm finally able to show you a sneak peek at the kit.  I've created this layout using a photo of my niece, Lauren, who is very special to me (and I hope she knows that).  I love this candid shot of her.

 Here's a look at the paper and add-ons for the May kit - a combination of Les Papiers de Pandore (from France) and a few sheets from Webster's Pages to round out the kit.  

As always, Leslie has put together a couple of beautiful add-ons that work so 
perfectly with the paper and embellishments in the kit:

The full kit reveal will be on April 26-28 at our Blog Hop!

Sunday, April 14, 2013

Save the Date

Hi all.  Just a quick post today to let you know that C'est Magnifique Kits will be hosting a Blog Hop on April 26-28.  Mark it on your calendars!  Hope to see you then.  I sure hope your weekend was a good one. 


Friday, April 5, 2013


Happy weekend everyone!  The sun is shining here and that makes me very happy.  

I wanted to let you know that C'est Magnifique Kits has a giveaway posted on their Blog.  Leslie has gathered up her leftovers from the April kit and she is giving them away.  Here's what you have a chance to win:

I used the April Kit to create a sweet layout using a photo my nephew, Keegan.  He is a big boy now and is walking all over the place, but I love to look back at what a sweet baby he was.  Look at those beautiful eyes!


Monday, April 1, 2013

A New Sketch Challenge

Hi everyone.  I hope you had a wonderful Easter.  My husband, the 2 dogs, and I were able to get away for 4 days, and it was so relaxing and wonderful!  I took my art journals and paint with me, so I was happy.  I don't often get time to paint when I'm at home, so that's what I always pack when we go away.  

Blue Fern Studios has posted their very first sketch challenge.  Head over to their website for all the details.  You have the entire month of April to complete the challenge.  Here's a look at the sketch:

And here is my layout using the sketch, which features the beautiful "Floral Clock".  I know I've covered up some of the clock, but I wanted to use it in a different way.  This is a photo of my granddaughter, Eryn, taken a year ago.  The title, "Sweet", is also by Blue Fern Studios (in the Valentine Words Set).  Almost everything else I've used is from Prima. 

I first applied a light coat of gesso to the chipboard clock so I would have a white base to work with.  I then covered it with two colors of Prima Chalk Ink (Moss Lawn and Pastel Green).  I topped that with some Stampin' Up All Purpose Ink (Champagne Mist).  Then I darkened the edges just a bit using a dabber and some Tea Dye Distress Ink. 

Thanks for stopping by!  I hope you will participate in the challenge at Blue Fern Studios.