Monday, January 28, 2013

Welcome our February Guest Designer

It is with great pleasure that we welcome Trudi Harrison as our guest designer for February.   I'm sure many of you have seen and admired Trudi's work in the past, and I know you will be inspired by her layouts created using our February Kit.  First, we'll let Trudi tell you a little bit about herself, then we will give you a look at her layouts.  They are truly amazing! 

I sincerely thank Leslie for the opportunity of Guest Designing for C’est Magnifique Kits this month. A little about Me…..

I am Trudi Harrison from Victoria, Australia. I am pretty much a 'country' girl at heart who very much likes her modern conveniences J. I live in a small country town an hour out from the city of Melbourne with my husband and 2 girls. Presently I am a SAHM majoring in 'domesticated engineering',. When I am not crafting,  my world is kept busy with  family and the extracurricular activities that comes with raising kids.

I have done some form of ‘crafting’  my whole life and there have been many hobbies over the time which I have enjoyed.  Without a doubt though, paper crafting is the one that I am truly passionate about.   The passion has burned brightly since the birth of her first child in 2004.  I would say that I am perhaps not 'locked' into a specific scrapping style. At times it can be a touch feminine and perhaps quite structured with lots of layering, paper cutting, dimension and detail.

My work will often feature my children, so my inspiration will come from the little things that they will say and do. Inspiration will also come from the product or the photos that I am working with. I absolutely adore chipboard, floral patterns and blooms and find much enjoyment combining these with my other love of patterned paper.

My preferred genre is 12 x 12 layouts but I will also find enjoyment in creating other projects - particularly altered and home decor items and cards.

Presently I  am on the Design  Team for the Australian Manufacturer’s Twiddleybitz, Manor House Creations and Kaisercraft and for the Australian Scrapbook Ideas Magazine.  I have previously designed for Prima Marketing  and The ScrapCake.

More of my creations can be seen on my blog Here

"Celebrate Her Radiance" by Trudi Harrison 

  I took some inspiration from the chipboard dress form and rather than create something feminine and girly, I have gone for more of a 'steampunk' look for this one. The Maja Design papers work well for this style.

Lots of die cut cogs from patterned papers were combined with the stunning chipboard dress form along with a few flowers. The flowers were 'grunged' up with color spray and glimmer mist, as was the Prima Amore Heart.

Patterned Paper from the Kit:
Paper: Maja Design Ska vi ta en Fika- Karleksmums
Maja Design Ska vi ta en Fika?- Blabarssylt

From the Kit Embellishments:
Manor House Creations Glitter Roses - Gold
Prima Resist Canvas - Swirls
Heidi Swapp Color Shine - Amethyst

From the Flower Add On Kit:
Prima Flowers - Amore Heart
Prima Flowers Marri Collection - Botanical
Prima Flowers - Sherwood Rose Larkspur
Manor House Creations: Romance-Cream

From the Embellishment Add On Kit:
Leaky Shed Studio - Fancy Keyhole
Blue Fern Chipboard Dress Form
Tattered Angles - Chalkboard Fern
American Crafts DIY Thickers Rain Boot
Prima Trinkets

Other: Glimmer Mist - Coffee Shop, Spellbinders Sprightly Sprokets, Acetate

"Sweet as Sugar" by Trudi Harrison 

Something girly and sweet, just like my girl is.

Lavender and green is such a pretty combination. A splash of 'spice' was added with darker blue for contrast. A window effect was created with a decorative frame die cut. The rectangle insert removed was converted to create a little shutter attached to the side.

Another piece from the Blue Fern Chipboard Frame sits along the bottom of the window edge. This was altered with the Color Shine Amethyst.

Die Cut flourish vines and leaves were layered with some hand made and ready made flowers. Two different types of flowers were made - one with a Spellbinders Spiral Blossom One Die and the other with a Floriana Flower Punch - for this one I used 3 punched flowers to create the bloom.

Patterned Paper from the Kit 
Maja Design Ska vi ta en Fika?- Hojder
Maja Design Ska vi ta en Fika?- Blabarssylt
Maja Design Ska vi ta en Fika?- Smulpaj m Applen

From the Kit Embellishments:
White Trim
Blue Fern Chipboard Frame
Heidi Swapp Color Shine - Amethyst

From the Flower Add On:
Manor House Creations Lotus
Prima Flowers - Sherwood Rose Larkspur

From the Embellishment Add On Kit:
Leaky Shed Studio - Fancy Keyhole
Prima Shabby Resin
Tattered Angles - Chalkboard Fern
American Crafts DIY Thickers Rain Boot

Other: Cheery Lyn Fanciful Flourish Die, MS Border Punch, Spellbinders Flower Die, Quickutz Frame Die, Floriana Flower Punch, Gesso

Thanks so much for joining us, Trudi.  This isn't the last you'll see of her layouts.  We will have more in the next couple of weeks, along with the rest of the design team.

Saturday, January 26, 2013

Our February Kit Reveal

It only comes once a month and today is the day for our reveal!  Our kits are so unique and elegant and we love to show you what we've put together each month.  We have named our February kit "Royal Tea Party".  Our paper manufacturer this month is Maja Designs from Sweden.  This company has become a favorite of ours.  We are also please to include the Blue Fern Frame in the kit.  It is a stunning frame that will turn your layout into a masterpiece! 

Maja Design: Let's Have Some Coffee: BJORNBARSKAKOR
Maja Design: Let's Have Some Coffee: SMULPAJ m APPLEN
Maja Design: Let's Have Some Coffee: KARLEKSMUMS
Maja Design: Let's Have Some Coffee: INGEFARSPARON
Maja Design: Let's Have Some Coffee: SODERS HOJDER
Maja Design: Let's Have Some Coffee: TVA FROKNAR
Maja Design: Let's Have Some Coffee: BLABARSSYLT
Maja Design: Let's Have Some Coffee: CHAITE
Maja Design: Let's Have Some Coffee: BLOMMOR PA BORDET

Kit Embellishments:
Blue Fern: Blue Fern Frame
Prima: Resist Canvas: Swirls
Prima: Songbird Vine: Purple
Glitz: Teeny Alphas: Tan
Manor House: Glitter Mini Roses: Caramel
Cheep Trims: Lace
Heidi Swap: Color Shine: Amethyst

We've had great response to our January Sketch Challenge.  If you haven't had a chance to participate, you still have until the end of the month.  We would love to see your take on sketch!

Friday, January 25, 2013

One more before the reveal......

I hope your Friday is off to great start!  It's snowing like crazy where I am, so it's quite beautiful outside.  Tomorrow is our reveal day, when we'll be posting an image of our February Kit!  You are going to love it.  Today, it's my turn to show you how I used the February Kit, "Royal Tea Party".

"Pure Joy" by Valerie Serfozo

 This little sweetheart is nothing but pure joy. She's now busy walking around and starting to talk, but I still remember when she was tiny. When I took this photo her older sister thought it was rather funny that we were putting the baby in a bowl! I love the beautiful antique tones in this paper and the beautiful embellishments.

From the Flower Add-on:
Prima:Amore: Violet
Prima: Conventry: Serene
Prima: Larkspur: Sherwood Rose
Manor House: Lotus: Imperial

From the Embellishment Add-on:
Prima: Resin: Marvelle
Tattered Angels: Chalkboard: Fern
Pink Paislee: Artisan Wings (tiny white flowers)

We look forward to showing you our full kit tomorrow!

Wednesday, January 23, 2013

A Sneak Peek from Camilla

Happy Wednesday everyone!  You're going to love this elegant, yet fun, layout that Camilla created using our upcoming February Kit, which features paper from Maja Designs, one of our favorite manufacturers! 

"Prinsessa" by Camilla Ekman

On this layout I was a bit more playful than I usually am. My niece is acting princess and was having so much fun. The gorgeous dress form from Blue Fern Studios is painted in white. I used some of the purple mist that came with the kit and I also used a mask to create the white pattern in the background. The leaves are sprayed with the green mist from the embellishment add-on.

 From the Flower Add-on:
Prima: Larkspur: Sherwood Rose
Manor House: Lotus: Imperial

From the Embellishment Add-on:
Blue Fern Studios: Sweetheart Dressform
Tattered Angels: Chalkboard: Fern
Other: old book paper, mask, texture paste, gesso, pearl maker, doily, die, staples

Monday, January 21, 2013

Sneak Peek #4 by Keren

Our full reveal of the February kit will be Saturday, the 26th, but until then, we will give you a few more peeks at the kit.  Today, design team member Keren, shows you one of her layouts using the February kit.  She has used a photo that is very special to her to create this beautiful layout.

"Directions" by Keren Tamir

I'm in love with this picture of my son on the railroad tracks. I've used the picture with both my kids before on my layouts but I love this one of my son alone. I used the other half of the Blue Fern frame that I cut for the other layout. I really love this frame because you can use it in so many different ways. You can use it whole or you can cut it and use it on multiple layouts. This layout is close to my heart, it feels so special to me.

From the Flower Add-on:
Prima: Coventry: Serene
Prima: Botanical: Marri
Prima: Larkspur: Sherwood Rose
Manor House Creations: Romance

From the Embellishment Add-on:
Prima: Resin: Marvelle
Pink Paislee: Artisan Wings
Prima: Craftsman: Velvet Trinkets
From my stash:
Vintage Photo distress ink
Crackle gel
Martha Stewart Punch
Ek Success Punch
Tattered Angels Chalkboard spray bronze
Tim Holtz stamp
Brown Archival ink
Acrylic paint dabber: butterscotch
Gold marker
Cricut Cartridge

Saturday, January 19, 2013

Sneak Peek #3 from Brit

We love it that each of our designers has their own unique style, and today we'd like to show you how Brit used our upcoming February Kit, "Royal Tea Party".   Brit's layout gives away one thing - the beautiful Blue Fern Studios frame will be in the February kit!

"Best Friends" by Brit Sviggum

I love this picture of my mother and my son, Leif. They really ARE best friends. They have always spent lots of time together. And I think mother likes that he is named after my father that died 3 years before my son was born. The picture was taken on a trip to Disneyland Paris last summer.

From the Embellishment Add-on:
American Crafts: Thickers: Rainboots
Tattered Angels: Chalkboard: Fern

I have also used cheesecloth, green acrylic paint and Gesso

Friday, January 18, 2013

Sneak Peek #2 by Erin

Happy Friday everyone!  It's Erin's turn to show us how she used our February Kit, "Royal Tea Party".  The full kit won't be revealed until later this month.  The add-ons sold out quickly, but the patterned paper by Maja Design and a few of the individual add-ons can be purchased in our store.

Like so many of you, we love flowers here at C'est Magnifique, but that doesn't mean you can't create boy layouts with our kits.  Erin's layout is a perfect example!

"Boy" by Erin Blegen

I always have to find a way to make these beautiful kits masculine (at least once!), which is what I was going for on this layout. I love the vintage feel of the cream paper with all the little black hearts, as well as the navy paper. I knew that by adding some book pages and a bunch of layers, I could accomplish a masculine/vintage look to capture the essence of my baby boy just six months ago. He has grown SO much in that time that it almost saddens me to look at this precious photo. I also wanted to show you the versatility this kit offers! At first glance, it appears to be predominantly purple, when in fact there are so many amazing, rich colors to pick from and combine in a variety of ways!

 From the Flower Add-On:
Prima: Coventry: Serene
Prima: Botanical: Marri
Prima: Larkspur: Sherwood Rose
Manor House Creations: Romance

From the Embellishment Add-On:
Prima: Resin: Marvelle
Prima: Craftsman: Velvet Trinkets

Tuesday, January 15, 2013

February Kit and Add-ons

Hi everyone!  It's always an exciting time of the month when we can give you a little peak at what's coming in our February Kit.  Of course, we're not ready to give away all our secrets, but we would love to show you the beautiful paper that will be in the kit - the Ska-vi-ta-en-fika line from Maja Design.  This collection has a little bit of everything!  If you would like to order additional paper to go with your kit, or would like to have just the paper, it can be found here in our store.

We have also put together two add-ons to coordinate with the February kit.  The first add-on is our Flower Add-on, which sold out quickly this month, but a few items are available for purchase individually in our Store.

We also put together a beautiful Embellishment Add-on, which is also sold out.  A few items from this add on are also available for purchase individually in our Store

 Now we are thrilled to show you the first peek at the February kit with a layout from our newest member of the Design Team.

"Wonderful and Kind" by Larissa Albernaz

I took this photo of my daughter this summer. Just captured a special light when the sun was shining beautifully and she was very happy. My page portrays this moment with a shabby composition, inspired by the beautiful flowers, colors and patterns on this months kit.

 Flower Add-on:
Prima: Botanical: Marri
Prima: Larkspur: Sherwood Rose
Manor House: Lotus: Imperial
Manor House Creations: Romance

From my Stash:
Ranger Distress Ink Dust Concord
Ranger Archival Ink Jet Black
Liquid Pearls
Pan Pastel
Spellbinders dies
Pink Paislee Spring Jubilee
Prima Marketing bricks
Spellbinders dies

Over the next couple of weeks we will be showing you more peeks at our February kit.  You will love what the design team has been creating!

Sunday, January 13, 2013

Welcome our New Design Team Member & Giveaway Winner

We are pleased to announce that we have added another amazing designer to our team.  Join us in welcoming Larissa Albernaz to the C'est Magnifique Design Team.  Larissa has already started creating with our upcoming February kit.  You are going to love her style!

My name is Larissa Albernaz and I´m from São Paulo, Brazil. I´ve been married to my sweet husband Flávio for 12 years and we have an adorable daughter Isabela.

As a paper crafter, I have been scrapbooking for seven years. Along these years, scrapbooking has provided me a great sort of artistic possibilities and a lot of fun! In fact, I love scrapbooking because it provides me to  express myself in style, mixing paper, embellishments, colors, memories and a message.

While scrapbooking I pursue something that has sense to me, which inspires me and that can be different, interesting, cute, creative, colorful and fun!  

I adore papers and creating page layouts or 3 dimensional pieces!. One of my life’s little pleasures is to cut, tear and distress papers, creating anything that translates the story I want to tell.My style is eclectic, crafty. I love adding a lot of layers to my collages, including some paints or inks and I pay great attention to the details.

I´m also on the design team at Prima Marketing, Webster`s Pages, 7 Dots Studio, The Color Room, {Entreartistes} magazine, Imaginarium Designs Chipboards  and Yummy´s, a Brazilian online store.

You can check out my works at my blog:


Now we'd like to announce the winner of our January Bits & Pieces Giveaway.  Thanks to all of you who participated!  The winner is..........
Entry # 81 belongs to Tracey Sabella.  Congratulations Tracey!  Please e-mail:  Leslie[at] and give her your mailing address, so she can get your package in the mail to you!  Your prize must be claimed within 7 days of this post.

Saturday, January 12, 2013

Beginnings and Ends

Today we share layouts created by one of our new design team members, and say good-bye to one who has been with us since the C'est Magnifique began.  Brit, one of our new members, will amaze you with her style.

You will also be inspired by the beauty of Beverly's layouts.  We are sad to say that this is the last month Beverly will be designing for C'est Magnifique Kits.  Like all things in life, sometimes we find that we need to move on.  Beverly explains it best by saying, "I first got into scrapbooking seriously a little over a year ago and I've had the best time with it since, but now I feel like I've had my run with it and that it's time for me to take my creative curiosity in other directions.  So, I don't feel like I'm leaving entirely, just taking a different path."  We will miss Beverly's amazing talent, her creativity, and her ability to make us all laugh.  Beverly, we wish you happiness, and want you to know that we all call you our friend.

"Brad and Sarah" by Beverly Sams

One of my cousins went on a cross-country road trip with his girlfriend this past summer, and came back with her as his fiancee. They look very happy in this photo and had a wonderful time. I brushed some cream colored paint onto the raised areas of this embossed Ruby Rock-it paper from their “Mother Nature” collection and highlighted some of the flowers with the same paint.

"A Forever Kind of Love" by Beverly Sams

My oldest brother and his wife in one of my favorites photos of them~ I used the Prima Chalk Edger in the kit to color the main part of the Leaky Shed chipboard clock and then embossed the trim and hands of the clock with silver embossing powder to bring out the detail. I liked the contrast of the matte gray against the shiny silver. on the Kaisercraft wooden flourish bird bath, I first painted it white, then used a stamp with the ink from the kit to embellish and shade parts of it to make it look a bit more dimensional.

 "solstrålen vår" by Brit Sviggum

I took this picture of my daughter last summer. She was then 2 1/2 years old. We were out for a walk in the woods, and she suddenly said; "Mom, I think I'm doing very well here in the wilderness" :) So I knew I had to use this photo for an outdoor scene.  

"So Many Questions" by Brit Sviggum

This picture of my daughter was taken when we were visitning our family in Turkey. She found out that there were many things that weren`t the same in Turkey as in Norway. So she had so many questions.

Thanks for reading today.  We'll be back tomorrow to announce the winner of our Bit & Pieces Giveaway!

Wednesday, January 9, 2013

Inspiration Today from Erin and Valerie

Hi everyone!  We're back today with a few more projects from our designers using the January Kit.  Hope you find them inspiring! 

"Brr!" Canvas by Erin Blegen

 For whatever reason, my kids love to go outside when it is most cold out! Here it was about -1 degrees Fahrenheit and Gunner was happy as can be, exploring the new snow, despite the frigid temperature. I love how everything is white in the background here and truly represents what our winters are like here!
I focused on the blues in this kit to bring this canvas to life. The gesso applied randomly here and there is to lend to the "snowy" effect that I was going for.

"Priceless" by Erin Blegen

When I was pregnant with my second child, my sister was pregnant with her first and was due just 4 weeks ahead of me. It truly was a precious and priceless time in my life to be able to share this experience with my best friend! We definitely helped each other along through our experiences and I wanted to create something special to remember this time in our lives.

"Dream" by Valerie Serfozo

 My niece, Macy, loves nothing better than to be on a swing. She can't yet swing herself, but is always able to sweet-talk someone into pushing her. I love this sweet photo of her taken at her sister's birthday party at the park. I really liked working with these aqua flowers against the soft blues of the paper. 

 "Dad's Cal-Girl" by Valerie Serfozo

 My niece Callie is affectionately called "Cal-girl" by her dad. I didn't like it at first, but now I think it's cute -for a baby. I sure hope he doesn't call her that in high school! Here she is at her 1st birthday party. I love it that this month's paper has so many beautiful items to cut out and use as embellishments.

Don't still have a couple of days remaining to sign up for our 

Tuesday, January 8, 2013

Keren and Camilla Use our January Kit

Our January kit sold out quickly, but we want to show you how two members of our design team, Keren and Camilla, used the kit.  If you want to make sure you are able to get a kit each month, see the "Join" section of our website.

"Cousins" by Keren Tamir

This is a picture of my kids with their cousin. They only have one cousin living close to them and they love him so much. My son called me to the living room so I could take a picture of them. He set the 3 of them up on the floor and asked me to take the picture. I'm so happy they have at least one cousin close by. Its so nice to grow up with family. My cousins never grew up close to me.

"You Shine" by Keren Tamir

With all the beautiful blues in this kit, I really thought it fitting to make a layout about my son. I know a lot of people don't like using flowers for boys. I use flowers for art and in art there's no right or wrong for girls or boys. I really want to encourage people to use flowers in boy's layouts!! simply put why not????

"Days" by Camilla Ekman

 Enjoy the little things for one day you'll look back and realise they were the big things. This is so true. The picture is from this summer. We were in Copenhagen together with our bestest friends and their children. Days like these are what matters - talking and having fun with family and friends.

"Beautiful Girl" by Camilla Ekman

A mix of soft coloured flowers together with a beautiful girl. The photo is framed with loads of flowers and cut-outs. Can you tell I long for summer?

Isn't our design team amazing!

Saturday, January 5, 2013

January Bits & Pieces Giveaway

Our January kit has been very popular and it's sold out.  Like many of us, Leslie just doesn't have as much time to scrap as she'd like.  So she gathers whatever she has left, and offers it as a give-away to one of our blog readers.

This give-away will include items from our January Kit and the add-ons.  Since this is Leslie's Bits & Pieces, there may be partials sheets of paper included.  

 Take a look at how our January Guest Designer, Gerry van Gent, used our January kit which features the "Mother Nature" Collection from Ruby Rock-it.

"Treasured Memories" by Gerry van Gent

This photo of me and my son Alexander was taken last Summer while on vacation in Greece.
I combined here Mother Nature`s collection with Pink Paislee`s Collage Cards. I cut out different patterns from the collage cards to decorate the photo.
The clock I created here is a mixture of chipboard and die cut from Mother Nature`s collection. The chipboard circle and the clock hands are part of the big Leaky Shed`s chipboard clock.

Here's what you need to do to enter our Giveaway:

1.  You must be a follower of our blog.  If you do not already follow us, just click on the 
"Join this site" button on the left sidebar and you'll be all set.  
The winner of this challenge must be a follower of our blog.

2.  Use the Inlinkz tool at the bottom of this post.

3.  We are giving you a chance to enter our giveaway twice!  Share this post on your blog (in a blog post, not your sidebar) and you can enter your name again using the Inlinkz tool below (just be sure to add the link to your blog post).  
The contest will close at midnight, January 12.  
The winner, selected by a random draw, will be announced January 13.  
Good luck to all of you!

Thursday, January 3, 2013

Announcing our December Sketch Challenge Winner!

Thanks to all of you amazing scrapbookers who took time during the busy month of December and participated in our Sketch Challenge.  We'd first like to announce the winner of the challenge:

Entry number 22 belongs to Roslyn of Canada.  Congratulations Roslyn!  You have won a prize package from C'est Magnifique Kits!  Please e-mail Leslie[at] and provide her with your full name and mailing address so she can get your prize package in the mail to you.  You will also have an opportunity to shop in our store and have your purchases sent with your prize package for no additional shipping.  Here is Roslyn's beautiful layout:

Our second prize goes to one of our participants who used a C'est Magnifique Kit to create their sketch challenge layout.   This month's winner, selected by a random draw, is Angelica Astrom of Sweden.  Congratulations Angelica, you have won a $10 gift certificate to the C'est Magnifique Store. Leslie will be in contact with you with your gift certificate information.  Here is the very sweet layout that Angelica created using our December kit:

Here are 6 layouts that caught our eye!

"Capture the Right Moment" by Yvonne Yam of Singapore


"Wish" by Nicole Doiron of Canada

"Never Forget Today" by Joefil Cate

"Our First Christmas as a Family" by Roulien Stahnke of  Saudi Arabia


"Holiday Tradition" by Libeeti Frenkel

"Little Snow Bird" by Cathi O'Neill of Ireland

We hope all of you get a chance to use our January sketch!

Tuesday, January 1, 2013

January Sketch Challenge

Happy New Year!  We would like to help you get started with a new sketch for January.  Our sketch designer, Michele Singh, has once again created a beautiful sketch for you to use.  What better way to start the new year than to take some time for yourself and do a little scrapping?   We know you all love give-aways, so head over to Michele's blog Design Honey, before January 6th to sign up for her giveaway!

Our Beautiful January Sketch

Three members of our Design Team and our Guest Designer have created a layout using this sketch and the January Kit, "Fights of Fancy":

"Love" by Keren Tamir

 I used the January sketch as inspiration for this layout. There were 2 different pinkish tones in this Kit. The one I used in this layout is more of a peachy color. I made a layout about my husband and I using lots of peach colored embellishments. I love the cherub at the top holding the heart. Its so precious.

 "Beautiful Family" by Beverly Sams

The young couple here is the one from my layout “Dream” a few years later with their young boys. I thought the blues of their clothing were perfect matches for the papers and flowers in C’est Magnifique’s January kit. I first sprayed some turquoise Tattered Angels glimmer mist and immediately applied texture paste with a palette knife over a Martha Stewart stencil so that the paste would absorb some of the color. I then brushed white paint onto the raised areas of the paste after it dried. 

"Spring Was Calling" by Gerry van Gent

Gerry is our January Guest Designer and she rotated the sketch to create this beautiful layout!

"Smiling Faces" by Brit Sviggum

I used this picture on last year`s Christmas card. I took a whole series of pictures, and I like them so much that I still keep making pages with them :D.

Hopefully you have been filled with inspiration and are ready to get started using the sketch yourself!  The sketch challenge is open to anyone and you may use any scrappy supplies that you have on hand.  No restrictions, no themes, just a sketch to follow.  You can rotate it, or use it as is.  

We will have a prize package to award the winner, selected by a random draw.  Here is the prize package Leslie has put together for this month.  The winner of this prize will also be able to shop in the C'est Magnifique Store and their purchase will be shipped for free along with the prize - and who doesn't love free shipping?

Our second prize, a $10 gift certificate to the C'est Magnifique Store, will be randomly be awarded to one of the sketch participants who obviously creates their sketch layout using a C'est Magnifique Kit.

Lastly, we will be choosing 5 (or more) layouts to feature on our Blog when we announce the winners.

What do you have to do to enter our sketch challenge?

1.  You must become a follower of our blog.  It's easy to become follower -see the left sidebar.

2.  Create a layout using the sketch, and add it to our blog using the Inlinkz tool below.  Please link to the blog post where you have uploaded your layout  (not your general blog address). If you do not have a blog, you may link to an online gallery.

 Deadline for entering the sketch challenge is midnight, January 31 (US time).
We can't wait to see what YOU create using the January sketch!