Monday, October 17, 2016

Blue Fern Studios Vintage Christmas

Blue Fern Studios has been keeping 2 secrets and I am excited that I can finally share the news with you.  
First, they are bringing back their very popular Vintage Christmas Collection!  It sold out so quickly last year, 
that many of you were unable to get it.  We couldn't let that happen, so Blue Fern Studios brought it back for you.  Here's a close-up look at the elegant Vintage Christmas paper collection featuring shades of 
blue, green, red, pink, and neutral tones, all with a true vintage look.  

Vintage Christmas

The second secret that we have been keeping, is that designer, Michele Singh, has created a 
stunning companion collection we are calling Vintage Christmas 2.  
This 6-sheet collection has all new designs with a vintage feel.  
Combining these two collections will give you a generous 12 sheets
 of 2-sided holiday paper for all your upcoming projects. 

Vintage Christmas 2

We also have many chipboard pieces and titles, flowers, embossing powder, 
and glitter that coordinate with these collections.  Keep checking the Blue Fern Studios blog and 
Social Media pages.  We will be sharing those in the near future.

Thanks for stopping by!
. . . Debbie

Saturday, October 1, 2016

Blue Fern Studios October Challenge

It's October 1st and that means a new challenge at Blue Fern Studios.  This month we are doing a sketch challenge! We hope that you will find the time to play along! For some DT inspiration, please visit our blog here.

Thanks for stopping by!
. . . Debbie

Thursday, September 22, 2016

Patience, Featuring Blue Fern Studios

Hi everyone!  I'm back to share another layout created for Blue Fern Studios featuring a couple of the older collections, Deja Vu and Love Story.

I used the Atelier paper for the background.  I added some white inking around the outer edges of the papers and some random masking of small dots around my photo. Layering under the photo includes the DejaVu Calling Cards, Tresors and from Love Story, Calling Cards.

I embossed the Floral Wreath with a mixture of Black Sand, It's A Girl and Petal Imagine Ink Embossing Powders.  I cut the wreath into pieces and placed it around the picture.  Some micro beads were added for texture.  I used Attic Charm Daisies and Attic Charm Glitter Roses.

Underneath the photo I used  a Doodle Corner chipboard, embossed with Black Sand, Its A Girl and Petal Embossing Powders.

The title piece is from Blissful, Jubilation, Patience.  I chose Patience for the title as I thought the girl in the photo looked so patient as she stood there to get her picture taken.  I embossed it with some Petal and Buttercup Embossing Powders and added some inking.

Thanks for stopping by!
. . . Debbie

Friday, September 16, 2016


Hi everyone and TGIF!  
It's been a long and hectic work week and I couldn't be more excited for the weekend.  
Lots of plans, places to go and people to see!  
Today I have another layout to share that I created for Blue Fern Studios featuring papers from the Sanctuary and Tranquility collections.

I found the cute vintage picture on Pinterest.  Love the angelic little girls and the pop of pink coloring added to the picture.  I used the Sanctuary Conservatory paper for the background.  I added some subtle inking with some berry ink to the background paper.  Layering under the picture includes Sanctuary Calling Cards and Tranquility Serenity paper. I cut out some doilies using the Tranquility Serenity paper.  I ripped the doilies into pieces to add some additional texture to the layout.

The Boston Lattice chipboard sits under my picture. I embossed it with some dark brown embossing powder from my stash and added some Fuchsia and Mushroom Imagine Ink Embossing Powders.

To the right of the picture I used the Garden Daisies - Large Chipboard, embossed with Mushroom and Fuchsia Embossing Powers with a touch of brown.  I used the Attic Charm Daisies and added some brown micro beads in the centers and tucked in some brown Courtship Blooms.

The title is part of Laughter, Happy, Smile. Embossed with a mixture of Mushroom, Fuchsia and Brown Embossing Powders.

Thanks for stopping by!
Have a great weekend!
. . . Debbie

Monday, September 12, 2016

Introducing Memoires, by Blue Fern Studios

What better way to begin a new season than with a beautiful new collection.  We are excited to introduce Mémoires, designed by the fabulous Michele Singh.  In French culture, mémoires is defined as reflecting the writer's own experiences and memories (source: Wikipedia).  Whether you are a keeper of precious memories, or a papercrafter who expresses yourself in other artistic ways, your projects reflect your style and experiences.  This collection was created just for you!

In this collection, you will see the beauty and elegance you have come to know from Blue Fern Studios.  The paper is accented with the rich colors of autumn, and features elegant text, beautiful flowers, and stunning texture.


In addition to ten beautiful double-sided papers, we also have many items to complete the look: flowers, a collage stamp, chipboard titles, chipboard embellishments, embossing powder and glitter.

Mémoires Blooms

Harvest Lilies

We have two titles that are perfect for telling your stories.

Our other two chipboard pieces are the Grand Ornament and Mémoires Frame

Coordinating Embossing Powders

And of course, some glitter to add some shimmer and glam!

I'm super excited about this new collection!  Can't wait until I get by box full of Memoires goodies!

Thanks for stopping by!
. . . Debbie

Thursday, September 8, 2016

The End Of a Perfect Day, featuring Seaside Cottage by Blue Fern Studios

Hi everyone!  Today I am sharing with you the layout I created for Blue Fern Studios' September Mood Board Challenge.  Absolutely love the mood board with all of the beautiful colors and textures.    I chose to create a beach themed layout using the Seaside Cottage collection.  I was inspired by the colors, the shells, the sun and the textures of the sand and water.

I used the Whitewash paper from the Seaside Cottage collection for my background and added some subtle inking with peach ink to pick up the colors in the sunset.  Lots of layering under my photo with  the Voyage, Mermaid (side B), Glory and Calling Cards papers.

I embossed the Blooming Flourish chipboard with a mixture of Mushroom and Sea Mist embossing powders.  Tucked beneath the flowers I used The Crackle Bits chipboard which I embossed with Snow  and In The Navy embossing powders and added some Blue Ice Glitter.  I used flowers from the Attic Charm Daisies and Tranquil Roses.

Here you can see an additional flower from the Seaside Lilies and some shells along with some micro beads on the Crackle Bits chipboard.

I love mixing colors of the Imagine Ink Embossing Powders.  On my title, I used a mixture of Mushroom, Sea Mist and Petal.

I hope you will join us this month and enter our Mood Board Challenge.
You can find all of the details here.

I'll be back in a few days to share another layout with you.

Thanks for stopping by!
. . . Debbie

Sunday, September 4, 2016

September Mood Board Challenge - Blue Fern Studios

Welcome to September, and a brand new challenge at Blue Fern Studios!  
This month we have an beautiful Mood Board for you.  This Mood Board was motivated by the feel and colors of our Seaside Cottage collection.  You may draw inspiration from the colors, the theme, or the texture. 

We would LOVE to see how our Mood Board inspires you, and of course, we have a prize for one lucky winner, who will be chosen from a random draw.  We will also feature a few of your projects.

We ask that you follow these guidelines:

1). You can create any of the following projects - a layout, card, canvas, altered item, or album cover.
No tags, please.

2.) You must use at least one piece of Blue Fern Studios chipboard OR use Blue Fern Studios paper on your project.   {Do not use any other brand of chipboard on your project, please!}
  You can find a list of stores that carry Blue Fern products  HERE.

3.) Upload your project using the Inlinkz tool below by midnight EST on September 30, 2016.

Although it's not required, we hope you will share with us in your blog or gallery post how you were inspired by our Mood Board. Have fun!  We can't wait to see what you create.

Stop by the blog here for inspiration from our Creative Team.  I'll be back on the 8th to share my layout inspired by the Mood Board.

Thanks for stopping by!
. . . Debbie

Friday, August 19, 2016

Beach Babe, Featuring Seaside Cottage by Blue Fern Studios

Hi everyone!  Back today to share my third layout created for Blue Fern Studios featuring the new Seaside Cottage collection.  I've had the privilege of designing for Blue Fern for the last year and it's been a real pleasure to work with all of their fabulous products.  Seaside Cottage by far is my favorite collection.

My layout was created using the Glory paper for the background.  Love the colors on the paper.  I added some mint inking and mist to various areas on the paper along with some masking using a flower stencil.  Once I applied the modeling paste I sprinkled the flowers with some Petal Embossing Powder.  An added touch with some random stamping and paint splatters.  Lots of layering under the photo using Glory, Regalia, Splendor and Voyage papers.

I cut the Sea Shell Chipboard Frame in half to add some dimension to my layout.  I embossed it with a mixture of Petal, Snow, Mushroom, Sea Mist, Breeze and 14 Karat Embossing Powders.  Love the variation in the colors and how well they compliment the flowers,  Seaside Lilies, Attic Charm Daisies, Tranquil Lilies and Tranquil Blooms.

I wanted a soft look to the title Beach Babe.  To obtain the look I used a mixture of Snow, Petal and Breeze Embossing Powders.  I added some pieces from the Crackle Bits chipboard, embossed with Snow and Petal Embossing Powders under the Attic Charm Daisy.

Blue Fern Studios Products:
Seaside Cottage Paper Collection:
Glory, Regalia, Splendor, Voyage
Beach Babe, Sea Shell Frame, Crackle Bits
Embossing Powders:
Petal, Snow, Mushroom, Sea Mist,
Breeze, 14 Karat
Seaside Lilies, Attic Charm Daisies,
Tranquil Blooms, Tranquil Lilies

Enjoy the weekend!
Thanks for stopping by!
. . . Debbie

Saturday, August 13, 2016

A Walk On The Beach, Featuring Seaside Cottage by Blue Fern Studios

Hi Every!  Back today to share another layout created for Blue Fern Studios featuring their newest collection, Seaside Cottage. I how I wish I were walking along the beach right now.  Its been extremely hot here in Maryland, a good excuse to stay indoors!

This layout features the Relics paper.  Beautiful pastels and details on the paper.  I added some light inking behind my photo and added some flourish stenciling.  Minimal layering under my photo with the Glory paper, both sides.

 To the left of the photo I used the Floral Spray chipboard which I embossed with Snow and Breeze Embossing Powders and a little Blue Ice Glitter.  Clusters of flowers including the new Seaside Lilies, Courtship Blooms, Tranquil Blooms and Tranquil Lilies.

I love how the title came out.  A mixture of Snow and Breeze Embossing Powders.

Blue Fern Studios Products:
Paper:Seaside cottage
Relics, Glory
A Walk On The Beach, Floral Spray
Embossing Powders:
Snow, Breeze
Blue Ice, 
Seaside Lilies, Courtship Blooms,
Tranquil Blooms, Tranquil Lilies

Enjoy the weekend and stay cool!
Thanks for stopping by!
. . . Debbie