Sunday, July 19, 2015

Prima's July Product Pick

Hi everyone!  Hope all of you are enjoying the weekend.  It's a hot and humid one here in Maryland.  
Temps today nearing 100 degrees.  A perfect day to stay inside!  I've been in the process of cleaning 
out my scrapbooking supplies (seems like a never ending thing) and came across some Prima papers from their Lyric collection.  Love the vintage touch to the papers and decided to use them on a layout featuring a picture of my mom and her little brother.  A favorite picture of mine, as I have used it several times on layouts.  This is my first time creating using Prima's Product Pick.  Loved the colors!  Here is my layout, filled with lots and lots of Prima products.


and what I drew my inspiration from, Prima's July Product Pick:
Love the flowers, colors, the straws and the orange chair!

Thanks for stopping by!
. . . Debbie

Thursday, July 16, 2015

Layouts Featuring Blue Fern Studios Paisley & Vine Collection

Hi everyone! Today I have two layouts to share with you that I created using the new  Paisley & Vine Collection by Blue Fern Studios along with their gorgeous chipboard.

On  my first layout I used Bohemian, Nature, Vineland and Playing Card papers and added some masking, misting, paints and microbeads.

The Circle Flourish Chipboard surrounds my photo.  I first applied some gesso to the chipboard and then added some misting, water colors, gelatos and microbreads.

I painted a piece of the Quartre Foil chipboard with some yellow and blue paints and added more microbeads and tucked the chipboard behind the flowers.

Here I've used a piece from the Layering Stems chipboard, which I painted with watercolors and gelatos and added more of the blue microbeads.

I used the Whimsy paper as my background, which I lightly
applied light pink ink around the outside of the paper.  I also used Playing Card and Passion papers from the collection.


I inked the chipboard Perfect with some dark red ink and placed pieces of the Framington Medley chipboard, which I embossed with white powder and added some blue ink around my picture.

A gorgeous Royal Monarch chipboard butterfly embossed white and placed within a flower cluster is the perfect touch!

I hope you enjoy my layouts!

Thanks for stopping by!
. . . Debbie

Monday, July 6, 2015

New Blue Fern Studios Collection - Frolic

With summer upon us and lots of sunshine and colorful flowers, it's a 
perfect day to  reveal Blue Fern Studios new paper collection, Frolic.  
Frolic, as a verb, is to play and move about cheerfully, excitedly, or energetically, and that is just what we want you to think of when you see this collection.  The colors and designs are certainly cheerful and energetic.  How perfect for so many projects!  Here are the individual papers from the collection so you can see what we mean. 
 Take your time as you scroll through this beautiful 10-page collection. 











But we have more good news - we didn't stop with just the paper.  
We have chipboard pieces designed to coordinate with the Frolic Collection!






Have you had a chance to try our very popular stamp sets?  These 4x6 sets are of the highest quality 
clear photo-polymer.  We have designed two stamp sets to coordinate with our Frolic Collection.

Washi Strips

Garden Frolic

We hope you are as excited as we are about Frolic!

Thanks for stopping by!
. . . Debbie

Friday, July 3, 2015

July Blue Fern Studios Sketch and Layout

The July sketch is up at Blue Ferns Studios   A gorgeous sketch designed by Michele Singh, and lots of inspiration from the design team.


I used papers from the new Paisley and Vine collection for my layout and lots of Blue Fern chipboard.

Sketch Challenge Rules:
One lucky winner, selected by a random draw, will receive a prize package of Blue Fern Studios chipboard!

In addition, we will also select 3 (or more) layouts to feature.
We have just a few simple rules to follow if you would like to participate in our sketch challenge:

1.) Feel free to interpret the sketch as you please by means of taking it as-is or 
flipping/turning/mirroring it to suit your needs! 

2). Please note that you can do whatever type of project you please - a layout, card, 
  canvas, altered item- whatever suits your mood and style! 
We would love to see the different ways our sketch can be used.

3.) You must use at least one piece of Blue Fern Studios chipboard OR use Blue Fern Studios paper on your project. Please note that you do not need to use the pieces featured in the sketch
- use whatever suits your fancy! You can find the store nearest you HERE.
 {Do not use any other brand of chipboard on your project please!}

4.) Upload your project using the Inlinkz tool below by midnight EST on July 31, 2015

We look forward to seeing how you use our sketch and Blue Fern products!

Thanks for stopping by!
. . . Debbie

Saturday, June 27, 2015

A Sneak Peek

 
Blue Fern Studios will soon be releasing a new paper collection called Frolic.  
I can't wait to show you more details, but for now, here's a little sneak peek.   
Along with the new paper collection Blue Fern Studios will be releasing some brand new stamps and chipboard pieces. 
 Be sure to check back!

Thanks for stopping by!
. . . Debbie

Tuesday, June 16, 2015

My First Design Team Projects For Blue Fern Studios

Hi everyone!  So excited to share my first DT projects for Blue Fern Studios with you today!  

I used papers from the Deja Vu Collection, Luminaries, Lustre, Tresors and Petities Cartes, along with the Butterfly Damask, Quartre Foil and Special chipboard.  Love the gorgeous colors and details in the papers.

My next two layouts I used papers from the Love Story collection.
The details and colors in this collection are beautiful.  I used Amazing Heart, Sweet Song and Calling Cards, along with Flutter Medley, Photo Arches and love chipboard.

Love this old picture of my mom and her little brother.  The Amazing Heart, The Grand Ball and Calling Cards papers from the Love Story collection were perfect for photo.  I embossed the Brick Ring, Spring Trinkets and Deva Ju Dangle chipboard with some Stampendous Shabby Pink Embossing Enamel.

You can find more details on my layout here at Blue Fern Studios.

Thanks for stopping by!
. . . Debbie

Thursday, June 11, 2015

New From Blue Fern Studios - Paisely & Vine Paper Collection

Just in time for warm weather, we are thrilled to introduce our brand new, modern paper Blue Fern Studios collection......Paisley & Vine!  










We also have 3 new chipboard designs created to coordinate with this collection. 

PAISLEY & VINE FLOURISH


PAISLEY & VINE FLOWERS


PAISLEY & VINE MEDLEY


Thanks for stopping by!
. . . Debbie

Sunday, June 7, 2015

Some Exciting News To Share!!!

I am delighted to announce that I have been asked to join the design team 
I will be sharing my first projects with you on June 16th! 


 The June sketch reveal is up on the Blue Fern Studios Blog, designed by Michele Singh.  

Stop by the blog here for some inspiration from our designers.

Now it is YOUR turn to show us how you used the May sketch.
One lucky winner, selected by a random draw, will receive a prize package of Blue Fern Studios chipboard!

In addition, we will also select 3 (or more) layouts to feature.
We have just a few simple rules to follow if you would like to participate in our sketch challenge:

1.) Feel free to interpret the sketch as you please by means of taking it as-is or 
flipping/turning/mirroring it to suit your needs! 

2). Please note that you can do whatever type of project you please - a layout, card, 
  canvas, altered item- whatever suits your mood and style! 
We would love to see the different ways our sketch can be used.

3.) You must use at least one piece of Blue Fern Studios chipboard OR use Blue Fern Studios paper on your project. Please note that you do not need to use the pieces featured in the sketch
- use whatever suits your fancy! You can find the store nearest you HERE.
 {Do not use any other brand of chipboard on your project please!}

4.) You have until midnight EST on June 30, 2015

We look forward to seeing how you use our sketch and Blue Fern products!

Thanks for stopping by!
. . . Debbie

Monday, June 1, 2015

Mixed Media Monthly Challenge #13 -A Year Of Choices (And Some Changes)

This month The Mixed Media Monthly Challenge Blog is celebrating their 1 Year Birthday.  To celebrate, the challenge theme is to pick ANY of our previous 12 challenges to play along! You have so many options: Spray Inks and Mists, Around the House, Stencils and Paste, Photo Inspiration, Ribbon Twin and Fiber, Stamps, Tic Tac Toe, New to You, Think Pink, Birds of a Feather, April Showers, and finally... May Flowers! 
I picked challenge #6 Stamps and created this layout with some papers from my stash and some embellishments from our June sponsor, Maya Road.

Our very generous sponsor for our 13th challenge is MAYA ROAD

They are offering great prizes to two lucky random drawn winners!

I can't wait to see what you create for our YEAR OF CHOICES challenge! You have until June 30th to upload your project.  We would also like to share a few new rules with our participants now that we're one year old...

1 - You must used our challenge graphic/badge in your post
2 - You must comment on at least 3 design team member's blogs to be eligible for prizes or honors.
3 - You may combine with up to 4 more challenges 

Please stop by the blog here for more information and some inspiration from our design team along with some special guest designers.
Thanks for stopping by!
. . . Debbie