Monday, May 23, 2016

Attic Charm . . . A New Collection By Blue Fern Studios

Blue Fern Studios has just released their new vintage collection, Attic Charm 
designed by Michele Singh.
The collection includes papers, chipboard, stamps, two sets of gorgeous flowers, embossing powders and glitter. 

I've been working on some layouts using this new collection and will sharing them with you in June.

Thanks for stopping by!
. . . Debbie

Wednesday, May 18, 2016

Peaceful. . . Featuring Blue Fern Studios Tranquility Paper Collection

Hi everyone!  I'm back to share another layout created for Blue Fern Studios featuring 
the new Tranquility collection.

My layout features the Peaceful paper and flowers from Tranquil Blooms.    Some random stamping with the Bourbon Street and Romantic Textures stamps,  embossing with Chili Powder Imagine Ink Embossing Powder and a sprinkling here and there with Imagine Ink Tangerine Glitter, along with some light masking and paint splatters.   I used the Serenity side B , Calling Cards and Jubilation papers to create layers under the photo. 


On each side of the photo I used the Tranquil Foliage Chipboard, embossed with Auburn, Chili Powder, Mushroom and Sage Imagine Ink Embossing Powders. I added some dimension with  some Imagine Ink Tangerine Glitter, gold micro beads and chunky glass glitter.


Here I placed a Royal Monarch Butterfly chipboard which I embossed with a mixture of Auburn, Chili Powder, Mushroom and Sage embossing powders.


The title Peaceful was embossed with a mixture of Auburn, Chili Powder, Mushroom and Sage embossing powders.

Blue Fern Studios Supplies
Paper:  Tranquility
Peaceful, Serenity, Calling Cards, Jubilation

Chipboard:
Tranquil Foliage, Peaceful, Royal Monarchs

Imagine Ink Embossing Powder:
Auburn, Chili Powder, Mushroom, Sage

Imagine Ink Glitter:  Tangerine

FlowersTranquil Blooms

Stamps: Bourbon Street, Romantic Accents

Thanks for stopping by!
. . . Debbie

Tuesday, May 10, 2016

Serenity . . . Featuring Blue Fern Studios Tranquility Collection

Hi everyone!   Today I have another layout to share with you created with the new  Blue Fern Studios Tranquility paper collection, chipboard, and flowers.  I really enjoyed working with the new papers.  The muted tones in the Tranquility paper collection were a perfect match for some added vibrant pops of color.
For my background I used the Blissful side B paper.  I added some random stamping with the Serendipity Medley and Romantic Accents stamps and misted with the Imagine Ink Winter Mint Mist.    The layers under the photo are from Calling Cards, Serenity and Patience. I also added flowers from the new Tranquil Blooms, Tranquil Lilies and Courtship Blooms.

I used the new Jubilation Corner Chipboard and embossed it with a mixture of the Mushroom, Melon, Cotton Candy and Sea Mist embossing powers. Aren't the new flowers pretty!!

To the right of my photo I used the Butterfly Friends, embossed with the same embossing powers that I used on the Jubilation Corner.

My title Serenity is from the Serenity, Calm, Hushed Chipboard set which I inked dark brown. 

Blue Fern Studios Supplies
Paper:  Tranquility
Blissful, Calling Cards, Serenity, Patience

Chipboard:
Jubilation Corners, Serenity, Butterfly Friends

Embossing Powders:
Mushroom, Melon, Cotton Candy, Sea Mist

Flowers:
Tranquil Blooms, Tranquil Lilies
Courtship Blooms

Stamps:
Serendipity Medley, Romantic Accents

I'll be back in a few days to share another layout created with the Tranquility paper.

Thanks for stopping by!
. . . Debbie

Sunday, May 1, 2016

Blue Fern Studios May Sketch Challenge


 It's time for another new sketch challenge over at Blue Fern Studios and
 Michele Singh has created another beautiful sketch exclusively for Blue Fern Studios for May.   Here is my take on the sketch using the new Tranquility paper collection, flowers and chipboard.  I'll be back later on in the month to share more details and closeups!

And here is the May sketch:

The 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 on the Blue Fern Studios Blog
midnight EST on May 31, 2016.

Hope you will join us!  
For inspiration from our design team, please visit the Blue Ferns Studio Blog here.

Thanks for stopping by!

 . . . Debbie

Thursday, April 28, 2016

Introducing Tranquility by Blue Fern Studios

We are excited to reveal our brand new paper collection created by the super talented Manu.   Tranquility means "a state of peace and quiet" and you will feel that with each sheet of paper in this collection.  The colors are soft with varying neutral shades of gray and brown.  You will find beautiful textures mixed with weathered distressing.

Here is a close-up look at each of the 10 double-sided papers in the Tranquility collection.  
Be sure to scroll to the end because we also have some beautiful flowers, chipboard, 
and embossing powder that will coordinate beautifully! 











Did you notice the awesome names of each sheet of paper?  They are all words that evoke the feeling 
of being tranquil.  We loved these words so much, that we have created chipboard titles using them.  
Hopefully you are already thinking of how you would use these words on your next project!




In addition to these beautiful titles, we also have the Jubilation Corners and Tranquility Foliage. 



Did you know that Blue Fern Studios is now carrying flowers?  We have put together two sets that will blend beautifully with the Tranquility collection - Tranquil Lilies & Roses, and Tranquil Blooms.



To add some pizazz to your chipboard and stamping, we are introducing four new colors
 of embossing powder with this collection - 2 stunning colors that will add some pop, 
and 2 gorgeous neutrals.  


We are super excited about this collection and can't wait
 to see your projects using it

For some inspiration from our Creative Team, featuring these new Tranquility
products, visit the Blue Fern Studios blog here.

Thanks for stopping by!
. . . Debbie


Wednesday, April 13, 2016

Everlasting Love Featuring Blue Fern Studios Courtship Lane

Hi everyone!  I'm back today to share another layout featuring the Courtship Lane paper collection by Blue Fern Studios along with new Blue Fern Studios Flowers created exclusively for the Courtship Lane paper collection.  I'm super excited that Blue Fern Studios now has flowers to match their beautiful paper collections.  What more could I girl ask for  . . . papers, chipboard, glitter, stamps, embossing powders and flowers!!
I came across the old photo from an assortment my mom had.  The gentleman in the photos resembles my Grandfather, so I am assuming he might be a cousin.  I used side B of Bourbon Avenue for the background.  Some random stamping with the Brocade Texture and Romantic Textures stamps and some light masking.  Lots and lots of fussy cutting to add multiple layers under my photo.  I used the Main Street, Concert Hall and Calling Cards papers.  Scattered about you will find flowers from Courtship Roses and Courtship Blooms.



On both sides of my layout I used Organic Vine Corner chipboard which I embossed with Lilac and White embossing powers.  Tucked beneath the photo are pieces from the Spring Trinkets chipboard which I embossed with White and Fuchsia embossing powders.

The title was embossed with a mixture of White, Fuchsia and Mystic Plum Embossing Powders.

Blue Fern Studios Supplies
Paper:  Courtship Lane
Bourbon Avenue, Main Street,
Concert Hall, Calling Cards

Chipboard:
Spring Trinkets
Organic Vine Corner
Everlasting Love

Imagine Ink Embossing Powder:
Lilac
Fuchsia

Flowers:
Courtship Blooms
Courtship Roses

Stamps:
Brocade Textures, Romantic Textures

Thanks for stopping by!
. . . Debbie

Saturday, April 9, 2016

Anticipation Featuring Blue Fern Studios Serendipity

Hi everyone!    It's hard to believe that Spring is here.  It's been roller coaster of a ride with the temperatures.  One day in the 70's and the next day in the 40's.  Today I woke up to find snow outside.  Only a dusting . . . but I'm anxious to get outside and start prepping my flower beds, but I guess I am going to have to wait.  Hopefully next week it will warm up.  In the meantime, cooler temps makes for more scrappy time!  Today I have a layout to share created with the  Serendipity  paper collection. 
I used the Contemplation paper for the background and added some random stamping with the Arcadia Textures and Dreamy stamps.  The layers under the photo are from Calling Cards, Glee and Merriment. I also added flowers from the Courtship Blooms.

I took the Rose Collage chipboard and cut it in half.  I stamped it with some dark red and brown ink and then applied some Tattered Rose distress stain.  I then randomly applied  Dusty Rose Glitter. 

 Here you can see some of the Courtship Bloom flowers.  I added some Turkish Panel Chipboard pieces which I treated in the same fashion as the Rose Collage.

My title Anticipation is from the Serendipity Words 1.  To the right of the picture is the other half of the Rose Collage.
Blue Fern Studios Supplies
Paper:  Serendipity
Contemplation, Calling Cards
Glee, Merriment

Chipboard:
Serendipity Words 1
Rose Collage
Turkish Panel

Imagine Ink Glitter:
Dusty Rose

Flowers:
Courtship Blooms

Stamps:
Brocade Textures, Romantic Textures

I will be back in a few days to share another layout.
Thanks for stopping by!
. . . Debbie

Saturday, April 2, 2016

Blue Fern Studios April Sketch Challenge featuring Courtship Lane

Hi everyone!   Today I have a new layout to share created for the April sketch challenge at Blue Fern Studios featuring the new paper collection Courtship Lane, and the new Courtship Lane Bloom flowers. I chose to scrap a photo of my mom, sister, brother and I from way back when.  I used the Lovers Lane side B paper for my background and the Parkway paper to create layering under my picture.  Lots of stamping on my background using the Dreamy, Romantic Accents and Arcadia Textures stamps and paint splatters.

Here is the April sketch which I rotated to the left.



I used a mixture of the Sage, Honey and Garnet embossing powders on the Tangier Page Panel chipboard,  along with some Peridot, Merlot, Pyrite and Grape Glitter.

Here you can see some of the new Courtship Bloom Flowers in brown and tan.  For those  interested that cute little girl in the picture is me!

To the right of my photo I used the Lace Heart Border which I embossed with the Sage and Honey embossing powers.  I added some gold microbeads and Peridot glitter.

My title is from the Captured Words chipboard set.  I went a little crazy with the embossing using a mixture of Sage, Honey and Garnet embossing powers along with some Pyrite glitter.

Blue Fern Studios Supplies
Paper:  Courtship Lane
Lovers Lane, Parkway

Chipboard:
Lace Heart Border
Captured Words
Tangier Page Panel

Imagine Ink Embossing Powder:
Sage, Honey & Garnet


Glitter:
Peridot, Merlot, Pyrite, Grape

Stamps:
Arcadia Textures
Dreamy
Romantic Accents

Flowers:
Courtship Blooms


 Now it is your turn!   We would love for you to use the April Sketch as inspiration for your project.   We will have a prize for one lucky winner (from a random draw), and will feature a few projects from YOU at the end of the month!

We ask that you follow these guidelines:


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, but please make sure your layout resembles the sketch.

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 April 30, 2016.

Thanks for stopping by!

. . . Debbie

Friday, March 11, 2016

Contemplation - Featuring Blue Fern Studios Courtship Lane Papers

Hi everyone!  Happy Friday!!!!!!!  It's been a long week and I'm so happy that the weekend is here!  I'm back today to share my third layout created for Blue Ferns Studios featuring the new Courtship Lane papers.  Love this new collection!
I used the Town Gossip paper for my background.  I added several layers of papers under my photo using Royal Secret, West Plaza and Parkway papers.  Lots of masking, paint splatters and stamping with the Forever and Garden Frolic stamps.

The title Contemplation is from Serendipity Words 1.  I embossed it with some Pearl and Petal embossing powders.  Here you can see some of the stamping along with the Floral Lattice Bits Chipboard piece tucked beneath the flowers, embossed with the Pearl and Petal embossing powders.

Here is another close up of the Floral Lattice Bits chipboard.


Beneath the photo I used a portion of the Garden Celebration chipboard, embossed with Pearl and Petal embossing powders.

Blue Fern Studios Supplies
Paper:  Courtship Lane
Town Gossip, Royal Secret
West Plaza, Parkway

Chipboard:
Serendipity Words 1
Garden Celebration
Floral Lattice Bits

Imagine Ink Embossing Powder:
Pearl
Petal

Stamps:
Forever
Garden Frolic

Thanks for stopping by and have a great weekend!
. . . Debbie

Tuesday, March 8, 2016

Reminisce Featuring Blue Fern Studios Courtship Lane

Hi everyone!  
Hard to believe that Spring is right around the corner.  The weather is getting warmer and this week's temps here are going to be in the 70's!  Today is my reveal day at Blue Fern Studios.  I enjoyed working with the new paper collection Courtship Lane.  As always the papers are beautifully detailed.  
 My first layout features the Lovers Lane paper. Love the details and colors.  I used the Calling Cards paper to layer under the photo of my grandparents. I added some masking and paint splatters to the background paper along with misting using the Imagine Ink Cotton Candy Mist and stamping with the Arcadia Textures stamp.


I used three pieces of chipboard here.  The Poppies Collage under my photo and Bits Of Honey on each side of the photo and Chelsea Vines tucked in my flower clusters.  I embossed the Poppies Collage and Bits of Honey with a mixture of Ginger, Oatmeal and Cotton Candy embossing powders and  added some Dusty Rose  and Fools Gold Glitter.  The Chelsea Vines were embossed with Sage and Verdant and sprinkled with some Peridot glitter.

My title Reminisce is from the Serendipity Words 2.  I inked it with brown ink and randomly embossed with Ginger, Oatmeal and Cotton Candy embossing powers.  I love the aged effect.

Blue Fern Studios Supplies
Paper:  Courtship Lane
Lovers Lane, Calling Cards

Chipboard:
Poppies Collage
Bits Of Honey
Serendipity Words 2
Chelsea Vines

Imagine Ink Embossing Powder:
Sage
Verdant
Ginger,
Oatmeal
Cotton Candy

Imagine Ink Mist
Cotton Candy

Glitter:
Dusty Rose
Fools Gold
Peridot

Stamps:
Arcadia Textures

I'll be back in a few days to share another layout created with Courtship Lane.
Thanks for stopping by!
 . .  Debbie