Thursday, January 4, 2018

Find Joy In The Journey - Blue Fern Studios

Hi everyone!  I back to share the last of my January projects for Blue Fern Studios, 
featuring their new collection Remnants.

I lightly misted the Westfield paper and added lots of layering under the picture using Mini Remnants paper. I used flowers from the Remnants Blooms, which I sprayed light brown along with some Memories Blooms, Tranquil Blooms and Courtship Blooms.

I embossed the Thistle Spray and Blooming Flourish with a mixture of Rusted Roof and Nutmeg Embossing Powders and added Mustard, Paprika and Twig Seedlings.  To the right I placed a piece from the printed chipboard.

The Leafy Ring was embossed Nutmeg and the title has a mixture of Nutmeg and Rusted Roof Embossing Powders.  The Tattered Butterfly was embossed with the same mixture with some added In The Navy Embossing Powder.

Blue Fern Studios Products:
Remnants Papers:
Mini Remnants

Find Joy In The Journey
Leafy Rings
Thistle Spray
Blooming Flourishes
Tattered Butterflies
Remnants Printed Chipboard

Embossing Powder:
Rusted Roof
In The Navy

Remnants Blooms
Memories Blooms
Tranquil Blooms
Courtship Blooms


Thanks for stopping by!
. . . Debbie

Wednesday, January 3, 2018

You Are My Inspiration - Blue Fern Studios

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

I applied some stamping to the Vignette background paper using the Remnants Collage, Essential Textures and Tattered Newsprint stamps and applied some light purple mist.

Lots of layering using the Highgate, Callaway and Mini Remnants papers and pieces from the printed chipboard. I used the Fading Blooms Chipboard, embossed Garnet to the left of my picture.  I added flowers from both the Remnants Flowers and Remnants Blooms, two that I sprayed purple.  I added some Red Wine Glitter to the dark red mini roses.  Beneath the flower cluster I placed a piece from the Leafy Page Accents embossed with Iridescent Gray. I randomly added some Mauve and Burgendy Seedlings.

I cut apart the Frame Collage and used it in different areas on the layout.  I embossed it with a mixture of Plum and Garnet embossing powders.  Beneath the picture I used some of the printed chipboard.

I lightly embossed the title with Garnet and Magenta Embossing Power.

Blue Fern Studios Products:
Remnants Papers:
Mini Remnants

You Are My Inspiration
Frame Collage
Fading Blooms
Remnants Printed Chipboard

Embossing Powder:
Iridescent Gray

Remnants Flowers
Remnants Blooms
Harvest Lilies
Attic Charm Daisies

Red Wine


Remnants Collage
Essential Textures
Tattered Newsprint

I'll be back tomorrow with another share.
Thanks for stopping by!
 . .  Debbie

Tuesday, January 2, 2018

You Make Me Smile - Blue Fern Studios

Happy New Year!  
With the new year, comes a new design team for me.  
I'm back designing for Blue Fern Studios
 I love their products and I'm excited to work with them throughout this year.  
My January projects showcase their newest collection, Remnants.  It's a beautiful collection of papers along with chipboard, embossing powders, glitter, printed chipboard, lace, seedlings, stamps and flowers.

I applied some masking and light misting to the Devonshire background paper.

Lots of beautiful flowers from Remnants Blooms, Soft Blossoms and Tranquility Lilies.  I cut apart the Branch Set chipboard and embossed it with a mixture of Avocado and Seafoam, and then applied some Meadow Seedlings.  I placed some Bohemian Flowers embossed with Pink Dust and sprinkled with Pink Pearl Glitter beneath some of the flowers.  I placed some Lace 4 all around my picture.

To the left of this picture you can see part of the Corner Flourish,  embossed with Taupe and Pink Dust as well as some of the printed chipboard pieces.  Beneath the pink flower I placed a Leafy Page Accent chipboard piece embossed the same as the Corner Flourish and added some Tickled Seedlings.  I used the same mixture of Taupe and Pink Dust on the title.

Blue Fern Studios Products:
Remnants Papers:
Mini Remnants

You Make Me Smile
Branch Set
Corner Flourishes
Leafy Page Accents
Bohemian Flowers
Remnants Printed Chipboard

Embossing Powder:
Pink Dust
Sea Foam

Remnants Blooms
Soft Blossoms
Tranquility Lilies

Pink Pearl


I'll be back tomorrow to share another layout.
Thanks for stopping by!
. . . Debbie

Tuesday, December 26, 2017

Snow - Words & Paintery

Hi everyone!  Hope you all had a wonderful Christmas!  I sure did.  Spent time with my family. 
Today I have a layout to share that I created for the current challenge at Words & Paintery.  I was one of the Creative Winners for their October challenge and was invited to design for their current December Challenge.

I used papers from Blue Fern Studios and lots of 2Crafty Chipboard.

Here is the December Challenge Inspiration Board:

A few closeups:

Thanks for stopping by!
. . . Debbie

Saturday, December 23, 2017

Peace Love Joy - 2Crafty Chipboard

Ho everyone.  I'm back to share my final project for 2Crafty Chipboard,  another Christmas layout.

I embossed the Formal Flourish 3 and Flower Doilies a deep red.

I embossed the words from the Christmas Mini Word Set 2  gold,  Corner Swirly Set deep red and the Foliage Set 3 a deep green.

Here I've used another piece from the Foliage Set 3

2Crafty Chipboard used:

Christmas Mini Word Set 2
Corner Swirly Set 
Flower Doilies
Foliage Set 3
Formal Flourish 3

Thanks for stopping by!
. . . Debbie

Thursday, December 21, 2017

Christmas Cuties - 2 Crafty Chipboard

Hi everyone!  December is my last month designing for 2Craftychipboard. I've enjoyed designing with their beautiful chipboard. I have a Christmas layout to share today.

My two kiddos from several years ago, just being silly!

On both sides of my photo I used the Winter Twig Branches embossed with a dark green/gold embossing powder and a piece of the Holly Vine Wreath.

Beneath the photo I placed the Holly Vine Wreath, Decorative Disc Set 1 and the title embossed gold. 

Beneath my layering I used the Festive Music Noted embossed gold.  Placed around the photo I used the 6" Circle Dot Frame, also embossed gold.

2Crafty Chipboard used:
6" Circle Dot Frame
Christmas Cuties Title
Decorative Disk Set 1
Festive Music Notes
Holly Vine Wreath
Winter Twig Branches

I'll be back in a couple to days to share another layout.
Thanks for stopping by!
. . . Debbie

Friday, December 1, 2017

Friends - 2Crafty Chipboard

Hi everyone!  Back to share another layout created for 2Crafty Chipboard.  I'm a little late posting this one.  Got sick with the flu 2 weeks ago and can't seem to get rid of the head congestion and cough.  

I love this picture of my grandmother and her friend Mrs. Wells taking a stroll through the woods.

Lattice leaves, Corner Twisted Vines and Freda's Butterfly.

Corner Twisted Vine, Flourish Adornment Set 4, Lattice Leaves and Freda's Butterfly.

Lattice leaves and friends title.

I have a picture tutorial to view on this layout over on the 2Crafty Chipboard blog.  
You can view my post here.

2Crafty Chipboard Used:
Ariel's Spray
Corner twisted Vine
Flourish Adornment Set 4
Freda's Butterflies
Lattice Leaves

Thanks for stopping by!
. . . Debbie

Tuesday, November 21, 2017

Amazing Day - 2Crafty Chipboard

Hi everyone!  It's that time of the month when I get to share my two projects created for 2Crafty Chipboard!

I love fall colors with their deep rich tones.  I used a picture of a dear friend of mine and was inspired by the colors in the picture. I applied some random misting on the background.

I embossed the Frame Handrawn Heart with a mixture of spice and chili powder.  On each side of my photo I added Addy's Butterflies, embossed with spice, sage and turquoise embossing powders. Beneath the butterfly is the new Swaying Branches embossed with a distressed brown powder.  

A close up of the Swaying Branches and Leafy Rounds Chipboard pieces.  I added some twig and paprika microbeads.

Here I've used the new Amazing Day title embossed with brown and chili.

2Crafty Chipboard used:

Addy's Butterflies
Frame Handrawn Hearts
Amazing Day
Leafy Rounds
Swaying Branches

I'll be back in a few days to share my second project.

Thanks for stopping by and Happy Thanksgiving!

. . . Debbie

Saturday, November 18, 2017

Simple Moments - The International Scrapbook Garden

Hi everyone!
I'm back today to share another project, a canvas,  reated  for The International Scrapbook Garden, using  the Garden Kit, Sunkissed.

I did a lot of fussy cutting with the beautiful Lemoncraft papers from the kit to created lots of layers.
On the background of the canvas I used two different stencils.  I added a very small amount of the Lindy's Stamp Gang Flat Fabio Spray Hisbiscus Rose from the main kit to some paint first and covered the canvas.  I then used the same mixture with a flourish stencil.  Next I added a very small amount of the 13 Arts Turquoise paint from the Mixed Media Bonus Kit  with some modeling past and added some flowers.

Here are some close ups:

I hope I've inspired you today!  Head on over to the store to purchase your Sunkissed Kit.

My DT package arrived  full of beautiful Autumn papers, flowers and embellishments.  Can't wait to create and share with you.

Thanks for stopping by!
. . . Debbie

Monday, November 13, 2017

Happy News!

So excited to be chosen as a design team member of the 2018 Design Team for Blue Fern Studios!  

Thank you to everyone who responded to our design team call.  We reviewed every application, visited your blogs, and could not stop talking about your amazing projects.  You are truly a very talented group.  But, then came the challenging part of this process...narrowing it down.  It is difficult knowing that many of you will be disappointed.  We wish we could have a huge team for 2018 and include everyone who took the time to respond to our call. 

We are excited to announce that we finally have it narrowed down, and hope you will join us
 in welcoming the following designers to the 2018 Blue Fern Design Team:

Debbie Burns - USA


France Ringuette - Canada


Jennifer Jacques - Canada


Jessica McFall - USA


Joanne Bain - Australia


Lanette Erickson - USA


Megan Gourlay - New Zealand


Sharon Fritchman - USA


Tartine Peluche - Canada


Vera Shelemekh - Russia


Yuko Tanaka - Japan

We hope you will visit their blogs and get to know them a little better.  
You are going to be amazed by their creativity and the variety of styles. 

Looking forward to designing again with their beautiful products!

. . . Debbie