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

Smile

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.

Mémoires:











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
Chipboard:
Beach Babe, Sea Shell Frame, Crackle Bits
Embossing Powders:
Petal, Snow, Mushroom, Sea Mist,
Breeze, 14 Karat
Flowers:
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
Chipboard:
A Walk On The Beach, Floral Spray
Embossing Powders:
Snow, Breeze
Glitter:
Blue Ice, 
Flowers:
Seaside Lilies, Courtship Blooms,
Tranquil Blooms, Tranquil Lilies

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

Monday, August 8, 2016

Summer Vacation, Featuring Seaside Cottage by Blue Fern Studios

Hi everyone!  Hope you all enjoyed the weekend!  I know I did.  The weather was perfect, family and friends close at hand and lots accomplished. Hard to believe it's August.  Where has summer gone?  I'm up on the Blue Fern Studios blog today sharing my latest creations with the new collection, Seaside Cottage.  A perfect collection to capture those summer memories!

I enjoyed working on this layout and especially creating with the Seaside Cottage chipboard pieces and mixing various colors of the Imagine Ink Embossing Powders.  I created this layout for a good friend of mine.  Isn't that a fabulous picture!!!  I used the Gala paper for my background.  I added stars with a stencil which I sprinkled with some Mushroom and 14 Karat Embossing Powders and a few paint splatters. Lots of layering under the photo with Calling Cards and Splendor papers.

Love the Seaside Mermaid.  I embossed the body with Oatmeal Embossing Powder and added some chunky glass glitter and Caribbean Imagine Ink Glitter to the tail.

Look at these gorgeous new flowers from the Seaside Lilies and Seaside Roses collections.  I applied some Imagine Ink Blue Ice Glitter to the large blue rose.  Beneath the flowers I used the Seaside Flourish Chipboard.  Lots of embossing.  Grassy Knoll and Verdant Embossing Powders were mixed to create the vibrant green.  A mixture of  In The Navy, Seven Seas and Breeze Embossing Powers for the blue flowers. Tucked away in the lilies I used the Natural Springs chipboard set, embossed with Grassy Knoll, Verdant and 14 Karat.  The anchor was embossed with a mixture of Mushroom and 14 Karat.

The title Summer Vacation was embossed with a mixture of Mushroom and 14 Karat Embossing Powders.

Blue Fern Studios Products:
Seaside Cottage Paper Collection:
Gala, Calling Cards, Splendor, Mermaid
Chipboard:
Seaside Floral, Seaside Mermaid, Natural Sprigs
Embossing Powders:
In The Navy, Breeze, Seven Seas, Grassy Knoll,
Verdant, Mushroom, Oatmeal, 14 Karat
Glitter:
Blue Ice, Caribbean
Flowers:
Seaside Lilies, Seaside Roses

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

Saturday, July 16, 2016

Delightful - Featuring Sanctuary by Blue Fern Studios

Hi everyone!  It's the weekend!  Couldn't be more excited . . . as it has been a long, stressful work week. Today I have another layout to share  created for Blue Fern Studios featuring the Sanctuary paper collection.
I used the Botanical Garden for my background and added some random masking.


To the right side of the photo I used the Gingers Poppies Chipboard which I embossed with Mushroom Imagine Ink embossing powder and then lightly inked with some cranberry and purple ink.  I used some Blue Fern flowers from the Attic Charm Daisies, Tranquil Lilies and Courtship Blooms. 

The Floral Lattice Bits Chipboard was embossed with Mushroom and lightly ink with cranberry and purple inks.


The title is from The Optimist Word set, which I lightly inked with purple.  I used two purple roses from Courtship Blooms which I sprinkled with some Merlot Glitter and then misted a darker purple.

Blue Fern Studios Supplies
Paper:  Sanctuary
Botanical Garden, Calling Cards, Bountiful
Chipboard: 
Ginger's Poppies, Floral Lattice Bits, The Optimist Word Set
Imagine Ink Embossing Powder:
Mushroom
Flowers:
Attic Charm Daisies, Tranquil Lilies, Courtship Blooms

I got my DT package the other day filled with the new collection Seaside Cottage, which I shared with you here.  I'll be busy creating this weekend!

Thanks for stopping by!
. . . Debbie

Monday, July 11, 2016

Dazzling - Featuring Serendipity by Blue Fern Studios

Hi everyone!  I'm back today to share another layout created for Blue Fern Studios, featuring the Serendipity paper collection.   
This layout features the Glee paper from the Serendipity collection.   I added some  masking and paint splatters.  Layers  underneath the photo are from the Imagination paper and Keepsakes paper from the Timeless collection.  I had a lot of fun working on this layout mixing embossing powders to compliment my picture, which I took it a few years ago.  I have a big planter on my deck full of daisies. 

The Blooming Flourish chipboard was embossed with a mixture of Verdant, Sage and Auburn embossing powers.  I cut the flourish in half and used it on both sides of my photo.  The Royal Monarch Butterfly and Mini Ring Things chipboard were covered in brown ink and then embossed with a mixture of Verdant, Auburn, Chili Power and Tangerine Embossing Powders.  


The title is from the Brilliant, Amazing, Dazzling word set, embossed with the same mixture of embossing powers I used on the butterfly and mini rings.  I used a stencil on the background with some brown texture paste and sprinkled on some Autumn Glitter and Auburn embossing powder.

Blue Fern Studios Supplies
Paper:  Serendipity
Glee, Imagination
Paper:  Timeless - Keepsakes

Chipboard:
Blooming Flourishes, Mini Ring Things, Royal Monarch,
Dazzling

Imagine Ink Embossing Powder:
Auburn, Verdant, Sage, Chili Powder, Tangerine
Glitter:
Autumn

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