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

Spring Trinkets
Organic Vine Corner
Everlasting Love

Imagine Ink Embossing Powder:

Courtship Blooms
Courtship Roses

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

Serendipity Words 1
Rose Collage
Turkish Panel

Imagine Ink Glitter:
Dusty Rose

Courtship Blooms

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

Lace Heart Border
Captured Words
Tangier Page Panel

Imagine Ink Embossing Powder:
Sage, Honey & Garnet

Peridot, Merlot, Pyrite, Grape

Arcadia Textures
Romantic Accents

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