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August 25, 2016

August Seaside Cottage Projects for Blue Fern

Hello my scrappy friends! This month my projects are coming a little later as I was on holiday at the start of the month, taking these lovely photos at Cannon Beach in Oregon!   I have made two layouts and done a Project Life spread using the gorgeous Seaside Cottage papers.  I also did something a little different and used my gorgeous beachy papers in my planner! I have recently become obsessed with Project Life and Planning and wanted to show how you can used these beautiful vintage papers to work with both these types of creative papercrafting!


My first layout features a great photo of my brother ("Uncle B") and my two girls. I just love it. This Seaside Cottage Mermaid is just stunning, I love all the detail and gorgeous imagery and wanted to show it off so didn't go too heavy on my background work and made the layers, flowers and chipboard enhance the already gorgeous design.


Here you can see the papers that I used to layer, some cut outs from the Calling Cards sheet and the beautiful Relics paper.  I absolutely love this gorgeous Seaside Lantern chipboard piece and I embossed it with the stunning and glittery 14 Karat Imagine Ink Embossing Powder.


Aren't these new Late Winter and Harvest Lilies amazing? I just love the distressed look they have and the beautiful colors! I added some Courtship Roses and some shells from my stash to the floral cluster. I also tucked in some Crackle Bits pieces in the cluster! I used the Poinsettia Imagine Ink Embossing Powder on the Crackle Bits for a bit of coral/red/gold effect on the pieces.


I added a bit of stamping in Faded Jean and Walnut Stain Distress Inks to add some interest to the background of the layout, using some of my favorite standbys, the netting from the Essential Textures stamp set and the diamond pattern from the Forever set.


I love this Perfect Day chipboard piece, and it really was the end to a perfect day hanging out with family at a beautiful beach!!  I tucked in a tag for some private journaling and I embossed the title chipboard with the same stunning 14 Karat Imagine Ink Embossing Powder.  I hope you enjoy this layout, it is one of my current favorites!!

Blue Fern Studios Supplies:

Paper:
Blue Fern Studios Seaside Cottage Collection~Mermaid
Blue Fern Studios Seaside Cottage Collection~Calling Cards
Blue Fern Studios Seaside Cottage Collection~Relics

Chipboard:
Perfect Day
Crackle Bits
Seaside Lanterns

Imagine Ink Embossing Powder:
14 Karat
Poinsettia

Stamps:
Essential Textures
Forever

Flowers:
Late Winter Lilies
Harvest Lilies
Courtship Roses



I have a ballet mad daughter who is always striking ballet poses at the most random times! She did a number of poses on the beach this day, and asked for us to take some photos for her to share on Instagram lol!  For this layout I used several papers. My base layer is the Whitewash paper which I layered the Embark paper on top of and edged with some machine stitching. Of course I had to add in some layers and a cute beach sign cut from the Calling Cards paper which I find perfect for adding details to all my projects, including my next project, a Project Life spread!!


Here is a closeup of my cluster on the bottom of the page. I added some beautiful flowers including the gorgeous blue one from the Dark Tropical Lilies set and a Courtship Rose. I have an unending stash of shells to add to my beachy layouts so I tucked in lots of them here. I used the Summer Vacation chipboard piece and I love the sand and sea effect I got using the Oatmeal Imagine Ink Embossing Powder along with the Seven Seas Imagine Ink Embossing Powder added along the bottom of "vacation".  You can see a Calling Card cut out that I tucked in under the cluster here too.


Here is another flower cluster again using a beautiful blue lily from the Dark Tropical Lilies set and the soft coral color of the Seaside Lilies set. I of course added some shells from my stash and here you can see the stamp and masking work I did in the background.  I find the Making Plans stamp amazing as it has beautiful script, text, and several other patterns that you can use just sections of to add specific textures to a layout...it makes it feel like a half dozen texture stamps in one! I used just the print section of text from the stamp and added it randomly around the layout.  I also used the circles from the Halftone stamp set and my favorite netting stamp from Essential Textures.


Here you can see the beautiful Seashell Frame I used to frame the photo of my daughter. I again used the two toned effect of sand and sea with the Oatmeal Imagine Ink Embossing Powder along with the Seven Seas Imagine Ink Embossing Powder.


And here is a full image of my ballerina in motion. To finish off the layout you can see more of the stamping I did and bit of masking and molding paste texture I did. I used the same Faded Jeans and Walnut Stain Distress Inks to add background stamping and texture as my last layout, I think the blues and browns are perfect for beachy layouts!

Blue Fern Studios Supplies:

Paper:
Blue Fern Studios Seaside Cottage Collection~Mermaid
Blue Fern Studios Seaside Cottage Collection~Calling Cards
Blue Fern Studios Seaside Cottage Collection~Relics

Chipboard:
Summer Vacation
Seashell Frame

Imagine Ink Embossing Powder:
Oatmeal
Seven Seas

Stamps:
Essential Textures
Halftone
Making Plans

Flowers:
Dark Tropical Lilies
Seaside Lilies
Courtship Roses


For my last project it is really a whole bunch of different projects in my new genres of papercrafting I am loving this year, Project Life and planning/journaling!!  I have done this very vintage Project Life layout above using many  many cut outs from the Calling Cards paper as well as the Relics distressed pink paper. The title of this spread is A Walk on the Beach. I love that this chipboard fit perfectly into a 4x6 pocket on my Project Life page protector! For both the Walk on the Beach and the Smile chipboard from Arrow Words, I have used a two toned effect using the Honey and Breeze Imagine Ink Embossing Powders, I just love the look of it!  The shells and starfish are from the Seaside Seashells and Seaside Treasures sets and those have been embossed in the Honey Imagine Ink Embossing Powders. The word all come from the cutouts on the Calling Cards paper and I have layered them with some of the journal cards from the sheets as well. I have typed out some journaling and printed it onto the Seaside Memories cut apart journal card. All my photos are of my girls and my brother and his wife at Cannon Beach, a great day that deserved to be commemorated.


I have an A6 Hobonichi journal I used for watercoloring and writing about my day, it comes with a clear cover under which you can add your own paper to customize your journal. I did exactly that and really love the way it turned out!!  I used the Voyage paper for my base, adding stitching around the edges. I then layered the gorgeous mermaid image from the Calling Cards paper.  for my flower cluster I used the Late Winter and Harvest Lilies, again adding shells from my stash. I love the dolphin and mermaid chipboards from the Ocean Mermaid set. I embossed the chipboard with Chili Powder Imagine Ink Embossing Powder and then added some word stickers to finish it off!  On the left I have a simple laminated bookmark/pencil board to mark my page. I have used the Splendor paper and a gorgeous image from the Calling Card paper.


My planner is a handmade traveler's notebook, which is basically just a notebook cover with elastics on the spine to add several sets of notebooks in it. Mine has a monthly and weekly calendar and a reference notebook. I just love changing out my notebooks every month and adding different covers. I have used the gorgeous Whitewash paper on the left and laminated it to make a "dashboard" this is a more permanent cover which people often use to also store sticky notes  etc on the inside. The notebook cover on the right isn't laminated and is attached to the actual notebook which gets removed and changed out monthly. I have used the Splendor paper for my base for the notebook cover and an image from the Calling Card page.


I love to make folders for my travelers notebook to add a few more pockets to store things in! This houses my stickers I tend to use! I have chosen the Gala paper to make my notebook.


 Here is a view of the inside of my folder...it actually has 4 pockets, I find the taller pockets great for receipts!  I hope you like my different projects, a new way to use the gorgeous Blue Fern papers!!

Blue Fern Studios Supplies:

Paper:
Blue Fern Studios Seaside Cottage Collection~Calling Cards
Blue Fern Studios Seaside Cottage Collection~Gala
Blue Fern Studios Seaside Cottage Collection~Splendor
Blue Fern Studios Seaside Cottage Collection~Whitewash
Blue Fern Studios Seaside Cottage Collection~Voyage

Chipboard:
Walk on the Beach
Arrow Words
Seaside Seashells
Seaside Treasures
Ocean Mermaid

Imagine Ink Embossing Powder:
Honey
Breeze
Chili Powder

Flowers:
Late Winter Lilies
Harvest Lilies

July 6, 2016

July Projects for Blue Fern Studios

I just love summertime and our visits home to the USA. This month I'd love to share my projects with you using 3 different and gorgeous Blue Fern Studios paper collections and with a decidely summery slant!


This collection, Ombre Dreams, is an oldie but goody, one of my favorites, I just love the gorgeous pastel shades, it screams summer to me! I decided to do some beach themed layouts and chose this beautiful Ginger's Dreams page to be my base for this layout.


My girls are now 12 and 13, they look so so young and adorable here making sand castles on Venice Beach in California! I used the gorgeous Seaside Frame to frame my photo, coloring it with Sea Mist Imagine Ink Embossing Powder. I added the fun title Hello Summer on top, using the Buttercup Imagine Ink Embossing Powder.


Here you see a cluster of gorgeous Tranquil Blooms and Courtship Blooms. I tucked in a starfish from the Seaside Seashells set  which I had embossed with the Imagine Ink Ginger Embossing Powder and some of my stash of real shells!!


I used a circle mask and molding paste and sprinkled the Imagine Ink Sunshine Glitter into the paste, I love the sandy look it gives!  You can see here the background stamping using my netting stamp from Essential Textures set and the circles from the Halftone set.

Blue Fern Studios Supplies:

Paper:
Blue Fern Studios Ombre Dreams Collection~Ginger's Dream

Chipboard:
Hello Summer
Seaside Frame
Seaside Seashells

Imagine Ink Embossing Powder:
Sea Mist
Buttercup
Ginger

Imagine Ink Glitter:
Sunshine

Stamps:
Essential Textures
Halftone

Flowers:
Courtship Blooms
Tranquil Blooms


Here is my second beachy themed layout, this one is more atmospheric...it is a photo of the girls beach toys left behind while they ran off to dip their feet in the ocean...just a calm serene scene using the Peaceful paper from the Tranquility collection.



I absolutely love this Seaside Charms chipboard which I layered on top of my photo. I embossed it with Petal Imagine Ink Embossing Powder. I did some masking and used molding paste for my background and used one of my favorite patterned background stamps from the Forever stamp set. The butterflies in pink are from the Bourbon Street set.  I tucked in a few layers from the Calling Card paper to add dimension to my layout under the photo.


In my cluster I used another of my starfish chipboards, this time from the Seaside Treasure chipboard set.  I embossed the starfish in  Lime Imagine Ink Embossing Powder. I made a flower cluster with the gorgeous Tranquil Roses and Attic Charm Daisies. I also tucked in more of my stash of seashells!  I used the Inspiration chipboard, embossed with  Petal Imagine Ink Embossing Powder for my title.


Here you can see the Tranquil Blooms flower and more shells and a bit of the coral from the Seaside Treasure chipboard set. I tucked in a kraft tag for journaling.


Blue Fern Studios Supplies:

Paper:
Blue Fern Studios Tranquility Collection~Peaceful
Blue Fern Studios Tranquility Collection~Calling Cards

Chipboard:
Seaside Treasures
Inspiration
Seaside Charms

Imagine Ink Embossing Powder:
Ginger
Petal
Lime

Stamps:
Bourbon Street
Forever

Flowers:
Tranquil Roses
Attic Charm Daisies
Tranquil Blooms


For my final layout this month I used a vintage image I found of an adorable sleeping child. There was a bird on the photo so I added some bird resins to the layout!  For my base paper I used The Grand Ball sheet from the Love Story collection.


I used lots of layers from the Love Story Calling Cards sheet.  Here you can see lots of the stamping I did using the Texture Circles, Forever set, and the Essential Textures set.  I did some masking and modeling past here as well. My flower cluster is from the gorgeous Tranquil Roses and Lilies set and you can see a little piece from the Tattered Diamond Bits set which I embossed with Cotton Candy Imagine Ink Embossing Powder.


Here you can see the gorgeous Organic Vine chipboard piece embossed in Sea Mist Imagine Ink Embossing Powder. I also tucked in some more of the Tattered Diamond Bits under the photo. I added a resin birdbath and birds to fit the design of the layout!


I finished off the layout with the title Stillness which I embossed with the Sea Mist Imagine Ink Embossing Powder, tucking a cute little bird on top of the title!

I really enjoyed picking out some of my favorite papers and collections this month and I thank you so much for taking the time to stop by and visit!!

Blue Fern Studios Supplies:

Paper:
Blue Fern Studios Love Story Collection~The Grand Ball
Blue Fern Studios Love Story Collection~Calling Cards

Chipboard:
Stillness
Organic Vine
Tattered Diamond Bits

Imagine Ink Embossing Powder:
Cotton Candy
Sea Mist

Stamps:
Essential Textures
Forever
Circle Textures

June 6, 2016

Attic Charm Layouts for Blue Fern Studios

I have a big interest in genealogy and when I was younger my aunt gave me copies of many photos of our ancestors, I have some really great images and this month I decided to use family vintage photos for all of my layouts! I just love preserving our history a little bit this way.


For my first layout I feature a gorgeous photo of my grandfather Ernie Jones, circa 1910. I just love the way he is dressed and how they have him seated at a table. I used the Attic Charm Attic Key paper as my base and the gorgeous Mercantile paper featuring the chair image to reflect this in the layers I added to the layout. My title Treasure came form the Calling Cards page.


In this close up you can see the gorgeous Attic Trunk chipboard piece which has been embossed with Imagine Ink Embossing Powder in Ginger and "antiqued" with Sage Embossing Powder!  I have added some Attic Charm Daisies and Courtship Blooms.


In this close up you can see the Mini Flourish covered in gorgeous Imagine Ink Fool's Gold Glitter. I did a lot of background work and I have stamped the Halftone stamps, the postmark stamp from the Desk Set stamp set and a favorite of mine the cross texture stamp from Forever stamp set.  I added mist and masking using my texture paste.


There are lots of gorgeous Blue Fern Flowers on this layout, I have used the Attic Charm Glitter RosesCourtship Blooms and Tranquil Lilies.  I have used the Imagine Ink Fool's Gold Glitter again to color the Vintage Lock chipboard.  I finished off the layout with lots of stitching around the edges.


Blue Fern Studios Supplies:

Paper:
Blue Fern Studios Attic Charm Collection~Attic Key
Blue Fern Studios Attic Charm Collection~Mercantile
Blue Fern Studios Tranquility Collection~Calling Cards

Chipboard:
Attic Trunk
Mini Flourishes
Vintage Locks

Imagine Ink Embossing Powder:
Ginger
Sage

Imagine Ink Glitter:
Fool's Gold

Stamps:
Desk Set
Forever
Halftone


This next layout features my great grandmother, Helen Tobin, when she was a young girl along with her sister. I just love the pose with the flower basket and chair...they don't look too happy here but I think they had to stand still for ages back in those days to take the photos!  The base of the layout is the gorgeous Haberdashery paper.


Here in this closeup you can see a cutout from the Calling Cards paper, "The Good Old Days". I have also used the Mercantile paper to build up my layers. Lots of Courtship Blooms here and Attic Charm Daisies.


I used the Graduated Squares and embossed them in Cotton Candy Imagine Ink Embossing Powder and added these to my layers. I tucked in another cut out from the Calling Cards paper and added some kraft tags for journaling.


In my final close up for this layout you can see my trio of chipboard (Film Strip, Vintage Locks, and Adorable) embossed in the gorgeous Ginger Imagine Ink Embossing Powder. I have added some stamping of the cross background stamp for the Forever stamp set. I also love the Making Plans stamp as it is a collage of some of my favorite texture backgrounds and depending on what part of the stamp I ink up I can get book page, script, rules, blue prints, or several other gorgeous patterns! The final stamp I added to the background is the needle book stamp from the Needlework stamp set, randomly around the edges. I added some misting and some masking with texture paste and a bit of splattering. To finish off this layout I added some stitching around the edges.

Blue Fern Studios Supplies:

Paper:
Blue Fern Studios Attic Charm Collection~Haberdashery
Blue Fern Studios Attic Charm Collection~Mercantile
Blue Fern Studios Attic Charm Collection~Calling Cards

Chipboard:
Graduated Squares
Vintage Locks
Adorable
Film Strips

Imagine Ink Embossing Powder:
Cotton Candy
Ginger

Stamps:
Forever
Making Plans
Needlework


My final layout is a layout I did for the sketch challenge. This photo is of my Great Aunt Marge who had it taken for my Great Uncle Les before he went off to war. He took it with him to remember her and I called this layout Patience because that is what they needed to make it through war time to see each other again and go on to have many years together and many many children!  For the base paper for this layout I chose the Attic Charm Curio paper. I took many cut outs from the Calling Cards paper to layer under my photo.  Here is the challenge sketch if you want to join in!



In this closeup you can see the gorgeous Attic Charm Glitter Roses and Daisies, as well as a Courtship Rose. I have layered the huge beautiful Roman Clock Set - Large, embossed with Imagine Ink Embossing Powder in Oatmeal underneath the photo.


I embossed the Patience chipboard piece with Imagine Ink Embossing Powder in Mushroom as well as flecks of Oatmeal.  I have added lace and pears to match her dress and necklace as part of my layout and I have tucked in some Bits of Honey chipboard pieces into the photo cluster as well.


To finish off the layout I added some background stamping using the gorgeous cross texture stamp yet again from the Forever set. I added the brick wall stamp from Essential Textures and also the clock stamp from the Bird Vignettes stamp set.  I tucked in a tag with some typed journaling about my great aunt's story and added some stitching again to finish off the layout.

Blue Fern Studios Supplies:

Paper:
Blue Fern Studios Attic Charm Collection~Curio
Blue Fern Studios Tranquility Collection~Calling Cards

Chipboard:
Bits of Honey
Roman Clock - Large
Patience

Imagine Ink Embossing Powder:
Oatmeal
Mushroom

Stamps:
Essential Textures
Forever
Bird Vignettes

I really enjoyed with Attic Charm set of layouts with a family history theme. I love that the photos are all my relations! I just love the care they took when making photos back then and am grateful for all the gorgeous memories! I hope you enjoyed these and am glad you took the time to visit! The Attic Charm collection is a gorgeous one!



June 1, 2016

Come Join Us for the June Challenge at Blue Fern Studios!

 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 June.   


Here is my take on it:


This is a photo of my Great Aunt Marge. She had it made for my Great Uncle when he went off to WWII. The title Patience is for both of them as they waited to see each other when he returned. I love that she made such a beautiful photo for him to take with him. I added pearls like she wore in the photo and some vintage lace to fit with the theme and typed my journaling onto the tag.

Will you play along, there is an awesome package of Blue Fern Studios chipboard for a randomly chosen winner and a chance to be chosen for a feature!

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.

May 24, 2016

Attic Charm, Blue Fern Studios Newest Release!!



Blue Fern Studios has done it again with a gorgeous new vintage collection which includes paper, chipboard, embossing powder, glitter, stamps and amazing new flowers! 

Check Here to see the full collection! 

May 20, 2016

Wedding Cards with Riddesholm Designs Tailgate Marked


In the northern hemisphere we are heading into summer and wedding season. This week I decided I needed to do a few wedding cards and I chose the gorgeous Tailgate Marked collection to make my cards.


For my first card I chose the gorgeous Bygone Era paper as my base. I added a doily from my stash and started piling the card with flowers from my stash. Calla lilies always remind me of weddings so I tucked one in my flower cluster here. To finish off the card I stitched around the edge of the card base and the photo!


For my second card I used the Poppy paper for my base. I always like to make themed cards in sets and I again stitched around my card base and photo for this card and tucked a doily underneath. For this one I also piled on the flower and added a sumptuous bow of ribbon and lace.

I absolutely love all the paper collections the Connie designs. Tailgate Marked is a gorgeous vintage set in my favorite blues and browns and is a standby favorite for me.  I hope you enjoyed these cards, and thank you so much for visiting!!

May 6, 2016

May Projects for Blue Fern Studios

I am absolutely in love with the beautiful new Blue Fern Studio's Tranquility collection.  I love the earthy, natural, calming colors and themes in the collection. I decided I would do all my May layouts using the new collection and the gorgeous new flowers that match with it.


For my first layout, I actually let the beautiful orange flowers of the Tranquil Blooms inspire my choice of image! I just love this beautiful vintage image and I though she just radiated calmness in this photo!  I layered some pieces from the Tranquility Calling Cards Paper under the photo, using the Blissful paper for my base.


In this closeup you can see the Calm chipboard and Mini Flourishes which I embossed with Imagine Ink Chili Powder embossing powder.


I added lots of stamps to this layout background, including the Forever texture and chain stamp and the Making Plans stamp.


In addition to the beautiful Tranquil Blooms, I added some smaller flowers from the Courtship Blooms. I added some orange splashes to my background.


Blue Fern Studios Supplies:

Paper:
Blue Fern Studios Tranquility Collection~Blissful
Blue Fern Studios Tranquility Collection~Calling Cards

Chipboard:
Calm
Mini Flourishes

Imagine Ink Embossing Powder:
Chili Powder

Stamps:
Forever
Making Plans



I just love this beautiful Patience paper I used for this layout. Again, I love to use the Calling Cards to layer under my images for extra layers and details. I chose this sweet photo of my daughter. She loves to practice her makeup and takes photos for Instagram!! I stole this one and played with it making it soft focused and black and white for a calm feeling.


I used the gorgeous Spring Frame chipboard to frame the photo of my daughter, using the Image Ink Breeze embossing powder and Sunshine glitter to add some special touches.  I just love all the names, the spring frame with Breeze and Sunshine, perfect!! In my flower cluster I added gorgeous Tranquility Blooms and Courtship Blooms flowers, along with a fun Prima nest!!


Here you can see Hushed chipboard word as well as my background stamping using a flower from the Country Garden stamp set in Walnut Stain Distress Ink and the gorgeous brick wall stamp from the Essential Textures stamp set in Shabby Shutters Distress Ink.


I finished the layout off with a bit of splashes using green mist. I like the sweet effect the Imagine Ink Sunshine glitter gives to the flowers on the Spring Frame!

Blue Fern Studios Supplies:

Paper:
Blue Fern Studios Tranquility Collection~Patience
Blue Fern Studios Tranquility Collection~Calling Cards

Chipboard:
Hushed
Spring Frame

Imagine Ink Embossing Powder:
Breeze

Imagine Ink Glitter:
Sunshine

Stamps:
Essential Textures
Country Garden




For my final layout I chose another serene looking vintage image! I love this beautiful image of a girl with a hint of blue in her dress. I thought it fit this beautiful Calm paper from the Tranquility collection perfectly.


This layout features a lot of flowers from the Tranquil Roses and Lilies flower set. I used the Serenity chipboard, embossed in Imagine Ink Seven Seas embossing powder. I also used the Tranquil Foliage, embossing it in both Imagine Ink Sage and Seven Seas embossing powder.


Here you can see the many layers I used from the Calling Cards paper, adding more lilies and roses from the Tranquil Blooms flowers.


For the background of my layout I used the Arcadia Textures stamp in Walnut Stain Distress Ink, adding lots of butterflies from the Bourbon Street stamp set. I finished off the layout with some masking and molding paste and some splashes of blue ink.

Blue Fern Studios Supplies:

Paper:
Blue Fern Studios Tranquility Collection~Calm
Blue Fern Studios Tranquility Collection~Calling Cards

Chipboard:
Serenity
Tranquil Foliage

Imagine Ink Embossing Powder:
Seven Seas
Sage

Stamps:
Arcadia Textures
Bourbon Street

I really enjoyed working on my layouts this month, and I hope you liked this look at the gorgeous Tranquility collection of paper, flowers, and chipboad!