Wednesday, September 7, 2022

Life's Vignettes Ephemera Folio:


Using the Life's Vignettes collection, I created a pretty little "home" for all the ephemera pieces that go with the collection.  I covered old book front and back covers with the gorgeous papers 

I love to create pockets and tuck spots, this time I used plastic from pocket protectors using a tab binding to hold the book together.  
I wanted to be able to see the little girls, butterflies, journal cards and small ephemera for ease in picking and choosing as I create other projects with this adorable collection.  
I have a start to finish video series available under my Blue Fern Studios playlist on my YouTube channel, Gayle Agostinelli.  Thank you for a wonderful collection Jen Bishop and Blue Fern Studios!

Thank you for stopping by today!
Hugs, Gayle

Thursday, June 2, 2022

Sentimental Tag Album using Life's Vignettes

 Hello Blue Fern Fans!  Today I have a quick Tag album to share using Life's Vignettes.  I gathered some packaging pieces from flowers and decided to finally put these to good use to repurpose/recycle them.

I used 3 different sizes of packaging to create this tag album.  I started distressing cardstock and paper from Life's Vignettes pieced them together and added chipboard,  lace,  metal embellishments,  flowers and twine.  I cut white cardstock to size and then used Blue Fern stamps to create background details,  I used Tim Holtz Distress Oxide Inks and Ranger Ink,  you will be able to see more detail below where I stamped on the back of the tag for interest.

I used Tim Holtz Distress Oxide Ink to color the chipboard and them cut it up so I could use it on the next tag page.

I also used the Ephemera pack and distressed the edges.

I really love how the stamping turned out,  this would be great using embossing powder as well.

This project was fun to create and I was able to use some of my stash of packaging waiting to repurpose/recycle.  I hope I've inspired you to go out of your box and recycle something in your craft room!

Happy Crafting!

Blue Fern Studios Products
Life's Vignettes Collection
Ephemera pack
Metal Embellishments Blossoms
Stamps-Chantilly,  Moment in Time,  Dream of Joy and Illustrations

Thursday, May 26, 2022

Living a Romantic Life Scrapbook Layout

Hello Blue Fern Crafty Friends!  Can you believe it's almost the end of May,  where has the time gone???  I was really hoping to get more crafting time in!  I dug into my stash and grabbed Blue Fern Studios beautiful collection A Romantic Life and created a layout.

I started with craft cardstock for sturdyness,  added white cardstock that I distressed with scissors and also used Tim Holtz Distress Oxide Ink.  Then I distressed Blue Fern Studios Intrigue sheet distressed the edges with Tim Holtz distressing tool.  I cutout from Infatuation and Captivating distressed the edges then backed it with recycled boxes I cut up to add dimension.  
I added Blue Fern Studios Lace 51 & 55,  these 2 are  my favorites!  I also added Blue Fern Studios Chipboard Frame Work and colored it with distress oxide ink and then Finnabair's Wax.

Creating my design I used Blue Fern Studios Ephemera pack,  the Umbrella and Fan are so beautiful and perfect touch for the layout.

I added flowers,  glitter,  Reneabouquets Butterflies,  seedbeads and seedlings.

This collection really is A Romantic Life,  it is so beautiful and easy to create with!

Thank you for stopping by and I hope I've inspired you today!

Happy Creating!

Friday, May 13, 2022

Simple Scrapbook layout with Life's Vignettes

Hello!  Happy Friday Blue Fern Fans!  I have a simple layout to share using Life's Vignettes,  this collection is so gorgeous it really is hard to decide which papers to use and more challenging how not to cut through the beautiful designs!  I did struggle with choosing the first paper and the papers I would cut through so I decided to try to keep this layout very simple.

I started with tearing the bottom right corner and top left corner using pink cardstock behind where I tore the paper.  Then I distressed the edges of the papers.
I grabbed Blue Fern Studios Lace and layered it to start my design.  I did some fussing cutting and diecutting to create layers.  
For the matting I added pieces from the ephemera pack and also added crocheted doilies from my stash,  I think this must be the first layout I've created without any dimensional flowers at least it's been awhile.
For a little pop of color I added seed beads and seedlings with glitter.
Sometimes your projects don't have to crazy amounts of embellishments and it will be the perfect amount of layers and embellishments so the collection shines through.

We love to see your projects so be sure to share them on Facebook at Blue Fern Fantics!

Keep calm and craft on!

Happy Crafting!!!


Monday, May 2, 2022

 Introducing Life's Vignettes!

Life happens in bits and pieces - a chance meeting here, a kindness there, a visit with a loved one; these are the vignettes of our lives. From the French word vigne (‘vine’), it signifies a detail of the big story, illuminated for effect. The essence of papercrafting is showcasing the cherished meaning in our lives. To make ...vignettes!

Blue Fern Studios is proud to unveil

Life's Vignettes

an exciting collage of textures, fabrics, lace details, florals, winged beauties, and snippets of this-and-that from the immensely talented

Jen Bishop

Vignettes consists of richly multilayered compositions, a muted and nostalgic color palette, and evocative details - singing the praises of those oft-overlooked moments in our lives. Each page is a theme for your own special vignette: Scattered Dreams, The Daily, Frayed Damask or, simply, Timeless are suggestive, each in their way, of a mood to create the backdrop of your own little glimpse of life!


8x8 Paper Pack


New: Journal Pack

We love this new Journal Pack for the newly debuted Vignettes collection! Lightweight 32lb paper is perfect to create a junk journal, use for layering, or to decoupage elements for a mixed-media project. The package contains 12 - 8.5x11.5 single sided imagery papers and 3 papers of envelopes, plus an Exclusive 3x4 stamp and chipboard piece. 



Stamp Collection

 Chipboard Collection

 Charm Collection

 Lace Collection

 New! Trims & Treasurers

A little bundle of goodness filled with lovely velvet ribbons, lace, intricate embroidery pieces, "frou-frou" trim, vintage style buttons and a butterfly charm - all to mix-and-match and embellish your own Life's Vignettes project! 


 Life's Vignettes will be arriving in early May to a store near you!
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The Blue Fern Studios Team

Friday, April 29, 2022

Life's Vignettes Scrapbook Layout

 Hello Blue Fern Fans,  how's everyone doing?  We have another beautiful collection created by the amazing and talented Jen Bishop,  Life's Vignettes!  The designs and colors are so gorgeous,  I couldn't wait to create with this collection!  

I created a set of layouts,  the first one is my favorite of the two.  The second one I recorded a step by step tutorial with similar details. 

I did alot of fussy cutting and ink distressing on the layout.  I also made some vellum flowers and did a few doily diecuts.  Although this layout looks simple,  it took me hours to create and I love how it turned out!

I used some crocheted doilies and cheesecloth from my stash that helped create my textured background.

I added Lace number 81 on the top and bottom with paper punched black cardstock peaking through.

The butterfly is fussy cut from the collection,  that's one of my favorites!  

I added beads,  Blue Fern Studios Magenta embossing powder (which I thought was just regular glitter) but it was perfect for adding sparkle!  For the final touch I added Blue Fern Studios Gold Nugget seedlings,  love me some microbeads!

For the vellum flowers I added Finnabair waxes in 3 different shades hoping it would match the colors in this collection.

Here is the second layout with a step by step tutorial!
I basically created the layout using the same details just a different design.  You can view my step by step tutorial at the end of this post if you'd like to follow along!

Well after creating the set of layouts I'm ready to get out this collection and create another project! Be sure to stay tuned for another project soon!

We love to hear your thoughts on this collecion and want to see your beautiful projects
so be sure to share them with us on Facebook at Blue Fern Fanatics on Facebook!

Here is the step by step tutorial on youtube!

Happy Creating and have an amazing crafty day!