Thursday, October 19, 2017

October inspiraiton with video process by Annie Samson

Hi Blue Fern Studios fans, 

I am very happy to share 2 layouts with you today.

One made with the Vintage Christmas collection and the second with the Homespun collection.


For my first layout, I have used the Auld Lang Syne from the Vintage Christmas collection.
I have used a litle bit of brown ink on my backgroud.
Than to add dimention I have randomly add stamp with Jiggle bells and Holliday Wreath stamps sets.
I have used some pieces of the coordinated chipboards and some pieces of Turkis Bites embossed with Forest embossing powder under my picture.
Than I have used Sea Mist to embossed my Dangled Flake chipbaord and add it on top of my picture.
Than I have added beaudiful Blue Fern Studio flowers.
To add more texture to my layout, I have used Mustard seebling on top of my ornements. 

Blue Fern Studio products used

Auld Lang Syne - Vintage Christmas collection

Dangled Flake
Vintage Christmas coordination chipboard
Turkish bits

Embossing powder
Sea mist

Stam set
Jiggle bells
Holliday Wreath

Christmas blooms
Garden blooms
Homespun blooms



For this layout, I have used the Minis from Homespun collection as my background paper, than I have used pieces from several paper from the same collection to make my composition; Hospitality and Tea Time.
Than I have used pieces from the coordinated chipboards to create my focal point.
I have added the Dream Catcher chipboard embossed with Magenta and Buble Gum embossing powder under my picture.
Than I have added severals Blue Fern Studios flowers and the Berry Stems embossed with the Forest embossing powder.
To add more texture to my layout, I have used Green leaf and Sweet peas seebling on top of my ornements. 

You can see my creative process here:

Blue Fern Studio products used

Minis from Homespun collection
Hospitality from Homespun collection
Tea time from Homespun collection

Homespun coordinated chipboard
Dream catcher
Berry Stems

Embossing powder
Buble gum

Spring Peony
Waanderlust lilies

Green leaf
Sweet peas

See you next month Blue Fern Studios Fans, 

Annie XX

Wednesday, October 18, 2017

Pop and Grandma's House by Lisa Landry

The gorgeous Blue Fern Studios new Homespun paper collection has such a nice nostalgic feel.  The Homestead page immediately brought back wonderful memories of going to pop & Grandma's House.

I usually have a photo as the focal point on my layouts, but I did something I've never done before and here is what I came up with.

There are so many wonderful cards on the Calling Cards page. I went all out, but hey, they fit the theme of my layout - Grandma's fabulous cooking!   The center focal area is a 6x6 piece from the backside of the page Picturesque.  I made this into a pocket using foam tape on three sides and then placed it in the center of the page.  I decorated it using cut outs from the Calling Cards page and some cute flowers. 
Blue Fern's Scalloped Border chipboard is heat embossed with their lovely new color GoldilocksTo coordinate with the layout, I lightly brushed it with white gesso and added some mini pink and mint roses.

Next I printed (using a piece from the page Craftysome memories I have as a very young child going to Pop & Grandma's.  My journaled card fits perfectly inside the pocket.  I punched & inked the edge for femininity.  A small wooden clothes pin is decorated with words from the Calling Cards page and some gold nail heads.

Here is the front of my journaled card.  You can read the journaling on my blog HERE

 On the back of the card I adhered a laminated photo of Pop & Grandma Romero celebrating their 50th Anniversary.  This is exactly how I remember them.  Notice that the backside of the clothes pin has the rest of the sentiment on it.

I'm speechless when it comes to the stunning wedding lace from Blue Fern.  I just HAD to use it on this page!  After all, not only does it look super fabulous, but it significantly resembles Pop & Grandma's Golden Anniversary  How perfect is that?

Now it's time for my most favorite part of the decorating process....creating beautiful flower clusters.  I used Blue Fern's Christmas Blooms and they are gorgeous. The Blue Fern Seedlings I used inside some of the flowers look fantastic don't they?

The backside of Blue Fern's Timeless collection page Maçonnerie was used to die cut the piney leaves.  I just LOVE the house printed on this Homestead page!

Blue Fern Products used:

Homespun paper collection  Homestead (for main layout page)
Picturesque (backside for pocket)
Calling Cards (for word cut outs)
Crafty (for journaled card)

Timeless paper collection

Maçonnerie (backside for piney leaf die cuts)


Christmas Blooms


Lace 9C


Scalloped Border

Embossing Powder - Goldilocks
Seedlings - Mauve & Fir Tree

This has been one of the most enjoyable layouts to create.  I so appreciate you stopping by to take a look.  I'll be back for my final layout next Wednesday and hope you'll drop by.
Have a wonderful week!  
Lisa : )

Monday, October 16, 2017

2018 Design Team Call!

It's time for us to start looking ahead to 2018, and we are searching for some talented designers to be a part of our Design Team.  Blue Fern Studios is continuing to grow and we need paper-crafters of all styles to help showcase our beautiful, high quality patterned paper, chipboard, flowers, stamps, embossing powder, glitter, printed chipboard, and Seedlings.  This call is open to all countries.  

To Apply:

Please email the following information to apply@bluefernstudios(dot)com and include "design team application" in the subject line. 

  • Full Name
  • E-Mail Address
  • Country
  • Link to your Blog
  • Link to your YouTube Channel (if you create videos)
  • List of Current Design Teams (and terms)
  • Please let us know if you design for any Stores (brick & mortar, or online)
  • Links to any Current Online Galleries
  • Three projects that best showcase your style, preferably using Blue Fern chipboard and patterned paper.  If you do not have access to Blue Fern products,  please use products with a similar style.  When viewing your photographs we will be looking for sharp focus, good lighting, and accurate illustration of color.  Please resize all images to 650 pixels.

Application deadline is October 31, 2017 at Midnight US EST.

If selected, successful applicants will create (3) projects per month (choice of a combination of layouts, mixed media, art journal pages, altered items, or cards) and will be compensated with a generous selection of Blue Fern Studios products. New additions to our team will be notified once the selection is complete.  The 2018 Creative Team will be announced Monday, November 13, 2017 on the Blue Fern Studios blog and Facebook page.

We look forward to reviewing your applications, and wish you all the best of luck!

Thursday, October 12, 2017

October Inspirations by Catherine Giguère

Hello Blue Fern Studios Fans!  
Here's my turn to share with you three new layouts. This month, I had so much fun with the gorgeous Homespun paper collection. 


For this layout, I used the Homespun 'Homegrown' paper as background. I put a coat of clear gesso on it and I added texture by applying modeling paste through a stencil. Then, I applied green and blue inks and I stamped many details with BFS stamps and brown ink.

I embossed my chipboards (except the title)  with BFS Imagine Ink embossing powder 'Antique Gold'.

I add many blue flowers on the left and the right of my picture.

I embossed my title 'Incroyable' with BFS Imagine Ink embossing powder 'In the Navy'.

Blue Fern Studios products used:

Homespun 'Homegrown'
Homespun 'Picturesque'

Royal Border
Floral Lattice Bits
Roman Clock Set
Graduated Circle
French Adjectives 2

Sweet Titles

Embossing Powders
BFS Imagine Ink 'Antique Gold'
BFS Imagine Ink 'In the Navy'

Wanderlust Lilies
Dark Tropic Lilies


For this layout, I used Vintage Christmas 'Wonderland' paper. I first did a textured background with modeling paste, stencil, brown ink and stamp.

I embossed the gorgeous 'Snowflake Frame' with silver embossing powder.

I embossed the chipboard border 'Snow Medley' with BFS Imagine Ink embossing powder 'Wheat'.

Blue Fern Studios products used:

Vintage Christmas 'Wonderland'
Homespun 'Crafty'
Homespun 'Pituresque'

Snowflake Frame
Snow Medley
Winter Titles
Berry Stems

Honey Bits

Embossing Powders
BFS Imagine Ink 'Wheat'

Seedlings Twig


For this layout, I used the Happy Accident "Chance" paper as background. I put a coat of clear gesso on it and I added texture by applying modeling paste through a stencil. Then, I applied orange ink and I stamped many details with BFS stamps and brown ink.

I embossed all my chipboards with BFS Imagine Ink embossing powder 'Ginger'. 

I glued many 'Twig' Seedlings to add texture to my background.

Blue Fern Studios products used:

Happy Accident 'Chance'
Happy Accident 'Crafty'
Happy Accident 'Layering Cards'

Ginger's Poppies
Beaded Strings
French Adjectives 1

Grungy Grid 

Embossing Powders
BFS Imagine Ink 'Ginger'

Fresh Florals

Seedlings Twig

I hope you have found some inspiration. I wish you a nice crafty day!
Catherine Giguère 

Wednesday, October 11, 2017

Pretty as a Picture by Lisa Landry

Today I'm very happy and excited to show you the second layout I've created 
as the Blue Fern Studios October Fan of the Month.

 This is my beautiful Mom when she was just 18 years old in 1948.
I knew this lovely photo would be perfect for the breathtaking page named 
Picturesque in the Blue Fern Studios Homespun collection!  

My designs always coordinate around pretty paper, rather than covering it up.  
That's exactly what I've done here.  Not only is the gorgeous paper a stand out, 
but so are all of the embellishments!

Every one of my creations has special meaning for me in some way.  This one of course is my dear mother, but also I noticed that she's wearing a pearl necklace.  I rummaged through the costume/faux jewelry pieces of hers and found a pearl necklace.  Some snippets from it really add a little bit more of 'her' in this layout.
I was especially excited to see things about sewing in this gorgeous Homespun collection.
My mother could sew very well and often made dresses for me when I was a child. 
She later made many of them for my daughter too.

I fussy cut & edge inked some ornate scissors from the Crafty page. 
They fit nicely at the bottom of the 'frame'.

On the Calling Cards page were lots of choices too.  The 'Simple Sewing Cards' is adorable and a great corner fit.  Also, how perfect it is to use the word 'Homemade'.  Homespun Bloom really dressed up these cute cards!

The photo is placed on cardboard for added dimension & then framed by a pretty floral piece that is found on the backside of the Picturesque page.  The beautiful Blue Fern chipboard piece, Royal Border, is heat embossed in Rusty Rose.  The entire piece was then lightly brushed with matte gel and heavily coated with Ruby Slippers glitter. I let this dry and set, then brushed off excess areas with my fingertip and a dry paint brush.  

Look how gorgeous it turned out.

I made two matching flower clusters for each side of the photo with the pretty Homespun Blooms.  Red Christmas berry picks were added to match the printed ones on the page.  
Blue Fern's beautiful flesh toned Lace 3 was the perfect size.

Blue Fern Products used:

Homespun paper - Picturesque, Calling Cards, Crafty 
Homespun Blooms 
Lace - Lace 3
Chipboard - Royal Border 
Imagine Ink Embossing Powder -  Rusty Rose
Imagine Ink Glitter - Ruby Slippers

Thank you so much for stopping by today.  I'm anxious to get started on next Wednesday's layout and I hope you'll be back to see it.  Have a great week everyone!
Lisa : )

Tuesday, October 10, 2017

October Inspiration by Babi

Hi Everyone,

Today I will be sharing with you my new projects using the  Homespun Collection. 

I made my first layout using Home Sweet Home as my main paper and Homemade and Calling cards to create the layers. 

 Using stencil and Light Paste I added some texture to the papers.

Using Snow Embossing Powder, I covered the Floral Spray chipboard.  
I also covered the French words (adorable) chipboards with Avocado Embossing. 

And finished the layout with Stamped flowers, flowers and other embellishments.

Home Sweet Home
Calling Cards (Homespun)


French Words
Floral Spray

Chesterville Flowers 
Apricot Blooms

Embossing Powder:


My second layout is a recipe Box which also incorporates papers from Homespun collection. 

I covered the outside of the box with Homespun Minis and Homemade papers. 

Then, I decorated with Kitchen Bake set chipboard covered in Antique Gold Embossing Powder and printed chipboard.

On the box cover I added Floral Meadley chipboard  covered in Snow Powder and  flowers from various collections.

I decorated the interior and create the tabs with Homemade,  Homespun mini, Homemade Teatime  and Calling Cards (Homespun) papers 


Home Sweet Home
Calling Cards (Homespun)


Cute Kitchen Set
Floral Meadley Frame
Printed Chipboard (Homespun)

Garden Florals
Apricot Blooms

Embossing Powder:

Antique Golden 


My last project is a Christmas layout that I made with Wonderland paper from Vintage Christmas 1.

I covered Kevin's Frame with Antique Golden embossing powder. Next, I decorated it with some leaves and flowers that I "fussy cut" from  Deck of Halls, Auld Lang Syne papers. 

I stamped some details with Jingle Bells stamp to create contrast. 

Vintage Christmas printed chipboard  and flowers were added to finish the layout. 


 Deck of Halls
Auld Lang
Auld Lang Syne


Kevin's Frame
Printed Chipboard

Christmas Floral

Embossing Powder:
Antique Golden 


Thanks for stopping by