Sunday, June 16, 2019

Smile using the new Radiance Collection

 It feels wonderful to be back this month. I am still suffering from a few complications of the surgery most notably pain. Never the less I will do everything I can to be here! My first project since my return is this layout using the new Radiance Collection.
This layout is called smile. This collection is full of brilliant pinks, yellows and blues. I used Luminosity and  Effervescence as my main page. I cut the Luminosity paper and rolled it into pleats. Then I used Effervescence to fill in the space.
I applied a coat of clear gesso on my background to prepare it for any mediums I might use. Then used a Prima stencil to add the bubbles. I wanted to carry the bubble theme from the photo into the layout. I colored the bubbles lightly with Shimmery Goodness mixed with a Iced Pear Gelato. You can also see here a chipboard butterfly from the PetiteFrame and Butterfly set and embossed it with the Bubblegum pink embossing powder.
I took a small frame from the chipboard collection and cut it in half to make it work more. I heat embossed it with the new Radiance Gold embossing powder. I then used some Lillies from the Radiant Blooms collection and a bright pink bloom from the Dark Tropic Lilly Collection and added them on each side with another small bloom from the set to finish it off. I used the new Scripted Medley Stamp for my background. I love this stamp!!
Another close-up of the blooms and another tiny butterfly embossed in Radiance Pink embossing powder.
Last photo is of my title. I used an Ephemera circle with the sentiment smile on it! Worked perfectly for me! Believe it or not this took me quite awhile as I am struggling with the simple things like sitting using my arms, reaching ,name it but  I shall not give up. I will do my best to continue to be here for you every month!
All the very Best! )
Products Used



Scripted Medley

Embossing Powder
New Pink
New Gold

Bubblegum Pink

Radiant Blooms
Dark Tropic Lilly

Friday, June 14, 2019

Using up scraps: gift card holders

Hi, after finishing a project I have a lot of paper scraps left and these gift card holders are a 
nice way to use up the left over paper scraps.

I used paper scraps from one of my favorite Blue Fern Studios collections "Remnants".
I found the idea and a tutorial on how to make these card holders here.

I made two card holders with pockets for the gift cards and two tags 
to write a message on.

I embellished the front with flowers, chipboard and cut outs from the Remnants collection.

Products used:

Remnants papers
Remnants adhesive shapes
Blue Fern Studio Flowers
Chipboard classic mini frame

Thanks for stopping by.

Hugs, Henriëtte.

Thursday, June 13, 2019

Family Ties

This scrapbooking page I really wanted to use a lot of natural elements and loved the bird on the Daybreak sheet.  I made the cute little bow by  painting some Blue Fern naked string blue and then tying it up.  I placed a lilac bloom at the top left from Easter Parade pack.

I inked this Blue Fern naked arch and placed it above the rod iron spire to give the illusion of an umbrella.

I painted a thin coat of Mod Podge onto these fussy cut branches, leaves, butterfly, and banners from Effervescence as a part of an eclectic wreath around my photo.

The heart chipboard came from Love Story. The doily and rub-ons were from my stash and I cut the verse out of a bible I use frequently in my scrapbooking.

Thanks for the peek!
Blessings, Bonnie

Tuesday, June 4, 2019

Ephemera folio

Hello crafty friends, I created this ephemera folio combining two
Blue Fern Studio paper collections, attick charm and homespun.

The idea and a tutorial I found here on Gayle Agostinelli's You tube channel.
It's a great project and a nice way to store your ephemera pieces.

I had a few pretty papers left from different Blue Fern collections and 
used these to make the booklet.
I decorated with some laces from my own stock.

Here are some more pictures of my folio.

I love how it turned out and how the papers coordinate together.
I have the booklet in use already to store in my ephemera's.

Papers used:

Attic Charm - Attic Key
Attic Charm -Attire
Attic Charm - Sachet
Attic Charm - Haberdashery
Home Spun - Crafty
Home Spun - Homemade

Thanks for visiting!
Have a great day.

Hugs, Henriëtte.

Sunday, June 2, 2019

Butterfly Kisses

I LOVE the new Radiance Collection!

This wall hanging is mounted on the Wanderlust "Pacific Coast" wood look paper. I layered "Effervescence" from the Radiance Collection over the wood look and used calling cards, emphera, ink, and even a pin wheel. 

I cut one of "Valerie's Butterflies" in half and painted them with blue acrylic paint then attached them on each side of the photo. I also used a blue tulle bow to add height to the photo and framed it in with a Homespun chipboard frame. 

The lace is number 14 and the fussy cut flower is from the "Effervescence" circle paper.

The die cut frames are from the "Tattered Walls" emphera pack, the butterfly kisses calling card is from the Radiance emphera pack and the little boy chip board is from the Wanderlust Collection. 

I loved how this bird tucked in behind the butterflies and it came from the emphera pack. 

Thanks for the peek!
Blessings, Bonnie

Sunday, May 26, 2019


Hey there! I am here today to share another Blue Fern layout with you.

Treasure is a layout I did using the Attic Charm Collection.This collection has beautiful pastel papers in it perfect for a wide variety of projects.
 As you can see I did my familiar background using a stencil (used a damask as it matched the paper), molding paste, mist and some Seedlings in Lavendar.
I used flowers from the Courtship Rose and Fresh Floral Collections with a few add-ons from my stash.
More blooms with an added Prima heart. I painted the heart with the gorgeous Art Alchemy Sparks paint in Iris Potion. I also used some cheesecloth and some Art Stones for added texture.
 I cut the chipboard phrase Treasure the Moment and saved the Moment piece for another project.The word Treasure pretty much sums up the essence of the photo.
That's it for me today. Stay tuned  as there will be some exciting news coming soon!

All the best! :)

Products Used



Embossing Powder

Stormy Skies


Glam Frame

In the Moment




Courtship Roses

Fresh Florals

Friday, May 24, 2019

Easel card with drawer box

Hello, Blue Fern Studios friends, DT Henriëtte here sharing this easel card 
with drawer box.

There are many tutorials available on how to make such a project. I followed this photo tutorial.

To decorate the cardstock box and card I used the lovely Amber & Apricot  papers and 
printed chipboards. 

I embellished the easel card with yellow and orange flowers.
On the drawers I glued lace flowers and wooden beads.

It was a fun project to make and it will be a great gift to someone.

Products used:

Amber & Apricot papers and printed chipboards
Blue Fern Studios flowers
Lace no. 2

Thanks so much for stopping by the BFS blog.

Hugs, Henriëtte.