First, let me wish Blue Fern Studios and the faces behind Blue Fern (Leslie Kammerdiener and Michele Singh) a future with overwhelming success. Congratulations on the launch of this wonderful, elegant new product line. May your wildest dreams come true.
My name is Jennifer Snyder. I have been scrapping for several years, but really focusing on trying new techniques and styles within the last few years. I am trying to find my place and see what style suits me best. I am not sure I have settled upon anything yet, because scrapping depends on the papers, the photos and the story I am planning to tell through my layout/project. After a page is done, I have just as much fun writing the story behind the piece; sometimes fanciful, sometimes heartfelt, sometimes historical.
I am over the moon excited about designing for Blue Fern Studios. I am humbled, honored and thankful for this opportunity. I look forward to watching Blue Fern shoot to the top of the paper crafting world and helping in that endeavor as much as I can.
I live in New York with my husband, two sons and two cats. Ahhhhh I mention my cats because I scrap one of them extensively. Her name is Escape Kitty and I love to dive into "character " and give her personality. She has the attitude one would expect of a cat; aloof, curious and in charge of her owner - me. I absolutely enjoy my Kitty character and writing her adventures. It keeps my mind sharp.
In addition, I love photography and Photoshop. I took many classes in order to improve my skills in these areas just to bring Escape Kitty to life. However, please do not tell Kitty she is simply a product of my imagination. She would not believe you anyway. I'm certain, if asked, Kitty would tell you she was the better, more accomplished scrapper. Just let her believe that. (eye roll)
This is a piece I created using the Floral Clock, which is shown below. It is truly an exquisite piece whether used as a clock form, delicate frame or accent piece. I opted to use as a frame for my little cherub. It has a very similar pattern as the ornate cupcake wrapper that is underneath the cherubs.
Now a little about this piece. I love a fascinating bargain that can be used in my scrapping. I found the cupcake wrappers in a big name hobby store in the clearance bin... yeah! I think they were a bomb of a product in the baking industry, but in scrapping - ohhhhhh my, so pretty.
The beautiful Blue Fern Floral Clock has the same intricate scroll work so it was the perfect choice for me.
I painted it with a whole bunch of Adirondack acrylic paints - first in Sandal, then dabbed some Snow Cap white here and there, followed by some Lemonade Yellow, a little turquoise paint and finally completed with Adirondack Gold.
I have mounted my cherubs on some 1/4 inch thick cardboard so that the layout has some dimension. rarely do I bother with pop dots anymore.
My background paper was a bit of a mistake that I took out of the garbage. It was some test paper for mists used on a different project. I pulled out a bunch of bottles of different mists and sprayed them in vain trying to find that color I needed last week. It was aggravating last week but this week it's all good.
I stamped some script on the page to add some filler in Tim Holtz Peacock and Memory Ink Chestnut.
Stop back daily to see what the rest of the Design Team has dreamed up for you. The Blue Fern Studios products are utterly amazing and will inspire you in unthinkable ways.