Wednesday, January 29, 2014

{New Papers} with Patter

It's Patter here again with you. I am excited to share a card and the new Blue Fern Studios papers with you. I used the papers for two layouts. Both of the layouts are 8 1/2 x 11 and feature photos of our friend's baby that was born on Christmas Day. Let's start by looking at the gorgeous papers and fun chipboard pieces.

Here is our friend's precious baby when he was 3 days old. I layered the In Bloom, Parlour, and Calling Cards papers for this 8 1/2 x 11 layout. I was able to use two of the words from the Calling Cards paper as tags on the layout.
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The chipboard I used was a heart from the Eclectic Hearts set. I colored the heart with Prima Chalk Ink shabby tote and Distress crackle paint. The title is from the Good Vibes set. I painted it with a mix of modeling paste, Glimmer Mist artic blue, and Lindy's Stamp Gang bachelor button blue.

Blue Fern Products used:
Blue Fern Garden In Bloom
Blue Fern Garden Parlour
Blue Fern Garden Calling Cards
Eclectic Hearts
Good Vibes

Love Always
And here is little baby at 6 days old. Here I used the Blue Fern Garden Parlour and Calling Cards papers. Again I used more tags from the Calling Cards paper and did lots of layering.
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For the title, I used the Love Always chipboard piece. I painted it with layers of Tim Holtz Distress Paint tarnished brass, Viva crackle paint, and Inka Gold old silver. The layering of those three products gave the title a great look.
Blue Fern Products used:
Blue Fern Garden Parlour
Blue Fern Garden Calling Cards
Love Always

And Finally a Card
On this card I used the Circle Motif. I did not use a sentiment because I wanted the circle to be the focus.
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I pulled up the layers of chipboard to create dimensional leaves on the Circle Motif. I then painted with Shimmerz Texturez gold mine.
Blue Fern Products used:
Circle Motif

Thanks for joining me today, and feel free to join me here on my blog. And finally, a huge thanks to Leslie and Valerie for having me for another year. It is a blessing to work with these amazing products! Have a great week!

Monday, January 27, 2014

Some "Blue Fern Garden" Collection Inspiration w/Erin Blegen

Good morning!

Erin Blegen here to share with you my projects for January, including a couple of layouts using the NEW Blue Fern Garden Collection~!!

You will absolutely LOVE these papers :). They are incredibly detailed with crystal clear images printed on a nice heavyweight paper. I was impressed...and I'm confident that you will be too :)

First up, I have a girly girl layout to really show off the truly feminine side of this collection. Lots of pinks with just a hint of blues, paired with a few of my most favorite of the new chipboard designs...

This piece is one of the "Jeweled Page Baubles". I've dressed it up with glitter and various colors of microbeads.

The "Jeweled Trinkets" like this one are just as beautiful :)

I tore a section of the "Number Grid- Small" to create a textured photo mat. I used a sandy colored chalk ink and just a hint of mist/embossing powder to give it a little bit of color.

Blue Fern Studios Products Used:

Blue Fern Garden Collection Papers
Number Grid- Small
Jeweled Trinkets
Jeweled Page Baubles

Next up I have another layout for you using the Blue Fern Garden Collection:

"Live Your Story"
I've taken the opportunity to show the masculine side of this collection with this layout. There are plenty of blues, greens, and browns in these papers which I've put to use here :)

I've added stamping and watercolors to bring the "Beaded Strings" piece to life.

Adding a darker pigment to the outside of the circles while dabbing away the middles helps add some dimension.

Blue Fern Studios Products Used:

Blue Fern Garden Collection Papers
Beaded Strings

Finally, I have a sweet and simple card to share:

I've used one of the sweet little "Petite Windows" pieces to give view to the pretty fairy beyond.

I first dabbed the edges of the window with a pale blue chalk ink and then used Glossy Accents and some white glittery embossing powder to create a frosted look over the rest of the window.

Blue Fern Studios Products Used:

Petite Windows

I'm so glad you stopped in today :)
I hope you've enjoyed this first look at the Blue Fern Garden Collection in action!

And in case you haven't yet, I invite you to join us for our monthly sketch challenge. There are still a few days remaining and we'd LOVE to have you join us :)

Take care!

Sunday, January 26, 2014

2 projects by Yuko

Hi everyone!  my first post with Blue Fern Studios !
 I am so honoured and delighted to be join this team.

  My name is  Yuko Tanaka and I live in Japan.
   I live with my husband and a beautiful daughter.
   After I got married in 2006,I started sorted our wedding photos and organizing
   so that I could start “scrapbooking” in 2007.
    I gave birth to the daughter of the wish to 2012. 
    Now   I  eager in leaving the growth of the dearest daughter 

Please visit my blog!    My blog "with colors"

Here is my first project.

<A Moment in Time>

I use BFS chipboard"A Moment in Time""Tatterd Diamond Bits"

I liked very impressive is this chip boards of large characters.

After acrylics paints colored, the liquid pearl was applied partially and, 
finally lame was attached. 

    I colored "Nature Spring "   to image autumn, and to look like "dead leaf"


It is the photograph which my daughter photographed in a dress on a 2nd birthday

BFS chipboard "Garden Gate"is very beautiful!
This was very aroused my imagination!!!


I used  "Petite Boutique Frames".
I colored this frame with gesso, ceramic stucco.

BFS chipboard "Veranda Cage "
This is easy-to-use in just right size.

You can see more of my work close-ups 
 on my blog at

See  You :)


Saturday, January 25, 2014

My first post with Jelissa Mei

Hi everyone! Today is my first post with Blue Fern Studios and I can't tell you how excited I am to be part of this really talented team.

Just a little about myself. I'm currently a forensic scientist and I married to a wonderful man. Together we have two beautiful (but mischievous) boys whom I often make the subjects of my scrapping. I first picked up scrapbooking when my eldest was born to record his childhood, but it slowly became a way to balance and express myself after a long day at a very disciplined line of work. I don't have any particular style, although I tend towards shabby chic and mixed media, and I like to let go and put into my craft whatever the photo or sentiments make me feel. 

You can see more of my works on my blog, and I hope you enjoy them as much as I have enjoyed creating them.

And these are what I have to share with you today:

"Just Because"
Altered Tag

This is a tag I made for a colleague. We share a lot of fun and woes together, and have supported one another throughout the stressful periods at work.

I brushed gesso on the smallest piece of the Graduated Circles and misted it before heat-setting with purple-tinted clear embossing powder. For the Gabrielle butterfly, I painted on the colors and finished it off with some Stickles for a shimmery look. To create the feelers, I used some left over cord and twisted them, and added a drop of dimensional paint at the ends.

Blue Fern Studios chipboards used on this tag:
Graduated Circles
Gabrielle Butterfly


"Cash Gift Holder"

The second item is a cash gift holder, or what we Chinese call 红包 (red packet). It is usually a red rectangular envelope where cash is kept as a gift for weddings, birthday and for children during Chinese New Year visitations. I was attending a colleague's wedding and instead of using the generic red packets lying around, I decided to make my own.

For this item, I used the Page Chain and snipped into two pieces. Both were brushed with gesso and misted. This was followed by some random stamping with Versamark and sprinkling clear embossing powder over. The result is a glazed textural effect on the chipboard.

Blue Fern Studios chipboard used on this project:
Page Chains

 That's all I have for now, and thank you for dropping by the blog. Have a great week ahead!


Friday, January 24, 2014

Bring the colors by Olga Heldwein

Hi !!

Hello everyone. Its my firs post at Blue Fern Studios blog and its time to say "Hello"

    My name is Olga Heldwein and I'm from Poland ;). I live with my hubby, son and two crazy cats in Warsaw. All evenings I spending in my little craft(almost)room and messing , splashing, distressing, inking and generally crafting :) You could say that I'm scrapbooker but its not only thing thats turns me on.
I'm making workshops too :) (and like it very much this chance to meet all those creative girls amazing experience every single time)
At start picture frame. I use here Marrakesh panel as background and Framed Words and Damask Fluorish as part of composition. covered everyhing with Gesso and colorsprays.

Canvas with saying. I use  Spring Iris - Large in background and  Shabby Layered Frame and Dare to Dream element as central part of my comosition.

And Last Work. Its Joy box . I use here many geometric elements. You will find: Rings Panel as background, Directions, Picture perfect and Winter titles as embelishments.


Thursday, January 23, 2014


Today we have a fun-filled post for you! We're sharing a look at some of our latest chipboard designs and we will also be revealing the winners of our Blue Fern Garden Giveaway

Let's begin by revealing January's NEW designs:

Just in Time for Valentine's Day...

Be Mine

Floral Hearts

Flourish Hearts

Frilly Hearts

Love Letters

Rose Bouquet 

Rose Border

Rose Wreath

Hearts Border

Lovin' from the Oven...

Cute Kitchen

Recipe for Love

Sweetie Pie

All the Pretty Things...

Eastern Lanterns

Flutter Page Dangles

Jeweled Trinkets

Party Flags

Petite Windows

Royal Page Baubles

Spring Page Baubles

Butterfly Grid

Title and Image Sets...

Apple of My Eye

Key to My Heart

Love is in the Air

Sail Away

We hope you LOVE these new designs! 

And of course, the moment you've ALL been waiting for...

Our Blue Fern Garden Giveaway WINNERS!!

We have FOUR complete paper collections to give away, and each winner was chosen via random draw.

Here are the lucky winners:

#69 Patti Hamil

#110 Kathleen white

#57 Steph Devlin

#136 Tiffany Solorio

CONGRATS to all of our winners!
Please contact me at {} within 7 days to claim your prize!

Thank-you to everyone who took part in spreading the love :).