Wednesday, September 20, 2017

Journey by Phyllis Fernandez

Hey Blue Fern Studios Fans, Phyllis here to share another layout using papers from the Wanderlust collection!  I'm a huge fan of shades of blues. It reminds me of the water at a beach!  

I started stamping with Blue Fern Studios Arcadia Textures stamp and Crackle Textures stamp.  After stamping I did some stenciling using White Crackle Texture paste and molding paste.  For the burlap texture I added some of Blue Fern Studios Embossing powders for hints of color.  Then with my other stencil I only added the White Crackle Texture paste,  it gives it just enough texture to my background.

I also used Blue Fern Studios Corner Flourish chipboard to my layout,  I heat embossed Blue Fern Studios embossing powder and then dry brushed Gesso to soften the colors so they blend in a little bit.
I did some diecutting with the Wanderlust papers for more texture.  I added Wanderlust Lilies flowers and a few flowers from the Apricot Blooms flowers.  The "Journey" chipboard sticker from Wanderlust collection went perfect with this layout!

For more texture (because I can never have enough) I added beads,  art stones and Blue Fern Studios seedlings and embossing powder glitter.  I gathered some embellishments from my stash to complete this layout!
Blue Fern Studios Supplies:
Wanderlust Calling Cards Paper
Wanderlust Pacific Coast Paper
Wanderlust Wanderlust Petites Paper
Crackle Texture Stamp
Arcadia Texture Stamp
Corner Flourishes Chipboard
Apricot Blossoms
Wanderlust Lilies
Glistening Sand Embossing Powder
Mustard Seedlings
Fern Embossing Powder
Breeze Embossing Powder

This layout was fun to create using lots of Blue Fern Studios items!  The paper is Amazing,  I still have a hard time cutting into it though!

Thank you for stopping by Blue Fern Studios today,  I hope I've inspired you to create something beautiful day!

Happy Creating!

Friday, September 15, 2017

New Items for Christmas

Want to spark your creativity?  What better way to do that than to add a few new items to your stash.   If you're like most of us, you are already thinking ahead to the upcoming holidays.  Our new items coordinate with our holiday collections, Vintage Christmas I and II.  Whether you are planning to create scrapbook layouts, make cards, create tags, or other projects, we have you covered.

First up, we have Printed Chipboard which contains 19 self-adhesive shapes.

We also have the following 4 stamps that are perfect for all your projects, including a gift tag set!

Thanks for stopping by today.  Have a great weekend!

Thursday, September 14, 2017

September 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 Amber & Apricot paper collection. 


 For this layout, I used the Amber & Apricot "Birdsong" 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 yellow and green inks and I stamped many details with BFS stamps and brown ink.

I embossed my title 'Incroyable' with BFS Imagine Ink embossing powder 'Forest'.

I embossed one 'Trailing Scroll' with BFS Imagine Ink embossing powder 'Nutmeg' and the 'Krystal's frame' with BFS Imagine Ink embossing powder 'Ginger'.

Blue Fern Studios products used:

Amber & Apricot "Birdsong"
Amber and Apricot "Busy Bees"

Trailing Scrolls
Krystal's Frame- Small
French Adjectives 1

Grungy Grid

Embossing Powders
BFS Imagine Ink 'Nutmeg'
BFS Imagine Ink 'Ginger'
BFS Imagine Ink ' Forest'

Wanderlust Lilies
Harvest Lilies

Seedlings Twig

Lace 1

'Happy Smile'

For this layout, I used Amber & Apricot 'Chapters' paper. I first did a textured background with modeling paste, stencil, blue inks, brown modeling paste through a stencil, stamps and brown ink.

I embossed the 'Circle Code' chipboard with BFS Imagine Ink 'Dark Chocolate' embossing powder.

I embossed the 'Lace Round' chipboard with BFS Imagine Ink 'Snow' embossing powder.

I embossed the title with BFS Imagine Ink 'oatmeal' embossing powder.

Blue Fern Studios products used:

Amber & Apricot 'Chapters'
Amber & Apricot 'Busy Bees'

Circle Code
Lace Rounds
Arrow Words

Travel Time

Embossing Powders
BFS Imagine Ink 'Snow'
BFS Imagine Ink 'Oatmeal'
BFS Imagine Ink 'Dark Chocolate'

Chesterville Blooms
Apricot Blooms
Wanderlust Lilies

Seedlings Twig

Lace 6


For this layout, I used the Wanderlust "Mountain View" 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 yellow ink and I stamped many details with BFS stamps and brown ink.

I embossed the 'Swirly Circle' chipboard with BFS Imagine Ink embossing powder 'Nutmeg'. 

I embossed the title with the same color. I glued many 'Twig' Seedlings to add texture to my background.

Blue Fern Studios products used:

Wonderlust 'Mountain View'
Wonderlust 'Lakeside'

Winter Titles
Swirly Circle


Embossing Powders
BFS Embossing Powder 'Nutmeg'

Seedlings Twig

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

Wednesday, September 13, 2017

A New Layout from our Fan of the Month!

Hey Crafty friends,  Phyllis here to share another layout using Blue Fern Studios products.  
The Correspondence paper from the Sanctuary collection is a gorgeous patterned paper with hues of
 brown and gray. I wanted to make sure that the pattern and color would show through, 
so everything else for this layout had to be light in color.  

Once I figured out my design I started placing my flowers and diecuts. 

Then I used Blue Fern Studios Tattered Diamond Bits Chipboard and heat embossed the bits.   
I added some cheesecloth, beads, and glitter to give alittle more interest.  
Once I adhered everything down I got my acrylic paint out and did some flicking with the paint.

I used a paper punch to cut out some flowers using my Blue Fern Scraps.   
I also used scraps to die cut and used them to create texture and my background.

Sanctuary Collection ~ Correspondence
Serendipity Collection ~ Imagination & Inspiration
Tattered Diamond Bits Chipboard
Breeze, Chili Powder and Fern Embossing Powders

I hope I've inspired you to create something beautiful today,  Blue Fern Studios has Amazing products to create with!

September Inspiration by Babi

Hi Everyone,

Today it's my turn to share with you my new projects using the Amber & Apricot, Wanderlust  and Courtship Lane collections.

I made my first layout using Yesteryear (Amber & Apricot) and Calling Cards (Wanderlust).

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

The Happy Accident Frame chipboard was covered with  Oatmeal Embossing Powder. 

I also covered the Animals Forest chipboards with Snow Embossing. 

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

Faded Blooms
Calling Cards (Wanderlust)


Forest Friends
Happy Accident Frame

Apricot Blooms
Spring Lilies

Embossing Powder:

Lace 6

My second layout is called Honey which also incorporates papers from Amber & Apricot collection. 

I created the layers by adding Bits of Honey chipboard covered by Antique Gold Embossing Powder.  

Then, I cut a bunch a  of circles with birdsong paper and stamped it with Honey Bits to finish the layers. 

And finished the layout by adding flowers, branches, gesso and Printed Chipboard - Amber & Apricot.


Tweet of Melody

Amber & Apricot Printed
Bits of Honey

Embossing Powder:

Honey Bits

Antique Gold

Lace 6

My last project is a mini album that I made with Courtship Lane collection. 

This is one of my favorite collections and I am also using it to create a special project for my Brazilian students.

I did a lot of "fussy cut" with the papers from this collection to decorate the pages. It's a very pretty and affordable way to embellish your projects. 

Even though it's not visible from the photo I created pages with lot of secret pockets and tabs.

and more pages...


Bourbon Ave
Concert Hall
East Plaza
Town Gossip
West Plaza
Bourbon Ave
East Plaza

Embossing Powder:
Antique Gold


Grunge Grid

I hope you enjoy it and thanks for stopping by.

Friday, September 8, 2017

Meet our September Blue Fern Fan of the Month!

We love the first week of each month because we get to introduce you to another Blue Fern Fan.  We are delighted to welcome the fabulous Phyllis Fernandez to Blue Fern Studios this month.  You are in for a real treat as she shares her stunning mixed-media style with us.  So, let's turn it over to Phyllis so you can get to know her a little more.  

Hello Crafty Friends,  my name is Phyllis Fernandez and I'm so honored to be Blue Fern Studios Fan of the month for September.  I love Blue Fern Studios paper and chipboard,  they're so Gorgeous and so fun to create with.  I won't lie......sometimes I don't even want to cut into the paper collections because they're soooo Gorgeous!  I finally had a chance to play with some of Blue Fern Studios Embossing Powders,  WOW I had no idea how awesome they are to create with!   

I have been crafting off and on for years but in 2005 I discovered card making and then I was introduced to Scrapbooking shortly there after.  I had no idea where this was going to take me but I was hooked!    I love creating Layouts,  mixed media canvases,  tags and on occasion I create cards.  

I hope you check back every Wednesday for my layouts I'll be creating using Blue Fern Studios.  
You can follow my blog for my latest projects:

For this layout I used Blue Fern Studios paper:
-Chesterville George paper
-Happy Accident Windfall paper
-Happy Accident Quirk paper
-Happy Accident Fate paper

Blue Fern Studios Embossing Powders
-Rusted Roof
-Chili Powder

Blue Fern Studios Chipboard 
-And Fly
-Kevins Frame
-Circle links

Blue Fern Studios Stamp

Be sure to check back each Wednesday of this month when Phyllis will share another Blue Fern project with you!

Thursday, September 7, 2017

- September Inspiration - 4 layouts - Amber & Apricot / Wanderlust, by Tartine Peluche.

Hello girls! I'm back to share my september layouts created with Blue Fern Studios products. This month I've used the new collection Amber and Apricot for three layouts and one with Wanderlust paper collection..


My first one is created with FLORA and SUNNY DISPOSITION papers.
I cut the flowers on the FLORA paper and with the chipboard BLOOMING FOLIAGE I created different layer to insert the beautiful flowers of the APRICOT BLOOMS collection.

I embossed my chipboards with BLOOD ORANGE embossing powder. It is a red-orange color, mixed with white and pink glitter, sooo beautifully matching with color combinaison of paper collection.

I used LACE 6, in which I cutted only the small flowers of the bottom. They are used well with the small flowers of the APRICOT BLOOMS kit.

In the right corner at the top of my photo we find part of LACE 4, it is the foliage of the lace.

To add some finishing details I used the GREEN LEAF and  MUSTARD seedlings.

As the bottom of the paper was already decorated, I only add a small white paper frame and some pretty APRICOT BLOOMS flowers.

Then I completed my layout with my favorite embellishment, sequins and half pearls.

- Flora
- Sunny Disposition
- Blooming Foliage
- The Good Life
Embossing Powder:
Blood Orange
- Green Leaf
- Mustard
- Apricot Blooms


For my second layout,  I used TWEET MELODY ( B-side ) and I still used the flowers of FLORA paper but, this time with the FADING BLOOMS chipboard, that I simply embossed in white. I used a piece of BIRDSONG paper and also a piece of  FLORA paper ( B-side ) for create some layers on background. I added flowers and some pieces of AMBER&APRICOT PRINTED CHIPBOARD.

I used only the peach flowers of Apricot Blooms kit and 
the leaves come from WANDERLUST VINE.

I used  MUSTARD seedlings and some half beads for details.

 The little bird was cut in the paper TWEET MELODY.

I finish by adding a gold wire, wound in a loop.
I think it adds a little something...

- Flora
- Birdsong
- Tweet Melody
-Fading Blooms
- Apricot printed chipboard
Embossing powder:
- Mustard
-Apricot Blooms
- Wanderlust Vine



I used CHAPTERS paper ( B-side ). It's a dark paper already having white spots, so I did not use white gesso but directly my color for my background. 
I have a lot of fun with snapchat application lately ... LOL 
Here is another page with a selfie.

I chose to use the KRYSTAL'S FRAME -SMALL chipboard for this layout. I embossed it with BLOOD ORANGE embossing powder. The rectangle frame are the negative of pictures on the APRICOT-PRINTED CHIPBOARD. The cut flowers come from TWEET MELODY paper and I worked with APRICOT BLOOMS again ... 
I told you I loved these flowers? I think these are also my favorites.

On my background you can see that I used GARDEN FROLIC stamp and the wonderful butterfly of  SPRING ACCENTS

But dont take all, I want to having anothers! LOL

Again some pieces of PRINTED CHIPBOARD to add details...
Whit small rocks, I added TWIG seedlings, half beads, sequins and more seedlings again...

- Chapters
- Tweet Melody
- APRICOT Printed Chipboard
Embossing Powder
- Blood Orange
- Spring Accents
- Garden Frolic
- Twig
- Apricot Blooms


I have a last one layout to share with you this month.
I used Wanderlust collection.


In september the migration of the birds is well started, in the mountain, we can observe them. 
I live in the mountain ...

I used PACIFIC COAST paper (B-side)
I did only a few brush stroke of white gesso on my background.
Under my photo I used CURLING CORNER chipboard. I have embossed it with HOT COCOA embossig powder.

Under the chipboard I have used LACE 1.

Two beautiful lilies flower from WANDERLUST LILIES kit are placed below the word EXPLORE from the kit WANDERLUST WORDS. I have paint this word with metallic blue paint...

 I painted my chipboard MOUNTAIN VIEW with white gesso using a sponge to create a sandy texture. Then I put glue on half of the chipboard and I added MELTED BUTTER glitter on.

Under all the layers I placed a piece of WANDERLUST PRINTED CHIPBOARD...
Some sequins and half beads add finishing to my page.

- Pacific Coast
- Curling Corner
- Mountain View
- Wanderlust Words
- Wanderlust - Printed Chipboard
Embossing Powder:
- Hot Cocoa
- Melted Butter
- Lace 1
- Wanderlust Lilies ( yellow )
- Late Winter Lilies ( White )
- Departure

That's all for this month, see you soon for anothers inspiration.
Tartine xoxo