Thursday, December 27, 2012

Meet our talented designer!

I am so excited to introduce you to the creative talent behind Blue Fern Studios!  My partner in crime is Michele Singh and you can find her blog (and giveaway!!!!) here:

Design Honey's Blog

Here is a little more about Michele:

Michele Singh is a Graphic Designer with a background in print, product, magazine and brand design for various companies. She has over 25 years of design experience. As both a digital and traditional scrapper, Michele has an in-depth understanding of the tools of the trade. By applying her design sense to the memory keeping industry, she marries two loves; scrapbooking and graphic design. She creates from the heart and has a keen eye for all things beautiful and whimsical.

Coming from a long line of crafty ladies, Michele has always loved art and design. At twelve years old she was given the opportunity to design literary publications and other printed pieces. Once bitten by the design bug, she never stopped designing, creating, and crafting.

Today Michele comes to Blue Fern Studios with a skill set that enables her to create just about anything she can imagine. So far, she has designed packaging, web graphics, chipboard and paper for Blue Fern. Michele has various styles, but her favorite is exemplified in her designs for Blue Fern. She has created a look for Blue Fern Studios that is gorgeously shabby and artsy, with a pinch of whimsy. She is a color lover and creates color combinations that give new meaning to the words “eye candy.” 

Michele also serves on the Design Team for C.S.I. ( where she creates a weekly printable product called "C.S.I. Coordinates." Michele resides in Glendale, California with her nine-year-old daughter

Wednesday, December 26, 2012


Today's the day!!  We are so pleased to announce our very first design team!!

This was probably the hardest scrap-related thing we have ever had to do.  The submissions were unbelievable and we had such a hard time deciding.  What an incredible journey we had from blog to blog and I beg each of you that didn't make it this time to try out again next time as we can only have a small number of designers and we could have easily added another 50 of you to the team!

But, decide we did, and here is our very talented list of ladies in alphabetical order!  Look to this blog over the month of January for more information about each one of them!
Camilla Ekman
Eila Sandberg 
Irene Tan
Irina Gershak
Iris Babao Uy
Jennifer Snyder
Joyce Lawrence
Kelly Foster
Lisa Gregory
Mona Pendleton
Patter Cross
Svetlana Austin
Vibeke Harila

And I also would like to introduce you first to Erin Blegen who will not only be on the DT, but also in charge of marketing and our wonderfully organized DT coordinator, Valerie Serfozo.

Welcome to Blue Fern Studios, ladies!!!

Sunday, December 23, 2012

And our winners are...

Yay!  It's time to announce the winners of some free chippies!!!  To the three that have won - please email me at leslie at with your name and address.  I will get your chippies right out to you!!!!!

I want to thank all of you for suggesting some awesome titles.  We are hard at work designing new product and we should see some trickle into the stores soon!


Thursday, December 20, 2012

Last Day for DT Call!!!

Today's it!  Get your submissions in - it's the last chance you'll have for at least 6 months! 

Best of luck to all applicants and let me clearly say - the talent I have been looking at the last few weeks has just blown me away!  This is going to be a very difficult decision!

Saturday, December 15, 2012

Free Chippies!!!!!!

It's time for a small little giveaway!

Right now we are working on some page/card titles!  We need your input though and what would be better than gifting some chippies to some randomly drawn winners?!!

So what do you have to do?  First, be a follower if you aren't already.  Next, leave a comment telling us a title that you would like to have designed as chipboard.  That's it.  Pick your favorite and most desired title though as there can only be one entry per person!  The drawing will end on Dec 22 - one week from today.

And we all know the prize is what's important, right?  So for every 25 comments, I will choose a random winner using and send just something small that will fit into a normal envelope.  It could be any one of these pieces:

Best of luck to those that enter to win!

Monday, December 10, 2012

Our First Giveaway!!

The packaging is in, chipboard is being cut, we have lots of DT call submissions to wade through and we are still creating even more designs!  Things are rolling on this end, but we need to get the word out there about Blue Fern Studios!  It's time to give some gorgeous new chipboard to a creative home!  Take a look at the fabulous prize package!!!

So here's the deal:
Enter once just for the chance to win (you must be a follower though).  Share the giveaway on your blog and enter a second time.  "Like" us on Facebook and come back for a third chance!

Winner will be chosen  January 1st.  Good luck!!!!!!

Friday, December 7, 2012

Design Team Call for Translation

It came to my attention that the graphic isn't able to be translated.  Here is the call text for our international applicants!

Blue Fern Studios Design Team Call

Blue Fern Studios, located in the United States, is a  brand new manufacturer of high quality and sophisticated chipboard products.  Although we will not be officially open for business until January 1st, we are now in search of our first ever design team!  If you love to create - whether it be scrapbook layouts, handmade cards, mixed media art, or altered projects - we encourage you to apply! We are seeking crafters of all kinds, and we are accepting applications internationally.

To Apply:

Please email the following information to Please be sure to include "Design Team Application" in your subject. Application deadline is December 20th, 2012.

Full Name
E-Mail Address
Blog Link
List of Current Design Teams
Links to Current Online Galleries
Short Bio
(3) Projects that best showcase your style (preferably using chipboard, but not required). Please resize to 650 pixels.

If selected, successful applicants will serve a 6 month term, creating (3) projects per month (choice of layouts, cards, or altered projects- or a mixture of all three!), and will be compensated with a substantial selection of our products. New designers will be notified once selection is complete, and the new design team will be officially announced December 26th, 2012.

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

Saturday, November 17, 2012

Please excuse our mess...

We are just getting settled in and hope to be opening for business at the end of December.  Please excuse the mess while we get the website finished and get our product ready to ship to retailers.

Be sure to check back in a few days as we will be announcing our very first DT Call!!