Sunday, January 13, 2013

~*~Kindness, Happiness, a Smile and Blue Fern Studios~*~

First and foremost, I would like to tell everyone that I am both humbled and honored (and oh so excited)  that Leslie Kammerdiener has granted me the great honor of designing for Blue Fern Studios. I would like to take this opportunity to thank Leslie  for her faith in my work, Michele Singe for her creative vision,Valerie Servozo for her guidance, and the rest of the Blue Fern Design team, because you are all so dang creative and inspire me to no end... My vision for  Blue Fern Studios is that it will Rock the Creative World as it has already rocked mine! Being part of this Inaugural Team has me buzzing with excitement!

Hi, My name is Lisa and by profession I am a registered nurse, and has worked in a hospital for the last 15 years. I am married to my high school sweetheart and we have 2 children who are now successful young adults.  I have been a crafter my whole life. I sew, embroider, crochet, paint and have dabbled in many crafty things in my life. Back in 2005, when my son was doing his senior project with his girlfriend (who is now his wife) They were creating a scrapbook of their lives. They elicited my help as I was the crafty one. We took a ride to The Dollar Tree (our local dollar store) who had a section dedicated to scrap booking  Papers, albums, embellishments, flowers, and we grabbed everything we could find. I knew about the new way of scrap booking, but never gave it any thought until that trip to The Dollar Tree. After helping the kids create their albums , which by the way turned out fabulous, I was curious as to where I could get more "scrap booking stuff". So I drove to our local Michaels and Joanns craft stores. That is when I became hooked. Then I sought out the local scrapbook stores and found stuff I didn't even know existed until then. I shopped and shopped and shopped some more. I found and saw the kind of scrap booking the artists did. I was amazed at the styles. It just wasn't cut and paste and stickers. It was 3 dimensional, it was gorgeous, and oh so inspiring. So I created a gallery, created my first layout and the rest is history. My style has changed a bit throughout the years, but playing with paper and scissors is so therapeutic for me. 
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For the Leaf Frame, I painted the frame with a heavy coat of white Gesso, and while the paint was still wet, I lightly sprayed on some Color Shine spray in Georgia Peach and watched it pool on the chip board. The result was a beautiful design replication of some of the patterned paper I used for the layout. 

I painted the nested Circles using Silks Glaze paint. It gave them a beautiful shimmer. 
Wasting nothing, I used the throwaway piece after punching out one of the nested circles. I thought it framed the smaller piece wonderfully. 

                                                                       Nested Circles
Model: 074455

Leaf Frame
Model: 074356

Please follow along with Blue Fern Studios, and see what the fabulously talented Design Team will be posting. You will surely be inspired, as they bring you new techniques to adorn your chip board. 
Thanks for stopping by and look forward to more inspiration to come!


  1. Lisa, this is freaking gorgeous!! Love it all! :D

  2. Simply beautiful work, Lisa~!! Great work with all that chippy goodness in there :D~!!


  3. I love that you created this page your "signature colors" Lisa. :) Goregous layering with the fab punchwork, and I like how you made those nesting circles resemble medallions.

  4. Love all of the gorgeous colors and details! Such a beautiful page, and love how you used all of the nested circles. Awesome!

  5. Lisa, it's so nice to get to know you better. I love how you've used these chipboard pieces to create this beautiful layout!

  6. Gorgeous Lisa, with lots of beautiful inspiring details :)

  7. Such a gorgeous work of art, Lisa!! Amazing colors, and I just love that frame, well done!

  8. Loved reading about you, had no idea you are a registered nurse! This is such a pretty page Lisa, gorgeous colours and absolutely fab paintwork. xox

  9. Gorgeous page!! ~ Blessings, Tracey

  10. Lisa, I am enchanted. Your color selection and the use of the chippies is warm and pleasing and frame such a beautiful face. Gorgeous work and love the pairing of the chipboard.

  11. What a special page! Can't wait to see more from you here at BF!