Wednesday, January 23, 2013

Pure Joy

Hi everyone!  I can't tell you how excited I am to be a part of Blue Fern Studios.  I have known Leslie for quite a while, and was thrilled when she asked me to be a part of this new company.  I have the joy of being the Design Team Coordinator for this amazing group of designers.  You will be wowed by their creativity.

I'm Valerie Serfozo and I live in Columbus, Ohio, USA with my husband and Cavalier King Charles Spaniel, Kiefer.  We have a grown son and two beautiful granddaughters.  Kiefer is my constant companion as he sits under my desk while I create, and spend way too much time on the computer.  I work part-time as the financial secretary for a church.  My husband claims I work a few days a week to support my habit (paper crafting, of course).

I began scrapbooking in 2000.  It was something that I had always wanted to do, but just needed a push to actually get out there and find out what it was all about.  It quickly became my passion and I love learning new techniques and using new products.  My style has changed dramatically since then, but I l still love those 13 year old layouts!  They are just as precious to me as the ones I create now.

I hope you'll visit me at my blog Pie for Breakfast.

For this layout, I used two Blue Fern Studios items - the lovely Floral Clock and the packaging from the Blue Fern Frame.  Be sure that you don't throw away the packaging!  It's something that you will want to use on one of your projects.

I first primed the chipboard clock with Gesso.  When that dried, I used some Tim Holtz Distress Stain (Tarnished Brass) over it.  Before it dried, I wiped a little bit of it off to soften the color.  I then used my finger to apply some Stampin' Up All Purpose Ink (Frost White).  I finished it by making some pearls using a Viva Pearl Pen (Cream).  This chipboard is so easy to attach.  I ran my ATG adhesive over the back and it adhered just fine.

Blue Fern Studios Floral Clock

Did you know that Blue Fern Studios has a gallery on the website?  The Design Team posts all their projects in the gallery, and we would like to see yours, too!  If you've used Blue Fern Studios chipboard on a project, we would love for you to post it in our gallery.  

Want some incentive to share your projects with us?  Leslie plans to randomly give away some Blue Fern Studios chipboard to those of you who post in the gallery.  Who knows --  it could be you!  


  1. How fun to learn more about you Valerie! I was born in Columbus, and have TONS of family all over the state! :) And LOVE your layout. Love how you colored and softened the clock. So beautiful!!

  2. Love your use of the clock piece. Just dazzles me. Your art is helping to make this chippy design one of the MOST charming designs ever!

  3. Your page is simply delightful and so very pretty Valerie! thanks for sharing about yourself. The cluster of white blooms and the dreamy clock piece are gorgeously designed. Love love love the clock!

  4. Love how you used the BFS packaging paper. Great idea. Very pretty work and perfect placement of embellies.

  5. Thanks for the inspiration and the chance to win. Your LO is gorgeous!!

    Greetings from Germany, Iryna

  6. So very beautiful, Valerie!! I agree, love the packaging, too.