Thursday, January 3, 2013

Today's Design Features the Floral Clock

First, let me wish Blue Fern Studios and the faces behind Blue Fern (Leslie Kammerdiener and Michele Singh) a future with overwhelming success.  Congratulations on the launch of this wonderful, elegant new product line.  May your wildest dreams come true.

My name is Jennifer Snyder.  I have been scrapping for several years, but really focusing on trying new techniques and styles within the last few years.  I am trying to find my place and see what style suits me best.  I am not sure I have settled upon anything yet, because scrapping depends on the papers, the photos and the story I am planning to tell through my layout/project.  After a page is done, I have just as much fun writing the story behind the piece; sometimes fanciful, sometimes heartfelt, sometimes historical.

I am over the moon excited about designing for Blue Fern Studios.   I am humbled, honored and thankful for this opportunity.  I look forward to watching Blue Fern shoot to the top of the paper crafting world and helping in that endeavor as much as I can.

I live in New York with my husband, two sons and two cats.  Ahhhhh I mention my cats because I scrap one of them extensively.  Her name is Escape Kitty and I love to dive into "character " and give her personality.  She has the attitude one would expect of a cat; aloof, curious and in charge of her owner - me. I absolutely enjoy my Kitty character and writing her adventures. It keeps my mind sharp.

In addition, I love photography and Photoshop.  I took many classes in order to improve my skills in these areas just to bring Escape Kitty to life.
However, please do not tell Kitty she is simply a product of my imagination.  She would not believe you anyway.  I'm certain, if asked, Kitty would tell you she was the better, more accomplished scrapper.  Just let her believe that.  (eye roll) 
Thank you.

My blog is Scrap Escape and Miss Kitty's blog is Escape Kitty's Scrappy Adventures.

This is a piece I created using the Floral Clock, which is shown below.  It is truly an exquisite piece whether used as a clock form, delicate frame or accent piece.   I opted to use as a frame for my little cherub.  It has a very similar pattern as the ornate cupcake wrapper that is underneath the cherubs.

Floral Clock 074684

Now a little about this piece.  I love a fascinating bargain that can be used in my scrapping.  I found the cupcake wrappers in a big name hobby store in the clearance bin... yeah!   I think they were a bomb of a product in the baking industry, but in scrapping -  ohhhhhh my, so pretty.   

The beautiful Blue Fern Floral Clock has the same intricate scroll work so it was the perfect choice for me.

I painted it with a whole bunch of Adirondack acrylic paints - first in Sandal, then dabbed some Snow Cap white here and there, followed by some Lemonade Yellow, a little turquoise paint and finally completed with Adirondack Gold.


I have mounted my cherubs on some 1/4 inch thick cardboard so that the layout has some dimension.  rarely do I bother with pop dots anymore. 

My background paper was a bit of a mistake that I took out of the garbage. It was some test paper for mists used on a different project.  I pulled out a bunch of bottles of different mists and sprayed them in vain trying to find that color I needed last week.   It was aggravating last week but this week it's all good. 

I stamped some script on the page to add some filler in Tim Holtz Peacock and  Memory Ink Chestnut. 

Thanks so very much for  looking today.

Stop back daily to see what the rest of the Design Team has dreamed up for you.  The Blue Fern Studios products are utterly amazing and will inspire you in unthinkable ways.


  1. Wow.. I am in awe of this.. how magnificent and totally divine.. I love all the beautiful details.. and that chipboard looks so intricate and beautiful too..

  2. I am blown away by your talent Jenifer, such a stunning piece!

  3. Beautiful! I had no idea such ornate cupcake wrappers existed... Really fits in with the beautiful clock!

  4. Gorgeous layout! I want that clock!

  5. works by Jennifer are always amazing! :D

  6. This is so beautiful. I love your work, Jennifer:)

  7. Stunning page with this amazing chipboard piece!! Love how you used your accident so beautifully!! ~ Blessings, Tracey

  8. ahhhhh...Simply stunning Jen!!! The clock is just magnificent!! Beautifully done!!

  9. Oh my, so very stunning! LOVE how you painted the clock. This is all a work of art! So glad to be working with you. Maybe your talent will rub off on me. :) Blessings,

  10. Jennifer, it's so nice to learn more about you and the amazing adventures of Escape Kitty. I absolutely love your style and your way of telling how this layout came together. The chipboard is stunning!

  11. Gorgeous Jennifer! So elegantly beautiful!

  12. Gorgeous LO love the dimension and the clock is beautiful:)

  13. This is absolutely gorgeous, Jennifer~! I look forward to even more incredible work from you along the way :),


  14. Stunning background even if by mistake and amazing work on the chipboard!! love the distressing on it!!

  15. Absolutely gorgeous work as always Jen! just love when mistakes can be turned into something as beautiful as this, you are amazing! and Miss Kitty, oh Miss Kitty and her adventures have brighten many a day for me in the past! The clock looks stunning! xoxo

  16. So gorgeous, Jen! Love what you've done with last week's trash .. it looks amazing! And I think I'm inspired to stop buying pop dots!

  17. I just love your work. It is truly beautiful.