Sunday, September 6, 2015

It's time to announce a winner!

Welcome to the weekend.  We hope you have something fun and relaxing in your plans.  To to those of you in the United States, we wish you a happy Labor Day.  We're here today to choose a winner for our August Sketch Challenge, and to feature some of the outstanding layouts.

Our winner, based on a random draw is.................Entry #9, which belongs to Marie-Eve of Canada.

Congratulations Marie-Eve.  As the winner, you will receive a package of Blue Fern Studios chipboard.  Please send me an e-mail, within the next 7 days, to {valerie(at)bluefernstudios(dot)com} to claim your prize.

Here is the adorable layout Marie-Eve created using a couple of Blue Fern chipboard pieces (the Chain Link Panel, and the Friends title, which is part of the arrow words set).  That title couldn't be more perfect!

Now we have the pleasure of featuring some of the layouts that were entered in the sketch challenge.  The entries this month were beyond amazing!  There were so many exceptional layouts, that we had a very difficult time narrowing it down this month, so we have seven layouts for you.  We're sure you will enjoy seeing this month's featured layouts that includes lots of adorable children, including Shirley Temple!

Our first featured layout this month was created by Elisabeth of Norway.  She has combined paper from the Montage collection, along with a chipboard piece from the Charmed Page Dangles, and a title from the Spiritually Speaking set of words.  Everything comes together so nicely with this sweet photo.

Next up is this lovely layout by Anna Rogalska who used paper from our Frolic collection.  We love how Anna used this paper with an all-over pattern, and created such an elegant background for this playful photo.  She tucked in a piece of the Frolic Mesh chipboard behind her photo.

 Tomo M of Japan rotated the sketch to create this layout using paper from the Love Story collection, which is perfect with this photo taken at a Rose Garden.  The chipboard Fabulous title was the finishing touch. 

Lynette Jacobs of South Africa created the next layout with paper from our Deja Vu collection.  We love her take on the sketch and how everything compliments the photo so well.  The title is from the Perfect, Adorable, Special set of words and the large vertical piece is the Deja Vu Atelier chippie that was designed to coordinate with this collection.

Nicole Doiron of Canada, like many of you, found that we like to put our chipboard in pretty packaging, which she has used behind this sweet photo (so be sure not to discard it).   We love how she used three chipboard pieces (Tattered Diamond Bits, Fancy Birdcage, and Butterfly Kisses title) and has altered each of them in a different way.  Way to go Nicole!

Ardi du Preez of South Africa created this very dramatic layout using paper from our Sanctuary collection.  The blues and browns together are beautiful!  Once again, a Blue Fern chipboard title was used as well as some chipboard pieces tucked in behind the photo.

Shizuka of Japan created this layout for the challenge using paper from the Deja Vu collection and the Broken Rings chipboard set.  Painting the chipboard white adds so much to her layout with such a fresh look.  We also loved all the fussy cutting!

We hope you enjoyed this look at some of our favorite layouts from August.  Nothing makes us more happy than to see you use Blue Fern products in such creative ways!

Thanks to all of you who participated in our sketch challenge.  You can find our September challenge by clicking on the image at the top of our blog.


  1. congrats, these are all beautiful, very talented people.

  2. Congratulations to the winner...and thank you for the feature.