Sunday, January 31, 2016

Featuring YOU!

We hope you have enjoyed the month of January when each of our designers introduced themselves and shared a few layouts.  They are awesome, aren't they? We were also excited to bring you a new paper collection - Serendipity, along with coordinating stamps, chipboard, embossing powder and glitter.

We love what our Creative Team has been working on, but we also love seeing how fans of Blue Fern use our products!  So today, we would like to feature some layouts that we have found on your blogs, Facebook, and online galleries.  You're sure to find some awesome inspiration!

Melissa Willick shared this lovely journal with us on our Facebook page .
She has used the Blue Fern Love Story collection.

This layout was created by Tanya Palamarchuk using our Ombre Dreams collection.  We love the soft, dreamy look!

We found this layout created by Shizuka Hirano in an online gallery.  How adorable is this?  Shizuka used paper from the Frolic collection.

Tonya Gibbs describes this layout as one of her favorites, and we can certainly see why!   The layers she has built against the black background of this paper from the Love Story collection is stunning.  Tonya also used the Paisley & Vine chipboard set, and some Blue Fern texture stamps.  She even has a video on her blog, showing how she created this layout!

Paper from the Autumn Anthology collection (of course) was perfect for this layout created by Mgiov and uploaded to an online gallery.  What a beautiful way to remember their annual fall photo shoot.

We found this layout on Nadine Carlier's blog and fell in love with it.  What an awesome use of Blue Fern paper (Autumn Anthology) for a little boy page!

And last, but not least, we found this beautiful Christmas layout created by Dollscrap using paper from the Vintage Christmas collection.  The doilies are amazing and add a special touch to this vintage-inspired layout.

So, that wraps up a fantastic start to 2016 at Blue Fern Studios. 
We hope you will leave some love for these amazing women!

Friday, January 29, 2016

January Video Tutorial by Marilyn Rivera

Hi everyone! I'm so happy to be back on the Blue Fern Studio design team with all those  talented ladies. I love Blue Fern products, I'm a fan!
My name is Marilyn Rivera, I'm from Puerto Rico but I live in North Carolina . I love to create and I used to live surrounded by fabrics, dress forms and threads designing dresses, because  you will see some of my dressmaking techniques in my work.
Scrapbooking become more than a hobby,  
 I've been giving the opportunity to travel and give workshops. I love to share my knowledge and techniques in my classes and in my video tutorials. My style is shabby chic with mixed media with a little of vintage.

You can see my work and videos:

YouTube: Marilyn Rivera/YouTube Channel


"Momentos Especiales"
I worked this page with the beautiful Blush collection. My title is the new Spanish chipboard word "Momentos Especiales" that means Special Moments that goes perfect with this lovely memory of my kids, here is my daughter's first birthday.
I selected the Chunky Heart Panel chipboard to create the background and made it different techniques that you will see in the video tutorial.

I painted the chipboard title "Momentos Especiales" with two vintage color tones and embossed with the new oatmeal color.

I traced the hearts chipboard with a marker to enhance it and create dimension.

I embossed some of the hearts with the new embossing powders Blue Sky and Cotton Candy.


Blush colllection- Calling Cards, Reminisce papers
Chipboards: Chunky Heart Panel, Momentos Especiales
Imagine-Embossing powders: Blue Sky, Cotton Candy, Oatmeal
Imagine Ink- Mist- Sky, Cotton Candy
Stamp- Beads and Charm

Here's the video tutorial, I hope you enjoy it!

I made this card using the Blush collection. I mixed the calling cards and Cupid's Folly papers. The Valentine Hearts chipboard goes perfect in my card.

I cut out the bird and the Key to my heart phrase from the Calling cards papers.

Blush collection: Calling Cards, Cupid's Folly papers
Chipboard: Valentine Hearts
Imagine Ink- Mist- Cotton Candy

Thanks for stopping by...Until next time!
Marilyn Rivera

Thursday, January 28, 2016

Maiko's First post as a DT member for Blue Fern Studios

Hi everyone!
Maiko Kosugi here today and
so happy to be posting to Blue Fern Studios for the first time!

I am so honoured to be amongst so many talented designers.

First, let me introduce myself.
I live in Tokyo, Japan. Also known as mai*
 I'm married to a professional violinist and together we have 3 adorable sons,
 2 and 8 and 12years old. 
I am currently working as a piano teacher to children at home. 
I started SB from March, 2009, and it has become my favorite hobby ever since.


My first Layout for this month is..


Blue Fern Studios used:
Blush-Calling Cards
Blush - Celebration
Blush - Cupid's Foll
Blush - Devoted
Blush - Enamored

Eclectic Hearts
Heart Borders
Romantic Page Dangles
Cute, Sweet, Sassy

Embossing Powder
Cotton Candy

I love this collection.
These papers are so lovely.
I cut an item off from some of paper, and combined and displayed those.

This Chipboard is "Romantic Page Dangles"and "Heart Borders".
So lovely!

This is "Eclectic Hearts".
Firstly, I painted these with an acrylic paint, next up  I have heat embossed
them using embossing paste and embossing powder"cotton candy"

Next up...

Blue Fern Studios used:
Autumn Anthology - Gazebo
Autumn Anthology - Calling Cards
Autumn Anthology - Mercantile
Autumn Anthology - Penmanship

Garden Lattice Bits
Déjà Vu Tweets Chippies
Cute, Sweet, Sassy

Embossing Powder

This Cage is "Déjà Vu Tweets Chippies"
Firstly,I painted these with an acrylic paint, next I colored it in blown ink,
and finally  I covered it in Glossy Accents.

I cut several pieces of the "Autumn Anthology - Mercantile "to layer under my photo, 
and  I chose several flowers and arranged with those.

My last creation today is...

Blue Fern Studios used:
Timeless - Abode
Timeless - Calling Cards
Timeless - Keepsakes
Timeless - Maconnerie
Timeless - Song

Charmed Page Dangles
Shabby Brick Bits
Happy, Heart, Love

Embossing Powder

 I chose this "Love" title for my layout.
This is simply painted with an acrylic paint ,white,purple and blown inks.

I cut sheet music off from "Timeless - Keepsakes" and layered that.

I used "Charmed Page Dangles".
I painted it with an acrylic paint ,some inks and then applied embossing powder"pearl".

That is all from me today.
Thank you for visiting!

Wednesday, January 27, 2016

January Inspiration by Elena Volchkova

Hi! I'm really happy to be part of this amazing team and to inspire you on the blog.

My name is Elena Volchkova. I live in the Kiev, Ukraine.  I love to be creative and create many different projects. But they all are very tender and fabulous :) Scrapbooking fascinated me 4 years ago and I am now a true fan of this. I love to create and give cards. I like to keep the memory in layouts. In my projects I like to use romantic designs which is so easy with Blue Fern Studio products. I like flowers and lace. I like tenderness, and a natural style.  And sometimes I create teddy-bears and their friends, and even participate in exhibitions. 
All of this is my lovely job;)

You can find me on: My BlogFacebookInstagram

I'm so happy to present my first projects for Blue Fern Studios!

Romantic orchid layout

My first layout for today is with the gorgeous new Timeless collection and a photo of my sister with her flowers.

Beautiful chipboard Chelsea Medallion added charm to Layout. I used the Imagine Ink 14karat embossing powder to color the chipboard.

I used the Romantic Accents stamp with Imagine Ink Petal embossing powder to create some details on my background.

I cut a few pieces of paper from the Timeless collection to layer under my photo, I distressed all the edges. I also added lace, stones and pieces of vellum on which you can see Weathered Doilies Stamp with Imagine Ink Mistic Plum embossing powder.

Blue Fern Studio Supply List:
Paper: Timeless: Maconnerie, Papillons, Song
Chipboard: Chelsea Medallion
Stamps: Romantic Accents, Weathered Doilies
Imagine Ink Embossing Powder: 14karat, Petal, Mistic Plum

School Graduation layout

My second project is a layout of a school graduation on summer day with happy children.
Background of the layout - beautiful and delicate paper Keepsakes from Timeless collection.

 Celebration adds elegant chipboard Royal Border, colored with Imagine Ink Heavenly embossing powder. This powder is so beautiful! So festive!

Rings from the Mini Ring Things set become wonderful jewels with this embossing powder.

Chipboard Birds in Flight covered with acrylic primer and colored top with Imagine Ink 14karat embossing powder.

The composition is decorated with flowers and pieces cut from Vineland paper from the(Paisley & Vine Collection.

Blue Fern Studio Supply List:
Paper: Timeless: Keepsakes
 Paisley & Vine: Vineland
Love Story: Cotillion
Chipboard: Royal Border, Birds in Flight, Mini Ring Things
Stamp: Vintage Edges
Imagine Ink Embossing Powder: 14karat, Heavenly 

Romantic card for Valentine

Very soon we are waiting for the most romantic holiday. It is impossible not to make a couple of valentines. Especially when we have this wonderful romantic collection - created for Valentine - Blush! 
Here are two of my cards.

The first card is the music of love. Many flowers and tenderness,  all thanks to the Blush collection.
There are a lot of florals that can be cut from this paper.

Inside there is a pocket for a romantic letter. It is also decorated with paper cuttings from the  Blush collection.

My second card is also about love. And especially about love letters.  There are lots of wonderful images you can cut from Calling Cards (Blush collection).

I have added Sprigs of chipboard from Layering Stems and colored them with Imagine Ink 14 Karat embossing powder.   Today - it is my favorite powder! ;) And Heavenly, of course!

Play of colors - gold and silver - are created using Postal Textures Stamp
 and two powders -  Imagine Ink 14 Karat embossing powder and  Imagine Ink 14 Pearl embossing powder. 

Blue Fern Studio Supply List:
Paper: Blush: Charmed, Reminisce, Cupid's Folly, Calling Cards
Chipboard: Layering Stems
Stamps: Postal Textures
Imagine Ink Embossing Powder: 14karat, Pearl

I hope you enjoy viewing my projects. See you next time :)
Hugs, Elena