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


  1. So beautiful! I love the pleating and dimension on the card~so very FAB!

  2. Marilyn,
    Beautiful page and design (and the photo is so adorable) and love the wonderful heart chippie background! And, your card is gorgeous with such lovely paper and elements!