Tuesday, January 3, 2017

Vintage Christmas and Heartland Inspiration by Kris Berc

Hello, Blue Fern Studios fans!

I'm super excited to be here today to kick off the new year with my first projects for Blue Fern Studios!

My name is Kris Berc.  I live in fabulous Las Vegas, Nevada with my wonderful husband, our amazing daughter, and our 3 fluffy kitties.  I have a career as a school psychologist, and I work with students who are experiencing learning, behavioral, and emotional difficulties in school.  At home, I enjoy hanging out with my family, keeping up with social media, and of course, scrapbooking, all the while feeding my addiction to diet coke.

Scrapbooking is my escape from life's demands.  I enjoy the creative process as much as the finished project.  There is just something so calming about playing with pretty paper and embellishments!

I'm absolutely thrilled to be designing for Blue Fern Studios.  I hope that I can inspire you to take out your Blue Fern products and create some very pretty things!

I'd love for you to visit me on my social media:

blog: stashofprettypaper.blogspot.com

instagram: www.instagram.com/krisberc

facebook: www.facebook.com/KrisBercScrapbooking


Now, on to my layouts for January!

It's a Holly Jolly Christmas

This is my daughter on Christmas day in 2015.  She looks so joyful in the photo, so I felt that the "It's a Holly Jolly Christmas" chipboard piece was a great match.  I heat embossed it with Antique Gold embossing powder.

I used the same embossing powder on some of the Turkish Bits chipboard pieces, and I tucked them in behind my flower clusters.

I have a tremendous love for flowers, so I love to use them in clusters on my projects.  I used a handful of the Christmas Blooms and Soft Blossoms, which I supplemented with a few additional flowers from my stash.

The flowers all have a subtle touch of gesso dabbed on to soften up the look.  Below you can get a pretty good luck at one of my favorite Blue Fern stamps which I used with black ink on my background.  It's from the Forever set, and it adds awesome detail to the background.

Blue Fern Studios Products used:
paper: Vintage Christmas (Magical, Noel, Deck the Halls)
chipboard: It's a Holly Jolly Christmas, Turkish Bits
embossing powder: Antique Gold
flowers: Christmas Blooms, Soft Blossoms
stamp: Forever



When I first laid eyes on the Heartland collection's Red Rose Ball paper, I immediately knew that I wanted to use a photo of my daughter in her jazz costume from last dance season.  That red costume was just screamin' for this paper!  I chose this sweet photo of Allison and her friend, Trinity, and as such, chose the "Sweet" chipboard piece for the title, which I embossed with Antique Gold powder.

I used the "Heartland Corner" chipboard piece to frame the photo.  I embossed part of it with Antique Gold embossing powder and part with Snow embossing powder for some contrast.

My flower cluster contains gorgeous blooms from 4 different Blue Fern collections: Heartland Blossoms, Heartland Roses and Blooms, Christmas Blossoms, and Spring Lilies.  I added a metal piece, a resin flower, sequins and bling from my stash.

Blue Fern Studios Products used:
paper: Heartland (Red Rose Ball, Kiss Kiss, Love Notes)
chipboard: Heartland Corner, Sweet
embossing powder: Antique Gold, Snow
flowers: Heartland Blossoms, Heartland Roses and Blooms, Christmas Blooms, Spring Lilies
stamp: Serendipity Medley


Sweet on You

One of the things that I love about living in Las Vegas is the fact that we can spend time outdoors during the winter without freezing.  I took this photo of my daughter a little over a month ago while she was posing in our backyard.

Ohh are the Heartland flowers pretty!  I clustered some light pink and white Heartland Roses and Blooms with some dark pink and white Heartland Blossoms and dabbed them slightly with gesso for a softening effect.  I tucked in a chipboard piece from the "Winter Page Dangles" set which I treated with Silver Bells embossing powder.

The "Sweet on You" chipboard piece was also treated with Silver Bells embossing powder and a few dabs of gesso to blend it with the rest of the page.

Blue Fern Studios Products used:
paper: Heartland (Valentine Party, Kiss Kiss, Love Notes)
chipboard: Sweet on You, Winter Page Dangles
embossing powder: Silver Bells
flowers: Heartland Blossoms, Heartland Roses and Blooms
stamp: Esssential Textures


Thank you so much for stopping by today!


  1. Welcome to the team, Kris! What great layouts to get us started in this new year. The Rose Ball paper from the Heartland collection is perfect for the photo of your daughter in her sweet jazz costume.

  2. Stunning pages Kris! And what Sweet photos of your daughter

  3. Kris I love your designs they are so Beautiful. I am a huge fan of your work!

  4. great layouts, and a great start to your new year.

  5. Wonderful designs, Kris! So glad to have you on the team this year!

  6. Beautiful pages ! So happy to see you here Kris!xo