Saturday, December 1, 2018

2019 Design Team Call

A new year is coming, and a new beginning for us at Blue Fern Studios.  We are searching for some talented designers to be a part of our 2019 Design Team.  Blue Fern Studios is continuing to grow and we need paper-crafters of all styles to help showcase our beautiful, high quality patterned paper, chipboard, flowers, stamps, embossing powder, glitter, printed chipboard, and Seedlings.  This call is open to all countries. 

To Apply:

Please email the following information to and include "design team application" in the subject line.

Full Name

E-Mail Address


Link to your Blog

Link to your YouTube Channel (if you create videos)

List of Current Design Teams (and terms)

Please let us know if you design for any stores (brick & mortar, or online)

Links to any Current Online Galleries

Please include photographs of three projects that best showcase your style, preferably using Blue Fern chipboard, stamps, and patterned paper.  If you do not have access to Blue Fern products, please use products with a similar style.  We are looking for diversity in your projects, think about sending in photos of altered items, cards, mixed media, or home decor in addition to scrapbook layouts.  When viewing your photographs we will be looking for sharp focus, good lighting, and accurate illustration of color.  Please resize all images to 650 pixels.

Application deadline is Monday, December 31, 2018 at 11:59pm US EST.

If selected, successful applicants will create 3-4 projects per month (your choice of a combination of layouts, mixed media, art journal pages, altered items, or cards) and will be compensated with a generous selection of Blue Fern Studios products. 

New additions to our team will be notified once the selection is complete.  The 2019 Creative Team will be announced Monday, January 7, 2019 on the Blue Fern Studios blog and Facebook page.

We look forward to reviewing your applications, and wish you all the best of luck!

Hello from Blue Fern

Saturday, November 17, 2018

BFS Will Live ON!

It's Official! I have sold Blue Fern and am very excited for the new owners and the possibilities that await them! It has been sold to 3 friends in Arizona and they are at BFS right now loading all the u-haul trucks to transport tons of product across the country.

The new owners will be creating a post shortly introducing themselves. I am so excited for them.

Thank you all for your support of Blue Fern for the past 7 years! I can't tell you enough how much I appreciate each of you! And now I am signing off as Chief of Blue Fern!

Monday, September 17, 2018

September inspirations by Jennifer Jacques

Hello Blue Fern Studios fanatics!

Here are 3 layouts, all made with the brand new HAPPY ACCIDENT 2!!!

As Happy accident was my all-time favorite from BFS,
 I was thrilled to work HA2 as part of this design team.

So here is my first one 

I used "Faux" and "Suave" as my background paper.

Above, the title was embossed with Black Sand embossing powder and below, 
you  can see the new Criss Cross chippies who are embossed also but
 with Oatmeal embossing powder.

I've made some random stamping with the music sheet from the stamp set "For the birds".

Blue Fern products used on this layout

Papers: Collection Happy Accident 2

-Criss cross
-Breaking the rules

-For the birds

Embossing Powder
-Black sand


My second layout was a beachy theme creation.

The "Smarty" paper (b-side) is used as my background on this one.
 Use some ephemeras here and there also to complete my focal point.
My focal point is based on the Swirls and Twirls chippies
and were embossed with 2 colors:
Sea mist and Breeze.

Some Wanderlust lilies around my picture...

Some  stamping with Swiss dots and also with Halftone stamps.
Below: Waderlust and Ephemeras again :)

Blue Fern products used on this layout

Papers: Collection Happy Accident 2
-Smarty (b-side)

-Swirls and twirls

-Swiss dots

Embossing Powder
-Sea mist

-Wanderlust lilies


Last one for this month, still with Happy Accident 2!

Frivolous paper :D

Some Close-ups

Above, Boston lattice with black gesso and waxes.
Lace #2 sprayed to match my layout.
Some ephemeras also ...

My title was covered with the beautiful Rose Gold glitters

And finally, Lush leaves were embossed with Avocado embossing powder, 
one of my favorite green from BFS.

Blue Fern products used on this layout

Papers: Collection

-Boston lattice
-Classy and Sassy
-Lush leaves

Embossing Powder

-Rose gold


This is it!!!

Thanks for passing by xx

Friday, September 14, 2018

Sharon's September pages . . .

Hi everyone . . . September is here and with it came such sad news about the closing of BFS.  I know that the scrapbook world will never be the same. 

Today I would like to share 3 new layouts with you. Two were made with the newest collection:  "Happy Accident 2," and the first I made using "In the Mood," which is one of my favorites.

Layout #1:  Sweethearts

I featured a photo of my mom and dad on their wedding day here.  She was 19 and he was 21 when they got married.  So young!  The "In the Mood" collection seemed perfect for this treasured photo.  

Here is a close up:

I loved the "plenty of gems" chipboard pieces and embossed and decorated them with Taupe EP and pink topaz seedlings.

And another view:

Blue Fern Product List:
Paper: In the Mood "Pensive," "Flirty," and "Blissful"
Chipboard: In the Mood printed chipboard, Plenty O' Gems
Embossing Powder: Taupe
Flowers: Happy Blossoms, Heartland Blossoms, Remnants Blooms
Seedlings: Pink Topaz
Lace:  Lace 3, Lace 3B, Lace 10

My last two layouts were made with the newest (and amazing, I must add!) Happy Accident 2 collection:

Layout #2:  Smile Because it Happened

I highlighted a special photo of my daughter, Anne and three of her friends taken at "Chinese Camp" in 2012.  

Here is a close up:

A subtle change I made to the back of a pretty frame from the ephemera kit - I stamped it with the fleur wallpaper stamp, and embossed it with baby pink embossing powder:

And finally, here is a different view:

Blue Fern Product List:
Paper: Happy Accident 2 "Suave" and "Tonic"
Chipboard: Arrow Words, "Smile because it Happened"
Embossing Powder: Ivory, Baby Pink
Flowers: Moody Florals
Seedlings: Sterling Silver
Stamp: Fleur Wallpaper
Lace: Ivory Braided Trip
Ephemera: Tattered Walls

Layout #3:  Be the Light

Once again, I used papers from the gorgeous Happy Accident 2 collection.  

For this layout, I scrapped photo of my daughters, Katie and Anne taken when we were walking at Jacobsburg Park last summer.  I love how the light is shining through the woods in the photo which inspired this entire pare.  

Here is a close up:

I felt that the chipboard piece "Be the Light" was so ideal here!  I embossed it with Blue Sky embossing powder.  And I also used the Scripture from Matthew 5:16 on my journaling tag from the ephemera pack.

Another close-up:

It's subtle, but I wanted you to see how I embossed directly on my page using the 
Accidental Collage stamp.

Here's a different view:

Blue Fern Product List:
Paper: Happy Accident "Smarty" and "Faux"
Chipboard: "Be the Light," Lovely Roses, Swirls and Twirls
Stamp:Accidental Collage
Embossing Powder: Buttercup, Blue Sky
Flowers: Wanderlust Lilies
Seedlings: Lemonade, Veridian
Lace: Lace 6
Ephemera: Tattered Walls

It has been more than a pleasure working on the design team and sharing my September pages with you!  Thank you for stopping by.  

Wednesday, September 12, 2018

Video Tutorial for Happy Accident 2 Collection by Jessica


Hello my friends! Before I get to my video tutorial for the newest Happy Accident 2 Collection, I want to share my first layout for September featuring the Tattered Walls Collection.  My background paper is "The Maid's Room".

The larger pink and white roses are from the Happy Roses collection.

In this picture, you can see the Opulence chipboard piece.  Originally it was dark brown then I embossed it with Pearl embossing powder (there are only very small patches of the Pearl embossing powder that is visible on the chipboard).  I then used the Super Grunge stamp and embossed the chipboard with Ivory embossing powder.  Next, I used the Crackle Textures stamp with a black water solvent ink pad to stamp over the chipboard.  Finally, I applied Lavender seedlings with matte gel.

I used a lot of Tattered Walls Ephemera as part of my background textures.  In this picture, you can see that I used the For the Birds stamps with black water solvent ink.

I love how the pink flowers were able to flow across the page!  The pinks and whites remind me of waves of roses.  In this picture you can also see the white Garden Blooms flower.  It was originally a rose, but I took two layers of the rose, put them together, and added some stamen I had from my stash.

Products used:

Tattered Walls - "The Maid's Room"
Tattered Walls Ephemera

Happy Roses
Garden Blooms


Embossing Powder

Crackle Textures
Super Grunge
For the Birds



"It's the Little Things in Life"

For my second layout, I used the newest Happy Accident 2 Collection and I am in love with it!  I used Happy Accident 2 "Smarty" as my background paper.  Under the stenciled area, I used Happy Accident 2 Ephemera and strips of "Damsel" paper.  I also distressed a piece of the "Damsel" paper and distressed Amber & Apricot's "Chapters" paper to go under my photo.  I also chose to use the new "It's the Little Things in Life" chipboard piece.  I coated it twice with gesso then spritzed it with brown and taupe mists.

I used the two new stamps Accidental Collage (slightly hidden at the left side of the page) and the flowers from the Garden Gate stamp set (slightly hidden under the floral panels at the top and bottom of the page).  I used the Tattered Newsprint stamp randomly around the page.

Here is a nice closeup where you can see that I embossed the pieces of chipboard with the Super Grunge Stamp and Pearl embossing powder.  Then I added little bits of the new Evening Sky seedlings randomly on the pieces of the Floral Panel chipboard that I cut into 3 sections.

I used flowers from both new sets of flowers - Happy Blossoms and Happy Florals.  The larger blue flower and the brown flower are from the Happy Florals and the other flowers on the page are from the Happy Blossoms set.  The Valerie's Butterflies chipboard pieces were painted twice with gesso then sprayed with blue and brown mists.  When they were dry I added extra concentrated white acrylic paint to the tips.  Finally, I used purple dimensional paint to adhere the new Wisteria seedlings to match the purple flowers on the page.

Under these three flowers and butterfly is the new Floral Butterfly Corner Panel chipboard that was created the same way as three pieces of the Floral Panel chipboard.  For the details, you can check out the video tutorial that explains it all.

Anyhow, I hope you get a chance to take a peak at the tutorial!  It is in fast forward motion and I tried to keep it as informative as possible without cutting out too much footage.  Thanks for stopping by!

Products used:

Happy Accident 2 - "Smarty"
Happy Accident 2 - "Damsel"
Happy Accident 2 - Ephemera
Amber & Apricot - "Chapters"

Valerie's Butterflies
It's the Little Things in Life
Floral Butterfly Corner Panel
Floral Panel

Embossing Powder

Evening Sky

Accidental Collage
Garden Gate
Tattered Newsprint
Super Grunge

Happy Blossoms
Happy Florals

I hope I gave you some ideas and inspiration today for your next layout!  Any questions or comments are always welcomed. :-)

~ Jessica ~

Friday, September 7, 2018

3 layouts and some news by Tartine Peluche

Hi everyone, September is here and it come with big sad news.
As you know BFS will soon close shop, an a big hole in the world of scrapbooking.:(
For my part I'm less creative because my father-in-law is suffering of liver cancer.
It's a very difficult moment for me and also for my boyfriend ... 

I beg your pardon for my very sad intro ...
 here is my 3 projects of the month hope to inspire you...


'' Tout simplement ''
( Simply Me )
- Tattered Walls -

Blue Fern Studios products used:

Paper: The Carport
The Reading Room
Tattered Walls Ephemera
Chipboards: Elegant Flourish
Ironwork Arch
Leafy Rings
Looped Frames
Embossing Powders: Snow
Lavender Eggs
Napa Valley
Glitters: Gilded Rose
Flowers: Garden Blooms
Harvest Lilies
Remnants Florals
Seedlings: Lavender
Gold Nugget
Stamps: Tattered Newsprint
Laces: Lace 5
Lace 6


I Can and I Will ... Watch Me !
( Tattered Walls )


Blue Fern Studios Products Used :

Paper: The Powder Room
Tattered Walls Ephemera
Chipboards: Heart Set
Tattered Diamonds Bits
Briella's Mini Frames
Embossing Powder: Sparkling Navy
Summer Breeze
Flowers: Wanderlust Lilies
Stamps: Grungy Grid
Seedlings: Red Grape
Sterling Silver


Carpe Diem 
( Frolic )


Blue Fern Studios Products used
Paper: Frolic Allegro
Embossing Powder: Morning Sun
Glitters: Gilded Rose
Flowers: Summer Blooms
Stamps: Making Plan
Seedlings: Vivid Pink


Thanks for stopping by!
I beg your pardon if I did not comment on my photos, I'm running out of time with everything that happens, please excuse me.
See you soon xoxo