Saturday, June 29, 2019

Radiance collection layout - by Vicky Alberto

I am sharing a layout created with the new Radiance collection from Blue Fern.  These papers and blooms are truly gorgeous.  This collection also features some pretty silver charms and lace too!  I accented with bling and a doily from my stash to pull everything together for a vintage look.  For the title I even used an adhesive shape from the Remnants collection... that just fit perfectly on here.

On the close-up you can see the cute butterfly charm, Radiance and Apricot collection blooms, Mina's border chipboard (randomly distressed inked it) and some of that gorgeous vintage green lace.

Thanks for taking a peek at my project today!

Monday, June 24, 2019

Exploding box with the Radiance collection

Hi, Henriëtte here today sharing my first project with the new "Radiance" collection.
I love this collection, it's so cheerful with beautiful summer colors.
The matching flowers and chipboards are perfect for my project: an exploding box.

The box is made from white cardstock.
I covered all the sides with the Radiance patterned papers.

On the lid I also glued a paper doily, 3 flowers, a ephemera piece and 
2 chipboard butterflies.
I heat embossed the chipboard butterflies with starry night blue embossing powder.
I thought they were a bit to blue so I added another layer of white embossing powder.
After doing that they were soft blue and matching the papers very well.

I decorated the inside with more ephemera and "blushing blooms" chipboards.

I made the centerpiece by cutting a styrofoam ball in half and glueing white lace around the base. 
 I added lots of pink and white flowers and two heat embossed butterflies.
It looks like they are flying.
I took a small strip of acetate and bent the top and bottom so I could 
glue it on the butterfly and on the styrofoam ball between the flowers.
From a distance you cannot see the acetate strips. 

It's a very bright and sunny exploding box.
I hope you like it also.

Products used:



White Venise lace trim Floral garden

petite frames and butterflies
Blushing blooms

Floral basics white and pink
Radiant blooms

Embossing poder:
Starry night

Thanks for stopping by the Blue Fern Studios blog.
I appreciate your comments very much.

Hugs, Henriëtte.

Sunday, June 23, 2019

My Grandma Blanche and Me

Greetings fellow paper crafters! When I look for paper and supplies to surround my special photos I need those things to rise to that occasion. Our photos are part of our history, a legacy that lives on when we are gone. I am so proud to be able to share this beautiful wedding photo of my Grandma Blanche and one of me. 

When the picture of me was taken at a Mothers Day Tea, I had no idea it was such a similar pose to that of my grandmothers when she was thirty years younger than I was at that time. This paper from the Remnants Collection called Devonshire, is the most beautiful match.

I lightly painted the round chipboard frame, Mendala, white. I used the gorgeous Ivory Bridal Lace No. 1 to frame my subject as well. 

I added pink with Lace No. 15, a round chipboard with a house decoration from the Homespun collection, and a fussy cut bottle from the Attic Charm Collection. 

My journaling fit perfectly on the chipboard from Happy Accident. 

I added a few things from my stash; the pink flower, buttons and bees. I love using Blue Fern products because they are always high quality and do my most favorite photos and memories justice.

Blessings,  Bonnie

Sunday, June 16, 2019

Smile using the new Radiance Collection

 It feels wonderful to be back this month. I am still suffering from a few complications of the surgery most notably pain. Never the less I will do everything I can to be here! My first project since my return is this layout using the new Radiance Collection.
This layout is called smile. This collection is full of brilliant pinks, yellows and blues. I used Luminosity and  Effervescence as my main page. I cut the Luminosity paper and rolled it into pleats. Then I used Effervescence to fill in the space.
I applied a coat of clear gesso on my background to prepare it for any mediums I might use. Then used a Prima stencil to add the bubbles. I wanted to carry the bubble theme from the photo into the layout. I colored the bubbles lightly with Shimmery Goodness mixed with a Iced Pear Gelato. You can also see here a chipboard butterfly from the PetiteFrame and Butterfly set and embossed it with the Bubblegum pink embossing powder.
I took a small frame from the chipboard collection and cut it in half to make it work more. I heat embossed it with the new Radiance Gold embossing powder. I then used some Lillies from the Radiant Blooms collection and a bright pink bloom from the Dark Tropic Lilly Collection and added them on each side with another small bloom from the set to finish it off. I used the new Scripted Medley Stamp for my background. I love this stamp!!
Another close-up of the blooms and another tiny butterfly embossed in Radiance Pink embossing powder.
Last photo is of my title. I used an Ephemera circle with the sentiment smile on it! Worked perfectly for me! Believe it or not this took me quite awhile as I am struggling with the simple things like sitting using my arms, reaching ,name it but  I shall not give up. I will do my best to continue to be here for you every month!
All the very Best! )
Products Used



Scripted Medley

Embossing Powder
New Pink
New Gold

Bubblegum Pink

Radiant Blooms
Dark Tropic Lilly

Friday, June 14, 2019

Using up scraps: gift card holders

Hi, after finishing a project I have a lot of paper scraps left and these gift card holders are a 
nice way to use up the left over paper scraps.

I used paper scraps from one of my favorite Blue Fern Studios collections "Remnants".
I found the idea and a tutorial on how to make these card holders here.

I made two card holders with pockets for the gift cards and two tags 
to write a message on.

I embellished the front with flowers, chipboard and cut outs from the Remnants collection.

Products used:

Remnants papers
Remnants adhesive shapes
Blue Fern Studio Flowers
Chipboard classic mini frame

Thanks for stopping by.

Hugs, Henriëtte.

Thursday, June 13, 2019

Family Ties

This scrapbooking page I really wanted to use a lot of natural elements and loved the bird on the Daybreak sheet.  I made the cute little bow by  painting some Blue Fern naked string blue and then tying it up.  I placed a lilac bloom at the top left from Easter Parade pack.

I inked this Blue Fern naked arch and placed it above the rod iron spire to give the illusion of an umbrella.

I painted a thin coat of Mod Podge onto these fussy cut branches, leaves, butterfly, and banners from Effervescence as a part of an eclectic wreath around my photo.

The heart chipboard came from Love Story. The doily and rub-ons were from my stash and I cut the verse out of a bible I use frequently in my scrapbooking.

Thanks for the peek!
Blessings, Bonnie

Tuesday, June 4, 2019

Ephemera folio

Hello crafty friends, I created this ephemera folio combining two
Blue Fern Studio paper collections, attick charm and homespun.

The idea and a tutorial I found here on Gayle Agostinelli's You tube channel.
It's a great project and a nice way to store your ephemera pieces.

I had a few pretty papers left from different Blue Fern collections and 
used these to make the booklet.
I decorated with some laces from my own stock.

Here are some more pictures of my folio.

I love how it turned out and how the papers coordinate together.
I have the booklet in use already to store in my ephemera's.

Papers used:

Attic Charm - Attic Key
Attic Charm -Attire
Attic Charm - Sachet
Attic Charm - Haberdashery
Home Spun - Crafty
Home Spun - Homemade

Thanks for visiting!
Have a great day.

Hugs, Henriëtte.

Sunday, June 2, 2019

Butterfly Kisses

I LOVE the new Radiance Collection!

This wall hanging is mounted on the Wanderlust "Pacific Coast" wood look paper. I layered "Effervescence" from the Radiance Collection over the wood look and used calling cards, emphera, ink, and even a pin wheel. 

I cut one of "Valerie's Butterflies" in half and painted them with blue acrylic paint then attached them on each side of the photo. I also used a blue tulle bow to add height to the photo and framed it in with a Homespun chipboard frame. 

The lace is number 14 and the fussy cut flower is from the "Effervescence" circle paper.

The die cut frames are from the "Tattered Walls" emphera pack, the butterfly kisses calling card is from the Radiance emphera pack and the little boy chip board is from the Wanderlust Collection. 

I loved how this bird tucked in behind the butterflies and it came from the emphera pack. 

Thanks for the peek!
Blessings, Bonnie