Thursday, March 9, 2017

March Inspirations by Catherine Giguère

Hello Blue Fern Studios Fans! Here's my turn to share my March projects with you. This month, I had the chance to work with the brand new Spring Parade collection. I did two layouts with it. I love the pastel colors of it and I hope you'll like it too!


For this layout, I used 'Hushed' paper from the BFS Tranquility collection. I did a very textured background with stencil, modeling paste, BFS Serendipity Stamp, microbeads, beads and flakes.

I embossed my BFS chipboards 'Folkart Frame' and 'Classic Ornaments' with the BFS embossing powder 'Garnet'. I glued the 'Folkart Frame' on my picture and I cuted in halfs the 'Classic Ornaments' and put them under my picture to make dimension.

I embossed my title 'Sparkles' with BFS 'Nutmeg' embossing powder.

 Blue Fern Studios products used:

Tranquility 'Hushed'
Tranquility 'Calling Cards'

Folkart Frame
Classic Ornament
Winter Titles

Serendipity Medley

Embossing Powder
BFS Imagine Ink 'Garnet'
BFS Imagine Ink 'Nutmeg'

Attic Charm Glitter Roses
Harvest Lilies
Late Winter Lilies

'Capture the Moment' 

For my second layout, I used the paper 'Sunday Best' from the new BFS Spring Parade collection. I used modeling paste, stencil, yellow ink (it's my favorite color on aqua) and the BFS stamps 'Sentiments of love', 'Vintage Phrases' and 'Tattered Newsprint' to do my background. 

I embossed the BFS chipboards 'Swirly Circle' and 'Ginger Poppies' with BFS 'Oatmeal' embossing powder. 

I cut my chipboards 'Ginger Poppies' and put the pieces under my BFS flowers.

I embossed my title 'Capture the Moment' with BFS embossing powder 'Nutmeg' to make it stand out. 

 Blue Fern Studios products used:

Spring Parade 'Sunday Best'
Spring Parade 'Joyful'

Captured Words
Swirly Circle
Ginger Poppies

Sentiment of Love
Tattered Newsprint
Vintage Phrases

Embossing Powder
BFS Imagine Ink 'Nutmeg'
BFS Imagine Ink 'Oatmeal'

Chesterville Floral
Dark Tropic Lilies
Late Winter Lilies
Spring Peony and Berries
Tranquil Blooms


For my last layout this month, I used the paper 'Remembrance' from the Spring Parade collection. I love the softness of this pink!

I used modeling paste, stencil, pink and coral inks and BFS stamp 'Garden Frolic' to do my background. 

I embossed the BFS chipboards 'Garden Lattice Bits' and 'Rose Shield' with 'Pink Dust' BFS embossing powder

I embossed my title 'Magnifique' from the BFS chipboard kit 'French Adjectives 1' with the BFS 'Morning Sun' embossing powder. Then, I add many BFS flowers.

Blue Fern Studios products used:

Spring Parade 'Remembrance'
Spring Parade 'May Vignettes'

Rose Shield
French Adjectives 1
Garden Lattice Bits

Garden Frolic

Embossing Powder
BFS Imagine Ink 'Pink Dust'
BFS Imagine Ink 'Morning Sun'

Attic Charm Daisies
Chesterville Blooms
Chesterville Florals
Harvest Lilies

I hope you have found some inspiration. I wish you a nice crafty day!

Catherine Giguère

Wednesday, March 8, 2017

Plaisir (Pleasure) by Edith Cloutier

Hello Blue Fern Fans!  Today we welcome back our March Fan of the Month, Edith Cloutier.  You're going to love her second layout of the month.  The colors are beautiful and the photo is so darn cute.  Everything just comes together so well.

From Edith, describing her layout:

I used "George" paper from the new hottest collection, Chesterville, for my layout.  I added texture paste to emboss with Blue Fern Wheat Embossing Powder.  I used the same embossing powder on my title.

I ike to use some pieces of chipboard to add some dimension.  Flowers were perfect to decorate my creation.  On the final touch I used Merlot Glitter with glass beads and micro beads.

Chesterville - George

Boston Lattice
Turkish Bits
French Words

Attic Charm – Glitter Roses
Courtship Roses
Spring Lilies

Embossing Powder:


Tuesday, March 7, 2017

March Scrapbook Page Inspiration by Kris Berc

Hi, Blue Fern Studios friends and fans!  I have some scrapbook page inspiration for you today featuring the brand new beautiful Spring Parade collection.  If you didn't have spring fever before, just wait until you get a look at the pretty pastel colors and gorgeous patterns in this collection.  They are perfect for all of your Spring and Easter projects.


I chose the back side of the Spring Parade Susie's Garden paper as the base of this layout.  I covered it with clear gesso so that I could apply mixed media products.  Then I added 3 shades of pink and purple spray.  It is important to let each color layer dry before adding the next color, otherwise the colors will blend together.  Next, I applied modeling paste through a stencil.  Then I used the Tattered Newsprint stamp to add detail and contrast.

I chose the Spring Parade May Vignettes paper and used both sides of it under my photo.

I used the Blooming Flourishes chipboard set under my photo.  I embossed it with the new Lavender Eggs Imagine Ink embossing powder.  Isn't it pretty?!

I used Imagine Ink 14 Karat embossing powder on the title piece from the Brilliant, Amazing, Dazzling chipboard set.  I also sprinkled some gold beads here and there to coordinate with the gold title piece.

I dabbed the embellishments with a bit of heavy gesso to soften up the look.

and yes, I'm proud of my little girl for her academic accomplishment :)

Blue Fern Studios products used:

Spring Parade - Susie's Garden
Spring Parade - May Vignettes

Blooming Flourishes
Brilliant, Amazing, Dazzling

Embossing Powder
14 Karat
Lavender Eggs

Tattered Newsprint

Attic Charm Daisies
Courtship Roses
Dark Tropic Lilies
Heartland Blossoms
Spring Florals



For my second layout, I could not resist the Spring Parade June paper!  This paper is so very pretty.  I love the lace print border, the sweet flowers and in the bottom left corner... the Easter egg.  I added just a bit of color to the focal point area of the paper with 3 shades of purple and pink spray.  I topped that with a thin layer of modeling paste through a stencil.

I used three layers of the Spring Parade May Vignettes paper to mat my photo.

The chipboard piece behind my photo is from the Circle Groups set.  There are 5 pieces in that set, so it can be used on several projects!  I embossed it with Imagine Ink Lavender Eggs embossing powder.  It's so sparkly in person!

I was inspired by the colorful Easter eggs in my photo to add several colors of flowers to the page.  I tucked in one of the new Fancy Eggs chipboard pieces which I heat embossed with Imagine Ink Cotton Candy embossing powder.

I also used the Cotton Candy embossing powder on my title piece, which is from the Perfect, Adorable, Special chipboard set.

Blue Fern Studios products used:

Spring Parade - June
Spring Parade - May Vignettes

Circle Groups
Fancy Eggs
Perfect, Adorable, Special

Embossing Powder
Cotton Candy
Lavender Eggs

Attic Charm Daisies
Late Winter Lilies
Soft Blossoms
Spring Florals

Thank you for stopping by today.
I hope I have inspired you to create with your Blue Fern Studios products!

Friday, March 3, 2017

Introducing Spring Parade - our new collection!

Are you tired of waiting for spring?  We sure are, so we thought we would share a little bit of spring with our new paper collection, Spring Parade.  This collection, created by the amazing Michele Singh, includes 10 double-sided sheets of paper that are sure to make you anxious for spring!  You will find beautiful spring colors, gorgeous flowers, and little bits of Easter sprinkled throughout this collection.

Here it is............Spring Parade.

We sure hope this gets you in the mood for warmer weather, and longing to see flowers beginning to pop their heads out of the ground.  

In addition to the paper collection, we also have coordinating chipboard, stamps, flowers, embossing powder and glitter.  We will be featuring those items over the next several weeks, so be sure to check back.  And expect to see some projects from our design team in the near future.

Thursday, March 2, 2017

March projects by Tartine Peluche

Hi Everyone!

Today it's my turn and I'm so excited to share with you my new projects.

For beginning, here is my first layout..
I used a paper from Chesterville collection.
I worked a lot on my background again, and I really love the result.

-It's your story-

The main chipboard is Rose Wreath which I cut into parts.
I embossed with the Snow embossing powder.

I wanted to give impression that the chipboard flowers were packed in fabrics.
I use coarse fabric jute. All the background is created from pearls and small rocks such as a packing full of jewelry. Just add some flowers harmoniously and the trick is played.

This chipboard is the rest of the Spirit of Heartland which I used last month on another layout. I simply embossed with Sand & Sea Embossing Powder after putting white gesso.
For this page I wanted to use white flowers, so I chose that of Heartland Blossom tissue.

Blue Fern Studios products I've used:
Chesterville - Whitford
Rose Wreath
- Rose Frame
- Spirit of Heartland
Imagine Ink Embossing Powder:
Sand & Sea
- Snow
Flowers:Heartland Blossom

For the second layout you can see my face, a page I made with everything I love.
This page is really me a condensed of my style. Hope you love it.

- Bonheur -

I started my layout with Generation from Attic Charms collection.
I created my background with Crackles Texture and Serendipity stamps. I put some texture paste and work with inks. A few small rocks and beads an a little bit of mika flakes and some bits of thread gave the result of my background ... and you know everything.

I chose the perfect flower, that of the collection Harvest Lilies.

For chipboard, I wanted a small frame to accompany that of paste fimo that I made.
The kit Sweet & Lucky was perfect to use as a frame; I used the '' Lucky ''. I started by coating it with white gesso and used a thermal powder ( heat & stick powder ) When heated to heat gun this powder becomes a super adherent for glitter. So for this one I put the powder and then Pyrite Glitters.
My Title comes from the French Words kit. I chose Bonheur ( Happiness ) because it reflected well the energy of the photo.

Blue Fern Studios products I've used:

Paper:Attic Charms - Generation
Chipboards:-Sweet & Lucky
- French Words
Imagine Ink Embossing Powder:
Imagine Ink Glitter:- Pyrite
- Crackles Texture
- Serendipity
Flowers:- Harvest Lilies


And the last one for this month, my lovely dream catcher.
I really love this layout I'm really proud of the result.

- Believing -

I used Preston from Chesterville paper collection.
Like the other pages I made mybackground in the same way.
Texture paste, paints, inks and small embellishments.
I used two chipboards to create my dream catcher. The Jeweled frame and the dream catcher.
I altered them separately and then tied them together with a rope.
For chipboard Dream Catcher I simply covered with black gesso and used a mauve and opalescent fushia paint. Then I added some beads and rhinestones. The other chipboard, the jeweled frame, I made it simpler. Just a little powder to emboss silver on the chain parts and opalescent gray paint.

I used the pink flowers of Courtship Lane Collection, Courtship Roses.

I added a last chipboard, one from the Spring Trinkets kit, I worked like the Dream Catcher, black gesso and purple opal paint and fushia.

Blue Fern Studios products I've used:
Paper:Chesterville - Preston
- Jeweled Frame
- Dream Catcher
- Spring Trinkets
- Scratched
- Courtshipe Roses


So there it is! Hope you like it.
Thank you for stopping by!
See you in April
Tartine xxx

Wednesday, March 1, 2017

Meet our March Blue Fern Fan of the Month!

We are super excited to introduce our March Blue Fern Fan on the Month - Edith Cloutier of Canada. You're going to love the combination of Edith's style and Blue Fern products.  We will be featuring a project from her each week during this month, and you are in for a treat.  We will turn it over to Edith now so you can find out a little bit about her, and take a look at her first layout:  

Hi! My name is Edith and my pseudo is cloutiere on the Internet. I live in Quebec, Canada with my husband, our daughter and some pets. I have been scrapping since 2009. My style is a mix between Shabby Chic and Mixed Media, I love to try new things! 

I generally scrap 12x12 layouts and canvases. My principal inspiration is my family of course, but also everything around me. The inspiration is everywhere!! I love to be in my craftroom in my scrapworld and it will be a pleasure to share it with you!

Thank you, Edith.  We are thrilled that you will be creating for us this month.

Check back next week when we will have another layout from Edith.
  I've been told she will be using the Chesterville Collection!