Friday, January 5, 2018

Have You Heard?

Have you heard that Blue Fern Studios now has a Facebook Group page?   We are the Blue Fern Fanatics and we would love for you join us!  

We are also bringing back our monthly challenges (Yeah!) 

and all the details are on our group page. 

This month, we are having a sketch challenge.

  So head over to Facebook and join the Blue Fern Fanatics group.  You will find posts from our design team, sneak peeks, and of course, our monthly challenge (which means prizes!).  It's also a place where you can share your projects with us.  We love to see how you use our products.

Then, grab your Blue Fern goodies and create a project using the sketch.  But remember, you can only enter through our Facebook group.  See you there!

Vintage Christmas & Remnants inspirations by Tartine Peluche

Hello everyone!
First of all, Happy New Year !!! I wish you all the best for 2018!
I'm so proud to share whit you my first inspirations of the year for Blue Fern Studios.
It's such an honor and a pleasure to be a part of this wonderful team for the second year.
THANK YOU so much BFS xxx

So let me introduce myself, for those who don't know me.
My name is Melanie, Tartine Peluche on social media. I'm 35 years old and I live Quebec in Canada.
I do principally layouts, sometime cards and canvas, I've been doing scrapbooking for several years, starting with cards, Since 2 years I've changed for layouts and I really love that,
My style is mostly shabby but I like touch everything and discover new techniques.
What is sure, is that my style is very detailed and filled with flowers!

My works are always evolving and that's one of things why I love this art.
You can find me on:

I hope to inspire you all year long.


*Handmade with love*
(Vintage christmas)

To start I used a stencil and pink ink, then with a pink ink pad I stamped with Departure Stamp in a few places and thereafter always with the same stamp I stamped with a brown ink pad.
 That's all for the background.

I stamped on a watercolor paper several times the wreath motif of the stamp Holiday Wreath, then I colored them and cut in leaves only. I used them as foliage for my roses from the collection Garden Blooms to which I added some fake snow.

I altered my Shabby Flakes chipboards with SNOW embossing powder and I also added fake snow on these.A small printed chipboard from Homespun - Printed Chipboard and one white flower from Apricot Blooms finishes this side of my layout.

As a base, I used Vintage Christmas's printed chipboard oval and I created a wreath with the folliage remaining cut out earlier.

Of all the winter chipboards the Winter Deers are really my fav, just because i'm so in love with this wonderful animal. I could put on all my layout :)
This one is embossed with Copper and on top of it I added fake snow too, like my flowers...

BFS products used:
- Greeting Cards
- Shabby Flakes
- Winter Deer
- Vintage Christmas - Printed Chipboard
- Homespun - Printed Chipboard
Embossing Powder:
- Bubble Gum
- Snow
- Copper
Burnt Copper
Pink Diamond
- Apricot Blooms
- Garden Blooms
- Holiday Wreath
- Departure
- Sweet Pea
- Glass
- Lace 4

* Find Joy in the Journey *
( Remnants )

This background is a little more complicated, much texture and several pieces of chipboard Chain Link Panel that I embossed with Night Sky.

On shrink plastic I stamped a butterfly from the stamp Spring Accents after cooking it, I added some glitters ( Red Wine ) Some flowers and a piece of torn lace 5 complete this side.

I know we don't see much but I embossed my chipboard Rose Shield with Baby Pink. He is hidden by flowers and another piece torn of lace. My title cut in three pieces is embossed with Plum.

On my pink flowers from Spring Florals collection , another butterfly in shrink plasticstamped with Bourbon Street stamp.

I embossed my Organic Vine Corner chipboard and my cutout doily with Ivory powder.

On an acetate sheet, I stamped one butterfly from Butterflies stamp and I cut it.
Maybe you'll see better on the next picture.

BFS products used:
- Beaumont
- Chain Link Panel
- Rose Shield
- Organic Vine Corner
- Find Joy
Embossing Powder:
- Night Sky
- Ivory
- Plum
- Red Wine
- Dark Tropic Lilies ( Black)
- Spring Florals ( Pink )
- Remnants Blooms ( Dark Pink )
- Remnants Florals ( Grey & Pink )
- Courtship Roses ( Pink )
- Tattered Newsprint
- Butterflies
- Spring Accents
- Bourbon Street
- Purple Haze
- Mauve
- Sterling Silver
- Lace 5


* You Make Me Smile *
( Remnants )

Another background a little complicated, that I will not explain to you, for lake of time ...
But I can tell you about this picture. you see myself in the company of my little cat saved. I found him abandoned by another human, just a few months old ... His name is Gaston and I love him so much, I can't see my life without him.

Sometimes, I think I should put less details LOL
I created from the Garden Window chipboard, a vine. All folliage used
are embossed with Green Ivory powder.

The chipboard embossed in Night Sky, on my background, is actually the interior of my Garden Window chipboard that I cutted. The leaves embossed in Green Ivory under the window shutter come from the Forest Branch chipboard. I will use the remaining branch and the bird later ...

I really love the effect of what the berries makes with the mix of flowers. Check in the description below for all details of what I've used. Under the flowers, the Blooming Flourishes chipboard also embossed in Green Ivory powder.
When you order them, you receive two identical pieces, I used both.

For my title, You Make Me Smile I embossed a first time in Baby Pink powder. Then, at just a few places, I used Lavender Eggs powder for a slight contrast and reminiscent of the purple of my layout.

I really love mini beads, and the Blue Fern Studio's seedlings are so cute and polyvalent. Here I've used Mauve and Purple Haze for adding texture and details.
I've mixed together two glitters : Pyrite & Spring Posy in a secret blend ... for make flakes.
 I added them on my background.
BFS Products used:
- Mini Remnants ( Side B )
Chipboards :
- Garden Window
- Blooming Flourishes
- You Make me Smile
- Forest Branch
Embossing Powder:
- Green Ivory
- Ivory
- Baby Pink
- Lavender Eggs
- Pyrite( Sorry, it's no longer available )
- Spring Posy
- Late Winter Lilies ( lavender )
- Remnants Blooms ( Light Pink )
Remnants Florals ( Light Pink )
Spring Peony & Berries ( Berries )
Tattered Newsprint
- Mauve
- Purple Haze


Thanks for stopping by.
I hope I have inspired you!
I'll see you next month for anothers inspirations.
Hugs ,Tartine xoxo


Wednesday, January 3, 2018

January Inspiration by France Ringuette

Good morning bloggers,

Today is an exciting day for me, as I am getting the opportunity to share with you my very first projects for Blue Fern Studios.

First, let me introduce myself.

My name is France, I am a french Canadian living in the Montreal area of Canada. I am blessed to have 2 young adult boys and a loving husband. You'll see thru my 2018 projects that my family and our passion for traveling are often the focus points of my projects. I also work in Marketing in the Medical device field. Crafting is my relaxation. I enjoy mainly making scrapbook pages, but you will also see me making cards, tag, art journals and mixed media canvases.

Please come say hi, it's always fun to meet new crafty friends.


Sweet Dreams (Layout #1)

 The inspiration from this page started with this amazing paper in the Remnants collection called Devonshire. I fell in love with the printed flowers and birds on this particular page.

I started playing with my chipboards by adding seedlings to cover them, I have to say that I was very pleased with the results and love the dimension this brings to the layout. I used Meadow seedlings.

The title, oh what color to chose is always a challenge I find. I was intrigued by this new embossing powder called Night Sky, at first, I wasn't certain it would have a fit on a boy's page but at the end I enjoy the contrast that it has with the Meadow seedlings, so I opted for this color.

The center of the Remnants bloom flowers has a slight yellow highlight that I covered in white gesso, then glued a mix of mauve seedlings and red wine glitter. The results are amazing.

Around my picture I used night sky embossing powder with weathered doilies stamp set. On my chipboard circle flourish small frame, I used one of the new colors green ivory

Once my layout is done, then I added touches of red wine and icicle glitter to my flowers and some on the paper.

Blue Fern Products used:

Paper: Remnants Devonshire & Callaway (6x6)

Glitter: Red Wine & Icicle

Floral Lattice Bits
Sweet Dreams
Circle Flourish small
Thistle Spray

Remnants Bloom & Florals
Wanderlust vine

Seedlings: Mauve and Meadow

Embossing Powder: Night Sky & Green Ivory

Weathered Doilies
Tattered Newsprint
Vintage Edges


Remember this Day : Sintra Portugal (Layout #2)

If you enjoy traveling and you've never ben to Portugal, trust that this needs to be added to your bucket list. Sintra is a beautiful city that has amazing Unesco sites that are spectacular to visit. When I looked at the stunning paper from the REMNANTS collection, I knew it was perfect for this picture. This paper is Bloomsbury, I loved the old books look at the detailed printing of the flower and clock.
The title is part of the Remnants chipboard series and so perfect for a capturing any precious moment.

I wanted to add a bit more red to the page, so I chose to work with a stencil, light molding past and this amazing Garnet embossing powder. Once the embossing was done, I wanted to add more stamping to the background. I chose to use the Vintage Edges stamp set.

I love adding flowers to my projects, on this layout I added some from the Remnants Bloom and Floral Collections. I also cut out some flowers from the amazing lace 4 set.

For the chipboard, I inked the Shabby Brick bits. Once my layout was almost completed, I added the final touches with splatters of inks, white gesso and touches of Sterling Silver Seedlings.

Blue Fern Studio products used:

Remnants Bloomsbury

Remnants printed collection self adhesive
Shabby Brick Bits

Flowers: Remnants Bloom & Florals

Embossing Powder: Garnet

Seedling: Sterling Silver

Stamp: Vintage Edges


Love (Layout #3)

 I just loved this picture of my niece with the new born son Ayden, I've been enjoying making many pages for her recently. I have to say that this one is simple but oh so happy about how it turned out.

The starting point was this amazing paper from the Happy Accident collection called Incident. I love textured backgrounds and this one does the work for you, so rich in details, I opted not to alter it and just build layers.

I selected to emboss the Chicken Wire Panel with Blue Sky embossing powder. I did the same with the Love title chipie.

On my flowers, I opted to add some touches of white gesso and Blue Ice glitter.

Blue Fern Studio products used:

Happy Accident- Incident

Chickenwire Panel
Love title

Flowers: Remnants Bloom & Heartland Blossoms

Embossing Powder: Blue Sky

Glitter: Blue Ice

Well I hope you enjoyed my 3 pages for my first series with Blue Fern Studio, I wish you a very crafty 2018 !

France xxx

Tuesday, January 2, 2018

January Inspiration by Debbie Burns

Hi everyone!  

I'm so excited to be back designing for Blue Fern Studios!
I love designing with all of the fabulous products!
I live in Maryland, and am an Assistant Project Manager for an Interior General Contractor.
My job keeps me extremely busy, but I love it.  I have two adult children, a son and daughter and one precious dog.  I've been scrapbooking for 18 years and my style has evolved over the years.

You can find me on:

Today I have 3 layouts to share using the new Remnants collection.  Love this new collection!

"You Make Me Smile"
I applied some masking and light misting to the Devonshire background paper.

Lots of beautiful flowers from Remnants Blooms, Soft Blossoms and Tranquility Lilies.  I cut apart the Branch Set chipboard and embossed it with a mixture of Avocado and Seafoam, and then applied some Meadow Seedlings.  I placed some Bohemian Flowers embossed with Pink Dust and sprinkled with Pink Pearl Glitter beneath some of the flowers.  I placed some Lace 4 all around my picture.

To the left of this picture you can see part of the Corner Flourish,  embossed with Taupe and Pink Dust as well as some of the printed chipboard pieces.  Beneath the pink flower I placed a Leafy Page Accent chipboard piece embossed the same as the Corner Flourish and added some Tickled Seedlings.  I used the same mixture of Taupe and Pink Dust on the title.

Blue Fern Studios Products:
Remnants Papers:
Mini Remnants

You Make Me Smile
Branch Set
Corner Flourishes
Leafy Page Accents
Bohemian Flowers
Remnants Printed Chipboard

Embossing Powder:
Pink Dust
Sea Foam

Remnants Blooms
Soft Blossoms
Tranquility Lilies

Pink Pearl


"You Are My Inspiration"
I applied some stamping to the Vignette background paper using the Remnants Collage, Essential Textures and Tattered Newsprint stamps and applied some light purple mist.

Lots of layering using the Highgate, Callaway and Mini Remnants papers and pieces from the printed chipboard. I used the Fading Blooms Chipboard, embossed Garnet to the left of my picture.  I added flowers from both the Remnants Flowers and Remnants Blooms, two that I sprayed purple.  I added some Red Wine Glitter to the dark red mini roses.  Beneath the flower cluster I placed a piece from the Leafy Page Accents embossed with Iridescent Gray. I randomly added some Mauve and Burgendy Seedlings.

I cut apart the Frame Collage and used it in different areas on the layout.  I embossed it with a mixture of Plum and Garnet embossing powders.  Beneath the picture I used some of the printed chipboard.

I lightly embossed the title with Garnet and Magenta Embossing Powers.

Blue Fern Studios Products:
Remnants Papers:
Mini Remnants

You Are My Inspiration
Frame Collage
Fading Blooms
Remnants Printed Chipboard

Embossing Powder:
Iridescent Gray

Remnants Flowers
Remnants Blooms
Harvest Lilies
Attic Charm Daisies

Red Wine


Remnants Collage
Essential Textures
Tattered Newsprint

"Find Joy In The Journey"
I lightly misted the Westfield paper and added lots of layering under the picture using Mini Remnants paper. I used flowers from the Remnants Blooms, which I sprayed light brown along with some Memories Blooms, Tranquil Blooms and Courtship Blooms.

I embossed the Thistle Spray and Blooming Flourish with a mixture of Rusted Roof and Nutmeg Embossing Powders and added Mustard, Paprika and Twig Seedlings.  To the right I placed a piece from the printed chipboard.

The Leafy Ring was embossed Nutmeg and the title has a mixture of Nutmeg and Rusted Roof Embossing Powders.  The Tattered Butterfly was embossed with the same mixture with some added In The Navy Embossing Powder.

Blue Fern Studios Products:
Remnants Papers:
Mini Remnants

Find Joy In The Journey
Leafy Rings
Thistle Spray
Blooming Flourishes
Tattered Butterflies
Remnants Printed Chipboard

Embossing Powder:
Rusted Roof
In The Navy

Remnants Blooms
Memories Blooms
Tranquil Blooms
Courtship Blooms


 Thanks for stopping by.
I hope I have inspired you!
I'll see you next month.

. . . Debbie

Monday, January 1, 2018

Happy New Year!

To all our friends, we are looking forward to 
another great year together!