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

Tuesday, August 28, 2018

A Sad Farewell

This is one of the most heartbreaking things I have ever had to write in terms of BFS, but it's come to a point where I must close the business.

Many of you know that my son was critically wounded in the war in Afghanistan.   Because he has had half of his brain removed, I have been his caregiver for the last 10 years. 6 years ago we were in a good place and I figured things were well enough for me to start Blue Fern Studios. Unfortunately things changed a few years ago when my son had brain surgery that ended up with many complications that continue to this day. Due to this, I have found it harder and harder to keep up with the day to day operations of running a business. My son has to be my main focus and although it was a very tough decision to make - I have decided to close Blue Fern Studios.  

I want to thank everyone for their patronage through the years. It had been a long time dream to be a wholesaler in this industry and you ALL helped me to make it a success! I can't tell you how much I appreciate it.

I also want to give a huge shout out to Valerie Serfozo (my right hand woman in all ways) and Michele Singh (our talented product designer). None of this would have been possible without the two of you!

I also want to thank ALL of our current and past designers.  You all are so talented and helped us grow immensely through the years.  We wouldn't be here without all of you!


Monday, August 20, 2018

August Inspirations by Jennifer Jacques

Hello fanatics!

It's my turn on the blog today and I have my usual  3 layouts for you!
3 layouts, 3 different collections :)

First of all, I will start with a Remnants layout.
"Vignette" paper is my background on which I applied clear gesso, paste with a stencil and finally added some sprays and splatters.  To add more texture, some random stamping with Grungy grid stamp.

The Butterfly grid was covered with black gesso and some wax.  In layers, some flairs through my Blue Fern Studios flowers like Spring florals and some Spring peony & berries.  I've completed with some other flowers from my stash and small ornements.  Also used Devonshire paper to die-cut my leaves ;)

My title came from the chippies set Seasons and was perfect for a lilac picture from my backyard.
Simply embossed it with the magnificent Amethyst embossing powder.  As a final touch, some Tickled seedlings :)

Blue Fern products used on this layout

Papers: Collection Remnants

-Butterfly grid

-Grungy grid

Embossing Powder


-Spring Florals
-Spring peony and berries


Here is an old-fashioned layout for me: no mixedmedia here!
With the beautiful In the mood collection :)

The background is Peaceful paper and I've made some tags out of Ecstatic and Pensive papers.  You can see them better just below.  The title is from Arrow words chippies set and was covered with black gesso and waxes.  Below the red tag, you can see that I've used the border of Lace #2 to add dimensions to my layout.

Above, I've placed some die-cut doilies under my clustering and 
embossed 2 of them with Pink Dust embossing powder.

Below, I've completed my flower clustering with  Natural Sprigs set and choose to embossed them with one of my favorite green color for leaves and that is Forest embossing powder.

Also done some random stamping on my background with my favorite stamp: Tattered Newsprint.

Blue Fern products used on this layout

Papers: Collection In the mood

-Arrow words
-Natural sprigs set

-Tattered Newsprint

Embossing Powder
-Pink Dust



Last but not least, with the latest collection that I've had on hands...  
By the way, can't wait to have Happy collection 2!!!!
Tattered Walls collection layout :)

The Sun Room is my background here.  Clear gesso, watercoloring, splatters and some white embossed stamping with Tattered Newsprint stamp again (told you it was my fav ;) and Snow EP.

You can barely see under that I've placed my focal point on Screen panel piece which is simply covered with white gesso.    Some Doodle Flowers chippies are embossed with  It's a girl EP, a soft pink glittery embossing powder.  This beautiful fuschia flower came from Heartland Blossoms.

Here, the pink flowers are Remnants blooms and the whites are from 2 different sets: 
Christmas blooms and Garden blooms.  
The delicate leaves are die-cut pieces from The Garage paper.

The title is from Tattered walls ephemeras.  You can also see some other pieces on my picture's right side.  In some places, also tucked in some Burgundy Lace 10 flowers.

Blue Fern products used on this layout

Papers: Collection Tattered Walls
-The Sun room
-The Garage

-Screen panel
-Doodle Flowers

Embossing Powder
-It's a girl

-Burgundy Lace 10

-Heartland Blossoms
-Remnants blooms
Christmas blooms
Garden Blooms

-Tattered Newsprint


That's it for me!
See you next month!