Monday, February 24, 2020

Pockets with the Bird Waltz

Hello, DT Henriëtte here and I'm back with a simple and quick project.
I've made these 3 pockets using the beautiful Bird Waltz papers.

I found a tutorial on how to make these pockets here.
It is very easy to follow.
To decorate the pockets I used papers from the Bird Walz collection.
These papers are so beautiful!

I'm using these pockets to fill with ephemera and send it to penfriends.
But you can also use it in your junk journal.

Thank you for stopping by. Have a wonderful day.

Hugs, Henriette.

Sunday, February 16, 2020


Hello. I am back with another layout. Given the incredibly horrible winter weather we are having I felt like cheering myself up with something warmer!
 I've used the Wanderer Collection for this layout with a photo I took while on holidays in Prince Edward Island. 
 I've used the retired  Seaside Frame. I heat embossed it with a variety of embossing powders Taupe, Sage, Ginger, Mushroom, and Sand & Sea.
 A close-up of the frame.
 I added some  cheesecloth to my background. I misted it with two colors Tainted Love Teal and South Shore to match the colors on my page. I added some mini Art Stones throughout the cheesecloth using a stencil then colored them as well for added texture. This also shows one of my flower clusters using Blue Fern blooms misted to match the color of my page.  
 This is the flower cluster on the bottom half of my page. I've used some seashells I collected on the beach in P.E.I. and stamped a seahorse using the Seashore stamp. I've also added some teal prills for more texture.
 Top part of the chipboard piece. I also used some 3D embellishments from 49 & Market.
 For my title I used a piece of the printed chipboard.
 Close-up of the left hand side of the chipboard.
 I used a piece of the printed chipboard and added a second frame underneath the large chipboard frame. For fun I added a flair.
 Last close-up.

Products Used

Pacific Coast
Road Trip
Ocean Voyage

Embossing Powder
Sand & Sea

Seaside Frame
Printed Chipboard

Seaside Memories

Spring Blooms White & Yellow

And that is it for me today. Hope all is well with you and I'll see you soon!
All the best! :)

Friday, February 14, 2020

Paper bag mini journal

Hello everyone! Henriëtte here with a mini journal made from a paper bag and decorated 
with the Eclectic Charm collection.

This mini journal measures 5,5 x 3 1/4 inches. 
I found the idea for this kind of journal on the Creativecafegirl You Tube channel.
She has various tutorials available.

The cover is made using a small paper bag. 
I've glued a cute bird from the ephemera pack on the front and for closure I've added a ribbon.
The pages inside the journal are kraft packaging papers.
This journal has 12 pages and all pages are decorated with the Eclectic charm papers.

On the first page I've made a side pocket with ephemera and added a chipboard piece from the 
flourish and flowers set. I've used a black inkpad to color the chipboard.
On the right page I've added a tiny coin envelope and in it are two small tags.

On these two pages I've made two side pockets with ephemera from the 
Eclectic charm calling cards and a inked flower chipboard.

Here I've made a flip out with washi tape and on the right a bellyband to hold ephemera.

These two pages both have a little tuck spot made from two ephemera pieces.

The page on the left has a pocket. The other page is not embellished. 
The paper was just so beautiful.

Next, two pages with stamped images. I've used two stamp sets: 
Spread your wings and fancy clocks.
I've stamped the images with black chalk ink.

The last two pages have a side pocket and also the pocket from the paper bag.
It can hold ephemera pieces and journaling paper.

I hope you like my little Eclectic Charm journal.

Thanks so much for stopping by the Blue Fern Studios blog!!

Hugs, Henriëtte.

Thursday, February 6, 2020

Little Moment

 Back to you today with a layout done with the Remnants Collection from Blue Fern Studios.
 I decided to go with the Maroon and purples in this collection. I prepped my page with transparent Gesso then used a diamond Tim Holtz stencil to match the pattern on the page. Using Bodacious Blush I colored the diamond shapes. Then I used the Tattered Newsprint stamp and did some stamping around the page. 
 I used the Textured Wildflowers chipboard and cut it in half to make extend further on my page. I used Plum and Mystic Plum embossing powders to color the blooms.
On the other half of my page I used this piece of chipboard (sorry can't remember the name) which resembles a brick wall. This brick element is also on the Wildflower Chipboard which worked out perfectly. I embossed the brick with a dark brown and some Avocado embossing powder. I then added some stamped flowers and leaves to imitate a trellis. I also used this piece from the Printed Chipboard as my title.
The other half of the Textured Wildflowers piece.
I used some of the Printed Chipboard that came with this line to frame my photo.
I stamped some papers with the Journaling Cards Stamp and tucked it behind my photo.
I used some Seedlings in Meadow throughout the page to help bring out the green on the brick pieces.
Last close-up.



 Chancery Lane

Textured Wildflowers
Unkown brick

Printed Chipboard

Tattered Newsprint
Journaling Cards

Embossing Powder


Mystic Plum



And that's a wrap for today. Hope you have a great day/evening where ever you are! All the best! :)

Wednesday, January 29, 2020

Sparkle All the Way - by Vicky Alberto

I couldn't resist making one more layout with the gorgeous Christmas Cheer collection before breaking out the Valentine's projects. The papers are just way too much fun to work with!

I embellished with beautiful Blue Fern white blooms, Sparkle collection chipboard (title and snowflakes), and even tucked some flower charms from the Radiance collection for a chilly feel.

I painted all of the chipboard white and then applied glaze and quickly sprinkled a bit of diamond dust, to add sparkle.

Thanks for visiting the blog today to check out my project!

Sunday, January 26, 2020

Apple of my Eye

 Good day! Back to you with a colorful layout featuring the Radiance Collection from Blue Fern Studios. 

 This is one of my favorite photos of my eldest granddaughter Lilly when she was just a baby (soon to be 13 this month). The Radiance collection papers were perfect for this photo.
 For my background I used clear Gesso to prime my papers. I added some colors (Raspberry Lemonade, Orange Creamsicle, and Salt Water Taffy from Lindy's Stamp Gang) to my page with a stencil. I did a bit of random stamping using the Scripted Medley and Tattered Newsprint stamps. I went around my photo area with a flower stencil and some molding paste. I added Pink Topaz Seedlings in the center for some fun texture. I also used pieces of lace around the chipboard frame.
I backed my photo with some strips of other papers from the line.You can also see I used a leaf charm from the Charms collection.
This is an older frame which is no longer available unfortunately but I had to use it! The hearts just played on my feelings for this sweetheart. I also heat embossed some drywall tape and added it around my photo for added texture and fun.
My title came with an adorable little apple. I heat embossed it first with Fuchsia then again with Pink Dust. 
The butterfly came from the Fantasy Butterfly collection. I heat embossed it first with Pink Dust then again with wheat.
 You can see here the Layering Stems chipboard which I heat embossed with Avocado and Garden Daisies which were heat embossed with Raspberry, It's a Girl and Avocado.

A close-up of my photo. Isn't she absolutely scrumptious? Love this kid. Now she is taller than me :(

 I used a wide variety of Blue Fern blooms for this layout including Fresh Floral, Remnants Blooms, Spring Floral in Pink, White and Yellow. Finished! Thanks for dropping by!  

All the best! :) 

Products Used


Sun Rays


Retired Heart Frame
Apple of my Eye
Garden Daisies
Layering Stems
Fantasy Butterflies

Embossing Powder

Pink Dust
It's a Girl


Pink Topaz


Scripted Medley
Tattered Newsprint


Fresh Florals
Remnant Blooms
Spring Floral in