Thursday, May 28, 2020


   Welcome! I have a new project today done with the A Romantic Life collection. 
This layout was inspired by the uber talented Marilyn Rivera you can find her blog here. This is my second oldest granddaughter Emily, an avid gymnast and dancer with a big personality!
I did the usual with my background. First an application of clear Gesso. I then cut all around the circle graphic on the page leaving only a tiny bit at the bottom attached. I then went around the graphic cutout with a stencil and some molding paste. At first I gave it a light coating of color in pink but ended up going back and adding more color to make it pop more. 
I used the Ornate Corner Flourish and cut it in half. I used It's A Girl embossing powder to color it. I added a piece on the top and one on the bottom to help extend my design. I used some cheesecloth and tucked it underneath the cutout as well as under the chipboard pieces.
I used flowers from Prima and the little pink roses are from the Blue Fern Studios Spring Blooms collection in pink.
I used some pieces from the Ephemera pack to help embellish my page.
Another photo showing the Ephemera pieces.
My title came from the Perfect, Adorable, Special chipboard pack. I love these words packages! They are awesome for titles. I used Bubblegum embossing powder to color it and added some Seedlings in Meadow to help it stand out more. I also used seedlings randomly on my page for more interest. I also used Art Stones from Prima.
I stamped out some butterflies and added them randomly on my layout. The yellow roses are from 49 & Market. 

I love the colors in this line. They are versatile and great for a variety of different types of photos.
That brings this post to an end for today. I hope that you are well and staying safe out there! It has been a challenging time for everyone with this Pandemic. I hope and pray that we as a society can work together to rid ourselves of this virus. Hang in there as this to shall pass!
All the best! :)

Products Used

Devoted-A Romantic Life
In Boom- Garden Life

Embossing Powder
It's A Girl


Ornate Corner Flourish
Perfect, Adorable, Special word pack

Spring Blooms-pink

Friday, May 22, 2020

Introducing The Glory Of The Garden Collection

Glory of the Garden
designed by Michele Singh

Step into the morning hours of the garden, hear birds calling from the trees, the stunning parade of flowers, butterflies flitting from place to place, and breathe in the fragrant delights! All this rich magnificence awaits,  from your own simple porch!
This brilliant collection is the essence of the season with its fresh colors, florals and iconic imagery.

 Paper Collection

Ephemera Collection

 Stamp Collection

Chipboard Collection

Lace Collection

Charm Collection

Glory of the Garden will be arriving in stores in early June!
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Saturday, May 16, 2020

Jane Austen

Welcome! Today I have a new layout done with the beautiful Jane's Memoirs collection.
  These papers are filled with gorgeous colors and graphics. 
 I chose to scrap a photo based on the character Jane Austen. I backed my photo with various bits of papers from the collection as well as from the ephemera pack.
  I used the Regal chipboard frame for this page. I did the layout differently this time. I added all my elements then went over them all with white gesso. I then misted the page trying to compliment the colors on the paper.
 Another close-up.
I used Blue Fern lace and Prima flowers to embellish the page. I also used some mechanicals.
 Another close-up.

 I took the title from my page. I cut off just enough of the top to get the title Jane Austen.  I enjoyed working with these papers! I hope you enjoy them as much as I do!

Take care and all the best! :)

Products Used


Calling Cards
Distressed Floral


Regal Frame


Blue Fern lace

Wednesday, May 6, 2020


   Hello! I am back today with another layout for Blue Fern Studios using the Eclectic Charm Collection.
 This is Rufus. Rufus was my youngest daughter's dog. He was a rescue dog and became an integral part of our family. He was a pitbull with a huge personality! It was a sad day when we took Jessie and Rufus to the vets to put him down. There is a special love between an owner and their dog. To say goodbye is as hard as losing a family member. I decided to make an album about Rufus for Jessie's 30th birthday this August.
 I primed my background with clear Gesso and then stamped a clock image with the Fancy Clocks stamp and Amethyst embossing powder on two places. I then did some stamping with the Tattered Newsprint Stamp and black archival ink. I went over everything with a stencil and some Paper molding paste from Finnibair and then colored it all with various mists.
I used some ephemera for added embellishments. I also used a rather old piece of chipboard that I love, the hollow brick from Blue Fern and embossed it with dark brown to lengthen my focal point.
I used some Purple Haze Seedlings on some of the flowers and added a painted butterfly also from Finn's mechanical collection.
A close-up of the blooms I used from both Prima and 49 & Market. I added some sparkles to some and seedlings on others.
I used the new Frilly Frame from the Romantic Life collection and heat embossed it with Wheat and Plum embossing powder.
I used some Melanges from Prima and painted them gold and purple again for added texture and interest.
I colored some alphas with some wine colored mist for my title. And that's all she wrote! I am looking forward to receiving the newest line from Blue Fern Jane's Memoirs this week! I hope to be back with a layout done with this gorgeous new line.

Stay safe and healthy!

All the best! :)

Products Used


Frilly Frame

Hollow Brick (old stock)

Embossing Powder

Purple Haze


Calling Cards



Sunday, April 19, 2020


Hi there! Welcome to Blue Fern Studios' blog.Today I would like to share a layout done with the new A Romantic Life collection by Blue Fern Studios.  
 These lovelies are my daughters. This picture tugs at my heart as they are now fully grown women with children of their own. 
  I applied a coat of clear gesso to my background to prepare the paper for all the medium I wanted to use. I then used white gesso to tone down the color of the paper a little as I wanted to do a pastel layout. I used a stencil from Finnibair and applied Paper Paste thru the stencil. Before removing it I added some color, yellow, blue and pink. I then took a credit card and ran it along the mediums to pull them together and spread them out. I love this technique.
A few close-ups of this technique.
I also heat embossed some drywall tape with blue, gold and pink to match the colors of my layout an applied then over varies spots on my page.
I used the Hearts a Flutter chipboard pack to embellish this page, It came with three big hearts and several smaller hearts in a variety of shapes. Here you can see I embossed one of the big hearts with wheat embossing powder and the tiny one with Breeze embossing powder.
Large heart done with Breeze embossing powder.
I cut the last big heart in to two pieces and embossed it with It's A Girl and framed either side of my photo.
More of the smaller hearts. I filled in the hollow hearts with Tickled Pink Seedlings for more texture and interest.
I fussy cut some flowers from the page Flirtation and popped them up with some cardboard.
My flower cluster using some Blue Fern and Prima blooms.
This project was very thick as I raised several parts of my page with cardboard and foam dots.
My title from the Family Memories pack. I used both It's a Girl and Breeze embossing powder for this two tone look.

 Supplies Used


Embossing Powder
It's A Girl

Family Memories
Hearts A Flutter

Tickled Pink

Spring Blooms

That is all for today! Hope you are staying safe and doing the social distancing. It's hard not to be able to see family or do the things we take for granted everyday. I find it hard every time I hear them extend the state of emergency here in Ontario. Fortunately we only have 3 cases thus far in our town of Gravenhurst. 

Take care and all the best! :)

Thursday, April 16, 2020

Introducing Jane's Memories

Designed by Jen Bishop, inspired by the fascinating historical figure and writer Jane Austen, this collection celebrates the writing life of women. Images of vintage fabrics abound through each page, joined by fashionable ladies, delicately penned and colored flowers and snippets of 18th century typography combine to 
bring the beauty of an era to life.

 The Paper Collection 


Stamp Collection

Chipboard Collection

Charm Pack

Jane's Memoirs will be arriving in stores next week!

We can't wait to see what you create with this 
beautiful collection.

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