Thursday, October 28, 2021

*The Beach is my Happy Place* Altered Hoop

 Hey Friends!  Who is ready for Vitamin Sea???  We all love the beach right?  I'm past due for a little Vitamin Sea so I can beachcomb for some beautiful seashells!

I used Blue Fern Studios Seaside Cottage collection for this project!  I could create all day long with this collection,  it's so Gorgeous!  

I used a 12" hoop to create a wall decor piece.  I've had this idea in my head for a long time and finally got to piece all the layers in just the right places!

As always I love do cut out some diecuts from the collections I'm creating with.  I used crocheted doilies,  3D diecut cardstock ephemera pieces,  Ships Ahoy charm anchor,  flowers,  cheesecloth,  art stones, lace and seedlings.  I also heat embossed on Blue Fern Studios chipboard and added twine to create more texture and interest.

*The Beach is my Happy Place* is spot on for me!!!  I hope I've inspired you to create a beautiful project using Blue Fern Studios products!  Please be sure to share your projects with us at Blue Fern Fanatics on Facebook!  We can't wait to see your beautiful projects!

Thanks for stopping by!

Happy Creating!!!

Wednesday, October 20, 2021

Fun in the Sun Scrapbook Layout

Happy hump day Blue Fern Fans!  Today I have a layout using the Gorgeous Seaside Cottage collection!  I'm in love with this collection,  the designs and colors are so amazing and fun to create with!

I created some background texture using Blue Fern Studios Knotted Stamp and the Netting stencil.  

I used some of my leftover diecuts from a previous layout to create my layers.  I also cut out banner pieces and tags to create my design. 

I used paper doilies,  crocheted doilies  cheesecloth,  flowers,  and lace for this layout.

If you've gone on vacation to the beach,  be sure to use this collection to create your memories!  We would love to see your beautiful creations using any Blue Fern Studios products,  be sure to share on Facebook at Blue Fern Fanatics!

Thanks for stopping by!

Happy Creating!


Tuesday, October 12, 2021

Scrapbook Layout using Blue Fern Studios Yuletide collection

Hey Crafty Friends I have a layout Blue Fern Studios New Gorgeous Yuletide collection!

I was inspired to create a layout that didn't look holiday or christmas themed.

I did some distressing on the edges to give it that shabby vintage feel.  As always I did some diecutting and added flowers,  crocheted doilies and lace.

The design for this collection is so Gorgeous,  there are so many details and of course I love the colors!

I hope I've inspired you to create a beautiful layout!  Be sure to share your beautiful creations on our Facebook page at Blue Fern Fanatics!

Thank you for taking a peek!

Happy Creating!

Sunday, October 10, 2021

 Seaside Cottage Folio Journal

 The beautiful Seaside Cottage collection was the inspiration for this folio journal. The soft white washed palette is perfect for an ocean side feel and the matching elements gave me lots to work with.

For the front cover I used the "Guide Me Home" chipboard set, embossing it to add texture.

 I used some gingham fabric to cover the spine and added a strip of lace that matches the collection perfectly!

I created this folio journal and packed it with lots of ephemera. Many of the pieces are altered using pieces from the ephemera pack as well as the journal card pack.

I love making pockets and filling them with the bits and pieces from the collection, snippets of lace and ribbons.

I also make lots of tags using some fun found slide frames, photo negative strips and old music sheets, adding stitching that give a vintage feel. I also had fun adding some stenciling with the brand new 
Blue Fern stencils! So fun!
A complete video series of the making of this folio journal is under my playlist, Blue Fern Studios, on my YouTube - Gayle Agostinelli.  
A flip through video is available at, to see a walk through of the journal and ephemera.  
Thanks for stopping by the blog today!
Hugs, Gayle
Products Used 

Monday, September 27, 2021

Sail Away With Me Layout Blue Fern Studios Seaside Cottage collection

 Hey Blue Fern Studios Friends I am sharing my latest layout using Blue Fern Studios Seaside Cottage collection,  isn't it Gorgeous?  

I started with Glory double sided paper from Seaside Cottage collection,  distressed the edges with Tim Holtz paper distresser and a paper punch.  Then I inked the edges with Tim Holtz Speckled Egg Distress Dioxide,  love that color!   

I created background texture using Bring your own sunshine stamp set and the new Netting stencil using texture paste,  embossing powder and glitter.
I also did diecutting and tearing with paper from Seaside Cottage papers.

For the chipboard piece I added acrylic paint in mint then added white embossing powder.
I also added lace from the Seaside Cottage collection and then started creating my design with layers of diecuts,  the chipboard,  flowers,  crocheted doilies and cheesecloth.

I also used diecuts from the Ephemera pack.

I can't wait to create more with this collection,  I love anything beachy themed and these colors are some of my favorites!
I hope I've inspired you to create something beautiful with this collection!
Be sure to share your beautiful projects with us on Facebook at Blue Fern Fanatics page.

Thank you for stopping by!
Happy Creating!

Thursday, September 16, 2021

 Fairy Whispers Mixed Media Journal

This mixed media journal was created with the gorgeous 

Fairy Whispers collection by Jen Bishop!

The whimsical fairy theme lends itself to lots of sparkle and lace.

As always, Jen's attention to detail and multiple layers 

creates the most amazing designs!

Fairy Whispers was a joy to work with and I'm so 

very happy with the results

Check out the video for a flip through of the journal

Here is the link to the video:

Also check take a peek at the tutorials for the  journal to see up close details and techniques!

Thank you for stopping by today!

Hugs, Gayle

Products Used