Tuesday, January 17, 2017

January projects by Lydia Guijt

Hello Paper and Blue Fern Studio Fans!
I'm so proud and happy to be part of this company and Design team!

Before I go any further let's introduce myself.
My name is : Lydia Guijt

I'm married to my best friend Peter for 25 years, a Mom to 2 adult children and our fur-baby Wesson. Being Dutch with an Australian passport living in Houston, Texas makes for some interesting conversations. My whole life I've been into crafts but after a special vacation in 2007 the pictures just deserved that little something more. So started my addiction to Scrapbooking. 
I hope I can inspire you a little on this journey.

You can find me on social media here:

Lets get started with my layouts. The first one is :

It's a holly jolly Christmas

Once a year my kids will pose for me for the Christmas picture. The rest of the year I have to be sneaky. So these pictures are extra special.

For the  Snow Medley chipboard piece I first stamped it with white ink and then used the Icicle Embossing Powder giving it a wonderful sparkle. For the It's a holly jolly Christmas I started of stamping again and then embossed it with Verdant Embossing Powder, while still warm I went over it with Fire Engine Glitter. Heat setting is on top. To temper the brightness of the color I went over it with a white stamp. 

For my background I did lots of fuzzy cutting from the Vintage Christmas - Magical and Wonderland papers. So many beautiful details.

I created an inside mat with the same Vintage - Noel paper that is also used for the background. Layering my fuzzy cut pieces, chipboard and extra paper cutouts to give it some depth. Using the beautiful Christmas Blooms to finish off my page. 

Vintage Christmas : Noel - Wonderland - Magical
It's a holly jolly Christmas
Snow Medley
Embossing Powder 
Fire Engine
Christmas Blooms

Just the 2 of Us

For Thanksgiving we had a trip to Las Vegas, we love to walk around the casino's there, look at the decorations and have a great time. You'll be seeing a lot more layouts with "Just the 2 of Us"!

For the background I used the Heartland - Love Blooms paper. To create some interest I misted and splattered it with some inks and sprays using the same colors found in this gorgeous paper.

The Crackle Bits and Heartland - Just the 2 of Us chipboard pieces I first prepped with ink and then embossed with Sea Mist Embossing Powder. While the title chippie was still warm I sprinkled it with the Peacock Glitter. Heat setting to stay in place for that extra sparkle.

The layers behind between the Crackle Bits are cut from the Heartland - Love Notes paper, with the love heart cut from the Love Song Serenade paper. Once all is assembled, time for the flowers. I used quite the collection. Some final splatters and we're all done!

Heartland : Love Blooms - Love Notes - Love Song Serenade
Heartland - Just the 2 of Us
Crackle Bits
Embossing Powder 
Sea Mist
Heartland : Blossoms - Roses and Blooms
Attic Charm Glitter Roses
Spring Lilies


Time for my third and last layout for this month. These colors make me think about Spring already. Heartland is the perfect collection to pick your favorite colors, it has it all.

For my background I used a stencil with paste and once dry I went over it with mists. I also used some of the Pearl Embossing Powder and the Texture 1 stamps for some extra details.

The chipboard pieces Love, Shabby Brick Bits & Spirit of Heartland I first pre-inked before embossing with the Verdant Embossing Powder with some detailing in Oatmeal Embossing Powder. 

Behind the picture I layered Heartland - Kiss Kiss and Love song Serenade paper details with lace and other embellishments.  I used a variety of  beautiful Blue Fern Studios flowers to add to the layout. Adding some micro beads and sequins around the page for that extra sparkle. 

Heartland :  Red Rose Ball - Kiss Kiss - Love Song Serenade
Textures 1
Heartland - Spirit of Heartland
Shabby Brick Bits
Love, Cherish, Adore
Embossing Powder 
Courtship Roses
Soft Blossoms
Late Winter Lilies

Thank you for looking!

See you next month!

Thursday, January 12, 2017

January Inspirations plus a VIDEO tutorial by Catherine Giguère

Hello Blue Fern Studios fans! I am thrilled to write my first blog post as Blue Fern Studios Design Team member! It's a dream come true for me!

Let me first introduce me. I am 39 years old and I live in Quebec City, Canada. I'm a 4th grade teacher and a mother of two children of 6 and 4 years old that are the main stars of my layouts. I do scrapbooking for 11 years now and this is my passion. I love doing romantic layouts full of flowers. I also love mixed media.

You can find me on:

Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/cat_gig/
Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/catherine.giguère.98
YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCWRWvTLyPhi9IOYtwvyXEQA
Pinterest: https://fr.pinterest.com/catemet/
sb.com: https://www.scrapbook.com/myplace/index.php?mod=galleries&login=1
Blog: http://www.lescrapdecat.blogspot.com


Here's my first projects as Blue Fern Studios Design Team member.

'Follow Your Heart'

For this first layout, I made a step-by-step video tutorial that you can watch below. I used the paper Heartland XOXO to start this project. First, I made a textured background with a stencil and modeling paste. I used yellow and caramel inks to add colors. I also add details with the 'Making Plans' and 'Vintage Phrase' stamps.

Then, I embossed my chipboards 'Crackle Bits' with BFS Imagine Ink Embossing Powder 'In the Navy'. I used 4 pieces of this chipboard under my picture. I cut one piece to make the design I wanted. I used 3 others papers of the Heartland collection to put under my picture. 

I embossed my title 'Follow Your Heart' with BFS Imagine Ink Embossing Powder 'Honey'.

Then, I glued many Blue Fern Studios blue, yellow, white and turquoise flowers.

Here's the link to see the video tutorial: 

Blue Fern Studios products used:

 Heartland  XOXO
Heartland Kiss Kiss
Heartland Bicycle for Two
Heartland Love Song Serenade

Crackle Bits
Follow your Heart

Vintage Phrase
Making Plans

Embossing Powder
BFS  Imagine Ink 'Honey'
BFS Imagine Ink 'In the Navy'

Attic Charm Daisies
Attic Charm Glitter Roses
Dark Tropic Lilies
Harvest Lilies


I did my second layout on the gorgeous paper 'Wonderland' of the collection Vintage Christmas. I first did a subtile tone on tone background with modeling paste, stencil and brown inks. Then, I stamped with brown ink some words with the 'Vintage Phrase' stamp set. 

I embossed the 'Floral Lattice Bits' chipboards with BFS Imagine Ink Embossing Powder 'Garnet' to add a little bit of colour. I used pieces of Vintage Christmas 'Greeting Cards' paper and Vintage Christmas 2 'Holiday Cards' to put under my picture. 

I embossed the chipboard 'Circle Vine' with BFS Imagine Ink Embossing Powder 'Ginger' and my title 'Magnifique' from the French Adjectives 1 chipboard set with BFS Imagine Ink Embossing Powder 'Garnet'.

Then, I add many Blue Fern Studios flowers.

Blue Fern Studios products used:

Vintage Christmas Wonderland
Vintage Christmas Greeting Cards
Vintage Christmas 2 Holiday Cards

French Adjectives 1 (Magnifique)
Floral Lattice Bits
Circle Vine

Vintage Phrase

Embossing Powder
BFS Imagine Ink 'Ginger'
BFS Imagine Ink 'Garnet'

Attic Charm Glitter Roses
Late Winter Lilies
Soft Blossoms

I hope you have found some inspiration! I wish you a nice crafty day!

Catherine Giguère

Wednesday, January 11, 2017

Moments by Kathleen White

Welcome to the blog today.  It's time for the second weekly post from our January Blue Fern Fan of the Month, Kathleen White.   

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 This layout is all about love.  My daughter and her husband are enjoying a beautiful tropical day.  They were celebrating my niece's wedding.  So, Blue Fern Studio's new Heartland paper collection with its vibrant pastels and beautiful floral designs are perfect for this photo.

 On the inside of the floral heart I used a sea inspired stencil, then using several shades of blue, I recreated the ocean to mirror the picture.  I cut out a piece of white card stock to frame the picture, and then positioned one of the Heartland card notes behind it to accentuate the sand tones. I dipped a long strip of cheese cloth in a soft blue paint and flowed it behind the picture along with some white string.   Then I tore strips from the Songbird Drama paper to create height and anchor it all.

I adore these Blue Fern Studio lilies and blooms.  They are gorgeous!

 I used several different blue paints on this gorgeous Blue Fern Studios Frilly Bauble chipboard piece.  I cut it in half and placed it above and below the picture.


Blue Fern Studio products: 

Heartland  Paper Collection
Sweet on You
Love Notes
Memories paper collection
Songbird's drama

Spring Lilies
Dark Tropic Lilies

 Frilly Bauble

Thank you for stopping by today.  I can't tell you how much I have enjoyed sharing my creation with you.

Tuesday, January 10, 2017

January Projects by Babi

Hi Everyone!

I'm so excited to share with you my first projects for Blue Fern Studios.
It's such an honor to be a part of this talented team.

First, let me introduce myself.

My name is Barbara, but everyone calls me Babi. I am a Brazilian currently living in New Jersey, USA.  In my country I used to be a Librarian,  but now I spend most of my time taking care of my daughter, blogging, teaching and running a small scrapbook business.

I love creating girly projects and I can't resist beautiful flowers. I started this scrapbook journey as a cardmaker but know I'm all over the place, always learning and trying new things.

You can find me on:


In my first layout I used the back of the XOXO paper from the Heartland collection .
I started by applying some clear gesso all over the page. I like to protect and seal the paper before adding some color and texture.
Next, I used a stencil and black ink to create the background.

I applied some texture paste on a "handwritten" stencil and covered the paste with Pearl Embossing Powder and heated it after it dried. You can't tell so much just by looking at the picture, but it gives a very delicate texture.

I also covered the Floral Lattice Bits chipboard with Antique Gold Embossing Powder.

For the layers I used the following papers:  Bicycle for TwoSweet of You and a piece of book paper.

I fussy cut some beautiful flowers using Bicycle for Two paper  and  arranged with some paper flowers - Spring Lilies to create a full bouquet.

To finish the background I added a love title, a little bit of spray ink, sprinkle white and black gesso for more contrast.

Supplies using Blue Fern Studios:

Papers: HeartlandCollection -(XoxoBicycle for Two and  Sweet of You)
Chipboard: Floral Lattice Bits
Embossing Powder: Pearl and Atique Gold
Flowers: Spring Lilies


The Heartland collection was also used in my second layout. I love how versatile this collection is. You can go from bold to colorful very easily and keep a natural style.

I used two Kiss Kiss sheets, one of them slightly smaller to add some dimension.

For the background I applied some texture paste using a heart stencil. Then on top of that I added It's a Girl and Pearl embossing Powder.

For the layers I used Love Blooms and Bicycle for Two papers.

Again, I did some fussy cutting using on the Sweet On You paper.  Sorry, I can't resist these beautiful flowers. LOL.

I used the chipboards Heartland XOXO that I embossed with Snow Embossing Powder. It gives a nice white look that contrast with the colorful papers.

And here you can see more details of the flower arrangement.

Supplies using Blue Fern Studios:

Papers: Heartland Collection  (Kiss KissBicycle for Two, Love Blooms and Sweet On You).
Chipboard: Xoxo
Embossing Powder: Pearl,  It's a Girl and Snow


My last layout is all about winter.
In keeping with the Christmas spirit, I decided to use these beautiful papers from Vintage Christmas collection for a Winter layout.

I used the Auld Lang Syne paper for the base and added some strips of the Wonderland paper on the sides.

For the Layers I went with Auld Lang  (Vintage Christmas 1) and Twas the Night (Vintage Christmas 2).
Some texture with gesso, stencil, ink and stamps.

Then cut a couple of frames with white cardstock and applied some 3D gel followed by Vintage Gold and Pyrite Glitter. It's sparkly and gives some contrast to the page.

Moving on I embossed the chipboards Shabby Flakes with Snow Embossing Powder and Winter Titles with Antique Gold.

Supplies using Blue Fern Studios:

Papers: Vintage Christmas ( Auld Lang Syne and  Wonderland)
Vintage Chtismtas 2  (Twas the Night)
Chipboard: Shabby Flakes and Winter Title
Embossing Powder: Antique Gold, Snow
Glitter: Vintage Gold and Pyrite.

**Hope you enjoy it**
Thank you so much for stopping by today!

Monday, January 9, 2017

January Social Media and YOU, edition #1

Hello, hello!

We hope your New Year is off to a great start!
Our Creative Team works hard to provide you with lots of inspiration, so dust off that scrapping table and start creating! Then, be sure to post your creations on Social Media (Instagram, Pinterest, Facebook, etc) and tag Blue Fern Studios for a chance at being featured right here! We're even looking for you on YouTube!

This year our Social Media Director, Sandi Clarkson, will be posting several times a month instead of only on the 17th of the month. That means MORE opportunities for YOU to be featured!! And who doesn't want to be FEATURED on the Blue Fern Studios Blog, right?!!

First up this week, we found this amazing little exploding box creation by Maiko Mawa on Instagram at @maikomiwashinyscrap.  We're a fan of exploding boxes anyway, so this one really caught our eye! On her BLOG you can find a wonderful video of the entire project! 
Maiko's version features our Vintage Christmas papers.

Understanding that Christmas is over for now, we just had to feature this gorgeous layout done by former Creative Team member Lisa Griffith using our Vintage Christmas 1 and 2 paper collections. Lisa has included a chipboard ornament and lots of Blue Fern Studios Christmas Blooms. You can see more of Lisa's work at @lisagriff9. Or on her BLOG

Isn't this next layout just the most romantic creation? Noriko Fujioka created this beauty with Blue Fern's Blush Collection and our fabulous Jeweled Frame chipboard. Her dainty fussy cutting and use of pearls set a very feminine stage. Please visit Noriko at @noriko_f55.

That wraps up today's post.
 The Social Media Features this year will focus on a few artists at a time in order to give each designer plenty of individual attention.

Thanks for visiting the Blog today and remember to TAG us on your work!


Thursday, January 5, 2017

January projects by Tartine Peluche

Hi everyone!
I'm so excited to share with you my first projects for Blue Fern Studios;
such an honor and a pleasure to be a part of this fabulous team.
So let me introduce myself.
My name is Melanie, Tartine Peluche on social media. I'm 34 years old and I live Quebec in Canada.
I do principally layouts, sometime cards and canvas. I've been scrapbooking for several years, starting with cards. Since a year 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, my style is very detailed and full of flowers.

This is me

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.


My First layout: I'm dreaming of a white Christmas.
I used the back of " Wonderland " paper from the Vintage Christmas collection for the background.
I simply put some texture paste and added a little brown ink and I finished with crackles textures stamps that I emboss with snow embossing powder
and grungy grid stamp emboss with ginger embossing powder.

The main chipboard of this layout is Snowflake Frame-Square. I started by embossing it in snow embossing powder. Then I used crackles textures stamp with brown ink pad and finish with grungy grid stamp emboss with ginger embossing powder.
To add contrast to the main chipboard I used Shabby Flakes. I made a mix of snow embossing powder and vintage gold glitter that I used to emboss the flakes.
Under the flakes I used two pieces of kit Mini Flourishes. I simply embossed with Ginger Embossing powder to bring out the flakes.

I used two deer from the kit Winter Deer also embossed in Ginger Embossing Powder.
I added dimensional paint for simulate snow.

You can better see the effect of mixing glitter and embossing powder on snowflakes here and dimension of white paint on deer.
You can see also the shinning of background create with stamps and embossing powder.

I kept the most beautiful for the end. These flowers are so beautiful. They are perfect!
I add a few micro beads on the pistils.

And a small snowflake to decorate the metallic golden deer.
Love this.

Blue Fern Studios products I've used:
- Wonderland - Vintage Christmas
- Snowflake Frame-Square
- Shabby Flakes
- Mini Flourishes
- Winter Deer
Embossing Powder:
- Ginger
- Snow
- Vintage Gold
- Grungy Grid
- Crackles Textures
- Late Winter Lilies


My second project is " Follow your heart "
I use the " Love Song Serenade " paper from the Heartland collection as my background paper.
I added white gesso, a doily stencil and just a little bit of teal ink.

I covered the chipboard "Follow Your Heart " with black gesso and give some shinning with pigment ink silver. I added some small details with teal wire thread.
I cut the chipboard Rose Frame and after putting white gesso I added a small layer of metallic teal paint. Some flowers and beads added the final touch of the top part.

Here I used the same procedure on another piece of chipboard Rose Frame
and completed with flair. Still some beads and small
piece of cheesecloth and this part is finished.

This is my favorite part of my layout.
I covered with white gesso and emboss with Snow embossing powder
I decided to customize my chipboard Treasured Floral Frame with flowers and wire thread, exactly like the chipboard. I really love the result.
Under This chipboard I added other pieces of Rose Frame chipboard,
still altered with white gesso and metallic paint.

Then I used the white flowers Christmas Blossom and coated the center of Caribbean glitter.

Some beads ans stars sequins to add a littles details .

Blue Fern Studios products I've used:

Heartland - Love song serenade
- Rose Frame
- Treasured Floral Frame
- Follow Your Heart
Imagine ink Embossing Powder
- Snow
- Caribbean
-Grungy Grid
-Heartland Roses and Blooms
- Christmas Blooms


My last layout " These moment "
 I used the back of  " Love Blooms " paper from the HEARTLAND collection. I love this blue!
I slightly bleached the paper with white gesso, I used crackle textures stamp with black ink pad then I applied with texture paste. To finish the background I added a little bit of spray ink with a brush.

I used the chipboards Heartland XOXO, the bird of chipboard Spirit of Heartland
and one heart of  Heart Set. I first applied white gesso and I painted all the chipboards
 in the same way, with metallic
watercolor paint teal, white and blue.

You can see more the shinning of the paint on this picture on the chipboard with this picture.

I really love the lilies flowers of Blue Fern Studios. For this projet I chose to use the light blue of kit Spring Lilies. They are so beautiful and really perfect for my layout.

To finish I simply added several small details
everywhere on my creation: pearls, sequins and brads.

Blue Fern Studios products I've used:

Heartland -  Love Blooms
Heartland XOXO
Spirit of Heartland
Heart Set
Crackle Textures
Spring Lilies===============

Thank you for stopping by!
See you soon.
Tartine xxx