Friday, January 20, 2017

Social Media and YOU, January edition #2

Hello, Blue Fern fans!
We hope your January is going well and that you've had some time to create!

We're back today with more Social Media features that we've found in "social media land."

Asuka Miyamoto  is an amazing paper crafter and teacher. She continually inspires us with her work. Here she has used the Secretary paper from our Frolic collection as her base and fussy cut from several other papers in the collection to create magic! We are especially fond of fussy cut title. You can find Asuka on Instagram @asukamiyamoto or on her  Blog.

Here is one more from Asuka  that we had held from publishing until now. We just have to share this amazing Ampersand using our Courtship Lane collection. Isn't it just beautiful?!!!


Here Mabel Sim of Singapore has altered some of our patterned paper with water color to make it her own. She created this piece for our October Sketch challenge. Although she states she has limited Blue Fern supplies, we think the wintry effect on her chipboard is amazing. Please look for more of her work on Instagram @thecraftminded or on her blog at

Those are are features for this week!
We hope you'll give these ladies some love.

We can't wait to see what YOU are creating! 


Thursday, January 19, 2017

January projects by Annie Samson

Hi everyone, 

I am very honored and excited to be a part of this fabulous team and share my first projects whit you.

First, let me introduce myself !

I am 39 years old and I live in the French province of Quebec in Canada. My daughter who is now 19 years old,  is the inspiration for almost all my layouts. I love to create texture and add mediums to my layouts.  Flowers and chipboard are also 2 of my most preferred ornaments.

You can find me on:

Instagram :


For my first layout, Sparkles,  I used the back of the Noel paper in the Vintage Christmas collection.

I  added a little bit of texture with modeling past and added a very light beige color with acrylic paint.

I used the Swirly CircleShabby Flake, Frosty Flake and Winter Forest chipboard to create a winter scene.

I have embossed my snow flake with Antique Gold, my deer with Mushroom, the trees with Forest and my swirl with Ruby embossing powders.

And I added some flowers from Attic Charm Glitter Roses and Late Winter Lilies to complete the winter scene.

 Blue Fern Studios products I have used:

Noel from Vintage Christmas

Swirly Circle
Shabby Flakes
Winter Forest
Winter title

Embossing powder:
Antiqued gold

Attic Charm Glitter Roses
Late Winter Lilies

For my second and third layouts, I used the Heartland collection.

For this layout, I have used the back of the Kiss Kiss paper.  I added some texture with modeling paste and some color with distress spray ink.

I have used the Raspberry embossing powder to emboss my 2 chipboard pieces: the title Just the 2 of Us and Spirit of Heartland. Then I applied a thin coat of gesso on my chipboard.

I added flowers from Attic Charm Glitter RosesHeartland BlossomsHeartland Roses and Blossoms and Late Winter Lilies collections.

Then I added a heart from Frilly Heart chipboard kit stamped in green with the Brocade Texture stamp.

Blue Fern Studios products I have used:

Kiss Kiss from Heartland Collection

Just the 2 of Us title
Spirit of Heartland
Frilly Heart

Embossing powder:

Attic Charm Glitter Roses
Heartland Blossoms
Heartland Roses ans Blossoms
Late Winter Lilies

Brocade Texture

For my last layout, I used the back of the Love Bloom paper. Because I love texture, I added modeling paste through a stencil and added a little bit of pink color with ink.

I choose to paint my Turkish Bits, Together is the Best Place to Be and one piece of the Graduated Squares chipboard with with acrylic paint. Then I used some brown and blue ink to add color to my chipboard. I wanted to keep them soft because the main paper and the flowers are very colored.

I used the flowers from the Heartland Blossoms and Heartland Roses and Blossoms to decorate my layout.

Blue Fern Studios products I have used:

Love Bloom from Heartland Collection

Turkish Bits
Together is the Best Place to Be
One piece of the Graduated Squares

Heartland Blossoms
Heartland Roses and Blossoms

Thanks for stopping by and see you soon,

Annie XX

Wednesday, January 18, 2017

Beautiful Layering with Kathleen

Welcome to week 3 with our Blue Fern Fan of the Month, Kathleen White.  The Heartland Collection creates a gorgeous base for her layout. 

Hello again!   Kathleen here with you. 

You will find I mainly scrap my family and our adventures.  So now our travels take us to the other side of the world!  This is a picture of my daughter with some Chinese students after they performed a dance at their school in rural China.   For this layout I selected the Heartland collection- Love Blooms paper as my base and Love Notes paper for my layers.

The first thing I did was to make three circles of various sizes with a clock mask and modeling paste.
Next I cut out several cards from the Love Notes paper.  I matted my picture and a couple of the note cards with white card stock.  Next I tore out a page from an old dictionary and crumpled it to create added texture to the layers.

 I love, love, love this sweet chipboard piece, don't you?  The first thing I did was cover it in a thin layer of gesso.  Then I came back and used Stormy Seas Embossing Powder on the long cutout portion of the chippie.  It sparkles so beautifully but unfortunately you just don't see it in the picture.  

I then used Pink Pearl Embossing Powder as a base coat on the bird and vine section of the chippie.  I then used a glaze medium and mixed it with a heavy dose of Pink Pearl glitter.  It goes on very thick and poufy which I adore!  I always try using things in different ways, such as glaze for gluing purposes.

 Here you see all of the height of the various layers topped off with a gorgeous chipboard piece.

 Last but certainly not least I finished off this light and airy layout with a mix of Blue Fern gorgeous blooms!  

Heartland Collection
Love Blooms
Love Notes
Heartland Roses and Blooms
Heartland Blossoms
Pink Pearl
Embossing Powder
Pink Petal
Stormy Seas
Spirit of Heartland

Thanks for stopping by today!

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:



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!