Wednesday, May 24, 2017

Courtship Lane Album

Today we have one final post for you from our May Blue Fern Fan of the Month, Cheryl Kearns.   Her albums are so fantastic that we had to show you another one she created using the Courtship Lane paper collection.  So, grab a cup of coffee, and enjoy looking through the photos!

A big thank you to Cheryl for joining us this month!  
It has been a joy to share her lovely albums with you.

Tuesday, May 23, 2017

May Design Team Projects by Wendy Scholten

Hi Everyone,
Today i'm up on the blog to show you my design team projects for this month.
It features Happy Accident and one older collection Serenditpity.

This is the first one:


 This one features the Serendipity collection, i loved the background, it didn't need anything more than a stencil with some moddeling paste and a small piece of burlap behind my photo.
 I used one of the Whimsey Flourishes and 2 pieces of the Floral Lattice Bits.
For the title i used Sunshine from the Optimist Word Set
 On the Whimsey Flourish and the Sunshine title i used Snow embossing powder and on the Floral Lattice Bits i used Sand & Sea embossing powder to let it stand out more on the lace i used.
 For my flowers i used the white Heartland Blossoms, the small blue chesterville Blooms and i cut a few leaves of the Spring peony
 I used a few small flowers from my own stash, a few baubles, see through glass beads and a button with some string around it.
Blue Fern Studios Products used:


-Whimsey Flourishes
Floral Lattice Beats
-Sunshine from the Optimist word set

-Heartland Blossoms
-Chesterville Blooms
-Spring Peony and Berries

Embossing powders:
-Sand & Sea

And then the Second one:

Angel Eyes

For this layout i used the Happy Accident Collection. Beautiful background papers!
I used the back of the Layering Cards paper. I used the Coral and Speckled Mint embossing powders and a stencil to give a bit more color to my background to match my picture.
 I used the Happy Accident Dangles, the Happy Accident Frame and the matching chipboard inspiration piece. I also used the Angel Eyes chipboard piece from Spiritually speaking word set.
I used some paint to give it the colors i wanted.
 i used a few flower pieces from the Spring Peony and the Chesterville Florals, and a few harvest lilies.
 I also used a few small flowers from my own stash
 and some rhinestones to finish it.
Blue Fern studios Products used:

-Happy Accident- Layering Cards

-Happy Accident Dangles
-Happy accident Frame
- Angel Eyes from the Spiritually Speaking word set

-Chesterville Florals
-Spring peonies and berries
-Harvest Lilies

-Embossing Powder:
-Speckled mint

And the last one:


I used the Happy accident Fate paper and a piece of the Layering Cards to back up my photo.
 For my chipboard pieces i cut 2 pieces of the Blue Fern Frame, a heart from the Chunky Heart Panel and the title XOXO
 I used the Plum and Antique Gold embossing powders on my chipboard, i love those colors, they are so beautiful.
 I stamped some more images on my background with the Deja-vu, Grungy Grid and Tattered Newsprint stamps with some black ink.
 For my flower clusters i ude the Late winter and Harvest Lileis as well as a few of my own stash.
 For the rest of my embellishments i used a botton, a few leaves, some beads and some rhinestones.
Blue fern Studios products used:

-Happy accident
-layering cards

-Blue Fern Frame
-Chunky Heart panel
-XOXO word set

- Deja-vu
-Grungy Grid
-Tattered Newsprint

-Late Winter Lilies
-Harvest Lilies

Embossing Powders
-Antique Gold

Thanks so much!
Hugs wendy

Thursday, May 18, 2017

May inspiration by Annie Samson

Hello Blue Fern Studios fans, 
I am verry excited to share this 3 new layouts with you !

2 of my 3 layout are made from the very beautiful Happy Accident collection.


For my first layout, I have used the paper Faith from Happy Accident.

I have used a litle bit of menth ink and I have stamped with Tattered Harlequin on the background. 

Then I used Speckled Mint embossing powder on Shabby Brick Bites and Magenta embossing powder on my title Adorable and Dream Catcher chipboard.

To add more texture to my layout, I have also used 2 pieces 
of the coordinated chipboard of Happy Accident

Then I have had few flowers to my layout.

Blue Fern Studios products used:

Faith from Happy Accident

Shabby Brick Bites
Dream Catcher
Coordinated chipboard of Happy Accident collection

Embossing powders
Sparkeled minth

Tattered Harlequin

Happy roses
Harvest lylies

Capture the moment

For my second layout, I have used the paper Windfall from Happy Accident

At first, I had a litle bit of color with blue ink to my background.
Than I have used the Forever stamp set to add details.

I have used 3 of the coordinated chipboard of the Happy Accident collection under my picture.
To add a litle bit more texture, I have use one piece of the Flourish Corner chipboard.
I simply add blu ink on this chipboard.

Than  I have used Peacock embossing powder on the Capture the moment title. 

Than I have add a lot of beautiful Blue Fern Flowers.

Windfall from Happy Accident

coordinated chipboard of the Happy Accident collection 
Flourish Corner
Capture the moment

Stamp set

Embosing powder

Chester ville bloms
Happy roses
Spring peony


For my last layout of this month, I have chosed to make a more romantic layout.
I have use one paper of the Timeless collection

To add more texture to my background, I have haded some plum ink with a water pensil

I have used Mushroom embossing powder on the Ironwork Edge chipboard 
and I have used the Magenta embossing powder Adorable title

Than I had a dramatical effect with grass texture.

Than I have add flower to embellish my layout.

One paper of the Timeless collection

Ironwork Edges
Adorable title

Embosing powder

Harvest lylies

See you next month, Annie Samson XX

Wednesday, May 17, 2017

Fan of the Month Album and Video

We hope you are having a wonderful Wednesday.  It's week 3 with our Blue Fern Fan of the Month, Cheryl Kearns.  Today, we continue our journey through the romantic album she has created using our Spring Parade Collection, and include a video from Cheryl.

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These pages are made with the “Remembrance” papers. I have a belly band running down the center of the left page, with a floral cluster and the Large Flourish chipboard. On the opposite page I made a magnetic flap with lace on the border. I have a floral cluster on top of the flap, with the Royal Border chipboard that I embossed with Cotton Candy embossing powder. 

I used the “Sunday Best” to make pockets on both pages. I also used the Large Chipboard Flourishes to highlight my flowers.

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Cheryl has created a video walk-through of this amazing album, which you can see on her blog HERE.  

Thanks so much for joining us today.  We will be back next Wednesday with one final post from Cheryl.

Tuesday, May 16, 2017

Projects for May by Lydia Guijt

Hello Paper and Blue Fern Studios friends! 

This month our new collection Happy Accident is a big favorite of mine. Love the designs and wonderful colors. To top it all off Blue Ferns Studios also created a Printed Chipboard sheet to compliment the papers. What's not to love. 
Let's check out my first layout!

Beauty in Chaos 

To show of these wonderful new Happy Accident Chipboard Pieces I created this layout. Whenever I create you should see my table. Yes you guessed it. Chaos. So I found this particular title perfect to make a layout with .

I started with the Halftone and London Chronicle stamps to create some interest on the Fate background page. Because the page already has circles on there I decided to keep up with that theme. 

The Circle Group Pieces I embossed with Ebony and the Mini Ring Things with the gorgeous new Plum color. Perfect fit with this new collection. Now it's time to create my layers and started stacking. Having all the interesting parts pop out. The beautiful light green Late Winter Lily matched perfectly. To fine tune the look I added some thread, lace, I die-cut some leaves and some sparkle with the new Pea Soup glitter, some mists, beads and bling. 
I hope you like it! 

Happy Accident : Fate
Circle Group
Mini Ring Things
Happy Accident : Printed Chipboard
BFS Embossing
Pea Soup
London Chronicle
Late Winter Lilies

Free Spirit

For my second layout I'm using an older collection, Paisley & Vine. Beautiful papers with gorgeous contrasting colors, details and even some abstract patterns. 
When we visited Las Vegas I took photos of this statue that I wanted to use. The Metal trees surrounding it in the red is what made the decision to use this collection the winner.

I layered the SplendorPassion and Pathway papers so the red just shows a thin outline. 
With the Tattered News Print stamp I stamped randomly around the page. Now with one of my stencils I added some texture with paste.
The Bits of Honeycomb were embossed with Icicle, the Graduated Circle, leftover part from the Swirly Circle and Chesterville Doodle embossed with Speckled Mint with some Peacock Glitter sprinkled over it too. The leaves I've used on the layout are cut out Blooms & Stems stamp prints embossed with Fern.

Now that we have all the building blocks for our layout prepared we can put it together. For some layering under the photo I cut up pieces from the Playing Cards sheet. Using one of the cards as the title. Layering the chipboard pieces and placing the flowers including the Late Winter Lilies to finish of the layout. 

Paisley & Vine: Pathway, Playing Cards, Splendor 
Graduated Circles
Swirly Circle
Chesterville Doodle
Bits of Honeycomb
BFS Embossing Powder 
Speckled Mint
Tattered News Print
Blooms & Stems Stamp
Late Winter Lilies

These are my layouts for you this month!

Next month I hope to show you some fun layouts from my visit to Disney World.

Thank you so much for having a look!

Hugs, Lydia