Monday, January 30, 2017

Memoires Collection with Kathleen White

Today we wrap up the month of January with the final layouts from Kathleen White, our Blue Fern Fan of the Month.   It has been a joy to have Kathleen with us.   Her love of Blue Fern products can be seen in each of her projects and we are thrilled that we have been able to share her creativity with you during this month!

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Hello all of you Blue Fern Studio fans!  Kathleen here with another layout for you.  This time we are leaving the tropics far behind and landing in Ireland with my second daughter.  We were visiting the beautiful town of Trim.

 I used the beautiful Twilight Fable paper with lovely rose bouquets scattered all around.  To begin this layout I used a note punch randomly around the paper.  I used a doily punch on one of the strips cut  from the bottom of the paper and glued equal pieces behind the first punch outs, then backed it all with white card-stock. Then using a stencil and modeling paste I created a linear background to the design.

 Next I cut out the note cards, and layered them with lace and chipboard.  The chipboard is so gorgeous.  I used Seafoam Embossing Powder on half of the chippie and painted the rest in red, topped with Pink Pearl Glitter.  The chippie was cut into sections then tucked into the layers.

 I selected blooms from the Dark Tropical Lilies and Attic Charm Glitter Roses plus a couple from my stash.  Then using a deep pink rose paint and tea stain brown I painted around the layers topping it off with white splatters.  Finally I added a few red pearl dots from my stash and voila we are done!

Memoires Collection
Twilight Fable
Photographic Record
Heartland XOXO
Pink Pearl
Dark Tropic Lilies
Attic Charm Glitter Roses
Embossing Powder
Sea Foam

My Story

Before I share my final layout with you this month I would like to thank Blue Fern Studios for choosing me as their "Fan" of the month.  It has been a wonderful honor and opportunity to work alongside the very talented BFS design team.  I absolutely adore Blue Fern Studio products from their gorgeous paper collections and coordinating blooms, to embossing powders and everything else!

This is my son when he was a tot.  I have had this photo in my pile of pics to scrap for years!  Then I saw this gorgeous paper in the Memoires collection called "Autumn Biography" and I knew it was perfect for this picture.

For the back ground I used a mask and texture paste . After that dried, I layered my note card using pop dots in between each layer to give height, allowing space for tucking bits and pieces. I cut out the girl holding a journal from the note card "My Story" and tucked it into the foliage.

Finally using some green  and burnt red water colors I shaded in areas around the design.  Then came a few copper micro beads and blue glass beads to complete it.

I keep all of my scraps for future use such as these cut outs I used here from the Autumn Anthology collection.  These collections blend seamlessly together.  When you don't have a lot of blooms just pull apart layers and tuck them into the foliage as shown above.  Then add a few beads to the bottom layer and viola another complete bloom shown below.

Memoires Collection
Autumn Biography
Calling Cards
Autumn Anthology Collection
Heartland Blossoms
Heartland Roses and Blooms

 Thank you for stopping by today.

Friday, January 27, 2017

January Social Media and YOU, edition #3

Happy Friday, everyone!
It's time for our last January Social Media Feature of the month!

Marina Gridasova of Russia created this lovely page with her last sheet of Ombre Dreams! We love how she has centered her torn Mini Rings Panel chipboard and used it to anchor her other elements. Her combination of pastels are glorious and make us hopeful that Spring is not that far away, You can find Marina on Instagram 

@by_marina_gridasova or visit her Blog to see more of her work. 

Julie Schinkel of Brisbane is an enthusiastic and super talented papercrafter who created this ultra feminine, colorful page! She has used our older beloved Montage Collection and the Shabby Brick Bits chipboard. Please visit her on Instagram @julz2470 or visit her inspiring blog at  

Nozomi Iwamiya teaches scrapbooking workshop where she introduces projects such as this wonderful frame. We adore the shabby chic look created within a frame using paper, resin, chipboard and of course, flowers! We spy our fave Blush collection used here. You can visit Nozomi at @nozomiphoto on Instagram or on her blog at

Next month is Febraury .. can you believe that?! So, we'll be looking for lots of romantic paper creations! Be sure and tag us  for a chance to be featured! And please use the complete name "Blue Fern Studios so this is no confusion."

See you then!


Thursday, January 26, 2017

January projects by Vera Shelemekh

Hello Blue Fern Studios fans!
I'm really excited to present my first projects as Blue Fern Studios design team member. It's a great honor for me to join such a faboulous team! 

First a couple of words about myself.

My name is Vera Shelemekh and I come from the very heart of Russia.  I live in Moscow with my husband and 5 year old son. Scrapbooking is my hobby, my work and my life style. I can't imagine my crafty process without mixed media and fuzzy cutting. So if you come to Moscow and meet a person with scissors in dirty hands, that would be probably me :)
I create in different styles and techniques.
Visit my social media to learn more:

And now give me a chance to try and inspire you to create something really amazing with the best paper and chipboards ever!
My first project is the layout about russian winter full of snow and Christmas fun. We celebrate New Year first and then Orthodox Christmas on January 7th so the celebration is still alive in memory)

I used Vintage Christmas 2 Twas the night as backgroud and cut a lot of elements from Holiday Cards sheet.

The gingerbread house Chipboard is covered with white gesso, then I embossed the roof with Icicle powder and covered candy parts with Fire Engine glitter.

The title "Noel" is also embossed with Icicle powder.

Blue Fern Studios products used:

Vintage Christmas - Wonderland
Vintage Christmas 2 - Twas the Night
Vintage Christmas 2 - Holiday Cards

Gingerbread House

Embossing powder:

Fire Engine
Now let's move to amazing Heartland collection! I've created two projects.
The first one is the layout about myself and the qween which lives deeply inside every girl) The image came up to my mind when I saw the Heartland Love Blooms paper sheet. It became the background for my layout.
My hat and skirt are made of many fuzzy cut flowers.I cut them from Heartland Sweet on You paper.

I also added some Chelsea vines covered with  green acrylic paint and lime embossing powder. 
And some hearts cut of Chunky Heart Panel and covered with antique gold powder.
 For this layout I used some stamping with Deha Vu  and Texture 1 sets. I stamped elements on the remnants of the Sweet on you paper, cut them and adhered to the layers.

Blue Fern Studios products used:

Heartland - Love Blooms
Heartland - Sweet on You

Chelsea vines
Chunky Heart Panel

Embossing powders:
Antique gold

Deja vu set
Texture 1 set

 And now the dessert. Heartland collection inspired me to create two chocolate boxes. I like to have such things at hand in case a friend drops in.
The boxes are made of Valentine Party and XOXO papers and decorated with flowers cut from Love Notes. I used the remnants of paper, a puncher and some glue to create paper flowers.

The birds in the middle are taken from the little birds set and covered with Fool's gold glitter.
 The boxes are quite big, appriximately 6х2,5 inch, so someone can keep quite a lot of chocolate inside))

Blue Fert Studios products used:

Heartland - XOXO
Heartland - Valentine Party
Heartland - Love Notes

Little Birds set

Fool's Gold

Hope you enjoyed! Have a good crafty day and see you in February ;)

Tuesday, January 24, 2017

January projects by Wendy Scholten

Hi everyone,

I'm so excited and thankful to be in this talented designteam for Blue Fern Studios and share my projects with you today!
My name is Wendy Scholten also known as MySweetCreativeLife and i'm 34 years old.
I am married to Peter for 5 years and we have a little girl, she is 3 years and is my biggest inspiration. I live in Kwintsheul, a small village in the Netherlands.
I work on a daycare for mentally challenged people for almost 14 years now.
I started scrapbooking about 10 years ago and love to try new products to see wat i can make with them. My style is romantic but i also like to use mixed media products.

You can find me here on social media:

I have 3 projects for you so let's start with the first one.

"Baby it's cold outside"

My first page is made with the gorgeous Vintage Christmas collection, i made this photo of our daughter on our last vacation and i loved it so much i knew i had to use this one.
The Christmas papers are so versatile, i decided to make a winter layout instead of a Christmas layout
(also because our daughter didn't want me to make a photo of her in her Christmas outfit, lol)

I used the Auld Lange Syne paper which i cut in half and switched the bottom and top so the flowers ended up in the middle and placed it on the backside of the Wonderland paper. I used lace to cover up the edges of the papers in the middle.

I used a stencil and moddeling paste with glitter to create texture for the background, when that was dry i used the forever stamp and some ink to stamp some images over the moddeling paste.
I  framed my photo with a piece of burlap and some cheesecloth underneath it.

The chipboard pieces were all treated with white gesso and then i used Snow and Silver Bells embossingpowders which i mixed together in different amounts.

For the Blooming curls is used more snow then silver bells and for the Winter Flakes the opposite. The title Baby it's cold outside was embossed with only silver bells and some ice paste and i cut it in pieces to fit my photo.

I used several collections of flowers, the Winter Lilies and Christmas Blooms. To finish it i used a few berries and embellishments from my own stash and put some glitter on some places.

Blue Fern Studios products i've used:
Vintage Christmas- Auld Lang Syne
                        Vintage Christmas-Wonderland (Backside)

Blooming Curls
Winer Flakes
Baby it's cold outside

Forever Stamp Set

Embossing powders:
Silver Bells

Blue Ice
Dusty Rose

Christmas Blooms
Winter Lilies

Then for number two:

"Follow your Heart"

For my second page i used the beautiful Heartland papers, chipboard and flowers.
I used a stencil, some moddeling paste and the Forever stamp for my background

I used the backside of the Red Rose Ball paper and 3 of the calling cards of the Love Notes paper which i placed under my photo to give it some depth. I also fussy cut some of the flower bits from the Sweet on You paper and tucked them between my photo and the calling cards.

I treated my chipboard first with some white gesso and for the Follow Your Heart title i used Vintage Gold embossingpowder, for the Spirit of Heartland chipboard i used oatmeal embossingpowder.

The Heartland Flowers are gorgeous so i knew i had to use those on my layout and some of the courtship roses. To finish it i used a few embellishments of my own stash.

Blue Fern Studios products i've used:

Heartland- Red Rose Ball(backside)
Heartland- Love Notes
Heartland- Sweet on You

Follow Your Heart
Spirit of Heartland

Forever Stamp Set

Embossing powders:
Vintage Gold

Heartland Blossoms
Hearland Roses and Blooms
Courtship roses

And the last one for this month, number three:

"You have stolen my Heart"

For my third layout i also used the Heartland papers, flowers and chipboard.
I used the backside of the Love Song Serenade Paper and used nothing more than a doily stencil and some moddeling paste for the background.

I really love lace so that's what i used for the background texture together with the Blooming Flourishes chipboard which i treated with white gesso and then used Sand and Sea Embossing powder.

The Heartland XOXO chipboard was treaten with It's a girl Embossig powder.

I cut a small piece of it to make a cluster at the bottom of my page with some lace and flowers.

I used the Heartland Colection flowers as well as the coutship roses and Christmas blooms.
And topped it off with some Glitter and some embellishments of my own stash.

Blue Fern Studios products i've used:

Heartland- Love Song Serenade

Bloomimg Flourishes
Heartland XOXO

Embossing Powder:
Sand and Sea
It's a girl

Blue Ice
Dusty Rose

Heartland Blossoms
Courtship Roses
Christmas Blooms

Thank you so mutch for visiting and hope to see you next month!

Hugs Wendy

Monday, January 23, 2017

January Projects with Halyna Protsenko and video tutorial

Hello everyone!!! I'm so happy to present you my first two projects for Blue Fern Studios and video step-by-step layout tutorial! I'm so proud of being choose to be part of this great talented team. I really hop to inspire you all year long!

My name is Halyna Protsenko. I'm from Ukraine. I love to create many different projects: albums, layouts, canvas and cards. My works are very tender and light. I like flowers and lace! I like tenderness!!! My scrapbooking works is my soul))) Scrapbooking fascinated me 5 years ago and I am now a true fan of this!!! Scrapbooking become more than a hobby, it is my lovely job!!!  I love to share my knowledge and techniques in my classes and in my video tutorials.

You can see my work and videos:

I'm so excited to be joining the Blue Fern Studios team and I hope that my projects will inspire you. 

"Flowers heart" layout
My first layout about my cute friend Elena. She is very beautiful girl and I love this photo very much!!!!!!
I worked this page with the beautiful Heartland collection. It is very tenderness and flowers! And I like it so much!!!!!

I selected the Circle Flourish Small Frame chipboard to create the background and made it different techniques that you will see in the video tutorial.

Here's the video step-by-step layout tutorial, I hope you enjoy it!

Blue Fern Studios Products used:
- Heartland - All You Need
- Heartland - Love Notes
- Heartland - Sweet On You

- Chipboard Circle Flourish Small Frame

Imagine Ink Embossing Powder
- Embossing Powder - Copper
- Embossing Powder - Oatmeal

- Glitter Sunshine
- Glitter Blue Ice

- Soft Blossoms
- Attic Charm Glitter Roses

"Magical" layout
My second layout is about my beautiful friend Nadya. Her eyes are very magical and I like it!!!!
For this layout I used the Vintage Christmas and Vintage Christmas 2 paper collections.

I have added Magical of chipboard from Winter Titles and colored them with Imagine Ink Antique Gold embossing powder.

This rose with glitter from Attic Charm Glitter Roses Collection is very beautiful!
Blue Fern Studios Products used:
- Vintage Christmas 2 - Twas the Night
- Vintage Christmas 2 - Holiday Cards
- Vintage Christmas 2 - Jolly
- Vintage Christmas - Magical

- Chipboard "Winter Titles"
- Chipboard "Roman Clock Set - Small"

Imagine Ink Embossing Powder
- Embossing Powder - Antique Gold
- Embossing Powder - Pink Peppermint

I hope you enjoy viewing my projects))) See you next time!!!
Hugs, Halyna.