Friday, July 3, 2015

July Blue Fern Studio Sketch Challenge

Welcome to July, everyone!
  Here it is: another new sketch challenge for you over at Blue Fern Studios. 
 Michele Singh has created this beautiful sketch exclusively for Blue Fern! Isn't it gorgeous?
 I had so much fun using it!  

For my sample, I've used the new Paisley & Vine collection along with some great Blue Fern chipboard. I'll be sharing close-ups and details on my BFS post on July 23rd. But I just had to share! 

"Cute Stuff" 

My photo is not the best but I was asked to scrap it nonetheless by my granddaughter, so I did some fun photo editing since it wasn't a great, crisp photo anyway. That was kind of fun. Then I went bold and beautiful on the layout itself. 

Here are the sketch challenge details:

One lucky winner, selected by a random draw, will receive a prize package of Blue Fern Studios chipboard!
In addition, we will also select 3 (or more) layouts to feature.
We have just a few simple rules to follow if you would like to participate in our sketch challenge:
1.) Feel free to interpret the sketch as you please by means of taking it as-is or 
flipping/turning/mirroring it to suit your needs! 
2). Please note that you can do whatever type of project you please - a layout, card, 
  canvas, altered item- whatever suits your mood and style! 
We would love to see the different ways our sketch can be used.
3.) You must use at least one piece of Blue Fern Studios chipboard OR use Blue Fern Studios paper on your project. Please note that you do not need to use the pieces featured in the sketch
- use whatever suits your fancy! You can find the store nearest you HERE.
 {Do not use any other brand of chipboard on your project please!}
4.) Upload your project using the Inlinkz tool on the Blue Fern Studios Blog
midnight EST on June 30, 2015

We look forward to seeing how you use our sketch and Blue Fern Studios products.
Thanks for coming by!

Thursday, July 2, 2015

Fun Junque Gypsy Card for Marion Smith Designs

Hello, Marion Smith fans! Sandi here with you today. 
I'm sharing a quick and fun card that can be used for any occasion that might need celebrating. Birthday, anniversary, retirement. This festive little gal on the Junque Gypsy papers looks like she is partying, don't you think? 

I paired her with the Junque Gypsy Carta Blanche papers and got some fun layers going on a 5x6 card base. 

Teal goes with so many colors but I've paired it here with with pinks to compliment the gypsy's skirt. 

Just added some distressing to catch the mood of the collection. 

And a  few blooms, embellies and you are done! 
Happy celebrating! 

Marion Smith Designs Products used:
Junque Gypsy 6x6 paper pack
Junque Gypsy Belle Vie

Other products:
Flowers and brad

Wednesday, July 1, 2015

My Creative Scrapbook July Sneak Peeks

It's time for our July
 My Creative Scrapbook Kit Club Sneak Peeks!  
Please hurry on over to the website to reserve your kits.

Here are some sneaks from the Design Team using the gorgeous Limited Edition kit:

The full Reveal is on the 5th of July. So hope to see you then! 

I think you'll be excited about this gorgeous Kit! 

Thanks for coming by! 

Sunday, June 28, 2015

Frolic ~ Another new Blue Fern Studios collection!

Hello, Blue Fern fans.  We have some exciting news to share!  
We will soon be releasing another new paper collection called Frolic.  
We can't wait to show you more details, but for now, here's a little sneak peek.   
We will also be releasing some brand new stamps and chipboard pieces. 

 Be sure to check back!

Friday, June 26, 2015

A Junque Gypsy Layout for Marion Smith Designs!

Hello there, Marion Smith fans! I'm back today with my second post for the month featuring the oh-so-gorgeous Junque Gypsy collection in the 12x12 version with a subtitle tag from the 6x6 version. I've always loved anything that's a little Boho Chic, so when I stumbled upon this fab vintage photo, I couldn't wait to scrap it! I may have to even use it a couple of more times to satisfy the inner "Gypsy" in me! 

I love that paper tearing has become popular again because it gives an instant distressed look. I used a bit of super heavy gesso, a stencil and some mist to give my base paper some depth and texture. Then I framed the photo with a chipboard piece, some florals and a gorgeous Junque and Gems Aqua Button. When I sacrifice those babies, you know the layout is very special to me! It is super sparkly IRL. Amongst my floral cluster are some Time Keeper paper flowers and a piece of black netting from an old produce sack. 

Here are some close-ups for you:


I hope you're having a creative week! 
Thanks for coming by! 


Marion Smith Products used:
Junque Gypsy Dolce Vita
Junque Gypsy Nota Bene
Time Keeper Paper Flowers
Junque & Gems Aqua Buttons

Petaloo flowers
Blue Fern Studios chipboard