Friday, October 30, 2015

My 3rd October Blue Fern Studios Project!

"An Autumn Story" 

You've probably seen this one already because it was done using the October Sketch. The photo was of myself and one of my uncles taken many years ago at my Grandmother's farm. 

The title piece and Butterfly Friends were inked in brown, then some gold embossing was added to the butterflies for sparkle. 

Again, just some simple inking on the Seasonal Wildflowers and Berry Stems in green. Then I spritzed them with the new Leaf mist. Finally, I added a little glitter glue to the Wildflowers .. hardy ever use that stuff anymore! 

Blue Fern Products used:
Autumn Anthology Balcony
Autumn Anthology Mercantile

An Autumn Story
Butterfly Friends
Seasonal Wildflowers
Berry stems


Imagine Ink, Leaf

That's it from me today.
Thanks for coming by my blog today and supporting Blue Fern Studios!

Monday, October 26, 2015

My 2nd October Blue Fern Studios project!


Hello, again!
Next up is just a very sweet romantic page of my daughter and her husband using the Gazebo paper. I've used lots of the new Imagine Ink mist in Leaf on my background to really give it some pop, then pulled the purple and gold flowers from the paper by adding similar 3 dimensional ones. I completed the background with Texture stamp. Behind the photo are Newsworthy and Calling Cards layered in. The little bird was fussy cut from the Newsworthy paper.

My Iron Signage, Ironwork Edges, Victorian Corner and Love from the Good Vibes set were all treated the same way. I first primed with gesso and then did a little experiment with some textured spray paint from the hardware store. Definitely something that needs to be done outside!! The smell is quite harsh but it gave the cupboard a fun look. After that dried completely, I misted all the pieces with some black mist.

The Doily Bunting (a fave) was left raw because it was a nice warm brown color and seemed to blend nicely as is with my photo. 

Love this new Iron Signage piece and can see myself using it a lot. 

I've been saving the Victorian Corner for just the right project and this was it.
 But now, it's on my re-order list!

Blue Fern Products Used:
Autumn Anthology Gazebo
Autumn Anthology Newsworthy
Autumn Anthology Calling Cards

Iron Signage
Ironwork Edges
Victorian Corner
Doily Bunting
Good Vibes


Imagine Ink Mist:

Thanks for coming by again!
Love reading your comments and having your support!

Friday, October 23, 2015

My 1st October Blue Fern Studios projects!

Hello, everyone! 

I'm here today to share my first October Blue Fern Studios projects using the Autumn Anthology collection. Fall colors are a fave of mine, so this was just plain FUN!


Starting with a vintage photo of my mom, I've used the Le Ballon and Mercantile paper as my base and focused on a few fave pieces of chipboard, the Oval Daisy Frame and the new French Ironworks .. so gorgeous! I painted them with some distress paint and then did some random embossing with a gold embossing powder. I was going for a very rusted look. I finished the pieces off with a dab of metallic patina. 

Of course, there is some mixed media in the background and use of the new Imagine Mist in Persimmon as well as the texture stamp. Persimmon is such a great color! I've fussy cut and layering in some pieces from the Calling Cards and some butterflies from Frolic Dans le Jardin. 


Love to frame my photos with chipboard! 

This new French Ironwork is so intricate .. in love! 

I snipped it into two pieces and used some here. 

Blue Fern Products Used:
Autumn Anthology Le Ballon
Autumn Anthology Mercantile
Autumn Anthology Calling Cards
Frolic Dans le Jardin

French Ironwork
Oval Daisy Frame


Imagine Ink, Persimmon

That's it for today!
I'll be back in a few days with more!
Thanks for coming by! 

Monday, October 12, 2015

Vintage Christmas debut! ~ Blue Fern Studios

Hello, Blue Fern fans! 

Sandi Clarkson here with you today sharing my first Vintage Christmas project! 
I think I squealed a bit when I received my Design Team box the other day ... so many lovely new items! Wow! 

The Noel paper was treated with clear gesso and then super heavy gesso with a stencil. Imagine Ink in "Winter Mist" was misted and spread with water to enhance the stenciling. The "Carribean" glitter was then scattered over the background paper for lots of shine. Yes, we now have glitter! 

The chipboard pieces were all primed with gesso and then coated with the Imagine Ink in "Winter Mint" ( Snow Medley), "Leaf" (Eclectic Hearts), "Jingle Bells" (Garden Window) and "Cotton Candy" plus "Persimmon" (Wish, Wonder, Dream).  The Snow Medley piece was enhanced with "Fern" embossing powder, the Wish with "Poinsettia" embossing powder and the Eclectic Hearts with "Lucky" embossing powder. The Garden Window was misted with "Jingle Bells," then dusted with "Pyrite" glitter. 

Paper layers were cut and placed behind the Window. Flowers and bling were added as a final touch. 

Here are some close-ups:

I love Blue Fern Studios chipboard and had fun with some older pieces as well as some new ones! Having mist, embossing powder and glitter that mix and match  with the papers is wonderful! You can see that I like to do my embossing in more of a random way versus total coverage. For the Eclectic Hearts I added in some variegation with my green Gelato. In case you're wondering, the Garden Window does have Jingle Bell mist, a smidgen of inks and then is dusted with Pyrite glitter. One window shutter was cocked to reveal the paper beneath it. 

Another view. 

The Snow Medley piece has been cut in half and used in two spots. 

More random embossing on the Wish piece. 

Well, that's my first project with Vintage Christmas! I can't wait to start another even though the weather is still hot here in Texas.

Thanks for coming by! 

Blue Fern Studios products used:

Vintage Christmas Noel
Vintage Christmas Magical
Vintage Christmas Greeting Cards

Snow Medley
Wish Wonder Dream
Garden Window
Eclectic Hearts

Winter Mint
Cotton Candy
Jingle Bells

Embossing Powder:


Wednesday, October 7, 2015

New Products at Blue Fern Studios!

Are you thinking ahead to Christmas yet?

We are, at Blue Fern Studios!  And we have the perfect collection to get you ready to start tackling those holiday projects.   If you plan to make cards, tags, or gifts for your family and friends, we have a beautiful collection to get you started.  And don't forget those projects for your home, or how about displaying a few layouts with photos of Christmas past?  The Blue Fern Vintage Christmas collection is just what you need.  Here's a close-up look at this elegant paper collection featuring shades of blue, green, red, pink, and neutral tones, all with a true vintage look. 

We are also excited to introduce a brand new line of products called Imagine Ink.  These products were created to coordinate with our Vintage Christmas line.  No more searching for just the right color of mist, embossing powder, or glitter.  We have done all the work for you!

Our three new mists are Cotton Candy, Jingle Bells, and Winter Mint and they are sure to add just the right amount of luster and interest to your projects.

We have also added glitter!  These three colors, Phoenix, Caribbean, and Pyrite will bring just the right amount of sparkle!

And wouldn't it be wonderful to have some coordinating Embossing Powder?  We have taken care of that, too.  What an awesome way to enhance our chipboard designs!  Once again, we have taken the guess-work out of it by selecting four colors that will coordinate with the Vintage Christmas collection - Lucky, Poinsettia, Petal, and Fern. 

We sure hope this has put you in the mood for Christmas.  We will be showing you projects from our Creative Team later this month.  Wait until you see how they are using these products!

And of course, we have designed some beautiful chipboard pieces, just in time for your holiday and winter creating.   Be sure to check back next week when we reveal the new designs.

I'm super excited! 

Saturday, October 3, 2015

Sneak Peek time at My Creative Scrapbook

It's SNEAK PEEK time!

Oh do we have some fantastic kits for you for October!  There are only a few days to go until we can reveal them all to you.  In the meantime, we're thrilled to share a few peeks at what Pam and the team have been up to with the October kits!

(As always, click on the pictures to see them larger)

Our October Main kit sneak peeks:

and a few Main kit creations by our design team!

by Jodi Wilton

by Christine Meyer

by Lee-Anne Thornton


Our October Creative kit sneak peeks:

and some Creative kit creations by our design team!

 by Alicia Giess

by Christine Meyer

by Christine Meyer


Our October Limited Edition kit sneak peeks:

and some Limited Edition kit creations by our design team!

by Michelle McDonald

by Marilyn Rivera

by Marta Lapkowska


Our October Album kit sneak peeks...
are still a secret! :)


We would love to hear what you think of our October sneaks!

Now that you have a peek at what's coming, don't forget to reserve your kits :)
Please visit for more information.

See you on the 5th for the full reveal!

Friday, October 2, 2015

October Sketch ~ Blue Fern Studios

Welcome to October, I think! 
Where did this September go???
  It's time for 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?

And here is my take:

(Details coming later this month but yes, that's me ... again!)

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
by midnight EST on October 31, 2015

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