Friday, April 13, 2018

Three New Blue Fern Studios Pages for April!

Good Morning Everyone!

I have been anxiously awaiting Spring and it seems to finally be here. We may even get into the 70's this weekend.  YAY!

I am very happy and excited to be sharing the layouts that I created for Blue Fern Studios for April♥  So here goes . . .

My first two pages were made with the amazing "Wanderlust" collection:

To me, this collection is perfect for vacation and summer photos.

♥ My First Layout:  Fantastic Getaway

I fussy cut a favorite photo of my daughter, Anne, taken back in the Summer of 2013 to use as the basis for my page.  I thought it would be wonderful to use "Seascape" as my background paper.  Isn't the paper beautiful?

I featured 2 different laces here - Lace 6 and Lace 11.  And I LOVED embossing directly on my page using the Buttercup Embossing Powder along with one of the crackle texture stamps in the "sandy" area of the background paper. 

Here are some close ups:

Blue Fern Product List:
Paper: Wanderlust "Escape"
Chipboard: Wanderlust Chipboard Shapes
Embossing Powder: Buttercup
Stamp: Crackle Texture
Flowers: Chesterville Blooms
Seedlings: Glass
Lace:  Lace 6, Lace 11

My Second Layout:  Enjoy the Journey

I found a wonderful photo of the carousel at Bryant Park that I took during one of our visits to NYC!  I thought the lyrics from a favorite Joni Mitchell song of mine, "Circle Game," would be perfect here.  

Again, I thoroughly enjoyed using the paper from the Wanderlust Collection.  This time I picked  the flip side of "Pacific Coast" to use in my background: 

I just love these beautiful colors!!

And I decorated the chipboard carousel horse here on my page, too.

Here are some close ups:

I also want to mention that I loved working with the Ivory, Green Ivory and Antique Gold embossing powders and the Wintergreen Seedlings to create my Carousel Horse!

Blue Fern Product List:
Paper: Wanderlust "Pacific Coast" and "Memento"
Chipboard: Carousel Horse, Wanderlust Printed Chipboard Shapes
Embossing Powder:  Ivory, Green Ivory, Antique Gold
Flowers: Apricot Blooms, Chesterville Blooms
Seedlings: Wintergreen

I thoroughly enjoyed making both of these pages using Blue Fern Studios' Wanderlust
collection  - using all of their items made it a pleasure to scrap!

And my third page was made using the gorgeous "Remnants" collection:

My Third LayoutRemember this Day

I came across this treasured photo of my dad and I taken on my wedding day on March 3, 1990.  I have always loved this photo and thought that using the "Remnants" collection would be a perfect way to scrap it. 

Just gorgeous!!!

I used the lyrics from Amy Grant and Gary Chapman's song 
"My Father's Eyes."  I get teary eyed just thinking of this moment!!!

Some close ups:

I totally enjoyed using the Turkish Panel chipboard embossed with "Ivory" embossing powder!  And embossing directly on my page using the firework-like stamps from the "Christmas Collage" stamp set.

I am going to cherish this page for years to come thanks to the Blue Fern Studios products!

Blue Fern Product List:
Paper: Remnants "Westfield"
Chipboard: Turkish Panel, Remnants Printed Chipboard Shapes
Embossing Powder: Ivory
Stamp: Christmas Collage
Flowers: Happy Roses, Fresh Florals, Remnants Florals
Seedlings: Mauve, Sterling Silver 
Lace:  Lace 3

I hope that I inspired you to create.  I find that it easy and fun when I use Blue Fern Studios stuff!!

Thank you so much for stopping by my blog today . . .  and happy scrapping everyone!

Saturday, April 7, 2018

We Love Summer!

Hi everyone!  It's April 7th and time for a new Challenge YOUrself challenge.

This month is a sketch challenge using the following PageMaps sketch:

We have been having so much cold weather and lots of snow since Spring started.  It has made me long for summer!!!  So here is my take:

With a close up:

And a different view:

I highly recommend that all of you scrappers check out this month's Challenge YOUrself challenge.  You will enjoy it!

Thanks so much for stopping by my blog today!  Have a wonderful week - hopefully filled with lots of crafting!

Thursday, March 22, 2018

A New Page for Spring!

Good Morning fellow scrappers!

With all of the snow we have had lately, especially this month, I decided that I wanted to celebrate Spring by making a scrapbook page.  Today I am sharing a new layout that I just made.

To get some inspiration, I went searching for a new challenge and found an awesome one at
Kraft+ Plus.  This month, Kraft+ Plus wants us to do some fussy cutting and also be inspired by the following sketch:

I love the idea of fussy cutting and haven't done it in awhile.  Also truly love this sketch.  So here is the page I came up with:

I did a lot of fussy cutting here . . .  I fussy cut the yellow stripes, the clouds, the green grass, the Easter basket, and the yellow and white daisies.  And I had so much fun doing it.

Here are some close ups:

I fussy cut the grass and the Easter basket:

You can get a better look at my fussy cut grass here . . .

And here is a different view:

I also want to mention that I really enjoyed using the "Celebrate Easter" Echo Park paper that I had in my stash from last year:

I encourage you all to check out this month's Kraft+ Plus challenge.  All of their challenges are so creative and fun!

I am also sharing my page at Art Journal Journey!  It's not a challenge blog, but a site for sharing your art work!! Thank you, Susi, for inviting me!

Thanks so much for stopping by my blog today!  Have a great Thursday!

Friday, March 9, 2018

March Pages for Blue Fern Studios!

Hi Everyone!

I am excited to share 3 layouts that I made for March for the Blue Fern Studios design team.  ♥

Without further ado, here are my projects . . .

Layout #1:  Memories. . .

I have been going through old photos and attempting to organize them.  In the process, I have found beloved pictures that I want to scrap!  This one is of my oldest daughter, Katie, and is a definite favorite of mine.  I loved telling her, through this scrapbook page, to keep her beautiful inner light shining!

I used the beautiful "Homemade" paper from the Blue Fern Studios Homespun Collection and mounted it on the Wanderlust "Road Trip" paper because I loved the newspaper look.  And I had an amazing time framing the photo with the beautiful swirly chipboard that I embossed with Goldenrod embossing powder.  

Here are some close ups:

Here's my Blue Fern Product List:
Paper: Homespun "Homemade," backed with Wanderlust "Road Trip"
Chipboard: Ornate Wreath, In the Mood Printed Chipboard Shapes, Homespun Printed Chipboard Shapes
Embossing Powder: Goldenrod
Flowers: Happy Roses
Seedlings: Twig
Lace:  Ivory braided trim

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Layout #2:  Best Friends . . .

Again, as I went through my photos, I found an old one that I absolutely love.  It is one of my twin sister and me when we were toddlers.  Just look at those hair cuts!!  I love the way we were holding hands.

For this page I used "In the Mood" papers, flowers and printed chipboard!  I also used Shabby Brick Bits chipboard that I embossed and spruced up with some ink.

Here are some close ups for you to see:

And here is my Blue Fern Product List:
Paper: In the Mood "Peaceful;" backed with In the Mood "Ecstatic"
Chipboard: Shabby Brick Bits, In the Mood Printed Chipboard Shapes,
Embossing Powder: Black Sand, Baby Pink
Flowers: Moody Florals, Remnants Blooms
Seedlings: Mauve
Lace:  Lace 11

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Layout #3: Family is a Circle of Love . . .

For my third and final layout, I used a recent photo that I took of my family with my tripod and timer at a nearby park!  We love this park and go for walks there all the time.  This photo was also used for our annual Christmas card.

I featured the amazing Amber and Apricot Collection here - it's so beautiful and a dream to work with.  Lace 9C is absolutely beautiful, too!

Here are some close ups so you can get a better look:

My Blue Fern Product List:
Paper: Amber & Apricot "Birdsong" and "Busy Bees"
Chipboard: Wicker Wreath,  Amber & Apricot Printed Chipboard Shapes
Embossing Powder: Antique Gold, Garnet, Ivory
Flowers: Moody Florals, Remnants Blooms
Glitter: Cranberry
Seedlings: Harvest
Lace:  Lace 9C

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I hope I was able to inspire you to scrap some of your treasured photos!  I find that using the Blue Fern Studios paper collections and products makes scrapping so easy and fun.

Thanks so much for your visit!  I am looking forward to seeing you again next month with more from Blue Fern Studios. ♥

Wednesday, March 7, 2018

Be Happy!

Hi everyone!  I hope you have been loving your March so far!  It seems like 2018 is flying by so quickly!  And it seems like, as always, March has definitely come in like a lion with bad weather as we had a nor'easter and lost power for over 28 hours.

There were lots of images like these the day of the storm:

And the day after:

And another nor'easter storm is hitting us today.  For those of you who live in the paths of the storm, please stay safe!!

On a happier note, today I am sharing a layout that I made for the newest challenge
at Challenge YOUrself:

This month is all about Scrapbook Bingo!  Pick a line, any line, and use those elements on your page.  For something different, I picked the vertical line using rub-ons, a photo with YOU, and border punches.

Here is my completed page:

I enjoyed using rub-ons for a change - and the scalloped border punches are at the top and in the middle of my page.

I have been going through old photos and found this adorable one of Katie and me taken back in 2000.  She was in Kindergarten and celebrating Halloween that day.  I was lucky enough to volunteer in her classroom that year and had so much fun at their Halloween party that morning.

My background paper is from Blue Fern Studios' Happy Accident collection and is entitled "Incident."  

Here is a close up:

And some different views:

I hope you get a chance to check out Challenge YOUrself this month and have some fun with Scrapbook Bingo!  And please head over to Blue Fern Studios blog, too, for lots of scrappy inspiration. 

Thanks so much for stopping by my blog today!  HUGS and happy scrapping!

Saturday, February 17, 2018

So Happy Together!

Hi everyone!

I hope you are all having a wonderful weekend.

For those of you that live in the USA, happy President's Day weekend.

And happy Chinese New Year, too!  It's the year of the dog!

I am here today to share a layout that I made for the current challenge at Art Journal Journey!

This month's theme is "Animals from A to Z" and is hosted by Rike!  You can learn more about her and her beautiful art by checking out her blog!

As I started to think about which animal I would scrap about, I took my cue from the Year of the Dog.  I had a photo of my daughter, Katie, and our dog, Nutcracker taken way back in 1999!  The two of them were inseperable from the moment Katie was born.  I remember whenever we took a walk with baby Katie, Cracker would alway get between a new person walking up to her stroller and her before "letting" the person take a look.  

Here is my page:

And a close up:

With a different view:

I had a wonderful time making this layout for the AJJ challenge this month.  I want to thank Rike, Susi, and everyone there.  And I encourage you to check out their blog.  There are so many talented artists to get inspiration from!!

Have a wonderful weekend everyone!  Love and hugs to all.