Friday, August 10, 2018

August Blue Fern Studios' Layouts!

Hi everyone!

I have been looking forward to sharing 3 new layouts that I made using Blue Fern Studios' products with all of you!  I went with a family theme for the month of August.  I wanted to share how easy it is to make layouts that mean something to you!!!

So without further ado, here they are:

Layout #1:  Life is Full of Surprises

I used a photo that I took of my daughter, Anne, in 2012.  She loved to ride her bike(and still does) and got on it one afternoon, still in her dress after going to church.  I have hidden journaling about this tucked under the photo.

For this layout, I used the gorgeous "Tattered Walls" collection.  I really love all of the beautiful paper in this collection.  This particular paper is entitled "The Sun Room."  

Here is a close up:

As you can see, I stamped and embossed directly on the edges of my page to bring your eye directly to the photo.  I also embossed my chipboard with Buttercup embossing powder.  You have to try Blue Fern Studios' embossing powder - it is a dream to use!!!

Here is another view:

Blue Fern Product List:
Paper: Tattered Walls "The Sun Room" 
Chipboard: Persian Ornament,  Blooming Curls, "Life is full of Surprises"
Stamp:  Grungy Grid
Embossing Powder: Buttercup, Celestial
Flowers: Wanderlust Vine, Fresh Florals
Seedlings: Lemonade
Glitter: Army Dust
Lace:  Lace 3B, Lace 10
Ephemera: Tattered Walls

Layout #2:  Fabulous

For this layout, I used a photo of my niece, Sarah, age 3, and my daughter Katie, age 8, taken for Mother's Day in 1997.  

This time, I used the beautiful and versatile "In the Mood" collection.  I love how the pinks and reds of the paper go perfectly with the pinks of Sarah's and Katie's dresses.  

To give you a better look, here is a close up:

And a different angel:

Blue Fern Product List:
Paper: In the Mood "Amused" and "Peaceful"
Chipboard: In the Mood printed chipboard, Opulence, Elegant Flourish, "Fabulous"
Embossing Powder: True Red, Black Sand
Flowers: Garden Blooms, Summer Blooms
Seedlings: Flaming
Glitter: Gilded Rose, Soot
Lace: Lace 1, Lace 10, Lace 12

Layout #3:  Our Family

This layout features the very gorgeous Tattered Walls collection.  The paper is entitled "The Carport."  (I have said this before, but I just love how each of these papers are named after a room!)  

I featured photos of our immediate family that you have seen before, but I wanted to scrap all of my favs.  

I especially loved using the small chipboard frames embossed in gold and the gold Lace 9C!

Here are some close ups:

I stamped and embossed the edges of my paper with the "Night Sky" embossing powder.   I also embossed the chipboard solar dangles with it.  To me, Night Sky EP is spectacular and goes perfectly with this patterned paper, too.

And a different view:

Blue Fern Product List:
Paper: Tattered Walls "The Carport" 
Chipboard: Briella's Mini Frames, Classic Mini Frames, Solar Dangles, A Spring Day, "Family"
Stamp: Distressed Titles
Embossing Powder: Night Sky, Goldenrod
Flowers: Remnants Blooms, Moody Florals
Seedlings: Pink Topaz
Glitter: Boysenberry
Lace: Lace 6, Lace 9C
Ephemera: Tattered Walls

It has been a pleasure sharing my August BFS pages with you!  I absolutely love making layouts when I have Blue Fern products at my fingertips.  I hope you get a chance to make some scrapbook pages, too, this month.  Happy Scrapping everyone!

Tuesday, August 7, 2018

We Love NY!

Good morning everyone!  I cannot believe how fast this summer is flying by.  And it's been so busy, so I must apologize for not posting for the past few weeks.  I hope you are all enjoying your August!

Today I would like to share a scrapbook page that I made for the new "Mother-Daughter" challenge at Challenge YOUrself:

I decided to scrap a photo that my sister took of my daughters, Katie and Anne, and me during a recent trip to NYC!

Here is my take:

I truly enjoyed making this layout!  I loved using old Basic Grey paper along with new embellishments in my stash!  And the theme really made me smile!  I was definitely one happy mom that day we visited NY, and loved preserving the memory with a photo of me and my daughters!  We hope that YOU get a chance to check out Challenge YOUrself this month, too!

The random prize is a special one - it's an amazing 12 x 12  Close to my Heart wreath kit:

Here is a close up:

And a different view:

Thank you so much for stopping by my blog today!  Have a wonderful week!  HUGS!

Friday, July 13, 2018

3 New Blue Fern Studios' Layouts for July!

Hi everyone!  It's hard to believe that it is July 13 already!  As I write this post, we are in the middle of a heat wave here in Pennsylvania - we have an extremely high heat/humidity advisory for the next few days, so it's a perfect time to stay indoors scrap!! 

Today I am excited to share my July Blue Fern Studios layouts with you . . .

Layout #1: One Cute Chick

I went straight to the beautiful "Tattered Walls" collection.  This time, I used "The Carolina Room" as the basis for my page.  I utilized both sides:

It's such gorgeous paper, I knew exactly which photos I wanted to use for my layout.  These sweet pictures of Anne were taken on Mother's Day, 2009.  Every time I see that smile, my heart melts!

Back to scrapping . . . I really enjoyed using the "One Cute Chick" chipboard and embossed it with "Pixie Dust" embossing powder.  

It's a DREAM to work with!!!  I also used one of the birds from the "A Spring Day" collection and embossed it with the sparkly "Goldenrod" embossing powder!

Here are is a close up:

And a different view:

Blue Fern Product List:
Paper: Tattered Walls "The Carolina Room" (Both sides!)
Chipboard: A Spring Day, "One Cute Chick"
Embossing Powder: Pixie Dust, Goldenrod
Flowers: Garden Blooms, Moody Florals
Seedlings: Gold Nugget
Glitter: Solar Flare, Gilded Rose
Lace: Ivory Braided Trim, Lace 1, Lace 6, Lace 10
Ephemera: Tattered Walls

Layout #2:  Blessed

I already had the photo of my daughters, Katie and Anne, in mind when I started making this page.  I took this photo for our Christmas card in November of 2013.  Once again, I thought the tattered walls collection was perfect for this treasured picture.  

I used "The Garage."

Isn't it cool that all of these papers are named after a room?  I love that!

I also used "The Powder Room" to back my photo and to punch out my snowflakes:

I embossed the "Blessed" and "Christmas Tree" chipboard pieces with the "Ivory" embossing powder.  I have to mention that I have never found better embossing powder than that made by Blue Fern Studios!  The Ivory EP is wonderful and no others match up to it!  (And because it's a neutral, I use it so often that I need to order more soon.)

Here are some close ups of my layout:

And I really had fun decorating my chipboard Christmas tree with pieces from Lace 9C:

Blue Fern Product List:
Paper: Tattered Walls "The Garage," "The Powder Room"
Chipboard: Christmas Tree, "Blessed"
Embossing Powder: Ivory
Flowers: Courtship Roses, Harvest Lilies, Late Winter Lilies
Seedlings: Twig
Glitter: Solar Flare
Lace: Lace 9C, Lace 10

Layout #3:  Love This Moment

I totally enjoyed making this last page using a photo of the group of children that were adopted with Anne when we got together at Pearl S Buck for an adoption picnic.  This "travel group" photo was taken in the summer of 2009!

I love the Homespun collection and that it was perfect for this photo.  I used the flip side of "Hospitality:"

I altered these chipboard pieces:  


"Love This Moment:"

This time I embossed both pieces with "Taupe" embossing powder, then to change things up a bit, I distressed each piece.  

Here are some close ups:

I also enjoyed embossed directly on my page using the "Christmas Collage" stamp set and "Pearl" embossing powder.

Here's a different view:

Blue Fern Product List:
Paper: Homespun "Hospitality
Chipboard: "Love This Moment," "Opulence"
Embossing Powder: Taupe, Pearl
Flowers: Homespun Blossoms, Fresh Florals
Seedlings: Wintergreen
Glitter: Army Dust
Stamp Set: Christmas Collage
Lace: Lace 3

I would like to take a moment to thank you for stopping by my blog today.  I truly enjoyed making these pages using the amazing Blue Fern Studios products and loved sharing them with all of you!  

I cannot wait to share more with you next month!

Until then . . . Happy Scrapping

Saturday, July 7, 2018

Life is Beautiful!

Hi everyone!  It's the 7th of the month and time for a brand new challenge over at Challenge YOUrself!  I hope you are all enjoying July so far!!

This month's challenge is all about the ocean:

And here is my take:

I used a recent photo of me taken at the absolutely beautiful beach in Bermuda.  My husband took the photo!  He actually won the trip through his work, and we had a fabulous time there!  I used this scrapbook collection made by Echo Park:

Here is a close up:

And a different view:

I hope you get a chance to check out Challenge YOUrself this month!  You have a random chance to win this amazing prize, too:
It's an adorable 12 x 12 collection by Photo Play!

Thank you so much for stopping by my blog today.  I truly appreciate your visit and comments!  Hugs!!!

Friday, June 8, 2018

June Tattered Walls Pages made for Blue Fern Studios!

Hi everyone!  I am so happy to be here today sharing three new scrapbook pages that I made using the gorgeous "Tattered Walls" paper collection for the Blue Fern Studios design team:

To me, this is a "must-have" collection for any scrapbooker.  It is so versatile  and each and every page is absolutely beautiful.  So without further ado, here are my pages . . .

Layout #1:  Family

I decided to use the cool "Powder Room" paper:

And one of my favorite parts of making this page was using the "Stone Cottage" chipboard piece.

  I decorated it with Taupe and Blue Sky embossing powder:

And I did the same with the Chipboard "Family" word, too.

Here's a different view:

I especially liked scrapping a treasured family photo of the four of us, using this beautiful collection. 

Blue Fern Product List:
Paper: Tattered Walls "the Powder Room"
Chipboard: Stone Cottage, "Family"
Embossing Powder: Taupe, Sky Blue
Flowers: Spring Blooms, Wanderlust Lilies
Seedlings: Aquamarine
Lace:  Lace 1, Lace 2, Lace 10
Ephemera:  Tattered Walls

Layout #2:  Sweet Memories

I came across some old photos from my wedding day, and just had to scrap this one!

I used the stunning "Maid's Rom" paper:

Here is a close up so that you can get a better look:

The "Glam Frame" and "Memories" chipboard pieces worked very well here.  And the taupe embossing powder is a dream to work with!!

Also, I stamped the musical notes and embossed directly on my page using the 
"For the Birds" stamp set:

Blue Fern Product List:
Paper: Tattered Walls "the Maids Room"
Chipboard: Glam Frame, "Memories"
Embossing Powder: Taupe
Stamp: For the Birds
Glitter: Pink Carnation
Flowers: Garden Blooms, Spring Blooms
SeedlingsRed Grape
Lace:  Lace 3, Lace 10, Lace 12
Ephemera:  Tattered Walls

Layout #3:  Our Story

I used the other side of "the Maid's Room" paper because it resembled a book and went perfectly with my "Our Story" theme, which is based on my daughter's love for each other.

The centerpiece of this page is this beautiful "Fancy Love" stamp set:

I embossed directly on my page, and stamped over the embossing in black to bring out "Love One Another" better:

And here is a different view:

Blue Fern Product List:
Paper: Tattered Walls "Apartment B" and "the Maid's Room"
Chipboard: Embellished Frame, "Our Story"
Embossing Powder: Ivory
Stamp: Fancy Love, Home Accents
Glitter: Gilded Rose
Flowers: Remnants Blooms
Lace:  Ivory Braided Trim, Lace 12
Ephemera: Tattered walls

I want to take a minute to thank you for stopping by and checking out my blog today!  And I also want to let you know how easy and fun it is to create beautiful scrapbook pages when you have the right supplies that add so much to your layouts.  Please take a moment to check out the BFS retail store and their blog!!! 

I can't wait to share more with you next month. 
Happy Scrapping!