May 24, 2016

Attic Charm, Blue Fern Studios Newest Release!!

Blue Fern Studios has done it again with a gorgeous new vintage collection which includes paper, chipboard, embossing powder, glitter, stamps and amazing new flowers! 

Check Here to see the full collection! 

May 20, 2016

Wedding Cards with Riddesholm Designs Tailgate Marked

In the northern hemisphere we are heading into summer and wedding season. This week I decided I needed to do a few wedding cards and I chose the gorgeous Tailgate Marked collection to make my cards.

For my first card I chose the gorgeous Bygone Era paper as my base. I added a doily from my stash and started piling the card with flowers from my stash. Calla lilies always remind me of weddings so I tucked one in my flower cluster here. To finish off the card I stitched around the edge of the card base and the photo!

For my second card I used the Poppy paper for my base. I always like to make themed cards in sets and I again stitched around my card base and photo for this card and tucked a doily underneath. For this one I also piled on the flower and added a sumptuous bow of ribbon and lace.

I absolutely love all the paper collections the Connie designs. Tailgate Marked is a gorgeous vintage set in my favorite blues and browns and is a standby favorite for me.  I hope you enjoyed these cards, and thank you so much for visiting!!

May 6, 2016

May Projects for Blue Fern Studios

I am absolutely in love with the beautiful new Blue Fern Studio's Tranquility collection.  I love the earthy, natural, calming colors and themes in the collection. I decided I would do all my May layouts using the new collection and the gorgeous new flowers that match with it.

For my first layout, I actually let the beautiful orange flowers of the Tranquil Blooms inspire my choice of image! I just love this beautiful vintage image and I though she just radiated calmness in this photo!  I layered some pieces from the Tranquility Calling Cards Paper under the photo, using the Blissful paper for my base.

In this closeup you can see the Calm chipboard and Mini Flourishes which I embossed with Imagine Ink Chili Powder embossing powder.

I added lots of stamps to this layout background, including the Forever texture and chain stamp and the Making Plans stamp.

In addition to the beautiful Tranquil Blooms, I added some smaller flowers from the Courtship Blooms. I added some orange splashes to my background.

Blue Fern Studios Supplies:

Blue Fern Studios Tranquility Collection~Blissful
Blue Fern Studios Tranquility Collection~Calling Cards

Mini Flourishes

Imagine Ink Embossing Powder:
Chili Powder

Making Plans

I just love this beautiful Patience paper I used for this layout. Again, I love to use the Calling Cards to layer under my images for extra layers and details. I chose this sweet photo of my daughter. She loves to practice her makeup and takes photos for Instagram!! I stole this one and played with it making it soft focused and black and white for a calm feeling.

I used the gorgeous Spring Frame chipboard to frame the photo of my daughter, using the Image Ink Breeze embossing powder and Sunshine glitter to add some special touches.  I just love all the names, the spring frame with Breeze and Sunshine, perfect!! In my flower cluster I added gorgeous Tranquility Blooms and Courtship Blooms flowers, along with a fun Prima nest!!

Here you can see Hushed chipboard word as well as my background stamping using a flower from the Country Garden stamp set in Walnut Stain Distress Ink and the gorgeous brick wall stamp from the Essential Textures stamp set in Shabby Shutters Distress Ink.

I finished the layout off with a bit of splashes using green mist. I like the sweet effect the Imagine Ink Sunshine glitter gives to the flowers on the Spring Frame!

Blue Fern Studios Supplies:

Blue Fern Studios Tranquility Collection~Patience
Blue Fern Studios Tranquility Collection~Calling Cards

Spring Frame

Imagine Ink Embossing Powder:

Imagine Ink Glitter:

Essential Textures
Country Garden

For my final layout I chose another serene looking vintage image! I love this beautiful image of a girl with a hint of blue in her dress. I thought it fit this beautiful Calm paper from the Tranquility collection perfectly.

This layout features a lot of flowers from the Tranquil Roses and Lilies flower set. I used the Serenity chipboard, embossed in Imagine Ink Seven Seas embossing powder. I also used the Tranquil Foliage, embossing it in both Imagine Ink Sage and Seven Seas embossing powder.

Here you can see the many layers I used from the Calling Cards paper, adding more lilies and roses from the Tranquil Blooms flowers.

For the background of my layout I used the Arcadia Textures stamp in Walnut Stain Distress Ink, adding lots of butterflies from the Bourbon Street stamp set. I finished off the layout with some masking and molding paste and some splashes of blue ink.

Blue Fern Studios Supplies:

Blue Fern Studios Tranquility Collection~Calm
Blue Fern Studios Tranquility Collection~Calling Cards

Tranquil Foliage

Imagine Ink Embossing Powder:
Seven Seas

Arcadia Textures
Bourbon Street

I really enjoyed working on my layouts this month, and I hope you liked this look at the gorgeous Tranquility collection of paper, flowers, and chipboad!

May 5, 2016

Christmas in May? A Layout for Riddersholm Designs

I have so many beautiful Riddersholm papers in my stash and this week when looking for the perfect pinks to match my vintage image, I found them in the gorgeous Christmas Story line!!!

Here you can see the gorgeous flowers from my stash nestled around my image. I have added gorgeous Wycinaka chatelaine chipboard. I added a fun "moments" lightbulb from Prima as well.  My base page is called Nebula and the lighter pink paper tucket under the photo is called Father Claus, both from the Christmas Story line.

I added some masking to the background of my pages and added the gorgeous Riddersholm Designs Glitter Glass in clear. I have added a gorgeous Reneabouquet butterfly whose colors and roses fit in perfectly with this layout.

To finish off my layout I added some tiny text, another Wycinaka flourish chipboard and some stitching around the edges. Christmas isn't just for Christmas anymore!!!

May 1, 2016

New Sketch Challenge over at Blue Fern Studios!

 It's time for another new sketch challenge over at Blue Fern Studios and
 Michele Singh has created another beautiful sketch exclusively for Blue Fern Studios for May.   

Will you play along, there is an awesome package of Blue Fern Studios chipboard for a randomly chosen winner and a chance to be chosen for a feature!

The sketch challenge rules:

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 May 31, 2016.

Hope you will join us!  
For inspiration from our design team, please visit the Blue Ferns Studio Blog here.

April 22, 2016

Vintage Cards with Barnmarket

Hello, Cathi here with some more cards! I have been on a cardmaking kick lately and wanted to use the Barnmarket line to create some gorgeous vintage cards.

My first card and all the cards use the beautiful Spottet Rose paper in that gorgeous shade of blue. I have layered this card with the equally gorgeous Blackboard paper in soft pink to which I have added some stitching!  I added a shipping tag which I distressed with Walnut Stain Distress Ink, then layered several images from the Barnmarket paper, including the Special Friend cut outs. I had all the gorgeous flowers in my stash and added the butterflies also found on the cut apart paper. I added some twine and staples to the background and to the tag.

Here you can see the great dimension the butterflies give the card along with the gorgeous flowers.

For my second card I started with the Blackboard paper adding stitching around the edges. I then layered the Spottet Rose paper, again adding stitching. Again I have added a cut out from the Barnmarket sheet along with a sentiment and two gorgeous butterflies!

The butterflies look like they are ready to fly off the page, and you can see here how I popped the sentiment up on foam dots.

My final card is very dimensional. Again I have used the beautiful Spottet Rose  as my base, doing double stitching around the edge of the paper. I love the dragonfly tag and the sentiment from the Barnmarket paper.  I added a gorgeous flower vine and added another butterfly cut out to add amongst it branches, tucking a doily under to bring the design together.

I love the look of the cards created with Barnmarket . It is a beautiful collection, check it out here in the store!!  Thank you so much for stopping by!

April 12, 2016

April Projects for Blue Fern Studios

Hello friends! I'm here with two more projects for April! I am a little later this month as I was feeling very ill the last two weeks, and have nearly shaken the flu off, but it is still stubbornly lingering!! Once I felt better again I was able to finish off my projects and this first one is one of my favorites!

My daughter was in her first regional youth ballet performance last weekend. I took my cough drops and antibiotics with me and I watched her and the company perform some beautiful classical ballet pieces and contemporary pieces. She looks so elegant and so grown up in this photo, I just had to use it for a layout this month! The base page is the gorgeous Fondness paper from the Blush collection.

I used several cutouts from the Blush Calling Cards paper to tuck in underneath my photo, inking the edges in Walnut Stain Distress Ink.  Here you can see where I used the gorgeous Imagine Ink Snow and Lime Embossing Powders on the gorgeous Dare to Dream chipboard piece and Fancy Fob Watch piece. I also added some touches of Imagine Ink Cotton Candy Embossing Powder, a favorite of mine!

I have added some gorgeous Courtship Blooms and Roses along with some flowers from my stash. Again you can see the gorgeous Imagine Ink Lime, Snow, and Cotton Candy embossing powders on the fob chain.

To finish off my layout I used several stamp sets: Forever, Halftone, and Essential Textures using Walnut Stain and Worn Lipstick Distress Stains.

Blue Fern Studios Supplies:

Blue Fern Studios Blush Collection~Fondness
Blue Fern Studios Blush Collection~Calling Cards

Dare to Dream
Fancy Fob Watch

Imagine Ink Embossing Powder:
Cotton Candy

Essential Textures

My next layout features the Serendipity collection and a photo of my great grandmother! I love to use actual vintage family photos of my own family and find this communion photo beautiful! For the base of this page I have used Serendipity Chronicle paper.

I cut the gorgeous Floral Spray chipboard piece and tucked it in under and around my photos. I colored the chipboard with the Imagine Ink Verdant embossing powder. You can also see some cut out pieces tucked in around the photo from the Serendipity Calling Cards page. 

I used a lot of beautiful flowers from my stash and also tucked in two green Courtship Blooms. Again I took the Imagine Ink Verdant Embossing Powder and colored in the Reminisce chipboard from the Serendipity Words 2 set.  I did a lot of background stamping using the Essential Textures, Texture Circles and Forever stamp sets.

My final little chipboard I added was this adorable bird from the All Natural set that I tucked in my flower cluster. I used Imagine Ink Buttercup embossing powder to color in the little bird. I love it!

Blue Fern Studios Supplies:

Blue Fern Studios Serendipity Collection~Chronicle
Blue Fern Studios Serendipity  Collection~Calling Cards

Floral Spray
Serendipity Words 2
All Natural Set

Imagine Ink Embossing Powder:

Essential Textures
Texture Circles