Wednesday, January 27, 2016

New at Blue Fern!

It has been a great start to 2016 at Blue Fern Studios.  All the designers have posted their first projects of the new year, and I can't tell you how awesome it has been to see how they combine their style with products from Blue Fern.  If you haven't visited the Blue Fern Blog in a while, you have missed some gorgeous designs.  

The just released paper collection is Serendipity.  It has been designed by the very talented Michele Singh.  I cannot wait to get my hands on this paper!  The colors and designs are so beautiful!  You can see many more images of this collection (including chipboard, stamps, embossing powder, and glitter) HERE on the Blue Fern blog.

That's it for today.  Thanks for stopping by.


Friday, January 8, 2016

It's Sketch Time at Blue Fern Studios!

Just a quick post today to let you know that the January sketch has been posted on the Blue Fern Studios blog.  You can find the post HERE.  There are lots of amazing examples of the sketch, too.  I hope you'll check it out!


Friday, December 25, 2015

Merry Christmas!

I hope you all had a blessed Christmas, filled with joy.  We had a quiet day at home, with our sweet little fur-baby, Kiefer.  It's not the cold, snowy Christmas that we are used to, but I'm not complaining.  I love the mild weather.  Kiefer even got to play fetch outside today with his brand new tennis balls!


Saturday, November 21, 2015

Blue Fern 2016 Design Team

I am so fortunate and honored to be a part of Blue Fern Studios.  Not only do I get to use all the awesome Blue Fern products, but I am also surrounded by some extremely talented paper-crafters.  The 2016 design team has just been announced on the Blue Fern blog.  I'm thrilled that I will be working with the following new designers next year. 

Bec Genet - Australia

Cathi O’Neill - Ireland

Elena Volchkova- Ukraine

Karine Gagnon - Canada

Karolina Czajkowska - Poland

Maiko  Kosugi - Japan

Maja Nowak - Poland

Marie-Eve Bernard - Canada

Nicole Doiron - Canada

Pascale Bernard - France

Renea Harrison - United States

And these talented women will be returning in 2016:

Debbie Burns - United States

Jelissa Mei - Singapore - Video Educator

Keren Tamir - Canada

Marilyn Rivera - United States- Video Educator

Sandi Clarkson - United States

Wilma Voermans  - Switzerland

Yuko Tanaka - Japan

Congratulations!  It's going to be a great year for Blue Fern Studios.


Sunday, October 25, 2015

A Couple of Things

There are a couple of things that I wanted to share today, just in case you missed them.

The first item is to let you know that Blue Fern Studios is having a design team call.  If you have every wanted to be a part of this amazing team, now is the time to submit your application.  You can find all the details HERE.  The deadline to submit your application is November 10th. 

The second is to share an opportunity to reach out to others this Christmas.  It's the Caring Hearts Card Drive.  If you make cards, this is a perfect opportunity to bring a little joy to others this Christmas.  You can find all the details HERE.  They are collecting hand-made Christmas or holiday cards that will be mailed to those in nursing homes.  I can't think of a better way to use all those paper-crafting supplies!  I hope you will send along some cards.  As an incentive, there are lots of prizes to be awarded to those who participate.  

That's all for today.  I hope your week is off to a good start!


Wednesday, October 7, 2015

New at Blue Fern Studios -Vintage Christmas

As we get closer to the end of the year, Blue Fern Studios has some awesome chipboard and paper that will be perfect for your holiday/winter layouts and projects.  First up is the beautiful Vintage Christmas paper.  I'll show you just a few sheets of this collection.  You can see all of it HERE on the Blue Fern blog.  I will (for sure) be using this paper for my Christmas cards this year!

Don't you just love these fresh, vibrant colors?

I'll be back in a few days to show you some of the new chipboard pieces for winter and Christmas.


Saturday, August 1, 2015

Blue Fern August Sketch Challenge

Each month Blue Fern Studios hosts a sketch challenge and shares some layouts from the awesomely talented Creative Team.  Here's this month's sketch:

I really like this month's sketch created by Michele Singh.  There are so many possibilities.  Head over to the Blue Fern blog where you can see how the Creative Team has used the sketch.  So much inspiration!

Friday, March 27, 2015

Waiting for some Inspiration to come my way

I must admit.....I have been in a slump when it comes to creating layouts.  It has been something that I have loved for 15 years, and for some reason, I am just not feeling the passion right now.  I haven't given up creating, though.  I am enjoying my art journals and making cards.  Lots of cards.  Lots of art journaling. 

At first I felt bad about it (but not for very long).  I look at it as relief from monotony.  I go through stages, and I imagine most of you do, too.  What gets you inspired?  What does it take to get your fired up?  For me, one thing that really helps is something NEW!!   

That's why I am looking forward to the new collection from Blue Fern Studios.  The colors are fresh, and the designs are an interesting look back.  Take a look.  I think you will agree.  This image just doesn't convey the true beauty of the paper.  You can see a closer look at each sheet of paper in THIS blog post.  There are also coordinating chipboard pieces and a lovely set of stamps.

What helps when you just don't feel creative?  Do you fret over it, or just go with the flow and wait for inspiration and creativity to return?  I'm pretty sure you will see a layout from me once I get my hands on this paper collection!

Friday, January 30, 2015

New Blue Fern Studios

Excuse me while I take a few minutes to blow off the cob webs, and tidy up the place a little. 
 Sometimes my blog doesn't quite make it to the top of my to-to-list. 

Now that things are cleaned up, I want to let you know what's been going on at Blue Fern Studios.   We have a new paper collection and have added clear stamps.  The paper is "Love Story"and it's a stunning collection.  I love the colors, but of course, anything with some pink in it makes me very happy.  But it's not just a pink collection.  There are also beautiful shades of red, peach, green, black, and ivory.  It's very classy and elegant.  Here's a look at the entire collection:

I just recently received it and couldn't wait to create a layout.  This is my niece, Callie, and it seemed the perfect photo to use!  She is such a sweet little girl.

Blue Fern Products Used:
Love Story Collection: Twenty-one
Love Story Collection: The Grand Ball
Love Story Collection: Calling Cards
Love Story Stamps: Set Two
Chipboard: Angel (from Baby Words set), Hexagon Bits

Prima Stencil #569471
Prima Wire Thread - white
Prima Mist - Storm Cloud
Seam Binding
Ranger Texture Paste
Pumice Stone Distress Ink
Ranger Liquid Platinum Embossing Powder
Prima, Petaloo and KaiserCraft flowers

That's all for today.  Hope yours is a great one!


Monday, December 15, 2014

Blue Fern Studios Announces the 2015 Creative Team

I am very excited to continue in my role as Creative Team Coordinator for Blue Fern Studios in 2015.  Patter Cross will return as the Assistant Coordinator. 

I will have the privilege working with an amazingly talented group of women from all over the world.  Some of them I have worked with before, and I'm looking forward to being inspired by a few designers I have not worked with in the past.  It's an awesome group.  Here they are:

 Angelica Franssen


  Bente Fagerberg


 Einat Kessler 

 Video Educator

 Elena Morgun

Design Team & Video Educator

 Galina Sazonova


 Jelissa Mei

Returning Video Educator

 Karita Vainio


 Keren Tamir

Returning Designer

 Kim Price


 Marie Josee Hamel

Returning Designer

Melinda Thompson


Ulrika Blomfelt


Yuko Tanaka

Returning Designer

Zaneta Glowa


Blue Fern has a lot in store for 2015 and I am so excited to be a part of it!


Friday, July 11, 2014

Happy Memories

"Happy Memories" is the perfect title for my final layout as part of the Cést Magnifique Kits design team.  I will always have happy memories of my time spent there with Leslie and the other awesome designers, as well as the members.  But the time has come for me to move on.  I am excited that I will have more time to play with paint and my art journal.  

I created this layout using the July Kit from Cést Magnifique.  This is my sweet niece, Makenzie, at the playground - going up the sliding board.  Why go down the slide?  That's boring!  The paper in the July Kit is the Ombré Dreams collection from Blue Fern Studios.  I love the beautiful mixture of colors!

Enjoy your weekend, everyone!