Wednesday, April 30, 2014

C'est Magnifique May Kit Reveal

Hi all. C'est Magnifique Kits has released their May Kit titled "Simple Elegance".  It is a beautiful kit with 8 sheets of double-sided paper from Pion Design (of Sweden).  Here's a look at the kit:

I love the elegance of the paper and embellishments in the kit this month.  Here's a layout I created using the kit and add-ons.  I used a photo of my granddaughter, Eryn, that was taken a few years ago.  I love the Maggie Holmes chipboard pieces that were found in this month's Magnifique Mixed Media kit (sold out), and added lots of them to this layout.

Here are a couple of close-ups:

Thanks for stopping by today!  I will have a couple more layouts using this kit to share with you in the next week.

~ Valerie

Sunday, April 27, 2014

Sneak Peek!

I am so excited to be able to share that Blue Fern Studios is soon to release its second line of paper.  The new line is Ombré Dreams and here's a peek at it:

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Don't you just love it!  It's a beautiful collection of paper with a water color look, perfect for all styles of scrapbooking and card making.  It will be available to retailers in just a few short weeks.  You can always check the Blue Fern Studios Website for a list of retailers who carry Blue Fern chipboard and paper.

Enjoy the rest of your weekend!


Wednesday, April 9, 2014

Easter on My Mind

Since Easter will be here soon, I thought I would pull out a photo from a prior Easter and use it with the beautiful Blue Fern Garden paper and some Blue Fern Chipboard.  What could be cuter than a baby in an Easter basket?  This is my niece Callie, and she sure is adorable.  The chipboard pieces are also from Blue Fern Studios (the Cosmos Basket, Checkered Bits, and Bohemian Flowers).

Here are a couple of close ups of the chipboard pieces:

I used a few scraps of the Blue Fern Garden collection to create this Easter card.  Chipboard pieces include the Bunny Basket set and the smallest circle from the Beaded Strings set.

My last project doesn't have anything to do with Easter, but it's still as sweet as can be!  I love to create a grungy background and pair it with a wonderful photo.  I also used the Blue Fern Garden paper for this layout.  The chipboard pieces are the Lattice Gate and Broken Rings.  These chipboard pieces can add so much dimension to a layout.  This is a photo I took of my nephew, Keegan, when he was an infant.

Here is a close-up of the chipboard pieces:

Thanks for taking a look at my design team projects for Blue Fern Studios


Saturday, April 5, 2014

Sketch Inspiration

Need some inspiration?  I have a couple of beautiful sketch challenges to share with you.  

Here's the layout I created using this sketch and the April Kit from C'est Magnifique Kits, using a photo of my niece, and the beautiful paper from Riddersholm:

Blue Fern Studios has also posted their April Sketch Challenge on the blog. 

Both challenges are open through the end of April.  I hope you'll have time to participate in one or both of them!

Enjoy your weekend.  ~ Valerie