Monday, January 23, 2017

January Projects with Halyna Protsenko and video tutorial

Hello everyone!!! I'm so happy to present you my first two projects for Blue Fern Studios and video step-by-step layout tutorial! I'm so proud of being choose to be part of this great talented team. I really hop to inspire you all year long!

My name is Halyna Protsenko. I'm from Ukraine. I love to create many different projects: albums, layouts, canvas and cards. My works are very tender and light. I like flowers and lace! I like tenderness!!! My scrapbooking works is my soul))) Scrapbooking fascinated me 5 years ago and I am now a true fan of this!!! Scrapbooking become more than a hobby, it is my lovely job!!!  I love to share my knowledge and techniques in my classes and in my video tutorials.

You can see my work and videos:

I'm so excited to be joining the Blue Fern Studios team and I hope that my projects will inspire you. 

"Flowers heart" layout
My first layout about my cute friend Elena. She is very beautiful girl and I love this photo very much!!!!!!
I worked this page with the beautiful Heartland collection. It is very tenderness and flowers! And I like it so much!!!!!

I selected the Circle Flourish Small Frame chipboard to create the background and made it different techniques that you will see in the video tutorial.

Here's the video step-by-step layout tutorial, I hope you enjoy it!

Blue Fern Studios Products used:
- Heartland - All You Need
- Heartland - Love Notes
- Heartland - Sweet On You

- Chipboard Circle Flourish Small Frame

Imagine Ink Embossing Powder
- Embossing Powder - Copper
- Embossing Powder - Oatmeal

- Glitter Sunshine
- Glitter Blue Ice

- Soft Blossoms
- Attic Charm Glitter Roses

"Magical" layout
My second layout is about my beautiful friend Nadya. Her eyes are very magical and I like it!!!!
For this layout I used the Vintage Christmas and Vintage Christmas 2 paper collections.

I have added Magical of chipboard from Winter Titles and colored them with Imagine Ink Antique Gold embossing powder.

This rose with glitter from Attic Charm Glitter Roses Collection is very beautiful!
Blue Fern Studios Products used:
- Vintage Christmas 2 - Twas the Night
- Vintage Christmas 2 - Holiday Cards
- Vintage Christmas 2 - Jolly
- Vintage Christmas - Magical

- Chipboard "Winter Titles"
- Chipboard "Roman Clock Set - Small"

Imagine Ink Embossing Powder
- Embossing Powder - Antique Gold
- Embossing Powder - Pink Peppermint

I hope you enjoy viewing my projects))) See you next time!!!
Hugs, Halyna.

Friday, January 20, 2017

Social Media and YOU, January edition #2

Hello, Blue Fern fans!
We hope your January is going well and that you've had some time to create!

We're back today with more Social Media features that we've found in "social media land."

Asuka Miyamoto  is an amazing paper crafter and teacher. She continually inspires us with her work. Here she has used the Secretary paper from our Frolic collection as her base and fussy cut from several other papers in the collection to create magic! We are especially fond of fussy cut title. You can find Asuka on Instagram @asukamiyamoto or on her  Blog.

Here is one more from Asuka  that we had held from publishing until now. We just have to share this amazing Ampersand using our Courtship Lane collection. Isn't it just beautiful?!!!


Here Mabel Sim of Singapore has altered some of our patterned paper with water color to make it her own. She created this piece for our October Sketch challenge. Although she states she has limited Blue Fern supplies, we think the wintry effect on her chipboard is amazing. Please look for more of her work on Instagram @thecraftminded or on her blog at

Those are are features for this week!
We hope you'll give these ladies some love.

We can't wait to see what YOU are creating! 


Thursday, January 19, 2017

January projects by Annie Samson

Hi everyone, 

I am very honored and excited to be a part of this fabulous team and share my first projects whit you.

First, let me introduce myself !

I am 39 years old and I live in the French province of Quebec in Canada. My daughter who is now 19 years old,  is the inspiration for almost all my layouts. I love to create texture and add mediums to my layouts.  Flowers and chipboard are also 2 of my most preferred ornaments.

You can find me on:

Instagram :


For my first layout, Sparkles,  I used the back of the Noel paper in the Vintage Christmas collection.

I  added a little bit of texture with modeling past and added a very light beige color with acrylic paint.

I used the Swirly CircleShabby Flake, Frosty Flake and Winter Forest chipboard to create a winter scene.

I have embossed my snow flake with Antique Gold, my deer with Mushroom, the trees with Forest and my swirl with Ruby embossing powders.

And I added some flowers from Attic Charm Glitter Roses and Late Winter Lilies to complete the winter scene.

 Blue Fern Studios products I have used:

Noel from Vintage Christmas

Swirly Circle
Shabby Flakes
Winter Forest
Winter title

Embossing powder:
Antiqued gold

Attic Charm Glitter Roses
Late Winter Lilies

For my second and third layouts, I used the Heartland collection.

For this layout, I have used the back of the Kiss Kiss paper.  I added some texture with modeling paste and some color with distress spray ink.

I have used the Raspberry embossing powder to emboss my 2 chipboard pieces: the title Just the 2 of Us and Spirit of Heartland. Then I applied a thin coat of gesso on my chipboard.

I added flowers from Attic Charm Glitter RosesHeartland BlossomsHeartland Roses and Blossoms and Late Winter Lilies collections.

Then I added a heart from Frilly Heart chipboard kit stamped in green with the Brocade Texture stamp.

Blue Fern Studios products I have used:

Kiss Kiss from Heartland Collection

Just the 2 of Us title
Spirit of Heartland
Frilly Heart

Embossing powder:

Attic Charm Glitter Roses
Heartland Blossoms
Heartland Roses ans Blossoms
Late Winter Lilies

Brocade Texture

For my last layout, I used the back of the Love Bloom paper. Because I love texture, I added modeling paste through a stencil and added a little bit of pink color with ink.

I choose to paint my Turkish Bits, Together is the Best Place to Be and one piece of the Graduated Squares chipboard with with acrylic paint. Then I used some brown and blue ink to add color to my chipboard. I wanted to keep them soft because the main paper and the flowers are very colored.

I used the flowers from the Heartland Blossoms and Heartland Roses and Blossoms to decorate my layout.

Blue Fern Studios products I have used:

Love Bloom from Heartland Collection

Turkish Bits
Together is the Best Place to Be
One piece of the Graduated Squares

Heartland Blossoms
Heartland Roses and Blossoms

Thanks for stopping by and see you soon,

Annie XX

Wednesday, January 18, 2017

Beautiful Layering with Kathleen

Welcome to week 3 with our Blue Fern Fan of the Month, Kathleen White.  The Heartland Collection creates a gorgeous base for her layout. 

Hello again!   Kathleen here with you. 

You will find I mainly scrap my family and our adventures.  So now our travels take us to the other side of the world!  This is a picture of my daughter with some Chinese students after they performed a dance at their school in rural China.   For this layout I selected the Heartland collection- Love Blooms paper as my base and Love Notes paper for my layers.

The first thing I did was to make three circles of various sizes with a clock mask and modeling paste.
Next I cut out several cards from the Love Notes paper.  I matted my picture and a couple of the note cards with white card stock.  Next I tore out a page from an old dictionary and crumpled it to create added texture to the layers.

 I love, love, love this sweet chipboard piece, don't you?  The first thing I did was cover it in a thin layer of gesso.  Then I came back and used Stormy Seas Embossing Powder on the long cutout portion of the chippie.  It sparkles so beautifully but unfortunately you just don't see it in the picture.  

I then used Pink Pearl Embossing Powder as a base coat on the bird and vine section of the chippie.  I then used a glaze medium and mixed it with a heavy dose of Pink Pearl glitter.  It goes on very thick and poufy which I adore!  I always try using things in different ways, such as glaze for gluing purposes.

 Here you see all of the height of the various layers topped off with a gorgeous chipboard piece.

 Last but certainly not least I finished off this light and airy layout with a mix of Blue Fern gorgeous blooms!  

Heartland Collection
Love Blooms
Love Notes
Heartland Roses and Blooms
Heartland Blossoms
Pink Pearl
Embossing Powder
Pink Petal
Stormy Seas
Spirit of Heartland

Thanks for stopping by today!

Tuesday, January 17, 2017

January projects by Lydia Guijt

Hello Paper and Blue Fern Studio Fans!
I'm so proud and happy to be part of this company and Design team!

Before I go any further let's introduce myself.
My name is : Lydia Guijt

I'm married to my best friend Peter for 25 years, a Mom to 2 adult children and our fur-baby Wesson. Being Dutch with an Australian passport living in Houston, Texas makes for some interesting conversations. My whole life I've been into crafts but after a special vacation in 2007 the pictures just deserved that little something more. So started my addiction to Scrapbooking. 
I hope I can inspire you a little on this journey.

You can find me on social media here:

Lets get started with my layouts. The first one is :

It's a holly jolly Christmas

Once a year my kids will pose for me for the Christmas picture. The rest of the year I have to be sneaky. So these pictures are extra special.

For the  Snow Medley chipboard piece I first stamped it with white ink and then used the Icicle Embossing Powder giving it a wonderful sparkle. For the It's a holly jolly Christmas I started of stamping again and then embossed it with Verdant Embossing Powder, while still warm I went over it with Fire Engine Glitter. Heat setting is on top. To temper the brightness of the color I went over it with a white stamp. 

For my background I did lots of fuzzy cutting from the Vintage Christmas - Magical and Wonderland papers. So many beautiful details.

I created an inside mat with the same Vintage - Noel paper that is also used for the background. Layering my fuzzy cut pieces, chipboard and extra paper cutouts to give it some depth. Using the beautiful Christmas Blooms to finish off my page. 

Vintage Christmas : Noel - Wonderland - Magical
It's a holly jolly Christmas
Snow Medley
Embossing Powder 
Fire Engine
Christmas Blooms

Just the 2 of Us

For Thanksgiving we had a trip to Las Vegas, we love to walk around the casino's there, look at the decorations and have a great time. You'll be seeing a lot more layouts with "Just the 2 of Us"!

For the background I used the Heartland - Love Blooms paper. To create some interest I misted and splattered it with some inks and sprays using the same colors found in this gorgeous paper.

The Crackle Bits and Heartland - Just the 2 of Us chipboard pieces I first prepped with ink and then embossed with Sea Mist Embossing Powder. While the title chippie was still warm I sprinkled it with the Peacock Glitter. Heat setting to stay in place for that extra sparkle.

The layers behind between the Crackle Bits are cut from the Heartland - Love Notes paper, with the love heart cut from the Love Song Serenade paper. Once all is assembled, time for the flowers. I used quite the collection. Some final splatters and we're all done!

Heartland : Love Blooms - Love Notes - Love Song Serenade
Heartland - Just the 2 of Us
Crackle Bits
Embossing Powder 
Sea Mist
Heartland : Blossoms - Roses and Blooms
Attic Charm Glitter Roses
Spring Lilies


Time for my third and last layout for this month. These colors make me think about Spring already. Heartland is the perfect collection to pick your favorite colors, it has it all.

For my background I used a stencil with paste and once dry I went over it with mists. I also used some of the Pearl Embossing Powder and the Texture 1 stamps for some extra details.

The chipboard pieces Love, Shabby Brick Bits & Spirit of Heartland I first pre-inked before embossing with the Verdant Embossing Powder with some detailing in Oatmeal Embossing Powder. 

Behind the picture I layered Heartland - Kiss Kiss and Love song Serenade paper details with lace and other embellishments.  I used a variety of  beautiful Blue Fern Studios flowers to add to the layout. Adding some micro beads and sequins around the page for that extra sparkle. 

Heartland :  Red Rose Ball - Kiss Kiss - Love Song Serenade
Textures 1
Heartland - Spirit of Heartland
Shabby Brick Bits
Love, Cherish, Adore
Embossing Powder 
Courtship Roses
Soft Blossoms
Late Winter Lilies

Thank you for looking!

See you next month!