Friday, March 9, 2018

March Pages for Blue Fern Studios!

Hi Everyone!

I am excited to share 3 layouts that I made for March for the Blue Fern Studios design team.  ♥

Without further ado, here are my projects . . .

Layout #1:  Memories. . .

I have been going through old photos and attempting to organize them.  In the process, I have found beloved pictures that I want to scrap!  This one is of my oldest daughter, Katie, and is a definite favorite of mine.  I loved telling her, through this scrapbook page, to keep her beautiful inner light shining!

I used the beautiful "Homemade" paper from the Blue Fern Studios Homespun Collection and mounted it on the Wanderlust "Road Trip" paper because I loved the newspaper look.  And I had an amazing time framing the photo with the beautiful swirly chipboard that I embossed with Goldenrod embossing powder.  

Here are some close ups:

Here's my Blue Fern Product List:
Paper: Homespun "Homemade," backed with Wanderlust "Road Trip"
Chipboard: Ornate Wreath, In the Mood Printed Chipboard Shapes, Homespun Printed Chipboard Shapes
Embossing Powder: Goldenrod
Flowers: Happy Roses
Seedlings: Twig
Lace:  Ivory braided trim

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Layout #2:  Best Friends . . .

Again, as I went through my photos, I found an old one that I absolutely love.  It is one of my twin sister and me when we were toddlers.  Just look at those hair cuts!!  I love the way we were holding hands.

For this page I used "In the Mood" papers, flowers and printed chipboard!  I also used Shabby Brick Bits chipboard that I embossed and spruced up with some ink.

Here are some close ups for you to see:

And here is my Blue Fern Product List:
Paper: In the Mood "Peaceful;" backed with In the Mood "Ecstatic"
Chipboard: Shabby Brick Bits, In the Mood Printed Chipboard Shapes,
Embossing Powder: Black Sand, Baby Pink
Flowers: Moody Florals, Remnants Blooms
Seedlings: Mauve
Lace:  Lace 11

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Layout #3: Family is a Circle of Love . . .

For my third and final layout, I used a recent photo that I took of my family with my tripod and timer at a nearby park!  We love this park and go for walks there all the time.  This photo was also used for our annual Christmas card.

I featured the amazing Amber and Apricot Collection here - it's so beautiful and a dream to work with.  Lace 9C is absolutely beautiful, too!

Here are some close ups so you can get a better look:

My Blue Fern Product List:
Paper: Amber & Apricot "Birdsong" and "Busy Bees"
Chipboard: Wicker Wreath,  Amber & Apricot Printed Chipboard Shapes
Embossing Powder: Antique Gold, Garnet, Ivory
Flowers: Moody Florals, Remnants Blooms
Glitter: Cranberry
Seedlings: Harvest
Lace:  Lace 9C

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I hope I was able to inspire you to scrap some of your treasured photos!  I find that using the Blue Fern Studios paper collections and products makes scrapping so easy and fun.

Thanks so much for your visit!  I am looking forward to seeing you again next month with more from Blue Fern Studios. ♥

Wednesday, March 7, 2018

Be Happy!

Hi everyone!  I hope you have been loving your March so far!  It seems like 2018 is flying by so quickly!  And it seems like, as always, March has definitely come in like a lion with bad weather as we had a nor'easter and lost power for over 28 hours.

There were lots of images like these the day of the storm:

And the day after:

And another nor'easter storm is hitting us today.  For those of you who live in the paths of the storm, please stay safe!!

On a happier note, today I am sharing a layout that I made for the newest challenge
at Challenge YOUrself:

This month is all about Scrapbook Bingo!  Pick a line, any line, and use those elements on your page.  For something different, I picked the vertical line using rub-ons, a photo with YOU, and border punches.

Here is my completed page:

I enjoyed using rub-ons for a change - and the scalloped border punches are at the top and in the middle of my page.

I have been going through old photos and found this adorable one of Katie and me taken back in 2000.  She was in Kindergarten and celebrating Halloween that day.  I was lucky enough to volunteer in her classroom that year and had so much fun at their Halloween party that morning.

My background paper is from Blue Fern Studios' Happy Accident collection and is entitled "Incident."  

Here is a close up:

And some different views:

I hope you get a chance to check out Challenge YOUrself this month and have some fun with Scrapbook Bingo!  And please head over to Blue Fern Studios blog, too, for lots of scrappy inspiration. 

Thanks so much for stopping by my blog today!  HUGS and happy scrapping!

Saturday, February 17, 2018

So Happy Together!

Hi everyone!

I hope you are all having a wonderful weekend.

For those of you that live in the USA, happy President's Day weekend.

And happy Chinese New Year, too!  It's the year of the dog!

I am here today to share a layout that I made for the current challenge at Art Journal Journey!

This month's theme is "Animals from A to Z" and is hosted by Rike!  You can learn more about her and her beautiful art by checking out her blog!

As I started to think about which animal I would scrap about, I took my cue from the Year of the Dog.  I had a photo of my daughter, Katie, and our dog, Nutcracker taken way back in 1999!  The two of them were inseperable from the moment Katie was born.  I remember whenever we took a walk with baby Katie, Cracker would alway get between a new person walking up to her stroller and her before "letting" the person take a look.  

Here is my page:

And a close up:

With a different view:

I had a wonderful time making this layout for the AJJ challenge this month.  I want to thank Rike, Susi, and everyone there.  And I encourage you to check out their blog.  There are so many talented artists to get inspiration from!!

Have a wonderful weekend everyone!  Love and hugs to all.

Thursday, February 15, 2018

Take a Chance on Me!

Good Morning everyone!

Today I am sharing a layout that I made for this month’s Kraft+ Plus Challenge!

I was excited when I saw that Kraft+ Plus wanted us to be inspired by ABBA this month!   My husband, John, and I have always loved Abba's music and we enjoyed Mamma Mia on Broadway, too.

I chose to make a page using an old photo that I found of Anne and my co-worker's (at the time) daughter.  They both participated in a "Go Red for Women" fashion show at Macy's back in 2008.  Both girls were very nervous, but when they took each other's hand, it was like magic!!  They “took a chance" on each other and friendship that day.

Here's my completed page:

I used Kraft paper as my background, of course, and added Blue Fern Studios "Blissful" paper from their "In the Mood" collection.  To make it special, I wrote hidden journaling on the back of my page.

Here are 2 close-ups:

I enjoyed making this page for the fun Kraft+ Plus Challenge.  I hope all of you scrappers get the chance to check it out this month!

Thank you so much for stopping by my blog today.

Happy Scrapping!♥

Friday, February 9, 2018

February layouts for Blue Fern Studios!

Hi Everyone!

I am so happy to be here sharing the three layouts that I made for February using Blue Fern Studios products! 

My first two layouts were made with the new and absolutely gorgeous "In the Mood" collection:

This collection just blew me away!  It is so perfect for those romantic, family, or love photos.

My First Layout:  Two Worlds, One Family:

I used a favorite photo of my daughters, Katie and Anne, taken back in 2005 on Valentine's Day.  I thought it would be wonderful to use lyrics from "Two Worlds, One Family" written by Phil Collins. 

Isn't the paper beautiful?  I love the In the Mood collection! 

I featured the paper "Ecstatic" here because of the beautiful, bold colors.  And I enjoyed using the magical Pixie Dust Embossing Powder on the Family and Doily Bunting chipboard pieces.  I also embossed directly on my page using the Brocade Texture stamp.

Here are some close ups:

Blue Fern Product List:
Paper: In the Mood "Ecstatic"
Chipboard: Family, Doily Bunting, In the Mood Printed Chipboard Shapes, Homespun Printed Chipboard Shapes
Embossing Powder: Pixie Dust
Stamp: Brocade Texture
Flowers: Moody Florals, Christmas Blooms
Seedlings: Pink Topaz
Lace:  Lace 6

My Second Layout:  You Make Me Smile

I found an old photo of my daughter, Anne, and her friend, Ava, taken quite a few years ago.  Both girls are adopted from China and have remained friends over the years.  This warms my heart!  

Again, I thoroughly loved using the paper from the In the Mood collection.  This time I picked "Flirty" to feature and "Dreamy" to use in my background.  

Here are some close ups:

I also want toilet you know how much I loved working with the Celestial and Antique Gold embossing powders. 

Blue Fern Product List:
Paper: In the Mood "Flirty" and "Dreamy"
Chipboard: You Make Me Smile, Bits of Honey, In the Mood Printed Chipboard Shapes, Homespun Printed Chipboard Shapes
Embossing Powder:  Celestial, Antique Gold
Glitter: Pink Carnation
Flowers: Moody Florals
Seedlings: Pink Topaz
Lace:  Lace 11

Both of these pages are close to my heart and using Blue Fern Studios' In the Mood collection made them all the more enjoyable to scrap!

My Third LayoutBe Your Own Kind of Beautiful

And the last layout I created using the awesome Homespun collection:

 Here is my page:

My daughter, Anne, was a part of a fashion show "Go Red for Women,"  which supports and helps make women aware of their heart health in 2008.  A friend of mine took these photos and I still think they are adorable.

I used the Homespun collection this time and featured the beautiful "Picturesque" paper.  

Some close ups:

It was fun making "curtains" for this page using the gorgeous Lace 6.

Blue Fern Product List:
Paper: Homespun "Picturesque"
Chipboard: Braided Gem Frame, Homespun Printed Chipboard Shapes
Embossing Powder: Ivory
Glitter: Ruby Slipper
Flowers: Homespun Blooms
Seedlings: Beating Heart 
Lace:  Lace 6

I hope you enjoyed seeing the layouts that I created as much as I loved making them.  It is so easy to create wonderful scrapbook pages when you have Blue Fern Studios products at your fingertips!  

Thank you so much for visiting by blog today - Happy Scrapping!

Wednesday, February 7, 2018

I Love You!

Hi everyone!
It's time for a new Challenge YOUrself challenge: 

This month is all about using a Valentine's Day, heart, or love theme while using this color palette from Design Seeds:

And as always, those who participate cannot forget to include a photo with YOU on your page!

Here's what I came up with:  

I have been going through old photos (trying to get more organized!) and found this one of John and I taken on our 10th anniversary, which was March 3, 2000.  

That year, we splurged and planned a trip to NYC for our anniversary weekend. We made reservations at Tavern on the Green and thoroughly enjoyed the romantic meal we had!  

I edited this photo, taken by our waiter, to black and white:

To make my page, I used paper from the newest Blue Fern Studios collection:  In the Mood!  It is absolutely perfect for romantic pages.  I used the "Dreamy" paper, the printed chipboard, and flowers from the "In the Mood" collection!

Here are some close ups:

I hope you get a chance to participate in the Challenge YOUrself challenge this month.  Perhaps you'll get a chance to scrap those photos about romance and love!!!

And also please head over to Blue Fern Studios blog to see what they are up to!!  There is always something beautiful to see there.

Thank you for stopping by my blog today.

Monday, January 22, 2018

Go Where Your Dreams Take You!

Hi everyone.  I hope January is treating you all nicely!!!

Today I would like to share a layout that I made for the January Art Journal Journey challenge!

It has been such a long time since I have participated in their challenges and I have missed them so much.  If you have a chance, you should visit their site here if only to see all of the talented people that enter each month!  This month's challenge is hosted by Erica, aka BioArtGal.  Her theme is very appropriate for January:  "New Year, New Adventures."  

For this challenge, I used a photo that was taken of John, Katie, Anne, and me walking away from the camera . . . towards new adventures.

Here is the page I created:

I loved using papers and products from the Blue Fern Studios beautiful "Wanderlust" collection.  

Here is a close up:

And a different view:

Here are the Blue Fern Studios products that I used:

Paper: Wanderlust "Lakeside"
Chipboard: Arching Leaves, Wanderlust printed Chipboard shapes
Embossing Powder: Green Ivory, Blue Sky
Flowers:  Wanderlust Lilies

Thank you so much, Art Journal Journey and Blue Fern Studios for giving me the inspiration to make my layout today.

And thank YOU for your visit to my blog.

Hugs!!! I hope you get to enjoy many new adventures this year!