Friday, January 12, 2018

Blue Fern Studios Remnants layouts!

Good Morning Everyone!

I am very excited to be a part of the amazing Blue Fern Studios design team for 2018!
I cannot wait to share my first layouts with you.  Please check out the Blue Fern Studios blog to see what the talented design team members are creating!

First of all, I used the beautiful Remnants collection for all 3 of my pages this month:

And without further ado, here are my 3 layouts:

Layout #1:  Families are Forever

I used a photo of my twin sister (I told you we are identical!!), my older sister, and me from way back when!  My older sister passed away some years ago from ovarian cancer, and I miss her dearly . . .  I love this butterfly quote and thought it went perfectly with this paper and stamp from the Remnants collection.

My layout was made with love in my sister's memory.

Here are some close-ups:

 I mounted my photo on the opposite side of the beautiful Beaumont paper from the Remnants collection.  Next I framed it with Dreamcatcher chipboard that I embossed with Blue Fern Garnet embossing powder.  I enjoyed adorning it wth the beautiful Remnants chipboard shapes and Remnants blooms, too!

To make my title, I embossed Families are Forever chipboard with Antique Gold embossing powder. Then sprinkled it with some lovely flaming and glass seedlings!

Here is another view:

My favorite part was using the butterfly quote by Dave Hedges to personalize it in memory of my dear sister.  The butterflies on the paper are just perfect here!!!!

Blue Fern Product List:
Paper: Remnants Beaumont - both sides
Chipboard: Families are Forever, Dream Catcher, Branch Set, Remnants Printed Chipboard Shapes
Embossing Powder: Garnet, Antique Gold, Ivory
Glitter: Ruby Slippers
Stamp: Remnants Collage
Flowers: Remnants Florals, Homespun Blooms
Seedlings: Flaming, Glass
Lace:  Lace 3

Layout #2:  Find Joy in the Journey

This time I used a photo taken on the Asbury Park, NJ, boardwalk on a misty morning.  I was inspired by the moody and beautiful Remnants paper collection!

Here are some close ups:

I framed my photo with Remnants Mayfair and embossed the edges with Dark Chocolate embossing powder.  I also added 2 chipboard Industrial Corners embossed with Dark Chocolate embossing powder to add to the mood.

I enjoy stamping on my pages and love the Remnants Collage stamp!

This page was a labor of love for me.  I thoroughly enjoyed making it using all of the amazing Blue Fern products!!!

Blue Fern Product List:
Paper: Remnants Callaway, Mayfair
Chipboard: Find Joy in the Journey, Industrial Corners, Remnants printed Chipboard shapes
Embossing Powder: Dark Chocolate
Glitter: Merlot
Stamp: Remnants Collage
Seedlings: Purple Haze, Mauve
Lace:  Ivory Braded Trim

Layout #3:  Live Your Dream

I absolutely LOVE the Remnants collection and couldn't stop creating with it.  I picked a photo of my mom taken long before she became a mom or a teacher, which was her dream.  It wasn't easy for women to go to college back then, and I always used her as my example!!

Here are some close ups:

I used the chipboard Live Your Dream as my title and embossed it with the gorgeous Copper embossing powder.  I also embossed the chipboard Braided Frame with Copper embossing powder to give my layout a cohesive feel.  Don't you just love the photo of my mom?  She was so stylish and beautiful!!!

I know I have said this before, but I just have to say again how much I love the Remnants collection and creating my 3 pages with it.  

Blue Fern Product List:
Paper: Remnants Highgate
Chipboard: Live Your Dream, Braided Frame, Remnants Printed Chipboard Shapes
Embossing Powder: Copper
Glitter: Mocha
Stamp: Remnants Collage
Flowers: Remnants Florals, Remnants Paper Blooms
Seedlings: Glass, Twig
Lace:  Lace 3

I hope you are inspired to make some scrapbook pages with your treasured photos.  And it doesn't have to take you forever to create pages when you have all of the Blue Fern Studios' products at your fingertips!

I can't wait to see you again next month with more inspiration from Blue Fern Studios.  In the mean time,  happy scrapping everyone!!

Thank you so much for stopping by my blog today!

Sunday, January 7, 2018


Hi Everyone!  Welcome a new week and a brand new year, too!  I would like to wish you all a very happy new year!!

Today I am sharing a layout that I made for the brand new Challenge YOUrself challenge:

This month, Challenge YOUrself would like you to create a layout using the inspiration song "You Rase Me Up" sung by Josh Groban.

Official Music Video link:

"When I am down and oh my soul so weary
When troubles come and my heart burdened be
Then I am still and wait here in the silence
Until you come and sit a while with me
You raise me up, so I can stand on mountains
You raise me up, to walk on stormy seas
I am strong, when I am on your shoulders
You raise me up, to more than I can be
You raise me up, so I can stand on mountains
You raise me up, to walk on stormy seas
I am strong, when I am on your shoulders
You raise me up, to more than I can be."

Songwriters: Brendan Graham, Rolf Lovland

Here is my take on the challenge:

I used the recent photo of John and I taken at Jacobsburg Park.  And I printed the lyrics on the beautiful Blue Fern Studios paper from the Remnants collection.  My embellishments are from Blue Fern Studios, too!

Some close ups:

For all of you scrappers out there, I encourage you to take a moment to check out the Blue Fern Studios' blog!

And if you are looking for a fun challenge, please take a look at Challenge YOUrself this month.

Thank you so much for stopping by my blog today.  

Happy Scrappy New Year to one and all!

Sunday, December 24, 2017

Merry Christmas!

Good Morning fellow bloggers!

Today is Christmas Eve day and I would like to take a moment to wish all of you a very happy holiday season!

 . . . and to those of you who celebrate Christmas:

I took this photo at Jacobsburg Park which is a 5 min drive from our home.  Because we spent a lot of time here as a family this past year, I wanted to get a photo of all of us on this bridge.  I took my camera and tripod, used the self timer, and viola! 

Here are some of the other photos that I took that day:

And this one was taken in our back yard:

Sending well wishes to each and every one of you!

Thank you for stopping by my blog!


Thursday, December 7, 2017


Hi everyone!  Today I would like to share a layout that I made for the newest Challenge YOUrself challenge!

This month's theme is about picking one of your favorite quotes and scrapping a photo with YOU in the frame . . . you don't have to use Cookie Monster's quote, just use one of YOUR favorites.  I had so much fun with this one!!!

Here is my take:

My sister, daughters, and I just went to see "Finding Neverland" in Philadelphia  - we went the weekend after Thanksgiving.  It was a magical play - filled with so many wonderful quotes.  My favorite was "We're all made of dreams.  We're all made of stars."  Since it was such a magical day, too, I picked a cell-phone picture taken of the 4 of us in front of the Academy of Music.

And the star filled paper that I used was purchased that same day from an amazing store called the Paper Source in Philadelphia!!

Here are some close ups:

I hope you get a chance to check out Challenge YOUrself this month!  We would be very happy if you did!

And thank you so much for stopping by my blog today!

Here's wishing you and yours a very blessed and happy holiday season!

Monday, November 27, 2017

Disney Halloween, Scraps of Darkness October Kit, 2017

Hi fellow scrappers!

Today I am sharing the 4th layout that I made with the wickedly gorgeous Scraps of Darkness October, 2017, kit!

The main kit is chock full of so many spooktacular elements!!!

And so are all of the add-on kits:

Elements add-on:

Floral add-on:

Mixed Media add-on:

I have wanted to scrap a photo that I found in my stash that was taken in 2002 at Walt Disney World. It was a special trip because we had the chance to go with my entire family! The photo is of my twin sister (I know . . . she looks exactly like me!) and my daughter, Katie and niece, Gabi.  They dressed up as Lilo and Stitch for the Mickey's Not-So-Scary Halloween Party!

Here is my completed page:

 And here are some close-ups to show you more details:

 This layout was a joy to make!  I think my favorite part of the kit is the feathers!!!  (Scrapping is so easy when you have all of the right elements at your finger tips, like those included in this kit.)

I hope you take a moment to check out the Scraps of Darkness and Scraps of Elegance store and Facebook page.

Thank you, Scraps of Darkness, for making this amazing Halloween-themed kit.  

Happy Scrapping everyone!

Sunday, November 19, 2017

Halloween Party . . . Scraps of Darkness October Kit, 2017

Hi everyone!  Today I am sharing the third layout that I designed using the October Scraps of Darkness kit.

Take a look at the cool add ons that I used to make my layout:

Patterned Paper:



Mixed Media:

I really enjoyed using these Tim Holtz products included in the main kit:

And the Fancy Pants Emphemera:

And  . . . I absolutely LOVE the Authentique paper included in the kit!  

I used "Bewitched One"

and "Bewitched Four"

I named my layout "Halloween Party and used the Tim Holtz tiles:

As you can see, I scrapped another photo that I took at a Halloween party that I attended this year with my family and friends.

Here are close ups so you can see details:

Thank you so much for stopping by!

Please check out the Scraps of Darkness & Scraps of Elegance

Happy Scrapping!♥