Friday, December 19, 2014

"Happy Life" + Video

Hello everyone!

Today marks my final post on the Blue Fern Studios blog..
it truly has been a wonderful two years here at BFS. I am ever so grateful to Leslie for giving me the opportunity to create with the most beautiful chipboard designs (and papers, too!) on the market. It really has been wonderful watching this company grow and grow, really incredible!
I will always be a proud supporter of Blue Fern and am excited to see what happens next :)

SO - here is my layout I created, using the December sketch (Still time to play along!)

"Happy Life"

Are you thinking what I'm thinking?? Yes, he is INDEED the cutest. Ever. Ha ha!! But no really, my little guy truly lights up our lives..he is so smiley, easy going, and just all around a shining star. I love him so much! 
Sorry, enough gushing! 

True to the sketch, I wanted a grungy, fun, layered look behind the photos. I achieved this by layering the Notebook Edges and Printer's Bits, along with a few little scraps, and some flowers and metals  as well.


yes, glitter and flowers, on a boy page! Nothing wrong with that, right?


Have a look at the video:

Again, thank you for your love and support at Blue Fern!!

*Kelly*

Tuesday, December 16, 2014

*New Prima Products!!* Layout/Tag Set

Hi everyone!
Can you believe it is CHA time again?! Prima Marketing is rolling out a whole pile of fabulous new, innovative (as always!) and super gorgeous products. Sneak peeks have already begun! Head over to the Prima Blog so you don't miss a thing!
Last week, they debuted new stencils, Wood Icons with Foil, and more...and this week so far we have seen some of the fabulous new Art Ingredients from Finnabair's lines.

"Love"

On this layout you can see some of the awesome new Micro Beads, which I applied by first using 3D Gloss Gel through a (new) stencil, then sprinkling on top for a fun, shiny, textury effect.
The wood icon made a perfectly placed, simple title for this layout using one of the photos from our wedding recently. 
(Can you spy any other new items..? ssshhhh!!)
Products:
579746 Wood Icons With Foil Hearts & Phrases
580179 Prima Cling Stamp
581428 Flowers
581725 Flowers
580049 6x6 Stencil Floral Petites
961381 3D Gloss Gel
573874 Color Bloom Sorbet
962616 Micro Beads Berry
962579 Micro Beads Copper
579807 Timeless Memories Metal Trinkets Memoir
962395 Mechanicals Flowers
951191 Butterfly "Vintage Collage"
951214 Butterfly "Vintage ATC"
951160 Butterfly "Wood Hollow"
573843 Color Bloom Antique Gold
573881 Color Bloom Pressed Petal

Next up...a tag set using the new Cling Stamps, Stencils, and Art Ingredients..

"Now Is The Right Time"

To adhere the Micro Beads, I used the same technique mentioned above. Once dry, I dabbed on some embossing ink and poured an irridescent embossing power over that and melted.

Lots of embossing was done also with the Cling Stamp set. I added a touch of Matte Gel to the flowers and embellishments and added just a touch of Micro Beads and Glass Beads.
Products: 
962067 Now Is The Right Time Cling Stamps
962692 Glass Beads Peacock Green
962586 Microbeads Bronze
962360 Microbeads Splash
962326 Elementals Stencil Dots & Stripes
579883 Timeless Memories Metal Trinkets and Numbers
579838 Timeless Memories Metal Trinkets Remembrance
580841 Timeless Memories Flowers
580834 Timeless Memories Flowers
847364 Timeless Memories Paper Pad

Monday, December 1, 2014

*New* Boy Stamps by Julie Nutting for Prima!

Happy Monday everyone!
Have you been over to the Prima Blog today?
Sneak peeks for CHA are starting up already, and today you can take a look
at the new release from Julie Nutting...the adorable boy stamps!

Sneakpeek_jnboystampsREVISED

Here's a little something I made for Oliver's bedroom..using a favorite Bible verse and the oh so sweet "Toby" stamp:


Isn't he the cutest?!

Have a great day!! Stay tuned for LOTS more from Prima :)

Wednesday, November 19, 2014

"Smile" *Blue Fern Studios* Video Tutorial


Hello everyone! Today was my education day on the Blue Fern Studios blog, and I have a new video to share.
I have used paper from the new Sanctuary collection..have you had a look at it yet? It is SO gorgeous!

"Smile"




I hope you enjoy the video!


Have a great day!!

Kelly

Tuesday, November 18, 2014

"Special Moment" *Blue Fern Studios*

Hey everyone! How are you?
This past weekend I received the new Sanctuary collection from Blue Fern Studios in my mailbox :)
It is just so perfectly gorgeous...I had to make something right away!
This is one of my all time favorite photos of my oldest girl. We were hanging out on the deck, and she was telling princess stories, singing songs, and just rambling on and on. I adore the look on her face, her hair, the colors...all of it!

"Special Moment"

I used the Calling Cards and Conservatory papers, along with chipboard pieces Boston Lattice and Heart Essentials. To complete the look I layered in lots of Prima flowers, tags, brads, etc. 


Thanks for looking! Come back tomorrow for this month's video tutorial :)

Kelly

Tuesday, November 11, 2014

November Build A Page *Prima Marketing*


Good morning!!
It is a cold, snowy one here as we just had our first snow storm of the year. (Not bad, considering it is November and this winter stuff usually starts sooner!)
How is the weather where you live?
Along with winter weather, the month of November brought a fantastic new sketch for the Prima Build A Page challenge :)

2014 November BAP Keren

Here is my take...

I combined old and new to get just the right color mix I was looking for...the beautiful and subtle pinks and puples from the Princess collection, combined with new flowers and embellishments.



I hope you get a chance to join us this month, find the full post and inspiration from the Prima team here.

950958 Princess Collection "Ava", 891992 Shabby Chic Treasures Butterflies, 892098 Shabby Chic Treasures Frames, 577582 Del Mar Quarter, 577360 Capistrano  Grape, 578220 Capri Merlot, 578060 Hillsboro Ginger, 572907 Princess Collection Wood Embellishments, 951122 Princess Chipboard Pieces, 971250 InstaScrap ATC Cards, 573744 Color Bloom Iris, 573881 Color Bloom Pressed Petal, 573775 Color Bloom Sunshine, 573874 Color Bloom Sorbet, 961374 Art Basics Heavy Gesso White


Tuesday, November 4, 2014

Blue Fern Studios November Sketch +New Collection Peek!

Good evening!!
I actually played along this month :) 
Head over and check out the DT examples and enter your project, too!

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Here is my take on the sketch:

I used the oh so gorgeous Montage collection, along with a few favorite chippy pieces, too!

Have you heard...there is a new paper line coming along VERY soon!! Here is a quick first look :)

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I love it! What do you think??

*Kelly*

Sunday, October 19, 2014

Blue Fern Studios October Video Tutorial

Hello there!
It is time for my Video Education post on the Blue Fern Studios blog.
This month I got to work with the gorgeous Montage collection for the first time...so beautiful!
Here is my layout...called "Happy."


In this video I show you how I use some of the fabulous new Prima Art Basics to alter my chipboard and background.

A few close ups..


Pretty chippies, pretty flowers..


Lots of layers, color, and fun texture..



I hope you enjoy the video - thanks for watching :)

*Kelly*


Saturday, October 11, 2014

"Happy Girls" *Prima Marketing*

Hello there!
Popping in real quick with a late post...
A little something to remind you that October is Breast Cancer Awareness month - and  to promote it Prima had a gorgeous pile of "pink projects" including one from me!


This page started with the photo - and I instantly knew the quote I needed...so I headed to Pinterest to print one off! The rest...some neon pink acrylic paint, stenciling with the super fun Pin Wheel Stencils, a smattering of Mica Flakes, Glass Glitter, and Heavy Gesso, and it all came together! I used just the kite piece from one of the new Julie Nutting Wood Doll packs, and painted it and embellished a bit with Glass Glitter and more paint.



Prima products:
846701 Coffee Break - "Coffeeology"
910648 Wooden Dolls
575984 Pin Wheel Stencil 7" Round
576011 Pin Wheel Stencil 9" Round
911058 Kraft Paper Tag Pad
911065 Kraft Paper Tag Pad
892425 Shabby Chic Treasures Door Locks
961626 Glass Glitter - Sterling
961749 Mica Flakes - Frosted
961442 Art Basics Heavy Gesso White
971168 Insta Scrap Stickers


Friday, October 3, 2014

Blue Fern Studios: October Sketch Challenge

Is it already October?
It definitely feels like it. Cold wind, rain, with scattered snow showers forecasted. Oh boy - here we go! I would pay for just one more week of warm weather to finish outdoor projects!!
Anyway - if the weather is dreary where you live, what a perfect excuse to create! If you are looking for a little inspiration - why not play along with the October Sketch Challenge from Blue Fern Studios?


What fun! To see inspiration from the Design Team, and read all of the rules, go here.


Have a great day!!
*Kelly*