Monday, January 22, 2018

Junuary Inspiration by Yuko

I'm Yuko Tanaka.
It's possible to be added to Blue Fern Studios design team this time.
It's honor very much!

When a picture of its wedding is being put in order in 2006.
I knew a scrap booking.
A picture is taken while enjoying child's growth after my daughter is born in 2012.
The meaning is found very much to leave it by the shape as the scrap booking.
3 years in 2014, 2015 and 2016
I experienced a design team of Blue Fern Studios.
And it was added to a team again in 2018 this year in a wonderful thing!
Of Blue Fern Studios, I'm elegant and like the chic and pretty atmosphere very much.
" The characteristic and the image the paper has, importantly.
In order to utilize good of the paper", I'd like to make a motto a work.
Thank you!

New at Blue Fern Studios

Chic and calm collection”REMNANTS" I used these and made a project.

This layout was made with Christmas as the theme.
REMNANTS is a very chic color collection

Christmas layout of fresh colors t

hat have never existed has been made! ! !

I like the 12 inch size printed chip board very much!

Embossed powder used for this chip board GLISTINNING SAND.
t is wonderful with colors that are very nuanced!

The race is also really gorgeous!

Remnants  Westfield/Mini Remnants/Callaway

Printed Chipboard 

Embissing powder 

Seedlings     Twig

 Havest Lillies/Spring Florals/Wanderlust Lilies

Lace          9A

It is a collection of seemingly mature hues
This can also be used with kids' photos!
Graduation ceremony etc for the coming season seems to suit ceremonies .

This flower looks like an adult and is nice.

The title has a solid feeling with a heavy feeling,
 with texture, as there is a presence.
After embossing with ANTIQUE GOLD
I am doing DTP with black ink.

I used a lot of chip boards in this layout.

I used two colors of embossed powder ANTIQUE GOLD / AVOKADO


Remnants  Devonshire/Vignette


You&Me /Curling Corner

Printed Chipboard 

Embossing Powder    


Seedings       Parble Haze

Flower Spring Florals

Heartland Textures/Tatterd Harlequin/Tatters Newsprint

The 3rd work was made with the picture of my daughter 's birthday.

The Home Spun collection by which
I thought " So pretty!" from sold time.
It could be used finally!
It fits a picture of the daughter's birthday!

I pressed a stamp of polka-dot pattern on the background 
and embossed it with gold.

The title was processed in emboss powder 14karat
 I like very much.

Home Span   Calling Cards/Crafty/Hospitality/Tea Time


 Printed Chipboard
Home Spun

Embossing Powder
14 Karat/Antique Gold


Homespun Blossoms/Apricot Blossoms

swiss Dots

I like BFS very much as expected!
Thank you very much for seeing!


Friday, January 19, 2018

Joanne Bain - January Remnants Collection Inspiration

Hi Everyone!!

Firstly I just wanted to say how happy I am to be part of the 2018 Blue Fern Studios Design Team.

So who am I.....

I am Joanne Bain from Queensland, Australia.

I am a very proud mother of 2 and I am happily married to my best friend and have been for 24 years. He is the best husband a girl could ask for and is very supportive of my paper crafting. Most of my inspiration for this craft comes from my wonderful family and friends and also the beautiful array of products that are now available. When I am not scrapbooking, I am kept busy with all activities involving raising a happy family and I like dabbling around with photography which is perfect as I always have something to scrap.

We live in sunny Queensland Australia along with our 2 dogs and more pet birds then I can count. I have been a scrapbooker for 16 years since my daughter was the age of 3 and then 13 years ago along came the other special boy in my life my gorgeous son, many of my creations tend to feature them. From as far back as I can remember I was always doing some form of craft. I have sewed, crocheted, knitted, painted and scrapbooked throughout my teenage years without even knowing it….lol.

My preferred scrapping preference is 12 x 12 layouts and creating off the page/altered projects. I am not locked into a specific scrapping style, as I am happy to give anything a go but I would describe my style as structured with lots of layers, fussy cut paper cutting, detail, dimension and whitespace! Whitespace is the main feature to many of my layouts, I love creating embellished clusters that draw the eye in.

I am proud to say I have held design team positions for manufactures Prima Marketing, Graphic 45, Dusty Attic, Kaisercraft and Manourhouse Creations.

You can find me at:

Now it is time for me to share my January projects, I hope you enjoy and they inspire you to create.

For my projects today I created with the new Remnants collection. This collection is beautiful!

'Remember The Day'

For this layout I used 2 pieces of the Devonshire patterned paper, the colour is simply gorgeous and so so soft. I used one as the base for my page while the other was fussy cut to create my dimensional corner cluster.

How gorgeous are those birds?

I added mini some mini chipboard flourishes and a smaller Techno Square behind my photo for added detail and dimension. The chipboard was all lightly inked with chalk ink as I wanted a soft finish to it, some parts of it were also embossed with Ivory embossing powder, so love that colour.

To make the layout quiet feminine I added some of the gorgeous pastel coloured lillies from the Harvest Lillies set, I then added some cotton thread for added softness. The title for the page is from the Remnants printed chipboard set. I also added some chalk ink to this to slightly soften the colour and make it blend more with the background.

In the background I added a sprinkling of Mauve seedlings to compliment the page and some fussy cut butterflies.

Blue Fern Studios
Materials List
839788 Remnants - Devonshire
839887 Remnants - Printed Chipboard
648065 Roman Clock Set - Small
651263 Mini Flourishes
237668 Techno Squares
833489 Apricot Blooms
137273 Harvest Lillies
Embossing Powder
109577 Ebony
836480 Mauve

So my next layout probably has a bit more of a masculine feel to it but I have added small little details to help give it some softness. The colouring for this page was inspired by the colour of the Tungsten wedding band being placed on my brothers finger.


For this page I chose to use the Callaway patterned paper from the Remnants collection. I love the grungy feel it has while having a slightly purplish tinge to it. This layout still has a lot of white space happening even though the cluster is more large and open. It also has a steampunk feel to it which I love.

The base of the cluster started with Bits Of Honey chipboard and then built up by adding Cogs & Gears chippy and some flowers. These were all painted with black gesso and then coloured with metallique wax.

The background was stamped with the honey bits stamp and embossed with Ebony embossing powder.

The circular frame over the photo are the throw away pieces from the small Roman Clock set, I never throw away chipboard shapes as you never know when they will come in handy. The Forever title piece was cut from the Families are Forever chipboard title.

Throughout the background of the page I added a sprinkling of Twig seedlings and some coordinating beads and pearls.

Blue Fern Studios
Materials List
838880 Remnants - Callaway
839887 Remnants - Printed Chipboard
234162 Cogs & Gears
648065 Roman Clock Set - Small
273940 Bits Of Honey
843587 Families Are Forever Title
833489 Apricot Blooms
137273 Harvest Lillies
Embossing Powder
109577 Ebony
835483 Twig
834783 Honey Bits

My final page today was created using the B side of the Callaway patterned paper and a strip from the Devonshire patterned paper. I cannot express how much I love the colouring of the Devonshire paper. it is just so pretty.

'Happy Together'

The main cluster was created using the Roman Clocks - Small chipboard set. I also added one of the chipboard dangles from the Romantic Page Dangles set.

Some parts of the chipboard was embossed with Ivory embossing powder once again along with chalk ink. The title is from the Remnants Printed chipboard set and has again been altered with chalk ink to give it a softer colouring.

For added interest I added a couple of flowers from the Wonderlust Lillies set. Cotton thread was added and then a sprinkling of Meadow Seedlings to the background.

Blue Fern Studios
Materials List
838880 Remnants - Callaway
839788 Remnants - Devonshire
839887 Remnants - Printed Chipboard
274794 Romantic Page Dangles
648065 Roman Clock Set - Small
825187 Wonderlust Lillies
Embossing Powder
842184 Ivory
841781 Meadow

Well that is it from me for this month, I hope I have given you some inspiration.
Thank you for stopping by.


Wednesday, January 17, 2018

January Inspiration with Megan

Hi Everyone! Im very excited to begin 2108 with a new team, and one of my favourite scrapbook companies :) :), so to kick off heres a few things about me.

I live in the South Island of New Zealand, which also means its Summer here :)  I live just outside of Christchurch with my husband Forbes and our two dogs, Dougal and McKenzie, and I work part time as a Registered Nurse.  Ive been scrapbooking for awhile now and in that time I have cultivated quite the passion for fussy cutting, flowers and chipboard.  Hmmmm, and paper!  ;) I hate getting messy! but I love dabbling in mixed media - its a bit of a love hate thing lol.

My Blog:

Anyway, here are my projects for this month.
The first layout I have for you is a photo Ive put off using for a while - I just couldn't decide what to do with it.  And then I saw the Remnants collection and I had a plan!

To create the background I used rust paste with a stencil, then watered it down to create paint splatters. I used three different stamp sets in the background as well - Christmas Collage, Label Frames, and Tattered Newsprint.

 To alter the chipboard, I used different techniques - crackle paint to the clock faces, black archival ink to the cogs and Mushroom Embossing Powder to Printers Bits chipboard - these pieces I also inked slightly with black ink and randomly stamped on.

Ive created three layers to page, popping each layer up with scraps of chipboard.

Blue Fern Studios Products Used:

Remnants Paper Collection:

Remnants Printed Chipboard
Cogs and Gears
Printer Bits
Floral Clock

Christmas Collage
Tattered Newsprint
Label Frames

Embossing Powder

For my second layout I also used the Remnants collection, but this time I wanted a more feminine look to the page.  I used two pieces of patterned paper from the collection, Mayfair and Bloomsbury, and utilised both sides of the papers to create the different layers you see. I also used the Printed Chipboard that comes with the collection for accents.

I loved the glittered look to the new embossing powders Wheat and Night Sky,  they are just stunning in real life!  I also used some mauve seedlings sprinkled in the background.

Again I have lots of layers in this layout, four in total.  Ive split the chipboard frame in half giving two frames, and layered the chipboard phrase on top - Ive split this also so I can place it exactly where I wanted it and you can't even tell it was all joined together initially :).

For the background, this time I used a mixture of colours splattered over the page, gold, white and mauve.  Ive used the Remnants Collage stamp for the background.

Blue Fern Studio Products Used:

Remnants Paper Collection

You are my Inspiration
Remnants Printed Chipboard

Remnants Collage


Embossing Powder
Night Sky

My final project is a wooden letter for a friends little girl - S is for Sadie :). I used a piece from the Frolic collection, fussy cutting some of the decorative elements from the paper to use in my cluster.

I have again used a variety of stamps, this time with grey ink - Tattered Newsprint and Arcadia Textures.  The Eclectic Hearts chipboard I gave some dimension to by using an embossing folder, and then Pink Embossing Powder.  The Mini Flourish chipboard pieces were embossed with Pearl Embossing Powder.

Blue Fern Studio Products Used:

Frolic Patterned Paper

Mini Flourish
Eclectic Hearts

Tatetred Newsprint


Embossing Powder

Well thats it from me :) thanks for popping by, see you next time!

Tuesday, January 16, 2018

Pam Ellis Uses the Remnants Collection

Hello everyone!  Today we welcome back Pam Ellis, our Blue Fern Fan of the Month, for her second project.  This week Pam's layout is created using beautiful vintage shades, along burgundy, from our Remnants Collection.  What a wonderful color combination!

Pam began by applying clear Gesso to the background of the paper and lightly added green coloring to the center of the paper.  Next, she used a stencil and molding paste to add flowers to the background and colored them with a watercolor pencil.  After they dried, clear glue was added and then sprinkled with Blue Fern Studios Redwine Glitter.

Two doilies were die cut from the Mayfair paper, and additional layers were added.  The Persian Ornament chipboard piece was embossed with Blue Fern embossing powder and became the next layer.  Then the photo was added.  The last step was to add Blue Fern seedlings to the frame of the chipboard piece to add contrast.

Throughout the layout Pam added printed chipboard pieces that coordinate with the Remnants Collection, and raw chipboard that she embossed and use as her titles.  Blue Fern flowers from the Remnant Florals and Homespun Blossoms added the finishing touch!

Callaway, Mayfair, Westfield
from the Remnants Collection

Embossing Powder:



Persian Ornament
Families are Forever

Printed Chipboard:
Remnants Collection

Remnants Florals
Homespun Blossoms

A big thanks to Pam for this week's inspiration from our Fan of the Month!

Monday, January 15, 2018

Remnants and Apricot and Blooms Inspirations by Jennifer Jacques

Good Morning all Blue Fern Studios fans!

I'm thrilled to present my first layouts as a member of this beautiful team.

First, let me introduce myself.

I'm Jennifer, Pinkypie on social medias.
 I live in Quebec, Canada with my two beautiful girls of 17 and 10 years old, who are my main inspiration, and with the love of my life, Mike,  and his son.

I've been obsessed with scrapbooking since, at least, 12 years now.  
My scrapbooking style  is all about softness, clustering and romance.  

Since I have used chipboards on my layouts, i've had a crush on Blue Fern Studios products.
That's why I'm here loll!
A dream come true !

You can find me on


Hope to inspire you all year long here on the  Blue Fern Studios blog!


And now, here are my three inspiration layouts for January.

Let's start with the first one.
  I used the beautiful new REMANTS collection products.

I first primed my background with clear gesso.  The background paper here is Remnants "Bloomsbury".  Also used "Mini-Remnants" paper in layers under my picture.

Then, I stamped here and there with brown ink and the Remnants Collage stamp 
on the backgroud paper.

See that beautiful pale pink Remnants blooms 😍😍

In order to place my chipboard title around my picture, I chose to cut it in two sections.  
I have embossed them with the Ivory embossing powder.  
I also placed under my picture some pieces of the 
Quatrefoil panel on which I used some red metallic paint.

Here, I printed the "Beautiful" word in the Distressed stamps set on some shrink plastic.  
Thanks to Tartine Peluche who remind me of this oldie stuff in my stash 😉  
It really makes a great effect, no?
It is placed on the white  Spring florals flower...

You can see on the next picture that I have used several colors of embossing powders on my chipboards in this  layout!  
I really fell in love with the green ones for the leaves.
Here is Avocado embossing powder on the Rose leaves chipboard and 
Forest embossing powder on the Thistle Spray chipboard.

Can you see the subtle tint of Green Ivory embossing powder on the 
Bohemian flower chipboard piece here, on the lace?  So soft ...

Finally, I have used some printed Remnants chipboards,some Burgundy seedlings and some other flowers from my stash to finish this layout.

Hope you like this one 🙈

Blue Fern Studios products used here

Papers: Remnants

-Quatrefoil panel
-Rose Leaves
-Bohemian flowers
-Thistle Spray
Printed Remnants chipboard shapes

-Remnants collage
-Distressed titles

Embossing Powder
-Green Ivory


-7A ivory

-Remnants blooms
-Spring Florals


Now, my second Remnants collection layout.

My background here is the beautiful "Callaway" paper.  
Also primed it with clear gesso.  
Under my picture, "Chancery lane" and b-side of "Mayfair" paper.

Next, to make my focal point, I placed my pic on some parts of Quilted page panel chipboard.

 I've used Black Sand embossing powder on this one and really like the 2 tones effect with beautiful "sandy" texture.  You can see on this next picture that I have paint in black a butterfly that I have cut from some Flutter page dangles chipboard piece, also add some mists. 
 After that, I embossed it with Ebony embossing powder and the Penned Flourishes stamp.  
See the Remnants blooms that I have sprayed also to coordinate  the colors of my layout.

The Arrow word " Sweet" with  Ebony embossing powder as the title: simple as that 😏
Can also see the heartbreaking white Remnants florals.  Love those ones...
Some printed Remnants chipie and Garden Blooms too.

As embellishments, I used here and there some vellum circles on witch I embossed the
Texture circles stamps with the Ebony powder.

Here, I just left the Branch set chipboard pieces natural cause it matched my layout that way loll.
Some Tickled and Purple haze seedlings and white drops as final touches.

Blue Fern Studios products used here

Papers: Remnants collection
-Chancery lane
-Mayfair (b-side)

- Quilted page panel
-Arrow words
-Flutter page dangles
-Branch set
Printed Remnants chipboard shapes

-Texture circles
-Penned flourishes

Embossing Powder
-Black sand

-Purple haze

-Remnants blooms
-Remnants florals (white)
-Garden blooms (pink)


For my last layout this month, I chose the Amber and Abricot collection 
which was one of my favorite last year.

Here, I used two papers as the background: "Birdsong" and a piece of the b-side "Yesterday" paper that I've placed in the middle of the first one.  
Primed them with clear gesso, then add some texture with modeling paste through a stencil.
  Finally, I've done some watercoloring with yellow mists and the background was done.

I've just used the Amber and Abricot printed chipboards here.  
Some chipie under my picture and two borders below.

Here is a chipboard from Serendpity words1 as the title.  
Embossed it with the Hot cocoa embossing powder.
Another "glittery" color that I've fallen in love with 😍

Some random stamping with brown ink and the Honey bits stamp.

You can see above some beautiful flowers from 
Fresh floral (ivory) and Apricot blooms (white) kits.
Below, Homespun blooms (brown) and white Apricot blooms again.


After that, I've made my usual final touches, some white drops and add a mix of 
Paprika and Twig seedlings.

Blue Fern Studios products used here

Papers: Amber and Apricot collection

-Amber and Apricot printed chipboard shapes
-Serendipity words 1

-Honey bits

Embossing Powder
-Hot cocoa


-Apricot blooms
-Fresh florals
-Homespun blooms


Hope you have found some inspiration here.
See you next month 😊