Wednesday, October 1, 2014

NEW Webster's Pages "Nest" Collection!

Good morning and welcome to...October?! For real? 

Yes, crazy. But let's start off the month right with a project with a brand NEW collection from Webster's Pages called "Nest". This collection is awesome...and being a family-oriented mama, all the little family-themed items in this range are right up my alley. So many cute motifs to cut out, cards, titles, new stickers, etc- much to love here. And COLOR...tons of color!

Here is my very first project using this gorgeous new line:

"With You I am at Home"
The inspiration for this canvas came from the 4x6 "Family" card cut out. I loved the different shades of eggs all sitting in a row :). And I just went from there. 

I applied some "Egg Blue" chalkboard paint from Prima with a spatula to the background of my canvas. Then misted with "Sunshine" & "Worn Leather" Color Bloom sprays before I went to work adding my various "Nest" cutouts and stickers.

I loved creating dimension by layering these little fussy cut frames and heart, popping them up with foam adhesive. I also used one of the vellum envelopes from the Nest "Memory Pockets & Labels Kit" to pull the whole cluster together. 

Below my layered hearts I added a Blue Fern Studios "Party Flags" chipboard banner piece. I found that if you use an old paint brush (one that has stiffened bristles) and apply gesso vertically, you get a wood grain effect which I though worked great for this project! 

Webster's Pages Products Used:
{Follow any of these links to purchase directly from Webster's Pages!}

Nest Collection- "Home With You" Paper
Nest Collection- "Life's Fabric" Paper
Nest Collection- "Special Places" Paper

Thank-you so much for checking our my project today!
I hope all is well in your part of the world, and that your new month is off to a great start!

See you soon :)

Friday, September 19, 2014

NEW Ingvild Bolme Shabby Chic Metals from Prima!

Have you seen the new Ingvild Bolme Shabby Chic Metals from Prima yet? Prima made the full, big reveal earlier this week- and you are just going to be in love! Such intricate pieces with moveable parts...amazing. Truly, not a detail was spared in these pieces!

This is a nature-inspired canvas that I created, featuring a couple of these new pieces. 

This shabby metal latch has three different parts to it, complete with a functioning sliding bolt. If you love fine details, you will be truly pleased with these!

This vintage water pump reminds me of one that I have in my own garden. I wanted to give it an aged appeal, and there's just so much texture on the surface that coloring and altering truly has no limits!

Check out the blog for more- including Ingvild's new stamp-n-add set and resins!!

Have a great weekend!

Tuesday, September 2, 2014

Prima: Featuring NEW Wood Icons!

Today's post is all about the new release wood icons from Prima! I must say I am absolutely in love with the fact that some of these come printed. If you're short on time (as I am MOST of the time), this is an absoulte time saver when it comes to wanting to dress up your wood icons. It's already done for you!

"Fall Tag"

I've used lots of "Cigar Box Secrets" goodies here! The "Special" sentiment is one such printed wood icon- isn't it awesome? I love it so much! The crown wood icon a little further up was actually flipped to the backside for the raw look :)

Hand-cut details, tons of new release flowers, and bling went into this tag. I really went for a blend of colors that would compliment the change of seasons here...

Follow along on the Prima blog all week for these fabulous embellishments and more!

Have a wonderful day!

Sunday, August 17, 2014

Introducing "Montage" & a GIVEAWAY!

Good morning!

I recently got back from vacation and wanted to get caught up and share with you the reveal of Blue Fern Studios' latest paper collection "Montage", as well as a chance for you to win a collection for yourself!

SO stunning...!!

Head on over to the Blue Fern Studios blog for a closer look- and details on how YOU can WIN!!

Saturday, August 9, 2014

Prima: August PPP!

Good morning :)

I'd like to share with you today the card I created for this month's Prima Product Picks :)

"Daydreaming About Us"
I've combined lots of new products on this card; papers from Coffee Break & Epiphany collections, Color Bloom sprays, lots of beautiful new flowers, new trim, and a sweet 3D embellishment from Epiphany for my sentiment.

Such a stunning pastel palette and so many goodies from which to be inspired!!

Here are some closeups of my card:

I'm so pleased with all the glitter available in the new flowers! Who doesn't love a little extra sparkle?? And all the roses...roses are my favorite Prima flowers :)

The jute trims are awesome for getting that unkempt look on your projects!

Prima Products Used: 846701 Cofee Break Collection "Coffeeology", 846732 Coffee Break Collection "Fill it to the Rim", 846862 Epiphany Collection "Words to Live By", 576257 Epiphany 3D Stickers, 573782 Color Bloom- Soft Teal, 891725 Chalk Edger- Pastel Pink, 577070 Weave Trim "Buff", 576875 Jute Trim- Wheat, 577612 Manhattan- Times Square, 577957 Sarasota- Peaceful, 577711 Winthrop- Tourmaline, 577759 Rodanthe- Esplanade, 578596 Cigar Box Secrets- Humidor, 573157 Cartogra

I hope you get the chance to join us this month! Hope to see you there :)!

Thursday, August 7, 2014

Prima: Forever Green Garden Journal

It seems fitting that today's post features a garden journal, as it is my gardening and foraging that has kept me so busy and away from my blog :)

If you haven't yet checked out the amazing Prima collection "Forever Green", you must do so! It is stunning- and absolutely perfect for this bountiful time of year...and just what I needed to record my gardening escapades this year. 

"Garden Journal 2014"
Prima has a ton of new gorgeous trims, which I've incorporated here and throughout. I love the natural, raw texture of these neutral trims for my nature-based project.

Here I've used the Forever Green cling mount stamp set, crochet icons, and bling from the 3-D stickers set.

So many fussy cut details from this beautiful collection!...

Prima Products Used:
Prima Products: 846817 Forever Green Collection "Garden Talk", 846800 Forever Green Collection "Orchard Fresh", 846794 Forever Green Collection "Nature's Bounty", 846787 Forever Green Collection "Botanical Garden", 846770 Forever Green Collection "Spread Your Wings", 846763 Forever Green Collection "Watch Them Grow", 575755 Forever Green Cling Stamps, 576233 Forever Green 3D Stickers, 576370 Forever Green Crochet Icons, 578701 Forever Green "Succulent", 578732 Forever Green "Grow", 578749 Forever Green "Sprout", 572808 Metal Die-Cuts, 572815 Metal Die-Cuts, 577117 Weave Trim "Flower", 577025 Lace Trim "Almond", 577049 Lace Trim "Champagne", 576875 Jute Trim "Wheat"

 I hope you have a wonderful day!
Thanks for stopping by :)

Wednesday, August 6, 2014

Blue Fern Studios: August Sketch Challenge!

It's a new month and time for a new sketch from Blue Fern Studios!

August Sketch
And we have a brand NEW batch of goodies for you too- including some of our NEWEST designs, hot off the press! Take a look at what one lucky randomly drawn winning participant will win from this month's sketch challenge:
In addition to our prize winner, we will also select a Top 3 to feature in our winner post!
We have just a few simple rules to follow if you would like to participate in our sketch challenge:
1.) Feel free to interpret the sketch as you please by means of taking it as-is or flipping/turning/mirroring it to suit your needs! **Please note that you can do whatever type of project you please- a layout, card, tag, canvas, altered item- whatever suits your mood and style! We would love to see the different ways our sketch can be used.**

2.) You must use at least one piece of Blue Fern Studios chipboard OR use Blue Fern Studios paper on your project. Please note that you do not need to use the pieces featured in the sketch- use whatever suits your fancy! You can find the store nearest you HERE. {Do not use any other brand of chipboard on your project please!}

3.) Upload your project using the Inlinkz tool at the bottom of the sketch post HERE by midnight EST on August 31st, 2014.
See you there!

Sunday, July 27, 2014

Blue Fern Studios July Projects!

Good morning! I'm here today to share with you my July projects for Blue Fern Studios! I've got a layout, card, and tag lined up for you so let's get started :)

"Very Best of Times"
I've combined here a variety of Blue Fern chipboard and paper amidst some background work. I really loved this photo of my daughter and wanted something pretty yet fun and simple all at the same time. The fun color palette of the Ombre Dreams paper combined with the lovely chipboard pieces that I chose really helped to accomplish that :)

This "Lace Rounds" piece was simply stamped with a pastel yellow chalk ink from Prima. I left some of the detailed bits unpunched from the chipboard. 

I thought that this frame from the "Memory Frames" set worked out just great for this page. I painted it with pastel yellow acrylic paint, then stamped with clear embossing ink, added some pastel pink embossing powder and set with a heat gun. Above and below my frame I added one of the "Jeweled Trinkets" pieces (cut in half) and added some gems and other embellishments to add a little more interest.

Blue Fern Studios Products Used:
Ombre Dreams Paper: Julianna's Dream
Memory Frames Set
Jeweled Trinkets
Lace Rounds

"Dare to be Yourself"
For this card I used some bits and pieces that I had of chipboard. It was a fun way to put them to good use- and all they needed was a random splatter of gesso!

Blue Fern Studios Products Used:
Ombre Dreams Paper: Shannon's Dream
Roman Clock Set- Small
Roman Clock Set- Large (hands)
Brick Rings


Finally, I have a tag to share. I've taken another of the "Lace Rounds" pieces and misted it with a Prima Color Bloom spray mist. Then, while wet, added white embossing powder and set with a heat gun. For the large "Tattered Butterflies" piece, I applied microbeads and seed beads using glossy accents. 

Blue Fern Studios Products Used:
Ombre Dreams Paper: Julianna's Dream
Lace Rounds
Tattered Butterflies

That's it for me! Thanks so much for coming by for a peek :)

Take care,

Wednesday, July 16, 2014

NEW Prima: Epiphany Collection!

Good morning!

Prima has been sharing looks at their new Summer CHA 2014 collections over the last several days, and today it's all about the gorgeous "Epiphany" collection! I have a mixed media canvas up on the blog today and I'm happy to be able to share it with you all :)

I've loved Prima products for a long, long time. And this one was like Pixie Glen meets Printery with a fresh new spin! Love it so fave of the new releases. Scripty doodles, neutrals, vintage sweetness... pure perfection. I thought it went so well with this photo of my daughter on our front steps.

Color Blooms sprays and Chalk Edgers helped mix up my background. Lots of hand-cut layers accented by gorgeous new flowers and new layered embellishments. So many things to love!

Textures added in with new trims and metal dies. And just a little bit of stamp work with some coordinating stamps :).

See the full collection and many, many more projects {HERE}. And stay tuned- there's so much more to come this week yet!

Take care :)

Friday, July 4, 2014

Blue Fern Studios July Sketch Challenge!!

Good morning :) I'm enjoying the extra-long weekend here, and have a jam-packed schedule. Anyone else feeling the summer pressure yet?? Here in my neck of the woods, our summers are very short and we have to make the most of it :)...I tend to take that to an extreme ;)

Today I wanted to check in with you all and share the newest sketch challenge over at the Blue Fern Studios blog...

Every month, we welcome you to join us for our sketch challenge! All we ask is that you include either Blue Fern Studios paper and/or chipboard in your interpretation of the sketch...that's it! You can create any type of paper craft you wish, as long as we can see some resemblance of the sketch in there ;)

And guess what? You can either be in our Top 3 Features, OR win this!...

Always a unique batch of different chipboard designs, both beautiful and versatile for all of your crafting projects!

Hope to see you there :) :) :)

Have a good weekend!