Tuesday, 16 January 2018

Families are Forever Blue Fern Fan of the Month

I am back today with my second layout as Blue Fern fan of the month for January. Today I am showing you a layout done with blue Fern's latest release Remnants!
These papers are filled with gorgeous rich colors and can be used for just about anything!
Once again I cut my chipboard title into pieces so I could spread it across the page. I embossed the title with  Garnet. Behind the title is a chippie from their printed chipboard line.
Another piece of the title along with another piece of chipboard called Persian Ornament. I embossed this piece with the gorgeous Night Sky embossing powder and then added some Meadow Seedlings along the bottom.
Last piece if the title. 
I used a Prima die to cut this doily from the Mayfair paper and added a little chippie from the Printed Chipboard to embellish it.
I used a Prima stencil and added some design to my page. Once dried I colored the flower pattern with a watercolor pencil in a cranberry color then added Redwine Glitter on top for some sparkle. Another piece of printed Chippie as well.
I used the Remnants floral bloom and the white one is from the Homespun collection. Behind it is a fussy cut bloom from the Mayfair paper that matches the chipboard in the top left corner.
That is it for me for this week. I am sicker than a dog with the flu the actual "flu" and plan on resting a bit today. I hope you all have a great week!
All the best! :)

Tuesday, 9 January 2018

All You Need is Love-Blue Fern Fan of the Month

I am absolutely thrilled to be here today to tell you that I am Blue Fern Studios' Fan of the Month for January!!! I love Blue Fern Studios products and have used them since they hit the market years ago! I used to stalk stores looking for the latest releases lol. For my first layout I used the gorgeous Amber & Apricot line.
This is a photo of my grandson Jaxon and his little Guinea Pig Scruffy. Aren't they both adorable? 
I like to layer my papers and used the following papers
Busy Bees
Faded Blooms
For my title I used All You Need is Love. This is one of the many things I love about Blue Fern is that they have countless amazing sayings that work beautifully as titles on a page. I cut this title up (another thing I love is that they are so easy to change). I also used Garden lattice Bits tucked behind my papers for added texture and depth. 
I also used some blooms from Blue Fern from the Courtship collection. I didn't want to overdo the flowers on this boy page and this flowers were the perfect choice! I did some background work with a stencil and molding paste then outlined the stenciling with an Inktense watercolor pencil in Branch to add more shadow. I did a bit of stamping using the Essential Textures Stamp also from Blue Fern :) ! I also used some sparkles from Blue Fern called Autumn.
Now Blue Fern also has the 12 by 12 printed chipboard which I love!! I used two of the circles to add an extra sentiment to my page. I love that I can find an entire collection with Blue Fern that includes absolutely everything I need to make a layout!! 
Just awhile back I finally found my dream store that carried everything Blue Fern and much much more! If you are like me and want to be able to get the entire collection then this is the store for you!
You can find them Here

I am a Blue Fern Fanatic without a doubt! They now have a Facebook page for people just like me called exactly that Blue Fern Fanatics! This month they are having a sketch challenge
So give it a try!
That's it for this post but stay tuned for more yummy Blue Fern next week! And a huge thank-you to Blue Fern for giving me this opportunity to use their products and showcase my work I am honored!
All the best and see you next week! :)

Sunday, 31 December 2017


Happy New Year!! Welcome to 2018 may it be the year that sees your dreams come true! This month at More Than Words we have another great challenge for you. It involves tags and birthdays! This is my interpretation.
My grandson on his fourth birthday awaiting the arrival of his guests. Such a pensive look for such a little guy. I used Maja Design Denim and Friends papers for this layout.
This is our Mood board for the month. 
This sweet face is often the focal point of many of my pages. I used a chippie from Blue Fern Studios to frame the photo.
All my blooms are from 49 & Market. I wasn't really happy with my background but I ran out of time so I had to go with it. I did some masking with a 7Dots Studio stencil then misted with Whale Watch Blue from Lindy's Stamp Gang. I did some stamping then tried giving my stars some depth by going around them with a distress ink marker.
A symbol of my love :)
Here you can see two of my tags. The biggest one backs my photo. I hope you join us this month and try your hand at this challenge. We have some awesome prizes for you! That's it for now. I will be back soon with a little fun news!
All the best.

Friday, 8 December 2017

You make me smile

I have been waiting to play with these papers forever it seems. Unfortunately other obligations are cutting into my fun time these days. Happily I squeezed some time in yesterday and today to catch up on some things. This is my first layout playing with the Cottage Life papers from 49 & Market.
 My beautiful daughter Jessie and handsome grandson Jaxon. I am totally biased! We were attending an event at my other daughters home out of town. This has to be my favorite picture this year of these two! :) I did some masking on the background with some Gesso then sprinkled glitter all over it. 
 I used a Prima die for the red doilies in each corner. The chippie is from Dusty Attic. I added a gloss to it as I really wanted it to stand out from the flowers surrounding it. I cut the chippie so that I wouldn't lose that last little bit at the bottom when I tucked it behind the photo.
 I love these 3D embellishments from 49 & Market! They just pop!
 Just a teeny flower cluster.
 My title is from a 7Dots Studio sticker sheet. It seemed appropriate. And more blooms. I love these flowers!!!!
 More 3D pop ups.
Better shot of the left side.

 I fussy cut the two banners from the extra embellishment sheet you get with this paper pack.
 And even more blooms! lol
 My beautiful babies!!
 Just tucked the leftover piece from the chipboard here at the bottom.

Final close-up I promise! :)
I want to thank Janene from Scrapbook Diaries for making this fun project possible!! You rock Janene!!

Off to more creating before duty calls again. Have a great weekend!!
All the best! :)

Tuesday, 5 December 2017

Giveaway Winner!

Sorry it has taken me so long to get this up but it has been a crazy month.
So without further ado the winner of my Flower Giveaway is:
I used Random Number Generator (still have to learn how to move it to my page)

Drum roll please

Kareen Dion!

Congrats Kareen please forward you address to me at

I will get this out to you ASAP.

Keep your eyes out for another Giveaway coming this month!!
All the best! And thank-you to  everyone who participated.

Saturday, 2 December 2017

Party of 5

 As this year comes close to an end, the holidays fast approaching what better time to celebrate the blessings of having a family. December's challenge board is all about family and numbers and this is my creative take on it.
Our challenge board.
One of my favorite photos ever! My beautiful grandchildren and I. From the left Isla Skye, Jaxon James, me, Lilly Katelyn and Emily Monika. I felt this photo was the perfect fit to celebrating family. There is a saying," We think we know love until we have grandchildren.
I used one of Prima's older lines Garden Fables to do this layout as it was a perfect match! I used matching blooms from the line to embellish this page. I also used their chipboard (just love the colorful houses bright and cheerful! Perfect place for a family to live!)
I used this beautiful chippie from Blue Fern Studios and colored it with a variety of embossing powders, again trying to match the colors of the photo and the papers.
I stenciled my background with the lace stencil from Tim Holtz and some molding paste from Dusty Attic. I love the smoothness of their paste! I misted it lightly with Salt Water Taffy from Lindy's Stamp gang trying not to drown out the photo. I then went over the raised elements of the stencil work with some Shimmery Goodness from TCW. After that I did some stamping and added some pretty pink Prills. 
My title was done with American Crafts DIY Thickers which I misted with Sea Mint Green also from Lindy's. I thought the title "Party of 5" was a cute take on the challenge of using numbers. It also reminded me of the old T.V. series Party of Five a show all about family! 
I hope you like the project,I know I loved finally scrapping this photo!
We'll see you soon!
All the best! :)

Thursday, 30 November 2017


Just popping in today quickly with a layout done using the LE Kit from My Creative Scrapbook Kit Club
 This kit features the gorgeous Amber & Apricot papers from Blue Fern Studios, gorgeous Prima blooms and two stencils!
 I did some fussy cutting as well as some masking on the background. I colored my page with a Gelato! 
 The Title is American Thickers which also come in the kit! They are an awesome gold foil color.

And this is the kit I used. Love these kits! I've been getting them since 2008 I believe and I've loved everyone of them!
That's it for today. I have the entire family coming home tomorrow for the weekend so busy busy getting things ready for 10 extra people!
See you soon!
All the best! :)