Thursday, March 27, 2014


Good morning girls....I thought I would share my other two March projects made for Blue Fern Studios. The first one is a layout I created using a vintage photo of my mum looking so sweet and so brand new! 


Here I used several Blue Fern Studios chip boards that I painted gold and then stamped. I used bits of a vintage magazine that perfectly matched the photo and did lots of painting with pink and purple mists mixed together.

I also created a mixed media card for St. Patrick's Day...

Here I started with some Blue Fern Studios paper as the base and then misted in green and gold with lots of stamping in the background. I really love this chip board called Blooming Foliage...I painted it with gesso and then lightly with the green and gold mist.

Thanks for stopping by,

Lisa xo

Saturday, March 22, 2014

(love these) Memories

Hello! Dropping in to share my latest layout for Blue Fern Studios.....
I really wanted to experiment here and create some rich textures.

I started with a piece of Blue Fern Studios paper called 'Signature' and then created texture with heavy gesso and a stencil, then sprayed the paper with water and Ranger ink in Vintage Photo. I love how everything combined together to create a watercolor effect. Check out the new paper line and some adorable new chip board designs here, and the blog full of so many projects here.

Here are a few close ups:

Thanks for looking! 
Hugs, Lisa xo

Monday, March 17, 2014


Top o'the morning to ya! (Sorry, I couldn't resist that....)
Happy St. Patrick's Day! I hope everyone has a happy, lucky? day today.....
I have finally conquered my fear of blank white 
cardstock and created.....


This layout is a triumph of sorts for me. For a long time I have admired beautiful
layouts that start with plain white cardstock. I wanted to do something clean, white, and
very graphic with a minimum of colors and then accents of black and white. I tried
and nothing clicked, I felt stuck in my comfort zone of patterned paper
and lots of flowers packed in for good measure. I had this idea in my 
head and just was determined to do it and I did! It's hard but rewarding 
to push yourself design wise....How about you? Have you seen something
you want to try that's a challenge? 

I saw the Berry71Bleu blog had a challenge this month with an Irish theme....
Cathi and all the ladies at Berry71Bleu are just so sweet and there is
always so many beautiful inspiring projects to be found over there.
This strange lady is Susanna Pollock and she is my husband's
Great-Great-Great-Grandma born in Ireland. I am so 'lucky' that his ancestors
immigrated to life would be so very different if they hadn't! LOL
You know how much I adore old family photos, you can only imagine what their lives were like....

I used green mist from 13 Arts, green Twinkling H2O, Silk paint in Emperor's Gold, 
some Blue Fern Studios chipboard called Jeweled Trinkets and Marrakesh Panel which I 
painted black, lots of washi tapes and stamping and I used a Prima Lace Doily stencil with
heavy Gesso on my background.

Here is the challenge.....

Luck of the Irish March Challenge by Cathi O'Neill

Hi!! Cathi here!! Now, seeing as it is March, month of St. Paddy's Day and I live here in Ireland, I thought I would make my challenge one with an Irish theme!! 

This month we'd love to see you do a project with:

Green (as a dominant color, doesn't have to be the only color!)
the word Lucky or Luck, 
and a bit of Irish lace (any bit of lace or doilies!)

See you soon!
Hugs, Lisa xo

Saturday, March 15, 2014


Hello there! I am so happy it's the weekend, time to relax and create....
I found a beautiful sketch over on the forum at The Flying Unicorn and I 
thought I would join in the fun, I love sketches, it gives me a starting 
point and then things just flow from there......


Love this old photo of my Dad, his mum, his brother Richard and his sister Jennifer.
I need to ask him about this photo...all I know is the year it was taken, cool car 
right? I used Authentique paper, Petaloo blue flowers, a Lindy's Stamp Gang mist called
Bucaneer Bay Blue which had some beautiful gold running through it and a few 
pieces of Blue Fern Studios chipboard called Leafy Page Accents which 
I colored with mist and then coated with Ranger clear Crackle Paint.

Here are a few close ups:

See you soon!
Hugs, Lisa 

Thursday, March 6, 2014

Summer Memories

Hello girls! I hope you are having a great week....I am stopping in today to share 
a layout I created for the February Mood Board over at Maja Design....

"Summer Memories"

I love this old photo of my father on the right, his sister Jean in the middle, and then 
their mother, my grandma Dorothy on the left. When I printed this photo it had a
beautiful purpley tone to it, and then I realized it would go so nicely with these 
Maja Design papers called 7th of April from the Vintage Spring 
Collection and the paper Memories from the Vintage Summer Basics 
collection. I am in love with Maja papers, soft creamy cardstock with 
the most beautiful patterns. You can visit them here. The photo in the corner is of West 
Minster Abbey in London which is perfect for my English grandma. I used some Blue Fern Studio
chipboard called Quatrefoil Garden Panel which I painted white and cut 
up into pieces and some Prima flowers. I tried to go a bit bolder with the inks here,
I think I went a little too crazy, but you don't grow if you don't

Thanks for taking a look!

Hugs, Lisa xo

Wednesday, March 5, 2014

Blue Fern Studios March Sketch Challenge

Hello girls! March is upon us and it's time for a new sketch challenge! 
I have always loved Blue Fern Studios sketches, they are a fantastic starting point
to create something wonderful. 

And here is the lovely prize up for grabs...

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- but you do not need to use the pieces featured in the sketch! 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 below by midnight EST on March 30th, 2014.
I hope you get a chance to join in the fun! 
Lisa xo

Saturday, March 1, 2014

"Together" A new kit for The Scrapbook Diaries!

Hello lovely ladies, I would like to share my latest kit for The Scrapbook Diaries 
called "Together". This was really fun to put together as it has some pretty 
new Prima Princess papers and some yummy Lindy's Stamp Gang mists.....

This is an old photo of my Grandma and my Aunt at the beach.....I loved the pink and
peachy tones in the photo and these Lindy's Stamp Gang mists just went so well together.
As usual the kit comes with all the materials needs to make this and a bonus layout,
for more info please visit The Scrapbook Diaries blog here....Also, don't forget 
The Scrapbook Diaries shop here, where you can find the latest products
and so many wonderful kits by some of the best designers around! 

See you soon...
Lisa xo
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