Monday, January 7, 2013

Blue Fern Studios--My First Creation!

Today, I made my debut post on the Blue Fern Studios blog sharing my first creation using their new, amazing chipboard! I am SO excited to be working with Leslie and the rest of the team. The chipboard is truly what I have been looking for for a long time. It's sturdy, and the designs are so intricate and beautiful! This chipboard can truly be used on anything and everything!

I hope you will jump over to the Blue Fern Studios blog and see my post (click here). And don't forget to sign up to get the blog updates too because the rest of the DT has some AMAZING stuff to share! Oh my, is all I can say!!!!

Now, before I share my creation, I must speak personally to my mother. :) Mom, please don't let Dad see this post. I don't think he reads my blog anyway but I know you do. Grab the tissues before you continue on because "I know you." :) :) Love ya!

My precious dad will turn 70 on January 16th. In celebration of his 70th, I created a "70 Things" book for part of his gift. For the cover, I used a Blue Fern Studios (BFS) medallion from the Ornate Medallions set and the arrow from the Icon Set One. This is not a "frilly" creation since it's for Dad. :) Inside the book, my girls and I have listed 70 things we love about him, written notes, etc. The cover includes a crossword he did at our house during Christmas week while he was here. He LOVES crosswords. I scanned the crossword he completed from the newspaper, and I printed it on a grocery bag so it would match the cover. Then I spritzed the awesome BFS chippies with Heidi Swapp tinsel color shine, and then I threw on some black gesso. I also stamped Jan. 16, 2013, on the BFS arrow for his birthday. I pray he likes it.
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Book: Mini SMASH! Folio
Blue Fern Studios Chipboard: Ornate Medallions, Icon Set One
Papers: Memory Box licorice dot
Stamp Ink: SU basic black
Stamp: SMASH! date stamp
Embellishments: Memory Box Large Typewriter Number Set dies, hand-dyed Hug Snug, doily from Hobby Lobby, Jenni Bowlin black letter stickers, Heidi Swapp tinsel color shine, Golden black gesso, Liquitex white gesso, Creative Cafe button


Hopefully local stores will be carrying Blue Fern Studios chipboard soon! In the mean time, you can buy it online here from C'est Magnifique Kits. Thanks for stopping by. I appreciate you! Blessings,

22 comments:

Carole Robb Bisson said...

Patter,
What an lovely tribute to your Dad. I have studied your page up close and you amaze me everytime with the talent and creativity God has given you. Ate the white circles up in the left/right hand corners from the eraser dabbing?
It looks like you Dad has ben straight as an arrow, a morally strong man, with love for his family first, simple pleasures for himself to the side.
You work is outstanding and the love you have for you Dad shows.
You have showcased the Blue Fern chipboard wonderfully well.
Blessed to be a blessing,
Carole

Patter Cross said...

Carole, your post has made me cry this morning. Such sweet, sweet words. I may print this and add to his book. Thank you for your lovely, sweet, beautiful words! You are a blessing to me!

To create the white dots, I put some white gesso on bubble wrap, and then stamped it on the cover. Super easy, fast, and fun! :)

I pray you have a blessed day, and thank you again!

Mary Pat Siehl said...

what a beautiful book!

Lisa Rukin Swift said...

Wow, this is an incredible gift! I love the cover and how you added in his completed crossword puzzle. :)

Connie Mercer said...

gorgeous book!!!

Barbara said...

Wow, wow, wow! What a great album. So much detail. I'm sure your Dad will treasure it.
Thanks for sharing.

angie gutshall said...

What a great album and a sweet thing to create for someone so special!

TLady said...

VERY NICE PATTER! I'M SUUUUURE YOUR FATHER WILL LIKE IT!!!!!!!!! :) AND what a SUPER IDEA to add all the inside goodies AND get your daughters involved too! :) IT WILL BE TREASURED!!!!!! :)

Erin Blegen said...

You've done just an awesome job, Patter, with your first BFS project! So glad you are a part of the team and I look forward to what you do next!

Take care,

xErin

Madeline said...


What a beautiful gift for your dad!

Lisa Dorsey said...

What an awesome way to include the crossword. Love the embellishments you used too! I am sure he will love it!

Sarah said...

Patter, your book is amazing! Love the chipboard designs and how you've incorporated the crossword page. I know your dad will treasure it! Hugs

Susan M said...

Not surprised your mum would need the tissues! The work you have put in shows your love of your father. You have put your creative talents to a wonderful use and it will be a cherished gift.

JRABS -Jennifer Snyder said...

wow this is just sooooooo cool and a great showcase for Blue Fern.

Mary Jo Rhoda said...

very elegant! :)

Linda Beeson said...

Wow, how cool. I am off to check out that chipboard.

Fleursbydesign said...

What an amazing tribute to your Dad :)

glorygirl said...

This is such a great project! Love how you used all these products, especially the doily, and still gave it a masculine look! Wonderful!

Mary said...

I think your Dad will need the tissues too when he opens up this gift! How fun to include your girls with the project. And what a fabulous idea to include his crossword puzzle. I wish I were a more detailed thinker...you are an inspiration. Would love to see some of the inside, too. MaryH

Sarah Webb said...

Beautiful work! Love that you included so many layers and kept the neutral colours!

Davi said...

Fabulous cover for the book such a clever idea using his crossword puzzle as part of it. Im sure he will be sooo blessed by the book and the precious gift of letting him know 70 things you love about him.We don't always let our loved ones know how we really feel, this is a treasure he can look at over and over again :)

Mona L. Pendleton said...

Patter, your project is fabulous! Surely your Dad will treasure this one of a kind gift! I love the layers and splatters of paint! Thanks for the inspiration!

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