Monday, March 2, 2015

March/April kits!! And some winners!

Are shipping!

Fun stuff here, with blue and orange, birthday papers but not too many....

I love all the bits and pieces ...

We are also announcing our January / February challenge winners today!

Our January 15th challenge winning number is ....

Which means  12.Stacia Brandt is our winner! 

Our February 1st challenge winning number is ....

Which means  6.Sandra Scott  is our winner!

Congratulations to our winners, please contact us at to claim your prizes.  Thank you to everyone that played along!

Laura - Lee

Friday, February 27, 2015

DIY Button Tutorial and one last Kit Club Project with Laura

Hi there!

I have a fun little DIY button tutorial to share with you today, this tutorial and project were created with the Boys Rule Kit Club January / February kit contents.

What happens when you do not have the exact button you need?  This has happened to me a few times, especially when scrapbooking away from home.  What do you do?  Well, you make one of course!

You only need a few basic supplies, paper of your choice, a 1/2 inch circle punch or die cutting machine, a piercing tool, white glue (not shown) and some Glossy Accents.  Now you are ready to go!

After punching a half dozen or so circles, adhere them together with the white glue, this will give your DIY button some depth.

You want a nice tidy stack like this, set them aside to dry. Once they are dry, top with a nice coat of Glossy Accents and let dry once again.  Do not be impatient like I was when creating this tutorial ;) ! Your button should be nice and clear at this point not cloudy.

Now pierce two little holes, just like a button would have.

This is pretty much what your button should look like.

And this is what it should look like set into place on your project.

And this is my completed page, as you can see I really needed something in that corner. 

Here are a few close up shots of my page....

As the title says, I had so much fun using up the last of my kit contents! Just in time to get ready to start a brand new month!

Thanks for visiting!

Wednesday, February 25, 2015

Pâques 2011 with Aurelie

Hi, again! So happy to be here today to show you another layout I made using the Boys Rule January/February 2015 scrapbook kit. Here it is:

Love this photo of Louis-Olivier and Mathieu on Easter morning 2011 - we had just given Louis-Olivier his very own Mater tricycle! I swear, he drove that thing around the house for the rest of the day and then some. Hee!Hee! He actually had a hard time giving it up a few Summers ago when he had outgrown it.

Used tons of the kit on this layout - We R Memory Keepers and Carta Bella patterned papers, American Crafts and Authentique alphas, Carta Bella stickers, and a Jillibean Soup Mini Placemat from which I cut out those white chevrons. That background piece? You got it! Another Creative Memories patterned paper I've been hoarding FOREVER, waiting for the right project to use it on! Hee!Hee! I also splattered some Tattered Angels Glimmer Glaze on there with some Studio Calico wood veneer pieces, American Crafts acrylic stars and metal brads, a few pieces of Magenta mesh, and Stampin' Up cardstock with one of their metal clips. And yes, all those tiny navy blue chevrons you see were indeed hand-stitched using a Close to my Heart stitching template and some ever so handy DMC floss. Oh! And I used a sketch by JJ Sobey. This is actually my second layout using that sketch! ;) And I must share that the red piece of patterned paper on the very top of my layout was the perfect way to fix a flopportunity of a splat mess I made... See? You can fix anything on a layout! ;)

Happy scrapping!

Friday, February 20, 2015

All Boy with Laura

Hi there!

Laura here today sharing a page I created the other night.  I honestly just popped into my craft room to clean up a bit before heading off to bed.  We are currently also using my craft room as a homeschooling area and I wanted to have it ready for us to start learning in the morning.  But somehow, a layout happened!

These photos were taken this past summer at a small zoo not too far from our summer vacation place.  My little guy loves when he can interact with the animals in residence.  I love scrapping photos months later, because I get to relive all the fun all over again.

I started out this by adding a subtle misted harlequin pattern to the already pretty wood grained background paper.

Then I added some teal, misted in a polka dot pattern, as well as some faux stitching, using my Silhouette and a brown felt tip pen.

These Pink Paislee stars are amazing, you can add ink to alter the colour but the white polka and black text remain consistent.  Love that!

You can see on this photo and the one below I used some of the Thickers accent pieces as embellishments. It is a good way to use more of your alpha packages.

I used a Copic marker to alter the colour of my enamel triangles, I felt they were just slightly too blue for this particular page, Sharpies and paint pens work well too.  Another good way to get more use out of your stash / kit.

Have a great day and thanks for visiting!

Tuesday, February 17, 2015

Boys Rule Cut File freebie

Hi there!

Laura here, sorry I am running a little behind this morning (this week, maybe month! lol)

I have a new Silhouette cut file to share with you today!

Enjoy!  I would love for you to leave me a link in a comment if you use the file and share your creation online.

Thanks for visiting!

Saturday, February 14, 2015

Wintery Birthday Set

Hi there!

Laura here today, sharing a little card and gift bag set.  I love using wintery products to make birthday cards for family and friends that celebrate winter birthdays.

On my card, I paired up some of the Bo Bunny and Carta Bella papers, as well as Carta Bella stickers from the Bundled Up collection and Boy oh Boy collection to make this ensemble.  I also used one of the wooden stars and did some stamping on it.

The gift bag is pretty simple and clean but carries on the theme and colour palette.

I have a few more projects to share with you before the end of the month, a couple of layouts, a tutorial and a free cut file so stayed tuned!

Thanks for visiting!

Sunday, February 8, 2015

Faire dodo with Aurelie

Hello, everyone! I am SUPER excited to be here with you today to announce that the guest designer spot I've been doing with the Boys Rule girls has been extended to a spot on their design team! EEK! Super, super, SUPER excited, yes, I am!! To mark the occasion, I'm here to share my latest design I've created using the January/February 2015 kit. Here it is:

Using a Becky Fleck sketch over at PageMaps, I used some of the kit scraps I've accumulated since I began working with it (No fear, though! I have tons more of the kit to make oodles more layouts!) - We R Memory Keepers, Bo Bunny and Carta Bella patterned papers with some Carta Bella accent stickers, and Authentique and American Crafts alphas (which I coloured with a black Wink of Stella brush tip marker). I also added the cork strips stuck on the clothespins included in the kit. But wait there's more! I added a bit of my own stash - a My Mind's Eye kraft b-side of a piece of patterned paper for the background, a couple of extra pieces of patterned papers by American Crafts and Creative Memories, a Basic Grey metal star, Prima alphas, Making Memories staples, Tattered Angels Glimmer Glaze and a regular run of the mill paper clip. Oh! And stitching of course! Hee!Hee! I used one of my Close to My Heart stitching templates with some DMC floss. And there you have it!

Happy scrapping!