Wednesday, May 20, 2015

ride with Laura

Hi there

Laura here today, sharing this layout using the May / June kit contents.

I began my page by adding some large splotches of white Mr. Huey's mist to the background, I love the way it looks against the black cardstock.  Then I added some of the gold Smooch Spritz form the kit.After adding a few narrow strips of patterned paper (which were inked with yellow ink), I pop dotted my photo and began embellishing.

The arrow clip was too cute to hide so I stapled it onto my page.

I added some of the gold rubons, loving the phrase to do with travel or adventure for this photo.

I also layered a bunch of die cute and stickers, adding a bit of super messy doodling to some of them to pull in the black background.

Kit Club Supply List - Patterned Paper: Pink Paislee and Echo park; Ephemera: Jillibean Soup and Echo Park; Stickers: Jillibean Soup and Echo Park; Gold Rubons: Paper House; gold mist: Smooch Spritz, misc: cardstock and arrow clip; Doodlebug alpha stickers.

Other Supplies: Mr. Huey's white mist, Tim Holtz Tiny Attacher, Hemptique button twine, CTMH yellow ink.

Thanks for visiting! 

Sunday, May 17, 2015

You're the best with Aurelie

Hello, hello! Aurelie here for a quick post with a card I recently made using the May/June 2015 Boys Rule Scrapbook Kit. Here it is:

Set on a card base done with a piece of Stampin' Up cardstock and based on a Karan Gerber sketch, I layered tons of kit elements - some strips of Kaisercraft, Echo Park and Pink Paislee patterned papers along with some Echo Park ephemera pieces and sticker, and a grey die-cut paper clip. Also pulled the "strap" off of the guitar included in the kit and used some of it on the tag (which I altered a bit by adding a piece of patterned paper on top of it!). The ruled piece of patterned paper was initially altered for the BR design I revealed on May 8th, but it didn't quite work out for that project. Once upon a time, I would've chucked the whole thing, but I held on to it in case I would use it or at least some of it on another project. It's gessoed with some Claudine Hellmuth Studio Gesso and "coffee-stained" using some Clearsnap Smooch Spritzes in yellow/gold included in this kit and in blue (from the January/February 2015 kit), using random round items I found on my scrap table. I also splattered some of my oh, so adored Tattered Angels Glimmer Glaze. Hand-stitching, anyone? Why yes, of course, using a Bazzill Basics stitching template and some DMC floss, a few Xs mark the spot.

Happy scrapping!

Friday, May 15, 2015

May 2015 Sketch Challenge with Laura - #love

Hi there!

Laura here today with a brand new sketch challenge for you!

As you can see, I am a little circle happy right now!

Here is my take on the sketch...

I started my page by layering my photo onto punched and torn strips of paper, that were inked with black ink. Next I created a backdrop for this focal point by adding some water colour paints in a few splotches around the page, then I stamped randomly with a mesh stamp and StazOn ink, and finally I added paint circles using a variety of sizes of lids as stamps.  I like to keep a random supply of these in my craft area.  As a final step for my background, I added black Mr. Huey's (from my stash) and some of the gold Smooch Spritz from the kit.

Next I added some of the gold rubons around my page, I love that they are slightly distressed looking.  And don't those fun little glasses look cute!

This little plastic clip is perfect on my photo, it was a little slippy so I added some Washi tape on the back to hold it in place.  PS I seriously love that little face!

I trimmed off one of the phrase strips from one of the patterned papers and adhered it to the bottom of my page.  I then added a journaling tag from the ephemera package, and a little banner clip, as well as another rubon.   

Lastly, I added my title with the great Simple Stories alpha stickers, and a few Doodlebug enamel triangles that I had left over from the last kit.

Supply list:  Kit contents - Echo Park patterned paper, die cuts and packaging used for photo mat; Smooch Spritz in gold; Kaisercraft gold rubons; misc. cardstock, glasses, Simple Stories alphas, plastic and wire clips.

Other: Decoart and Anita's acrylic craft paint, Leow's water colour paints, black StazOn ink, Tim Holtz tiny attacher, black Mr. Huey's mist, Doodlebug enamel triangles (from prior kit); Bo Bunny mesh stamp, Staedtler black felt tip pen.

Thank you for visiting today, I hope to see you play along!

Friday, May 8, 2015

Hiver with Aurelie

Hello, everyone! Aurelie here to share with you my first design using the May/June 2015 kit by Boys Rule Scrapbook Kits. Let me tell you, this kit is absolutely A-M-A-Z-I-N-G! Laura-Lee has once again brought products from different manufacturers that absolutely work hand in hand. Love it! Here's my design:

These photos of Louis-Olivier were taken by a friend of mine, Philippe Dumas, this past November. Philippe has taken our annual family pics every year since 2009. He has a knack to snap photos of the everyday moments. We don't even notice that he's there snapping away at us. And this pic is one of my all-time favourite shots he's taken of Louis-Olivier over the years. I couldn't decide which version I liked best - the black and white or the coloured one - so I incorporated them both onto my layout! Now, for those of you who know me, yes, that's a plain piece of cardstock in the background... Be still my beating heart! ;) But as soon as I found it in the kit and discovered its texture, I couldn't wait to use it! And get this - NO SKETCH!! I know! Hee!Hee! Layered some strips of patterned papers from the kit by Echo Park, Pink Paislee, and Kaisercraft. Also added some Jillibean Soup pea-pod parts and soup labels on there with a gold metal banner paper clip. I also dipped into my previous BR kits and brought out those orange Doodlebug alphas from the March/April 2015 kit and sprayed them with some of the blue Clearsnap Smooch Spritz from the January/February 2015 kit. Laura-Lee affectionately calls this process "kit layering." Hee!Hee! The blue spray toned down the brightness of the orange. But the items of the new kit don't stop there! Oh, no! I also added some Simple Stories' alphas and sprayed some yellow/gold Clearsnap Smooth Spritz on there. Just couldn't help myself in adding a few things from my own stash, though - Close to My Heart snowflake stamps using some StazOn ink in Timber Brown, Studio Calico wood veneer snowflakes, Stampin' Up denim ribbon, and a few splats of Heidi Swapp's gold lame color shine. And why yes, that it some hand-stitching all around the page using a The Crafter's Workshop stitching/misting/doodling template and some DMC floss. Hand-stitching is the best thing for me to do when I'm watching TV - it helps me stay awake! ;)

Happy scrapping!

Tuesday, May 5, 2015

Imagine with Laura

Hi there!

Laura here sharing my first reveal with the May / June 2015 Kit Club contents today. There are so many amazing elements in this kit, I just needed to drive right in!  These distressed papers by Kaisercraft and Bo Bunny immediately caught my eye!

This layout documents a 2012 Remembrance Day assembly that my youngest participated in. His class sang a beautiful rendition of "Imagine" by John Lennon. I am telling you all those sweet little voices singing that song, brought tears to my eyes. I printed my photos quite small (3 x 3) as it somewhat disguises their lousy quality.

I began this layout by creating some interest on that already pretty and distressed looking teal background paper by Bo Bunny.  I wanted to add even more colour and distressing to the background, so I began by drawing on the black circle elements with a Sharpie, then adding red and black water colour paints to bring in the colours of the other patterned papers by Kaisercraft that will be added, some circles of white paint and finally some splotches of white paint, black Mr. Huey's and gold Smooch Spritz.

Next I cut the Kaisercraft "Audience" paper into strips, tearing some and adding distress ink to all of the pieces. I then layered a couple of strips along the bottom of my page and folded the film strip piece and stapled it to the top of my page.  After adding paint to the edges of my photos I matted them onto the "tune" striped paper and tucked it behind the lower layers on my page.

From there I added in ephemera here and there,


and trimmed out some speakers from the "Tune" patterned paper - which also got treated with some white paint.

 My journalling is on the post card, tucked behind my photos.

Finishing up the page, I added the gold clip, tucked in the guitar,

added the gold rub on stars and last but not least, I did a little more doodling with a black Sharpie.

Supply List : (from the May / June 2015 kit) patterned papers: Bo Bunny (Safari), Kaisercraft (On Stage); ephemera: Echo Park (Jack and Jill); rub on stars: Paper House; sticker: Jillibean soup (Sight Seeing Stew); alpha stickers: Doodlebug Inc.; gold mist: Smooch Spritz ( gold Glow); misc: guitar, gold clip, red string.

Other Supplies: white paint, water colour paints, black Mr. Huey's, black Sharpie, Tim Holtz Tine Attacher, Pumice Stone distress ink by Tim Holtz.

Thanks for visiting!

Saturday, May 2, 2015

May June Kits!

Oh my gosh!  It's May!

Not sure if it should be me or someone else, but my son needs to realize his birthday celebration should not stretch over a 7 day  I love him to the moon and back but seriously my child, I need some sleep.  His birthday is not until Tuesday but (and did you know that when  it's your birthday you do not have to go to school???)  the celebration started Friday....and there has been a steady stream of boys coming and going since last night.  There is still one hear as I type this blog post :)
I don't know these boys as well as a few of his other friends but I honestly have to say I didn't want to give a few of them back, they are so amazing and I absolutely loved having them!  
Josh will be 13 on Tuesday.
A teenager....I guess I really am that old.  I can't get over how funny he is, and how tall he is getting.  Gosh it does go by so fast doesn't it?
The May kit is ready to go!  The team is already working with their kits and I am so looking forward to the amazing pieces they come up with .....I try to surprise everyone with a quirky item in each of the kits when I can, depends what I fall upon when I'm out of what hits me when I am day dreaming....this one has a guitar, there are a couple different styles of guitars so yours might not look exactly like this one.  I personally prefer each of my kits to be identical, but I will have to make an exception in this case :)
I do have one sub spot open if anyone is looking to come aboard....
Enjoy! it too early for a sneak of the summer kit???

Tuesday, April 28, 2015

Washi Flag Tutorial with Laura

Hi there!

Laura here todaysharing a super quick and easy tutorial,  so grab some toothpicks and the fun Washi tape from your kit and let's play!

Tear off a piece of tape and lay it over the tooth pick as shown below.

Then wrap the tape around and adhere the two side together.

Now trim a little banner shape from the end, by snipping off a triangle shape.

Make lots!

And add them to your next layout!

Thanks for visiting!