Saturday, August 1, 2015

Love - a challenge with Aurelie

Hello, hello! Aurelie here to share my most recent design I created using this awesome sketch by Laura Whitaker made exclusively for Boys Rule Scrapbook Kits along with the BR July/August 2015 kit. Here's the sketch:

And here's my layout:

I know I've said it time and time again, but the BR July/August 2015 is absolutely FANTASTIC!! I first grounded my layout on the piece of white cardstock that came with the kit (I am by no means a cardstock expert, but I LOVE the cardstock that Laura-Lee includes in the kits!), but with the colour scheme of the Simple Stories Summer Vibes collection, I wanted something extra to emphasize the boyish feel I was going for. So, I went "shopping" in my leftover BR kits and found that awesome piece of We R Memory Keepers from the January/February 2015 kit. It perfectly matched the dot at the upper right of the photo! Woo!Hoo! Along with patterned papers and stickers from the Simples Stories Summer Vibes collection, I also layered some grey and yellow Kaisercraft cardstock stickers, Echo Park stickers, and Crate Paper cork alphas all included in the kit - effect? Totally toned up the boyish feel I wanted to create with this design. But I couldn't stop there now could I, so I hand-stitched a few frames using a Close to My Heart stitching template and some DMC floss, splattered a few drops of Tattered Angels Glimmer Glaze, stapled a few Making Memories staples, and journalled on strips of Stampin' Up cardstock.

And now, we'd love to see what you create using today's sketch. Just upload your design to today's reveal by using the link below.

Happy scrapping!

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Thursday, July 30, 2015

Shine Tag | Free Silhouette and SVG Cut File

Hi there!

Laura here today, sharing a new freebie cut file!
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Enjoy and thank for visiting today!

Saturday, July 25, 2015

Love this with Aurelie

Hello, again, everyone! Aurelie here with a quick reveal of my most recent creation using the Boys Rule Scrapbook July/August 2015 kit. The product in this kit is really, really, R-E-A-L-L-Y awesome!! Tons and tons and tons of Simple Stories Summer Vibes and Kaisercraft Shine Bright collections.

Now, as soon as I saw the colour scheme of the Simple Stories Summer Vibes collection, I immediately thought of this photo I've had on hand for years now of my son and me. Here we are, almost seven years ago, both asleep after an evening feeding (we'll actually be celebrating his seventh birthday when this reveal goes live!). Even if the photo is in black and white, I still remember that we were both wearing mint green. We were SO comfy! I practically lived in that nightgown for the first six months Louis-Olivier was with us. ;)

For this layout, set on a piece of My Mind's Eye patterned paper from my own stash, I used tons of the Simple Stories Summer Vibes pieces from the kit - patterned papers, and Fundamentals and Expressions cardstock stickers. I also used the heart from the Crate Paper cork stickers. I just couldn't stop there, though, and added a few more pieces from my own stash - Studio Calico patterned paper, Stampin' Up vellum, Christy Tomlinson rubons by Pink Paislee, American Crafts Thickers, Making Memories staples, Liquitex Acrylic Paint, and yes, you guessed it, hand-stitching using a Crafter's Workshop stitching template and some good ol' DMC floss.

That's it for now! But more scrappy projects using this awesome Boys Rule kit coming your way very soon!! Happy scrapping!!!  

Tuesday, July 21, 2015

Two-toned Ombre Wood Veneer Tutorial | Boys Rule Scrapbook Kits

Hi there!

Laura here today sharing a fun and quick tip.

Grab a piece of wood veneer and two tones of one colour of Tim Holtz Distress ink and a blending tool.  I am using some pretty blues.

Starting with the lightest colour, blend the ink onto the wood veneer.  I found a swiping motion worked best, but be fairly gently so you do not break the wood veneer.

Cover the entire piece with the lightest colour.

Next add the darker colour starting at the top edge of the wood veneer and stopping a about the halfway point.

You will end up with a look like this, isn't it pretty?

Thank you for visiting!

Monday, July 20, 2015

Summer Sun with Laura


Laura here with a fun summery layout to share today!  This page was created using the July /  August kit contents, which is overflowing with summery yumminess!

I started this page by stamping some white paint circles  on the this gorgeous background paper.  Next I added white paint to the edges of my photo and a few of the patterned papers.

Then I began layering up papers, stickers and ephemera - tucking in cork, wood veneer and buttons here and there as I went along.

I finished off my page with a splattering of Mr. Huey's, some very basic doodling and my journalling - of the very short and sweet variety!

Supply List:  Kit contents - Simple Stories and Pink Paislee patterned papers;  Fancy Pants wood veneer and ephemera; Crate Paper cork elements; Simple Stories, Echo Park and Kaisercraft stickers; Studio Calico Washi stickers;  misc. star clip. Other supplies  Mr. Huey's mist; DecoArt craft paint; Staedtler pen; Tim Holtz Tiny Attacher and Distress Ink; Hemptique button twine; misc. button; American Crafts vellum.

Thank you for visiting today!

Friday, July 17, 2015

Smile-This Moment with Aurelie

Hello, everyone! Aurelie here with a quick post to reveal a card I recently made for a colleague of mine who retired using Boys Rule Scrapbook Kit's July/August 2015 kit.

Primarily using the Kaisercraft Shine Bright collection pieces included in the kits - patterned paper and sticker sheet (the sticker sheet is AWESOME! I used some of the strips and word elements on it on here), I set out to do a quick replica of one of my all-time favourite card sketches by Becky Fleck over at I also added one of the star paper clips included in the kit. The card is grounded on some of the two pieces of cardstock you'll also find in this kit. And of course, I added some hand-stitching using a Bazzill Basics stitching template and some DMC floss, and splattered a bit of Tattered Angels Glimmer Glaze on there to add some fun. Oh! And all those little stars? I punched them using a very handy Stampin' Up star confetti punch. Yeeha!

And there you have it. A quick and easy card to help celebrate a big, important event! WOO!HOO!

Happy scrapping!


Wednesday, July 15, 2015

Fun Adventure with Laura

Hi there!!

We are launching a brand new sketch challenge today, have a look.

I have created a sample using the July and August fabulous summery kit in the hope of inspiring you to play along.

I love that wood grained paper by Bo Bunny so much I can't stand it, lol! I began my layout my drawing on the circular elements with a Sharpie and then splashing some Smooch Spritz around the background.  After that I layered up patterned papers and my photo, tucking in embellishments here and there as I went along.

Here are a few close up shots....

I am loving all of the texture in this kit, the cork and wood veneer elements are magic!

We hope to see you in our link ups!

Kit Contents Supply List: Bo Bunny and Kaisercraft Patterned paper; Fancy Pants ephemera and wood elements; Crate Paper cork stickers; Kaisercraft, Echo Park and Simple Stories stickers; Studio Calico Washi stickers.

Other Supplies: Sharpie; Staedtler pen; Tim Holtz Tiny Attacher; Smooch Spritz - Ice Rink (from a precious kit); misc. button; Hemptique button twine; Memento Ink.

Thanks for visiting! 
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