Sunday, July 5, 2015

Dreamer with Laura

Hi there!!

Laura here today sharing my very first page using the brand new July / August kit from Boys Rule!  I love black and white and yellow, so imagine my delight when I opened this kit and find some Kaisercraft "Shine Bight" goodies! Woo hoo!  You know that is going to be the first thing that I work with, right!  Of course!

I had this photo on my desk and thought it would work really nicely with these papers, even though I think I should be working with summer photos.  Next time, I promise.


This is what I created:


I added in some fun strips of many pattens and lots of stickers from the various stickers sheets in the kit.  Adding in a bit of teal and a touch of red for a bit of fun. I also did some straight line doodling t help the elements "pop" off of each other.

Kit Supply List: Kaisercraft pattern papers and stickers; Echo Park and Simple Stories stickers; Studio Calico washi stickers. (Smooch Spritz in yellow from a previous kit.)

Stash items: Tim Holtz Tiny Attacher; Staedtler pen, Distress ink, scrap of black cardstock.

Thank you for visiting!
Laura
xo

Friday, July 3, 2015

July / August Kit Preview and May / June Challenge Winners

Hi there!

I am popping in super quick today to share a sneak peek at the July / August kit with you, as well as let you know who our winners are for our May and June challenges!


I have already dug into this groping of goodness and am preparing a layout to share with you on Sunday!

Random.org helped us choose numbers for our challenges, for the May 15th sketch challenge the lucky number is....


which means  1.Shelby M is our lucky winner!

And the lucky number for our June 1st challenge is.....


.... which means   2.Krystle Thomas  is our winner!

Congratulations scrappers, please email Laura-Lee at boysrulekits@hotmail.com, please put winner in the subject like, to claim your prize!

Thank you for visiting today!

Sunday, June 28, 2015

Chipboard Alpha Packaging Stencil | Tutorial

Hi there

Laura here today sharing a new tutorial with you, one that I sort of hinted at in my post for my "have CHIPS will travel" layout.


Other than the project that you want to add this technique to, you will need a leftover partially used, or completely used chipboard alpha sheet (never throw anything out, lol), a pencil, a ruler and a marker.


This is a super easy technique, just trace out the letters you would like to use in your title.  If you need a letter that you still have the actual sticker for, just pop it on out, backing sheet and all and then you will be able to use it down the road.  I just store them in the original packaging with the main sheet.


I do have a few more tips though, to help you get the look that you want.  I like to start at the last letter, so I can have my title end in the exact location I want it to be positioned - this takes out some of the spacing guess work and /or math! Tracing first in pencil allows you to make changes as needed.  After I get the first (which is really the last) letter where I want it, I use a ruler to draw in a light line to help make sure all my letters line up.


Then I finish tracing my letters in pencil, making any changes or corrections as needed. 


Next I retrace in marker.  I like Sharpies, they come in lots of colours, can be applied on multiple surfaces and don't mar when I erase around them.


The last step is to erase all my pencil lines. A white eraser works best.


Oh, and of course, you may want to add mini alphas to it, because we love multi font titles!  These minis are from the May / June kit.


Here is a reminder of what my completed layout looks like.

Thanks for visiting!
Laura
xo

Thursday, June 25, 2015

Snow Much Fun with Aurelie

Hello, hello! Aurelie here with one last design using Boys Rule Scrapbook Kits' May/June 2015 kit. I've seriously had a ton of fun scrapping away with this kit - Summer layouts, Winter layouts, cards - you name it, this kit worked for anything I had to get done. Woo!Hoo! So, without any further adieu, here is that last design of mine:


Anchored on a piece of Jillibean Soup patterned paper, I layered tons of the May/June 2015 kit on this layout - patterned papers by Echo Park, Kaisercraft, and BoBunny, Echo Park stickers, flecks of yellow Smooch Spritz, Doodlebug alphas, Paper House Color Ways rubons and the arrow clip. I also incorporated elements from the January/February 2015 kit - Echo Park stickers, as well as from the March/April 2015 kit - Jillibean Soup die-cuts and stickers, blue Smooch Spritz, and BoBunny alphas. Finally, sprinkled a few things on there from my own stash - Studio Calico wood veneer snowflakes, Queen & Co. washi tape, Echo Park chipboard stickers, Tim Holtz rubons, Tattered Angels Glimmer Glaze, Claudine Hellmuth Studio Gesso, and some hand-stitching using a Crafter's Workshop stitching template and some DMC floss. Based on a Becky Fleck sketch over at pagemaps.com. Photos by Philippe Dumas. Oh! And that measuring tape sticker on top and the washi tape on the bottow? Totally covering up some scrappy flopportunities!! ;)

Can't wait to see what Laura-Lee has in store for us with the July/August 2015 kit!! One thing for sure - it's going to be fabulous, I'm certain of it!

Happy scrapping!

Saturday, June 20, 2015

have CHIPS will travel | with Laura

Hi there!

Laura here sharing a layout over at Boys Rule Scrapbook Kits today, using the May / June 2015 kit.  This kit has so many great elements and is just perfect for scrapping your everyday photos.


 Like this one of my youngest, he used to think that boating time was a perfect time for snacks and that was most often chips!


The kit includes great stickers and ephemera from both Jillibean Soup and Echo Park.


Add pop dots ad some button twine for texture and dimension is a favourite trick of mine.


Adding in some doodling and layers is my signature touch.


And a fun title, stay tuned for a tutorial about this title.

Supply List:
Kit Contents - Echo Park patterned paper, ephemera, and stickers; Jillibean Soup stickers; Simple Stories alpha stickers and Smooch Spritz.

Other Supplies - Sticko dots (from a previous kit); Doodlebug alpha sheet (from a previous kit); Tim Holtz Tiny Attacher;  Hemptique twine; Sharpie; Staedtler pen.

Thank you for visiting!
Laura
xo

Wednesday, June 17, 2015

Nuclear Doily Silhouette and SVG Cut File

HI there!

Laura here today sharing a freebie Silhouette and SVG cut file with you, have fun with it!

https://app.box.com/s/3b6skbal1479yim0yw0jvx4xv1im2fza

Have a great day!
Laura
xo

Monday, June 15, 2015

Awesome Day with Laura

HI there!

Laura here with a new layout to share with you.  I took the opportunity to combine the newest sketch at the Stuck?! Sketches site  with my Boys Rule Scrapbook Kits goodies to create a DT page for both! Just a bit of multi tasking to shorten my to do list a smidgen as my family and I prepare for a move.




The kit has so many fun elements like loads of this Jack and Jill collection from Echo Park and this super cute mustache!



I used a combination of a die cut and a hand stitched word to create my title.

You an pop by my blog for information about how you can play along with the sketch.


Supply List:  from the Boys Rule Scrapbook Kits kit - Pink Paislee, Bo Bunny, Kaisercraft and Echo Park patterned papers; Echo Park and Jillibean Soup stickers; Echo Park and Jillibean Soup die cuts; misc. mustache and cardstock.

from my stash  American Crafts vellum; misc. button; DMC floss; Hemptique button twine; Sharpie; Staedtler pen; Tim Holtz Tiny Attacher.

Thanks for visiting!
Laura
xo