Sunday, January 25, 2015

Be Silly with Aurélie - our January / Febraury Guest!

 Hi there!

We have a treat for you today!  We have invited Aurélie Cormier to be our Guest Designer for the current kit and she is here today to share her first page!!


 I will let Aurélie tell you about her page......

"Hello, everyone!  I'm so happy that I was recently asked to guest design for Boys Rule Scrapbook  Kits!!  I was so totally stoked when the Boys Rule gals approached me to do this!!  I've been a fan of theirs for quite some time now and have always loved the array of products that they put in their kits. Imagine when I received the awesome January/February 2015 kit in the mail and saw ALL this amazing scrappy yumminess:


Excited doesn't quite describe it, actually! It felt like Christmas morning all over again!! And for those of you who know me, you know how giddy I still get on Christmas Day or even my birthday. Hee!Hee! So, for my first Boys Rule layout, I decided to use Laura Whitaker's Boys Rule January 15th sketch as my starting point. Here it is:


And here is what I created:


I used tons of the Boys Rule kit on here - We R Memory Keepers and October Afternoon patterned papers, a Jillibean Soup Mini Placemat, a Carta Bella journalling sticker, a few Pink Paislee stars (that I inked with some Tim Holtz Ranger Distress Ink), some baker's twine, Authentique alphas, and that cork? I peeled it from some clothespins included in the kit. I also added some Creative Memories patterned paper, Tattered Angels Glimmer Glaze, Studio Calico wood veneer stars, a piece of Creative Imaginations corrugated paper and some stitching using a Close to My Heart stitching template with some DMC floss.

Can't wait to scrap some more with this kit! There is SO much of it that I'll be able to do tons and tons of layouts with it for sure!! YAHOO!"

Thanks Aurélie we are huge fans and we just love your page, now we can't wait to see what else you create!  

You can visit Aurélie's blog here.

Have a great day!
Laura
xo

Tuesday, January 20, 2015

Be You & Be Silly with Laura

Hi there!

Laura here today sharing a new layout that I created, using the latest and greatest kit!


I kept my page layout pretty simple and then focused on personalizing it  with embellishments and special touches.

The earthy tones of the October Afternoon and We R Memory Keepers papers were just perfect with this fun photo of two of my boys goofing around in the tree in our backyard.  I love that they did a mini photo shoot for me this past fall!


I used some Distress Ink to "stain" these wood stars and then pulled out a gold paint pen and added some doodling.

I also added two colours of ink, in teal and brown, to the amazing Pink Paislee star.... I love them so much!


The enamel shapes from Doodlebug are so fun, but for this page the blue colour just didn't work...  my trusty gold paint pen fixed them up quick and easy!  Love that!  It is a great tip for stash busting, you can alter the colour of your goodies so you do not have to have every colour on hand.  Sharpies work great for this, too.


I also used my gold paint pen on the foam Thickers, just for fun, and these enamel shapes as well.  I combined the Jillibean phrase card with the Thickers to create my title.  The Jillibean card got a treatment of the same two colours of ink as the Pink Paislee star.  The original bright white did not really work for this page, I love how it turned out with the ink.

Thank you for stopping by today!
Laura
xo

Thursday, January 15, 2015

Gotcha with Laura | a sketch challenge

Hi there!

Laura here today, sharing a page and inviting you all to join in on our sketch challenge!


The challenge is open until the end of February, and I would love for you to play along!

This is my take on the challenge:


I love the way the bright colours pop off the dark background.  I used a combination of Bo Bunny, Carta Bella and We R Memory Keepers papers on this page and just love the way the colours and patterns go together.


I added a bit of custom coloured paint via a stencil to my background.  These red and yellow chevron arrows were cut from one of the patterned papers, then traced onto teal paper to create a third one in the colour that I was looking for.


I added lots of doodling around my page with a black fine tip Sharpie, some of it was done in a cleaner style and some in a messier style - just to mix things up.  I love the way a bit of black Sharpie can help your page elements pop.


I also doodled on the foam Thickers.


Layered stickers, some with doodling or journaling and some with out.


This star also got a custom paint colour treatment.  ( I will be sharing a bit more on super easy custom paint colours later in the month.)  I also used some of the adhesive Sticko gems, love the candy colours these come in.

So glad you stopped in today!
Laura
xo
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Thursday, January 8, 2015

Snowy Pal with Laura

Hi there!

It's Laura here and I have a page to share today, using my latest kit from Boys Rule.  If you are a regular here, you probably know that we are a little behind schedule, we are all still recovering from the holidays ;) 

Have you seen the sneak peek at the kit? It has so many fun goodies in it and I just couldn't wait to get started.  Even though Laura-Lee told me not to rush to post a page, I just couldn't help myself!


This is what I created:


I have done several wintery day layouts lately and I didn't want to reuse a photo, so I was looking for something a little different to scrap.  That's when I came across this photo of my son snuggling with this little stuffed snowman that belonged to our dog, Mollie.  I found him like this when I checked on him before going to bed myself.  I think Mollie gave it to him in the night.  She was motherly like that.

Anyway, how about some details.


The kit has a great sticker sheet from Carta Bella with lots of snowy bits, I layered up several stickers here and there on my page and added snowflake stickers to the centres of these great wooden snowflakes.  The enamel chevron arrows are super fun too.


I also used some of the stickers to create my title.


I layered up some stickers, more enamel pieces and a great star on the left side of my photo.


It is a little hard to tell in this photo but I added faux stitching around this great Bo Bunny paper that I die cut.  And then I did some straight line doodling around the outside of it.


When my page was almost complete, I added my journaling to one of the cut out circles and sprinkled some of the Smooch Sprtiz around, the colour is called "Ice Rink" and it is just so pretty - I LOVE IT!

Product List:

Patterned Papers: Bo Bunny "Altitude" and "Souvenir"
Stickers: Carta Bella
Enamel chevron Arrows: Doodlebug Sprinkles - blue jean assortment
Film Strip: Bo Bunny "Altitude"
Chipboard star: Pink Paislee
Wood snowflakes : I am not really sure, I will have to check on this
Mini Placemat: Jillibean Soup
Twine: unknown as well

There are a few more details about the layout, the process etc. on my blog if you want to check them out.  Thank you for visiting today!  We should all be back on track soon and we have a super duper inspiring guest this month, just wait til you see her pages!

Laura
xo

Thursday, January 1, 2015

Happy new year!


Happy new year!

I have a new phone and this was a challenge to post while on the road...but wanted to show you all the next kit..more to follow ..

Tuesday, December 30, 2014

Jolly with Laura

Hi there!

Laura here sharing my very last project of 2014  with you all today! I know I have scrapped this photo of my youngest boy hanging out under the Christmas tree before, but I kind of love it so don't be surprised if in a few years you see it again! ha!


Admittedly, there isn't much left of my kit at this point, but I did have some great embellishments that I wanted to use up.  So I added in some cardstock in order to finish this page.

Plus I really wanted to create a page with this fun cut file that I designed ;)


I adore these rustic stickers with the wood slat look.


Cork and clear stickers are perfect for this page too.


More wood grain, and kraft, um yes please!


So glad you visited!
Laura
xoxo

Sunday, December 28, 2014

DIY Pocket Tutorial with Laura

Hi friends1

It's Laura here today sharing a fun little tutorial!

I thought it would be fun to create a little pocket to add to a layout for hidden journaling, or a card for a special note or gift card, so this is what I came up with.


I used a piece of paper measure 3 x 4 inches, a 1 1/4" circle punch, a corner round and a notebook border punch.


first I punched along the left edge of the paper.


Then I round just the bottom right hand corner.


And then I punched a half circle from the top centre of the paper.



After I added it to my card front, I added some doodling and embellishing to finish it off. I am looking forward to making more of these for layouts, now.

Thanks for visiting!
Laura
xoxo