Friday, April 17, 2015

Birthday Wishes Title - A Free Silhouette and SVG cut file!

Hi there!

Laura here today sharing this cut file, available in both Silhouette versions and SVG for those of you that use another type  of die cutting machine. hope you enjoy it....

Available in both Studio and SVG formats

Thanks for visiting!

Tuesday, April 14, 2015

Go outside and play with Laura

Hi there!

Laura here sharing my latest page, using the March / April Kit today.

Do you ever have those pages that come together super quick?  After choosing my photo and my basic design, being the strips of patterned paper, I added ink to my background paper with some great ink colours and a couple of masks. It is s super quick and easy way to add a focal area.

I love this phrase for a title and it was my jumping off point for the entire page!

I used a lot of the fab Pebbles punch outs for this page. I love them layered up like this!

And some fun Jillibean stickers and die cuts, too.I added enamel dots from my stash.

And this time I added some journaling about  our pup being afraid of the lake, and our youngest trying to get him used to water with a wading pool.  He was having none of it! lol

So glad you stopped by!

Sunday, April 12, 2015

Tough as nails and a shaker card with Bev Code

Hi there!

We have Bev Code here today to tell you about her latest project!

"Hi everyone... I am back again as Guest Designer with Boys Rule Scrapbooking Kits.
Today I am sharing a layout and a fun shaker with a tip on making a tassel.

I am starting with this fun boy page. Black is always a nice add on to a masculine page and
it was a great add on with the colour orange in the kit print papers. 

I started again with some fun gesso stenciling for texture in the background for a rustic touch along with some ink stenciling too. This section also boasts some fun kit accents.

Small but fun clusters are great in corners of a page for added colour and design. I also changed up and added a circular photo.

This section details the mix of alpha stickers, corner cross borders and some swirled twine accent.

And are you ready for some fun. Up next is a shaker and instructions to make a tussle accent.

Using the packaging from the Jillibean die cut embellishments I started with tracing and hand
cutting the outer edge to cover the glue section of the clear package covering. Sequins for the kits are shades of blue with a touch of green so I went with kit stash in the dark blue shade. The background of the shaker is super fun polka dots, cute little dog accent, fun tags and birthday sentiments.

This photo shows a test of all the pieces fitting perfectly before Sequins are put inside.

Place the sequins into the centre section away from the edges where the glue will be adhered to the background base and plastic. Be sure to totally let it dry so sequins don't stick to the outer edges.

Here is the shaker all put together and dried. It need some outer accents and 
what better than a tassel and multi wraps around the base.

To make the tassel wrap around your fingers about 6-8 times 
depending on size and thickness you'd like.

Take a separate piece to twine to wrap aroung the top of tassle and
 firming tie it off about 1/4" below top edge.

Now cut apart and even out the bottom of the tassle strings.

Around the outer lip of the plastic wrap 2 or 3 times and glue down firmly.

Tie the tassle to the side into outer twine border and securely fasten it.
Here is the finished shaker with fun tassel.
Sure hope you love this cute easy idea as much as I did sharing with you.

This kit had amazing endless amounts of fun, colourful and fabulous accents which
made creating so much fun and easy.

Thanks for stopping by.... would you believe I still have another post to share and
 still using the same fabulous Boys Rule Scrapbooking Kit."

Thanks for sharing that great tutorial Bev and your wonderful pages!

And thank you all for visiting!

Wednesday, April 8, 2015

#Smurfs with Aurelie

Hello, everyone! Aurelie here, just stopping by to let you in on what I've been creating lately with the Boys Rule Scrapbook Kits' March/April 2015 kit. Here it is:

Love this photo of my son, Louis-Olivier (taken by Philippe Dumas), Set on a old piece of My Mind's Eye Bohemia b-side patterned paper (yes, I still have some of that laying around in my scrappy stash!), I mixed and matched lots of different Pebbles and BoBunny patterned papers from the kit along with some bits and pieces of the Jillibean Soup labels and stickers. I also added a few pieces of Basic Grey and Crate Paper patterned papers in there with a few splashes of Tattered Angels Glimmer Glaze and Liquitex Acrylic Paint, Studio Calico wood veneer stars, Prima Marketing bling, Jillibean Soup alphas, some stencilling using a Tim Holtz stencil and some Stampin' Up ink, and some stitching using one of my Close to My Heart stitching templates with some DMC floss. My favourite part of this layout? That swirly scribble around the photo - a die-cut file from the Silhouette store - which I found via a Missy Whidden layout. Oh! And those journalling strips? Totally hiding a flopportunity!! Splashed some Liquitex Acrylic Paint under there and it totally backfired on me! Once upon a time, I would have had a serious scrappy panic attack over this, but this time around, I channelled my inner scrappy happy place, and made it work. Woo!Hoo!

Please visit us again soon as more March/April kit reveals on on their way! Happy scrapping!!


Sunday, April 5, 2015

You light up my life with Laura

Hi there!

Laura here sharing my latest page, using the March / April Kit today.

I just love this star-burst paper and these specific embellishments from Jillibean Soup and knew immediately that I wanted to use a photo of my sweetheart with them.

I added a bit of floss and enamel dots from my stash but otherwise stayed with just the kit elements.

I had fun with some gesso ( my first time using it on a layout) and some green Mr. Huey's.

As always, I had fun layering up elements!

Thank you for visiting today!

Saturday, April 4, 2015

All Boy and Goodies Bag with Bev Code

Hi there!

We have Bev Code back guesting with us today!  Here is Bev to tell you about her latest project!

"Hi everyone... I am back again as Guest Designer with Boys Rule Scrapbooking Kits.
Today I am sharing a layout I made using the April 1st challenge sketch.
Super design using circles and fun layers.

I started with a paint splattered background. Then I Cricut cut out lots of fun shaped circles to
spread out on my page roughly following the sketch. 

This fun bright page shares photos of my only grandson.. and just a little tidbit .. he was born
on his papa's birthday.. so they share this day every year. They tease each other about who's day 
it really is? I am older, your younger, you had it first, you had it longer or long enough now? We laugh every time they bicker about who's special day it is and why do we have to share? 
This page is a then and now using photos with a fun age difference.

In the close ups it showcases the super cute, fun and bright cardstock die cuts,
 alpha letters and stickers.

OMG look at this cute clusters... adorable.

Super alpha mix is used to create this corner cluster .

So many options to create when the kit supplies all these fabulous accents.

Up next is this cute tag I made to put on a fun party treat bag. The kit came with a clear 
plastic cello bag which would be the perfect size to fill for a birthday party full of treats for all 
the guests to be on the table with this tag with their personal name on.

Making tags is so easy. Grab those scraps from you stash... grab lots of accnents and trims and away you go. These would be perfect for any party.

Fill the bag with candy or treats of your choice. I tied it off with twine. 

Now using the end of the twine tie on and add the tag."

Thank you all for stopping by today and checking out Bev's latest projects`


Wednesday, April 1, 2015

Cars - A challenge with Aurelie

Hello, everyone! Aurelie here today to kickstart your creativity with an awesome Laura Whitaker sketch. Here it is:

And here's what I designed:

The Jillbean Soup items from the March/April 2015 Boys Rule Scrapbook Kit called me again. I think I'm obsessed!! Hee!Hee! Used the patterned papers, the coordinating label stickers, and the die-cut cardstock pea pod parts. I set all that yumminess onto an old piece of My Mind's Eye neutral patterned paper and added a few Studio Calico wood veneer stars, a Jillibean Soup wire word, some Crate Paper rubons, a My Mind's Eye chalk label, some drops of Tattered Angels Glimmer Glaze and a few stamped patches using a Lime Citron stamp and some Ranger Distress Ink. I also hand-stitched around the perimeter of the layout using a Close to My Heart stitching template and some DMC floss. And that title? I fussy-cut around some old chipboard letters and glued the cut pieces right onto the chipboard. Neato!

Can't wait to see what you'll come up with for this sketch challenge! You have until the end of April to play along and link a photo of your design below.

Happy scrapping!

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