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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Monday, March 30, 2015

Birthday Polaroids - A Free Silhouette and SVG cut file!

Hi there!

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

https://app.box.com/s/pnfmjcwubo0gfkcnwkkf9ty3jqtf0uy3

Thanks for visiting!
Laura
xo

Saturday, March 28, 2015

Water Colour Paint Tutorial with Laura

Hi there!

Laura here with a fun little tip to share with you today, that utilizes my water colour paints and the fun black and white birthday paper from pebbles Inc. that was included in this month's kit.


All you need are a few colours of paint and a brush of some sort, I am really liking my water brush for use with my water colour paints.


I started out by picking three colours of paint that I wanted to work with, by pulling the colours from the patterned paper that I would add to my page later on.


Then I just got busy adding colour to my title first, painting in every third letter....
 

... and then adding some colour randomly around my page.


I repeated this for all three colours, and went back and added more of each colour wherever I thought I needed it.  With bad eyes and a shaky hand, it is by no means perfect but I love the effect so I am happy with it.


And then I created my page, adding a few simple layers and embellishments.  i did not go too crazy, since this page is pretty busy to begin with.

Product List:  Patterned papers - Jillibean soup and Pebbles; Die cuts - Jillibean soup and Pebbles; Stickers - Jillibean Soup; Washi - Doodlebug Designs; Other - water colour paints, Sharpie marker, Liquid Glass, Tim Holtz Distress Ink.

Thank you for visiting!
Laura
xo

Friday, March 27, 2015

Hello and Family ties with Bev Code

Hi there!

We have Bev Code back guesting with us today, we hope you are loving her reveals as much as we are!  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 2 pages sharing photos of the men in my life.


This photo is my husband and 2 sons who you could often find on the outer edges of 
many a soccer field watching my sons children playing many games. It was nice that 
they all went to many of each others games. 
This starburst background base paper was perfect for my page.


Sometimes with the open space pages you can ground the photos and accents by adding
some kind of base by adding a border. On this one also added star burst looking twine
 pattern and a cute cluster of accents


This close up details some more small fun clustered groupings of fun stickers and cardstock die cuts.

 

There were so many stickers and alphas to chose from which made trimming projects so easy.


More accents and in the upper corner of the page I used micron 01 black pen and doodled stitches.

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My Hello page showcases me and my sons. It's not often we get a great photo of the 3 of us
especially with smiles on our faces. I cricut cut the star burst to start as a base for the photo along
with a zigzag border.


Lots of fun and bright coloured alpha, stickers and cardstock die cuts to accent this page.


Such an easy cluster topped off with some wrapped twine tied with a blow.

Thanks for stopping by.... be sure to return often as my guest spot is just beginning 
and I have lots more to share over the next 2 months."

Thanks for sharing these great pages Bev!

And thank you all for joining us today!
Laura
xo


Wednesday, March 25, 2015

Bonne fête with Aurelie

Hello, everyone! Aurelie here with a quick reveal of a birthday card I recently made using some of the fabulous Boys Rule Scrapbook March/April 2015 Kit. As soon as Louis-Olivier received the invitation to go to his friend's birthday party, I instantly thought of one of the cute little dogs found in the Jillibean Soup pea pod parts included in the kit, and knew I'd add him on there somewhere. TA-DA! Here is the finished product:


Stuck onto a Stampin' Up piece of cardstock and cardbase, all the other elements you see on the card are from the BR March/April 2015 kit - Jillibean Soup and Pebbles patterned papers and Jillibean Soup pea pod parts. The sentiment is from one of my favourite Stampin' Up sets. And those glittery stars? Those are Jillibean Soup pea pod parts, too, but I added the shimmer using the clear Wink of Stella glitter brush. L-O-V-E the effect it creates! I also hand-stitched a few Xs using a Bazzill Basics stitching template and some DMC floss. Oh! And the inspirations for the design came from a Becky Fleck card sketch found on PageMaps.com. And there you have it - a birthday card all ready to go!

Happy scrapping!

Sunday, March 22, 2015

Awesome Party and Celebrate with Bev Code

Hi there!

We have Bev Code back guesting with us today, as you know she is hanging out with us for the March / April 2015 kit!  So without further ado, I will let Bev take it away!


"Hi everyone... I am super excited to be a Guest Designer with Boys Rule Scrapbooking Kits.
Making fabulous projects is easy when the mix of products is so awesome... 
the great colours, prints on double sided papers, super alpha choices, 
die cut accents along with super stickers.


This fun birthday paper was very dark so I started by adding Sparkle Mod Podge. After it
dried I added some gesso with texture  to outer section of paper.. below the upper title section


You can view the sparkle a bit better in this photo. I used lost of layers and many sections
with lots of clustered accents. All the colours were perfect to pop things off the paper along
with the birthday photos.


In these close ups the yellow alpha was a great element with pop of colour.


More alpha title #s along with some stickers in this cluster and some twine finished this corner off.


This view showcases the many colour layers using both paper and stickers.


This last close up has a great cluster of fun stickers and die cut embellishments.

Up next is a super cute Birthday card.
I used the Happy Birthday print to start the bottom base. 
The fun cut away from the bottom of papers was a perfect border.
The kit came with the Jillibean Cool as a Cucumber cardstock die cuts.
Using the triangle pieces I started with a Cricut cut border cut to the same size as the die cut triangles.
I glued 3 on each side leaving space for the sticker alpha to add the sentiment.
Using twine and a few more clustered tag stickers I accented the centre border.


Thanks for stopping by.... be sure to return often as my guest spot is just beginning 
and I have lots more to share over the next 2 months."

Thanks Bev, looking forward to your next project!

And thank you all for visiting today!
Laura
xo


Thursday, March 19, 2015

How do you spell love with Laura

Hi there!

Laura here sharing my latest page, using the March / April Kit today.  I do not often do super sized titles, but I was totally feeling it with the latest kit, check it out....


I recently "re-found" this quote on my Pinterest board, where I had pinned it, it seemed perfect for this photos of our youngest and our pup. Mostly because it is true, but also a little tongue in cheek since our pup has always sat right on top of Timmy.  Which was not so bad when he was little but now the pup outweighs the boys, lol!


The kit came with loads of alphas and I had fun using a ton of them to create my title. I love the way the chipboard alphas look tone on tone with this great Bo Bunny paper that I used as my background.


Then I incorporated loads of Jillibean Soup papers and embellishments.


Before I finished my page, I adorned the lower area with die cuts, stitching and Washi tape, then I added some doodling to my entire page.

Thanks so much for visiting!
Laura
xo