Thursday, November 20, 2014

Discover with Laura

Hi there!

Laura here with a new page to share today, using the latest kit!  I picked out all of the great Bo Bunny papers to create this page, which is based on the November sketch on the Bo Bunny blog.

I loved the colours in these papers for my photos, and even though these are travel papers they are just fine for this day trip layout.

How much do we love this geo tag / heart paper clip!!

And these fab stickers that look so much like rub ons!

I also love these cork hearts, which I have doodled on for this page.

Here is the Bo Bunny sketch in case you want to play along!

Thanks for visiting!

Saturday, November 15, 2014

Spooky with Laura - a new sketch challenge

Hi there!

Laura here sharing a new sketch challenge and sample with you today!

Here is the sketch that you are challenged to play with.....

And this is my take on it.....

And here are a few close up pics...

I had so much fun using the 'Frankie and Friends' Halloween papers and stickers from Simple Storiesthat were included in the current kit, along with some of the Authentique 'Spirited' die cuts, some Jillibean tags, and the DIY clear stickers.  I love that these stickers look so much like rub-ons but are fool proof ;)! I used a bit of green and black mist from my stash as well as a piece of black cardstock, I also added some journalling and doodling with a black Sharpie.

I can't wait to see what you create with this month's sketch, so be sure to play along for your chance at the prize!

And thanks for visiting today!

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Friday, November 14, 2014

"Boo" from our Guest Designer, Charlotte

Hi there!

We have a special surprise for your!  we have a guest designer joining us!  Please join us in welcoming Charlotte Brochu to Boys Rule, we are just thrilled to have her join us for the current kit!

I will let Charlotte tell you a bit about herself:

Hi! My name is Charlotte Brochu! I live in Edmonton, Alberta with my husband of 35 years. I have one daughter left at home and 2 who are married and on their own! I also have a couple of adorable grand-kids. I have been avidly documenting our family life for the last 15 years in one way or another and it is something that I'm passionate about. I have so many things that I love to do that there aren't enough hours in the day for me...reading, photography and crocheting to name just a few.  I also work part time and babysit, so my life is extremely full and busy, but I wouldn't have it any other way!

You can visit Charlotte's blog here.  Now let's have a look at her first project and let her tell us all about it!

"I'm so exited to be Guest Designing for Boy's Rule! The Nov/Dec kit is absolutely packed with some of the most delicious goodies. I couldn't wait to get my hands on them and start creating! Seeing as how it was close to Halloween, I thought I would start with a Halloween layout of my grandson, Noah. He wanted to dress as The Hulk for his Kindergarten Halloween Party and he was just the cutest Hulk ever ( although I think he was going for scary LOL)

I used the green cardstock from the kit as my background. I wanted to tie it in with the Halloween theme, so I found a doily stamp that looked like a spider web and stamped around the edges.  I'm really loving the little DIY stickers from Simple Stories. The backing on them is clear, so when you use them on your layout, they almost look like you've stamped! I used the white ones on my black cardstock!

Here's a little close up of my cluster in the corner. You can see on this photo that I have torn the black cardstock to put on top of the green. In order to give some dimension to my embellishments, I have used pop dots. I love to layer and this just let's me get more in!

Well, thanks for taking a peek at my layout! "

Thanks for joining us today!  Check back often for more great projects from Boys Rule!

Wednesday, November 5, 2014

Game Night with Laura

Hi there!

Laura here sharing a project with you today! Have you seen the sneak peeks of the latest kit?  It is a fabulous kit for November and December and just perfect for this chilly time of year when we want to stay in and be cozy!

There are goodies in it from Bo Bunny, Simple Stories, Jillibean Soup and more!

I wanted to get a project done quick to share today, so I dug into the Bo Bunny "Wild Card" papers and die cuts to create this page. 

I knew I had a perfect photo for this collection, as my husband, our youngest son and I recently learned to play Cribbage during a cool and wet night while we were up at our trailer.  Well, let me rephrase, the theme of the photo is perfect - the quality is less than, as it is a grainy iPhone photo - but memories are memories, right?

I used an old Bo Bunny splotchy stamp on the background with some Stazon Ink in black and some white Mr. Huey's to play up the distressed wood look, and then stitched some "rays" onto my page for more texture.  I was going to to the stitching with my sewing machine but it died on me as I was getting it set up and doing a trial run :( anyhow, how about a few close ups?

I painted the fun cork stars with some water colour paints, for no reason other than I wanted to give it a try.

I layered several stickers .

I loved the way the Simple Stories "Legacy" stickers went so well with the Bo Bunny "Wild Card" papers!  Laura-Lee always amazes me with her skills in that area.

So glad you joined me today! Check back soon for more inspiration from the team!

Sunday, November 2, 2014

November - December Kits!

Shipping Tomorrow!
Hello!  Here is the November/December kit!  To carry you through all your family activities for the next two months.....the cooler weather is starting to invade...I don't mind a sweater or three!  lol
There is one sub spot left if you are interested....send me an email...


Kit Contents:

Jillibean soup die cut cardstock kraft tags
Jillibean soup kraft tape
Simple Stories DIY clear stickers
Bo Bunny Noteworthy Wild Card Die Cuts
Carta Bella Warm & Cozy Element Stickers
Simple Stories Legacy Expression Cardstock Stickers
Simple Stories Frankie and Friends Combo Cardstock Stickers
Bo Bunny Wild Card  - Game Room, Drive, Wild Card
Bazzill Cardstock Green
Simple Stories Frankie and Friends – Trick or Treat and The Great Pumpkin
Carta Bella Warm & Cozy – Journaling Cards, Cozy Stripe, Branches, Winter Wishes
Simple Stories Legacy – Family Tree, Timeless, Remember
One Maya Road Vintage Trinket Clip in lovely leaf, old oak tree, Geo tag love, and light bulb
Tim Holtz Idea-ology
One sheet of Teresa Collins signature essentials journaling tidbits
Echo Park Creative Agenda Decorative tape in Arrows
6 Maya Road Time Flies black transparencies
6 Maya Road Framed Sayings in Kraft and Black
Authentique Spirited Components
6 Large Fancy Pants Cork Star Stickers
6 Large Fancy Pants Cork Heart Stickers
6 Small Fancy Pants Cork Star Stickers
6 Small Fancy Pants Cork Heart Stickers
6 American Crafts Wooden buttons
Paper clips – 5 each of red, blue and green
Winner Winner Chicken Dinner!!!
The sketch contest for September and October had some fabulous entries!
Thank you for everyone who submitted their layouts, don't forget you need to post your layout for each of the two sketches to be included in the random draw.
There are three random winners ....
Tina Phillips
Donna Broussard
Heather Robertson
Send an email to and I will mail your prize to you!
What is the prize?
A package of Elle's Studio Good times Wood Veneers and a package of Elle's Studio Everyday Moments Bits and Pieces!

Thank you for stopping by today!


Thursday, October 30, 2014

Hello Hottie with Laura

Hi there!

Laura here sharing a bonus project today, I had some goodies left over from my September / October kit so I whipped up a couple of cards.

Fun, eh? I love that I can always squeeze a little bit more from the kit!

Thanks for visiting!

Tuesday, October 28, 2014

DIY Embellishments with Laura

Hi there!

Laura here today with a tutorial I created for a fun and easy embellishment, I hope you like it.

I was inspired by the Jillibean Soup wood sprinkles that come in so many beautiful colour combos.

So let's gather our supplies: you will need some buttons in your choice of colours and sizes (don't forget some wood buttons, they look great as well), a variety of pattern paper scraps, a small circle punch(or die cutting tool) and Glossy Accents.

Punch out a circle of patterned paper that fits nicely into the centre of your button, then adhere it into place by adding a small amount of Glossy Accents.

Now top off your paper circle with a good even coat of Glossy Accents and set it aside to dry.

This is how I used one of my DIY embellishments, I love that I can make these up quickly - to match any collection or kit I am working with-and I can make up several when I open a collection pack and they are pretty much ready to add to my page by the time I am done..  They have a nice bit of shine so they look a little fancier than just a plain or button.

Thank you for visiting!