Wednesday, March 20, 2013

The Scrapbook Store | Family Is..

Hi Everyone.  As you know, I've recently taken delivery of my DT kit from The Scrapbook Store.  To my delight I discovered all the quirky sayings and beautiful colours of the latest Bo Bunny collection, "Family Is..", in among all of the goodies!

How appropriate did I find this collection?  Well, I'd say it hit the nail right on the head with my kids at the moment!!  LOL!  They are competitive and with that comes some swipes at each others personalities.  And of course the constant barrage of "Muuuuum!!  He touched me!!!" and the classic.. "MUUuuUUmmM! He's looking at me!"  sigh...

 
"Keep Your Hands To Yourself!"
 
products used: cs - kaisercraft (vanilla); pp - Bo Bunny "Family Is.."; other - Bo Bunny jewels, Greatest View badges/flair, October Afternoon sprinklers (twilight/token), Tattered Angels (sunflower), clothes peg; tools - black pen (sharpie), foam tape.


I have also used some Greatest View badges/flairs on this layout.  The yellow one is from the new In Style collection and the other is a Boy Definition badge.


I also love the subtle cream colour in the patterned papers.. It matched perfectly with the "Vanilla" Kaisercraft cardstock.  
 
I didn't want my layout to have a neat and tidy appearance... since it is to reflect my boys' stubborn competitiveness. But at the same time I didn't want to overwhelm the eye with too much randomness either. However, I discovered that with each piece of patterned paper I sifted through, I chose pieces with purpose to communicate my story.
 
The irony in the calmness of a little boy's silhouette among the craziness of layered paper, presents a juxtaposition I quite like. It reflects my hope that even though there is bickering and fighting among the two of them, they also have a gentle, fun loving spirit too. The journaling and boy definition badge with "rough" written on it, reinforces my story.
 
And let's just say.. the "go ask your dad" quote, is all about me throwing up my hands in frustration with these two!  *grin*


If you would like to learn more about this layout, please visit Greatest View.  If you would like to purchase the new Bo Bunny collection, visit The Scrapbook Store here.  :)  Thanks for visiting...x


 

9 comments:

Chloe :-) said...

Oh I'm so hearing you on the sibling fights! Do you get the "He/she looked out MY window" in the car? Sigh!!
Love this page - perfect for these pp's and the pic!!!

Kaitlynne Roil said...

Love this boy's layout and love the hand written jourlnailing too ;)

Lizzy Hill said...

Yes, go the hand journaling!!! And those lovely big banners in the bg...good luck with the kids. Such fun! You need to join Rachael & Jasmine...maybe it's that time of the year???!!!!!!!!!!! Got my Cameo yesterday. Don't think I've been so FRUSTRATED in a looooong time. Guess I'll get the hang of it. One day!!!

Lizzyc said...

This post has made me smile! What you have said is true of kids.. and so true when you have to bundle them up in the car for a long trip.. no touching, no breathing, no looking at each other haha.. funny memories! and a fabulous layout.. love the little quotes on the page too!

Chantalle said...

The little silhouette boy looks like an adjudicator, lol. I just love looking at your work x

Chantelle said...

I like the looks of that Bo Bunny collection - I shall have to check it out :) and I love descriptions in the blog post - made me smile :)

Chantal Vandenberg said...

This is super cool!!!

Cheryl said...

Love this Leanne, and yeah, kids never change do they? heehee!!

Mrs Frizz said...

Fabulous ... had to giggle a little ... I've got a 24 y.o. and an 18 y.o. and conversations like that were had in our house too, a few years ago now ... love it!