Hey friends!

Mandy here with you today to share a layout featuring the awesome Boys Rule collection! I love all of the colours and patterns in this collection, and I knew that it would be perfect for scrapbooking these photos of Isaac dressed up for book week earlier this year. They had to come dressed up as someone who inspires them, and seeing as Isaac takes after his Dad with his love of the cinema, he decided to go as Steven Spielberg.

I started my layout off with the reverse side of the Messed Up patterned paper as my background, which I trimmed down and matted on the reverse side of the Happy Go Lucky paper. I also added a doodled border around the edge of the page which helps to frame the layout and adds some extra detail. Next I adhered a 6 inch strip of white cardstock to the background towards the right hand side of the page. I tucked a strip of the green side of the Straight & Narrow patterned paper underneath the white cardstock to add a pop of colour.

I created two separate photo clusters on the layout, and I positioned them in a way that it draws your eye diagonally down the page. The first is in the top right hand corner, where I added two photos. I printed my photos slightly smaller than 3×4 inches with a thin white border around them, and then I used the Fun & Games cut apart sheet to mat each of the photos. I created an embellishment cluster to the right of of the photos using a camera, which I fussy cut out of the Boy Stuff patterned paper, a flair button, a star from the accessory sticker sheet, and a wood veneer arrow from the You Rock collection.

The third photo I positioned at the bottom of the page, and I layered embellishments under and around the photo to give it lots of interest and to draw the viewer’s eye towards it. I used a couple of chipboard pieces, as well as a wood veneer star, all from the You Rock collection, and I also layered a die cut frame from the Boys Rule Miscellany pack behind the photo.

For my title, I cut out one of the pieces from the Boy Stuff patterned paper, and I combined it with the Totally Rad Alphabet Stickers, to create the phrase ‘Always be Yourself Unless you can be a Director’. I love how this turned out and I think it adds a bit of fun to the page. I wrote my journaling underneath the title, and then I finished the layout off with a few more stars from the accessory sticker sheet.

Thanks so much for joining me here on the blog today. I hope you enjoyed taking a look at how I created my layout. I’ll be back next month with some more inspiration to share with you.

Mandy x


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