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bdjeepers
05-15-2007, 10:16 AM
I wish for more kits with boy-themed elements. I am the lone female in the family with no pink pages to print or flowers which never fade.......because the guys aren't too crazy about that.

TraciJ
05-15-2007, 10:18 AM
Girls get flowers and frillies .... boys get STARS ... Isn't that about all??

brandiwest
05-15-2007, 10:37 AM
Your wish is my command!!! LOL I will get right on it.....any particular theme or colors??

TraciJ
05-15-2007, 10:49 AM
For my tastes ... I'm gonna have a baby boy in July ... but HATE baby blue pastely stuff ... how about some beat-up, grunged-up all BOY stuff!

How about you, Barbara? Can we come to an agreement??

brandiwest
05-15-2007, 10:57 AM
I can make more than one kit also......so a grunged baby boy kit.....what kind of elements??

ScrappinBikerChick
05-15-2007, 10:59 AM
thanks for the suggestion. here are a few to check out in the store (even though I am sure you already have) :wink:

Andrea's Retro Revival (http://www.godigitalscrapbooking.com/shop/index.php?main_page=product_dnld_info&products_id=383) (which is on sale right now)
Alice's Daniel (http://www.godigitalscrapbooking.com/shop/index.php?main_page=product_dnld_info&products_id=475) kit
My (jessica's) FrogPrince (http://www.godigitalscrapbooking.com/shop/index.php?main_page=product_dnld_info&products_id=379) or Playground (http://www.godigitalscrapbooking.com/shop/index.php?main_page=product_dnld_info&products_id=370) kits
Collab Color Pop (http://www.godigitalscrapbooking.com/shop/index.php?main_page=product_dnld_info&cPath=47&products_id=481) kit
Debra's Choo Choo (http://www.godigitalscrapbooking.com/shop/index.php?main_page=product_dnld_info&products_id=72) papers & elements
AmyLeigh's Boys Are... (http://www.godigitalscrapbooking.com/shop/index.php?main_page=product_dnld_info&products_id=543) kit
Rebecca's Fish Bait kit parts 1 (http://www.godigitalscrapbooking.com/shop/index.php?main_page=product_dnld_info&cPath=15&products_id=31) & 2 (http://www.godigitalscrapbooking.com/shop/index.php?main_page=product_dnld_info&products_id=38)
Doreen's Daydreams (http://www.godigitalscrapbooking.com/shop/index.php?main_page=product_dnld_info&products_id=409) kit
or Yin's Sunburst (http://www.godigitalscrapbooking.com/shop/index.php?main_page=product_dnld_info&products_id=218) kit

I do know the flowery kits outnumber the boy ones :wink: hopefully we can get a few more for you in the store sometime soon.

Helen
05-15-2007, 11:04 AM
Besides stripes, solids, plaids, and stars, they should get trucks, cars, planes, tractors, zoo animals, rocks, sand, balls, sports....I know....how about some of our designers' stuff....like

Alice's Walk in the Woods:
http://www.godigitalscrapbooking.com/shop/index.php?main_page=product_dnld_info&products_id=470

distressed solids: http://www.godigitalscrapbooking.com/shop/index.php?main_page=product_dnld_info&products_id=517

All torn up: http://www.godigitalscrapbooking.com/shop/index.php?main_page=product_dnld_info&products_id=515

Daniel: http://www.godigitalscrapbooking.com/shop/index.php?main_page=product_dnld_info&products_id=475

Forever in Blue Jeans: http://www.godigitalscrapbooking.com/shop/index.php?main_page=product_dnld_info&products_id=93

Playing in the Dirt: http://www.godigitalscrapbooking.com/shop/index.php?main_page=product_dnld_info&products_id=393

Blue Alphas:http://www.godigitalscrapbooking.com/shop/index.php?main_page=product_dnld_info&products_id=399

stamps and stickers: http://www.godigitalscrapbooking.com/shop/index.php?main_page=product_dnld_info&products_id=342

Amy's new stuff: Boys are....
http://www.godigitalscrapbooking.com/shop/index.php?main_page=product_dnld_info&products_id=543

Andrea's Retro Revival stuff (on sale now with her challenge): http://www.godigitalscrapbooking.com/shop/index.php?main_page=product_dnld_info&products_id=383

Scrabble alphas: http://www.godigitalscrapbooking.com/shop/index.php?main_page=product_dnld_info&products_id=477

Busy BOYS template set: http://www.godigitalscrapbooking.com/shop/index.php?main_page=product_dnld_info&products_id=340

Brandi's grungy colors in http://www.godigitalscrapbooking.com/shop/index.php?main_page=product_dnld_info&products_id=546

Debra's Baby Boy Tags: http://www.godigitalscrapbooking.com/shop/index.php?main_page=product_dnld_info&products_id=50

Birthday Boy Mini Kit http://www.godigitalscrapbooking.com/shop/index.php?main_page=product_dnld_info&products_id=261

Debra's Choo Choo elements (paper too) http://www.godigitalscrapbooking.com/shop/index.php?main_page=product_dnld_info&products_id=73

http://www.godigitalscrapbooking.com/shop/index.php?main_page=product_dnld_info&products_id=72

Choo Choo Stickers http://www.godigitalscrapbooking.com/shop/index.php?main_page=product_dnld_info&products_id=74

George's Shadow kit http://www.godigitalscrapbooking.com/shop/index.php?main_page=product_dnld_info&products_id=324

The Lion's Share http://www.godigitalscrapbooking.com/shop/index.php?main_page=product_dnld_info&products_id=198

Doreen's Jeans alpha http://www.godigitalscrapbooking.com/shop/index.php?main_page=product_dnld_info&products_id=525

Memories - for the men in your lives - boys too! http://www.godigitalscrapbooking.com/shop/index.php?main_page=product_dnld_info&products_id=430

Teddy QP http://www.godigitalscrapbooking.com/shop/index.php?main_page=product_dnld_info&products_id=420

Jessica's Frog Prince http://www.godigitalscrapbooking.com/shop/index.php?main_page=product_dnld_info&products_id=379

Playground Page kit http://www.godigitalscrapbooking.com/shop/index.php?main_page=product_dnld_info&products_id=370

Rebecca's Froggy kit - (baby boys) http://www.godigitalscrapbooking.com/shop/index.php?main_page=product_dnld_info&products_id=121

Fish Bait: http://www.godigitalscrapbooking.com/shop/index.php?main_page=product_dnld_info&products_id=31

and part 2 (with kites) http://www.godigitalscrapbooking.com/shop/index.php?main_page=product_dnld_info&products_id=38

Yin's Sunburst: http://www.godigitalscrapbooking.com/shop/index.php?main_page=product_dnld_info&products_id=218

Can't list them all - but Barbara - but check out this list for your grandsons' pages. And yes, we can always use more boys' kits - I have 2 granddaughters and 2 grandsons, and I think I am scrapping the girls more than the boys.

PS - I hope it's ok to list these links here.

Helen
05-15-2007, 11:07 AM
Jessica - you and I were typing at the same time! lots of boy stuff here! though we could always use more.

Helen
05-15-2007, 11:08 AM
Sorry - ok - but I have to ask this dumb question. How do you get the url to show up as a 'name' versus the long url? Like in Jessica's list vs my list.
??:confused1:

HollyS
05-15-2007, 11:15 AM
Helen, next time just type the name first, then highlight the name you type and click the Hyperlink button and paste in your url :)

brandiwest
05-15-2007, 11:17 AM
Yes, I agree there are a LOT out there!!! But compared to the girly kits the list is small!! My goal is to do lots of boy kits since I have 2 boys and only 1 girl.

Helen, in the bar above where you type there is a little link that looks like earth with a link in the lower corner, just click that and a box pops up to put the address of the kit in, then it highlights where to put your writing in your message.....hope this is about clear as mud..LOL

Helen
05-15-2007, 11:32 AM
Thanks Holly - ok - this is a test to see if I can follow directions....

color pop (http://www.godigitalscrapbooking.com/shop/index.php?main_page=product_dnld_info&cPath=47&products_id=481)

TraciJ
05-15-2007, 11:36 AM
Helen, you put in the http:// twice .. that's the only thing that you did wrong!

Helen
05-15-2007, 11:38 AM
Yea - finally got it! Had to go back and edit my first try - but second try worked. Insert link is same as 'hyperlink' - had two https - had to take one out.

Thanks Holly - learn something new every day.

:vb_chirolp_iei:

Helen
05-15-2007, 11:39 AM
Thanks Traci - I know - duh! when i copied the url - it copied the http and there was already one in the box....

how many hours now?

TraciJ
05-15-2007, 11:41 AM
THERE ARE ONLY FIVE HOURS AND SEVENTEEN MINUTES left to wait 'til we find out ... They'd best not keep us waitin'!!*wantmore

amyleigh1204
05-15-2007, 12:17 PM
Thanks Jessica and helen for listing all of the great boy themed kits and including my Boys Are.... kit. You know, Boys Are.... everything to me since I am the lone girl at my house. I plan on making some more boy stuff. Does anyone have any particular colors in mind? By the way, I think the grunged up stuff is great for boys!

Helen
05-15-2007, 12:36 PM
Amy - great! My grandsons are almost 2 and almost 1 - so they're into bright colors - ABCs, numbers, giraffes, monkeys, boats, and Model A cars (their grandpa - my husband - has been restoring model A cars since he was in high school - and they love the Aaoogah sound! *woot *woot

tborntreger
05-15-2007, 01:19 PM
I'm the only girl in my house too. While I love all the frilly stuff I am always on the look out for anything boy since that's what I have! I like bright rich colors and also grunge! Things that pop.

Thank you for listing the links to the boy items in the store! You guys rock!

Helen
05-15-2007, 01:23 PM
Traci - love those colors - they are Model A car colors - very heritage looking.

Helen
05-15-2007, 01:25 PM
traci - what happened to those colors - or was I seeing things?

TraciJ
05-15-2007, 01:28 PM
You weren't seeing things ... they were just VERY much like the colors that are in Amy's new kit that I didn't see!!!
*must confess to not going and looking in the store*
So ... I took them down :p I'm just a goof!

amyleigh1204
05-15-2007, 04:43 PM
Shame, shame Traci!!! LOL, you must go take a look at my Boys Are....kit. I love those colors together!

TraciJ
05-15-2007, 05:52 PM
Shame, shame Traci!!! LOL, you must go take a look at my Boys Are....kit. I love those colors together!

Bad me, BAD BAD BAD me!! I DID go and look, and it's PRECIOUS!!!

bdjeepers
05-16-2007, 03:28 PM
Thanks Jessica and helen for listing all of the great boy themed kits and including my Boys Are.... kit. You know, Boys Are.... everything to me since I am the lone girl at my house. I plan on making some more boy stuff. Does anyone have any particular colors in mind? By the way, I think the grunged up stuff is great for boys!

Some grunge is OK, but kids love the bright primary colors much more, and I make albums about a two-year old. Even a lot of boys clothing is bright and has cute animal designs on it. He loves his album pages, especially if they are bright colored ones. I love little red wagons, toy trains, train tracks, school buses and emergency vehicles; denim, and lots and lots of plaids and stripes! Toys like cars and trucks, and stuffed animals......sports things like baseballs, bats and gloves, and basketballs....sneakers....dirty socks....and yellow rain slickers. Red hoodie sweatshirts, and whistles and toy garden tools like lawnmowers, and red or yellow rubber boots. Fishing gear, and boats of all kinds. Bugs, fish. Pool toys and water guns. No ribbons or frills; no ruffles or flowers. No pastels past infancy. I do a lot of scraplifting from advertisements for these kinds of items. I just did one with a cutout of his night-time guardian - a big blue dinosaur. Album pages can be learning tools with bright alphabets and numbers, and becoming a poster for their room, too.

If anything, I've learned a lot about the male species in 64 years and what they like; at one time I had one DH, my father, my brother and 3 sons under our roof. Then along came two more little boys. They all have had me sew for them, and I ask them what they'd like to have that cannot be bought, or how they'd change it to suit their needs. If the time is taken to ask them this question, you'd be amazed at what you'd hear. I make and send a card at least once a week to the 2 year old using items that little boys love as graphics. He does not save them, or allow them to be displayed. He carries them around every day until he wears them out.

I can't find many of these things in kits anywhere, so I often make my own, but the scrapping process could be speeded up tremendously if they already existed. They can be large graphics or some made into charms.

To add to this, more pages for grown men, too! Most things are very female-oriented here. They're very nice, but the guys are really greatly under-represented. Guys don't all like brown or grunge or gray, either. Khaki is a good staple. Go look in a guy's closet for inspiration. Look at the striped dress shirts and bold colors they're wearing. Look at their ties and their favorite things. Go look in the garage and his hobby area!

OK - I've gone on long enough. I won't be around much for a while. I was expecting my new hard drive to arrive this afternoon, but it didn't, so tomorrow is probably the day I start in on computer maintenance and upgrading.

bdjeepers
05-16-2007, 03:58 PM
[quote=Helen;20335]Besides stripes, solids, plaids, and stars, they should get trucks, cars, planes, tractors, zoo animals, rocks, sand, balls, sports....I know....how about some of our designers' stuff....like....



Alice has done some wonderful things for boys - like Daniel, and I love that one in particular. I may get it for winter, but I used her mini kit for for my bedtime page. Forever in blue jeans is wonderful, but it is full of beads and flowers and a doodly frame - very girly. The fish ones are also adorable, but it is too young for a rumble-tumble 2 year old or older boy. I've seen them all, and although they are extremely nice, they just don't fit many elements that I see in a little boy's real life. Soon enough will come Cub Scouts, Little League, and so forth. What about kid's music? I loved Andrea's kit, but it really isn't suitable for small children's musical things. School books and backpacks littered my kid's rooms. I think the Choo choo stickers are wonderful, and I may get those! Airplanes! Another thing that little boys love, but not cutsey things with smiling faces on them past two y. o. Some of us live in the deep south, and we don't have piney forests like the Pacific Northwest, so I can't go the lumberjack route. We have palm trees, and the ocean, and alligators; the sun and bright colorful days. No snow, thank goodness. Doing a family Christmas album without the tired (no, I didn't mean tried) and true winter stuff is a nightmare for us here in the south, where we celebrate with firecrackers!

I dunno - maybe I'm being too picky; I'm very frustrated since it often takes me days to make elements that don't exist in kits I see. I don't even upload a lot of it, because some of my things have been not just scraplifted, but taken by people who claimed them as their own. That happened too many times on another site, so I don't go there any more.

That's just how I see it.

brandiwest
05-16-2007, 05:51 PM
I think you will all be thrilled with the projects I am working on.....I am doing a lot around what my 2 year old is in LOVE with......balls, trucks, dinos.....I have the next two days off from work; so I hope to finish up one if not two kits for Friday. And trust me, we LOVE bright colors!!

bdjeepers
05-16-2007, 07:05 PM
I will look forward to it! Thanks for listening!

coanhart
05-16-2007, 11:00 PM
WOW! Thank you very much. I too am blessed abundantly with sons & grandsons, always looking for boy stuff! Some of these I have, but never enough!
Thank you!!

brandiwest
05-17-2007, 03:25 PM
Here is Dinostar! (http://www.godigitalscrapbooking.com/shop/index.php?main_page=product_dnld_info&products_id=557)

TraciJ
05-17-2007, 03:28 PM
That's AWESOME Brandi!!

There are baby dinosaurs all over the outfit I have to bring my little guy home in once he's born ... I'll have to grab this at some point!!!:love-smiley-011: Love it!

casey4
05-17-2007, 03:33 PM
I always wondered about that too - about the url.

casey4
05-17-2007, 03:33 PM
As to the kits - would like some more adult male kits.

yin
05-17-2007, 04:30 PM
Truth be told, I've been working on a grungy male kit on and off for the longest time now, and could never quite bring it to completion, cos something just was always not right!! Guess Grunge and me do not get along well!:lmao:

God knows how much I need them male kits, I'm also the only female in my family!

So, it's time to get back to it, no promises, but hopefully this time it gets into the store alright.

TraciJ
05-17-2007, 04:34 PM
You can do it Yin!! We all have faith in you! But .. you ARE really good at makin' pretty things!

bdjeepers
05-20-2007, 04:13 PM
Here is Dinostar! (http://www.godigitalscrapbooking.com/shop/index.php?main_page=product_dnld_info&products_id=557&zenid=b1b3e6c26c1bfcc01f37ab70ced3e951)

It took me a while to get back here, because I had to install a new hard drive and migrate everything from my old C drive to the new one, but GDS is the first place I headed when I was back up and running again. Sheesh. That was a traumatic experience. The hard drive - not coming back to GDS!

SO! I put my money where my big mouth is, and bought your new kit, Brandi, and it is wonderful! I'll be back to doing some new LOs this week to show it off! Thank you again for listening and being so fast in putting your new kit out! Great job with Darling Dinos!

coanhart
05-20-2007, 06:56 PM
I love all your comments and especially adding the thoughts of more masculine elements in general, as I don't think our men/grown sons will be too thrilled to show off their family heritage in pictures if it's always surrounded by frilly, pastels and flowery things.

Bdjeepers really got me thinking about my boys/men, and I have a couple thoughts on two kits someone might want to experiment with... #1-Most guys have so many t-shirts, caps and/or uniforms, equipment and tools of their trade or hobbies. Maybe someone could just do a kit of caps and/or t-shirts, some guys won't be caught dead without a cap on ther head! #2-I could see some really cool GQ kind of kit with pinstirped, tweeds suit backgrounds, silk shirts, cuff links, fancy ties, briefcases, palm pilots? My man is "forever in blue jeans", and I love it, but WOW can he clean up great when he has to wear a suit! hubba hubba! lol:biggrin: (sorry, got carried away)

Thank you ScrappinBikerChick, and Helen for the great lists! AND Brandiwest for the great dinostar! Keep up the good work!

This is a great site, thanks everyone!: *woot

okblues
05-20-2007, 09:50 PM
Sorry to disappoint as my next kit is feminine & a bit frilly. However, thank you all for listing what you would like to see & there are some great suggestions in this thread. And the Dinostar kit is awesome Brandi! I have printed this thread & added it to my journal. So....when I get finished with what I have in progress, I'll see what I can come up with for a more masculine & mature kit.

I have 2 girls, one is quite the tomboy & Forever in Blue Jeans was created for her. I have 1 boy and Daniel was created & named just for him. I also only have 1 niece & 1 great-niece - the rest of the nephews are boys, lol. So I can use these kits just as much as you all can.

Barbara, you are so right about the Christmas in the south too. Occasionally we see a white Christmas here, but not very often. I can remember utilizing the central air on several Christmas days. Will have to start thinking about a "different" Christmas kit for this year, one geared more for those in the warmer climates.:wink:

bdjeepers
05-21-2007, 08:11 AM
Sorry to disappoint as my next kit is feminine & a bit frilly. However, thank you all for listing what you would like to see & there are some great suggestions in this thread. And the Dinostar kit is awesome Brandi! I have printed this thread & added it to my journal. So....when I get finished with what I have in progress, I'll see what I can come up with for a more masculine & mature kit.

:wink:

Bless you, my dear! I can't wait to see what you come up with, but whatever it is will be awesome, I know! You have SOOOO much talent, and I really have enjoyed your mini kits! They do double duty for scrapping and the little cards I make for my grandson every week. I know he enjoys them; no one else is allowed to touch them, and he carries them around with him until he wears them out, LOL!

brandiwest
05-24-2007, 06:21 PM
OK, One for the Men!!

http://www.godigitalscrapbooking.com/shop/images/large/MenInMyLife_LRG.jpg

Men In My Life (http://www.godigitalscrapbooking.com/shop/index.php?main_page=product_dnld_info&products_id=583)

coanhart
05-24-2007, 09:59 PM
Cool kit, I love the zipper page and the sweater!
Great job! Thanks

thumper6423
09-13-2007, 04:14 AM
I came across this thread and was excited. Then I discovered a lot of the kits are no longer in the store :( I was wondering if there's anyway we can keep an updated list of boys' kits. There is a lot if you hunt and search, but I'd really rather spend that time scrapping if people would be willing to post a link to a kit when there's a boy kit in the store. It's hard to weed through all the girly stuff, and when you have 2 sons like I do, you need boy stuff.

Andrea
09-21-2007, 02:51 PM
I came across this thread and was excited. Then I discovered a lot of the kits are no longer in the store :( I was wondering if there's anyway we can keep an updated list of boys' kits. There is a lot if you hunt and search, but I'd really rather spend that time scrapping if people would be willing to post a link to a kit when there's a boy kit in the store. It's hard to weed through all the girly stuff, and when you have 2 sons like I do, you need boy stuff.

I agree! It's so hard to find that stuff! I just released a boy kit! Here is a preview:
http://www.godigitalscrapbooking.com/shop/images/medium/andreagold_kit_carcraze_thumb_MED.jpg

You can find it here. (http://www.godigitalscrapbooking.com/shop/index.php?main_page=product_dnld_info&products_id=879)

bdjeepers
09-22-2007, 06:56 AM
Oh, Andrea, this kit is breathtaking! It's perfect for my grownup boys and their little boys, too!! As soon as I get my new hard drive (it is due in today - finally!!!) I'm going shopping!

I've been so scrapping-deprived for the last two weeks I'm hungry for some delicious new things!

Andrea
09-22-2007, 07:26 AM
I was going to add, if you do a search (from the home menu) in the store, you should be able to put "boy" in and see everything that is for boys if all of the descriptions are correct. I always try to list whether a kit will be good for a boy or girl or both so it will come up in searches. I know the other designers do too. :)

thumper6423
09-22-2007, 07:42 AM
I always forget about the search feature. I get so involved in searchign kit by kit a lot of times and I find things I like that normally I wouldn't. I've also found that some "girly" kits can be adapted for boys as long as they have blues and greens in them. But at the same time, I've come across kits that are supposedly geared towards boys that are beautiful blues and greens and then have flowers for most of the embellishments that are included with the kit.

I love the new kit, Andrea! I'm putting together a wish list for Christmas for hubby. I got him a Wii, so he can return the favor and feed my addiction LOL.

emst
09-22-2007, 10:44 AM
I'm glad that Andrea mentioned her Car Craze kit, it has colors for both the young boys and the older men, shades of browns and blues. Here is a layout I did for the September Swap with crops2dawn, her husband, using the browns and some of the elements.
http://www.godigitalscrapbooking.com/photopost/showphoto.php?photo=11462&ppuser=1970

KattyZak
09-22-2007, 04:46 PM
I really like Andrea's brown (http://www.godigitalscrapbooking.com/shop/index.php?main_page=product_dnld_info&products_id=735) kit

I also see where Helen found out how to link...so, I am going to try it, too.