The red paper in this layout comes from a pack I got a Big Lots a few months ago. It's made by EK Success, and came in a pack of 8 double sided sheets of paper. The line is called Inspirables Fresh & Funky. For the pack it was only $1.25...so you know that made me happy!
To achieve the diamond plate effect for my letters, I first cut the letters out of Core'dinations cardstock...FIX is from Don Juan, but I can't remember what cart the MR and IT came from...maybe Plantin Schoolbook? Anywhoooo...after I cut out the letters, I ran them through my Sizzix texture boutique using the diamond plate Cuttlebug embossing folder. Then I sanded the letters gently using a sanding block...and-viola!-a very cool boyish title for my page!