Scrapbooking with flowers, ribbons and all things beautiful -- with BOYS!

If you're like me, a Mother to Boys and a little more then addicted to scrapbooking - the paper, ribbons, flowers, buttons, glitter, you might be wondering how to incorporate all those finds into the perfect layout! I'm here to help! At least, I'll try. I've been scrapbooking for about 8 years and have only recently decided I was done with holding back on all the beautiful embellishments and am going to start using them. Hope you enjoy my journey!

Tuesday, July 27, 2010

REBEL Boys of Summer

It's that time of day when I am dying to create something, looking through my photos, sifting through supplies and I come across this little 'chippy'. Having only recently discovered 'Dusty Attic' I stare at its beautiful detail, this elegant flower and think - it's just gorgeous! But wait, I pause, gorgeous? What is gorgeous about these goofy looking photos of my two guys proudly wearing their new styled Mohawks? Gorgeous? I think not, threatening to stuff that gorgeous little chippy back where I found it.

But, then...I begin to think. Why can't I blend my goofy little guys with flowers and butterflies and even this gorgeous chippy? I can! So, that's when I get started, focusing on the colors, the style and everything that makes me happy about scrapbooking. Once I remind myself that it is I who is scrapbooking, and I adore flowers and flourish and ribbons and glitter, then I'm off, doing what I love. When all is said and done, they really are little REBEL Boys of Summer - reluctantly calling out with their mohawks and goofy smiles in a flourish of flowers. I hope you like it!
Incidentally - you really must try using sketches if you never have!  They are really the best inspiration.  I found this sketch over at the Dusty Attic blog (  They're having a contest this month and I decided to try it.  The sketch is by Trina McClune. (check out her blog for some more inspiration



  1. Hi! I got your comment on my blog- I'd love to hear more about your idea for a silent auction item. Will you email me? meginhatch (at) gmail (dot) com.

    Thank you so much!

  2. Just gorgeous...all of the eye candy here is rocking! Thanks so much for sharing and being so inspired!

    Huge hugs!

  3. Nice work! Following this blog will be like following a day in the life of a scrapper mom - only one that has way better ideas about how to use a beautiful picture than I!

  4. Oooh this one is definitely my favourite! Love everything about it...the goofy photos, the great title, the chalky colours - just lovely!