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, August 10, 2010

Skater Boy

Boys and their toys! 

This year, Wyatt decided to spend all his birthday money on a skateboard, pads and helmet.  So proud of him that he was up for spending his cash on protective gear!  I had no idea just how badly he'd need it, until I witnessed him 'riding his skateboard', which means starting nearly at the top of our driveway and jetting on down.  Do you think we can get him to try to skateboard on a flat surface?  Nope!  Just a daredevil, this guy!

Taking a clue from the photo, and how very weird, unique and just plain cute this little dude is, I decided to incorporate metal.  These are some recycled bike parts that a friend of mine gave me to use in my scrapart nearly 2 years ago now! (check out how she uses recycled bike parts in her art! )

I used the bicycle chain links to guide the ribbon on the left and right sides, overlapping the embossed metal sheet.  I then took a larger gear and used that to frame the 'O' in boy.  It's a bit lumpy for an album, but I'm thinking it's just perfect to store in a shadowbox on the wall in the playroom or Wyatt's bedroom.  It will always make me laugh to notice that his shirt is on backwards!  Yes, he insisted on wearing it that way (thus the 'weird' button).  Here's a few close-ups.

Don't be afraid to go beyond what you find at the craft store.  There is so much out there that you can incorpoate into your art, the story and what you find most interesting about the moment you are trying to record. 

Another challenge if you want one -- and this one worked out great, head on over to  Challenge 56 is all about using tape - artisan tape, and well, any tape - like the 3 strips of colored masking tape I used here.  Have fun!

I hope I've inspired you to get started on your own creation! If not, check out my etsy shop for more inspiration!


  1. Found you from Sketch Inspiration.... wow your scrapping of your boys is gorgeous. Thanks for the extra inspiration.

  2. Great LO, full of energy! Thank you for playing with us at Scrap your Crap!

  3. I am loving the bike parts added to your layout...this is fabulous

  4. Thanks for playing along at Scrap your Crap your page!!!

  5. Love how you used your ribbons on this entry.
    A great page!!


  6. I love the bike parts! Thanks for playing along!