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!

Monday, September 13, 2010

Scrap your CHRISTMAS Crap! FUN!

So seriously, I am really not that much of a christmas scrapper.  But, I do love the christmas papers as much as the next scrapper and yes, do have quite a collection (gathering dust, or whatever gathers while it rests neatly in those cropper hoppers).  I decided I had to do another challenge tonight and there it was, waiting for me at Scrap your crap - a challenge that would help me get a page done and use some of that christmas stash!  You needed to use green and red, and here I even threw in some of my green foil embellishments (that I bought and have never used for christmas themed layouts) and some Christmas letters.  Hee haw! 

So, here it is, a page inspired by my brother, who much to my dismay, just did not really care for my BIG dog, Cote Bear.  Now I know, Cote Bear was alot of dog, I mean, he was a dog's dog!  And unfortunately, Jared just happened to meet him in his prime, and well, let's just say 80 pounds of dog, lots of sharp puppy teeth, and a chaotic amount of energy did not mix well with Jared.  So, imagine my suprise when he announces he's going to get a big dog of his own - a GREAT DANE!  Yes, you did read that right, a Great Dane.  As much as I wanted to say, I told you not to get a big dog, I just can't. The big dog is great, and I it kind of makes me want a big Great Dane of my own!   He's huge, that's for sure, but he's all heart! 

So, this is my christmas salute to big dogs everywhere, like Cote and Duke!   My Cote Bear is now gone, but I learned one thing -- big dogs may be a lot of work, but they sure do fill a BIG place in your heart! 

Check out my scrapbook creations!


  1. This is great! Love the sparkle and the torn paper edges. Thanks for playing at Scrap Your Crap!

  2. Great Danes are so awesome! Your layout is so cute - and you managed to not look Christmas-y at all. Thanks for playing

  3. Oh I love the torn edges, it gives such a distinctive edge!! Thanks for playing along at Scrap Your Crap!