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, January 25, 2011

GLEE CLUB - Challenge 1 - Classic Rock'n Roll

When I think of Classic Rock 'n Roll I can't help but go back in time to when I was about 8 - 10 years old.  We had a record player in our 'rumpus room' - did anyone else have one of those?  It seems like someone had given us a bunch of albums, there was the Beatles, Simon & Garfunkel, Ricky Nelson...oh yes, Ricky Nelson.  I would just listen to the song 'It's Late' over and over again.  I remember dancing and playing and running around in circles, just spinning to 'the Yellow Submarine' and then crashing into a stupor with 'Sounds of Silence'.  Nowadays, I'm mostly into alternative, but as I did this challenge, all I did was hum away to those old classic rock songs of my youth. 

Here's my layout!  Perhaps those little chicks and crazy butterfly will bring back some flashes of your youth!  Nowadays, my days are filled with Wyatt's singing....he loves to sing!  And my album, if I had one, would rock Owen and Wyat, coffee and snuggles...Mike would probably share the lead  lead vocals with me -- and the cats, they'd be our back up dancers. 


Enjoy your music and check out what's going on over at Soul Scrappers Glee Club!

Sunday, January 9, 2011

GCD Studios -- Butterfly Garden Fun

I used the GCD Studios Ava line of papers here to capture all the beauty we saw down at the Boston Museum of Science Butterfly Garden.  I just loved how we captured Owen's beautiful blue eyes smiling in wonder as the butterfly, one of the only ones to land, flocked to Dad's behind:) To frame that photo, I used Pink Paislee's houndstooth tape.  I hope you like it!

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

Wednesday, January 5, 2011

Soul Scrappers Challenge...SNOW FUN

I took some time, away from the house cleaning I'm supposed to be doing, the work that I should be doing and the scrapbook that I have been hired to do...yes, I just wanted to scrap this picture of me and the boys!  I just love their little bundled up faces.  I took a bunch of photos this late afternoon when we were playing outdoors, all I just adore!  This one, Mike took, and it was so funny because his hands were steaming from throwing snowballs that it kept messing with the picture.  I still love it. 

If you want a little inspiration, you really should hop on over to Soul Scrappers -- there are a gazillion challenges, games and fun things to get you going for the new year.  Hope to see you there!