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, February 28, 2011

Inspiration.....ARTastic Challenge Blog

I like to participate in blogs...I think they are exactly what I need to move on something, probably something that was stuck just below the surface of my scrapbooking mind and wanting to come out anyway.  This week, I decided to use my scrapbook layout as my own inspiration for a poem.  I play along with some of those blogs too, you see. 

The Greatest Show On Earth

Look around and you will see a playful world for you and me! 
Open your eyes, sweet little man, and know that you can  - you can!
You can fly to the moon,
Swing through the air,
Walk upon a high wire,
Whatever you Dare!
Whatever you want, my sweet little prince, I will catch you and kiss you good night.
I will sing to the stars and turn out the lights.
I will be there, my little love, because you are...
My Greatest Show on Earth.

The Circus Horse by Marc Chagall

This month, I'm a Guest Designer over at ARTastic Challenge Blog!  We used this painting for inspiration. 

I had so much fun incorporating my family into the mix of a carnival scene. 

Owen was perfect to launch from the cannon!  Myself, I perched on a swing (see me above the cannon?), high above the show taking it all in. 

And sweet Wyatt, isn't he perfect on a high wire?  He is so funny!  And we can't forget Mike, now can we?  He's the perfect side kick to my goofy little Owen!

My mod podge flower made of string and bling!
I also used some new techniques this month - mod podge and tissue paper!  I have been deep into my Soul Restoration course and everything is mod podge, so naturally a little of that gooey stuff had to flow in here. 
My cute little guys!

I'm giving away goodies at ARTastic this month - so come play along!

1 comment:

  1. Congrats on being a guest designer at ARTastic! I really love your layout. It’s so funny and creative.