Wednesday, March 2, 2011
Totally RANDOM Fun!
Good Morning! One of the things I often hear when I'm working in the store from customers is that they never know how to scrapbook their boys and men. Yes, there are a lot of less masculine scrapbook papers and embellishments out there nowadays, but some women still feel stuck in flowers and bling world and don't know what to do with their masculine scrapbook pages. How do they embellish them as beautifully as they do their feminine pages without making them 'girly'?
But ladies, there is more out there than flowers and sparkles! I was sad to miss out on all the girly stuff in the store when all I was scrapbooking was my son and my husband... when my daughter came along, I went craaazy overboard with girly scrapbook pages because I finally could! lol! I definitely am guilty of forgetting that there's more out there than flowers and sparkles. And even so, you CAN use flowers and sparkles in a more masculine way. It is all about the colours and the attitude of the page... and don't forget about Tim Holtz products!
So, for my latest page, I made sure that I scrapbooked my son! Poor guy, his photos have been ignored lately. Of course, when I saw this absolutely beautiful woodgrain paper by My Minds Eye, I had to buy some! It was the perfect starting point for this page!
My Mind's Eye 12x12 Paper - Stella and Rose "Tapestry"
My Mind's Eye 12x12 Paper - Stella and Rose "Joy Woodgrain"
My Mind's Eye 12x12 Paper - Stella and Rose "Love Letters"
Cosmo Cricket - Alpha Sticker - Tiny Type
Kaiser Craft - Woodgrain Buttons
I had a lot of fun with this page! I love the colours on it, the stitching, and how the red/burgundy elements form a visual triangle that includes the photo of my son... and I love how the sanding I did on the edges of the photo brought out some neat colours that made it look aged. I hope you like it and that this post inspires you to scrapbook those men in your life... and maybe even use a flower or two on their page.