Wednesday, May 11, 2011

Bling goes with ANYTHING!

... Even BOYS!

I was SO excited to get my SCRAP-onnnnn, recently, feasting on some of the
most darling pictures of my wee-lad, from back in the DAY, and some SUPER
blinged-out possibility, and complete scrappy FABULOUSNESS! Oh, MAN!
What delight to devour these, long forgotten shots of the boy, sparkling with
his OWN blinged out goodness - it was quite natural, REALLY!

Bling DOES go with BOYS!

CUTIE, on DUTY! Indeed he was! So with JUST THE RIGHT AMOUNT
of bling to heighten the adorableness of my subject... {Hee Hee!} I had a
FESTIVAL of Want2Scrap blingy goodness! I HOPE, hope, hope you'll check
out my corresponding Want2Scrap blog post, where I'll give you all the
bling-a-licious details of this application..... ALL the goods on the GOODS!

Meanwhile, I wanted to let you in on some of the INSIDE scoop
on the construction of this fun page... Get ready for MORE boy!

These SCRUMPTIOUS pictures, as cute as they are (SORRY! Mom - moment!)...
weren't QUITE enough to tell my darling story. So I turned them into a shutter
flap! See the "hinge" portion to the right of this picture....

Here it is from the inside. All you REALLY need to build a page like this is, well,
FANTASTIC pictures of your darling one.... and REALLY good scrapbooking tape!
In this shot you can also see my double-sided tape that will be used to stick this
shutter mechanism to the OUTSIDE of the page protector... (More on THAT, later!}

To the top of this photo, you'll see another strip of card stock that is attached at the
backside of the layout. This mechanism will hang OVER the page protector, once I
put it in an album. With both of these panels, I can add a lot of additional photos
and journaling-a-plenty...

Here's the top panel, open! And ANOTHER view, including my journaling panel:

There are SIX more photographs AND a small essay on HOW I've been
completely ROBBED by the swiftness of the years and HOW this boy
turned into the long, lanky, attitudinal, but STILL COMPLETELY adorable...
TEENAGER he is today!


{Practically the SAME kid! Ha ha!}

It's FUN to scrap... {!} and when I truly get MY scrap on, WANT2SCRAP has
all of the BEST embellies to make it TRULY come together! I hope you'll
grab your comfy blog surfing shoes and CHECK out the rest of my


over at the super crafty and ALWAYS inspirational Want2Scrap blog!
We've got THE bling AND the craftiest inspiration to go with: check us!

And THANK you, thank you, thank you, for checking in with ME!
It means SO very much to me to know you've been inspired or
entertained by my silly and over excited creative ramblings!


Supplies -

C/S - Stampin' Up!
D/P - Graphic 45 {!}
Ink - Stampin' Up! & Colorbox
Stickers - 7 Gypsies & Cloud9
Stickles - Ranger/Tim Holtz
Magnets - Basic Grey

Want2Scrap products used:

NestablingTM Labels One Black Rhinestone
NestablingTM Labels One Silver Rhinestone
Beautiful Bling Strips Silver Gems/ Black Gems

Baby Silver Rhinestones 100 count - Silver 2.5 mm

Spellbinder's products used:

Lables One S4-161

Cross promotional products:

Designer Paper - Graphic 45 On the Boardwalk


Paula Parrish said...

Hello Elise,
Love this layout with all of the boy bling goodness. I am now a Fan of your page on Facebook.
Smiles, Paula

Rosemary said...

well... bring on the bling (and it looks like the adrenaline, too!). yep.. you sure did prove that boys and bling are a match made in heaven! super fantastic layout my friend!!

Andi (RrlScrapGal) said...

Holy smokes!!!!! LOVE this layout! Truly love it!!!!! All the fun hidden stuff and YES bling it baby!

AND.. HELLO!!!! What the heck is that teen doing hanging from ropes????? AAAAACCCCCKKKKKK!

Elise said...

We tie him up there, when he needs to THINK about stuff...

{Hee Hee}

He's bungy-ing at the FAIR! I just liked his lanky contrast... What a KID!

Helen Bradley said...

Totally cool.. I love your stuff.. and you are right.. you can bling anything!

BTW I have your b'day card in front of me while I work.. like having a b'day every day!

deb famularo said...

LOVE the bling on boy pages....fabulous! xoxo

Andrea M said...

The PERFECT amount of masculine bling!!! Another fabulous, expanding LO!!! So AMAZING, so WOW!!! This is FANTASTIC (it really is incredible, I'm just STILL out of adjectives since your JUGS post LOL!!). Off to check out the rest of your blinged out projects!!! Thanks for the inspiration!