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Tuesday, June 11, 2013

Scrapping boys!!! Is it just me or does anyone else find it more of a challenge to be creative when it comes to the little boys in our lives? I've never been afraid of putting flowers on a baby boy layout but the older they get the less I feel I can get away with the floral approach. Fortunately flowers seem to have taken a back seat in the 'trend' department of late and we have more focus on colours, patterns and embellishments that are perfect for both our daughters and our sons.

Today the Doodlebug Blog is sharing projects from the design team that take on a masculine spin. Now Teddy is only a toddler so I can't really say he fits into the 'masculine' department (yet) but I did create a layout using boyish colours, a cute little aeroplane and lots of stars from the 'Stars & Stripes' Collection.

Ted had such a lovely time playing 'now you see me... now you don't' in the ski tube when we were out at the lake for a day's water skiing . I placed him in the tyre to keep him from wandering near the water and because he was having so much fun he didn't realise he was being held captive.

I hand stitched the aeroplane trail which was a replica of the detail on the 'freedom flight' patterned paper which created a frame around the photos and the heading.

Supply List:
Doodlebug Stars & Stripes - Old Glory Patterned Paper
Doodlebug Stars & Stripes - Bandana Patterned Paper
Doodlebug Stars & Stripes - Fancy Frills
Doodlebug Stars & Stripes - Cardstock Stickers
Doodlebug - Airmail Doodle Pop
Doodlebug - Red, White & Blue Star Brads
Doodlebug Stars & Stripes - This & That Card Stock Stickers
Doodlebug - Red, White & Blue Assorted Star Jewels
White Embroidery Thread
Mister Huey's Opaque White
White Card Stock

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  1. You never fail to amaze me. Love it!!

  2. Awesome layout!! I have five boys and they ALL hate it if I add flowers to their I find boy layouts easier and more fun tho because I an get messy with paint and use things I might otherwise throw away for embellishments.

  3. You never cease to amaze me either. This is so adorable. Oh how fun it would be to sit down and look at your albums!! You have such wonderful pages, Melinda! :)

  4. Such a magical and sweet boy layout. Love the stitching and the sprinkling nof stars.

  5. This is a great boys layout! The hand stitched trail looks so effective :)

  6. OMGosh! the aeroplane trail is genius! love how you didn't complete the circle!!! another beautiful LO Melinda. .x

  7. Scrapping + males is pretty much my life - apart from me, of course...even the DOG is a boy!!! IKWYM...I'm with Leanne - that airplane tail stitching & the clouds....fabulous:):):)

  8. Sweet photos and design. Perfect stitchery!

  9. Fabulous layout. Love the red, white and blue. I'm totally pinning this one for inspiration. Thank you.

  10. The stitching with the airplane is pure brilliance!