I have to admit, I was super excited when I found out my first baby was a girl. The pink Converse, the flowers, the ruffles, the hair bows. Oh and the girly, girly scrapbook supplies. And then I had two boys. How would I scrapbook? Ok so maybe I am a little sad I won't be pulling out my favorite dresses again, but when Erin and I decided to do some girl to boy (and boy to girl) inspiration, I realized something. I had to look REALLY hard for a super girly page. I love using blues, browns, reds, and greens on my daughter's pages. Now I think Jack probably wouldn't appreciate me putting those pink Converse on him, but pink on a page? Why not?!
Turn a girly page into a boy page.
Here is my girly inspiration page I did back in 2007.
I pretty much used the same layout design, chose circles instead of the flower paper, and look! A little bit of pink. And yes, some of the wishes are the same too, but I want all three of the kids to have a version of this page. Charlie's is on the list to do...
Here is Erin's original girly page...
Perfectly sweet and girly! And now her boy version.
Erin said about this challenge "Now that I have a boy after having two girls, I have to change my way of scrapping. I'm no longer using just pinks and purples and flowers and all things girly. It was a challenge at first, thinking of scrapping in boy terms. This challenge was an easy way to get a page done about Ryan. I had the basic design already in place. I just had to swap out the paper colors and alter the design a tad. I'm definitely going to pull out some of my favorite girl pages and use them as inspiration for some Ryan pages. His album is sorely lacking content!"
Here is an original girly page from our Amy.
And here is her new page.
Amy said, "I was surprised at how quick this made it to make a layout. Having a general idea of the placement of things meant I could quickly format the journaling and not really agonize over the design. It also made me think about my supplies in different ways, both how I used them on older layouts and how I might use them on the layouts for the challenge. I wanted to do a punched edge on the "be kind" layout, but this exercise made me realize that all my edge punches feel fairly girly. I think I might need to buy some more masculine ones!"
Just in case you started with boys and suddenly need some girl power, Amy also shared a boy to girl layout
And her new "girly" version.
Okay your turn! Find some inspiration in your albums and scrap!