Why oh why oh why is it so hard to find lines for girls that aren’t girly? My daughter’s a bruiser. That may change as she ages, but right now, she’s just as likely to drag a Tonka truck through the mud as a doll. She’s more rough-and-tumble than delicate flower, like most 19-month-olds, I imagine.
Putting together this layout was a challenge, until I abandoned the girly lines and just picked paper from two collections that go great together: Echo Park’s Little Boy and Pebbles Seen & Noted. Love those 6×6 pads! The background is from Amy Tan’s Ready Set Go, and the washi is, as always, origin unknown.
I really like a lot of the recent lines for boys, such as Echo Park’s Little Boy and Scoot. The colors suit Jasmine perfectly, as do the cars and planes and VROOM VROOM stickers. You know what doesn’t suit Jasmine? All of the journaling cards and die-cuts that say, “All boy,” “little man,” etc.
It’s great to be able to pick and choose from a collection when I’m trying to get a lot of layouts done (like this weekend). I also like to buy collection packs because it means I get a fair amount of neat paper that I might not choose for myself outside of the collection. I’m still new enough to scrapping that I really appreciate that creative jolt. Otherwise, the obvious answer of picking and choosing papers just the papers I like would be a no brainer.
But what if I *do* want collections? Any suggestions for collections for girls that aren’t quite so girly?