There was a time when every (I mean EVERY) layout I did had extensive bling. Brads, flourishes, bling shapes, etc. – I couldn’t get enough and would pile them on. Those are still some of my favorite layouts. I know scrapbook trends come and go, but I was reluctant to give up my over-the-top sparkle.
But, as always, the scrapbooking manufacturers kept coming out with new bits and bobs and the bling kind of took a backseat. I still used it, but so much more sparingly.
But when I went to scrap a few pictures from a weekend on Jekyll Island that included a Kentucky Derby party, nothing else would do! I was reminded how a big, beautiful flourish instantly glams up a layout.
Derby by Moanica Caston. Cardstock: Bazzill; Patterned Paper, Chipboard, Sticker: Echo Park; Bling flourish: Prima; Green bling center: Petaloo; Wood butterfly: Maya Road; Washi Tape: Feckled Fawn; Alphas: America Crafts Thickers.
Shiny, happy, shimmery bling embellishments are one of those things that I think will never get old in our scrapbooks. They add a certain flair like nothing else can. So, go find yours (I know you have some) and get to sparkling!