I mentioned in this post, awhile back, that I would soon be featuring a page with Simple Stories Aweso(ME) collection. Well, the page got completed, but life got in the way of blogging about it! ;) Lucky for us, the weather has just been too warm and beautiful here to be wasting time indoors and on the computer. The forecast for the weekend looks much cooler and rainy, though -- so maybe I'll get a bit of scrapping done and even a new blog post or two!
Anyway, on with the page and the pictures! I simply LOVED this new line from Simple Stories from the moment I saw it! I knew I had loads of pictures to compliment the masculine color scheme and boy themed images in the line. I selected some of my favorite pictures of my two boys, enjoying some outdoor fun, last spring. The large photo is one of my all time favorites -- I just love their sweet, joyful expressions over the glee of a simple new bubble machine.
There were so many cute images on the 3x4 cards, that I couldn't help but use a whole slew of them. That lone factor helped me to determine the design of the page, and set up a grid of papers and pictures for the bottom two-thirds of the two page spread. Here's a closer look at each individual page:
The thin striped paper border provided a nice way to tie all the colors across the two pages and also make a break in the page to separate the focal photo and journaling. I used the grid paper along the top third to balance out the busyness of the bottom of the page and provide a nice neutral backdrop for the journaling.
You can see from the detailed pictures that I used LOTS and LOTS of the coordinating stickers from the line.
Despite all that's going on, on this page, I had lots of leftovers. I put together a fun card with some of them, that would work just perfectly for special boy! I decided to keep the sentiment neutral, so that I could use it for any number of occasions.