I had some awesome action shots that I really wanted to make an impact on the page, so I enlarged one of the photos to a 8x10 and placed it over page 1 & 2.
My subject was not centered in the photo (don't judge......you should try taking photos on a boat) This actually worked out well for my layout. I was able to make David the focus on page 2, and then in the space on page 1, I added some close up shots and placed them right on top of the 8x10 photo! I sanded the edges of the photos on my layout to give them some texture and make them stand out a bit more. I used some foam adhesive to raise the small photos off the page.
I created some of my own embellishments using the chipboard stickers. A while back my hubby received a package in the mail and inside was this perfect piece of corrugated cardboard. I knew I could put it to good use! I used it to jazz up the chipboard pieces and made a tag and both of my titles!
My layout was not complete without a bit of stitching and I also added some stamping around the entire page when I was done.