I'm so happy! I finally got to use the collection from my recent ACOT purchase that I've been waiting on specifically for one photo I've had sitting here for a while, now. I scrapbook monthly spreads of my kids and the 10 month image was navy and orange. I went through my stash and didn't have anything with a lot of navy in it, but knew that the 'That's My Boy' collection from Echo Park had both navy and orange throughout. I also do them in order, so that means months 11 and 12 haven't been completed, yet. All because I needed to get my hands on this collection. The BEST part of this whole thing is that I realized after getting everything together that there were a number of hexagon based stickers in the collection. I only used one piece from it, but I definitely would have incorporated more if I had noticed beforehand.
This space gave me a lot of trouble. I hadn't yet trimmed down my journaling piece when I wrote out my journaling because I wanted to make sure it would fit. It fit just fine but left a lot of open space that just looked odd. Since the blue paper had no pattern, it's bareness really drew unnecessary attention to it. To remedy this, the first thing I did was add a third hexagon to this cluster and moved it in a bit closer. The other thing I did was add the details sticker. This was part of a larger journaling spot that I simply cut down to fit my needs. My favorite element here has to be that 'awesome' hexagon sticker. I had noticed the hexagon border stickers on the sheet before, but I felt like this piece was meant to be on the layout when I saw it. I had to move the title sticker down a bit to make sure it wasn't covering up any of the journaling, but that was such a simple fix. It filled in all of the extra space after my journaling was done and added another fun burst of orange.
Overall, I'm very pleased with how this layout turned out. There's nothing worse than putting off doing something for months (for one reason or another) and then to finally work on it and have it turn out badly.
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