Back in October, our homeschool group went to a place called Stonerose Interpretive Center for some fossil digging. It was more like fossil breaking, but what then 6 year old boy wouldn’t like intentionally breaking rocks with a hammer and chisel? I know my boy loved it! I took several pictures, but this was really the only one I liked. And while I love white space, I’m currently having an internal struggle with using too much of it (as in one photo on a 12x12 page) and also I just can’t go overly crazy on technique and stuff to fill space because to me, the page should be about the photo and story, not the stuff. So I’ve been using 8.5 x 11 pages a lot lately. It’s the perfect solution for such troubles, and I love that I can still slip them in my 3 ring albums (although, I’ve been doing so many lately, I think I’m going to buy an 8.5 x 11 binder because it would be cheaper).
This is the Simple Stories Elementary Kit (and some of the initial elementary products). The kit comes with transparency photo overlays. I don’t know why, but I have a hard time putting them over my photo (probably because my photographic style is to fill the frame, so in doing so, it would cover a crucial part of the photo – like if I were to put it at the top, I would have covered my sons face). But I found it a great use to put behind the photo as a layered element. Great!!
Supplies: Simple Stories, Misc (buttons, bling, cardstock, floss)