Lord knows my digi-stash is more than plentiful, but when I saw this beautiful collection and read about the story behind it...I couldn't resist buying it!!
Photo Notes: Don't forget to capture the little details! These pictures in the woods behind our house were taken in a matter of minutes, as my daughter was a bit timid about climbing on the log. When I was able to look through them, I was so happy I had snapped a picture of her cute little toes and flip-flops walking on the log.
Layout Notes: Blending a photo into the background of a layout can sometimes be a happy compromise between lots of white space and the desire to make the most of every inch of the page.
I actually really liked this layout without the background photo. The white space really drew the eye to the pops of pink in the photos. However, there was just something about that particular photo and expression that made me want to include it in the layout. Putting it 'full strength' caused the layout to be too busy and left no focal point. By reducing the opacity to 30%, the focus fell back to the photos on the right and the background photo became a more subtle complement to the main photos.
Hope your day is blessed! :)