I love large photos! It's a great way to create a two page layout when you only have a couple of photos. In this case, I only had five photos to use but it looked too squished with five 4x6 photos on a single page layout and when I tried to stretch it to two pages it looked a little sparse. So I took my favourite of the five and enlarged it to 8x12. Now it looks great as a two page layout!
I had these old Basic Grey letters in my stash that I knew would be perfect for this layout but when I pulled them out they we a clashing shade of bright pink that looked so wrong on the layout. I was disappointed! I searched the rest of my stash for something better but I kept thinking 'Why couldn't those Pink ones work?!'. I was frustrated. So I did as I normally do, left the room to grab a drink and hang with the hubby for a bit and when I came back, it dawned on me, why not change the colour of the pink ones to a colour that worked better! Eureka! I grabbed my sanding block and roughed them up and then applied a magenta ink over the tops of each letter and then applied a coat of glossy accents to seal it all in. Now they were perfect!