When I saw this background paper by Pink Paislee I fell in love! I love the whimsy of it and the colour was perfect for water pictures! I did a lot of fussy cutting on this layout. It starts out as something as simple as cutting out the bunting at the bottom and then it moved to would a pretty flower from another paper pattern look nice. Next thing I knew I had spent 20 minutes fussy cutting! I don't think it was a waste though cause it really works for this layout.
I love how manufacturers give you die cut border stickers that coordinate with their lines but sometimes I really wish they gave you two of each pattern. Most of my layouts are horizontal in nature so unless I buy two sets, I find them difficult to use. For this layout, I decided to step out of my usual use border strips as border strips mentality and just used them to jazz up the title area. I think it turned out ok, just next time I think I will stagger them more.