I couldn't resist coming back and posting again. You can't say I didn't warn you!
This page features one of my nephews, Richard. I'd had these photos of him hanging around for ages, but I'd held back from using them because the backgrounds in the pictures were cluttered and dark. I decided that the best way to de-clutter was to literally cut out the background debris, leaving just the lad. A brave step from one who doesn't like waving scissors around too much, but it seems to have worked.
I've used buttons from my stash, punched out and chalked stars, rub-ons, adhesive lettering and rubber stamping all on the same page. Plus a blossom (to hide an unavoidable ugly bit of photo), brad, braid and a charm (the latter, I think, plundered from an odd earring). In real life all these items give the layout real texture and dimension - which the photo itself doesn't necessarily show to best advantage.
I was pleased when I found the papers as I felt they echoed the design and colours of Richard's pyjamas brilliantly.
Oh, and I've hand-written that journalling. I cut a curve from a piece of scrap card and used that to guide my script.