Anyway, that was my idea here. I thought it would be useful for students and interesting for me to trace the development of a page from simple through increasingly elaborate. The names have been blocked out but you will see that the pictures are two of the wonderful little boys who bring much joy to my life.
All of the papers are from SEI. I sewed a border around the page with gold thread and black thread. I took the paper colors from the boy's clothing. I have handwritten a little journaling and grouped the yellows all in the lower right corner. I think it's a cute page just the way it is. Debbie Hodge on Get it Scrapped would call this a shelf design, or a ledge, with a band running across the bottom third of the page to ground the elements.
So the question is whether the last version is "better" than the first. In some ways the third version is my favorite, although I do like the additional photos and the longer journaling strips. But the first version is really fine. It communicates my message very clearly: I love these boys dearly and they often make me laugh!