It sounds like you kept the focus on what is important! Love the striped background with the scalloped edges top and bottom. Great choice with the newsprint for your paper strip across. Wonderful clustering!
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Love the colour scheme and the arrangement of papers and photos on this page. The little clusters stacking the photos together make everything perfect on this layout.So I had no choice, had to nominate it for Bakers Best this week (http://forums.gingerscraps.net/showthread.php?26533-Baker-s-Best-7-27-8-2)
This is really striking, I love the bark pinstripe BG paper and the added silver and red. The alpha and newspaper print are both wonderful here as well. Really beautiful page, congrats on the BB nomination!