as my boys get older, it's harder to get their experiences onto layouts since they're not always things that i'm involved in. alex recently went on a camping trip with his 6th grade class, and i wanted to put together a page to record his memories.
i started by asking him to email me about what they did at camp, and was happy to actually get a full page of text out of him! i start with that as my background - i printed it on a piece of the more grid patterned paper. i had one photo of all of the kids gear dumped at the entrance of the camp, and i took that and built my layout on a piece of vellum. once i was finished, i stitched the vellum in place along one side - it lifts up to reveal the journaling.