It was the banner with the saying, “The Little Things really are the big things,” that caught my eye when going through my supplies. I absolutely believe in this sentiment. So when I found it, I immediately looked for some photos that matched it. I found these two photos of a sunset from the one and only vacation my husband and I have had since our honeymoon 10 years ago.
That vacation is a bit of a magical time for me. It was only 3 days in a nearby town, but the location was so serene. For someone who lives her life in a tornado of stress, it was a much needed break from civilization. This was our view each night, and it was the perfect end to days of shopping and walking the beach.
From the photos I pulled in some yellow/orange elements and used that green to contrast. Can I tell you that I love this color combination? I’ve not ever used it on any other page that I can think of, but it just works so well. Oh, and I totally jumped at the chance to use brads that matched. I never use brads! I decided to ground everything on that grey background paper that works well with the color of the water.
The design is pretty simple and not overly embellished. I think that the clean look helps convey the tranquility that I felt those days. It is one of my favorite pages… and it all started with a sentiment.