16 March 2008

The Fifth One - Little Blue Box



I seem to have a minimalistic style to my scrapbooking.  I was reading a book, and it seems like all of the examples have tons of pictures and frills.  I like the way they look in the books, but I just can't bring myself to add too much without feeling like I am cluttering the page.

This page is for the ring.  I wanted the idea of the box.  It took me a while to settle on this background since I wanted the colors to go well.  I tried a couple of different photos, and then thought I should add one of Jerry & me, but in the long run, I settled for a stamp to fill the empty space.  I even worked on borders, but still thought it was a bit much.  What do you think?  Should I add something more?

"The card was wonderful/ The question inside a surprise/ Then came the Little Blue Box/ I tried to keep my hands from shaking/ As I unwrapped it/ I tried to keep the tears from falling/ As I took out the velvet box/ I held my breath, not knowing what to expect/ And there it was/ The most perfect ring/ I think we both cried at that point/ 14 February 2007"


2 comments:

lv2trnscrb said...

I think its perfect; I tend to like simple, not cluttered things too

that was so sweet your recollection of that special day!

betty

kirkbyj05 said...

Sometimes a 'little' makes a bigger statement.  I am inclined to minimalism.
Too many frills are a distraction from the intent of the card.
This is perfect!
Well done.

Jeanie xx