this is one of those layouts that make me fall in love with scrapbooking all over again. i love everything about it from the design, to the mix of patterns, to the layers, to the homespun appeal. mostly, i love that it tells a story. lots of stories, actually. and it highlights a favorite photo that makes me sentimental every time i look at it.
i wrote a little post over on the jbs blog about the piece of october afternoon patterned paper that the little children's silhouettes came from. i just adore how it perfectly expresses the relationship my brother and i had back then.
the flap on the right is all one piece, attached by washi tape down the center. it lifts up to allow the journaling to be read. in this case, it wasn't that i particularly wanted to hide the journaling, it was just that i wanted to write a lot. i like the effect of text on the page like this used as a design element. it's like a double bonus.