Okay, this layout took forever. I had to make the patterned paper out of deep red Bazzill cardstock, Heidi Swapp acrylic paint in cream and black and a cheap star stamp from Michaels because I couldn't find anything I liked. So yeah. Then I used some of the cream-colored paint on the photo mats because they looked really boring. I bought some Heidi Swapp rub-ons and put them on the vellum, which was a huge pain for some reason. I cut out the "H-O-T" letters by hand and wrote out the journalling. Did I mention that I took all the pictures too?
Totally worth every minute, I love it. I'm not even going to say that I might add something to it later, because I think it's great the way it is.