Here's how I used the story and photo from the earlier post today.
So often all you really need is the photo and the words.
To achieve this look I did a bit of measuring to figure out the width of the circle and the width of the second page. From that point I was able to open the photo in Photoshop, resize it to 10 inches x 9 inches tall, copy and paste the text onto the left-hand side, and then print the text side and the right side of Simon separately (to be able to fit onto an 8.5x11 sheet of photo paper). A bit of sanding around the outside edges hides a few cutting imperfections.
Here's the before - you will notice that I ended up removing the patterned paper and just going with a photo spread over both pages. I have been really inspired by the way in which Molly's December Daily is coming together.
We have a special surprise planned for Simon tomorrow so my posts may be delayed. Say a little prayer for "decent enough" weather for safe travel on the roads.