Here is the before.......
It is nice, but is just missing something. I was having a little bit of scrappers block, so I emailed Kimberly to see if she had any suggestions. She is really good at being objective and looking at things with fresh eyes. She thought I should add a border sticker from Sassafrass Lass and add some of the chipboard flowers to the bottom of the layout.
Here is the AFTER:
I think by adding those slight little tweeks and lifting up the border sticker at the bottom of the flags, gave the page a lot more dimension without taking away from the picture. I also got out my trusty sharpie and outlined the red letters helping to tone them down a bit.
Moral of the story, don't be afraid to ask for help. Sometimes an objective eye from a friend can help so much.