|This layout was done by me! It is the first page after the front (title page) cover. It starts off talking about the world, differences and similarities. The discussion of the similarities at the bottom of the layout is a lead-in to the following page that will detail my daughter's birth. After all, "birth" is something everyone in the world has in common! :)
Although my children are from Guatemala, I wanted this page to draw attention to places and children from all over the world. The background is a map of Eastern Europe. The sticker in the lower right corner features mainly Africa but also has part of South America (Brazil, I guess!) and parts of Europe. The text was printed on acid-free vellum paper, cropped and then adhered to the page with the edges of the stickers. The "children" border is 12 x 12, but I'm doing my pages in 8.5 x 11. Therefore, after cutting the sticker border, I had a couple extra kids to use elsewhere. The vellum on the bottom text area was fastened to the black cardstock mat with mini-brads.
The "It's a Small World" die cut was shaded with blue and green for color.