Gee Holly, you're really making us work at it tonight, aren't you? I'm so behind. I'm still on step 3.
Finding everything in one kit is just really tricky, so I gotta go hunting down what's in my mind... That in itself is a recipe for frustration. Like going shopping with a particular thing in mind--never can find it.
You don't have to use only one kit...
So far I'm doing ok, it's just the clustering that is tricky.
Step 1: Pick three photos all the same size and oriented the same way
Step 2: arrange them vertically in a line but each angled differently. Dive your layout up into 3 equal sections and either place your line of photos in the middle the left or right side of your layout but NOT right down the middle of your layout.
Step 3: attach top picture to the one below it together with vertical string or ribbons with fasteners like staples or buttons, do the same until all pictures are attached to each other. Choose one background paper. Now attach the strand of photos to the top of your paper using any sort of hanging fastener you wish.
Step 4: Under your strand of photos, arrange foliage/flowers/fencing/swirls and/or any sort of mats, etc so that you have a cluster of items under the entire strand of pictures starting from the top photo down.
Step 5: Come up with 4 or 5 ways to describe your pictures like feelings, things you did or location(s). Write them down digitally on labels, tags or little strips of any papers you wish, then tuck them in various places under both sides of your cluster.
Step 6: Take a deep breath!
I am trying to redo my clusters.
Dancing puts a smile in your feet.