So much about this is a product of the age: I matted every photo, I deckle edged the journaling, I die cut mountains and layered stickers over them. Still, I think it's a nice page, one that accomplished its goal: telling the story while fitting many photos in an aesthetically pleasing way.
Here's a couple layouts I made recently that accomplished the same goal, both using my March Studio Calico kit:
The next is a little more spare:
This one I did an old favorite: I hand cut some banners out of patterned paper. Banners remind me of pennants, which remind me of baseball. :-) I spent a lot of time think about die cutting an envelope for a ticket, but then I found some pockets in my stash, so serendipity, plus less effort.
Thanks for checking out this very long post about scrapping two pages! How often do you scrap two pages?