I did this lo for a challenge on scrapbook.com for my ETG the challenge was: "We all have it. We all love it. Yes I do mean patterned paper ! For this challenge, let your PP take center stage. Use it to cut out your own amazing embellies and flowers. Use as much as you like, as many patterns as you like, just have FUN!! All coloring agents and any metal embellies are allowed. Also you can use anything you like for the title."
So consider challenging yourself to do the same, limit yourself to a certain supply or just a few and then attempt to do a layout using "just" those supplies. You just might be surprised at how much you can really do with a limited amount of supplies.
ok.. so I used DCWV Pet stack for this... LOL.. I know I know, but some of that pp is super cute! The background pp is K&Company - Wild Saffron. I cut the flowers, the heart and the side boarder from the paper (the pet stack), the little owl I made out of pp and some distressed pp. The title is cut from the same pp that is the boarder around the pictures and the arrow I cut from a green stripe from a piece of pp that I made myself and doodled on it. I used the opposites attrack cricut cartridge for the title, doddled on the page some and added the little chain, tag and page anchors. Behind that picture with the anchors there is hidden journaling.
Hidden journaling reads: I see a young girl growing into a young lady. You are becoming independent, responsible and growing into being very much your own person. You have a kind and caring way about you. You are very sweet, but you certainly have a sassy side to you too. You are becoming more beautiful with each passing year. I love what I see! Love Mommy
Also, Rachel took these pictures of herself too, which I love! That is also why there is a shadow in the center pic it is her shadow. She messed around with the one on the top left in photoshop and changed the color around, I love the fact that all these pictures are looking at you at a kind of different angle too on the layout.