Sometimes you just need a quick go-to sketch for your layouts, one that you can use again and again. I've used variations of this one before, and I like it the symmetry of the four photos together. This time I used three different blocks of paper across my cardstock background and my photos are divided by the page break.
After the basic layout is set, I can then embellish. I added a strip of ledger paper on the right for journaling. Next was some trim across the bottom topped by a ruffle made of Tim Holtz tissue tape. The brown trim across the top helps hold the tissue tape down. Finally, a dress form die cut (Tim Holtz die) alongside a cluster of flowers and butterflies.
I have to say, I've never been a really huge fan of flowers, but the new paper flowers from Kaisercraft have turned me. They look more like real blossoms and come in such soft pretty colors.