I recently did a layout for the Designer Challenge for the Scrapbook Magazine and it was a challenge! We were given the candy stripe and polka dot papers and a plastic template from Hot of the Press (15 lovely labels). The papers just aren't the type of thing that inspires me to create but I did love the label template!
I was pleased with my layout but not overjoyed, I suppose it is pretty just not my thing :)
I love using the Tim Holtz tab dies...
Of course, you can never go wrong with a little cluster of 'stuff' in the corner of your layout, makes you feel sooooo arty :)