Now I am going to share a little tip of mine. You may have noticed that I like a shaped background from time to time. However, often the papers I adore do not come in a shaped pattern. So I do it myself! When I am shopping at my local scrapbook stores I keep an eye out for shapes that I like and do not have. I don't care what the pattern is, as I only use them for templates. So here are photos of the layout and them template I used.
The shaped pattern is by Bo Bunny, from their Ad Lib Collection.