I love making cards - what I'm not so great at is figuring out layouts. I suppose that's why I like the Mojo Monday challenges and other sites that give you a sample layout. This is based on a layout from last year. I went to the Mojo Mondays website and downloaded all the sketches from 2009. It's a great resource to me. Now, if I have one element already made (in this case it was the button balloons) I can find a sketched layout to match.
I love the colors! I found this bag of buttons last week at the craft store and HAD to have it, just for the light green colored buttons that were in the assortment (the other colors were nice too though). I used a needle and thread and stitched the buttons on with a coordinating color of DMC floss from my cross stitch box.
If you enjoy scrapbooking or cardmaking, another great resource for layouts are the Becky Higgins Sketches. I don't make a scrapbook page without them! (Even though it's been months since I last scrapbooked) I love her sketches because she has them divided by the number of pictures. So if you have 3 or 10 pictures from a single event, you can find a sketch to match. Check out her website for more info (on my list of blogs). I own ALL her sketch books!