I recently joined the blog and forum CSI http://csicolorstoriesinspiration.ning.com/. Every week they have a Case File with a color scheme and some other directions. It is really fun and very inspiring.
My first layout was this one made with a photo from my sisters prom.There is a tag behind the photo with a little story about that day. The titles on my layouts are sometimes in English and sometime in Swedish. I feel that that gives me more freedom. I don't always like the Swedish word. Like in this one witch would translate to "balen" in Swedish. I thought Prom was a much more beautiful word
And a little detail shot where you can see the mixed media background a little better
And the Case File