Here's a simple layout I put together.
The patterned paper was from Stampin' Up last year during Sale-a-bration.
The wood veneer pieces are all by Studio Calico.
The buttons are from Papertrey Ink (kraft colored) and Stampin' Up (other 2)
The stickers are all from the Simple Stories I Heart Summer line.
The brads were just from my stash. I generally purchase them at Michael's but sort them by color and various brands mix together.
All I did was mat the photo on kraft and then play around with scattering embellishments trying to keep the rule of 3's in mind. I liked that this didn't take any planning at all. I basically sat and played with pretty things until it looked right. That's my idea of a pleasant crafting experience :)
Have a fabulous and very crafty day!