I created a layout using a 6x6 template from The CraftersWorkshop and a couple of cute photos of my grandniece. It was the perfect size and shape to coordinate with the hexagon shapes I used for the background.
Bee-utiful by Tena Ellison. Supplies - Cardstock: Bazzill Basics: Patterned Paper: My Mind's Eye:
Title Letters: American Crafts Thickers; Template: TheCraftersWorkshop; Inks: Colorbox; Hexagon Shapes:
Spellbinders Nestabilities; Flower: Cricut and Elegant Edges cartridge.
So the next time you're staring at a blank sheet of cardstock or canvas, try using a template to create your own one of a kind background...you'll love the results!