I got some inspiration from my favorite sketch site... Page Maps. This sketch is from February 2011. The one thing I really like about sketches is that you can adjust them to meet your needs.
I used espresso colored paper for the base. The center print band on the sketch reminded me of sequins, so I pulled out some leftover Bazzill Bling in a cranberry color leftover from my holiday crafting! The bottom print is from my musical paper stash. I mounted each photo on black card stock to help them stand out.
Most of my embellishments are cut with my Cricut, so I used my Gypsy to arrange everything I wanted for my page on a single mat. The tall musical notes and gold title frame were cut using the Disney Hannah Montana cartridge. The title "ISSMA" was cut from Blackletter, which came with my Gypsy. Finally, the tiny tag that is hanging on the ribbon was cut from Tags, Bags, Boxes and More...not everything on this cartridge has to be cut BIG!
I finished this up using some cute brads and ribbon in my stash. I used Scor Tape to adhere the ribbon...this ribbon is somewhat sheer, and the Scor Tape hides nicely. All the delicate pieces always stick well with the Sakura Quickie Glue Pen!
So don't be afraid to take a sketch...and make it yours!