Are you bored of having a plain cardstock backround? Why not add some colour to your layouts with acrylic paint! It adds texture and colour! Or try taking a cute flower pattered paper and cut out the flowers for embellishments as I did below. Use 3D adhesives on certin flowers to make them pop.
Ruffle some ribbon! Use a thick ribbon, fold, and staple to hold in place. Place brads over the folds to add some extra colour!
Add some bling to your layout! Or can't think of anything to write for journaling? Look up a definition on the internet as I did for this layout. I looked up the meaning of sisters and printed out the dictonary definition, and added it to my layout for extra meaning.