Creating Layout dosn't always have to involve complicated techniques and lots of embellishements. One of the best ways of creating pages and completing albums is to use simple and quick design's. As the saying goes "less is more"
Take a look at how I created a simple page, with only 1 piece of carstock, 3 sheets of Patterned paper, ribbon, chipboard shapes, rub on's and a bit of paint. To make it even more simple just simply leave out the paint and ribbon.