Here's the thing: when i'm a fan of a brand (like, let's say, Dear Lizzy), i tend to buy the entire collection. But when it comes to actually scrapping, i tend to mix my supplies and use a bunch of papers and embellishments from lots of different collections. So last weekend i sat down and decided to change things up a bit, and focus on a brand. American Crafts in this case.
I chose a fun background paper then found this little floral card from a cut up sheet. That helped me pick the other papers, based on the colors of that multicolored one (that's really useful to give unity to your layout!). Next i chose my embellishments, from Dear Lizzy and Yes Please. Then i saw this "magical" wood veneer and knew i had to use it, even though it's definitely not from American Crafts (but shh don't tell anyone). I finished with the title, from lots of different brands actually. I guess i'm not that good at using one brand only haha, but still, the layout is like 90% American Crafts, so that's a win right?