I finished a 20 page Disney Album for less than $10, and in ONE DAY!. I was given an 8x8 Disney Scrapbook for Christmas, and I am grateful. My special Disney photos are in my 12x12 books. I felt like I cheated. I decorated the front and back of the same paper. So I only used 5 yellow cardstock pages, and 5 black cardstock pages.. I purchased the Mickey paper at Micheal's on sale for 5 for $1 and cut 3inch strips. Every page is exactly the same layout background. The strips in the middle are scrap cardstock strips. I matted each photo with coordinated paper. The entire album has lots of diffrent photo sizes, and I cropped some pictures as well. I used stickers as emblishments (I need to purchase a few more) and I used a small 1x1.5 tag punch to journal. This is my first time ever scrapbooking on the front and back of a page and it worked out really well. I saved myself lots of money and time, and I LOVE the results.
So far I have had great luck with just using the supplies in my Scrapbooking Cabinet. I found this scallop circle and flipped it over to the white and really loved the results. The butterfly, and scroll flower also had a completely different background.
Here is the finished page.
For the rainy day layout I really love this patten paper. I used a navy blue cardstock as a background. The shape of the pattern paper I achieved by folding a 12x12 paper in quarters and free handing the design, when I unfolded the design it was even on all sides. I used acrilec white paint to distress the edges. I also added some paint details around the letters.