If you are a fan of challenges check out The Studio Challenges. My fellow Ruby Rock-It designer Amanda Jones runs this cool blog where you'll be inspired to break out your scrappy supplies for her fun challenges.
I used quite a few geometric patterns on this layout, mixing papers from several CHA 2012 Summer collections. My tip for a sucessful mix-and-match is to go for a variety in scale. The two black patterns are tightly scaled, while the background grey pattern is medium sized. I've also repeated the houndstooth pattern, in small scale grey circles and in the large scale red border.
Layout Supplies : Pink Fusion Houndstooth, Neutral Fusion Sandalwood,Black Fusion Cake Shop, Love Story (Cherish, Love Knot), Bella Wedding Die-Cut Pieces (Black, Silver), Nostalgia (Tickets, Tokens), Paper Doll (Chipboard Alpha, Border Sticker), Fundamentals Chipboard Accents Kraft. Others : buttons
Notecard Set Supplies : Black Fusion (Dainty, Cakeshop, Blend), Neutral Fusion Leaf, Eklectique Pearl Combo, Bella! (Embossed Cardstock Black SE76, Embossed Cardstock Red SE07, Paper Florals BWF50, RSVP Cards BWR42), Vintedge Paper Twine, Fundamentals Chipboard Accents FNA28. Others : ribbon