I selected stamps, frames, geometric shapes, string, stitching, a heart, a flower, leaves, and word art. An occasional flower on a boy layout is okay by me!
As with most of my layouts, I selected the photo first. It was multi-colored so I changed it to black and white. This had the dual effect of removing the battle of color between my photo and the collection I wished to use, and it also reduced the clash between the photo and the heavily patterned paper I selected for my background. It also meant that I could introduce some black into my layout as accents.
Now, I could select my papers and layer them to best show-off my photo. This is how my page looked at this point.