Probably using 9 different patterned papers would overwhelm a layout if you used too much of each, but here in itty bitty squares they still let the photos do the talking. Once I have all my squares laid out the way I want, the fun begins and I get to play around with what other goodies I want to include, like the Maggie Holmes bow:
Or bits of the title, or a popped up Lily Bee sticker:
You can break out of the structure of the grid a bit to include some journaling strips from the Scrapbook Circle printable:
So, do you love a good grid or do you find them too structured? Inquiring minds want to know!