I went through a huge phase where almost every project I created I distressed. I think that distressing can really add character.
In this layout, I used inks to distress the textured white cardstock for my journaling circle and tag as well as the white paper flowers. I used sand paper on the brads and buttons and on the edges of my photo. To add more visual interest, I tore the edges of the striped yellow paper.
All supplies are CTMH, except for the blue brads, which are Making Memories.