The background paper is from BasicGrey's Wander collection and has airplanes on it. I wouldn't normally use travel-themed paper on a non-vacation layout, but I liked the way this looked. Plus I liked the subtle symbolism: through books, you can go anywhere.
All the strips and the journaling block were scraps from three very different BasicGrey collections: Kioshi (pastel floral/Asian themed), Oh Baby Boy! (pastel baby-themed), and Lemonade (bright summer-themed). I think they work together well.
I think I'm going to make a sketch based on this layout. I can definitely see myself using it again and again.