Receipts are wonderful details to add to your scrapbooks! They often answer so many of the basic questions of journaling all in one spot - where? when? what? With this information taken care of, you can then focus on other details in any additional journaling you might want to include.
My honeymoon album dating back to 1998 is filled with receipts. Throughout the album I created little pockets to hold the receipts for the various hotels where we stayed, train receipts for our trip to the south of France from Paris, and many others. We have actually looked back to these receipts on many occasions - to refer another family to a hotel we had stayed in or to refresh our own memories. One day I foresee an anniversary trip in which we will try to stay in at least one of these hotels. While the information could be kept somewhere else, the honeymoon album is one of those items that will never be purged and will always be with us. So whether it is our 20th anniversary trip or our 50th, I'll be able to put my finger on the hotels where we stayed!
Here is one very simple layout from this album. On this layout, rather than a receipt in a pocket, I share the faxed reservation confirmation for our Paris hotel and our plane ticket stubs. While there is a lot of personal journaling throughout the album, many of the pages (such as this one) are 'title pages' for the pages that follow. The page on the right is a map of Paris provided by the hotel with the location of the hotel circled. Another item I included throughout this album was a photo of the view from our hotel windows. The repetition of items throughout the album gives a sense of rhythm to the viewing.
I hesitated to share this photo with you, as this album predates my 'artistic' adventures in scrapbooking. But, I want each of you to see that your scrapbooks can be whatever you want them to be. By sharing my own examples throughout National Scrapbooking Month that were created at all stages of my scrapbooking journey, I hope that you see there is no one proper way to scrapbook and to inspire each of you to give it a try. And please don't hesitate to share your older albums with others around you - they don't care if they are works of art or not! They just want to hear the stories.