Song Lyrics can be a useful simple journaling tool. You can use the full song lyrics, or just a line or two. Just find the lyrics that speak best for you!
This layout is part of a calendar book that a friend put together for me when I was pregnant with my youngest - thank you so much Stephanie! All I needed to do was drop in a representative photo for each month, and complete the monthly calendar squares with the appropriate events and notes. The patterned paper in the upper left corner has the lyrics to "You are my Sunshine" - always appropriate as journaling for a baby album! Other pages in the album are filled with quotes and other appropriate 'journaling' that prove appropriate samples to many of my Top 10 Journaling Tips.
An album like this makes a fabulous handmade gift that will be treasured forever by moms and I can't wait to make a similar version for someone special. The hardest part of using an albums like this is finding a photo that matches the given color scheme ... but, if you are having trouble, always remember that you can convert a photo to black & white or sepia tone if needed!
I want to draw your attention to her wonderful use of patterned paper! The Designer Series Paper packs from Stampin' Up! are perfect for this type of layout, as you receive a variety of coordinating papers all in one pack. Try to create a similar look with your favorite pack of Designer Series Paper!