Oh, a scrapbooking thread - great!
I started making one for our 25th anniversary a few years ago. Allow plenty of time as you can get carried away with it. I use some shop bought embellishments (ebay is good for craft stuff) but also make my own.
One page I did was entitled "So many bars and so little time..." It was a double page spread and showed pics of me and Dave in bars around the world. I printed off little pics of beer, gin and tonic and neon signs and stuck them around the pages with sticky pads to raise them.
Another pages was "It started with a brick". That layout showed the pub where Dave and I met. The pub was eventually demolished so we returned and got a brick from it....
I got brick backing paper to put everything on, took a pic of the brick and made it into a tent card shape. When you lifted the brick up there was a pic of Dave and I outside the pub.
Even though the pages go into the plastic pockets you can still put embellishments on (such as bottle tops) which stand out. Just cut the page down a couple of mills to so it doesn't bend.
This site has some great free backing papers and downloadables - http://www.madaboutcards.com/page.php/d ... es_ph.html
It took me a while to get used to the terminology. Matting, journaling etc. Just google scrapbooking and freebies and you'll come across tons of stuff, usually from the USA. My "style" is nostalgia and collageing.
My mum died 10 years ago and dad has just gone into a care facility for severe Alzheimers disease. I'm making 2 identical scrapbooks side by side for my bro and sis with all of our old family pictures of happier times. Took me a month to scan them all!
I'll post some shots when I'm back home tomorrow. If there's anything I can specifically help with just drop me a PM. It seemed a natural progression to make cards so I do that and sell them (and other things) at craft fairs. Here's some of my cards http://picasaweb.google.co.uk/soodyer/C ... -eQLUV5OM#