I was also thinking about what I want the pages to look like and I am going back and forth on this one. Part of me thinks I want to keep a very simple white background and just focus on the photos and the embellishments. Then I saw this download called "A year in Review" and I thought maybe that would be a good download to use. This Photobook template uses some basic paper backgrounds and just a few embellishments but it looks great and works for what I am trying to do. The Photobook has a two page spread for each month, so I would have to add some pages. I think I would just copy the basic page for the month and just change up the photo boxes. Basically, I will end up with 5 January pages instead of the two shown, but they would all match and be similar. I would then have 5 February pages that look like the ones shown, and on and on. Here is what I mean....
Below is how I changed it to accommodate more photos on the page. At the very bottom you can see how I added some duplicate pages to the January and February areas. I used the "insert duplicate page "feature". I will then change up the pages in different ways to add journaling and photo boxes.
And here is week one, January 1st through 4th.
I also made an opening page, based on the template included in the download.
Yea! So happy to have started this project. Who else is working on a "Year in Review" type book this year? Let me know what templates you are using. I would love to hear your ideas!