I was talking to Val yesterday and we both agreed that when we started sb, we didn't have so much sb stuff. So, all we had to do was to be creative with the paper. I agreed with her and I found this old layout which I used very rudimentary photo cropping. Added a poem on the side and cut the letters from Coluzzle.
To those who are wondering - there is no hard and fast rule to scrapbooking. You just have to do what pleases you and after all you are the one who appreciates them. It takes a while to develop your own style and patience is the key.