On my son's page, I simply used designer paper (Bella Rose) to make a pocket at the bottom with photos and then added a strip at the top with a big silver circle brad to help counter the weight of the three brads at the bottom. The pocket holds samples of my son's schoolwork as a benchmark for starting 4th grade - multiplication problems, math and science work, as well as his writing.
I handwrote my son's height and weight and punched it out with the Word Window punch - another benchmark we keep track of. I used mini glue dots to adhere it to the textured Pacific Point page.
My daughter happened to be the first in her 2nd-grade class to be chosen Star of the Week, so I adhered that informational sheet over a textured piece of Baja Breeze card stock with some Baja Breeze designer paper on the sides. I punched big and small stars from the designer paper, Riding Hood Red and Chocolate Chip card stocks and adhered them with dimensionals. There's a photo corner I punched out of Chocolate Chip and tied a knot of striped Baja Breeze ribbon around it. That's as fancy as I got for embellishments.
These pages are simple so I can keep up with both kids each month. I've found that if I try to make them more elaborate, nothing gets done! I'd love for you to share your scrapbook pages and ideas with me. I'll post them here.