I've never really been one to scrapbook. Mainly because I really haven't had the money to. With Bryan in school I had to find a different way to scrapbook. My mom started giving me all her old magazines and I would tear out pages with good color. Here's some examples of what I use. Letters are perfect to use too! Above: I made several of these for family members for Christmas. They looked beautiful in a white frame.
One year, for Bryan's birthday I started a journal for him.
Here's some pages from it. It was a great gift that didn't cost me much.