I really like the idea of doing a monthly summary layout. Put them all together and you'get a quick idea of the what happened when. I'm a bit behind and already find it difficult to remember the facts for which I didn't take a photo. Ideally, I should do a layout as soon as the month finishes, so that I can journal fresh memories.
Anyway, this is March/09.
I matted the photos to look like polaroids, the blank bit is ideal for journaling or adding extra embellishments, but my favourite bit is the title. I meant to write 03/09 with chipboard, but it wasn't working, so I decide to write the month instead. I knew I fluff it if I wrote directly on the patterned paper so I came up with the idea of writing the title on a white sheet of paper. Then I cut it around and stuck to my layout. Leaving a bit of white around the word made it much easier to cut and made the word pop against the patterned paper.