If you're like me, you don't do very many layouts with new pictures. Mine sit in a box for a long time before they end up actually in my scrapbooks. By then, I've often forgotten my feelings about an event or person, and my journalising ends up being very superficial. To avoid this, I've started writing my thoughts about events or people down right away, on an index card. Then I can tuck it in with my pictures of the event, and when I go to scrapbook them I have all the memories there, fresh to be journalised.