First things first; how on earth is a page laid out? How do you make sure your images and text do not look like an English grammar textbook?
Balancing the elements on a page is a delicate art. It’s a difficult skill to hone too, even for those who endowed with a spatial eye. This does not mean that you should count yourself out at this point though; as with any craft, there is a way around a problem: templates.
Numerous crafting applications offer templates that give you a layout that will ensure your story is well told. With adequate space for pictures, embellishments and text, all you will need to do is add your precious memories to the designated spots. This will help you save time.
Despite the preset nature of the templates, most will give you an option of changing things up a little. This allows you to still exercise your creativity and make your design unique. Also, the creative process is made easier as you would be working from some kind of starting point, so less trouble for you.
You can also find templates with specific themes. These would come with the correct colour schemes to suit your desires. The contrast in such cases would already be worked out for you, so you would also not need to worry about having odd colours or text that is difficult to see.
It is important to note that many of these templates are made to be printable, though digital scrapbooks are also available.