The scrapbook thing has been going strong up in here lately. And I am absolutely in love with it again.
Project Life, or pocket-style scrapbooking - takes a lot of design pressure off and allows you to just... create. Things are simple: a couple of favorite photos with a few 3x4 cards and some journaling. Lots of journaling. I use 6x8 handbook albums from Studio Calico.
Some of the pages I've been working on are the weekly pages that I do for my 2014 album (see, for example, weeks 14 and 15 below) and others are for my personal scrap album.