As the year goes by I save scraps of papers, memorabilia like flyers and invitations, letters, cards, art trash, anything paper-ish that I would otherwise throw out. I just throw it all into a big mailing envelope. Also I order prints off my iPhone like once or twice a year.
I buy the 8x10 pocket scrapbooking sleeves from Michael's along with whichever corresponding albums they have. I love the plastic sleeves because of all the different arrangements of squares and rectangles.
Every once in a while I sit down with my paper cutter and supplies and I fill in the pocket pages rather mindlessly. I cut down the scraps and photos in ways that please me. As I feel compelled to I might write a little caption to explain a photo.
The result is photos of my year juxtaposed with mixed media and art journaling pieces and drawings. I love these books. They take me right back to the time the photos were taken and I am reminded of what I was working on artistically at the time.