There are two things that bug scrapbookers more than anything else:
1. Trying to design a single scrapbook page.
2. Starting a new scrapbook.
When I start a new scrapbook, and am faced with that single page that stares at me after I open the cover, here is what I do:
My local scrapbook store still carries these 8 1/2 by 11 page printouts that feature things that happened for any given year. I cut the page up into small segments and make some die cuts relating to that year. Very easy, but a great way to start my my new book.