I've kept a "journal" of favorite pictures for many years, using an inexpensive scrapbook from Joanne's Fabrics. I can look through it and find such peace and inspiration. ADDED: I also started this journal after reading Simple Abundance by Sarah Ban Breathnach. I recommend the book "with reservations". She leans slightly into some New Age stuff in this book but it still has great ideas. I overlook the other "stuff". I've read her later books but I felt this one was by far the best (she seems to get more into Eastern Thought... if you know what I mean... with each book).
However, I just began using it as a journal (Jewels' inspiration) and found it didn't work as well for writing. Yesterday I purchased an artist's sketchbook to use as the combination journal-scrapbook since it will work far better than my scrapbook I've been using. It lays flat which makes it easier to write in. I'll continue using the "old" scrapbook for favorite larger pictures, poetry, articles, etc..
I thought you might like a few pictures. The light wasn't the best but it will work. The first picture is of pages where I have left room for prose. You can see why I decided to go with the spiral bound notebook for this! The remaining pictures are from years past. :)