I know completing 52 scrapbook pages seems like an amazing feat so here is my secret: K.I.S.S.
I don't use a lot of embellishments. I have seen so many beautiful albums but there is a lot of work involved in one page alone. Again, amazing books, but just not for me. I want to get the pictures on the pages in a way where they tell the story.
If I do use embellishments, it is a paper boarder along the page or trim around a picture. But mostly I use stickers. I love stickers! Just adding a few to a page really make a difference.
In the last year or so, I have been using papers with designs and such on them. But it does take a little time to find the right paper to go with the pictures. So I only go that route when I am inspired.
But I like my tried and true K.I.S.S. method. It makes life a lot easier, especially when my goal is to get pictures on the pages!
By the way, sometimes sticker titles, journaling and stickers don't come until much later. You know, for one of those "one day" projects. :)