A great way to set the stage for a scrapbook, after selecting a color palette, is to create a cover page.
I chose two photos that would highlight the age range this book will cover: birth to pre-school. After I selected the two photos that were cover worthy, I noticed that I had clashing photo processing. As such, I needed to find a way to compliment these images. Soften and subtle was key.
Now I'm ready to start the story of my early years. If you wanted, you could swing the tag title to be the years covered in the book rather than "The Early Years." That way the book is very specific. It's really your call.