On to 2011. I believe this year you could buy the Project Life kit elements separately and I did. To me the most important part is the journaling cards and weekly cards. Just a week in the life in July 2011.
On to 2012. Here is a layout from June that is very simple. I used page protectors that allowed both vertical and horizontal photos.
I cut a 4×6 photo in half to fit in the two 2×3 journaling spots on this layout.