Warning this is long....as in a picture for all of the pages and me blabbing about them long, so to shorten your agony if you really don't care about the details, skip to the bottom.
I used a mix of papers but mostly from the Nana's Kitchen and Whimsy stack by DCWV. This mini would be a great use of scrap paper.
Large page for photos and more journaling.
Pocket page, front and back.
I love, love how this mini came together, how easy it was and how super fun it was changing up all of the pages. A beginner could definitely pull this off.
Get out there and be active and if you prefer a more sedate pace, craft, use your hands and brain. :)