I wanted to journal on a patterned paper but I did not want to type all I had to say using the typewriter. So I cut up the patterned paper into a 4x6 and created a 4x6 canvas with a text box in Photoshop. Then I just printed directly onto my patterned paper.
I printed up my six 2x2 photos by making a 4x6 collage on my phone and then cutting out each individual photo. I love that I was able to get so many photos onto the layout, kind of like I would on a pocket page spread. The journaling takes up most of the space and the photos play a supporting role, which is kind of how I envisioned it. This layout will go in my pocket page album in the April section since I do monthly.
Don't be afraid to use up your Daily Diary kits on layouts as well if your heart so desires. The kit is versatile enough that you could make many different types of projects, not just a pocket page.