Boom. Just like that my cover page is completed. I've made similar cover pages each year in this very minimal design.
I must admit I woke up this morning semi dreaming that I should be using the Project Life App this year! Where did that come from? I think it would be a nice simple idea and I could make pages on the run, but I have product and album space to use up and so this year, I'll be continuing the regular way but in 9x12 size. I'll be mainly using Design F trimmed down but I've collected a variety of other pages I can adapt or use as inserts.
I've used a similar format for all my cover pages so far. Here's 2015 and 2014.