I am a HUGE FAN of ALL of Jeanette Lynton's how-to books! I have been using them for over 6 years and they never get old!
Make if From Your Heart is the newest edition (and cheapest too!). This one is super cool because it has a little of everything.... It has 16 two-page layouts, 2 single-page patterns and 12 card patterns! It's only $7.95- what a steal!
This layout was the cover page of my niece's First Year Album:
And I loved it so much, I created one for the first picture of my daughter with my niece!