Using scrapbooking templates can be a real time saver for those of us who spend a lot of time trying to create the right embellishments to go with our themed layouts. With templates, a lot of the work is already done for you. All you have to do is prepare them and arrange them in their right places on your layout, then attach them and you're done! You can use templates for cropping and designing your photos, layouts, and also help a lot in visualizing where your embellishments should go.
Another way you can go is to create your own templates. You can base these around the types of articles you enjoy or you can visit other directories to see if you can find a general idea that gives you the ability to come up with your own template. Using your own articles may help you come up with your own templates as well. If your articles are along the same lines, you should be able to come up with a number of templates. Those will give you ideas for new articles and that for sure will help you get through your writer's block.