Taking a break is a good idea. I'm doing that with my blog. Good idea to separate the pages with clothes pins.I didn't know we were to do the covers, too. I hadn't planned on that. I hope we don't need to do so.
I was just doing a simple title- 'RAIN' - maybe just rubber stamp-maybe gesso/paint a box to stamp letters on. Simple-simple. the blog gets over the top sometimes for me-doing it every day.