I created a digital kit to use for my own history book, at least some parts of it. For several years I was a digital scrapbook artist and owner of an online scrapbook store, until the bottom fell out of the economy. Seems like scrapbook stuff was one of the first things people stopped buying. I am hopeful that showing you some of what can be done for those ancestors we don't have pictures for will help inspire you. In many cases, we do have some things, like census data, wills, letters, obituaries etc. We can write up their stories or attractively display their vital information. Scrapping is not just about photos, a concept I have been trying to teach people for years.
Here is an example of my will page. With digital scrapping, you can design a page like this once, and use it over and over again. Next time you have a will, you just need to put it on the page and you're set to go.
I might mention for those of you new to the concept. There are several ways you can do this. You can design the whole thing digitally as I have done here, and print out a paper copy is you want one (Or have it bound in a book.) You can also just print out the background, and then place a paper copy of your document on it like traditional scrapping on a background.
So here is my page of William Palmer's Will: