Most of my layouts lately have been based on sketches. I felt a little behind on Hannah-girl's album, so I wanted to catch up quickly. For me, sketches speed up the process. I usually cut out the sketches from magazines like Scrapbooks Etc. and Creating Keepsakes and keep them in a file. I also use other blogs and websites, like the monthly Stack-a-Holic sketch from DCWV (see previous post). I recently came across PageMaps, which posted a great sketch and a contest.
Here's the sketch:
Here's a few more layouts I've recently completed - they were all based on various sketches I have saved in my "idea notebook".