Project Life is revolutionizing the scrapbook industry and as much as I want to convert to it, I still love the 12x12 pages. However it doesn't mean I can't use it as a basic template for my layouts. At our last crop, I challenged the girls to make a layout following a project life template and came up with this for myself. The layout came together quickly and easily.
Next, I gave them a sketch using the same concept but without the actual page protectors. The girls agreed it made for faster scrapping but then sketches always do. This is the sketch we used, designed by Scrapbook Generations, and below it is my interpretation of the sketch.