Sketches are a great way to help get you started on a layout. I love using sketches for my inspiration. And you don't have to alwasy search for a new sketch. You can use the same sketch as your inspiration and have it turn out completely different. Sketches can be turned, used upside down, or used as a mirror image. Several small photos can be used in replace of a larger photo and the other features of the layout moved around. I used the February sketch from My Sketch World for both of the above LO's.