There are some good sites and bloggers for sketches and inspiration. I enjoy reading Shimelle's blog, and she has lots of them. This year she's been doing "4x6 Photo Love" -- a sketch at the end of each month adding one 4x6 photo for each month. So in January her sketch had one 4x6 photo, February had two, and so on.
We had just gotten back from vacation when Shimelle posted her August sketch - eight photos. Bingo! I instantly loved this idea. We had tons and tons of photos. Hordes of photos.
But wait - there's only three photos?!
Ah..... but you need to flip open the page protector. This layout actually has three sides. There's two page protectors sewn together along the left-hand side with the front one being shorter. I think I made my front page about 8" tall.
And here's what you see on the inside...
You can see a video of her process on her blog, as well as other examples using this sketch.