A few years ago for Mother's Day, my husband bought me a beautiful Hallmark scrapbook album. It's an odd size, approximately 9 x 12, and this presented a challenge to me. I've never seen layouts in this size, so I had to come up with some ideas to work with the pages in the book.
I decided to approach the layouts from an 8 1/2 x 11 perspective. This worked very well at first, because I even had a little extra room to spread things out if necessary. After awhile, though, it became a little boring, doing the same basic layout over and over. Then it hit me. Why not turn the layouts and make them horizontal? I had seen this done with 8 1/2 x 11 layouts many times, and I really liked the way they looked. So I tried it. Here is one of the layouts, which I think turned out great. It also adapted it for a 2-page sketch challenge on If It's Groovy this month.
So, the next time you're faced with an odd-sized layout, try looking at things from a different angle! Happy scrapping!