Okay, so I'm a little slow catching on to this whole scrapbooking thing. I've been a member at scrapbook-bytes for two years now, and only just found out about "challenges" (apparently it pays to read the newsletter) and this is the result of a "sketch challenge" which was a lot of fun. The host provides a sort of generic layout (and an example), and then you fill it up with your stuff. It was actually pretty easy to convert the sketch into a template in FotoFusion, so now I can start with the same layout any time. I'm having so much fun putting together my "year in pictures" from 2005 that I figured maybe I'd get a head-start on 2006 (ha) so I found some good kitty pix and "rose to the challenge" (I think).