This month I have been participating in Marcy Penner's "On the Grid" class over at Studio Calico and since the first lesson, I have been obsessing a little over the grid design. The concept of the grid is not unfamiliar to me and it pops up in my scrapping often. I love using a grid as a design element. It's fun and there are a whole lot of ways you can interpret it. Here is an example:
As you can see, I pretty much filled my 6x8 page with a very loose grid using paper, diecuts, a frame, and a few chipboard pieces. Simple and quick.
I have found that in my scrapbooking, if I find myself stuck I will either turn to layering or using a grid design. Simple techniques that will get the creative juices flowing. I guess you can say that they are my backup plans ;).