I have been busy slaving away (!!!) doing 8" x 8" layouts for the scrapbooking course I am doing on a Thursday morning. After years of doing 12" x 12" layouts I found it quite a challenge. I think I have got so used to the space you have on the bigger layouts that the 8" x 8" layouts feel restrictive. Saying that, I have managed to make some layouts that I really like.
I make the 6"x 6" chipboard albums and the 'name albums' quite happily but for some reason I seemed to get a mental block on what to put on the 8" x 8" size. I think I am conquering the block as the weeks go by though.
Once I have scanned the layouts in I will post them for you to see and get some feedback on what you think.