It's rare that I make a 12x12 layout, but I'm planning to put this in a frame instead of in my albums. I love Japan and I compiled a bunch of photos from all my trips to there and arranged them in a grid.
I left some of the squares blank so that I could add patterned paper and a few embellishments. The large 'you are here' is an awesome die-cut I made with my Cameo, using the digital version of Kal Barteski's script stamps (in the PL kit). I added foam adhesive behind it for some dimension.