G'morning, Mamas! Another Scrapper here.
I've been doing it for about 8months and I am mostly working on my wedding album which is an 8x8 album. When I get some of the layout scanned I'll post them.
I also have been sort of practicing with photos from highschool. That's actually been a lot of fun! :LOL
I also have become addicted to doing swaps! I've done quite a few of them. Here's a link to three that I've done (one of the layouts here is two pages). My Swap Stuff
Mom4Tot - you asked about matting vs. framing photos and also about how many photos work best. I gotta say: totally depends onthe pictures! :LOL And its a lot of fun to do something different with each layout. Sometimes I mat on cardstork, sometimes I don't.
There is a really cool feature in the magazine Creating Keepsakes that is called something like, "One Sketch, Many Looks". Here's a link to a search from that website that you should look through: One Sketch, Many Looks
Something weird though that I noticed is that each link takes you to the last page of the article, so you have click back to the first page to see the sketch. You'll see that a lot of the sketches (and layouts done from it)use many different #s of pics. HTH. You also might want to just surf around on Two Peas in A Bucket's gallery and look for ideas and inspriation.
Polka123 - where are you in scrapbooking? Have you done any? knowing that will help me (and others maybe?) give you some tips on where to start.
I'm so glad this thread was started!