The number one struggle for scrapbookers is layout design! I have a solution ....SIMPLES!
and photo cropping too! If you use my Simple SVGs you will also want to add my Simple Tool Kit! No need to measure or worry about photo editing programs. Just get those photos printed into basic 4x6 photos. Use the Simple Tool Kit and you can be sure your photos fit your Simple SVG layouts.
Next step .... COLORS and Papers.