When looking at your photos, the first thing you must decide is whether you want to create a one-page or two-page layout. A layout is simply another name for a page or set of pages.
Some scrapbookers only create one-page layouts, and some scrapbookers only create two-page layouts. Some scrapbookers mix and match, depending on the occasion and number of photos. What's the difference? It's really up to you.
Create One-Page Layouts if you...
- don't take, or have, too many photos
- like to use very few embellishments
- want to get your pages done faster
- like the look of having 2 pages that are completely different
Create Two-Page Layouts if you...
- take LOTS of pictures (like me)
- like to do a lot of journaling
- want more space to do some creative embellishing
- like to have two side-by-side pages that match
I'm sure there are many more reasons why you would choose one style over another. You should experiment and see what you like better. If you know that you're a snap-happy photographer like me, you should definitely consider the two-page layouts.
So the choice is really up to you. You can mix and match one-page and two-page layouts, and once you feel comfortable, you can even do 4-page layouts, which are called Panoramic layouts.