I have been playing around with 6x6 mini layouts lately. For some reason I find it difficult to scrap in 12x12 and am rarely really happy with the results. I think I work better in smaller spaces (like tags!) so I have been working on 6x6 layouts to try to translate that to scrapbook pages. I love using smaller photos (made with the collage function in Picasa) that way it has a similar scale to what you would see on a 12x12 (with multiple photos).