If you have followed my blog for very long you will have noticed that I cut a lot of my pictures. I do that when the background is distracting to what I want the viewer to be focused on. I also have done that when there is no purpose for the background and the paper or decorations on the page are a lot more exciting than the background of the photo. A final reason that I cut a photo down is because the ephemera is significant to what the page is about and the full size photo is covering up something important. I cropped both of the photos on my layout today. I did it for the third reason. The certificate is important to the page.
What a fun day we had!