Another thing...when you have a layout with 3-D elements like the butterflies on my layout....it's best to take a photo of the layout rather than scan the layout.
When taking a photo of my layouts, I take it during the daytime, near a window/door with lots of natural light. This means no funny shadows like the blinds or the shadow of a lamp that the sun is behind....good bright natural light.
I place the layout on the floor. I have a black "project" board like the ones used for a science fair project....you know...the two sides fold in. I place the black project board on the floor in the natural light and place my layout on it. Then I stand and hold my camera direct above the layout and get as close as possible to the layout and still have it all in the picture. It's best NOT to zoom for this. Focus the photo and snap the pic.
I upload my photos to my computer and using Photoshop Elements 5, I "crop" the photo down to just the layout.
You don't have to have PSE5...any photo editing program that allows you to crop your photos will work.
Hope this helps...