Thanks for the ideas!
There is a Dollarama in Calgary, next time I'm in the city I'll check there for some scrapbook supplies, Michaels is a tad spendy, although they do have some really nice stuff.
I am a member of the Doubledaybook Club, so yesterday I ordered a Scrapbooking Guide, hopefully that will help me get started as well.
I won't give up just yet, I was just feeling a tad discouraged because with what I paid for some embellishment kits and then with what I created, I just felt like I wasted my supplies...
I found a website about scrapbooking and the pages people created and posted were stunning, hopefully in time mine will look like that too.