Ok, i will see if i can help u a bit, my name on the site that i met l4h is craftymom, i give scrapbooking classes.
Start with a color, and layer another over it, about 1cm around. Always mat your photos, and i like square and rectangle, star, heart shape photos never look right. Add a title, and some embelishments.
Best thing to do, get a scrapbooking magasine and copy their layouts, i do! I prefer stampin up to creative memories if you go to a crop. I will try and post a couple pics of some nice but easy ones tomorrow, feel free to copy!
I prefer my people to wear fur..
Gonzaga's Lady Perdita "Lady" CKC Yellow Lab
Adoptee Gucci super fuzzbutt
Adoptee Prada crazy dog extrodinaire
Tickles Tortie cat the owns my daughter