I've been using and loving Scrapbook Max for about 18 months now, its just wonderful.
I would love to be able to make some stuff myself, embies, backgrounds and general arty stuff. I've noticed a couple of others have mentioned going on to do this too, but have had private messages with suggestions.
I had an early version of Elements, I found it very complicated, although I am quite pc literate. Likewise I have a very old version of Painter, which I am loathe to put on my spanking new pc.
Photoshop is out of my financial league.
I have a new copy of Elements 5.
I am considering ArtRage 2.5.
Suggestions and observations would be gratefully recieved.
Thanks - Freespirit xx