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.

What's recommended?

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