I have never done scrapbooking (in real life) before. I have started playing around with the SBM 2.0 trial (I have 1.0 but wanted to see if I should upgrade), and I know how to use the program itself. I have played with just about every feature there and tweaked things all over the place.
Now that I know how to use the tool, how do I come up with great layouts? Where do I start? I feel like I am cheating if I just use a template and load in pictures and text. I want to be able to either tweak the template-initiated pages, or start from scratch, and actually come up with some nice results. I feel like there are TOO MANY possiblities and I don't know where to start. Are there any suggestions about how to use embellishments? How much to put on a page? What stuff should overlap and what shouldn't? I suspect the answer is "it's all up to you", but I wish I had some direction...
Oh, and I installed my SMB 2.0 trial on a system that already had SBM 1.0 and it didn't load all of my gallery stuff into the 2.0 gallery from the 1.0 gallery. Is this something that will only happen once I purchase 2.0?