Hello, Welcome to GDS!
I'm also a former paper scrapper who was 'drawn to the dark side', LOL.
There are some wonderful resources here at GDS to help you get started ... Beginners Resources
are available on the home page, there is a special forum just for newbie scrapbookers
, and there are some great classes
to help you with whatever program you use to scrapbook with. Also, check out the challenges
, these will help inspire you to create layouts and give you some lovely gifts for participating.