I was so lost when I first started to digi-scrap.
"Layers" totally confused me and I didn't understand them at all.
Once I figured out how to add elements to the layout and that they were on different layers, I was ready to start scrapping.
Learning the scrapping software is a big part of learning how to digi-scrap.
We have Elements classes here to help.
One of the things that helped me out when I first started was to pick a layout from the gallery that I liked, and then try to duplicate the design. that helped me get used to using my software. Another thing that really helped me too, was scrapping with templates.
Using templates also has a learning curve -- but what it forced me to do was learn how to resize things, rotate things, and clip papers and photos to the different layers on the template. Templates really helped me learn my software.