Hi Cindy...Welcome to GDS...you have found the right place. Everyone here is so friendly and helpful so if you ever need anything just YELL.
And if you are looking at the challenges you have come to the right place...I have trouble getting them all done every month but I love trying. The designers are so generous with their posting bonuses and the challenges are soooooooooo..... much fun. Check out some of the tutorials they might be of help to you as well.
I can't wait to see your work in the galleries and again Welcome to GDS...