Using scrapbooking templates can be a real time saver for those of us who spend a lot of time trying to create the right embellishments to go with our themed layouts. With templates, a lot of the work is already done for you. All you have to do is prepare them and arrange them in their right places on your layout, then attach them and you're done! You can use templates for cropping and designing your photos, layouts, and also help a lot in visualizing where your embellishments should go.
Groups and forums _ Although not as organized and pretty_looking as standard websites, these forums contain a lot of information and useful downloads as shared by their members. Most of these information and downloads are only available for those who sign up, so joining a group or two will be very helpful indeed. Not only that, but the social aspects of these groups or forums allow you to communicate with other members. You can also choose to search for certain groups or members with similar interests as yours.