What is the initial process and how do you get your hands on WordPress in order to create your own website templates? You will need to go to WordPress.org and download a version in the language of your choice. You then extract the zip folder into the root of your site, and you will see tons of files pop up. Don't worry about opening those or going into them as what you need to work with will be significantly small. Then go to yoursite.com/wp_admin/ and you will go through the simple installation process which is basically just WordPress hooking itself up to a database which it creates in your server in order to work. That's all there is then you can start rolling.
There is a lot to be said about the time_saving benefits of using scrapbooking templates. If you've ever spent hours trying to think of a theme for your next project, you will know what I mean. You'd have to choose colors, designs, shapes, and layouts. But with scrapbooking templates, you can avoid all that, plus also avoid looking for different scrapbook ideas and then trying to find suitable embellishments for the theme you choose.