Do you currently design but feel like you want to learn more techniques but don't want to pay someone to teach you?
Then we have found the digi-scrap community for you!
Ramona and company have a wonderful site. They have weekly and monthly challenges, tutorials, and a daily layout of the day award. Not only that, but every two months or so, they run a FREE six week designer training program.
I recently tried their last six week training program. (I totally dropped out in week 6 because of visiting company and bad time management, BAD Jen!) But the 5 weeks of training I received stretched me creatively and professionally in ways that I haven't used in years of being a housewife and mother.
Even if you don't want to sell your designs, but just want to become more familiar with the program you use to scrap book, I highly recommend signing up for their six week course as soon as sign-ups start.
ETA: Sign-ups are RIGHT NOW! Click here!