design challenge.

inspired by fabulous-k's fancy makeover to this lil' page, I thought I'd dip my pen in a little blog project of my own for our online photo album:
Do you know how long this stuff takes? & I even used a template! ...is there a how-to somewhere? or is it an endless road of trial, click-submit, and error? I think I'd like to try this 'digital scrapbooking' thing I've seen so much of too - just not sure where to begin & not sure about the kind of commitment it takes...? I have a whole new understanding of the patience required for any type of graphic design or any work involving the letters h-t-m-l.