Here is a sample list of a few scrapbook paper companies.
If you visit their sites, they have pages of ideas or layouts on how to use their products. Some even offer tips and tricks.
There are many more companies that offer scrapbooking papers but these listed here are a good start.
At Overstock.com you can find some kits and stacks/slabs of paper plus other scrapbooking items at a discount and low cost shipping, less than the cost of gas if you had to drive to a store.
What you need is Adobe Photo Shop Elements (less expensive than Photo Shop and what most digiscrapbookers use).
For starters, you can download FREE kits, elements at this site: DigiFree Craft Cave Scrapbooking and start to play.