A real quickie that I found recently in are mat stacks. Basically, they are themed paper designed to fit a 4x6 photo. Just matting the picture and then putting it onto paper will give a nice effect with little effort. You could use plain mats and stick them on patterned paper or patterned mats and stick them on plain paper. Really cute and quick. I'm a newbie too... I started in October and have just done a few lo's. I don't plan to spend a ton of time on all my photos, just some key ones. The rest, I plan to mat and stick
Better get going, with No. 2 on the way Congratulations and welcome to sbing.