I would look for a Close to my Heart consultant or Stampin' Up consultant in your area to help get you starts. I sell CTMH and most of the consultants are super helpful, but since we're so far apart that wouldn't help you much. Also check out page sketches like Mojo Monday or Unscripted Sketches, this would give you layout ideas so all you'd have to do is select photos, papers & embelishments. You're more than welcome to check out my blog http://jeepmama-ar.blogspot.com/
and if you see something you'd like to try, just drop me a line and I can help you out via messaging.