A few days ago I posted an article about the top 5 things to do with shadows on your scrapbook page. Now for the flip side, is there anything you shouldn't do? Well, I'm glad you asked!
Today I posted the other side of that coin. The top things that you don't want to do with shadows on you layout. I want to encourage you to use shadows because they truly add a lot to your designs.
There really is a happy medium. Like most areas of life, it's about balance. Skipping shadows all together is not good but floating around like a cloud in the sky is not good either. You can read the entire post here. Don't worry, it's not long but touches on the highlights.
The most important thing is to get scrapping. As as absolute beginner every thing may seem insurmountable but practice makes perfect. And with practice you'll discover your happy medium.