I'm not able to meet up or anything Christine (so the court order says
) but if someone asked me what would be a good way to start, i'd say get busy looking at peoples scrap blogs.
There are some great basic scrapbookers out there, and there are the totaly stunning ones, but all are do-able when you look hard enough and be patient enough. I am addicted to the Norwegian blogs and style of scrapping, but when you look in detail at thier work, i guaruntee you could do the same if you spent enough time on a LO.
I am the same as you when it comes to colour matching. I'm getting a little better, but honesly, someone could give me matching papers....show me a completed project showing they match....and i STILL wouldn't get that they matched!
I do what you do.....just pick which ones i like.
Theres no wrong or right way to scrap though, so whatever you do will be your own, no-one would say it's wrong.
I'm sure you'll get lots of good advice here, there are so many great scrappers here on the forum.