Here is how I got started. I worked out which style I liked by watching lots and lots of you tube videos. I ended up choosing project life because I loved the cards and the simplicity of it. I found the most amazing website called hey little magpie which has so much paper craft and scrap booking stuff. I have already spent a small fortune there. That is where I got my album. I found the D-ring album to be the best option and I went for the 12x12 size. Then you choose your pockets. I have a selection of the different types. Once you have your album and pockets then the rest it up to you. Do you want it only photos or do you want to journal as we as have your pictures? How much embellishing do you want to add? The sky is the limit. I am still trying to work out my own personal style but as I go I am learning more about what I like and that the different spreads require different styles.
I will be doing a "look at the scrapbooking collection" post very soon and will post the different tools I have built up over the time I have been doing it. If there is anything in particular you would like to see then leave me a comment and I will do my best.