Re: What Photo Shop should I get?
If it's only for scrapping why not try out Photoshop Elements first? It's a lot cheaper and it can use many of the same tricks as photoshop. You can do a trail for 30? 60? days from Adobe. If it turns out to still be too limiting, then you can get an older version of PS itself.
I started out designing with PS7. Though if possible, I'd at least get CS, that is where the real powerful tools come into play.