I found a wonderful place for all card makers. They have swaps, chats, trades, tips and tricks, drives for charities and much more.
Card Makers Magazine when you get there, click on the CARD SWAP link to go to all the forums. Thats where you'll find everything you need to get started.
Everyone is so nice there. I even signed up for a swap and I am starting on the cards for that tonight. Can't wait to see what I get in return!