First, if you're using Photoshop to digiscrap, knowing the keyboard shortcuts for the actions will be very convenient. It will shorten the time in designing and provide some relief for your right hand since it won't be mouse-dependent. A great reference site is http://morris-photographics.com where you can download the shortcuts in .pdf formt and depending on the specific Photoshop version you use.
One other great shortcut i've found to make layouts more meaningful is to download ready-made Word Art. A generous blogger in the form of Bethany shares her lovely wordarts at elegantwordart and elegantwordart2. A sample I adore is this one on asking help: