Shirley, talking for myself, I am in no way a professional. Like you, I started with the Basic Course last year and now I am learning with the great tutorials of The Lab. I think the main goal here is for us to have fun working with PSP, learn and support each other. For me, I love to see all layouts, beginners or more advanced.
Your card is lovely and what a great idea to have the pull tabs! Your sister will love the card and the poem. Great job!