I'm going to bump this so I remember to post up Zeeal's Patented Way To Do This In Photoshop Elements 8 because PSE doesn't have Quick Mash.
I've done a couple... this one came out particularly well, I think:
And these two look really good when printed; not sure what people think when they're not:
Also, a question: I use a gaussien blur, not a lens blur. Would my pictures look better with a lens blur? And I'm only using a value of 8, whereas some people said they're using values of 25. Would MORE blur help me images, or is my blur good to go?