when i try to draw or add layers or import pictures the frame outline shows up but it is all blank… how do i fix this?

Are you adding them behind another layer perhaps?

no its the only layer

Check that the default blend method of the Toolbox is set to Composite or to By Layer Default.

When drawing shapes and such the shape is not shown until you click on any tool in the toolbox. Change to transform tool as a suggestion.
Your shape is there but it’s not shown directly. A small bug, yes.

There is a button in the BLine Tool options panel that allows to create the shape and continue in the same tool instead of change to the Transform tool (before called Normal Tool). The button is a gears icon.