Today I got to meet with some awesome ladies in my ward and teach a scrapbook class. It was so much fun (After I rode my bike 1/2 mile to the church and I came in all sweaty and winded... pathetic). But seriously, if you haven't been turned on yet to the world of digital scrapbooking, I'd say you should really think about giving it a try. It's affordable, there's less mess, and you never have to worry about running out of supplies because once you buy a digital scrapbook item, you have it forever.
We learned to do simple layouts like these.
They really don't require a lot of Photoshop expertise, just a very basic knowledge. You could even do the same thing in Publisher or one of the free photo editing programs available online. Honestly the only Photoshop tools we really used were the crop tool, the move tool, and the copy/paste commands. Easy peasy!