This started as a long comment on Facebook, and I figured that it would also make a good blog post.
I first started scrapbooking in 2005, although I had made some scrapbooks as a teenager with photos from camps and Australia. In 2008 I took a digital scrapbooking class at jessicasprague.com and used Photoshop Elements. I was happy with the class but felt like I did not have enough time to really learn Photoshop. I printed those pages at Scrapbook Pictures and added them to my traditional scrapbooks.
I am currently using My Digital Studio from Stampin' Up for my digital scrapbooking. I was already purchasing their products from a local demonstrator, so this was a nice addition. I've found the software easier to use, but I still need to print these pages.
I also like Shutterfly photobooks, and have made a few 8x8 books. Becky Higgin's Project Life looks really neat in both the traditional and digital versions.
I started listening to the Paperclipping Digi Show and have learned more about digital scrapbooking and how scrapbookers approach Photoshop. Many people use templates and learn this software over time. I may give digital scrapbooking with Photoshop Elements a try again in the future. But maybe I should just pick a system and stick to it!