Using layered templates is the absolutely easiest way to learn how to scrapbook digitally. A year ago, I shared a simple descriptive tutorial on using layered templates and I thought it might be nice to add on to that lesson. Below I share a 10 minute video guiding you through the process of starting a digital layout with Photoshop Elements.
Ali Edwards has a great video on this topic as well, where she illustrates a slightly different approach. Generally, I only drag items to my page from an opened file if I need to edit the file first. I find that the File > Place approach helps to save RAM by minimizing open files. That said, both approaches work great!