Outside of a computer, the most important tool for digital scrapbooking is a scanner. My recommendation is that if you do not have a scanner, get one. I don’t have a specific scanner to recommend. My only suggestion would be to avoid the lowest cost scanners since these tend to have more problems.
I scan all items at 300 dpi, unless I know I will be enlarging an image and then I use 600 dpi. After scanning I correct the color and contrast with the autocontrast and autocolor feature in StoryBook Creator, if needed. I then add journaling information, and the page is complete.
The possibilities are endless and include everything from scanning photos taken before digital to scanning programs and tickets. I find that I scan one or two items for every StoryBook that I complete.
The StoryBook pages shown here are from a recent trip to Australia and includes a scanned program, menu, and other items. If you are interested in the whole story, my completed StoryBook is on Facebook.