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Digital Scrapbooking News

 

Fall for digital scrapbooking all over again while you save. But remember, this opportunity to save on almost all of Scrap Girls scrapbooking treats at 12.9% off ends on Thursday, Midnight (MST), Febuary 14th. Don't miss your chance!

What's New in the Scrap Girls Boutique?

Layout by Brandy Murry
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The following products were announced Tuesday, February 5, 2008.

   

Layout by Durin Eberhart
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The following products were announced Wednesday, February 6, 2008.

 

Layout by Brandy Hackman
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The following products were announced Thursday, February 7, 2008.

 

Layout by Marnie Adams
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The following products were announced Friday, February 8, 2008.

   

If you have praise, comments, or questions for any of our Product or Layout Designers, did you know you can send them a PM (private message) using the message board? It's easy!

If you are a registered user of the message board, just click on the "PM" box at the bottom of any of their posts to send them a message. Or, to check out more of your favorite designer's layouts, visit the Scrap Girls Design Team section of the Layout Gallery.

Life Muses by Ro and Other Writings

A Designer's Life: Gillian Hurst

“Mom, why are you rubbing your eye like that?” My seven-year-old son is standing by my side, at my desk, his little hand on my shoulder.

“Matty, Mommy is really tired. But, I haven’t finished this drawing, so I want to keep going with it.”

His big, brown eyes consider my situation for a moment before he says, “Well, why don’t you relax and go and cook us dinner?”

Life Muses by Ro: The Simple Joy Project A Happy Life

Very little is needed to make a happy life. – Marius Aurelius Antonius

What does your "happy" list look like?

Life Muses by Ro: The Simple Joy Project Beauty Within Context

I have never been considered beautiful by anyone but my parents, my husband and my children. Fortunately, they are the individuals who count. But, even when I was young and people were feeling generous towards me, I was called “cute.”

That’s it. That’s as far as I went along the beauty scale. I was “cute.”

Business Corner by Ro: Downloadable Cassette Music?

Your business plan must contain thorough research about the industry you plan to enter. Often, we are attracted to a certain industry because it seems interesting to us or we believe that we have come up with the next block-buster idea that will attract the attention of the industry. However, we may be running on assumptions that may cost us dearly.

Life Muses by Ro: The Simple Joy Project Finding Time

If I measure my life by TV time, I fear that my waste is too large.

Customer Muse: Encouragement in a Laundry Basket

You may wonder how someone could possibly find encouragement in a laundry basket. How could such a monotonous chore of doing laundry bring me such great inspiration to share with you? Allow customer Pam Sutton to elaborate.

 

Note from Ro: Would you like to earn a $20 Gift Certificate, too? Send your own muse to [email protected]. If it is selected for publication in the Scrap Girls newsletter, you'll get to have fun shopping!

Muse: To be absorbed in one's thoughts; engage in meditation. Not intended to solve the world's problems, another person's problems, or to cover topics completely. One does not have to agree with musings to enjoy them just as one does not have to be the same as someone else to appreciate who they are.

Enjoy Ro's Muses? She now has a blog where she is posting some of our readers' favorites, along with blog-only topics. http://lifemuses-ro.typepad.com/life_muses_by_ro/

Enjoy an eBook collection of Ro's popular Life Muses from the first half of 2006 in an easy way to print, save, or purchase as a gift for someone you love.

Cute Stuff

Want to see more cute layouts? Go to the bottom left of our Home Page and check out our newsletter links.

Monday, February 4, 2008


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Name of designer: Pat Bowman

Name of layout: Fate & Faith

Software used: Adobe Photoshop CS3

Name of challenge: Faith

Other Ingredients:

  • Faith Definition Brush created by Pat

Directions for one technique I did on this layout:

When I created the pleated element using the ScrapSimple Pleated Embellishment Templates, I wanted to emphasize the recessed portion of the pleat just a little more by making it darker. To do this, I selected that layer and then selected Image> Adjustments> Hue/Saturation from the menu. Then I selected the Lightness bar and moved it to the left just a little until it was the color I wanted. It was a very a very subtle change, but just enough.

Saturday, February 9, 2008

Layout by Amanda McGee
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Tutorials and Articles

 
Best of the Message Board

Our message board members talk about the Sew Torn Up Templates, the "Reveal All" command, and more!

Designer Do-Over: Ariadna Wiczling

"This is one of my first digital scrapbooking layouts. I had just learned about drop shadows! It's not too bad, but I decided to redo it, because I think that the design is too overwhelming when it comes to patterns – the photos get lost somehow. My daughter's face is too dark in the photos (I didn't know how to fix it then), and it lacks journaling, which is very important in my layouts. Some pictures speak for themselves, but there was a short story behind these two. The title says “Our Lady,” and I've included only the date (at least something!)." See how Ariadna fixes it!

Tutorial: Using the Burn Tool With Paper Templates

Another fun way to combine finished digital scrapbooking papers and ScrapSimple Paper Templates is by using the Burn or Dodge Tools. Using these tools will allow you to adjust the heaviness of the texture and where it’s applied. Product Designer Angie Briggs shows you how!

Way Cool Stuff Product Review: ScrapSimple Alpha Templates

ScrapSimple Alpha Templates are wonderful to use, because they can give you ultimate flexibility in designing your titles to work with the rest of your layout. Often, titles are left as one of the last design pieces of your layout puzzle, squeezed in at the last moment in any available space, with limited visual appeal. ScrapSimple Alpha Templates change all that. See how Layout Designer Heidi Dillon shows how this can be done!

Tutorial: Displaying your Photos or Layouts on Canvas

Since Product Designer Shalae Tippetts and her husband are still trying to put him through graduate school, she tries to find the cheapest ways to decorate her home. She loves the look of artwork on a plain canvas rather than frames. It has a clean, simple and classy feel. You can get photos printed on canvas, but these are way out of her price range. She also changes her mind often, so she wanted to create a versatile way of displaying some of her photos or layouts. See how she did it!

Way Cool Scrap Girl: Caroline K.

Meet our Way Cool Scrap Girl, Caroline K. (Peppi)! Peppi shares more about herself through an essay, photo and favorite layout.

Layout and Contest Winners

Congratulations to our Weekly Layout Winners, Shirley in NJ and Julie - scrapaholic! Don't miss their stunning, prize-winning layouts! Congratulations also go out to our January Message Board Game Winners.

Online Classes Available

Scrap Girls is looking for qualified digital scrapbooking teachers to teach Photoshop and Photoshop Elements classes. Teachers will be required to create class PDFs that will be reviewed prior to class. Teachers have complete flexibility in scheduling classes.

Candidates must have strong skills in Photoshop and/or Photoshop Elements and have strong layout design skills. Knowledge of both programs is a plus. They must be warm and friendly, comfortable handling fast-paced chat room situations, and able to easily handle questions that arise regarding their particular software area of expertise.

Candidates will be required to audition for this paid position. There will be a list of topics available from which classes can be developed, however, the teachers are encouraged to present their own ideas for approval as well.

Please contact Jan Hicks at [email protected] for more details. If you are interested in applying, please forward to Jan an up-to-date resume as well as a sample tutorial you have written.

New Class Offering!

How to Combine ScrapSimple Photo and Paper Templates for PSE
February 21 and 28, 3:00PM ET

This in-depth class on using ScrapSimple Paper and Photo Templates is the perfect opportunity to learn about the versatility of making your own papers, and how to use ScrapSimple Templates in Adobe Photoshop Elements. This class comes with the Start to Finish eBooklet PSE - How to Combine ScrapSimple Paper and Photo Templates. If you have already bought this eBooklet, email [email protected] to receive a store credit to use towards the purchase of this class. Make papers that perfectly compliment your scrapbooking layouts and other projects!

Important: This Intermediate Level class is for Adobe Photoshop Elements users only. Students are required to understand the basic skills taught in the Scrapbook Secrets Revealed and MORE Scrapbook Secrets Revealed program prior to starting the course. This information will not be reviewed as part of the course!

Enrolling in this course without understanding these basic skills may cause you to feel lost and frustrated when you attend the classes. We want you to have a great experience. So please, if you are uncertain that you have enough skills to take this course, use the Scrapbook Secrets Revealed program to build an adequate foundation prior to the classes starting.

Let's Discuss Embellishment Clusters
February 28 and March 6, 9:00PM ET

This in-depth class on Embellishment Clusters is the perfect opportunity to learn how to effectively add embellishments to your layouts.

Important: This Intermediate Level class is for Adobe Photoshop users, versions 7 and up only, as well as Adobe Photoshop Elements, versions 4 and up. Students are required to understand the basic skills taught in the Scrapbook Secrets Revealed and MORE Scrapbook Secrets Revealed program prior to starting the course. This information will not be reviewed as part of the course!

Enrolling in this course without understanding these basic skills may cause you to feel lost and frustrated when you attend the classes. We want you to have a great experience. So please, if you are uncertain that you have enough skills to take this course, use the Scrapbook Secrets Revealed program to build an adequate foundation prior to the classes starting. Thanks!

New Class Offering!

Conquering the Fear of Patterned Paper
March 1 and 8, 3:00PM ET

This in-depth class is a wonderful opportunity to learn how to use patterns. Patterns can be overwhelming and challenging to use. Learn some simple rules and guidelines to make them easier. Discuss different types of patterns, and how to effectively combine them. Study real examples, and see how applying the rules can improve your layouts.

Important: This is an Intermediate Level class open to all software program users. Students are, however, required to understand the basic skills taught in the Scrapbook Secrets Revealed and MORE Scrapbook Secrets Revealed program for their software prior to starting the course. This information will not be reviewed as part of the course!

Enrolling in this course without understanding these basic skills may cause you to feel lost and frustrated when you attend the classes. We want you to have a great experience. So please, if you are uncertain that you have enough skills to take this course, use the Scrapbook Secrets Revealed program to build an adequate foundation prior to the classes starting. Thanks!

What's Happening at Scrap Girls?

Did you know that you can subscribe to Scrap Girls RSS feeds? Look for this icon at the bottom left-hand corner of the message board forum listing. We have two feeds:

  1. Scrap Girls Digital Scrapbooking Message Board (See the latest chatter on the board.)
  2. Scrap Girls Radio Digital Scrapbooking Podcast (This is a sound broadcast with tips and tricks, inside news and dirt, chat/crop updates and more. Ro is your show host.)

You can listen to the podcast with QuickTime, Windows Media Player, iTunes, or even your iPod - if you load the mp3 file it on it. Just download the mp3 file to your computer and away you go... or simply click on the podcast link and the podcast will start right in your browser. You can also access the podcast through the Scrap Girls Radio forum on the message board.

New Member Chat
Tuesday, February 12th - 8:00PM ET

Join Patti and Pat (ruralscrapper and PBarnes) in the Live Chat/New Member Chat room on February 12th, 8pm ET. All members are welcome, not just newcomers. Bring any questions you have about Scrap Girls in general or software questions - whatever - and we'll do our best to answer them! Hope to see you there.

High Noon Crop
Wednesday, February 13th -
12:00Noon ET

Join your host Betsy for the High Noon Crop every Wednesday at Noon eastern time. These crops are designed to allow you to work on your own photos and themes, simply giving participants a one hour goal, and a fun, new challenge each week!

On Feb. 13, we'll do a pattern challenge! Create a layout using at least three different patterns!

You'll have one hour to create a layout and upload to the special High Noon Crop gallery. You'd be amazed what you can get done in just one hour! Meet new friends and have fun in the chat room! We hope you'll join us!

Sketch Crop Challenge
Thursday, February 14th - 9:00PM ET

Join me, sprinklz, for a special Valentine's edition of the Sketch Challenge and Crop, Thursday, February 14th at 9pm ET in the Scrap Girls Chat Room!

Like getting a little jump start on your layouts? Then this challenge is for you! A few hours before the challenge begins, I'll post a sketch for you to use as the starting point for your page. You can be inspired by the basic arrangement, the amount of photos, or copy it literally. All interpretations are welcome and encouraged!

Looking forward to seeing you there! We'll be meeting in the "Chat_and_Crop" room of the chat. To join, click on the "Live Chat" link (above right). Once you are in the lobby, click on the "Show Rooms" button (on the upper left), then select "Chat_and_Crop" from the list on the left side.

Recipe Challenge Chat
Friday, February 15th - 9:00PM ET

Join Danna (ScrappyLibrarian) to chat about this months recipe card challenge! We will share our recipes, tips, and tricks and have fun getting to know one another. We will be in the chat room at 9 PM EST and look forward to seeing you there!

Check the message board on Thursday, Feb 14th for this month's recipe theme!

Scraplifting Crop
Sunday, February 17th - 5:00PM ET

Join AngelaNussbaum and TysMommy for a Scraplifting Crop. A few hours before the crop we will tell you the name of a Scrap Girls Team Member, and you will be able to chose one of their layouts to be your inspiration.

During the crop we will also help explain about scraplifting, how to use a layout as inspiration, and the importance of giving credit. Scraplifting is a lot of fun! So come join us, you're sure to enjoy it!

New Member Chat - Early Edition
Tuesday, February 19th - 3:00PM ET

Join Dee Decker (DDecker) for the early edition of our New Member chat at 3:00 Pm EST. Everyone is welcome to join us as we meet new members and answer questions about the Message board, Chat room, Gallery, Chocolate and anything else that may come up!

Life Moments Crop
Tuesday, February 19th - 4:00PM ET

Please join Ang(rocamp) and Pat (pbarnes) as we continue to work on our personal albums, one layout at a time!! For this Life Moments Crop we'll be focusing on the most influential people/person in our lives. People can have such an impact on our lives and mold us into who we are. Join us for this crop and create a layout that shows who has been most influential in your life and expresses why that person is important to you. You don't have to scrap and chat at the same time, but we'd love for you to join us to discuss and share our layouts!

High Noon Crop
Wednesday, February 20th -
12:00Noon ET

Join your host Betsy for the High Noon Crop every Wednesday at Noon eastern time. These crops are designed to allow you to work on your own photos and themes, simply giving participants a one hour goal, and a fun, new challenge each week!

On Feb. 20, we'll do a design elements challenge! Create a layout using the design principle of repetition! not sure what that means? We'll explain and discuss at the crop!

You'll have one hour to create a layout and upload to the special High Noon Crop gallery. You'd be amazed what you can get done in just one hour! Meet new friends and have fun in the chat room! We hope you'll join us!

Faith Journey Crop
Wednesday, February 20th - 9:00PM ET

Join us for the "Faith Journey" Crop! All faiths are welcome! Look for more details on the Message board and newsletter.

February Events

February Board Game: Bingo

Yep, it is time for everyone’s favorite game... Bingo!!!

I know you want to play, so here is how you do it. Please pick 25 of the 80 words and phrases listed in the thread on the message board and send them in an e-mail to [email protected]. Please make the subject of your email "BINGO Card" and include your Scrap Girls forum user name (for example: BINGO CARD wxchic or BINGO CARD AngRoCamp). Please PUT THE SAME THING in your e-mail followed by your 25 words. I don’t need your real name, just your screen name!

You have until Midnight EST on Sunday, February 3rd to sign up for the first round of Bingo! Any e-mails received after that will be included in the next round of Bingo. I cannot be held responsible for misdirected emails. You do not have to register for each round of Bingo once you are playing. Your card is good through all the rounds. (You will receive a response from me that I have received your card. If you do not get that response within 24 hours, let me know!)

On Monday, February 4th, the welcoming committee will start calling words 5 at a time and keeping calling 5 words a day (weekends NOW included) until someone posts that they have a Bingo. What is a Bingo? You have a Bingo when they have called 15 of your 25 words. If the Bingo is valid (which we will verify using the e-mails that you've sent us), we'll clear the cards and start over.

Want to know what you're playing for? Each winner will receive a $5.00 Gift Certificate to the Scrap Girls Boutique! Have fun! Remember you may only win ONCE. We want everyone to have the chance to be a winner!

February Layout Contests:

Layout Contest: February is here and love is in the air! It’s time for chocolates, roses and romance. Do you have a special Valentine? Who is the special someone you trust your heart and soul with... the person you would do anything for? Let’s pay tribute to these wonderful people by creating a layout for the February Layout Contest! Post your layouts to the February Layout Contest section of the Gallery before February 29th at Midnight EST for a chance to win a $10 Gift Certificate to the Boutique. Good Luck!

Mid-January Layout Contest: The new year can be a time for new beginnings and fresh starts. Maybe you've recently reorganized a room, put an addition on or remodeled your home. Or, maybe you are working on turning over a new leaf in your life. We want to see your layouts about something that's giving you a fresh start (past or present). Post your layouts in the correct gallery, and if your layout is chosen, you'll win a $10 GC to the Boutique! All layouts are due by February 14, 2008 at Midnight, ET!

Ongoing Opportunities

Customer Muses: It occurred to us recently that it might be wonderful for our readers to share with each other their own versions of Ro's Life Muses. We know each of you has a wonderful story to tell. To have your own essay considered for publication as a muse in the column for our special Saturday newsletter, send your essay to [email protected]. If your essay is selected, you will receive a $20 Gift Certificate to the Scrap Girls Boutique.

Way Cool Scrap Girl: We are so excited to have all of you meet some of the amazing people that have become Scrap Girls! We'd love to introduce you to our readers, too! If you would like to be spotlighted, send the following items to [email protected] :

- 500-900 word essay about your experience with digital scrapbooking, Scrap Girls, and specific examples of how we have helped you.
- A 600-pixel wide, 72 dpi copy of a layout you've created that uses Scrap Girls products.
- A complete list of any and all supplies used on the layout.
- A 100-pixels wide, 72 dpi picture of yourself. (How fun to see who you are!)
- Permission to use your statement.

If your entry is selected, you'll win a $25 Gift Certificate to the Scrap Girls Boutique!

Customer Freebies: We get a lot of requests from you asking if you could share a freebie with your Scrap Girls friends, and we have come up with a way to do it. On Saturdays we will be sharing freebies created by you, if they are available. If you are interested in participating, download this PDF with the specifications and you'll be on your way.Please note that if you choose to use any Scrap Girls tools or templates in your submission, commercial licenses for those products are required. (Even our own designers must purchase commercial licenses for any items they wish to use in a non-personal manner!) If your freebie is chosen, you will receive a $10 Gift Certificate to the Scrap Girls Boutique!

Suggest a Challenge, Win a Prize! Have a great idea for a gallery layout challenge? Submit it to [email protected]. If your challenge idea is chosen, you will win a prize (such as a brush set, paper set, embellishment set, etc.). The prize will be a surprise, but you'll be sure to like it because you will get to pick out the one you like best (from the category you'll be assigned to shop in when you are notified that we are going to use your challenge idea). Friday will be Customer Challenge Day so keep an eye out on the message board calendar. It will be fun to see what YOU come up with for us to do!

Note from Ro: Scrap Girls is now giving away birthday gifts to our message board members! Of course, it is a surprise what you will get because birthday presents are always surprises! But you will like it for sure because most people like money... Oops! Did I say that? No. I didn't say that. You did NOT hear me say that.

Anyway, make sure your message board email address is current and that you have the correct date entered into your profile or you'll miss out on the birthday present! (You will only be entering the month and the date so don't be shy. We won't know how old you actually are!)

Check our message board calendar if you have any questions about what is happening at Scrap Girls. All event times are given in Eastern Time Zone unless otherwise noted. Need help converting time zones? Check out the World Clock - Time Zone Converter. (Use 'USA-New York' as the location for the Eastern time zone.)

Designer Freebie

Layout by Valerie Randall
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Designer Freebie coordinates with Barbara Collection Mini


 

* There is a "free download" button on the details page for each gift. You don't need to put them in your shopping cart unless you are shopping for other items. Also note that if you are slow reading your newsletter, you may find this freebie has already been retired, as the freebies are only available as gifts for about two newsletter cycles.

Free Digital Scrapbooking Starter Kit

The free digital scrapbooking stater kit section is a standard newsletter feature for the benefit of the large number of new subscribers that join our list every day.

Would you like a chance to try digital scrapbooking yourself?

Scrap Girls Refresh Collection Biggie offers you samples of some of our most popular product types. Try making a layout, your own paper with a ScrapSimple Paper Template, a fast layout with a ScrapSimple Digital Layout Template, or experiment with a brush.

We know you'll love digital scrapbooking as much as we do, and we have thousands of products to feed your new addiction!

If you read nothing else, read this!

15 Things You NEED to Know to Become a GREAT Digital Scrapbooker. It's so addictive; it ought to come with a warning label!

Free eBook "starter kit" turns your dreams of digital scrapbooking into reality today!

This dynamite eBook is 65 pages - packed full of the information, ideas and help people need when they are about to dive into this great hobby. It answers questions about digital scrapbooking that Ro is asked all day long, every day of the week, and each day of the year. You don't have to wonder about important questions like how to back up your files, whether you need a 12x12 printer to scrapbook digitally (and which one to buy), or what type of computer software is required to create digital scrapbooking layouts. The answers are all here for you - in one easy to use eBook!

Bonus! Download the fun "Warning" Label, too. It was created for you by Valerie Randall as a little bit of extra fun!

* There is a "free download" button on the details page for each gift. You don't need to put them in your shopping cart unless you are shopping for other items.

 

Weekly Newsletter
Round-Up

February 4 - 9, 2008
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In this issue:

- 12.9% Off Choose Love Sale!
- What's New in the Scrap Girls Boutique?
- Life Muses by Ro and Other Writings
- Cute Stuff
- Tutorials and Articles
- Online Classes Currently Available
- What's Happening at Scrap Girls?
- Contests
- Ongoing Opportunities
- Designer Freebie
- Free Digital Scrapbooking Starter Kit
- Scrap Girls Clubs
- Educational Products

 
 


 

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I hope you enjoy today's issue as much as we enjoyed putting it together.

Ro
CEO - Scrap Girls, LLC

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Scrap Girls Clubs
Scrap Girls Monthly Club
 
 

Join the Scrap Girls Monthly Club and you can have fun with the newest traditional digital and printable scrapbooking looks while saving! (A $26.93 value for $9.99 or less!)

The Scrap Girls Club contents are released on the 1st day of the month (or the closest business day to the 1st).

With the Scrap Girls Club, you will receive:

  • 1 Collection Biggie
  • 1 Paper Super Mini
  • 1 8.5x11 Sheet of Word Art
  • 1 Embellishment Set
  • 1 Card and Envelope Set (printable version only)
  • 1 Easy Page
  • 1 Designer's Choice Item


Layout by Brandy Murry using February's Scrap Girls Club
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Created for you by Syndee Nuckles

Remember, these items are available separately in the Boutique at regular prices for those who would rather not join a club.

(Note: The Scrap Girls Club contents are always available for sale elsewhere in the Boutique at their regular prices once the associated club month is released. But all club contents are totally brand new, never seen before product releases for each month!)

 
 


ScrapSimple Monthly Club
 
 

ScrapSimple Monthly Club for January

Join the ScrapSimple Monthly Club and you can enjoy the newest ScrapSimple looks while saving! (A $13.95 value for $6.99 or less!)

The new ScrapSimple Club contents are released on the 15th day of the month (or the closest business day to the 15th).

With the ScrapSimple Club, you will receive:

  • 1 ScrapSimple Paper Templates Set
  • 1 ScrapSimple Embellishment Template
  • 1 Brush Set
  • 1 ScrapSimple Layer Your Own Brush Set
  • 1 Designer's Choice Item

A Commercial Licensed version of the ScrapSimple club is also available here.


Layout by Theresa Kavouras using January's ScrapSimple Club
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Created for you by Melissa Renfro and Theresa Kavouras

Alert! Alert! THURSDAY is the last day you can sign up for the ScrapSimple club and still get this great group of tools at this amazing price. Don't delay... sign up now!

If you prefer not to join a club, the ScrapSimple club contents are available at regular prices in the Boutique. You can easily find them right now by checking the What's New? section of the Boutique.

(Note: The ScrapSimple Club contents are always available for sale in the Boutique at regular prices once the associated club month is released. But all club contents are totally brand new, never-seen-before product releases for each month!)

 
 


Educational Products
MORE Scrapbook Software Secrets Revealed!
 
 

*NEW!* MORE Scrapbook Software Secrets Revealed! for Adobe Photoshop (Versions 6, 7, CS, CS2, CS3)

MORE Scrapbook Software Secrets Revealed! for Adobe Photoshop Elements versions 2.0, 3.0, 4.0 & 5.0

It's time for you to stop playing catch-up in Photoshop and start having a blast doing the more advanced tricks that you see other people and professional digital scrapbookers doing.

  • Take the world's easiest shortcuts to creating your own backgrounds, embellishments, and alphas.
  • Make sure that you don't make the biggest mistakes that digital scrapbookers make when they create layouts.
  • Learn fantastic tricks for using Scrap Girls ScrapSimple products.
  • Dip your digital scrapbooking self into some of those "other" cool tools that are sitting there waiting in your software for you to use such as paths, masks, the drawing pen, and more.
  • See how easy it is to install and manage new Custom Shapes and Styles in Photoshop so that you can make things that are creative and unique.
  • Learn advanced tricks for using tools that you already know and love.
  • Watch me make some beautiful papers and get a chance to peek inside of my layers. (Oh dear... That is the last frontier and I might be out of my mind to let you do it... NOBODY likes people to see inside of their layers. It is like having visitors peek inside of your dresser drawers. Very private stuff.)
  • See a new way for coloring doodles. (I'm betting that it will surprise you what tool I've used to do that with, too...)
  • Get "IN" on creating your own brush sets. (You do NOT have to have those impossibly long brush sets frustrating you anymore. In fact, when you learn this trick, you will wonder why you haven't been using it all along.)
  • Find out why Custom Shapes are so important to you. (Bet you didn't know...)
  • Learn how to cut out a title from a background or a photo.
  • And even more...

Note: These are NOT beginning tutorials. If you get this training and you have never used Photoshop before or if you aren't pretty sure of yourself in the software, you are going to be lost. You simply have to understand layers, where things are located, and all of the basic, important skills that Ro teaches in her Scrapbook Software Secrets Revealed series before you try to use it.

 
 


Scrapbook Software Secrets Revealed!
 
 

Scrapbook Software Secrets Revealed for Photoshop Elements 6.0

Scrapbook Software Secrets Revealed for Photoshop Elements 6.0

Scrapbook Software Secrets Revealed for Photoshop Elements 5.0

Scrapbook Software Secrets Revealed for Photoshop Elements 4.0

Scrapbook Software Secrets Revealed for Photoshop Elements 3.0

Scrapbook Software Secrets Revealed (Photoshop)

Scrapbook Software Secrets Revealed for Paint Shop Pro (PSP) X

Scrapbook Software Secrets Revealed for Paint Shop Pro (PSP) 9

Are you wishing you could learn how to scrapbook digitally, but feeling kind of intimated by it? These tutorials allow you to actually watch Ro scrapbook. You'll see her working on her computer and hear her talking about why she is doing what she is doing. It's easy to watch the short, one-topic movies over and over again until you have it down. It's like having Ro come to your home and give you private scrapbooking lessons. You could be digitally scrapbooking today!

After you watch the Scrapbook Software Secrets Revealed movies, you will...

  • Create your own digital scrapbook layouts using the latest, most popular techniques
  • Manage all of the important basics that digital scrapbook enthusiasts need to know to get started
  • Understand how to save your files for printing or sharing them with your friends and family over the internet
  • Make your own textured brush
  • Learn how to install and use purchased brushes
  • Make your own simple backgrounds
  • See how easy it is to manage transparent embellishment files that allow digital scrapbooking layouts to look like they are "real"
  • Become a pro at managing the drop-shadowing techniques
  • Learn about transparency and lighting effects
  • Make your own digital torn paper edges
  • Be able to isolate a single item in an embellishment or alpha and be able to change the color to suit your fancy
  • Become a pro at repairing damaged photos
  • Know the secret of putting text on a curve or in a circle
  • Laugh at how simple it is to make rounded edges on your photos
  • Use keyboard and tool shortcuts that make digital scrapbooking a breeze
  • Be able to place digital embellishments on your digital scrapbook layout with ease
  • Unlock the mystery of how to clip a digital paper clip onto your layout so that it looks real
  • Learn how to install and use purchased textures
  • Understand some advanced techniques such as how to keep blue eyes blue on a black and white photo
  • Learn how to adjust black and white photos to sepia
  • And lots more!
 
 


Mastering Brushes
 
 

Mastering Brushes for Photoshop Elements
This ebook was created from the popular online class Creative Brushwork. It is perfect for the scrapbooker who wants to go above and beyond the basic brushing techniques taught in Scrapbook Software Secrets Revealed for Photoshop Elements. Make your layouts shine with the polish that advanced brushwork can bring!

Photoshop version also available!

 
 


The Beginners Guide to Filters and Plug-ins
 
 

If you're at all curious about filters and plug-ins, then The Beginners Guide to Filters and Plug-ins for Photoshop and Photoshop Elements (Windows) is what you need! This 70 page ebook contains everything you need to know to get started - what they are, what they do, how to set up your computer, where to find them, how to get them into your software, and more.

Paint Shop Pro (PSP) version also available!

 
 


Digital Photography Simplified
 
 

Digital Photography Simplified eBook: This eBook (full of easy to understand information and photographic examples) is tailored to the beginning digital photographer who wants to take better photos. More advanced photographers will also benefit from this eBook with the sections that get you out of your comfort zone.

So get ready to turn that dial away from AUTO and start taking extraordinary photos!

 
 


Ten Beginner Tips on Type
 
 

If you're creating a digital scrapbooking layout, it's almost guaranteed that you'll be using type on your pages somewhere. But did you know that type can make or break your page? What typeface will you use? What size font? Where will you place it on your page?

If you want to take some beginner steps towards improving the type on your layouts, and thereby improving the overall look of your layouts, then this eBook is perfect for you. It's written in a very simple style, focusing on one digitally scrapbooked layout while walking you through ten tips that take type from mundane and awkward to eye-catching and cohesive.

 
 


Scrapbook Secrets for Microsoft Word
 
 

Scrapbook Software Secrets Revealed for MS Word

Look here to see all of the things that you will learn with Scrapbook Secrets for Microsoft Word, as it has a different set of benefits.

 
 


Start to Finish eBooklets
 
 

Start to Finish eBooklet - PSE: How to Make a Birthday Scrapbook Page

Nothing could be simpler than learning to scrapbook digitally with Scrap Girls Start to Finish eBooklets. Step by step written guidelines and detailed screenshots will help you learn new digital scrapbooking skills. Included with the eBooklet are the actual digital files you need to create a finished project!

Start to Finish eBooklet - PS: How to Combine ScrapSimple Paper & Photo Templates also available!

Start to Finish eBooklet - PS: How to use ScrapSimple Tools: Custom Shapes & Patterns also available!

Start to Finish eBooklet - PS: The Beauty of Blending Modes: Using them with ScrapSimple Products also available!

Start to Finish eBooklet - PSE: How to Emboss & Texturize with ScrapSimple Templates also available!

Start to Finish eBooklet - PSE: Making a Just Because Card Using ScrapSimple Card Templates also available!

Start to Finish eBooklet - PSE: How to Combine ScrapSimple Paper & Photo Templates also available!

Start to Finish eBooklet - PSE: The Beauty of Blending Modes: Using them with ScrapSimple Products also available!

 


 
 

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