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Digital Scrapbooking News


Now is the time to celebrate the new, bold colors of the season and go after what you want. Why? Because you can get the digital scrapbooking supplies you love to play with at a great price! But don't miss it, or you will have nothing! Remember, the sale ends on Midnight (MST), March 14th.

What's New in the Scrap Girls Boutique?

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The following products were announced Tuesday, March 4, 2008.


Note: Commercial license versions of Skiing Brush Set 2 and ScrapSimple Paper Templates: Avalon are also available.

Layout by Heidi Dillon
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The following products were announced Wednesday, March 5, 2008.


Layout by Sheri Johnson
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The following products were announced Thursday, March 6, 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: Sarah Batdorf

Read about Sarah's "Thousand Random Thoughts," including Childhood Glimpse, First Impressions, Brief History and Children.

Life Muses by Ro: Who’s that Lady in the Newsletter?

I tried to sneak it in. I thought I could merely swap it out and that would be it. I supposed that it would be a minor blip in Internet history... a blink of a tiny eye... that it would go unnoticed. I believed that if it did get noticed, the person that saw it would go, “Oh, new one... interesting.” And, that would be it.

I was wrong.

Life Muses by Ro: Go Over the Wall

Climb over it. Crawl under it. Go around it. There is something great waiting on the other side of the wall you just hit.

Life Muses by Ro: The Medium of Digital Scrapbooking

Maybe some people don't think digital scrapbooking is art. But, I beg to differ. It is visual communication that tells a story and conveys emotion. It is art to those who create it. You do not have to understand it for it to move into the "non-art" category, just as you do not have to understand oil paintings for them to be considered art.

Life Muses by Ro: Miss Maeser Hall

“You have to do this!” they all shouted at me. “It will be perfect.”

I wasn’t so sure. Why would I want to enter a beauty pageant – even a micro-organism level pageant such as Miss Maeser Hall? I had serious concerns.

But, my roommates wanted someone to enter and since I was the musician in the group, they nominated me. I could sing. I was reasonably attractive. I hadn’t scared away large groups of people yet. I was their candidate.

Customer Muse: Greatest Gift

Customer Angie Campbell (AngRoCamp) says, "Amid the chaos of ripping paper and squeals of delight as the boys dove into one present after the other on Christmas morning, there came a magical moment when my sons gave me the best gift I could have ever imagined. I didn't open the gift. In fact, it was the boys who each opened a gift and managed to bring tears of joy to this mama's eyes."


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, March 3, 2008

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Name of designer: Stefanie Harris

Name of layout: The Longest Journey

Software used: Adobe Photoshop Elements 5.0

Name of challenge: Circles


Directions for one technique I did on this layout:

Sometimes, one element on your page will dictate how you lay out everything else. The great thing is, even when using templates, all you have to do is flip or rotate your layers to accommodate this need. For this layout, I used the “Longest Journey” brush (from Jan Hicks’ Life Quotes 2 Set) as my starting point. Given the positioning and constraints of the paper and layout templates I was using, I had to flip horizontally and even free transform the template layers to accommodate that element. The result is a consistent flow, which reinforces the circular theme going on.

Friday, March 7, 2008

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Name of designer: Amy Lemaniak

Name of layout: Memorable Moments

Software used: Adobe Photoshop Elements 5.0

Other Ingredients:

  • Fonts: Felix Titling & TXT Nuptials

Directions for one technique I did on this layout:

To create my little vellum envelope that I wanted to put a bunch of cute embellishments in, I started by using Erica’s ScrapSimple Tools - Shapes: Deluxe Tags Super Biggie 5401. I chose an envelope shape that I liked, filled an empty layer, then applied Erica’s ScrapSimple Tools – Styles: Colored Vellum 5401. Now my envelope was transparent. I added several floral embellishments and made sure they were on the layer below the envelope. It gave a neat appearance of the elements being tucked into the vellum envelope.

Saturday, March 8, 2008

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Tutorials and Articles

Scrap Girls ScrapSimple Club Concepts

February’s Scrap Girls ScrapSimple Club’s featured designers are Brandie Valenzuela and Shalae Tippetts. Their club is full of fun products that can help you get creative in amazing ways. Let’s look a little closer and see what ideas we can come up with for this club.

Designer Do-Over: Cherise Oleson

When I was looking for a layout to do-over for this assignment, I started looking at some of the first digital layouts that I did. This was one of my very first layouts, just after I had discovered digital scrapbooking. There are some things I like about the layout, but there are several other things that I don’t think are quite working. Since I had previously only paper scrapped, I was trying to stay too true to the look of paper scrapping. Now that I have discovered the magic of the tools and techniques in digital scrapbooking, I think there are some things that could definitely be improved on this layout.

Tutorial: Fun with Styles!

Styles are an easy and fun way to dress up just about anything relating to digital scrapbooking! Try them on shapes, letters, photos, calendars, ScrapSimple Embellishment Templates and Digital Layout Templates just to name a few. Let’s see some of the quick and fun things you can do with Scrap Girls ScrapSimple Styles.

Way Cool Stuff Product Review: Patterns

Instead of colorizing elements and shapes on your scrapbook pages, try a new technique and use patterns to fill them. I haven't played with this too much, but once I started it was WAY COOL!

Tutorial: Adding an Image to Notebook Embellishments

In this tutorial, I’m going apply an image to a notebook embellishment from Endearing You Collection Biggie. However, this technique can also be used with ScrapSimple Embellishment Templates: Spiral Bound or Life Journals Paper Mini.

What Customers Are Saying...

Read what our great customers have to say about Scrap Girls, its products, newsletter, customer service and more!

Layout and Contest Winners

Congratulations to our Weekly Layout Winners, Eileen and alycimo! Don't miss their stunning, prize-winning layouts!

Online Classes Available

Demystifying Layer Masks in PS
March 18 and 25, 3:00PM ET

This in-depth class on Layer Masks is the perfect opportunity to learn about the flexibility and numerous uses of Layer Masks in Adobe Photoshop. This class will show several examples of how to make your digital scrapbook pages look so realistic, you will want to reach out and touch them!

Important: This Intermediate Level class is for Adobe Photoshop users, versions 7 and up only. 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 Members Chat
Tuesday, March 11th - 8:00PM ET

Join Welcoming Committee Members Pat (PBarnes) & Patti (ruralscrapper) for an evening of chatting and fun, at the New Members Chat, Tuesday, March 11, at 8 pm ET! We will be there to answer any questions you may have about digital scrapbooking or Scrap Girls in general.

This chat is a great way to meet other digi scrappers and ask any questions that you may have. And, there is bound to be lots of laughs and a few noises too! We welcome our more experienced members also to join the party too.

To join, just come to the Scrap Girls Chat Room by clicking on the “Live Chat” link from either the Message Board or the Scrap Girls home page. Click on the "Rooms" button, and double click on "NewMember".

High Noon Crop
Wednesday, March 12th -
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 March 12, we'll do a 3-photo challenge! Create a layout using three photos!

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!

Book Club Discussion Chat
Wednesday, March 12th - 9:00PM ET

We've revealed our first ever Scrap Girls Book Club selection. Now it's time to discuss it! Shari (PV Mom of 2) and Carol Ann (Zaz) would love to hear what you think about the book "Made From Scratch" by Sandra Lee! Let's get together and have a good time at 9PM Eastern.

What time is that in your neck of the woods? Click here to find out! Hope to see you there!

Sketch Challenge and Crop
Thursday, March 13th - 9:00PM ET

Join me, sprinklz, for the Sketch Challenge and Crop, Thursday, March 13th 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.

Secret Scrap Girls Revealed Chat
Friday, March 14th - 9:00PM ET

Secret Scrap Girls Pals! Come join Tracey and angelaNussbaum for our Revealing Chat! We will be meeting in the chat room on March 14th, @ 9PM EST. We will be discovering who our Secret Pal really is? Did you think you knew? Did you have it right? Come join us in the fun of discovering!

Recipe Challenge Chat
Saturday, March 15th - 9:00PM ET

Join me, scrappylibrarian, for our monthly Recipe Swap Chat at 9 PM EST! Check the message board on Thursday, March 13 for our topic for this month!

Quote Challenge Chat
Sunday, March 16th - TBA

Come join angelaNussbaum for the Quote Challenge Crop!

Here's how it will work. On Sunday, I'll post a thread on the challenge board giving you the quote which you will use to make your own word art. It's not hard, and I will even have a layout with a Word Art example. Then we'll meet in the chat room to have fun, chat, and create our Word Art layout!

We'll post the time on Sunday, as the time changes around each time to allow participation by our international folks.

Everyone can participate and create a layout, even if you can't make the chat. Hope to see you there!

March Events

March Board Game: Posting Contest

Are you ready for a workout? It's important to warm up before exercising, so try this with me. Open your hands and stretch your fingers as wide as they'll stretch. Now make a very tight fist. Again.... Stretch! Make a fist! Stretch! Make a fist! There you go! You're now sufficiently warmed up for this month's message board game.

It's time to put those fingers to the test and get chatty. We want to see you post the most! The top 10 posters this month will each win a gift certificate to the boutique! (Top 1-3 will each get a $10 GC, 4-6 will each get a $5 GC and 7-10 will each get a $3 GC!) We've got a system to keep track of your posts. If you want to keep your own tally, note your post count before you start posting on Saturday March 1st. Contest ends on Monday March 31st at midnight ET!

Remember to repeat your stretching exercises as necessary throughout the month!

March Layout Contests:

Layout Contest: This month we want to see your layouts of people or things that are on the move! It could be a great action sports shot, someone running a marathon, or even a child running through the grass. It could even be your pet flying across your photo. So, give us your best action shot and the story behind it posted to the March gallery before midnight EST on March 31st and you could win $10 to the boutique!

Mid-February Layout Contest: Faith is a very powerful attribute. On the Scrap Girls Message Board, we have all witnessed the power of faith. For the Mid-February Layout Contest, we’d like to see your layouts about faith…your religion, a leap of faith, your faith in another person or object…whatever moves you. The contest will run from February 15th until March 15th at midnight, EST time. To be eligible to win a $10 gift card to the boutique, please post your layouts in the Mid-February Layout Contest section of the Gallery. Have fun and Good Luck!

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. 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 your category! 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 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. 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! (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

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Designer Freebie coordinates with Scrap Girls Anniversary Collection

Note: Commercial license versions of ScrapSimple Embellishment Templates: Fabric Patches are also available.

* 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

March 3 - 8, 2008
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Scrap Girls Guarantee


In this issue:

- 18.7% Off Spring into Action 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



The Scrap Girls newsletter is created for you by a virtual army of Scrap Girls team members. Without them, we couldn't possibly share these resources with you, and I'm very grateful for their ongoing help and support.

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

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 $27.94 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 Assemble Your Own Zoom Page Set
  • 1 Designer's Choice Item

Layout by Valerie Randall using March's Scrap Girls Club
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Created for you by Valerie Randall

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 Shalae Tippetts February's ScrapSimple Club
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Created for you by Brandie Valenzuela and Shalae Tippetts

Alert! Alert! FRIDAY 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 & 6.0

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 7, CS, CS2 and CS3)

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!

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Ro personally uses Carbonite to back up her computer. While it won't backup external hard-drives, it is a fabulous solution for keeping all of your important documents on your C:/ drive safe and your backups completely up-to-date at all times. Using it has made her stop worrying about losing important business and financial files, because the backup happens without Ro having to do a single thing.





Hard drives do fail. Don't think they won't and that you will escape from it happening to you forever. Just get a plan for managing what will happen someday and save yourself a lot of pain, sweat, agony and tears.

You need several methods of backing up in case one of them fail. Acronis True Image 11.0 is Ro's personal choice for creating a complete back up (software, operating system, settings... you name it) of her hard drives. It is easy to use (no excess geek speak) which is why she is recommending it to you.

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