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Digital Scrapbooking News

 

What's New in the Scrap Girls Boutique?

Layout by Melanie Johnson
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The following products were announced Tuesday, April 15, 2008.

Layout by Brandy Murry
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The following products were announced Wednesday, April 16, 2008.

Layout by Keri Schueller
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The following products were announced Thursday, April 17, 2008.

Layout by Melissa Renfro
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The following products were announced Friday, April 18, 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: Brandy Hackman

As a little girl, I would spend hours and hours playing “mommy” to my Cabbage Patch dolls. I would even put pillows under my shirt and pretend I was pregnant when I got my “newborn” Cabbage Patch baby. My biggest dream was to have real babies of my own. However, as I would play and pretend, my baby dolls were ALWAYS girls. In the back of my mind, I figured I might have a boy at some point, but I was always, definitely, going to have a couple of girls first!

Life Muses by Ro: Concentration Is the Thing

“Concentration is the thing,” she said. “If you are not able to implement it into your life, it will be very problematic.”

Life Muses by Ro: Effort is Required

I want to be on the other side of tomorrow.

When I get there, I want to be scar free, fancy free, and care free. I want to dance in the wind, draw on the sidewalk, and laugh so hard that my pants hurt. I want to live in a spotless house, walk on a sidewalk without cracks, and never have to comb my hair. I want perfectly behaved children, cats that do not shed black hair on the couch, and a brand new wallet.

Life Muses by Ro: Beauty in the Desert

Did you know that Scrap Girls has a cool new blog called Scrap Girls Digital Scrapbooking Adventures? If you haven’t checked it out yet, you should. It is full of neat posts from our design team about their lives (including our world traveler, Moss). You’ll get to know them a lot better. I just had to show you the post by Ursula Schneider. If it doesn’t make you want to run to Arizona in the spring, nothing will!

Life Muses by Ro: She and He

A fun conversation between two minature store mannequins.

Customer Muse: Reflection

I've always loved the act of putting words down on paper, whether I was hand writing them or typing them.

 

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, April 14, 2008


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Name of designer: Jennifer Okonek

Name of layout: Winter Serenity

Software used: Adobe Photoshop CS

Name of challenge: ScrapSimple Paper Templates

Other Ingredients:

  • Font - Junko’s Typewriter
  • Font - Sidewalk

Saturday, April 19, 2008

Layout by Keri Schueller
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The first two products are included in this month's Scrap Girls Club offering. Members receive a substantial discount on these club supplies. They are also available elsewhere in the Boutique at regular prices for those individuals who would rather not join a club.

Note: Commercial license versions of ScrapSimple Embellishment Templates: Curled Frames are also available.

Tutorials and Articles

 
Scrap Girls Club Concepts

April's Scrap Girls Club's featured designer is Keri Schueller. Keri says about her collection, "I guess since I've been going through a lot of my own soul searching, I thought of the journals, the self expression, the absolute beauty found in the tiny details, the remembering to take care of ourselves and honor ourselves. A sort of tipping my hat to carving out a new life and becoming a healthy and whole person." A lot of her inspiration came from a local store that has feminine, rustic, vintage yet modern, unique, playful, sophisticated and earthy clothing, jewelry and home decor. Let's look a little closer and see what ideas we can come up with for this club.

Designer Do-Over: Paula Wright

I have always really liked this picture of our youngest daughter. It was such a beautiful day when the photo was taken and it is still a lovely memory. When I found Scrap Girls, this was one of the first photos that I wanted to use in a layout. There are some things that I still like about the page; however, I now see that it could be better by making a few changes.

Tutorial: Creating a Hybrid Photo Mat

As much as I have always loved playing with paper to create beautiful objects for my home, I love creating with Photoshop and my digital scrapbooking supplies even more. In this tutorial, I am going to show you how I combined those two loves to create a beautiful photo mat.

Way Cool Stuff Product Review: Assemble Your Own Zoom Pages

If you’re new to digital scrapbooking and looking for a way to ease into the process, then I would definitely recommend trying out our Assemble Your Own Zoom Pages. Everything you need to create amazing layouts is right here in this little package – from background pages to embellishments. It’s all there, coordinated for you and ready to use. I’m going to create a two-page layout using the Assemble Your Own Zoom Pages: Patternologie.

Tutorial: How to Adjust the Hue/Saturation of a Photo

There are many times when you end up with a great picture, except for one small adjustment. One of the greatest things about digital scrapbooking is that you can also digitally alter your photos when needed. For this tutorial, I am going to use Hue/Saturation to adjust two different photos to match each other better so that I can use them in the same layout.

Scrap Girls Member of the Month: Mary Jo

Meet our April Member of the Month, Mary Jo (MaryJo)! Mary Jo shares more about herself through a questionnaire, photo and favorite layout.

Layout and Contest Winners

Congratulations to our Weekly Layout Winners, canela and holly1156! Don't miss their stunning, prize-winning layouts! We've also got the Mid-March Layout Contest Winner, creative diva nc! Congratulations, ladies!

Online Classes Available

New Class Offering!

How to Combine ScrapSimple Photo and Paper Templates for PS
April 24 and May 1 - 9:00PM ET

Join Mary Elizabeth O’Toole for this two-session class that provides a variety of methods and tools for using the wide selection of ScrapSimple Templates available in the Scrap Girls boutique. You will learn to create the 3 sample papers through step-by-step, easy to follow directions. We’ll also discuss additional ways to color and combine the included digital files, as well as strategies to use any ScrapSimple paper and photo templates to create your own unique variations. You’ll love the flexibility of these wonderful tools!

Important: This Intermediate Level class is for Adobe Photoshop users, versions 7 and up 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. 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.)

New! Subscribe to our Podcast through iTunes! Learn how on our forum.

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, April 22nd - 8:00PM ET

Join Welcoming Committee Members Pat (PBarnes) & Patti (ruralscrapper) for an evening of chatting and fun, at the New Members Chat, Tuesday, April 22nd, 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 "00_Room1".

High Noon Crop
Wednesday, April 23rd -
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 April 23, we'll do a simple challenge! Create a layout using the clean and simple style - straight lines, graphic looking, one big photo, etc.

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!

Signature Challenge & Chat
Thursday, April 24th - 8:00PM ET

Join me (DDecker) for a fun challenge/chat. Time for new siggys! And this challenge is going to be a doozie! LOL Want to know what it is? I will post it mid-day on the 24th on the MB so stay tuned!

Art Inspiration Challenge/Chat
Thursday, April 24th - 9:00PM ET

Join Scrappinjo and ruralscrapper, for the Art Inspiration Crop on Thursday, April 24th at 9 pm EST. We will provide a piece of art to be used as inspiration for your layouts. You can use the color scheme, the composition, or any part of the art as the starting point for your own layout - the only rule is that you use your imagination!

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 "00_Room1".

April Swap Crop Chat - TBA
Friday, April 25th - 4:00PM ET

It's time for the Swap Crop Chat! We've done the swapping, and created the layouts, now it's time to chat about all the gorgeous layouts! I don't know what it is, but these swaps bring out the best in everyone. This is the time to chat about the theme, the beautiful layouts and learn about the swap crop if you haven't participated before. I'll even reveal the theme for next month! Join me, Carla (crs) for a fun chat.

ATC Swap Crop
Sunday, April 27th - 7:00PM ET

Please join me, Pat Bowman, in the chat room for our monthly ATC Swap Crop and Chat at 7:00 PM. This month's theme will be SONGS. You can interpret that theme in any way you see fit! You can be serious or quirky - whatever you decide!! If you are a beginner and don't think you can play because you don't know how - think again. We welcome newcomers and will be glad to show you the ropes. Remember, the only real rules for ATCs are that they must be sized 2.5 x 3.5 inches. Let's have some fun!

Quote Challenge Crop
Sunday, April 27th - 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!

High Noon Crop
Wednesday, April 30th -
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 April 30, we'll do a "Push yourself" challenge! Create a layout that really pushes your personal style - either something you've never done before, or a layout that is very much your style - just INTENSELY your style!

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!

April Events

April Board Game: Who Am I?

In honor of the month that starts the silliest way possible... it's time to get our silliness on! This month we'll be getting to know some silly and little known facts about our Scrap Girls Team Members as we play a rousing game of "Who Am I?" Every day, a member of the Welcoming Committee will post a fact about one of the ScrapGirls Team Members and ask, "Who Am I?" A new fact will be added daily until someone correctly guesses which team member is being described. Once a team member is correctly guessed, a new team member will be featured starting the following day.

Team Members include anyone featured on the "About Us" page of the ScrapGirls website including Product Design Team, Layout Artist Team, Welcoming Committee, etc. Answers to the “Who Am I?” puzzles can be found anywhere on the ScrapGirls site... including Gallery Layouts, team member bios, Boutique Layouts, etc.

If you are the first to guess one of the team members correctly you will win a $5 Gift Certificate to the Scrap Girls Boutique! Remember you may only win ONCE during the monthly message board game. We want as many people to win prizes as possible!

April Layout Contests:

Layout Contest: Say "Yes" to life! With springtime arriving here in the northern hemisphere, now is a good time to scrap the new life that is around you. Your subject might be new plants, baby animals, new babies, or even a new life in God. Post your layout about the new life around you to the April Monthly contest gallery before Midnight (EST) on April 30th and you could win $10 to the Scrap Girls Boutique!

Mid-April Layout Contest: Everybody’s life needs a little silliness in it. For the mid-month contest, we want you to scrap something silly. It could be photos of your kids, pets or yourself doing something silly, a practical joke you played on someone, or a silly story. Post your layout sharing something silly by midnight on May 14th and you might win $10 to the Scrap Girls boutique!

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 and win a $25 Gift Certificate to the Scrap Girls Boutique, 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.

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

Layout by Jan Hicks
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Designer Freebie by Jan Hicks coordinates with her Floral Medley Brush Set 2


* 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

April 14 - 19, 2008
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In this issue:

- 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 $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 Keri Schueller using April's Scrap Girls Club
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Created for you by Keri Schueller

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 March

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 Erica Hite using April's ScrapSimple Club
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Created for you by Erica Hite and Sarah Batdorf

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!

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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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