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Digital Scrapbooking News

 

I don't know when they are going to let me get away with this kind of sale again. Almost everything in the Scrap Girls Boutique is 21.9% off! But you know how it goes, I do have to turn it off soon, so here’s your warning: It will be over at Midnight, MDT, April 30th.

Shhh! This is Valerie. Don't tell Ro, but I have hijacked the newsletter to bring you an EXTRA discount!

Ro thinks she can just give you a big sale against my advice, does she? Well, I'll show her! We'll see how she likes THIS sale! You can get an EXTRA 5% off the sale prices in the boutique! That means you will get 26.9% off almost everything in the boutique with this coupon!

To recieve the discount, you must type the coupon code in exactly as you see it here: BwaHaHaRo. Not BWAHAHARO, Bwa_Ha_Ha_Ro, or any other variations. BwaHaHaRo is the only code that will work.

You must hurry though, this coupon will end, along with our regular sale, at Midnight (MST), on April 30th, 2008. THAT'S TOMORROW!

What's New in the Scrap Girls Boutique?

Layout by Sarah Batdorf
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The following products were announced Tuesday, April 22, 2008.

Layout by Amanda Sok
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The following products were announced Wednesday, April 23, 2008.

   

Layout by Cherise Oleson
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The following products were announced Friday, April 25, 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.

Mischief Week Continues...

New for Today...

Make sure to keep checking the Message Board. You never know what fun games will show up!

Already Running...

Check out our Mischief Week Forum (Scrap Girls Message Board> Fun and Games> Events> Mischief Week 2008) on our Message Board for all the details on these great games. And don't miss the random games that are popping up all over the place... it IS Mischief Week, after all!

  • Scrap Girl Guess Who (Baby Game). Correctly identify the Scrap Girls team member with her baby photo and you could win Collections from our boutique!

  • Boutique Bingo. Details for this one are on the Message Board. You can win a $5 Gift Certificate to the Scrap Girls Boutique!

  • Moss Fairy Treasure Hunt. Be a star and win this treasure hunt! The winner will get a $25 Gift Certificate to the Scrap Girls Boutique. The rules are simple. Check them out in Friday's newsletter or on the message board!

  • Boutique Scavenger Hunt. Check out Friday's newsletter at http://www.scrapgirls.com/NL/Chit_Chat_080425_Fri_Scissors.htm if you missed the rules on it. There's an automatic $10 Gift Certificate prize available, as well as three other Gift Certificate opportunities!

  • Whack-A-Valerie. Check out Thursday's newsletter at http://www.scrapgirls.com/NL/Chit_Chat_080424_Thurs_Mischief.htm if you missed the rules on it. You can win a $10 Gift Certificate for this one!

  • Never-ending Story. This is happening on the message board right now. Check the Scrap Girls Message Board> Fun and Games> Events> Mischief Week 2008.

  • Posting Contest. A favorite at Scrap Girls! The top 10 posters for the week will win a prize, so get to it!

What else is happening this week?

Make sure you check the schedule below for upcoming Crops and Classes. We are having loads of them and there will be surprises in each one. (Lots of mischief going on!)

We will be having all sorts of games and fun on the message board, too. You’ll want to keep peeking in the board so you will know what is going on. So stay alert... Mischief Week means there is going to be all sorts of silliness and opportunities to win prizes!

See ya on the message board!

- Ro

Life Muses by Ro and Other Writings

A Designer's Life: Jan Hicks

I love learning about our different cultures and countries, hearing about the different religious celebrations we enjoy, and even people going to the beach in December when it’s cold and snowy in my part of the world. How wonderful is that? But, as we get to know each other, through message board posts and layouts, I am also always humbled by how very much we are similar, in spite of our differences. So, I thought that I would share a little glimpse into my daily life, and ask... how similar is your daily routine to mine? I’d love to see your answers posted on the message board!

Life Muses by Ro: You Have to Fall Down

Susan is a 43-year-old successful business owner, specializing in marketing and publicity. She is also a competitive ice skater....

Life Muses by Ro: Killer Sheets

They looked so innocent in their shiny plastic packaging. Who would know that they were instruments of mayhem and destruction?

Life Muses by Ro: Mischief Week is Here Again

Today I am interrupting our usual Muse channel for a message from our resident Mischief Maker, Ro...

Life Muses by Ro: Scissors

Note from Ro: 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 Shalae Tippetts. It cracked me up because I’ve personally dealt with this issue before.

Customer Muse: Make a Difference

We both agreed that we would love to be able to give a special present. However, thinking about it more after watching the program, I realized that in our own way, we had given presents – just not in the big way shown in the program (trips to Disneyland, etc.) but in a smaller, more personal way....

 

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 21, 2008


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Name of designer: Jo Corne

Name of layout: Our Dreams for You

Software used: Photoshop CS3

Name of challenge: Dreams

Other Ingredients:

  • Font - QuoramMd
  • Font - Shogun

Directions for one technique I did on this layout:

To create my background, first I duplicated my photo. On the duplicated photo, I ‘cut out’ my children from the background by tracing around them with the Pen Tool, making a selection, inversing the selection and deleting the remaining part of the photo. On the original photo, I put Melissa Renfro’s BasicPhotoAction_SmartGlow action onto the photo and then pulled back its Opacity to 45%. Under both photo layers, I placed Keri Schueller’s Illuminate_TexturedScrolls_Green paper to get the result you see here.

Thursday, April 24, 2008

Layout by Keri Schueller
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These 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 Dynamic Brush Set: Basic Stitching 4901 Biggie are also available.

Saturday, April 26, 2008

Layout by Erica Hite
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These first four products are included in this month's ScrapSimple 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.

 

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.

Best of the Message Board

Scrap Girls message board readers talk about details in the gallery, font manipulation and newsletter tutorials! Check it out.

Tutorial: New Paper Looks with ScrapSimple Paper Templates

I am always trying to find new ways to use my existing kits. I have found that by mixing a favorite paper with a separate ScrapSimple Paper Template can help put a new twist on an old favorite. One of the best things about digital scrapbooking is that you can reuse and reinvent existing items. For this tutorial, I am going to use two ScrapSimple Paper Templates and mix them with another paper.

Way Cool Stuff Product Review: ScrapSimple Custom Shapes

Let me start off by making a comparison to “traditional” paper scrapping. If brushes are the “rubber stamps” of digi-scrapping, then custom shapes are the “die cuts”. While it is true that all Scrap Girl products are designed at 300 dpi for the highest possible quality, you cannot resize them limitlessly. Even at 300 dpi, an element can become pixilated if it is sized too large. Brushes can be even resized beyond 2500 pixels, but there is a loss of quality beyond that point.

However, custom shapes differ from brushes and other elements in that they are vector based. This simply means that your program will “redraw” the shape each time you change the size. You can resize with no risk of losing quality until you Simplify or Rasterize (turn it into pixels) the file. This is the technique that I am going to take advantage of today....

Tutorial: Taking Apart ScrapSimple Paper Templates

There are exciting things to do with ScrapSimple Paper Templates. Each series of templates has different characteristics. Some templates are re-colored best using a single color, while others provide many more possibilities. Those templates which have distinct color variations, such as black and white, work best for the digital scrapbooking technique I will show you.

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, JoScrapper and scrappinchar! Don't miss their stunning, prize-winning layouts! Congratulations, ladies!

Online Classes Available

All of our Online Training Classes are currently full. Please check back soon for more exciting learning opportunities!

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.

Scheduled Mischief Week Events!

Tuesday, April 29

  • 12:00 Noon ET - Freebie Challenge
  • 4:00PM ET - "Up to Mischief" crop
  • 8:00PM ET - Oddball Trivia & Mischevious Facts
  • 9:00PM ET - Crazy Ad Challenge

Wednesday, April 30

  • 12:00 Noon ET - High Noon Chat
  • 1:00PM ET - NSBR Chat
  • 8:00PM ET - Zaz & Shari's Sensational Scrap Girls Adventure
  • 9:00PM ET - Hodgepodge Sketch Challenge

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!

NSBR Chat
Wednesday, April 30th -1:00PM ET

What is NSBR? It’s a non-scrapbooking related chat! We talk about everything! It’s a great way to meet new people and get to know everyone. Catch up on what everyone is up to, and just relax! If you have any questions, we'll try to answer them. So, join me, Launa for some fun on April 30th, at 1 PM EST, in the Chat Room! Hope to see you there!

NSBR Chat
Thursday, May 1st -1:00PM ET

What is NSBR? It’s a non-scrapbooking related chat! We talk about everything, including some scrapbooking and usually chocolate. It’s a great chance to meet new friends, catch up on what everyone is up to, and just relax! If you have a problem, we’ll lend an ear or a shoulder to cry on. Have some great news to share? We’d love to celebrate with you. So, join me, Shari (PV Mom of 2), on May 1st, at 1 PM EST, in Chat Room #001! Hope to see you there!

NSBR Chat
Monday, May 5th - 9:00PM ET

What is NSBR? It’s a non-scrapbooking related chat! We talk about everything, including some scrapbooking. It’s a great chance to meet new friends, catch up on what everyone is up to, and just relax! If you have a problem, we’ll lend an ear or a shoulder to cry on. Have some great news to share? We’d love to celebrate with you. So, join me, Carla (crs), on May 5th, at 9 PM EST, in Room #1! Hope to see you there!

High Noon Crop
Wednesday, May 7th -
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!

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!

Textile Inspiration Chat/Crop
Wednesday, May 7th - 9:00PM ET

Join Launa & Zaz, for a Textile Challenge and Crop, we will meet the first Wednesday of each month at 9pm EST in the Scrap Girls Chat Room!

Do the paterns, textures, and colors of textiles facinate you? Do you get inspiration from anything from pillows to your grandmother's apron? Then this challenge is for you!

A few hours before the challenge begins, I'll post a textile for you to use as the starting point for your page. You may be inspired by the colors, placement of patterns, textures... just let it be your inspiration! I can't wait to see what you come up with!! See you there!

Sketch Crop Challenge
Thursday, May 8th - 9:00PM ET

Join me, sprinklz, for the Sketch Challenge and Crop, Thursday, May 8th 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 "00_Room_1" room of the chat. To join, click on the "Live Chat" link. Once you are in the lobby, click on the "Show Rooms" button (on the upper left), then select "00_Room_1" from the list on the left side.

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

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Designer Freebie by Keri Schueller coordinates with her Patternologie Collection Biggie, part of this month's Scrap Girls Club offering!


   

* 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 21 - 26, 2008
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Scrap Girls Guarantee
 
 


 
 

In this issue:

- 21.9% Off Mischief Week Sale!
- Sale Coupon!
- What's New in the Scrap Girls Boutique?
- Mischief Week Events
- 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

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

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!

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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