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Digital Scrapbooking News

Ultimate Treat Sale - 16.7% off almost all of our digital scrapbooking supplies and tutorials until Midnight (MDT), June 12th.

What's New in the Scrap Girls Boutique?

Computer scrapbook layout by Mandy Steward

Layout by Mandy Steward
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The following products were announced Tuesday, June 3, 2008.

ScrapSimple Embellishment Templates: Fully Alive Lily Divine Collection Mini Brush Set: Aloha
Scrap Pack Biggie: Vintage Tapestries ScrapSimple Embellishment Templates: Legacy ScrapSimple Paper Templates: Happy Summer

Commercial license versions of ScrapSimple Embellishment Templates: Fully Alive, Brush Set: Aloha, ScrapSimple Embellishment Templates: Legacy and ScrapSimple Paper Templates: Happy Summer are also available.

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Computer scrapbook layout by Laurel Lakey

Layout by Laurel Lakey
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The following products were announced Wednesday, June 4, 2008.

ScrapSimple Embellishment Templates: Lemonade Splash Aloha Paper Mini Assemble Your Own Zoom Pages: Vintage Tapestries
ScrapSimple Alpha Templates: Legacy Scrap Pack Biggie: Beachin Design Pack: Fully Alive
  Geocache Collection Mini  

Commercial license versions of ScrapSimple Embellishment Templates: Lemonade Splash, ScrapSimple Alpha Templates: Legacy and Design Pack: Fully Alive are also available.

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Computer scrapbook layout by Thao Cosgrove

Layout by Thao Cosgrove
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The following products were announced Thursday, June 5, 2008.

Brush Set: Journaling Lines A Guy Thing Collection Design Pack: Legacy
Scrap Pack Biggie: Playtime ScrapSimple Embellishment Templates: Happy Summer Scrap Pack Biggie: Classico

Commercial license versions of Brush Set: Journaling Lines, Design Pack: Legacy and ScrapSimple Embellishment Templates: Happy Summer are also available.

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Computer scrapbook layout by Amanda Sok

Layout by Amanda Sok
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The following products were announced Friday, June 6, 2008.

ScrapSimple Alpha Templates: Cut Up Impressionistica Collection Mini ScrapSimple Paper Templates: Mica
Super Pack: Aloha Hula Sue ScrapSimple Embellishment Templates: Citrus Splash ScrapSimple Alpha Templates: Fully Alive

Commercial license versions of ScrapSimple Alpha Templates: Cut Up, ScrapSimple Paper Templates: Mica, ScrapSimple Embellishment Templates: Citrus Splash and ScrapSimple Alpha Templates: Fully Alive are also available.

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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: Mandy Steward

A couple months ago, I decided to enter into an art gallery show. It was a collaborative show, where artists from around the world could take part. All participants were to be given tiny little blank Moleskine notebooks, and were asked to fill the pages with our artistic interpretation of the theme, “How would I save the world?”

Life Muses by Ro: Chipping Away

Before you stands a great block of marble. Inside the block is a statue of a man with loving eyes, who will look at you forever and give you peace. But before you can gaze upon his face, you must extract him from the marble.

You tell your friends, “There is a great man inside of the marble.”

“I do not see him,” they reply. “I see a block of stone.”

Life Muses by Ro: Finding a Solution

I take two sets of pills.

One set balances my brain so that I don’t experience Fibromyalgia pain. These medications wake me up and so they are taken in the morning.

A second set relaxes me and puts me to sleep. Fibromyalgia is often accompanied with a sleep disorder. My particular variety doesn’t allow me to go into deep Stage 4 sleep without help. If I don’t get help, I dream grueling things such as seeing myself being chased through the streets of San Francisco by men who are offended by my appearance. Since I generally prefer to avoid nightmares, I take my night medications without complaint....

Life Muses by Ro: Little Flutternutter

Amanda McGee has a great sense of humor (as those of you who are coming to this year’s Digital Scrap Link convention in Salt Lake City will learn). I had to laugh when I read her post on our blog, Scrap Girls Digital Scrapbooking Adventures. But what a good idea this is about making layouts, though. I can think of a few crazy terms that we used in my family that would be fun to document. My own daughter has at least ten nicknames and I ought to make a layout about that. Thanks, Amanda, for the reminder!

Life Muses by Ro: Both Believed and Both Did

“Harder,” she cried. “Try harder. It is important that you believe in yourself.”

“I am trying,” came back the reply. “Can’t you see that? I’ve been doing this all day long.”

“You must focus,” the stern, red-haired woman demanded. “You aren’t focusing. This is why your hands are weak.”

Customer Muse: Forgive and Forget

We should all have memories, some good some bad, somewhere back in that thing I call a memory bank. Right? Why doesn’t mine work? Why can’t I remember past the meeting of my husband, like my childhood with my biological mother? Try as I might, I just can’t remember her that much. I think it is a sin and a curse that I feel, because I know I love her. Lately, I’ve spent days trying to think back and I can’t. I remember my grandma, dad and step-mom, but not her.

 

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.

Note from Ro: Would you like to earn a $20 Gift Certificate? 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!

Ro is now spotlighting various Scrap Girls members, showing layouts, and running contests in her blog. If you end up being spotlighted in it, you'll get a little gift from her. Subscribe to her blog so you don't miss what is going on!

Ro has recently spotlighted Pireps, CharleneJ and Soozlou.

Cute Stuff

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

Monday, June 2, 2008

Computer scrapbook layout by Jo Corne
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Name of designer: Jo Corne

Name of layout: Happiest Place on Earth

Software used: Adobe Photoshop CS3

Name of challenge: Favorite Vacation Spot

Flowering Flourishes Collection Biggie ScrapSimple Paper Templates: Unvarnished ScrapSimple Tools - Actions: Sketch It PS 8501
  ScrapSimple Tools - Styles: Neutral Shadows 2801 Super Biggie  

Commercial license versions of ScrapSimple Paper Templates: Unvarnished, ScrapSimple Tools - Actions: Sketch It PS 8501 and ScrapSimple Tools - Styles: Embed 1801 are also available.

Other Ingredients:

  • Font - Quoram Md
  • Font - ArtistampMedium

Directions for one technique I did on this layout:

First, I used Brandy Murry’s wonderful ScrapSimple Tools - Actions: Sketch It PS 8501 to turn my photo into a ‘drawing’. Underneath the photo layer, I placed the Tuscan Yellow Paper from Gill Hurst’s Flowering Flourishes Collection. Over that, I placed Gill’s ScrapSimple Paper Templates: Unvarnished Netted Paper, and changed its Blend Mode to "Soft Light" and reduced its Opacity to 60%. The result being the soft, sketched Enchanted Castle, where everyone’s dreams come true, LOL!

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Saturday, June 7, 2008

Computer scrapbook card by Amanda McGee

Card by Amanda McGee
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Anna Joy Collection Anna Grace Collection Mini Anna Belle Embellishments
ScrapSimple Embellishment Templates: Ordinary Peoples Boy Basic Lettering Delights Menu Item Font Brush Set: Action Balloons

Commercial license versions of ScrapSimple Embellishment Templates: Ordinary Peoples Boy Basic and Lettering Delights Menu Item Font are also available.

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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.

Tutorials and Articles
ScrapSimple Club Concepts

May’s Scrap Girls ScrapSimple Club’s featured designers are Ariadna Wiczling and Syndee Nuckles. Their club is full of fun products that can help you get document your photos and creative in amazing ways. Let’s look a little closer and see what ideas we can come up with for this club.

Best of the Message Board

Scrap Girls Message Board Members discuss lighting problems, external hard drives and Melissa's Paper Tear Action.

Tutorial: How to Distress Brushes

I love digital scrapbooking brushes and I simply can’t get enough of them, as is evident by my burgeoning collection that I have purchased and designed over recent years. I find them immensely useful for adding my own unique touches to layouts and photos. As I am a bit of a grunge girl, my favorite technique is to get a perfectly pristine brush and mess it up with scratches and scrapes. Not only does this “grunge” up the brush, it also prevents the brush from standing out too much and distracting from the focus of the layout. I like to complement with brushes – not distract!

Way Cool Stuff Product Review: Assemble Your Own

Assemble Your Own, or AYO, products are something I’ve been trying to get figured out for some time now. When I see all the gorgeous examples our designers put together to show off their AYO products, I see so many possibilities and wonder if I can create something unique of my own with these products. The answer to this is, "YES!" I can, and so can YOU.

Tutorial: Creating an Inked Canvas Background

It is easy to create your own digital scrapbooking background papers with ScrapSimple Paper Templates. In this example, I will show you how to add color and the look of an inked canvas textured background in a 4x6 digital scrapbooking layout.

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, TheresaK and Safarichick! You have got to see these great layouts! We also have the May BINGO Contest Winners and the May Layout Contest Winner, medi8Amy. Congratulations, ladies!

What's Happening at Scrap Girls?
Crops and Chats

New Members Chat
Tuesday, June 10th - 8:00PM ET

Join Welcoming Committee Members PBarnes (Pat) & ruralscrapper (Patti) for an evening of chatting and fun at the New Members Chat, Tuesday, June 10th, 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.

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High Noon Crop
Wednesday, June 11th - 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 June 11, we'll do a favorite quote challenge! Create a layout using a quote you love! Can be a famous quote, a quote from an obscure poet or a quote from a child! Any quote will do!

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!

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NSBR Chat - Early Edition
Thursday, June 12th - 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 June 12th, at 1 PM ET, in Chat Room #001! Hope to see you there!

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Sketch Crop Challenge
Thursday, June 12th - 9:00PM ET

Join me, sprinklz, for the Sketch Challenge and Crop, Thursday, June 12th 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 (above right). 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.

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Recipe Swap Chat
Friday, June 13th - 9:00PM ET

Join Scrappylibrarian for our monthly Recipe Swap Chat. We will meet up in the Chat Room at 9 pm ET. Check the message board on Thursday, June 12 for this month's recipe theme and info on the swap. Hope to see you there!

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High Noon Crop
Wednesday, June 18th - 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 June 18, we'll do a favorite photo challenge! Create a layout using a photo you love! Can be any photo, just make sure you love it!

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!

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Ad Inspiration Chat
Wednesday, June 18th - 9:00PM ET

Join Pat & Launa for an Ad Inspiration Chat and Crop in the Scrap Girls Chat Room Wednesday, June 18th, at 9:00 ET. We will use a magazine ad to inspire a layout, there is no wrong answer!! Come join the fun!

The Ad will be posted a couple of hours before the challenge. Come join us for some chattin', croppin', and FUN!

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NSBR Chat Early Edition
Thursday, June 19th - 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 June 19th, at 1 PM ET, in the Chat Room! Hope to see you there!

 
June Events

June Board Game: Chocolate Scavenger Hunt

What's sweeter than chocolate and shopping in the Scrap Girls boutique? That's right... NOTHING! This month we've combined those two super sweet things to create a game worth sinking your teeth into and a prize worth drooling over!

Every day (June 2nd-June 30th), a member of the Welcoming Committee will post a new clue on the Message Board. Use the clues to find the correct products in the Scrap Girls Boutique. You will know when you have located them because you will see a candy-coated Scrap Girls chocolate on the product details page.

Send the EXACT product names and the accompanying links where the products are found to [email protected]. Use the subject line: JUNE MESSAGE BOARD GAME for your email entry, and include your messageboard name and real name. You have until Midnight Mountain Time, on Tuesday, July 1st to submit your answers.

Everyone who finds ALL 29 hidden chocolates will be entered in a drawing for one of three $10 Gift Certificates! Find 20+ candies and be entered in a drawing for one of two $5 Gift Certificates! Find 10+ hidden chocolates and be entered in a drawing for one of two $3 Gift Certificates!

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Layout Contests:

June Layout Contest: Did you know that June is National Candy Month? Digital scrapbooking is the ultimate no fat, no sugar treat – how sweet! For this month’s contest we want you to do a “Yummy” layout using colors and textures that say “yummy” to you – from bright colors that might represent a sweet treat to the luscious browns like melt-in-your-mouth chocolates. Post your layouts to the monthly gallery by Midnight ET, June 30th, and yours might be chosen to win a $10 Gift Certificate to the Scrap Girls Boutique.

Mid-May Layout Contest: In this crazy, busy world we live in, it's hard to find time for ourselves. Between work, family and other obligations, life gets hectic. We all deserve to make time to relax and concentrate on ourselves! What do you do to spoil yourself? What is your guilty pleasure? Create a layout about how you spoil yourself, your guilty pleasure, and you could win a $10 Gift Certificate to the Boutique! Just upload your layout to the Mid-May Layout Contest Gallery before June 14th at Midnight EST, and you could win!

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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.)

Today's Freebie

Computer scrapbook layout by Keri Schueller

Layout by Keri Schueller
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Legacy Tag Special
Designer Freebie by Keri Schueller coordinates with her Legacy Collection Biggie

Legacy Collection Biggie Brush Set - 4x6: Enchanted Brush Set: Decorative Swirls Leafy
Commercial license versions of Brush Set - 4x6: Enchanted and Brush Set: Decorative Swirls Leafy 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.

Weekly Newsletter Round-Up
June 2 - 7, 2008

Scrap Girls Guarantee

In This Issue

In this issue:

- 16.7% Off Ultimate Treat 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?
- Scrap Girls Convention - Digital Scrap Link Information!
- Contests
- Ongoing Opportunities for YOU
- Designer Freebie
- Getting Started
- Expand Your Skills
- Scrap Girls Clubs


Note from Ro
Ro Paxman

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.

Ro
CEO - Scrap Girls, LLC

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866-598-3444 and we'll help you as quickly as possible!

Better Business Bureau Reliability Program

Scrap Girls is Having a Convention!
Scrap Girls Digital Scrap Link Convention

Here are the facts:

When: October 9-11th, 2008

Note: Convention begins at 1:00 pm - Thursday, October 9th and ends at 6 pm - Saturday, October 11th.

How many people may attend?

Only 23 openings out of 120 are still available. Space is selling out quickly so don't delay.

Where: Salt Lake City, Utah

Officer's Club

Sign up now!


Getting Started

15 Things You NEED to Know to become a GREAT digital scrapbooker

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!

Refresh Collection Biggie

Would you like a chance to try digital scrapbooking yourself?

Scrap Girls Refresh Collection Biggie offers you free 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!

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

Do you wish you could learn how to scrapbook digitally, but feel kind of intimated? Well, here's the solution for you. 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!

Start to Finish eBooklets

How to Make a Birthday Scrapbook Page
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!

More Titles Available


Expand Your Skills

MORE Scrapbook Software Secrets Revealed!

MORE Scrapbook Software Secrets Revealed for Photoshop

*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.

eBooks!

Scrap Girls offers a large catalog of eBooks covering topics that will expand your digital scrapbooking abilities to new heights. Here are just a few samples:

Mastinger Brushes for Photoshop Elements
Mastering Brushes for Photoshop Elements (Photoshop version also available!)

Digital Photography Simplified
Digital Photography Simplified

Ten Basic Design Principles eBook
Ten Basic Design Principles

Scrapbooking 911 - 20 Sketches to Revitalize Your  Digital Scrapbooking - Book 2 eBook
Scrapbooking 911 - 20 Sketches to Revialize Your Digital Scrapbooking - Book 2

See more titles


Available Online Classes

Online Class - The Hidden Power of Adjustment Layers in PSE
The Hidden Power of Adjustment Layers in PSE
June 12 and 19 - 3:00PM ET

This in-depth digital scrapbooking class on Adjustment Layers is a wonderful opportunity to learn about the versatility and flexibility of Adjustment Layers in Adobe Photoshop Elements. This class will teach you how to use Adjustment Layers to make your photos pop off the page.

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

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


Scrap Girls Monthly Club

The June Scrap Girls digital scrapbooking club, designed for you by Brandy Hackman.

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

Digital scrapbooking layout by Brandy Hackman using June's Scrap Girls Club
Layout by Brandy Hackman using June's Scrap Girls Club
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Created for you by Brandy Hackman

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

The May ScrapSimple digital scrapbooking club selection by Ariadna Wiczling and Syndee Nuckles

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 Template Set
  • 1 ScrapSimple Embellishment Template Set
  • 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.

Computer scrapbook layout by Laurel Lakey using May's ScrapSimple Club
Layout by Laurel Lakey using May's ScrapSimple Club
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Created for you by Ariadna Wiczling and Syndee Nuckles

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!


Opportunities for You!

Customer Muses: Would you like to share your own Life Muse with our readers? 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, plus a complete list of thos products.
- 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!

divScrap 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 to participate.


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