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Digital Scrapbooking News

Sweetest Sale Ever! 14.7% off of nearly everything in the Boutique until Midnight, June 30th (MT).

Coupon: Extra 7.7% off! Code is Blessed_ByU

We are blessed by you, our customers, here at Scrap Girls, and we know it!

To show our appreciation, we have a coupon just for our faithful newsletter readers that will allow you to receive an EXTRA 7.7% off our sale prices!

That means when you use this special newsletter coupon during our current Sweetest Sale Ever, you'll get an amazing *21.4% off nearly everything in the Scrap Girls Boutique! Opportunities like this don't come along very often, so take advantage of this great offer before it expires at Midnight (MT), June 30th!

(*The reason that the discount doesn't add up as you might expect is because the store takes the extra discount from the sale price total.)

What's New in the Scrap Girls Boutique?

Computer scrapbook layout by Keri Schueller

Layout by Keri Schueller
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The following products were announced Tuesday, June 17, 2008.

ScrapSimple Alpha Templates: Afterglow ScrapSimple Embellishment Templates: Seashells Red White & BBQ Collection Mini
Online Class: Photo Fixes You Need to Know: Photoshop ScrapSimple Digital Layout Album Templates - Layered: 4x6 2009 Calendar Assemble Your Own Zoom Pages - 4x6: Dad

Commercial license versions of ScrapSimple Alpha Templates: Afterglow, ScrapSimple Embellishment Templates: Seashells, ScrapSimple Digital Layout Album Templates - Layered: 4x6 2009 Calendar are also available.

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Computer scrapbook layout by Sheri Johnson

Layout by Sheri Johnson
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The following products were announced Wednesday, June 18, 2008.

Assemble Your Own Zoom Pages - 4x6: My Dad Design Pack: Dad Breathe Collection
ScrapSimple Paper Templates: Oh Brother Euphoria Solids Paper Mini ScrapSimple Digital Layout Album Templates - Layered: 12x12 Years

Commercial license versions of Design Pack: Dad, ScrapSimple Paper Templates: Oh Brother and ScrapSimple Digital Layout Album Templates - Layered: 12x12 Years are also available.

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Computer scrapbook card by Ro

Layout by Ro
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The following products were announced Thursday, June 19, 2008.

Love at Home Collection Mini Sassy's Stardust & Cinnamon Collection Mini ScrapSimple Craft Templates: Word Albums II
Assemble Your Own: Diorama Frames ScrapSimple Word Art Templates: Dad ScrapSimple Digital Layout Album Templates - Layered: 4x6 Doggy Tales

Commercial license versions of ScrapSimple Craft Templates: Word Albums II, ScrapSimple Word Art Templates: Dad and ScrapSimple Digital Layout Album Templates - Layered: 4x6 Doggy Tales are also available.

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Computer scrapbook layout by Cherise Oleson

Layout by Cherise Oleson
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The following products were announced Friday, June 20, 2008.

ScrapSimple Digital Layout Album Templates - Layered: 12x12 Vacation Euphoria Collection ScrapSimple Paper Templates: Life Journals
Scrap Pack: Dad   Oh Brother Collection Mini

Commercial license versions of ScrapSimple Digital Layout Album Templates - Layered: 12x12 Vacation and ScrapSimple Paper Templates: Life Journals 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 Designerís Life: Ariadna Wiczling

Those of you who have several children will laugh out loud, but when I was supposed to stay home with my two children for the whole day one month after my second girl was born, I was scared to death. I didn't know if I would make it!

Life Muses by Ro: Just Follow Me

Blindfold intact, Nancy walked along the curb. She had traveled nearly four blocks without stepping off of the edge and now felt strong and secure in her ability to navigate in the darkness without help. “It is uncanny,” she smiled, “I seem to have the ability to balance on this thin edge of cement when others can not. I must be talented.”

Life Muses by Ro: Watching TV

Read Ro's Top Ten list of "Why My Husband Makes Noise While Watching TV" and see how your husband (or you!) compare!

Life Muses by Ro: Digi What?

I found this post on the Scrap Girls blog by Amanda Sok and I had to laugh. Is she listening over my shoulder? I’ve had some fairly interesting conversations when people ask me about my own job. But the good news is that I’ve seen a big change in people’s interest level over the last four years. When I started the company and tried to describe what digital scrapbooking is, they looked at me like I was from Pluto. Now they perk up and ask me for my business card because they want to look at our web site!

Life Muses by Ro: You Are Noticed

Michael Reagan’s voice filled my car as I rounded the corner of the Point of the Mountain. The peaks of the Wasatch Mountains towered over the east side of the basin. In the distance, I could see the Ochre Mountains outlining the bowl of the Salt Lake Valley. Just twenty more minutes and I would pull into my driveway.

Suddenly, I felt overwhelmed by the realization that I was simply a small speck of dust, rolling upwards and, as it did, I visualized my car getting smaller and smaller until it was so tiny that it was not visible....

Customer Muse: Perspective... Itís All About How We Look At It.

It’s that age old question of is the glass half empty or half full? On a bad day, I would say that it’s half empty, but I’m hoping that the majority of the time it’s half full. Our capacity to look at something in two completely different ways is amazing - if we can just take that all important step back and look at it from a different perspective.

 

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 16, 2008

Computer scrapbook layout by Pat Bowman

“Easter Tulip” layout by Pat Bowman
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Directions for one technique I did on this layout:

I created the flower garland with the Varaie Formae Dynamic Brush Set layer by layer. On the first layer I chose a dark green and used the leaf brush. Then on a layer above that one I chose a lighter green and made the brush smaller. Then I brushed on a pink layer of flowers topped by a yellow layer of smaller flowers. Then to give the garland some depth, I added a bevel and emboss style.

Desire Collection Biggie Brush Set: Bridal Strokes Biggie Brush Set: Breezy
Brush Set: Edgy CORNERS Biggie Textured Cardstock Mega Pack 1 Charisma Collection Biggie
Sweet Words Collection Biggie A Washed Garden Embellishment Dynamic Brush Set: Variae Formae 8201
Dynamic Brush Set: Stitching 6401 ScrapSimple Tools - Styles: Stitching And Holes 4103 AMC_Friendly Font
Commercial license versions of Brush Set: Bridal Strokes Biggie, Brush Set: Breezy, Brush Set: Edgy CORNERS Biggie, Dynamic Brush Set: Variae Formae 8201, Dynamic Brush Set: Stitching 6401, ScrapSimple Tools - Styles: Stitching And Holes 4103 and AMC_Friendly Font are also available.

Software used: Adobe Photoshop CS3

Name of challenge: Get Creative With Brushes

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Saturday, June 21, 2008

Computer scrapbook layout by Melissa Renfro

Layout by Melissa Renfro
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ScrapSimple Embellishment Templates: Photo Masks - Downtown ScrapSimple Paper Templates: Downtown ScrapSimple Embellishment Templates: Fancy Folds 4
ScrapSimple Layer Your Own Brushes: Slipped Stitches Biggie Stylize Collection Biggie Lifted Photos: Weathered and Worn Embellishment Biggie
For the Love of Cardboard Collection Mini Denim Collection Mini Scenic Route Paper Biggie
  Lettering Delights Dear Diary Font  
Commercial license versions of ScrapSimple Embellishment Templates: Photo Masks - Downtown, ScrapSimple Paper Templates: Downtown, ScrapSimple Embellishment Templates: Fancy Folds 4, ScrapSimple Layer Your Own Brushes: Slipped Stitches Biggie and Lettering Delights Dear Diary 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
Scrap Girls Club Concepts

June’s Scrap Girls Club’s featured designer is Brandy Hackman. Her club is full of Brandy's signature style products: fun, artistic and multi-tasking, that can help you get creative in amazing ways. Let’s look a little closer and see what ideas we can come up with for this club.

Best of the Message Board

Our Scrap Girls Message Board members talk about keeping track of brushes, styles and tools, using Paper Templates in Paint Shop Pro, design rules, and more!

Digital Scrapbooking Tutorial: Create a Framed Out of Bounds Effect

Sometimes, you have a great photo but also want to add a little extra pop to your layout. The out of bounds effect is great for that, especially when you create this effect with a frame. There are certain photographs that work really well; someone with an outstretched arm, legs hanging down, the subject reaching towards the camera, etc. With the out of bounds effect, it will look like the subject is partially inside the frame and partially outside. Study your photo collection and you’ll surely find one that can be used.

Way Cool Stuff Product Review: ScrapSimple Layer Your Own Brushes

One of the things that makes Scrap Girls unique is the incredible breadth of products. There’s literally something for everyone. If you’re pressed for time and just want to get your memories scrapped, there are easy pages and layout templates to speed the process along. If you like to tinker with your program and learn new techniques, there are literally thousands of innovative products that you’ll love!

Scrap Girls’ Layer Your Own Brushes are such an innovative product and really give you room to be flexible and creative in your layouts. I’m going to be working with three of these products today.

Digital Scrapbook Tutorial: Creating an Art Supply Caddy With a Recycled Carton

Here’s an easy way to provide your kids with a fun craft, teach them the value of recycling, and make something useful - all at the same time. It’s perfect for a summertime or rainy day activity and your kids will be really proud of the end result.

Scrap Girls Member of the Month: Gina H.

Meet our Scrap Girls Member of the Month for June, Gina H. (ginaMO)! Gina shares more about herself through a questionnaire, photo and favorite layout!

Layout and Contest Winners

Congratulations to our Weekly Layout Winners, nettah and sweetaudrey! You have got to see these great layouts! Also, congratulations to Priscilla (Silly) for winning the May Mid-Month Layout Contest. Her fun layout did a great job fitting the theme of “My Guilty Pleasure.” Congratulations!

What's Happening at Scrap Girls?
Crops and Chats

New Classes Available!

New Member Chat - Early Edition
Tuesday, June 24th - 3:00PM ET

Join Dee (DDecker) at 3:00 PM ET for a fun chat to get to know our newest members. We will discuss the message board, gallery, chocolate and so much more! Everyone is welcome new or not so new! Not sure how to get there? Just click the Chat Room button above; you will need JavaScript enabled to access the chat room.

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New Members Chat
Tuesday, June 24th - 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 24th, 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 25th - 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 25, we'll do a color challenge! Create a layout using a color combo to be announced in the crop!

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

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Swap Crop Chat
Wednesday, June 25th - 9:00PM 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, for a fun chat at 9 pm ET!

*NOTE- This is a Wednesday this month, not a Friday. I will most likely be out of town on Friday, June 27th, without Internet access.

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New Classes Available!

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NSBR Chat – Early Edition
Thursday, June 26th - 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 26th, at 1 PM EST, in Chat Room #001! Hope to see you there!

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Desktop Crop
Friday, June 27th - 9:00PM ET

Please come join Angela (angelaNussbaum) @ 9PM EST for the Desktop Challenge Crop.

Tired of your desktop being some graphic that you would've liked to make? Tired of a solid background? Did you know with your digital scrapbooking skills you can make a fabulous background for your enjoyment?

A few hours before the chat, we will provide you with a source of inspiration, so stay tuned!

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Quote/Word Art Crop
Sunday, June 29th - Time 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!

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ATC Swap Crop
Sunday, June 29th - 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 GETTING TO KNOW YOU. Create an ATC that you feel represents who you are, or how you would like people to know you. Introduce yourself to us! You can interpret that theme in any way you see fit! You can be serious or quirky - whatever you decide!! You aren't required to use your own picture if you feel hesitant about that.

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!

New Classes Available!

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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-June Layout Contest: What kind of candy would you be? Scrap a layout that shows what you think you’d be - something sweet but tart, something rich and chocolatey, or something nutty? Post your layout to the mid-month gallery by Midnight ET, on July 14th, and your layout may be chosen to win $10 to the boutique!

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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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Beautiful Spring Ribbon Special
Designer Freebie by Keri Schueller coordinates with her Beautiful Spring Collection

Beautiful Spring Collection Assemble Your Own Zoom Pages: Vintage Nursery ScrapSimple Embellishment Templates: Old Photo Frames Biggie
  Floral Abundance Embellishments  
Commercial license versions of ScrapSimple Embellishment Templates: Old Photo Frames Biggie 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 16 - 21, 2008

Scrap Girls Guarantee


In This Issue:

- 14.7% Off Sweetest Sale Ever!
- 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?
- Designer Freebie
- Scrap Girls Convention - Digital Scrap Link Information!
- Getting Started
- Expand Your Skills
- Online Classes Currently Available
- Scrap Girls Clubs
- Ongoing Opportunities for YOU


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

P.S. Your email address is safe with us. We never share, rent, sell, or loan our list with anyone!

P.P.S. If you ever need any assistance, please email [email protected] or call
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 22 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!

Scrap Girls 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&qrduo; 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 importantto 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:

Mastering 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

New Classes Available!

Online Class - Yes, You Can Do Layer Masks in Photoshop Elements
Yes, You Can Do Layer Masks in Photoshop Elements

June 30 and July 7 - 3:00PM ET

This in-depth class on Layer Masks is a wonderful opportunity to learn about the power of masks in Adobe Photoshop Elements. This class will teach you how to use masks to make selective adjustments to both photos and layouts.

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

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

New Classes Available!

Online Class: Photo Fixes You Need to Know: Photoshop
Photo Fixes You Need to Know: Photoshop

July 1 and 8 - 4:00PM ET

This in-depth digital scrapbooking class on basic photo retouching is the perfect opportunity to learn about color correction and photo refinement techniques. Using various methods, this class will teach you how to retouch and prep photos for printing, digital scrapbooking, and web uploading.

Important: This Intermediate Level computer scrapbooking class is for Adobe Photoshop users, versions CS2 and CS3 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!

New Classes Available!

Online Class - Photo Fixes You Need to Know: PSE
Photo Fixes You Need to Know: PSE

July 3 and 10 - 9:30PM ET

We all want our photos to take center stage on our scrapbook layouts. But sometimes our pictures aren’t up for the challenge. Learn some photo fixes to really make your pictures stand out. Banish blemishes, correct colors and lighting like a pro using the tools and techniques taught in this class. Your pictures will become the perfect focus for all of your layouts.

Important: This Intermediate Level class is for Adobe Photoshop Element 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!

New Classes Available!

Online Class - Ten Beginner Tips On Type
Ten Beginner Tips On Type

July 15 and 22 - 3:00PM ET

This in-depth class is a wonderful opportunity to learn the basics of typography. This class comes with the Ten Beginner Tips on Type eBook. If you have already bought this eBook, email [email protected] to receive a store credit to use towards the purchase of this class. Learn simple rules and guidelines to use multiple fonts together more effectively. Discuss different ways to make journaling and title a cohesive part of every layout. Study real examples, and see how applying the rules can improve your layouts.

Important: This Intermediate Level class is for all digital scrapbooking programs. 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 June ScrapSimple digital scrapbooking club selection by Amanda Sok and Ursula Schneider

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 Amanda Sok using June's ScrapSimple Club
Layout by Amanda Sok using June's ScrapSimple Club
larger view

Created for you by Amanda Sok and Ursula Schneider

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 those 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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