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Digital Scrapbooking News
What's New in the Scrap Girls Boutique?

Computer scrapbook layout by Laurel Lakey

Layout by Laurel Lakey
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The following products were announced Tuesday, June 24, 2008.

ScrapSimple Paper Templates: By the Sea Brush Set: Sorbet Summer 2 ScrapSimple Craft Templates: Word Albums Deluxe I Super Biggie
Orange Box Nano Collection Super Pack: Shabby Fabulous BFF (Best Friends Forever) Collection

Commercial license versions of ScrapSimple Paper Templates: By the Sea, Brush Set: Sorbet Summer 2 and ScrapSimple Craft Templates: Word Albums Deluxe I Super Biggie are also available.

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Computer scrapbook layout by Angela Blanchard

Layout by Angela Blanchard
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The following products were announced Wednesday, June 25, 2008.

Feathered Friends Collection Freedom Collection Mini ScrapSimple Paper Templates: Bouncing Baby Girl
Assemble Your Own Zoom Albums - 12x12: To Have To Hold Shabby Fabulous Paper Mini Online Class - Photo Fixes You Need to Know: PSE
  Brush Set - 4x6: On the Go  

Commercial license versions of ScrapSimple Paper Templates: Bouncing Baby Girl and Brush Set - 4x6: On the Go are also available.

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Computer scrapbook layout by Trish Yochum

Layout by Trish Yochum
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The following products were announced Thursday, June 26, 2008.

Assemble Your Own: Photo Key Chain Front Porch Collection Mini Online Class - Ten Beginner Tips On Type
Brush Set: Sorbet Summer ScrapSimple Digital Layout Album Templates - Layered: 12x12 To Have To Hold Shabby Fabulous Transparency Overlay
  Happy Summer Collection Mini  
Commercial license versions of Brush Set: Sorbet Summer and ScrapSimple Digital Layout Album Templates - Layered: 12x12 To Have To Hold are also available.

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Computer scrapbook layout by Paula Wright

Layout by Paula Wright
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The following products were announced Friday, June 27, 2008.

ScrapSimple Embellishment Templates: Burned Assemble Your Own Zoom Albums - 12x12: Vacation Digital Stickers: Feathered Friends
Cabana Weekend Paper Mini Digital Stickers: Freedom ScrapSimple Craft Templates: Word Albums Deluxe II Super Biggie
  Sorbet Summer Collection  
Commercial license versions of ScrapSimple Embellishment Templates: Burned and ScrapSimple Craft Templates: Word Albums Deluxe II Super Biggie 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: Valerie Randall

Nearly every day, it’s the same: I dress in black. Even my pajamas are black. My toothbrush is black. My dishes are black, too. The inside of my house is full of color, but there is something soothing to me about that deep, dark color of black. It’s soft like velvet. It looks dressy and elegant. It offsets other colors so well - making them pop. Black envelops my senses, I feel cocooned, in stasis, calm....

Life Muses by Ro: Control Your Life Story

Do you ever feel like everything is whirling around you? That life is going so fast that you feel like you are on a carnival ride?

I just climbed into bed with my Neo (writing keyboard) and tried to think. I closed my eyes and suddenly I saw myself standing on the sidewalk in front of my house. I saw everything spinning around me – my house, my gigantic pine trees, the homes on our circle – our entire neighborhood. Everything was spinning around me....

Life Muses by Ro: Avoiding Digital Scrapbooking Meltdowns: Part 3

In today's edition of this series, we're going to discuss the nuts and bolts of any back up program: organizing your files. Then, I'll teach you how to burn your DVDs, store them properly, and manage them so that you will keep the contents safe and be able to locate the image you need when you need it.

Life Muses by Ro: Goodbye, Old Friend

I laughed out loud when I read the post Marnie made in the Scrap Girls blog, Digital Scrapbooking Adventures. What a funny take on replacing computer equipment!

Life Muses by Ro: Look How Far We’ve Come

The Internet fascinates me for two reasons....

Customer Muse: When You Are Not Enough

It's a hard pill to swallow when you realize that you are not enough or not what is best for your child, typically when your child hits the teen years. But, it's an almost impossible pill to swallow when your child is only nine.

 

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 23, 2008

Computer scrapbook layout by Kelly Favor-Chronister

“Live” layout by Kelly Favor-Chronister
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Directions for one technique I did on this layout:

I wanted to retain some of the “glow” of the low-light pictures I took, so I used Melissa Renfro’s ScrapSimple Tools - Actions: Photo Basics PSE 5001- Sepia. Then, I layered the original photo over the sepia-toned photo and changed the Blend Mode to “Soft Light.”

Nuptials Collection Biggie Brush Set: Fanciful Frames Brush Set: Ultimate Grunge
Brush Set: Latin Quotes Dynamic Brush Set: Straight Stitch 5001 Frame Clusters Embellishments
ScrapSimple Tools - Actions: Photo Basics PSE 5001   ScrapSimple Tools - Styles: Neutral Shadows 2801 Super Biggie
Commercial license versions of Brush Set: Fanciful Frames, Brush Set: Ultimate Grunge, Brush Set: Latin Quotes, Dynamic Brush Set: Straight Stitch 5001, ScrapSimple Tools - Actions: Photo Basics PSE 5001 and ScrapSimple Tools - Styles: Neutral Shadows 2801 Super Biggie are also available.

Software used: Adobe Photoshop Elements 4.0, iPhoto

Name of challenge: Accomplishments

Other Ingredients:

  • Font - Pea OXO from Karen

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Saturday, June 28, 2008

Computer scrapbook layout by Shalae Tippetts

Layout by Shalae Tippetts
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Merciful Collection ScrapSimple Paper Templates: Artsy - Watercolor 1 Avalon Collection Biggie
Dynamic Brush Set: Star Bright Biggie Fully Alive Collection Biggie Brush Set: Grunge
Commercial license versions of ScrapSimple Paper Templates: Artsy - Watercolor 1, Dynamic Brush Set: Star Bright Biggie and Brush Set: Grunge 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.

Designer Do-Over: Theresa Kavouras

This is a layout featuring an older photo of myself as an infant with my older sisters. I was so excited to have found the photo and couldn’t wait to scrap it. Unfortunately, at the time, my supplies were limited. As a new digital scrapbooker, my main concern was matching the papers to my photos, rather than seeing the benefits of using contrasting colors to make the photo stand out. Therefore, taking another look at this, I’ll show you an easy way to turn a so-so layout into something a bit more spectacular.

Digital Scrapbooking Tutorial: Clever Uses for ScrapSimple Embellishment Templates: String Fling

This tutorial demonstrates the steps to coloring the ScrapSimple Embellishment Templates: String Fling and shows other clever uses for these embellishments.

Way Cool Stuff Product Review: ScrapSimple Alpha Templates

I don’t know about you, but there are so many times I want a certain style alpha for a layout title that doesn’t quite match what the designer has created for the collection. Don’t get me wrong. I love the alphas that we get with our collections here at Scrap Girls, but sometimes I just want something else to fit the feeling I am trying to invoke with a layout. Luckily for us, that’s where the ScrapSimple Alpha Templates step in to save the day!

Digital Scrapbook Tutorial: Changing the Look of a Paper With ScrapSimple Paper Templates

Sometimes, you have just the perfect digital scrapbooking paper for a layout, and other times, nothing quite fits. Maybe the color is wrong or you want a certain pattern or texture but don’t want to go through all of the work of making a brand new background paper from scratch. It’s fun and easy to play around with existing products and see what you can come up with for your special digital scrapbooking layouts using ScrapSimple Paper Templates.

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, ginerva66 and needadietcoke! You have got to see these great layouts! Congratulations!

What's Happening at Scrap Girls?
Crops and Chats

New Classes Available!

High Noon Crop
Wednesday, July 2nd - 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 July 2, we'll do a brush challenge! Create a layout using a brush! Any brush will do, just use it prominantly! Alter a photo or a paper, or create your own paper!

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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Textile Inspiration Chat/Crop
Wednesday, July 2nd - 9:00PM ET

Join Launa & Zaz, for a Textile Challenge and Crop, we will meet Wednesday, July 2nd, at 9pm ET in the Scrap Girls Chat Room!

Do the patterns, textures, and colors of textiles fascinate 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!

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Aussie Chat & Crop
Monday, July 7th - 9:00PM
*Australian Eastern Standard Time*

Please join Jo (ScrappingJo) and Karen (kazbar73) for our next Aussie Chat on Monday, 7 July, 2008. This week we will have a quote challange.

What is a quote challenge, you may ask? Karen will post a quote on the boards early Monday morning and it is up to you to create a layout incorporating that quote. We will meet in the Live Chat Lobby at 9pm Australian Eastern Standard Time.

For those girls in the USA who love to come and chat with us Aussie girls, the chat will be on Monday, 7 July, starting at 7am (New York time). Looking forward to seeing you all there.

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Leavin' Love Chat
Monday, July 7th - 1:00PM ET

Come join me (Launa) and leave some love in the gallery. Bring a link to a layout of your own that needs a little love and two links of layouts that belong to someone else that need some love! Let's recognize all that awesome talent we have out there! I'm sure at some point chocolate will be discussed!

So join me on Monday, July 7th, at 1:00 ET in the Scrap Girls Chat Room! See ya there!

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New Classes Available!

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Life Moments Crop and Chat
Tuesday, July 8th - 8:00PM ET

Join April (April Showers) for our next Life Moments Crop and Chat. These Crops are about building a scrapbook all about you, one layout at a time.

This week we will be scrapping our vacation memories. Hope there isn't anyone who's never had one. Can't wait to see you there!

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High Noon Crop
Wednesday, July 9th - 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 July 9, we'll do a red, white and blue challenge! Create a layout using the colors red, white and blue! Americans will have 4th of July photos to scrap, but the color combo works well together no matter what your nationality!

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, July 10th - 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 July 10th, at 1 PM EST, in the chat room Lobby! Hope to see you there!

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Sketch Crop Challenge
Thursday, July 10th - 9:00PM ET

Join me, sprinklz, for the Sketch Challenge and Crop, Thursday, July 10th 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.

New Classes Available!

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July Events

July Board Game: Layout Reveal

Whether you travel on vacation or entertain right in your own backyard, summertime means fun! This month, we'll be having some fun as we play Layout Reveal!

Every day, a member of the Welcoming Committee will post a layout that is partially covered in a message board thread. A new section of the layout will be revealed each day until someone correctly guesses which layout it is. Once a layout is correctly identified, a new layout will be featured starting the following day.

Layouts will be found in the boutique on product details pages.

If you are the first to guess one of the layouts correctly, you will win a $5 Gift Certificate to the boutique!

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Layout Contests:

July Layout Contest: Is the high cost of traveling keeping you close to home this summer? For this layout contest, we want you to be a tourist in your own town. Do a layout of your favorite place to visit in or near your town, a place you like to take out-of-towners when they visit, or an historical landmark. Upload your layouts to the July Layout Gallery by July 31st at midnight and if your layout is chosen, you will 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 Christy VanderWall

Layout by Christy VanderWall
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Freedom Brown Paper Special
Designer Freebie by Shalae Tippetts coordinates with her Freedom Collection Mini

* Freedom Collection Mini *

* 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 23 - 28, 2008

Scrap Girls Guarantee


In This Issue:

- What's New in the Scrap Girls Boutique?
- Life Muses by Ro and Other Writings
- Cute Stuff
- Tutorials and Articles
- Online Classes Currently Available
- What's Happening at Scrap Girls?
- 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 19 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: 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 July Scrap Girls digital scrapbooking club, designed for you by Amanda McGee.

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 Amanda McGee using July's Scrap Girls Club
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Created for you by Amanda McGee

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 Ursula Schneider using June's ScrapSimple Club
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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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