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Digital Scrapbooking News

Summer Storm Sale! 18.9% off of nearly everything in the Boutique until Midnight, July 8th (MT).

What's New in the Scrap Girls Boutique?

Computer scrapbook layouts by Melanie Johnson

Layouts by Melanie Johnson
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The following products were announced Tuesday, July 1, 2008.

ScrapSimple Digital Layout Album Templates - Layered: 4x6 Childhood Memories Canada Day Collection Mini Brush Set: Mixed Years 2000 Super Biggie
ScrapSimple Paper Templates: Faux Finish 2 Brush Set: Heart and Swirls Basic: Brown Paper Mini
ScrapSimple Transparency Overlays: Pretty Primavera ScrapSimple Digital Layout Album Templates - Layered: 12x12 Blessings ScrapSimple Paper Templates: Bursting
ScrapSimple Tools - Styles: Sanded Edge Black 6302 Assemble Your Own Zoom Pages - 4x6: Techno Grunge Assemble Your Own Zoom Pages - 4x6: Techno Grunge
Commercial license versions of ScrapSimple Digital Layout Album Templates - Layered: 4x6 Childhood Memories, Brush Set: Mixed Years 2000 Super Biggie, ScrapSimple Paper Templates: Faux Finish 2, Brush Set: Heart and Swirls, ScrapSimple Transparency Overlays: Pretty Primavera, ScrapSimple Digital Layout Album Templates - Layered: 12x12 Blessings, ScrapSimple Paper Templates: Bursting and ScrapSimple Tools - Styles: Sanded Edge Black 6302 are also available.

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Computer scrapbook layout by Ariadna Wiczling

Layout by Ariadna Wiczling
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The following products were announced Wednesday, July 2, 2008.

Brush Set: Little Zoo: Hippo And Fish - Biggie Childhood Memories Collection Biggie ScrapSimple Embellishment Templates: Little Zoo 2
Chore Chart Craft ScrapSimple Embellishment Templates: Torn Photos 2 ScrapSimple Embellishment Templates: Dimensional Frames
Brush Set - 4x6: Techno Grunge Borders ScrapSimple Paper Templates: To Have To Hold ScrapSimple Paper Templates: Instant Grunge Biggie
Brush Set: Pretty Primavera Brush Set: Caffeinated ScrapSimple Paper Templates: Dyed Fabric 1
Commercial license versions of Brush Set: Little Zoo: Hippo And Fish - Biggie, ScrapSimple Embellishment Templates: Little Zoo 2, ScrapSimple Embellishment Templates: Torn Photos 2, ScrapSimple Embellishment Templates: Dimensional Frames, Brush Set - 4x6: Techno Grunge Borders, ScrapSimple Paper Templates: To Have To Hold, ScrapSimple Paper Templates: Instant Grunge Biggie, Brush Set: Pretty Primavera, Brush Set: Caffeinated and ScrapSimple Paper Templates: Dyed Fabric 1 are also available.

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Computer scrapbook project by Amanda McGee

Project by Amanda McGee
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The following products were announced Thursday, July 3, 2008.

ScrapSimple Craft Templates: Chore Chart Brush Set: Mixed Months Super Biggie Primavera Gardens Paper Mini
Space Kids Collection Mini ScrapSimple Paper Templates: Fancy That Childhood Memories Paper Mini
Basic: Black Paper Mini Brush Set: Grunged Geometrics Yesteryear Collection Biggie
ScrapSimple Embellishment Templates: To Have To Hold ScrapSimple Paper Templates: Dyed Fabric 2 Brush Set: Little Zoo: Tiger And Monkey
Commercial license versions of Brush Set: Mixed Months Super Biggie, ScrapSimple Paper Templates: Fancy That, Brush Set: Grunged Geometrics, ScrapSimple Embellishment Templates: To Have To Hold, ScrapSimple Paper Templates: Dyed Fabric 2 and Brush Set: Little Zoo: Tiger And Monkey are also available.

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Computer scrapbook layout by Angie Briggs

Layout by Angie Briggs
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The following products were announced Friday, July 4, 2008.

Basic: White Paper Mini ScrapSimple Paper Templates: Bursting Offset Brush Set: Circles Couture Biggie
Brush Set: Little Zoo: Giraffe And Zebra Brush Set: She's All That ScrapSimple Paper Templates: Childhood Memories Biggie
Assemble Your Own Zoom Pages - 4x6: Young Man Brush Set: Doodled Greetings Brush Set - 4x6: Fancy Frames 2
ScrapSimple Embellishment Templates: Little Zoo 1 - Biggie ScrapSimple Digital Layout Album Templates - Layered: 4x6 Blessings Super Pack: Pretty Primavera
Commercial license versions of ScrapSimple Paper Templates: Bursting Offset, Brush Set: Circles Couture Biggie, Brush Set: Little Zoo: Giraffe And Zebra, Brush Set: She's All That, ScrapSimple Paper Templates: Childhood Memories Biggie, Brush Set: Doodled Greetings, Brush Set - 4x6: Fancy Frames 2, ScrapSimple Embellishment Templates: Little Zoo 1 - Biggie and ScrapSimple Digital Layout Album Templates - Layered: 4x6 Blessings 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: Sheri Johnson

I have always dreamed of living on a tropical island. As a child, I planned a fictitious “beach party.” The party was to be grand, with hundreds of dollars of trinkets from a mail-order catalogue, decorations that spared no expense, and perhaps a lake (having a beach party in a landlocked state poses some challenges). The party was simply a dream that never happened....

Life Muses by Ro: 10 Things

Ro made a list of ten things she can't do anymore. It's inspired her to scrapbook some of these memories. See what they are and be inspired to make your own list!

Life Muses by Ro: I Should Have Never

I should have never what? Read and find out!

Life Muses by Ro: Gotta Love Digital

I found this post on the Scrap Girls blog by Melissa Renfro. I got kind of envious while reading it because when I was raising my children, digital photography didn’t exist. We went through a number of years in which we couldn’t afford film and film development, our camera was broken, I forgot to develop the film and it went bad, or I missed the shot because I was too much of a cheapskate to take more than one or two pictures about a single topic. In other words, I missed valuable opportunities and we have painful holes in my children’s life histories. Nothing can bring those moments back and my memory has faded.

Life Muses by Ro: People Pleezers Anonymous

I am a card carrying member of the People Pleezers Society. I should be, because I started it about 15 minutes ago. The society was initiated after a long tortuous day in which I suffered because I told someone that something hurt my feelings and I finally took control of a festering issue that I couldn’t get fixed minus my interference. I didn’t like it, but I spoke up and said that my feelings had been hurt and I took the risk that someone was going to be mad because I had finally taken the reigns and fixed a problem....

Customer Muse: Legacy

As I was working on my digital scrap pages for my precious granddaughter, Bella, I started musing... I wonder if I am doing this for me and her other grandmother, or will she someday enjoy and appreciate these amazing scrapbooks documenting her life?

 

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 30, 2008

Computer scrapbook layout by Jo Corne

“Cheeky Monkeys” layout by Jo Corne
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Directions for one technique I did on this layout:

To give my photo the ‘bleached out’ look, I first ran Melissa Renfro’s ScrapSimple Tools - Actions: Photo Basics 5001 Black and White with Color through it and then changed its Blend Mode to “Vivid Light.” I then put the photo layer over Sarah Batdorf’s ScrapSimple Paper Template: Family Branch “Cardstock”, which had its Blend Mode changed to “Screen” at 85%. This was then layered over Sarah Batdorf’s Sandy Shores Collection Mini Boardwalk Paper.

Sandy Shores Collection Mini Design Pack: Family Branch ScrapSimple Layer Your Own Brushes: Cheeky Monkey Biggie
ScrapSimple Tools - Styles: Sugar Coated 6501 Beautiful Spring Embellishment Textured Cardstock Mega Pack 1
Urban Love Collection Biggie ScrapSimple Tools - Styles: Embed 1801 ScrapSimple Tools - Actions: Photo Basics 5001
Commercial license versions of Design Pack: Family Branch, ScrapSimple Layer Your Own Brushes: Cheeky Monkey Biggie, ScrapSimple Tools - Styles: Sugar Coated 6501, ScrapSimple Tools - Styles: Embed 1801 and ScrapSimple Tools - Actions: Photo Basics 5001 are also available.

Software used: Adobe Photoshop CS3

Name of challenge: Children

Other Ingredients:

  • Font - Arrus

Journaling: My two cheeky monkeys, this is what I call them. My beautiful first-born daughter and my handsome second-born son. From the moment they wake up to the minute they go to bed I find myself looking at them in total awe that they are MY children. That I gave birth to these two very magnificent human beings totally blows my mind! I hope and pray that they continue to grow up to be the wonderful people I see in their eyes, good people, kind people, caring people, loving people.

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Saturday, July 5, 2008

Computer scrapbook layout by Ursula Schneider

Layout by Ursula Schneider
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These first three products are included in this month's ScrapSimple Club offering. Members receive a substantial discount on these club supplies. They are also available elsewhere in the Boutique at regular prices for those individuals who would rather not join a club.

ScrapSimple Embellishment Templates: Asian Fans ScrapSimple Paper Templates: Asian Effect ScrapSimple Paper Templates: Far East
Geisha Dream Collection Biggie ScrapSimple Paper Templates: Geisha Dream Biggie ScrapSimple Tools - Styles: Inked Edges Jewel 4104
Commercial license versions of ScrapSimple Embellishment Templates: Asian Fans, ScrapSimple Paper Templates: Asian Effect, ScrapSimple Paper Templates: Far East, ScrapSimple Paper Templates: Geisha Dream Biggie and ScrapSimple Tools - Styles: Inked Edges Jewel 4104 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 Comments

These comments were made by our great Scrap Girls customers and friends about Brandy Hackman's June Club, Abstract Expressionism, and Amanda Sok and Ursula Schneider's June ScrapSimple Club, also available commercially, which is available through the 14th of July.

Designer Do-Over: Caroline Kaiser

Looking at this older layout in my gallery from my very beginnings, I always knew that one day it would need a do-over. I love the picture of my sweet Lily, but the layout doesn’t really tell the story. It’s about her first book, and unless you read the text (which is in my mother-tongue), nothing really refers to it. There is not enough variation in the colors of the elements, the patterned paper is too busy, and there is no design principle applied on the layout.

Digital Scrapbooking Tutorial: Scene in a Book

Here's a wonderful way to create a three-dimensional digital scrapbook scene in a book featuring a special photograph. Product Designer Kerry Veale shows you how easily it's done!

Way Cool Stuff Product Review: ScrapSimple Tools - Styles

Have you ever seen a layout in the gallery and wondered how they achieved a certain look or texture? Most likely the secret ingredient, the very thing that puzzled you, is only a click away.

When you load a style, it is like taking a trip to the craft store without the cost of gas, or having to have a storage closet for all the supplies. Oh, and did I mention... no glue or mess to clean up after your project? With styles, you can get the look of glitter, sanded edges, metal, glass, texture, and many more cool effects.

Digital Scrapbook Tutorial: Decorating with Word Art

Digital scrapbooking word art certainly isn't just for decorating your layouts. Here's an easy and decorative way to display some of your favorite Scrap Girls word art and papers around your home in an altered frame.

Scrap Girls University Classes: Dynamic Fab 20: Stitching

My students are always an eclectic bunch and hail from all over the world. This can make for really interesting class chats and we always have a great time. Occasionally, figures of speech and slang do not always translate (or hold the same meaning) among everyone in the classes, but there is always one language everyone understands... digital crafting.

Whether they are brand new or seasoned pros, each person brings their own unique style to our classes. One thing I enjoy the most is watching those individual styles blossom during the process of discovery.

Layout and Contest Winners

Congratulations to our Weekly Layout Winners, pennynoel and gophergirl! You have got to see these great layouts! We've also got the winners for the June Message Board Game, the June Layout Contest Winner, mimes1 , and the June Scrap Girls Member of the Month, Kaye (needadietcoke)! Congratulations to all!

What's Happening at Scrap Girls?
Crops and Chats

New Classes Available!

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.

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New Classes Available!

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Recipe Challenge Chat
Saturday, July 12th - 8:00PM ET

Join AprilShowers in the Chat Room Saturday, July 12 at 8 PM ET for our monthly Recipe Challenge Chat.

Check the message board on Thursday, July 10, for this month's theme and Recipe Swap details. Hope to see you there!

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Scraplift Crop
Sunday, July 13th - 5:00PM ET

Join TysMommy and angelaNussbaum for a Scraplifting Crop.

A few hours before the crop, we will tell you the name of a Scrap Girls Team Member, and you will be able to choose one of their layouts to be your inspiration. During the crop we will also help explain about scraplifting, how to use a layout as inspiration, and the importance of giving credit.

Scraplifting is a lot of fun! So come join us, you're sure to enjoy it!

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High Noon Crop
Wednesday, July 16th - 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 16, we'll do a stripes challenge! Create a layout using stripes! Either in your photo, or papers, visible journaling lines, whatever you can think of... find a way to use stripes!

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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Heritage Crop
Thursday, July 17th - 8:00PM ET

Do you have boxes of heritage photos just waiting to be restored and scrapped? Are there family stories just waiting for you to write down and preserve? Then this is the crop for you!

Join April (April Showers) and Carla (CRS) for the Heritage Crop and Chat! We'll help you get motivated to scrap those heritage photos and record your family stories for future generations to enjoy.

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 Ro

Layout by Ro
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Space Kids Blue Clouds Paper Special
Designer Freebie by Ro coordinates with her Space Kids Collection Mini

Space Kids Collection Mini Passion Collection Doggy Tales Collection Biggie
French Market Collection Biggie   Shabby Fabulous Collection Biggie

* 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 30 - July 5, 2008

Scrap Girls Guarantee


In This Issue:

- 18.9% Off Summer Storm 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?
- 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 - 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
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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