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

Computer scrapbook layout by Cherise Oleson

Layout by Cherise Oleson
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The following products were announced Tuesday, July 8, 2008.

Dynamic Brush Set: India 8301 Agape Collection Mini Digital Stickers: Camp Scrappy Signs
Potty Training Collection Mini About a Boy Collection Mini Design Pack: Nessa
Commercial license versions of Dynamic Brush Set: India 8301 and Design Pack: Nessa are also available.

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Computer scrapbook layout by Erica Hite

Layout by Erica Hite
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The following products were announced Wednesday, July 9, 2008.

Design Pack: Fabric Curls Sassy's Pumpkin & Hopsack Collection Beachin Plain Paper Mini
ScrapSimple Paper Templates: Family Ties ScrapSimple Paper Templates: On Edge Assemble Your Own Zoom Pages - 4x6: BBQ
  Camp Scrap Collection Biggie  
Commercial license versions of Design Pack: Fabric Curls, ScrapSimple Paper Templates: Family Ties and ScrapSimple Paper Templates: On Edge are also available.

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Computer scrapbook layout by Amanda Sok

Layout by Cherise Oleson
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The following products were announced Friday, July 11, 2008.

Robomania Collection Mini Elegant Peacock Collection Biggie Dynamic Brush Set: Fancy Edges and Frames
Camp Scrap Plain Paper Mini ScrapSimple Alpha Templates: Nessa Bursting Collection
Commercial license versions of Dynamic Brush Set: Fancy Edges and Frames and ScrapSimple Alpha Templates: Nessa 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: Melanie Johnson

As the mom of three small boys, I could tell you what my days are like attempting to raise them and work creatively, but I suspect that many of you, especially those of you with small children yourself, can fill in most of the blanks. The short version is that my life is very sticky - literally - and I’m constantly challenged to find enough time to be creative. Let’s don’t even talk about the state of my house!

Life Muses by Ro: Blessings Project - She Sang to Us

I have just begun a Blessings Album Project. To help me start off quickly, I asked Cherise Oleson to create some *ScrapSimple Digital Album Templates. She was so accommodating that she created both 12x12 and 4x6 versions of the album templates! Of course, they are available in the Scrap Girls Boutique.

The intent of my Blessings Album is to remember how much the Lord has given me and to do something that makes a statement that lets Him know I understand it. I also have a strong desire for my children (and grandchildren) to know that it is the simple things that make our lives full. What better way to do this than through digital scrapbooking? Through this medium, I am able to combine photographs and stories in an engaging way.

Life Muses by Ro: Avoiding Digital Scrapbooking Meltdowns – Part 4

We are now going to cover a topic that often strikes fear in the heartiest Photoshop or Photoshop Elements user: How to manage and back-up the styles, brushes, custom shapes, actions, patterns, and so forth that you use while digital scrapbooking. This is a long tutorial, so get prepared. It has to be because one topic leads to another, which leads to another... so bear with me. You'll be glad you did.

Life Muses by Ro: Mr. Bean Meets a Columbine

Ursula made this post on the Scrap Girls Digital Scrapbooking Adventures Blog recently. What a crack-up! I had to make sure you saw it.

Life Muses by Ro: Blessings Project - Hands

“Squeak, squeak, squeak,” the springs of my horse sang as I rocked back and forth in time to the music. My mother taught piano lessons to neighborhood children and I was enamored.

“Teach me too, Mommy,” I cried.

Customer Muse: Names

I have four children. The last are identical twin girls; mirror image, no less. I took many, many pictures of them. Now, my children are in their forties. I have wanted to scrapbook them, but the pictures have gone here and there. So, I set out to scan a lifetime of pictures, to the age of eighteen anyway.

 

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 7, 2008

Computer scrapbook layout by Pat Bowman

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

I thought the blues of the papers in the Becoming Collection would highlight my granddaughter’s beautiful blue eyes. To bring attention to her eyes, I duplicated my photo and then applied the ScrapSimple Tools - Styles: Distressed Photo Sepia 1801 Mini to the top layer. Then I added a layer mask to this layer, chose a soft round brush and painted with black on the layer mask to reveal her blue eyes from the bottom layer. Remember when working with layer masks, “Black to Reveal and White to Conceal.” Once I was through, I merged the two layers and placed the photo on my layout.

Becoming Collection Biggie ScrapSimple Embellishment Templates: Stitched Stems ScrapSimple Embellishment Templates: Stapled Ribbon
Avalon Collection Biggie Treasures Collection Biggie ScrapSimple Tools - Styles: Distressed Photo Sepia 1801 Mini
  ScrapSimple Digital Layout Album Templates - Layered: 12x12 Charisma  
Commercial license versions of ScrapSimple Embellishment Templates: Stitched Stems, ScrapSimple Embellishment Templates: Stapled Ribbon, ScrapSimple Tools - Styles: Distressed Photo Sepia 1801 Mini and ScrapSimple Digital Layout Album Templates - Layered: 12x12 Charisma are also available.

Software used: Adobe Photoshop CS3

Name of challenge: Children

Other Ingredients:

  • Font - CK Bella

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Thursday, July 10, 2008

Computer scrapbook layout by Kim Meeder

“Starring” layout by Kim Meeder
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Directions for one technique I did on this layout:

I decided my layout needed a bit of pizzazz. I opened Melissa Renfro’s ScrapSimple Embellishment Templates: Curves and selected a swirl I liked. I created a duplicate file to work with by choosing Image> Duplicate from the top menu and closed my original file. Next, I dragged the swirl PNG file onto my layout, placing it under my striped journaling paper layer. In order to create a second swirl, I used the “Duplicate” shortcut of Ctrl+J. This placed a second swirl on the layer above my first swirl. You could also highlight the swirl layer and choose Layer> Duplicate Layer from your menu. To make my third swirl face the opposite direction, I went back to my swirl PNG file. I chose Image> Rotate Canvas> Flip Canvas Horizontal from the menu and dragged the swirl onto my layout. Lastly, I simply added a glitter style to each of my swirl layers. Voila... instant pizzazz!

ScrapSimple Embellishment Templates: Photo Clusters 2 ScrapSimple Embellishment Templates: Flourished Label ScrapSimple Embellishment Templates: Rhinestones
Paris Pink Collection Doodlelicious Collection Biggie Alpha Bits Alpha and Word Art Mini
Bella Noel Collection ScrapSimple Tools - Styles: Glitter Brights Super Biggie 4101 ScrapSimple Paper Templates: Family Room
Alive Collection Biggie ScrapSimple Embellishment Templates: Curves Star Bright Embellishment Biggie
  ScrapSimple Paper Templates: Beautiful Distress  
Commercial license versions of ScrapSimple Embellishment Templates: Photo Clusters 2, ScrapSimple Embellishment Templates: Flourished Label, ScrapSimple Embellishment Templates: Rhinestones, ScrapSimple Tools - Styles: Glitter Brights Super Biggie 4101, ScrapSimple Paper Templates: Family Room, ScrapSimple Embellishment Templates: Curves and ScrapSimple Paper Templates: Beautiful Distress are also available.

Software used: Adobe Photoshop CS3

Name of challenge: ScrapSimple Embellishment Templates

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Saturday, July 12, 2008

Computer scrapbook layout by Paula Wright

Layout by Paula Wright
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Brush Set: Shabby Fabulous Word Art Shabby Fabulous Collection Biggie ScrapSimple Tools - Shapes: Waves 3801
Brush Set: Framed Charcoal Spa Collection Super Mini ScrapSimple Tools - Styles: Sanded Edge 6301
Commercial license versions of Brush Set: Shabby Fabulous Word Art, ScrapSimple Tools - Shapes: Waves 3801, Brush Set: Framed Charcoal and ScrapSimple Tools - Styles: Sanded Edge 6301 are also available.

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If you have praise, comments, or questions for any of our Product or Layout Designers, did you know you can send them a PM (private message) using the message board? It's easy!

If you are a registered user of the message board, just click on the “PM” box at the bottom of any of their posts to send them a message. Or, to check out more of your favorite designer's layouts, visit the Scrap Girls Design Team section of the Layout Gallery.

Tutorials and Articles
ScrapSimple Club Concepts

June’s Scrap Girls ScrapSimple Club’s featured designers are Amanda Sok and Ursula Schneider. Their club is full of fun products that can help you document your photos and get creative in amazing ways. Our entire Scrap Girls staff has put their heads together and come up with some ideas to help you get the most out of your fun, new digital scrapbooking toys!

What Customers Are Saying...

Read what our great customers have to say about Scrap Girls, its products, newsletter, customer service and more!

Digital Scrapbooking Tutorial: Distressing your Photos

I'm sure we are all familiar with decorating our digital scrapbooking layouts with pretty embellishments. I think a lot of times we look past decorating the focal point of our pages - our photos! I'm going to show you a few quick and easy ideas for distressing and adding interest to your photos.

Way Cool Stuff Product Review: ScrapSimple Embellishment Templates

ScrapSimple Embellishment Templates are so versatile and I love them! I find myself using them often on my layouts to complement the designer’s collection and to create my own embellishments to fit the exact color scheme of my layout.

One set of items that I use often are Theresa Kavouras’ ScrapSimple Embellishment Templates: Fancy Folds. For my sample layout, I used ScrapSimple Embellishment Templates: Fancy Folds 4. I love using them with patterned or striped paper on the fold and I challenge myself to make them look very realistic. Here is how I proceed.

Digital Scrapbook Tutorial: Scrap Girl-ify your iGoogle Homepage

Did you know that Google offers several ways to help you stay connected to your favorite websites? I enjoy my iGoogle homepage, which is the first thing I see every time I sign onto my computer. My iGoogle homepage features everything from snippets from the Scrap Girls message board to the latest products in the Scrap Girls boutique to weather in my area. Here's how I did it.

Way Cool Scrap Girl: Sara A.

Once again, as on so many other nights, I cannot sleep. My sleep deprivation is getting worse and worse despite the fact that my wonderful female doctor, who understands me, gave me drugs to help me sleep. They work - for about an hour and then I am suddenly wide awake while everyone else in my house sleeps peacefully and is not even aware that Mom is up and at her computer. When my dear, sweet husband's head hits the pillow, he is immediately in deep sleep, snoring within seconds. When my head hits the pillow, racing thoughts of what I haven't done today that needed to be done and what I now have piled on top of that for tomorrow to do. This has been going on for years now and I am ready for it to stop. But, evidently, stress is going to be a part of my life for a few more years to come....

Layout and Contest Winners

Congratulations to our Weekly Layout Winners, yellowrose and JenW! You have got to see these great layouts! Congratulations!

What's Happening at Scrap Girls?
Crops and Chats

New Classes Available!

New Member Chat
Tuesday, July 15th - 8:00PM ET

Join Patti (ruralscrapper) and Pat (PBarnes) at 8:00 p.m. ET for a New Member Chat. It is a great place to meet new friends and have questions about Scrap Girls answered.

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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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Keeping Current Crop
Thursday, July 17th - 4:00PM ET

Join AngRoCamp for the Keeping Current Crop on the third Thursday of each month. In July, we'll enjoy an afternoon crop beginning at 4 p.m. ET (3 p.m. Central, 2 p.m. Mountain, 1 p.m. Pacific).

Don't let those photos pile up and become frustrating or overwhelming. Join us in the chat room for fun and focus on "keeping current" as we each tackle our most recent pictures and stories. So grab the last photos that are still hanging out on your camera's memory card and get to work, so you can say with confidence, "I'm current!"

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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.

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New Classes Available!

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Faith Journey Chat
Thursday, July 17th - 10:00PM ET

Join Danna (scrappylibrarian) and Shalae (satippetts) in the Chat Room at 10 pm for our Faith Journey Chat. We were MIA for a while, but are ready to get back into the swing of things.

All members and faiths are welcome to this time of sharing, so we hope to see you there!

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Quote/Word Art Crop
Sunday, July 20th - 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 chat section of the board giving you the quote that 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, July 20th - 7:00PM ET

Please join me, Pat Bowman, in the chat room for our monthly ATC Swap Crop and Chat at 7:00 PM.

Last month, we created ATCs to introduce ourselves. Continuing on, this month's theme will be STATES. Create an ATC that represents your state (either your current state or maybe a previous one you lived in). You can interpret that theme in any way you see fit! You can be serious or quirky - whatever you decide!!

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!

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Life Moments Crop and Chat
Tuesday, July 22nd - 2:00PM ET

Join Shari (PV Mom of 2) 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 hopes and dreams for our children. If you don't have kids, or your kids are grown, I've got some ideas for you too. So please join us! Can't wait to see you there!

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 Laurel Lakey

Layout by Laurel Lakey
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ScrapSimple Embellishment Templates: Lace Set 1 Special
Designer Freebie by Jan Hicks coordinates with her ScrapSimple Embellishment Templates: Lace Set 1

Destinations Collection Ever After Collection Biggie Blossoms & Blooms - Fall Embellishment Biggie
  Brush Set: Bridal Strokes Biggie  
Commercial license versions of ScrapSimple Embellishment Templates: Lace Set 1 and Brush Set: Bridal Strokes 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
July 7 - 12, 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 18 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 July ScrapSimple digital scrapbooking club selection by Brandy Hackman and Keri Schueller

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 Keri Schueller using July's ScrapSimple Club
Layout by Keri Schueller using July's ScrapSimple Club
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Created for you by Brandy Hackman and Keri Schueller

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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