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

Computer scrapbook layout by Amanda McGee

Layout by Amanda McGee
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The products used to create this layout are shown as usual in the newsletter for Tuesday, July 29, 2008. The following individual products were also announced in that newsletter.

ScrapSimple Tools - Styles: Freezer Pops 6101 Mossy Collection Biggie Assemble Your Own Zoom Pages - 4x6: A Blooming Fancy
Online Class - A Style All Your Own Brush Set: Time Flies Scrap Pack: Tangerine Dream
  ScrapSimple Tools - Styles: Glass Beads 4103 Super Biggie  

Commercial license versions of ScrapSimple Tools - Styles: Freezer Pops 6101, Brush Set: Time Flies and ScrapSimple Tools - Styles: Glass Beads 4103 Super Biggie are also available.

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Computer scrapbook layout by Syndee Nuckles

Layout by Syndee Nuckles
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The products used to create this layout are shown as usual in the newsletter for Wednesday, July 30, 2008. The following individual products were also announced in that newsletter.

Brush Set: Vintage Summer ScrapSimple Embellishment Templates: Butterfly Dream ScrapSimple Tools - Styles: Glass Beads 4101 Super Biggie
Sunny Day Paper ScrapSimple Layer Your Own Brushes - 4x6: Date Frame Assemble Your Own Zoom Pages: Boysenberry
Botanica Collection   ScrapSimple Tools - Styles: Glass Beads 4104 Super Biggie
Commercial license versions of Brush Set: Vintage Summer, ScrapSimple Embellishment Templates: Butterfly Dream, ScrapSimple Tools - Styles: Glass Beads 4101 Super Biggie, ScrapSimple Layer Your Own Brushes - 4x6: Date Frame and ScrapSimple Tools - Styles: Glass Beads 4104 Super Biggie are also available.

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Computer scrapbook layout by Stefanie Harris

Layout by Stefanie Harris
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The products used to create this layout are shown as usual in the newsletter for Friday, August 1, 2008. The following individual products were also announced in that newsletter.

ScrapSimple Tools - Styles: Glass Beads 4102 Super Biggie ScrapSimple Embellishment Templates: Fabric Frames Biggie ScrapSimple Tools - Styles: Glass Beads 4105
Album Pack: A Blooming Fancy ScrapSimple Digital Layout Album Templates - Layered: 4x6 Organizer Impressionistica Collection Mini
Tranquility Collection Mini   Ponder Easy Page Pro 4x6 Album
Commercial license versions of ScrapSimple Tools - Styles: Glass Beads 4102 Super Biggie, ScrapSimple Embellishment Templates: Fabric Frames Biggie, ScrapSimple Tools - Styles: Glass Beads 4105, ScrapSimple Digital Layout Album Templates - Layered: 4x6 Organizer and ScrapSimple Paper Templates: Art and Soul 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: Angie Briggs

“Set up on level ground.” Who would have thought that those five little words would come back to haunt us over and over?

Life Muses by Ro: This is Your Life.

One of the challenges of writing a regular column such as this is that a great deal of the time, you feel that nothing particularly interesting or inspiring happens to you. You get up, shower and dress, eat the same breakfast you’ve eaten for weeks, do the same work, talk to the same people, go the same places, watch the same TV shows, and go to bed at the same time each evening.

Life Muses by Ro: Burr In My Shoe

I thought it was a pebble at first. I reached inside of my hot pink clog and brushed it out. Then, after thoroughly wiping off the bottom of my foot, I put the clog back on and continued walking. It only took two or three steps to realize that my foot still hurt.

Something was inside my shoe....

Life Muses by Ro: Life in Miniature

I found this neat post in the Scrap Girls Blog by Angela Blanchard. She has used digital scrapbooking supplies to help her make the cutest doll house! I simply had to show it to you. Have fun oooohhhing and ahhhhhing!

Life Muses by Ro: Disaster in the Neighborhood

Bird 1: Did you hear about the disaster in the next neighborhood?

Bird 2: No! There’s a disaster? Oh my... What’s happening?

Customer Muse: Lost in Ladybug Thoughts

As I back out of the garage, late for my doctor appointment, I notice a dead bug on the front windshield. I wonder to myself how long it has been there and how could I not have noticed it in my line of vision the last time I drove. I drive a few blocks and then stop for the intersection light. I will be on the freeway in a moment....

 

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, July 28, 2008

Computer scrapbook layout by Launa Valente

“Gracie's Story” layout by Launa Valente
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Directions for one technique I did on this layout:

I needed to attach my alpha charms to the ribbon; I hate things floating on my layouts! So I used the threads from Cheryl Barber's Sew Simple Buttons, Thread, Hooks & Eyes Embellishment Mini. A lot of collections include stitches to be used with the buttons in the collection, don't forget to use them to "stitch on" other embellishments.

Endearing You Collection Biggie Brush Set: Doggy Tales - Dogs Brush Set: Sketchbook Dotted Biggie
ScrapSimple Tools - Shapes: Slim Tabs 5701 Bliss Collection Biggie ScrapSimple Embellishment Templates: Stapled Ribbon
ScrapSimple Tools - Styles: Distressed 5102 Super Biggie Old Photo Frames Embellishment Biggie Sew Simple Buttons, Thread, Hooks & Eyes Embellishment Mini
Commercial license versions of Brush Set: Sketchbook Dotted Biggie, ScrapSimple Tools - Shapes: Slim Tabs 5701, ScrapSimple Embellishment Templates: Stapled Ribbon and ScrapSimple Tools - Styles: Distressed 5102 Super Biggie are also available.

Software used: Adobe Photoshop CS3

Name of challenge: Pets

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Thursday, July 31, 2008

Computer scrapbook layout by Kerry Veale

Layout by Kerry Veale
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Assemble Your Own: Sherbert French Boards Brocante Frames Transparency Overlays - White Sherbert Silk Papers
Brocadelicious Collection A Fairy Garden Collection Mini ScrapSimple Embellishment Templates: Bits of Mesh
  AKA Bookish Collection  
Commercial license versions of ScrapSimple Embellishment Templates: Bits of Mesh are also available.

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Saturday, August 2, 2008

Computer scrapbook layout by Ro

Layout by Ro
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Love at Home Collection Mini * ScrapSimple Paper Templates: Eyelet Edges
Commercial license versions of ScrapSimple Paper Templates: Eyelet Edges 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

July’s Scrap Girls Club’s featured designer is Amanda McGee. If you haven't noticed this one in the boutique yet, you have got to take a closer look! These bright, juicy colors, specialized, hand-created embellishments and Amanda-style word art makes this a club selection that is absolutely not to miss! And you’re here to get some ideas on how to use this great group, so let's get down to it!

Best of the Message Board

Our message board members post about manipulating photos, extracting images, shapes, brushes, and more!

Digital Scrapbooking Tutorial: Adding Texture with JPG Format ScrapSimple Paper Templates

ScrapSimple Paper Templates make it easy to create digital background papers for your scrapbooking projects, or to enhance existing paper. JPG format templates are perfect for adding all-over texture since they are solid templates with no transparency. Using Blend Modes will allow you to create textural effects easily for both new backgrounds and existing digital scrapbooking papers.

Way Cool Stuff Product Review: ScrapSimple Card Templates

I think one of the reasons you get addicted to Scrap Girls is that we have the most awesome templates that give you the ability to expand your creativity beyond a 12x12 layout. One of my favorite kinds of template is the card template, because with little ones running to birthday parties all the time, this template sits on my desktop! Today, I am going to show you how to create a card using Mandy Steward’s ScrapSimple Card Templates: 5.5x4.25 Curvy Biggie, along with Syndee Nuckles’ Cocoa Couture Collection for this project.

Digital Scrapbook Tutorial: Creating Unique Alphas Using ScrapSimple Alpha Templates: Legacy

ScrapSimple Templates allow for unlimited creativity, and I will be showing you a unique way to create beautiful digital scrapbooking alphas using the ScrapSimple Alpha Templates: Legacy.

University Updates

One of my very favorite classes to teach is “The Art and Importance of Journaling.” Writing a class on journaling completely changed my outlook on scrapbooking. I stopped feeling obligated to scrapbook pictures and started scrapbooking memories. Pictures became just one tool, albeit an important one, in my scrapbooking arsenal. The students from this class adopted this outlook as well. They tried the techniques and had success creating scrapbooking layouts that recorded memories, not just pictures.

Layout and Contest Winners

Congratulations to our Weekly Layout Winners, makib1218 and JoHubb! You have got to see these great layouts! We also have the July Message Board Game winners, as well as August's Scrap Girls Member of the Month, Caren (sunnie2004)! Congratulations!

What's Happening at Scrap Girls?
Crops and Chats

New Classes Available!

Life Moments Crop and Chat
Tuesday, August 5th - 4:00PM 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 focus on Anniversaries. Any type will do. Can't wait to see you there!

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High Noon Crop
Wednesday, August 6th - 12:00Noon ET

Join your host April Showers 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 August 6, we'll do a 10 photo challenge! Create a layout using any colors, any theme, but 10 photos! Sound daunting? Try a template!

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, August 7th - 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 August 7th, at 1 PM ET, in the chat room Lobby! Hope to see you there!

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Scraplift Crop
Sunday, August 10th - 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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New Classes Available!

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Aussie Chat & Crop
Monday, 11 August - 8:30PM
*Australian Eastern Standard Time*

Please join Jo (ScrappingJo) and Karen (Kazbar73) for our next Aussie Chat. This week we will have an art inspired challenge. On Sunday, 10 August, we will post a picture for you to take some inspiration from. Create your layout then come and meet Jo & Karen in the Chat Room at 8.30pm Australian Eastern Standard Time (Please take note of the time change).

For all our other International Ladies, the chat will start at 6.30am New York time on Monday, 11 July. We look forward to seeing you all at the chat.

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NSBR Chat
Monday, August 11th - 9:00PM 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, Carla (CRS) on August 11th at 9 pm et! Hope to see you there!

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Get Published Chat
Tuesday, August 12th - 9:00PM ET

Join Angela (angelaNussbaum), Amy (tysMommy) and Christy (christyVW) for the Get Published Chat on August 12th at 9 PM ET.

Do you want to see your layouts in magazines, but you are not quite sure how? Do you need a little more confidence with your layouts? During the Get Published Chat, we will talk about current calls, give constructive criticism on requested layouts, and we will answer your questions about submitting to magazines.

As with most of our chats, there will also be a challenge. To help you further your chances of being published, we will select a call, and challenge you to do a layout with that theme! Be sure you come to this informative Monthly chat, you will be glad you did!

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High Noon Crop
Wednesday, August 13th - 12:00Noon ET

Join your host April Showers 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 August 13, we'll do a Kitchen Sink challenge! Create a layout using the color red, a button, three or more photos and a tag! Add any other embellishments you'd like, and any other colors as well!

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!

New Classes Available!

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August Events

August Board Game: BINGO!

It's that time again! Join us for an exciting game of BINGO on the Message Board Forum in August! Pick 25 words from the list provided in the forum and send them in an e-mail to [email protected] with a subject line saying “BINGO CARD” and including your message board user name by Sunday, August 3rd in order to play in the first round which will begin Monday, August 4th.

Each day, members of the Welcoming Committee will call 5 random words from the Bingo list. Match just 15 of those words to win a BINGO. You must be first to call bingo in the forum to win that round. After a winner is called, the boards can be cleared and a new round will begin the following day. All winners receive a $5 Gift Certificate to the boutique! We like to see lots of winners, so please remember that each person can only win one round during the month. Have fun!

If you miss the first round cutoff date, you can still play! Just send in your Bingo card at any time during the month and you'll be eligible to begin playing when the next new round starts. Everyone who sends in a Bingo card will receive a confirmation email that their card has been received. If you do not receive confirmation within 24 hours, please re-send your list of words. We cannot be held responsible for misdirected emails.

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Layout Contests:

August Layout Contest: We all have had some magical events in our life. We want to see your layouts that describe a time before or during a magical event in your life like a wedding, a prom, a special vacation, or maybe the birth of a child. Upload your layouts to the August Layout Gallery by August 31st at Midnight, and if your layout is chosen, you will win a $10 Gift Certificate to the Scrap Girls Boutique!

Mid-July Layout Contest: Do you have a dream destination to which you would like to travel in the future, or maybe a dream place where you’ve already been? We want to see your layout of this dream destination. Upload your layouts to the July Mid-month Layout Gallery by August 15th at midnight and you could win a $10 gift certificate to the Scrap Girls Boutique if your layout is chosen!

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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 Cherise Oleson

Layout by Cherise Oleson
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Fresh Air Swirls Paper Special
Designer Freebie by Cherise Oleson coordinates with her Fresh Air Collection Biggie

Fresh Air Collection Biggie French Market Collection Biggie Dynamic Brush Set: Glitter 6401
Dynamic Brush Set: Rhinestones 6301 Biggie ScrapSimple Tools - Styles: Micro Glitter 6401 Super Biggie Lettering Delights Elf Note Font
Commercial license versions of Dynamic Brush Set: Glitter 6401, Dynamic Brush Set: Rhinestones 6301 Biggie, ScrapSimple Tools - Styles: Micro Glitter 6401 Super Biggie and Lettering Delights Elf Note Font 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 28 - August 2, 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

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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 9 openings are still available!

We're starting our final countdown now; don't miss out on this amazing opportunity! 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” 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 - A Style All Your Own
A Style All Your Own

August 12 and 19 - 7:00PM ET

This in-depth class on personal style is the perfect opportunity to learn about the four most common design styles seen in today’s digital scrapbooking, and how they relate to your own likes and dislikes.

Important: This is an Intermediate Level class open to all software program users. Software applications are not needed for this class.

New Classes Available!

Online Class - Conquering the Fear of Patterned Paper
Conquering the Fear of Patterned Paper

August 14 and 21 - 9:30PM ET

This in-depth digital scrapbooking class is a wonderful opportunity to learn how to use patterns. Patterns can be overwhelming and challenging to use. Learn some simple rules and guidelines to make them easier. Discuss different types of patterns, and how to effectively combine them. Study real examples, and see how applying the rules can improve your layouts.

Important: This is an Intermediate Level class open to all software program users. Students are, however, required to understand the basic skills taught in the Scrapbook Secrets Revealed and MORE Scrapbook Secrets Revealed program for their software 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 August Scrap Girls digital scrapbooking club, designed for you by Angie Briggs.

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 Angie Briggs using August's Scrap Girls Club
Layout by Angie Briggs using August's Scrap Girls Club
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Created for you by Angie Briggs

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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