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Digital Scrapbooking News

1000 Year Sale! 18.8% off of almost everything in the Boutique until Midnight, August 13th (MT).

What's New in the Scrap Girls Boutique?

Computer scrapbook layout by Erica Hite

Layout by Erica Hite
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The products used to create this layout are shown as usual in the newsletter for Tuesday, August 5, 2008. The following individual products were also announced in that newsletter.

ScrapSimple Embellishment Templates: Velvet Foliage Biggie Assemble Your Own: Slipped Stitch Segments - Brights Brush Set: Art and Soul - Paint
ScrapSimple Embellishment Templates: Felt ScrapSimple Paper Templates: Day at the Beach Pressed for Time Embellishment Biggie
Commercial license versions of ScrapSimple Embellishment Templates: Velvet Foliage Biggie, Brush Set: Art and Soul - Paint, ScrapSimple Embellishment Templates: Felt and ScrapSimple Paper Templates: Day at the Beach are also available.

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Computer scrapbook layout by Debbie Layden

Layout by Debbie Layden
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The products used to create this layout are shown as usual in the newsletter for Wednesday, August 6, 2008. The following individual products were also announced in that newsletter.

ScrapSimple Paper Templates: Grandeur Brush Set: Day at the Beach ScrapSimple Embellishment Templates: Pressed for Time II Biggie
Online Class - Conquering the Fear of Patterned Paper   ScrapSimple Tools - Shapes: Blooming Branch Biggie 8201
Commercial license versions of ScrapSimple Paper Templates: Grandeur, Brush Set: Day at the Beach, ScrapSimple Embellishment Templates: Pressed for Time II Biggie and ScrapSimple Tools - Shapes: Blooming Branch Biggie 8201 are also available.

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Computer scrapbook layout by Ariadna Wiczling

Layout by Ariadna Wiczling
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The products used to create this layout are shown as usual in the newsletter for Thursday, August 7, 2008. The following individual products were also announced in that newsletter.

ScrapSimple Layer Your Own Brushes: Parcel Dates Assemble Your Own: Rusty Word Tags ScrapSimple Embellishment Templates: Pressed for Time I Biggie
Brush Set: Vintage Travel   ScrapSimple Embellishment Templates: In Bloom 3
Commercial license versions of ScrapSimple Layer Your Own Brushes: Parcel Dates, ScrapSimple Embellishment Templates: Pressed for Time I Biggie, Brush Set: Vintage Travel and ScrapSimple Embellishment Templates: In Bloom 3 are also available.

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Computer scrapbook layout by Trish Yochum

Layout by Trish Yochum
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The products used to create this layout are shown as usual in the newsletter for Friday, August 8, 2008. The following individual products were also announced in that newsletter.

Day at the Beach Collection Mini Blossom Hill Collection Mini Assemble Your Own: Velvet Foliage
ScrapSimple Paper Templates: Vintage Summer   ScrapSimple Tools - Styles: Felt 8201 Super Biggie
Commercial license versions of ScrapSimple Paper Templates: Vintage Summer and ScrapSimple Tools - Styles: Felt 8201 Super Biggie are also available.

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

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

Life Muses by Ro and Other Writings
A Designer’s Life: dinny [Diane Miller]

So many times I am searching the web for design inspiration and I notice something... lots of designers have a strong, identifiable style. I can find an image and know immediately who the designer is. When I look thru my designs, I do not see “one style,” I see multiple styles. I sometimes wonder if I’m a design schizophrenic! Is there something wrong with that? Do I need to define “a style” that is unique to me? Maybe I’m not good enough to have a style. Or, maybe I have a style, but I just don’t see “it” and others may.

Life Muses by Ro: Flying

“Climb in,” he smiled, holding his hand out to assist me.

I pulled myself into the tiny plane, buckled myself in and looked about. Smaller than any compact car I had ever been in, the seats were too close to allow me to hold my purse on my lap. Holding it close, I felt like my grandmother in church. All I needed was a handkerchief stuck down my shirt, some pink lozenge mints and I’d be ready to entertain a small child....

Life Muses by Ro: Contented

When you think of the word “contented,” what image comes to mind? I imagine a grandpa and grandma sitting on their porch, their hands resting on their bellies, smiles on their faces, as they gaze around their yard. They are relaxed because they own their home. They have flowers, a garden and bottles of fruit in their basement. Their grandchildren come to visit on Sundays and they drink limeade in clear glasses. They go on drives in their old car and stop at roadside diners to eat hot turkey sandwiches....

Life Muses by Ro: A Grateful Heart

I found this muse on the Scrap Girls blog by my partner, Valerie Randall. V (as we call her) has a unique ability to see beauty in small details and then use these details in unusual ways. I find her design sensibilities completely fascinating. She’s an amazing person to watch. Everyone on our team is very grateful for her. I think you’ll see why when you read what she has said.

Life Muses by Ro: Don't Touch Anything

Dateline: 1965

Place: Inside a car that is parked outside of the local 5&10 store.

Where: Fillmore, Utah (population: approximately 1000 people)

Customer Muse: Of All Places

Have you ever been locked out of your hotel room? Customer Paula Cymbala has....

 

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, August 4, 2008

Computer scrapbook layout by Armi Custodio

“I Love This Job” layout by Armi Custodio
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Directions for one technique I did on this layout:

To create the punched out look, I first duplicated my background paper from Angie Briggs’ Feeling Free Collection. Then, with the copy layer activated, I used the Magic Wand to select areas that I wanted punched out. I then hit Delete and applied a shadow to this layer to give the erased areas some depth.

I also wanted to give the gray background color some texture, so I clipped a gray paper of a similar shade from Amanda Sok’s Textured Cardstock Mega Pack 1 to the punched out layer. The sunrays are from Melanie Johnson’s ScrapSimple Paper Template: Pop Op. I just resized it, filled it with an orange color and used the “Color Burn” Blend Mode in the Layers Palette.

Feeling Free Collection ScrapSimple Embellishment Templates: Color Wheels ScrapSimple Paper Templates: Pop Op
Textured Cardstock Mega Pack 1 Textured Cardstock Mega Pack 2 Lettering Delights Underwood Pica Font
Commercial license versions of ScrapSimple Embellishment Templates: Color Wheels, ScrapSimple Paper Templates: Pop Op and Lettering Delights Underwood Pica Font are also available.

Software used: Adobe Photoshop Elements 6.0

Name of challenge: Mothers

Other Ingredients:

  • Font - Apple Garamond

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Saturday, August 9, 2008

Computer scrapbook layout by Keri Schueller

Layout by Keri Schueller
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These first five 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 Paper Templates: Expressive Pages ScrapSimple Embellishment Templates: Expressive Frames Brush Set: Expressive
ScrapSimple Embellishment Templates: Pressed Petals 1 ScrapSimple Layer Your Own Brushes: Stamped Specifics Beautiful Spring Embellishment
Commercial license versions of ScrapSimple Paper Templates: Expressive Pages, ScrapSimple Embellishment Templates: Expressive Frames, Brush Set: Expressive, ScrapSimple Embellishment Templates: Pressed Petals 1 and ScrapSimple Layer Your Own Brushes: Stamped Specifics 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

July’s Scrap Girls ScrapSimple Club’s featured designers are Brandy Hackman and Keri Schueller. 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!

Designer Do-Over: Ariadna Wiczling

I started this layout about a year ago, but never finished it. I was stuck. I'm sure that this happens to everyone from time to time! I usually put a layout down for a couple of days and try again. It took me a little bit longer with this one....

Digital Scrapbooking Tutorial: Wrapping a Frame Using ScrapSimple Embellishment Templates: Flat Ribbons

ScrapSimple Embellishment Templates are a great way to create tons of unique digital scrapbooking embellishments for your layouts. I am going to show you how to wrap a frame using the ScrapSimple Embellishment Templates: Flat Ribbons.

Way Cool Stuff Product Review: ScrapSimple Transparency Overlays

Transparency overlays are another great product in the ScrapSimple line that our wonderful designers here at Scrap Girls have created for us. There are so many ways that you can incorporate them into your layouts. You can use them to enhance background papers by attaching a clipping mask or applying a layer Blend Mode. You can also apply styles to them to make them stand out more and pop off the page. Another thing that I love about them is that even though many times they coordinate with a specific collection, they are versatile enough to scrap with ANY collection!

Digital Scrapbook Tutorial: Selecting Natural Color Schemes for ScrapSimple Templates

One of the greatest advantages of using ScrapSimple digital scrapbooking products is the ability to customize the color; but choosing pleasing color schemes can be difficult. Instead of trying to create a color scheme yourself, you can take cues from nature. All that is needed is a few digital nature photos, either purchased from a stock site or something you’ve snapped yourself. They don’t have to be elaborate, nor do they have to be perfect. Just make sure the colors in the photos are pleasing to your eye. For this tutorial, an amateur nature shot will be used.

What Customers Are Saying...

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

Layout and Contest Winners

Congratulations to our Weekly Layout Winners, bjc and Burnsie! We also have the July Layout Contest Winner, Karen Chandler. Plus, our STAYcation Event 2008 winners, including the Picnic Basket of Doom list and Moss Travel layouts. You must see these!

What's Happening at Scrap Girls?

If you have never been to the Scrap Girls Chat Room before or have questions about it, this tutorial, Chat Basics, will provide lots of helpful information.

Crops and Chats

New Classes Available!

New Member Chat
Tuesday, August 12th - 8:00PM ET

Join Pat (PBarnes) and Carol Ann (Zaz) for the New Member Chat at 8 PM ET in the Live Chat room lobby. This is a great place to ask questions about getting around the Scrap Girls site or about digital scrapbooking in general - and a great place to make some new friends. All are welcome, new and long time members included.

You do need to have Java installed on your computer to access the Live Chat.

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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!

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Textile Inspiration Challenge/Chat
Wednesday, August 13th - 9:00PM ET

Join Launa & Zaz, for a Textile Challenge and Crop, we will meet on Wednesday, August 13th, at 9pm EST in the Scrap Girls Chat Room!

Do the patterns, textures, and colors of textiles fascinate you? Do you get inspiration from anything from pillows to your grandmother's apron? Then this challenge is for you! A few hours before the challenge begins, I'll post a textile for you to use as the starting point for your page. You may be inspired by the colors, placement of patterns, textures... just let it be your inspiration!

I can't wait to see what you come up with!! See you there!

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New Classes Available!

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Sketch Crop Challenge
Thursday, August 14th - 9:00PM ET

Join me, sprinklz, for the Sketch Challenge and Crop, Thursday, August 14th, 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 "Chat Room" link (above). 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.

If you have never been to the Scrap Girls Chat Room before or have questions about it, this tutorial, Chat Basics, will provide lots of helpful information.

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Quote Chat & Challenge
Sunday, August 17th - Time TBA

Come join Pat (PBarnes) for the Quote Challenge Crop! Including a quote on your layout can be a touching and meaningful addition, especially if you use the quote to create your own word art.

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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Keeping Current Crop
Monday, August 18th - 4:00PM ET

Join AngRoCamp for the Keeping Current Crop on the (NEW DAY!!) third Monday of each month. In August we'll enjoy an afternoon crop beginning at 4 p.m. Eastern Time.

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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High Noon Crop
Wednesday, August 20th - 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 20, we'll do a color challenge! Create a layout using blue and green. You can use other colors as accents, but primarily your color scheme should be blue and green!

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 card by Jan Hicks

Card by Jan Hicks
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Wedding Card Sentiments Brush Set Biggie Special
Designer Freebie by Jan Hicks coordinates with her Brush Set: Wedding Card Sentiments Biggie

Sweet Words Collection Biggie ScrapSimple Paper Templates: Ravishing Journey Collection
ScrapSimple Tools - Styles: Inked Edges Basics 4101 ScrapSimple Tools - Styles: Inked Edges Fun 4105 ScrapSimple Tools - Shapes: Curvy Mats 2101
Commercial license versions of Brush Set: Wedding Card Sentiments Biggie, ScrapSimple Paper Templates: Ravishing, ScrapSimple Tools - Styles: Inked Edges Basics 4101, ScrapSimple Tools - Styles: Inked Edges Fun 4105 and ScrapSimple Tools - Shapes: Curvy Mats 2101 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
August 4 - 9, 2008

Scrap Girls Guarantee


In This Issue:

- 18.8% Off 1000 Year 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 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 - 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!

New Classes Available!

Online Class - The Art and Importance of Journaling
The Art and Importance of Journaling

August 20 and 27 - 3:00PM ET

If you are looking for a course on grammar, spelling, and punctuation, this is not the class for you. But, if you want to be motivated and inspired to add more journaling to your layouts, then this digital scrapbooking class is the place! Journaling can be overwhelming and intimidating. Learn some simple tricks to make it easier. Discover ways to help it become part of your layout design rather than an afterthought. Look at real examples, and see how easy and fun journaling can be.

Important: This class is open to all students interested in improving their journaling skills. Digital imaging programs are not needed for this class.


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

Alert! Alert! THURSDAY is the last day you can sign up for the ScrapSimple club and still get this great group of tools at this amazing price. Don't delay... sign up now!

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.

Club Concepts: We hope you are enjoying one of our newest articles, Club Concepts. Each Monday, we give you ideas on how to use your current club selections in many different ways. Well, we have realized that in creating these articles, we were leaving out one of the most important voices in our club... yours! So, we would like to announce that we will be looking for your help in creating these articles.

How can you get involved, you may ask? Simply post your new layout using the current club selection (either the Scrap Girls club or the ScrapSimple club) in our Scrap Girls Club Members Gallery. Be sure to list all of the Scrap Girls products you used, as well as a short (1-2 sentence) description of the unique idea or theme your layout shows off. If your layout and its corresponding tip is chosen, they will be showcased in our Club Concepts article, and you will win a $5 Gift Certificate to the Scrap Girls Boutique!

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. 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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