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Digital Scrapbooking News

Magic Coupon Fairy! Your coupon is good for 7% off your order. Coupon will expire at Midnight, August 20, 2008 (MT).

Hey! While Ro's away from Scrap Girls resting up, it looks like the Magic Coupon Fairy saw its chance and escaped to spread savings wherever it goes! What does that mean for you?

Well, it means you can save 7% off your order until Midnight, MT, August 20, 2008! You must use the coupon code exactly as shown here, Save-MagicFairy, or it won't work. No other variations are allowed. (This is one specific fairy!) Only use:

Save-MagicFairy

Not SaveMagicFairy, or savemagicfairy, or SAVEmagicFairy, or Save-Magic-Fairy. So, hurry over to our boutique and take advantage of this coupon before we catch this little guy and lock it up for good!

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, August 12, 2008. The following individual products were also announced in that newsletter.

Brush Set: Chalk Shapes Frippery Collection Biggie Online Class - The Art and Importance of Journaling
ScrapSimple Embellishment Templates: School Days   ScrapSimple Digital Layout Album Templates - Layered: Photo Book 1
Commercial license versions of Brush Set: Chalk Shapes, ScrapSimple Embellishment Templates: School Days and ScrapSimple Digital Layout Album Templates - Layered: Photo Book 1 are also available.

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Computer scrapbook layout by Armi Custodio

Layout by Armi Custodio
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The products used to create this layout are shown as usual in the newsletter for Wednesday, August 13, 2008. The following individual products were also announced in that newsletter.

Brush Set: Typographic Playful Collection ScrapSimple Embellishment Templates: Borderline 2
1898 Photo Frames 2 Embellishments   ScrapSimple Tools - Styles: Recess 6301
Commercial license versions of Brush Set: Typographic, ScrapSimple Embellishment Templates: Borderline 2 and ScrapSimple Tools - Styles: Recess 6301 are also available.

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Computer scrapbook layout by Laurel Lakey

Layout by Laurel Lakey
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The products used to create this layout are shown as usual in the newsletter for Friday, August 15, 2008. The following individual products were also announced in that newsletter.

ScrapSimple Paper Templates: School Days SummerTime Collection Brush Set: Smiley Faces
Express Yourself Word Art Biggie   1898 Photo Frames 1 Embellishments
Commercial license versions of ScrapSimple Paper Templates: School Days and Brush Set: Smiley Faces 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: Durin Eberhart

I was recently looking through some family photos and had to groan at all of the different hairstyles I’ve had over the years. When I was young, my hair was long and straight, sometimes with bangs, sometimes without. I was too young to know what “style” was and never really thought about my hair. In retrospect, I should have kept it like that....

Life Muses by Heidi: Mystery Garden

For the past two summers, a garden has been mysteriously growing in my backyard. It magically appears in the same place, a small side strip of earth separated from the main yard by our cement driveway. It starts slowly, little green shoots developing larger leaves, and before I know it, I have a forest of sunflowers greeting me each day.

Life Muses by Heidi: Honeybees

A wonderful benefit of having a garden of sunflowers that I have only discovered this summer is that I get honeybees buzzing around my yard. You might think this is a strange benefit, and I did too at first. After all, nobody wants to spend time in the outdoors worrying about being stung, but I have become so enamored of these little creatures....

Life Muses by Ro: Baseball, Anyone?

Note from Ro Heidi: Theresa's muse on the Scrap Girls blog is something I can totally relate to. I love watching baseball too... especially going to games. Luckily, my husband loves baseball as much as I do, but unluckily, Utah does not have a professional baseball team. However, we go to as many games as we can, and this past spring, we even attended Spring Training in Phoenix, AZ to see the Padres play. Next time I'm your way, Theresa, we're going to see the Twins!

Life Muses by Christy: 7 Minutes

As a stay-at-home mom, I think I would find good company when I say one of our least favorite questions is “So, what did you do today?” Whether we stay home for the day, go to the park, run errands or whatever, it seems my days are always completely full and busy. So, why is it, when I try to take inventory of “what I did today,” it never sounds like much?

Customer Muse: Sheer Genius!

Sheer genius!

No, not me. I want to applaud the sheer genius who came up with this idea....

 

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 11, 2008

Computer scrapbook layout by Amy Lemaniak

“Zeus” layout by Amy Lemaniak
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Directions for one technique I did on this layout:

I had this cool photo of Zeus looking out into the street that I wanted to incorporate into my layout in a subtle way. I enlarged the photo so it was the length of my layout, then I changed the Blend Mode to “Hard Light” and lightened the Opacity to 25%. I still had a hard edge from the edge of my photo that I wanted to soften. I took one of Lori Cook’s Grunge Brushes and, with the Eraser Tool, I slowly erased the edge of my photo in line with Zeus’ body to give it a nice, soft, blended look.

Doggy Tales Collection Biggie Brush Set: Grunge 2 ScrapSimple Embellishment Templates: Aged Frames
Commercial license versions of Brush Set: Grunge 2 and ScrapSimple Embellishment Templates: Aged Frames are also available.

Software used: Adobe Photoshop Elements 5.0

Name of challenge: Pets

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Thursday, August 14, 2008

Computer scrapbook layout by Paula Wright

Layout by Paula Wright
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ScrapSimple Embellishment Templates: Fabric Frames Biggie Out of the Box Collection Durango Collection Biggie
Twigs And Twine Collection * Brush Set: Naturescape
Commercial license versions of ScrapSimple Embellishment Templates: Fabric Frames Biggie and Brush Set: Naturescape are also available.

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Saturday, August 16, 2008

Computer scrapbook layout by Angie Briggs

Layout by Angie Briggs
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These products are included in this month's Scrap Girls 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.

Assemble Your Own Zoom Pages: His and Hers * His and Hers Embellishment Biggie

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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!

Best of the Message Board

Read posts from the Scrap Girls message board on the Secrets tutorials, recoloring paper templates, and more!

Digital Scrapbooking Tutorial: Layered Text

When creating a digital scrapbooking layout, there are many times a simple text layer for the title is not as dynamic as the layout. In those situations, the use of layers can make the difference between adequate and fabulous.

Way Cool Stuff Product Review: Brushes

Who doesn’t love brushes? They are very versatile and easy to use. Today, I will be altering an existing brush to create custom word art.

Digital Scrapbook Tutorial: Aging a Photo with Edge Effects

Photographs can set the tone for your digital scrapbook layouts. Sometimes, the photograph you want to use needs a little something more. One of my favorite effects to use on photos is to darken the edges for an aged look. It also adds a bit of drama.

Scrap Girls Member of the Month: Caren

Meet our Scrap Girls Member of the Month for August, Caren! Sunnie2004 shares more about herself through a questionnaire and photo.

Layout and Contest Winners

Congratulations to our Weekly Layout Winners, regulargal and Loriebug66! 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!* Life Moments Crop and Chat *NEW!*
Tuesday, August 19th - 9:00PM ET

Join Carol Ann (Zaz) 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 small or large miracles in our lives. Hope to see you there!

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High Noon Crop
Wednesday, August 20th - 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 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!

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Ad Inspiration Crop
Wednesday, August 20th - 9:00PM ET

Join Pat & Launa for an Ad Inspiration Chat and Crop in the Scrap Girls Chat Room Wednesday August 20th at 9:00 ET.

We will use a magazine ad to inspire a LO, there is no wrong answer!! Come join the fun! The Ad will be posted a couple of hours before the challenge. Come join us for some chattin', croppin', and FUN!

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NSBR Chat - Early Edition
Thursday, August 21st - 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 21st, at 1 PM ET, in the chat room Lobby! Hope to see you there!

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New Classes Available!

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Heritage Crop
Thursday, August 21st - 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 Pat (PBarnes) 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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Scraplift Crop
Sunday, August 24th - 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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ATC Swap Crop
Sunday, August 24th - 7:00PM ET

Hello ATC swappers! Please join me, Pat Bowman, for our next chat on August 24 at 7PM. The theme will be “A” is for Apple. My goal here is for us swappers to create ATCs that cover the entire alphabet. We may take more than one month to complete this, but it should be fun.

For the first round, take the first letter of your first name and create an ATC with the main thing being the initial. For instance, since my first name starts with “P,” I might do “P” is for “Pool,” or “P” is for “Popcorn,” or “P” is for “Precious.” Be creative, but we want the alpha letter to be the most prominent thing on the card. Keep your eye on the ATC Gallery to see what letters have been done in case your name starts with the same letter as someone else.

Be sure to participate each month so that you will have the complete alpha when we are done. Let's have some fun!

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Aussie Chat & Crop
Monday, August 25th - 8:30PM *Australian Eastern Standard Time*

Please join Jo (ScrappingJo) and Karen (Kazbar73) for our next Aussie Chat. As this is the last week of Winter for us Aussies, we thought it might be nice to create a new "Spring Desktop" to celebrate the end of Winter. Create your desktop, 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, 25 August.

Not sure how to create your own desktop layout? Then come along and we will go through the steps so that you can create an outstanding desktop. We look forward to seeing you all there.

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!

August Mid-Month Layout Contest: The story of your life is unwritten. We’d love to see a layout that has a story of something in your life most people don’t know about you. Do you have a hidden talent to share, a special award you received, or maybe an embarrassing moment? Upload your layouts to the August Mid-month Layout Gallery by September 15th at midnight and you will 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 Trish Yochum

Layout by Trish Yochum
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ScrapSimple Paper Templates: Tuscany - Special
Designer Freebie by Trish Yochum coordinates with her ScrapSimple Paper Templates: Tuscany, part of this month's ScrapSimple Club offering!

ScrapSimple Layer Your Own Brushes: Tuscan Label Brush Set: Grapevines Avalon Embellishment Biggie
  Elegant Peacock Embellishment Biggie  
Commercial license versions of ScrapSimple Paper Templates: Tuscany, ScrapSimple Layer Your Own Brushes: Tuscan Label and Brush Set: Grapevines 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 11 - 16, 2008

Scrap Girls Guarantee


In This Issue:

- Coupon Fairy Strikes Again!
- 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 8 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 - 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 August ScrapSimple digital scrapbooking club selection by Melissa Renfro and Trish Yochum

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 Trish Yochum using August's ScrapSimple Club
Layout by Trish Yochum using August's ScrapSimple Club
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Created for you by Melissa Renfro and Trish Yochum

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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