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Digital Scrapbooking News

Why Not Sale! 14.7% off of almost everything in the Boutique until Midnight, September 17th (MT).

What's New in the Scrap Girls Boutique?

Computer scrapbook layout by Gillian Hurst

Layout by Gillian Hurst
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The products used to create this layout are shown as usual in the newsletter for Tuesday, September 9, 2008. The following individual products were also announced in that newsletter.

ScrapSimple Paper Templates: African Beat Biggie ScrapSimple Embellishment Templates: Make a Wish 1 ScrapSimple Paper Templates: Witch's Brew Biggie
ScrapSimple Tools - Styles: Photo Masks 6401   Brush Set: Tapestry Alphabet Biggie
Commercial license versions of ScrapSimple Paper Templates: African Beat Biggie, ScrapSimple Embellishment Templates: Make a Wish 1, ScrapSimple Paper Templates: Witch's Brew Biggie, ScrapSimple Tools - Styles: Photo Masks 6401 and Brush Set: Tapestry Alphabet Biggie are also available.

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Computer scrapbook layout by Valerie Randall

Layout by Valerie Randall
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The products used to create this layout are shown as usual in the newsletter for Wednesday, September 10, 2008. The following individual products were also announced in that newsletter.

Brush Set - 4x6: Inky Fiddle-de-de Collection ScrapSimple Digital Layout Templates - Layered: Fanciful Masks
ScrapSimple Paper Templates: Halloween Hijinks ScrapSimple Embellishment Templates: Make a Wish 2 Online Class - Selection Magic: Beyond the Basics for PSE
  ScrapSimple Tools - Styles: Iridescent Glass Brights 6402  
Commercial license versions of Brush Set - 4x6: Inky, ScrapSimple Digital Layout Templates - Layered: Fanciful Masks, ScrapSimple Paper Templates: Halloween Hijinks, ScrapSimple Embellishment Templates: Make a Wish 2 and ScrapSimple Tools - Styles: Iridescent Glass Brights 6402 are also available.

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Computer scrapbook layout by Amanda Sok

Layout by Amanda Sok
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The products used to create this layout are shown as usual in the newsletter for Friday, September 12, 2008. The following individual products were also announced in that newsletter.

ScrapSimple Tools - Styles: Glitter Sparks 6401 Super Biggie Brush Set: Witch's Brew Biggie ScrapSimple Embellishment Templates: Falling Leaves
Dynamic Brush Set: Halloween Hijinks ScrapSimple Paper Templates: Make a Wish ScrapSimple Embellishment Templates - Photo Masks: 4x6 Fanciful
Commercial license versions of ScrapSimple Tools - Styles: Glitter Sparks 6401 Super Biggie, Brush Set: Witch's Brew Biggie, ScrapSimple Embellishment Templates: Falling Leaves, Dynamic Brush Set: Halloween Hijinks, ScrapSimple Paper Templates: Make a Wish and ScrapSimple Embellishment Templates - Photo Masks: 4x6 Fanciful 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.

Scrap Girls Convention - Digital Scrap Link Information!

It's getting close now... can you believe there are less than 28 days until our Convention starts? The excitement is really building around our message board. We have some wonderful things lined up to share with you, and we're excited to tell you a bit about them here!

One of our special guest instructors will be none other than Nichole Van from nicholeV photography. She will be presenting, “Making Art Out of the Ordinary: Mastering Light, Location and Composition.” Here's a short description:

Ever wonder how those professional photographers manage to find such incredible locations? And how do they always get that amazing light in their photos? Wouldn’t it be fun to create art out of the everyday, ordinary things you see? Nichole will discuss how to assess and best photograph any given location and how to “see” and use natural light effectively, getting perfect light in your photos. She’ll also discuss how to compose artistic photographs based on principles of classic composition and then how to bring all these elements out when editing in Photoshop. Come learn how to create art out of your life!

Photo: Nichole Van Photography

Nichole has such wonderful photography skills, we know you'll be as excited as we are to have her come share her expertise with us!

Some of our other special guest speakers include April Anderton and Lynda Angelastro from Digital Scrapbooking Magazine. They will be giving pointers on how to get published!

If you'd like to come and learn from Nichole, April and Lynda, in addition to all the other great things we have planned for you, hurry and sign up now! We only have SIX spots left! Stay tuned to hear more about our Convention!

Life Muses by Ro and Other Writings
A Designer’s Life: Sarah Batdorf

I wake up. Isn’t it 9 o’clock yet? It feels like it should be 9:00. I roll over to look at the time and figure out why the alarm hasn’t gone off. It’s 08:58 AM. I lay there... waiting....

Life Muses by Ro: Back and Happy

If you are a member of the Scrap Girls message board, you know that I was having a tough time prior to my vacation. I messed up my medications. I was struggling with some tough family issues and hadn’t been taking care of myself because I overworked for four years. I really wanted to go - actually needed to go - on a vacation, but my husband couldn't get time off. I didn't know what to do but I felt sick and desperate. I had been searching for weeks to find someplace I could go for a break but just couldn't figure it out....

Life Muses by Ro: Real Life

If my life was an episode of “Leave it to Beaver,” Wade would be sitting on the porch with one of my sons giving him some piece of sage advice which would alter the course of their lives for the better. I would make roast beef and chocolate cake while wearing pearls. But, this is real life and my sons don’t sit on porches, rarely listen to anyone over forty who doesn’t hand them a pay check, and are determined to decide what to do with their own lives, even if that means they periodically run into a ditch. The only pearls I own were made in a factory.

Life Muses by Ro: The View

Note from Ro: Another fun slice of life from one our design team. I found this one on the Scrap Girls blog and had to laugh. I graduated from the University of Oklahoma (Ok-lah-home-a... it has to slide out of your mouth like butter when you say it) and so I really related to it. I can slip back into the drawl so quickly. In fact, when I was in Arizona, I hung out with two women from the south. After a day or so, everyone was asking me which southern state I am from. While I’m not from Oklahoma, I will always consider it my second home. I’m a-fixin’ to go back there some-daaahy, y’all. (A lady I student-taught with spoke like this and she got me doing it, too!)

Life Muses by Ro: Park Your Car in the Garage

Adjustable shelves lined the right side of the garage. An old bank of plastic cabinets stood along the left side. Each storage system was organized neatly and one would think that it would be easy to access the contents of the units. But, it wasn’t. The mayhem that stood in front of the organized storage units prevented us from using their contents at all....

Customer Muse: Love/Hate Relationship

Ever have a love/hate relationship? I have an ongoing one with my camera. She’s a fickle little lady. Oh, she can be counted on to be there for those milestones like birthdays, school plays and t-ball games, but she is rarely around for those breath-holding moments that flitter across my path....

 

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, September 8, 2008

Computer scrapbook layout by Launa Valente

“14” layout by Launa Valente
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Directions for one technique I did on this layout:

I thought it would be really awesome to have my daughter's thoughts about being 14 in her own handwriting. I had her write her story on a 4X6 white index card with black ink. Then I scanned it and opened it in Photoshop. With the Magic Wand Tool, I selected the white background and deleted it. Then I moved the journaling on to the layout, resized it to fit on the journaling card from the Art Of Love Collection, and I have another great memory of my daughter at 14!

Art of Love Collection Art of Love Paper Mini Gypsy Boots Collection Biggie
Tints & Tatters Embellishment Biggie Fruit Smoothie Embellishment Biggie Urban Living Collection
ScrapSimple Embellishment Templates: Lifted Photos Biggie ScrapSimple Tools - Styles: Urban Living Glitter 5501 ScrapSimple Embellishment Templates: Photo Clips
ScrapSimple Embellishment Templates: Bedazzled ScrapSimple Tools - Styles: Basic Shadows 6501 ScrapSimple Tools - Actions: Vintage PS 6502
ScrapSimple Tools - Styles: Sheet Metal 5201   AMC_Friendly Font
Commercial license versions of ScrapSimple Embellishment Templates: Lifted Photos Biggie, ScrapSimple Tools - Styles: Urban Living Glitter 5501, ScrapSimple Embellishment Templates: Photo Clips, ScrapSimple Embellishment Templates: Bedazzled, ScrapSimple Tools - Styles: Basic Shadows 6501, ScrapSimple Tools - Actions: Vintage PS 6502, ScrapSimple Tools - Styles: Sheet Metal 5201 and AMC_Friendly Font are also available.

Software used: Adobe Photoshop CS3

Name of challenge: Numbers

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Thursday, September 11, 2008

Computer scrapbook layout by Brandy Murry

Layout by Brandy Murry
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ScrapSimple Embellishment Templates: Ribbons To Go II Scenic Route Collection Biggie Peacock Feather Collection
Chic Embroidery Embellishments ScrapSimple Word Art Templates: Bling ScrapSimple Tools - Styles: Micro Glitter 6401 Super Biggie
  Blossoms & Blooms - Summer Embellishment Biggie  
Commercial license versions of ScrapSimple Embellishment Templates: Ribbons To Go II, ScrapSimple Word Art Templates: Bling and ScrapSimple Tools - Styles: Micro Glitter 6401 Super Biggie are also available.

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Saturday, September 13, 2008

Computer scrapbook layout by Melissa Renfro

Layout by Melissa Renfro
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The first product is 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.

Well Loved Collection Biggie Dynamic Brush Set: Stars 5001 ScrapSimple Tools - Styles: Star Bright 5001
  Lettering Delights Debonaire Font  
Commercial license versions of Dynamic Brush Set: Stars 5001, ScrapSimple Tools - Styles: Star Bright 5001 and Lettering Delights Debonaire Font 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

August’s Scrap Girls ScrapSimple Club’s featured designers are Melissa Renfro and Trish Yochum. 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

Scrap Girls Message Board members answer questions about combining photos, product differences, monitor calibration, and more!

Digital Scrapbooking Tutorial: Recreate the Look

A few months back, I did a layout for my ScrapSimple Paper Templates: Mother and added one of my favorite styles to one of the templates. It created such a beautiful effect that it makes the template opaque and appear as if it’s almost floating on the page. I had so many people asking me how I created that effect that I thought a short tutorial on recreating it would be the easiest way to go. I hope it inspires you to play with your styles in new ways!

Way Cool Stuff Product Review: Alphas

Some time ago, I made the resolution to use more alphas in my scrapbooking layouts. I am always exited when I download them with the designer’s wonderful collections....

Digital Scrapbook Tutorial: Blending Papers Together by Using Brushes

Using more than one paper pattern as a background can add richness and depth to any digital scrapbooking layout. Instead of cutting the papers with the Lasso Tool, which makes a hard edge, try using the Eraser Tool set at a lower opacity to softly blend papers together. Here’s how.

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, inkedmama and DaveUK! You must see these layouts! Congratulations!

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 **Early Edition**
Tuesday, September 16th - 3:00PM ET

Join April (April Showers) at 3:00 PM ET for a fun chat to get to know our newest members. We will discuss the message board, gallery, chocolate and so much more! Everyone is welcome, new or not so new!

Not sure how to get there? Just click the "chat room" button at the top of this newsletter; you will need JavaScript enabled to access the chat room.

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Get Published Chat
Tuesday, September 16th - 8:00PM ET

Join Angela (angelaNussbaum), Amy (tysMommy) and Christy (christyVW) for the Get Published Chat on September 16th at 8 PM EST.

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 magazine, and challenge you to do a layout with one of their calls!

Be sure you come to this informative Monthly chat, you will be glad you did!

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Life Moments Crop
Tuesday, September 16th - 9:00PM ET

Join Carla (crs) for our next Life Moments Crop and Chat. These Crops are about building a scrapbook all about you, one layout at a time.

This week we will be revisiting our childhoods, specifically, extra-curricular activities! Was anyone else a Scout or belong to 4H? How about gymnastics or ballet classes? I hope to see you on Tuesday, September 16th, at 9 PM ET in the chat room!

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High Noon Crop
Wednesday, September 17th - 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 Sept. 17, we'll do a Back to School challenge! Create a layout about going back to school - whether it's your child's first day of kndergarten, you going back to college after a break, your favorite school day memories, whatever! Have an academic-oriented page!

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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New Classes Available!

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Ad Inspiration Crop
Wednesday, September 17th - 9:00PM ET

Join Pat & Launa for an Ad Inspiration Chat and Crop in the Scrap Girls Chat Room Wednesday, September 17th, at 9:00 ET.

We will use a magazine ad to inspire a layout, 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, September 18th - 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 September 18th, at 1 PM ET, in the chat room Lobby! Hope to see you there!

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Heritage Crop
Thursday, September 18th - 8:00PM ET

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

Join April (April Showers) and Carla (CRS) for the Heritage Crop and Chat! We'll help you get motivated to scrap those heritage photos and record your family stories for future generations to enjoy. This month’s challenge is to use a brush or two in your layout. Can't wait to see what you come up with.

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Aussie Chat & Crop
Monday, 22 September - 8:30PM *Australian Eastern Standard Time*

Please join Jo (ScrappingJo) and Karen (kazbar73) for our next Aussie Chat on Monday, 22 September, 2008.

This week we will have a quote challange. What is a quote challenge you may ask? Karen will post a quote on the boards early Monday morning and it is up to you to create a layout incorporating that quote. We will meet in the Live Chat Lobby at 8.30pm Australian Eastern Standard Time.

For those girls in the USA who love to come and chat with us Aussie girls, the chat will be on Monday, 22 September starting at 6.30am (New York time). Looking forward to seeing you all there.

New Classes Available!

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September Events

September Board Game: Guess that Scrap Girl!

It's Back-to-School time and with it come memories of our own childhood. What did you want to be when you grew up? Did you dream big? This month, join us on the Message Board for a game of "Guess that ScrapGirl!" and find out what our ScrapGirls team members dreamed of becoming when they were little girls.

Every day during the month of September, a member of the Welcoming Committee will post a school-aged photo of one of the ScrapGirls team members. Identify the team member and then create and keep an ongoing list with your answers on it, and send your completed list to [email protected] no later than midnight October 2nd. (You can find current photos of all team members in the About Us section of the ScrapGirls home page.)

Everyone who correctly identifies all 30 team members will be entered in a drawing for one of three $10 Gift Certificates! Correctly identify 20+ team members and be entered in a drawing for one of two $5 Gift Certificates! Identify 10+ and be entered in a drawing for one of two $3 Gift Certificates!

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Layout Contests:

September Layout Contest: All too often we get caught up in the things that bring us down in life. We sometimes take for granted all of the fun and wonderful things that happen on a daily basis. Here’s your chance to stop, smell the roses and appreciate the good things you have in your life right now. It might be the warm smile of a child each morning, or seeing your best friend on a fall afternoon to reconnect. Let’s pay tribute to the good things in our lives. We want to see your layouts about something positive in your life right now uploaded to the September Gallery. If your layout is chosen, you will win a $10 Gift Certificate to the 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 layout by Gillian Hurst

Layout by Gillian Hurst
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African Beat Red Java Paper Special 6
Designer Freebie by Gillian Hurst coordinates with her African Beat Collection Biggie

* African Beat Collection Biggie *

* There is a “free download” button on the details page for each gift. You don't need to put them in your shopping cart unless you are shopping for other items. Also note that if you are slow reading your newsletter, you may find this freebie has already been retired, as the freebies are only available as gifts for about two newsletter cycles.

Weekly Newsletter Round-Up
September 8 - 13, 2008

Scrap Girls Guarantee


In This Issue:

- 14.7% Off Why Not 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 6 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 - Selection Magic: Beyond the Basics for PSE
Selection Magic: Beyond the Basics for PSE

September 16 and 23 - 9:30PM ET

Learn to do scrapbooking magic using Photoshop Elements' selection tools. Create custom word art and papers, alter colors, and make selections with one flick of your wand. This digital scrapbooking class will teach you how.

Important: This Intermediate Level class is for Adobe Photoshop Elements users only. Students are required to understand the basic skills taught in the Scrapbook Secrets Revealed and MORE Scrapbook Secrets Revealed program prior to starting the course. This information will not be reviewed as part of the course!

Enrolling in this course without understanding these basic skills may cause you to feel lost and frustrated when you attend the classes. We want you to have a great experience. So please, if you are uncertain that you have enough skills to take this course, use the Scrapbook Secrets Revealed program to build an adequate foundation prior to the classes starting. Thanks!

New Classes Available!

Online Class - Photo Restoration in Photoshop
Photo Restoration in Photoshop

Thursdays, September 25 and October 2 - 4:00PM ET

This in-depth digital scrapbooking class on basic photo restoration is the perfect opportunity to learn about some of the Photoshop tools most often utilized for restorative techniques. Using various methods, this class will teach you how to restore torn, discolored, faded, and odd-shaped photos for printing, digital scrapbooking, and web uploading.

Important: This Intermediate Level class is for Adobe Photoshop CS2 and CS3 only. Students are required to understand the basic skills taught in the Scrapbook Secrets Revealed and MORE Scrapbook Secrets Revealed program prior to starting the course. This information will not be reviewed as part of the course!

Enrolling in this course without understanding these basic skills may cause you to feel lost and frustrated when you attend the classes. We want you to have a great experience. So please, if you are uncertain that you have enough skills to take this course, use the Scrapbook Secrets Revealed program to build an adequate foundation prior to the classes starting. Thanks!


Scrap Girls Monthly Club

The September Scrap Girls digital scrapbooking club, designed for you by Melissa Renfro.

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 Melissa Renfro using September's Scrap Girls Club
Layout by Melissa Renfro using September's Scrap Girls Club
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Created for you by Melissa Renfro

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 September ScrapSimple digital scrapbooking club selection by Brandie Valenzuela and Durin Eberhart

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 commercially licensed version of the ScrapSimple club is also available here.

Computer scrapbook layout by Durin Eberhart using September's ScrapSimple Club
Layout by Durin Eberhart using September's ScrapSimple Club
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Created for you by Brandie Valenzuela and Durin Eberhart

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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