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

Computer scrapbook layout by Brandy Murry

Layout by Brandy Murry
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The products used to create this layout are shown as usual in the newsletter for Tuesday, September 16, 2008. The following individual products were also announced in that newsletter.

ScrapSimple Embellishment Templates: Bows To Go II * Yesteryear Collection Biggie
Commercial license versions of ScrapSimple Embellishment Templates: Bows To Go II are also available.

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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 Wednesday, September 17, 2008. The following individual products were also announced in that newsletter.

ScrapSimple Paper Templates: Simply Stripes Biggie Lettering Delights Aloha Font Flowering Flourishes Embellishment Biggie
Doodlelicious Collection Biggie Plum Passion Embellishment Frippery Embellishment Biggie
  ScrapSimple Tools - Styles: Chipboard Textured 4107 Mini  
Commercial license versions of ScrapSimple Paper Templates: Simply Stripes Biggie, Lettering Delights Aloha Font and ScrapSimple Tools - Styles: Chipboard Textured 4107 Mini are also available.

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Computer scrapbook layout by Kara Swanson

Layout by Kara Swanson
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The products used to create this layout are shown as usual in the newsletter for Thursday, September 18, 2008. The following individual products were also announced in that newsletter.

Edge Decor Embellishment Mini - Summer Flowers Life's Canvas Collection Biggie 1 Scrap Girls Refresh Collection Biggie

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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 Friday, September 19, 2008. The following individual products were also announced in that newsletter.

Impressionistica Collection Mini AMC_Chalk Talk Font Lettering Delights Underwood Pica Font
High School Edge Embellishment Biggie   School Zone Embellishment Biggie
Commercial license versions of AMC_Chalk Talk Font and Lettering Delights Underwood Pica 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.

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 FIVE spots left! Stay tuned to hear more about our Convention!

Life Muses by Ro and Other Writings
A Designer’s Life: Shalae Tippetts

During high school, I had the hopes of going on to study art at a prestigious art school. I knew my family couldn’t afford it and so my only chance was to receive a full ride scholarship at the state art competition my senior year. For four years I had been preparing for that competition. There would first be a preliminary judging within our school to determine who would compete on the state level.

I found out right before the preliminary competition that the big senior trip to the temple for the youth of my church was scheduled for the same dates as the state art competition. I was so bummed. I had been looking forward to having this faith building experience with my friends and classmates. I did not want to have to choose between the two.

Life Muses by Ro: Makeover

She came into my office and caught me trying to take photos of myself for a project I’m working on.

“Do you want something?”

She wrinkled her nose.

“What’s wrong?”

“Can I give you a makeover, Mom? Please? Let me do your hair, makeup, everything? I’ll make you look pretty.”

Life Muses by Ro: Leashed

Molly did not like her leash. When I first attached it to her collar, she chewed, pulled and thrashed around as if she had just eaten a Mexican dancing bean. When I picked it up to escort her across the yard, she looked at me as if I was the cruelest human she had ever met.

Life Muses by Ro: Digital Scrapbooking Event of the Year

Note from Ro: Another fun slice of life from one our design team. I found this one on the Scrap Girls blog. It was fun to read Brandie Valenzuela’s take on our upcoming convention. Can’t wait to meet you in person, Brandie! (It is so odd to have people working for you that you haven’t met in person before, don’t you think?)

Life Muses by Ro: Toe Smiles

Note from Ro: This is a muse I posted on my blog when I was at Canyon Ranch. I like it enough that I thought I’d share it with all of our readers. Hope you like it, too!

Customer Muse: Who Would Have Thought...

Read Robin Anderson's ironic list of daily activities that can occur when you have small children.

 

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 15, 2008

Computer scrapbook layout by Stefanie Harris

“Snacking with Attitude” layout by Stefanie Harris
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Directions for one technique I did on this layout:

I wanted to create a layout that was fun, and suited for a girl – but not use “traditionally girlie” supplies. I thought Melissa Renfro’s Sun Kissed Collection Mini was perfect for this... it’s so warm, and just feminine enough to highlight my daughter having a “Diva” moment.

After establishing the basic color scheme, I decided her dress had WAY too many colors going on, so I used Melissa’s ScrapSimple Tools – Actions: Photo Basics 5001 (I used the “Classic Sepia with Color” action in particular) to tone down the colors, and make the photo “earthy” enough to coordinate well with the papers and elements.

Sun Kissed Collection Mini Little One Collection Biggie Treasures Collection Biggie
For the Love of Cardboard Collection Mini ScrapSimple Tools - Shapes: Stylish Stars 5001 ScrapSimple Tools - Styles: Aged Folds 5001
ScrapSimple Tools - Actions: Photo Basics 5001 Dirt Road Embellishment Mini ScrapSimple Embellishment Templates: Calendars
ScrapSimple Tools - Styles: Gold 5101 Super Biggie ScrapSimple Tools - Styles: Inked Edges Metallics Mini 4103 ScrapSimple Tools - Styles: Chipboard Textured 4107 Mini
Commercial license versions of ScrapSimple Tools - Shapes: Stylish Stars 5001, ScrapSimple Tools - Styles: Aged Folds 5001, ScrapSimple Tools - Actions: Photo Basics 5001, ScrapSimple Embellishment Templates: Calendars, ScrapSimple Tools - Styles: Gold 5101 Super Biggie, ScrapSimple Tools - Styles: Inked Edges Metallics Mini 4103 and ScrapSimple Tools - Styles: Chipboard Textured 4107 Mini are also available.

Software used: Adobe Photoshop CS2

Name of challenge: Free Scrap

Other Ingredients:

  • Font - LD Portent
  • Font - LD Softy

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Saturday, September 20, 2008

Computer scrapbook layout by Melissa Renfro

Layout by Melissa Renfro
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These first two 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.

Favorites Word Art Mini Well Loved Collection Biggie ScrapSimple Tools - Actions: Paper Tears 5001
ScrapSimple Tools - Actions: Photo Basics 5001   Lettering Delights Becca Font
Commercial license versions of ScrapSimple Tools - Actions: Paper Tears 5001, ScrapSimple Tools - Actions: Photo Basics 5001 and Lettering Delights Becca 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

September’s Scrap Girls ScrapSimple Club’s featured designers are Durin Eberhart and Brandie Valenzuela. 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!

Themed Thoughts: Marching Band

When I think about marching bands, I am immediately transported back to those cool fall Friday nights in New Mexico where I played in the marching band. One of my favorite memories was the competitions - the rich colors, pageantry, and plumes. I was recently searching through the boutique looking for some things to help me scrapbook some of these memories - and for my husband - a band member at a rival school!

Digital Scrapbooking Tutorial: Maximizing ScrapSimple Digital Layout Template Album Sets

Have you ever bought a set of digital scrapbooking layout templates? If you haven’t, then I hope this tutorial will convince you to give them a try and see what you’ve been missing. When I first started digital scrapping, I wanted to do everything myself. Once I gave layout templates a try, though, a whole new world opened up to me. I like to think that they are to a digital scrapper what a crock-pot is to a busy mom: a convenient way to prepare something wonderful with a lot of the work already done for you!

Way Cool Stuff Product Review: ScrapSimple Tools – Patterns

One of the most fabulous facets of digital scrapbooking is the ability to really customize the elements to suit your project. While an embellishment or paper may be perfect as it is for one layout, you might want to add a little pattern or texture to it for another. One of the tools I’ve found to be particularly useful when doing this is the selection of ScrapSimple Tools – Patterns. With a few clicks of the mouse, you can change the look and feel of any element in your stash for a fresh and completely custom effect.

Digital Scrapbook Tutorial: Distressed

Many times while designing a new digital scrapbooking kit for Scrap Girls, I go back and forth wondering whether or not I should distress the papers. Some get distressed and some don’t. I guess you could say that there really isn’t a method to my madness! But, sometimes, a kit just really needs to be left alone. It’s comforting to know that I can distress the papers and even the embellishments later if I want to. This can be done easily with the wonderful digital scrapbooking brush sets that we have here at Scrap Girls!

Scrap Girls Member of the Month: Vaughnde

Meet our Scrap Girls Member of the Month for September, Vaughnde! Vaughnde shares more about herself through a questionnaire and layout.

Layout and Contest Winners

Congratulations to our Weekly Layout Winners, Joyce Schardt and Gramma Nae! We also have our August Mid-Month Layout Contest Winner Yam. 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
Tuesday, September 23rd - 9:00PM ET

Join Pat (PBarnes) and Carol Ann (Zaz) for the New Member Chat at 9 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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High Noon Crop
Wednesday, September 24th - 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. 24, we'll do a Black and White With a Twist challenge! Create a layout using black, white and hot pink! Any theme, any number of photos, just use black, white and hot pink!

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 Chat
Wednesday, September 24th - 9:00PM ET

Join Launa & Zaz, for a Textile Challenge and Crop, we will meet Wednesday, September 24th, at 9pm ET 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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Swap Crop Chat
Friday, September 26th - 9:00PM ET

It's time for the Swap Crop Chat! We've done the swapping, and created the layouts, now it's time to chat about all the gorgeous layouts! I don't know what it is, but these swaps bring out the best in everyone. This is the time to chat about the theme, the beautiful layouts and learn about the swap crop if you haven't participated before. I'll even reveal the theme for next month!

Join me, Carla, for a fun chat at 9 pm et on Friday, September 26th!

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New Classes Available!

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Quote Chat & Challenge
Sunday, September 28th - 9:00PM ET

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!

Everyone can participate and create a layout, even if you can't make the chat. Hope to see you there!

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NSBR Early Edition
Monday, September 29th - 1:00PM ET

What is NSBR? It’s a non-scrapbooking related chat! We talk about everything! It’s a great way to meet new people and get to know everyone. Catch up on what everyone is up to, and just relax! If you have any questions, we'll try to answer them.

So, join me, Launa, for some fun on September 29th, at 1 PM ET, in the Chat Room! Hope to see you there!

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Desktop Chat
Tuesday, September 30th - 9:00PM ET

Please come join Angela (angelaNussbaum) @ 9PM ET for the Desktop Challenge Crop.

Tired of your desktop being some graphic that you would've liked to have made? Tired of a solid background? Did you know with your digital scrapbooking skills you can make a fabulous background for your enjoyment?

A few hours before the chat, we will provide you with a source of inspiration, so stay tuned.

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Life Moments Chat
Tuesday, October 7th - 1:00PM ET

Join me (PV Mom of 2 - Shari) in the chatroom at 1 PM Eastern Time for the Life Moments Crop. Topic TBD soon. See you 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!

September Mid-Month Layout Contest: Dreams are one of the most fascinating things we can experience. Now is your chance to scrap one of the dreams you’ve had, or to create a “dreamy” layout. Maybe you have a dream that you’ve always had since you were a child, or a dream that you had a week ago. Let’s see those dreamy layouts uploaded to the Mid-September Gallery by midnight, October 15th, and if your layout is chosen, you will win a $10 Gift Certificate to the Scrap Girls Boutique!

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Check our message board calendar if you have any questions about what is happening at Scrap Girls. All event times are given in Eastern Time Zone unless otherwise noted. Need help converting time zones? Check out the World Clock - Time Zone Converter. (Use 'USA-New York' as the location for the Eastern time zone.)

Today's Freebie

Computer scrapbook layout by Brandy Murry

Layout by Brandy Murry
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School Zone Embellishment Special
Designer Freebie by Brandy Murry coordinates with her School Zone Collection Biggie

School Zone Collection Biggie High School Edge Collection Biggie A Gardener's Diary Collection

* 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 15 - 20, 2008

Scrap Girls Guarantee


In This Issue:

- What's New in the Scrap Girls Boutique?
- Life Muses by Ro and Other Writings
- Cute Stuff
- Tutorials and Articles
- Online Classes Currently Available
- What's Happening at Scrap Girls?
- Designer Freebie
- Scrap Girls Convention - Digital Scrap Link Information!
- Getting Started
- Expand Your Skills
- Online Classes Currently Available
- Scrap Girls Clubs
- Ongoing Opportunities for YOU


Note from Ro
Ro Paxman

The Scrap Girls newsletter is created for you by a virtual army of Scrap Girls team members. Without them, we couldn't possibly share these resources with you, and I'm very grateful for their ongoing help and support.

I hope you enjoy today's issue as much as we enjoyed putting it together.

Ro
CEO - Scrap Girls, LLC

P.S. Your email address is safe with us. We never share, rent, sell, or loan our list with anyone!

P.P.S. If you ever need any assistance, please email [email protected] or call
866-598-3444 and we'll help you as quickly as possible!

Better Business Bureau Reliability Program

Scrap Girls is Having a Convention!
Scrap Girls Digital Scrap Link Convention

Here are the facts:

When: October 9-11th, 2008

Note: Convention begins at 1:00 pm - Thursday, October 9th and ends at 6 pm - Saturday, October 11th.

How many people may attend?

Only 5 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 - 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
larger view

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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