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Digital Scrapbooking News

Yes Sale! 17.8% off of almost everything in the Boutique until Midnight, September 30th (MT).

What's New in the Scrap Girls Boutique?

Computer scrapbook layout by Melanie Johnson

Layout by Melanie Johnson
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The products used to create this layout are shown as usual in the newsletter for Tuesday, September 23, 2008. The following individual products were also announced in that newsletter.

Brush Set: Strip Calendar Biggie Abracadabra Collection Mini ScrapSimple Paper Templates: Ex Libris Biggie
ScrapSimple Alpha Templates: Adorned Brush Set: Christmas Whimsy Words Bump in the Night 2 Collection Mini
Commercial license versions of Brush Set: Strip Calendar Biggie, ScrapSimple Paper Templates: Ex Libris Biggie, ScrapSimple Alpha Templates: Adorned and Brush Set: Christmas Whimsy Words 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 Wednesday, September 24, 2008. The following individual products were also announced in that newsletter.

ScrapSimple Paper Templates: Bump in the Night Haven Collection Mini ScrapSimple Embellishment Templates: Christmas Whimsy
ScrapSimple Digital Layout Album Templates: 8x8 Photo Calendar 2009 ScrapSimple Alpha Templates: Varsity Letters Lollipop Covers Craft - Halloween
  Ribbon Frame Embellishment Mini  
Commercial license versions of ScrapSimple Paper Templates: Bump in the Night, ScrapSimple Embellishment Templates: Christmas Whimsy, ScrapSimple Digital Layout Album Templates: 8x8 Photo Calendar 2009 and ScrapSimple Alpha Templates: Varsity Letters 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 two weeks 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! We also have special sponsors Carbonite in on this, too.

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 THREE spots left! That's right... JUST THREE! Stay tuned to hear more about our Convention!

Life Muses by Ro and Other Writings
A Designer’s Life: Syndee Nuckles

Having just recently moved from the hot California desert to the more temperate city of San Jose, I have felt excited, overwhelmed, hopeful, adventurous, unsure, happy, small, creative, and more. All of these feelings make me feel alive and full of possibilities....

Life Muses by Ro: Showered with Friendship

As I have already discussed, I recently went to Arizona for some desperately needed R&R. As a quick review, I asked our wonderful message board members to remember me in their prayers. They did so and I found the perfect spot that addressed all of my needs and desires. I came home happy and renewed.

When I arrived, I discovered a large pile of mail sitting in my office. My first thought was, “Oh no... we received a whole bunch of mail-in orders that didn’t get taken care of!” I felt sick just thinking about it....

Life Muses by Ro: Bingo!

I remember so clearly getting our Bingo cards. My heart would jump out of my chest, hoping I would win. When we played, the first one who yelled Bingo would win, even if more than one of us had Bingo at the same time. This increased the anxiety level substantially, as you can imagine. I practically fell off of my seat, leaning forward, wanting to be the first one to shout, “Bingo!”

But, it never happened. I never won a Bingo game. I decided that I was unlucky and never wanted to play games like it anymore....

Life Muses by Ro: Pecan Pie

Note from Ro: I just had to chuckle when I read this post by Kim Meeder in the Scrap Girls Digital Scrapbooking Blog. I can totally see me doing this!

Life Muses by Ro: In the Barnyard

Just what do chickens talk about? Don't worry, Ro's got this one covered too...

Customer Muse: Lost and Found in Translation

Growing up, I didn’t have the typical “daddy’s girl” relationship with my father. Communication flowed from my father through my mother and then on to me. The response passed from me to my mother and on to my father. My father didn’t give me hugs or tuck me in bed at night. He didn’t tell me that he loved me or that I was special. The one thing that he did tell me and tells me to this day (even though I’ll be 46 in a matter of days) is to “be good” or “behave.”

 

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 22, 2008

Computer scrapbook layout by Kelly Favor-Chronister

“P Is for Pout” layout by Kelly Favor-Chronister
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Directions for one technique I did on this layout:

To give my layout a more cohesive look, I used Valerie Randall’s ScrapSimple Type Paths: Shapes 2101 in place of the standard days, months, and years provided in Brandy Murry’s ScrapSimple Embellishment Templates: Date Wheel. I typed using the same font I used for part of the title and for my journaling (Amanda McGee’s Happy Font). I also used the same type path to create the curve for the “is for” part of the title. These type paths are great for PSE where you cannot create your own text on a path!

Birthday Wishes Collection Birthday Wishes Solids Paper Mini Dynamic Brush Set: Scribbles 8201
Brush Set: Bad Behavior Brush Set: Princess ScrapSimple Embellishment Templates: Hodgepodge Collage Biggie
ScrapSimple Embellishment Templates: Rhinestone Alpha Biggie ScrapSimple Embellishment Templates: Date Wheel ScrapSimple Embellishment Templates: Ribbon Wraps
ScrapSimple Embellishment Templates: Lifted Photos Biggie ScrapSimple Embellishment Templates: Baby Firsts ScrapSimple Paper Templates: Bubbly
ScrapSimple Paper Templates: Typography ScrapSimple Tools - Styles: Iridescent Glass 6401 ScrapSimple Tools - Styles: Micro Glitter 6401 Super Biggie
ScrapSimple Tools - Actions: Photos That Pop PSE 1801 ScrapSimple Tools - Actions: Edge It PSE 5001 ScrapSimple Type Shapes: Circles 8301 Biggie
ScrapSimple Type Paths: Shapes 2101   AMC_Happy Font
Commercial license versions of Dynamic Brush Set: Scribbles 8201, Brush Set: Bad Behavior, Brush Set: Princess, ScrapSimple Embellishment Templates: Hodgepodge Collage Biggie, ScrapSimple Embellishment Templates: Rhinestone Alpha Biggie, ScrapSimple Embellishment Templates: Date Wheel, ScrapSimple Embellishment Templates: Ribbon Wraps, ScrapSimple Embellishment Templates: Lifted Photos Biggie, ScrapSimple Embellishment Templates: Baby Firsts, ScrapSimple Paper Templates: Bubbly, ScrapSimple Paper Templates: Typography, ScrapSimple Tools - Styles: Iridescent Glass 6401, ScrapSimple Tools - Styles: Micro Glitter 6401 Super Biggie, ScrapSimple Tools - Actions: Photos That Pop PSE 1801, ScrapSimple Tools - Actions: Edge It PSE 5001, ScrapSimple Type Shapes: Circles 8301 Biggie, ScrapSimple Type Paths: Shapes 2101 and AMC_Happy Font are also available.

Software used: Adobe Photoshop Elements 4.0, iPhoto

Name of challenge: Kids

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Thursday, September 25, 2008

Computer scrapbook layout by Durin Eberhart

Layout by Durin Eberhart
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These first four products are included in this month's ScrapSimple Club offering. Members receive a substantial discount on these club supplies. They are also available elsewhere in the Boutique at regular prices for those individuals who would rather not join a club.

ScrapSimple Paper Templates: Fabric Arts ScrapSimple Paper Templates: Rustic Stitches ScrapSimple Embellishment Templates: Fabric Arts
Brush Set: Worn Threads ScrapSimple Tools - Styles: Satin Stitch 5104 Super Biggie Lettering Delights Timely Font
Commercial license versions of ScrapSimple Paper Templates: Fabric Arts, ScrapSimple Paper Templates: Rustic Stitches, ScrapSimple Embellishment Templates: Fabric Arts, Brush Set: Worn Threads, ScrapSimple Tools - Styles: Satin Stitch 5104 Super Biggie and Lettering Delights Timely Font are also available.

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Friday, September 26, 2008

Computer scrapbook layout by Christy VanderWall

“ABC Book” layout by Christy VanderWall
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Directions for one technique I did on this layout:

Since I didn’t have any back to school photos to scrap for this layout, I decided to do a back to school project. I used Angela Blanchard’s beautiful products to create an ABC book for my daughter to practice learning to write. I found two fonts online called ‘Print Clearly’ and ‘Penmanship Print’ that allowed me to make the words similar to the worksheets you do in school where you trace the letters. Each page of the book has a bird, flower or butterfly corresponding to the letter of the alphabet.

I printed the pages, adhered the fronts and backs together and had them laminated. My daughter can use a dry erase marker on them and easily wipe them clean to use them over and over again. The cover was created using the Feathered Friends Collection, printed on cardstock, adhered to chipboard and finished with Mod-Podge.

Brush Set - 4x6: Fabulous Frames Brush Set - 4x6: Mother Brush Set - 4x6: Pretty Frames
Digital Stickers: Feathered Friends Digital Stickers: Floral Abundance Feathered Friends Collection
Floral Abundance Collection Heraldic Crest Embellishments Biggie Poppy Passion Collection Mini
Commercial license versions of Brush Set - 4x6: Fabulous Frames, Brush Set - 4x6: Mother, Brush Set - 4x6: Pretty Frames are also available.

Software used: Adobe Photoshop CS3

Name of challenge: Back to School

Other Ingredients:

  • Font - Print Clearly
  • Font - Penmanship Print
  • stock photos

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Saturday, September 27, 2008

Computer scrapbook layout by Melissa Renfro

Layout by Melissa Renfro
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These first three 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.

Well Loved Collection Biggie Well Loved Hardware Embellishment Mini Well Loved Journaling Embellishment Mini
Brush Set: Downtown   Lettering Delights Debonaire Font
Commercial license versions of Brush Set: Downtown 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
Scrap Girls Club Concepts

September’s Scrap Girls Club’s featured designer is Melissa Renfro. Warm, soft and well loved, this digital scrapbook club contains all-time favorites for your digital scrapbook layouts. When you need a paper for journaling on your digital scrapbook layout, you can find the perfect match in this club. This club includes all kinds of metal hardware, antique knobs and hinges, essential staples (with and without shadows), and more. Let’s look a little closer and see what additional ideas we can come up with for this club.

Best of the Message Board

Scrap Girls Message Board members answer questions about brushing and the Brush Tool, ScrapSimple Paper Templates, blending photos, and more!

Digital Scrapbooking Tutorial: Using Slipped Stitches with Fancy Folds

Sure, we love to add stitching to make our layouts look neat. But, in the real world, accidents happen. Papers curl, stitches slip and photos don’t always stay attached to the paper. This tutorial will demonstrate how to apply that accidental look to your digital scrapbooking layouts. I’ll show you how to combine the Assemble Your Own: Slipped Stitch Segments-Basic and the ScrapSimple Embellishment Templates: Fancy Folds 3.

Way Cool Stuff Product Review: ScrapSimple Paper Templates

ScrapSimple Paper Templates are definitely way cool! Don’t tell anyone, but I have to say ScrapSimple Paper Templates are probably my favorite product in the ScrapSimple line. After you read this article, they may become one of your favorites as well....

Digital Scrapbook Tutorial: Slicing a Photo to Create Visual Interest

Do you want a quick and easy way to add visual drama to your star photo? Try “cutting” it into slices, tilting them slightly and adding drop shadows. It is easy. Here’s how to do it.

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, fairyangelmimi and soozlou! 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!

Life Moments Crop
Tuesday, September 30th - 4:00PM ET

Join Ang (angrocamp) 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 do a layout answering the question: What is something you used to do, gave up, but every once in a while wish you still did? It doesn't matter if you don't have a photo. You can see if you can find an image on the Internet or just do a journaling layout. 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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High Noon Crop
Wednesday, October 1st - 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 October 1, we'll do a multi-photo challenge! Create a layout using nine photos! NINE! Try a grid patterm a big block of clean and simple style, or maybe a filmstrip! Just use 9 (NINE!) photos!

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 Crop
Wednesday, October 1st - 9:00PM ET

Join Launa & Zaz for a Textile Challenge and Crop! We will meet Wednesday, October 1st, 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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New Classes Available!

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NSBR Chat - Early Edition
Thursday, October 2nd - 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 October 2nd, at 1 PM ET, in the chat room Lobby! Hope to see you there!

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Leavin' Love Chat
Monday, October 6th - 1:00PM ET

Come join me (Launa) and leave some love in the gallery. Bring a link to a layout of your own that needs a little love and two links of layouts that belong to someone else that need some love! Let's recognize all that awesome talent we have out there! I'm sure at some point chocolate will be discussed!

So join me on Monday, October 6th, at 1:00 ET in the Scrap Girls Chat Room! See ya there!!

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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!

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High Noon Crop
Wednesday, October 8th - 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 October 8, we'll do a simple style challenge! Create a layout using the clean and simple style - no extra visual clutter, clear large-font journaling, clean straight lines, etc.

You'll have one hour to create a layout and upload to the special High Noon Crop gallery. You'd be amazed what you can get done in just one hour! Meet new friends and have fun in the chat room! We hope you'll join us!

New Classes Available!

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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 Thao Cosgrove

Layout by Thao Cosgrove
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African Beat Red Java PaperAffection Paper Special Special 6
Designer Freebie by Thao Cosgrove coordinates with her Affection Collection

Affection Collection Dreamer Collection Dynamic Brush Set: Doodle Borders 5403
  ScrapSimple Tools - Styles: Framed Ink 1801 Mini  
Commercial license versions of Dynamic Brush Set: Doodle Borders 5403 and ScrapSimple Tools - Styles: Framed Ink 1801 Mini 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
September 22 - 27, 2008

Scrap Girls Guarantee


In This Issue:

- 17.8% Off Yes 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 3 openings are still available! THAT'S RIGHT! JUST THREE!

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

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Available Online Classes

New Classes Available!

Online Class - A Month of Gratitude: Everyday Blessings
A Month of Gratitude: Everyday Blessings

Class begins October 1, Class chats held Wednesdays, October 15 and 29 - 9:00PM ET

This digital scrapbooking class offers you a personal challenge to undertake a Month of Gratitude for the Everyday Blessings in your life. Challenge yourself to take a picture a day for one month and catch the blessings in the everyday moments around you. Think positively and take a ‘Gratitude Attitude’ as you capture the people and places that make your world special. Create a 4x6 layout for each day, then combine them for a powerful mini album to keep or give as a gift.

Note: This is not a technique class, and therefore is not associated with any one program.

You will require a basic understanding of your digital scrapbooking software program as well as a camera and an understanding of its functions.


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

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

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 Debbie Layden using September's ScrapSimple Club
Layout by Debbie Layden 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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