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

Computer scrapbook layout by Ursula Schneider

Layout by Ursula Schneider
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The products used to create this layout are shown as usual in the newsletter for Tuesday, September 30, 2008. The following individual products were also announced in that newsletter.

Autumn Symphony Collection Mini Vintage Verses Word Art Stickers ScrapSimple Digital Layout Templates - Calendar: CD Case Calendar Perpetual
ScrapSimple Paper Templates: Halloween Edge   ScrapSimple Digital Layout Templates- Calendar: 2009 Jewel Case
Commercial license versions of ScrapSimple Digital Layout Templates - Calendar: CD Case Calendar Perpetual, ScrapSimple Paper Templates: Halloween Edge and ScrapSimple Digital Layout Templates- Calendar: 2009 Jewel Case are also available.

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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 Wednesday, October 1, 2008. The following individual products were also announced in that newsletter.

ScrapSimple Paper Templates: Nuptials Biggie Chai Tea Collection Mini ScrapSimple Digital Layout Album Templates - Layered: 8x8 2009 Frilly Calendar
ScrapSimple Embellishment Templates: Bump in the Night 2   Scrap Pack: Cinnamon Suede
Commercial license versions of ScrapSimple Paper Templates: Nuptials Biggie, ScrapSimple Digital Layout Album Templates - Layered: 8x8 2009 Frilly Calendar and ScrapSimple Embellishment Templates: Bump in the Night 2 are also available.

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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, October 3, 2008. The following individual products were also announced in that newsletter.

ScrapSimple Embellishment Templates: Ties and Tags Autumn Potpourri Embellishments Brush Set: Art and Soul - Draw
ScrapSimple Embellishment Templates: Nuptials Biggie   ScrapSimple Digital Layout Templates - Calendar: Big Design 2009
Commercial license versions of ScrapSimple Embellishment Templates: Ties and Tags, Brush Set: Art and Soul - Draw, ScrapSimple Embellishment Templates: Nuptials Biggie and ScrapSimple Digital Layout Templates - Calendar: Big Design 2009 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 is less than one week 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 TWO spots left! That's right... JUST TWO! Stay tuned to hear more about our Convention!

Life Muses by Ro and Other Writings
A Designer’s Life: Thao Cosgrove

Loud, happy children running in every direction; grown-ups chattering about families, jobs and politics; everyone greeting each other with warm, welcoming hugs; and a bounty of sweet pastries, snacks and freshly brewed coffee lovingly set out at this jovial get-together.

If I were to picture a family reunion, this is what it would look like. However, this scene is a typical Sunday morning at my church....

Life Muses by Ro: Moth Friend

My roommate flew into our quarters when the maintenance man came to reset my CD player. She flew in over our heads and made a mad dash for the bathroom. Since I was occupied, I made a mental note that I would have to shoo my new pal away later....

Life Muses by Ro: Make Room for Blessings

I’ve heard it said that if your hands are clasped tight, they are not open to receive. Think about it. When you are grasping onto something you currently have because you can’t let it go, can someone place something in your hands? When I learned about this concept a few years ago, I asked myself if I was holding onto things. If I was, what were they?

Best of the Scrap Girls Blog: Forgotten Gem

Note from Ro: I was absolutely blown away by this post by Angela Blanchard on the Scrap Girls blog. That... is a what? A drawing? I thought it was a photo at first. You have to see this!

Life Muses by Ro: A Big Mistake

Have you ever made a mistake? A big mistake?

I have.

Let’s see... which of my many mistakes shall I tell you about today? I’ve made some whoppers....

Customer Muse: Breaking a Vow

Both my husband and I have hearts that would have accepted four children. Even two would have been the blessing we sought. Even if they had special needs, we were ready. The sad reality is that it didn’t happen for us. Either we were bidding (highest won) or fighting politics. So, a decision was made to channel our love into our pets.

 

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 29, 2008

Computer scrapbook layout by Jennifer Labre

“College Grad” layout by Jennifer Labre
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Directions for one technique I did on this layout:

If you read my journaling on this layout, you will see that I obtained a college degree in Mass Communications with an English minor. You would think that it would then be easy for me to journal amazing stories on my pages. But I, like so many others, often struggle to tell my stories. I admit that I often leave out the stories behind the photos, instead only putting a title and a date. But, it is so important to document the stories behind the photos. Who cares if it isn’t the most eloquent or perfectly told story? Future generations will love to read these stories and learn more about you and your life.

For me, I don’t concentrate on choosing the perfect word – I simply write from my heart, including as many details as I can remember. And then, of course, I always run spell check. There’s nothing worse than printing out your page and realizing you’ve spelled something wrong! (Of course, thank goodness these pages are digital, so if we have to go back and change something we can.) The bottom line, tell your stories, you’ll be glad you did!

Feathered Friends Collection Floral Abundance Collection Yesterday's Child Collection
  Yesteryear Collection Biggie  

Software used: Adobe Photoshop Elements CS

Name of challenge: Back to School

Other Ingredients:

  • Font - HavingWrit

Journaling: In December of 1995 I graduated from the University of Wisconsin - Milwaukee. I began my college career in September 1989 after graduating from high school. I started my journey with the goal of becoming an elementary school teacher. I quickly changed my major to Psychology and when I realized
that I’d have to  go to school for 12 years to do what I wanted, I changed my major again. It took some time, even taking a year and a half off, to figure out just what I wanted to do. I ended up going with what I do best - writing. I obtained my Bachelor of Arts degree in Mass Communications - with a focus on journalism and public relations. I also obtained an English minor. Going to college was one of the best things I have done - I just wish I had realized it at the time. I would love to go back one day and take classes in something else or even complete my English degree.

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Thursday, October 2, 2008

Computer scrapbook layout by Debbie Layden

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

Brush Set: Worn Threads ScrapSimple Layer Your Own Brushes: Date Clock ScrapSimple Paper Templates: Rustic Stitches
ScrapSimple Paper Templates: Fabric Arts ScrapSimple Embellishment Templates: Fabric Arts ScrapSimple Embellishment Templates: Bits of Mesh 2
Irish Bliss Collection Lettering Delights Dear Diary Font ScrapSimple Tools - Actions: Stitching And Holes 4101 - Straight Stitching
Commercial license versions of Brush Set: Worn Threads, ScrapSimple Layer Your Own Brushes: Date Clock, ScrapSimple Paper Templates: Rustic Stitches, ScrapSimple Paper Templates: Fabric Arts, ScrapSimple Embellishment Templates: Fabric Arts, ScrapSimple Embellishment Templates: Bits of Mesh 2, Lettering Delights Dear Diary Font and ScrapSimple Tools - Actions: Stitching And Holes 4101 - Straight Stitching are also available.

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Saturday, October 4, 2008

Computer scrapbook layout by Shalae Tippetts

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

Hearth Flowers Embellishment Mini Hearth Collection Biggie Hearth Word Art Mini
  Hearth Embellishment Mini  

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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 Comments

These comments were made by our great Scrap Girls customers and friends about Melissa Renfro's September Club, Well Loved, which was only available as a group with the club's great savings through last Tuesday. If you missed Melissa's club, don't worry. October's club was released on Wednesday, and it doesn't disappoint!

Best of the Message Board

Scrap Girls Message Board members answer questions about ScrapSimple Embellishment Templates, rotating brushes, ScrapSimple Tools - Layer Styles, and more!

Digital Scrapbooking Tutorial: Adding Color to a ScrapSimple Template

For this digital scrapbooking tutorial, I will be using ScrapSimple Embellishment Templates: Pressed Petals 1.

First, choose a flower that you want to colorize and open the layered PSD file. I will be using the Aquilegia flower. This particular product comes with each section of the flower separated onto its own layer, making it much easier to add a different color to each part of the flower. Next, we are going to manipulate the Color Balance, Hue/Saturation, Curves, and Brightness/Contrast to get the desired colors.

Way Cool Stuff Digital Scrapbooking Product Review: Easy Pages

An Easy Page is a flattened, PNG image with a window for your photo. The individual elements of an Easy Page cannot be altered. However, there are many ways to make an Easy Page your own. Here are a few ideas to get you started....

Digital Scrapbook Tutorial: Creating Personalized Album Window Inserts

I love to shop the clearance section; you never know what you might find. A few years back, I found some beautiful 8”x8” scrapbook albums, each of which had a window insert on the cover to place a photo. I didn’t necessarily want to place a photo in mine since the albums are family albums. So, using my digital scrapbooking supplies, I was able to personalize my album covers. This is a great little project that can help even the plainest of albums look super!

University Updates: Slice It Up

Although I have been teaching for many years, this was my first online teaching class, which is very different from teaching in the classroom. Naturally, I was a little apprehensive to say the least - anxious that it would all go well and that my students would feel satisfied with the technique learned.

Layout and Contest Winners

Congratulations to our Weekly Layout Winners, Nadine80 and bjc! You must see these layouts! Also, we have the winners from our September Message Board Game, September Layout Contest, and our October Member of the Month, Kim (KBT)! 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

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

Join me (Shari - PV Mom) 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!

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Aussie Siggie Chat
Monday, 13th October - 9:00PM *Australian Eastern Daylight Saving Time*

Please join Karen (kazbar 73) for the next Aussie Chat. This week we will create our very own "Siggies."

Have you wondered how everyone creates those cool signatures on the message board? We will meet in the Chat Room at 9:00 PM Australian Eastern Daylight Saving Time for a fun chat and challenge to find out how to create, upload and insert them into your profile. Karen will post a challenge earlier in the day to help you get started, then during the chat we wil work on our siggies and answer questions!

For all our International ladies, the chat will be on Monday, 13 October, at 6am New York time. Looking forward to seeing you all there.

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New Member Chat
Tuesday, October 14th - 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, October 15th - 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 15th, we'll do a wave challenge! Create a layout using a wave or a swirl in some way on your page. It can be a paper cut out in a wave shape, a funky swirly brush, an embellishment that has waves and swirls - just use a wave in some way!

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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NSBR Chat - Early Edition
Thursday, October 16th - 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 (Shari - PV Mom), on October 16th, at 1 PM ET, in the chat room Lobby! Hope to see you there!

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Heritage Crop
Thursday, October 16th - 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.

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Quote Chat & Challenge
Sunday, October 19th - Time TBA

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

Here's how it will work. On Sunday, I'll post a thread on the Chat section of the board giving you the quote that you will use to make your own word art. It's not hard, and I will even have a layout with a Word Art example. Then we'll meet in the chat room to have fun, chat, and create our Word Art layout!

We'll post the time on Sunday, as the time changes around each time to allow participation by our international folks. Everyone can participate and create a layout, even if you can't make the chat. Hope to see you there!

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October Events

October Board Game: Posting Contest!

Have you ever been described as “garrulous?”  How about “loquacious?” Or “voluble?” If so, then this is the game for you!

It's time to put your chatty nature to the test and get posting! We want to see you post the most! The top 10 posters this month will each win a gift certificate to the boutique! (Top 1-3 will each get a $10 GC, 4-6 will each get a $5 GC, and 7-10 will each get a $3 GC!) We've got a system to keep track of your posts. If you want to keep your own tally, feel free to note your post count before you start posting on Wednesday October 1st. Contest ends on Friday October 31st at Midnight MT!

So go on with your gabby girl self! This is the month for you!

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Layout Contests:

October Layout Contest: Has someone ever done something for you that you will never forget or maybe gone above and beyond for you? This month’s contest is the perfect opportunity to document it or thank them for it. We want to see your layouts commemorating those that have made a difference in your life, no matter how big or small. Post your layouts to the October Gallery by Midnight ET on October 31st. If your layout is chosen you will win a $10 gift certificate to the boutique! Be sure to include the credits for products used in the description or under the Details button.

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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Bows To Go Embellishment Special
Designer Freebie by Brandy Murry coordinates with her Bows To Go Embellishment Biggie

Chronicles Collection Express Yourself Word Art Biggie Cinnamon Suede Collection
  Lifted Journal Paper Super 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 29 - October 4, 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 2 openings are still available! THAT'S RIGHT! JUST TWO!

We're starting our final countdown now; don't miss out on this amazing opportunity!

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 important to 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

All of our Online Training Classes are currently full. Please check back soon for more exciting learning opportunities!


Scrap Girls Monthly Club

The October Scrap Girls digital scrapbooking club, designed for you by Shalae Tippetts.

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 Angie Briggs using October's Scrap Girls Club
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Created for you by Shalae Tippetts

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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