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

Computer scrapbook layout by Valerie Randall

Layout by Valerie Randall
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The products used to create this layout are shown as usual in the newsletter for Tuesday, October 7, 2008. The following individual products were also announced in that newsletter.

ScrapSimple Embellishment Templates: Lacey Borders - Butterfly Farmer's Bounty Collection Brush Set: Alluring Autumn
Digital Stickers: Happy Haunting Costume Kids Mini Cinnamon Embellishment Mini ScrapSimple Embellishment Templates: Photo Masks - 4x6 Canvas
Commercial license versions of ScrapSimple Embellishment Templates: Lacey Borders - Butterfly and ScrapSimple Embellishment Templates: Photo Masks - 4x6 Canvas are also available.

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Computer scrapbook layout by Keri Schueller

Layout by Keri Schueller
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The products used to create this layout are shown as usual in the newsletter for Wednesday, October 8, 2008. The following individual products were also announced in that newsletter.

Design Pack: Afterglow Hoo Loves Ya Collection Biggie Alluring Autumn Solids Paper Mini
ScrapSimple Digital Layout Album Templates - Layered: 12x12 Mission 1   ScrapSimple Tools - Actions: Hand-Tinted 6301
Commercial license versions of Design Pack: Afterglow, ScrapSimple Digital Layout Album Templates - Layered: 12x12 Mission 1 and ScrapSimple Tools - Actions: Hand-Tinted 6301 are also available.

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Computer scrapbook craft sample by Jo Corne

Layout by Jo Corne
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The products used to create this layout are shown as usual in the newsletter for Thursday, October 9, 2008. The following individual products were also announced in that newsletter.

Happy Haunting Collection Mini Design Pack - 4x6: On the Edge Christmas Past Collection Biggie
Super Pack: Alluring Autumn   ScrapSimple Digital Layout Album Templates - Layered: 12x12 Mission 2
Commercial license versions of Design Pack - 4x6: On the Edge and ScrapSimple Digital Layout Album Templates - Layered: 12x12 Mission 2 are also available.

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Computer scrapbook layout by Amanda Sok

Layout by Amanda Sok
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The products used to create this layout are shown as usual in the newsletter for Friday, October 10, 2008. The following individual products were also announced in that newsletter.

Alluring Autumn Transparency Overlays Jovial Collection ScrapSimple Embellishment Template: Blossoms and Blooms Twigs
1 Scrap Girls Grace Collection Biggie   ScrapSimple Embellishment Templates: Lacey Borders - Leaves
Commercial license versions of ScrapSimple Embellishment Template: Blossoms and Blooms Twigs and crapSimple Embellishment Templates: Lacey Borders - Leaves are also available.

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If you have praise, comments, or questions for any of our Product or Layout Designers, did you know you can send them a PM (private message) using the message board? It's easy!

If you are a registered user of the message board, just click on the “PM” box at the bottom of any of their posts to send them a message. Or, to check out more of your favorite designer's layouts, visit the Scrap Girls Design Team section of the Layout Gallery.

Life Muses by Ro and Other Writings
A Designer’s Life: Theresa Kavouras

It’s true. I am an admitted former shopaholic. I just love to spend money....

Life Muses by Ro: Count On Change

During the 1980’s, Gary and I lived in the great state of Oklahoma for two and a half years. He was stationed at Tinker Air Force Base while I completed my Bachelor’s of Music Education at the University of Oklahoma. We truly loved it in Oklahoma because Oklahomans are some of the friendliest people we’ve ever met....

Life Muses by Ro: Choosing Joy

You cannot control the weather. You cannot control the traffic. You cannot control the neighbors. You cannot control other people. You cannot control the prices....

Best of the Scrap Girls Blog: Mom Retreat

Note from Ro: I really related to Ursula’s post on the Scrap Girls Blog. When I read it, I thought, “You go, girl!” I can highly recommend doing this, even if you just go somewhere, wander around, and take photos. Do something for yourself and avoid burnout!

Life Muses by Ro: You're Safe

I want to ask you a question: If you knew – absolutely understood completely – that no matter what you did, you would be completely safe and that it wasn’t required that you worry, what kinds of things would you do?

Customer Muse: Breaking a Vow

It has been over a year since Kandace’s fatal car accident. You would think that the pain would have eased by now. But, it hasn’t. I can be going along with my day, doing normal things, when all of a sudden, out of the blue, that cold, hard-fisted, steel ball still hits me in the pit of my stomach as I think of her and realize that we will never see her beautiful, smiling face again this side of Heaven....

 

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, October 6, 2008

Computer scrapbook layout by Pat Bowman

“Journey” by Pat Bowman
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Directions for one technique I did on this layout:

For the background photo treatment, I first enlarged the photo to cover the width of the layout. Then I simply changed the Blend Mode of the photo layer to “Multiply.” To finish it off, I grunged up the bottom by applying a layer mask and then using the Brush Set: Photo Transfer Edges to erase portions of it.

Out of the Box Collection Durango Collection Biggie Twigs And Twine Collection
Journaling 2 Paper Biggie Scenic Route Collection Biggie ScrapSimple Tools - Actions: Stacked Photos PS 6501
ScrapSimple Embellishment Templates: Borderline 2 Brush Set: Photo Transfer Edges Brush Set: Mixed Months Super Biggie
  Brush Set: Mixed Years 2000-2010 Super Biggie  
Commercial license versions of ScrapSimple Tools - Actions: Stacked Photos PS 6501, ScrapSimple Embellishment Templates: Borderline 2, Brush Set: Photo Transfer Edges, Brush Set: Mixed Months Super Biggie, Brush Set: Mixed Years 2000-2010 Super Biggie are also available.

Software used: Adobe Photoshop CS3

Name of challenge: Scraplift a Member - MaryJo's “Family Vacation”

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Saturday, October 11, 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 Scrap Simple 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 Embellishment Templates: Fabric Arts ScrapSimple Paper Templates: Rustic Stitches Brush Set: Worn Threads
ScrapSimple Paper Templates: Fabric Arts * ScrapSimple Tools - Styles: Gold 5101 Super Biggie
Commercial license versions of ScrapSimple Embellishment Templates: Fabric Arts, ScrapSimple Paper Templates: Rustic Stitches, Brush Set: Worn Threads, ScrapSimple Paper Templates: Fabric Arts and ScrapSimple Tools - Styles: Gold 5101 Super Biggie 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 Comments

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

Designer Do-Over: Marnie Adams

There are times in all of our lives that mark significant changes: those turning points that denote the “before” or “after” another stage of our lives. December 31, 2006 was one of those momentous days in our family because it was the day that Michael left for Iraq.

Digital Scrapbooking Tutorial: Changing the Look of Embellishments With a Clipping Mask

I want to share one of the first techniques I learned when I began digital scrapbooking. It’s a simple technique and a great tool to have in your arsenal because it allows you to change the look of digital elements and stickers that are already in your collection and make them match any layout.

Way Cool Stuff Digital Scrapbooking Product Review: Assemble Your Own: 4x6 Zoom Pages

We are blessed here at Scrap Girls to have a wide choice of way cool product available to us. I finally had the opportunity to use a product I had admired before but never actually used - the Assemble Your Own: 4x6 Zoom Pages. I found that the beauty of this product was the ease and quickness of creating my layout.

Digital Scrapbook Tutorial: Layers Palette Tricks

Creating amazing affects with your photos and digital scrapbooking papers through the manipulation of the options in your Layers Palette is fun and easy.

I have some friends who are missionaries in Mexico and I want to highlight them and the special bond that they have within their family. I will use a few of my favorite tricks to do this.

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, JenniferZ and Gisele! 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, 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), and Shelbi 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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New Classes Available!

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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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New Member Chat **Early Edition**
Tuesday, October 21st - 3:00PM ET

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

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

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Life Moments Crop and Chat
Tuesday, October 21st - 4:00PM ET

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

This week we will focus on Fall traditions! Did your family go pick apples every year, did you have a favorite place to get perfect pumpkins? Were costumes more important than candy at Halloween? Dig out your photos, write down your memories and join us Tuesday October 21st for a fun Fall Chat!

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High Noon Crop
Wednesday, October 22nd - 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 22nd, we'll do a brown challenge! Create a layout using brown as a dominant color!

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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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 Ariadna Wiczling

Layout by Ariadna Wiczling
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Gaia Collection Biggie Paper Special
Designer Freebie by Ariadna Wiczling coordinates with her Gaia Collection Biggie

Gaia Collection Biggie Herbal Collection Grunge Guru Paper Biggie
Brush Set: Stamped Dates   Lettering Delights Fadoodle Font
Commercial license versions of Brush Set: Stamped Dates and Lettering Delights Fadoodle Font 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
October 6 - 11, 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
- 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

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866-598-3444 and we'll help you as quickly as possible!

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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

New Classes Available!

Online Class - The Beauty of Blending Modes - PSE and PS
The Beauty of Blending Modes - PSE and PS

Wednesdays, October 23 and 30 - 4:00PM ET

This in-depth class on Blending Modes is the perfect opportunity to learn about the power and beauty of blending modes and how to use them in Adobe Photoshop and Photoshop Elements. This class comes with the Start 2 Finish eBooklet PSE - The Beauty of Blending Modes: How to use them with ScrapSimple Products as well as the Start 2 Finish eBooklet PS - The Beauty of Blending Modes: How to use them with ScrapSimple Products. If you have already bought either of these eBooklets, email [email protected] to receive a store credit to use towards the purchase of this class. Make your layouts shine with the beauty and depth blending modes can bring!

Important: This Intermediate Level class is for both Adobe Photoshop users, versions 7 and up, and Photoshop Element users, version 3 and higher. 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 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 Shalae Tippetts using October's Scrap Girls Club
Layout by Shalae Tippetts 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 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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