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

Computer scrapbook layout by Gillian Hurst

Layout by Gillian Hurst
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The products used to create this layout are shown as usual in the newsletter for Tuesday, October 21, 2008. The following individual products were also announced in that newsletter.

Afro Candy Collection Biggie Brush Set: Handwritten Months Super Biggie Cozy Christmas Collection
Scrap Girls Event 2008 Collection Biggie ScrapSimple Embellishment Templates: Framed Calendar 2009 Biggie Brush Set: Pen and Ink Quotes - Artists
Commercial license versions of Brush Set: Handwritten Months Super Biggie, ScrapSimple Embellishment Templates: Framed Calendar 2009 Biggie and Brush Set: Pen and Ink Quotes - Artists are also available.

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Computer scrapbook layout by Thao Cosgrove

Layout by Thao Cosgrove
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The products used to create this layout are shown as usual in the newsletter for Wednesday, October 22, 2008. The following individual products were also announced in that newsletter.

ScrapSimple Digital Layout Album Templates - Layered: 12x12 Gallery Sugar Baby Collection ScrapSimple Tools - Actions: Comical 8301
ScrapSimple Tools - Actions: Comical PSE 8301 Brush Set: Afro Candy ScrapSimple Alpha Templates: Ornate Leaf
Commercial license versions of ScrapSimple Digital Layout Album Templates - Layered: 12x12 Gallery, ScrapSimple Tools - Actions: Comical 8301, ScrapSimple Tools - Actions: Comical PSE 8301, Brush Set: Afro Candy and ScrapSimple Alpha Templates: Ornate Leaf 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: Angela Blanchard

I love hobbies and I have several of them. Besides digital scrapbooking, I love to garden, read mysteries, make dollhouse miniatures, quilt, draw, etc. But I never realized, until about a year ago, how much our hobbies affect our spouses. That was the year my husband bought a BMW motorcycle and life has never been the same....

Life Muses by Ro: A Peace That Defies Logic

I understand that I am supposed to feel scared. I have been told that I am supposed to be worried. I think I should feel that my life will implode if I make a false step. I hear the hum of humanity sound with nervous energy that should infect my pores with the electricity and cause my teeth to clamp....

Life Muses by Ro: Forgiveness and Freedom

“Tha-ump,” went the metal bar as I pushed my way out of the heavy glass door. I rushed past the brick retaining wall that lined the front of the building, landing in the middle of the sidewalk. “I did it!” I shouted to the skies. “It’s over!” The freedom that spilled through my body was exhilarating. I had just survived my first college final exams....

Best of the Scrap Girls Blog: Silence Is Golden

Note from Ro: I found this fun post on the Scrap Girls blog. It brought back a lot of memories of when I was a young mother. I hadn’t thought of this in years! (Maybe this is why I enjoy a quiet house?)

Life Muses by Ro: Boutique Poetry

Read three great poems composed by Scrap Girls message board members in honor of Thursday, aka “What's New” Day in the Boutique!

Customer Muse: My Little Girl

When she was little, she had the sweetest little mouth. She had a beautiful smile. When she had to smile when she was afraid or uneasy, her little bottom lip would go almost straight across, with no curve. That's how I could always tell when she was uncomfortable....

 

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 20, 2008

Computer scrapbook layout by Jennifer Labre

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

Often, when a collection has a lot of great elements and I just can’t decide which to use, I love to layer lots of items on my pages. I did that here with all of the flowers and leaves. I just grab as many as I like for my page and then just start layering them one by one. This often involves rotating them or tucking them beneath a paper or another element so just a peek of the item shows. I also make sure to adjust the drop shadows as necessary to show extra depth for the elements on top.

Herbal Collection ScrapSimple Embellishment Templates: Date Seals Chronicles Collection
Out of the Box Collection   ScrapSimple Embellishment Templates: Fabric Curls

Commercial license versions of ScrapSimple Embellishment Templates: Date Seals and ScrapSimple Embellishment Templates: Fabric Curls are also available.

Software used: Adobe Photoshop CS

Name of challenge: Use Three Papers from Three Collections

Other Ingredients:

  • Font - Vargas

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Thursday, October 23, 2008

Computer scrapbook layout by Amanda McGee

Layout by Amanda McGee
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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 Embellishment Templates: Doodle Pad ScrapSimple Paper Templates: Creative Expression ScrapSimple Embellishment Templates: Pen and Ink
Brush Set: Pen and Ink Quotes ScrapSimple Layer Your Own Brushes: Pen and Ink Doodles Lettering Delights Mother's Typewriter Font
Commercial license versions of ScrapSimple Embellishment Templates: Doodle Pad, ScrapSimple Paper Templates: Creative Expression, ScrapSimple Embellishment Templates: Pen and Ink, Brush Set: Pen and Ink Quotes, ScrapSimple Layer Your Own Brushes: Pen and Ink Doodles and Lettering Delights Mother's Typewriter Font are also available.

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Friday, October 24, 2008

Computer scrapbook layout by Pat Bowman

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

The photo effect was easy to achieve by clipping my photo to the photo mask in the ScrapSimple Digital Layout Templates - Layered: Fanciful Masks. Then I took it a step further and applied one of the styles from the ScrapSimple Tools - Styles: Photo Masks 6401 to add the depth.

Herbal Collection Little Zoo Collection Reawakening Collection Biggie
Affection Collection ScrapSimple Embellishment Templates: Paper Piercing ScrapSimple Embellishment Templates: Tapes
ScrapSimple Digital Layout Templates - Layered: Fanciful Masks ScrapSimple Paper Templates: Eyelet Edges ScrapSimple Tools - Styles: Photo Masks 6401
Brush Set: Life Quotes 1 Brush Set: Mixed Years 2000-2010 Super Biggie AMC_Friendly Font

Commercial license versions of ScrapSimple Embellishment Templates: Paper Piercing, ScrapSimple Embellishment Templates: Tapes, ScrapSimple Digital Layout Templates - Layered: Fanciful Masks, ScrapSimple Paper Templates: Eyelet Edges, ScrapSimple Tools - Styles: Photo Masks 6401, Brush Set: Life Quotes 1, Brush Set: Mixed Years 2000-2010 Super Biggie and AMC_Friendly Font are also available.

Software used: Adobe Photoshop CS3

Name of challenge: Use Three Papers from Three Collections

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Saturday, October 25, 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

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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

October’s Scrap Girls Club’s featured designer is Shalae Tippetts. This digital scrapbooking collection has the rich earthy colors of autumn as well as the homemade atmosphere of your grandma's home. With homemade stitching, embroidery, ruffles and aged textures, you can create some beautiful digital layouts showcasing your fall, home, relationship, or heritage photos. Let’s look a little closer and see what additional ideas we can come up with for this club.

Themed Thoughts: Soccer

There are lots of wonderful products in the boutique that were designed especially for the soccer theme. Let’s have a look at them!

Digital Scrapbooking Tutorial: Creative Stitching

Incorporating stitching into your digital scrapbooking layouts is a fun way to add an extra touch of realism. I love using a variety of tools to help me apply my stitching. Did you know that you can use custom shapes, paths, and even fonts for your stitching lines?

Way Cool Stuff Digital Scrapbooking Product Review: Assemble Your Own Products (AYO): Greeting Cards

When was the last time you made a card? If you are like me, probably a long, long time ago. In this digital age, we can still revive the lost art of card-making (and giving) through the use of Assemble Your Own: Greeting Cards available in the Scrap Girls boutique.

Digital Scrapbook Tutorial: Creating Textures

One of the things I love is the look of embossed papers. In the Scrap Girls store, we have several texture sets that can be used on your digital scrapbooking pages to give the look of embossed papers. They can be found here: http://store.scrapgirls.com/category/47/Textures. Another way to create this look is to use any of the ScrapSimple Paper Templates.

What Customers Are Saying...

Read what our great customers have to say about Scrap Girls and our convention!

Layout and Contest Winners

Congratulations to our Weekly Layout Winners, swarmJAG and Bobbi Jo! 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 Member Chat
Tuesday, October 28th - 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 29th - 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 29th, we'll do a favorite photo challenge! Create a layout using a favoriute photo - recent or old, of you, your kids, a vacation, whatever! Put those amazing, wonderful, reminiscent photos in a page!

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

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Desktop Crop and Chat
Wednesday, October 29th - 8:00PM ET

Please come join Angela (angelaNussbaum) and Becca @ 8PM ET for the Desktop Challenge Crop.

Tired of your desktop being some graphic that you would've liked to make? 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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NSBR Chat - Early Edition
Thursday, October 30th - 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 Michelle (Shelbi), on October 30th, at 1PM ET, in the chat room Lobby! Hope to see you there!

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Sketch Crop Challenge
Thursday, October 30th - 9:00PM ET

Join me, sprinklz, for the Sketch Challenge and Crop, Thursday, October 30th, at 9pm ET in the Scrap Girls Chat Room!

Like getting a little jump start on your layouts? Then this challenge is for you! A few hours before the challenge begins, I'll post a sketch for you to use as the starting point for your page. You can be inspired by the basic arrangement, the amount of photos, or copy it literally. All interpretations are welcome and encouraged! Looking forward to seeing you there!

We'll be meeting in the "00_Room_1" room of the chat. To join, click on the “chat room” link (above). Once you are in the lobby, click on the “Show Rooms” button (on the upper left), then select “00_Room_1” from the list on the left side.

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High Noon Crop
Wednesday, November 5th - 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 November 5th, we'll do a repetition challenge! Create a layout using the design principle of repetition. Unsure of what that is? Come find out, we'll discuss this design principle throughout the crop!

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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High Noon Crop
Wednesday, November 12th - 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 November 12th, we'll do a dominance challenge! Create a layout using the design principle of dominance. Unsure of what that is? Come find out, we'll discuss this design principle throughout the crop!

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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Sketch Crop Challenge
Thursday, November 13th - 9:00PM ET

Join me, sprinklz, for the Sketch Challenge and Crop, Thursday, November 13th, at 9pm ET in the Scrap Girls Chat Room!

Like getting a little jump start on your layouts? Then this challenge is for you! A few hours before the challenge begins, I'll post a sketch for you to use as the starting point for your page. You can be inspired by the basic arrangement, the amount of photos, or copy it literally. All interpretations are welcome and encouraged! Looking forward to seeing you there!

We'll be meeting in the "00_Room_1" room of the chat. To join, click on the “chat room” link (above). Once you are in the lobby, click on the “Show Rooms” button (on the upper left), then select “00_Room_1” from the list on the left side.

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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.

October Mid-Month Layout Contest: Do you enjoy volunteering or helping out in your community? Whether it is at your local church or you are the founder of a non-profit, giving of your time and efforts really can make a difference to those around you. So, let’s see your layouts about how you help those around you or volunteer your time and what it means to you. Post your layouts to the October Mid-month Gallery 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 card by Christy VanderWall

Card by Christy VanderWall
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Happy Haunting Collection Mini Special
Designer Freebie by Marnie Adams coordinates with her Happy Haunting Collection Mini

Happy Haunting Collection Mini Digital Stickers: Happy Haunting Costume Kids Mini Bump in the Night 2 Collection Mini
ScrapSimple Embellishment Templates: Torn Edges ScrapSimple Paper Templates: Jen - Edges and Textures ScrapSimple Tools - Actions: Paper Tears 5001
  ScrapSimple Tools - Actions: Photos That Pop B&W 1801 Mini  

Commercial license versions of ScrapSimple Embellishment Templates: Torn Edges, ScrapSimple Paper Templates: Jen - Edges and Textures, ScrapSimple Tools - Actions: Paper Tears 5001 and ScrapSimple Tools - Actions: Photos That Pop B&W 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
October 20 - 25, 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
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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 and 7.0

Scrapbook Software Secrets Revealed for Photoshop Elements 6.0 and 7.0

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 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

Alert! Alert! FRIDAY 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 October ScrapSimple digital scrapbooking club selection by Amanda McGee and Cherise Oleson

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 Amanda McGee using October's ScrapSimple Club
Layout by Amanda McGee using October's ScrapSimple Club
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Created for you by Amanda McGee and Cherise Oleson

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! 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.
- Permission to use your statement.

Club Concepts: We would like to announce that we will be looking for your help in creating these Club Concepts articles. 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: If you are interested in sharing your freebie creations with your Scrap Girls friends, 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! 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... 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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