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Digital Scrapbooking News
Dessert First Sale! 21.7% off of almost everything in the Boutique until Midnight, November 30th (MT).
What's New in the Scrap Girls Boutique?

Computer scrapbook layout by Kim Meeder

Layout by Kim Meeder
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The products used to create this layout are shown as usual in the newsletter for Tuesday, November 18, 2008. The following individual products were also announced in that newsletter.

Digital Stickers: Gather Together First Thanksgiving ScrapSimple Paper Templates: Red Lily Blend Glitzy Christmas 2 Collection Mini
Brush Set - 4x6: Holiday Borders Brush Set: Christmas Countdown 2 Biggie ScrapSimple Digital Layout Templates - Calendar: 2009 Designers Choice
ScrapSimple Alpha Templates: Candy Cane ScrapSimple Digital Layout Templates - Layered: Family News Red Lily Velvet Solids Paper Mini

Commercial license versions of ScrapSimple Paper Templates: Red Lily Blend, Brush Set - 4x6: Holiday Borders, Brush Set: Christmas Countdown 2 Biggie, ScrapSimple Digital Layout Templates - Calendar: 2009 Designers Choice, ScrapSimple Alpha Templates: Candy Cane and ScrapSimple Digital Layout Templates - Layered: Family News are also available.

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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 Wednesday, November 19, 2008. The following individual products were also announced in that newsletter.

ScrapSimple Paper Templates: Red Lily Brush Set: Hugs and Kisses Alpha Biggie ScrapSimple Embellishment Templates: Funky Christmas
ScrapSimple Tools - Styles: Glittered Epoxy 6041 Super Biggie Assemble Your Own Crafts: Calendar - Checkbook Covers Digital Stickers: 12 Days of Christmas
Assemble Your Own: Jumbo Gift Tags Hints Of Holiday Collection Mini Christmas Countdown Collection

Commercial license versions of ScrapSimple Paper Templates: Red Lily, Brush Set: Hugs and Kisses Alpha Biggie, ScrapSimple Embellishment Templates: Funky Christmas, ScrapSimple Tools - Styles: Glittered Epoxy 6041 Super Biggie, are also available.

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Computer scrapbook layout by Trish Yochum

Layout by Trish Yochum
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The products used to create this layout are shown as usual in the newsletter for Thursday, November 20, 2008. The following individual products were also announced in that newsletter.

Assemble Your Own: Winter Bears ScrapSimple Paper Templates: Sultry Lily ScrapSimple Craft Templates: Holiday Gift Card Holders
Glitzy Christmas 4x6 Easy Page Pro Photo Cards Gather Together Solids Paper Mini Holiday Time Collection
ScrapSimple Paper Templates: Funky Christmas Christmas Countdown 8x8 Easy Page Pro Album ScrapSimple Paper Templates: Exotic Lily

Commercial license versions of ScrapSimple Paper Templates: Sultry Lily, ScrapSimple Craft Templates: Holiday Gift Card Holders, ScrapSimple Paper Templates: Funky Christmas and ScrapSimple Paper Templates: Exotic Lily are also available.

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Computer scrapbook layout by Caroline Kaiser

Layout by Caroline Kaiser
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The products used to create this layout are shown as usual in the newsletter for Friday, November 21, 2008. The following individual products were also announced in that newsletter.

ScrapSimple Paper Templates: Christmas Countdown Red Lily Collection Biggie Design Pack: Peppermint Kisses
2009 8.5x11 Calendar Easy Page Pro Brush Set - 4x6: Christmas Borders Christmas Delight Trade Card Frames Embellishments
Brush Set: Christmas Countdown 1 Biggie Assemble Your Own Crafts: Gift Card Holders ScrapSimple Paper Templates: Gothic Lily

Commercial license versions of ScrapSimple Paper Templates: Christmas Countdown, Design Pack: Peppermint Kisses, Brush Set - 4x6: Christmas Borders, Brush Set: Christmas Countdown 1 Biggie and ScrapSimple Paper Templates: Gothic Lily 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: Marnie Adams

It may not come as a complete surprise to those of you that know me, but I am passionate about words. I love the sound of them, the possibilities with them, and the endless ways to arrange them: a logophile in the truest sense of the word. To be totally honest, I think of words like fine dark chocolate candies – something to savor as it slowly melts in your mouth. Loquacious and facetious and felicitous... oh my!

Life Muses by Ro: The Joy of Amateurism

My music degree is a blessing and a curse. Because of my experience, I know how music “should” sound. As a result, I sometimes used to get so critical when I would play or sing that I didn’t enjoy the music. I say “used to” because something wonderful happened to me: I moved from the ranks of professionalism to amateurism....

Life Muses by Ro: Happiness is a Mosaic

The idea has been transmitted from generation into generation that happiness is one large and beautiful stone, a single gem so rare that all search after it is vain, all effort for it hopeless. It is not so....

Best of the Scrap Girls Blog: Here’s Your Sign

Note from Ro: I found this post on the Scrap Girls blog. I had a ‘duh’ moment when I read the advice from Marnie Adams. Why haven’t I been doing this? I will from now on!

Life Muses by Ro: Assorted Computer Tips

10 tips to help you use your computer more effectively!

Customer Muse: Exciting

The kids went back to school this week. For some of us, it’s a new experience. For me, it’s full of excitement, worry, fear, and is downright terrifying!

 

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 CharleneJ, Soozlou, and mtorres_usa.

Cute Stuff

Want to see more cute layouts? Go to the bottom left of our Home Page and check out our newsletter links.

Monday, November 17, 2008

Computer scrapbook layout by Stefanie Harris

“{a}typical day” by Stefanie Harris
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Directions for one technique I did on this layout:

I’m all about symbolism on my pages, so finding clever ways to support my theme graphically allows me to tell my story without overdoing the journaling. For this layout, I wanted to underscore how very NON-routine my days are. After making the play on words in the title, I wanted to give significance to the lack of “stability” in my schedule by fading out my calendar elements.

To do this, I first used the brushes from Brandie’s ScrapSimple Layer Your Own Brushes: Date Clock – the months on one layer, the dates on another – in a solid black. Then I applied the “Overlay” Blend Mode to the month layer to make it more subtle. For the date layer, I applied Melissa Renfro’s ScrapSimple Tools - Styles: Aged Folds 5001, and then applied a layer mask to each layer. With the layer mask selected, I chose the Gradient Tool, ensuring that a foreground to background gradient was selected (and that my foreground was white and background was black). Using the “Radial” gradient in particular, I clicked on the specific month/day (September and 24th respectively) and dragged toward the center of each circle element. You may have to play a bit to get just the right amount of fade for your project, but you’ll get the hang of it in no time and be “gradient fading” elements like crazy!

Irish Bliss Collection ScrapSimple Paper Templates: Entangle ScrapSimple Paper Templates: Well Worn
ScrapSimple Paper Templates: SoHo Loft ScrapSimple Layer Your Own Brushes: Date Clock ScrapSimple Layer Your Own Brushes: Worn Seals
ScrapSimple Tools - Actions: Dreamy Photos 6301 ScrapSimple Tools - Styles: Aged Folds 5001 ScrapSimple Tools - Styles: Basic Shadows 6501
  AMC_Sketchy Outlines Font  

Commercial license versions of ScrapSimple Paper Templates: Entangle, ScrapSimple Paper Templates: Well Worn, ScrapSimple Paper Templates: SoHo Loft, ScrapSimple Layer Your Own Brushes: Date Clock, ScrapSimple Layer Your Own Brushes: Worn Seals, ScrapSimple Tools - Actions: Dreamy Photos 6301, ScrapSimple Tools - Styles: Aged Folds 5001, ScrapSimple Tools - Styles: Basic Shadows 6501 and AMC_Sketchy Outlines Font are also available.

Software used: Adobe Photoshop CS2

Name of challenge: Typical Day

Other Ingredients:

  • Font - Love Letter TW

Journaling: circadian rhythm? what’s that? i picked the wrong line of work for someone who thrives on routine. every day means a different schedule – waking up anywhere from 6 am to noon, i can work until 4 pm one day and 4 am the next. they say that variety is the spice of life, but i would love to taste a “normal” day for a change.

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Saturday, November 22, 2008

Computer scrapbook layout by Brandy Murry

Layout by Brandy Murry
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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: Notions ScrapSimple Embellishment Templates: Crocheted Frames ScrapSimple Paper Templates: Pierced
ScrapSimple Layer Your Own Brushes: Tag Along * Yesteryear Collection Biggie
Commercial license versions of ScrapSimple Embellishment Templates: Notions, ScrapSimple Embellishment Templates: Crocheted Frames, ScrapSimple Paper Templates: Pierced and ScrapSimple Layer Your Own Brushes: Tag Along are also available.

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

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

Tutorials and Articles
Scrap Girls Club Concepts

November’s Scrap Girls Club’s featured designer is Durin Eberhart. This digital scrapbooking club was inspired by the rich colors of autumn and is enhanced by golden accents. Perfect for autumn and holiday digital scrapbooking and altered art projects. The character trait word art included makes it especially appropriate for tribute and heritage layouts. Let’s look a little closer and see what additional ideas we can come up with for this club.

Digital Scrapbook Tutorial: Tips for Overthinkers and the Uninspired

Gillian Hurst's blog post that was in the newsletter last week gave rise to some interesting discussion on our message board. Some members could completely identify with Gill's explanation of overthinking her digital scrapbooking. A few asked for advice on how to not overthink. Others have asked for advice on what to do when they've reached a creative block. Here are some tips that can help with “overthinking!”

Digital Scrapbooking Tutorial: Creating a Vintage Book Cover

Today, I’m going to show you a fun use for the ScrapSimple Paper Templates: Ex Libris Biggie. These templates were designed to give the appearance of worn canvas to your layouts and are also a perfect addition to a photograph.

Way Cool Stuff Digital Scrapbooking Product Review: Brushes

Brushes... I just love brushes! They are way cool! When I first learned to play with them, I was studying Shalae Tippetts' e-Book: Mastering Brushes. Her lessons about the multiple ways to use brushes opened a whole new world to me. I realized that the possibilities I have to create digital layouts are far beyond my initial imagination.

Digital Scrapbook Tutorial: Make a Ribbon Christmas Tree

It is fun and easy to create simple cards with digital scrapbooking elements. This tutorial will explain how to put together an image for a simple Christmas card by using digital ribbons, buttons, and other embellishments.

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, Kricket and jennyb! Also, congratulations to Sandi (scrappin’doc) for winning the Mid-Month Layout Contest for October. 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, November 25th - 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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NSBR Chat - Early Edition
Thursday, November 27th - 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 us, Shari (Shari PV Mom) and Michelle (Shelbi), on November 27th, at 1 PM EST, in the chat room Lobby! Hope to see you there!

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Desktop Challenge Crop
Friday, November 28th - 8:00PM ET

Please come join Angela (angelaNussbaum) and Becca at 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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ATC Crop/Chat
Sunday, November 30th - 7:00PM ET

Please join me, Sherry_Lynn, in the chat room for our November ATC Swap Crop/Chat on Sunday, November 30, at 7PM ET. For this month's challenge we are doing ATC's (Artist Trading Cards) that feature Holidays!

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Swap Crop Chat
Sunday, November 30th - 9:00PM ET

Join Shelbi (Michelle) for the November Swap Crop Chat Sunday, November 30th, at 8pm EST. I can't wait to see all the wonderful fall layouts you have made for each other.

If you can't make it to the chat we would still love to see your Layouts in the gallery. You can start uploading your layouts at 6pm and we'll chat about them at 8pm.

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NSBR Chat
Monday, December 1st - 9:00PM ET

What is NSBR? It’s a non-scrapbooking related chat! Take some time out from your busy holiday schedule and relax with us in the chat room. We can chat about anything, including scrapbooking, chocolate and the craziness of the season!

So join me, Carla (crs), at 9 pm et in the chat room!

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High Noon Crop
Wednesday, December 3rd - 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 December 3rd, we'll do a snowflake challenge! Create a layout using at least one snowflake, in any way you can!

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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Scraplift Chat & Crop
Sunday, December 7th - 5:00PM ET

Join TysMommy and angelaNussbaum for a Scraplifting Crop.

A few hours before the crop we will tell you the name of a Scrap Girls Team Member, and you will be able to choose one of their layouts to be your inspiration. During the crop we will also help explain about scraplifting, how to use a layout as inspiration, and the importance of giving credit.

Scraplifting is a lot of fun! So come join us, you're sure to enjoy it!

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November Events

November Board Game: Bingo!

It's that time again! Join us for an exciting game of BINGO on the Message Board Forum in November! Pick 25 words from the list provided in the forum and send them in an e-mail to [email protected] with a subject line that says “BINGO CARD” and your message board user name by Monday, November 3rd (midnight MST) in order to play in the first round which will begin Tuesday, November 4th.

Each day, members of the Welcoming Committee will call 5 random words from the Bingo list. Match just 15 of those words to win a BINGO. You must be first to call bingo in the forum to win that round. After a winner is called, the boards can be cleared and a new round will begin the following day. All winners win a $5 Gift Certificate to the Boutique! We like to see lots of winners, so please remember that each person can only win one round during the month. Have fun!

If you miss the first round cutoff date, you can still play! Just send in your Bingo card at any time during the month and you'll be eligible to begin playing when the next new round starts. Everyone who sends in a Bingo card will receive a confirmation email that their card has been received. If you do not receive confirmation within 24 hours, please re-send your list of words.

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Layout Contests:

November Layout Contest: Have you ever wanted to get a little crazy with your layouts and create something unusual? Here's your chance! For the November Layout Contest, we want to see some unusual layouts! Get a little crazy and type your text sideways or backwards; maybe turn the whole layout on its side! Or use mirror images to create some unusual effects! The sky's the limit! Post your layouts in the November Layout Contest Gallery before November 30th at midnight, and if your layout is chosen, you will win a $10 gift card to the Scrap Girls Boutique. Have fun!

November Mid-Month Layout Contest: We all have some principles that we look to for guidance in our lives. These principles help us make decisions and choices. For the Mid-November Layout Contest, we want you to create a layout documenting a list of five principles or rules that you live by. Post your layouts in the Mid-November Layout Contest Gallery by December 15th at midnight, and if your layout is chosen, you will win a $10 Gift Certificate to the Scrap Girls Boutique! Good Luck!

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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 Melanie Johnson

Layout by Melanie Johnson
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Brush Set: Beyond Myself 2 Special
Designer Freebie by Melanie Johnson coordinates with her Brush Set: Beyond Myself 2 Biggie

Beyond Myself Collection Mini Brush Set - 4x6: Beyond Myself 1 Biggie Brush Set: Beyond Myself 2 Biggie
  Brush Set - 4x6: Beyond Myself 3 Biggie  

Commercial license versions of Brush Set - 4x6: Beyond Myself 1 Biggie, Brush Set: Beyond Myself 2 Biggie and Brush Set - 4x6: Beyond Myself 3 Biggie 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
November 17 - 22, 2008

Scrap Girls Guarantee


In This Issue:

- 21.7% Off Dessert First Sale!
- What's New in the Scrap Girls Boutique?
- Life Muses by Ro and Other Writings
- Cute Stuff
- Tutorials and Articles
- Online Classes Currently Available
- What's Happening at Scrap Girls?
- Designer Freebie
- Getting Started
- Expand Your Skills
- Online Classes Currently Available
- Scrap Girls Clubs
- Ongoing Opportunities for YOU


Note from Ro
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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 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 November Scrap Girls digital scrapbooking club, designed for you by Durin Eberhart.

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 Durin Eberhart using November's Scrap Girls Club
Layout by Durin Eberhart using November's Scrap Girls Club
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Created for you by Durin Eberhart

Alert! Alert! SUNDAY 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 November ScrapSimple digital scrapbooking club selection by Brandy Murry and Mandy Steward

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 Brandy Murry using November's ScrapSimple Club
Layout by Brandy Murry using November's ScrapSimple Club
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Created for you by Brandy Murry and Mandy Steward

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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