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Gifts galore! Place an order totaling $10 or more before December 8th and receive our first beautiful collaboration Holiday Collection as a free gift! Don't miss it!

Gifts galore! Place an order totaling $10 or more before December 8th and receive our first beautiful collaboration Holiday Collection as a free gift! Don't miss it!

What's New in the Scrap Girls Boutique?

Computer scrapbook layout by Brandy Murry

Layout by Brandy Murry
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The products used to create this layout are shown as usual in the newsletter for Tuesday, November 25, 2008. The following individual products were also announced in that newsletter.

Dangle Frames Embellishments Winter's Hush Collection Mini Design Pack: Breathe
Brush Set - 4x6: Holiday Borders ScrapSimple Paper Templates: Hints Of Holiday ABC Fun Collection Biggie

Commercial license versions of Design Pack: Breathe, Brush Set - 4x6: Holiday Borders and ScrapSimple Paper Templates: Hints Of Holiday are also available.

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Computer scrapbook layout by Shalae Tippetts

Layout by Shalae Tippetts
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The products used to create this layout are shown as usual in the newsletter for Wednesday, November 26, 2008. The following individual products were also announced in that newsletter.

Brush Set: ABC Fun Design Pack: Hints Of Holiday ScrapSimple Craft Templates: Holiday Shape Cards
ScrapSimple Embellishment Templates: Petite Frames Cowboy Up! Collection Biggie ScrapSimple Embellishment Templates: Breathe

Commercial license versions of Brush Set: ABC Fun, Design Pack: Hints Of Holiday, ScrapSimple Craft Templates: Holiday Shape Cards, ScrapSimple Embellishment Templates: Petite Frames and ScrapSimple Embellishment Templates: Breathe are also available.

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Computer scrapbook layout by Ariadna Wiczling

Layout by Ariadna Wiczling
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The products used to create this layout are shown as usual in the newsletter for Friday, November 28, 2008. The following individual products were also announced in that newsletter.

Brush Set: Herbal Alpha Biggie Brush Set: Breathe Swirls Design Pack: Fa La La
Brush Set: Ornaments Fiona Collection Mini ScrapSimple Paper Templates: Breathe
  ScrapSimple Embellishment Templates: Holiday Photos  

Commercial license versions of Brush Set: Breathe Swirls, Design Pack: Fa La La, Brush Set: Ornaments, ScrapSimple Paper Templates: Breathe and ScrapSimple Embellishment Templates: Holiday Photos 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: Paula Wright

Just over a year ago, I was grocery shopping and happened to see a magazine about digital scrapbooking. Little did I know that it was to become a life altering experience. Through the magazine, I found the Scrap Girls website and a wealth of knowledge about digital scrapbooking, tips, tutorials, a new career path and, best of all, an amazing group of new friends....

Best of the Scrap Girls Blog: Tuesday's Groovy

Note from Ro: I found this post on the Scrap Girls blog that made me smile. For one thing, it is a tiny slice of Melanie’s life and I find that very interesting. For another thing, I loved the title and simply had to share it on a Tuesday!

Life Muses by Ro: A Peace That Defies Logic

I understand that I am supposed to feel scared. I understand that I am supposed to feel 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: It’s Quiet Now

It is quiet now. My children are sleeping. My puppy is quietly playing with one of the cats. I look out the window and see clouds hanging over the mountains and soft sunshine glowing over the circle. A car drives into the neighborhood and parks. Someone climbs out and walks to one of the homes. The flags the local scout troops have stuck into the lawn for Veteran’s Day blow gently in the breeze....

Life Muses by Ro: Completely Random Tips

This is probably one of the most random lists I have ever written. There are some good ideas in here, I think. Some of them are good boredom busters. A couple of them are problem preventers. Here we go....

Customer Muse: A Little Comfort For the Traveling Consultant's Wife

I am sitting in room 219 at a Fairfield Inn near the airport as I write. My husband has driven downtown to work at the office today. I have one sleeping five-year-old in the bed next to me and one seven-year-old playing on the floor by my feet. We are in transition, a place we've visited often.

 

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 24, 2008

Computer scrapbook layout by Stefanie Harris

“Eternally Grateful” by Stefanie Harris
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Directions for one technique I did on this layout:

One of the challenges people have with boldly patterned papers is keeping their elements from getting “lost” in the design. This is exactly what presented itself as I created this layout. I loved the bold and cheery floral pattern from Valerie’s Janet Collection Biggie, and I knew I wanted the title letters to complement the layout, but it ended up blending too well. I came up with a solution that – I think – did the trick wonderfully.

I Ctrl+Clicked the layer icon that had my title lettering on it. With that layer active, I then went to Select> Modify> Expand and entered 8 pixels in the dialogue box. With the “marching ants” activated, I created a new layer under my title layer, and filled with a dark (but still coordinating) color. Voila! It has the look of layered letter stickers!

Janet Collection Biggie Assemble Your Own Zoom Pages: Avalon Americana Collection Mini
Journaling 2 Paper Biggie ScrapSimple Paper Templates: Classico Weaves Utopia Alpha Biggie
ScrapSimple Transparency Overlays: Scrollwork 2 Nuts and Berries Collection Mini ScrapSimple Embellishment Templates: Rivet Up Biggie
ScrapSimple Paper Templates: Scruffy ScrapSimple Embellishment Templates: Rhinestones ScrapSimple Tools - Styles: Micro Glitter 6401 Super Biggie
ScrapSimple Tools - Styles: Gold 5101 Super Biggie ScrapSimple Tools - Styles: Inked Edges Neutrals 4102 ScrapSimple Tools - Actions: Photo Basics 5001

Commercial license versions of ScrapSimple Paper Templates: Classico Weaves, ScrapSimple Transparency Overlays: Scrollwork 2, ScrapSimple Embellishment Templates: Rivet Up Biggie, ScrapSimple Paper Templates: Scruffy, ScrapSimple Embellishment Templates: Rhinestones, ScrapSimple Tools - Styles: Micro Glitter 6401 Super Biggie, ScrapSimple Tools - Styles: Gold 5101 Super Biggie, ScrapSimple Tools - Styles: Inked Edges Neutrals 4102 and ScrapSimple Tools - Actions: Photo Basics 5001 are also available.

Software used: Adobe Photoshop CS2

Name of challenge: Thankful

Other Ingredients:

  • LD Dabble Font
  • Stefanie's own handwriting (created with her Wacom Tablet)

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Thursday, November 27, 2008

Computer scrapbook layout by Thao Cosgrove

Layout by Thao Cosgrove
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ScrapSimple Digital Layout Templates - Layered: Family News Old Friends Collection Biggie Haven Collection Mini
Artisan Blue Collection ScrapSimple Embellishment Templates: String Fling ScrapSimple Tools - Styles: Copper 4101

Commercial license versions of ScrapSimple Digital Layout Templates - Layered: Family News, ScrapSimple Embellishment Templates: String Fling and ScrapSimple Tools - Styles: Copper 4101 are also available.

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Saturday, November 29, 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: Crocheted Frames ScrapSimple Embellishment Templates: Notions ScrapSimple Paper Templates: Pierced
Blossoms & Blooms - Summer Embellishment Biggie ScrapSimple Embellishment Templates: Bows To Go I Mossy Collection Biggie
Nuptials Collection Biggie * Frippery Collection Biggie
Commercial license versions of ScrapSimple Embellishment Templates: Crocheted Frames, ScrapSimple Embellishment Templates: Notions, ScrapSimple Paper Templates: Pierced, Brush Set: Simple Stitch and ScrapSimple Embellishment Templates: Bows To Go I 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.

Best of the Message Board

See how our message board members are helping each other with questions about the Add-O-Matic, scrapbooking on fabric, and more!

Digital Scrapbooking Tutorial: Alphabet, Word Art, and Embellishment Sheets

Do you know those alphabet, word art, and embellishment sheets that come with all of the Scrap Girls collections? They are in PNG files, but are easy to flatten when you want to print. We can use them for making craft projects, paper layouts, gift albums, and other printables. They are also fun to drag and drop onto digital scrapbooking layouts to dress up the page. Here are a few examples.

Way Cool Stuff Digital Scrapbooking Product Review: ScrapSimple Card Templates

With the holiday season upon us, many crafters look to their creative stash to see how they can give a personal, handmade touch to their gifts and cards. Anyone who has tried to do this using traditional scrapbooking supplies knows how time-consuming and expensive that can get. The beauty of doing these things digitally is that the investment (both in time and money) is pretty much a one-shot deal, giving us more time to actually enjoy the spirit of the season.

Digital Scrapbook Tutorial: Printing on Envelopes

I love to make cards and I love the fact that I can create them digitally and then simply print them off. I love having matching envelopes that go with the card, yet often it seems like a lot of work or costs more for me to print off my own envelope, cut it out and adhere it together. Recently, I’ve been creating a decorative front for an envelope and then running a regular envelope, which is much cheaper than photo paper, through my printer to create a matching set.

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, Penni and tiza126! 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

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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Aussie Chat
Monday, 8 December - 9:00PM *Australian Eastern Daylight Saving Time*

Join Jo (ScrappingJo) and Karen (kazbar73) for our next Aussie Chat on Monday, 8 December. This week's challenge is to create your favourite Christmas Recipe on a 4x6 layout. Join us in the chat room from 9pm Australian Eastern Daylight Saving Time for lots of laughter and fun.

PS - For our International Ladies, the chat will start at 5am, Monday, 8 December.

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New Member Chat
Monday, December 8th - 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, December 10th - 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 10th and 17th, we'll do a TWO-PART, end of year challenge! Create a 2-page layout or a mini album using the very best photos of your 2008. Part one (December 10) may be an hour of sorting, planning and picking photos, papers, and embellishments, and part two (December 17) could be all about the layout/album. As Tim Gunn says in Project Runway, “Use your time wisely,” and, “Make it work!”

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, December 11th - 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 December 11th, at 1 PM EST, in the chat room Lobby! Hope to see you there!

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Sketch Crop Challenge
Thursday, December 11th - 9:00PM ET

Join me, sprinklz, for the Sketch Challenge and Crop, Thursday, December 11th 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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Quote Chat & Challenge
Sunday, December 14th - 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 have a layout with a Word Art example in the gallery. Then we'll meet in the chat room to have fun, chat, and create our Word Art layout!

I'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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December Events

December Board Game: Holiday Hoopla!

Welcome to Holiday Hoopla 2008! This time of year is packed with holidays and events and traditions galore! It's also time for our most challenging game of the year! This challenge promises to keep you busy all month long. We're going to celebrate the season together here on the Message Board through tasks and challenges focused on holiday and seasonal traditions and of course there will be prizes in store!

Here's the nitty gritty: Every other day (December 1st through December 29th), a Holiday Hoopla 2008 task will be posted in the Events folder on the Message Board. If you complete all 15 tasks, you'll win a $10 gift certificate to the ScrapGirls Boutique! Also, there will be layouts to complete within these tasks. If you choose to only do the layout tasks, then you are eligible for a $5 Gift Certificate should your layout be chosen as a winner of that particular task.

Read each task carefully and compile all your answers and links into ONE word document and e-mail it to [email protected] at the end of the month when you've completed all the tasks. Emails need to be received by December 31st at midnight ET (Happy New Year!). Please put “Holiday Hoopla 2008- Username” in the email subject line.

Good luck!

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Layout Contests:

December Layout Contest: We want to see your trees! For the December Layout Contest, we want you to scrap layouts featuring trees! You can scrap a tree full of leaves or a bare tree, or a tree in any season (Christmas trees too!). Maybe you have a tree with a very interesting shape; let’s scrap it! To be eligible for a chance to win a $10 gift certificate to the Scrap Girls Boutique, create a layout featuring a tree and post it in the December Layout Contest Gallery before December 31st at midnight. Good Luck!

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 Mandy Steward

Layout by Mandy Steward
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Brush Set: Simple Stitch Embellishment Special
Designer Freebie by Mandy Steward coordinates with her Brush Set: Simple Stitch, part of this month's ScrapSimple Club offering!

ScrapSimple Paper Templates: Pierced ScrapSimple Layer Your Own Brushes: Tag Along ScrapSimple Embellishment Templates: Crocheted Frames
ScrapSimple Embellishment Templates: Notions ScrapSimple Tools - Styles: Stitch 1801 Digital Stickers: Chipboard Snowflakes
  La Papetier Paper  

Commercial license versions of Brush Set: Simple Stitch, ScrapSimple Paper Templates: Pierced, ScrapSimple Layer Your Own Brushes: Tag Along, ScrapSimple Embellishment Templates: Crocheted Frames, ScrapSimple Embellishment Templates: Notions and ScrapSimple Tools - Styles: Stitch 1801 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 24 - 29, 2008

Scrap Girls Guarantee


In This Issue:

- Gifts Galore!
- 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 December Scrap Girls digital scrapbooking club, designed for you by Brandy Murry.

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 Brandy Murry using December's Scrap Girls Club
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Created for you by Brandy Murry

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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