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Digital Scrapbooking News

Get 15.5% off of your order until Midnight, December 19th!

The middle of December feels like the beginning of the holiday season to me. To celebrate, I've created a gift certificate for our faithful newsletter readers that is only good from the 16th through the 19th. (You won't see the coupon hanging about the web site anywhere. It's just for you guys!) 15.5% off of everything in the Boutique (get my drift??... EVERYTHING!), but it is only good until Midnight MST, on the 19th of December. Shoppers - to your carts!

Note: You have to put in the coupon exactly as you see it to get it to work. So it is ChristmasJoy2 ... not christmasjoy2 or Christmasjoy2. Make sure the capital letters are exactly where you see them on the coupon.

- Ro

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Gifts galore! Place an order totaling $10 or more before December 22nd and receive our third beautiful collaboration Holiday Collection as a free gift! Don't miss it!

Gifts galore! Place an order totaling $10 or more before December 22nd and receive our third beautiful collaboration Holiday Collection as a free gift! Don't miss it!

Scrap Girls' 12 Days of Christmas

Scrap Girls is having a 12 Days of Christmas Celebration! Don't miss out on our special series of free gifts given out each day, or Ro's heartfelt and humorous Christmas story. Update your subscription to include our daily newsletter today!

12 Days of Christmas Special Freebie!

Computer scrapbook layout by Debbie Layden

Layout by Debbie Layden
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12 Days of Christmas Perennials Word Art Special 4 - Gift
Designer Freebie by Valerie Randall
12 Days of Christmas Perennials Word Art Special 4 - Gift

ScrapSimple Paper Templates: Sew Torn Up A Joyful Season Collection Biggie ScrapSimple Tools - Actions: Warped Frames 5201
Commercial license versions of ScrapSimple Paper Templates: Sew Torn Up and ScrapSimple Tools - Actions: Warped Frames 5201 are also available.

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12 Days of Christmas Games!

Star Treasure Hunt

Be a star and win this treasure hunt! The winner will get a $20 Gift Certificate to the Scrap Girls Boutique. The rules are simple...

Star

  1. Song of mine, in three quarter time
  2. It's tall in the saddle we spend Christmas Day
  3. Patinatas Tradition
  4. Tree topper option
  5. Christmas Yummy
  6. Gift for all year long
  7. Snuggle up with a cup of...
  8. Essential for gift giving
  9. St. Nicholas
  10. Ballet Tradition
What's New in the Scrap Girls Boutique?

Computer scrapbook layout by Jan Hicks

Layout by Jan Hicks
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The products used to create this layout are shown as usual in the newsletter for Tuesday, December 9, 2008. The following individual products were also announced in that newsletter.

ScrapSimple Paper Templates: Scrubbed Raw 1 Scrap Girls All New December 2008 Specials - Set 2 ScrapSimple Embellishment Templates: Fashion Dolls Super Biggie
Craft Gift Tags - Golden Memories   ScrapSimple Paper Templates: Boughs of Holly

Commercial license versions of ScrapSimple Paper Templates: Scrubbed Raw, ScrapSimple Embellishment Templates: Fashion Dolls Super Biggie and ScrapSimple Paper Templates: Boughs of Holly are also available.

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Computer scrapbook layout by Keri Schueller

Layout by Keri Schueller
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This layout uses products 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.

The products used to create this layout are shown as usual in the newsletter for Wednesday, December 10, 2008. The following individual products were also announced in that newsletter.

Brush Set: Christmas Sayings Design Pack: Holiday Edge Brush Set: Moments
ScrapSimple Tools - Styles: Artistic Paper 8201   Whisper Collection Mini

Commercial license versions of Brush Set: Christmas Sayings, Design Pack: Holiday Edge, Brush Set: Moments and ScrapSimple Tools - Styles: Artistic Paper 8201 are also available.

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Computer scrapbook layout by Debbie Layden

Layout by Debbie Layden
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The products used to create this layout are shown as usual in the newsletter for Thursday, December 11, 2008. The following individual products were also announced in that newsletter.

Boughs of Holly Collection Mini Brush Set: Snow Delightful Scrubbed Raw Paper Biggie
2009 Moments Calendar 12x12 Easy Page Pro   Spring Romance Collection Mini

Commercial license versions of Brush Set: Snow Delightful are also available.

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Computer scrapbook layout by Sarah Batdorf

Layout by Sarah Batdorf
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The products used to create this layout are shown as usual in the newsletter for Friday, December 12, 2008. The following individual products were also announced in that newsletter.

Brush Set: Moments Labels Watercolor Florals Collection Craft Gift Tags - Deep Freeze
Frosty Fun Card and Envelope Set   ScrapSimple Tools - Styles: Blended 8201 Super Biggie

Commercial license versions of Brush Set: Moments Labels and ScrapSimple Tools - Styles: Blended 8201 Super Biggie are also available.

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

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

Life Muses by Ro and Other Writings
A Designer’s Life: Ursula Schneider

I’m what you would call a deep thinker. Or maybe it’s not so deep, but I spend too much time doing it? Well, at any rate, I tend to spend a lot of time thinking about life, people and anything else that I can analyze to death. (Hmmm... maybe I should have majored in philosophy?)

Life Muses by Ro: Learning Between the Lines

Learning Between the Lines: 10 Things I Learned At School When My Teachers Weren’t Looking

Life Muses by Ro: Crumb Counting

Note from Ro: Here’s a Best of Ro muse, written in 2007. It was a good reminder that I’ve been blessed. Hope you enjoy it.

Life Muses by Ro: Slow Brain Day

Steps for Writing a Muse (on a slow brain day)....

Something New - Something Cool

Hot off a computer, created just for you: Learn the INSIDE secrets of a master digital scrapbooking designer.... Watch Valerie Randall, Scrap Girls' own Creative Director, as she demonstrates how easy it is to make coordinated digital scrapbooking kits with vector brushes!

The Man in the Red Suit - Part 1

I have tried to do something special for all of you - something that has come from my heart. It is a Christmas story that will take the entire 12 Days of Christmas to tell. Each newsletter contains a new episode of the story. It is somewhat like getting a Christmas movie in a newsletter! We will leave the story up - linked to the home page of the web site throughout the Christmas season. It will be removed at the end of the month. And so if you have missed an episode or have gotten behind, please go to our home page and read the newsletters that begin on December 13. The story will run from December 13 to December 24.

 

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, December 8, 2008

Computer scrapbook layout by Launa Valente

“Peace” by Launa Valente
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Directions for one technique I did on this layout:

Use bits and pieces of layout templates in your layouts. I started out with one of Cherise's templates from her ScrapSimple Digital Layout Album Templates - Layered: 12x12 Blessings. As my layout progressed, I turned the template and deleted portions of it, until I was left with the title word art and the photo placement. So just because you use a layout template as a starting point doesn't mean you have to use all the pieces... think outside the box!

Beachin Collection Biggie Beachin Plain Paper Mini Happy Summer Collection Mini
ScrapSimple Paper Templates: On the Edge 2 ScrapSimple Embellishment Templates: Torn Photos 2 ScrapSimple Embellishment Templates: Bits of Mesh 2
ScrapSimple Digital Layout Album Templates - Layered: 12x12 Blessings ScrapSimple Tools - Styles: Chipboard 1802 Mini ScrapSimple Tools - Styles: Basic Shadows 6501

Commercial license versions of ScrapSimple Paper Templates: On the Edge 2, ScrapSimple Embellishment Templates: Torn Photos 2, ScrapSimple Embellishment Templates: Bits of Mesh 2, ScrapSimple Digital Layout Album Templates - Layered: 12x12 Blessings, ScrapSimple Tools - Styles: Chipboard 1802 Mini and ScrapSimple Tools - Styles: Basic Shadows 6501 are also available.

Software used: Adobe Photoshop CS3

Name of challenge: Thankful

Other Ingredients:

  • Font - Snowshoe
  • OpticVerve Labs Photo Filter

Journaling: Peace.... I needed peace. I asked the Lord for peace, I told him... if I could only get to the ocean, I could hear peace in the waves, quiet tranquility. The ocean is peaceful, yet one of the most powerful forces on earth. I see god in the ocean. I see god in his creation. Despite circumstances he made the way, there I sat, quietly, watching, listening. He spoke, I cried. My spirit was refreshed, my body was rested. He gave me new strength for the journey. Thankful is such a weak word for how I feel. I am truly blessed.

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Saturday, December 13, 2008

Computer scrapbook project by Christy Vanderwall

Project by Christy Vanderwall
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ScrapSimple Craft Templates: Word Albums Deluxe I Super Biggie Holiday In Lights Collection Biggie Bella Noel Collection
Commercial license versions of ScrapSimple Craft Templates: Word Albums Deluxe I Super Biggie are also available.

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

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

Tutorials and Articles
ScrapSimple Club Concepts

November’s Scrap Girls ScrapSimple Club’s featured designers are Brandy Murry and Mandy Steward. Their club is full of fun products that can help you document your photos and get creative in amazing ways. Our entire Scrap Girls staff has put their heads together and come up with some ideas to help you get the most out of your fun, new digital scrapbooking toys!

Best of the Message Board

See how our message board members are helping each other with questions about the Scrap Girls tutorials, shopping carts, Batch Actions, Scrap Girls Clubs, our gallery, and more!

Digital Scrapbooking Tutorial: How to Use Brush Sets Creatively

ometimes, you get a photo that lends itself to playing with a fun technique that is specific to digital scrapbooking. I found a great snow picture with a gorgeous blue sky and since there are so many great snowflake brushes in the Scrap Girls boutique, I couldn’t resist playing and making my own snowstorm.

Way Cool Stuff Digital Scrapbooking Product Review: Transparencies

Have you ever pored over a layout in progress, unable to figure out the perfect finishing touch? If you're like me, you've gotten to the point where you're not sure what to do next. The layout just doesn't seem finished; it needs that little “something-something.”

Digital Scrapbook Tutorial: Quick and Easy Gift Idea - Framed Calendar

Are you ready? The holidays are almost here. Is there anyone on your list that you still need a gift for? Or, perhaps you'd like to give a special handmade gift to go along with things you've already purchased? I have a gift idea to share with you that is practical, simple, inexpensive, and sure to be treasured every month of the new year. It's a framed calendar.

Customer Digital Scrapbook Tutorial: ScrapSimple Embellishment Template: Zip It

I found a tutorial on the Internet that showed an orange kitty cat being unzipped into a gray kitty. I thought it was a cute idea and wanted to try it out. This tutorial taught how to create a zipper from a stock photo, which I found very tedious and frustrating. As I fought with my PSE to make this zipper photo work, I remembered that Scrap Girls had some great zipper embellishments. I decided to try it out and it worked great. It was so much easier and faster! Here is how I did it.

Layout and Contest Winners

Congratulations to our Weekly Layout Winners, SilverSwanMama and A-dab-adu! You must see these layouts! We also have our November Message Board winners and Layout Contest winner, MaryJo. 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 **Early Edition**
Tuesday, December 16th - 3:00PM ET

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

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

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Life Moments Chat and Crop
Tuesday, December 16th - 4:00PM ET

Join Pat (PBarnes) for the next Life Moments Chat And Crop at 3 PM ET. Life Moments is all about YOU. Through these challenges, we will build an album all about ourselves.

The topic for this chat is “At Play.” Use a picture of yourself involved in some form of play as a child, teenager, or adult. You are welcome to post a layout even if you can not attend the chat.

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Getting Published Chat
Tuesday, December 16th - 8:00PM ET

Join Angela (angelaNussbaum), Amy (tysMommy) and Christy (christyVW) for the Get Published Chat at 8 PM EST.

Do you want to see your layouts in magazines, but you are not quite sure how? Do you need a little more confidence with your layouts? During the Get Published Chat, we will talk about current calls, give constructive criticism on requested layouts, and we will answer your questions about submitting to magazines.

As with most of our chats, there will also be a challenge, to help you further your chances of being published, we will select a Magazine, and challenge you to do a layout with one of their calls!

Be sure you come to this informative Monthly chat, you will be glad you did!

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High Noon Crop
Wednesday, December 17th - 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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Journaling Chat
Wednesday, December 17th - 8:00PM ET

Join Becca and angelaNussbaum for the Journaling chat @ 8pm.

Are most of your layouts decorative? Do you have stories to tell, but are just not motivated enough to make a layout with journaling? We are going to challenge you to do a layout with your Journaling in mind.

Come join us and tell your stories.

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Textile Inspiration Chat
Wednesday, December 17th - 9:00PM ET

Join Launa & Zaz, for a Textile Challenge and Crop. We will meet Wednesday, December 17th, at 9pm EST in the Scrap Girls Chat Room!

Do the patterns, textures, and colors of textiles fascinate you? Do you get inspiration from anything from pillows to your grandmother's apron? Then this challenge is for you!

A few hours before the challenge begins, I'll post a textile for you to use as the starting point for your page. You may be inspired by the colors, placement of patterns, textures... just let it be your inspiration! I can't wait to see what you come up with!! See you there!

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Heritage Crop
Thursday, December 18th - 8:00PM ET

Do you have boxes of heritage photos just waiting to be restored and scrapped? Are there family stories just waiting for you to write down and preserve? Then this is the crop for you!

Join April (April Showers) and Carla (CRS) for the Heritage Crop and Chat! We'll help you get motivated to scrap those heritage photos and record your family stories for future generations to enjoy.

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Photo Chat
Thursday, December 18th - 9:00PM ET

Please join Zaz and angelaNussbaum for the Photo Chat at 9 PM EST.

Early in the week we will post a themed challenge. All you have to do is find a photo that you feel fits that theme. Then we will come together on Thursday to scrap, share and discuss our photos!! This is sure to be a lot of fun, so come join us!

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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!

December Mid-Month Layout Contest: The holidays are here and it's a time full of parties, family, and fun. It's a time ripe for creating memories and sharing special moments with loved ones. What is your favorite holiday moment? For the Mid-December Layout Contest, we want to see your layouts featuring favorite holiday moments. Upload your layouts to the Mid-December Layout Gallery by January 14th at midnight and you could win a $10 gift certificate to the Scrap Girls Boutique! Let's preserve those special moments!

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Check our message board calendar if you have any questions about what is happening at Scrap Girls. All event times are given in Eastern Time Zone unless otherwise noted. Need help converting time zones? Check out the World Clock - Time Zone Converter. (Use 'USA-New York' as the location for the Eastern time zone.)

Today's Freebie

Computer scrapbook layout by Brandy Murry

Layout by Brandy Murry
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Holiday In Lights Embellishment Special
Designer Freebie by Brandy Murry coordinates with her Holiday In Lights Collection Biggie

Holiday In Lights Collection Biggie ScrapSimple Tools - Actions: Tattered Photo PSE 8501 Well Loved Collection Biggie
Well Loved Journaling Embellishment Mini Old Friends Collection Biggie Yesteryear Collection Biggie
  A Gardener's Diary Collection  

* 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
December 8 - 13, 2008

Scrap Girls Guarantee


In This Issue:

- Gifts Galore!
- Scrap Girls' 12 Days of Christmas!
- What's New in the Scrap Girls Boutique?
- Life Muses by Ro and Other Writings
- Cute Stuff
- Tutorials and Articles
- Online Classes Currently Available
- What's Happening at Scrap Girls?
- Designer Freebie
- Getting Started
- Expand Your Skills
- Online Classes Currently Available
- Scrap Girls Clubs
- Ongoing Opportunities for YOU


Note from Ro
Ro Paxman

The Scrap Girls newsletter is created for you by a virtual army of Scrap Girls team members. Without them, we couldn't possibly share these resources with you, and I'm very grateful for their ongoing help and support.

I hope you enjoy today's issue as much as we enjoyed putting it together.

Ro
CEO - Scrap Girls, LLC

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P.P.S. If you ever need any assistance, please email [email protected] or call
866-598-3444 and we'll help you as quickly as possible!

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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 Brandy Murry using December'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 December ScrapSimple digital scrapbooking club selection by Erica Hite and Theresa Kavouras

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 Theresa Kavouras using December's ScrapSimple Club
Layout by Theresa Kavouras using December's ScrapSimple Club
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Created for you by Erica Hite and Theresa Kavouras

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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