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Gifts galore! Place an order totaling $10 or more before December 23rd 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 23rd and receive our third beautiful collaboration Holiday Collection as a free gift! Don't miss it!

Scrap Girls' 12 Days of Christmas

12 Days of Christmas Special Freebie!

Computer scrapbook layout by Laurel Lakey

Layout by Laurel Lakey
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12 Days of Christmas Perennials Word Art Special 11 - Joy
Designer Freebie by Valerie Randall -
12 Days of Christmas Perennials Word Art Special 11 - Joy

The View Collection Alluring Autumn Collection Biggie Old Friends Collection Biggie
Cardboard Curled Edges Embellishment Mini Hoo Loves Ya Collection Biggie Fiddle-de-de Collection

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12 Days of Christmas Games!

Christmas Tree of Doom!

2008 Christmas Tree of Doom
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Send your guesses for this game to [email protected]. Use the subject line “Christmas Tree of Doom” for your email entry, and include your messageboard name and real name. Please include the product name and its link for as many items included in this Christmas Tree of Doom as you can find! You have until December 31 at midnight (MST) to enter. So now... here's how this game works:

The Christmas tree card above is made using 14 different papers. The paper designers include:

  • Amanda McGee
  • Amanda Sok
  • Angie Briggs
  • Brandie Valenzuela
  • Brandy Murry
  • Durin Eberhart
  • Jan Hicks
  • Mandy Steward
  • Melissa Anderson
  • Paula Wright
  • Sarah Batdorf
  • Syndee Nuckles
  • Theresa Kavouras
  • Ursula Schneider

The Christmas tree card has 30 embellishments. Those designers include:

  • Amanda McGee
  • Angela Blanchard
  • Ariadna Wiczling
  • Brandy Hackman
  • Brandy Murry
  • Cherise Olson
  • Cheryl Barber
  • Diane Miller
  • Durin Eberhart
  • Erica Hite
  • Gillian Hurst
  • Keri Schueller
  • Kerry Veale
  • Lori Cook
  • Marnie Adams
  • Melanie Johnson
  • Melissa Renfro
  • Robert Schneider
  • Rozanne Paxman
  • Shalae Tippetts
  • Sheri Johnson
  • Syndee Nuckles
  • Thao Cosgrove
  • Theresa Kavouras
  • Trish Yochum
  • Valerie Randall

Now don't panic! You don't have to find them all to play the game. (Whew!) But anyone who DOES get them all correct will automatically win a $10 Gift Certificate! No problem. You've got it. This means more than one person can win a $10 gift certificate. (Anyone this motivated deserves a prize!) The winners of these gift certificates can get in on the rest of the game, too!

For all players:

  • If you get 25 or more correct answers, you will be entered into a drawing for a $25 Gift Certificate!
  • If you get 10-24 correct answers, you will be entered into a drawing for a $10 Gift Certificate!
  • If you get 5-9 correct answers, you will be entered into a drawing for a $5 Gift Certificate!

Does that sound possible? Hope so!

HINTS: The background paper DOES count, and the drop shadows DO NOT count. Everything is very straight-forward: papers and elements only. No brushes, tools, styles, etc. Some designers have more than one element included on this tree!

Even if you aren't up to playing the game, look at the pretty Christmas card that was made for you and see if you can recreate it using your favorite papers and embellishments! Have fun!

What's New in the Scrap Girls Boutique?

Computer scrapbook layout by Amanda Sok

Layout by Amanda Sok
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The products used to create this layout are shown as usual in the newsletter for Tuesday, December 16, 2008. The following individual products were also announced in that newsletter.

Album Pack: Charisma 1 Scrap Girls All New December 2008 Specials - Set 3 Illustrator Brush Set: Avalon 2
Christmas Countdown Paper Mini ScrapSimple Paper Templates: Hoo Loves Ya ScrapSimple Paper Templates: Interactive Text
Illustrator Brush Set: Avalon 3 ScrapSimple Embellishment Templates: Christmas Clusters Illustrator Brush Set: Avalon 1
Illustrator Brush Set: Avalon 4 Gates Embellishment Mini ScrapSimple Craft Templates: Gift Card Box

Commercial license versions of Illustrator Brush Set: Avalon 2, ScrapSimple Paper Templates: Hoo Loves Ya, ScrapSimple Paper Templates: Interactive Text, Illustrator Brush Set: Avalon 3, ScrapSimple Embellishment Templates: Christmas Clusters, Illustrator Brush Set: Avalon 1, Illustrator Brush Set: Avalon 4 and ScrapSimple Craft Templates: Gift Card Box are also available.

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Computer scrapbook layout by Paula Wright

Layout by Paula Wright
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The products used to create this layout are shown as usual in the newsletter for Wednesday, December 17, 2008. The following individual products were also announced in that newsletter.

Wire Ornament Embellishments Cookie Swap Collection Illustrator Brush Set: Chain Links 1
Design Pack: Hoo Loves Ya Ephemera Paper Mini-Solids Illustrator Brush Set: Barbara 1
Scrap Girls Tutorials & Way Cool Stuff eBook Set - 2008 3rd Quarter Illustrator Brush Set: Barbara 3 Nostalgia Collection
ScrapSimple Paper Templates: Christmas Edge ScrapSimple Word Art Templates: Chore Labels Illustrator Brush Set: Barbara 2

Commercial license versions of Illustrator Brush Set: Chain Links 1, Design Pack: Hoo Loves Ya, Illustrator Brush Set: Barbara 1, Illustrator Brush Set: Barbara 3, ScrapSimple Paper Templates: Christmas Edge, ScrapSimple Word Art Templates: Chore Labels and Illustrator Brush Set: Barbara 2 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, December 18, 2008. The following individual products were also announced in that newsletter.

Snow Delightful Collection Mini Illustrator Brush Set: Curls & Swirls 2 ScrapSimple Type Shapes: Christmas 8301
A Merry Season Collection Biggie Illustrator Brush Set: Diamonds 1 1 Scrap Girls The Best of December 2007 Combo
Brush Set: Hoo Loves Ya Glitzy Christmas Mini Tag Easy Page Pro Album Illustrator Brush Set: Diamonds 2
Brush Set: Snapshot Frames ScrapSimple Embellishment Templates: Fa La La Illustrator Brush Set: Curls & Swirls 1

Commercial license versions of Illustrator Brush Set: Curls & Swirls 2, ScrapSimple Type Shapes: Christmas 8301, Illustrator Brush Set: Diamonds 1, Brush Set: Hoo Loves Ya, Illustrator Brush Set: Diamonds 2, Brush Set: Snapshot Frames, ScrapSimple Embellishment Templates: Fa La La and Illustrator Brush Set: Curls & Swirls 1 are also available.

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Computer scrapbook layout by Christy VanderWall

Layout by Christy VanderWall
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The products used to create this layout are shown as usual in the newsletter for Friday, December 19, 2008. The following individual products were also announced in that newsletter.

Illustrator Brush Set: Lacey 1 Illustrator Brush Set: Gold & Silver 1 Christmas Story Collection Mini
ScrapSimple Embellishment Templates - Photo Masks: Nostalgia Good Tidings Collection Mini Brush Set 4x6: Christmas
Cookie Swap Cookbook 8x8 Easy Page Pro Album Illustrator Brush Set: Gold & Silver 2 ScrapSimple Embellishment Templates: Hoo Loves Ya Biggie
ScrapSimple Alpha Templates: Old Chipboard Dynamic Brush Set: Holiday Trail 7301 Biggie Illustrator Brush Set: Lacey 2

Commercial license versions of Illustrator Brush Set: Lacey 1, Illustrator Brush Set: Gold & Silver 1, Brush Set 4x6: Christmas, Illustrator Brush Set: Gold & Silver 2, ScrapSimple Embellishment Templates: Hoo Loves Ya Biggie, ScrapSimple Alpha Templates: Old Chipboard, Dynamic Brush Set: Holiday Trail 7301 Biggie and Illustrator Brush Set: Lacey 2 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
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.
The Man in the Red Suit - Part 2

Sunday, December 14th

The Man in the Red Suit - Part 3

Monday, December 15th

The Man in the Red Suit - Part 4

Tuesday, December 16th

 
The Man in the Red Suit - Part 5

Wednesday, December 17th

 
The Man in the Red Suit - Part 6

Thursday, December 18th

 
The Man in the Red Suit - Part 7

Friday, December 19th

The Man in the Red Suit - Part 8

Saturday, December 20th

 

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.

Sunday, December 14, 2008

Computer scrapbook layout by Sarah Batdorf

Calendar by Sarah Batdorf
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ScrapSimple Digital Layout Templates - Calendar: 2009 Designers Choice Hoo Loves Ya Collection Biggie Heartland Collection Biggie
Cheery Christmas Collection Mini Canada Day Collection Mini Assemble Your Own: Berry Branch
  ScrapSimple Tools - Styles: Basic Shadows 6501  
Commercial license versions of ScrapSimple Digital Layout Templates - Calendar: 2009 Designers Choice and ScrapSimple Tools - Styles: Basic Shadows 6501 are also available.

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Monday, December 15, 2008

Computer scrapbook layout by Stefanie Harris

“Holiday Traditions” by Stefanie Harris
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Directions for one technique I did on this layout:

For this layout, I knew I wanted my title to be “Holiday Traditions,” but I also loved the chipboard letter word Art from Thao’s Comfort and Joy Collection Mini... which had the word “holidays” printed on it. To solve this problem, I used my clone tool, then Alt+Clicked in one of the textured black areas without any print on it. Then all I had to do was paint away the “s” and I had the perfect element for my title!

Christmas Past Collection Biggie Comfort and Joy Collection Mini Assemble Your Own: Christmas Tree
ScrapSimple Digital Layout Templates - Layered: Cornered Brush Set: Pretty Primavera ScrapSimple Tools - Styles: Basic Shadows 6501

Commercial license versions of ScrapSimple Digital Layout Templates - Layered: Cornered, Brush Set: Pretty Primavera and ScrapSimple Tools - Styles: Basic Shadows 6501 are also available.

Software used: Adobe Photoshop CS2

Name of challenge: Holiday Memories/Traditions

Other Ingredients:

  • Font - LD Demure

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Saturday, December 20, 2008

Computer scrapbook layout by Brandy Murry

Layout by Brandy Murry
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These products are included in this month's Scrap Girls Club offering. Members receive a substantial discount on these club supplies. They are also available elsewhere in the Boutique at regular prices for those individuals who would rather not join a club.

Ephemera Collection Biggie * Assemble Your Own Zoom Pages: Ephemera

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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

December’s Scrap Girls Club’s featured designer is Brandy Murry. From old keys, stamps, and bits of trim to newspaper, cut-outs, and buttons.... This digital scrapbooking club celebrates old-style scrapbooking, where you use bits and pieces saved or found around your home. Let’s look a little closer and see what additional ideas we can come up with for this club.

Themed Thoughts: Boy Scouts

One of the challenges of scrapbooking certain photos is finding papers and embellishments made specifically for the theme you’re working on. Licensing issues don’t allow stores to create product lines that exactly match what we want, so we have to get a little creative from time to time in order to give our pages an “authentic” feel.

Digital Scrapbooking Tutorial: Magnetic Paper Dolls

Looking for a last minute Christmas gift idea? Perhaps something to keep the kids busy while traveling? It’s easy to make your own customized magnetic paper dolls using digital scrapbooking supplies. For this project, I will be using the ScrapSimple Assemble Your Own Storybook Figures: Basic Bodies and Castle to create the dolls and their outfits, ScrapSimple Digital Album Templates – Layered: Storybook Castle and Storybook Castle Collection Biggie for the scenic backgrounds. Additional supplies you will need include: magnetic ink jet printer paper, a metal lunchbox or other container, craft knife or cuticle scissors, a steady hand, and some patience! It is important to note that this project is not suitable for children under the age of three, as the small parts may pose a choking hazard.

Way Cool Stuff Digital Scrapbooking Product Review: ScrapSimple Digital Layout Templates

I just love ScrapSimple Digital Layout Templates. Really, I use them all the time. I have seen several threads on the Scrap Girls Message Board about making ABC books for children and grandchildren, so I decided to let you know how easy it can be.

Digital Scrapbook Tutorial: Using Your Digital Scrapbooking Supplies for Iron-on Transfers

Did you know that your digital scrapbooking supplies are perfect for making custom iron-on transfers? I used the process to customize an apron and it was so easy! You’re not limited to doing an apron, but if you made a child-size apron and a mini-book of kid-friendly recipes, it would make a perfect Christmas gift! Or, perhaps, a heritage theme layout with a mini-book of old family recipes.... the ideas are limitless!

Member of the Month: Audrey G.

Learn more about our Scrap Girls Member of the Month, Audrey (sweetaudrey), as she shares answers to a questionnaire and favorite layout!

Layout and Contest Winners

Congratulations to our Weekly Layout Winners, bjc and Gisele! You must see these layouts! We also have our November Mid-Month Layout Contest winner, ginaMO. 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

Desktop Crop and Chat
Friday, December 26th - 8:00PM ET

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

Tired of your desktop being some graphic that you would've liked to make? Tired of a solid background? Did you know with your digital scrapbooking skills you can make a fabulous background for your enjoyment? A few hours before the chat, we will provide you with a source of inspiration, so stay tuned.

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Scraplift Chat & Crop
Sunday, December 28th - 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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ATC Crop/Chat
Sunday, December 28th - 6:00PM ET

Please join me, Sherry_Lynn, in the chat room for our December ATC Swap Crop/Chat on Sunday, December 28th at 6PM ET.

For this month's challenge we are doing ATC's (Artist Trading Cards) that feature a theme TBA!

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New Member Chat
Tuesday, December 30th - 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
Monday, January 5th - 9:00PM ET

Did you survive the holidays... the food, the family, the chaos? If so, join me, Carla (crs) for a NSBR Chat on Monday, January 5th. We’ll talk about it all! And of course, scrapping and chocolate will be mentioned!

See you in the chat room on Monday, January 5th at 9 pm et!

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High Noon Crop
Wednesday, January 7th - 12:00Noon ET

Join your guest host April Showers 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 January 7th, we'll do a photo challenge! Create a layout using your favorite recent photo(s)!

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, January 7th - 8:00PM ET

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

Are most of your layouts decorative? Do you have stories to tell, but 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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High Noon Crop
Wednesday, January 14th - 12:00Noon ET

Join your guest host April Showers 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 January 14th, we'll do a use your stash challenge! Create a layout using a collection you've had for a while, but just haven't used yet!

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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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 project by Melanie Johnson

Project by Melanie Johnson
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Christmas Countdown Embellishment Special
Designer Freebie by Melanie Johnson coordinates with her Christmas Countdown Collection

* Christmas Countdown 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 14 - 20, 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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