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

Computer scrapbook layouts by Thao Cosgrove

Layouts by Thao Cosgrove
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The products used to create this layout are shown as usual in the newsletter for Tuesday, January 6, 2009. The following individual products were also announced in that newsletter.

Assemble Your Own Zoom Pages - 4x6: Life's Canvas ScrapSimple Paper Templates: Up at the Villa Glittered Kraft Paper
Ho Ho Ho Collection Mini   ScrapSimple Paper Templates: 4x6 Interactive Text

Commercial license versions of ScrapSimple Paper Templates: Up at the Villa and ScrapSimple Paper Templates: 4x6 Interactive Text are also available.

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Computer scrapbook layout by Cheryl Barber

Layout by Cheryl Barber
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The products used to create this layout are shown as usual in the newsletter for Wednesday, January 7, 2009. The following individual products were also announced in that newsletter.

ScrapSimple Tools - Styles: Acrylic Swirls 4102 Super Biggie Air Mail Collection Dynamic Brush Set: Sprinkles
ScrapSimple Craft Templates: Mini Tag Album   Dynamic Brush Set: Scattered Words

Commercial license versions of ScrapSimple Tools - Styles: Acrylic Swirls 4102 Super Biggie and Dynamic Brush Set: Scattered Words 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 Thursday, January 8, 2009. The following individual products were also announced in that newsletter.

ScrapSimple Embellishment Templates: Boxed Brush Set: Doodled Edge Frames ScrapSimple Alpha Templates: Charming
Scrap Pack: Glitzy Christmas   Brush Set: Spread Joy Alpha Biggie

Commercial license versions of ScrapSimple Embellishment Templates: Boxed, ScrapSimple Alpha Templates: Charming and Brush Set: Spread Joy Alpha Biggie are also available.

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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 Friday, January 9, 2009. The following individual products were also announced in that newsletter.

ScrapSimple Digital Layout Templates - Layered: Overlapped ScrapSimple Embellishment Templates: Wired ScrapSimple Embellishment Templates: Decorative Ironwork
ScrapSimple Paper Templates: On Edge - Months Biggie   Assemble Your Own Zoom Pages - 4x6: Glitzy Christmas

Commercial license versions of ScrapSimple Digital Layout Templates - Layered: Overlapped, ScrapSimple Embellishment Templates: Wired, ScrapSimple Embellishment Templates: Decorative Ironwork and ScrapSimple Paper Templates: On Edge - Months 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: Brandy Murry

When I first started designing for Scrap Girls, I knew that I had this passion and I wanted to be as good as some of my favorite Scrap Girl idols. I also knew I had a lot to learn. One day, I asked one of the designers, “How do you decide what to design and how do you know people will like it?”

Life Muses by Ro: Construction Zone

Chalky dust covered the threshold of the door I expected to open. Construction tape stretched across the opening. A red sign hung under the window firmly stated, “Do not enter. Please use the facility on the second floor.”

“Humph,” I thought. “I’m in a hurry. I don’t have time to go upstairs. I’m going in anyway.”

Life Muses by Ro: Criminal Behavior

I’m a criminal.

Criminal behavior is discovered in all parts of society. Bank robbers steal money from financial institutions. Reckless drivers steer their vehicles with dangerous abandon. Jay walkers cross the road in the wrong spot. And, bad writers break acceptable rules of language....

Best of the Scrap Girls Blog: Grace Under Pressure

Note from Ro: I found this beautiful post on the Scrap Girls Digital Scrapbooking Adventures Blog by Gillian Hurst. She exhibits grace under pressure, and who can’t admire that?

Life Muses by Ro: Archeological Expedition

Notes from an archeological expedition -

The explorer has discovered the following things in her top dresser drawer....

Customer Muse: Spouse Control

Girls, I think Dad has either been home too long, or I am watching too much HGTV with him in the room. He said the pool dressing room and the workshop look much better with ambient lighting in them. He wants to check out the carpet stores for remnants to put in my workshop to make the flooring better on my legs. He’s measured the dresser, and I have more drawer space in our daughter’s old dresser. He doesn't like the look of suitcases in our bedroom, so he is making room for them in our attic.

 

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 Soozlou, mtorres_usa, and teabaglady!

Cute Stuff

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

Monday, January 5, 2009

Computer scrapbook layout by Debbie Layden

“New Year – Create Change” by Debbie Layden
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Directions for one technique I did on this layout:

One technique that I did for this layout was to blend my image into the background paper. First, I laid out all my images where I wanted them. Next, I used my Blend Modes found at the top of the Layers Palette in CS3 to add different effects to the images. Finally, I played with the opacity to bring a little more of the background paper into the image.

The View Collection Brush Set: Beautiful Distress ScrapSimple Embellishment Templates: Jot It Down Biggie
Art Journal Collection Biggie Super Pack: Collage Art ScrapSimple Tools - Actions: Vintage PSE 6502
Lettering Delights Long Hand Font ScrapSimple Layer Your Own Brushes: Date Clock ScrapSimple Embellishment Templates: Ties and Tags
ScrapSimple Tools - Styles: Well Loved 5001 Anticipation Embellishment Biggie Hearth Collection Biggie
  ScrapSimple Tools - Styles: Basic Shadows 6501  

Commercial license versions of Brush Set: Beautiful Distress, ScrapSimple Embellishment Templates: Jot It Down Biggie, ScrapSimple Tools - Actions: Vintage PSE 6502, Lettering Delights Long Hand Font, ScrapSimple Layer Your Own Brushes: Date Clock, ScrapSimple Embellishment Templates: Ties and Tags, ScrapSimple Tools - Styles: Well Loved 5001 and ScrapSimple Tools - Styles: Basic Shadows 6501 are also available.

Software used: Adobe Photoshop CS3

Name of challenge: Resolutions

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Saturday, January 10, 2009

Computer scrapbook layout by Trish Yochum

Layout by Trish Yochum
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This product is 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.

* Pin It Up Collection Biggie *

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

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

Tutorials and Articles
ScrapSimple Club Concepts

December’s Scrap Girls ScrapSimple Club’s featured designers are Erica Hite and Theresa Kavouras. 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!

Designer Do-Over: Brandy Murry

I decided to redo this layout because the original does not tell the story of what I want future generations to know. Sometimes, we get caught up in the design and forget the story behind the layout. Also, not knowing about print quality, this digital scrapbooking layout was saved at 96 DPI instead of 300 DPI and needs to be changed.

Digital Scrapbooking Tutorial: Custom Shapes Are SO Versatile!

There are SO many things you can do with custom shapes when creating digital scrapbooking layouts. You can use them like a brush, but they are SO much more forgiving! Have you ever used a brush and then decided you wanted it larger? You try to enlarge it and it looks terrible - all jagged and icky. Custom shapes to the rescue!

Way Cool Stuff Digital Scrapbooking Product Review: Custom Shapes

When I was given this assignment, I realized I hadn’t used ScrapSimple Custom Shapes on very many of my layouts. But, let me tell you, these products are so easy to use and so versatile that I am now totally hooked! Not only can you make them any color you’d like, but you can apply styles and clip papers to them too. I guess that’s where the “custom” comes into play! You can create elements that coordinate perfectly with any layout, using any collection you want.

Digital Scrapbook Tutorial: Creating a Personalized Family Chart

The new year is always a time to set new goals and try to improve. One of my goals is to get more organized. To help me in my quest, I use some great digital scrapbooking supplies to make some personalized magnetic doll figures.

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, mimes1 and deadeye dianna! You must see these layouts! Check them out! 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 Classes Available!

New Member Chat
Tuesday, January 13th - 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, 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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Heritage Crop
Thursday, January 15th - 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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Get Published Chat
Friday, January 16th - 9:00PM ET

Join Angela (angelaNussbaum), Amy (tysMommy) and Christy (christyVW) for the Get Published Chat at 9 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 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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New Classes Available!

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UFO Crop/Chat
Sunday, January 18th - 3:00PM ET

Please join Sherry-Lynn and special guest co-hostess Christy VW from our Layout Artist Team in the chatroom. Let's complete or revamp some of those layouts that are sitting in your “Layouts to be completed folder.”

Post your layout in the UFO Gallery and meet us in the Lobby at 3 PM Jan. 18th to get some inspirational suggestions from our incredible professionals here at Scrap Girls!

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Scraplift Chat
Sunday, January 18th - 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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Coffee Break Chat
Monday, January 19th - 6:30AM ET

Are you a morning person? Does your day start off with coffee mug in hand and the Scrap Girls newsletter? Have we got a chat for you!

Join Becca and SherryLynn on Monday, January 19, at 6:30am ET for some morning chatter about today's newsletter and the layouts that are featured today!

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New Member Chat **Early Edition**
Tuesday, January 20th - 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.

New Classes Available!

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January Events

January Board Game: Jumpstart January!

It's time to kick off the new year with fun and focus on scrapbooking! And a few prizes thrown in never hurt, right? Join us on the message board this month for “Jumpstart January!” This is a message board game and challenge to start your year with fun and focus on taking time to scrapbook regularly despite the little speedbumps of life. When the month is over, you'll have completed several layouts and been challenged and treated to some fun along the way.

A member of the Welcoming Committee will post a mini-challenge/task every day from January 1-30. Some tasks will require message board participation, email responses, or gallery posting. Those who complete all tasks and submit or post required participation will be entered in a drawing to win one of three $10 Gift Certificates to the ScrapGirls Boutique! Those who complete just the layouts will be entered in a drawing to win one of two $5 gift certificates. Those who complete just the speedbumps will be entered in a drawing for one of two $3 gift certificates. (Those who complete all tasks will have their name entered in all three drawings!)

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Layout Contests:

January Layout Contest: With a new year before us, let’s take a moment to think about the year just past. For this contest, I would like you to choose your favorite moment of 2008 and scrap it. If you have already scrapped that special moment, do another layout using a style that you don’t normally use. Post your finished layouts in the January Layout Gallery before midnight ET on January 31st, and you could win a $10 gift certificate to the Scrap Girls Boutique!

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 Theresa Kavouras

Layout by Theresa Kavouras
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Patch it Up Paper Special
Designer Freebie by Theresa Kavouras coordinates with her ScrapSimple Patch It Up Paper Templates, part of this month's ScrapSimple Club offering!

Brush Set: Watermark Scrap Girls Refresh Collection Biggie Scenic Route Collection Biggie
Fruit Smoothie Collection Biggie Childhood Memories Collection Biggie Bursting Collection
  BFF (Best Friends Forever) Collection  

Commercial license versions of ScrapSimple Patch It Up Paper Templates and Brush Set: Watermark 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
January 5 - 10, 2009

Scrap Girls Guarantee


In This Issue:

- What's New in the Scrap Girls Boutique?
- Life Muses by Ro and Other Writings
- Cute Stuff
- Tutorials and Articles
- 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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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

- MORE Scrapbook Software Secrets Revealed! for Adobe Photoshop Elements

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

New Classes Available!

Online Class - Photo Restoration in Photoshop
Photo Restoration in Photoshop

Mondays, January 19 and 26 - 7:00PM ET

This in-depth digital scrapbooking class on basic photo restoration is the perfect opportunity to learn about some of the Photoshop tools most often utilized for restorative techniques. Using various methods, this class will teach you how to restore torn, discolored, faded, and odd-shaped photos for printing, digital scrapbooking, and web uploading.

Important: This Intermediate Level class is for Adobe Photoshop CS2 and above. Students are required to understand the basic skills taught in the Scrapbook Secrets Revealed and MORE Scrapbook Secrets Revealed program prior to starting the course. This information will not be reviewed as part of the course!

Enrolling in this course without understanding these basic skills may cause you to feel lost and frustrated when you attend the classes. We want you to have a great experience. So please, if you are uncertain that you have enough skills to take this course, use the Scrapbook Secrets Revealed program to build an adequate foundation prior to the classes starting. Thanks!

New Classes Available!

Online Class - Yes, You Can Do Layer Masks in Photoshop Elements
Yes, You Can Do Layer Masks in Photoshop Elements

Tuesdays, January 20 and 27 - 9:30PM ET

This in-depth class on Layer Masks is a wonderful opportunity to learn about the power of masks in Adobe Photoshop Elements. This class will teach you how to use masks to make selective adjustments to both photos and layouts.

Important: This Intermediate Level class is for Adobe Photoshop Elements users. Students are required to understand the basic skills taught in the Scrapbook Secrets Revealed and MORE Scrapbook Secrets Revealed program prior to starting the course. This information will not be reviewed as part of the course!

Enrolling in this course without understanding these basic skills may cause you to feel lost and frustrated when you attend the classes. We want you to have a great experience. So please, if you are uncertain that you have enough skills to take this course, use the Scrapbook Secrets Revealed program to build an adequate foundation prior to the classes starting. Thanks!

New Classes Available!

Online Digital Scrapbooking Class - A Style All Your Own
A Style All Your Own

Wednesdays, January 21 and 28 - 9:00PM ET

This in-depth digital scrapbooking class on personal style is the perfect opportunity to learn about the four most common design styles seen in today’s digital scrapbooking, and how they relate to your own likes and dislikes.

Important: This is an Intermediate Level class open to all software program users. Software applications are not needed for this class.

New Classes Available!

Online Class - The Secret Life of Embellishments
The Secret Life of Embellishments

Thursdays, January 22 and 29 - 9:30PM ET

Did you know that embellishments have secret super powers? They are capable of so much more than just looking pretty. In this digital scrapbooking class, we will learn how they can tie a color scheme together, establish the flow of a layout, and create a focal point. We will use embellishments to create the illusion of depth and texture. Don’t underestimate the power of embellishments.

Important: This Intermediate Level class is forall digital scrapbooking programs. Students are required to understand the basic skills taught in the Scrapbook Secrets Revealed and MORE Scrapbook Secrets Revealed program prior to starting the course. This information will not be reviewed as part of the course!

Enrolling in this course without understanding these basic skills may cause you to feel lost and frustrated when you attend the classes. We want you to have a great experience. So please, if you are uncertain that you have enough skills to take this course, use the Scrapbook Secrets Revealed program to build an adequate foundation prior to the classes starting. Thanks!


Scrap Girls Monthly Club

The January Scrap Girls digital scrapbooking club, designed for you by Trish Yochum.

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 Trish Yochum using January's Scrap Girls Club
Layout by Trish Yochum using January's Scrap Girls Club
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Created for you by Trish Yochum

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

Alert! Alert! Wednesday is the last day you can sign up for the ScrapSimple club and still get this great group of products at this amazing price. Don't delay... sign up now!

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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