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Digital Scrapbooking News

Client Appreciation Sale! 18.7% off of almost everything in the Boutique until Midnight, January 21st (MT).

What's New in the Scrap Girls Boutique?

Computer scrapbook layout by Thao Cosgrove

Layout by Thao Cosgrove
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The products used to create this layout are shown as usual in the newsletter for Tuesday, January 13, 2009. The following individual products were also announced in that newsletter.

Dynamic Brush Set: Musical Notes 5701 Biggie ScrapSimple Embellishment Templates: Cut It Out Design Pack: Up at the Villa
Scrap Pack Biggie: Day To Day Life Design Pack: 4x6 Techno Grunge Baby Chronicles Collection Biggie
ScrapSimple Paper Templates: Pucker Up Assemble Your Own Desktop Wallpapers: Warmth Assemble Your Own Desktop Wallpapers: Faded Beauty

Commercial license versions of Dynamic Brush Set: Musical Notes 5701 Biggie, ScrapSimple Embellishment Templates: Cut It Out, Design Pack: Up at the Villa, Design Pack: 4x6 Techno Grunge and ScrapSimple Paper Templates: Pucker Up are also available.

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Computer scrapbook layout by Angie Briggs

Layout by Angie Briggs
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The products used to create this layout are shown as usual in the newsletter for Wednesday, January 14, 2009. The following individual products were also announced in that newsletter.

Assemble Your Own Zoom Pages: Day To Day Life Design Pack: Loopy Love Brush Set: Music Quotes
Assemble Your Own Desktop Wallpapers: Butterfly Garden ScrapSimple Paper Templates: 4x6 Techno Grunge Brush Set: Samantha
Ancestry Collection Design Pack: Cherish Assemble Your Own Desktop Wallpapers: Happy Day

Commercial license versions of Design Pack: Loopy Love, Brush Set: Music Quotes, ScrapSimple Paper Templates: 4x6 Techno Grunge, Brush Set: Samantha and Design Pack: Cherish 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 Thursday, January 15, 2009. The following individual products were also announced in that newsletter.

ScrapSimple Embellishment Templates: Photo Masks - 4x6 Techno Grunge Happy New Years Collection Mini ScrapSimple Embellishment Templates: Fashion Dolls Male Biggie
ScrapSimple Digital Layout Templates - Layered: Day To Day Life Assemble Your Own Desktop Wallpapers: Love Much ScrapSimple Embellishment Templates: Samantha Frames
Online Class - A Style All Your Own ScrapSimple Alpha Templates: Distressed Monograms Assemble Your Own Desktop Wallpapers: Air Mail

Commercial license versions of ScrapSimple Embellishment Templates: Photo Masks - 4x6 Techno Grunge, ScrapSimple Embellishment Templates: Fashion Dolls Male Biggie, ScrapSimple Digital Layout Templates - Layered: Day To Day Life, ScrapSimple Embellishment Templates: Samantha Frames and ScrapSimple Alpha Templates: Distressed Monograms 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 Friday, January 16, 2009. The following individual products were also announced in that newsletter.

Design Pack: Samantha Over the Hill Collection Mini ScrapSimple Tools - Styles: Aged Metals Biggie
ScrapSimple Digital Layout Album Templates - Layered: 12x12 Album Series 5 ScrapSimple Digital Layout Album Templates: 6x6 Bracket 1 ScrapSimple Transparency Overlays: Loopy Love
Assemble Your Own Desktop Wallpapers: Live it Up ScrapSimple Alpha Templates: Cherish Assemble Your Own Desktop Wallpapers: Imagine This

Commercial license versions of Design Pack: Samantha, ScrapSimple Tools - Styles: Aged Metals Biggie, ScrapSimple Digital Layout Album Templates - Layered: 12x12 Album Series 5, ScrapSimple Transparency Overlays: Loopy Love and ScrapSimple Alpha Templates: Cherish 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: Durin Eberhart

Remember the song by Diana Ross, “Upside down... boy, you turn me... inside out... round and round?” I feel like that’s our theme song lately as something has come into our home that has turned our lives upside down. Her name is Sunny, a Jack Russell Terrier we adopted from a canine rescue group.

Life Muses by Ro: Meatball Sandwiches

Note from Ro: This is a post I made on my blog in October. It still makes me laugh so I thought I’d share it with you, too.

Life Muses by Ro: Live Well

There it was - the wisdom I had been looking for all day long. “Live well,” the pill box instructed. “Live well.”

Best of the Scrap Girls Blog: Memories and Food

Note from Ro: I spotted this post by Melissa Renfro on the Scrap Girls Digital Scrapbooking Adventures Blog. I was interested in it immediately because I’ve made homemade chicken noodle soup (with homemade noodles) for years. It’s one of my husband’s favorite dishes. Melissa’s recipe has some interesting simplifications and modifications. I think I’m going to try it right away!

Life Muses by Ro: 25 Things

25 Things That Are Good For the Soul....

Customer Muse: Another Life

I dream of the day that I will be free of working in the business world and be able to scrap every day. It should have been months ago. We had hired a wonderful girl to do my job, but somehow, I can’t break free. I am still needed....

 

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 12, 2009

Computer scrapbook layout by Janine Buckles

“My Peace” by Janine Buckles
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Directions for one technique I did on this layout:

The orange paper I used in the centre seemed a bit too bright for the softer tones in my photos. To tone it down, I selected it from the Layers Palette by clicking on the thumbnail image, chose Enhance> Adjust Color> Adjust Hue/Saturation (Ctrl+U) and moved the Saturation slider until I had the softness I wanted.

ScrapSimple Embellishment Templates: Patch It Up Brush Set: Playful Swirls Clean It Up Collection Mini
I Fish Collection Mini ScrapSimple Tools - Actions: Photo Basics PSE 5001 ScrapSimple Tools - Styles: Stitching And Holes 4102
Brush Set: Stamped Dates ScrapSimple Layer Your Own Brushes: Slipped Stitches Biggie Sweet Success Collection Mini

Commercial license versions of ScrapSimple Embellishment Templates: Patch It Up, Brush Set: Playful Swirls, ScrapSimple Tools - Actions: Photo Basics PSE 5001, ScrapSimple Tools - Styles: Stitching And Holes 4102, ScrapSimple Layer Your Own Brushes: Slipped Stitches Biggie and Brush Set: Stamped Dates are also available.

Software used: Adobe Photoshop Elements 5.0

Name of challenge: Peace

Other Ingredients:

  • Font - Scriptina

Journaling: My peace comes from knowing that the Lord is my strength and my salvation and that He has created me for a purpose. It is because of Him that I can truly find rest... no matter where I am.

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Saturday, January 17, 2009

Computer scrapbook layout Armi Custodio

Layout by Armi Custodio
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Digital Stickers: Perennials Word Art Brush Set: Grungelle Brush Set: Story Time
Story Time Collection Mini 1 Scrap Girls Refresh Collection Biggie ScrapSimple Transparency Overlays: Painted Edge
  ScrapSimple Photo Templates: Clouds 2101  
Commercial license versions of Brush Set: Grungelle, Brush Set: Story Time, ScrapSimple Transparency Overlays: Painted Edge and ScrapSimple Photo Templates: Clouds 2101 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

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!

Best of the Message Board

See how our message board members are helping each other with questions about matching styles, justifying text in PSE, rotating the Eraser Tool Brush, and more!

Digital Scrapbooking Tutorial: Using ScrapSimple Tools – Styles: Punch Out 5401

If you’re mystified about how to use the versatile digital scrapbooking tool ScrapSimple Tools – Styles: Punch Out 5401, here are some examples that will show you several ways to use it.

Way Cool Stuff Digital Scrapbooking Product Review: Paper

Do you sometimes wish you could use more than one paper on a layout? Usually, we use only one or two papers per layout, mainly as a background. Today, I am going to show you how to use a lot of papers in a single layout. You will need several papers, some custom shapes, and a few embellishment templates.

Digital Scrapbook Tutorial: Using Brushes to Create a Photo Mat

We all love showing off our photos to their best advantage, and this is an easy way of using brushes to create a mat with a lacy effect....

Scrap Girls Member of the Month: Julie

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

Layout and Contest Winners

Congratulations to our Weekly Layout Winners, bglegacies and cisco! 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 **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.

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High Noon Crop
Wednesday, January 21st - 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 21st, we'll do a three-photo challenge! Create a layout using three photos - no more, no less!

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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Textile Inspiration Chat
Wednesday, January 21st - 9:00PM ET

Join Launa & Zaz for a Textile Challenge and Crop, we will meet Wednesday, January 21st, at 9:00pm 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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NSBR Chat
Thursday, January 22nd - 1:00PM ET

What is NSBR? It's a non-scrapbooking related chat! We talk about everything, including some scrapbooking and usually chocolate. It's a great chance to meet new friends, catch up on what everyone is up to, and just relax! If you have a problem, we'll lend an ear or a shoulder to cry on. Have some great news to share? We'd love to celebrate with you.

So, join me, Michelle (Shelbi), on Jan. 22nd, at 1 PM EST, in the chat room Lobby! Hope to see you there!

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New Classes Available!

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Critique Chat Session
Thursday, January 22nd - 2:00PM ET

Do you have a layout that just has you stuck? Would you like some constructive criticism in a friendly, non-threatening type forum? Maybe you want some last-minute advice on a layout that you are submitting.... Then join Theresa (wxchic) and Christy (christyVW) for a critique session at 2pm ET in the chat room!

We'll take a closer look at your layout and make some suggestions to improve it. Don't be afraid! We'll make it fun! Please be sure to have the layout you want critiqued in the Gallery and have the link to that layout available. Members will be chosen at random and we will try to fit 5-6 critiques a session.

Can't wait to see you there!

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What's New? Chat
Friday, January 23rd - 11:00AM ET

Join Michelle (Shelbi) and Becca (3littledragonflies) 11 am EST Friday morning to chat about all the cool new things in the boutique. What are you getting? What did you Kaboodle? And most importantly, show us the layouts or other projects you made with your new goodies!

There's a thread every Thursday, and now there's a chat too!!!

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ATC Swap Crop/Chat
Sunday, January 25th - 4:00PM ET

Please join me, Sherry_Lynn, in the chatroom for our January ATC Swap Crop/Chat on Sunday, January 25th, at 4PM ET.

For this month's challenge we are doing ATC's (Artist Trading Cards) that feature “Inspirational Quotes!”

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Life Moments Chat and Crop
Tuesday, January 27th - 3:00PM ET

Please join, Sherry_Lynn, Tuesday, January 27th, at 3 PM EST for the next installment of our Life Moments Chat and Crop! These crops are about building a scrapbook all about you, one layout at a time.

This week we will focus on “The best thing in my life right now is....” Can't wait to see what you come up with AND I'm looking forward to seeing you there!

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!

January Mid-Month Layout Contest: It's the beginning of a new year, a time for new beginnings and fresh starts. January is a time for resolutions and setting goals. So, for the mid-January Layout Contest, we want to see your layouts showcasing New Beginnings! Post your layouts in the Mid-January Layout Gallery before midnight ET on February 15th and you could win a $10 gift certificate to the Scrap Girls Boutique! Good Luck!

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

Today's Freebie

Computer scrapbook layout by Marnie Adams

Layout by Marnie Adams
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Pin It Up Paper Red Special
Designer Freebie by Trish Yochum coordinates with her Pin It Up Collection Biggie, part of this month's Scrap Girls Club offering!

Pin It Up Collection Biggie * Assemble Your Own Zoom Pages: Pin It Up

* 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 12 - 17, 2009

Scrap Girls Guarantee


In This Issue:

- 18.7% Off Client Appreciation Sale!
- 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
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

- 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 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.

New Classes Available!

Online Digital Scrapbooking Class - 10 Basic Design Principles
10 Basic Design Principles

Saturdays, January 31 and February 7 - 11:00AM ET

Do you ever find yourself struggling with a layout, feeling like something is off, but not sure what? There are some simple rules that can help. This digital scrapbooking class is the place to learn the basics of layout design. Discover how to make a visually balanced layout, using a grid. Learn simple rules and guidelines to make layout design a snap. Study real examples, and see how applying the rules can improve your layouts.

New Classes Available!

Online Digital Scrapbooking Class - Fun With Kaleidoscopes - PS
Fun With Kaleidoscopes - PS

Mondays, February 2 and 9 - 1:00PM ET

This in-depth online digital scrapbooking class is a wonderful opportunity to learn how to make 8 and 16 sided Kaleidoscope patterns. The step by step instruction will show you how to cut triangles at the appropriate angle and use techniques such as Layer via Copy, Rotate and Flip to achieve the final Kaleidoscope effect. Study real examples and see how this methodical and simple approach adds that little something extra to your layouts.

New Classes Available!

Online Digital Scrapbooking Class - Fun With Kaleidoscopes - PSE
Fun With Kaleidoscopes - PSE

Tuesdays, February 3 and 10 - 1:00PM ET

This in-depth online digital scrapbooking class is a wonderful opportunity to learn how to make 8 and 16 sided Kaleidoscope patterns. The step by step instruction will show you how to cut triangles at the appropriate angle and use techniques such as Layer via Copy, Rotate and Flip to achieve the final Kaleidoscope effect. Study real examples and see how this methodical and simple approach adds that little something extra to your layouts.

New Classes Available!

Online Digital Scrapbooking Class - Advanced Photo Restoration in Photoshop
Advanced Photo Restoration in Photoshop

Wednesdays, February 4 and 11 - 4:00PM ET

This in-depth class on advanced photo restoration is the perfect opportunity to learn about some of the Photoshop tools & techniques most often utilized for restorative work. Using various methods, this class will teach you how to restore torn and faded antique photos, and how to reduce paper texture before printing, web uploading, and digital scrapbooking.

New Classes Available!

Online Digital Photography Class - Photo Fixes You Need to Know: PSE
Photo Fixes You Need to Know: PSE

Thursdays, February 5 and 12 - 3:00PM ET

We all want our photos to take center stage on our scrapbook layouts, but sometimes our pictures aren’t up for the challenge. Learn some photo fixes in this digital scrapbooking class to really make your pictures stand out. Banish blemishes, correct colors and lighting like a pro using the tools and techniques taught in this class. Your pictures will become the perfect focus for all of your layouts.

New Classes Available!

Online Digital Photography Class - Focus on Photography: People
Focus on Photography: People

Thursdays, February 5-26 - 9:30PM ET

This in-depth digital scrapbooking class is a wonderful opportunity to dive into the world of photographing people. This class will look at fundamental issues that lead to taking good photographs of people. You will discuss the issues that arise from lighting, composition, and style. You will learn and produce pictures based on class discussions.

New Classes Available!

Online Digital Scrapbooking Class - A Month of Memories
A Month of Memories

Fridays, February 13 and 27 - 4:00PM ET

This digital scrapbooking class offers you a personal challenge to take a picture a day for one month. Catch the everyday moments that define the patterns of your life. For our class project, we will create a 4x6 layout for each day and combine them to create a mini album to keep or give as a gift.


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 January ScrapSimple digital scrapbooking club selection by Angie Briggs and Shalae Tippetts

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 Shalae Tippetts using January's ScrapSimple Club
Layout by Shalae Tippetts using January's ScrapSimple Club
larger view

Created for you by Angie Briggs and Shalae Tippetts

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!

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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