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

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 Tuesday, January 20, 2009. The following individual products were also announced in that newsletter.

Love Birds Collection ScrapSimple Digital Layout Templates - Layered: Multiple Photo 3 ScrapSimple Paper Templates: This Is Love
ScrapSimple Tools - Actions: Lens Effects 8302 Selective Focus Online Class - A Month of Memories Dynamic Brush Set: Lullaby 5701
  Portrait of Love Collection  

Commercial license versions of ScrapSimple Digital Layout Templates - Layered: Multiple Photo 3, ScrapSimple Paper Templates: This Is Love, ScrapSimple Tools - Actions: Lens Effects 8302 Selective Focus and Dynamic Brush Set: Lullaby 5701 are also available.

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Computer scrapbook layout by Laurel Lakey

Layout by Laurel Lakey
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The products used to create this layout are shown as usual in the newsletter for Wednesday, January 21, 2009. The following individual products were also announced in that newsletter.

Bittersweet Collection Mini This Is love Collection Mini Dynamic Brush Set: Say What 5701
With Love Collection Assemble Your Own Zoom Pages: Scenic Route ScrapSimple Tools - Actions: Magnetic Poetry 5001
ScrapSimple Tools - Actions: Magnetic Poetry PSE 5001 ScrapSimple Tools - Actions: Lens Effects 8303 Plastic Optic Online Class - Fun With Kaleidoscopes - PS

Commercial license versions of Dynamic Brush Set: Say What 5701, ScrapSimple Tools - Actions: Magnetic Poetry 5001, ScrapSimple Tools - Actions: Magnetic Poetry PSE 5001 and ScrapSimple Tools - Actions: Lens Effects 8303 Plastic Optic 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, January 22, 2009. The following individual products were also announced in that newsletter.

Better Half Collection Mini Lovey Dovey Collection Biggie Brush Set: Pucker Up
Scrap Pack Biggie: Scenic Route ScrapSimple Digital Layout Album Templates - Layered: 4x6 Daily Do Online Class - Fun With Kaleidoscopes - PSE
  Online Class - 10 Basic Design Principles  

Commercial license versions of Brush Set: Pucker Up and ScrapSimple Digital Layout Album Templates - Layered: 4x6 Daily Do are also available.

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Computer scrapbook layout by Sarah Batdorf

Layout by Sarah Batdorf
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The products used to create this layout are shown as usual in the newsletter for Friday, January 23, 2009. The following individual products were also announced in that newsletter.

Assemble Your Own Zoom Pages: This Is Love My Funny Valentine Collection Mini Sweet Whimsy Collection
Online Class - Photo Fixes You Need to Know: PSE - Thursdays, February 5 and 12 - 3:00 PM ET (Mansfield/Mansfield) ScrapSimple Paper Templates: Better Half Dynamic Brush Set: Drawing 5701
Online Class - Advanced Photo Restoration in Photoshop: Wednesdays, February 4 and 11, 4 PM ET (Weaver/Weaver)   ScrapSimple Tools - Actions: Lens Effects 8301 Pinhole

Commercial license versions of ScrapSimple Paper Templates: Better Half, Dynamic Brush Set: Drawing 5701 and ScrapSimple Tools - Actions: Lens Effects 8301 Pinhole 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: Jan Hicks

When I was younger, I used to make New Year’s resolutions every year. They would include the typical things like getting in better shape, doing a devotional every morning, and including more fruits and vegetables in my diet. None of them ever lasted, unfortunately, but I tried. I guess I was at least admitting to myself that I could do better in many areas. But, the lesson that this making and breaking of resolutions really taught me, subliminally, was that I didn’t have the willpower to really make a life-style change and make it stick. So, when people would talk about the need to cut out carbs, sweets, or ice cream, I would say, “I could never do that. I don’t have enough willpower.”

Life Muses by Ro: Flight of Fancy

If I could fly I would....

Life Muses by Ro: Clutch-and-Clutter Disorder

Sometimes, I open my eyes and see. I mean I really see my life. I look around myself and take in what I’ve been stepping and stumbling over. I realize why I feel like my hair hasn’t been combed, my shirts are rumpled, and my socks are falling down. I have fallen into a disorder whose chief symptoms include clutter, confusion, and mental constipation.

Best of the Scrap Girls Blog: Cupcake Purse

Note from Ro: Always the clever one, Mandy Steward has come up with a fun idea for using embellishments. She used them to make an embroidery pattern! Here’s how...

Life Muses by Ro: Google-fied

Scrap Girls is more than four years old now. I’ve received thousands of emails since we opened and, unfortunately, I’ve lost a lot of them. When I began the company, I used Outlook because it came with my Microsoft Office package. But then, I experienced two Outlook crashes and was unable to restore my databases because the backups failed....

Customer Muse: I Still Believe

Despite multiple life challenges and hardships, creativity is the biggest thing that has led me back on the road to finding “me.”

 

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 19, 2009

Computer scrapbook layout by Kim Meeder

“Time 2 Enjoy Life” by Kim Meeder
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Directions for one technique I did on this layout:

To create the curve on the patterned background paper, I simply placed the large curve from Melissa Renfro’s Scrap Simple Embellishment Templates: Curves on my layout being careful to place the straight edge at the bottom edge of my layout. Then, I used the Cmd+T (Ctl+T) shortcut to transform the shape. I pulled the top edge of the curve up as high as I wanted my paper to be and clicked the Enter key to complete the change. Finally, I added my patterned paper to the layer above the curve template and used a clipping mask.

Resolutions Collection Brush Set: Handy Dandy Doodles 2 Lettering Delights Scrap Casual Font
ScrapSimple Embellishment Templates: Curves ScrapSimple Embellishment Templates: Rhinestones ScrapSimple Tools - Styles: Glittered Epoxy 6041 Super Biggie

Commercial license versions of Brush Set: Handy Dandy Doodles 2, Lettering Delights Scrap Casual Font, ScrapSimple Embellishment Templates: Curves, ScrapSimple Embellishment Templates: Rhinestones and ScrapSimple Tools - Styles: Glittered Epoxy 6041 Super Biggie are also available.

Software used: Adobe Photoshop CS3

Name of challenge: Resolutions

Journaling: My 2009 resolutions are to be less serious and to have more fun, to truly enjoy the present and not worry about the future, to be a little less responsible and a lot more spontaneous, to allow myself to relax without feeling lazy, to dream without restraints and to pursue those dreams despite the obstacles that seem to lie in my path. I choose to really LIVE!

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Saturday, January 24, 2009

Computer scrapbook layout by Trish Yocum

Layout by Trish Yocum
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These first two 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.

Assemble Your Own Zoom Pages: Pin It Up Pin It Up Collection Biggie Scrapbooking 911 - 20 Sketches to Revitalize Your Digital Scrapbooking - Book 2 eBook

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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

January’s Scrap Girls Club’s featured designer is Trish Yochum. The January Scrap Girls Club is full of rich energetic colors sure to accent an array of photos and concepts. Full of pins, clips, magnets, quick notes, tags, and other fun goodies to display all your favorite photos in a variety of layouts. Let’s look a little closer and see what additional ideas we can come up with for this club.

Themed Thoughts: Baking and Cooking

I'm sure after the holiday season, we all have plenty of photos adorable children smeared with ooey gooey frosting with sprinkles on top, kitchens littered with rolling pins, cookie cutters, and dusted with flour and powdered sugar for good measure! Not to mention all those beautiful turkeys and hams, tables set to perfection, and family members laden with aprons. Oh, and we don't want to lose those time tested family recipes either!

Digital Scrapbooking Tutorial: Glowing Swirls

Swirl brushes are so much fun to play with and I believe you can never have too many different kinds! I want to show you a way to give them a dreamy effect by adding a soft glow.

Way Cool Stuff Digital Scrapbooking Product Review: Embellishments

Digital embellishments are fun, versatile, and liberating! When I scrapbooked with paper, embellishments frustrated me. They were too light, too dark, too big, too small, too few, too complicated - too bad! But, digital embellishments provide the freedom to recolor, resize, repeat, and reveal our special stories and messages in countless ways.

Digital Scrapbook Tutorial: Paper in a Paper

Have you ever looked at ScrapSimple Paper Templates and thought they were a great idea, but maybe a bit out of your comfort zone? Maybe you even felt a tiny bit intimidated? Well, “No Mas!” as they yelled in the Beverly Hills Chihuahua movie! Today we are going to create a layout using a pre-made paper within a ScrapSimple Paper Template. It’s easy-peasy. No kiddin’!

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, dorasinger and debbiek! You must see these layouts! Check them out! Plus, congratulations to CheriT for winning the Mid-December Layout Gallery contest. Her delightful layout fits the theme of “Favorite Holiday Moments.” Cheri will receive a $10 Gift Certificate to the Scrap Girls Boutique for her efforts. 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!

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!

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New Member Chat
Tuesday, January 27th - 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 28th - 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 28th, we'll do an embellishment challenge! Create a layout using embellishments - flowers, tags, frames, whatever you'd like! Make use of those fancy, fun embellishments!

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 28th - 8:00PM ET

Join Becca and angelaNussbaum on January 28, 2009 at 8pm ET for a Journaling Chat! Journaling can really make or break a layout, but it's harder for some of us. During this chat, you'll be given a challenge and ways to improve your journaling skills!

Hope to see you there!

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New Classes Available!

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Faith Journey Crop
Thursday, January 29th - 8:00PM ET

Come join us for a chance to scrap about your faith! You can crop or chat with us as we share our faith, prayer needs, and strengthen each other in our journeys.

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Ad Inspiration Chat
Thursday, January 29th - 9:00PM ET

Join Pat & Launa for an Ad Inspiration Chat and Crop in the Scrap Girls Chat Room Thursday, January 29th, at 9:00 EST. We will use a magazine ad to inspire a layout, there is no wrong answer!! Come join the fun!

The Ad will be posted a couple of hours before the challenge. Come join us for some chattin', croppin', and FUN!

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What's New? Chat
Friday, January 30th - 11:00AM ET

Join Michelle (Shelbi) and Sherry_Lynn 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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Desktop Crop and Chat
Friday, January 30th - 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.

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 card by Amanda Sok

Card by Amanda Sok
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Charisma Flowered Label Special
Designer Freebie by Amanda Sok coordinates with her Charisma Collection Biggie

Charisma Collection Biggie * Bookworm Collection Biggie

* 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 19 - 24, 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
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

P.S. Your email address is safe with us. We never share, rent, sell, or loan our list with anyone!

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!

Better Business Bureau Reliability Program

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 - 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 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

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

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 Angie Briggs using January's ScrapSimple Club
Layout by Angie Briggs using January's ScrapSimple Club
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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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