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

Digital 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 Tuesday, May 26, 2009. The following individual products were also announced in that newsletter.

Camille's Garden Paper Mini 2 Outside Play Collection Mini Dressage Artistry Collection
ScrapSimple Paper Templates: Rockface 1 * ScrapSimple Digital Layout Templates: 4x6 and 5x7 Graduation Photo Cards

Commercial license versions of ScrapSimple Paper Templates: Rockface 1 and ScrapSimple Digital Layout Templates: 4x6 and 5x7 Graduation Photo Cards are also available.

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Digital scrapbook layout by Durin Eberhart

Layout by Durin Eberhart
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The products used to create this layout are shown as usual in the newsletter for Wednesday, May 27, 2009. The following individual products were also announced in that newsletter.

Rockface Paper ScrapSimple Word Art Templates: Label Maker Super Biggie ScrapSimple Embellishment Templates: Frame Works
ScrapSimple Card Templates: 5x7 Monogrammed Announcements * Violetta Collection Mini

Commercial license versions of ScrapSimple Word Art Templates: Label Maker Super Biggie, ScrapSimple Embellishment Templates: Frame Works and ScrapSimple Card Templates: 5x7 Monogrammed Announcements are also available.

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Digital scrapbook layout by Shalae Tippetts

Layout by Shalae Tippetts
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The products used to create this layout are shown as usual in the newsletter for Thursday, May 28, 2009. The following individual products were also announced in that newsletter.

ScrapSimple Word Art Templates: Summer ScrapSimple Tools - Styles: Jeweled 6302 Biggie Rainy Days Collection Mini
ReMix: (Digital Scrapbooking) From Ordinary to Extraordinary! eBook Digital Stickers: Nautical Flags Brush Set: Chicken Wire Biggie

Commercial license versions of ScrapSimple Word Art Templates: Summer, ScrapSimple Tools - Styles: Jeweled 6302 Biggie and Brush Set: Chicken Wire Biggie are also available.

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Digital 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, May 29, 2009. The following individual products were also announced in that newsletter.

ScrapSimple Tools - Styles: Label Maker 6401 Brush Set: French Linen ScrapSimple Paper Templates: Rockface 2
ScrapSimple Tools - Styles: Jeweled 6301 Biggie * Brush Set: Doilies

Commercial license versions of ScrapSimple Tools - Styles: Label Maker 6401, Brush Set: French Linen, ScrapSimple Paper Templates: Rockface 2, ScrapSimple Tools - Styles: Jeweled 6301 Biggie and Brush Set: Doilies 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: Jacelen Deinema

I worked for a craft book publisher for 12 years and did watercolor painting and drawing at night and on the weekends in my spare time. Once I found Scrap Girls and found out that I could combine my painting with digital scrapbooking, I was thrilled.

Life Muses by Ro: 15 Ways to Enjoy Life

1. Take a deep breath each morning and think of ten things you are grateful for, ten things you are happy about and ten things you are confident in. This meditation will help you start your day in a good mood.

Life Muses by Ro: Accept Who You Are

I've spent more than half a century wishing I was something other than I am. I realized my error this morning, as I was blowing my hair dry. Instead of spending a lot of time using a round brush to attempt to get everything to roll under, I flipped my hair over and used my fingers as I dried it, allowing it to go where it wanted.

Best of the Scrap Girls Blog: Magic Moments

Note from Ro: I was instantly drawn to this post on the Scrap Girls Digital Adventures Blog because of the clean lines of the layout. The calendar on it is cool! Nice work, Shalae.

Life Muses by Ro: Balancing Act

She stands on a fence post and considers her future: Does she dare walk on the fence line? She has a terrible feeling that she will fall off if she does. She wonders why she is so afraid. It doesn't make sense that she is because she has walked the fence many times before.

Customer Muse: Debbie Flint Daniel

I've decided that this is the year I will finally run a 5K race. I've wanted to for years, but life has seemed to get in the way. I've been a very intermittent runner for the last two years; loved it while I was doing it, aspire to greatness, but get drawn away by busyness.

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!

Important to Know: Retirement Sale

We've just opened a Retirement Sale section of the Boutique. Items in this section are always on sale for 30% off. The items you will find during any particular month will be discontinued permanently on the 5th of the following month. So if you see something you like, grab it while you can!

Cute Stuff

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

Monday, May 25, 2009

Digital scrapbook layout by Karen Chandler

"No Place Like Home" by Karen Chandler
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Directions for one technique I did on this layout:

I wanted the photos to look desaturated, so I chose ScrapSimple Tools - Actions: Hand-Tinted 6301. I ran the action to the stopping point, then lowered the Opacity of the top layer instead of brushing some of the color back in selected areas. I hit "Play" again to allow the action to finish running. Some of the photos were too dark, so I duplicated the photo and changed the Blending Mode to "Screen." Next, to achieve the brightness level I wanted, I reduced the Opacity of the "Screen" layer.

Beach House Collection Biggie Character Collection Biggie Back Porch Collection Biggie
Colors of Spring Collection Avalon Collection Biggie ScrapSimple Tools - Styles: Unique 5104 Biggie
ScrapSimple Tools - Styles: Old Metal 5101 Super Biggie ScrapSimple Tools - Actions: Hand-Tinted 6301 ScrapSimple Paper Templates: Artistic Edges
ScrapSimple Tools - Styles: Basic Shadows 6501 * Lettering Delights Mother's Typewriter Font

Commercial license versions of ScrapSimple Tools - Styles: Unique 5104 Biggie, ScrapSimple Tools - Styles: Old Metal 5101 Super Biggie, ScrapSimple Tools - Actions: Hand-Tinted 6301, ScrapSimple Paper Templates: Artistic Edges, ScrapSimple Tools - Styles: Basic Shadows 6501 and Lettering Delights Mother's Typewriter Font are also available.

Software used: Adobe Photoshop CS4

Name of challenge: Use five photos.

Other Ingredients:

  • Font - Jane Austen

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Saturday, May 30, 2009

Digital scrapbook layout by Sarah Batdorf

Layout by Sarah Batdorf
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This Is love Collection Mini ScrapSimple Digital Layout Templates: Eden Brush Set: Moments
ScrapSimple Embellishment Templates: Sew Doodly Shapes ScrapSimple Paper Templates: Curled Edges ScrapSimple Tools - Styles: Basic Shadows 6501
* Lettering Delights Warm Heart Font *

Commercial license versions of ScrapSimple Digital Layout Templates: Eden, Brush Set: Moments, ScrapSimple Embellishment Templates: Sew Doodly Shapes, ScrapSimple Paper Templates: Curled Edges, ScrapSimple Tools - Styles: Basic Shadows 6501 and Lettering Delights Warm Heart Font 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
Scrap Girls Club Concepts Tutorial: Creating a Folding Tag Album

Mini albums are always fun to make! This month's Scrap Girls Club Collection includes the perfect frames that can be used to create an adorable mini album. I chose to use the double frame tag in Amanda's Take Wing Frames Embellishment Mini as the basis of my album, but you could use any of the other frames to create your own. Let's get started.

Best of the Message Board

See how our message board members are helping each other with questions about photo files, Photoshop, and more!

Digital Scrapbooking Tutorial: Using a ScrapSimple Template in a Different Way

I like to look at some of the products that I already have and see how I can use them differently than intended. ScrapSimple Templates have so much versatility; they are the perfect products to start playing with.

Way Cool Stuff Digital Scrapbooking Product Review: ScrapSimple Tools: Shapes

Have you ever wanted to dabble in creating your own embellishments? Where do you begin? Chances are you don't want to start from scratch, but would like to have a starting point that enables you to customize and create them to your liking. Well, then the ScrapSimple Tools - Shapes are just what you're looking for! They are an easy way to begin playing with creating your own elements for your digital scrapbooking layouts.

Digital Scrapbooking Tutorial: Create a Flag Banner

I love using digital scrapbooking supplies for printable cards and craft projects. It is so easy and fun to create the elements in Photoshop and I am always excited to see the vibrant colors once they are printed on photo paper. My daughter, Lily, celebrates her second birthday this month and I want to create a party decoration. I am going to show you how to create a flag banner.

Layout and Contest Winners

Congratulations to our Weekly Layout Winners, Bride and Vicki V., and to our Mid-Month Gallery Contest Winner for April, crigterink. Check them out! Congratulations!

Product Design Team Call

Are you interested in becoming a product designer at Scrap Girls? Now is your chance!

Scrap Girls is seeking high quality product designers for their Scrap Girls Product Design Team.

Download the informational PDF to learn more.

Note: If you have problems with the PDF, right-click on the link and choose "Save Target" from the menu. Sometimes PDFs are hard to open online.

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
Tuesday, June 2nd - 4:00PM ET

Join April (April Showers) for our next Life Moments Crop and Chat. These Crops are about building a scrapbook all about you, one layout at a time. This week we will focus on Outdoor Fun! Did your family love to camp, go to the beach or lake, or have big family barbecues? Anything that happens outdoors is perfect for this challenge. Dig out your photos, write down your memories, and join us for a super fun chat!

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High Noon Crop
Wednesday, June 3rd - 12:00Noon ET

Join April Showers at Noon ET for a fun chat and crop. 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 June 3rd, we'll do a single photo challenge! Create a layout using a single photo, either paper-style or graphic-style! Make a statement with one single, large, wonderful photo! You'll have one hour to create a layout and upload to the special High Noon Crop gallery. You'll be amazed what you can get done in just one hour! We hope you'll join us!

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What's New Chat
Friday, June 5th - 11:00AM ET

Join Michelle (Shelbi) and Becca at 11am ET to chat about all the cool new things in the boutique. You never know who else is going to show up!! 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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Scraplift Chat
Sunday, June 7th - 5:00PM ET

Join ManiakMama 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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New Classes Available!

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Aussie Chat and Challenge
Monday, June 8th - 9:00PM Australian Eastern Standard Time

Please come join Karen (kazbar73) and Jo (scrappingjo) at 9pm (Australian Eastern Standard Time) on Monday 8 June for a Colour Challenge Crop. Keep an eye on the boards on Sunday 7 June for the Colour Challenge. Create a layout and come along and chat with us about your creation and Monday night.

For our International ladies, the chat will be on at 7am New York time.

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Card-Making Chat
Monday, June 8th - 8:00PM ET

Join Michelle (Shelbi) for the once a month Card Chat. Do you use your digital supplies to make cards? Do you want to? Instead of going to the store every time you need a card, we thought it would be better (and more fun) to use our digi stash to make any cards we might need for the upcoming month.

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Baby Album Crop
Tuesday, June 9th - 1:00PM ET

Do you need some motivation getting those baby albums done? Children grow so fast! Let's get those baby memories scrapped! You can scrap your children, grandchildren or even your own baby album. Join Carla (CRS) and Shari (Shari PV Mom) in the chat room at 1pm ET to work on those albums! You can start from fresh on a brand new album, or jump in where ever you are in your project. We'll provide an optional challenge each crop for motivation if you want one. This month, let's scrap those nursery photos!

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New Member Chat
Tuesday, June 9th - 9:00PM ET

Join Pat (PBarnes) and Carol Ann (Zaz) for the New Member Chat at 9pm 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.

New Classes Available!

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June Events

June Message Board Game: Re-JUNE-venate!

We helped you jumpstart your January and now it's time to re-JUNE-venate your focus on scrapbooking! Join us on the message board this month for "Re-JUNE-venate"! This is a message board game and challenge that focuses 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... with prize opportunities thrown in as well!

A member of the Welcoming Committee will post a mini-challenge/task every day from June 1-30. Some tasks will require message board participation, email responses or gallery posting. Read each daily task carefully to see what is required of you. 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!)

Join us in June for some serious scrapbooking re-JUNE-venation!

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Layout Contests:

June Monthly Layout Contest: Do you have cobwebs and dust bunnies that need cleaning? How about some mental spring cleaning? Scrap it! For the June Monthly Layout Contest, we want to see your layouts featuring Spring Cleaning, either physical or mental. You could win a $10 gift certificate to the boutique if your layout is chosen! Just post your layouts in the June Monthly Layout Gallery before June 30th at Midnight EDT and you will be eligible to win! Be sure to include the credits for items used in the description area or under the Details tab. We can't wait to see all your inspiring layouts!

May Mid-Month Layout Contest: Even though it isn't officially summer (or winter in the Southern Hemisphere), in many places it's getting very close. For this layout contest, we want to see layouts about what you look forward to at this time of the year. Is it summer barbeques, days at the beach, or long summer evenings? You could win a $10 gift certificate to the boutique if your layout is chosen! Just post your layouts in the May Mid-Month Layout Gallery before June 15th at midnight EDT and you will be eligible to win! Be sure to include the credits for items used in the description area or under the Details tab.

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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

Digital scrapbook layout by Ariadna Wiczling

Layout by Ariadna Wiczling
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ScrapSimple Paper Templates: Crafty Plaster Special
Designer Freebie by Ariadna Wiczling coordinates with her ScrapSimple Paper Templates: Crafty Plaster, part of this month's ScrapSimple Club offering!

Dynamic Brush Set: Textured 8201 ScrapSimple Paper Templates: Crafty Plaster ScrapSimple Embellishment Templates: Spackling
* Brush Set: Stamp A Date *

Commercial license versions of Dynamic Brush Set: Textured 8201, ScrapSimple Paper Templates: Crafty Plaster, ScrapSimple Embellishment Templates: Spackling and Brush Set: Stamp A Date 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
May 25 - May 30, 2009

Scrap Girls Guarantee


In This Issue:

- What's New in the Scrap Girls Boutique?
- Life Muses by Ro and Other Writings
- Retirement Sale
- Cute Stuff
- Tutorials and Articles
- Product Design Team Call
- What's Happening at Scrap Girls?
- Designer Freebie
- 2009 Digital Scrap Link Convention Information!
- 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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Scrap Girls is Having a Convention!
Scrap Girls Digital Scrap Link Convention

Here are the facts:

When: October 8-10th, 2009

Where: Salt Lake City, Utah

What's Included
- 4 (four) meals (two lunches and two dinners)
- A Collection Biggie, designed especially for the convention
- Other free digital scrapbooking supplies, designed for class materials
- PDFs of the class materials
- Action-packed classes on Thursday, Friday, and Saturday
- Crops, games, and time to hang out and make friends with other Scrap Girls
- The chance to meet in person and get help from Scrap Girls designers, layout artists, and welcoming committee members
- Memories that will last forever!

How many people may attend? Only 126 and over half of the seats are gone after only three months of being on sale! Don't miss out on this opportunity - secure your place now!

Note: Convention begins at 1:00 pm - Thursday, October 8th and ends at 6 pm - Saturday, October 10th.

Want to save on your expenses when you come to the convention?
- Lots of our attendees share rooms to save on their expenses. We have a special forum on our messageboard where people can find roommates here.
- It would also be important to know that if you choose to stay at the University House, your breakfasts are included and you won't have to worry about getting back and forth because it is right next to the Officer's Club. We've got you covered!

We hope you come because you're special to us and we are dying to meet you. Scrap Girls is all about making friends while we enjoy the hobby that allows us to save our memories in a fun way. Having you with us would be awesome!

Officer's Club
Sign up now!


Getting Started

15 Things You NEED to Know to become a GREAT digital scrapbooker

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 all of the important questions new digital scrapbookers have. They are all here for you - in one easy to use eBook!

Bonus! Download the free "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! This large set of video tutorials allow you to actually watch Ro scrapbook. And because Ro covers such a large number of topics in this item, it is one of the most cost-effective digital scrapbooking tutorial series available today. No wonder tens of thousands of people have chosen Scrapbook Software Secrets Revealed as their method of learning to scrapbook digitally!

In the tutorials, you'll see Ro working on her computer and hear her talking about why she is doing what she is doing. It's like having Ro come to your home and give you private scrapbooking lessons. You can create digital scrapbooking layouts today!

Start to Finish eBooklets

Making a Just Because Card with ScrapSimple Card Templates
Start to Finish eBooklet - PSE: Making a Just Because Card Using ScrapSimple Card Templates

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 or Photoshop Elements and start having a blast creating your own digital scrapbooking supplies! You'll also learn all sorts of tricks that professionals and advanced digital scrapbookers use in their layouts. And because Ro covers so many topics in the series, it is one of the most cost-effective methods of moving your skills to a higher level. Join in with the thousands of digital scrapbookers who have chosen to learn advanced skills from Ro. You'll be happy that you did!

Note: These are NOT beginning tutorials. If you get this training and you have never used Photoshop or Photoshop Elements 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:

The Virtual Canvas eBook
The Virtual Canvas eBook

What happens when you move digital scrapbooking beyond the basic page? What happens when you allow the layout to blur the edges between keepsake and art? The Virtual Canvas: Celebrating The Art of Digital Scrapbooking eBook will provide those answers for you.

Digital Photography Simplified
Digital Photography Simplified

Colour (me) Creative eBook with 36 color swatches
Colour (me) Creative eBook with 36 color swatches

Scrapbooking 911 - 20 Sketches to Revitalize Your  Digital Scrapbooking - Book 3 eBook
Scrapbooking 911 - 20 Sketches to Revialize Your Digital Scrapbooking - Book 3

See more titles


Available Online Classes

New Classes Available!

Online Class - Simple But Stunning 3D Text - PS
Simple But Stunning 3D Text - Photoshop

Mondays, June 8 and 15 - 1:00PM ET

This in-depth online digital scrapbooking class is a wonderful opportunity to learn the technique of '3D Text'. This step by step instruction will show you the basic method of making the extrusion to form the 3D part of the text and which arrow keys to use to achieve the direction of extrusion required. Study real examples and see how this simple approach adds that little something extra to your layouts. We will further manipulate and enhance the basic 3D text and discuss the use of different fonts and typical layouts. The 3D Text technique adds another personal touch to your scrapbook layouts.

New Classes Available!

Online Class - Mastering Brushes in PSE
Mastering Brushes in Photoshop Elements

Thursdays, June 11 - July 16 - 3:00PM ET

This in-depth class is perfect for the digital scrapbooker who wants to take their brushwork above and beyond the basics taught in the Secrets tutorials. Beautiful brush skills taught in this digital scrapbooking class will turn ordinary layouts into the extraordinary!


Scrap Girls Monthly Club

The June Scrap Girls digital scrapbooking club, designed for you by Keri Schueller.

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

Computer scrapbook layout by Keri Schueller using June's Scrap Girls Club
Layout by Keri Schueller using June's Scrap Girls Club
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Created for you by Keri Schueller

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 May ScrapSimple digital scrapbooking club selection by Ariadna Wiczling and Brandie Valenzuela.

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.

Digital scrapbook layout by Ariadna Wiczling using May's ScrapSimple Club
Layout by Ariadna Wiczling using May's ScrapSimple Club
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Created for you by Ariadna Wiczling and Brandie Valenzuela

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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