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Digital Scrapbooking News

Cart It Away Sale - 19.6% off almost all of our digital scrapbooking supplies and tutorials until Midnight (MDT) June 15th.

Here's your chance to haul away the digital scrapbooking supplies you've been drooling over. They'll be perfect for scrapping your fun summer photos! But remember, the cart is leaving town and the sale will be over Midnight MST, June 15th. Don't miss it!

What's New in the Scrap Girls Boutique?

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 Tuesday, June 2, 2009. The following individual products were also announced in that newsletter.

Sassy Pants Collection Brush Set: Reversed Paint – Wordart Biggie ScrapSimple Embellishment Templates: Noteworthy Frames
ScrapSimple Digital Layout Templates: 4x6 Travel Photo Post Cards * Brush Set: Patterned Petals 1

Commercial license versions of Brush Set: Reversed Paint - Wordart Biggie, ScrapSimple Embellishment Templates: Noteworthy Frames, ScrapSimple Digital Layout Templates: 4x6 Travel Photo Post Cards and Brush Set: Patterned Petals 1 are also available.

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Digital scrapbook layout by Anna Mansfield

Layout by Anna Mansfield
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The products used to create this layout are shown as usual in the newsletter for Wednesday, June 3, 2009. The following individual products were also announced in that newsletter.

Online Class - Mastering Brushes in PSE Online Class - Mastering Brushes for Photoshop Red Velvet Collection Mini
ScrapSimple Paper Templates: Patterned Petals 1 ScrapSimple Embellishment Templates: Chairs Mini Backyard Friends Embellishment Mini
* Brush Set: Columns Mini *

Commercial license versions of ScrapSimple Paper Templates: Patterned Petals 1 and ScrapSimple Embellishment Templates: Chairs Mini are also available.

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Digital scrapbook layout by Caroline Kaiser

Layout by Caroline Kaiser
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The products used to create this layout are shown as usual in the newsletter for Friday, June 5, 2009. The following individual products were also announced in that newsletter.

Brush Set: Rainy Days Brush Set: 3D Arrows Sunshine On My Face Collection Mini
Crafty Plaster Collection Mini * Design Pack: Vintage Summer

Commercial license versions of Brush Set: Rainy Days, Brush Set: 3D Arrows and Design Pack: Vintage Summer 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: Brandie Valenzuela

I've battled my weight for many years. In 2007, I found the motivation to learn a new healthier lifestyle and I lost about 30 pounds. Yeah, it's good and I'm not trying to downplay the value of losing 30 pounds but, for me, this was just barely the tip of the iceberg and I still had a lot of weight to lose. It wasn't until this year that I really started getting serious.

Life Muses by Ro: 10 Clever Ways to Update Your Wardrobe

1. Start a new trend: turn your junk mail into snappy vests.
2. Dye your old t-shirts in red punch. You'll be the talk of the town.

Life Muses by Ro: An Untimely Loss

Dearly beloved,

We gather today to mourn the loss of our dear friend and confidant. He was just a little fellow - common in appearance - but generous with all he had.

Best of the Scrap Girls Blog: The Irresistible Trixie

Note from Ro: I was knocked out by this post on the Scrap Girls Digital Adventures Blog by Theresa Kavouras because she accidentally solved a problem I had: How to manage the company while on the road. I have a laptop, but it is so heavy that the last time I took it on my travels, my back went out for months. And worse, the battery on it only lasts for a little over a half hour, which makes it fairly useless unless it is plugged into a wall socket. I found out that my T-Mobile BlackBerry account comes with Internet for a little Netbook. I immediately ordered one of my own.

Life Muses by Ro: The Sphere of Our Influence

I sometimes become so frantic with everything I have to do that I wonder if I am getting lost on the freeway. When this happens, the only way out of it is to stop and re-examine my core values. To determine what they are, I ask myself these questions:

  • What do I believe?
  • Who do I love?
  • What do I value?

Customer Muse: Karina Michaud Salaya

The leaves of brown came tumbling down, remember...

I can't tell you how many times I heard my grandfather sing that verse. Whether it was when I spent the night at my grandparents' house as a child, one of the Sunday mornings we met for breakfast at IHOP or while he was playing cards at the dining room table, he always sang it.

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 mtorres_usa, teabaglady, and daisies803!

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, June 1, 2009

Digital scrapbook layout by Armi Custodio

"Mmmm" by Armi Custodio
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Directions for one technique I did on this layout:

I wanted to add more gumballs to Brandy Murry's gumball cluster from her Sugar Baby Collection. So with the gumball cluster layer active, I used the circular Marquee tool to make a selection around a gumball I wanted and hit Ctrl+J. This puts the selected gumball into its own layer, allowing me to position and resize it as desired.

A Gardener's Diary Collection Back Porch Collection Biggie Sugar Baby Collection
1 Scrap Girls Relax Collection Biggie Jen Collection Ribbons To Go Embellishment Biggie
ScrapSimple Embellishment Templates: Rivet Up Biggie ScrapSimple Tools - Styles: Well Loved 5001 Assemble Your Own: Alpha Strings - White
Brush Set: Homemade Grunge * ScrapSimple Tools - Styles: Basic Shadows 6501

Commercial license versions of ScrapSimple Embellishment Templates: Rivet Up Biggie, ScrapSimple Tools - Styles: Well Loved 5001, Brush Set: Homemade Grunge and ScrapSimple Tools - Styles: Basic Shadows 6501 are also available.

Software used: Adobe Photoshop Elements 7.0

Name of challenge: Use one letter and a date, but no other words.

Other Ingredients:

  • Font - Rockwell Condensed

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Thursday, June 4, 2009

Digital scrapbook layout by Karen Chandler

Layout by Karen Chandler
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The last product is included in this month's ScrapSimple 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.

A Gardener's Diary Collection Mossy Collection Biggie Shabby Fabulous Collection Biggie
Back Porch Collection Biggie Raindance Collection ScrapSimple Embellishment Templates: Ribbons To Go III
Assemble Your Own Zoom Pages: Sunny Day Colour (me) Creative eBook with 36 color swatches ScrapSimple Tools - Styles: Emboss 5401
ScrapSimple Tools - Styles: Unique 5104 Biggie ScrapSimple Tools - Styles: Basic Shadows 6501 Dynamic Brush Set: Textured 8201

Commercial license versions of ScrapSimple Embellishment Templates: Ribbons To Go III, Colour (me) Creative eBook with 36 color swatches, ScrapSimple Tools - Styles: Emboss 5401, ScrapSimple Tools - Styles: Unique 5104 Biggie, ScrapSimple Tools - Styles: Basic Shadows 6501 and Dynamic Brush Set: Textured 8201 are also available.

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Saturday, June 6, 2009

Digital scrapbook layout by Kim Meeder

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

Beauté Botanique Collection Biggie ScrapSimple Embellishment Templates: Going Postal Frames ScrapSimple Tools - Shapes: Chillin 3801, Gift

Commercial license versions of ScrapSimple Embellishment Templates: Going Postal Frames and ScrapSimple Tools - Shapes: Chillin 3801, Gift 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

May's Scrap Girls ScrapSimple Club's featured designers are Ariadna Wiczling and Brandie Valenzuela. Their club is full of beautiful products that can help you document your photos and get creative in amazing ways. Our entire Scrap Girls staff has put their heads together and come up with some ideas to help you get the most out of your fun, new digital scrapbooking toys!

Designer Do-Over: Ariadna Wiczling

For this new layout, I decide to look through her early photos and select those that I love most and have not yet scrapped. Here's how to make a double-page spread with lots of photos quickly and easily thanks to Scrap Girls digital scrapbooking supplies.

Digital Scrapbooking Tutorial: Blended Photos

Today, you will be adding texture and blending to your photo and background. Start by choosing your photo. Photos that have a single person or focal point work best for this tutorial - although any photo can be used.

Way Cool Stuff Digital Scrapbooking Product Review: Papers

Do I really even know where to start telling you about paper? No, I'm being honest here. I don't know! It is like asking a farmer, "What do you do with dirt?" I think paper is the foundation on which we scrapbookers build our pages - paper is the dirt in which we plant the seed of our layouts. This was even more true when I paper scrapped. After choosing my photos, the next step is always to choose a background paper.

Digital Scrapbooking Tutorial: Hanging Price Tags

It's easy to create the look of hanging price tags on your digital scrapbooking layouts by using the ScrapSimple Embellishment Templates: Price Tags Biggie and following these simple steps.

Univeristy Updates: Fun With Kaleidoscopes

The kaleidoscope technique was challenging to teach online, but so enjoyable! This was my first kaleidoscope online class and, as you would expect, I was a little apprehensive. But, I need not have worried since the class went very well with the ladies enjoying the results learned from this technique.

Layout and Contest Winners

Congratulations to our Weekly Layout Winners, Bonnie D. and Vaughnde, and to our Monthly Gallery Contest Winner for May, Peggy S. 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!

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.

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High Noon Crop
Wednesday, June 10th - 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 10th, we'll do a surprise color challenge! Create a layout predominantly using a color to be chosen by the group at the beginning of the crop! 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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Journaling Chat
Wednesday, June 10th - 8:00PM ET

Join Becca and angelaNussbaum for this week's Journaling Chat. Are most of your layouts decorative? Do you have stories to tell, but just not motivated enough to make a layout with journaling? We are going to challenge you to do a layout with your journaling in mind. Come join us and tell your stories.

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NSBR Chat - Early Edition
Thursday, June 11th - 4:00PM 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) and Shari (Shari PV Mom), on June 11th, at 4pm EDT, in the chat room lobby! Hope to see you there!

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New Classes Available!

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Sketch Challenge Crop
Thursday, June 11th - 9:00PM ET

Join Marnie (sprinklz) for the Sketch Challenge Crop. Like getting a little jump start on your layouts? Then this challenge is for you! A few hours before the challenge begins, Marnie will post a sketch for you to use as the starting point for your page. You can be inspired by the basic arrangement, the amount of photos, or copy it literally. All interpretations are welcome and encouraged! Looking forward to seeing you there!

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What's New Chat
Friday, June 12th - 11:00AM ET

Join Michelle (Shelbi) and Sherry (Sherry_Lynn) at 11am ET on Friday mornings to chat about all the cool new things in the boutique. What are you getting? What did you kaboodle? 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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ScrapSimple Club Chat
Sunday, June 14th - 3:00PM ET

We know everyone is excited for the new ScrapSimple Club to come out June 15th. Come join Sherry_Lynn at 3pm ET for a ScrapSimple Club Chat/Crop! We'll be discussing ideas on different ways to use the current club. As a challenge, let's create one more layout using May's ScrapSimple Club before the next one arrives. May Club Designers Brandie Valenzuela (brandiev) and Ariadna Wiczling (scrapariadna) will be joining us for this chat! It's sure to be a blast! Hope to see you there!

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Quote Challenge Chat
Sunday, June 14th - 4:00PM ET

Come join Pat (PBarnes) for the Quote Challenge Crop at 4pm ET. Including a quote on your layout can be a touching and meaningful addition, especially if you use the quote to create your own word art. Here's how it will work. On Sunday, Pat will post a thread on the Chat section of the board giving you the quote that you will use to make your own word art. It's not hard, and I will have a layout with a word art example in the gallery. Then we'll meet in the chat room to have fun, chat, and create our word art layout! Everyone can participate and create a layout, even if you can't make the chat. Hope to see you there!

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 Brandie Valenzuela

Layout by Brandie Valenzuela
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ScrapSimple Embellishment Templates: Spackling Special
Designer Freebie by Brandie Valenzuela coordinates with her ScrapSimple Embellishment Templates: Spackling, part of this month's ScrapSimple Club offering!

ScrapSimple Word Art Templates: Lifted Stencils ScrapSimple Paper Templates: Crafty Plaster Noteworthy Collection Biggie
* ScrapSimple Embellishment Templates: Photo Clusters *

Commercial license versions of ScrapSimple Word Art Templates: Lifted Stencils, ScrapSimple Paper Templates: Crafty Plaster and ScrapSimple Embellishment Templates: Photo Clusters 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
June 1 - 6, 2009

Scrap Girls Guarantee


In This Issue:

- 19.6% off Cart It Away Sale!
- 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

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

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 - Mastering Brushes for Photoshop
Mastering Brushes for Photoshop

Thursdays, June 11 - July 16 - 9:00PM 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 class will turn ordinary layouts into the extraordinary!

Join Katherine Weaver in the six session Intermediate level course, Mastering Brushes for Photoshop. This class includes the Mastering Brushes for Photoshop eBook, six one hour sessions in a private chat room and access to a private class forum and gallery.

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!

Join Anna Mansfield in the six session Intermediate level course, Mastering Brushes for Photoshop Elements. This class includes the Mastering Brushes for Photoshop Elements eBook, six one hour sessions in a private chat room and access to a private class forum and gallery.

New Classes Available!

Online Class - Photo Restoration in Photoshop
Photo Restoration in Photoshop

Wednesdays, June 17 and 24 - 9:00PM ET

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


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.

Computer scrapbook layout by Karen Chandler using May's ScrapSimple Club
Layout by Karen Chandler 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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