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Digital scrapbook layout by Marnie Adams

Layout by Marnie Adams
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The products used to create this layout are shown as usual in the newsletter for Tuesday, August 11, 2009. The following individual products were also announced in that newsletter.

Scrapbooking 911 - 20 Sketches to Revitalize Your Digital Scrapbooking - Book 4 Online Class - Totally Touchable Textures ScrapSimple Digital Layout Templates - Calendar: 4x6 Crafty 2010
Brush Set: Pool Party and Fun 1 ScrapSimple Embellishment Templates: Mixed Media Tools ScrapSimple Paper Templates: Stones 1
Styles Pack: Mulberry ScrapSimple Tools - Styles: Tattered Photo TGIF Collection
  ScrapSimple Tools - Styles: Bohemian Elegance 5102 Super Biggie  

Commercial license versions of ScrapSimple Digital Layout Templates - Calendar: 4x6 Crafty 2010, Brush Set: Pool Party and Fun 1, ScrapSimple Embellishment Templates: Mixed Media Tools, ScrapSimple Paper Templates: Stones 1, Styles Pack: Mulberry, ScrapSimple Tools - Styles: Tattered Photo and ScrapSimple Tools - Styles: Bohemian Elegance 5102 Super Biggie 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, August 12, 2009. The following individual products were also announced in that newsletter.

ScrapSimple Tools - Styles: Beach House 5102 Super Biggie Oh Blah Dah Alpha Biggie Brush Set: Pool Party and Fun 2
Dynamic Brush Set: Motifs 4 ScrapSimple Digital Layout Templates: Tiny Tales ScrapSimple Tools - Actions: Name Frame - Rectangles 7201 Super Biggie
Scrap Pack Biggie: Stylize ScrapSimple Digital Layout Album Templates: 4x6 Pinned School Year ScrapSimple Tools - Styles: Corduroy 5102 Super Biggie
  Clementine Collection Mini  

Commercial license versions of ScrapSimple Tools - Styles: Beach House 5102 Super Biggie, Brush Set: Pool Party and Fun 2, Dynamic Brush Set: Motifs 4, ScrapSimple Digital Layout Templates: Tiny Tales, ScrapSimple Tools - Actions: Name Frame - Rectangles 7201 Super Biggie, ScrapSimple Digital Layout Album Templates: 4x6 Pinned School Year and ScrapSimple Tools - Styles: Corduroy 5102 Super Biggie are also available.

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Digital 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, August 13, 2009. The following individual products were also announced in that newsletter.

Album Pack: Pin It Up ScrapSimple Tools - Styles: Corduroy 5101 Super Biggie Scrap Pack Biggie: Noteworthy
ScrapSimple Embellishment Templates: Pulled Stitches ScrapSimple Tools - Actions: Tattered Photo 2 – Photoshop ScrapSimple Tools - Actions: Tattered Photo 2 – Photoshop Elements
ScrapSimple Tools - Styles: Innocence 5102 Super Biggie Oh Blah Dee Collection Biggie ScrapSimple Paper Templates: Grooves 1
Dynamic Brush Set: Motifs 3   Easy Going Collection Biggie

Commercial license versions of ScrapSimple Tools - Styles: Corduroy 5101 Super Biggie, ScrapSimple Embellishment Templates: Pulled Stitches, ScrapSimple Tools - Actions: Tattered Photo 2 – Photoshop, ScrapSimple Tools - Actions: Tattered Photo 2 – Photoshop Elements, ScrapSimple Tools - Styles: Innocence 5102 Super Biggie, ScrapSimple Paper Templates: Grooves 1 and Dynamic Brush Set: Motifs 3 are also available.

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Digital scrapbook layout by Valerie Randall

Layout by Valerie Randall
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The products used to create this layout are shown as usual in the newsletter for Friday, August 14, 2009. The following individual products were also announced in that newsletter.

Nautical Word Art ScrapSimple Tools - Actions: Hand-Tinted 6301 PSE ScrapSimple Tools - Styles: Stitching 6401 Mini
ScrapSimple Tools - Styles: Innocence 5101 Super Biggie ScrapSimple Tools - Actions: Tattered Photo 3- Photoshop ScrapSimple Tools - Actions: Tattered Photo 3 - Photoshop Elements
Assemble Your Own: Russian Dolls ScrapSimple Tools - Styles: Bohemian Elegance 5101 Super Biggie Assemble Your Own Zoom Pages: 4x6 Watercolor Baby Girl
ScrapSimple Paper Templates: Groundcover 1   ScrapSimple Tools - Styles: Beach House 5101 Super Biggie

Commercial license versions of ScrapSimple Tools - Actions: Hand-Tinted 6301 PSE, ScrapSimple Tools - Styles: Stitching 6401 Mini, ScrapSimple Tools - Styles: Innocence 5101 Super Biggie, ScrapSimple Tools - Actions: Tattered Photo 3- Photoshop, ScrapSimple Tools - Actions: Tattered Photo 3 - Photoshop Elements, ScrapSimple Tools - Styles: Bohemian Elegance 5101 Super Biggie, ScrapSimple Paper Templates: Groundcover 1 and ScrapSimple Tools - Styles: Beach House 5101 Super Biggie are also available.

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If you have praise, comments, or questions for any of our Product Designers or Layout Artists, 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.

Weekly Newsletter Round-Up
August 10 - 15, 2009

IN TODAY'S ISSUE:
- What's New in the Scrap Girls Boutique?
- Life Muses by Ro and Other Writings
- Help Wanted
- Cute Stuff
- Scrap Girls Clubs
- Tutorials and Articles
- Getting Started
- Designer Freebie
- What's Happening at Scrap Girls?
- 2009 Digital Scrap Link Convention Information!
- Online Classes Currently Available
- Ongoing Opportunities for YOU


SCRAP GIRLS DIGITAL SCRAP LINK CONVENTION

It's that time... the Scrap Girls Convention is nearly here! Don't miss the chance to learn, meet, and make friends with other Scrap Girls from all around the world!

Scrap Girls Convention 2009

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 two-thirds of the seats have been sold! 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.

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!


AVAILABLE ONLINE CLASSES

New Classes Available!

Online Class - Totally Touchable Textures
Totally Touchable Textures

Thursdays, August 20 and 27 - 9:00PM ET

This digital scrapbooking class looks at the plethora of textures available to us as digital scrapbookers. It is packed with tricks to make digital embellishments look realistic. You will learn six different techniques, creating completely customized textures using ScrapSimple products and the default tools included in Photoshop Elements.

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

New Classes Available!

Online Class - The Beauty of Blending Modes - PSE and PS
The Beauty of Blending Modes - PSE and PS

Wednesdays, August 26 & September 2
4:00PM ET

This in-depth digital scrapbooking class on Blending Modes is the perfect opportunity to learn about the power and beauty of blending modes and how to use them in Adobe Photoshop and Photoshop Elements. This class comes with the Start 2 Finish eBooklet PSE - The Beauty of Blending Modes: How to use them with ScrapSimple Products as well as Start 2 Finish eBooklet PS - The Beauty of Blending Modes: How to use them with ScrapSimple Products. If you have already bought either of these eBooklets, email [email protected] to receive a store credit to use towards the purchase of this class. Make your layouts shine with the beauty and depth blending modes can bring!

Important: This Intermediate Level class is both Adobe Photoshop users, versions 7 and up, and Photoshop Element users, version 3 and higher. Students are required to understand the basic skills taught in the Scrapbook Secrets Revealed and MORE Scrapbook Secrets Revealed program prior to starting the course. This information will not be reviewed as part of the course!

New Classes Available!

Online Class - How to Combine ScrapSimple Photo and Paper Templates for PSE
How to Combine ScrapSimple Photo and Paper Templates for PSE

Tuesdays, September 1 and 8
2:00PM ET

This in-depth digital scrapbooking class on using ScrapSimple paper and photo templates is the perfect opportunity to learn about the versatility of making your own papers, and how to use ScrapSimple Templates in Adobe Photoshop Elements. This class comes with the Start to Finish eBooklet PSE - How to Combine ScrapSimple Paper and Photo Templates. If you have already bought this eBooklet, email [email protected] to receive a store credit to use towards the purchase of this class. Make papers that perfectly compliment your scrapbooking layouts and other projects!

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


IMPORTANT TO KNOW

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!

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OPPORTUNITES 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 the 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 or the ScrapSimple 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!

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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.

LIFE MUSES BY RO and OTHER WRITINGS
A Designer's Life: Diane Miller [dinny]

Occasionally, I see digital scrapbookers counting how many layouts they have completed.

For me, it's not the number of layouts I complete that is important; it's the stories that get recorded...

Life Muses by Ro: Crumb Counting

Gooey frosting stuck to the knife as my mother sliced through the remainder of the cake. There would be two pieces when she had finished her work and we waited to see which one would be ours.

Life Muses by Ro: To-Do List

Things I want to do, probably should do, and may never do...

Best of the Scrap Girls Blog: Dog Days of Summer

Note from Ro: I found this post by Theresa Kavouras on the Scrap Girls Digital Adventures Blog. Reading it, I had this overwhelming desire to find a box of chalks.

Life Muses by Ro: Cure for Invisibility

Prescription for invisibility:

1. Look in a mirror.
2. Repeat, "This is me. I am a child of God..."

Customer Muse: A Few Blades of Grass

Surgery has claimed our time and energy for the last three months - first my hysterectomy and then my husband's aortic valve replacement. Because of this, we are now walking! Twice every day!

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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 Scraptabulous, kidsrgr8, and scrappinchar!

HELP WANTED

Scrap Girls is looking for qualified digital scrapbooking teachers to teach online Photoshop and/or Photoshop Elements classes.

The job involves:

  • Developing interesting and creative classes
  • Creating detailed PDFs for each class using either Adobe's InDesign or Serif’s Page Plus
  • Timely interaction with students in both chat room and forum situations
  • Providing kind and constructive feedback on student gallery homework
  • Timely and consistent creation and scheduling of classes

Candidates should have the following skill sets:

  • Comprehensive knowledge of Photoshop and/or Photoshop Elements - ability to easily handle questions that arise regarding their particular software area of expertise.
  • Excellent layout design ability
  • Attention to detail is a must
  • Excellent communication skills
  • Ability to handle fast-paced chat room situations
  • Warm and friendly personality

Applicants will be required to audition for this paid position using a class that they've developed.

Please contact Jan Hicks at [email protected] if you would like more information.

If you are interested in applying, please forward an up-to-date resume as well as a sample tutorial you have written to Jan at [email protected] and Brandie Valenzuela at [email protected]. Please include a link to your online gallery showing a sample of your layout designs.

CUTE STUFF

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

Monday, August 10, 2009

Digital scrapbook layout by Jennifer Labre

"Little Me" by Jennifer Labre
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Directions for one technique I did on this layout:

Often I'll have an idea in my mind of how I want my photos to look on my layout, whether they are black & white, sepia, extreme color, etc. Sometimes, I have no idea what to do with a photo, so I love to play around with actions to see what kinds of looks I can get with a photo. This is what happened here. Before I even began my layout, I played around with the photo using Melissa Renfro's ScrapSimple Tools - Actions: Photo Basics 5001. I ended up with a very soft, vintage feel, which is perfect for one of my baby photos. The look then dictated the rest of the feel for the layout. So, if you're ever stuck with what to do with a photo, try playing around with some actions. You're bound to get a whole new look!

Well Loved Collection Biggie For the Love of Cardboard Collection Mini Lifted Photos: Weathered and Worn Embellishment Biggie
ScrapSimple Tools - Actions: Photo Basics 5001 ScrapSimple Tools - Actions: Stamped 5001 ScrapSimple Tools - Actions: Paper Tears 5001
Fireside Collection Blossoms & Blooms - Spring Embellishment Biggie Lettering Delights Long Hand Font

Commercial license versions of ScrapSimple Tools - Actions: Photo Basics 5001, ScrapSimple Tools - Actions: Stamped 5001, ScrapSimple Tools - Actions: Paper Tears 5001 and Lettering Delights Long Hand Font are also available.

Software used: Adobe Photoshop CS4

Name of challenge: Use two or more actions.

Other Ingredients:

  • Font - Monique
  • Font - Times and Times Again

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Saturday, August 15, 2009

Digital scrapbook card by Syndee Nuckles

Card by Syndee Nuckles
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ScrapSimple Tools - Shapes: Whimsy 6301 * Witty Collection

Commercial license versions of ScrapSimple Tools - Shapes: Whimsy 6301 are also available.

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If you have praise, comments, or questions for any of our Product Designers or Layout Artists, 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.

SCRAP GIRLS CLUBS

SCRAP GIRLS CLUB

The August Scrap Girls digital scrapbooking club, designed for you by Valerie Randall.

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 Valerie Randall using August's Scrap Girls Club
Layout by Valerie Randall using August's Scrap Girls Club
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Created for you by Valerie Randall

If you prefer not to join a club, the Scrap Girls 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 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 CLUB

The July ScrapSimple digital scrapbooking club selection by Trish Yochum and Theresa Kavouras.

Join the ScrapSimple Monthly Club and you can enjoy the newest ScrapSimple looks while saving! (A $13.95 value for $6.99 or less!)

The new ScrapSimple Club contents are released on the 15th day of the month (or the closest business day to the 15th).

With the ScrapSimple Club, you will receive:

  • 1 ScrapSimple Paper Template Set
  • 1 ScrapSimple Embellishment or Word Art Template Set
  • 1 Brush Set
  • 2 Designer's Choice Items

A commercially licensed version of the ScrapSimple club is also available here.

Computer scrapbook layout by Kim Meeder using August's ScrapSimple Club
Layout by Kim Meeder using August's ScrapSimple Club
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Created for you by Keri Schueller and Cherise Oleson

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!

TUTORIALS and ARTICLES
ScrapSimple Club Concepts

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

Convention Chatter: An Interview with Penny

Welcome to Penny, known as pennynoel on the message board! We sat down with her to ask her questions regarding her experience from the 2008 Scrap Girls Convention and her excitement for 2009!

Digital Scrapbooking Tutorial: Drop Shadow Illusions

Drop shadows play a huge supporting role in our digital scrapbooking layouts. They make our layouts look more realistic, as if we could reach out and touch them on our computer screen. To make it easier, I use ScrapSimple Tools – Styles: Basic Shadows 6501 and ScrapSimple Tools – Actions: Deep Shadows 6501 to help me achieve a realistic drop shadow on my digital scrapbooking layouts. In this tutorial, we will look at how to use these ScrapSimple tools to give the illusion of a deeper shadow where papers, photos and embellishments overlap each other.

Way Cool Stuff Digital Scrapbooking Product Review: Transparency Overlays

One thing that I just love about our ScrapSimple Transparency Overlays is how easy they make it to add a custom touch to our layouts, without having to think too much about it. I love any kind of product that makes me look more creative than I am!

Digital Scrapbooking Tutorial: Create the Look of Acetate Embellishments With Brushes and Styles

Fun embellishments I enjoy in the paper scrapbooking world are acetate embellishments, albums and letters. It is easy to create this same look using your brushes and the ScrapSimple Tools – Styles: Transparency 4901.

Scrap Girls Member of the Month: Rosemary

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

Layout and Contest Winners

Congratulations to our Weekly Layout Winners, scrappin'doc and crystals622! Check them out! Congratulations!

GETTING STARTED AS A DIGITAL SCRAPBOOKER

FREE STARTER KIT

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!

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Ready to Take Off? In-depth Tutorials Help You Become a Great Digital Scrapbooker

Scrapbook Software Secrets Revealed!

Scrapbook Software Secrets Revealed: Photoshop CS4, CS3, CS2, CS

Scrapbook Software Secrets Revealed for Photoshop Elements 6.0 and 7.0

(*Have Photoshop Elements 2.0, 3.0, 4.0, or 5.0? We have a tutorial program that will work for you. Please visit the product details page for more information.)

Find out what tens of thousands of people have already learned: Scrapbook Software Secrets Revealed is the fastest way to learn how to create digital scrapbooking layouts. And because this series covers so many topics with one purchase, it is a bargain!

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!

Download and CD versions available.

Photoshop and Photoshop Elements users receive:

  • 30-31 movie tutorials
  • Companion eBook(s)
  • Collections
  • Other supplies

Paint Shop Pro users receive 31 movie tutorials.

MORE Scrapbook Software Secrets Revealed!

MORE Scrapbook Software Secrets Revealed for Photoshop

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

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!

See more titles

TODAY'S FREEBIE

Digital scrapbook layout by Janine Buckles

Layout by Janine Buckles
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Digital Stickers: Fish Tank Special
Designer Freebie by Marnie Adams coordinates with her Digital Stickers: Fish Tank

Digital Stickers: Fish Tank Aquarium Collection Mini Dynamic Brush Set: Straight Stitch 5001
Brush Set: Polka Swirls Journaling 2 Paper Biggie ScrapSimple Paper Templates: Sew Doodly Biggie
ScrapSimple Tools - Actions: Stroke 9901 PSE ScrapSimple Tools - Styles: Basic Shadows 6501 ScrapSimple Tools - Styles: Sequin Sparkle-Gradients Super Biggie

Commercial license versions of Dynamic Brush Set: Straight Stitch 5001, Brush Set: Polka Swirls, ScrapSimple Paper Templates: Sew Doodly Biggie, ScrapSimple Tools - Actions: Stroke 9901 PSE, ScrapSimple Tools - Styles: Basic Shadows 6501 and ScrapSimple Tools - Styles: Sequin Sparkle-Gradients Super Biggie 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.

WHAT'S HAPPENING AT SCRAP GIRLS?

CROPS AND CHATS

New Member Chat - Early Edition
Tuesday, August 18th - 1:00PM MT

Join April Showers at 1pm Mountain Time for a fun chat to get to know our newest members. We will discuss the message board, gallery, chocolate and so much more! Everyone is welcome, new or not so new! Not sure how to get there? Just click the "chat room" button at the top of this newsletter; you will need Javascript enabled to access the chat room.

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Musing About Life Chat
Tuesday, August 18th - 7:00PM MT

As you might be able to tell by now, Ro spends a great deal of time thinking about how she can become a better person. (Thus the muses...) She hears from a lot of you that you feel we have a lot in common because you recognize the circumstances or emotion she is expressing. She thought it may be nice to get together once a month and lift each other. This will be a private chat so that we can share our feelings, hopes, dreams, and more with each other in a safe way. Come join our adventure together. If you would like to come, send Ro a private message on the board and she'll give you the room name and the password.

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East Coast High Noon Crop
Wednesday, August 19th - 10:00AM MT

Join your guest host April Showers for the East Coast High Noon Crop every Wednesday at 10am Mountain 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! You'd be amazed what you can get done in just one hour! We hope you'll join us!

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NSBR Chat - Early Edition
Thursday, August 20th - 2:00PM MT

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 Michelle (Shelbi) and Shari (Shari PV Mom) at 2pm Mountain Time in the chat room lobby!

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Heritage Crop
Thursday, August 20th - 6:00PM MT

Do you have boxes of heritage photos just waiting to be restored and scrapped? Are there family stories just waiting for you to write down and preserve? Then this is the crop for you! Join April (April Showers) and Pat (PBarnes) for the Heritage Crop and Chat! We'll help you get motivated to scrap those heritage photos and record your family stories for future generations to enjoy.

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What's New Chat
Friday, August 21st - 9:00AM MT

Join Michelle (Shelbi) and Sherry_Lynn at 9am Mountain Time on Friday mornings 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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Back-Up Party and Chat
Friday, August 21st - 8:00PM MT

Need a little extra motivation to back-up your layouts and stash? Join April Showers in the chat room Friday, August 21st for a Back-up Party. We'll also go over several different ways to safeguard your files. You won't want to miss this one!

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ATC Swap Crop
Sunday, August 23rd - 1:00PM MT

Please join Sherry_Lynn in the chatroom for our August ATC (Artist Trading Card) Swap Crop/Chat on Sunday, August 23rd at 1pm Mountain Time.

AUGUST EVENTS

August Message Board Game: Embellishment Hunters!

Calling all adventurous souls! Join us for the August Message Board game - Embellishment Hunters! This month, we're playing an old game with a new twist and hope you'll join us for fun and of course... prizes!

Your task is simple! Imagine a dartboard with 100 targets. To find the target hiding the embellishment of the day, simply guess a number between 1 and 100. The first person to guess the correct number is the daily winner and will be showered with applause and will proudly enjoy bragging rights PLUS the possibility of prizes at the end of the month!

All daily winners will be included in a month-end drawing with prizes including one $10 gift certificate and five $5 gift certificates to the Scrap Girls Boutique! Visit the Monthly Message Board Games Forum on the message board for specific rules and instructions about game play.

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Layout Contests:

August Monthly Layout Contest: Be cool! Since we're in the middle of summer here in the U.S., thoughts of staying cool are at the forefront. For the August Challenge, we want you to scrap your photos of your favorite ways to stay cool during the hot summer months. Create your layout and post it in the August Layout Contest Gallery before Midnight MT on August 31st. Be sure to list your credits in the description or under the details tab. If your layout is chosen, you will win a $10 gift certificate to the Scrap Girls Boutique!

August Mid-Month Layout Contest: Everybody loves dogs – right? For the August Mid-month Challenge we want you to scrap photos of your dog(s) – current or past. Not a dog person? Then you can scrap your photos of your cat or any other pet. Create your layout and post it in the August Mid-Month Layout Contest Gallery by Midnight MT on September 15th. Be sure to list your credits in the description or under the Details tab. If your layout is chosen, you will win a $10 gift certificate to the Scrap Girls Boutique!

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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 Mountain Time Zone unless otherwise noted. Need help converting time zones? Check out the World Clock - Time Zone Converter. (Use 'USA-Utah-Salt Lake City' as the location for the Mountain time zone.)

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