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Anniversary Sale! 23.5% off almost everything in the Boutique until Midnight, October 24th (MST).

WHAT'S NEW IN THE SCRAP GIRLS BOUTIQUE?

 

Digital scrapbook layout by Brandy Murry

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

Basic Linens Paper Biggie – Autumn ScrapSimple Paper Templates: Inked Damask Artistry eBook
ScrapSimple Embellishment Templates: 4x6 Printer's Frames - Intaglio 2 Biggie Brush Set: Formal Grunge Alpha 2 Biggie CraftSimple ePattern Iron On Design: Bat
  Brush Set: Colors of Fall 1 Biggie  

Commercial license versions of ScrapSimple Paper Templates: Inked Damask, ScrapSimple Embellishment Templates: 4x6 Printer's Frames - Intaglio 2 Biggie, Brush Set: Formal Grunge Alpha 2 Biggie and Brush Set: Colors of Fall 1 Biggie are also available.

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Digital scrapbook layout by Christy VanderWall

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

Brush Set: Halloween Horror ScrapSimple Embellishment Templates: Printer's Ornaments - Intaglio 1 Basic Linens Paper Biggie – Spring
Brush Set: Colors of Fall 2 Biggie Brush Set: Formal Grunge Alpha 3 Biggie ScrapSimple Tools - Styles: Subtle Photos 7601
  ScrapSimple Paper Templates: Calendar Grids  

Commercial license versions of Brush Set: Halloween Horror, ScrapSimple Embellishment Templates: Printer's Ornaments - Intaglio 1, Brush Set: Colors of Fall 2 Biggie, Brush Set: Formal Grunge Alpha 3 Biggie, ScrapSimple Tools - Styles: Subtle Photos 7601 and ScrapSimple Paper Templates: Calendar Grids 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 Thursday, October 15, 2009. The following individual products were also announced in that newsletter.

Brush Set: Suncatchers - Xmas1 Brush Set: Formal Grunge Alpha 4 Biggie ScrapSimple Embellishment Templates: Printer's Ornaments - Intaglio 2
Brush Set: Colors of Fall 3 Biggie ScrapSimple Embellishment Templates: Photo Book Accents Basic Linens Paper Biggie – Summer
  CraftSimple ePattern Iron On Design: Skull  

Commercial license versions of Brush Set: Suncatchers - Xmas1, Brush Set: Formal Grunge Alpha 4 Biggie, ScrapSimple Embellishment Templates: Printer's Ornaments - Intaglio 2, Brush Set: Colors of Fall 3 Biggie and ScrapSimple Embellishment Templates: Photo Book Accents are also available.

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Digital scrapbook craft by Syndee Nuckles

Craft by Syndee Nuckles
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The products used to create this layout are shown as usual in the newsletter for Friday, October 16, 2009. The following individual products were also announced in that newsletter.

ScrapSimple Craft Templates: Treat Bag Toppers 2 Assemble Your Own: Frames - Bamboo ScrapSimple Embellishment Templates: Photo Tiles
ScrapSimple Paper Templates: Colors of Fall ScrapSimple Tools - Styles: Intaglio Biggie 7601 ScrapSimple Embellishment Templates: 4x6 Printer's Frames - Intaglio 1 Biggie

Commercial license versions of ScrapSimple Craft Templates: Treat Bag Toppers 2, ScrapSimple Embellishment Templates: Photo Tiles, ScrapSimple Paper Templates: Colors of Fall, ScrapSimple Tools - Styles: Intaglio Biggie 7601 and ScrapSimple Embellishment Templates: 4x6 Printer's Frames - Intaglio 1 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
October 12 -17, 2009

IN TODAY'S ISSUE:
- 23.5% off Anniversary Sale!
- What's New in the Scrap Girls Boutique?
- Life Muses by Ro and Other Writings
- Scrap Girls 5th Anniversary Event!
- Cute Stuff
- Scrap Girls Clubs
- Tutorials and Articles
- Getting Started
- Designer Freebie
- What's Happening at Scrap Girls?
- Online Classes Currently Available
- Ongoing Opportunities for YOU


AVAILABLE ONLINE CLASSES

New Classes Available!

Online Class - Word Play
Word Play - Creative Text Techniques
Wednesdays, October 21 - November 11 at 9:00PM ET

Do you ever feel like you are in a scrapping rut? Break free with this digital scrapbooking class based on the eBook by Marnie Adams. Learn techniques to transform your titles from ordinary to extraordinary. Learn some creative ways to use your journaling as part of your layout's design. This class comes with the Word Play: Creative Text Techniques eBook. If you have already bought this eBook, email [email protected] to receive a store credit to use towards the purchase of this class.

Join Anna Mansfield for this four session class which teaches you step-by-step techniques for getting creative with words. Learn how to use filters, strokes, cut outs, actions and ScrapSimple templates to make your text an exciting part of each layout.

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

New Classes Available!

Online Class - Simple But Stunning 3D Text - PS
Simple But Stunning 3D Text - PS
Tuesdays, October 27 & November 3
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.

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

New Classes Available!

Online Class - Simple But Stunning 3D Text - PSE
Simple But Stunning 3D Text - PSE
Wednesdays, October 28 & November 4
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.

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

New Classes Available!

Online Class - 10 Basic Design Principles
10 Basic Design Principles
Thursdays, October 29 & November 5
9:00PM ET

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

Join Anna Mansfield for this two session class which teaches you practical solutions to scrapbooking layout dilemmas. Examples and screenshots clearly illustrate each rule, making it easy for you to follow along with the class. This class comes with the Ten Basic Design Principles eBook. If you have already bought this eBook, email [email protected] to receive a store credit to use towards the purchase of this class.


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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: Melissa Renfro

I have the amazing opportunity to homeschool our children. My oldest is now in third grade, so we have a few years under our belt. What I love about homeschooling is that I get to be a part of everything. I get to be there when things click for my kids in their studies. I love providing opportunities for that moment of discovery. I have pieced together a curriculum from various core elements that we have to do, but I get to pick how we do these things each day. It really takes a lot of work to prepare the lessons for each child and make sure that we are staying on pace to reach our goals.

Life Muses by Ro: Two Sure-Fire Methods for Eating Grapefruit

Method One: Peeling Grapefruit May Prevent Eye Pain

  1. Locate the bag of grapefruit which your husband has placed in the garage for safe-keeping. (i.e., He hid it from you.)
  2. Find a dull knife.

Life Muses by Ro: Show Me the Way to Go Home

Ro shares one of her doodle drawings - check it out!

Best of the Scrap Girls Blog: Yum!

Note from Ro: I found this recipe on the Scrap Girls blog. Do you see me drooling all over my keyboard now? I have some zucchini in the kitchen, so I guess I'm going to make this today. The anticipation is killing me! (Thanks, Angela!)

Life Muses by Ro: The Chocolate Song

Ohhhhhhh... I wish I were a little, chocolate kiss
Wrapped in pink tin foil and looking cute...

Customer Muse by Nicole Elliott

Sometimes, life just doesn't seem fair. But, I am a sincere believer that all things work together for good. It comforts me to know that the terrible accident which took you from us served some purpose... even though I'll probably never know what that purpose was.

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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.

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!

SCRAP GIRLS 5TH ANNIVERSARY EVENT

Scrap Girls is turning FIVE years old! Yippee! We are having a party to celebrate... and YOU get the gifts! Join us for a week of fun-filled classes, crops, challenges, games, and more.

In honor of this milestone, the Scrap Girls Product Design Team have assembled their own Fab 5's! What is a Fab 5? It is a super mini collection comprised of only 5 items. These Fab 5's are selling in the boutique at a special introductory rate of just $1.55! Get them while they’re hot!

And since we know you will be perusing the gallery in search of these Fab 5's, we have decided to turn it into a little game. Your mission, should you choose to accept it, is to look closely at the layouts each designer created with their Fab 5's on each boutique page. Most of them include something related to the number "5." So, get your list of 5's together, include them in an e-mail and send it to [email protected]. Those of you who have the most correct will be entered into a drawing to win five, yes FIVE, collections (5 of our standard size collections) of your choosing from the boutique! This is a phenomenal opportunity, not to be repeated. So rub your eyes clear, get your glasses, and get a pencil and paper ready to find all the 5's! Good luck to everyone!

And of course, we've got prizes galore to give away, so check out some of these great events!

Tuesday, October 20:

  • 1:00PM MT - New Member Chat
    Join April (April Showers) at 1pm MT 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.

  • 5:00PM MT - Life Moments Chat
    Please join Sherry_Lynn on October 20th at 5pm MT for the next installment of our Life Moments Chat and Crop! These crops are about building a scrapbook all about you, one layout at a time. We will focus on the "Top 5 Things That Are A Blessing In My Life!" Can't wait to see what you come up with and looking forward to seeing you there!

Wednesday, October 21:

  • 10:00AM MT - East Coast High Noon Crop
    Join April Showers for the East Coast High Noon Crop 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! On October 21st, we'll do an embellishment challenge! Create a layout using at least FIVE different embellishments like brads, staples, flowers and buttons! You'll have one hour to create a layout and upload to the special High Noon Crop Gallery. You'd be amazed what you can get done in just one hour! We hope you'll join us!

  • 2:00PM MT - FIVE Lessons You've Learned
    Scrap Girls is celebrating the achievements of the past 5 years. What have you learned in that time? Join Mary Elizabeth (NS_Scrapper) on Wednesday October 21 at 2pm MT to share some ideas and then scrap a layout of 5 of your personal lessons.

  • 7:00PM MT - Sketch Challenge Crop
    Join Marnie (sprinklz) at her Special Anniversary Edition of the Sketch Crop Challenge on Wednesday, October 21st at 7pm MT (which is really just an excuse to squeeze an extra sketch chat into the month since you love them so much - LOL)! We'll celebrate Scrap Girls Fifth Anniversary with festive frivolity and frivolous use of fives. Come join us or you will miss all the digital scrapbooking fun!

  • 8:00PM MT - Zaz & Shari's Sensational Scrap Girls Adventure, Part 4
    We would like to invite you all to join Zaz and Shari PV Mom for the fourth installment of Zaz and Shari's Sensational Scrap Girls Adventure. We're not going to tell you what we will be doing exactly, but let's just say that it will be kind of like a treasure hunt. It is NOT a competition. It's an adventure. And everyone can enjoy the "treasure." Come see what we're up to this trip!

Thursday, October 22:

  • 10:00AM MT - My FIVE Favorite Things Chat
    Join Kelly (KellyChron) and Sherry Lynn in the chat room on October 22 at 10am MT for the Five Favorite Things Chat and Challenge. Watch the message board for a thread where we will list all the details, in the meantime - start thinking about your five favorite things!

  • 2:00PM MT - Jazz Up Your Journaling Mini-Class
    Want to jazz up your journalling? Join Mary Elizabeth (NS_Scrapper) on Thursday at 2pm MT for a free mini-class offering 5 ways to incorporate the words that narrate the stories of your layouts.

  • 7:00PM MT - Ad Inspiration Chat
    Join Pat (PBarnes) at 7pm MT for an Ad Inspiration Challenge and Chat. A few hours before the chat, a magazine ad will be posted on the message board to use as inspiration for a layout. You can use whatever you want to from the ad - the colors, the shapes, the composition. There are no wrong answers!

Friday, October 23:

  • 9:00AM MT - What's New with Sherry Lynn & Michelle
  • 11:00AM MT - FIVE Creative Ways to use Alphas with Anna
  • 12Noon MT - Photo Challenge with Carla
  • 6:00PM MT - Wood Inspiration Crop with Carla
  • 7:00PM MT - Ice Cream Sundae Crop with Ang

Saturday, October 24:

  • 2:00PM MT - FIVE Tips for Using Multiple Photos with Kim
  • 7:00PM MT - FIVE Steps to a Fabulous Layout with Christy
  • 8:00PM MT - Pajama Party Wrap-Up with Angela and Carol Ann

*Schedule is subject to change... keep an eye on the newsletter and message board for the latest "Anniversary Party" happenings!

CUTE STUFF

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

Monday, October 12, 2009

Digital scrapbook card by Kelly Favor-Chronister
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Digital scrapbook card by Kelly Favor-Chronister

"Howdy Pardner" by Kelly Favor-Chronister
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Directions for one technique I did on this layout:

To make the burlap circles look more realistic, I used Dynamic Brush Set: Fibers 4901 - Biggie with ScrapSimple Tools - Actions: Edge It PSE 5001. I adjusted the brush size to about 50 pixels and the "exact" action. Then I clipped the burlap paper on top. This gave the appearance of frayed edges on the circles.

Hybrid Tip: To add some depth and dimension to my card, I used a straight pin to apply glue to some of the elements of my card and sprinkled them with clear glitter. This allowed the color beneath to show through. I also used adhesive foam dots to adhere word art both outside and inside the card.

ScrapSimple Card Templates: 5x5 Square Wild West Collection Dynamic Brush Set: Fibers 4901 - Biggie
Christmas Applique Collection Birthday Wishes Solids Paper Mini ScrapSimple Tools - Actions: Edge It PSE 5001
  ScrapSimple Tools - Styles: Basic Shadows 6501  

Commercial license versions of ScrapSimple Card Templates: 5x5 Square, Dynamic Brush Set: Fibers 4901 - Biggie, ScrapSimple Tools - Actions: Edge It PSE 5001 and ScrapSimple Tools - Styles: Basic Shadows 6501 are also available.

Software used: Adobe Photoshop Elements 4.0 and Apple iPhoto

Name of challenge: Create a hybrid card.

Other Ingredients:

  • Font - Honey Script
  • Mini Pop Dots
  • Martha Stewart Crystal Fine Glitter
  • Martha Stewart Glittering Glue

Journaling: Howdy... Congratulations on your new little pardner

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Saturday, October 17, 2009

Digital scrapbook layout by Mandy Steward

Layout by Mandy Steward
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Online Class - 10 Basic Design Principles Ten Basic Design Principles eBook Harvest Collection Biggie
My Christmas Wish Collection Precious Boy Collection Biggie Brush Set: Framed Grunge Mini
  Brush Set: Paint Stroke  

Commercial license versions of Brush Set: Framed Grunge Mini and Brush Set: Paint Stroke 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 October Scrap Girls digital scrapbooking club, designed for you by Thao Cosgrove.

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 Thao Cosgrove using October's Scrap Girls Club
Layout by Thao Cosgrove using October's Scrap Girls Club
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Created for you by Thao Cosgrove

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 October ScrapSimple digital scrapbooking club selection by Brandy Hackman and Erica Hite.

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 Brandy Hackman using October's ScrapSimple Club
Layout by Brandy Hackman using October's ScrapSimple Club
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Created for you by Brandy Hackman and Erica Hite

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

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

Best of the Message Board

See how our message board members are helping each other with questions about Paint Shop Pro, layer masks, and more!

Digital Scrapbooking Tutorial: Adding Sepia Tones to Black and White Photos

What is sepia? In photographic terms, the word sepia refers to the dark brown color of a specially prepared photographic print.

When I organized and cleaned out my photo drawer recently, I found some old black and white photos of me as a kid. I want to digitally scrapbook with them, but I don't think the black and white colors go very well with the papers I have selected.

Way Cool Stuff - Digital Scrapbooking Product Review: Brushes

Take a stroll through the brush section of the Scrap Girls boutique and you will find text brushes, grunge brushes, word art brushes, scribbles, doodles, alphas, ornaments and much, much more! The list is endless!

Digital Scrapbooking Tutorial: How to Create a Photo Christmas Card

Today, we are going to make a personalized photo Christmas card. First, open the document for the outside of the ScrapSimple Craft Templates: 6.25x4.5 Horizontal Card and Envelope.

What Customers Are Saying...

Read what our great customers have to say about the 2009 Scrap Girls Connections Live convention!

Layout and Contest Winners

Congratulations to our Weekly Layout Winners, ZachandAvasMom and DixieLee! Check them out! Congratulations!

Congratulations to the September Message Board BINGO game winners and the Back At The Ranch event winners!

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.

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

Learn about the color wheel, color terms and their meaning, how to load the colour palettes in Adobe or use the colour strips with a colour selection tool. You get both valuable lessons and inspiration in this book filled with 48 layouts showcasing the use of the colour palettes along with links of all the products used to create the digital scrapbooking pages.

Scrap Girls Tutorials & Way Cool Stuff eBook Set - 2009 2nd Quarter
Scrap Girls Tutorials & Way Cool Stuff eBook Set
2009 - 2nd Quarter

Now you can have all the past Scrap Girls Newsletter tutorials and Way Cool Stuff articles of the 2nd Quarter of 2009 in one convenient PDF format. It's easy to find those helpful hints with just the click of your mouse. You get two eBooks for the price of one!

Start to Finish eBooklets

Start to Finish eBooklet - PS: How to use ScrapSimple Tools: Custom Shapes & Patterns
Start to Finish eBooklet - PS: How to use ScrapSimple Tools: Custom Shapes & Patterns

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!

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TODAY'S FREEBIE

Digital scrapbook layout by Kim Meeder

Layout by Kim Meeder
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Fun And Games Embellishment Special
Designer Freebie by Kim Meeder coordinates with her Fun And Games Collection

Fun And Games Collection School Yard Collection Biggie ScrapSimple Paper Templates: Tike Transports
ScrapSimple Embellishment Templates: Slice it Up ScrapSimple Tools - Styles: Glossy Super Biggie 4102 Dynamic Brush Set: Dashed 8201
  Lettering Delights Underwood Pica Font  

Commercial license versions of ScrapSimple Paper Templates: Tike Transports, ScrapSimple Embellishment Templates: Slice it Up, ScrapSimple Tools - Styles: Glossy Super Biggie 4102, Dynamic Brush Set: Dashed 8201 and Lettering Delights Underwood Pica Font 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, October 20th - 1:00PM MT

Join April (April Showers) at 1:00pm MT 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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Life Moments Chat
Tuesday, October 20th - 5:00PM MT

Please join Sherry_Lynn on October 20th at 5pm MT for the next installment of our Life Moments Chat and Crop! These crops are about building a scrapbook all about you, one layout at a time.

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East Coast High Noon Crop
Wednesday, October 21st - 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! On October 21st, we'll do an embellishment challenge! Create a layout using lots of embellishments like brads, staples, flowers and buttons! You'll have one hour to create a layout and upload to the special High Noon Crop Gallery. You'd be amazed what you can get done in just one hour! We hope you'll join us!

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What's New Chat
Friday, October 23rd - 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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Scraplift Chat
Sunday, October 25th - 3:00PM MT

Join Becca 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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Scrap Girls 52 Chat
Sunday, October 25th - 4:00PM MT

Join Angela (angelaNussbaum) and Becca on Sunday, October 25 at 4pm MT for this month's Scrap Girls 52 chat, as we discuss this month's topic and ways to stay motivated to scrap those daily photos! If you're new or want to find out what SG52 is all about, this chat is a perfect time to get started.

OCTOBER EVENTS

October Message Board Game: Posting Challenge

It's time to put those fingers to the test and get chatty. This month, everyone who posts at least 250 times will have their name entered in a drawing for one of five $5 Gift Certificates to be used in the Scrap Girls Boutique. In addition, the one member who posts the very most in October will receive a $10 Gift Certificate! To be included in this month's game, you must post to the October Posting Challenge thread in the Monthly Message Board Games folder on the message board and include your starting post count as of Thursday, October 1st. Once you have reached 250 posts during the month of October, email Ang at [email protected] and include your forum user name, starting post count and your new post count total. Contest ends on Saturday, October 31st at Midnight MST!

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Layout Contests:

October Monthly Layout Contest: You might be a city girl or maybe a country girl, but even those that live in the city can enjoy time spent in the country. For the October Layout Gallery Contest, we want you to scrap a page about time spent in the country. It could be a visit to a farm, or a state or national park, or maybe you live in the country. Create your layout and post it in the October Monthly Layout Contest Gallery by Midnight on October 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!

October Mid-Month Layout Contest: Anniversaries are very special times. For the October Mid-Month Gallery Contest, we want to see your layouts about an anniversary. It doesn't have to be a wedding anniversary. Birthdays are anniversaries too. Anything that you remember annually is an anniversary. Create your layout and post it in the October Mid-Month Layout Contest Gallery by Midnight on November 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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