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Gifts galore! Place an order totaling $10 or more before December 23rd and receive our third beautiful collaboration Holiday Collection as a free gift! Don't miss it!

Gifts galore! Place an order totaling $10 or more before December 23rd and receive our third beautiful collaboration Holiday Collection as a free gift!
Don't miss it!

SCRAP GIRLS' 12 DAYS OF CHRISTMAS

 

12 Days of Christmas Special Freebie!

Digital scrapbook project by Laurel Lakey

Project by Laurel Lakey
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12 Days of Christmas Angels Special 10 - Love
Designer Freebie by Valerie Randall
12 Days of Christmas Angels Special 10 - Love

A Collaged Holiday Collection Biggie * ScrapSimple Craft Templates: Centerpiece - Holidays: Plus

Commercial license versions of ScrapSimple Craft Templates: Centerpiece - Holidays: Plus are also available.

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12 Days of Christmas Games!

Christmas Tree of Doom

Christmas Tree of Doom 2009
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You know it, you dread it, it's back... with a Christmas twist! The Tree of Doom is here!

For those of you new to this game, the object is simple. You must correctly identify the items shown in the Christmas tree card image, created from products found in the Scrap Girls boutique!

The Christmas tree card above is made using 14 different papers. The paper designers include:

  • Amanda Sok
  • Angie Briggs
  • Ariadna Wiczling
  • Brandie Valenzuela
  • Caroline Kaiser
  • Erica Hite
  • Jacelen Deinema
  • Keri Schueller
  • Lori Cook
  • Mandy Steward
  • Melanie Johnson
  • Sara Beth Peterson
  • Shalae Tippetts
  • Sheri Johnson

The Christmas tree card has 32 embellishments. Those designers include:

  • Amanda McGee
  • Angela Blanchard
  • Angie Briggs
  • Brandy Hackman
  • Brandy Murry
  • Carrie Stephens
  • Cheré Kaye Edwards
  • Cherise Oleson
  • Cheryl Barber
  • Diane Miller
  • Doris Castle
  • Durin Eberhart
  • Erica Hite
  • Gillian Hurst
  • Jacelen Deinema
  • Jan Hicks
  • Julie White
  • Kerry Veale
  • Kim Meeder
  • Marnie Adams
  • Melissa Renfro
  • Paula Wright
  • Robert Schneider
  • Rozanne Paxman
  • Sarah Batdorf
  • Syndee Nuckles
  • Thao Cosgrove
  • Theresa Kavouras
  • Trish Yochum
  • Ursula Schneider
  • Valerie Randall

To enter the game, send an email [email protected] with the subject line "Christmas Tree of Doom", and be sure to include your messageboard name and real name. For each item guessed, you must include BOTH the product name and a link to where you can find it in the Scrap Girls boutique. You have until December 31 at Midnight (MST) to enter.

Now don't panic! You don't have to find them all to play the game. (Whew!) But anyone who DOES get them all correct will automatically win a $10 Gift Certificate to the Scrap Girls Boutique! This means more than one person can win a $10 gift certificate. (Anyone this motivated deserves a prize!) The winners of these gift certificates can get in on the rest of the game, too!

For all players:

  • If you get 25 or more correct answers, you will be entered into a drawing for a $25 Gift Certificate!

  • If you get 10-24 correct answers, you will be entered into a drawing for a $10 Gift Certificate!

  • If you get 5-9 correct answers, you will be entered into a drawing for a $5 Gift Certificate!

Have fun and happy hunting!

HINTS: The background paper DOES count, and the drop shadows DO NOT count. Everything is very straight-forward: papers and embellishments only. No brushes, tools, styles, etc. Some designers have more than one element included on this tree!

Oops! Those Scrap Girls freebies are so determined to be seen that one of them snuck into the Tree of Doom game. Because you may have missed seeing it in the newsletter, we're going to give you the answer to it. So now, you're one item ahead in the game. Have fun finding the rest of the answers!

Here is the affected item information:
The "Merry Christmas" word art sticker found at the base of the tree is a past Scrap Girls freebie designed by Erica Hite and coordinates with her Jolly Holiday Collection.

Weekly Newsletter Round-Up
December 13 - 19, 2009

IN TODAY'S ISSUE:
- Gifts Galore!
- What's New in the Scrap Girls Boutique?
- Here I Raise My Ebenezer: Parts 1 - 7
- 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

All of our Online Training Classes are currently full. Please check back soon for more exciting learning opportunities!


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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.

WHAT'S NEW IN THE SCRAP GIRLS BOUTIQUE?

Digital scrapbook cards by Syndee Nuckles

Cards by Syndee Nuckles
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The products used to create this layout are shown as usual in the newsletter for Tuesday, December 15, 2009. The following individual products were also announced in that newsletter.

ScrapSimple Card Templates: Christmas Cards ScrapSimple Tools - Scripts: File Save 1 11101 ScrapSimple Tools - Scripts: File Save 1 PSE 11101
ScrapSimple Craft Templates: Cupcake Wrapper ScrapSimple Digital Layout Album Templates: Paper Bag Album 4.7 x 4.5 Nutcracker Suite Plain Paper Mini
Assemble Your Own Zoom Pages: 4x6 Going Home Brush Set: Ornamental Grunge ScrapSimple Tools - Styles: Gumdrops 5101 Biggie
Assemble Your Own: Christmas Garland   ScrapSimple Paper Templates: Op Art Rays

Commercial license versions of ScrapSimple Card Templates: Christmas Cards, ScrapSimple Tools - Scripts: File Save 1 11101, ScrapSimple Tools - Scripts: File Save 1 PSE 11101, ScrapSimple Craft Templates: Cupcake Wrapper, Brush Set: Ornamental Grunge, ScrapSimple Tools - Styles: Gumdrops 5101 Biggie and ScrapSimple Paper Templates: Op Art Rays are also available.

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Digital scrapbook layout by Jo Corne

Layout by Jo Corne
uses 1 Scrap Girls All New December 2009 Specials - Set 3

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The products used to create this layout are shown as usual in the newsletter for Wednesday, December 16, 2009. The following individual products were also announced in that newsletter.

1 Scrap Girls All New December 2009 Specials - Set 3 Super Pack: Nutcracker Suite Persian Elegance Paper Mini
ScrapSimple Digital Layout Templates: Golden Memories ScrapSimple Tools - Scripts: Rename Layer 11101 ScrapSimple Tools - Scripts: Rename Layer PSE 11101
ScrapSimple Card Templates: 5x5 CD Card - Christmas ScrapSimple Tools - Styles: Flecked Mulberry - Christmas Magic 8203 ScrapSimple Paper Templates: Country Christmas
Brush Set: Dreamy Christmas Brush Set: Birthday Party Word Art Gingerbread Kisses Alpha 2 Mini
ScrapSimple Tools - Styles: Glossy Gradients 5102 Biggie   Gold and Silver Plain Paper Mini

Commercial license versions of ScrapSimple Digital Layout Templates: Golden Memories, ScrapSimple Tools - Scripts: Rename Layer 11101, ScrapSimple Tools - Scripts: Rename Layer PSE 11101, ScrapSimple Card Templates: 5x5 CD Card - Christmas, ScrapSimple Tools - Styles: Flecked Mulberry - Christmas Magic 8203, ScrapSimple Paper Templates: Country Christmas, Brush Set: Dreamy Christmas, Brush Set: Birthday Party Word Art and ScrapSimple Tools - Styles: Glossy Gradients 5102 Biggie are also available.

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Digital scrapbook layout by Kara Swanson

Layout by Kara Swanson
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The products used to create this layout are shown as usual in the newsletter for Thursday, December 17, 2009. The following individual products were also announced in that newsletter.

Brush Set: Christmas Dogs ScrapSimple Tools - Styles: Stencil 5101 Super Biggie 12 Days of Christmas Angels Christmas Collection Mini
Jolly Elf Collection Country Family Tree Collection ScrapSimple Digital Layout Album Templates - CD Album: Painted
Christmas Angel Dust Collection Assemble Your Own: Hanging Plaque ScrapSimple Embellishment Templates: Christmas Photo Collage
Birthday Party Plain Paper Mini Scrap Pack Biggie: Golden Memories ScrapSimple Alpha Templates: Stained Glass

Commercial license versions of Brush Set: Christmas Dogs, ScrapSimple Tools - Styles: Stencil 5101 Super Biggie, ScrapSimple Digital Layout Album Templates - CD Album: Painted, ScrapSimple Embellishment Templates: Christmas Photo Collage and ScrapSimple Alpha Templates: Stained Glass 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 Friday, December 18, 2009. The following individual products were also announced in that newsletter.

ScrapSimple Tools - Styles: Hard Candy 5101 Biggie ScrapSimple Tools - Styles: Country Felt 2201 Brush Set: Grandparents 2
Dynamic Brush Set: Christmas Garland 5001 Brush Set: Christmas Cats Super Pack: Birthday Party
ScrapSimple Paper Templates: Gingerbread Kisses Scrap Pack Biggie: Baby Cake ScrapSimple Tools - Scripts: Supply Tracker 11101
ScrapSimple Tools - Scripts: Supply Tracker PSE 11101 Brush Set: Trucks and Tires Theme Park Plain Paper Mini

Commercial license versions of ScrapSimple Tools - Styles: Hard Candy 5101 Biggie, ScrapSimple Tools - Styles: Country Felt 2201, Brush Set: Grandparents 2, Dynamic Brush Set: Christmas Garland 5001, Brush Set: Christmas Cats, ScrapSimple Paper Templates: Gingerbread Kisses, ScrapSimple Tools - Scripts: Supply Tracker 11101, ScrapSimple Tools - Scripts: Supply Tracker PSE 11101 and Brush Set: Trucks and Tires are also available.

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Digital scrapbook layout by Ro

Layout by Ro
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The products used to create this layout are shown as usual in the newsletter for Saturday, December 19, 2009. The following individual products were also announced in that newsletter.

ScrapSimple Tools - Styles: Ice and Snow 2201 Brush Set: Time Traveler - Machines Home For Christmas Collection Mini
Super Pack: Gold and Silver Awaiting Christmas Paper Mini Zip Kit: Watercolor Christmas
Boyful Christmas Collection Brush Set: Mudstained Photo Edges Time Traveler Collection Biggie
  ScrapSimple Paper Templates: House and Home  

Commercial license versions of ScrapSimple Tools - Styles: Ice and Snow 2201, Brush Set: Time Traveler - Machines, Brush Set: Mudstained Photo Edges and ScrapSimple Paper Templates: House and Home 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.

HERE I RAISE MY EBENEZER

Four years ago, I got the "bright idea" to write a 12-part serial Christmas story as a special Christmas gift for our newsletter readers. Continuing the tradition has been a labor of love.

This year's edition is very special to me. It's not the story I intended to tell, but as I worked and researched certain facts, I was led to find a tale that longed to be heard. It is that story I am offering now.

The Christmas story episodes will run in the newsletters from December 13 to December 24. We will leave them linked to the home page of the web site throughout the Christmas season so that you can catch up, if required. They will be removed at the end of the month.

If you would like to share the story with your friends and family, you can do so by forwarding the newsletters that contain the episodes or by sending them to the Scrap Girls website. Do not extract the story text and send it in a different email without my express, written permission.

"Here I Raise My Ebenezer" is dedicated to the brave military men and women who serve their countries so well.
May God bless you and your families for the sacrifices you make in our behalf.

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Sunday, December 13, 2009

Here I Raise My Ebenezer – Part 1

Monday, December 14, 2009

Here I Raise My Ebenezer – Part 2

Tuesday, December 15, 2009

Here I Raise My Ebenezer – Part 3

Wednesday, December 16, 2009

Here I Raise My Ebenezer – Part 4

Thursday, December 17, 2009

Here I Raise My Ebenezer – Part 5

Friday, December 18, 2009

Here I Raise My Ebenezer – Part 6

Saturday, December 19, 2009

Here I Raise My Ebenezer – Part 7

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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!

CUTE STUFF

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

Sunday, December 13, 2009

Digital scrapbook layout by Laurel Lakey

Layout by Laurel Lakey
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Christmas Colors Collection Christmas Story Collection Mini ScrapSimple Paper Templates: Fairy Dust
ScrapSimple Embellishment Templates: Fantastic Frames ScrapSimple Tools - Styles: Watercolor 4901 - Biggie ScrapSimple Embellishment Templates: Branch Manager Biggie

Commercial license versions of ScrapSimple Paper Templates: Fairy Dust, ScrapSimple Embellishment Templates: Fantastic Frames, ScrapSimple Tools - Styles: Watercolor 4901 - Biggie and ScrapSimple Embellishment Templates: Branch Manager Biggie are also available.

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Monday, December 14, 2009

Digital scrapbook layout by Armi Custodio

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

To create the lighting effect, click on Filter> Render> Lens Flare. Make sure your background layer is selected in the Layers Palette. Then choose the position of your lens flare, lens type and brightness.

Watercolor Christmas Collection Scattered Gold Embellishments Christmas Chronicles Collection Biggie
ScrapSimple Tools - Styles: Candy Cane 6301   Styles Pack: Glitter Edge

Commercial license versions of ScrapSimple Tools - Styles: Candy Cane 6301 and Styles Pack: Glitter Edge are also available.

Software used: Adobe Photoshop CS3

Name of challenge: Create a layout about a holiday tradition or moment.

Other Ingredients:

  • Font - Constantia

Journaling: After weeks of anticipation, the day finally came to meet Santa himself for the very first time. You were petrified.

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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 December Scrap Girls digital scrapbooking club, designed for you by Shalae Tippetts.

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 Armi Custodio using December's Scrap Girls Club
Layout by Armi Custodio using December's Scrap Girls Club
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Created for you by Shalae Tippetts

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 December ScrapSimple digital scrapbooking club selection by Thao Cosgrove and Caroline Kaiser.

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 Caroline Kaiser using December's ScrapSimple Club
Layout by Caroline Kaiser using December's ScrapSimple Club
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Created for you by Thao Cosgrove and Caroline Kaiser

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

November's Scrap Girls ScrapSimple Club's featured designers are Amanda McGee and Brandie Valenzuela. 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!

Themed Thoughts: Art and Painting

I have always wished I had a talent for painting, drawing, sculpting, etc. However, I can hardly draw a straight line without a ruler. The ideas in my head never seem to make it out of my hands and onto paper quite right. I think that is why I love digital scrapbooking so much. I can create art with the click of my mouse.

Digital Scrapbooking Tutorial: Changing the Color of an Embellishment to Match Photos

After putting my winter photo onto the background paper I want to use, I realize that the tone of the paper and more importantly the embellishments, didn't really compliment the tones in my photo. I still want to use them; I just want them to match better. I will simply adjust the color balance on a few things.

Way Cool Stuff - Digital Scrapbooking Product Review: ScrapSimple Digital Layout Templates

It is no secret that the ScrapSimple Digital Layout Templates are one of my favorite things of all time! It takes all of the guess work out of where things should go and allows me to simply drag my papers and elements over and have a well-designed layout in minutes.

A Designer's Life: Julie White

My family has always believed in the value of something homemade. Whether it was a special birthday cake, making doll clothes, costumes for Halloween or school projects, Mom encouraged me to make things myself. Among the many talents she shared were cooking, sewing, knitting, crocheting, stained glass and screen printing.

December's Member of the Month: Gayle

Learn more about our Scrap Girls Member of the Month, Gayle (Smiles), as she shares her answers to a questionnaire and one of her favorite layouts!

Layout and Contest Winners

Congratulations to our Weekly Layout Winners, Bobbi Jo and RosemaryS! 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

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

Now that you've learned the basics of digital scrapbooking with Scrapbook Software Secrets Revealed for Photoshop and Photoshop Elements, you are ready to learn advanced skills for having even more fun while you create digital scrapbooking layouts!

Get a big boost learning how to use ScrapSimple products to make your own backgrounds, embellishments, and alphas with the MORE Scrapbook Software Secrets Revealed for Photoshop Elements movie tutorial series. You'll learn so much that your digital scrapbooking layouts will never be the same!

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:

Artistry eBook
Artistry: A Celebration of Digital Design Excellence eBook

Artistry: A Celebration of Digital Design Excellence highlights the best-of-the-best in digital scrapbooking focusing on high quality layout design, imaginative use of products, creative vision, top-notch typography, and artistic expression. There are different layouts in a wide range of styles and techniques to be found in the book, and there are a multitude of ideas to be culled from the pages.

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 - PSE: How to Emboss & Texturize with ScrapSimple Templates
Start to Finish eBooklet - PSE: How to Emboss & Texturize with ScrapSimple 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!

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TODAY'S FREEBIE

Digital scrapbook layout by Shalae Tippetts

Layout by Shalae Tippetts
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Promise Crochet Embellishment Special
Designer Freebie by Shalae Tippetts coordinates with her
Promise Collection Biggie, part of this month's Scrap Girls Club offering!

Promise Collection Biggie Assemble Your Own Zoom Pages: Promise Dynamic Brush Set: Fibers 4901 - Biggie
  ScrapSimple Tools - Styles: Fibers 4901  

Commercial license versions of Dynamic Brush Set: Fibers 4901 - Biggie and ScrapSimple Tools - Styles: Fibers 4901 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
Tuesday, December 22nd - 7:00PM MT

Join Pat (PBarnes) and Carol Ann (Zaz) for the New Member Chat at 7pm MT 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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East Coast High Noon Crop
Wednesday, December 23rd - 10:00AM MT

Join your guest host April Showers for the East Coast High Noon Crop every Wednesday at 10am MT. 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 December 23rd, 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'd be amazed what you can get done in just one hour!

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Journaling Challenge Chat
Wednesday, December 23rd - 5:00PM MT

Join Angela (angelaNussbaum) and Becca for a Journaling Chat at 5pm MT. Struggle to find the right words for your layouts? Are your layouts more decorative than descriptive of the moments you're trying to capture? Then you won't want to miss this chat - we'll have a special challenge to encourage you to journal on your pages more! See you there!

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What's New Chat
Thursday, December 24th - 9:00AM MT

Get ready, Boutique Babes! New product day is coming early this week, so join Michelle (Shelbi) and Sherry Lynn at 9am Mountain Time on Thursday, December 24th 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!

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Scraplift Chat
Sunday, December 27th - 4:00PM MT

Join Becca and angelaNussbaum for a Scraplifting Chat. A few hours before the chat, 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 chat, we will explain 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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Aussie Chat & Challenge
Monday, December 28th - 9:00PM Australian Eastern DST

Please come join Karen (kazbar73) & Jo (scrappingjo) at 9PM (Australian Eastern Daylight Saving Time) on Monday 28 December for a chat and challenge. This week's challenge is to create a layout about Christmas/Chanukah/Hanukkah. Create a layout and join us in the Live Chat Lobby for lots of fun and laughter as we talk about our layouts. For our International ladies, the chat will be on at 3am MT (5am New York) time.

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Desktop Challenge Chat
Tuesday, December 29th - 6:00PM MT

Are you bored with the simple backgrounds that your PC or MAC came with? Want to learn more about using your Scrap Girls products to make exciting and colorful new desktop wallpapers? Join Angela (angelaNussbaum) and Becca at 6pm MT for this month's Desktop Challenge Crop. A few hours before chat time, we'll give you some details on how to get started, plus a technique challenge and a theme for an extra boost of motivation!

DECEMBER EVENTS

December Message Board Game: Holiday Hoopla 2009

Welcome to Holiday Hoopla 2009! This time of year is packed with celebrations, events and traditions galore! It's also time for our most challenging game of the year! This challenge promises to keep you busy all month long. We're going to celebrate the season together on the Message Board through tasks and challenges focused on holiday and seasonal traditions and of course, there will be prizes in store!

Join us in the Monthly Message Board Games forum for details about this month-long challenge. Find out how EVERYONE who completes the Holiday Hoopla challenge will earn a $10 gift certificate to the Scrap Girls boutique, and learn what you can do to earn an additional $5 Gift Certificate through your participation in the challenge. Join us for fun and festivities as we celebrate the winter holidays together - Holiday Hoopla 2009 style!

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Layout Contests:

December Monthly Layout Contest: December is here! It's a time for celebrations and family traditions. For the December Monthly Layout contest, we'd love to see your Family Traditions scrapped for future generations to enjoy! Post your layouts in the December Layout Contest Gallery before Midnight, December 31st. Be sure to list your credits in the description or under the details tab. If your layout is chosen, you could win a $10 gift certificate to the Scrap Girls Boutique!

December Mid-Month Layout Contest: Life is full of challenges. Some times we are forced to do things that are very difficult for us. For the Mid-December Layout Contest, we would love to see your layouts featuring something that was very difficult for you to do. A layout featuring just journaling is perfectly acceptable if you don't have any photos that fit. Just post your layouts in the Mid-December Layout Contest Gallery before Midnight, January 15th and you could win a $10 gift certificate to the Scrap Girls Boutique! Be sure to list your credits in the description 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 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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