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Join Rose Ann Bright in the six session Intermediate level course, Mastering Brushes for Photoshop. This in-depth class is perfect for the digital crafter who wants to take their brushwork above and beyond the basics taught in the Secrets tutorials. Beautiful brush skills taught in this class will turn ordinary layouts into the extraordinary!
This class includes the Mastering Brushes for Photoshop eBook, six one-hour webinars, and access to a private class forum and gallery. Following each session, students will receive a video of the webinar. By following the techniques in this class, you will gain the knowledge to use the brush as a versatile tool in your digital crafting arsenal. If you have already purchased Mastering Brushes for Photoshop, please email [email protected] to receive a store credit towards the purchase of this class.
Important: This Intermediate Level class is for 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 programs prior to starting the course. This information will not be reviewed as part of the course!
Join Anna Mansfield in the six session Intermediate level course, Mastering Brushes for Photoshop Elements. This in-depth class is perfect for the digital crafter who wants to take their brushwork above and beyond the basics taught in the Secrets tutorials. Beautiful brush skills taught in this class will turn ordinary layouts into the extraordinary!
This class includes the Mastering Brushes for Photoshop Elements eBook, six one-hour webinars, and access to a private class forum and gallery. Following each session, students will receive a video of the webinar. By following the techniques in this class, you will gain the knowledge to use the brush as a versatile tool in your digital crafting arsenal. If you have already purchased Mastering Brushes for Photoshop Elements, please email [email protected] to receive a store credit towards the purchase of this class.
Important: This Intermediate Level class is for 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 programs prior to starting the course. This information will not be reviewed as part of the course!
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Project SG Challenge: Stay motivated to scrap your current photos! Post your 2011 layouts in the Project SG Challenge Gallery to earn one point per layout each month. You can earn up to four points per month this way! Earn a bonus point each month by attending the monthly Project SG Chat! Each point gives you an entry into a quarterly drawing for a special prize! And at the end of the year, each month that you participated in will earn you an entry into the Grand Prize drawing for a 12 X 12, 52 page Keepsakes photobook from Color, Inc! Our third quarterly drawing winner will be announced in the Saturday, October 8th Newsletter.
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!
Scrap Girls is giving away birthday gifts to our Message Board members!
Of course, it is a surprise what you will get because birthday presents are always surprises! But you will like it for sure because most people like money.... Anyway, make sure your Message Board email address is current and that you have the correct date entered into your profile to participate.
Camping is a wonderful summer family activity! The fresh air, starry nights, campfires, and s'mores conjure up fond memories of when I was little. As a parent, though, this is something that my family has not done regularly. I have no photos of us camping as a family! For this assignment, Cheri Thieleke was kind enough to share photos of her family.
When it was time to begin my layout, it became apparent that I had no camping collections in my supplies! I went to the Scrap Girl Boutique and found several "ready-made" camping collections, such as:
I wanted to look further than the camping category in the Boutique to see what else was available for a camping-themed layout. Collections in the Scrap Girl Boutique that have a masculine or grungy edge are perfect for camping layouts. The earth tones and natural elements really lend themselves to camping themes. These types of collections can also be used for many other themes, which definitely helps to stretch your scrapping dollars:
Although our family doesn't do a lot of camping, we do like to hike. Continuing my search through the Boutique turned up a number of collections that lend themselves to nature and hiking. Any of these could be easily incorporated into camping layouts. These collections are rich with elements like pebbles, grasses, trees, and even moss!
Since there are three girls living at our house, there is a tendency to lean towards feminine collections. Various elements of feminine collections indeed are perfect for camping layouts! Don't let the flowers and bows fool you! Try taking elements like vines, leaves, branches, strings, or neutral papers from some of the feminine collections to embellish your more rugged layouts:
As you can see, there are many creative choices waiting for you in the Scrap Girls Boutique for camping layout supplies. But don't be limited by the titles or the categories where the collections are found. There are collections specifically for camping, collections for nature, and collections for men and boys. Even feminine digital scrapbooking supplies can be used in your grungy or rugged themes. All can be incorporated into your camping layouts! There are no rules for what collections to use on your layouts, so let the sky be the limit on your creativity!
Commercial license versions of Boys 2 Men Collection Biggie, Juliet Collection Mini, ScrapSimple Embellishment Templates: Mesh and ScrapSimple Tools - Styles: Inked Edges 1801 Mini are also available.
Scrap Girls, Etc. is a weekly column focusing on all sorts of topics from all over the digital scrapbooking world. Stay tuned each week as Scrap Girls' team members bring you tutorials, musings, recipes, interviews, design/software tips and tricks, layout walk-throughs, product reviews, and much more!
ScrapFest - Carnival Days
Welcome to Scrap Girls' ScrapFest Carnival! We've got a whole line-up of fun games, chats, crops and more planned for you. Be sure check the Scrap Girls Newsletter and the Scrap Girls Forum each day to get the scoop on what's going on and have fun shopping!
Blog your way to a $50 Scrap Girls Boutique gift card!
The ScrapFest Carnival is going on right now, and we want to make it even more fun and exciting! We want your feedback on your favorite products at Scrap Girls – and we're going to give away a terrific prize at the same time.
Announcing the first-ever ScrapFest Blog Carnival! There's a special badge on the blog here. Take that badge and post it to your blog along with a link back to the your favorite product (or products) in the Scrap Girls Boutique. Then share your blog address in the Comments section of this blog post. You will automatically be entered into a random drawing for a $50 gift certificate to the Scrap Girls Boutique!
So browse through the Boutique, pick your favorite things, and then tell us all about it! We can't wait to have a great time with you at the ScrapFest Blog Carnival!
Carnival Event Chat Schedule
Thursday, July 28, 2011
12:00 Noon MDT - Desktop Challenge (Pat, Gayle)
Are you tired of the boring desktop wallpaper backgrounds that your computer came with? Join Pat (PBarnes) and Gayle (Smiles) for a Desktop Challenge. We'll show you how to use your digital scrapbooking supplies to create a personalized desktop wallpaper!
5:00PM MDT – "Food on a Stick" Signature Chat
Join Shalae (satippets) and Shannon (tinkerbell11) in the chat room at 5pm MT for a "Food on a Stick" Signature Chat. Everyone loves the food at Carnivals, and we are challenging you to use a food-related item in your signature. Not sure how to make a signature or upload it to the gallery? That's ok! Join us and we will fill you in on all the details and have a fun game and prize, too!
7:00PM MDT - Ad Inspiration Chat
Join Pat (PBarnes) and Katherine (KatherineW) at 7pm MT for an Ad Inspiration Challenge and Chat. A few hours before the chat, a magazine, newspaper or online ad will be posted on the Forum to use as inspiration for a layout. You can use whatever you want to from the ad - the colors, the shapes, the composition, anything. There are no wrong answers!
Friday, July 29, 2011
9:00AM MDT - What's New in the Boutique Chat
Join Cheré (cherekaye) and Theresa (teecee) at 9am MT Friday morning to chat about all the wonderful new products in the Scrap Girls Boutique! What are your favorite new items? Is your shopping basket full? What did you kaboodle? Have you already done layouts or other projects with your new goodies? Come tell the designers how much you love their work. You never know who will show up. There's a forum thread every Thursday and now there's a chat too!
2:00PM MDT - Cotton Candy Embellishment Chat
Join Cheri (Cheri T) and Cheré (cherekaye) at 2pm MT in the chat room for the Cotton Candy Chat! What is cotton candy? Fluff, that's what! What are embellishments? Fluff! Embellishments are not strictly necessary, but they make a scrapbook page a lot more fun to create and view. This chat is geared towards challenging you to use more elements/embellishments on your layout. Try to use at least seven (or more) embellishments on your page (since our carnival is in the 7th month of the year). We'll discuss some tips on grouping embellishments at the chat.
7:00PM MDT - Mess or Masterpiece Chat
Join Ro and Theresa (tiza126) for a digital scrapbooking crop that will get you laughing while you create a layout or two with the "ingredients" you'll take out of your folders as directed. Luck will determine if each layout is a mess or a masterpiece!
8:00PM MDT - Pajama Party
Put on your favorite pajamas, grab some chocolate and join April (April Showers) and Andrea (LaughingSun) at 8pm MT for some Scrap Girls Pajama Party fun and games.
Saturday, July 30, 2011
Monday, August 1, 2011
* Schedule is subject to change... stay tuned to the Newsletter and Forum for the latest happenings!
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).
A commercially licensed version of the ScrapSimple Club is also available here.
With the ScrapSimple Club, you will receive:
Layout by Ang Campbell
using July's ScrapSimple Club
Layout by Paula Wright
using July's ScrapSimple Club
Layout by Paula Wright
using July's ScrapSimple Club
Note: Tutorial created using Adobe Photoshop CS4 with Windows 7
I love to be outdoors in the sunshine and enjoy nature. One of our favorite family activities is going for a picnic. We often pack up our rucksack and go for a little adventure, exploring the local woodland and hunting out the perfect picnic spot. Family picnics also make a great layout opportunity for your scrapbooks.
Why not create a layout describing your favorite place to picnic? How did you get there? We often follow a nature trail up to the top of the hills overlooking Shorne Country Park. Why not journal the way you get to your favorite family picnic spot? What makes this picnic place special for you?
Other ideas for family picnic layouts include:
What's in your basket? Why not photograph your packed picnic basket and explain what's in it.
What's your favorite food to take on a picnic?
Do you have any family traditions regarding your picnic? Do you go to the same place each year? Is it based around a special occasion? Do you regularly meet friends for a picnic? Document this tradition.
Do you have any funny family picnic stories? No picnic is complete without an ant invasion or a cheeky critter pinching one of the sandwiches. Tell your stories! They create wonderful memories and will be fun to read for years to come.
Whenever we decide to go on a family picnic, my twins, Archie and Harley, always like to help make the fruit kebabs. They love fruit and have great fun pushing the ingredients on to the kebab sticks. At the picnic, they always devour them with relish and pride in having made them themselves. I decided to create a layout documenting this family picnic tradition.
Layout by Sonia Payne
Commercial license versions of Picnic Lunch Collection Mini, ScrapSimple Embellishment Templates: Ribbons To Go I and Keys to Happiness Collection Biggie are also available.
Article written by Sonia Payne
Learn to make digital scrapbooking layouts and more! – Scrapbook Software Secrets Revealed
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Designer Freebie by Sara Beth Peterson coordinates with
her ScrapSimple Tools - Styles: This and That 10701 Biggie
Commercial license versions of ScrapSimple Tools - Styles: This and That 10701 Biggie, This and That Collection Mini, ScrapSimple Embellishment Templates: Postage Stamps, Lettering Delights Underwood Pica Font and Lettering Delights Personality Font are also available.
Today's freebie designed by Sara Beth Peterson
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Ad Inspiration Challenge and Chat
Thursday, July 28th - 7:00PM MDT
Join Pat (PBarnes) at 7pm MT for an Ad Inspiration Challenge and Chat. A few hours before the chat, a magazine, newspaper or online 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!
What's New in the Scrap Girls Boutique Chat
Friday, July 29th - 9:00AM MDT
Join Cheré (cherekaye) and Theresa (teecee) at 9am MT on Friday mornings to chat about all the wonderful new products in the Scrap Girls Boutique! What are your favorite new items? Is your shopping basket full? What did you kaboodle? Have you already done layouts or other projects with your new goodies? Come tell the designers how much you love their work! You never know who will show up. There's a thread every Thursday, and now there's a chat too!
Monday, August 1st - 7:00PM MDT
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 us, Carla (CRS) and Lei (Bride) at 7pm MT!
Life Moments Crop & Chat
Tuesday, August 2nd - 2:00PM MDT
Join Shannon (tinkerbell11) in the chat room for a Life Moments Chat. These chats are meant to get you inspired to scrap about yourself. A theme will be posted earlier in the day to help you get started.
Creative Cards Chat
Tuesday, August 2nd - 6:00PM MDT
Do you use your digital supplies to make cards? Do you want to? Instead of going to the store every time you need a card, you can save money and have fun making cards with your digi-stash! Make a note of any cards you might need for the upcoming month and Join April (April Showers) and Theresa (tiza126) for the once-a-month Card Chat on the first Tuesday of each month at 6pm MT. Can't wait to see you there!
July Message Board Game: Summer Scavenger Hunt!
Dust off those thinking caps and hunting boots! We're having a Summer Scavenger Hunt, and you're invited! Join us for the July Message Board Game, where each Monday through Saturday during the month of July, a member of the Welcoming Committee will post a clue in the official game thread. The clue will describe a product from the Scrap Girls Boutique. To participate, search the Boutique for the product and post a link to the product page in the official game thread.
But wait, there's more! In a new twist to the scavenger hunt game, on certain days you will be sent to the Scrap Girls Gallery to look for layouts using specific products or collections, and then post a link to your layout comment in the official game thread.
Three winners will be drawn from all the members who correctly identify a product or find Gallery layouts throughout the month. Each winner will receive a $10 Gift Certificate to the Scrap Girls Boutique! Good luck in your search!
For complete details, visit the Monthly Message Board Games folder on the Scrap Girls Forum.
July Monthly Layout Contest: As the United States celebrates its independence this month, we'd love to see some examples of how you've gained independence! For July's Monthly Layout Contest, show us your layouts featuring someone displaying independence! It could be a toddler learning independence or a young person out on their own for the first time. You could even scrap about a time you displayed some independence! Be sure to include some journaling to support your photos. Post your layouts in the July Monthly Layout Gallery before Midnight MT on July 31st. Be sure to list your credits in the description or under the EXIF Properties. If your layout is one of the two chosen winners, you will receive a $10 Gift Certificate to the Scrap Girls Boutique!
Club Concepts Layout Contest: 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. If your layout is chosen, it will be showcased as a Club Concepts layout winner, and you will win a $5 Gift Certificate to the Scrap Girls Boutique!
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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