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We all want our photos to take center stage on our scrapbook layouts. But sometimes, our pictures aren't up for the challenge. Learn how to really make your pictures stand out. Banish blemishes, correct colors and lighting like a pro using the tools and techniques taught in this class. Remove red eye, whiten teeth. Your pictures will become the perfect focus for all of your layouts!
Join Anna Mansfield for this two session class which teaches you photo fixing techniques using Photoshop Elements. Detailed step-by-step screenshots make it easy for you to follow along. Classes will take place via GoToWebinar. There will be a private gallery set up for students to post their altered photos and layouts and to receive feedback. There will also be a private forum for students to ask questions and share information. Following each class, students will receive a download link for the class recording.
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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Don't forget to check out the 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!
OPPORTUNITIES FOR YOU
Customer Muses: Would you like to share your own Life Muse with our readers? To have your own essay considered for publication as a muse in the column for our special Saturday newsletter, send your essay to [email protected]. If your essay is selected, you will receive a $20 Gift Certificate to the Scrap Girls Boutique.
Way Cool Scrap Girl: We are so excited to have all of you meet some of the amazing people that have become Scrap Girls! If you would like to be spotlighted and win a $25 Gift Certificate to the Scrap Girls Boutique, send the following items to [email protected]:
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 second quarterly drawing winner will be announced in the Saturday, July 9th 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.
Flowers in Your Hair
I have always considered myself a bit girly. On certain days, however, you would never know that. Working from home, it is too easy to just throw my hair in a ponytail, keep comfy clothes on, and not bother with make-up. (I'm sure some of you stay-at-home moms can understand and relate.)
But lately, I have wanted to express a little more of my feminine side, even if it's just a little bit, without dressing to the nines, which wouldn't be practical. Going all out doesn't fit into my lifestyle. But in the past few months, I have started taking more care of me, which sounds logical, though sometimes not so practical.
I do think it's important, so I started with better diet and regular exercise with the Scrap Girls Shred Group. Then I moved on to painting my nails, wearing perfume, and now adding flowers to my hair. I found I've really enjoyed this little bit of the "old me" starting to emerge from my past.
So take a little time for yourself! You will feel better and those around you can also benefit from the little sparkle in your eye and the smile on your face.
Favorite Product I've designed:
La Di Da Collection Biggie
Commercial license versions of ScrapSimple Paper Templates: Stackers Biggie and ScrapSimple Tools - Styles: Glitter Edge 6302 Biggie are also available.
Join the Scrap Girls Monthly Club and you can have fun with the newest traditional digital and printable scrapbooking looks while saving! (A $40.87 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:
October's Scrap Girls Club designed for you by Cherise Oleson
Layout by Angie Briggs
using October's Scrap Girls Club
Layout by Shalae Tippetts
using October's Scrap Girls Club
Layout by Rozanne Paxman
using October's Scrap Girls Club
What Are ScrapSimple Card Templates?
Note: Tutorial created using using Photoshop Elements 7.0 with Windows Vista
That time of the year is quickly approaching - the holiday season! If you're like me, this time of the year can get crazy. It's filled with last-minute gift buying, trying to find the perfect touch to finish off those gifts, and evenings spent writing cards to friends and family you haven't talked to for awhile, filling them in on what's happened through the year.
One way to help with these last-minute finishing touches is to create unique, personal items for your friends and family by using ScrapSimple Card Templates.
But perhaps you’re thinking, What is a card template?
A ScrapSimple Card Template is really just a scaled-down version of a ScrapSimple Digital Layout Template. The layout of the card is already created for you. You simple add your own paper, embellishments, and even photos to make a personalized item. Look for more detailed instructions on how to work with ScrapSimple Card Templates in our free ebook Scrap Girls ScrapSimple Instructions Handbook.
In the Scrap Girls Boutique, we have several different card and craft templates, and you can find these here. While any of these can be customized to make holiday cards, here are some that were designed specifically for the holidays.
What I love about digital scrapbooking is the flexibility of digital products – in other words, there are so many different ways a product can be used, and card templates are no exception. Many of us keep up with friends and family through such social media venues such as Facebook or a personal blog. Why not make a virtual card using a card template and post it online? It’s easy to convert a card template to a virtual card design. Let me show you how!
Let’s start with this template from ScrapSimple Card Templates: Christmas Cards.
The right side of the card is perfect for creating our virtual greeting, but the left side (the blank back of a printed card) isn’t needed. To adjust this, simply take your Crop Tool, select the right side, and crop it to keep the part of the template you want and subsequently deleting the left side which you don’t need.
Finish it off by clipping papers to the designs, adding your own personal touches, and you'll have your own little card that you can virtually share with all your loved ones.
The next time you are looking for that special finishing touch or last-minute card, don't forget to check out the ScrapSimple Card templates in the Scrap Girls Boutique.
Commercial license versions of ScrapSimple Card Templates: Christmas Cards ScrapSimple Tools - Styles: Urban Living Glitter 5501 are also available.
Article written by Angie Briggs
Learn to make digital scrapbooking layouts and more! – Scrapbook Software Secrets Revealed
Ready to learn advanced techniques? – MORE Scrapbook Software Secrets Revealed
A commercial license version of ScrapSimple Tools - Styles: Butterfly Shadows 6301 Mini
Today's freebie designed by Syndee Nuckles
* 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.
Creative Cards Chat
Tuesday, November 1st - 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!
East Coast High Noon Crop
Wednesday, November 2nd - 10:00AM MDT
Join April (April Showers) each Wednesday at 10am MT for the East Coast High Noon Crop. All coasts and time zones are welcome! 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 November 2nd, we'll do a color challenge! Create a layout on any theme, any topic, using the colors orange and blue! Create your layout and upload it to the special High Noon Crop Gallery. You'll be amazed what you can get done in just one hour, but there is no High Noon Sheriff timing you! Hope to see you in the chat room!
ATC Swap Crop Chat
Wednesday, November 2nd - 6:00PM MDT
Please join Lei (Bride) and Elisha (elibar) in the chatroom for our ATC (Artist Trading Card) Swap Crop/Chat on the first Wednesday of each month at 6pm MT. Come see what everyone has created and we'll talk about next month's topic. We're looking forward to seeing you there.
Project SG Chat
Thursday, November 3rd - 6:00PM MDT
Join April (April Showers) and Shannon (tinkerbell11) in the chat room for the monthly Project SG Chat. If you aren't sure what Project SG is, then join us to find out the details. You can even win fantastic prizes for joining in!
What's New in the Scrap Girls Boutique Chat
Friday, November 4th - 9:00AM MDT
Join April (April Showers) and Theresa (teecee) at 9am MDT 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!
October Message Board Game: Product Picks
Join us for a new game in October, where we encourage you to stroll through the aisles of the boutique and do a little window shopping!
Each Monday through Saturday in October, a member of the Welcoming Committee will post the name of one or two product designers in the Product Picks game thread. You will then head to the Scrap Girls Boutique and navigate to that particular designer's product pages. Choose any of their products (your favorite product, one you like, or one you wish you owned), then head over to the Product Picks game thread and share the product name, Boutique link, and a brief explanation of why you chose that product.
At the end of the month, members who haves posted links to 42 products (one for each designer) will be entered in a drawing for one of three $10 Gift Certificates. Members who have posted links to 16-41 products will be entered in a drawing for one of two $5 Gift Certificates. And members who have posted links to 10-15 products will be entered in a drawing for one of two $3 Gift Certificates.
For complete details, visit the Monthly Message Board Games folder on the Scrap Girls Forum.
October Monthly Layout Contest: October is all about color! Show us those fabulous fall colors or spring colors for our Southern Hemisphere members! Maybe you have a favorite color you'd like to showcase or a very colorful photo to scrap. Remember, it's all about colors! Share those layouts in the October Monthly Layout Gallery before Midnight MT on October 31st. Be sure to list your credits in the description or under the EXIF Properties. Two layouts will be selected to win a $10 Gift Card 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.)
Haven't received your prize as a contest winner? Please send an email to [email protected] and we'll get it out to you right away!
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