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Blend Your Photos Into Your Background Using the Gradient Tool

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Audience: Intermediate Category: Layout Techniques Operating System: Windows 7 Software: PSE 12 Stop! Don’t run away! Come back…. I know the words Gradient Tool can be a little daunting but you are going to love this technique. It’s super simple, super versatile, and most importantly, a great timesaver. Yes, really. As digital scrapbookers, one of [...]

April 20th Weekly Layout Winner & Forum Schedule

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What’s New by GrannieEv (Click on the image below to be taken to it’s gallery page) Digital scrapbooking supplies used: Watercolor Wonderful Paper Mini Congratulations GrannieEv! You may retrieve your gift certificate by emailing [email protected] Want a chance to win Scrap Girls’ Weekly Layout Contest? Simply post your digital or paper layouts that use Scrap Girls products [...]

Custom Wrapping Paper Using Align & Distribute

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Audience: Intermediate Category: Printable Projects, Cards & Hybrid Crafts Operating System: Windows 7 Software: Adobe Photoshop Elements 9 I just love wrapping presents. Especially for someone like my mother-in-law, Suzanne, who appreciates the extra effort that goes into making a package beautiful. With Suzanne’s birthday coming up this month, I thought it would be fun [...]

Paper Play: Digital Paper Templates

Audience: Intermediate Category: Photoshop Tips Operating System: Windows 7 Software: Adobe Photoshop CS6 What does every scrapbook page, traditional or digital, have in common? You guessed it – paper! Digital paper has many advantages over traditional scrapbooking paper. Digital paper can be layered, blended with other papers, mask out so part of it is hidden, [...]

Create a Thanksgiving Cookbook

Article written using Photoshop CS6 with Windows 7 I have prepared our Thanksgiving dinner since the first year I was married, and I usually cook the same things each year. Now that most of my children are adults, I decided to create a Thanksgiving cookbook for my children with all the recipes our family uses [...]

Fun with Gradient Maps in PSE 11

Article written using Adobe Photoshop Elements 11 with Windows 7 If you are wondering how I could use “fun” and “gradient” in the same sentence, keep reading. I’d like to show you a couple of my favorite ways of using gradient maps in digital scrapbooking layouts, and, for good measure, I’ll throw in a fun [...]

November 9th Weekly Layout & October Contest Winners!

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Fall is in full swing for some of us and it’s time to break out the sweaters and sip hot apple cider! With the leaves turning color to stay warm and get some digital scrapbooking done! Here are October’s contest winners: Winner of the October Layout Contest Jacaranda: A Spring Anniversary by Eden Congratulations to Eden, [...]

Check Out These Great Digital Scrapbooking Tutorials!

We have some GREAT tutorials here on the Blog, some you may have seen before in the Scrap Girls Newsletter – but you might find some missed treasures! Converting Photos to Sepia (See layout above) What Are Blending Modes?                         The 3 B’s of Bokeh [...]

Creating a Cast Shadow Effect on Your Digital Scrapbook Pages

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  Article written using Adobe Photoshop CS5 on a Mac Shadows fall into two major categories and they each serve a different purpose in digital scrapbooking. Photoshop’s drop shadow layer style may be great for adding basic shadows to help elements stand out and give a design depth, but when it comes to creating more [...]

Printable Valentine Lollipop Holders Tutorial


Over the last few years, I’ve started to make my girls’ Valentine cards for their classmates instead of buying them. The girls would get upset when someone else had the same cards as they did. So not only will they have unique cards, but ones they can be proud of. This year, their Valentine cards [...]