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  • Using Gradients to Color Papers, Embellishments & Photos

    Using Gradients to Color Papers, Embellishments & Photos

    Gradients are an often overlooked but easy-to-use tool. They are perfect for adding multiple colors to a photo, embellishment, paper, or just about anything! I’m going to show you how to add a gradient to a paper template, a seashell embellishment template, and a photo.

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  • 5 Creative Ways to Use Ribbon on Your Layouts

    5 Creative Ways to Use Ribbon on Your Layouts

    Ribbons are one of my go-to scrapping supplies. I use at least one ribbon on most of the pages I create. Since I don’t have room to list all the ways I’ve used ribbon on scrapbook pages, I’ll review five of my favorites in this tutorial. 1.  Add dimension and texture to your clusters. Ribbons […]

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  • Scrap Girls SS Club Exclusive: The Daily News

    Scrap Girls SS Club Exclusive: The Daily News

    Make your own newspapers and articles documenting your own family events with the June 2015 ScrapSimple Club!We asked Brandy what types of projects her club products would work well for. Here’s what she had to say: Either Family News type layouts or artsy pages and art journaling. – Brandy Layout by Sue MaravelasLayout by Amy FlanaganLayout by Melanie CockshottLayout by April Martell Not […]

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  • Scrap Girls Club Exclusive: Simple Joys

    Scrap Girls Club Exclusive: Simple Joys

    Simple Joys by Elisha Barnett is filled with a bright, fresh palette including colors that will remind you of sunshine and sky! We asked Elisha what types of projects her club products would work well for. Here’s what she had to say: I see this club working well for masculine and feminine layouts, since it contains floral elements but also […]

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  • Gradient Map Magic

    Gradient Map Magic

    I love black-and-white photos for many reasons. Sometimes, a little less color helps to capture the mood of the moment better. Plus, some full color pictures are full of distractions. Removing the color helps us to focus on the expressions on the faces, the lines in the photo, etc. In this tutorial we’ll explore how […]

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  • Finding Customers for Your Scrap for Hire (S4H) Business

    Finding Customers for Your Scrap for Hire (S4H) Business

    Taking people’s photos and stories and designing a finished product they love is a rewarding experience for a digital scrapbook artist. I have been scrapping for others since 2008. I’ll share with you how my approach to getting customers has evolved over the years. To attract customers at Treasured Albums, my partner and I offered […]

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  • 5 Creative Ways to Use Word Art

    5 Creative Ways to Use Word Art

    The name says it all: Word art is word(s) plus art. It gives us an easy, convenient, and lovely way to give meaning to our pages. Sometimes, we don’t always know what words to use on layouts (beyond the date and name), so word art plays an important role in pushing our creativity toward the […]

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  • Scrap Girls SS Club Exclusive: Journal Junkie

    Scrap Girls SS Club Exclusive: Journal Junkie

    This month’s Scrap Girls ScrapSimple Club: Journal Junkies will help you create doodled embellishments and painted papers!The Creative Team has once again shown the versatility of the ScrapSimple Club – including a beautifully blended layout, a fun ‘girly’ page, a pretty spring green and purple layout, and a card!Layout by Joyce SchardtLayout by Andrea-Rose HuttonLayout by Shannon TrombleyCard by Monica LebsackNot […]

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  • Creating an Art Journal Layout Using Templates

    Creating an Art Journal Layout Using Templates

    When I first looked at Sherrie Piegdon’s May ScrapSimple Club, Journal Junkie, it was clear there were possibilities for an Art Journaling layout: the painted papers, the subject and style of the embellishments, the many layers… oh-so-many customizable layers! The embellishment pieces all come in three layers, as does the alpha. There is a newsprint […]

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  • Breaking Down the Layout #1 – Blending Video Tutorial

    Breaking Down the Layout #1 – Blending Video Tutorial

    Want to learn how one of our top designers tackles blending? Follow along with this video tutorial as Scrap Girls designer Brandy Murry breaks down how she created a beautiful digital scrapbooking layout!

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