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  • Behind the Scenes: Angie Briggs’ November Scrap Girls Club!

    Each month we get a glimpse behind the scenes of our Scrap Girls Club designers, and this month’s designer is Angie Briggs! When you started working on your club, what was the first thing you did? When I first start working on a club, and almost any kit, I always start in the same order: […]

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  • Making the Most of Multi-Photo Scrapbook Layouts

    Article written using Adobe Photoshop CS5 with Windows 7 When it comes to digital scrapbook page design, I’m one of those “less is more” people. I like to pick a focal point — usually a single, strong photo — and then create a simple setting with papers and embellishments, one that won’t compete with the […]

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  • DIY: Note Holder

    If you are anything like me you are forever writing down notes for things that you need to pick up or add to your to-do list. I made myself this cute little note holder and change my notes each month. November brings Thanksgiving and a full month of giving thanks every day for things in […]

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  • Creating Realistic Shadows Using ScrapSimple Lifted Photos

    Article written using Adobe Photoshop Elements 9 with Windows 7 I love making my layouts look as realistic as possible. I love it when people have to ask, “Is this a photo of a paper scrapbooking layout or is it all digital?” One of my favorite tools that help make things look touchably realistic are […]

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  • Homemade Gifts: Calendars

    Homemade Gifts: Calendars

    As the end of the year approaches, most of us start thinking of gifts that we would like to give. Personally, I love homemade gifts, but I always seem to dream them up in December and then stress through the holiday season trying to get them done in time to give out for Christmas. This […]

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  • Behind the Scenes: Cherise Oleson’s October ScrapSimple Club!

    Each month we get a glimpse behind the scenes of our Scrap Girls ScrapSimple Club designers, and this month’s designer is Cherise Oleson! Click here to check out Cherise’s ScrapSimple Club at a great price! When you started working on your club, what was the first thing you did? I had an idea of what types of […]

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  • Wacom Pen & Touch Tablet

    Wacom Pen & Touch Tablet

    The Wacom tablet replaces your regular mouse or touch pad by allowing you to create with a pressure-sensitive pen.  Using a Wacom can speed up your production time for things like photo editing and layout creation, while improving your precision and control.  The Wacom tablets have long been a favorite of digital scrapbookers and we […]

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  • Adding a Painterly Effect to Digital Embellishments!

    Since I returned from an Art Journaling Retreat held in Santa Fe, NM in September, my mind has been overflowing with ideas to share with you! I definitely had difficulty choosing which one to start with… I decided to add on to a technique I presented to you in my last tutorial: Using Digital Scrapbooking […]

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  • Printable Halloween Centerpiece and Party Invitation

    I live in a small community and until recently I had to drive 80 miles to shop at a craft store.  In the past month Hobby Lobby and JoAnn’s have opened within five miles of my house.  Both are currently filled with Halloween and fall decorating ideas.  After several trips I couldn’t resist the urge […]

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  • Artist Trading Cards

    Artist Trading Cards

    Artist Trading Cards, ATCs for short, are a delightful and different form of digital scrapbooking. In the “real” 3-D world, ATCs, as their name suggests, are designed by artists to share examples of their work by swapping cards with other artists. In making their ATCs, pretty much anything goes: painting, sewing, glitter, and most often, […]

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