Tip of the Week
September 4, 2007


Scrapper's Guide - Digital Scrapper
Volume 5, Issue 9
September 4, 2007

ISSN# 1545-8792

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In This Issue:

A Note from Linda: Happy Birthday!
Learn Digital Scrapbooking: Fast Grunge Tip
Featured Download: Designer Template
Tip of the Week: Doodle It!

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A Note from Linda:

Dear Friend,

This is an exciting week at Scrapper's Guide! Four years ago this week we launched Scrapper's Guide, and two years ago this week we started the Premier subscription newsletter. It's also MY birthday week!

pet cdsSo let's have a sale to celebrate!

Dog & Cat CDs slashed
to HALF PRICE

If you have a dog or cat, or know someone else who does, now is the time to get Make Fido Famous or Make Fluffy Famous by Karen Aicken while the price is right.

These are darling kits that are perfect for pet lovers. In fact, it's not too early to think of holiday gifts!

adobeIs it time to upgrade?

Adobe is offering a swinging deal to Elements users to upgrade to Adobe Photoshop--more than half off the list price! If you've been thinking about making the switch, check this out.

I especially recommend upgrading if you plan to become a designer, or if you're already designing kits for sale. Hurry, though, because the sale ends September 16! Use this promotion code: B7F5909D

schoolBack to School

Many of you have family members who are back in school this month. In our household we have three in college this year. Mama mia!

Check out this cute school page by Jenny Binder. It features her new kit, Fancy Free, available in this month's Premier subscription newsletter. Learn more about Premier below.

Have a great week!



Love and scrapbooking success,

Linda



Linda Sattgast

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Learn Digital Scrapbooking

wbwtWeek-By-Week-Technique Videos Now Available!

If you've been around Scrapper's Guide for awhile you probably remember the weekly video tutorials I made for a season called Week-By-Week-Technique, or simply WBWT. Those videos are now available in our store for only $1 each!

And here's more good news. As part of our Premier Birthday Celebrations, we're offering special incentives to sign up for Premier, so we've made all the WBWT videos available FRE'E in the Premier member's site. Enjoy!

Find out how you can become a Premier member.

lesson 1INSTANT GRUNGE

This month Premier members will learn about fast ways to create grunge to enhance scrapbook pages.

September Lesson #1

One of the fastest ways to add grunge to digital paper is to use Blend Modes. It's so fast, it almost makes your head spin! This week's Premier lesson will show you which blend mode is best for grunge and will demonstrate several ways to control the amount of grunge you get. You'll also discover the secret to avoiding color change on your paper when you use the Blend Mode method!

This month's exclusive designer kit for Premier members is called Fancy Free by Jenny Binder. This fabulous kit includes over 100 doodle brushes!

kit

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New to digital scrapbooking? Get up to speed FAST with my instructional video CD, The Scrapper's Guide to Adobe Photoshop Elements.
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Featured Download:

Designer's Favorite Page from Last Week's Template Download

Last week's template was designed by Penny Yeatts. Penny chose Going for a Ride... by Kaysmail as her favorite. Here's what Penny said she liked about the layout:

I just fell in love with Lexie. The photo is an attention-getter, and the layout has fun and bright colors. I like the way Kaysmail used the vertical and horizontal lined paper. This adds motion to the page, and the title ZOOM makes you feel like the car is moving.

I just wanted to jump in the car with Lexie and go for a ride.

Credits for Kaysmail's layout: Bottom blue paper is from the July '06 Premier kit. Chalked edges and the other papers are freebies from ScrapGirls Refresh papers. The little car is from clip art supplied with Elements 3.0 Font is Stencil.


Deckle Edge Challenge Winner from Last Week's Tip of the Week
by Jan Walker

Well, you all succeeded in producing some amazing results with Linda's deckle edge technique from last week's ezine. It was nearly impossible to pick a winner! But I had to finally make a choice, and that was the great Deckle Edge by ConnieG.

Connie took a recent color photo and converted it to sepia, applied the deckle edge, and even went the extra mile to 'age' the photo further, plus create creases and a very realistic looking torn edge. Best of all, Connie even shared in the Forum how she added those extra aging touchces to the image. Great job, ConnieG, and thanks for the mini-tutorial!

Connie will receive the new book, Scanning Negatives and Slides by Sascha Steinhoff. I encourage all of you to check out the Deckle Edge Challenge Gallery and see what everyone has done. Here are some of my other faves! Old Fashioned Deckle Edge by NikkiL; Very Dirty and Just Like Grandpa by ibscrappin; Grandmas at the Beach by Kaysmail; The Oldie by Priss; and The Franke House by Nancy Marti.

This was fun! Thanks to all who participated. Look for more Tip of the Week Challenges in the near future.


This week's template by Karen Aicken

I'm still in a "color blocking" mode, so this week's template is another of my color blocking ones. I like them because they can be fast and easy -- however you can do a lot with them if you have more time.

kaicken templateFor instance, you could change the four squares in the background to be four different papers instead of the two I used on the template and in my layout. You could use two photos on the top layer, or have one photo and journaling on the other. Or one big photo!

When I added the stitched edge to my layout, I had to stop myself from really getting carried away. I could add stitching to each of those squares, or inked edges, or make them photos instead of background paper ... I was on a roll! But I restrained myself so I could finish this layout quickly. In this particular template, I created the color blocking pieces smaller than the base, which gives your layout a frame and keeps the eye from wandering off the page. My stitching reinforced that frame concept. Can't wait to see your creations in the gallery this week!

Here are my credits for the layout:
Flourish from A Formal Heritage Double CD Set by Jenny Binder; background papers from my Kissed by Summer Kit; blue backgrounds papers from my Mother's Love Kit; paper below word-art from my Whisper Softly Kit; and the tiny tag from my Mountain Journey Kit. Butterfly from the Digital Scrapper April Premier issue, Word-art from Cottage Arts. Font: Satisfaction. Stitching from Stitch In Time by Linda Sattgast.

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Tip of the Week:

Linda's Tip: Doodle It!

doodleAre you the kind of person who likes to doodle?

This month in the Premier subscription newsletter, members will get four brush sets (over 100 brushes in all!) that include some fantastic doodles, alphas, and frames by Jenny Binder in her kit, Fancy Free.

If you want to learn how to create your own digital doodles, let me show you how.
Read Linda's tip


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