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#1 BrendaT


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Posted 10 August 2012 - 12:20 PM

Hello, all! I have been a member of Scrap Girls for a little while – watching, admiring, and learning (and collecting supplies)! You all have a great fan here!

I’ve tinkered with PSE in the past, but in the past few months I’ve really made more of an effort to learn the program (shoving my daughter and husband off the computer long enough to do that is sometimes the hardest part!). My goal is to be proficient and able to easily produce what I see in my mind’s eye – not so easy just yet, but I’m getting there! I have a wonderful husband who is a graphic artist, and he’s a good teacher and “consultant” when I ask him what my layout needs. ;)

I made my first post to SG a few days ago, but hope to add more soon. I have, possibly, the most photographed child in Alabama – her friends come in a close second. She started her senior year in high school yesterday! I hope to “keep up” with the layouts as the photos are taken, and print a book for her and her friends for graduation. I hope the new friends I make here will keep me accountable and at work on this project!

Looking forward to being a part of the Scrap Girls community!



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Posted 10 August 2012 - 12:31 PM

A big welcome, Brenda! I know you will enjoy it here. I'm learning each day, also. By the way, my son and family live near Montgomery, AL. my grandchildren are high school students, also.









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Posted 10 August 2012 - 01:23 PM

Hi Brenda! Welcome to Scrap Girls!

I look forward to seeing you posting more on the forums and in the gallery!

If you need more help learning PSE, I encourage you to check out the downloadable video tutorial series...if you don't already have them:
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Posted 10 August 2012 - 01:35 PM

Hi Brenda :waving-hi: welcome to Scrap Girls! The video tutorials that Tiza mentioned are the best way I know to learn PSE. Also, don't hesitate to post questions in the forums. We have a very friendly bunch of people here who love to help. We'll be looking forward to seeing you around soon! :)

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Posted 10 August 2012 - 01:48 PM

Hi Brenda and welcome to Scrap Girls! How cool that your husband is a graphic artist - it's always great to have someone critiquing our layouts - i love having mine critiqued! If you have any questions, ask away! Can't wait to see some of your layouts!


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Posted 10 August 2012 - 02:11 PM

Hi Brenda, welcome to Scrap Girls! So glad you introduced yourself and will be looking out for your layouts in the gallery😃


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Posted 10 August 2012 - 02:31 PM

Hi Brenda, welcome to Scrap Girls! :welcome2:
I'm sure you're gonna love it here!

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Posted 10 August 2012 - 03:16 PM

Hi Brenda,

Welcome here!

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Posted 10 August 2012 - 03:24 PM

Hi, Brenda! Welcome to the forum! So glad you decided to take the plunge!

We have messageboard challenges every day Monday through Saturday, plus monthly challenges and club challenges. If you are even able to even a couple of those a week, you will amass more layouts than you thought possible. You might also check out the S G Project 2012 thread, where you can do a layout a week or a month summarizing what's going on. That might be a good way to capture the highlights of a senior year.

just don't hesitate to ask questions. Others out there will be wondering the same thing, and they'll all be glad you asked.



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Posted 10 August 2012 - 03:43 PM

Hi Brenda, so nice to meet you! I look forward to seeing your layouts in the gallery. How cool to have a hubby with a good "eye" for help!



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Posted 10 August 2012 - 06:30 PM

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Thank you for introducing yourself. I am sure you will enjoy being more active here as this is a great place.



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Posted 10 August 2012 - 09:40 PM

Hi and welcome, Brenda. Thanks so much for introducing yourself. I hope you will visit the message board often. We have a lot of fun here.

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Posted 10 August 2012 - 10:12 PM

Hi, Brenda! We lived in Birmingham for six years...back in the 1990s. Beautiful state with wonderful people!

I'd encourage you to check out SG's Easy Page albums, AYO Zoom albums, and JIF pages. They can make your job of keeping up-to-date with your daughter's senior year much easier!
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Posted 11 August 2012 - 12:05 AM

Welcome to Scrap Girls! We are delighted to have you here. :)

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Posted 11 August 2012 - 10:36 AM

Hi Brenda, and welcome! You've already gotten great advice; I'll just say hello!


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Posted 11 August 2012 - 11:06 AM

Welcome to Scrap Girls. You are going to love it here.






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Posted 11 August 2012 - 04:46 PM

Welcome, Brenda, lucky you to have a husband with a graphic eye.

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Posted 12 August 2012 - 06:10 AM

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Posted 12 August 2012 - 07:18 AM

Hi Brenda and welcome to Scrap Girls :)


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Posted 12 August 2012 - 11:46 AM

Hi Brenda - Welcome to Scrap Girls! We are so happy to have you here. Your graduation book for your daughter sounds like a great project to keep you motivated and inspired. Can't wait to see it progress!
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Posted 12 August 2012 - 08:06 PM

"Hey" Brenda from another southern gal- I am from the Carolinas!

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Welcome to Scrap Girls! I had the same problem with sharing computers when I first started scrapping, too!

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Posted 13 August 2012 - 11:37 PM

Welcome Brenda. I look forward to seeing your graduation album. Are you going to post pages along the way so we get to have a sneak peak? If you have any questions, just ask. Sounds like you are blessed with your creative husband. :)
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Posted 16 August 2012 - 10:58 AM

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Posted 19 August 2012 - 06:05 AM

:welcome2: Welcome to Scrap Girls Brenda! :welcome2:
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Posted 04 September 2012 - 10:09 PM

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Posted 05 September 2012 - 09:06 PM

Hi Brenda! Welcome to Scrap Girls! You're going to love it here!



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Posted 05 September 2012 - 10:03 PM

Hi Brenda. I'm so glad you have joined us here at ScrapGirls. We love new members. Great project you have for the coming year. Good Luck. Kay
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Posted 07 September 2012 - 01:32 PM

Hi Brenda and Welcome to ScrapGirls! We'll be here to encourage you on your album-making mission!


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