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Mischief Sale! 21.9% off of almost everything in the Boutique until Midnight, April 30th (MT).

It’s finally here... MISCHIEF WEEK!!

For the uninitiated, Mischief Week is a week-long event of mayhem and madness, located in our newsletter, messageboard, and chat room. We have lots of games, contests, crops, and free classes for you. We give away prizes like we are losing our minds. Make sure you read the details about Mischief Week below! (And keep an eye on the newsletter because new silliness is announced in almost every issue!)

I have to run a sale and spoil you a little bit during Mischief Week. And so - even though we just barely had a sale and I knew Valerie might get annoyed with me - I decided to ignore her advice... because it is Mischief Week and I have to do some mischief.

I decided that not only would I run a sale, I would run the biggest sale we have had so far this year. (Neener, neener, neeeeeener, Valerie!)

So hop right on it. I don’t know when Valerie is going to let me get away with this kind of sale again. Almost everything in the Scrap Girls Boutique is 21.9% off! But you know how it goes, I do have to turn it off soon, so here’s your warning: It will be over at Midnight, MDT, April 30th.

What's New in the Scrap Girls Boutique?

Digital scrapbook layout by Jan Hicks

Layout by Jan Hicks
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The products used to create this layout are shown as usual in the newsletter for Tuesday, April 21, 2009. The following individual products were also announced in that newsletter.

ScrapSimple Tools - Styles: Freehand Coloring 8201 Super Biggie Assemble Your Own: Glitzy Chipboard Alphas ScrapSimple Embellishment Templates: Corner Decor 1
ScrapSimple Paper Templates: Go Green ScrapSimple Embellishment Templates: Lace Doodles 2 The Life Of My Dreams
ScrapSimple Paper Templates: Washed and Worn ScrapSimple Paper Templates: Jelly Beans 2 ScrapSimple Paper Templates: Character 3
  ScrapSimple Digital Layout Templates: Tiny Photos  

Commercial license versions of ScrapSimple Tools - Styles: Freehand Coloring 8201 Super Biggie, ScrapSimple Embellishment Templates: Corner Decor 1, ScrapSimple Paper Templates: Go Green, ScrapSimple Embellishment Templates: Lace Doodles 2, ScrapSimple Paper Templates: Washed and Worn, ScrapSimple Paper Templates: Jelly Beans 2, ScrapSimple Paper Templates: Character 3 and ScrapSimple Digital Layout Templates: Tiny Photos are also available.

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Digital scrapbook layout by Erica Hite

Layout by Erica Hite
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The products used to create this layout are shown as usual in the newsletter for Wednesday, April 22, 2009. The following individual products were also announced in that newsletter.

ScrapSimple Tools - Actions: Deep Shadows 6501 PSE and PS Biggie ScrapSimple Paper Templates: Character 1 ScrapSimple Tools - Styles: Pencil Stroke 8201
Assemble Your Own: Glitzy Chipboard Alphas White Scrap Pack Biggie: Planet Earth Dynamic Brush Set: Rustic Stitches
ScrapSimple Tools - Styles: Dirty Press 5401 Mini Online Class - A Month of Gratitude: Everyday Blessings ScrapSimple Paper Templates: Jelly Beans 3 Mini

Commercial license versions of ScrapSimple Tools - Actions: Deep Shadows 6501 PSE and PS Biggie, ScrapSimple Paper Templates: Character 1, ScrapSimple Tools - Styles: Pencil Stroke 8201, Dynamic Brush Set: Rustic Stitches, ScrapSimple Tools - Styles: Dirty Press 5401 Mini and ScrapSimple Paper Templates: Jelly Beans 3 Mini are also available.

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Digital scrapbook layout by Theresa Kavouras

Layout by Theresa Kavouras
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The products used to create this layout are shown as usual in the newsletter for Thursday, April 23, 2009. The following individual products were also announced in that newsletter.

Brush Set: Go Green Finery Collection Mini Passover Promise Collection Mini
ScrapSimple Embellishment Templates: Corner Decor 2 ScrapSimple Tools - Styles: Dirty Press Retro Inks 5401 Biggie Anticipation Transparency Overlays
Assemble Your Own: Childhood Memories Talk Bubbles ScrapSimple Embellishment Templates: Torn Paper Frames - Fun Shapes ScrapSimple Paper Templates: Faded Hearts

Commercial license versions of Brush Set: Go Green, ScrapSimple Embellishment Templates: Corner Decor 2, ScrapSimple Tools - Styles: Dirty Press Retro Inks 5401 Biggie, ScrapSimple Embellishment Templates: Torn Paper Frames - Fun Shapes and ScrapSimple Paper Templates: Faded Hearts are also available.

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Digital scrapbook layout by Laurel Lakey

Layout by Laurel Lakey
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The products used to create this layout are shown as usual in the newsletter for Friday, April 24, 2009. The following individual products were also announced in that newsletter.

ScrapSimple Paper Templates: Character 2 ScrapSimple Embellishment Templates: Lace Doodles 1 Brush Set: Blooming Branch Biggie
Go Green Collection Design Pack: Mother Album Pack: Childhood Memories
ScrapSimple Paper Templates: Jelly Beans 1   ScrapSimple Paper Templates: Whisper

Commercial license versions of ScrapSimple Paper Templates: Character 2, ScrapSimple Embellishment Templates: Lace Doodles 1, Brush Set: Blooming Branch Biggie, Design Pack: Mother, ScrapSimple Paper Templates: Jelly Beans 1 and ScrapSimple Paper Templates: Whisper are also available.

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If you have praise, comments, or questions for any of our Product or Layout Designers, did you know you can send them a PM (private message) using the message board? It's easy!

If you are a registered user of the message board, just click on the “PM” box at the bottom of any of their posts to send them a message. Or, to check out more of your favorite designer's layouts, visit the Scrap Girls Design Team section of the Layout Gallery.

Scrap Girls Mischief Week Events

It's time for Mischief Week!

For those of you that haven’t been with us for the past several years, Mischief Week is a week of general madness and mayhem. We have lots of crazy chats, classes, games, prizes, and other random events just in time to usher us into the wonderful world of spring.

Convention Mischief Game

I had a dream about the convention! In the story, an item is underlined. List each item and a link to a product in the Scrap Girls Boutique that contains the underlined item. Products can only be used once, although some underlined items may be repeated, which means that there is another product containing the same item.

Send your items, boutique links, message board member name (if you have one) to [email protected] by Midnight ET on Thursday, April 30th.

If you get all of the products and their links correct, you will be entered into a drawing for a $20 Gift Certificate. If you get half of the products and their links correct, you will be entered into a drawing for a $10 Gift Certificate. The remainder will be entered into a drawing for a $5 Gift Certificate.

Good luck and have fun!

I’m going to the Scrap Girls Convention!

I had a dream the other night about the Scrap Girls Convention. In my dream, it was October 7th, 2009, and I was packing for my trip! I got out my suitcase and packed my laptop first thing! The next thing I packed was my camera and extra memory cards. I threw in some clothes and I was all set!

On my way to the airport, I saw a neighbor of mine walking their pet tiger in the park. There were children riding their bikes in the park, but they didn’t seem afraid of a second tiger running loose. Normally, it only takes ten minutes to get to the airport, but we had to wait for a train to pass through.

As I checked in my suitcase at the ticket counter, the agent told me a story about her pet hamster. She said he loves to play with his beach ball & pail and shovel! I thought it was strange, but I was so excited about my trip that I didn’t pay much attention. I got my tickets and headed for security. The security agents were all wearing stethoscopes! As I went through the metal detector, it beeped at me! The agent waved his magic wand at me and then let me pass. I found my gate without any problem and sat down to wait for boarding to start.

The flight was fun. Moss was on my flight! And a soccer team from Mexico. One player had a band-aid on his forehead. We flew through a freak October blizzard, but that didn’t cause any delays. I took a rocket to the Guest House and checked in. I stopped to admire the scenery and breathe in that fresh Utah air. The trees had golden, orange and red leaves. I could feel the excitement in the air!

The next morning, I went over to the convention site early. The first person I saw was Angela Nussbaum! She was wearing a pink duct tape hat! Then I saw Valerie holding a baby bottle and burping a baby! What a sight! Over in the corner, sitting in a chair, were Carol Ann and Becca. They were talking about how wonderful Ro’s Software Secrets really is! And Ro was there, too, wearing a green dress!

The convention started right on time, at least according to my watch. We spent the day learning new techniques in the classes. I took notes with my notebook and pen. During a break, Pat showed me her grandfather’s pocket watch. It had a touching inscription, but I had to use a magnifying glass to read it! After the break, we did a round robin swap. We worked on a layout for five minutes, then rotated to the next seat, and worked on that layout. That layout was a challenge! I nearly spilled my coffee cup when I saw it! It had a blue brad, a pink ribbon, and a plaid tag. The photo was a man riding on a surf board. I wondered if I could find some shells to tie it all together.

We were about to switch seats again, when a surprise visitor appeared. The visitor started to sing “Rock of Ages” by Def Leppard! That’s when I realized my alarm clock was trying to wake me up. I rolled over in bed and hugged my teddy bear tightly. What a great dream! I think I’m going to mark off the days on my calendar with a purple crayon! I can’t wait!

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Garden of Doom:

Game: Garden of Doom

Layout by Janine Buckles
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You wonder WHEN it will appear, you worry if it WILL appear, but still you WANT it to appear and HERE IT IS... just in time for spring. It’s the Garden of Doom!

For those of you new to this game, the object is simple. You must correctly identify the Scrap Girls products used in the Garden of Doom image.

43 different Scrap Girls products were used to create the image. While ScrapSimple products may have been used, there are no styles, actions or shapes involved... but you may find a brush or two! Here’s a little hint... some of our designers are represented more than once or twice just focus on finding the products.

Wait! Don’t panic! You don’t have to find ALL of them to play the game; however, everyone who DOES get them all correct will automatically win a $10 Gift Certificate!

This means more than one person can win a $10 gift certificate. (Anyone this motivated deserves a prize!) The winners of these gift certificates can get in on the rest of the game, too!

For all players:

  • If you get 20 or more correct answers, you will be entered into the drawing for a $25 Gift Certificate!
  • If you get 15-19 correct answers, you will be entered into the drawing for a $10 Gift Certificate!
  • If you get 10-14 correct answers, you will be entered into the drawing for a $5 Gift Certificate!

To enter the game, email your guesses and message board member name, if you have one, to [email protected].

For each item guessed, you must include BOTH the product name and a link to where you can find it in the Scrap Girls Boutique.

Emails must be received by Midnight EST on Thursday, April 30th. (We can not be responsible for lost or non-received emails.) Game limited to one email per member. Janine Buckles (J9Buckles) will respond to your email to let you know it was received. If you do not receive a reply in 24 hours, please resend.

Good luck and happy gardening!

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Here is the schedule for the week:

Tuesday, April 28th

  • 2:00PM ET – FREE CLASS! Customizing Your Twitter Background - Katherine
    Ever wonder how to customize your personal Twitter page? Join KatherineW in the chat room for a free mini class on customizing Twitter backgrounds with your favorite Scrap Girls products. Participate in the chat & you could win a ScrapSimple Digital Layout Album Template!

  • 3:00PM ET – FREE CLASS! Super Strokes Mini Class - Anna
    Are you looking for a really easy way to make your photos stand out on your layout? A quick way to make a mat or a frame? Do you want to turn text, embellishments, and custom shapes into stickers? Strokes are the way to go. They are quick and easy and oh, so versatile! Join Anna Mansfield (anna) for a mini class that’s all about strokes – the basics and beyond. Software specific – Photoshop Elements.

  • 8:00PM ET – Mischievious Journaling Chat - Becca and Angela
    Join Becca and angelaNussbaum for a special Journaling Chat. It’s always great to get some journaling on your layouts, to pass on the stories. This chat will be no exception, but with a wild twist. Join us and find out a fun way to journal!

  • 9:00PM ET – New Member Chat - Carol Ann and Pat
    Are you new to Scrap Girls and wondering what all this mischieviousness is about? Join Carol Ann (Zaz) and Pat (PBarnes) in the Live Chat Lobby at 9pm ET. We’ll be there to answer questions about getting around the Scrap Girls site or digital scrapbooking in general. We’ll have some fun and games too. Please come! (Long time members are welcome too.)

Wednesday, April 29th

  • 12:00Noon ET – High Noon Crop - Betsy and April
    Join Betsy and April Showers at Noon ET for a fun chat and crop. These crops are designed to allow you to work on your own photos and themes, simply giving participants a one hour goal, and a fun, new challenge each week! On April 29th, we’ll do a multiple photo challenge! Create a layout on any theme, any topic, any colors – using multiple photos! You’ll have one hour to create a layout and upload to the special High Noon Crop gallery. You’d be amazed what you can get done in just one hour!

  • 3:00PM ET – Wacky Ad Challenge - Sherry Lynn
    Have you had enough mischief yet? If not, come join Sherry_Lynn in the chat room at 3pm ET for a Crazy Ad Challenge and Chat! Here’s how it works: A few hours before the crop I will post the ad for those of you that would like a head start. Then, do a layout that is inspired by our wacky ad. Of course, there will be a prize to give away at the chat too!

  • 6:00PM ET – FREE CLASS! Alpha Brush Mini Class - Debbie
    Join Debbie (dlayden) at 6pm ET for a free mini class on creative ways to use alpha brushes!

  • 8:00PM ET – Desktop Crop - Becca and Angela
    Join Becca and angelaNussbaum for the Desktop Crop. With May almost here, and a wacky week upon us, it’s definitely time to get a new desktop made! We will be doing something wild and wacky, so watch the message board for a thread that will be posted a few hours before the chat for your challenge.

  • 9:00PM ET – Oddball Trivia & Mischievious Facts Chat - Marnie and Sherry Lynn
    Are you a master at Trivial Pursuit? Do you know lots of arcane bits of information? Do your friends call you Norm (like the trivia king character in Cheers)? Well, we have the chat for you! Join Marnie (sprinklz) and Sherry_Lynn at 9pm ET for the Oddball Trivia & Mischievious Facts Challenge in the Scrap Girls Chat Room lobby. Not only will silly questions and useless information abound, but there will be lots of fun noises, good laughs, and super cool prizes. Bring your thinking caps and be part of the adventure!

  • 10:00PM ET – Late Night Scrapper’s Chat - Kelly and Debbie
    Are you a night owl? Do you stay up until the wee hours of the morning scrapping? Then join Debbie (dlayden) and Kelly (KellyChron) in the chat room at 10pm ET for some late night scrapping and fun!

Thursday, April 30th

  • 11:00AM ET – Critique Chat - Kelly and Laurel
    Kelly (KellyChron) and Laurel (laurellakey) from the ScrapGirls Layout Artist Team invite you to join them in the chat room at 11am ET for a critique chat. Look for instructions on the ScrapGirls message board about where to post your layout. The team will offer suggestions and let you pick their brains about what makes a layout “work!”

  • 12:00Noon ET – FREE CLASS! Gradient Map Magic for Photos - Jan
    Want to learn an easy way to change your photos from bland to spectacular? How about an easy way to change the tint of your photos, remove blue tones or create amazing black and whites, with a click of just a few buttons? Then be sure you don’t miss this mini class with Jan Hicks (ScrappingForever). And since it’s Mischief week, you can be sure there will also be some silliness and a prize given away! For Photoshop and Photoshop Elements users.

  • 4:00PM ET – NSBR Chat - Early Edition - Michelle and Shari
    What is NSBR? It’s a non-scrapbooking related chat! We talk about everything, including some scrapbooking and usually chocolate. It’s a great chance to meet new friends, catch up on what everyone is up to, and just relax! If you have a problem, we’ll lend an ear or a shoulder to cry on. Have some great news to share? We’d love to celebrate with you. So, join Michelle (Shelbi) and Shari (Shari PV Mom) at 4pm ET, in the chat room lobby! Hope to see you there!

  • 7:00PM ET – University Chat - Shari and April
    Join Shari PV Mom and April Showers at 7pm ET for a special Mischief Week University Chat and Crop! We’ll provide you with a tutorial from the University. Create a layout created using the tutorial and post it in the gallery for a chance to win a prize! We hope you’ll come and have some fun with us!

  • 8:00PM ET – Secret Pal Chat - Pat and Michelle
    You’ve asked for it and now it’s here! Join Michelle (Shelbi) and Pat (PBarnes) in the Live Chat Lobby at 8pm ET for the kick-off of a new round of Secret Pals. We’ll go over what being a Secret Pal is all about. You do not have to attend the chat to be a part of this Secret Pal round. The sign up will be posted on the Message Board on Friday, May 1st. We look forward to seeing you at the chat!

  • 9:00PM ET – Hodgepodge Sketch Challenge Chat - Marnie
    Feel like mixing things up? Up to a digi challenge? Want to try to shake up your creativity? Come on down! Join Marnie (sprinklz) at 9pm ET for the Hodgepodge Sketch Challenge in the Scrap Girls Chat Room lobby. For our regular attendees, this sketch challenge will have a special Mischief Week twist (I know you are dying to know what it is... but you have to wait... it’s a secret.) For those that are unfamiliar with this challenge, sketches are basic outlines of a layout showing suggested placement of the photos, embellies, papers, and text. Feel free to follow the sketch as designed or change things around as you wish. A few hours before the chat, I’ll share the sketch link and give you an example layout. You may complete your own page before, during or after the chat no time limits here! Hope to see you there for frolicking, silliness, and fun. And, oh, did I mention, there will be a prize!

  • 10:00PM ET (12Noon - May 1st - Australian Eastern Time) – Aussie Mischief Chat - Jo and Karen
    Join Jo (ScrappingJo) and Karen (kazbar73) as we come together for a good old Aussie Mischief Chat. Like to know what we will be doing? Then you will have to come along and see what mischief we can all get up to Australian style.

Note: While every effort will be made to adhere to this schedule, details are subject to change.

Life Muses by Ro and Other Writings
A Designer’s Life: Sarah Batdorf

As the deadline for this Designer’s Life article has loomed, I have found myself in a quandary as to what to write about. To begin with, I am overly critical about my writing and then to have to write about myself, well... it isn’t easy. So, I was pondering what to do and found myself stressing and sweeping my kitchen floor this morning when God gently reminded me about blessings. It always happens when I find myself being somewhat pessimistic, maybe a little discouraged, and even perturbed with situations in my life. It’s at these times that God reminds me to dwell on blessings. Being thankful for God’s blessings has the wonderful effect of uplifting my spirits and turning my dark mood around.

Life Muses by Ro: Are You Twitter-pated yet?

I’m just starting to get into this Twitter thing. If you’re not sure what Twitter is, I’ll update you. Twitter is basically another method of connecting with people through short, little messages called Tweets. You can only use 140 characters when you make a Twitter post so, by default, it makes you think carefully about what you want to say when you post.

Life Muses by Ro: Slubs, Flaws, Inconsistencies

Have you ever noticed that prayers are sometimes answered in unusual ways? The night before I found the tag containing this bit of wisdom on the floor, I had been on my knees begging for forgiveness for an enormous laundry list of flaws. I felt overcome with my inability to improve because most of the issues seem to be associated with my personality. And, changing your personality is hard if not impossible.

Best of the Scrap Girls Blog: I Never Finish Anything

Note from Ro: Dinny... what can I say? You crack me up.

Life Muses by Ro: Pineapple Chicken

This is a recipe I shared on my blog two months ago. I’ve received a lot of feedback about it. People seem to like it as much as I do! I decided it should make the “big time” and be published in the Scrap Girls newsletter. So, here it is!

Customer Muse: Life in the Short Lane

It’s not easy being short. At five feet and a quarter, I am constantly shadowed (literally) by my almost six foot younger sisters and my father. I used to be one of the tallest kids in my class and maybe if things had gone the way they were heading, I would be.

Muse: To be absorbed in one's thoughts; engage in meditation. Not intended to solve the world's problems, another person's problems, or to cover topics completely. One does not have to agree with musings to enjoy them, just as one does not have to be the same as someone else to appreciate who they are.

Note from Ro: Would you like to earn a $20 Gift Certificate? Send your own muse to [email protected]. If it is selected for publication in the Scrap Girls newsletter, you'll get to have fun shopping!

Ro is now spotlighting various Scrap Girls members, showing layouts, and running contests in her blog. If you end up being spotlighted in it, you'll get a little gift from her. Subscribe to her blog so you don't miss what is going on!

Ro has recently spotlighted Soozlou, mtorres_usa, and teabaglady!

Important to Know: Retirement Sale

We've just opened a Retirement Sale section of the Boutique. Items in this section are always on sale for 30% off. The items you will find during any particular month will be discontinued permanently on the 5th of the following month. So if you see something you like, grab it while you can!

Cute Stuff

Want to see more cute layouts? Go to the bottom left of our Home Page and check out our newsletter links.

Monday, April 20, 2009

Computer scrapbook layout by Launa Valente

“Rain Down” by Launa Valente
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Directions for one technique I did on this layout:

To create the title, I placed the word “Down” on top of “Rain” then I selected the word “Down” by Ctrl+Click on the thumbnail in the Layers Palette. I went to Select> Modify> Expand and expanded my selection by 35 pixels.

Stylize Paper Biggie Tints & Tatters Collection Biggie ScrapSimple Digital Layout Templates: Clean 1
ScrapSimple Tools - Styles: Blended 8201 Super Biggie   Lettering Delights Long Hand Font

Commercial license versions of ScrapSimple Digital Layout Templates: Clean 1, ScrapSimple Tools - Styles: Blended 8201 Super Biggie and Lettering Delights Long Hand Font are also available.

Software used: Adobe Photoshop CS3

Name of challenge: Use a photo in a unique way.

Other Ingredients:

  • Font – Sisie’s Hand
  • Font – Tekton Pro

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Saturday, April 25, 2009

Digital scrapbook layout by Gillian Hurst

Layout by Gillian Hurst
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Afro Candy Collection Biggie Brush Set: Afro Candy ScrapSimple Tools - Styles: Grunged Metals Super Biggie 4103
ScrapSimple Paper Templates: Office Use Only   ScrapSimple Transparency Overlays: Scratched

Commercial license versions of Brush Set: Afro Candy, ScrapSimple Tools - Styles: Grunged Metals Super Biggie 4103, ScrapSimple Paper Templates: Office Use Only and ScrapSimple Transparency Overlays: Scratched are also available.

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If you have praise, comments, or questions for any of our Product or Layout Designers, did you know you can send them a PM (private message) using the message board? It's easy!

If you are a registered user of the message board, just click on the “PM” box at the bottom of any of their posts to send them a message. Or, to check out more of your favorite designer's layouts, visit the Scrap Girls Design Team section of the Layout Gallery.

Tutorials and Articles
Scrap Girls Club Concepts

April’s Scrap Girls Club’s featured designer is Syndee Nuckles. Her club is full of beautiful products that can help you document your photos and get creative in amazing ways. Our entire Scrap Girls staff has put their heads together and come up with some ideas to help you get the most out of your fun, new digital scrapbooking toys!

Themed Thoughts: Antiquing and Garage Sales

Some favorite memories of my childhood are from various shopping trips. There were some paging “incidents” at a Wal-Mart once, and my mom and one of her sisters... well, I digress, but I do have very fond memories of going to Jefferson, Texas to go antiquing. I have always loved thinking about all the people who have had these things before me. What have they seen? Where have they been?

I have searched the boutique like a box at a good garage sale and have found for you just some of the products that would be great for layouts about your “treasures,” whether you are buying them or selling them!

Digital Scrapbooking Tutorial: Distressed Monogram Embellishments in Three Easy Steps

This tutorial demonstrates how to make monogram embellishments with ScrapSimple Alpha Templates: Distressed Monograms.

Way Cool Stuff Digital Scrapbooking Product Review: ScrapSimple Photo Templates

ScrapSimple Photo Templates are an easy and fun way to add texture and dimension to your layouts. They are similar to ScrapSimple Paper Templates, but are actual photo images.

Digital Scrapbook Tutorial: Creating a Color Block

When you do a layout, you sometimes need a way to balance everything. Just as you might cut a strip of paper for your page to ground photos and embellishments, you can create the same effect on your digital scrapbooking layouts.

What Customers Are Saying...

Ro, you and your team make shopping at Scrap Girls a true pleasure. I always know that if there’s any problem, every effort will be made to correct it. Kudos to everyone involved in making Scrap Girls such a wonderful place.

Layout and Contest Winners

Congratulations to our Weekly Layout Winners, Cheri T and ange. Check them out! Congratulations!

What's Happening at Scrap Girls?

If you have never been to the Scrap Girls Chat Room before or have questions about it, this tutorial, Chat Basics, will provide lots of helpful information.

Crops and Chats

New Classes Available!

Journaling Crop & Chat
Tuesday, April 28th - 8:00PM ET

Join Becca and angelaNussbaum for a Journaling Chat. It's always great to get some journaling on your layouts, to pass on the stories. This chat will be no exception, but with a wild twist. Join us and find out a fun way to journal!

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High Noon Crop
Wednesday, April 29th - 12:00Noon ET

Join Betsy and April Showers at Noon ET for a fun chat and crop. These crops are designed to allow you to work on your own photos and themes, simply giving participants a one hour goal, and a fun, new challenge each week!

On April 29th, we'll do a multiple photo challenge! Create a layout on any theme, any topic, any colors - using multiple photos! You'll have one hour to create a layout and upload to the special High Noon Crop gallery. You'll be amazed what you can get done in just one hour! We hope you'll join us!

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What's New Chat
Friday, May 1st - 11:00AM ET

Join Michelle (Shelbi) and Becca at 11am ET to chat about all the cool new things in the boutique. What are you getting? What did you kaboodle? And most importantly show us the layouts or other projects you made with your new goodies! There’s a thread every Thursday and now there’s a chat too!

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ATC Mixed Media Crop & Swap
Sunday, May 3rd - 3:00PM ET

Do you love mixed media? Ever wondered what it is exactly or about giving it a try? Love to exchange cards through snail mail? Then this crop is for you. Break out your creative thoughts, your favorite Scrap Girls supplies, some paper, pens, and whatever else comes to mind. Join Sherry_Lynn at 3pm ET for our Mixed Media ATC Crop and Swap.

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Card Chat
Monday, May 4th - 8:00PM ET

Join Michelle (Shelbi) for the once a month Card Chat. Do you use your digital supplies to make cards? Do you want to? Instead of going to the store every time you need a card, we thought it would be better (and more fun!) to use our digital scrap stash to make any cards we might need for the upcoming month – birthday cards, thank you cards, get well cards, various holiday cards. This month will be doing Mother’s Day cards. See you there!!

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NSBR Chat
Monday, May 4th - 9:00PM ET

What is NSBR? It’s a non–scrapbooking related chat! We talk about everything, including some scrapbooking and usually chocolate. It’s a great chance to meet new friends, catch up on what everyone is up to, and just relax! If you have a problem, we’ll lend an ear or a shoulder to cry on. Have some great news to share? We’d love to celebrate with you. So join Carla (CRS) at 9pm ET in the chat room!

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Baby Album Crop
Tuesday, May 5th - 1:00PM ET

Do you need some motivation getting those baby albums done? Children grow so fast; Let’s get those baby memories scrapped! You can scrap your children, grandchildren or even your own baby album. Join Carla (CRS) and Shari (Shari PV Mom) in the chat room on Tuesday, May 5th at 1pm ET to work on those albums! You can start from fresh on a brand new album, or jump in where ever you are in your project. We’ll provide an optional challenge each crop for motivation if you want one. This month, let’s scrap those Baby Shower photos or a special gift!

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Life Moments Crop & Chat
Tuesday, May 5th - 3:00PM ET

Please join Pat (PBarnes) in the Chat Room at 4pm ET for the Life Moments Chat and Crop. The Life Moments are about doing a scrapbook about yourself, one page at a time.

New Classes Available!

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April Events

April Board Game: The Alphabet Hunt

We're taking your ABC game skills to a whole new level this month... and tacking on some prizes as well! This month's message board game is The Alphabet Hunt. Each week we'll give you a theme and a searching task and then set you loose to start building our list in alphabetic order! For each item you correctly add to our alphabetic list in the game thread on the message board, your name will be entered into a drawing which will be held at the end of the month and the TEN winners of the drawing will each win a $5 gift certificate to the ScrapGirls Boutique!

Participation is what counts big this month, so join us on the message board for the detailed rules, weekly specifics and LOTS of fun!

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Layout Contests:

April Monthly Layout Contest: With April 1st being April Fools Day we've decided to get Silly. If you have kids or grandkids, or even spouses, that like to mug for the camera, then you have what you need to do a layout for the April Monthly Layout Contest with the theme of Silly Faces. You could win a $10 gift certificate to the boutique if your layout is chosen! Just post your layouts in the April Monthly Layout Gallery before April 30th at Midnight ET and you will be eligible to win! Be sure to include the credits for items used in the description area or under the Details tab.

April Mid-Month Layout Contest: Do you have a mischief maker in your family? Pets or wildlife in your yard are often mischief makers, too. For this layout contest, we want to see your layouts of a mischief maker or two you have known. You could win a $10 gift certificate to the boutique if your layout is chosen! Just post your layouts in the April Mid-Month Layout Gallery before May 15th at Midnight ET, and you will be eligible to win! Be sure to include the credits for products used in the description area or under the Details tab.

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Today's Freebie

Digital scrapbook layout by Brandy Murry

Layout by Brandy Murry
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Sugar Baby Paper Special
Designer Freebie by Brandy Murry coordinates with her Sugar Baby Collection

* Sugar Baby Collection *

* There is a “free download” button on the details page for each gift. You don't need to put them in your shopping cart unless you are shopping for other items. Also note that if you are slow reading your newsletter, you may find this freebie has already been retired, as the freebies are only available as gifts for about two newsletter cycles.

Weekly Newsletter Round-Up
April 20 - 25, 2009

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In This Issue:

- 21.9% Off Mischief Sale!
- What's New in the Scrap Girls Boutique?
- Scrap Girls Event - Mischief Week!
- Life Muses by Ro and Other Writings
- Retirement Sale
- Cute Stuff
- Tutorials and Articles
- What's Happening at Scrap Girls?
- Designer Freebie
- 2009 Digital Scrap Link Convention Information!
- Getting Started
- Expand Your Skills
- Online Classes Currently Available
- Scrap Girls Clubs
- Ongoing Opportunities for YOU


Note from Ro
Ro Paxman

The Scrap Girls newsletter is created for you by a virtual army of Scrap Girls team members. Without them, we couldn't possibly share these resources with you, and I'm very grateful for their ongoing help and support.

I hope you enjoy today's issue as much as we enjoyed putting it together.

Ro
CEO - Scrap Girls, LLC

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P.P.S. If you ever need any assistance, please email [email protected] or call
866-598-3444 and we'll help you as quickly as possible!

Better Business Bureau Reliability Program

Scrap Girls is Having a Convention!
Scrap Girls Digital Scrap Link Convention

Here are the facts:

When: October 8-10th, 2009

Where: Salt Lake City, Utah

What's Included
- 4 (four) meals (two lunches and two dinners)
- A Collection Biggie, designed especially for the convention
- Other free digital scrapbooking supplies, designed for class materials
- PDFs of the class materials
- Action-packed classes on Thursday, Friday, and Saturday
- Crops, games, and time to hang out and make friends with other Scrap Girls
- The chance to meet in person and get help from Scrap Girls designers, layout artists, and welcoming committee members
- Memories that will last forever!

How many people may attend? Only 126 and over half of the seats are gone after only two months of being on sale! Don't miss out on this opportunity - secure your place now!

Note: Convention begins at 1:00 pm - Thursday, October 8th and ends at 6 pm - Saturday, October 10th.

Want to save on your expenses when you come to the convention?
- Lots of our attendees share rooms to save on their expenses. We have a special forum on our messageboard where people can find roommates here.
- It would also be important to know that if you choose to stay at the University House, your breakfasts are included and you won't have to worry about getting back and forth because it is right next to the Officer's Club. We've got you covered!

We hope you come because you're special to us and we are dying to meet you. Scrap Girls is all about making friends while we enjoy the hobby that allows us to save our memories in a fun way. Having you with us would be awesome!

Officer's Club
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Getting Started

15 Things You NEED to Know to become a GREAT digital scrapbooker

Free eBook “starter kit” turns your dreams of digital scrapbooking into reality today!

This dynamite eBook is 65 pages - packed full of the information, ideas, and help people need when they are about to dive into this great hobby. It answers all of the important questions new digital scrapbookers have. They are all here for you - in one easy to use eBook!

Bonus! Download the free “Warning” Label, too. It was created for you by Valerie Randall as a little bit of extra fun!

Scrap Girls Refresh Collection Biggie

Would you like a chance to try digital scrapbooking yourself?

Scrap Girls' Refresh Collection Biggie offers you free samples of some of our most popular product types. Try making a layout, your own paper with a ScrapSimple Paper Template, a fast layout with a ScrapSimple Digital Layout Template, or experiment with a brush.

We know you'll love digital scrapbooking as much as we do, and we have thousands of products to feed your new addiction!

Scrapbook Software Secrets Revealed!

Scrapbook Software Secrets Revealed for Photoshop Elements 6.0 and 7.0

Scrapbook Software Secrets Revealed for Photoshop Elements 6.0 and 7.0

Scrapbook Software Secrets Revealed for Photoshop Elements 5.0

Scrapbook Software Secrets Revealed for Photoshop Elements 4.0

Scrapbook Software Secrets Revealed for Photoshop Elements 3.0

Scrapbook Software Secrets Revealed (Photoshop 7, CS, CS2 and CS3)

Scrapbook Software Secrets Revealed for Paint Shop Pro (PSP) X

Scrapbook Software Secrets Revealed for Paint Shop Pro (PSP) 9

Do you wish you could learn how to scrapbook digitally, but feel kind of intimated? Well, here's the solution for you! This large set of video tutorials allow you to actually watch Ro scrapbook. And because Ro covers such a large number of topics in this item, it is one of the most cost-effective digital scrapbooking tutorial series available today. No wonder tens of thousands of people have chosen Scrapbook Software Secrets Revealed as their method of learning to scrapbook digitally!

In the tutorials, you'll see Ro working on her computer and hear her talking about why she is doing what she is doing. It's like having Ro come to your home and give you private scrapbooking lessons. You can create digital scrapbooking layouts today!

Start to Finish eBooklets

How to Make a Birthday Scrapbook Page
Start to Finish eBooklet - PSE: How to Make a Birthday Scrapbook Page

Nothing could be simpler than learning to scrapbook digitally with Scrap Girls Start to Finish eBooklets. Step by step written guidelines and detailed screenshots will help you learn new digital scrapbooking skills. Included with the eBooklet are the actual digital files you need to create a finished project!

More Titles Available


Expand Your Skills

MORE Scrapbook Software Secrets Revealed!

MORE Scrapbook Software Secrets Revealed for Photoshop

*NEW!* MORE Scrapbook Software Secrets Revealed! for Adobe Photoshop

- MORE Scrapbook Software Secrets Revealed! for Adobe Photoshop Elements

It's time for you to stop playing catch-up in Photoshop or Photoshop Elements and start having a blast creating your own digital scrapbooking supplies! You'll also learn all sorts of tricks that professionals and advanced digital scrapbookers use in their layouts. And because Ro covers so many topics in the series, it is one of the most cost-effective methods of moving your skills to a higher level. Join in with the thousands of digital scrapbookers who have chosen to learn advanced skills from Ro. You'll be happy that you did!

Note: These are NOT beginning tutorials. If you get this training and you have never used Photoshop or Photoshop Elements before, or if you aren't pretty sure of yourself in the software, you are going to be lost. You simply have to understand layers, where things are located, and all of the basic, important skills that Ro teaches in her Scrapbook Software Secrets Revealed series before you try to use it.

eBooks!

Scrap Girls offers a large catalog of eBooks covering topics that will expand your digital scrapbooking abilities to new heights. Here are just a few samples:

Mastering Brushes for Photoshop Elements
The Virtual Canvas eBook

What happens when you move digital scrapbooking beyond the basic page? What happens when you allow the layout to blur the edges between keepsake and art? The Virtual Canvas: Celebrating The Art of Digital Scrapbooking eBook will provide those answers for you.

Digital Photography Simplified
Digital Photography Simplified

Ten Basic Design Principles eBook
Ten Basic Design Principles

Scrapbooking 911 - 20 Sketches to Revitalize Your  Digital Scrapbooking - Book 2 eBook
Scrapbooking 911 - 20 Sketches to Revialize Your Digital Scrapbooking - Book 2

See more titles


Available Online Classes

New Classes Available!

Online Class - A Month of Gratitude: Everyday Blessings
A Month of Gratitude: Everyday Blessings

Thursdays, May 14 and May 28 - 8:00PM ET

This digital scrapbooking class offers you a personal challenge to undertake a Month of Gratitude for the Everyday Blessings in your life. Challenge yourself to take a picture a day for one month and catch the blessings in the everyday moments around you. Think positively and take a ‘Gratitude Attitude’ as you capture the people and places that make your world special. Create a 4x6 layout for each day then combine them for a powerful mini album to keep or to give as a gift.


Scrap Girls Monthly Club

The April Scrap Girls digital scrapbooking club, designed for you by Syndee Nuckles.

Join the Scrap Girls Monthly Club and you can have fun with the newest traditional digital and printable scrapbooking looks while saving! (A $27.94 value for $9.99 or less!)

The Scrap Girls Club contents are released on the 1st day of the month (or the closest business day to the 1st).

With the Scrap Girls Club, you will receive:

  • 1 Collection Biggie
  • 1 Paper Super Mini
  • 1 8.5x11 Sheet of Word Art
  • 1 Embellishment Set
  • 1 Assemble Your Own Zoom Page Set
  • 1 Designer's Choice Item

Digital scrapbooking layout by Laurel Lakey using April's Scrap Girls Club
Layout by Laurel Lakey using April's Scrap Girls Club
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Created for you by Syndee Nuckles

Remember, these items are available separately in the Boutique at regular prices for those who would rather not join a club.

Note: The Scrap Girls Club contents are always available for sale elsewhere in the Boutique at their regular prices once the associated club month is released. But all club contents are totally brand new, never seen before product releases for each month!


ScrapSimple Monthly Club

The April ScrapSimple digital scrapbooking club selection by Erica Hite and Valerie Randall.

Join the ScrapSimple Monthly Club and you can enjoy the newest ScrapSimple looks while saving! (A $13.95 value for $6.99 or less!)

The new ScrapSimple Club contents are released on the 15th day of the month (or the closest business day to the 15th).

With the ScrapSimple Club, you will receive:

  • 1 ScrapSimple Paper Template Set
  • 1 ScrapSimple Embellishment Template Set
  • 1 Brush Set
  • 1 ScrapSimple Layer Your Own Brush Set
  • 1 Designer's Choice Item

A commercially licensed version of the ScrapSimple club is also available here.

Digital scrapbook layout by Valerie Randall using April's ScrapSimple Club
Layout by Valerie Randall using April's ScrapSimple Club
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Created for you by Erica Hite and Valerie Randall

If you prefer not to join a club, the ScrapSimple club contents are available at regular prices in the Boutique. You can easily find them right now by checking the What's New? section of the Boutique.

Note: The ScrapSimple Club contents are always available for sale in the Boutique at regular prices once the associated club month is released. But all club contents are totally brand new, never-seen-before product releases for each month!


Opportunities for You!

Customer Muses: Would you like to share your own Life Muse with our readers? To have your own essay considered for publication as a muse in the column for our special Saturday newsletter, send your essay to [email protected]. If your essay is selected, you will receive a $20 Gift Certificate to the Scrap Girls Boutique.

Way Cool Scrap Girl: We are so excited to have all of you meet some of the amazing people that have become Scrap Girls! If you would like to be spotlighted and win a $25 Gift Certificate to the Scrap Girls Boutique, send the following items to [email protected]:

- 500-900 word essay about your experience with digital scrapbooking, Scrap Girls, and specific examples of how we have helped you.
- A 600-pixel wide, 72 dpi copy of a layout you've created that uses Scrap Girls products, plus a complete list of those products.
- A 100-pixels wide, 72 dpi picture of yourself.
- Permission to use your statement.

Club Concepts: We would like to announce that we will be looking for your help in creating these Club Concepts articles. Simply post your new layout using the current club selection (either the Scrap Girls club or the ScrapSimple club) in our Scrap Girls Club Members Gallery. Be sure to list all of the Scrap Girls products you used, as well as a short (1-2 sentence) description of the unique idea or theme your layout shows off. If your layout and its corresponding tip is chosen, they will be showcased in our Club Concepts article, and you will win a $5 Gift Certificate to the Scrap Girls Boutique!

Suggest a Challenge, Win a Prize! Have a great idea for a gallery layout challenge? Submit it to [email protected]. If your challenge idea is chosen, you will win a prize! Friday will be Customer Challenge Day, so keep an eye out on the message board calendar. It will be fun to see what YOU come up with for us to do!

divScrap Girls is giving away birthday gifts to our message board members! Of course, it is a surprise what you will get because birthday presents are always surprises! But you will like it for sure because most people like money... Anyway, make sure your message board email address is current and that you have the correct date entered into your profile to participate.


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