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Staycation Sale! 17.7% off almost everything in the Boutique until Midnight, July 31st (MDT).

Relax! Stay home, save money and have a Staycation with us! We've got a whole line-up of fun activities planned for you. Be sure to keep reading the newsletter to get the scoop on what's going on.

And to help you save even more, we've got a Staycation Sale happening from now until Midnight, July 31st (MT). Almost everything in our boutique is 17.7% off, so there's no excuse! Don't stress out, relax! Stay home and scrap with us... it's a Staycation!

WHAT'S NEW IN THE SCRAP GIRLS BOUTIQUE?

 

Digital scrapbook layout by Brandy Murry

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

ScrapSimple Paper Templates: Kingdom Biggie ScrapSimple Word Art Templates: Summer Borders ScrapSimple Tools - Styles: Glitter Edge 6301 Biggie
ScrapSimple Digital Layout Templates - Calendar: 8.5 x 11 Clean and Simple 2010 Sunny Hours Victorian Book Embellishment Biggie ScrapSimple Paper Templates: Shoreline 2

Commercial license versions of ScrapSimple Paper Templates: Kingdom Biggie, ScrapSimple Word Art Templates: Summer Borders, ScrapSimple Tools - Styles: Glitter Edge 6301 Biggie, ScrapSimple Digital Layout Templates - Calendar: 8.5 x 11 Clean and Simple 2010 and ScrapSimple Paper Templates: Shoreline 2 are also available.

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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 Wednesday, July 22, 2009. The following individual products were also announced in that newsletter.

Summer Borders Word Art Mini Shapes Biggie Pack: Tags and Clips ScrapSimple Digital Layout Templates - Calendar: A4 Clean and Simple 2010
ScrapSimple Embellishment Templates: Torn Paper Frames - Squares 2 ScrapSimple Paper Templates: Weathered 2 ScrapSimple Tools - Styles: Pool Tile 6301

Commercial license versions of Shapes Biggie Pack: Tags and Clips, ScrapSimple Digital Layout Templates - Calendar: A4 Clean and Simple 2010, ScrapSimple Embellishment Templates: Torn Paper Frames - Squares 2, ScrapSimple Paper Templates: Weathered 2 and ScrapSimple Tools - Styles: Pool Tile 6301 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 Friday, July 24, 2009. The following individual products were also announced in that newsletter.

ScrapSimple Embellishment Templates: Random Tears ScrapSimple Embellishment Templates: Summer Joy ScrapSimple Paper Templates: Coarse 2
Eco Friendly Collection Mini ScrapSimple Embellishment Templates: Kingdom Biggie ScrapSimple Paper Templates: Growth 1

Commercial license versions of ScrapSimple Embellishment Templates: Random Tears, ScrapSimple Embellishment Templates: Summer Joy, ScrapSimple Paper Templates: Coarse 2, ScrapSimple Embellishment Templates: Kingdom Biggie and ScrapSimple Paper Templates: Growth 1 are also available.

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If you have praise, comments, or questions for any of our Product Designers or Layout Artists, 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.

Weekly Newsletter Round-Up
July 20 - 25, 2009

IN TODAY'S ISSUE:
- 17.7% Off Staycation Sale!
- What's New in the Scrap Girls Boutique?
- Scrap Girls STAYcation Events!
- Life Muses by Ro and Other Writings
- Contest Reminder
- Scrap Girls Clubs
- Cute Stuff
- Tutorials and Articles
- Getting Started
- Designer Freebie
- What's Happening at Scrap Girls?
- 2009 Digital Scrap Link Convention Information!
- Online Classes Currently Available
- Ongoing Opportunities for YOU


SCRAP GIRLS DIGITAL SCRAP LINK CONVENTION

It's that time... the Scrap Girls Convention is nearly here! Don't miss the chance to learn, meet, and make friends with other Scrap Girls from all around the world!

Scrap Girls Convention 2009

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 two-thirds of the seats have been sold! 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.

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
Sign up now!


AVAILABLE ONLINE CLASSES

New Classes Available!

Online Class - Bamboo Basics for Photoshop Elements
Bamboo Basics for Photoshop Elements

Tuesdays, August 4 and 11 - 7:00PM ET

This in-depth digital scrapbooking class on Wacom Bamboo is the perfect opportunity to learn various ways to best utilize your graphics tablet. Discuss tips for customizing your graphics tablet, making it more "you-friendly". Then experiment with several techniques for enhancing layouts with pressure-sensitive settings and the new dynamic brush sets.

Important: This Intermediate Level class is for Wacom Bamboo graphics tablet users, who also use Adobe Photoshop Elements, versions 4 and up. Students are required to understand the basic skills taught in the Scrapbook Secrets Revealed and MORE Scrapbook Secrets Revealed program prior to starting the course. This information will not be reviewed as part of the course!

New Classes Available!

Online Class - Bamboo Basics for Photoshop
Bamboo Basics for Photoshop

Thursdays, August 6 and 13 - 7:00PM ET

This in-depth digital scrapbooking class on Wacom Bamboo is the perfect opportunity to learn various ways to best utilize your graphics tablet. Discuss tips for customizing your graphics tablet, making it more "you-friendly". Then experiment with several techniques for enhancing layouts with pressure-sensitive settings and the new dynamic brush sets.

Important: This Intermediate Level class is for Wacom Bamboo graphics tablet users, who also use Adobe Photoshop, versions 7 and up. Students are required to understand the basic skills taught in the Scrapbook Secrets Revealed and MORE Scrapbook Secrets Revealed program prior to starting the course. This information will not be reviewed as part of the course!


IMPORTANT TO KNOW

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!

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OPPORTUNITES 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 the 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 or the ScrapSimple 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!

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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.

SCRAP GIRLS STAYCATION EVENTS

Scrap Girls is announcing its vacation plans... STAYCATION! The whole team is going to have a STAYcation this year, and we want you to STAYcation with us. Our Product Designers are having a STAYcation, too, and as a change from slaving away making beautiful digital scrapbooking supplies for you to scrap with, they're hosting chats all week! Trust us, you do NOT want to miss these chats. Our designers get out so rarely - this is a real treat!

We've got a schedule full of chats that our Product Designers and Welcoming Committee are hosting, plus our STAYcation Sale, games, freebies, contests, prizes and fun! Come join our family on our STAYcation!

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Scrap Girls Digital Scrapbooking Adventures Blog - 20 32 Questions Game

Each day Dee will post questions on the Scrap Girls Digital Scrapbooking Adventures blog. Search the past blog posts for the answers and keep a document with the questions, your answers, and the links to the blog post where you found the answers. Email this document to [email protected] by Midnight (MT) on Friday, July 31st.

If you get all of the answers and their blog links correct, you will be entered into a drawing for a $20 Gift Certificate. If you get at least 16 of the answers and their blog 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.

Please do not post answers to any of the questions on the message board or in the blog comments. We cannot be responsible for lost or un-received emails. One email per member; you will receive a response indicating your email has been received. If you do not receive a reply in 24 hours, please resend.

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Picnic Basket Of Doom

Picnic Basket of Doom by Brandy Murry
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You know it, you dread it, it's back... with a STAYcation twist! The Picnic Basket of Doom is here!

For those of you new to this game, the object is simple. You must correctly identify the items shown in the picnic basket image. There are 36 items to identify in this Picnic Basket of Doom.

Now don't panic! You don't have to find them all to play the game. (Whew!) But anyone 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 16 or more correct answers, you will be entered into a drawing for a $25 Gift Certificate!
  • If you get 10-15 correct answers, you will be entered into a drawing for a $10 Gift Certificate!
  • If you get 5-9 correct answers, you will be entered into a drawing for a $5 Gift Certificate!

To enter the game, send your guesses 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. Your email must be received by Midnight (MT) on Friday, July 31st. We cannot be responsible for lost or un-received emails. One email per member; you will receive a response indicating your email has been received. If you do not receive a reply in 24 hours, please resend.

Good luck, and happy hunting!

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STAYcation Chat Schedule

Tuesday - July 28: Ice Cream Social

  • 12:00Noon ET - Ice Cream Social - Marnie and Keri
    Join Marnie (sprinklz) and Keri (Keri S) at 12 Noon ET for the Staycation Ice Cream Social Chat! Here's a great way to combine your two favorite things in the whole world: ice cream and digital scrapbooking! Think of it as a virtual two-scoop sundae... full of yummy calorie-free goodness. Please note: Scrap Girls is not responsible for any ice cream drips, fudge dribbles, or sprinkle drops on your keyboard - enter this chat at your own risk!

  • 3:00PM ET - Life Moments Chat - Sherry Lynn
    Please join Sherry_Lynn on July 28th at 3pm ET for the next installment of our Life Moments Chat and Crop! These crops are about building a scrapbook all about you, one layout at a time. I'm looking forward to seeing you there!

  • 9:00PM ET - New Member Chat - Carol Ann and Pat
    Join Carol Ann (Zaz) and Pat (PBarnes) for a special Staycation Week edition of the New Member Chat in the Live Chat room lobby. This is a great place to ask questions about getting around the Scrap Girls site or about digital scrapbooking in general - and a great place to make some new friends. We'll have a prize to give away too. All are welcome, new and long time members included.

Wednesday - July 29: Camping

  • 12:00Noon ET - High Noon Crop - April
    Join your guest host April Showers for the High Noon 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 July 29th, we'll do a "Roughing It" challenge! Does your family love to go camping, or is your idea of roughing it a nice hotel? A roughed up layout will work for this challenge too. Have fun with it! You'd be amazed what you can get done in just one hour! We hope you'll join us!

  • 8:00PM ET - Desktop Challenge Crop - Angela and Becca
    Join Angela (angelaNussbaum) and Becca at 8pm ET for this month's Desktop Challenge Crop with a STAYcation twist. We'll show you how to use your digital scrapbooking supplies to create your very own custom desktop wallpaper!

  • 9:00PM ET - Camping Chat - Amanda M. and Trish
    Join Amanda McGee (amanda) and Trish Yochum (trishy) at 9pm ET for a "sit around the fire, roastin' smores and swapping stories" kind of camping chat. We will play a couple of games and just have fun. You know, the things we do best at Scrap Girls!

Thursday - July 30: Picnic

  • 1:00PM ET - Fill Your Picnic Basket Chat - April and Carla
    Fill Your Picnic Basket with April (April Showers) and Carla (CRS) on Thursday at 1pm ET. Watch the message board for more details and a list of tasty choices!

  • 3:00PM ET - Picnic Chat - Ariadna and Shalae
    Join Shalae Tippetts (satippetts) and Ariadna Wiczling (scrapariadna) on July 30th at 3pm ET for an hour of Picnic Fun! Pull up your gingham blanket, sack lunch and picnic with us as we give out prizes, play some games, chat and enjoy these gorgeous summer days.

  • 8:00PM ET - Word Art Chat - Angela and Michelle
    Join Shelbi and angelaNussbaum for the Word Art Challenge Chat! We will discuss how quotes and phrases, artfully arranged, can turn your layouts into works of art! Stay tuned for a fun challenge and watch the message board for more details!

Friday - July 31: Luau

  • 11:00AM ET - What's New Chat - Michelle and Sherry Lynn
    Join Michelle (Shelbi) and Sherry Lynn at 11am ET to chat about all the cool new things in the boutique. You never know who else is going to show up! 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!

  • 1:00PM ET - Mini Class: Shortcuts - Jan and Ursula
    Join Jan Hicks (ScrappingForever) and Ursula Schneider (Ursula) at 1pm ET for a fun mini-class. Learn easy short-cuts to make your digital scrapbooking go faster and how they are related to ice cream, picnics, camping and more!

  • 6:00PM ET - Mini Class: Blending Modes - Katherine
    Join Katherine (KatherineW) for a free mini-class on how to perform quick color changes using blending modes on Friday at 6pm ET.

  • 8:00PM ET - Luau - Syndee and Katherine
    Grab your favorite snack or beverage and join Syndee & KatherineW for a Luau Chat. Here is your chance to share and learn staycationing ideas, ask the designers about their work, receive great "freebies" or just chat it up with friends old and new.

*Schedule is subject to change... keep an eye on the newsletter and message board for the latest STAYcation happenings!

LIFE MUSES BY RO and OTHER WRITINGS
A Designer's Life: Brandy Hackman

I love milk... skim milk that is. I usually drink more milk than any other liquid in any given day. I usually have a couple of glasses in the morning, one in the afternoon with a snack and then a couple in the evening with a cookie or chocolate. And, when I say a glass, I mean a full, tall glass. I love it.

Life Muses by Ro: The Wild River Rages

After the storm passes, calm returns. Always.

So, please... if you are currently sitting in a tiny boat being tossed about in a wild river, keep paddling, okay? Eventually, you’ll arrive on the other side of it. The storm will end and then you will be able to climb into a warm bed with cocoa and a good book... and rest.

Life Muses by Ro: A Dog, A Boy, and a Poor Photograph

I received my first digital camera in 2003. Until that time, I used film cameras. Because our little family struggled financially - especially during our early years - the cameras we owned were not very good.

Best of the Scrap Girls Blog: Fair or Fowl?

Note from Ro: I had to show you this post I found on the Scrap Girls Digital Adventures Blog. Besides having a lot of great ideas in it, Marnie is very witty. It’s a fun read!

Life Muses by Ro: Blog Contest

Okay, fans... I’m having one of my big blog contest opportunities right now.

The Photographer's Eye - by Michael Freeman - is an inspiring, helpful, feast-for-the-eyes book. I’ve had mine for over a year and whenever I take a peek in it, I have a strong desire to play with my camera. The information is great. The examples are stunning. It’s an interesting read. I always get fun ideas when I look through it.

Obviously, I love this book. That’s why I am going to give away THREE (3) copies of The Photographer's Eye to this month’s lucky winners.

Customer Muse: Stephanie Yrungaray

When I left the working world to become a stay-at-home-mom, I imagined the coming days would be spent playing with my adorable baby, making delicious meals, and keeping an immaculate house. The reality was... well... a bit messier and a lot busier. In between changing diapers, quieting crying, and stepping on toys while carrying loads of laundry, I didn’t have much time for anything except my kids.

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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 daisies803, Scraptabulous, and kidsrgr8!

CONTEST REMINDER

The Photographer's Eye by Michael Freeman

Just a reminder: Ro is running a contest in her blog that ends on July 28th.

  • Three grand prize winners will receive a copy of The Photographer's Eye by Michael Freeman.

  • Two runner-up winners will receive a $10 gift certificate to the Scrap Girls Boutique.

  • To enter, add a comment to the contest post in Ro's blog. It will be pinned to the top of the blog so that you can see it easily.

  • In your comment, answer this question: What advice do you have for new digital scrapbookers?

  • The winner will be announced in Ro's blog so you will need to check back with it to see if you won. The easiest way to do this is to sign up for either the RSS feed or the email alerts.

  • For complete details, please visit Ro's blog.
CUTE STUFF

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

Monday, July 20, 2009

Digital scrapbook layout by Kim Meeder

“You Three” by Kim Meeder
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Directions for one technique I did on this layout:

Rather than apply a clipping mask to the frames, I simply used Amanda Sok's ScrapSimple Tools - Styles: Painted Plastic 6401 Super Biggie. It provides just a touch of bright color without making the layout appear too heavy.

Bird Legs Collection Mini ScrapSimple Digital Layout Album Templates: 12x12 Double Spread 2 ScrapSimple Tools - Shapes: Funky Tags 6401
ScrapSimple Tools - Styles: Painted Plastic 6401 Super Biggie * Lettering Delights Inclination Font

Commercial license versions of ScrapSimple Digital Layout Album Templates: 12x12 Double Spread 2, ScrapSimple Tools - Shapes: Funky Tags 6401, ScrapSimple Tools - Styles: Painted Plastic 6401 Super Biggie and Lettering Delights Inclination Font are also available.

Software used: Adobe Photoshop CS3

Name of challenge: Use tags in a unique way.

Journaling: Whenever the three of you get together, all I hear are chatter, giggles and laughter!

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Thursday, July 23, 2009

Digital scrapbook layout by Julie Moberly

Layout by Julie Moberly
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Doggy Tales Collection Biggie ScrapSimple Alpha Templates: Old Chipboard ScrapSimple Tools - Styles: Dirty Press Retro Inks 5401 Biggie
ScrapSimple Tools - Styles: Basic Shadows 6501 * Lettering Delights Scrap Casual Font

Commercial license versions of ScrapSimple Alpha Templates: Old Chipboard, ScrapSimple Tools - Styles: Dirty Press Retro Inks 5401 Biggie, ScrapSimple Tools - Styles: Basic Shadows 6501 and Lettering Delights Scrap Casual Font are also available.

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Saturday, July 25, 2009

Digital scrapbook layout by Caroline Kaiser

Layout by Caroline Kaiser
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ScrapSimple Digital Layout Templates: Stylish Frames Scrap Girls Event 2008 Collection Biggie Brush Set: Stylish Beauty Splotches
ScrapSimple Paper Templates: Packaging Sweets and Hearts Collection Stylish Paper
Stylish Hair Collection Mini ScrapSimple Tools - Styles: Micro Glitter 6401 Super Biggie Digital Stickers: Moss the English Bulldog
* Lettering Delights Mother's Typewriter Font *

Commercial license versions of ScrapSimple Digital Layout Templates: Stylish Frames, Brush Set: Stylish Beauty Splotches, ScrapSimple Paper Templates: Packaging, ScrapSimple Tools - Styles: Micro Glitter 6401 Super Biggie and Lettering Delights Mother's Typewriter Font are also available.

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If you have praise, comments, or questions for any of our Product Designers or Layout Artists, 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 CLUBS

SCRAP GIRLS CLUB

The July Scrap Girls digital scrapbooking club, designed for you by Brandy Murry.

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

Computer scrapbook layout by Brandy Murry using July's Scrap Girls Club
Layout by Brandy Murry using July's Scrap Girls Club
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Created for you by Brandy Murry

If you prefer not to join a club, the Scrap Girls 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 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 CLUB

The July ScrapSimple digital scrapbooking club selection by Trish Yochum and Theresa Kavouras.

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 or Word Art Template Set
  • 1 Brush Set
  • 2 Designer's Choice Items

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

Computer scrapbook layout by Theresa Kavouras using July's ScrapSimple Club
Layout by Theresa Kavouras using July's ScrapSimple Club
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Created for you by Trish Yochum and Theresa Kavouras

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!

TUTORIALS and ARTICLES
Scrap Girls Club Concepts Mini Tutorial: Using the Desk Lamp Element in Assemble Your Own Zoom Pages: From the Desk Of

Using the desk lamp embellishment in Assemble Your Own Zoom Pages: From the Desk Of can be a fun way to add depth and dimension to your digital scrapbooking layouts. In this tutorial, I am going to show you how to get a realistic effect using this element.

Themed Thoughts: Gardening

Creating layouts of gardens can be a real challenge since there aren't usually any people in garden photos... just plants and the odd furry or feathered creature. Still, I photograph my gardens because they represent time spent on something I enjoy. I then create layouts to showcase the beauty I see.

Digital Scrapbooking Tutorial: Paper With Style

Today, we are going to make a new paper using a style and a template. If you have not tried using digital scrapbooking styles yet, be sure you read the instructions file that is included in your purchase and follow the steps to install the styles. Really, once you get the styles correctly installed in your software, using them is easy and fun.

Way Cool Stuff Digital Scrapbooking Product Review: ScrapSimple Layer Own Brushes

If you like the ability to customize your embellishments, ScrapSimple Layer Own Brushes are the products for you. Don't let the prospect of layering all those brushes intimidate you. Trust me, not only are ScrapSimple Layer Own Brushes easy and fun to use, they add a little something extra special to your layout! Each set comes with several brushes that are designed to be layered on top of each other in different combinations.

Digital Scrapbooking Tutorial: Embroidered Font

I have always loved Erica Hite's Nessa Font. Recently, when I was trying to come up with a handmade wedding gift for my friends, I decided to put this digital scrapbooking font to use in a unique way - I customized a message to embroider.

What Customers Are Saying...

Read what our great customers have to say about Scrap Girls, its products, newsletter, customer service and more!

Layout and Contest Winners

Congratulations to our Weekly Layout Winners, ZachandAvasMom and kidsrgr8. Check them out! Congratulations!

GETTING STARTED AS A DIGITAL SCRAPBOOKER

FREE STARTER KIT

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!

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Ready to Take Off? In-depth Tutorials Help You Become a Great Digital Scrapbooker

Scrapbook Software Secrets Revealed!

Scrapbook Software Secrets Revealed: Photoshop CS4, CS3, CS2, CS

Scrapbook Software Secrets Revealed for Photoshop Elements 6.0 and 7.0

(*Have Photoshop Elements 2.0, 3.0, 4.0, or 5.0? We have a tutorial program that will work for you. Please visit the product details page for more information.)

Find out what tens of thousands of people have already learned: Scrapbook Software Secrets Revealed is the fastest way to learn how to create digital scrapbooking layouts. And because this series covers so many topics with one purchase, it is a bargain!

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!

Download and CD versions available.

Photoshop and Photoshop Elements users receive:

  • 30-31 movie tutorials
  • Companion eBook(s)
  • Collections
  • Other supplies

Paint Shop Pro users receive 31 movie tutorials.

MORE Scrapbook Software Secrets Revealed!

MORE Scrapbook Software Secrets Revealed for Photoshop

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:

The Virtual Canvas eBook
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

Colour (me) Creative eBook with 36 color swatches
Colour (me) Creative eBook with 36 color swatches

Scrapbooking 911 - 20 Sketches to Revitalize Your  Digital Scrapbooking - Book 3 eBook
Scrapbooking 911 - 20 Sketches to Revialize Your Digital

Start to Finish eBooklets

Making a Just Because Card with ScrapSimple Card Templates
Start to Finish eBooklet - PSE: Making a Just Because Card Using ScrapSimple Card Templates

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!

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TODAY'S FREEBIE

Digital scrapbook layout by Theresa Kavouras

Layout by Theresa Kavouras
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ScrapSimple Embellishment Templates: Pop A Word Die Special
Designer Freebie by Theresa Kavouras coordinates with her ScrapSimple Embellishment Templates: Pop A Word,
part of this month's ScrapSimple Club offering!

ScrapSimple Embellishment Templates: Pop A Word ScrapSimple Paper Templates: Lets Play ScrapSimple Embellishment Templates: Photo Folds 4

Commercial license versions of ScrapSimple Embellishment Templates: Pop A Word, ScrapSimple Paper Templates: Lets Play and ScrapSimple Embellishment Templates: Photo Folds 4 are also available.

* 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.

WHAT'S HAPPENING AT SCRAP GIRLS?

CROPS AND CHATS

Life Moments Chat
Tuesday, July 28th - 3:00PM ET

Please join Sherry_Lynn on July 28th at 3pm ET for the next installment of our Life Moments Chat and Crop! These crops are about building a scrapbook all about you, one layout at a time. I'm looking forward to seeing you there!

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

Join your guest host April Showers for the High Noon Crop every Wednesday at Noon ET. 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! You'd be amazed what you can get done in just one hour! We hope you'll join us!

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Desktop Challenge Crop
Wednesday, July 29th - 8:00PM ET

Are you bored with the simple backgrounds that your PC or MAC came with? Want to learn more about using your Scrap Girls products to make exciting and colorful new desktop wallpapers? Join Angela (angelaNussbaum) and Becca at 8pm ET (5pm for those of you on the west coast!) for this month's Desktop Crop. A few hours before chat time, we'll give you some details on how to get started, plus a technique challenge and a theme for an extra dose of motivation!

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What's New Chat
Friday, July 30th - 11:00AM ET

Join Michelle (Shelbi) and Sherry Lynn at 11am ET Friday morning to chat about all the cool new things in the boutique. You never know who else is going to show up! 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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NSBR Chat
Monday, August 3rd - 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) on August 3rd at 9pm ET in the chat room!

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Baby Album Chat
Tuesday, August 4th - 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 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. For this month, let's scrap the first bath!

JULY EVENTS

July Message Board Game: Hide and Seek!

Join us this month on the Message Board for a month long game of “Hide and Seek!” The designers have each chosen their favorite product that they've designed and it's your task to find each one! Every day from July 1-31 a member of the Welcoming Committee will post up a designer's name (or two!) and a clue to their personal favorite product that they've designed. You'll get a special peek into the minds and inspiration of the Scrap Girls designers as you search for their favorites contained in the boutique. When you find the correct product, you'll know it because a special little sunny marker will be waiting for you to let you know “You found it!”

Compile a list of links to the correct products throughout the month and send the list to [email protected] by August 1st at 11:59 p.m. (MST) for your chance to win a prize! Everyone who finds all THIRTY-SEVEN products will have their name added into a drawing for one of seven $5 gift certificates to the Scrap Girls boutique! Happy hunting, enjoy getting to know your designers and HAVE FUN!

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Layout Contests:

July Monthly Layout Contest: In the good ole summertime, we see lots of lightning. Summertime also brings out the fun side of friends and family members. For the July Monthly Layout Contest, we want to see your layouts featuring photos of lightning or scrap someone with an electric personality! Post your layouts in the July Monthly Layout Contest Gallery before July 31st at Midnight, EDT. The winning layout will receive a $10 gift certificate to the Scrap Girls Boutique! Be sure to include the credits for items used in the description area or under the Details tab.

July Mid-Month Layout Contest: Ah, vacations! They're so relaxing and fun, but can be expensive, too. For the Mid-July Layout Contest, we want to see your layouts featuring your vacation or staycation photos! If you don't have any vacation plans, what will you do instead? Scrap those plans! Post you layouts in the Mid-July Monthly Layout Gallery before August 15th at Midnight, EDT and you could win a $10 gift certificate to the Scrap Girls Boutique. Be sure to include the credits for items used in the description area or under the Details tab. Good Luck!

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Check our message board calendar if you have any questions about what is happening at Scrap Girls. All event times are given in Eastern Time Zone unless otherwise noted. Need help converting time zones? Check out the World Clock - Time Zone Converter. (Use 'USA-New York' as the location for the Eastern time zone.)

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