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Digital Scrapbooking News

Sale-abrate Sale! 16.2% off almost everything in the Boutique until Midnight, October 13th (MST).

Sale-abrate the fact that you can get your favorite digital scrapbooking supplies at a discount!

Brush Set: 4x6 Stained Glass Frames

But WAIT! There's more... If you spend $8 or more, you will get this Brush Set: 4x6 Stained Glass Frames for FREE! So jump on in... you won't want to miss the party. This sale and free brush set offer end at Midnight, October 13th (MST)!

WHAT'S NEW IN THE SCRAP GIRLS BOUTIQUE?

 

Digital scrapbook layout by Amanda McGee

Layout by Amanda McGee
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The products used to create this layout are shown as usual in the newsletter for Tuesday, October 6, 2009. The following individual products were also announced in that newsletter.

Photo Mojo Collection Brush Set: Redefine Alpha Biggie Online Class - Selection Magic: Beyond the Basics for PSE
Styles Pack: Cardstock ScrapSimple Paper Templates: Mudstained Edges ScrapSimple Digital Layout Templates: Signature Mats I
ScrapSimple Embellishment Templates: Photo Masks - Autumn Blaze ScrapSimple Embellishment Templates: Life Goes On Brush Set: Halloween Night 2 Biggie
  CraftSimple ePattern Iron On Design: Birthday Wishes 1  

Commercial license versions of Brush Set: Redefine Alpha Biggie, Styles Pack: Cardstock, ScrapSimple Paper Templates: Mudstained Edges, ScrapSimple Digital Layout Templates: Signature Mats I, ScrapSimple Embellishment Templates: Photo Masks - Autumn Blaze, ScrapSimple Embellishment Templates: Life Goes On and Brush Set: Halloween Night 2 Biggie 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, October 7, 2009. The following individual products were also announced in that newsletter.

ScrapSimple Paper Templates: Mudstained 1 CraftSimple ePattern Iron On Design: Harvest Vine 1 Scrap Girls Splendor Collection Biggie
Online Class - Word Play Brush Set: Mudstained 1 Brush Set: Foam Stamp Alpha Biggie
ScrapSimple Digital Layout Templates - Calendar: 11x17 Big Photo 2010 ScrapSimple Type Shapes: Alphabet Brush Set: Halloween Night 1 Biggie
  Persimmon Paper Mini 2  

Commercial license versions of ScrapSimple Paper Templates: Mudstained 1, Brush Set: Mudstained 1, Brush Set: Foam Stamp Alpha Biggie, ScrapSimple Digital Layout Templates - Calendar: 11x17 Big Photo 2010, ScrapSimple Type Shapes: Alphabet and Brush Set: Halloween Night 1 Biggie 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, October 8, 2009. The following individual products were also announced in that newsletter.

The second product is FREE when you purchase $8 or more in the Scrap Girls boutique from now until Midnight MST, October 13th!

Autumn Falls Collection Brush Set: 4x6 Stained Glass Frames CraftSimple ePattern Iron On Design: Be Natural 1
ScrapSimple Paper Templates: Mudstained 2 ScrapSimple Craft Templates: Envelope Album 2.8 x 4.7 ScrapSimple Digital Layout Templates: Signature Mats II
ScrapSimple Paper Templates: Life Goes On Biggie CraftSimple ePattern Iron On Design: Pumpkin Brush Set: Formal Grunge Alpha 1 Biggie
  Brush Set: Mudstained 2 Biggie  

Commercial license versions of Brush Set: 4x6 Stained Glass Frames, ScrapSimple Paper Templates: Mudstained 2, ScrapSimple Digital Layout Templates: Signature Mats II, ScrapSimple Paper Templates: Life Goes On Biggie, Brush Set: Formal Grunge Alpha 1 Biggie and Brush Set: Mudstained 2 Biggie are also available.

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Digital scrapbook layout by Sarah Batdorf

Layout by Sarah Batdorf
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The products used to create this layout are shown as usual in the newsletter for Friday, October 9, 2009. The following individual products were also announced in that newsletter.

CraftSimple ePattern Iron On Design: Birthday Wishes 2 Spiders and Spooks Collection Mini Intaglio Collection Biggie
ScrapSimple Digital Layout Templates – Calendar: A3 Big Photo 2010 ScrapSimple Embellishment Templates: Definition Masks Autumn Falls Embellishment Mini
Design Pack: Mudstained 1 ScrapSimple Tools - Styles: Glittered Chipboard 6401 Super Biggie ScrapSimple Paper Templates: Halloween Night
  CraftSimple ePattern Iron On Design: Be Natural 2  

Commercial license versions of ScrapSimple Digital Layout Templates – Calendar: A3 Big Photo 2010, ScrapSimple Embellishment Templates: Definition Masks, Design Pack: Mudstained 1, ScrapSimple Tools - Styles: Glittered Chipboard 6401 Super Biggie and ScrapSimple Paper Templates: Halloween Night 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
October 5 - 10, 2009

IN TODAY'S ISSUE:
- 16.2% off Sale-abrate Sale with FREE Brush Set offer!
- What's New in the Scrap Girls Boutique?
- Life Muses by Ro and Other Writings
- Cute Stuff
- Scrap Girls Clubs
- Tutorials and Articles
- Getting Started
- Designer Freebie
- What's Happening at Scrap Girls?
- Online Classes Currently Available
- Ongoing Opportunities for YOU


AVAILABLE ONLINE CLASSES

New Classes Available!

Online Class - Selection Magic: Beyond the Basics for PSE
Selection Magic: Beyond the Basics for PSE
Thursdays, October 15 and 22
9:00PM ET

Join Anna Mansfield for this two session class which takes you beyond the basic selection tools in Photoshop Elements. Learn to do scrapbooking magic using Photoshop Elements' selection tools. Create custom word art and papers, alter colors, and make selections with one flick of your wand. This digital scrapbooking class will teach you how.

Important: This Intermediate Level class is Adobe Photoshop Elements users. Students are required to understand the basic skills taught in the Scrapbook Software Secrets Revealed: Photoshop Elements and MORE Scrapbook Software Secrets Revealed: Photoshop Elements program prior to starting the course. This information will not be reviewed as part of the course!

New Classes Available!

Online Class - Word Play
Word Play - Creative Text Techniques
Wednesdays, October 21 - November 11 at 9:00PM ET

Do you ever feel like you are in a scrapping rut? Break free with this digital scrapbooking class based on the eBook by Marnie Adams. Learn techniques to transform your titles from ordinary to extraordinary. Learn some creative ways to use your journaling as part of your layout's design. This class comes with the Word Play: Creative Text Techniques eBook. If you have already bought this eBook, email [email protected] to receive a store credit to use towards the purchase of this class.

Join Anna Mansfield for this four session class which teaches you step-by-step techniques for getting creative with words. Learn how to use filters, strokes, cut outs, actions and ScrapSimple templates to make your text an exciting part of each layout.

Important: This Intermediate Level class is Adobe Photoshop Elements users. Students are required to understand the basic skills taught in the Scrapbook Software Secrets Revealed: Photoshop Elements program prior to starting the course. This information will not be reviewed as part of the course!


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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.

LIFE MUSES BY RO and OTHER WRITINGS
A Designer's Life: Melanie Johnson

I wake up each morning at 6:00 a.m., take a quick shower, put on makeup and a cute outfit. I head to the kitchen while the rest of the house sleeps quietly, fix myself a hot cup of coffee, and walk out to my lovely patio to enjoy the fresh morning air and some quiet time. I open my journal and either write or sketch ideas for new designs, and make plans for all the fun...

Life Muses by Ro: Shake It Out of the Trees

"Grrr!"

The bushes ahead shook. I knew that the occupant was large and loud and I did not want to meet him. But, my feet were frozen to the ground - literally. Somehow, my feet, ankles and calves were encased in a block of ice. I was stuck on the path in the forest, a tasty frozen treat for whatever beast waited in the vegetation.

Life Muses by Ro: Take Out The Trash

Ro shares one of her doodle drawings - check it out!

Best of the Scrap Girls Blog: Ladies' Man

Note from Ro: I found this cute post by Brandy Hackman on the Scrap Girls blog. It made me grin as it brought back memories of answering the telephone to hear the sounds of little girls asking to talk to my 10-year-old son, James. They thought he was quite the ladies man. The problem? He wasn't interested. He would rather play basketball, pretend to be a Ninja, or ride his bike.

Life Muses by Ro: Swallowing My Pride

Time for another layout-creating confession: Multiple photo layouts are hard for me to do. My mind blows up when I try to arrange the photos on the canvas. It takes me a long time to figure out the puzzle that multiple photos present and when I try solving it, I become discouraged. I have been avoiding making layouts that require multiple photos to tell the story because I hate the "I feel stupid" feeling I get as I wrestle with the problem.

Customer Muse by Jennifer Hamilton

We have all done it, not that it is ever effective. Every mother runs through the list of "do's and don'ts" before taking the kids into the store for the ever-thrilling family shopping trip. It doesn't matter if you are going to the market or the mall, the same warnings apply.

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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.

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!

CUTE STUFF

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

Monday, October 5, 2009

Digital scrapbook layout by Jo Corne

"Amazing" by Jo Corne
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Directions for one technique I did on this layout:

To recolor Syndee Nuckles' ScrapSimple Embellishment Templates: Flowers Biggie, I first rasterized the flower layer turning the flower into pixels that can be recolored. I then gave the flower a color layer style of a fairly dull but heavily saturated yellow. I added a gradient layer style, changing the gradient style to radial and changing its Blending Mode to "Overlay" at 100%. I clicked on the gradient itself to edit the colors. On the first color triangle on the left, I kept the color at black. I clicked in the middle of the gradient and gave that triangle a goldy/orange color and the final triangle on the right was given a very pale yellow color. These two layer styles together gave me the sunflower look I wanted for the individual flowers so they mimicked the flowers in Angela Blanchard's Farmer's Bounty Collection sunflower arrangement.

Farmer's Bounty Collection For the Love of Cardboard Collection Mini Blossoms & Blooms - Fall Embellishment Biggie
ScrapSimple Embellishment Templates: Flowers Biggie Nostalgia Collection ScrapSimple Tools - Actions: Mega Lift III-Linear Biggie
ScrapSimple Tools - Actions: Mega Lift I-Squared Biggie ScrapSimple Tools - Actions: Deep Shadows 6501 PSE and PS Biggie ScrapSimple Tools - Styles: Basic Shadows 6501

Commercial license versions of ScrapSimple Embellishment Templates: Flowers Biggie, ScrapSimple Tools - Actions: Mega Lift III-Linear Biggie, ScrapSimple Tools - Actions: Mega Lift I-Squared Biggie, ScrapSimple Tools - Actions: Deep Shadows 6501 PSE and PS Biggie and ScrapSimple Tools - Styles: Basic Shadows 6501 are also available.

Software used: Adobe Photoshop CS4

Name of challenge: Free Scrap

Other Ingredients:

  • Font - Typewriter Rough

Journaling: Corney, Cornball, Cornelius, Crone, Cronjier, Mielie, Maize, Corn-on-the-cob and Popcorn. There's a cornucopia of ways to play with our surname. To prove we're not corn-flaky, we decided to have a family get-together in a corn field, along with some soon-to-be cornflour.

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Saturday, October 10, 2009

Digital scrapbook layout by Brandy Murry

Layout by Brandy Murry
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ScrapSimple Tools - Styles: Sequin Sparkle Super Biggie ScrapSimple Tools - Actions: Comical 8301 Mini Brush Set: Polka Swirls
ScrapSimple Tools - Styles: Aged Metals Biggie ScrapSimple Embellishment Templates: Petite Frames Having Hope Collection Biggie

Commercial license versions of ScrapSimple Tools - Styles: Sequin Sparkle Super Biggie, ScrapSimple Tools - Actions: Comical 8301 Mini, Brush Set: Polka Swirls, ScrapSimple Tools - Styles: Aged Metals Biggie and ScrapSimple Embellishment Templates: Petite Frames 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 October Scrap Girls digital scrapbooking club, designed for you by Thao Cosgrove.

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 Armi Custodio using October's Scrap Girls Club
Layout by Armi Custodio using October's Scrap Girls Club
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Created for you by Thao Cosgrove

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 September ScrapSimple digital scrapbooking club selection by Brandy Murry and Durin Eberhart.

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 Durin Eberhart using September's ScrapSimple Club
Layout by Durin Eberhart using September's ScrapSimple Club
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Created for you by Brandy Murry and Durin Eberhart

Alert! Alert! TOMORROW is the last day you can sign up for the ScrapSimple club and still get this great group of products at this amazing price. Don't delay... sign up now!

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
ScrapSimple Club Concepts Mini Tutorial: Creating a Dreamy Layout Using ScrapSimple Paper Templates

The ethereal, dreamy look is popular in digital layouts, but creating one can seem daunting. After all, the layers blend together so beautifully and the photos seem to emerge from the design. The products I use in this tutorial offer a quick and easy way to create those dreamy layouts.

Designer Do-Over: Caroline Kaiser

I made this layout at the beginning of my digital scrapbooking career. I was a big fan of Amanda McGee's collections. I love these photos of my daughter Lily with her daddy, but there is something important missing on this layout - journaling. The papers and elements that I used are perfect for the photo, but the overall look is too busy. A few classes at the Scrap Girls University and several hundred layouts later, I decided that it needed a do-over.

Digital Scrapbooking Tutorial: Scrubbing With Dynamic Brushes

Dynamic brushes are exciting! As you drag them along the page, they change angle, opacity, size and color. Imagine how time-consuming it would be to have to make all these adjustments for each brush stroke. Since dynamic brushes are designed to make these changes automatically, most of the grungy dynamic brushes are well suited to making digital scrapbooking background papers with depth and interest. How? Simply scrub your brush.

Way Cool Stuff Digital Scrapbooking Product Review: ScrapSimple Tools - Shapes

If you've never tried custom shapes before, then you have certainly been missing out on a great, versatile product! One reason I love using ScrapSimple Tools - Shapes is because they are vector images; you can make them as big as you want without sacrificing quality!

Digital Scrapbooking Tutorial: How to Get Started Making Computer Scrapbooks

In this computer age, computer scrapbooking is more and more becoming the way of the future. In fact, the future is here. So is computer scrapbooking. With digital cameras becoming so popular and making it easy for you to upload your pictures onto your computer, you can create a computer scrapbook page in the time it takes to do the laundry. So get yourself familiar with the terms "computer scrapbooking" and "digital scrapbooking," they are interchangeable, and you are about to embark on a computer scrapbook adventure.

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, DelilahsMommy and mmimmi! Check them out! Congratulations!

Congratulations to Lori (ritzbits) for winning the September Layout Contest and to RosemaryS and mbc72 for winning September's Signature Contest!

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.

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

Learn about the color wheel, color terms and their meaning, how to load the colour palettes in Adobe or use the colour strips with a colour selection tool. You get both valuable lessons and inspiration in this book filled with 48 layouts showcasing the use of the colour palettes along with links of all the products used to create the digital scrapbooking pages.

Scrap Girls Tutorials & Way Cool Stuff eBook Set - 2009 2nd Quarter
Scrap Girls Tutorials & Way Cool Stuff eBook Set
2009 - 2nd Quarter

Now you can have all the past Scrap Girls Newsletter tutorials and Way Cool Stuff articles of the 2nd Quarter of 2009 in one convenient PDF format. It's easy to find those helpful hints with just the click of your mouse. You get two eBooks for the price of one!

Start to Finish eBooklets

Start to Finish eBooklet - PS: How to use ScrapSimple Tools: Custom Shapes & Patterns
Start to Finish eBooklet - PS: How to use ScrapSimple Tools: Custom Shapes & Patterns

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 Jan Hicks

Layout by Jan Hicks
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ScrapSimple Paper Templates: Washed and Worn Special
Designer Freebie by Jan Hicks coordinates with her ScrapSimple Paper Templates: Washed and Worn

ScrapSimple Embellishment Templates: Washed and Worn Curled Edges ScrapSimple Paper Templates: Tuscany ScrapSimple Paper Templates: Beautiful Distress
Spring to Life Collection Biggie Creased N Crinkled - Light Paper Biggie ScrapSimple Embellishment Templates: Through the Viewfinder Frames
ScrapSimple Embellishment Templates: Through the Viewfinder 4x6 Floral Frames ScrapSimple Paper Templates: Lace Edge Captivate Embellishments
Emerge Collection Mini Daily Bread Collection Mini Noteworthy Collection Biggie
  Junk Love Embellishment Mini  

Commercial license versions of ScrapSimple Embellishment Templates: Washed and Worn Curled Edges, ScrapSimple Paper Templates: Tuscany, ScrapSimple Paper Templates: Beautiful Distress, ScrapSimple Embellishment Templates: Through the Viewfinder Frames, ScrapSimple Embellishment Templates: Through the Viewfinder 4x6 Floral Frames and ScrapSimple Paper Templates: Lace Edge 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

New Member Chat
Tuesday, October 13th - 7:00PM MT

Join Pat (PBarnes) and Carol Ann (Zaz) for the New Member Chat at 7pm MT 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. All are welcome, new and long time members included. You do need to have Java installed on your computer to access the Live Chat.

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East Coast High Noon Crop
Wednesday, October 14th - 10:00AM MT

Join your guest host April (April Showers) for the East Coast High Noon Crop every Wednesday at 10am Mountain Time. 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 October 14th, we'll do a favorite photo challenge! Create a layout showcasing a recently taken favorite photo! You'd be amazed what you can get done in just one hour! We hope you'll join us!

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Journaling Chat
Wednesday, October 14th - 5:00PM MT

Join Angela (angelaNussbaum) and Becca for a Journaling Chat at 5pm MT. Struggle to find the right words for your layouts? Are your layouts more decorative than descriptive of the moments you're trying to capture? Then you won't want to miss this chat - we'll have a special challenge to encourage you to journal on your pages more! See you there!

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NSBR Chat - Early Edition
Thursday, October 15th - 2:00PM MT

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 Shari (Shari PV Mom) and Michelle (Shelbi) on October 15th at 2pm MT, in the chat room Lobby! Hope to see you there!

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Heritage Crop
Thursday, October 15th - 6:00PM MT

Do you have boxes of heritage photos just waiting to be restored and scrapped? Are there family stories just waiting for you to write down and preserve? Then this is the crop for you! Join April (April Showers) and Carla (CRS) for the Heritage Crop and Chat! We'll help you get motivated to scrap those heritage photos and record your family stories for future generations to enjoy.

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What's New Chat
Friday, October 16th - 9:00AM MT

Join Michelle (Shelbi) and Sherry Lynn at 9am MT on Friday mornings 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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Back-Up Party and Chat
Friday, October 16th - 8:00PM MT

Need a little extra motivation to back-up your layouts and stash? Join April Showers in the chat room on Friday, October 16th for a Back-up Party and Chat. We'll also go over several different ways to safeguard your files. You won't want to miss this one!

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Recipe Swap Chat
Saturday, October 17th - 8:00PM MT

Join Danna (scrappylibrarian) and April_Showers in the chat room for our Monthly Recipe Swap Chat. Hopefully all of our Scrap Link attendees will be recovered by then! Check the message board on Thursday, Oct 15th for our theme of the month. See you then!

OCTOBER EVENTS

October Message Board Game: Posting Challenge

It's time to put those fingers to the test and get chatty. This month, everyone who posts at least 250 times will have their name entered in a drawing for one of five $5 Gift Certificates to be used in the Scrap Girls Boutique. In addition, the one member who posts the very most in October will receive a $10 Gift Certificate! To be included in this month's game, you must post to the October Posting Challenge thread in the Monthly Message Board Games folder on the message board and include your starting post count as of Thursday, October 1st. Once you have reached 250 posts during the month of October, email Ang at [email protected] and include your forum user name, starting post count and your new post count total. Contest ends on Saturday, October 31st at Midnight MST!

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Layout Contests:

October Monthly Layout Contest: You might be a city girl or maybe a country girl, but even those that live in the city can enjoy time spent in the country. For the October Layout Gallery Contest, we want you to scrap a page about time spent in the country. It could be a visit to a farm, or a state or national park, or maybe you live in the country. Create your layout and post it in the October Monthly Layout Contest Gallery by Midnight on October 31st. Be sure to list your credits in the description or under the details tab. If your layout is chosen, you will win a $10 gift certificate to the Scrap Girls Boutique!

September Mid-Month Layout Contest: Everybody has some one or something in their life that has made a difference for them. For the September Mid-month Gallery contest, we want you to scrap a page about someone or something that has been a positive influence in your life. It could be a parent, a spouse, a teacher, an organization, or maybe a school or church. Create your layout and post it in the September Mid-Month Layout Contest Gallery by Midnight on October 15th. Be sure to list your credits in the description or under the details tab. If your layout is chosen, you will win a $10 gift certificate to the Scrap Girls Boutique!

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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 Mountain Time Zone unless otherwise noted. Need help converting time zones? Check out the World Clock - Time Zone Converter. (Use 'USA-Utah-Salt Lake City' as the location for the Mountain time zone.)

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