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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 Angela Blanchard

Layout by Angela Blanchard
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The products used to create this layout are shown as usual in the newsletter for Tuesday, July 20, 2010. The following individual products were also announced in that newsletter.

Digital Stickers: Farmstead Animals DaBaum Collection Mini ScrapSimple Tools - Styles: Flowers 6501
Antique Violet Collection Mini Souvenir Collection ScrapSimple Paper Templates: Krafty Biggie
  ScrapSimple Tools - Styles: Beach 6501  

Commercial license versions of Digital Stickers: Farmstead Animals, ScrapSimple Tools - Styles: Flowers 6501, ScrapSimple Paper Templates: Krafty Biggie and ScrapSimple Tools - Styles: Beach 6501 are also available.

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Digital scrapbook layout by Heidi Dillon
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Digital scrapbook layout by Heidi Dillon
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Digital scrapbook layout by Heidi Dillon

Layout by Heidi Dillon
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The products used to create this layout are shown as usual in the newsletter for Wednesday, July 21, 2010. The following individual products were also announced in that newsletter.

ScrapSimple Digital Layout Album Templates: 12x12 PhotoDoc 2010 - May ScrapSimple Embellishment Templates: Bracket Labels Tuscan Dream Alpha and Word Art Biggie
ScrapSimple Tools - Actions: Corner Rounder 5001 Mini ScrapSimple Tools - Styles: Sand 6501 Biggie ScrapSimple Paper Templates: Very Vintage
  Little Prince Collection Super Mini  

Commercial license versions of ScrapSimple Digital Layout Album Templates: 12x12 PhotoDoc 2010 - May, ScrapSimple Embellishment Templates: Bracket Labels, ScrapSimple Tools - Actions: Corner Rounder 5001 Mini and ScrapSimple Paper Templates: Very Vintage 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 19 - 24, 2010

IN TODAY'S ISSUE:
- 17.7% off Staycation Sale!
- What's New in the Scrap Girls Boutique?
- Life Muses by Ro and Other Writings
- Cute Stuff
- Scrap Girls Clubs
- Scrap Girls' Staycation Events!
- 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 - Restorations in Photoshop Elements
Restorations in Photoshop Elements
Mondays, August 2, 9, 16, & 23
6:00PM MT

This in-depth class on photo restoration is the perfect opportunity to learn about some of the Photoshop Elements tools most often utilized for restorative techniques. Using various methods, this class will teach you how to restore damaged, discolored, and faded photos for printing, digital scrapbooking, and web uploading.

Important: This Intermediate Level class is for 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!


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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.

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!

Project SG Challenge: Stay motivated to scrap your current photos! Post your 2010 layouts in the Project SG Challenge Gallery to earn one point per layout each month. You can earn up to four points per month this way! Earn a bonus point each month by attending the monthly Project SG Chat! Each point gives you an entry into a quarterly drawing for a special prize! And at the end of the year, each month that you participated in will earn you an entry into the Grand Prize drawing for a 12 X 12, 52 page Keepsakes photobook from Color, Inc! Our third quarterly drawing winner will be announced in the Saturday, October 2nd Scrap Girls newsletter.

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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.


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

I've been brainstorming ways to improve my health and get more fresh, natural, less-processed things into my diet. I stumbled onto something very interesting a few weeks ago: Raw food. Not that "raw food" is anything new; really, it's what we all buy at the grocery store from time to time. We try to coerce our children to eat it and try to convince ourselves to enjoy it. (Not that a carrot or a cucumber isn't enjoyable, but ask me to choose between a pear and a cinnamon roll, and I'll probably pick the cinnamon roll.) Nothing is wrong with enjoying a treat from time to time, but when I found myself with health problems, I decided it was time to change a few things about my life.

Life Muses by Ro: Isn't It Interesting?

One of the challenges of writing a regular column such as this is that a great deal of the time, nothing particularly interesting happens to you. You get up, shower and dress, eat the same breakfast that you've eaten for weeks, do the same work, talk to the same people, go the same places, watch the same TV shows, and go to bed at the same time each evening.

Life Muses by Ro: Attack Dog

Gary: Look at that! There are two deer in our backyard.

Rozanne: I'll bet they want to eat the garden. You better do something.

Scrap Girls, Etc: Crazy Hair Day

Note from Heidi: Mandy Steward was one of the designers who first brought me to and kept me at Scrap Girls all those years ago. I loved her design sense and playful, colorful collections. I could always tell at a glance which kits were Mandy's - even before I had looked closely at any of the embellishments and papers. It's great to read this blog post from Mandy and remember that she really is that spunky and cute in real life - it's not just a clever ploy to get me to buy her gorgeous digital scrapbooking kits!

Life Muses by Ro: Fun on the Freeway

Ro shares one of her doodles! Check it out!

Customer Muse by Suzanne

Once upon a time, I was a mom with a corporate job. I woke up early every morning between Monday and Friday, quietly got myself dressed for work, and then packed multiple bags with bottles, diapers, jars of baby food, extra clothing, and blankies, all before waking my two young girls and driving them to the day care center.

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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, July 19, 2010

Digital scrapbook layout by Amy Flanagan

"We Love This Dog" by Amy Flanagan
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Directions for one technique I did on this layout:

For this layout, I wanted to use Acrylic Overlays Shapes Paper on top of my background paper and some of the embellishments. When I placed it on the layout, the bold colors of the background became more subdued than I wanted. To keep the look of the acrylic and still maintain the strong color, I used a layer mask to lighten the portions of the acrylic paper that would allow the background to show through more boldly. The other thing that was done was with the shadow. In CS4, the Blending Mode of the shadow can be changed just like in a layer. I scrolled through the Blending Modes while setting the shadow parameters on the acrylic paper layer until I liked the result. Here the Blending Mode of the shadow is set to "Color Burn."

Acrylic Overlays Shapes Paper Back to the Basics Collection Mini Eccentricity Paper Mini
Memories of Home Embellishments - Frames Garden View Collection Memories of Home Collection
ScrapSimple Layer Your Own Brushes: Starry Hearts Summer Romance Collection Mini ScrapSimple Embellishment Templates: Just Strings
ScrapSimple Tools - Styles: Pencil Stroke 8201 ScrapSimple Tools - Styles: Label Maker 6401 Brush Set: Well Worn
  Memento Collection Biggie  

Commercial license versions of Summer Romance Collection Mini, ScrapSimple Embellishment Templates: Just Strings, ScrapSimple Tools - Styles: Pencil Stroke 8201, ScrapSimple Tools - Styles: Label Maker 6401 and Brush Set: Well Worn are also available.

Software used: Adobe Photoshop CS4

Name of challenge: Free Scrap

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Thursday, July 22, 2010

Digital scrapbook layout by Kerry Veale

Layout by Kerry Veale
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These first five products are included in this month's ScrapSimple Club offering. Members receive a substantial discount on these club supplies. They are also available elsewhere in the Boutique at regular prices for those individuals who would rather not join a club.

ScrapSimple Embellishment Templates: Rosemary Frames ScrapSimple Paper Templates: Rosemary Dynamic Brush Set: Inking Textures
ScrapSimple Paper Templates: Inked Doodles Brush Set: Inked Frames Intaglio Collection Biggie
ScrapSimple Tools - Styles: Intaglio Biggie 7601 ScrapSimple Tools - Styles: Subtle Photos 7601 Biggie Time Traveler Collection Biggie

Commercial license versions of ScrapSimple Embellishment Templates: Rosemary Frames, ScrapSimple Paper Templates: Rosemary, Dynamic Brush Set: Inking Textures, ScrapSimple Paper Templates: Inked Doodles, Brush Set: Inked Frames, Intaglio Collection Biggie, ScrapSimple Tools - Styles: Intaglio Biggie 7601 and ScrapSimple Tools - Styles: Subtle Photos 7601 Biggie are also available.

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Friday, July 23, 2010

Digital scrapbook layout by Syndee Nuckles

Layout by Syndee Nuckles
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Brush Set: Bird Legs Junk Love Collection Biggie Bird Legs Collection Mini
ScrapSimple Tools - Styles: Aged Metals 8501 Biggie   ScrapSimple Digital Layout Album Templates: 4x6 Alphabet Super Biggie

Commercial license versions of Brush Set: Bird Legs, ScrapSimple Tools - Styles: Aged Metals 8501 Biggie and ScrapSimple Digital Layout Album Templates: 4x6 Alphabet Super Biggie are also available.

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Saturday, July 24, 2010

Digital scrapbook layout by Brandy Murry

Layout by Brandy Murry
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Country Blue Collection Brush Set: Herbal Alpha Super Biggie Express Yourself Word Art Biggie
ScrapSimple Tools - Styles: Vellum 5401   Well Loved Hardware Embellishment Mini

Commercial license versions of ScrapSimple Tools - Styles: Vellum 5401 and Well Loved Hardware Embellishment Mini 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 Angie Briggs.

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 Angie Briggs using July's Scrap Girls Club
Layout by Angie Briggs using July's Scrap Girls Club
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Created for you by Angie Briggs

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 Amanda McGee and Kerry Veale.

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
  • 1 Brush Set
  • 2 Designer's Choice Item

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

Computer scrapbook layout by Kerry Veale using July's ScrapSimple Club
Layout by Kerry Veale using July's ScrapSimple Club
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Created for you by Amanda McGee and Kerry Veale

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!

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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STAYcation Message Board Game

Have you ever tried to win one of those radio contests where you had to call in by a certain time if they called your name and then not heard it when it was called? Now's your chance to play it on the Scrap Girls Message board during STAYcation (July 27th - July 31st)!

Here is all you have to do... Make sure you have logged into the message board in the last year to be eligible to be called. Subscribe to the game thread, directions will be included in the thread on how to do this and then if your name is called, reply in the same game thread in the allotted time and you will win! How will we choose the members to call? We will use a random number generator based on our membership numbers. Log in and come play!

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STAYcation Chat Schedule

Tuesday, July 27: Pool Party

  • 2:00PM MT - Life Moments Chat
    Join April (April Showers) in the chat room on July 27th at 2pm MT for another Life Moments Chat and Crop. These chats are focused on building a scrapbook all about you, one layout at a time. This week we will be working on Family Vacations! Dig through your files, write down your memories, and be sure to join us in the chat room!

  • 4:00PM MT - Pool Party Chat
    It's too hot out there! Come cool off with Angie (angleigh) and Brandie (brandiev) at their very own Pool Party - right in the Scrap Girls backyard. We'll have lots of chatting, fun, and even some prizes. So bring your sunscreen, pool toys, and towels and come hang out with your favorite digital scrapbook pals in the chatroom on Tuesday, July 27 at 4pm MT. We promise not to push you in the pool!

  • 5:00PM MT - Hybrid ATC Chat
    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 Dee (DDecker) on Tuesday, July 27th at 5pm MT for our Mixed Media ATC crop and swap.

  • 6:00PM MT - Siggie Swap Crop
    Join April (April Showers) in the chat room at 6pm MT for the July Siggie Swap. During this chat, we will swap the siggies we made for each other. You can upload your siggie the day of the chat. We'll all talk about how much fun we had and "ohhh and ahhh" over each other's cute new siggies. Hope to see you there!

  • 7:00PM MT - New Member Chat
    Join Pat (PBarnes) and Angela (angelaNussbaum) for the New Member Staycation 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. We'll be playing a couple of games to get you into the swing of our special event week. All are welcome, new and long time members included. You do need to have Java installed on your computer to access the Live Chat.

Wednesday, July 28: Ice Cream Social

  • 10:00AM MT - East Coast High Noon Crop
    Join April (April Showers) at 10am MT for the East Coast High Noon Crop. All coasts and time zones are welcome! 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 28th, we'll do a Nature Challenge! Create a layout that shows nature in some way. Could be flowers, wildlife, camping - anything that highlights nature. Create your layout and upload it to the special High Noon Crop Gallery. You'll be amazed what you can get done in just one hour, but there is no High Noon Sheriff timing you!

  • 1:00PM MT - Ice Cream Social
    You scream, I scream, we all scream for ice cream! Join Kim Meeder (kimmybutton) and Keri Schueller (Keri S) for our annual Staycation Ice Cream Social in the chat room on Wednesday, July 28th at 1 pm MT! We'll be chatting, playing some games, giving out some prizes and doing a layout based on your favorite ice cream flavors.

  • 7:00PM MT - Post Card Swap Chat
    I love to receive post cards from family and friends when they go on vacation! But how about sending post cards from your hometown? Have you ever thought about making your own? Join Carla (CRS) on Wednesday at 7pm MT and come learn some tips on making your own cards and all about the swap!

  • 8:00PM MT - ScrapSimple - Use It! Chat
    Strengthening your abilities in scrapbooking is essential to becoming a better scrapbooker and learning to utilize the ScrapSimple product line available here at Scrap Girls will give you so many more unique and fun options with your layouts! Join Angela (angelaNussbaum) and Elisha (elibar) for this monthly chat on Wednesday, July 28th at 8pm MT as we talk about how to use these versatile products!

Thursday, July 29: Camping

  • 11:00AM MT - Camping with Katherine and Cherise
    Join Katherine (KatherineW) and Cherise (cherise) at 11 am MT 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. Don't forget your bug spray!

  • 2:00PM MT - NSBR Chat - Early Edition
    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 Pat (PBarnes) at 2pm MT in the chat room Lobby! Hope to see you there!

  • 5:00PM MT - Desktop Challenge Crop
    Tired of the boring desktop wallpaper backgrounds that your PC or MAC came with? Join Becca and Angela (angelaNussbaum) on on July 29th at 5pm MT for this month's Desktop Challenge Crop. We'll show you how to use your digital scrapbooking supplies to create a personalized desktop wallpaper of your own. Stay tuned for the challenge! We will post it the day of the chat!

  • 7:00PM MT - Speed Scrap Crop
    Ever wonder what you can get done when time is tight? Here is your chance to find out! Join Angela (angelaNussbaum) and Carla (CRS) for a Speed Scrap Crop! We'll give you six items, spread out over an hour, for you to include on your layout. It's a challenge that is also a lot of fun! We'll see you in the chat room on Thursday, July 29th at 7pm MT!

Friday, July 30: Picnic

  • 9:00AM MT - What's New Chat with Sherry Lynn and April
  • 12:00Noon MT - Picnic Chat with Ariadna and CherĂ©

Saturday, July 31: Luau

  • 12:00Noon MT - Luau Lunch Chat with Brandy and Ang
  • 6:00PM MT - Swap Crop Chat with Carla and Angela

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

TUTORIALS and ARTICLES
Scrap Girls Club Concepts Mini Tutorial: Working with You Are Embellishment Mini

One of the fun items included in the July 2010 Scrap Girls Club is the You Are Embellishment Mini. This set of embellishments includes four page protectors that are divided to include anywhere from one to three photos. In this tutorial, I'm going to show you some fun ways to work with these items.

Themed Thoughts: A Trip to the Zoo

My family loves visiting the zoo! And of course, I bring my camera. I have hundreds of zoo photos in my Organizer.

Digital scrapbooking is my favorite way to capture and show off those fun expeditions. If you have as many zoo photos as I have, you may be looking for products with a zoo theme to help you scrap your trip to the zoo.

Digital Scrapbooking Tutorial: How to Draw a Portrait of Your Pet

Here's a fun, alternative way to scrapbook your pet. Using Dynamic Brush Set: Drawing 5701, you can easily transform a regular photo of your favorite pooch or kitty into an artistic portrait, simply by tracing.

Way Cool Stuff - Digital Scrapbooking Product Review: ScrapSimple Embellishment Templates

What's one of the best things about digital scrapbooking? Customizing your own elements, of course! And with ScrapSimple Embellishment Templates, the possibilities are endless. There are frames, photo clusters, flowers, ribbons, staples, tape, and so much more!

Digital Scrapbooking Tutorial: Combining Photo Folds and Rolled Tears

This tutorial will explain how I combined two ScrapSimple Embellishment Templates in one layout: ScrapSimple Embellishment Templates: Photo Folds 4 with ScrapSimple Embellishment Templates: Rolled Tears.

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 and July's Scrap Girls Club Concept Layout Winners! Check them out! Congratulations!

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For more great ideas on creating beautiful digital scrapbooking layouts, using brushes, embellishments, and lots more, check out the incredible tutorials on Scrapbook Software Secrets Revealed and MORE Scrapbook Software Secrets Revealed!

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

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

Now that you've learned the basics of digital scrapbooking with Scrapbook Software Secrets Revealed for Photoshop and Photoshop Elements, you are ready to learn advanced skills for having even more fun while you create digital scrapbooking layouts!

Get a big boost learning how to use ScrapSimple products to make your own backgrounds, embellishments, and alphas with the MORE Scrapbook Software Secrets Revealed for Photoshop Elements movie tutorial series. You'll learn so much that your digital scrapbooking layouts will never be the same!

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:

Scrap Girls 2009 Digital Scrap Link Class: Tips and Tricks to Make Quick Albums Fast!
Scrap Girls 2009 Digital Scrap Link Class: Tips and Tricks to Make Quick Albums Fast!

Have you ever received an email offer for a really great deal on a 20-page album? But then you sit at your computer and get overwhelmed. This eBook will cover some great tips and tricks to help you pull it off in a snap! Included with your purchase, you will receive a special digital layout template set of three layouts in both 8.5x11 and 12x12 size, with which you can practice the techniques taught in the eBook.

Artistry eBook
Artistry eBook by Marnie Adams

Artistry: A Celebration of Digital Design Excellence highlights the best-of-the-best in digital scrapbooking focusing on high quality layout design, imaginative use of products, creative vision, top-notch typography, and artistic expression.

Scrap Girls Tutorials & Way Cool Stuff eBook Set - 2009 4th Quarter
Scrap Girls Tutorials & Way Cool Stuff eBook Set
2009 - 4th Quarter

Subscribers to the Scrap Girls Newsletter have one thing in common: they love to learn new techniques! Each issue shares ideas, tutorials, and new ways to use Scrap Girls quality digital scrapbooking products. Now you can have all those past tutorials and Way Cool Stuff articles of the 4th Quarter of 2009 in one convenient PDF format.

Start to Finish eBooklets

Start to Finish eBooklet - PSE: Patterns, Blends & Filters, Oh My!
Start to Finish eBooklet - PSE: Patterns, Blends & Filters, Oh My!

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 Caroline Kaiser

Layout by Caroline Kaiser
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Pool Party and Fun Embellishment Special 2
Designer Freebie by Caroline Kaiser coordinates with her Pool Party and Fun Collection Mini

Pool Party and Fun Collection Mini Dynamic Brush Set: Bubbles 9901 Mini ScrapSimple Tools - Styles: Bubbles 9901 Super Biggie
Brush Set: Stamped Cardboard Heat Wave Collection Lil Mermaid Collection
ScrapSimple Embellishment Templates: Cardboard Curled Edges ScrapSimple Tools - Styles: Photo Borders 6501 AMC_Friendly Font

Commercial license versions of Dynamic Brush Set: Bubbles 9901 Mini, ScrapSimple Tools - Styles: Bubbles 9901 Super Biggie, Brush Set: Stamped Cardboard, ScrapSimple Embellishment Templates: Cardboard Curled Edges, ScrapSimple Tools - Styles: Photo Borders 6501 and AMC_Friendly Font 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

Hybrid ATC Swap Crop
Tuesday, July 27th - 5:00PM MT

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 Dee (DDecker) on Tuesday, July 27th at 5pm MT for our Mixed Media ATC crop and swap.

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July's Siggie Swap Chat
Tuesday, July 27th - 6:00PM MT

Join Michelle (Shelbi) and April (April Showers) in the chat room at 6pm MT for the July Siggie Swap. During this chat, we will swap the siggies we made for each other. You can upload your siggie the day of the chat. We'll all talk about how much fun we had and "ohhh and ahhh" over each other's cute new siggies. Hope to see you there!

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New Member Chat
Tuesday, July 27th - 7:00PM MT

Join Pat (PBarnes) 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, July 28th - 10:00AM MT

Join April (April Showers) each Wednesday at 10am MT for the East Coast High Noon Crop. All coasts and time zones are welcome! 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 28th, we'll do a Nature Challenge! Create a layout that shows nature in some way. Could be flowers, wildlife, camping - anything that highlights nature. Create your layout and upload it to the special High Noon Crop Gallery. You'll be amazed what you can get done in just one hour, but there is no High Noon Sheriff timing you!

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NSBR Chat - Early Edition
Thursday, July 29th - 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 Pat (PBarnes) at 2pm MT in the chat room Lobby! Hope to see you there!

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Desktop Challenge Chat
Thursday, July 29th - 5:00PM MT

Tired of the boring desktop wallpaper backgrounds that your PC or MAC came with? Join Becca and Angela (angelaNussbaum) on on July 29th at 5pm MT for this month's Desktop Challenge Crop. We'll show you how to use your digital scrapbooking supplies to create a personalized desktop wallpaper of your own. Stay tuned for the challenge! We will post it the day of the chat!

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Speed Scrap Crop
Thursday, July 29th - 7:00PM MT

Ever wonder what you can get done when time is tight? Here is your chance to find out! Join Angela (angelaNussbaum) and Carla (CRS) for a Speed Scrap Crop! We'll give you six items, spread out over an hour, for you to include on your layout. It's a challenge that is also a lot of fun! We'll see you in the chat room on Thursday, July 29th at 7pm MT!

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What's New Chat
Friday, July 30th - 9:00AM MT

Join Sherry (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!

JULY EVENTS

July Message Board Game: BINGO!

It's that time again! Join us for an exciting game of BINGO on the Message Board Forum in July! Pick 25 words from the list provided in the forum and send them in an e-mail to [email protected] with a subject line that says "BINGO CARD - your SG message board username" by Wednesday, June 30th (Midnight MT) in order to play in the first round, which will begin Thursday, July 1st.

Each day, members of the Welcoming Committee will call five random words from the Bingo list. Match just 15 of those words to win a BINGO. You must be first to call bingo in the forum to win that round. After a winner is called, the boards can be cleared and a new round will begin the following day. All winners win a $5 gift certificate to the Boutique! We like to see lots of winners, so please remember that each person can only win one round during the month. Have fun!

If you miss the first round cutoff date, you can still play! Just send in your Bingo card at any time during the month and you'll be eligible to begin playing when the next new round starts. Everyone who sends in a Bingo card will receive a confirmation email that their card has been received. If you do not receive confirmation within 24 hours, please re-send your list of words.

For complete details and examples of game play, visit the Monthly Message Board Games folder on the Scrap Girls message board.

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Layout Contests:

July Monthly Layout Contest: Most all countries have a national holiday. The time of the year varies across our wide world but the United States just happens to celebrate Independence Day in July. For this month's layout contest, we want you to create a layout showing us something about what you do to celebrate your nation or show your patriotism. Post your layouts in the July Gallery before Midnight MT on July 31st. Be sure to list your credits in the description or under the EXIF Properties. If your layout is one of the two chosen, you will win a $10 gift certificate to the Scrap Girls Boutique!

Club Concepts Layout Contest: 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. If your layout is chosen, it will be showcased as a Club Concepts layout winner, and you will win a $5 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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Haven't received your prize as a contest winner? Please send an email to [email protected] and we'll get it out to you right away!

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