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March Madness! 18.3% off almost everything in the Boutique until Midnight, March 31th (MST).


Today's Special of the Day!

Potpourri Collection Biggie
Save 30% off this Collection Biggie today only!

Introducing a new feature! Each week on Tuesdays, we will be spotlighting one designer and one of their favorite products. This product will be on sale for one day only at 30% off!

This week's designer spotlight is on Brandy Murry. In a short interview with Brandy, she shared these comments with us...

At the time of the making of this collection I was inspired by Southern France. I wanted to see the lavender fields so badly. When Jeroen and I went in 2007, it wasn't the right time of year. Hopefully this year we can go and see them in full bloom. I can almost smell them!

1. Soda, coffee or other?

Coffee, Diet Coke and Flavored Water

2. What's the last book you read?

I am currently reading a book called Flutter by Amanda Hocking.

Brandy Murry
Brandy Murry

What's New

Digital scrapbook layout by Armi Custodio

Layout by Armi Custodio
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ScrapSimple Type Paths: Shape Up On A Whim Collection Mini Follow Your Bliss Collection Biggie
Assemble Your Own Zoom Pages: Follow Your Bliss Zip Kit: Hoot and Annie By Hand Word Art Mini

Commercial license versions of ScrapSimple Type Paths: Shape Up and By Hand Word Art Mini are also available.


Digital scrapbook layout by Brandie Valenzuela

Layout by Brandie Valenzuela
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1 Scrap Girls Divenire Collection Biggie ScrapSimple Digital Layout Templates: New Brackets ScrapSimple Tools - Styles: Basic Shadows 6501

Commercial license versions of ScrapSimple Digital Layout Templates: New Brackets and ScrapSimple Tools - Styles: Basic Shadows 6501 are also available.


Digital scrapbook layout by Angela Blanchard

Layout by Angela Blanchard
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ScrapSimple Paper Templates: Rose Scented Digital Stickers: Cute Critters Cowboy Up! Collection Biggie
Dressage Artistry Collection Angela Blanchard's Fab 5 Naturalist's Journal Collection Biggie
Digital Stickers: Farmstead Animals Yesterday's Child Collection Ephemera Collection Biggie
  Nostalgia Collection  

Commercial license versions of ScrapSimple Paper Templates: Rose Scented, Digital Stickers: Cute Critters, Dressage Artistry Collection and Digital Stickers: Farmstead Animals are also available.


Digital scrapbook layout by Cherise Oleson

Layout by Cherise Oleson
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ScrapSimple Embellishment Templates: Paper Rosettes Brush Set: Highlights 8301 Biggie Art Journal Collection Biggie

Commercial license versions of ScrapSimple Embellishment Templates: Paper Rosettes and Brush Set: Highlights 8301 Biggie are also available.


Digital scrapbook layout by Laurel Lakey

Layout by Laurel Lakey
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* JIFFY Easy Page Album: 12x12 Promise *


Digital scrapbook layout by Amanda Sok

Layout by Amanda Sok
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Gradients - Hers Paper Biggie Scrap Pack Mini: Mulberry Wine PS I Love You Collection Biggie

Commercial license versions of PS I Love You Collection Biggie are also available.


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.

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It's a Miracle! Customizable Layouts in a JIF!
Tuesday, March 29, 2011

- 18.3% off March Madness Sale!
- Today's Special of the Day
- What's New in the Scrap Girls Boutique?
- Life Muse by Ro
- ScrapSimple Club
- Tips From The Pros: How to Make Easy Layouts with JIF 6 Kits
- Designer Freebie
- What's Happening at Scrap Girls?
- Online Classes Currently Available
- Ongoing Opportunities for YOU


Online Class - Unmasking Layer Masks for Photoshop
Unmasking Layer Masks for Photoshop
Thursdays, March 31 & April 7
7:00PM MT

Do you want to learn more about the power of layer masks in Photoshop? This digital scrapbooking class helps take the mystery out of layer masks. Join Mary Elizabeth O'Toole for this two-session class that provides a variety of techniques for using layer masks in different ways including cropping papers, enhancing photos and modifying elements. These techniques can be combined with tools and collections found in the Scrap Girls Boutique to create even more unique uses. Layer masks have a wide range of uses. You'll love the flexibility and variety that they can bring to your pages.

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


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Some things - like V-neck sweaters, wood flooring, Hershey's Kisses, and ice water with lemon - are such classics that they never go out of style. Sometimes, things are so good that they shouldn't be missed. Our All Star designs are that way, too! Each one of these top-selling products is too good to be missed. This month's All Stars are on sale for 30% off until the 5th of each month! So head to the All-Stars section of the Boutique today and pick up a steal-of-a-deal on a digital scrapbooking classic while you can!

And don't forget to check out the 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!


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.

Project SG Challenge: Stay motivated to scrap your current photos! Post your 2011 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 first quarterly drawing winner will be announced in the Saturday, April 9th Newsletter.

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

divScrap Girls is giving away birthday gifts to our Message Board members!

Of course, it is a surprise what you will get because birthday presents are always surprises! But you will like it for sure because most people like money.... Anyway, make sure your Message Board email address is current and that you have the correct date entered into your profile to participate.


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A Designers Life

Rozanne Paxman
Rozanne Paxman

A Walk Around The Neighborhood

What? Walk around neighborhood

When? March 23, 2011

Why? Because my brain was full, and I needed to clear it out.

Who? Just me, my camera, and a zoom lens

How? Just meandering along, trying not to get caught as I took photos of people

Mountains: Photo by Rozanne Paxman

Fiercely large mountains. This shot was taken from my front porch.

Blue sky: Photo by Rozanne Paxman

Blue, blue sky.

Woman running: Photo by Rozanne Paxman

"I love my camera, too," she said as she whipped by me.

Woman at mailbox: Photo by Rozanne Paxman

She must be a Scrap Girl. She is wearing purple pajamas.

Woman trimming rose bushes: Photo by Rozanne Paxman

My ambitious friend, Teri, trimming her rose bushes.

Street sign post: Photo by Rozanne Paxman

Life is in the details.

Bike: Photo by Rozanne Paxman

Did it fall or did they fall? Does it matter? The bike doesn't think so.

Paver road: Photo by Rozanne Paxman

Follow the paver road.

Dog: Photo by Rozanne Paxman

"Hello there. Do you have any doggie treats?"

Dog on leash: Photo by Rozanne Paxman

"My name is Big Fella. What's yours?"

Playhouse swingset: Photo by Rozanne Paxman

What would they think if I climbed up in the playhouse?

Grass: Photo by Rozanne Paxman

There's something about diagonal lines that says, "I like gardening."

Spring flowers: Photo by Rozanne Paxman

You're not mistaken: Spring is on the way.

Basketball: Photo by Rozanne Paxman

Basketball is popular around here.

Basketball hoop: Photo by Rozanne Paxman

27 basketball hoops in one small neighborhood may be overkill.

Mountains: Photo by Rozanne Paxman

Always end a story on a high note – or mountain.

- Ro


Digital scrapbook layout by Ro

Layout by Ro
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A Letter to Santa Collection Mini * Park Play Collection


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!

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Blog-only muses and humor pieces, inside scoop of Ro's life, photo journals, and more

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Food recipes, homemaking tips, gardening, quilting, and other neat stuff her mom and grandma taught her

ScrapSimple Club

The March ScrapSimple digital scrapbooking club selection by Julie White and Amanda Sok.

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.

March's ScrapSimple Club has been created for you by Julie White and Amanda Sok

Computer scrapbook layout by Amanda Sok using March's ScrapSimple Club
Layout by Amanda Sok using March's ScrapSimple Club
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Computer scrapbook layout by Julie White using March's ScrapSimple Club
Layout by Julie White using March's ScrapSimple Club
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Computer scrapbook layout by Amanda Sok using March's ScrapSimple Club
Layout by Amanda Sok using March's ScrapSimple Club
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Tips From The Pros

How to Make Easy Layouts with JIF 6 Kits

Tutorial created using Photoshop Elements 7.0 with Windows XP.

JIF Kits are one of the fastest and easiest ways to create a finished layout within minutes - literally. Because they come with the finished layout in a PSD file, it's super-easy for you to simply click-and-drag your photos and customize the layout to your preference. The finished product is a beautiful professional-looking layout in a fraction of the time it normally takes you to assemble a digital scrapbooking layout. Let me show you how easy it is.

Digital Scrapbooking Tips: Open PSD file.

First, open the PSD files that come with your JIF 6 Kit. I am using JIF 6: My Sunshine for this tutorial.

Digital Scrapbooking Tips: Layers of pre-designed JIF layout.

In your Layers Palette, you will see all the embellishments, word art, and papers that create this layout. Each layer can be deleted, moved, or altered to your liking.

Digital Scrapbooking Tips: Open the photo you wish to use.

Open the photo you would like to use on your layout.

Digital Scrapbooking Tips: Move your photo into place on the layout.

Move (click and drag) your photo into your software program. Move the photo up or down in the Layers Palette until it is directly above the round photo mask. I'm going to use the round circle photo mask with my photo so that it will focus just on my son and eliminate all the other extra background in the photo.

Digital Scrapbooking Tips: Clip your photo to the photo mask.

Make sure your photo layer is selected in the Layers Palette. By holding down Ctrl+G (Alt+Ctrl+G for PS users), you will create a clipping mask. A clipping mask makes the photo take on the shape of the layer below it. In this case, my photo takes on the shape of a circle. You will know that it created a clipping mask when you see your photo indented with a small arrow next to it pointing down.

Digital Scrapbooking Tips: Poor example of white space on a layout.

If your photo is still selected in the Layers Palette, you can easily move around your photo or resize it to get it exactly where you would like it on the photo mask.

You can also add a shadow to the black photo mask (if there isn't one already) to give it depth on your layout.

Adding a photo is as easy as that! Go ahead and try it! I know you'll be hooked with how easy and fast scrapping can be now.


Digital Scrapbooking Tips: Layout example by Shalae Tippetts.

Layout by Shalae Tippetts
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* JIF 6: My Sunshine *

Commercial license versions of JIF 6: My Sunshine are also available.

Shalae Tippetts
Article written by Shalae Tippetts

Today's Freebie

Digital scrapbook layout by Julie White

Layout by Julie White
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Brush Set: Hodge Podge Special
Designer Freebie by Julie White coordinates with her Brush Set: Hodge Podge,
part of this month's ScrapSimple Club offering

Brush Set: Hodge Podge ScrapSimple Embellishment Templates: Decoupage Flowers ScrapSimple Word Art Templates: Hodge Podge
ScrapSimple Paper Templates: Layered   Beautiful Garden Collection

Commercial license versions of Brush Set: Hodge Podge, ScrapSimple Embellishment Templates: Decoupage Flowers, ScrapSimple Word Art Templates: Hodge Podge and ScrapSimple Paper Templates: Layered are also available.

Julie White
Today's freebie designed by Julie White

* 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 Crop & Chat
Tuesday, March 29th - 6:00PM MT

Join Theresa (tiza126) in the chat room March 29th at 6pm MT for the Life Moments Chat and Crop. These chats are focused on building a scrapbook all about you, one layout at a time. So dig through your files, write down your memories, and be sure to join us in the chat room!


East Coast High Noon Crop
Wednesday, March 30th - 10:00AM MT

Join April (April Showers) this 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 March 30th, we'll have a Single Photo Challenge. Create a layout using a single, large, wonderful photo! 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! Hope to see you in the chat room!


ScrapSimple Use It! Chat
Friday, April 1st - 8:00AM MT

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 Friday, April 1st at 8am MT as we focus on using one of these versatile products!


What's New in the Boutique Chat
Friday, April 1st - 9:00AM MT

Join April (April Showers) at 9am MT Friday morning to chat about all the wonderful new products in the Scrap Girls Boutique! What are your favorite new items? Is your shopping basket full? What did you kaboodle? Have you already done layouts or other projects with your new goodies? Come tell the designers how much you love their work. You never know who will show up. There's a thread every Thursday and now there's a chat, too!


March Message Board Game: Going on a Boutique Hunt!

Remember as a child when you played the game that started like this: "I am going on a ___ hunt and bringing..." then you listed an item with the first letter of your name or a specific letter? We are playing a similar game on the Message Board during the month of March. Each day, a new theme and starting letter will be posted in the Game thread. Members will search the Boutique for something that fits the theme and post a link to it in the Game thread. Only one product per letter per round will be counted, and products cannot be used more than once. Collections and their individual parts are one product, and time stamps will be used to determine which post came first in case of more than one post per letter. Entries are to follow the alphabet, starting with the letter posted with the theme each day. There's a limit of three posts per person each day, and there must be another player's post before posting again.

PRIZES: Members' names will be added to a drawing based on the number of qualified product links which they post in the thread. Prizes will be awarded at the end of the month and winners will be announced in the April 2nd Newsletter. Gift certificates will be awarded as follows: First prize - $15 Gift Certificate; second prize - $10 Gift Certificate, and third prize - $5 Gift Certificate.

For complete details, visit the Monthly Message Board Games folder on the Scrap Girls Message Board.


March Monthly Layout Contest: Do you have a good luck charm? Do you have something in your life that you consider lucky? For the March Layout Contest, scrap it! We'd love for you to share you luck! Post your layouts in the March Monthly Layout Gallery before Midnight MT on March 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!


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.)


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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