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

It's finally here... MISCHIEF WEEK!!

For the uninitiated, Mischief Week is a five-day event of mayhem and madness, located in our newsletter, forum, and chat room. We have lots of games, contests, crops, and free classes for you. We give away prizes like we are losing our minds. Keep an eye on the newsletter because new silliness is announced in almost every issue!

Because we like to spoil you a little bit during Mischief Week, we're celebrating with a big sale. Almost everything in the Scrap Girls Boutique is 21.9% off! But you know how it goes; the sale will be over at Midnight, MDT on April 30th.

But WAIT... there's even more!

Zip Kit: Pixie Mischief

If you spend $10.00 or more, you'll receive the Zip Kit: Pixie Mischief without charge! This adorable kit was made for you by Syndee Nuckles and it coordinates with her Pixie Mischief Nano Collection perfectly!

 

What's New

Digital scrapbook layout by Brandy Murry

Layout by Brandy Murry
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Grandparents Collection Biggie Naturescape Collection Biggie ScrapSimple Tools - Actions: Mirror Reflections Mini 8501
  ScrapSimple Embellishment Templates: Basic Bottles Biggie  

Commercial license versions of ScrapSimple Tools - Actions: Mirror Reflections Mini 8501 and ScrapSimple Embellishment Templates: Basic Bottles Biggie are also available.

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Digital scrapbook layout by Erica Hite

Layout by Erica Hite
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* JIFFY Easy Page Album: 12x12 - Baby Book 6 *

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Digital scrapbook layout by Cherise Oleson

Layout by Cherise Oleson
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Brush Set: Brownies Brownie Collection Mini Brush Set: Highlights 8301 Biggie
ScrapSimple Tools - Actions: Stitch 'n Holes 8301 Machine Stitch Mini ScrapSimple Tools - Actions: Stitch and Holes PSE 8301 Mini ScrapSimple Tools - Styles: Freehand Coloring 8201 Super Biggie

Commercial license versions of Brush Set: Brownies, Brownie Collection Mini, Brush Set: Highlights 8301 Biggie, ScrapSimple Tools - Actions: Stitch 'n Holes 8301 Machine Stitch Mini, ScrapSimple Tools - Actions: Stitch and Holes PSE 8301 Mini and ScrapSimple Tools - Styles: Freehand Coloring 8201 Super Biggie are also available.

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Digital scrapbook layout by Armi Custodio

Layout by Armi Custodio
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ScrapSimple Paper Templates: Cardstock 2 On A Whim Collection Mini ScrapSimple Paper Templates: Bird Legs
ScrapSimple Tools - Styles: Damask 6301 ScrapSimple Tools - Styles: Basic Shadows 6501 Lettering Delights Long Hand Font

Commercial license versions of ScrapSimple Paper Templates: Cardstock 2, ScrapSimple Paper Templates: Bird Legs, ScrapSimple Tools - Styles: Damask 6301, ScrapSimple Tools - Styles: Basic Shadows 6501 and Lettering Delights Long Hand Font are also available.

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Digital scrapbook layout by Erica Hite

Layout by Erica Hite
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* JIFFY Easy Page Album: 12x12 - Baby Book 4 *

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Digital scrapbook layout by Armi Custodio

Layout by Armi Custodio
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Pixie Mischief Nano Collection ScrapSimple Type Paths: Shape Up ScrapSimple Tools - Styles: Basic Shadows 6501
Life: Everyday Collection Biggie   Lettering Delights Long Hand Font

Commercial license versions of ScrapSimple Type Paths: Shape Up, ScrapSimple Tools - Styles: Basic Shadows 6501, Life: Everyday Collection Biggie and Lettering Delights Long Hand Font 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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Digital Stickers with Style
Wednesday, April 27, 2011

IN TODAY'S ISSUE:
- 21.9% off Mischief Week Sale!
- What's New in the Scrap Girls Boutique?
- Life Muse by Ro
- Back to the Basics: Mother's Day Craft
- Scrap Girls Club
- Special Event: Mischief Week
- Tips from the Pros: Five Ways to Enhance Digital Stickers with Photoshop Styles
- Designer Freebie
- What's Happening at Scrap Girls?
- Online Classes Currently Available
- Ongoing Opportunities for YOU

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OPPORTUNITIES FOR YOU

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

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

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

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 second quarterly drawing winner will be announced in the Saturday, July 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!

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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 Muse by Ro

Rozanne Paxman
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Doodle by Ro

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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!

Follow Ro's popular blog – RoPaxman.com
Blog-only muses and humor pieces, inside scoop of Ro's life, photo journals, and more

Follow Ro's newest blog – How Mom Did It
Food recipes, homemaking tips, gardening, quilting, and other neat stuff her mom and grandma taught her

Back to the Basics

Mother's Day Craft

Note: Tutorial created using Adobe Photoshop CS4 with Windows 7

Mother's Day is fast approaching! Have you ever thought about using what you've learned about digital scrapbooking to make something special as a gift? Even better, something quick and easy! I've got a simple idea for you.

I've been seeing wall art made with embroidery hoops lately. It seems that it's all the rage now! Something like that would make a wonderful gift and can be easily made with digital scrapbooking and other inexpensive supplies. When looking for supplies, keep the size of your printer in mind. I found a few five-inch embroidery hoops at a yard sale. I knew that something from my printer would fill the center. I also got some photo transfer paper and some white cotton fabric.

Using ScrapSimple Digital Layout Templates can speed and simplify your scrapping. In this case, you will need something round. There are several round-shape templates in the Scrap Girls Boutique. To find one, you can use the Categories Search feature in the Boutique (look for the drop-down menu on the left). Select Category> Cards and Crafts> Cards and Crafts Templates. I scrolled through until I found something that I liked: ScrapSimple Craft Templates: Altered CD - Fancy.

I'm going to walk you through the steps I took to create this craft. I hope it will inspire you to make something similar for yourself!

Once you have your supplies, open your template in your editing software. Before you make any changes, be sure to "Save As" and give the file another name so you're not overwriting your original template, because you'll want to use it again. In this case, I had to resize my template so it would fit inside my embroidery hoop. Here's how you do that: Go to Image in your top menu and select Image Size. A dialog box will come up, and you can enter your measurements there. Click "OK."

Digital Scrapbook Craft Tutorial: Resize template.

With that done, follow the directions that came with the digital layout template to assemble your layout using your chosen elements and photos. Print your layout on photo transfer paper, and iron it onto the fabric following the directions on the iron-on transfer paper package. Finally, position your layout into the hoop and trim away the excess fabric. Now you have a personalized gift for a mom in your life or for some other special occasion!

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Digital scrapbook craft by Elisha Barnett

Craft by Elisha Barnett
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ScrapSimple Craft Templates: Altered CD - Fancy Chic Embroidery Collection ScrapSimple Paper Templates: Edgy, THIN
  Brush Set: Motherly Affection Biggie  

Commercial license versions of ScrapSimple Craft Templates: Altered CD - Fancy, Chic Embroidery Collection, ScrapSimple Paper Templates: Edgy, THIN and Brush Set: Motherly Affection Biggie are also available.

Elisha Barnett
Article written by Elisha Barnett

Scrap Girls Club

The April 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 $40.87 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 Word Art Mini
  • 1 Embellishment Mini
  • 1 Assemble Your Own Zoom Page Set
  • 1 Designer's Choice Item

April's Scrap Girls Club designed for you by Angie Briggs

Exclusive content from the Scrap Girls Club.

But that's not all! Club members now receive these three exclusive, club-only items!

JIFFY Easy Page Album: 12x12 - Being With You
Club Exclusive! JIFFY Easy Page Album

Fab 5: Being With You
Club Exclusive! Designer's Gift

and a Club Exclusive! Color Palette

Computer scrapbook layout by Armi Custodio using April's Scrap Girls Club
Layout by Armi Custodio using April's Scrap Girls Club
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Computer scrapbook layout by Brandy Murry using April's Scrap Girls Club
Layout by Brandy Murry using April's Scrap Girls Club
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Computer scrapbook layout by Angie Briggs using April's Scrap Girls Club
Layout by Angie Briggs using April's Scrap Girls Club
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Scrap Girls Special Event

Mischief Week is Here!

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

We've got a schedule full of events that the Scrap Girls Team are hosting, plus our Mischief Week Sale, games, freebies, contests, prizes and fun! Clear your calendars - you won't want to miss this!

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Mischief Week's Never-Ending Story

Woo hoo! It's time for the Never-Ending Story game on the Scrap Girls Forum! If you haven't participated in one before, here's how it works:

  • A Scrap Girls Welcoming Committee team member starts the story on the Forum here.

  • You add something to the story by adding a post to the thread.

  • You must wait for someone else to add another piece of the story before you may post again.

  • You cannot add two posts in a row. If you do, it will be counted as one post. It won't help you pick up any more chances to win the game.

  • For each addition to the story that follows the guidelines set above, you will recieve one entry in the drawing to win the Grand Prize. The Grand Prize is a $25 Gift Certificate to the Scrap Girls Boutique!

Here is the beginning of the story:

"Toffey, get down from there right now!"

The impish brownie glanced from his tree perch at his twin sister on the ground below. "But KaraMel, I'm not doing anything... yet!"

"You already dumped thousands of bouncy balls through the aisles of the Scrap Girls boutique!" KaraMel scolded.

"I wanted to help the customers bounce to the checkout," Toffey said with a shrug.

"And then you changed the Scrap Girls website from their lovely purple to shades of brown!"

"It's a much more suitable shade for brownies. Purple is too girl-y."

"Not to mention the havoc you caused when you dyed poor Huckleberry Monkey's fur that awful shade of green!! Everyone thought he had come down with something horrible."

Toffey laughed. "You need to lighten up, KaraMel. It was only a joke!"

"That's all you do day after day; joke around and cause mischief! Why do I always have to be the responsible twin? What are you doing up in that tree, anyway?"

"Just doing what I do best! More mischief, of course. I was getting ready to..."

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Brownies Mischief Game

Ready to play a game?

We are baking a special batch of brownies for Mischief Week and have cooked up a little story game to celebrate. There are 50 underlined words in the story. For each underlined item in the story, list the item and a link to a product in the Scrap Girls Boutique that contains the underlined item. Products can only be used once, although some underlined items may be repeated, which means that there is another product containing the same item.

To enter the game, send an email to [email protected] with the subject line "Brownie Story." For each item guessed, you must include BOTH the product name and a link to where you can find it in the Scrap Girls Boutique. You have until Saturday, April 30th at Midnight (MDT) to enter.

Now don't panic! You don't have to find them all to play the game!

For all players:

  • If you get 25 or more correct answers, you will be entered into a drawing for a $25 Gift Certificate!

  • If you get 10-24 correct answers, you will be entered into a drawing for a $10 Gift Certificate!

  • If you get 5-9 correct answers, you will be entered into a drawing for a $5 Gift Certificate!

The Day I Made Brownies

The Family Reunion was getting close, and I still hadn't decided what to bring for dessert. Since chocolate is always a big hit with my family tree, brownies came to mind. I checked my cook book, and found my pantry was lacking some ingredients. So I hopped into my truck like a bunny rabbit and headed to the grocery store. I put my favorite cassette tape in the player and turned it up loud. On the way, I passed the barnyard where the cows were out grazing and the farmer was busy planting some corn. As I reached town, I noticed that the statue of Lady Liberty was coming along nicely.

I found a parking spot at the end of the row near the stop sign. I hiked into the store and found the baking aisle. I picked up some cocoa powder, eggs and sugar. The check out lanes weren't busy, so I couldn't stop and look at the magazine covers. I made my purchase and headed home. I picked up my mail, and noticed a postcard from a Scrap Girls' friend!

Once home, I was greeted by my dog and the phone was ringing. As I chatted on the phone with my friend who just got home from a trip to Las Vegas, I set up my stand mixer and preheated the oven. I added all the ingredients and poured the batter into the cookie sheet. Into the oven, it went. As a reward, I licked the spatula!

I had just sat down in my comfortable chair in front of my computer, with my hand on the mouse, when the doorbell rang. My neighbor came over to talk about forming a car pool for the soccer games this summer. We stepped outside to look at the daffodils and tulips in my garden. As we talked about planting our vegetable gardens, I noticed that there was smoke coming out of the window! As I ran inside to the kitchen, my neighbor called the fire department on her cell phone. I grabbed an oven mitt and removed the burned sheet of brownies from the oven as a fire truck pulled up in front of my house!

Once the firemen realized everything was under control, they went on their way. I thanked my lucky stars! I started the baking process over again, making sure I set the timer and put it on the table next to me. While working on a layout and relaxing, the timer rang and the brownies were done. I didn't burn them this time! After adding some sprinkles to the top, I went back to my layout and added a ribbon, a green button and some stitching and considered it finished! Since the sun was still shining, I went outside to sit under the shade of a tree and write in my journal. As I sat there, the school bus came and dropped the girls off. I took them inside and told them about all the excitement. What a Thursday!

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Brownie Recipe Cards

Mischief Week wouldn't be the same without chocolate, right? Our Scrap Girls Design Team has cooked up their favorite brownies and created recipe cards just for you! Check out the Newsletter each day for high-resolution downloads of these designer-crafted goodies – a high energy, no carb treat that's sure to please everyone!

Digital recipe card by Angela Blanchard

Recipe Card by Angela Blanchard
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Click HERE to download the high-resolution version of this card.

ScrapSimple Embellishment Templates: Home Canning Farmstead Collection Farmer's Bounty Collection
  Cowboy Up! Collection Biggie  

Commercial license versions of ScrapSimple Embellishment Templates: Home Canning and Farmstead Collection are also available.

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Digital recipe card by Angie Briggs

Recipe Card by Angie Briggs
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Click HERE to download the high-resolution version of this card.

Everyday Moments Collection Biggie Brush Set: Cooking 1 Cooking Collection Super Mini
  Brush Set: Sketchbook Lines Biggie  

Commercial license versions of Everyday Moments Collection Biggie, Brush Set: Cooking 1, Cooking Collection Super Mini and Brush Set: Sketchbook Lines Biggie are also available.

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Mischief Week Chat Schedule

Wednesday, April 27, 2011

  • 10:00AM MT - East Coast High Noon Crop
    Join April (April Showers) and Debbie (B&K Mom) 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 April 27th, we'll do a patterned paper challenge! Create a layout using at least two patterned papers. 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!

  • 2:00PM MT - Mess or Masterpiece? Crop
    Join Ro for a digital scrapbooking crop that will get you laughing while you create a layout or two with the "ingredients" you'll take out of your folders as directed. Luck will determine if each layout is a mess or a masterpiece!

  • 5:00PM MT - Mischief Journaling Chat
    Join Lei (Bride) and Amy (mimes1) in the chat room for an hour of Mischief Journaling fun! We'll have a journaling challenge for you to use in your layouts. You never know what crazy ideas we'll have for you!

  • 6:00PM MT - Mischief Quote Challenge and Chat
    Come join Theresa (tiza126) and Shannon (tinkerbell11) for the Mischief Week edition of the Quote Challenge and Chat at 6pm MT. Watch the boards on Wednesday morning for our chosen mischievous quote. Then, create a layout using the quote as your word art, and come to the chat to join in the fun and games!

  • 7:00PM MT - Critique Chat
    Have you ever spent hours working on a layout that won't behave? No matter what you try, the layout just doesn't feel right? If so, join Shannon (tinkerbell11) and Ashleigh (caprimom) for a Critique Chat and we will help you teach your mischievous layout some new tricks! Simply bring a link to your layout and we'll provide the brownies!

  • 8:00PM MT - Easy Page Class with Ro
    Ready to begin digital scrapbooking? Join Ro for this entry-level digital scrapbooking class and make your first layout in Photoshop or Photoshop Elements!

    Prior to the start of the class:

    • Download and unzip the Easy Page freebie found here.
    • Space is limited. Reserve your Webinar seat now by clicking here.
    • Please have your Photoshop or Photoshop Elements software open and ready to use when you come to the class.
    • Have a photo ready to use for your layout.

    Note: An Easy Page is a scrapbook page with the papers and embellishments already in place.

Thursday, April 28, 2011

  • 2:00PM MT - Thursday Challenge Chat
    Join Pat (PBarnes) for the Mischief Week Thursday Challenge Chat at 2pm MT. The challenge will be posted first thing in the morning as always and then we'll meet at in the Chat Room for some mischievous fun and games.

  • 4:00PM MT - Out of the Box Challenge Chat
    Get out of that box! Angela (angelaNussbaum) and Shannon (tinkerbell11) will be challenging you to do something fun and different on your layout in this mischievous chat scheduled at 4pm MT.

  • 6:00PM MT - ScrapSimple - Use It! Chat
    Amy (mimes1) and Angela (angelaNussbaum) are hosting a ScrapSimple - Use It! chat at 6pm MT. Join us in this special edition chat for Mischief Week! We will focus on a challenge and learn to use some fun ScrapSimple products!

  • 7:00PM MT - Brownie Recipe Swap Chat
    Is there anything better than a warm brownie from the oven? Join Theresa (tiza126) and Shannon (tinkerbell11) in the chat room for a Brownie Recipe Swap. Create a recipe card to share with a fun brownie recipe, then come and discuss the gooey chocolate goodness!

Friday, April 29, 2011

  • 9:00AM MT - What's New (or Old) Chat - April
  • 12:00Noon MT - Customer Submitted Challenge Crop - Lei & Debbie
  • 3:00PM MT - Mischievous Siggy Challenge Crop - Angela & Lei
  • 5:00PM MT - Scraplifting Chat - Angela
  • 6:00PM MT - Speed Scrap Crop - Carla & Angela
  • 8:00PM MT - Late Night Scrappers Crop - Cheri & Ashleigh

Saturday, April 30, 2011

  • 10:00AM MT - Saturday Color Challenge Chat - Debbie & Carla
  • 2:00PM MT - Sketch Challenge Chat - Cheri & Theresa
  • 6:00PM MT - Swap Crop - Angela & Carla
  • 7:00PM MT - Cram the Chat Room - Theresa & Cheri
  • 8:00PM MT - PJ Party Chat - Angela & Theresa

* Schedule is subject to change... stay tuned to the Newsletter and Forum for the latest Mischief Week happenings!

Tips From The Pros

Five Ways to Enhance Digital Stickers with Photoshop Styles

Note: Tutorial created using Photoshop CS2 with Windows XP

Digital stickers or illustrated embellishments can be really fun to play with, and by simply adding styles, you can create a variety of looks that give more versatility to these simple embellishments.

Digital Scrapbooking Embellishment Tutorial: Sample of a digital sticker.

Here is a simple, illustrated embellishment from the Sweet Shoppe Collection. By adding styles, I can give it more depth and variety for my digital layouts.

Digital Scrapbooking Embellishment Tutorial: Add a stroke to the sticker.

First, simply add a white stroke around the edge to give it the feel of a paper sticker with white borders. You can do this by going to Edit> Stroke.

Digital Scrapbooking Embellishment Tutorial: Add a watercolor style.

To give it more depth and more of a painterly feel, add a style from ScrapSimple Tools - Styles: Watercolor 4901 - Biggie.

Digital Scrapbooking Embellishment Tutorial: Add a paper texture style.

To create real texture and dimension, apply a style from the ScrapSimple Tools - Styles: Paper Textures 4901 or ScrapSimple Tools - Styles: Paper Textures 4902. These give it a look of crumpled paper. With a larger shadow, it makes it look as if it's on a thick cardstock. With a smaller shadow, it would look as if it's on thinner paper.

Digital Scrapbooking Embellishment Tutorial: Add an acrylic style.

To create the look of a glass embellishment or a puffy sticker, duplicate your illustration. Apply a style from ScrapSimple Tools - Styles: Acrylic Bubbles Mini 1801 to the illustration on top in the Layers Palette.

Digital Scrapbooking Embellishment Tutorial: Add a chipboard edge.

This chipboard embellishment was simply created by adding the ScrapSimple Tools - Styles: Chipboard Edge 6301.

Digital Scrapbooking Embellishment Tutorial: Sticker samples using various styles.

Here is a different illustrated embellishment from the Fly High Collection with the same styles I used on the cookie embellishment. The original airplane is in the bottom right corner.

As you can see, there is so much variety to what you can create by simply adding a style to an existing illustration. What a great way to make your embellishments go farther, as well as creating just the right look for your specific layout.

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Digital scrapbook layout by Shalae Tippetts

Layout by Shalae Tippetts
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Bowling Collection Mini ScrapSimple Tools - Styles: Acrylic Bubbles Mini 1801 ScrapSimple Tools - Styles: Chipboard Edge 6301
  JIF 6: Time to Celebrate  

Commercial license versions of Bowling Collection Mini, ScrapSimple Tools - Styles: Acrylic Bubbles Mini 1801 and ScrapSimple Tools - Styles: Chipboard Edge 6301 are also available.

Shalae Tippetts
Article written by Shalae Tippetts

Scrapbook Software Secrets Revealed: Photoshop

Scrapbook Software Secrets Revealed: Photoshop Elements

MORE Scrapbook Software Secrets Revealed: Photoshop Elements

Learn to make digital scrapbooking layouts and more! – Scrapbook Software Secrets Revealed
Find out how easy it can be to learn how to create digital scrapbook layouts, edit photos, use and make brushes, recolor papers and embellishments, make your own simple backgrounds and embellishments, save and share your layouts and much more!

Ready to learn advanced techniques? – MORE Scrapbook Software Secrets Revealed
Learn to use paper templates, embellishment templates, custom shapes, styles, and brushes to make your own supplies. Learn advanced clipping mask and lighting blend techniques. Learn to make and use patterns. Learn to make brushes from your own doodles. Learn to extract images from photos. Learn work flow techniques that will speed up the layout creation process and advanced photo editing skills and much, much more!

Today's Freebie

Digital scrapbook layout by Durin Eberhart

Layout by Durin Eberhart
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ScrapSimple Paper Templates: When I Was Young Flower Paper Special
Designer Freebie by Durin Eberhart coordinates with her ScrapSimple Paper Templates: When I Was Young, part of this month's ScrapSimple Club offering!

ScrapSimple Paper Templates: When I Was Young ScrapSimple Embellishment Templates: Woodland Applique Dyed Fabric 8 Paper
Assemble Your Own Zoom Pages: Character   ScrapSimple Tools - Styles: Gesso 5102

Commercial license versions of ScrapSimple Paper Templates: When I Was Young, ScrapSimple Embellishment Templates: Woodland Applique, Dyed Fabric 8 Paper and ScrapSimple Tools - Styles: Gesso 5102 are also available.

Durin Eberhart
Today's freebie designed by Durin Eberhart

* 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

East Coast High Noon Crop
Wednesday, April 27th - 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 April 27th, we'll do a patterned paper challenge! Create a layout using at least two patterned papers. 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!

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What's New Chat
Friday, April 29th - 9:00AM MT

Join April (April Showers) at 9am MT on 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!

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Scraplifting Challenge Chat
Friday, April 29th - 5:00PM MT

Are you in a rut? Do you need some inspiration? Join Angela (angelaNussbaum) in the chat room at 5pm MT for a crop and chat about scraplifting! Scraplifting can be a huge source of inspiration to you and your layouts, and it's a lot of fun for the person who inspired you. Come and see what fun we will be having!

Games

April Message Board Game: BINGO!

Join us for an exciting game of Springtime BINGO on the Message Board Forum in April! Pick 25 words from the list provided and send them in an email to [email protected] with a subject line that says "BINGO CARD - your Scrap Girls Message Board username" by Saturday, April 2nd at Midnight MST in order to play in the first round. The first round will begin on Monday, April 4th. If you miss the first round deadline, 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.

Each day, a member 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 game thread to win that round. After a winner is called, the boards will be cleared and a new round will begin the following day.

Each winner will receive a $5 Gift Certificate to the Scrap Girls Boutique! We like to see lots of winners, so please remember that each person can only win one round during the month. Have fun!

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

Contests

April Monthly Layout Contest: Earth Day was started in the United States in 1970 and it went global in 1990. For April's Monthly Layout Contest, we want you to show us what Earth Day means to you or what you are doing to make our precious world a little greener. Post your layouts in the April Monthly Layout Gallery before Midnight MT on April 30th. 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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