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Using Secondary Colors
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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!
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]:
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!
Scrap 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.
Scrap Girls is looking for qualified digital scrapbooking teachers to teach Photoshop and Photoshop Elements classes. Teachers will be required to create class PDFs that will be reviewed prior to class. Teachers have complete flexibility in scheduling classes.
Candidates must have strong skills in Photoshop and/or Photoshop Elements and exhibit strong layout design skills. Knowledge of both programs is a plus. They must be warm and friendly, comfortably handle fast-paced chat room situations, and be able to easily answer questions that arise regarding their particular software area of expertise.
Candidates will be required to audition for this paid position. There will be a list of topics available from which classes can be developed; however, the teachers are encouraged to present their own ideas for approval as well.
Please contact Katherine Weaver at [email protected] for more details. If you are interested in applying, please forward to Katherine an up-to-date resume as well as a sample tutorial you have written. Application deadline is Tuesday, May 31, 2011.
Learning to Read
My youngest daughter just turned five and is preparing to go to kindergarten next year. Over the past couple years, we have worked on learning her letters and learning the sounds they make. She is progressing to the point of putting the letters and sounds together and starting to read some basic words. Using my digital scrapbooking software, I decided to make a special "learning to read" binder for her.
I made several pages of Word Families like this one. Then I put them in individual sheet protectors in a three-ring binder. My daughter has several dry erase markers that she uses to write the words and then read them to me. She loves her new binder and learning to read!
Favorite Product I've designed:
ScrapSimple Alpha Templates: Sewn
Commercial license versions of ScrapSimple Alpha Templates: Sewn are also available.
One of my favorite products that I have designed recently is the ScrapSimple Alpha Templates: Sewn. I like the fact that you can use the background letter separately, the stitches separately, or use them both together! They come nice and big, which is great for stand-out titles.
Commercial license versions of ScrapSimple Alpha Templates: Sewn, Dynamic Brush Set: Holey Checkered 8301 Biggie, ScrapSimple Embellishment Templates: Paper Rosettes, ScrapSimple Embellishment Templates: Pens and Pencils, ScrapSimple Paper Templates: Edgers Biggie, ScrapSimple Embellishment Templates: Page Protectors and ScrapSimple Embellishment Templates: Photo Clusters 3 are also available.
What's the Difference Between Scrap Girls Club and ScrapSimple Club?
Definitely, one of the best values for your money is our Scrap Girls Club and ScrapSimple Club. But just what are they and what is the difference between the two?
First let's look at the Scrap Girls Club:
This club is released on the 1st of the month, unless the 1st falls on a Sunday, then it's released on the 2nd. This club contains brand new, never-before-released, finished items for digital scrapbooking – digital papers, embellishments, word art, and predesigned elements. That means you simply download, unzip, and you're ready to start creating layouts with your new products.
Since this is club contains material that's ready to use from the moment you unzip your files, it's perfect for members that are just starting their digital scrapbooking journey.
This club contains the following pieces for one low monthly fee of $9.99 (or less for 6-month or 12-month subscribers):
All the above items are also sold separately each month in the Boutique. If you decide you don't want to join the club and be billed monthly, you can purchase any of these on their own. Individually, these items would cost $27.94.
But wait, there's more! The Scrap Girls Club gives you access to "members-only" items that are not available in the Boutique. These items will never be sold in the Boutique and can only be obtained through the Club membership:
These additional items raise the retail value of the monthly Scrap Girls Club to more than $40 – but you can get it all for $9.99! (Tip: If you sign up for a 6- or 12-month subscription, the price per month drops further!)
Now, here's the insider's scoop on our second club - the ScrapSimple Club:
This club is released on the 15th of the month, unless the 15th falls on a Sunday, then it's released on the 16th. This club contains brand new, never-before-released ScrapSimple items. If you are not familiar with our ScrapSimple items, then let me introduce you to the wonderful world of templates. A template is the base of the design, such as the pattern for a paper. It comes in shades of gray, then you transform each template with your own colors and textures to create a one-of-a-kind, designed-by-you element/paper.
Since this club contains template material and takes a little more work to create items that are ready to use, it is perfect for scrapbookers who have been scrapping a bit longer and are ready for the next challenge.
This club contains the following pieces for one low monthly fee of $6.99 (or less for 6-month and 12-month subscribers):
All the above items are also sold separately each month in the Boutique. If you decide you don't want to join this club and be billed monthly, you can purchase any of these individually, for about $19.15.
What you will not have access to, unless you're a club member, is the members-only material. These products will never be sold in the Boutique:
This raises the total retail value of the ScrapSimple Club to at least $29.15 each month – but it comes to you for just $6.99 (or less if you sign up for a 6- or 12-month subscription).
Both clubs have the option of paying monthly or signing up for an extended 6- or 12-month subscription. Do keep in mind, no matter which option you choose, you are agreeing to an automatic rebilling of the club until you contact us to cancel. Your cancellation must be received before the billing date of your club. If it's received after the billing period, the cancellation will take effect on the next cycle.
If you like a bargain, like to stretch your scrapbooking dollars as far as possible, then our Clubs are definitely worth checking out!
If you have any additional questions, please email us at [email protected] and we'll be happy to help.
Article written by Angie Briggs, Scrap Girls' Customer Service Extraordinare
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:
May's Scrap Girls Club designed for you by Brandy Murry
But that's not all! Scrap Girls Club members now receive these exclusive, club-only items!
and a Club Exclusive Color Palette
Layout by Brandy Murry using May's Scrap Girls Club
Layout by Brandy Murry using May's Scrap Girls Club
Layout by Brandy Murry using May's Scrap Girls Club
Color Theory - Effective Use of Secondary Colors
Note: Tutorial created using Adobe Photoshop CS5 with Windows 7
What are Secondary Colors? They are green, orange and purple.
These colors are derived from mixing the primary colors - red, yellow, and blue. Basic color theory tells us that the best way to use a secondary color is to use it together with its complementary color. In the color wheel, complementary colors are those that are directly opposite each other. For example, green and red are complementary colors. (Think Christmas!)
Let's see this theory in action. My layout is about my boy and his favorite pool toy. To create this block-style layout, I spaced the photos by alternating photo and paper placements. My two dominant colors are orange, a secondary color, and its complementary color, blue. Notice how these two colors work together to make up an attractive color scheme. The blue echoes the water theme of my layout while the orange provides a punch of color that evokes energy and fun.
To anchor everything down, I used a brown background paper. I also introduced a bit of grey and white to tone down the high contrast that results from using complementary colors.
Using the color wheel and the principles of color theory will greatly help you in choosing a well-balanced color scheme that will make your layouts shine! Try it sometime!
Commercial license versions of ScrapSimple Digital Layout Album Templates: 12x12 Life in Action Vol.1, Brush Set: Life in Action - Bar codes Biggie, ScrapSimple Tools - Styles: Colored Wood 11401 and Summer Boy Embellishment Mini are also available.
Article written by Armi Custodio
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Today's freebie designed by Brandy Murry
* 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.
Life Moments Crop & Chat
Tuesday, May 31st - 7:00PM MT
Join Shannon (tinkerbell11) in the chatroom for a Life Moments Chat on Tuesday, May 31st at 7pm MT. These chats are designed to help you start scrapbooking about yourself. A topic will be posted earlier in the day to get your creative juices flowing!
East Coast High Noon Crop
Wednesday, June 1st - 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 June 1st, we'll do a color challenge! Create a layout on any theme, any topic, using the color PURPLE! 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!
ATC Swap Crop & Chat
Wednesday, June 1st - 6:00PM MT
Please join Lei (Bride) and Elisha (elibar) in the chatroom for our ATC (Artist Trading Card) Swap Crop/Chat on the first Wednesday of each month at 6pm MT. Come see what everyone has created and we'll talk about next month's topic. We're looking forward to seeing you there.
NSBR Chat - Early Edition
Thursday, June 2nd - 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!
May Message Board Game: Spotlight on the Boutique!
Each day during May (with the exceptions of Sundays), a member of the Welcoming Committee will post a layout in the official game thread. The layout will correspond with a product in the Scrap Girls Boutique and will be either the only layout or directly to the right of the product image on the product details page. A spotlight circle will show a portion of the layout you are to search for. If the layout is not identified by the following morning, a second spotlight circle will be added to the layout. This will be repeated until the product is identified.
To participate, search the Boutique for the layout and post a link to the product page in the official game thread. One guess per member per day. The winner will be drawn from all members who correctly identify a product throughout the month. The winner will receive a $10 Gift Certificate to the Scrap Girls Boutique!
For complete details, visit the Monthly Message Board Games folder on the Scrap Girls Message Board.
May Monthly Layout Contest: What's blooming in your yard, garden, or neighborhood right now? For those in the northern hemisphere, it would be spring flowers. For those in the southern hemisphere, it would be flowers of the fall variety. For May's layout contest, show us what's blooming in your neck of the woods or show us photos of your favorite flowers. Post your layouts in the May Monthly Layout Gallery before Midnight MT on May 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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