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Digital scrapbook layout by Amanda Fraijo-Tobin

Layout by Amanda Fraijo-Tobin
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These three products are included in this month's Scrap Girls 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.

Jubilant Collection Biggie Assemble Your Own Zoom Pages: Jubilant Jubilant Notepaper Embellishment Mini


Digital scrapbook layout by Syndee Nuckles

Layout by Syndee Nuckles
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Styles Pack: Aged and Textured Photos Camille's Garden Collection Mini Camille's Garden Paper Mini 2
November Sky Collection   Brush Set: Grunged Frame

Commercial license versions of Styles Pack: Aged and Textured Photos and Brush Set: Grunged Frame are also available.


Digital scrapbook layout by Sara Peterson

Layout by Sara Peterson
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* JIF 6 by Sara Beth Peterson *


Digital scrapbook layout by April Martell

Layout by April Martell
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Classical Music Collection Biggie Country Life Collection Families Are Forever Collection
Heaven Sent Collection Biggie ScrapSimple Tools - Styles: Velvet Glitter 2201 Super Biggie 1898 Photo Frames 1 Embellishments
Country Charm Collection Defining Moments Collection Biggie Love Honor and Cherish Collection Biggie
Parisian Embellishments II Peacock Feather Collection ScrapSimple Paper Templates: Edgers Biggie
  ScrapSimple Tools - Styles: Basic Shadows 6501  

Commercial license versions of Classical Music Collection Biggie, Country Life Collection, Families Are Forever Collection, ScrapSimple Tools - Styles: Velvet Glitter 2201 Super Biggie, Peacock Feather Collection, ScrapSimple Paper Templates: Edgers Biggie and ScrapSimple Tools - Styles: Basic Shadows 6501 are also available.


Digital scrapbook layout by Brandy Murry

Layout by Brandy Murry
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Stems Embellishments Ragamuffin Collection Biggie Children's Classic Collection Biggie
1 Scrap Girls Relax Collection Biggie Molly Milkshakes Collection Biggie Route 19 Collection Biggie
Dynamic Brush Set: Unusual Stitching ScrapSimple Tools - Actions: Mega Lift II - Circular Biggie Laurels Embellishment Mini

Commercial license versions of Stems Embellishments, Children's Classic Collection Biggie, Dynamic Brush Set: Unusual Stitching and ScrapSimple Tools - Actions: Mega Lift II - Circular Biggie are also available.


Digital scrapbook layout by Doris Castle

Layout by Doris Castle
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Brush Set: Summer Fun Sweet Cherry Jubilee Collection Brush Set: Paint Strokes 11001 Biggie
Memories of Home Embellishments - Frames   Brush Set: Leaky Stamp Super Biggie

Commercial license versions of Brush Set: Summer Fun, Brush Set: Paint Strokes 11001 Biggie and Brush Set: Leaky Stamp Super 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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Mixing Colors
Monday, June 6, 2011


  • Cute Stuff
  • A Designer's Life: Ang Campbell
  • Back To The Basics: How Do Gift Certificates Work?
  • Scrap Girls Club
  • Tips From The Pros: Tertiary Colors
  • Designer Freebie
  • What's Happening at Scrap Girls?
  • Ongoing Opportunities for YOU


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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!

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 Designer's Life

Ang Campbell
Ang Campbell

I Have an Illness

I have an illness. It's not life-threatening. It doesn't negatively affect my day-to-day life. It doesn't cause me any pain or discomfort. In fact, it actually brings me a lot of peace and joy. I've had this illness almost all my life, and it is progressive in nature. It's getting more intense as the years go by. I didn't go to a doctor for the diagnosis. Let me tell you about the day I was diagnosed.

My parents were visiting from Utah. We had spent a beautiful day in Waimea Valley on the island of O'ahu hiking a gorgeous trail plentiful in lush island flora. We spent time swimming in the refreshingly cold water at the bottom of a breathtaking waterfall. We'd had a lovely day together in a really beautiful environment. I'd taken more pictures than I could count. The memories were captured. It was a perfect day.

As we were leaving, I saw the most beautifully rugged texture and pattern in the wooden boardwalk beams we were walking across. I stopped and bent over and snapped a few photos of the wood. When I stood back up, ready to move on, I noticed that my dad had a curious look on his face. He looked from me, to my camera, and back to my face before declaring, "You have an illness."

He's right, and I acknowledge it. Sometimes I'm a little sheepish about it when I get home from an outing and find that I've taken several hundred photos of an event while any uninfected person might have only taken a dozen. But the reality is that taking photos gives me a great sense of control and comfort. I don't have to rely solely on my brain to hold on to the memories we create because my camera has captured them, too. Right down to the minute details of the beautiful boardwalks upon which I place my feet.

- Ang


Favorite Product I've designed:
Brush Set: Island Flora Biggie

Brush Set: Island Flora Biggie
Commercial license versions of Brush Set: Island Flora Biggie are also available.

One of my favorite products that I've designed is the Brush Set: Island Flora Biggie. The simple shapes of common tropical flowers, leaves, and trees make me smile. I enjoy using them not only on island layouts, but on any layouts that could use a bit of flora!


Digital scrapbook layout by Ang Campbell

Layout by Ang Campbell
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Brush Set: Island Flora Biggie Lovely Little Thankfuls Collection Biggie Rough and Tumble Collection
Leaf Jumping Nano Collection Garden Letters Collection ScrapSimple Tools - Styles: Creased Paper 6301

Commercial license versions of Brush Set: Island Flora Biggie, Lovely Little Thankfuls Collection Biggie, Rough and Tumble Collection, Leaf Jumping Nano Collection and ScrapSimple Tools - Styles: Creased Paper 6301 are also available.

Image: Back to the Basics

How Do Gift Certificates Work?

So, you just received a gift certificate for Scrap Girls, and you're ready to shop! What do you do next? Today I'm going to answer some of the most common questions I am asked regarding gift certificates.

Can I purchase a gift certificate for a friend or family member? Yes, we have gift certificates for sale in the Boutique. Once you're in the Boutique, go to the category drop-down list, and you'll find gift certificates at the bottom.

Tutorial Screenshot: Dropdown menu in the Scrap Girls Boutique

When will the gift certificate be mailed out? Immediately after you place your order! During checkout, you will be asked for the recipient's name, email address, and the message you would like to send them. As soon as you fill out that information and finalize your order, they will receive an email informing them of their gift certificate and giving them information on how to redeem it.

What if I do not want it to be sent directly to them? If you do not want the recipient to receive their gift certificate information after payment, then during checkout, either put in your email address in the recipient box or simply the letter x. By doing this, an email will not go out or will come to you. Your receipt will give you all the information needed to get the code to your recipient, and it will also include a link to a downloadable gift certificate you can print, fill out, and give to the recipient.

I just received a gift certificate, so how do I redeem it? During checkout, you will copy/paste the code number into the "Redeem a Coupon Code" box. This is right above where you enter your credit card information. Once you enter that code, click on "Submit Coupon Code," then verify that the amount has been taken off your total before checking out. Note: If the amount has not been taken off your total, then do not check out, because we cannot go back and adjust billing after it has taken place.

Tutorial Screenshot: Redeem a Gift Certificate in the Scrap Girls Boutique

Can I redeem two gift certificates or a gift certificate and a coupon at the same time? Yes, simply enter both codes in the "Coupon Code" box at the same time with a comma between the codes.

Do I have to use the total amount of my gift certificate at once? No, you do not have to use it at once. You will receive a new code for the remainder of your gift certificate balance. You'll find this under your total on your receipt.

I didn't use all my gift certificate on my order, so why won't my code work now for the remaining balance? That's because the codes are only good for one use. The Boutique will issue you a new gift certificate code for the remaining amount. Look for it under the total on your receipt.

I hope this helps answer any questions you may have about gift certificates. If you have any further questions, email us at [email protected] and we'll be glad to help.

Angie Briggs
Article written by Angie Briggs, Scrap Girls' Customer Service Extraordinare

Scrap Girls Club

June's Scrap Girls digital scrapbooking club, designed for you by Amanda Fraijo-Tobin.

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

June's Scrap Girls Club designed for you by Amanda Fraijo-Tobin

Exclusive content from the Scrap Girls Club.

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

JIFFY Easy Page Album
Club Exclusive! JIFFY Easy Page Album

Club Exclusive Gift
Club Exclusive! Designer's Gift

and a Club Exclusive Color Palette

Computer scrapbook layout by Amanda Fraijo-Tobin using June's Scrap Girls Club
Layout by Amanda Fraijo-Tobin using June's Scrap Girls Club
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Computer scrapbook layout by Amanda Fraijo-Tobin using June's Scrap Girls Club
Layout by Amanda Fraijo-Tobin using June's Scrap Girls Club
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Computer scrapbook layout by Amanda Fraijo-Tobin using June's Scrap Girls Club
Layout by Amanda Fraijo-Tobin using June's Scrap Girls Club
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Tips From The Pros

Color Theory - Tertiary Colors

Note: Tutorial created using Photoshop Elements 5.0 with Windows Vista

As a child, I enjoyed mixing colors and creating new ones. It was always exciting to see what new color I could create. And to tell you the truth, I still enjoy it. With just red, yellow, blue, and maybe some white and black, the possibilities are endless.

Today I am going to share with you some tips on how to use the tertiary colors on your digital scrapbooking pages. We have already discussed the primary and secondary colors in past newsletters. You learned that by mixing the three primary colors you can create the three secondary colors. Now let's take that knowledge one step further and create some tertiary colors. It's easy.

Tertiary colors are produced by mixing primary colors with secondary colors. And the names for each tertiary color are associated with the two colors they were mixed with, such as Red-Orange or Blue-Green. Pretty simple, huh?

Digital Scrapbook Layout Tutorial: Example of a tertiary color wheel.

Tertiary colors can be used to bring alive the colors in your photos. They can help your eyes focus on your photo without extra distracting colors. Take a look at this photo. The background is full of eye-popping green. I want a background that will help mimic the bright colors, but I don't want it to be overwhelming.

Digital Scrapbook Layout Tutorial: Example of a brightly colored photo.

I decided to take the green grass and combine it with the blues of my son's clothes and use a Blue-Green as my background. This tertiary color will help accent the green of the grass and bring out the blue on my adorable subject. With blue-green as my background and its two neighboring tertiary colors (blue-purple and yellow-green) as accents, I was able to create a great background for my photo.

Digital Scrapbook Layout Tutorial: Add neighboring tertiary colors to layout.

But something is still missing. Of course, I need more embellishments, and I really want to highlight the reds and oranges in the photo as well. Usually "less is more" when it comes to color, but with this particular layout, I think a little extra color will help it pop. I decided to finish this layout by adding just a little of the three remaining tertiary colors to help all the colors pop and flow together.


Digital Scrapbooking Layout by Jennifer Wight

Layout by Jennifer Wight
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ScrapSimple Paper Templates: When I Was Young ScrapSimple Embellishment Templates: Woodland Applique Watercolor Paper
TeaCake Paper Solids ScrapSimple Tools - Actions: Mirror Reflections Mini 8501 ScrapSimple Embellishment Templates: Background Blenders - Masks
ScrapSimple Type Paths: Spring   Waters Edge Collection

Commercial license versions of ScrapSimple Paper Templates: When I Was Young, ScrapSimple Embellishment Templates: Woodland Applique, ScrapSimple Tools - Actions: Mirror Reflections Mini 8501, ScrapSimple Embellishment Templates: Background Blenders - Masks and ScrapSimple Type Paths: Spring are also available.

Jennifer Wight
Article written by Jennifer Wight

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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 Scrapbooking Layout by Amanda Fraijo-Tobin

Layout by Amanda Fraijo-Tobin
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Jubilant Paper 1 Special

Designer Freebie by Amanda Fraijo-Tobin coordinates with her Jubilant Collection Biggie,
part of this month's Scrap Girls Club offering!

Jubilant Collection Biggie Jubilant Paper Super Mini ScrapSimple Tools - Styles: Stitching 6401 Mini
* ScrapSimple Digital Layout Templates: Just Because *

Commercial license versions of ScrapSimple Tools - Styles: Stitching 6401 Mini and ScrapSimple Digital Layout Templates: Just Because are also available.

Amanda Fraijo-Tobin
Today's freebie designed by Amanda Fraijo-Tobin

* 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

Monday, June 6th - 7:00PM 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 us, Carla (CRS) and Lei (Bride) at 7pm MT!


Life Moments Crop & Chat
Tuesday, June 7th - 2:00PM MT

Join Pat (PBarnes) for another Life Moments Crop! This crop focuses on you, the scrapper, creating a scrapbook one layout at a time. The theme for this chat will be posted on the Message Board on the day of the chat. Hope to see you there at 2pm MT!


Creative Cards Chat
Tuesday, June 7th - 6:00PM MT

Do you use your digital supplies to make cards? Do you want to? Instead of going to the store every time you need a card, you can save money and have fun making cards with your digi stash! Make a note of any cards you might need for the upcoming month and join April (April Showers) and Theresa (tiza126) for the once-a-month Card Chat on the first Tuesday of each month at 6pm MT. Can't wait to see you there!


Project SG Chat
Tuesday, June 7th - 7:00PM MT

Join April (April Showers) and Shannon (tinkerbell11) to hear all the details about Project SG! You can win prizes for taking part in this Challenge. It is never too late to start. We'll see you in the chatroom at 7pm MT on Tuesday, June 7th!


East Coast High Noon Crop
Wednesday, June 8th - 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 8th, we'll do a font challenge! Create a layout on any theme, any topic, and any colors - using multiple fonts - at least 3 different fonts! Mix it up! 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!


June Message Board Game: Re-JUNE-venate!

We helped you jumpstart your January and now it's time to re-JUNE-venate your focus on scrapbooking! Join us on the Forum this month for "Re-JUNE-venate!" This is a Meassage Board game and challenge that focuses on taking time to scrapbook regularly despite the little speedbumps of life. When the month is over, you'll have several completed layouts and will have been challenged and treated to some fun along the way... with prize opportunities thrown in as well!

A member of the Welcoming Committee will post a mini-challenge or task each day Monday through Saturday from June 1st - 30th. The tasks will be formatted in LARGE PURPLE FONT for ease of locating them in the game thread as it grows. Some tasks will require Message Board participation, email responses or gallery posting. Read each daily task carefully to see what is required of you.

Those who complete all tasks and submit or post required participation will be entered in a drawing to win one of three $10 Gift Certificates to the Scrap Girls Boutique! Those who complete just the layouts will be entered in a drawing to win one of two $5 Gift Certificates. Those who complete just the speedbumps will be entered in a drawing for one of two $3 Gift Certificates. (Those who complete all tasks will have their name entered in all three drawings!)

Join us in June for some serious scrapbooking re-JUNE-venation!

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


June Monthly Layout Contest: Father's Day is celebrated in June in the United States, but a day set aside to honor our male parent is celebrated in many countries on different dates throughout the year. For June's layout contest, we want you to do a layout honoring your father, whether he is living or not. Post your layouts in the June Monthly Layout Gallery before Midnight MT on June 30th. Be sure to list your credits in the description or under the EXIF Properties. If your layout is one of the two chosen winners, you will receive 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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