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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]:
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.
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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Halfway To Christmas!
'Tis the season to go scrap-crazy as we launch the biggest "Halfway to Christmas" event you've ever seen! We have the entire Scrap Girls team busy decorating and wrapping up special contests, giveaways, chats, threads, and tutorials that are going to leave you giddy with excitement! Oh, and let's not forget the sale!
Each day (with the exception of Sunday) the Scrap Girls team will have a new theme for you! Blog posts (http://www.scrapgirls.com/blog/), Facebook updates, Message Board threads, contests, and more will ALL be focused on the daily theme! Don't forget to check your Newsletter, because each day, we'll announce the theme and feature three products that will be on sale for an extra 10% off!
Wednesday's Theme of the Day: Gift Ideas
Save an extra 10% off on these three products below! Today ONLY!
Commercial license versions of Dynamic Brush Set: Christmas Garland 5001 are also available.
Wednesday, June 29, 2011
10:00AM MT - East Coast High Noon Crop
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 June 29th, we'll do a Stars Challenge! Create a layout using at least one star. It can be embellishments like brads, buttons, and stitching, brushes, or even a layout template. There are so many possibilities - have fun with it! 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!
6:00PM MT - Gift Ideas Chat
Join a member of the Design Team today at 6pm MT for a chat about gift ideas!!
Thursday, June 30, 2011
* Schedule is subject to change... stay tuned to the Newsletter and Forum for the latest happenings!
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:
June's Scrap Girls Club designed for you by Amanda Fraijo-Tobin
But that's not all! Scrap Girls Club members now receive these exclusive, club-only items!
and a Club Exclusive Color Palette
Layout by Amanda Fraijo-Tobin using June's Scrap Girls Club
Layout by Amanda Fraijo-Tobin using June's Scrap Girls Club
Layout by Amanda Fraijo-Tobin using June's Scrap Girls Club
ScrapSimple Paper Templates
Note: Tutorial created using Photoshop Elements 5.0 with Windows Vista
Do you ever find it a little daunting to think about creating your own paper with ScrapSimple products? Are you intimidated by Blending Modes? Do you struggle with the fear of determining just which papers would look great layered?
If you answered yes to these questions, then this tutorial is for you. Shalae Tippetts has created one of the most fun and easy ScrapSimple Papers that make creating your own papers foolproof. Let me show what I mean.
First, open a new 12x12-inch document in Photoshop and drag the first ScrapSimple paper template onto the page. I love this paper because it has a big open space just perfect for a photo to be clipped onto or to be used as a journaling box.
I am going add my photo now so it will help as we watch this paper take form. But you could easily make your paper before adding your picture or journaling.
To clip my photo to the circle, I use my Magic Wand Tool and click on the circle (making sure the Anti-Alias box is unchecked). Now I see some "marching ants" around the circle. I right-click and choose "Layer via Cut" from the drop-down menu. Now I have a new layer in my Layers Palette. Next, I drag my photo above the new circle layer and hold down Ctrl+G to clip my photo to the circle.
I could easily add some color to my paper and some embellishments and be done, but where is the fun in that? I want to create an exciting background and, as I said before, these two products are easy and fun for just that. Shalae has created these papers to easily layer and add dimensions. They fit perfectly together! Let's go ahead and add the second template that was designed to fit over this first paper.
See, a perfect fit! Again, I could stop here, but I want something a little more uniquely mine. I'm going to add another overlay from the ScrapSimple Paper Templates: Artist Paper 2 pack.
I am very happy with the results. But I am eyeing those journal strips on the other template, and I think I might want to add them to my layout as well. Because I want just the strips, I use my Magic Wand Tool to select them and my Move Tool to drag them onto my layout.
And viola! I have an awesome ScrapSimple paper that I created on my own by just layering papers and overlays. Now it's time to color the paper layers and add some embellishments to finish off the layout.
If you need some help coloring ScrapSimple products, download this free handbook: 1 Scrap Girls ScrapSimple Instructions Handbook (Free ScrapSimple basics eBook) or check out Scrap Girls University section on ScrapSimple Paper Templates.
Commercial license versions of ScrapSimple Paper Templates: Artist Papers 1, ScrapSimple Paper Templates: Artist Papers 2, ABC Fun Collection Biggie, ScrapSimple Tools - Styles: Painting Textures 8501, Brush Set: Sans Serif Outline Alpha Super Biggie, Brush Set: Sans Serif Painted Alpha Super Biggie and Lettering Delights Hoopla Font are also available.
Article written by Jennifer Wight
Learn to make digital scrapbooking layouts and more! – Scrapbook Software Secrets Revealed
Ready to learn advanced techniques? – MORE Scrapbook Software Secrets Revealed
Commercial license versions of Humble Christmas 2 Collection Mini are also available.
Today's freebie designed by Angie Briggs
* 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.
East Coast High Noon Crop
Wednesday, June 29th - 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 29th, we'll do a Stars Challenge! Create a layout using at least one star. It can be embellishments like brads, buttons, and stitching, brushes, or even a layout template. There are so many possibilities - have fun with it! 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!
Speed Scrap Crop & Chat
Thursday, June 30th - 6:00PM MT
It's time for some Speed! Join Carla (CRS) and Shannon (tinkerbell11) at 6pm MT for the Speed Scrap Crop! We'll give you some tasks, spread out over an hour, and you create the layout! You can check out some of the past Crops in the Speed Scrap Gallery!
What's New in the Scrap Girls Boutique Chat
Friday, July 1st - 9:00AM MT
Join April (April Showers) and Theresa (teecee) at 9am MT on Friday mornings 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!
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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