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Flag Waving Sale! Save 18.9% off almost everything in the Scrap Girls Boutique until Midnight MT on July 7th!

Hip, hip hooray! It's a 4th of July celebration! But just like fireworks, it's going to be over in a flash. Sale ends promptly at Midnight, MDT on July 7th.

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Today's Special of the Day!

Cherries Jubilee Collection Biggie
Cherries Jubilee Collection Biggie

Save 30% off this Collection Biggie today only!

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 Julie White. In a short interview with Julie, she shared these comments with us...

"The Cherries Jubilee Collection Biggie is one of my favorite kits because it reminds me of everything wonderful about summer. The inspiration for this collection was not only fresh cherries, but blue skies, green grass and just the overall happiness I find in simple summer pleasures. It also holds a special place in my heart since it was my first collection at Scrap Girls."

1. What programs do you use?

Adobe Design Suite: Photoshop and Illustrator.

2. What is your favorite flavor of ice cream?

Vanilla, because you can eat it as-is or add any flavor you like.

Julie White
Julie White

What's New

Digital scrapbook layout by Brandy Murry

Layout by Brandy Murry
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Coastal Collection Biggie Brush Set: Sun Bursts Brush Set: Coastal Biggie
Souvenir Collection ScrapSimple Tools - Styles: Emboss and Engrave Super Biggie Design Pack: Inked Text

Commercial license versions of Brush Set: Sun Bursts, Brush Set: Coastal Biggie, ScrapSimple Tools - Styles: Emboss and Engrave Super Biggie and Design Pack: Inked Text are also available.

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Digital scrapbook layout by Pebbles Jones

Layout by Pebbles Jones
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American Dream Collection Biggie * ScrapSimple Digital Layout Album Templates: 12x12  Life in Action Vol.2

Commercial license versions of ScrapSimple Digital Layout Album Templates: 12x12 Life in Action Vol.2 are also available.

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Digital scrapbook layout by Katherine Weaver

Layout by Katherine Weaver
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ScrapSimple Paper Templates: Classic Calligraphy Assemble Your Own Zoom Pages: Jubilant JIF 6: Jubilant Color
Jubilant Collection Biggie ScrapSimple Embellishment Templates: Scattered Pictures 2 ScrapSimple Paper Templates: Textured Paint 2
  ScrapSimple Tools - Lightroom Presets: Color Correction 10301  

Commercial license versions of ScrapSimple Embellishment Templates: Scattered Pictures 2 and ScrapSimple Paper Templates: Textured Paint 2 are also available.

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Digital scrapbook layout by Jen Reed

Layout by Jen Reed
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* The Patriot Biggie Collection *

Commercial license versions of The Patriot Biggie Collection are also available.

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Digital scrapbook layout by Syndee Nuckles

Layout by Syndee Nuckles
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ScrapSimple Tools - Shapes: Build A Flower 6302 ScrapSimple Paper Templates: Creased Cardstock Summer Paper Mini
All Wrapped Up Solids Plus Paper Mini ScrapSimple Embellishment Templates: Rhinestones ScrapSimple Tools - Styles: Aged Photo Edges 6301
ScrapSimple Tools - Styles: Butterfly Shadows 6301 Mini   ScrapSimple Tools - Actions: Mega Lift II - Circular Biggie

Commercial license versions of ScrapSimple Tools - Shapes: Build A Flower 6302, ScrapSimple Paper Templates: Creased, Cardstock Summer Paper Mini, All Wrapped Up Solids Plus Paper Mini, ScrapSimple Embellishment Templates: Rhinestones, ScrapSimple Tools - Styles: Aged Photo Edges 6301, ScrapSimple Tools - Styles: Butterfly Shadows 6301 Mini and ScrapSimple Tools - Actions: Mega Lift II - Circular Biggie are also available.

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Digital scrapbook layout by Sara Beth Peterson

Layout by Sara Beth Peterson
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ScrapSimple Tools - Styles: This and That 10701 Biggie Monsters in my Closet Solids Paper Mini Jubilant Collection Biggie
Assemble Your Own Zoom Pages: Jubilant Yesterday's Child Collection ScrapSimple Embellishment Templates: Tucked Photos Biggie
Lettering Delights Underwood Pica Font   Lettering Delights Personality Font

Commercial license versions of ScrapSimple Tools - Styles: This and That 10701 Biggie, Monsters in my Closet Solids Paper Mini, ScrapSimple Embellishment Templates: Tucked Photos Biggie, Lettering Delights Underwood Pica Font and Lettering Delights Personality Font are also available.

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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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Shut My Mouth!
Tuesday, July 5, 2011

IN TODAY'S ISSUE:

  • 18.9% off Flag-Waving 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: 4th of July Layouts
  • Designer Freebie
  • What's Happening at Scrap Girls?
  • 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 third quarterly drawing winner will be announced in the Saturday, October 8th 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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Life Muse

Rozanne Paxman
Rozanne Paxman

Shut My Mouth!

My word!

I declare!

Well, I never!

Of all things!

As I live and breathe!

What on earth!

Holy mackerel!

I'll be jiggered!

Blow me down!

Shut my mouth!

Shiver me timbers!

Halloo!

Hey!

Wow!

Yikes!

Oh, my!

Dear me!

Gracious!

Gee!

My goodness!

My stars!

Zounds!

Gadzooks!

Fancy that!

Can you beat that!

I'll be!

What do you know about that!

Who would have thought it!

Will wonders never cease!

I am so amazed!

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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

ScrapSimple Club

The June ScrapSimple digital scrapbooking club selection by Brandy Murry and Syndee Nuckles.

Exclusive content from June's ScrapSimple Club

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).

A commercially licensed version of the ScrapSimple Club is also available here.

With the ScrapSimple Club, you will receive:

  • 1 ScrapSimple Paper Template Set
  • 1 ScrapSimple Embellishment Template
  • 1 Brush Set
  • 2 Designer's Choice Item
  • CLUB EXCLUSIVE! Nano Collection
  • CLUB EXCLUSIVE! Designer's Choice Item
  • CLUB EXCLUSIVE! 2 Tutorials

June's ScrapSimple Club has been created for you by Brandy Murry and Syndee Nuckles

Nano Collection
Club Exclusive! Nano Collection

ScrapSimple Club Designer's Gift
Club Exclusive! Designer's Gift

Computer scrapbook layout by Ashleigh Bronner
Layout by Ashleigh Bronner
using June's ScrapSimple Club
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Computer scrapbook layout by Sonia Payne
Layout by Sonia Payne
using June's ScrapSimple Club
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Computer scrapbook layout by Brandy Murry
Layout by Brandy Murry
using June's ScrapSimple Club
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Tips From The Pros

Documenting the 4th of July

Note: Tutorial created using Adobe Photoshop CS3 on a Mac

Do you want to add a new twist to that old cliché - apple pie and 4th of July? Here are a few ideas to help spark your creative talents as you capture the spirit of the holiday.

For something completely different, how about photographing the American flag? On the 4th of July, houses are adorned and streets are lined with Old Glory. There are countless opportunities to take a picture of the flag - the one hanging on your house ...a child waving one during the town parade ...a flag in a table decoration ...or one attached to a bicycle. Show your true colors by creating a 4th of July scrapbook page celebrating the flag. Include a quote or perhaps the lyrics to The Star Spangled Banner.

Digital Scrapbooking Layout by Joyce Schardt

Layout by Joyce Schardt
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Freedom Collection Mini America Collection Mini ScrapSimple Tools - Styles: Micro Glitter 6401 Super Biggie
Brush Set: Dotty Swirls Biggie   ScrapSimple Tools - Actions: Mega Lift I - Squared Biggie

Commercial license versions of Freedom Collection Mini, America Collection Mini, ScrapSimple Tools - Styles: Micro Glitter 6401 Super Biggie, Brush Set: Dotty Swirls Biggie and ScrapSimple Tools - Actions: Mega Lift I - Squared Biggie are also available.

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Also, it would be most appropriate to honor a loved one by creating a scrapbook page to frame and display at a family gathering. Along with a photo of your loved one in his or her uniform, you could include embellishments such as the military branch's insignia or motto. Any awards, medals, or citations could also be mentioned.

You might even create a layout celebrating America's birthday featuring pictures of historical landmarks and journaling about the historical significance of the location. In particular, if you are visiting our nation's capital, this would be a perfect opportunity to journal some important facts about our country's history while also showcasing your photos.

Last, but certainly not least, how about featuring a special food item that has become tradition, as I have done in the layout below? Does Aunt Bessie always bring the same wonderful potato salad to the family picnic? You could even include the recipe for future generations to enjoy.

However you may celebrate the 4th of July, with a little creative thinking and a beautiful selection of products found in the Scrap Girls Boutique, you can create a meaningful scrapbook page for family and friends to enjoy.

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Digital Scrapbooking Layout by Joyce Schardt

Layout by Joyce Schardt
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Freedom Collection Mini * America Collection Mini

Commercial license versions of Freedom Collection Mini and America Collection Mini are also available.

Joyce Schardt
Article written by Joyce Schardt

Scrapbook Software Secrets Revealed: Photoshop Elements Scrapbook Software Secrets Revealed: Paint Shop Pro (PSP) X Scrapbook Software Secrets Revealed: Photoshop

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 Julie White

Layout by Julie White
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Cherries Jubilee Special

Designer Freebie by Julie White coordinates with her Cherries Jubilee Collection Biggie

Cherries Jubilee Collection Biggie Strawberry Jubilee Collection Ice Cream Collection
  Sisterhood Collection  

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 Chat
Tuesday, July 5th - 3:00PM MT

Join April (April Showers) in the chat room on July 5th at 3pm MT for another Life Moments Chat and Crop. These chats are focused on building a scrapbook all about you, one layout at a time. This week we will be focusing on Summertime Memories. What were your favorite things to do in the summer? Did your family go on long vacations each year? Did you go to camp? Did you spend your days on the beach or at a lake or were your days filled with hard work? Go ahead, dig through your files, write down your memories, and be sure to join us in the chat room!

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ScrapSimple Club Chat
Tuesday, July 5th - 5:00PM MT

Join April (April Showers) and Shannon (tinkerbell11) on Tuesday, July 5th at 5pm MT for a chat and challenge using this month's ScrapSimple Club. Did you know that every time you create a layout with the ScrapSimple Club and upload it into the ScrapSimple Club Gallery that you could be chosen to be featured in the Newsletter and receive a prize? Well, join us for the chat so we can encourage and inspire you and help with any questions that you may have. Let's get those ScrapSimple Club layouts done and uploaded!

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Creative Cards Chat
Tuesday, July 5th - 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!

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East Coast High Noon Crop
Wednesday, July 6th - 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 July 6th, we'll do a white space challenge! Create a layout using white space. This "negative" or blank space guides the eye to the important areas of your page. Remember, it certainly doesn't have to be the color white! 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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ATC Swap Crop & Chat
Wednesday, July 6th - 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.

Games

July Message Board Game: Summer Scavenger Hunt!

Dust off those thinking caps and hunting boots! We're having a Summer Scavenger Hunt, and you're invited! Join us for the July Message Board Game, where each Monday through Saturday during the month of July, a member of the Welcoming Committee will post a clue in the official game thread. The clue will describe a product from the Scrap Girls Boutique. To participate, search the Boutique for the product and post a link to the product page in the official game thread.

But wait, there's more! In a new twist to the scavenger hunt game, on certain days you will be sent to the Scrap Girls Gallery to look for layouts using specific products or collections, and then post a link to your layout comment in the official game thread.

Three winners will be drawn from all the members who correctly identify a product or find Gallery layouts throughout the month. Each winner will receive a $10 Gift Certificate to the Scrap Girls Boutique! Good luck in your search!

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

Contests

July Monthly Layout Contest: As the United States celebrates its independence this month, we'd love to see some examples of how you've gained independence! For July's Monthly Layout Contest, show us your layouts featuring someone displaying independence! It could be a toddler learning independence or a young person out on their own for the first time. You could even scrap about a time you displayed some independence! Be sure to include some journaling to support your photos. Post your layouts in the July Monthly Layout Gallery before Midnight MT on July 31st. 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!

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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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