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The Best Time You Ever Had In Your Life
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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 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!
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.
Prescription for the doldrums:
Do one thing you haven't done for a while each day for a week.
Put peanut butter on top of jam.
Eat lunch at breakfast time and breakfast for lunch.
Wear a hat.
Write with a crayon.
Draw cartoons in a notebook.
Sing in the shower.
Hang upside down from the couch.
Take a new route home.
Put a "thank you" note under someone's door.
Enter your home via a different door than usual.
Sit in a different chair.
Wear a shirt you have been ignoring.
Watch a new television show.
Eat a picnic in the living room.
Write a letter and mail it.
Make a digital scrapbooking layout about the best time you ever had in your entire life.
Show your layout to someone.
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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July's Scrap Girls Club designed for you by Keri Schueller
Layout by Angie Briggs
using July's Scrap Girls Club
Layout by Angie Briggs
using July's Scrap Girls Club
Layout by Angie Briggs
using July's Scrap Girls Club
Using 12x12 Supplies to Make 8.5x11 Layouts
Note: Tutorial was created using Adobe Photoshop CS2 with Windows XP.
If you've ever noticed that the standard dimensions of scrapbooking paper are 12x12 inches, and not 8.5x11 inches like most standard papers, then you're not alone. I'm not positive why scrapbooking paper is set at this default length and width, but my guess is that it allows the scrapbooker (you!) to decide whether you want to use the pattern horizontally or vertically.
However, there are benefits to scrapbooking in letter size. These benefits include the ability to print layouts from home using a standard desktop printer and the wide availability of letter-size sheet protectors, photo albums, and picture frames.
In this tutorial, you'll find out how easy it is to use standard 12x12-inch digital scrapbooking supplies to make 8.5x11-inch layouts.
If you like to start a layout by using a paper from a kit as your background, open the paper in your graphics program. Here's a paper from Life's Canvas Collection Biggie.
Let's say you want to use this paper in a horizontal letter layout (11 inches wide and 8.5 inches in height), and you want to keep as much of the details on the edge as possible. First, you will need to reduce the width from 12 inches to 11 inches.
Go to Image on the top tool bar and select "Image Size" from the drop-down window. In the Image Size window, make sure the box for "Constrain Proportions" is checked. Then change the width from 12 inches to 11 inches. This will also change the height proportionally. (Note: You will not need to follow this step if you choose a paper with an all-over pattern or if you don't mind cropping accents off the paper's edges.)
Now you need to crop the paper's width from 11 inches to 8.5 inches. To do this, go to Image again, but this time, select "Canvas Size." In the Canvas Size window, change the height from 11 inches to 8.5 inches. Choose which part of the canvas you want to be the anchor. In this case, the top of the paper will be retained and the bottom will be cropped.
This is what your paper looks like after it has been resized to 8.5x11 inches. It is now ready to use in your next digital scrapbooking layout!
To make digital scrapbooking in letter-size even easier, you can choose backgrounds that have all-over patterns (which allows you to skip the Image Size step) or use ScrapSimple Digital Layout Templates, which usually include easy-to-follow templates for both 12x12 inches and 8.5x11 inches layouts.
Article written by Thao Cosgrove
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Today's freebie designed by Angela Blanchard
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What's New in the Scrap Girls Boutique Chat
Friday, July 8th - 9:00AM MDT
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!
Recipe Swap Chat
Saturday, July 9th - 7:00PM MDT
Join April (April Showers) and Lei (Bride) at 7pm MT in the chat room for our Monthly Recipe Swap Chat. Please check the message board the Thursday before the chat for this month's theme and the swap details!
Journaling Challenge Chat
Monday, July 11th - 6:00PM MDT
Join Carla (CRS) and Lei (Bride) for a Journaling Chat at 6pm MT on the second Monday of each month. Struggle to find the right words for your layouts? Are your layouts more decorative than descriptive of the moments you're trying to capture? Then you won't want to miss this chat - we'll have a special challenge to encourage you to journal on your pages more! See you there!
Monday, July 11th - 7:00PM MDT
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!
Use Your Stash Chat
Tuesday, July 12th - 6:00PM MDT
Join Theresa (tiza126) and Shannon (tinkerbell11) in the chat room at 6pm MT for this month's edition of "Use your Stash!" Don't just collect tons of digital goodies, use them! We will post a challenge to help you get started. See you there!
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.
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!
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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