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What's New

Digital scrapbook layout by Amanda Fraijo-Tobin

Layout by Amanda Fraijo-Tobin
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ScrapSimple Embellishment Templates: Photo Masks - Taped Damask Uptown Collection Uptown Solids Paper Mini
Rollicking Collection   Brush Set: Journal Bits - Lines

Commercial license versions of ScrapSimple Embellishment Templates: Photo Masks - Taped Damask and Brush Set: Journal Bits - Lines are also available.

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Digital scrapbook layout by Cindy Rohrbough

Layout by Cindy Rohrbough
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Brush Set: Wandering Garden Mini ScrapSimple Paper Templates: Wandering Garden Biggie ScrapSimple Embellishment Templates: Wandering Garden

Commercial license versions of Brush Set: Wandering Garden Mini, ScrapSimple Paper Templates: Wandering Garden Biggie and ScrapSimple Embellishment Templates: Wandering Garden are also available.

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Digital scrapbook layout by Jen Reed

Layout by Jen Reed
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Chunky Alpha Mini * ScrapSimple Paper Templates: Texture II Series – Grunge 1

Commercial license versions of Chunky Alpha Mini and ScrapSimple Paper Templates: Texture II Series – Grunge 1 are also available.

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Digital scrapbook layout by Durin Eberhart

Layout by Durin Eberhart
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Value Pack: Gesso Styles Defining Moments Collection Biggie ScrapSimple Digital Layout Templates: Layout Masks
Respite Collection   In The Moment Collection Mini

Commercial license versions of Value Pack: Gesso Styles, ScrapSimple Digital Layout Templates: Layout Masks, Respite Collection and In The Moment Collection Mini are also available.

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Digital scrapbook layout by Brandy Murry

Layout by Brandy Murry
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ScrapSimple Type Paths: Around the Page Shabby Chic Collection Biggie B. Sweet Collection Biggie
ScrapSimple Tools - Styles: Metals 5001 Molly Milkshakes Collection Biggie Design Pack: Inked Text
ScrapSimple Tools - Styles: Glitter Edge 6301 Biggie   Dynamic Brush Set: Twinkling

Commercial license versions of ScrapSimple Type Paths: Around the Page, ScrapSimple Tools - Styles: Metals 5001, Design Pack: Inked Text, ScrapSimple Tools - Styles: Glitter Edge 6301 Biggie and Dynamic Brush Set: Twinkling are also available.

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Digital scrapbook layout by Shalae Tippetts

Layout by Shalae Tippetts
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* JIF 6: Freedom *

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Digital scrapbook layout by Jan Ransley

Layout by Jan Ransley
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Floralicious1 Collection Biggie * ScrapSimple Paper Templates: Luscious Lace

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Digital scrapbook layout by Joyce Schardt

Layout by Joyce Schardt
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ScrapSimple Tools - Shapes: Fancy Brackets 6301 Assemble Your Own Zoom Pages: Follow Your Bliss Follow Your Bliss Collection Biggie

Commercial license versions of ScrapSimple Tools - Shapes: Fancy Brackets 6301 are also available.

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Digital scrapbook layout by Durin Eberhart

Layout by Durin Eberhart
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Value Pack: Dyed Fabric Styles 2 ScrapSimple Digital Layout Templates: Chronicles ScrapSimple Tools - Styles: Gold 5101 Super Biggie
Keys to Happiness Collection Biggie   Character Collection Biggie

Commercial license versions of Value Pack: Dyed Fabric Styles 2, ScrapSimple Digital Layout Templates: Chronicles, ScrapSimple Tools - Styles: Gold 5101 Super Biggie and Character Collection Biggie 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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Today is the BEST Day
Friday, July 15, 2011

IN TODAY'S ISSUE:

  • 40% off ScrapSimple Tools - Styles and Actions! Commercial ones, too!
  • What's New in the Scrap Girls Boutique?
  • Life Muse by Ro
  • Scrap Girls Club
  • Tips from the Pros: How to Use Prefinished Word Art
  • 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!

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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
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Today is the BEST Day

Sunset Photo by Ro

"Every night I turn my worries over to God. He's going to be up all night anyway." - Anonymous

Sad Girl Photo by Ro

"To mourn a mischief that is past and gone
Is the best way to bring a fresh mischief on." – William Shakespeare

Sandy Best Day Photo by Ro

"One of the illusions is that the present hour is not the critical, decisive hour. Write it on your heart that every day is the best day in the year." – Emerson

Pear Photo by Ro

You may sing loud the praises of God unto man,
But a truth here, my friend, I announce:
It's not all in the singing or preaching the word,
It's the life you are living that counts.

You may give very freely of silver or gold,
And frequently utter long prayers;
But a man shall be known by the everyday walk,
And be judged by the fruit that he bears.

- Anonymous

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Note: I edited all of these photos using my action set – ScrapSimple Tools – Actions: Pop Edges for PS 2201. Here are the before-and-after images so you can see what a big difference you can make in a hurry!

ScrapSimple Tools - Actions: Pop Edges for PS 2201 * ScrapSimple Tools - Actions: Pop Edges for PSE 2201

Commercial license versions of ScrapSimple Tools - Actions: Pop Edges for PS 2201 and ScrapSimple Tools - Actions: Pop Edges for PSE 2201 are also available.

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Before Photo by Ro
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After Photo by Ro
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After Photo by Ro
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After Photo by Ro
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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

Scrap Girls Club

July's Scrap Girls digital scrapbooking club, designed for you by Keri Schueller.

Exclusive content from the Scrap Girls Club.

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
  • 1 CLUB EXCLUSIVE! Jiffy Easy Page Album
  • 1 CLUB EXCLUSIVE! Designer's Choice Item
  • 1 CLUB EXCLUSIVE! Color Palette

July's Scrap Girls Club designed for you by Keri Schueller


JIFFY Easy Page Album
Club Exclusive! JIFFY Easy Page Album


Club Exclusive Gift
Club Exclusive! Designer's Gift

Computer scrapbook layout by Keri Schueller using July's Scrap Girls Club
Layout by Keri Schueller
using July's Scrap Girls Club
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Computer scrapbook layout by Angie Briggs using July's Scrap Girls Club
Layout by Angie Briggs
using July's Scrap Girls Club
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Computer scrapbook layout by Keri Schueller using July's Scrap Girls Club
Layout by Keri Schueller
using July's Scrap Girls Club
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Tips From The Pros

How to Use Prefinished Word Art in a Digital Scrapbooking Checkbook Cover

Note: Tutorial created using Photoshop CS4 with Windows 7

So, there you are, stumped. You've got a lovely photo, but the words just aren't coming to you. Scrap Girls comes to your rescue with – ta-da! - prefinished word art!

Each of our collections includes prefinished word art written and artistically created by our designers. Today we are going to use prefinished word art from my Time Traveler Collection Biggie. This collection works quite well for both masculine and feminine layouts.

We are going to create a digital scrapbooking checkbook cover, so measure your checkbook holder, create a document in that size, and put a guideline where you will fold your printout in half.

First, place the background paper: KVE_Intaglio_Paper_Teal_Light. Next, place KVE_GlitterParty_Paper_Glitter_Gold over the teal paper. It gives it some nice bling and depth, doesn't it?

Digital Scrapbooking Layout Tutorial Screenshot: Add background papers.
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The next part of the digital scrapbooking checkbook cover involves using ScrapSimple Embellishment Templates: Time Traveler and ScrapSimple Tools – Styles: Intaglio Biggie 7601 to create the photo frames. These require techniques that aren't covered in this tutorial, so if you are interested in learning to use styles, check out 1 Scrap Girls ScrapSimple Instructions Handbook (Free ScrapSimple basics eBook). I encourage you to learn how to use styles... they are just so darn fun... and with one click of the mouse, you can change an embellishment from silver to bronze to gold, using the ScrapSimple Tools – Styles: Intaglio Biggie 7601!

Notice, however, that everything in the layout above the fold line is going to be upside down in your document. However, when you fold it over and insert it into your checkbook cover, it will be just right.

Digital Scrapbooking Layout Tutorial Screenshot: Elements above guideline should be placed upside-down.
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Now, let's place some Time Traveler word art in our layout. Place the four pieces of word art in your layout, and be sure to rotate the pieces above the fold so that they are upside down. Because the theme of the Time Traveler Collection Biggie is so universal, you could scrap-lift my checkbook cover, insert your own photos, and it would work really well!

Digital Scrapbooking Layout Tutorial Screenshot: Add photos.
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Now let's use the Brush Set: Starburst Biggie to create some stars on the checkbook cover. Use this brush:

Digital Scrapbooking Layout Tutorial Screenshot: Star brush sample.

The technique used to make those metallic starbursts glow with white light is a bit advanced, and you can find a tutorial I wrote about it in this past edition of the Scrap Girls newsletter.

Here is the final layout of your digital scrapbooking checkbook cover... wow, you've done good work today!

Digital Scrapbooking Layout Tutorial Screenshot: Sample of completed checkbook cover.
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I think you will find it's more fun writing checks when you have a lovely digital scrapbooking checkbook cover which you have created! I'm looking forward to using mine!

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Digital Scrapbooking Checkbook Cover by Kerry Veale

Project by Kerry Veale
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Time Traveler Collection Biggie ScrapSimple Embellishment Templates: Time Traveler ScrapSimple Tools - Styles: Intaglio Biggie 7601
Brush Set: Starburst Biggie ScrapSimple Tools - Styles: Starburst White 7601 Intaglio Collection Biggie
ScrapSimple Tools - Styles: Subtle Photos 7601 Biggie   Glitter Party Paper

Commercial license versions of ScrapSimple Embellishment Templates: Time Traveler, ScrapSimple Tools - Styles: Intaglio Biggie 7601, Brush Set: Starburst Biggie, ScrapSimple Tools - Styles: Starburst White 7601, Intaglio Collection Biggie, ScrapSimple Tools - Styles: Subtle Photos 7601 Biggie and Glitter Party Paper are also available.

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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 Thao Cosgrove

Layout by Thao Cosgrove
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Daybreak Paper Special

Designer Freebie by Thao Cosgrove coordinates with her Daybreak Collection

Daybreak Collection Beautiful Life Collection Biggie Summer Romance Collection Mini
  Brush Set: Sketchbook Pencil Biggie  

Commercial license versions of Summer Romance Collection Mini and Brush Set: Sketchbook Pencil Biggie are also available.

Thao Cosgrove
Today's freebie designed by Thao Cosgrove

* 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

What's New in the Scrap Girls Boutique Chat
Friday, July 15th - 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!

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Back-Up Party and Chat
Friday, July 15th - 8:00PM MDT

Need a little extra motivation to back-up your layouts and stash? Join April (April Showers) in the chat room at 8pm MT for the Back-up Party and Chat. The goal of these chats is to make sure our back-ups are current. Come chat while you back up your files. We'll also go over several different ways to safeguard your files and even give you some tips on organizing your supplies. Grab some chocolate and we'll see you in the chat room!

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Hybrid Craft Chat
Monday, July 18th - 6:00PM MDT

Join Carla (CRS) and Shannon (tinkerbell11) in the chat room for this month's Hybrid Craft Chat. We will be doing mini albums. Learn how you can combine your digital scrapbook supplies with paper supplies to create unique crafts.

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Quote Challenge Crop
Monday, July 18th - 7:00PM MDT

Come join Pat (PBarnes) for the Quote Challenge Crop at 7pm MT. Including a quote on your layout can be a touching and meaningful addition, especially if you use the quote to create your own word art. Here's how it will work. Early on Monday, Pat will post a thread on the Chat section of the board giving you the quote that you will use to make your own word art. It's not hard, and she will have a layout with a Word Art example in the gallery. Then we'll meet in the chat room to have fun, chat, and create our Word Art layout! Everyone can participate and create a layout, even if you can't make the chat. Hope to see you there!

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Life Moments Crop and Chat
Tuesday, July 19th - 1:00PM MDT

Join Theresa (teecee) 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 1pm MT on Tuesday!

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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