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Today is the BEST Day
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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]:
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.
Today is the BEST Day
"Every night I turn my worries over to God. He's going to be up all night anyway." - Anonymous
"To mourn a mischief that is past and gone
Is the best way to bring a fresh mischief on." – William Shakespeare
"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
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.
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!
Commercial license versions of ScrapSimple Tools - Actions: Pop Edges for PS 2201 and ScrapSimple Tools - Actions: Pop Edges for PSE 2201 are also available.
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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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?
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.
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!
Now let's use the Brush Set: Starburst Biggie to create some stars on the checkbook cover. Use this brush:
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!
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!
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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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!
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!
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.
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!
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!
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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