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Late Night Insight
Join Rose Ann Bright in the six session Intermediate level course, Mastering Brushes for Photoshop. This in-depth class is perfect for the digital crafter who wants to take their brushwork above and beyond the basics taught in the Secrets tutorials. Beautiful brush skills taught in this class will turn ordinary layouts into the extraordinary!
This class includes the Mastering Brushes for Photoshop eBook, six one-hour webinars, and access to a private class forum and gallery. Following each session, students will receive a video of the webinar. By following the techniques in this class, you will gain the knowledge to use the brush as a versatile tool in your digital crafting arsenal. If you have already purchased Mastering Brushes for Photoshop, please email [email protected] to receive a store credit towards the purchase of this class.
Important: This Intermediate Level class is for Adobe Photoshop users. Students are required to understand the basic skills taught in the Scrapbook Software Secrets Revealed: Photoshop and MORE Scrapbook Software Secrets Revealed programs prior to starting the course. This information will not be reviewed as part of the course!
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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.
Late Night Insight
"You should go to bed," the voice in my head nagged me. My husband had already been asleep for three hours, just like he should be, resting up for a day of work.
I, on the other hand, was sitting in the living room chair, feet propped up on the ottoman, dogs asleep around me, with the laptop in my lap. I was still staring at the same scrapbook layout I started that afternoon. Something seemed to be missing... maybe I should add some journaling... or should I add another embellishment? What exactly should I do to make it perfect?
Finally, I decided to give up for the night and go to bed. Halfway up the stairs, I remembered that I should clean the car windows. The dogs had been for a car ride earlier in the day, and they had made a drooling mess of the windows. I went to the pantry and retrieved the paper towels and glass cleaner.
As I scrubbed the windows at 1:00 in the morning, I began to think. There are so many things that we should do in life, but sometimes we need to make decisions that make us happy. So instead of going to bed like I should, I returned to my computer and finished that layout – in the way that made me happy.
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!
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:
Layout by Ang Campbell
using July's ScrapSimple Club
Layout by Paula Wright
using July's ScrapSimple Club
Layout by Ang Campbell
using July's ScrapSimple Club
Scrap Girls' Member of the Month - July 2011
Member Name: Belle
1. What program do you use to do your digital scrapbooking?
I use Photoshop Elements 9 (PSE9) and love it. I still have a lot to learn, though.
2. Are you a Mac or a PC?
PC. I use a laptop or a notebook, depending on where I am at the time.
3. Tell us the make and model of digital camera that you use.
Canon SX 20. I love my camera, and I learn something new every time we have a Scrap Girls Challenge.
4. Name one thing that every beginning digital scrapbooker should know.
Know what your program can do. I could not do what I do without Ro's videos, Scrapbook Software Secrets Revealed and MORE Scrapbook Software Secrets Revealed.
5. If you could be transformed into a digital scrapbooking embellishment, what would you choose and why?
I would not be an embellishment but a mask. I love masks, and layouts always look special when the photos are blended in.
6. What time of day do you find that you do your best scrapbooking?
Early morning (sometimes as early as 3:00 a.m.!)
7. What is your favorite snack?
Because I am always on diet, I like to treat myself to baked beans on toast. Love it!
8. What is your least favorite household chore?
All of them. My motto is "Leave till tomorrow what should be done today; someone else might do it."
9. Finish this sentence. "I couldn't live without..."
...my faith, family, and of course, my laptop, Scrap Girls, Kindle, iPod, PVR (TiVo), couch, Bugsy, maid, gardener...
10. What's your current favorite layout that you've done?
Saturday Newsletter Challenge
Every third Saturday of the month, Ro will have a Newsletter-exclusive layout challenge for you! Post your layouts in this Gallery by the following Wednesday at 11pm MT (don't forget to list the supplies you've used!), and if your layout is chosen to appear in next Saturday's Newsletter, you will be awarded a $10 Gift Certificate to the Scrap Girls Boutique!
Ready for today's challenge? Use this journaling starter to create a layout: "The happiest day of my life was..."
Here are just a few product suggestions to get you started...
Weekly Layout Winners
Commercial license versions of ScrapSimple Embellishment Templates: Lifted Postage and ScrapSimple Type Paths: Shape Up are also available.
Want to see your layouts make an appearance in the Scrap Girls newsletter?
Simply post your digital or paper layouts that use Scrap Girls products in our online Gallery, and if we choose your layout to be featured in the Saturday Newsletter, you'll win a prize! To be considered, don't forget to list the Scrap Girls products that you used in your layout.
Congratulations to this week's selectees. Please email [email protected] to receive your gift!
Want to see past winners of the Weekly Layout Contest? Visit the Weekly Layout Winners Gallery on our Message Board!
June's ScrapSimple Club Concepts Layout Contest Winner
Commercial license versions of ScrapSimple Paper Templates: Fabric Stacks, ScrapSimple Embellishment Templates: Trinket Charms, ScrapSimple Embellishment Templates: Handmade Boxes and Going Home Collection Biggie are also available.
Congratulations, Elizabeth (elizms)!! We loved your layout so much we had to share it with everybody! Elizabeth receives a $5 Gift Certificate for her layout using June's ScrapSimple Club! Congratulations!
Congratulations to this Club's winner. Please email [email protected] to receive your gift!
Want to see past winners of the ScrapSimple Club Concepts Contest? Visit the ScrapSimple Club Concepts Winners Gallery on our Message Board!
June's Message Board Game Winners
Congratulations to these winners of June's Message Board Game - Re-JUNE-venate! Please send an email to [email protected] to claim your prize.
$10 Gift Certificate Winners
$5 Gift Certificate Winners
$3 Gift Certificate Winners
Commercial license versions of Spots and Stripes Collection Biggie are also available.
Today's freebie designed by Ang Campbell
* 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.
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!
Faith Journey Chat
Tuesday, July 19th - 6:00PM MDT
Join Elisha (elibar) and Lei (Bride) for a Faith Journey Chat on the third Tuesday of each month at 6pm MT. All faiths are welcome! We'll be chatting and scrapping about our individual faith walk and how we also walk together. Watch the message board for this month's topic of discussion, and if you like - create a layout based on the topic!
East Coast High Noon Crop
Wednesday, July 20th - 10:00AM MDT
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 20th, we will be doing a ScrapSimple challenge! Create a layout using at least one ScrapSimple product. If you haven't used them before, we'll have some great ideas for you in the chat. 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!
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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