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Digital scrapbook layout by Kerry Veale

Layout by Kerry Veale
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Intaglio Collection Biggie Assemble Your Own Zoom Pages: 4x6 Victorian Garden Brush Set: Victorian Garden Word Art Biggie
Brocadelicious Collection ScrapSimple Layer Your Own Brushes: Fragments Christmas Delight Collection
Violetta Collection Mini Victorian Garden Collection Biggie ScrapSimple Tools - Styles: Intaglio Biggie 7601
Time Traveler Collection Biggie Fruitful Summer Collection Mini Lettering Delights Hallmark Font

Commercial license versions of Intaglio Collection Biggie, Brush Set: Victorian Garden Word Art Biggie, ScrapSimple Layer Your Own Brushes: Fragments, ScrapSimple Tools - Styles: Intaglio Biggie 7601 and Lettering Delights Hallmark Font are also available.

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Digital scrapbook layout by Julie White

Layout by Julie White
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Digital scrapbook layout by Jen Reed

Layout by Jen Reed
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Wanted Collection Wanted Solids Paper Mini JIFFY Easy Page Album: 12x12 Wanted 2

Commercial license versions of Wanted Collection and Wanted Solids Paper Mini are also available.

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Digital scrapbook layout by NEW_DESIGNER

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 ScrapSimple Paper Templates: Wandering Garden Biggie and ScrapSimple Embellishment Templates: Wandering Garden are also available.

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Digital scrapbook layout by Sheri Johnson

Layout by Sheri Johnson
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Digital scrapbook layout by Andrea Trump

Layout by Andrea Trump
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ScrapSimple Paper Templates: At Gymnastics Vol1  Biggie Goodbye, Hello Collection Biggie Oh Blah Dee Collection Biggie
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Commercial license versions of ScrapSimple Paper Templates: At Gymnastics Vol1 Biggie, Oh Blah Dee Collection Biggie and ScrapSimple Embellishment Templates: Just Strings are also available.

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Digital scrapbook layout by Keri Schueller

Layout by Keri Schueller
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Thiso product is included in this month's Scrap Girls Club offering.
Members receive a substantial discount on these club supplies. They are also available elsewhere in the Boutique at regular prices for those
individuals who would rather not join a club.

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Digital scrapbook layout by Cherise Oleson

Layout by Cherise Oleson
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Campout Collection Mini Brush Set: Highlights 8301 Biggie Squirt Collection Biggie
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Commercial license versions of Brush Set: Highlights 8301 Biggie, Campout Collection Mini and ScrapSimple Tools - Actions: Pop Edges for PS 2201 are also available.

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Digital scrapbook layout by Brandy Hackman

Layout by Brandy Hackman
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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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Painting
with Sam
(and Bob Ross)
Monday, July 18, 2011

IN TODAY'S ISSUE:

  • Cute Stuff
  • A Designer's Life:
    Durin Eberhart
  • Scrap Girls Club
  • Tips from the Pros:
    Crop and Chat Schedule
  • Designer Freebie
  • What's Happening at Scrap Girls?
  • Ongoing Opportunities for YOU

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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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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.
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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 second quarterly drawing winner will be announced in the Saturday, July 9th 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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A Designer's Life Image

Durin Eberhart
Article written by Durin Eberhart

Painting with Sam (and Bob Ross)

All my life I've considered myself to be somewhat of an artist, and I've experimented with many artistic mediums, but I've never really considered myself a "painter." I've worked with watercolors a bit and have used acrylics to create textures and abstracts, but I shied away from oils for some reason. I've also always been unsatisfied with the landscapes and other realistic paintings that I've attempted. I felt I just wasn't cut out for painting.

My sons are both quite talented artists, and they have generally focused on drawing both realistic and cartoon drawings. But about two years ago, my oldest son expressed an interest in learning more about painting. He has been actively studying and practicing working with watercolors and acrylics, and more recently, he decided to attempt oil painting. In his quest to improve his oil painting, he stumbled upon some old Bob Ross instructional painting videos online. He was soon painting "happy little bushes" along with Bob and learning techniques he could apply to his own paintings, while making some beautiful pieces in the meantime.

Seeing his success piqued my interest in oil paints, and I decided to give it a shot. Sam chose the painting for me, "Cabin by the Pond," and he guided me through the video, helped me prepare my paints, gave me tips on technique, and alternately paused and played the online video of Bob Ross's instruction. We laughed through my "happy mistakes" and mimicked Bob's mellow voice, and soon I had finished my very first oil painting.

Although my painting is terribly amateur, being able to actually work with the oils was a success for me. And making trees, clouds, and reflections was terribly fun. I'm looking forward to my next painting session, and Sam (and Bob) will hopefully be there to guide me through.

- Durin Eberhart

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Favorite Product I've designed:
JIFFY Easy Page Album: 12 x 12 Cutting Garden

JIFFY Easy Page Album: 12 x 12 Cutting Garden

Even though our winters here in the South are generally mild, I’m always anxious for the arrival of spring for the beautiful flowers. Sadly, in my new home I have had very few flowers so far, but I recently planted bulbs so that I might enjoy a few blooms next year. My Cutting Garden album was made in honor of those very
blooms that I’ll be cutting next year.

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Digital scrapbook layout by Durin Eberhart

Layout by Durin Eberhart
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JIFFY Easy Page Album: 12 x 12 Cutting Garden Keys to Happiness Collection Biggie In The Moment Collection Mini
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Commercial license versions of Keys to Happiness Collection Biggie, In The Moment Collection Mini, are also available.

ScrapSimple Club Image

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 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 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 Angie Briggs using July's Scrap Girls Club
Layout by Angie Briggs
using July's Scrap Girls Club
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Crop and Chat Schedule

At Scrap Girls, we have lots of fun crops and chats that are held weekly in our Chat Room. Sometimes, these chats and crops are special one-time events, while others are held on a weekly or monthly basis.

If you are interested in joining in the fun, there are several ways to find out when the next event will be held.

The first place to check would be your Scrap Girls Newsletter.

Crops and Chats Tutorial Screen Shot 1

At the bottom of the newsletter you will see the What's Happening at Scrap Girls section. This will list all the crops and chats, along with the theme for the day, if there is one, and the time. Please note all times are Mountain Time. This is where you will also see any special games or contest we have going on.

The second place would be on the Scrap Girls Forum. Once you are there, you will see the calendar up across the tool bar.

Crops and Chats Tutorial Screen Shot 2

Once you click on that, it will bring up the forum calendar. Click on any of the links in the date box to get more information.

Crops and Chats Tutorial Screen Shot 3

Now that you have found a chat or crop that you would like to participate in, what's your next step? All of our chats and crops are held in our Chat Room. Make sure you are registered for the Message Board and logged in. Once you do this, you'll see the chat option across the top tool bar.

Crops and Chats Tutorial Screen Shot 4

Once you click on that link, you should be directed to the Chat Room. You may have to update the latest version of Java in order to access the Chat Room. But all the links will be there, and you'll be prompted to download it.

I hope this helps you to discover the fun chats and crops that are being held at Scrap Girls. I hope to see you soon in the Chat Room!

Angie Briggs
Article written by Angie Briggs

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 scrapbook layout by Chere Kaye Edwards

Layout by Chere Kaye Edwards
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_______Freebie_Name_________

Designer Freebie by Keri Schueller coordinates with her Ever So Lovely Collection Biggie
which is part of this month's Scrap Girls Club.

The following three products are included in this month's Scrap Girls Club offering. Members receive a substantial discount on these club supplies. They are also available elsewhere in the Boutique at regular prices for those individuals who would rather not join a club.

Ever So Lovely Collection Biggie Ever So Lovely Clusters Embellishment Mini Assemble Your Own Zoom Pages: Ever So Lovely
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A commercial license version of Pirate Code Solids Paper Mini is also available.

Keri Schueller
Today's freebie designed by Keri Schueller

* 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

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!

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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!

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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!

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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