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Digital scrapbook layout by Shalae Tippetts

Layout by Shalae Tippetts
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Value Pack: Lazy Days * Squirt Collection Biggie

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Digital scrapbook layout by Cheri Thieleke

Layout by Cheri Thieleke
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ScrapSimple Alpha Templates: Coffee House Coffee House Collection Biggie ScrapSimple Embellishment Templates: Twill Tape
Messy Glitter Embellishment Biggie Birthday Wishes Collection ScrapSimple Tools - Actions: Mega Lift I - Squared Biggie

Commercial license versions of Birthday Wishes Collection and ScrapSimple Tools - Actions: Mega Lift I - Squared Biggie are also available.

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Digital scrapbook layout by Cindy Rohrbough

Layout by Cindy Rohrbough
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Rustic Alley - Leather Embellishment Mini - Essentials Rustic Alley - Leather Paper Rustic Alley - Leather Embellishment Mini - Trims

Commercial license versions of Rustic Alley - Leather Embellishment Mini - Essentials, Rustic Alley - Leather Paper and Rustic Alley - Leather Embellishment Mini - Trims are also available.

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Digital scrapbook layout by Loni Harris

Layout by Loni Harris
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Dynamic Brush Set: Sketch Floral * My Father's Eyes Solids Paper Mini

Commercial license versions of My Father's Eyes Solids Paper Mini are also available.

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Digital scrapbook layout by Pebbles Jones

Layout by Pebbles Jones
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* JIF 6: Project Memories *

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Digital scrapbook layout by Amanda Fraijo-Tobin

Layout by Joyce Schardt
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Value Pack: Creased Photo and Old Frame Styles Noteworthy Collection Biggie Assemble Your Own Zoom Pages: Noteworthy
Cinnamon Suede Collection Follow Your Bliss Collection Biggie ScrapSimple Tools - Shapes: Scallops 6301

Commercial license versions of Value Pack: Creased Photo and Old Frame Styles and ScrapSimple Tools - Shapes: Scallops 6301 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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What's Cooking?
Wednesday, July 20, 2011

IN TODAY'S ISSUE:

  • 19.9% off Hot! Hot! Hot! Sale
  • What's New in the Scrap Girls Boutique?
  • Life Muse by Ro
  • Scrap Girls Club
  • Tips from the Pros: Cool Colors
  • Designer Freebie
  • What's Happening at Scrap Girls?
  • Available Online Classes
  • Ongoing Opportunities for YOU

AVAILABLE
ONLINE CLASSES

Online Class - Mastering Brushes for Photoshop
Mastering Brushes for Photoshop
Tuesdays, Aug 2 - Sept 6
7:00 PM MDT

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]:

  • 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
Rozanne Paxman

Cartoon by Ro

Cartoon 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!

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 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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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

Cool Colors

Note: Tutorial created using Photoshop Elements 5.0 with Windows Vista

The color wheel can be split into two categories, warm and cool colors. Cool colors are blues, greens, and purples. These colors can be very calm and relaxing to the eye.

I like to use cool colors when scrapbooking nature-related photos. The color blue is mostly associated with water, and green usually represents plant life. Nature itself is very relaxed. Think about a day at the beach or afternoon by the river, how do you feel? Even a hike through the woods brings calmness, as well as a lazy, rainy day or peaceful blanket of snow. Photos capturing these moments will thrive against cool-colored scrapbooking papers and embellishments.

Digital Scrapbooking Layout by Jennifer Wight

Layout by Jennifer Wight
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Bliss Collection Biggie Rustique Collection Biggie Being With You Collection Biggie
Waters Edge Collection   ScrapSimple Tools - Actions: Deep Shadows 6501 PSE and PS Biggie

Commercial license versions of Rustique Collection Biggie and ScrapSimple Tools - Actions: Deep Shadows 6501 PSE and PS Biggie are also available.

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Now what about using cool colors to scrapbook non-nature-related photos? Can you do it? Yes! Any time you want to reflect a quiet, calming, peaceful feeling -- like a baby sleeping or a favorite reflective spot - you will want to use cool colors. Cool colors create ease for the eyes and invite our minds to be at peace. In a world of chaos, isn't it nice to create a moment of serenity to enjoy for years to come?

Digital Scrapbooking Layout by Jennifer Wight

Layout by Jennifer Wight
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The Bee's Knees Embellishment Mini – Clusters ScrapSimple Tools - Styles: Creased Frames 6301 ScrapSimple Tools - Styles: Antique Effects 6401
Life's Canvas Collection Biggie Brush Set: Chicken Wire Biggie ScrapSimple Tools - Styles: Wires 6401
Brush Set: Grunged Vines Blossoms & Blooms - Spring Embellishment Biggie Lettering Delights Slender Font

Commercial license versions of ScrapSimple Tools - Styles: Creased Frames 6301, ScrapSimple Tools - Styles: Antique Effects 6401, Brush Set: Chicken Wire Biggie, ScrapSimple Tools - Styles: Wires 6401, Brush Set: Grunged Vines and Lettering Delights Slender Font are also available.

Jennifer Wight
Article written by Jennifer Wight

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 Scrapbooking Layout by Angie Briggs

Layout by Angie Briggs
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ScrapSimple Paper Templates: Bitty Pattern 2 Paper Special

Designer Freebie by Angie Briggs coordinates with her ScrapSimple Paper Templates: Bitty Pattern 2

ScrapSimple Paper Templates: Bitty Pattern 2 Perfect Day Collection Tell The Story Collection

Commercial license versions of ScrapSimple Paper Templates: Bitty Pattern 2, Perfect Day Collection and Tell The Story Collection are also available.

Angie Briggs
Today's freebie designed by Angie Briggs

* 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

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!

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Hybrid Card Swap Chat
Wednesday, July 20th - 7:00PM MDT

Join Carla (CRS) and Shannon (tinkerbell11) in the chat room to discuss this month's beautiful cards that you recieved from your partner! Not sure what a hybrid card is? Join us and we will fill you in on hybrid cards! See you there. This swap was a wedding/shower card swap.

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NSBR Chat - Early Edition
Thursday, July 21st - 2:00PM 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 Pat (PBarnes) at 2pm MT in the chat room Lobby! Hope to see you there!

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Heritage Crop and Chat
Thursday, July 21st - 6:00PM MDT

Do you have boxes of heritage photos just waiting to be restored and scrapped? Are there family stories just waiting for you to write down and preserve? Then this is the crop for you! Join April (April Showers) and Carla (CRS) at 6pm MT for the Heritage Crop and Chat! We'll help you get motivated to scrap those heritage photos and record your family stories for future generations to enjoy.

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Speed Scrap Crop
Thursday, July 21st - 7:00PM MDT

It's time for some Speed! Join Carla (CRS) and Shannon (tinkerbell11) at 7pm MT for the Speed Scrap Crop! We'll give you some tasks, spread out over an hour, and you create the layout! You can check out some of the past Crops in the Speed Scrap Gallery!

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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