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Cute Stuff

Digital scrapbook layout by Chere Edwards

Layout by Cheré Edwards
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Skippity Doo Dah Collection Biggie * Skippity Doo Dah Paper Solids

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Digital scrapbook layout by Laurel Lakey

Layout by Laurel Lakey
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* JIFFY Easy Page Album: 12x12 Promise *

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Digital scrapbook layout by Ang Campbell

Layout by Ang Campbell
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These first four products are included in this month's ScrapSimple 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.

ScrapSimple Paper Templates: Lace It Up ScrapSimple Embellishment Templates: Lace It Up ScrapSimple Embellishment Template: Stitching Studio Alpha
ScrapSimple Embellishment Template: Stitching Studio Girly Girl Collection Biggie Spots and Stripes Collection Biggie
  Winsome Collection  

Commercial license versions of ScrapSimple Paper Templates: Lace It Up, ScrapSimple Embellishment Templates: Lace It Up, ScrapSimple Embellishment Template: Stitching Studio Alpha, ScrapSimple Embellishment Template: Stitching Studio, Girly Girl Collection Biggie, Spots and Stripes Collection Biggie and Winsome Collection are also available.

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Digital scrapbook layout by Brandy Murry

Layout by Brandy Murry
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* Assemble Your Own Zoom Pages: The Bee's Knees *

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Digital scrapbook layout by Angie Briggs

Layout by Angie Briggs
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These two 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.

Lovely You Word Art Mini * Ever So Lovely Collection Biggie

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Digital scrapbook layout by Julie White

Layout by Julie White
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Playlist Collection ScrapSimple Alpha Templates: Halftone ScrapSimple Tools - Shapes: Halftone 5701
ScrapSimple Tools - Styles: Glow Stick 10801   Dynamic Brush Set: Musical Notes 5701 Biggie

Commercial license versions of ScrapSimple Alpha Templates: Halftone, ScrapSimple Tools - Shapes: Halftone 5701, ScrapSimple Tools - Styles: Glow Stick 10801 and Dynamic Brush Set: Musical Notes 5701 Biggie are also available.

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Digital scrapbook hybrid card by Amanda Fraijo-Tobin

Hybrid Card by Amanda Fraijo-Tobin
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* Metro Collection Mini *

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Digital scrapbook layout by Armi Custodio

Layout by Armi Custodio
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Isabella Paper Super Mini Isabella Collection Mini Alpha Bit Blocks Alpha Biggie
Brush Set: Collage Shapes ScrapSimple Paper Templates: Inked 2 - Grunge Scrap Pack: Summer Boy
ScrapSimple Tools - Styles: Candy Cane 6301 Little Birdy Collection Sassafras Collection Biggie

Commercial license versions of Isabella Paper Super Mini, Isabella Collection Mini, Brush Set: Collage Shapes, ScrapSimple Paper Templates: Inked 2 - Grunge, ScrapSimple Tools - Styles: Candy Cane 6301 and Little Birdy Collection are also available.

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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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No Longer Cool
Saturday, July 23, 2011

IN TODAY'S ISSUE:

  • Cute Stuff
  • You Speak Out
  • ScrapSimple Club
  • Just Because It's Fun
  • 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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Online Class - Mastering Brushes in PSE
Mastering Brushes for Photoshop Elements
Wednesdays, Aug 3 - Sept 7
7:00 PM MDT

Join Anna Mansfield in the six session Intermediate level course, Mastering Brushes for Photoshop Elements. 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 Elements 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 Elements, please email [email protected] to receive a store credit towards the purchase of this class.

Important: This Intermediate Level class is for Adobe Photoshop Elements users. Students are required to understand the basic skills taught in the Scrapbook Software Secrets Revealed: Photoshop Elements and MORE Scrapbook Software Secrets Revealed: Photoshop Elements 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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You Speak Out

No Longer Cool

Officially, I am no longer cool. Wait a minute, I'm not sure that I've ever been cool, but I know that I've definitely passed the prime target to ever become cool.

After all, I haven't been through a fast food drive-in lately where the cashier has said, "Your food will be right out, Miss." Now it's "ma'am." Ma'am? Ugh!

Aren't middle-aged women called ma'am? I'm not sure what the official age range is for middle age, but I guess I'm entering that state of existence. You know, it's the time of your life when you realize that time does just keep marching on and that you are no longer in your 20s. You start to see the effects of time on your skin - and on your mindset.

Let me tell you about my middle-aged life. I have been happily married for nearly 13 years. My husband adores every bit of me. He is a wonderful, hard-working man who shares my designation of not-cool, but that's okay because I adore him, too. We have two beautiful daughters who are the perfect mix of the two of us. Together, we adore them. I have a college degree, and I have a job where I work way too many hours. I drive a mini-van, which is another black mark on the non-cool spectrum. And my usual attire is hospital scrubs because I'm too tired to change my clothes when I get home from work. We try to live by a budget and tend to be quite frugal in many areas. I do many middle-aged activities like baking bread and clipping coupons. At one point in our married life, we even manufactured our own laundry detergent. I hope to never be in the financial situation where we must repeat that practice. It was awful!

Now I spend my free time playing with my digital scrapbooking goodies. It's my escape from my non-cool, middle-aged world where I can take the time to leave a legacy for my children to look back upon when they reach their moments of "Ugh, I'm so not cool" and move about their days doing the same things that us ma'am-types do. The more I dive into my scrapbooking and open up the memories from that past that my photo collections bring to mind, the more I realize, who cares if I'm cool or not?! I am surrounded by the very best things in life. I have my faith, my family, my husband, my home, my health, my memories, and my future.

I hope that through my creative efforts, our posterity will have the opportunity to look back through the pages of my hard work and know a bit about me and about my children. I hope that they will feel a sense of connection with the past and my generation and that my great-great-grandchildren will turn to their parents and say, "Wow, these pages are really cool!"

- Renee Cox

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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!

ScrapSimple Club

The July ScrapSimple digital scrapbooking club selection by Ang Campbell and Paula Wright.

Exclusive content from June's ScrapSimple Club

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:

  • 1 ScrapSimple Paper Template Set
  • 1 ScrapSimple Embellishment Template
  • 1 Brush Set
  • 2 Designer's Choice Item
  • CLUB EXCLUSIVE! Nano Collection
  • CLUB EXCLUSIVE! Designer's Choice Item
  • CLUB EXCLUSIVE! 2 Tutorials

July's ScrapSimple Club has been created for you by Ang Campbell and Paula Wright

Nano Collection
Club Exclusive! Nano Collection

ScrapSimple Club Designer's Gift
Club Exclusive! Designer's Gift

Computer scrapbook layout by Ang Campbell
Layout by Ang Campbell
using July's ScrapSimple Club
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Computer scrapbook layout by Paula Wright
Layout by Paula Wright
using July's ScrapSimple Club
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Computer scrapbook layout by Ang Campbell
Layout by Ang Campbell
using July's ScrapSimple Club
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Just Because It's Fun

Saturday Newsletter Challenge Winner

Congratulations to no_idea! Her layout was chosen to be featured in the Newsletter from the entries in last week's Saturday Challenge to create a layout about the happiest day of your life. Please email [email protected] to claim your $10 Gift Certificate to the Scrap Girls Boutique!

Digital Scrapbooking Layout by no_idea

Layout by no_idea
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ScrapSimple Digital Layout Templates: Frame It! Edgy 1 Jubilant Collection Biggie JIF 6: Jubilant Color
Jubilant Notepaper Embellishment Mini Brush Set: Life in Action - Bar codes Biggie ScrapSimple Tools - Styles: Basic Shadows 6501
  Hearth Collection Biggie  

Commercial license versions of ScrapSimple Digital Layout Templates: Frame It! Edgy 1, Brush Set: Life in Action - Bar codes Biggie, ScrapSimple Tools - Styles: Basic Shadows 6501 and Hearth Collection Biggie are also available.

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Weekly Layout Winners

Digital Scrapbooking Layout by diannecp

Layout by diannecp
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Back Porch Collection Biggie * Lettering Delights Underwood Pica Font

Commercial license versions of Lettering Delights Underwood Pica Font are also available.

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Digital Scrapbooking Layout by Pab

Layout by Pab
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Frippery Collection Biggie Frippery Paper Mini Frippery Clusters Embellishment Mini
Brush Set: Winter White   Brush Set: Vintage Vol.1

Commercial license versions of Brush Set: Winter White and Brush Set: Vintage Vol.1 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!

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July's Scrap Girls Club Concepts Layout Contest Winner

Digital Scrapbooking Layout by kidsrgr8

Layout by kidsrgr8
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This 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.

* Ever So Lovely Collection Biggie *

Congratulations, Lynn (kidsrgr8)!! We loved your layout so much we had to share it with everybody! Lynn receives a $5 Gift Certificate for her layout using July's Scrap Girls Club! Congratulations!

Congratulations to this Club's winner. Please email [email protected] to receive your gift!

Want to see past winners of the Scrap Girls Club Concepts Contest? Visit the Scrap Girls Club Concepts Winners Gallery on our Message Board!

Today's Freebie

Digital Scrapbooking Layout by Angie Briggs

Layout by Angie Briggs
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Pure Paper Special

Designer Freebie by Angie Briggs coordinates with her Pure Collection

* Pure Collection *

Commercial license versions of Pure 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

Swap Crop Chat
Saturday, July 23rd - 6:00PM MDT

It's time for the Swap Crop Chat with Lei (Bride) and Carla (CRS)! We've done the swapping, and created the layouts, now it's time to chat about all the gorgeous layouts! I don't know what it is, but these swaps bring out the best in everyone. This is the time to chat about the theme, the beautiful layouts and learn about the swap crop if you haven't participated before. We'll brainstorm a theme for next month, too! If you haven't done so, you can check out past swaps in the Swap Crop Gallery!

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New Member Chat
Tuesday, July 26th - 7:00PM MDT

Join Pat (PBarnes) and Theresa (tiza126) for the New Member Chat at 7pm MT in the Live Chat room lobby. This is a great place to ask questions about getting around the Scrap Girls site or about digital scrapbooking in general - and a great place to make some new friends. All are welcome, new and long time members included. You do need to have Java installed on your computer to access the Live Chat.

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East Coast High Noon Crop
Wednesday, July 27th - 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. This week we're doing a circle challenge. Create a page using at least one circle. It can be a circular embellishment, polka-dots, brads - it is your choice! 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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Ad Inspiration Challenge and Chat
Thursday, July 28th - 7:00PM MDT

Join Pat (PBarnes) at 7pm MT for an Ad Inspiration Challenge and Chat. A few hours before the chat, a magazine, newspaper or online ad will be posted on the message board to use as inspiration for a layout. You can use whatever you want to from the ad - the colors, the shapes, the composition. There are no wrong answers!

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What's New in the Scrap Girls Boutique Chat
Friday, July 29th - 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!

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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