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Today's Special of the Day!

Old Friends Collection Biggie
Old Friends Collection Biggie

Save 30% off this Collection Biggie today only!

Each week on Tuesdays, we will be spotlighting one designer and one of their favorite products. This product will be on sale for one day only at 30% off!

This week's designer spotlight is on Angie Briggs. In a brief interview with Angie, she shared these comments with us...

"After a chance meeting with an old friend that I had lost touch with, the inspiration for this kit came to me. I wanted to create something that would give you that 'comfortable' feeling - the same one that you get when you run into an old friend."

1. What are your favorite pizza toppings?

Pepperoni, sausage, mushroom and olives.

2. What's the last book you read?

The Bride Quartet series by Nora Roberts

Angie Briggs
Angie Briggs

What's New

Digital scrapbook layout by Charlene Crowder

Layout by Charlene Crowder
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Safari Animals Embellishment Mini * Safari Time Collection

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Digital scrapbook layout by Syndee Nuckles

Layout by Syndee Nuckles
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ScrapSimple Tools - Shapes: Build A Window 6302 Witty Collection ScrapSimple Tools - Styles: Windows and Doors 6301
  ScrapSimple Tools - Styles: Butterfly Shadows 6301 Mini  

Commercial license versions of ScrapSimple Tools - Shapes: Build A Window 6302, ScrapSimple Tools - Styles: Windows and Doors 6301 and ScrapSimple Tools - Styles: Butterfly Shadows 6301 Mini are also available.

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Digital scrapbook layout by Loni Harris

Layout by Loni Harris
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* JIF 6: Beach Bash *

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Digital scrapbook layout by Jen Reed

Layout by Jen Reed
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ScrapSimple Embellishment Templates: Awards Swim Like A Fish Biggie Collection ScrapSimple Tools - Styles: Swim Like A Fish 11701 Super Biggie

Commercial license versions of ScrapSimple Embellishment Templates: Awards, Swim Like A Fish Biggie Collection and ScrapSimple Tools - Styles: Swim Like A Fish 11701 Super Biggie are also available.

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Digital scrapbook layout by Armi Custodio

Layout by Armi Custodio
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Squeaky Clean Clusters Embellishment Mini Squeaky Clean Collection Biggie ScrapSimple Embellishment Templates: Messy Mix - Borders
  ScrapSimple Type Paths: Shape Up  

Commercial license versions of ScrapSimple Embellishment Templates: Messy Mix - Borders and ScrapSimple Type Paths: Shape Up are also available.

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Digital scrapbook layout by Amanda Fraijo-Tobin

Layout by Amanda Fraijo-Tobin
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ScrapSimple Embellishment Templates: Cluster Masks - Fancy Rust Fancy Rust Collection Super Mini Fancy Rust Clusters Embellishment Mini
JIF 6: Fancy Rust ScrapSimple Tools - Styles: Midtown 6401 Biggie Dandy Collection Mini

Commercial license versions of ScrapSimple Embellishment Templates: Cluster Masks - Fancy Rust and ScrapSimple Tools - Styles: Midtown 6401 Biggie 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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Act AS IF
Tuesday, August 2, 2011

IN TODAY'S ISSUE:

  • Today's Special of the Day
  • What's New in the Scrap Girls Boutique?
  • Life Muse by Ro
  • ScrapSimple Club
  • Tips from the Pros: Documenting Vacations Using a Timeline
  • 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!

divScrap 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.

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Life Muse

Rozanne Paxman
Rozanne Paxman

Act AS IF

Act as if you're happy.

Act as if you're smart.

Act as if you're loving.

Act as if you're brave.

Act as if you're successful.

Act as if you're kind.

Act as if you're caring.

Act as if you feel peace.

Act as if you're healthy.

Act as if you always smile.

Act as if you're excited.

Act as if your life is great.


You do not have to have it yet to act as if you do.

You do not have to have it yet to feel as if you do.

Rise up each morning and imagine that you have it or feel it or own it or are it.


What would you do if you were thin or smart or successful or brave?

What would you do if you were kind or loving or honest or true?

What would you do if you felt excited about the life you have or want? What choices would you make? How would you be changed? How would you react to others?

What things would you do? How would you arrange your day? Where would you go? Whom would you talk to? How would you spend your time?


You don't have to live in the unhappy past, because the minute you decide to start to live every moment

AS IF you're happy

AS IF you're smart

AS IF you're healthy

AS IF you're kind

AS IF you're successful

AS IF you're brave

...is the moment your life starts to change.

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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 Paula Wright
Layout by Paula Wright
using July's ScrapSimple Club
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Tips from the Pros

Documenting Vacations Using a Timeline

Note: Tutorial created using Photoshop CS5 with Windows 7

My family tries to take one big trip every year. Our 2010 trip was taken over a year ago. This is where I must confess. I've fallen down on my Scrapbooking Mom duties, and I haven't taken the time to scrapbook this trip. A couple of these photos have shown up in various layouts over the past year, but not many. If I had to venture a guess as to why I haven't created an album full of layouts for this trip, I would have to say it's because I took hundreds of photos on this trip, and I mean in the upper end of the hundreds! I think I'm a little intimidated by the sheer number of photos! I would really like to complete our family 2010 photo album someday, but I can't even begin to think of finishing it without including this trip.

Then, with a little thought, I solved my problem! Someday in the somewhat distant future when my children don't need my constant attention, I will probably create a large, detailed photo album that includes only photos of this special week in our lives. I don't have that kind of time at this stage of the game so the solution to my 2010 family album is to create a layout in a timeline.

The first thing I did was to go through the file folder that has all the photos and pick one or two from each day, just my favorites or photos that I felt highlighted that day appropriately. Then I opened up a blank document. I knew I had quite a few photos, so I decided to make a two-page layout.

Next, I chose a digital layout template. It only had room for eight photos so I duplicated all of the layers, rotated the duplicates 180 degrees, moved them into place, and started using my handy clipping mask shortcut (Ctrl+Alt+G in Photoshop CS5; Ctrl+G in Photoshop Elements) to clip my photos to the photo mats. I added some journaling, styles, shadows, and alphas - and I was done! Now my 2010 album is that much closer to completion, and I couldn't be happier!

What trip have you taken that is waiting for documentation? Why not try a timeline?!

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Digital Scrapbooking Layout by Shari Payne
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Digital Scrapbooking Layout by Shari Payne
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Digital Scrapbooking Layout by Shari Payne

Layout by Shari Payne
Photography by Shari Payne
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ScrapSimple Digital Layout Templates: Timelines Girly Girl Collection Biggie Magic Vacation Collection
ScrapSimple Tools - Styles: Framed Ink 1801 Mini ScrapSimple Tools - Styles: Oil Slick 6401 Super Biggie ScrapSimple Tools - Styles: Basic Shadows 6501
  Lettering Delights Scrap Casual Font  

Commercial license versions of ScrapSimple Digital Layout Templates: Timelines, Girly Girl Collection Biggie, ScrapSimple Tools - Styles: Framed Ink 1801 Mini, ScrapSimple Tools - Styles: Oil Slick 6401 Super Biggie, ScrapSimple Tools - Styles: Basic Shadows 6501 and Lettering Delights Scrap Casual Font are also available.

Shari Payne
Article written by Shari Payne

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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Old Friends Stacked Paper Special

Designer Freebie by Angie Briggs coordinates with her Old Friends Collection Biggie,
which is on sale today only for 30% off!

* Old Friends Collection Biggie *

Commercial license versions of Old Friends Collection Biggie 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

Life Moments Crop & Chat
Tuesday, August 2nd - 2:00PM MDT

Join Shannon (tinkerbell11) in the chat room for a Life Moments Chat. These chats are meant to get you inspired to scrap about yourself. A theme will be posted earlier in the day to help you get started.

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Creative Cards Chat
Tuesday, August 2nd - 6:00PM MDT

Do you use your digital supplies to make cards? Do you want to? Instead of going to the store every time you need a card, you can save money and have fun making cards with your digi-stash! Make a note of any cards you might need for the upcoming month and Join April (April Showers) and Theresa (tiza126) for the once-a-month Card Chat on the first Tuesday of each month at 6pm MT. Can't wait to see you there!

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East Coast High Noon Crop
Wednesday, August 3rd - 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 August 3rd, your challenge is to use products from at least 5 different collections on your page. 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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ATC Swap Crop & Chat
Wednesday, August 3rd - 6:00PM MDT

Please join Lei (Bride) and Elisha (elibar) in the chatroom for our ATC (Artist Trading Card) Swap Crop/Chat on the first Wednesday of each month at 6pm MT. Come see what everyone has created and we'll talk about next month's topic. We're looking forward to seeing you there!

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Project SG Chat
Wednesday, August 3rd - 7:00PM MDT

Join April (April Showers) and Shannon (tinkerbell11) to hear all the details about Project SG! You can be eligible to win prizes simply by taking part in this year-long Challenge. It is never too late to start! We hope to see you in the chat room August 3rd at 7pm MT.

Games

August Message Board Game: BINGO!

Join us for an exciting game of August BINGO on the Scrap Girls Forum!! Pick 25 words from the list provided and send them in an email to [email protected] with a subject line that says "BINGO CARD - your Scrap Girls Message Board username" by Monday August 1st (Midnight MDT) in order to play in the first round. The first round will begin on Tuesday, August 2nd. If you miss the first round deadline, you can still play! Just send in your BINGO card at any time during the month, and you'll be eligible to begin playing when the next new round starts.

Each day (Monday through Saturday), a member of the Welcoming Committee will call five random words from the BINGO list. Match just 15 of those words to win a BINGO. You must be first to call "BINGO!" in the game thread to win that round. After a winner is called, the boards will be cleared and a new round will begin the following day.

Each winner will receive a $5 Gift Certificate to the Scrap Girls Boutique! We like to see lots of winners, so please remember that each person can only win one round during the month. Have fun!

For complete details, visit the Monthly Message Board Games folder on the Scrap Girls Forum.

Contests

August Monthly Layout Contest: The temperatures are hot, and staying cool is a must! Water is a priority in the summer heat! For the August Layout Contest, we'd love to see your layouts featuring water! Dig out those photos of the kids in the pool, the family on a boat ride, or even a waterfall! Journaling about what water means to you will help make this layout more meaningful to you in the future. Post your layouts in the August Monthly Layout Gallery before Midnight MT on August 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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