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What's New

Digital scrapbook layout by Durin Eberhart

Layout by Durin Eberhart
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Value Pack: Character ScrapSimple Digital Layout Album Templates: 12x12 Negative Space Defining Moments Collection Biggie

Commercial license versions of Value Pack: Character and ScrapSimple Digital Layout Album Templates: 12x12 Negative Space are also available.

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Digital scrapbook layout by Amanda Fraijo-Tobin

Layout by Amanda Fraijo-Tobin
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Value Pack: Artsy Papers Jubilant Notepaper Alpha Mini Knick Knack Frame Embellishments
ScrapSimple Tools - Styles: Basic Glitter 6401 Super Biggie ScrapSimple Embellishment Templates: Photo Masks - Taped Damask Brush Set: Old Tape Biggie

Commercial license versions of ScrapSimple Tools - Styles: Basic Glitter 6401 Super Biggie, ScrapSimple Embellishment Templates: Photo Masks - Taped Damask and Brush Set: Old Tape Biggie are also available.

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Digital scrapbook layout by Jen Reed

Layout by Jen Reed
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Butterfly Kisses Collection Biggie * Butterfly Kisses Solids Add-on Paper Mini

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Digital scrapbook layout by Amy Flanagan

Layout by Amy Flanagan
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ScrapSimple Paper Templates: Learning Curve 2 Learning Curve Collection ScrapSimple Embellishment Templates: Photo Clusters 4
A Waltz To Remember Collection ScrapSimple Tools - Styles: Creased Photos 6301 ScrapSimple Tools - Styles: Vintage Papers 6301
ScrapSimple Tools - Actions: Deep Shadows 6501 PSE and PS Biggie   Lettering Delights Modern Print Font

Commercial license versions of ScrapSimple Paper Templates: Learning Curve 2, ScrapSimple Embellishment Templates: Photo Clusters 4, ScrapSimple Tools - Styles: Creased Photos 6301, ScrapSimple Tools - Styles: Vintage Papers 6301, ScrapSimple Tools - Actions: Deep Shadows 6501 PSE and PS Biggie and Lettering Delights Modern Print Font are also available.

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Digital scrapbook layout by Melissa Renfro

Layout by Melissa Renfro
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Laughter and Sunshine Collection Biggie * ScrapSimple Tools - Actions: Photo Basics 5001

Commercial license versions of Laughter and Sunshine Collection Biggie and ScrapSimple Tools - Actions: Photo Basics 5001 are also available.

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Digital scrapbook layout by Cindy Rohrbough

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

Commercial license versions of Rustic Alley - Leather Paper and Rustic Alley - Leather Embellishment Mini - Trims 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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Not a Mistake
Wednesday, August 10, 2011

IN TODAY'S ISSUE:

  • 17.9% off Seriously Fun Sale!
  • What's New in the Scrap Girls Boutique?
  • Life Muse by Ro
  • Scrap Girls Club
  • Tips from the Pros: How to Color ScrapSimple Embellishment Templates
  • Designer Freebie
  • What's Happening at Scrap Girls?
  • Ongoing Opportunities for YOU

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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

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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

August's Scrap Girls digital scrapbooking club, designed for you by Shalae Tippetts.

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

August's Scrap Girls Club designed for you by Shalae Tippetts


JIFFY Easy Page Album
Club Exclusive! JIFFY Easy Page Album


Club Exclusive Gift
Club Exclusive! Designer's Gift

Computer scrapbook layout by Shalae Tippetts using August's Scrap Girls Club
Layout by Shalae Tippetts
using August's Scrap Girls Club
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Computer scrapbook layout by Shalae Tippetts using August's Scrap Girls Club
Layout by Shalae Tippetts
using August's Scrap Girls Club
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Computer scrapbook layout by Shalae Tippetts using August's Scrap Girls Club
Layout by Shalae Tippetts
using August's Scrap Girls Club
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Tips from the Pros

How to Color ScrapSimple Embellishment Templates

Note: Tutorial created using Adobe Photoshop CS5 with Mac OS

Back when I began my digital scrapbooking journey, I simply bought beautiful collections. I oohed and ahhed over everything in the Scrap Girls Boutique and agonized just what, if anything, to cut from my wish list. Things haven't changed too much since then!

Well, now it's time to start oohing and ahhing over those gray and black products under the ScrapSimple sections of the Boutique. If you have never ventured into the land of ScrapSimple Templates, I guarantee you'll be excited when I show you how easy it is to use ScrapSimple Embellishment Templates.

We'll start with a ribbon from ScrapSimple Embellishment Templates: Ribbon Ruffles. I've used Image> Duplicate to create a copy of the ribbon to work with, and I have carefully closed my original image. My layout has a beach theme, and I want the ribbons to mimic the waves.

First, I have placed a paper from Brandy Murry's gorgeous Coastal Collection Biggie on the layer above the ribbon. By using the shortcut command, Opt+Cmd+G (on a PC in Photoshop: Alt+Ctl+G; in Photoshop Elements, Ctrl+G), I have "clipped" the paper to the ribbon. You could also use the Layer> Create Clipping Mask path to create your clipping mask. Think of clipping as pasting the paper to the shape below it.

Digital scrapbooking tutorial screenshot: Clip a paper to an embellishment template.

As you can see, it doesn't look much like a ribbon. All you can see is the shape of the ribbon. There is no dimension, shadowing, or depth. We'll fix that next by using our Blending Modes.

Highlight the paper layer in your Layer Palette. Next, go to the drop-down menu at the top of your Layer Palette. The default setting is "Normal." Once you click it, you will see many different options in the drop-down menu. As you click through the Blending Mode options, you will see the ribbon's appearance change. Play around and find the one you like best.

You can also adjust the Opacity setting next to the Blending Mode menu. As you experiment with the different modes and change the Opacity setting, you will see the ribbon transform magically before your eyes. Pretty cool, eh?! I have decided to use Blending Mode: "Linear Burn" with 100% Opacity.

Digital scrapbooking tutorial screenshot: Change Blending Mode to Linear Burn at 100% Opacity.

I'm going to place a second ribbon on my layout. This time, I would like it to be a different color. Following the above instructions, I chose a pale green digital scrapbooking paper to layer above the ribbon template. I also decided to use the Blending Mode: "Color" at 100% Opacity.

Digital scrapbooking tutorial screenshot: Change Blending Mode of digital paper layer.

Keep in mind that by using this method, you are able to apply both solid colors, mild variations of colors, or prints. While I am not going to use a patterned ribbon in my layout, here's an example that I created using a digital scrapbooking background paper from the May Day Collection Biggie.

Digital scrapbooking tutorial screenshot: Using a patterned paper over a ribbon embellishment template layer.

This tutorial explains just one of several different ways to color ScrapSimple Embellishment Templates. Now when you browse through the Scrap Girls Boutique, be sure to take a look at the huge selection of ScrapSimple Embellishment Templates available. In no time at all, you'll be making your own "pretties!"

Here's my completed layout with my "pretty" ribbons!

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Digital Scrapbooking Layout by Kim Meeder

Layout by Kim Meeder
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ScrapSimple Embellishment Templates: Ribbon Ruffles ScrapSimple Digital Layout Album Templates: 12x12 Tilted ScrapSimple Word Art Templates: Title It - Beach
Coastal Collection Biggie   Assemble Your Own: Make a Splash

Commercial license versions of ScrapSimple Embellishment Templates: Ribbon Ruffles, ScrapSimple Digital Layout Album Templates: 12x12 Tilted and ScrapSimple Word Art Templates: Title It - Beach are also available.

Kim Meeder
Article written by Kim Meeder

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 Rozanne Paxman

Layout by Ro
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ScrapSimple Tools - Actions: Pop Edges Frame Special

Designer Freebie by Rozanne Paxman coordinates with her ScrapSimple Tools - Actions: Pop Edges for PS 2201

ScrapSimple Tools - Actions: Pop Edges for PS 2201 ScrapSimple Tools - Actions: Pop Edges for PSE 2201 1947 Florida Vacation Paper Biggie
  ScrapSimple Embellishment Templates: Stamps and Stuff  

Commercial license versions of ScrapSimple Tools - Actions: Pop Edges for PS 2201, ScrapSimple Tools - Actions: Pop Edges for PSE 2201 and ScrapSimple Embellishment Templates: Stamps and Stuff are also available.

Rozanne Paxman
Today's freebie designed by Rozanne Paxman

* 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, August 10th - 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 10th, we'll do a Recent Photo Challenge. Create a page using favorite photos from your latest camera upload. 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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Baby Theme Crop and Chat
Wednesday, August 10th - 7:00PM MDT

Join Carla (CRS) and April (April Showers) for a new twist on the Baby Theme Crop at 7pm MT! This month we'll continue to work with ABC's. Include something in your layout that starts with a V, W, and X! We'd love to see your layouts in the Baby Book Gallery!

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What's New in the Scrap Girls Boutique Chat
Friday, August 12th - 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!

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Recipe Swap Chat
Saturday, August 13th - 7:00PM MDT

Join April (April Showers) and Lei (Bride) at 7pm MT in the chat room for our Monthly Recipe Swap Chat. Please check the message board the Thursday before the chat for this month's theme and the swap details!

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Quote Challenge Crop
Monday, August 15th - 2:00PM MDT

Come join Pat (PBarnes) for the Quote Challenge Crop at 2pm 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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Use Your Stash Chat
Monday, August 15th - 7:00PM MDT

Join Theresa (tiza126) and Shannon (tinkerbell11) for this month's Use Your Stash Chat. We will challenge you to use something in your digital arsenal that you haven't before. Don't just collect supplies, use them! See you in the chat room on Monday 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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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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