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Digital scrapbook layout by Elisha Barnett

Layout by Elisha Barnett
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ScrapSimple Craft Templates: Artist Trading Cards Coffee House Collection Biggie Techno Grunge Collection Mini
Jardin De Fleur Collection Mini Frippery Collection Biggie ScrapSimple Embellishment Templates: Page Protectors

Commercial license versions of ScrapSimple Embellishment Templates: Page Protectors are also available.

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Digital scrapbook card by Armi Custodio

Card by Armi Custodio
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Brush Set: Lots of Hearts Biggie * ScrapSimple Paper Templates: Cardstock 2

Commercial license versions of Brush Set: Lots of Hearts Biggie and ScrapSimple Paper Templates: Cardstock 2 are also available.

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Digital scrapbook layout by Jen Reed

Layout by Jen Reed
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ScrapSimple Paper Templates: Eat Cake ScrapSimple Paper Templates: Texture I Series - Cardboard 1 The Patriot Biggie Collection
  Chunky Alpha Mini  

Commercial license versions of ScrapSimple Paper Templates: Eat Cake, ScrapSimple Paper Templates: Texture I Series - Cardboard 1, The Patriot Biggie Collection and Chunky Alpha Mini are also available.

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Digital scrapbook layout by Jan Ransley

Layout by Jan Ransley
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ScrapSimple Paper Templates: Embossy Boots Floral Collection One ScrapSimple Paper Templates: Edgers Floral Collection One Floralicious2 Collection Biggie

Commercial license versions of ScrapSimple Paper Templates: Embossy Boots Floral Collection One and ScrapSimple Paper Templates: Edgers Floral Collection One are also available.

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Digital scrapbook layout by Cindy Rohrbough

Layout by Cindy Rohrbough
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Rustic Alley - Metal Embellishments - Tags and Signs Rustic Alley - Metal Paper Rustic Alley - Metal Embellishments - Trinkets
  Rustic Alley - Leather Paper Mini - Patterns  

Commercial license versions of Rustic Alley - Metal Embellishments - Tags and Signs, Rustic Alley - Metal Paper and Rustic Alley - Metal Embellishments - Trinkets 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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35 Years
Wednesday, August 17, 2011

IN TODAY'S ISSUE:

  • What's New in the Scrap Girls Boutique?
  • Life Muse by Ro
  • Scrap Girls Club
  • Tips from the Pros: Selective Use of ScrapSimple Paper 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

Rozanne Paxman
Rozanne Paxman

35 Years

Today is my 35th wedding anniversary. I'm spending it with my sweetie.

Cartoon by Ro

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Photo of Gary and Rozanne Paxman: Before color correction.

Before: Gary and me on our wedding day. Notice how yellow the photo has become.

Photo of Gary and Rozanne Paxman: After color correction.

After: Here's the photo after I applied one of the ScrapSimple Tools – Styles: Photo Fix 2201 settings. It was fixed with a single click. My dress is white again!

* ScrapSimple Tools - Styles: Photo Fix 2201 *

Commercial license versions of ScrapSimple Tools - Styles: Photo Fix 2201 are also available.

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Photo of Gary and Rozanne Paxman

Before: Gary and me today. My daughter took this photo at the parade. It's pretty fuzzy so I decided to alter it via a vintage effect.

Photo of Gary and Rozanne Paxman: Vintage Photoshop action applied.

After: Here's what it looks like after I applied the first option of the ScrapSimple Tools – Actions: Vintage Edges for PSE 2201 set. (Also available for Photoshop, too.)

ScrapSimple Tools - Actions: Vintage Edges for PS 2201 * ScrapSimple Tools - Actions: Vintage Edges for PSE 2201

Commercial license versions of ScrapSimple Tools - Actions: Vintage Edges for PS 2201 and ScrapSimple Tools - Actions: Vintage Edges for PSE 2201 are also available.

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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

Selective Use of ScrapSimple Paper Templates

Note: Tutorial created using Adobe Photoshop CS4 and Windows 7

ScrapSimple Paper Templates are some of my favorite versatile tools to use from the Scrap Girls Boutique! They offer the opportunity to create something perfectly catered to your layout, and they are simply a fun digital scrapbooking tool to have in your collection. Let me show you a great use for the ScrapSimple Paper Templates: Basically Bordered Eyelet that I recently discovered.

I had some playful pictures of my daughter that I wanted to scrap. I enjoy using shape and pattern layers to add depth and interest to my layouts. I wasn't interested in the scallop-edged look of the ScrapSimple Paper Templates: Basically Bordered Eyelet for this particular layout, but I did really like the polka-dot pattern on one of the paper templates in the set, so I decided to play around and figure out a way to use it. I found a very quick and easy way to use just the polka dots which worked perfectly for my layout.

First, choose the ScrapSimple Paper Template: Basically Bordered Eyelet paper that you'd like to use. Also pick a finished digital scrapbooking paper that works best with your photos. (I chose a paper from Sarah Batdorf's Sandy Shores Collection Mini). Make sure the ScrapSimple Paper Template layer is above the finished paper layer in the Layers Palette so that you can see and work with the template easily.

Next, click on the Magic Wand Selection Tool and choose "Add to Selection."

Digital Scrapbook Layout Tutorial: Add to selection.

My desire was to only use the polka-dot pattern on the ScrapSimple Paper Templates: Basically Bordered Eyelet template, but I didn't want to spend time using the Magic Wand Selection Tool for each individual polka dot. How time consuming! Instead, I clicked on the ScrapSimple Paper Template layer in my Layers Palette (this highlighted my layer). Then in my work space, I clicked on the black area of the paper template and the blank area around the outside edge of the paper template (with the Magic Wand Tool set to "Add to Selection"). When I had done this, the "marching ants" were marching their way around and selecting everything except for the polka dots.

Digital Scrapbook Layout Tutorial: Click to select parts of the paper template layer.

Next, simply click on the paper layer in your Layers Palette so that it is highlighted in blue. Then press the Delete key.

Digital Scrapbook Layout Tutorial: Delete selected areas.

Everything that had been selected in your previous step will now be deleted from the paper layer, and all that remains will be the polka-dot pattern! Get rid of the marching ants by Deselecting (Ctrl+D). Then simply delete the paper template layer or make it invisible to see the fun polka-dot pattern you've created using the inverse of the ScrapSimple Paper Template and a prefinished digital scrapbooking paper!

Digital Scrapbook Layout Tutorial: Deselect the selection.

ScrapSimple Paper Templates can be used in so many fun ways! They're incredibly versatile tools that you can use to work wonders on your unique and personal digital scrapbooking layouts!

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Digital Scrapbooking Layout by Ang Campbell

Layout by Ang Campbell
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ScrapSimple Paper Templates: Basically Bordered Eyelet ScrapSimple Paper Templates: Basically Bordered Squares 2 Girly Girl Collection Biggie
Playground Fun Word Art Mini Digital Stickers: Beach Day Sandy Shores Collection Mini
  Polka Dot Bikini Collection Mini  

Commercial license versions of ScrapSimple Paper Templates: Basically Bordered Eyelet, ScrapSimple Paper Templates: Basically Bordered Squares 2, Girly Girl Collection Biggie, Playground Fun Word Art Mini and Sandy Shores Collection Mini are also available.

Ang Campbell
Article written by Ang Campbell

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 Charlene Crowder

Layout by Charlene Crowder
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Safari Time Embellishment Special

Designer Freebie by Charlene Crowder coordinates with her Safari Time Collection

* Safari Time Collection *

Charlene Crowder
Today's freebie designed by Charlene Crowder

* 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 17th - 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 17th, we'll do a multiple photo challenge! Create a layout on any theme, any topic, and any colors - using TEN or more photos! 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 Craft Chat
Wednesday, August 17th - 6:00PM MDT

Join Carla (CRS) and Shannon (tinkerbell11) in the chat room for this month's Hybrid Craft chat! We will choose a craft to do and show you how to combine your digital supplies with fun elements to come up with a fantastic craft!

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NSBR Chat - Early Edition
Thursday, August 18th - 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, August 18th - 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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What's New in the Scrap Girls Boutique Chat
Friday, August 19th - 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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Back-Up Party and Chat
Friday, August 19th - 8:00PM MDT

Need a little extra motivation to back-up your layouts and stash? Join April (April Showers) in the chat room at 8pm MT for the Back-up Party and Chat. The goal of these chats is to make sure our back-ups are current. Come chat while you back up your files. We'll also go over several different ways to safeguard your files and even give you some tips on organizing your supplies. Grab some chocolate and we'll see you in the chat room!

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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