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Digital scrapbook layout by Jen Reed

Layout by Jen Reed
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ScrapSimple Embellishment Templates: Ripped Frames – Heavy * Butterfly Kisses Collection Biggie

Commercial license versions of ScrapSimple Embellishment Templates: Ripped Frames – Heavy are also available.

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Digital scrapbook layout by Jan Ransley

Layout by Jan Ransley
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ScrapSimple Paper Templates: Edgers Floral Collection One ScrapSimple Paper Templates: Embossy Boots Basics Collection One Floralicious1 Collection Biggie

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

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Digital scrapbook layout by Amy Flanagan

Layout by Amy Flanagan
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Rustic Alley - Metal Paper Rustic Alley - Metal Embellishments - Trinkets Rustic Alley - Metal Embellishments - Tags and Signs
Rustic Alley - Leather Paper Wandering Garden Collection Biggie ScrapSimple Tools - Styles: Resin 6401 Super Biggie
ScrapSimple Tools - Styles: Paper Borders 6401 Biggie ScrapSimple Tools - Styles: Embed 1801 A New Me Collection

Commercial license versions of Rustic Alley - Metal Paper, Rustic Alley - Metal Embellishments - Trinkets, Rustic Alley - Metal Embellishments - Tags and Signs, Rustic Alley - Leather Paper, ScrapSimple Tools - Styles: Resin 6401 Super Biggie, ScrapSimple Tools - Styles: Paper Borders 6401 Biggie and ScrapSimple Tools - Styles: Embed 1801 are also available.

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Digital scrapbook layout by Andrea Trump

Layout by Andrea Trump
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ScrapSimple Paper Templates: Crazy Retro Day Oh Blah Dee Collection Biggie Project Memories Collection Biggie
Shabby Chic Collection Biggie   ScrapSimple Embellishment Templates: Just Strings

Commercial license versions of Oh Blah Dee Collection Biggie and ScrapSimple Embellishment Templates: Just Strings are also available.

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Digital scrapbook layout by Syndee Nuckles

Layout by Syndee Nuckles
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Alphabetica Collection Follow Your Bliss Collection Biggie ScrapSimple Tools - Styles: Butterfly Shadows 6301 Mini

Commercial license versions of ScrapSimple Tools - Styles: Butterfly Shadows 6301 Mini are also available.

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Tastes-like-Summer-to-Me Smoothies!
Friday, August 19, 2011

IN TODAY'S ISSUE:

  • Save 40% off ScrapSimple Embellishment Templates!
  • What's New in the Scrap Girls Boutique?
  • Life Muse by Ro
  • Scrap Girls Club
  • Tips from the Pros: Making a Folded Stitched Embellishment
  • 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

Making a Folded Stitched Embellishment

Note: Tutorial created using Adobe Photoshop CS3 and Windows 7

A great way to add dimension to your digital scrapbooking layout is with elements that seem to pop off the page. Today I’ll show you a way to use ScrapSimple Embellishment Templates: Threaded to give you that great 3D look by making a folded, stitched embellishment.

ScrapSimple Embellishment Templates: Threaded come with layers of texture, shading, and shadows to create the lifted look of the embellishments. They also come with a string to thread through your folded embellishments. (We won’t be using the string today.) There are six different shapes to use, and any of them will work with this technique. In your download, there are directions for using these templates, as well as instructions in the free eBook, 1 Scrap Girls ScrapSimple Instructions Handbook.

Digital Scrapbook Layout Tutorial: Sample of colored ScrapSimple Embellishment Template: Threaded.

When you open your PSD document in your program, you will see that each shape has multiple layers. This fun look is built on the principle of repetition, so choose a shape, and we will be using the same template multiple times. Add a patterned paper or a color to your shape by following the directions, merge these layers, and drag them to your layout. (If you want them to remain editable, just link your layers and bring them to your layout.) Remember to "Save As" and give your file a new name, then close your original template without saving it as a merged file so that you preserve the original file for future use.

Digital Scrapbook Layout Tutorial: Duplicate embellishment layers.

Now you can see the effect of the shadowing and shading that makes it pop off the page. We are building on the principle of repetition, so duplicate your image three or four times, and space them out vertically so that they line up in the center.

Digital Scrapbook Layout Tutorial: Use a brush to add stitching.

For our next step, we are going to stitch right down the middle where it looks like the paper is folded. For the stitching, you can choose any straight stitching really. You can choose a premade line of stitching that you may have in your digital scrapbooking stash, or you can use a dynamic brush set like Dynamic Brush Set: Straight Stitch 5001.

TIP: When using a dynamic brush, if you want the line to be perfectly straight, hold the Shift key down as you drag the brush across your page.

For even more repetition, once you get this set finished, merge the layers together and duplicate the set a few more times to give lots of fun, repetitive elements for your digital scrapbooking layout.

These folded and stitched embellishments will add a great depth and dimension to your layouts.

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Digital Scrapbooking Layout by Melissa Renfro

Layout by Melissa Renfro
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ScrapSimple Embellishment Templates: Threaded Goodbye, Hello Collection Biggie Brush Set: Downtown
Dynamic Brush Set: Straight Stitch 5001 Grandparents Collection Biggie Here Comes the Sun Collection Biggie

Commercial license versions of ScrapSimple Embellishment Templates: Threaded, Brush Set: Downtown, Dynamic Brush Set: Straight Stitch 5001 and Here Comes the Sun Collection Biggie are also available.

Melissa Renfro
Article written by Melissa Renfro

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 Sara Beth Peterson

Layout by Sara Beth Peterson
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ScrapSimple Paper Templates: This and That Special

Designer Freebie by Sara Beth Peterson coordinates with her ScrapSimple Paper Templates: This and That

ScrapSimple Paper Templates: This and That Oz Collection Mini JIF 6 Plus: Metro Dude
Playlist Collection His and Hers Collection Biggie Assemble Your Own Zoom Pages: Follow Your Bliss
Dynamic Brush Set: Musical Notes 5701 Biggie Up Up Up Collection Appassionata Collection Biggie
* Lettering Delights Mother's Typewriter Font *

Commercial license versions of ScrapSimple Paper Templates: This and That, His and Hers Collection Biggie, Dynamic Brush Set: Musical Notes 5701 Biggie, Up Up Up Collection and Lettering Delights Mother's Typewriter Font are also available.

Sara Beth Peterson
Today's freebie designed by Sara Beth Peterson

* 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

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!

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New Member Chat
Tuesday, August 23rd - 6:00PM MDT

Join Pat (PBarnes) and Theresa (tiza126) for the New Member Chat at 6pm 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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U.F.O Chat
Tuesday, August 23rd - 6:00PM MDT

Join Shannon (tinkerbell11) and Cheri (Cheri T) in the chat room for this month's addition of the UFO Chat. This is where you get help from a layout designer to finish a layout you are struggling with. Upload your UFO to this Gallery and Cheri will have tips ready for you!

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East Coast High Noon Crop
Wednesday, August 24th - 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 24th, we'll do a quote challenge! Create a layout using a meaningful, inspiring or funny quote. It can be in place of journaling, or use a beloved quote as a starting point for your journaling. Any quote is OK! 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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Speed Scrap Crop
Wednesday, August 24th - 6:00PM MDT

It's time for some Speed! Join Carla (CRS) and Shannon (tinkerbell11) at 6pm 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

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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