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Save a Wad Sale! Save 18.9% off almost everything in the Scrap Girls Boutique until Midnight MDT on August 31, 2011!

Everybody loves to save a wad while shopping and here's your chance
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Sale ends promptly at Midnight, MDT on Wednesday, August 31st.

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What's New

Digital scrapbook layout by Brandy Murry

Layout by Brandy Murry
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La Di Da Collection Biggie La Di Da Clusters Design Pack: Inked Text
Styles Pack: Glitter Edge   ScrapSimple Paper Templates: Stackers Biggie

Commercial license versions of Design Pack: Inked Text, Styles Pack: Glitter Edge and ScrapSimple Paper Templates: Stackers Biggie are also available.

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Digital scrapbook layout by Joyce Schardt

Layout by Joyce Schardt
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ScrapSimple Embellishment Templates: Come One, Come All * Come One, Come All Collection Biggie

Commercial license versions of ScrapSimple Embellishment Templates: Come One, Come All are also available.

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Digital scrapbook layout by Melissa Renfro

Layout by Melissa Renfro
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ScrapSimple Paper Templates: Bubble Wrap * The Patriot Biggie Collection

Commercial license versions of ScrapSimple Paper Templates: Bubble Wrap and The Patriot Biggie Collection are also available.

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Digital scrapbook layout by Durin Eberhart

Layout by Durin Eberhart
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ScrapSimple Paper Templates: Realms of Glory 2 Biggie Realms of Glory Collection Biggie Golden Vanity Heritage Collection
  Defining Moments Collection Biggie  

Commercial license versions of ScrapSimple Paper Templates: Realms of Glory 2 Biggie, Realms of Glory Collection Biggie and Golden Vanity Heritage Collection are also available.

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Digital scrapbook layout by Cindy Rohrbough

Layout by Cindy Rohrbough
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ScrapSimple Paper Templates: Rustic Alley - Leather Borders ScrapSimple Embellishment Templates: Rustic Alley - Leather Essentials ScrapSimple Paper Templates: Rustic Alley - Leather Patterns

Commercial license versions of ScrapSimple Paper Templates: Rustic Alley - Leather Borders, ScrapSimple Embellishment Templates: Rustic Alley - Leather Essentials and ScrapSimple Paper Templates: Rustic Alley - Leather Patterns are also available.

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Digital scrapbook layout by Joyce Schardt

Layout by Joyce Schardt
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ScrapSimple Embellishment Templates: Ripped Note Cards Family Faces Collection Mini Golden Vanity Heritage Collection
Butterfly Kisses Collection Biggie   JIF6 : Wanted

Commercial license versions of ScrapSimple Embellishment Templates: Ripped Note Cards, Family Faces Collection Mini and Golden Vanity Heritage Collection 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 Delicate Collection ScrapSimple Paper Templates: Embossy Boots Delicate Collection Floralicious2 Collection Biggie

Commercial license versions of ScrapSimple Paper Templates: Edgers Delicate Collection and ScrapSimple Paper Templates: Embossy Boots Delicate 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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The Envelope of Today
Friday, August 26, 2011

IN TODAY'S ISSUE:

  • 18.9% off Save A Wad Sale!
  • What's New in the Scrap Girls Boutique?
  • Life Muse by Ro
  • Scrap Girls Club
  • Tips from the Pros: Making a Personalized Apron
  • 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
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The Envelope of Today

Challenge: Every morning, before you get out of bed, take a few minutes to preview your day. Push the DVD button in your mind and watch the show. Don't allow yourself to skip ahead to tomorrow, next week, or next month. Stay within the envelope of the day you are in.

Once the movie starts to run, step back and observe. What are you doing? What emotions are you experiencing? How do you feel about yourself?

If you don't like how it is going, change the script. Go out a different door. Eat lunch in a new spot. Insert at least one activity that makes you feel alive. Compliment yourself for a job well done. Smile at yourself in the mirror. Look people in the eye and feel love flow from your heart to theirs.

If you find you are beating yourself up with "I should do this and that," ask yourself why you are choosing to ruin your day. If you truly need to do the activity, see yourself complete the task in an easy manner. And then, let it drop and move onto something else.

As the movie plays, remember that you are the writer, the director, the actor, and the audience. You are in complete control. If you don't like how you play a scene, do it again until are satisfied.

Finally - once the end credits have run - open your eyes and grin at the ceiling. You are now prepared to live the day - the only day you have.

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Digital scrapbook layout by Rozanne Paxman

Layout by Ro
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Naturescape Collection Biggie Laurels Embellishment Mini Vigor and Vim Collection Biggie
Spring Song Collection Life's Canvas Collection Biggie Haven Collection Mini

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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

Using Scrap Girls Digital Scrapbooking Elements to Make a Personalized Apron

Note: Tutorial created using Adobe Photoshop CS2 with Windows XP

One of the best things about digital scrapbooking is the versatility. Not only can you make inspired digital layouts to preserve your family's memories, you can also create unique gifts. In this tutorial, you will learn how to use Scrap Girls digital scrapbooking elements to make a personalized apron.

The items you will need for this project are:

  • Digital scrapbooking supplies from Scrap Girls, such as embellishments and alphabets
  • Photoshop or similar graphics program
  • Iron-on transfer paper
  • Iron
  • Canvas apron, ready for printing, available in craft stores
  • Scissors

Digital Scrapbooking Project Tutorial: Supplies needed.
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First, browse through the Scrap Girls Boutique to get inspiration for your project, if needed. For this tutorial, I wanted to make an apron for my niece. I was drawn to the cake decorating embellishments found in Piece of Cake Collection Biggie and B. Sweet Cakes Embellishments, and I immediately added them to my digital scrapbooking stash. Choose elements that fit your interests to create your own unique apron.

Next, create a new document in Photoshop, 12x12 inches with resolution at 300 pixels per inch. Using the elements you've chosen, arrange them to your liking, using fonts, styles, etc., as needed to create your layout. In the example, the embellishments mentioned above were used, as well as ScrapSimple Alpha Templates: Pearl Edge Monograms and ScrapSimple Tools - Styles: Plastic 5102 Biggie to make my niece's name. Including a name is optional, but it adds a nice personal touch. Flatten this document to affix all the elements.

Next, flip the image horizontally. This is very important! When you use iron-on transfers, you need to use a mirror image to avoid a backward print.

Digital Scrapbooking Project Tutorial: Flip flattened image horizontally.
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Print your image onto iron-on transfer paper and trim around the design, just enough to cut off extra transfer paper, not a precise cut-out. Place the transfer in the desired spot, paying careful attention to any wording, making sure it is straight. Consult the directions included in the transfer paper package for specific iron-on instructions and follow them exactly for best results.

Digital Scrapbooking Project Tutorial: Trim excess transfer paper carefully.
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When your transfer paper backing is removed (according to the directions in the package), you will have a unique, personalized apron!

Digital Scrapbooking Project Tutorial: Personalized apron.
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You can use any theme you wish and make aprons for a grandmother who likes to make preserves or a preteen who likes to get messy while painting. Packaging these aprons with tools used with the hobby depicted on the apron would make a wonderful gift! Have fun creating!

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Digital Scrapbooking Project by Durin Eberhart

Project by Durin Eberhart
Apron modeled by Megan Davis
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Piece Of Cake Collection Biggie B. Sweet Cakes Embellishments ScrapSimple Alpha Templates: Pearl Edge Monograms
  ScrapSimple Tools - Styles: Plastic 5102 Biggie  

Commercial license versions of ScrapSimple Alpha Templates: Pearl Edge Monograms and ScrapSimple Tools - Styles: Plastic 5102 Biggie are also available.

Durin Eberhart
Article written by Durin Eberhart

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 Loni Harris

Layout by Loni Harris
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Vintage Pretties Embellishment Special

Designer Freebie by Loni Harris coordinates with her Vintage Pretties Collection Mini

* Vintage Pretties Collection Mini *

Loni Harris
Today's freebie designed by Loni Harris

* 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 26th - 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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Swap Crop Chat
Saturday, August 27th - 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 the layouts from past swaps in the Swap Crop Gallery!

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Life Moments Chat
Tuesday, August 30th - 7:00PM MDT

Join Theresa (tiza126) in the chat room at 7pm MT 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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East Coast High Noon Crop
Wednesday, August 31st - 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 31st, we'll do a surprise color challenge! Create a layout predominantly using a color to be chosen by the group at the beginning of the crop! 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!

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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