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Cute Stuff

Digital scrapbook layout by Andrea Trump

Layout by Amy Flanagan
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Crazy Retro Day Collection Biggie Goodbye, Hello Collection Biggie ScrapSimple Paper Templates: Grungies Vol1 Biggie
ScrapSimple Tools - Shapes: Birdies 5001 ScrapSimple Tools - Styles: Gesso 5101 ScrapSimple Tools - Styles: Gesso 5102
ScrapSimple Tools - Styles: Gesso 5103 ScrapSimple Digital Layout Album Templates: 12x12 Tilted ScrapSimple Tools - Actions: Deep Shadows 6501 PSE and PS Biggie

Commercial license versions of ScrapSimple Paper Templates: Grungies Vol1 Biggie, ScrapSimple Tools - Shapes: Birdies 5001, ScrapSimple Tools - Styles: Gesso 5101, ScrapSimple Tools - Styles: Gesso 5102, ScrapSimple Tools - Styles: Gesso 5103, ScrapSimple Digital Layout Album Templates: 12x12 Tilted and ScrapSimple Tools - Actions: Deep Shadows 6501 PSE and PS Biggie are also available.

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Digital scrapbook layout by Jen Reed

Layout by Joyce Schardt
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The first product is included in this month's ScrapSimple Club offering. Members receive a substantial discount on these club supplies. They are also available elsewhere in the Boutique at regular prices for those individuals who would rather not join a club.

ScrapSimple  Alpha Templates: Paper Clip Come One, Come All Collection Biggie Here Comes the Sun Collection Biggie

Commercial license versions of ScrapSimple Alpha Templates: Paper Clip and Here Comes the Sun Collection Biggie are also available.

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Digital scrapbook layout by Janet Ransley

Layout by Janet Ransley
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Digital scrapbook layout by Brandy Murry

Layout by Brandy Murry
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Brush Set: Junk in the Trunk Arrows Biggie spacer Junk in the Trunk Collection Biggie

A commercial license version of Brush Set: Junk in the Trunk Arrows Biggie is also available.

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Digital scrapbook layout by Cindy Rohrbough

Layout by Cindy Rohrbough
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Digital scrapbook layout by Kerry Veale

Layout by Kerry Veale
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ScrapSimple Embellishment Templates: Time Traveler Violetta Collection Mini Victorian Garden Collection Biggie
ScrapSimple Tools - Styles: Victorian Garden Biggie 7601 ScrapSimple Tools - Styles: Time Traveler 7601 Biggie Brush Set: Victorian Garden Word Art Biggie
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Commercial license versions of ScrapSimple Embellishment Templates: Time Traveler, ScrapSimple Tools - Styles: Victorian Garden Biggie 7601, ScrapSimple Tools - Styles: Time Traveler 7601 Biggie, Brush Set: Victorian Garden Word Art Biggie and ScrapSimple Paper Templates: Background Blenders are also available.

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Digital scrapbook layout by Paula Wright

Layout by Paula Wright
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These four products are included in this month's Scrap Girls Club offering. Members receive a substantial discount on these club supplies. They are also available elsewhere in the Boutique at regular prices for those individuals who would rather not join a club.

Memory Lane Paper Super Mini Memory Lane Collection Biggie Assemble Your Own Zoom Kit: Memory Lane
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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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There's an
Artist Inside
Monday, September 5, 2011

IN TODAY'S ISSUE:

  • 22.5% off Labor Day Coupon! 1 day only, this offer ends today at midnight MDT
  • Cute Stuff
  • A Designer's Life: Charlene Crowder - There's an Artist Inside
  • Scrap Girls Club
  • Tips from the Pros: Game in a Mint Tin
  • 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 second quarterly drawing winner will be announced in the Saturday, July 9th 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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A Designer's Life Image

Charlene Crowder
Article written by Charlene Crowder

There's an Artist Inside

My twin sons, Ethan and Hunter, will look at characters in books, in movies, with toys, and just about anything and claim which character they are. This started at an early age. They've even seen big blow-ups waving outside of a business and claimed, "That's me!" They also love anything LEGO®. When LEGO® came out with individual mini-figures for sale, they would decide which ones they were.

Earlier this year, we were looking at the LEGO® website so they could show me which figures were on their birthday wish lists. We got to one figure, and they said, "That's you! You're the artist!" They were talking about me. Me?! I was a bit surprised. I guess I had not thought of myself as an artist. Apparently, they looked at the scrapbook layouts I created as if they were art.

After their birthday celebration had come and gone, in which they happily unwrapped their newest LEGO® mini-figures, I told them there was one more... but that it was mine. I pulled out the artist and sat him next to my computer. Over the next few days, we made some changes to him. Ethan and Hunter looked through their LEGO® blocks and brought me some female heads. I picked out one that had the faintest pink for the lips. The ones with bright red lips just didn't seem right for me. Now I had a girl artist! She had a beret on, though. They brought me all of the LEGO® girl-hair that they could find: Ponytails, short, blond... aha! A long-haired brunette version! Perfect.

I was amused at first, then inspired, by Ethan and Hunter's declaration that I am an artist. Perhaps that played a small role in my decision to apply for the Scrap Girls Product Design Team. Now, my little artist sits near my computer to remind me that there is an artist inside of me. If LEGO® ever makes a mini-figure with a laptop in one hand and a color wheel in the other, I'll be first in line to buy it! I would sit it right next to my little artist lady.

- Charlene Crowder

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Favorite Product I've designed:
Safari Time Collection

Safari Time Collection

Safari Time Collection is special to me because it was the first collection that I created. I learned so much during the process and was beyond honored and thrilled when I was accepted onto the Scrap Girls Product Design Team. The emotions that surround that opportunity and acceptance will forever be linked to Safari Time Collection. It is also helping me to create layouts of my three boys. Between the three of them, there are a lot of pictures that have stuffed animals included. I shouldn’t forget the pictures of them at the zoo... and pictures of Ethan and Hunter in their battery-powered jeeps when they were younger. I personally have many uses for Safari Time collection!

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Digital scrapbook layout by Charlene Crowder

Layout by Charlene Crowder
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Safari Time Collection Safari Animals Embellishment Mini Lettering Delights Quill Font

A commercial license version of Lettering Delights Quill Font is also available.

ScrapSimple Club Image

September's Scrap Girls digital scrapbooking club, designed for you by Paula Wright.

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

September's Scrap Girls Club designed for you by Paula Wright


JIFFY Easy Page Album
Club Exclusive! JIFFY Easy Page Album


Club Exclusive Gift
Club Exclusive! Designer's Gift

Computer scrapbook layout by Paula Wright using September's Scrap Girls Club
Layout by Paula Wright
using September's Scrap Girls Club
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Computer scrapbook layout by Paula Wright using September's Scrap Girls Club
Layout by Paula Wright
using September's Scrap Girls Club
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Computer scrapbook layout by Paula Wright using September's Scrap Girls Club
Layout by Paula Wright
using September's Scrap Girls Club
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Tips From The Pros Image

Game in a Mint Tin (Hybrid Craft)

Note: Tutorial created using Photoshop Elements 7.0 with Windows 7

There is nothing I like better than when my son comes up to me and says, "I have a craft idea. Will you help me?" This time he had a fabulous idea, and we had a lot of fun creating a game using my digital scrapbooking supplies to cover a mint tin, nine pennies, and two dice. We made a miniature version of the game called Shut the Box. I think we might make several and use them as a Christmas gifts for my son's friends.

Game in a Mint Tin Tutorial image 1 - tin, dice, pennies

First, prep a metal mint tin by cleaning it and sanding all the surfaces. Sanding it will help the glue adhere to the metal surface. If you wish to paint it, now is the time to do that. I liked the metal look and didn't bother to paint it.

Now, if this is to be a gift, you will want some shiny pennies. You can often get shiny pennies from the bank or just clean up a few. An old trick to clean pennies is to use ketchup. Scrub the pennies with the ketchup and then with soap. If they still need a little polish, use baking soda with a bit of water.

Game in a Mint Tin Tutorial image 2 - pennies

To design the tin covers, I used ScrapSimple Craft Templates: Mint Tin. You just need the Cover template for this project. Next, select a collection to use for the game. Since we are designing the Shut the Box game, we needed a collection with some good numbers in it.

Next, use the Top Outside template to put in the name of the game. Do not worry if your design extends beyond the lines; it will be trimmed off later. On the Bottom template, put the directions for how to play the game. I've included the instructions for Shut the Box here...

How to Play:

  1. Roll two dice and add up the dots. Use the pennies to cover the circle with that total or the circles with numbers that add up to that total.
  2. Continue to roll the dice and cover circles until the number you roll doesn't let you cover any more circles. Once a number is covered, it can't be used again.
  3. Add up the uncovered numbers to find your score.
  4. The winner is the person with the lowest score. If all nine numbers are covered, then you've "Shut the Box" and your score is zero.

The Top Inside template needs the numbers 1-9 arranged nicely with enough space for the pennies to cover each number. Finally, the Bottom Inside template can have whatever design you choose. I put an encouraging phrase for the players of the game.

Game in a Mint Tin Tutorial image 3 - images to cover tin

Once you have finished designing the look of your Shut the Box game, print it. I prefer to print my craft projects on matte, photo quality, brochure paper. Allow the image to dry overnight and then spray with a clear sealant. This helps prevent wear on the image with use. Once the sealant has dried, cut out the tin cover pieces and glue them to the tin. I love using strong, craft spray-glue for easy coverage and a good bond between the paper and the metal tin.

Game in a Mint Tin Tutorial image 3 - finished game tins

After the covers have dried, place the dice and the pennies inside, and you have a lovely gift for family friends or a great travel-sized version of Shut the Box to take to the restaurant and entertain the kids.

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Digital scrapbook layout by Sara Beth Peterson

Layout by Sara Beth Peterson
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ScrapSimple Craft Templates: Mint Tin Childhood Memories Collection Biggie Childhood Memories Paper Mini
Assemble Your Own: Childhood Memories Talk Bubbles Biggie Fun And Games Collection ScrapSimple Tools - Styles: Glitter Edge 6301 Biggie
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Commercial license versions of Fun And Games Collection, ScrapSimple Tools - Styles: Glitter Edge 6301 Biggie and Lettering Delights Sweet Potatoes Font are also available.

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Sara Beth Peterson
Article written by Sara Beth Peterson

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 scrapbook layout by Angie Briggs

Layout by Angie Briggs
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ScrapSimple Paper Templates: Bitty Pattern 3 Special

Designer Freebie by Angie Briggs was made with her ScrapSimple Embellishment Templates: Bitty Pattern 3 which is part of this month's ScrapSimple Club offering. Members receive a substantial discount on these club supplies. They are also available elsewhere in the Boutique at regular prices for those individuals who would rather not join a club.

Being With You Paper Super Mini spacer Being With You Cluster Embellishment Mini

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

Creative Cards Chat
Tuesday, September 6th - 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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ScrapSimple Club Chat
Tuesday, September 6th - 7:00PM MDT

Join April (April Showers) and Shannon (tinkerbell11) on Tuesday, September 6th at 7pm MT for a chat and challenge using this month's ScrapSimple Club. Did you know that every time you create a layout with the ScrapSimple Club and upload it into the ScrapSimple Club Gallery that you could be chosen to be featured in the Newsletter and receive a prize? Join us for the chat so we can encourage and inspire you and help with any questions that you may have. Let's get those ScrapSimple Club layouts done and uploaded!

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East Coast High Noon Crop
Wednesday, September 7th - 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 September 7th, we'll do a photo manipulation challenge! Create a layout using a photo you have manipulated in some way - change it to black and white or sepia, remove a distraction, cut out the subject - anything goes! 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, September 7th - 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
Thursday, September 8th - 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 on September 8th at 7pm MT.

Games

September Message Board Game: Posting Contest!

It's that time again - Posting Contest time! This is where you are rewarded for your flying fingers and chattiness. The Contest will run from September 1st when we post the thread to September 30th at 12:00 Midnight (MST).

To enter the Message Board Posting Challenge, you MUST reply in the game thread with your CURRENT post count. This is the number under your Avatar that shows when you post. (NOTE: Do not post the number found on your profile; it is a different number that is calculated differently.) During the month, chat your fingers off! At Midnight on September 30th, we will calculate your post count based on the numbers posted in the original thread.

Members with Message Board posts over 50 will be put in a drawing for a $5 Scrap Girls Gift Certificate. Members with Message Board posts over 200 will be put in a drawing for both the $5 Scrap Girls Gift Certificate and a $10 Scrap Girls Gift Certificate. Members with Message Board posts over 400 will be put in a drawing for a $15 Scrap Girls Gift Certificate, as well as the $5 and $10 Gift Certificates.

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

Contests

September Monthly Layout Contest: The children are headed back to school, and there is a sense of learning in the air! For the September Layout Contest, share your layouts about learning a new skill! We'd love to see the stories about someone in your life learning and growing. Remember when your little one learned to ride a bicycle or your teenager learned to drive a car? Or how about when you learned to use your digital scrapbooking software? Share those layouts in the September Monthly Layout Gallery before Midnight MT on September 30th. Be sure to list your credits in the description or under the EXIF Properties. Two layouts will be selected to win a $10 Gift Card 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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