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Time to Scrap Sale! Save 18.7% off almost everything in the Scrap Girls Boutique until Midnight MDT on September 13, 2011!

Woo hoo! The kids are back in school and it's time to scrap all of those fun summer pictures you took. Time to shop!

Sale ends promptly tonight at Midnight, MDT!

Shop Now!


Today's Special of the Day!

Yesterday's Child Collection
Yesterday's Child Collection

Save 30% off this Collection today only!

Each week on Tuesdays, we will be spotlighting one designer and one of their favorite products. This product will be on sale for one day only at 30% off!

This week's designer spotlight is on Syndee Nuckles. In a brief interview with Syndee, she shared these comments with us...

"I have always been drawn to vintage decor and one of my favorite things to do is peruse antique stores and see what treasures I can find. When my youngest son was born, I had decorated the boys room in vintage toys. It turned out to be my favorite room in the house. This collection always reminds me of that time, and I love the versatility of it. It can really be used for just about any theme."

1. Are you an early morning designer or do you burn the midnight candle?

I am a hopeless night owl! I don't seem to have any creativity going on in the mornings. LOL.

2. Soda, coffee or other?


Syndee Nuckles
Syndee Nuckles

What's New

Digital scrapbook layout by Joyce Schardt

Layout by Joyce Schardt
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Vintage Fold and Curl Paper Mini ScrapSimple Embellishment Templates: Curled and Torn Frames Serendipity Collection Biggie

Commercial license versions of Vintage Fold and Curl Paper Mini and ScrapSimple Embellishment Templates: Curled and Torn Frames are also available.


Digital scrapbook layout by Durin Eberhart

Layout by Durin Eberhart
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ScrapSimple Tools - Styles: Memories of Pink 5101 Memories of Pink Collection Biggie Memories of Green Collection Biggie
Realms of Glory Collection Biggie   Whisper Collection Mini

Commercial license versions of ScrapSimple Tools - Styles: Memories of Pink 5101, Memories of Pink Collection Biggie, Memories of Green Collection Biggie and Realms of Glory Collection Biggie are also available.


Digital scrapbook layout by Jen Reed

Layout by Jen Reed
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Fresh Start Solids Add-on Paper Mini * Fresh Start Collection


Digital scrapbook layout by Armi Custodio

Layout by Armi Custodio
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Dynamic Brush Set: Fruity Biggie Squeaky Clean Collection Biggie Lemonade Stand Collection
ScrapSimple Tools - Styles: Translucent-Brights 13001 Biggie   ScrapSimple Embellishment Templates: Straight Edge

Commercial license versions of Dynamic Brush Set: Fruity Biggie, ScrapSimple Tools - Styles: Translucent-Brights 13001 Biggie and ScrapSimple Embellishment Templates: Straight Edge are also available.


Digital scrapbook layout by Jan Ransley

Layout by Jan Ransley
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I Love London Collection * ScrapSimple Paper Templates: Edgers Basics Collection One

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


Digital scrapbook layout by Joyce Schardt

Layout by Joyce Schardt
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ScrapSimple Paper Templates: Fancy Curls French Market Collection Biggie Blossom Hill Collection Mini
Noteworthy Collection Biggie Little Red Bird Collection Mini Syndee Nuckles' Fab 5
  Fall Flourish Embellishment Mini  

Commercial license versions of ScrapSimple Paper Templates: Fancy Curls and Fall Flourish Embellishment Mini are also available.


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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If I Call a Friend...
Tuesday, September 13, 2011


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  • Life Muse by Ro
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  • Tips from the Pros: September's Scrap Girls Club
  • Designer Freebie
  • What's Happening at Scrap Girls?
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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!

divScrap Girls is giving away birthday gifts to our Message Board members!

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.


Adobe Photoshop CS5

Photoshop Elements 9 & Premiere Elements 9 Bundle

Flip Pal Mobile Scanner

Protect your files with Carbonite Online Backup.

Sleep better at night with Mozy Online Backup.

Life Muse

Rozanne Paxman
Rozanne Paxman

If I Call a Friend...

{Of Course} moments:

  • If I consider how nice I will feel once a job is finished, I will find it more agreeable to do it.

  • If I eat lunch, I will not become ravenous in the afternoon.

  • If I put things away in the evening, I won't have to face a mess in the morning.

  • If I figure out what I want to do before I do it, I won't waste time figuring out what I need to do when I have to do it.

  • If I look at my calendar, I won't forget appointments.

  • If I put my socks in the hamper, the dog won't eat them.

  • If I empty the dishwasher, I can put dirty dishes in it.

  • If I keep my extra batteries charged, I can take photos when I want to.

  • If I keep an extra bottle of shampoo in my bathroom closet, I don't have to clean my hair with body wash.

  • If I squeeze the toothpaste from the end, it doesn't plug up.

  • If I turn on the lights, I can see.

  • If I call a friend, I have someone to talk to.


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!

ScrapSimple Club

The August ScrapSimple digital scrapbooking club selection by Angie Briggs and Jen Reed.

Exclusive content from August's ScrapSimple Club

Join the ScrapSimple Monthly Club and you can enjoy the newest ScrapSimple looks while saving! (A $13.95 value for $6.99 or less!)

The new ScrapSimple Club contents are released on the 15th day of the month (or the closest business day to the 15th).

A commercially licensed version of the ScrapSimple Club is also available here.

With the ScrapSimple Club, you will receive:

  • 1 ScrapSimple Paper Template Set
  • 1 ScrapSimple Embellishment Template
  • 1 Brush Set
  • 2 Designer's Choice Item
  • CLUB EXCLUSIVE! Nano Collection
  • CLUB EXCLUSIVE! Designer's Choice Item
  • CLUB EXCLUSIVE! 2 Tutorials

August's ScrapSimple Club has been created for you by Angie Briggs and Jen Reed

Nano Collection
Club Exclusive! Nano Collection

ScrapSimple Club Designer's Gift
Club Exclusive! Designer's Gift

Computer scrapbook layout by Cheri Thieleke
Layout by Cheri Thieleke
using August's ScrapSimple Club
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Computer scrapbook layout by Angie Briggs
Layout by Angie Briggs
using August's ScrapSimple Club
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Computer scrapbook layout by Joyce Schardt
Layout by Joyce Schardt
using August's ScrapSimple Club
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Scrap Girls Club Tips and Tricks

Scrap Girls Club for September 2011

The Scrap Girls Club allows you to get all of the newest looks while saving money! It is perfect for anyone who wants beautiful, coordinated digital scrapbooking supplies that are easy to use. You get all the products shown above a $40.59 value, for $9.99 or less! Plus, each month we will help you find new ways to use your club contents to the fullest with this article full of ideas, tips, and projects to get your creativity going!

Members-Only club content! Now Scrap Girls Club members receive three exclusive, members-only Club products every month! These new products include a JIFFY Easy Page Album - five layered PSD files of your favorite Club layouts designed by the professionals at Scrap Girls just for this Club, one Designer's Gift item - a product chosen by the Club's designer, and a Color Palette which you can use to coordinate your photos and ScrapSimple products with this month's Club to make it an even bigger value!

September's Scrap Girls Club's featured designer is Paula Wright. Her club will make your digital scrapbooking layouts and altered projects feel like true masterpieces, no matter your subject!


Scrap Girls Club Craft: CD Album

Note: Tutorial created using Photoshop CS5 with Windows 7

Lately, my kids' grandmothers have been going above and beyond the call of duty, so I decided to make them a gift. They love the pictures I take of the kids, and they love the calendars I make them every year. I needed something different, so I decided to create a photo album for them. I didn't want it to look like every other album on the block, and I wanted it to be clear that I put thought and effort into the project as well. But I also don't have a lot of extra time on my hands either.

The solution to my time problem was simple! I used a coordinating set of digital scrapbooking supplies to make my project come together in a reasonable amount of time. The monthly Scrap Girls Club is perfect for a project like this because it comes with a full collection biggie as well as coordinating items like clusters and paper minis, as well as Assemble Your Own Zoom pages, a JIF 6 collection, and a JIFFY Album!

My first step was to decide what kind of album to create. There are so many to choose from, like paper bag albums, 4x6-inch albums, mint tin albums, etc. I looked around and noticed I have a lot of old CDs and DVDs that no longer get used or are scratched or damaged in some way. A CD album would be perfect!

Once this was decided, I went to work on creating my pages with my digital scrapbooking supplies from the September 2011 Scrap Girls Club called Memory Lane by Paula Wright. In a couple of hours, I was able to create 11 layouts, including the cover and the CD backs! It usually takes me three to four hours to complete one layout, so having the JIFFY album, JIF 6 collection, Assemble Your Own Zoom pages, and clusters that all coordinate with each other made the whole process quick and simple. I did need to move a few things around to make sure that everything could be viewed in the space of a circle, but most of the layouts worked exactly as they were designed.

My next step was to save the layouts as JPG files and then bring them onto an 8.5x11-inch canvas. I measured a CD and created a circle shape with those dimensions, duplicated it, and placed multiple circles on the canvas in a way that would fit and print clearly. Then I used a clipping mask (Ctrl+Alt+G in Photoshop; Ctrl+G in Photoshop Elements) to clip my layouts to the circles.

Digital Scrapbook Club Tutorial: Two CD layouts fit on a standard size page.

I printed out all the layouts and backs onto cardstock. Photo paper would work really well, too, but I didn't have any on hand.

After using my circle cutter (left over from my paper scrapbooking days) to cut out my layouts, I then applied four coats of a sealer spray. If I had used Mod Podge® directly on my cardstock, there was a good chance the colors would bleed and smudge. The sealer spray protects the printed images.

My next step was to drill holes into the CDs and punch holes in my sealed/cut layouts. (My husband was nice enough to drill holes for me!)

Then I used a foam brush to paint Mod Podge® onto the CDs. I made sure my layouts were pressed firmly to the surface and allowed each to dry a few minutes. Then I applied another coat on top of my layouts to give each one a nice finish.

Digital Scrapbook Club Tutorial: Assemble the CD album.
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My last step after the fronts and backs were glued, sealed, and dried was to put them together with an album ring (a one-inch ring was the perfect size) and add some pretty ribbon. From start to finish, my project only took me a few (often interrupted) days. Now I have a beautiful homemade gift to share that looks like it could have taken me months to complete!


Digital Scrapbooking Layout by Shari Payne

Layout by Shari Payne
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These first 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.

Assemble Your Own Zoom Kit: Memory Lane Memory Lane Collection Biggie Memory Lane Embellishment Cluster Mini
Memory Lane Paper Super Mini Lettering Delights Mother's Typewriter Font Lettering Delights Nuptials Font

Commercial license versions of Lettering Delights Mother's Typewriter Font and Lettering Delights Nuptials Font are also available.

Shari Payne
Article written by Shari Payne

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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 Jen Reed

Layout by Jen Reed
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ScrapSimple Layer Your Own Brushes: Record It - Special 2

Designer Freebie by Jen Reed coordinates with her Brush Set: Record It Biggie,
part of this month's ScrapSimple Club offering!

Brush Set: Record It Biggie Eat Cake Birthday Girl Collection Biggie Eat Cake Birthday Girl Solids Paper Mini

Commercial license versions of Brush Set: Record It Biggie, Eat Cake Birthday Girl Collection Biggie and Eat Cake Birthday Girl Solids Paper Mini are also available.

Jen Reed
Today's freebie designed by Jen Reed

* 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

Life Moments Chat
Tuesday, September 13th - 3:00PM MDT

Join Conda (SodScrap) in the chat room at 3pm 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.


Hybrid Card Chat
Tuesday, September 13th - 6:00PM MDT

Join Carla (CRS) and Shannon (tinkerbell11) at 6pm MT in the Scrap Girls Chat room to discuss Hybrid Cards. We will discuss our next swap, the beauties you recieved from your partner and printing tips, too!


New Member Chat
Tuesday, September 13th - 7:00PM MDT

Join Pat (PBarnes) and Theresa (tiza126) for the New Member Chat at 7pm 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.


East Coast High Noon Crop
Wednesday, September 14th - 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 14th, we'll do a tag challenge! Create a layout using at least one tag as an embellishment! 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!


Baby Theme Crop
Wednesday, September 14th - 7:00PM MDT

Join Carla (CRS) and Theresa (tiza126) for a new twist on the Baby Theme Crop at 7pm MT! This month we'll finish working with ABC's. Include something in your layout that starts with an Y and Z! We'd love to see your layouts in the Baby Book Gallery!


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.


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!


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.)


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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