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Digital scrapbook layout by Amanda Fraijo-Tobin

Layout by Amanda Fraijo-Tobin
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ScrapSimple Calendar Templates: 4x6 Perpetual Zip Kit: Whitewashed ScrapSimple Tools - Styles: Basic Glitter 6401 Super Biggie
  Winter Magic 2 Collection Super Mini  

Commercial license versions of ScrapSimple Calendar Templates: 4x6 Perpetual and ScrapSimple Tools - Styles: Basic Glitter 6401 Super 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: Signs and Texture Overlays Rustic Alley - Wood Paper Mini Borders Rustic Alley - Metal Embellishments - Trinkets
  Rustic Alley - Metal Paper  

Commercial license versions of ScrapSimple Embellishment Templates: Signs and Texture Overlays, Rustic Alley - Wood Paper Mini Borders, Rustic Alley - Metal Embellishments - Trinkets and Rustic Alley - Metal Paper are also available.

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Digital scrapbook layout by Syndee Nuckles

Layout by Syndee Nuckles
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Brush Set: Alphabetica Follow Your Bliss Collection Biggie Blissful Word Art Mini
Blissful Paper Super Mini ScrapSimple Paper Templates: Editable Borders ScrapSimple Tools - Styles: Butterfly Shadows 6301 Mini

Commercial license versions of Brush Set: Alphabetica, ScrapSimple Paper Templates: Editable Borders and ScrapSimple Tools - Styles: Butterfly Shadows 6301 Mini are also available.

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Digital scrapbook layout by Jen Reed

Layout by Jen Reed
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Fresh Start Collection * Pirate Code Typewriter Alpha Keys Mini

Commercial license versions of Pirate Code Typewriter Alpha Keys Mini are also available.

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Digital scrapbook layout by Joyce Schardt

Layout by Joyce Schardt
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ScrapSimple Paper Templates: Vintage Fold and Curl Learning Curve Collection ScrapSimple Embellishment Templates: Handmade Boxes
ScrapSimple Embellishment Templates: Seashells ScrapSimple Embellishment Templates: Trinket Charms Seascape Collection

Commercial license versions of ScrapSimple Paper Templates: Vintage Fold and Curl, ScrapSimple Embellishment Templates: Handmade Boxes, ScrapSimple Embellishment Templates: Seashells and ScrapSimple Embellishment Templates: Trinket Charms are also available.

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Digital scrapbook layout by Durin Eberhart

Layout by Durin Eberhart
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ScrapSimple Tools - Styles: Memories of Green 5101 Memories of Green Collection Biggie Memories of Orange Collection Biggie
Value Pack: Innocence   Lettering Delights Aloha Font

Commercial license versions of ScrapSimple Tools - Styles: Memories of Green 5101, Memories of Green Collection Biggie, Memories of Orange Collection Biggie, Value Pack: Innocence and Lettering Delights Aloha Font are also available.

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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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The Subject and Verb Don't Need to Agree
Wednesday, September 14, 2011

IN TODAY'S ISSUE:

  • What's New in the Scrap Girls Boutique?
  • Life Muse by Ro
  • Scrap Girls Club
  • Tips from the Pros: Using 12x12 Supplies for 8.5x11 Layouts
  • 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

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

Using 12x12 Supplies for 8.5x11 Layouts

Note: Tutorial created using Adobe Photoshop CS5 with Windows XP

An abundant variety of 12x12-inch digital scrapbooking supplies have become the new norm. However, don’t fret if you’re still a die-hard 8.5x11-inch fan. Most of the larger digital kits can easily be resized for 8.5x11-inch layouts. Here’s how:

First, create a new 8.5x11-inch document at 300 dpi using New Document preset U.S. Paper as shown.

Digital Scrapbook Layout Tutorial: Use Photoshop's U.S. Paper size to create a new document.
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Next, use View> Show> Grid (or keyboard shortcut Ctrl+’) to turn on the grid.

Digital Scrapbook Layout Tutorial: View Grid.
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Place the desired background paper. Notice how the paper is sized 8.5x8.5 inches in the center of the canvas? The paper isn’t covering the top and bottom edges of the canvas, but that’s an easy fix.

Digital Scrapbook Layout Tutorial: Background paper does not fit.
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To turn on the rulers, go to View> Rulers (or shortcut Ctrl+R). Click and drag the top and bottom anchors so the background paper covers the canvas. Next, drag the right-side anchor to 11 inches.

Digital Scrapbook Layout Tutorial: Turn on Rulers view.
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Next, use the left arrow key to nudge the background paper until it’s aligned with the center of the canvas (4.25 inches).

Digital Scrapbook Layout Tutorial: Nudge paper to align with center.
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Rasterize the layer, if needed. (In Photoshop Elements, this is called Simplify.) Then, clip the background paper to the Background layer (Ctrl+Alt+G).

Digital Scrapbook Layout Tutorial: Clip paper to background layer.
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Mix and match desired elements, backgrounds, or ScrapSimple Paper Templates using the same resizing and aligning techniques when necessary.

Digital Scrapbook Layout Tutorial: Resize and realign layout templates the same way.
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With a little bit of resizing and realignment, 12x12-inch ScrapSimple Digital Layout Templates and ScrapSimple Paper Templates will work just as beautifully for 8.5x11-inch digital scrapbooking layouts.

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Digital Scrapbooking Layout by Katherine Weaver

Layout by Katherine Weaver
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Assemble Your Own Zoom Pages: Memento Fit To Be Tied Embellishment Learning Curve Collection
ScrapSimple Digital Layout Album Templates: 12x12 Photo Book 3 ScrapSimple Paper Templates: Learning Curve 2 ScrapSimple Tools - Lightroom Presets: Color Correction 10301
  Tell The Story Collection  

Commercial license versions of ScrapSimple Digital Layout Album Templates: 12x12 Photo Book 3, ScrapSimple Paper Templates: Learning Curve 2 and Tell The Story Collection are also available.

Katherine Weaver
Article written by Katherine Weaver

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 Brandy Murry

Layout by Brandy Murry
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Shabby Chic Special

Designer Freebie by Brandy Murry coordinates with her Shabby Chic Collection Biggie

Shabby Chic Collection Biggie Twiggy Embellishments Shabby Chic Clusters Embellishment Mini
Molly Milkshakes Collection Biggie   ScrapSimple Embellishment Templates: Mesh

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

Brandy Murry
Today's freebie designed by Brandy Murry

* 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, 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!

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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!

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NSBR Chat - Early Edition
Thursday, September 15th - 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
Thursday, September 15th - 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, September 16th - 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!

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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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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