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JIFFY Easy Page Albums
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Article written by Syndee Nuckles
JIFFY Easy Page Albums - Creating More Layouts
No doubt you have seen the wonderful JIFFY Easy Page Albums in the Scrap Girls Boutique, and you may even have a few in your stash. The great thing about this product is that it makes putting together layouts and/or an album quick and easy. But what’s even better is that by moving the pieces around between the layouts, you can come up with a myriad of different layout designs!
I had a hard time choosing one of the albums to play with. I ended up using JIFFY Easy Page Album: 12x12 Our Family by Scrap Girls Designer Shalae Tippetts.
Once I started playing I didn’t want to stop. It really is amazing how many different combinations you can come up with. Shalae designed pieces that work so beautifully together!
To begin, I opened up four of the five layouts.
One of the first things I did was drag the background from one page to another. You might want to start with a new blank document and just start dragging your pieces over. As always, I made a duplicate copy of the original JIFFY Album page so that I could keep the original intact.
Next, I grabbed pieces from the different layouts and dragged them over to my new layout.
Then I added a photo and edited the text path - and voila! Done in less than 20 minutes! (Picking out which photo to use took the most time!)
Change the direction of the layouts’ pieces to instantly create even more options as you personalize these JIFFY albums.
On the next layout, I swapped out the background paper and horizontally rotated the photo matte and paper matte from another layout.
For the final layout, I just used pieces from two of the layouts to create a simple layout.
This was so much fun, and it has definitely inspired me to create more JIFFY Easy Page Albums! Let JIFFY Easy Page Albums make your digital scrapbooking projects creative, colorful, and quick!
Until next time!
Scrap Girls, Etc. is a weekly column pulling bits and pieces from all over Scrap Girls. Stay tuned each week as Scrap Girls' team members bring you tutorials, musings, recipes, interviews, design/software tips and tricks, layout walk-throughs, and who knows what else!
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Bullet-Point Journaling (One Technique You've Used)
Note: Tutorial created using Photoshop CS3 with a PC
Here are three reasons that bullet-point journaling has been a handy tool in my digital scrapbooking efforts:
Bullet-point and numbered lists are easy and fast ways to add journaling to your digital scrapbooking layouts. It is an especially useful technique in cases where there is not enough material to pull an entire cohesive paragraph about the topic.
Now that you know some good reasons to use bullet-point journaling, let’s discuss a way or two for you to make the “bullet” itself more interesting. There’s nothing wrong with a tiny circular, traditional bullet, but sometimes I want to up the ante a bit. Often I can find an embellishment that lends itself well to miniaturizing into a “bullet.” For the page below, I used the metal star from Laura Louie’s Boy Joy Collection Biggie. When miniaturized, it didn’t stand out enough from the background, so I used the Magic Wand Tool to select the empty interior of the star and created a new layer below the star.
With the “marching ants” still active, I switched to the Paint Bucket Tool and filled it with color. For this step, any color will do. Then I applied the yellow option from ScrapSimple Tools - Styles: This and That 10701 Biggie to the interior.
While these bullet-point stars aren’t the “stars” of the layout, they serve several purposes: To subtly and visually draw attention to the journaling and to reinforce the star theme of the layout.
Whatever your theme, let bullet-point journaling be a tool you reach for often!
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Article written by Cheri Thieleke
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Use Your Stash Chat
Thursday, September 22nd - 7:00PM MDT
Join Theresa (tiza126) and Shannon (tinkerbell11) for this month's Use Your Stash Chat. We will challenge you to use something in your digital Arsenal that you haven't before. Don't just collect supplies, use them! See you in the chat room at 7pm!
What's New in the Scrap Girls Boutique Chat
Friday, September 23rd - 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!
Swap Crop Chat
Saturday, September 24th - 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 and the beautiful layouts and to 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 past swaps in the Swap Crop Gallery!
Life Moments Chat
Tuesday, September 27th - 2:00PM MDT
Join Pat (PBarnes) in the chat room at 2pm 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.
Sketch Challenge Crop
Tuesday, September 27th - 6:00PM MDT
It's time for the Sketch Challenge and Crop! Join Cheri (Cheri T) on Tuesday, September 27 at 6pm MT in the Scrap Girls Chat Room! Enjoy getting a little creative boost for your pages? Do you need help getting started? Then this is the challenge for you! A few hours before the chat begins, Cheri will post a link for you to download the sketch. Use it as the starting point for your page; be inspired by the basic arrangement; flip things around or scraplift the whole thing - hook, line, and sinker. All interpretations of the design are welcome and encouraged. Don't worry about any deadlines... post your layout when it works with your schedule. Hope to see you there!
New Member Chat
Tuesday, September 27th - 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.
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!
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