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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]:
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!
Scrap 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.
Article written by Becca Hauck
Showing Off Your Layouts in an Online Gallery
You've finished a layout that you have worked very hard on, and now you're ready to show it off to the world of your friends and family. After all, that's one of the best parts about digital scrapbooking - the ability to share your digital layout almost immediately with friends worldwide!
Where do you share it? Email works just fine, but there are a plethora of online galleries out there where you can showcase your digital scrapbooking layouts. Here are just a few of the most popular ones...
The list above is far from complete, but I hope it gives you some fresh ideas on how to share your favorite layouts with friends and family!
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!
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:
Layout by Cherise Oleson
using September's ScrapSimple Club
Layout by Brandy Murry
using September's ScrapSimple Club
Layout by Brandy Murry
using September's ScrapSimple Club
Photography Focus: What is a Zoom Lens?
Note: Tutorial created using Photoshop CS4 on Windows XP
Zoom lenses have focal lengths that can be easily changed. The optics let the photographer change smoothly from a long shot to a close up. Each zoom lens has a specific range of focal lengths. The focal length of a lens is the distance in millimeters from the image sensor (or film, if you’re still using it) to the end of the lens. A shorter lens (under 50mm) has a wide angle of view and can capture more of what is in front of the camera. A longer lens (over 50mm) enlarges the subject and has a narrower angle of view.
One advantage of a zoom lens is that you don’t need to get closer to your subject to get tighter framing. Recently, my husband and I hiked to a local waterfall. It was several miles to the falls, and I wasn’t interested in toting along extra camera gear, so we used the 18-105mm lens that came with our camera. With this zoom lens, we were able to capture the setting of the falls with a wide angle focal length and also get a closer look with a telephoto focal length.
As you can see in the examples below, I would have needed to be up to my waist in the river in order to get the photo on the right. I’m not one to take risks like that with my camera, so the zoom lens was just what I needed.
I find it helpful to have a variety of photos to choose from when I create digital scrapbooking layouts. The next time you are taking photos, try using a zoom lens to take close-up shots of details, as well as wider shots that show the setting. This way, your photos can tell more of the story in your scrapbook pages.
Commercial license versions of ScrapSimple Digital Layout Album Templates: 12x12 Album Series 11 ScrapSimple Tools - Styles: Aged Metals II 8501 Biggie ScrapSimple Tools - Styles: Aged Metals III Rust 8501 Biggie are also available.
Article written by April Martell
Learn to make digital scrapbooking layouts and more! – Scrapbook Software Secrets Revealed
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A commercial license version of Sweet N Sassy Collection is also available.
Today's freebie designed by Angie Briggs
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Project SG Chat
Thursday, October 6th - 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 October 6th at 7pm MDT!
What's New in the Scrap Girls Boutique Chat
Friday, October 7th - 9:00AM MDT
Join April (April Showers) and Theresa (teecee) at 9am MDT 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!
Recipe Swap Chat
Saturday, October 8th - 7:00PM MDT
Join April (April Showers) and Lei (Bride) at 7pm MDT in the chat room for our monthly Recipe Swap Chat. Please check the message board the Thursday before the chat for this month's theme and the swap details!
ScrapSimple Club Chat
Monday, October 10th - 7:00PM MDT
Join April (April Showers) and and Shannon (tinkerbell11) on Monday, October 10th at 7 pm MDT 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 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!
Life Moments Chat
Tuesday, October 11th - 6:00PM MDT
Join Shannon (tinkerbell11) in the chat room for a Life Moments Chat. These chats are meant to get you started on layouts about your self. Earlier in the day a layout idea will be posted for you to get a jump start.
New Member Chat
Tuesday, October 11th - 7:00PM MDT
Join Join Pat (PBarnes) and Theresa (Tiza126) for the New Member Chat at 7 PM MDT (6 PM Pacific, 8PM Central, 9 PM Eastern) 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.
October Message Board Game: Product Picks
Join us for a new game in October, where we encourage you to stroll through the aisles of the boutique and do a little window shopping!
Each Monday through Saturday in October, a member of the Welcoming Committee will post the name of one or two product designers in the Product Picks game thread. You will then head to the Scrap Girls Boutique and navigate to that particular designer's product pages. Choose any of their products (your favorite product, one you like, or one you wish you owned), then head over to the Product Picks game thread and share the product name, Boutique link, and a brief explanation of why you chose that product.
At the end of the month, members who haves posted links to 42 products (one for each designer) will be entered in a drawing for one of three $10 Gift Certificates. Members who have posted links to 16-41 products will be entered in a drawing for one of two $5 Gift Certificates. And members who have posted links to 10-15 products will be entered in a drawing for one of two $3 Gift Certificates.
For complete details, visit the Monthly Message Board Games folder on the Scrap Girls Forum.
October Monthly Layout Contest: October is all about color! Show us those fabulous fall colors or spring colors for our Southern Hemisphere members! Maybe you have a favorite color you'd like to showcase or a very colorful photo to scrap. Remember, it's all about colors! Share those layouts in the October Monthly Layout Gallery before Midnight MT on October 31st. 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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