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What's New

Digital scrapbook layout by Amanda Fraijo-Tobin

Layout by Amanda Fraijo-Tobin
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The fourth product listed below 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 Tools - Styles: Fanciful 6401 Bespoke Collection Evelyn Collection
ScrapSimple Paper Templates: Pop Up Eternal Collection Mini ScrapSimple Embellishment Templates: Photo Masks - Taped Damask

Commercial license versions of ScrapSimple Tools - Styles: Fanciful 6401, ScrapSimple Paper Templates: Pop Up and ScrapSimple Embellishment Templates: Photo Masks - Taped Damask are also available.

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Digital scrapbook layout by Cheri Thieleke

Layout by Cheri Thieleke
Photo by Cynthia Gullett Photography
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Harvest Dance Embellishments Harvest Dance Paper Rustic Alley - Wood Embellishments
Autumn Glow Embellishments Wandering Garden Collection Biggie ScrapSimple Embellishment Templates: Photo Masks - Taped Damask
Paint Strips Embellishment Biggie Lettering Delights Long Hand Font Lettering Delights Slender Font

Commercial license versions of Harvest Dance Embellishments, Harvest Dance Paper, Rustic Alley - Wood Embellishments, Autumn Glow Embellishments, ScrapSimple Embellishment Templates: Photo Masks - Taped Damask, Paint Strips Embellishment Biggie, Lettering Delights Long Hand Font and Lettering Delights Slender Font are also available.

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Digital scrapbook layout by Jo Corne

Layout by Jo Corne
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High Holy Days Collection Mini ScrapSimple Tools - Styles: Basic Shadows 6501 ScrapSimple Tools - Styles: Butterfly Shadows 6301 Mini

Commercial license versions of High Holy Days Collection Mini, ScrapSimple Tools - Styles: Basic Shadows 6501 and ScrapSimple Tools - Styles: Butterfly Shadows 6301 Mini are also available.

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Digital scrapbook layout by Brandy Murry

Layout by Brandy Murry
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Value Pack: Hallow's Eve Dynamic Brush Set: Bokeh 8501 ScrapSimple Tools - Styles: Bokeh 6401

Commercial license versions of Dynamic Brush Set: Bokeh 8501 and ScrapSimple Tools - Styles: Bokeh 6401 are also available.

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Digital scrapbook layout by Julie White

Layout by Julie White
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Value Pack: Wicked Wicked Costumes Girl Embellishment Mini ScrapSimple Embellishment Templates: Torn Edges
  ScrapSimple Tools - Styles: Micro Glitter 6401 Super Biggie  

Commercial license versions of ScrapSimple Embellishment Templates: Torn Edges and ScrapSimple Tools - Styles: Micro Glitter 6401 Super Biggie are also available.

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Digital scrapbook layout by Angela Blanchard

Layout by Angela Blanchard
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Digital Stickers: Dem Bones Industrial Strength Collection Biggie Ladylike Collection
ScrapSimple Paper Templates: Country Flowers ScrapSimple Paper Templates: Background Blenders Pink Lemonade Collection

Commercial license versions of Digital Stickers: Dem Bones, Industrial Strength Collection Biggie, Ladylike Collection, ScrapSimple Paper Templates: Country Flowers, ScrapSimple Paper Templates: Background Blenders and Pink Lemonade Collection 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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A Story of Regret
Wednesday, October 12, 2011

IN TODAY'S ISSUE:

  • 19.3% off Columbus Day Sale!
  • What's New in the Scrap Girls Boutique?
  • Life Muse by Ro
  • Scrap Girls Club
  • Tips from the Pros: Document a Day in Your Life
  • 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 fourth quarterly drawing winner will be announced in the Saturday, January 7th 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

Rozanne Paxman
Rozanne Paxman

Cartoon by Ro

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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

October's Scrap Girls digital scrapbooking club, designed for you by Cherise Oleson.

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 JIF 6 Plus 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

October's Scrap Girls Club designed for you by Cherise Oleson


JIFFY Easy Page Album
Club Exclusive! JIFFY Easy Page Album


Club Exclusive Gift
Club Exclusive! Designer's Gift

Computer scrapbook layout by Sara Peterson using October's Scrap Girls Club
Layout by Sara Beth Peterson
using October's Scrap Girls Club
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Computer scrapbook layout by Shalae Tippetts using October's Scrap Girls Club
Layout by Shalae Tippetts
using October's Scrap Girls Club
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Computer scrapbook layout by Cherise Oleson using October's Scrap Girls Club
Layout by Cherise Oleson
using October's Scrap Girls Club
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Tips from the Pros

Document a Day in Your Life

Note: Tutorial created using Adobe Photoshop CS3 with Windows XP

Busy days fly by, and we can hardly remember what we did last week, much less last year! For the sake of posterity (and maybe your own sanity), take a break from your busy-ness and document a day in your life with ScrapSimple Embellishment Templates: Agenda 7x10.

ScrapSimple Embellishment Templates: Agenda 7x10
ScrapSimple Embellishment Templates: Agenda 7x10

These templates have agenda book papers where you can journal everything you did in one day. There is also a paper template for jotting down the events of your week. This is a unique and attractive way to add journaling to your digital scrapbooking layout.

Digital Scrapbook Layout Tutorial: Templates to journal about your week and jot down events.

Let me show you one way you can use this product. First, open up the ScrapSimple Embellishment Templates: Agenda 7x10 files that you want to use. To journal about your day, use SBA_SS_EmbTemp_Agenda_Today.png. To journal about your week, use SBA_SS_EmbTemp_Agenda_ThingsToBe.png. There are five different-textured background papers to choose from. These can be mixed and matched with the five different lined or grid overlays.

Digital Scrapbook Layout Tutorial: Move overlay layer onto background paper.

Put an overlay PNG file on top of a textured background PNG file to create a paper. To move the overlay file into the background file, use your Layers Palette.

  1. Click on the file that you want to move.

  2. Go to the Layers Palette. Click on the small thumbnail of that file.

  3. While holding down the Shift key, click and drag the layer into the other file. Holding down the Shift key will ensure that your overlay will land in the correct place on the new file.

Digital Scrapbook Layout Tutorial: Drag template layers together to create an agenda page.

In this screen shot, I dragged SBA_SS_EmbTemp_Agenda_Today.png into SBA_SS_EmbTemp_Agenda_Paper5.png. You can leave the templates in their black-and-white state or recolor/alter them. Make any changes that you want now before merging the layers and dragging your agenda page into your layout.

To merge the layers, use keyboard command Ctrl+E. You have now created a cute paper to journal about daily events!

Digital Scrapbook Layout Tutorial: Use agenda page to document your daily life on a layout.

Use the above steps to create more agenda pages and to put your agenda binder together. Use your favorite handwriting font to document a day in your life.

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Digital Scrapbooking Layout by Sarah Batdorf

Layout by Sarah Batdorf
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ScrapSimple Embellishment Templates: Agenda 7x10 Assemble Your Own: Agenda 7x10 Biggie Leaving Midnight Collection Mini
ScrapSimple Tools - Actions: Deep Shadows 6501 PSE and PS Biggie ScrapSimple Tools - Styles: Basic Shadows 6501 ScrapSimple Tools - Styles: Clipboard 6501 Super Biggie
  Evelyn Collection  

Commercial license versions of ScrapSimple Embellishment Templates: Agenda 7x10, Leaving Midnight Collection Mini, ScrapSimple Tools - Actions: Deep Shadows 6501 PSE and PS Biggie, ScrapSimple Tools - Styles: Basic Shadows 6501 and ScrapSimple Tools - Styles: Clipboard 6501 Super Biggie are also available.

Sarah Batdorf
Article written by Sarah Batdorf

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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 Elisha Barnett

Layout by Elisha Barnett
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Autumn Joy Paper Special

Designer Freebie by Elisha Barnett coordinates with her Autumn Joy Biggie

* Autumn Joy Biggie *

Elisha Barnett
Today's freebie designed by Elisha Barnett

* 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, October 12th - 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 October 12th, we'll have a Single Photo Challenge. Create a layout using a single, large, wonderful photo! 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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NSBR Chat - Early Edition
Thursday, October 13th - 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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What's New in the Scrap Girls Boutique Chat
Friday, October 14th - 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!

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Quote Challenge Crop
Monday, October 17th - 7:00PM MDT

Come join Pat (PBarnes) for the Quote Challenge Crop at 7pm MT. Including a quote on your layout can be a touching and meaningful addition, especially if you use the quote to create your own word art. Here's how it will work. Early on Monday, Pat will post a thread on the Chat section of the board giving you the quote that you will use to make your own word art. It's not hard, and she will have a layout with a Word Art example in the gallery. Then we'll meet in the chat room to have fun, chat, and create our Word Art layout! Everyone can participate and create a layout, even if you can't make the chat. Hope to see you there!

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New Member Chat - Early Edition
Tuesday, October 18th - 1:00PM MDT

Join Debbie (B&K Mom) at 1pm MT for a fun chat to get to know our newest members. We will discuss the message board, gallery, chocolate and so much more! Everyone is welcome, new or not so new! Not sure how to get there? Just click the "CHAT" button at the top of this Newsletter; you will need Javascript enabled to access the chat room.

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Faith Journey Chat
Tuesday, October 18th - 6:00PM MDT

Join Elisha (elibar) and Lei (Bride) for a Faith Journey Chat on the third Tuesday of each month at 6pm MT. All faiths are welcome! We'll be chatting and scrapping about our individual faith walk and how we also walk together. Watch the message board for this month's topic of discussion, and if you like - create a layout based on the topic!

Games

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.

Contests

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!

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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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