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Digital scrapbook layout by Julie White

Layout by Julie White
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Brush Set: Wicked Wicked Collection Mini Wicked Paper Mini
Circus on Parade Collection spacer School Memories Collection


Digital scrapbook layout by Brandy Murry

Layout by Brandy Murry
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The third product 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.

Hallow's Eve Collection Biggie Bewitched Collection Dynamic Brush Set: Background Blenders
Brush Set: Swirlicious Biggie spacer Creep Night Collection Mini

Commercial license versions of Dynamic Brush Set: Background Blenders and Brush Set: Swirlicious Biggie are also available.


Digital scrapbook layout by Amanda Fraijo-Tobin

Layout by Amanda Fraijo-Tobin
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Fanciful Clusters Embellishment Mini Fanciful Collection Mini Zip Kit: Whitewashed
JIF 6 Plus: Life Detailed ScrapSimple Digital Layout Templates: Layout Masks Bray and Evie Collection

A commercial license version of ScrapSimple Digital Layout Templates: Layout Masks is also available.


Digital scrapbook layout by Chere Kaye Edwards

Layout by Chere Kaye Edwards
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spacer Skidamarink Collection Biggie spacer


Digital scrapbook layout by Jo Corne

Layout by Jo Corne
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High Holy Days Paper Mini ScrapSimple Tools - Styles: Basic Shadows 6501 Squeaky Clean Collection Biggie
Just Be You  Collection Biggie ScrapSimple Tools - Styles: Glitter Edge 6301 Biggie Take Wing Embellishment Biggie
spacer ScrapSimple Paper Templates: Curves spacer

Commercial license versions of High Holy Days Paper Mini, ScrapSimple Tools - Styles: Basic Shadows 6501, Just Be You Collection Biggie, ScrapSimple Tools - Styles: Glitter Edge 6301 Biggie and ScrapSimple Paper Templates: Curves are also available.


Digital scrapbook layout by Syndee Nuckles

Layout by Syndee Nuckles
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Monster Mash Collection Mini spacer ScrapSimple Tools - Styles: Butterfly Shadows 6301 Mini

A commercial license version of ScrapSimple Tools - Styles: Butterfly Shadows 6301 Mini is 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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External Hard Drives
Thursday, October 13, 2011


  • What's New in the Scrap Girls Boutique?
  • Scrap Girls, Etc.: What are External Hard Drives?
  • ScrapSimple Club
  • Tips from the Pros: Designing a Layout Using 6 photos
  • Designer Freebie
  • What's Happening at Scrap Girls?
  • Ongoing Opportunities for YOU


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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 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!

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.

Scrap Girls, Etc. Image

Syndee Nuckles
Article written by Syndee Nuckles

What are External Hard Drives?

This article has been moved to our blog. You can see it here.


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!

ScrapSimple Club Image

The September ScrapSimple digital scrapbooking club selection by Brandy Murry and Cherise Oleson.

Exclusive content from September'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

September's ScrapSimple Club has been created for you by Brandy Murry and Cherise Oleson

Nano Collection
Club Exclusive! Nano Collection

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

Computer scrapbook layout by Cherise Oleson
Layout by Cherise Oleson
using September's ScrapSimple Club
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Computer scrapbook layout by Brandy Murry
Layout by Brandy Murry
using September's ScrapSimple Club
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Computer scrapbook layout by Brandy Murry
Layout by Brandy Murry
using September's ScrapSimple Club
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Tips From The Pros Image

Designing a Layout Using 6 photos

Note: Tutorial created using Photoshop CS5 on Windows 7

I love a well-designed layout with one focal photo and lots of yummy embellishments, but let’s face it, I’m a mom who loves to take pictures. I’m a self-proclaimed mamarazzi – which means, more often than not, I have to include a lot of photos on a layout.

If a picture is worth a thousand words, then most of my layouts are novels.

The trick, when creating a layout using several photos, is in the overall design. Undoubtedly, when you are using six photos on a layout, you have to pay attention to what is happening on your page or it just ends up looking cluttered and busy when you start adding embellishments.

Cluttered and busy is not the effect you are probably going for, so I’m going to offer a simple layout design tip: Triangles.

A triangular design is pleasing to the eye because it allows the eye to roam over the page from one element to the next. Look at this layout with two triangles superimposed:

Designing a Layout Using 6 photos Tutorial Screen Shot 1

The next time you have six or more photos to use in a digital scrapbooking layout, think about how you can arrange them by drawing imaginary triangles on your page (or sketch out some triangles and then place your photos on your page).

It's a quick and easy way to arrange a lot of photos on your layout - without a lot of trouble!


Digital scrapbook layout by Joann Brown

Layout by Joann Brown
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Coastal Collection Biggie Zoomba Collection Biggie ScrapSimple Tools - Actions: Mirror Reflections Mini 8501
ScrapSimple Tools - Actions: Mega Lift I - Squared Biggie spacer Brush Set: Misty

Commercial license versions of Zoomba Collection Biggie, ScrapSimple Tools - Actions: Mirror Reflections Mini 8501, ScrapSimple Tools - Actions: Mega Lift I - Squared Biggie and Brush Set: Misty are also available.


Joann Brown
Article written by Joann Brown

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 scrapbook layout by Brandy Murry

Layout by Brandy Murry
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Grandparents Special

Designer Freebie by Brandy Murry coordinates with her Grandparents Collection Biggie

Grandparents Collection Biggie spacer Brush Set: Vintage Vol.9 - Children

A commercial license version of Brush Set: Vintage Vol.9 - Children is 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

NSBR Early Edition
Thursday, October 13 - 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 2 PM MDT (1 PM Pacific, 3 PM Central, 4 PM Eastern) in the chat room Lobby! Hope to see you there!


What's New in the Boutique Chat
Friday, October 14th - 9:00AM MDT

Join April (April Showers) and Theresa (teecee) at 9 am MDT, Friday morning to chat about all the wonderful new products in the ScrapGirls 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!


Quote Challenge and Chat
Monday, October 17 - 7:00PM MDT

Come join Pat (PBarnes) for the Quote Challenge Crop at 7 PM MDT (5 PM Pacific, 8 PM Central, 9 PM Eastern.) 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, I'll 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 I 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!


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

Join Debbie (B&K Mom) at 1:00 PM MDT 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 room" button at the top of this newsletter; you will need Javascript enabled to access the chat room.


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

Join Elisha (elibar) and Lei (Bride) for a Faith Journey Chat on the third Tuesday of each month at 6 PM MDT (5PM Pacific, 7PM Central & 8PM Eastern). 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!



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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