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Today's Special of the Day!

Industrial Strength Collection Biggie
Industrial Strength Collection Biggie

Save 30% off this Collection Biggie today only!

Each week on Tuesdays, we will be spotlighting one designer and one of their favorite products. This product will be on sale for one day only at 30% off!

This week's designer spotlight is on Angela Blanchard. In a brief interview with Angela, she shared these comments with us...

"I created the Industrial Strength Collection Biggie to help document some of the more masculine stories in my life. Men have some of the biggest craft projects - from building fences and birdhouses to skyscrapers and bridges! So this digital scrapbooking kit with its metal and grunge celebrates that fact. There may not be any butterflies or flowers in this kit, but you won't be at a loss for elements when scrapbooking about the men in your life!"

1. What is your favorite flavor of ice cream?

I can choose only one? Probably strawberry, but I only have ice cream maybe once or twice a year.

2. What is currently playing on your iPod/radio?

Jazz Standards via Pandora.

Angela Blanchard
Angela Blanchard

What's New

Digital scrapbook layout by Amy Flanagan

Layout by Amy Flanagan
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ScrapSimple Paper Templates: Crinkle Biggie Wandering Garden Collection Biggie Rustic Alley - Metal Embellishments - Tags and Signs
Rustic Alley - Wood Paper Mini Borders ScrapSimple Paper Templates: Rustic Alley - Leather Patterns Autumn Glow Embellishments
Crackle 'N Spice Embellishments   ScrapSimple Tools - Styles: Embed 1801

Commercial license versions of ScrapSimple Paper Templates: Crinkle Biggie, Rustic Alley - Metal Embellishments - Tags and Signs, Rustic Alley - Wood Paper Mini Borders, ScrapSimple Paper Templates: Rustic Alley - Leather Patterns, Autumn Glow Embellishments and ScrapSimple Tools - Styles: Embed 1801 are also available.

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Digital scrapbook layout by Durin Eberhart

Layout by Durin Eberhart
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ScrapSimple Embellishment Templates: Flora, Flora, Flora Super Biggie Memories of Green Collection Biggie Just Before Dawn Collection Biggie
  Fade to Gray Collection Biggie  

Commercial license versions of ScrapSimple Embellishment Templates: Flora, Flora, Flora Super Biggie, Memories of Green Collection Biggie, Just Before Dawn Collection Biggie and Fade to Gray Collection Biggie are also available.

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Digital scrapbook layout by Elisha Barnett

Layout by Elisha Barnett
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Value Pack: Homebody   ScrapSimple Tools - Actions: Photo Basics 5001

Commercial license versions of ScrapSimple Tools - Actions: Photo Basics 5001 are also available.

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Digital scrapbook layout by Joyce Schardt

Layout by Joyce Schardt
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Value Pack: Fall Hex Collection Mini Cinnamon Suede Collection

Commercial license versions of Value Pack: Fall and Cinnamon Suede Collection are also available.

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Digital scrapbook card by April Martell

Card by April Martell
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Brush Set: Funky Easter Assemble Your Own Zoom Pages: Buttercup Assemble Your Own Zoom Pages: Just Be Playful
Bunny Baskets Collection Biggie Ever So Lovely Collection Biggie My Sweet Baby - Boy Collection
ScrapSimple Tools - Styles: Chipboard 1801 Mini ScrapSimple Tools - Styles: Jubilant 6401 Super Biggie Sweet Shoppe Collection

Commercial license versions of Brush Set: Funky Easter, My Sweet Baby - Boy Collection, ScrapSimple Tools - Styles: Chipboard 1801 Mini, ScrapSimple Tools - Styles: Jubilant 6401 Super Biggie and Sweet Shoppe Collection are also available.

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Digital scrapbook layout by Durin Eberhart

Layout by Durin Eberhart
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ScrapSimple Tools - Styles: Valencia 5101 Valencia Collection Biggie Fade to Gray Collection Biggie

Commercial license versions of ScrapSimple Tools - Styles: Valencia 5101, Valencia Collection Biggie and Fade to Gray Collection Biggie 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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What Will You Think of Next?
Tuesday, November 1, 2011

IN TODAY'S ISSUE:

  • Today's Special of the Day
  • What's New in the Scrap Girls Boutique?
  • Life Muse by Ro
  • ScrapSimple Club
  • Tips from the Pros: Using Trim on a Layout
  • Designer Freebie
  • What's Happening at Scrap Girls?
  • Available Online Classes
  • Ongoing Opportunities for YOU

AVAILABLE
ONLINE CLASSES

Online Class - Photo Fixes You Need to Know: PSE
Photo Fixes You Need to Know:
Photoshop Elements

Wednesdays, November 2 & 9
7:00 PM MDT

We all want our photos to take center stage on our scrapbook layouts. But sometimes, our pictures aren't up for the challenge. Learn how to really make your pictures stand out. Banish blemishes, correct colors and lighting like a pro using the tools and techniques taught in this class. Remove red eye, whiten teeth. Your pictures will become the perfect focus for all of your layouts!

Join Anna Mansfield for this two session class which teaches you photo fixing techniques using Photoshop Elements. Detailed step-by-step screenshots make it easy for you to follow along. Classes will take place via GoToWebinar. There will be a private gallery set up for students to post their altered photos and layouts and to receive feedback. There will also be a private forum for students to ask questions and share information. Following each class, students will receive a download link for the class recording.

Important: This Intermediate Level class is for Adobe Photoshop Elements users. Students are required to understand the basic skills taught in the Scrapbook Software Secrets Revealed: Photoshop Elements and MORE Scrapbook Software Secrets Revealed: Photoshop Elements programs prior to starting the course. This information will not be reviewed as part of the course!


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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
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What Will You Think of Next?

He: I love you.

She: Why do you love me?

He: Because... I just love you.

She: No... I'm serious. What, exactly, do you love about me?

He: Because I never know what you're going to think of next.

She: Why should you? I never know what I'm going to think until I think it!

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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!

ScrapSimple Club

The October ScrapSimple digital scrapbooking club selection by Loni Harris and Chere Edwards.

Exclusive content from October'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

October's ScrapSimple Club has been created for you by Loni Harris and Cheré Edwards

Nano Collection
Club Exclusive! Nano Collection

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


Computer scrapbook layout by Loni Harris
Layout by Loni Harris
using October's ScrapSimple Club
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Computer scrapbook layout by Chere Edwards
Layout by Cheré Edwards
using October's ScrapSimple Club
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Computer scrapbook layout by Loni Harris
Layout by Loni Harris
using October's ScrapSimple Club
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Tips from the Pros

Using Trim on a Layout

Note: Tutorial created using Photoshop CS4 on Windows XP

Using trims like ribbons, strings, lace, pearls, and sequins that might usually be associated with sewing projects can really dress up your digital scrapbooking pages.

When I started paper scrapbooking in 2001, trim was one of the first embellishments I added to my pages. I loved using ribbon, rick-rack, braid, lace, and fibers to define edges and set off journaling. When I switched to digital scrapbooking in 2006, it became even easier to use trim on my layouts.

With digital trims, you don't have to worry about how to keep the edges from fraying or raveling. You can even distress the edges to make the digital trims look frayed. Here I've used the Eraser Tool to distress the clean-cut edge of the yellow lace.

Digital Scrapbook Layout Tutorial: Use the Eraser Tool to trim edges of lace.

Using lace or ribbon to accentuate a border is one of my favorite ways to use trim. In this layout, the vertical trims lead the eye to the photo. The curved beading draws the eye to the faces of my daughter and son-in-law, while the horizontal lines of the lace and rick-rack trims then guide the viewer to the quote.

Digital Scrapbook Layout Tutorial: Use trim to lead the viewer's eye around the page.

Try using these techniques as ways to dress-up your pages and guide the viewer's eye to important parts of your pages through the strategic use of trim.

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Digital Scrapbooking Layout by April Martell

Layout by April Martell
Photo by Amanda at Campbell Photography
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Art of Love Collection Curious Collection Mini Cutting Garden Collection
Early Spring Collection Frippery Collection Biggie ScrapSimple Embellishment Templates: Curled and Torn Frames
Spring Rite Collection Mini Sweet and Lovely Collection Trimmings Embellishment Mini
Old Friends Collection Biggie ScrapSimple Tools - Styles: Jubilant 6401 Super Biggie Vibrant Collection Mini
  Lettering Delights Chicken Scratch Font  

Commercial license versions of Cutting Garden Collection, Early Spring Collection, ScrapSimple Embellishment Templates: Curled and Torn Frames, Sweet and Lovely Collection, Old Friends Collection Biggie, ScrapSimple Tools - Styles: Jubilant 6401 Super Biggie and Lettering Delights Chicken Scratch Font are also available.

April Martell
Article written by April Martell

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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Hallow's Eve Special

Designer Freebie by Brandy Murry coordinates with her Hallow's Eve Collection Biggie

Hallow's Eve Collection Biggie ScrapSimple Paper Templates: Molly Milkshakes Biggie Naturescape Collection Biggie

Commercial license versions of ScrapSimple Paper Templates: Molly Milkshakes Biggie 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

Creative Cards Chat
Tuesday, November 1st - 6:00PM MDT

Do you use your digital supplies to make cards? Do you want to? Instead of going to the store every time you need a card, you can save money and have fun making cards with your digi-stash! Make a note of any cards you might need for the upcoming month and Join April (April Showers) and Theresa (tiza126) for the once-a-month Card Chat on the first Tuesday of each month at 6pm MT. Can't wait to see you there!

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East Coast High Noon Crop
Wednesday, November 2nd - 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 November 2nd, we'll do a color challenge! Create a layout on any theme, any topic, using the colors orange and blue! 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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ATC Swap Crop Chat
Wednesday, November 2nd - 6:00PM MDT

Please join Lei (Bride) and Elisha (elibar) in the chatroom for our ATC (Artist Trading Card) Swap Crop/Chat on the first Wednesday of each month at 6pm MT. Come see what everyone has created and we'll talk about next month's topic. We're looking forward to seeing you there.

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Project SG Chat
Thursday, November 3rd - 6:00PM MDT

Join April (April Showers) and Shannon (tinkerbell11) in the chat room for the monthly Project SG Chat. If you aren't sure what Project SG is, then join us to find out the details. You can even win fantastic prizes for joining in!

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What's New in the Scrap Girls Boutique Chat
Friday, November 4th - 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

November Message Board Game: Thankfulness Game!

It's time to give thanks for all the large and small blessings in our life! Each day during November, with the exception of Sundays, a member of the Welcoming Committee will post the name of an item for which we are thankful in the official game thread. To participate in the game, you will search the Scrap Girls Boutique and Gallery for layouts including that item, and then post a link to either the product or gallery page in the game thread.

Each member who links to a Boutique product layout will be entered into a drawing for one of three $3 Gift Certificates. Each member who links to a gallery layout (and leaves love on the layout) will be entered in a drawing for one of five $5 Gift Certificates!

For complete details, visit the Monthly Message Board Games folder on the Scrap Girls Forum.

Contests

November Monthly Layout Contest: This November, let's be a tourist in your own town! Show us around and tell us what makes the area you live in so special! Why do you live there? You can scrap about your town, city, county, or state. Share those layouts in the November Monthly Layout Gallery before Midnight MST on November 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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