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Digital scrapbook layout by Ang Campbell

Layout by Ang Campbell
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* Pick Of The Patch Collection Mini *

Commercial license versions of Pick Of The Patch Collection Mini are also available.

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Digital scrapbook layout by Joyce Schardt

Layout by Joyce Schardt
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Value Pack: Kitchen Chic * ScrapSimple Embellishment Templates: Flourished Photos

Commercial license versions of ScrapSimple Embellishment Templates: Flourished Photos are also available.

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Digital scrapbook layout by Durin Eberhart

Layout by Durin Eberhart
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ScrapSimple Tools - Styles: Just Before Dawn 5101 Memories of Green Collection Biggie Just Before Dawn Collection Biggie
Faded Memories Collection Mini   Cutting Garden Collection

Commercial license versions of ScrapSimple Tools - Styles: Just Before Dawn 5101, Memories of Green Collection Biggie, Just Before Dawn Collection Biggie, Faded Memories Collection Mini and Cutting Garden Collection are also available.

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Digital scrapbook layout by Laura Louie

Layout by Laura Louie
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Twilight Trickery Embellishment Mini * Twilight Trickery Collection Biggie

Commercial license versions of Twilight Trickery Embellishment Mini and Twilight Trickery 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: Bookshelf * Yesteryear Collection Biggie

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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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If You Don't Have a Smile, I'll Give You One of Mine
Friday, November 4, 2011

IN TODAY'S ISSUE:

  • What's New in the Scrap Girls Boutique?
  • Life Muse by Ro
  • Scrap Girls Club
  • Tips from the Pros: Designer Do-Over
  • 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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If You Don't Have a Smile, I'll Give You One of Mine

"Be smart enough to tell the truth, but don't be stupid enough to tell everything you know." Professor Guyon Fox

"When you find the same 'new' idea in three notebooks spanning 15 years, perhaps you ought to work on it." Ro Paxman

"I read everything. You never know where you're going to get the next big idea." Melanie Griffiths in Working Girl

"Everybody smiles in the same language." I have no clue who said this. I found it in my notebook. I suppose it was the great scholar named Anonymous.

"If you don't have a smile, I'll give you one of mine." Anonymous was on a roll. He said this, too.

"We must slow down. There are things we cannot learn if we do not take time to pray, meditate, and listen." Neil L. Anderson

"I can't be mean by myself." Julianne P. Frazier

"All I have seen teaches me to trust the Creator for all I have not seen." Ralph Waldo Emerson

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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 Image

November's Scrap Girls digital scrapbooking club, designed for you by Syndee Nuckles.

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

November's Scrap Girls Club designed for you by Syndee Nuckles


JIFFY Easy Page Album
Club Exclusive! JIFFY Easy Page Album


Club Exclusive Gift
Club Exclusive! Designer's Gift

Computer scrapbook layout by Syndee Nuckles using November's Scrap Girls Club
Layout by Syndee Nuckles
using November's Scrap Girls Club
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Computer scrapbook layout by Chere Kaye Edwards using November's Scrap Girls Club
Layout by Cheré Kaye Edwards
using November's Scrap Girls Club
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Computer scrapbook layout by Syndee Nuckles using November's Scrap Girls Club
Layout by Syndee Nuckles using November's Scrap Girls Club
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Tips from the Pros

Designer Do-Over

Note: Layout created using Adobe Photoshop CS3 with Mac OS 10.5.8 - Leopard

I made this layout with items from the Magic Movie Collection Biggie to preserve the memory of a Disney-Pixar Cars-themed birthday party. I like the layout, but I think it's slightly busy and hard to focus on the pictures, so I am going to do it over.

Digital Scrapbook Layout Tutorial: Original layout to makeover.
Original Layout by Julie White

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The Do-Over

The first thing I want to address is the photos. The background paper, the placement of the photos, and the frame colors contribute to the busy feeling of the original layout.

Instead of using JWH_MagicMovie_Paper_Gray for the background, I used it for the photo frames. This brings continuity to the frames and keeps the car racing diamond-plate metal element. I changed the background paper to JWH_MagicVacation_Paper_Black to let the red items in the layout pop. The ribbon placement was adjusted to flow better with the new photo arrangement.

Digital Scrapbook Layout Tutorial: Change background and ground photos with a ribbon.

Next, I'll make the embellishments flow with the new design. I used the same elements as before, but made them smaller and clustered them with the photos to allow for interest, yet still have areas for the eye to rest in the layout. With this arrangement, the photos retain their prominence.

Digital Scrapbook Layout Tutorial: Cluster smaller embellishments to leave room for the eyes to rest.

Time to put a title on the new layout. I liked the original title wording, so I kept it. Using the yellow alpha from the Magic Movie Collection Biggie, I made the new title all from one style, so it was simpler and popped against the red and black items. I took the journaling out of the box so it integrates into the design, and I also tweaked the copy so it relates better to the title.

Digital Scrapbook Layout Tutorial: Add title and journaling.

The new layout is just about finished. The last thing I want to do is "activate" the upper right corner. By putting the smaller pennant banner in the upper right corner, the "white space" between the photos and the corner becomes an active part of the design.

It's done! The new layout (below) is much more focused in design, yet still retains all the racing elements of the original. The only other thing I wish I could change is how fast he's growing up!

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Digital Scrapbooking Layout by Julie White

Layout by Julie White
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Magic Movie Collection Biggie Magic Vacation Collection New York City Collection

Julie White
Article written by Julie White

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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 Joyce Schardt

Layout by Joyce Schardt
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Autumn Glow Embellishments Special

Designer Freebie by Cindy Rohrbough coordinates with her Autumn Glow Embellishments

Autumn Glow Embellishments * Autumn Glow Paper Mini

Commercial license versions of Autumn Glow Embellishments and Autumn Glow Paper Mini are also available.

Cindy Rohrbough
Today's freebie designed by Cindy Rohrbough

* 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

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!

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NSBR Chat
Monday, November 7th - 7:00PM MST

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 us, Carla (CRS) and Lei (Bride) at 7pm MT!

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Life Moments Chat
Tuesday, November 8th - 7:00AM MST

Join Conda (SodScrap) 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.

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New Member Chat
Tuesday, November 8th - 7:00PM MST

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.

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East Coast High Noon Crop
Wednesday, November 9th - 10:00AM MST

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 9th, we'll do a font challenge! Create a layout on any theme, any topic, and any colors - using multiple fonts - at least 3 different fonts! Mix it up! 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!

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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