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Cute Stuff

Digital Scrapbooking Layout by Brandy Murry

Layout by Brandy Murry
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Grandparents Collection Biggie Inspired Collection Biggie ScrapSimple Paper Templates: Edgers Biggie

Commercial license versions of Inspired Collection Biggie and ScrapSimple Paper Templates: Edgers Biggie are also available.

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Digital Scrapbooking Layout by Syndee Nuckles

Layout by Syndee Nuckles
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Brush Set: Little Red Bird By the Sea Collection Mini ScrapSimple Paper Templates: Falling Snow
Little Red Bird Collection Mini ScrapSimple Tools - Styles: Glitter Edge 6301 Biggie ScrapSimple Tools - Styles: Butterfly Shadows 6301 Mini

Commercial license versions of Brush Set: Little Red Bird, ScrapSimple Paper Templates: Falling Snow, ScrapSimple Tools - Styles: Glitter Edge 6301 Biggie and ScrapSimple Tools - Styles: Butterfly Shadows 6301 Mini are also available.

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Digital Scrapbooking Layout by Loni Harris

Layout by Loni Harris
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Dynamic Brush Set: Sketch Floral * You're The Man Collection Biggie

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Digital Scrapbooking Layout by Durin Eberhart

Layout by Durin Eberhart
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* JIFFY Easy Page Album: 12 x 12 Frolic 1 *

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Digital Scrapbooking Layout by Jen Reed

Layout by Jen Reed
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The two products listed below are included in this month's Scrap Girls 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.

Reflections of the Heart Collection Biggie * Reflections of the Heart Frame Clusters Embellishment Mini

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Digital Scrapbooking Layout by Shalae Tippetts

Layout by Shalae Tippetts
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Promise Collection Biggie Promise Wood Paper Super Mini Assemble Your Own: Wood Signs
ScrapSimple Embellishment Templates: Threaded   ABC Fun Collection Biggie

Commercial license versions of Promise Collection Biggie, Promise Wood Paper Super Mini, ScrapSimple Embellishment Templates: Threaded and ABC Fun Collection Biggie are also available.

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Digital Scrapbooking Layout by Angie Briggs

Layout by Angie Briggs
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Everyday Moments Stacked Paper Super Mini * Everyday Moments Collection Biggie

Commercial license versions of Everyday Moments Stacked Paper Super Mini and Everyday Moments Collection Biggie are also available.

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Digital Scrapbooking Layout by Elisha Barnett

Layout by Elisha Barnett
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The first five products listed below are 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 Paper Templates: Life Stories ScrapSimple Embellishment Templates: Life Stories Dynamic Brush Set: Decorative Tape 12601
ScrapSimple Alpha Templates: Mixed Artistry ScrapSimple Word Art Templates: Life Moments Homebody Collection Biggie
  Homebody Solids Paper Mini  

Commercial license versions of ScrapSimple Paper Templates: Life Stories, ScrapSimple Embellishment Templates: Life Stories, Dynamic Brush Set: Decorative Tape 12601, ScrapSimple Alpha Templates: Mixed Artistry and ScrapSimple Word Art Templates: Life Moments are also available.

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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 Scrap Girls team layouts, visit the Scrap Girls Design Team section and the Scrap Girls Layout Artist Team section of the Layout Gallery.

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Random Facts
Monday, January 23, 2012

IN TODAY'S ISSUE:

  • Cute Stuff
  • A Designer's Life: Angela Blanchard
  • Scrap Girls Club
  • Back To The Basics: Applying Styles and Coloring ScrapSimple Embellishment Templates
  • 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.

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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A Designer's Life Image

Angela Blanchard
Angela Blanchard

Random Facts About Me

Throughout my life, I've had different hobbies and interests. Some of them I still do, and some of them are now pieces of what make me who I am today. Unfortunately, I don't have photos from all those different life experiences, but I wanted to do a digital scrapbook layout that would capture some of those moments. I had a lot of material to choose from:

  • There were my days after college when I kept taking classes like Singing for the Vocally Challenged, Cartooning, Guitar, Astronomy, and Paper Making.

  • There were the years of boxing and the bloody noses that came with it. Sometimes I had flute lessons right afterwards and had to play with a split lip.

  • I worked with Filipinos for 15 years and got pretty good at speaking Tagalog, although that is now fading with time.

  • Maybe I could talk about how my mom and I decided to learn how to use power tools and made a cedar-strip canoe. Then, I went on to build my own coffee table and entertainment center, too.

  • I'm still fascinated with bugs and like to mount them in displays... maybe that's why I have a bog garden with several types of carnivorous plants.

I guess I'm just interested in everything that comes my way and have found such joy and happiness in experiencing each new endeavor. I hope I never stop learning and trying new things.

- Angela

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Favorite Product I've designed:

Altered Past Collection
Altered Past Collection

I think that this collection is eclectic - just like all my interests and experiences!

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Digital scrapbook layout by Angela Blanchard

Layout by Angela Blanchard
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Altered Past Collection * Ladylike Collection

Commercial license versions of Altered Past Collection and Ladylike Collection are also available.

Scrap Girls Club Image

January's Scrap Girls digital scrapbooking club, designed for you by Jen Reed.

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

January's Scrap Girls Club designed for you by Jen Reed


JIFFY Easy Page Album
Club Exclusive!JIFFY Easy Page Album


Club Exclusive Gift
Club Exclusive! Designer's Gift

Computer scrapbook layout by Jen Reed using January's Scrap Girls Club
Layout by Jen Reed
using January's Scrap Girls Club
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Computer scrapbook layout by Jen Reed using January's Scrap Girls Club
Layout by Jen Reed
using January's Scrap Girls Club
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Computer scrapbook layout by Jen Reed using January's Scrap Girls Club
Layout by Jen Reed
using January's Scrap Girls Club
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Back To The Basics

Applying Styles and Coloring ScrapSimple Embellishment Templates

Tutorial created using Abobe Photoshop CS4 with Mac OSX 10.6

The Scrap Girls Boutique has a ton of great ScrapSimple Embellishment Templates, but have you ever wondered if you are getting the best use out of them, or if there are any other ways to use them that you haven't thought of yet? Well, in today's tutorial, I'm going to show you two ways you can use these incredibly versatile templates:

  • Applying styles to the template
  • Coloring on the template with a brush

Here is my layout with the ScrapSimple Embellishment Templates: Nature Frames, ready to jazz-up.

Digital Scrapbook Layout Tutorial: Sample layout not completed.

First, I applied a layer style to the vine layer. As you can see, I have my Styles Palette opened up in the upper right corner of Photoshop. I also have ScrapSimple Tools - Styles: Frippery 6401 Super Biggie loaded into my Styles Palette. To apply the style to the vine, I simply made sure that the vine layer was selected on my Layers Palette and then clicked on the style I wanted to apply to it. It was that simple!

Digital Scrapbook Layout Tutorial: Apply style to embellishment template.

I liked this style, but I didn't think that it popped off the background paper enough. So, I decided I wanted to apply some coloring on top of the vine layer. To do this, I created a new layer right above the vine layer. Then I pressed Cmd+Click on the vine layer to select just the area over the vine. Next, I took a soft, round brush from the Brush Palette and colored lightly over the vine in green and purple.

Digital Scrapbook Layout Tutorial: Use a brush to add color.

I adjusted the Blending Mode to "Color" on the colored-on layer so that I could still see the layer behind.

Digital Scrapbook Layout Tutorial: Change Blending Mode.

I used similar techniques on the three box frames and flower petals, and the layout is ready to go!

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Digital Scrapbooking Layout by Loni Harris

Layout by Loni Harris
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ScrapSimple Tools - Styles: Frippery 6401 Super Biggie ScrapSimple Embellishment Templates: Nature Frames Sending My Love Collection

Commercial license versions of ScrapSimple Tools - Styles: Frippery 6401 Super Biggie, ScrapSimple Embellishment Templates: Nature Frames and Sending My Love Collection are also available.

Loni Harris
Article written by Loni Harris

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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 Jen Reed

Layout by Jen Reed
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Reflections of the Heart Paper Special 1

Designer Freebie by Jen Reed coordinates with her Reflections of the Heart Collection Biggie,
part of this month's Scrap Girls Club offering!

Reflections of the Heart Collection Biggie Reflections of the Heart Flower Clusters Embellishment Mini JIF Plus: 12x12 Reflections of the Heart

Jen Reed
Today's freebie designed by Jen Reed

* 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

Sketch Challenge Crop
Tuesday, January 24th - 7:00PM MST

It's time for the Sketch Challenge and Crop! Join Cheri (Cheri T) on Tuesday, January 24 at 7pm MT in the Scrap Girls Chat Room! Enjoy getting a little creative boost for your pages? Are you needing help getting started? Then this is the challenge for you! A few hours before the chat begins, Cheri will post a link for you to download the sketch. Use it as the starting point for your page; be inspired by the basic arrangement; flip things around or scraplift the whole thing. All interpretations of the design are welcome and encouraged. Don't worry about any deadlines... post your layout when it works with your schedule. Hope to see you there!

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East Coast High Noon Crop
Wednesday, January 25th - 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 January 25th, we'll be doing a Brush Challenge. Try to use at least two brushes in your layout. 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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Speed Scrap Crop
Wednesday, January 25th - 6:00PM MST

It's time for some Speed! Join Carla (CRS) and Shannon (tinkerbell11) at 6pm MT for the Speed Scrap Crop! We'll give you six tasks, spread out over an hour. You'll then have the hour to get your layout finished and posted in the Gallery!

Games

January Message Board Game: Jumpstart January!

It's time to kick off the new year with fun and focus on scrapbooking! And a few prizes thrown in never hurt, right? Join us on the message board this month for "Jumpstart January!" This is a message board game and challenge to start your year with fun and focus on taking time to scrapbook regularly despite the little speedbumps of life. When the month is over, you'll have completed several layouts and been challenged and treated to some fun along the way.

A member of the Welcoming Committee will post a mini-challenge/task every Monday through Saturday during January. Some tasks will require message board participation, email responses, or gallery posting. Those who complete all tasks and submit or post required participation by 11:59pm MT on January 31st will be entered in a drawing to win one of three $10 Gift Certificates to the Scrap Girls Boutique! Those who complete just the layouts will be entered in a drawing to win one of two $5 Gift Certificates. Those who complete just the speedbumps will be entered in a drawing for one of two $3 Gift Certificates. (Those who complete all tasks will have their name entered in all three drawings!)

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

Contests

January Monthly Layout Contest: With the beginning of a new year, many people set aside some time to set goals. It might be an exercise plan or establishing better eating habits. It might be getting your life more organized. Or maybe you set goals for your digital scrapbooking output for the year. Post your layouts in the January Monthly Layout Gallery before Midnight MST on January 31st. Be sure to list your layout's product credits in the description or under the EXIF Properties. Two layouts will be selected to win a $10 Gift Certificate 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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