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Cute Stuff

Digital Scrapbook Layout by Shalae Tippetts

Layout by Shalae Tippetts
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The first four 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 Word Art Templates: Admirer ScrapSimple Paper Templates: Admirer ScrapSimple Embellishment Templates: Admirer
Brush Set: Sweet Romance   Old Friends Collection Biggie

Commercial license versions of ScrapSimple Word Art Templates: Admirer, ScrapSimple Paper Templates: Admirer, ScrapSimple Embellishment Templates: Admirer and Brush Set: Sweet Romance are also available.

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Digital Scrapbooking Layout by Ang Campbell

Digital Presentation Layout by Ang Campbell
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* Presentation Digital Scrapbook 1-2-3: 8.5x11 Girly Girl *

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Digital Scrapbook Layout by Brandy Murry

Layout by Brandy Murry
Photo Courtesy of Vintage Obscura & The Library of Congress
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Remembrance Collection Biggie American City Collection ScrapSimple Paper Templates: Edgers Biggie
Design Pack: Inked Text   Attic Treasures Collection

Commercial license versions of ScrapSimple Paper Templates: Edgers Biggie and Design Pack: Inked Text are also available.

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Digital Scrapbooking Layout by Laura Louie

Layout by Laura Louie
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* Flaking Out Collection Biggie *

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Digital Scrapbooking Layout by Syndee Nuckles

Layout by Syndee Nuckles
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Design Pack: Rhinestones Spellbound Collection Mini Learning Curve Collection
  Brush Set: Tapestry Alphabet Super Biggie  

Commercial license versions of Design Pack: Rhinestones and Brush Set: Tapestry Alphabet Super Biggie are also available.

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Digital Scrapbook Layout by Kim Meeder

Layout by Kim Meeder
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The first 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.

Butterfly Effect Paper Super Mini Butterfly Effect Collection Biggie ScrapSimple Embellishment Templates: Sliced and Lifted Photo Frames

Commercial license versions of ScrapSimple Embellishment Templates: Sliced and Lifted Photo Frames are also available.

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Digital Scrapbook Layout by April Martell

Layout by April Martell
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Handy Dandy Collection Biggie Mini Golf Collection Mini Firefighter Collection Biggie
Merry Memories Collection Mini Merry Memories Paper Solids Mini Not Guilty Collection Mini
  ScrapSimple Tools - Styles: Basic Shadows 6501  

Commercial license versions of Handy Dandy Collection Biggie, Mini Golf Collection Mini, Firefighter Collection Biggie and ScrapSimple Tools - Styles: Basic Shadows 6501 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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Using Gradients
Thursday, February 16, 2012

IN TODAY'S ISSUE:

  • Cute Stuff
  • Scrap Girls, Etc.
  • ScrapSimple Club
  • Tips From The Pros: Adding Glitter
  • 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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Using Gradients in Photoshop to Color Papers, Embellishments, and Photos

Note: This article has been moved and can now be found on the Scrap Girls Blog.
Using Gradients in Photoshop to Color Papers, Embellishments, and Photos

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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

The February ScrapSimple digital scrapbooking club selection by Pebbles Jones and Shalae Tippetts.

Exclusive content from February'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

February's ScrapSimple Club has been created for you by
Pebbles Jones & Shalae Tippetts

Nano Collection
Club Exclusive! Nano Collection

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


Computer scrapbook layout by Pebbles Jones
Layout by Pebbles Jones
using February's ScrapSimple Club
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Computer scrapbook layout by Shalae Tippetts
Layout by Shalae Tippetts
using February's ScrapSimple Club
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Computer scrapbook layout by Pebbles Jones
Layout by Pebbles Jones
using February's ScrapSimple Club
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Tips From The Pros

Adding Glitter

Tutorial created using Photoshop CS5 with Windows 7

Glitter is a girl's best friend! What's not to love about the sparkle that glitter gives... well, everything! When I paper-scrapbooked, I loved to use glitter - but now that I've gone digital, I still love to use glitter. Actually, I might even love it more than I loved it before, because there is zero mess involved with digital glitter - and there's plenty of sparkle. I love the fact that digi-scrapping is so mess-free, yet you get such an amazing satisfaction out of the creative process.

What are some ways glitter can be used in a layout?

A great place to start would be with a good glitter style. One of my all-time-favorite, go-to glitter styles is Amanda Fraijo-Tobin's ScrapSimple Tools - Styles: Micro Glitter 6401 Super Biggie. It's got great sparkle! It is especially handy when you are filling in embellishments or text. Sparkle, sparkle, sparkle!

There are papers with glittery-gorgeousness at Scrap Girls, also. I love Kerry Veale's Glitter Party Paper. It's so versatile - I actually used it in my layout as a clipping mask over my "R." It was a super-fast and easy way to sprinkle glitter on that letter.

Brushes can be used with a glitter style applied. I love Brandy Murry's Inked Text brush set from her Design Pack: Inked Text. With glitter applied, it looks like a messy glitter splat, and it's perfect for that authentic glitter look.

There are also glitter brushes - like Amanda Fraijo-Tobin's Dynamic Brush Set: Glitter 6401. I like to use it and then apply her Micro Glitter style for a double-duty sparkle.

Using Syndee Nuckle's ScrapSimple Tools - Styles: Glitter Edge 6302 Biggie, you can outline anything with glitter.

Explore all of the fabulous glitter options at Scrap Girls - and glitter away!

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Digital Scrapbooking Layout by Joann Brown

Layout by Joann Brown
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Brush Set: Swirlicious Biggie Glitter Party Paper Assemble Your Own Zoom Pages: Watercolor Whimsy
1 Scrap Girls Divenire Collection Biggie Dynamic Brush Set: Glitter 6401 ScrapSimple Tools - Styles: Micro Glitter 6401 Super Biggie
Dazzle Collection Biggie Zoomba Collection Biggie Design Pack: Inked Text
Ephemera Collection Biggie   ScrapSimple Tools - Styles: Glitter Edge 6302 Biggie

Commercial license versions of Brush Set: Swirlicious Biggie, Glitter Party Paper, Dynamic Brush Set: Glitter 6401, ScrapSimple Tools - Styles: Micro Glitter 6401 Super Biggie, Design Pack: Inked Text and ScrapSimple Tools - Styles: Glitter Edge 6302 Biggie 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 Cheri Thieleke

Layout by Cheri Thieleke
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Happy Hearts Embellishment Mini Clusters Special

Designer Freebie by Cindy Rohrbough coordinates with her Happy Hearts Collection Mini

Happy Hearts Collection Mini Brush Set: Stamped Dates Lettering Delights Slender Font

Commercial license versions of Brush Set: Stamped Dates and Lettering Delights Slender Font 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

Heritage Crop and Chat
Thursday, February 16th - 6:00PM MST

Do you have boxes of old photos that you want to scrap? Is preserving a record of your family's heritage important to you? Join April (April Showers) for the Heritage Crop at 6pm MT. We'll discuss ways you can protect your old photos and share ideas for using the February Scrap Girls Club which includes the Butterfly Effect Collection Biggie to create beautiful heritage pages.

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ScrapSimple Club Chat
Monday, February 20th - 6:00PM MST

Join Shannon (tinkerbell11) in the chat room to discuss this month's ScrapSimple Club offering. Make sure to post your layouts in the ScrapSimple Club Members Gallery and you may see your layout featured in the Scrap Girls Newsletter.

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East Coast High Noon Crop
Wednesday, February 22nd - 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 February 22nd, we'll do a White Space Challenge! Create a layout using white space. This "negative" or blank space guides the eye to the important areas of your page. Remember, it certainly doesn't have to be the color white! 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

February's Message Board Game: Posting Contest!

February is Posting Contest time on the Scrap Girls Forums! You can win a Scrap Girls Gift Certificate by simply being chatty in the Scrap Girls Forums and Gallery. This contest will run from February 1st when we post the thread until 11:59pm MT on February 29th.

To enter the Scrap Girls Forum Posting Contest, you MUST reply in the Posting Contest Thread with your CURRENT post count. Your post count is the number under your avatar that shows when you post. (NOTE: The number found on your profile is a number which is calculated differently.) During the month, post your fingers off! At Midnight on February 29th, we will calculate your post count based on the numbers posted in the game thread.

PRIZES:

  • Those with 50-99 posts will be entered in a drawing for a $5 Scrap Girls Gift Certificate.
  • Those with 100-249 posts will be entered in a drawing for a $10 Scrap Girls Gift Certificate.
  • Those with 250-399 posts will be entered in a drawing for a $15 Scrap Girls Gift Certificate.
  • Those with 400 or more posts will automatically win a $5 gift certificate and will be entered in a drawing for a $20 Scrap Girls Gift Certificate!

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

Contests

February Monthly Layout Contest: This February we have a Leap Year Day. For this month's contest, we want you to scrap about what makes you "Leap for Joy." Let us know in your journaling why you leap for joy. Post your layouts in the February Monthly Layout Gallery before Midnight MST on February 29th. 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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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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