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Leap Year Sale! Save 40.5% off almost everything in the Scrap Girls Boutique until Midnight MST on February 29, 2012!

This huge Leap Year Sale only happens once every four years. Don't miss out!! This sale ends Wednesday at Midnight, MST!

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Cute Stuff

Digital Scrapbooking Layout by Julie White

Layout by Julie White
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Beautiful Garden Collection Christmas Wonderland Collection ScrapSimple Paper Templates: Lace Edge
ScrapSimple Embellishment Templates: Crocheted Frames ScrapSimple Alpha Templates: Pearl Edge Monograms ScrapSimple Tools - Styles: Pearl 5102 Super Biggie

Commercial license versions of ScrapSimple Paper Templates: Lace Edge, ScrapSimple Embellishment Templates: Crocheted Frames, ScrapSimple Alpha Templates: Pearl Edge Monograms and ScrapSimple Tools - Styles: Pearl 5102 Super Biggie are also available.

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Digital Scrapbooking Layout by Armi Custodio

Layout by Armi Custodio
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From the Desk Of Word Art Mini From the Desk Of Collection Biggie Assemble Your Own Zoom Pages: From the Desk Of
From the Desk Of Embellishment Mini 1 Frames Vignettes Paper Super Mini With Love Collection
Holiday In Lights Collection Biggie ScrapSimple Embellishment Templates: Crocheted Frames ScrapSimple Tools - Styles: Basic Shadows 6501

Commercial license versions of From the Desk Of Word Art Mini, From the Desk Of Embellishment Mini 1 Frames, ScrapSimple Embellishment Templates: Crocheted Frames and ScrapSimple Tools - Styles: Basic Shadows 6501 are also available.

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Digital Scrapbook Layout by Jo Corne

Layout by Jo Corne
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Soccer Star Collection Mini ScrapSimple Tools - Styles: Basic Shadows 6501 Lettering Delights Scrap Casual Font

Commercial license versions of Soccer Star Collection Mini, ScrapSimple Tools - Styles: Basic Shadows 6501 and Lettering Delights Scrap Casual Font are also available.

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Digital Scrapbook Layout by Syndee Nuckles

Layout by Syndee Nuckles
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Shape Pack: Brackets Camille's Garden Collection Mini ScrapSimple Paper Templates: Painted
  ScrapSimple Tools - Styles: Aged Photo Edges 6301  

Commercial license versions of Shape Pack: Brackets, ScrapSimple Paper Templates: Painted and ScrapSimple Tools - Styles: Aged Photo Edges 6301 are also available.

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Digital Scrapbooking Layout by Sara Beth Peterson

Layout by Sara Beth Peterson
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Super 7 Spread by Sara Beth Peterson * Zoomba Collection Biggie

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Digital Scrapbook Layout by Pebbles Jones

Layout by Pebbles Jones
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The first two 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.

Brush Set: Sweet Romance ScrapSimple Word Art Templates: Admirer 8.5x11 My Life's Journal Collection Biggie

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

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Digital Scrapbook Layout by Amanda Fraijo-Tobin

Layout by Amanda Fraijo-Tobin
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Easy Page Pro Album: 4x6 Take Wing * Take Wing Collection Biggie

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Digital Scrapbook Layout by Amy Flanagan

Layout by Amy Flanagan
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The first four 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 Collection Biggie Butterfly Effect Paper Super Mini Butterfly Effect Embellishment Mini
Glitterati Embellishment Mini ScrapSimple Tools - Actions: Photo Basics 5001 ScrapSimple Tools - Actions: Photo Effects 5101

Commercial license versions of ScrapSimple Tools - Actions: Photo Basics 5001 and ScrapSimple Tools - Actions: Photo Effects 5101 are also available.

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Saying Goodbye to Kindergarten
Monday, February 27, 2012

IN TODAY'S ISSUE:

  • 40.5% off Leap Year Sale!
  • Cute Stuff
  • A Designer's Life: Armi Custodio
  • Scrap Girls Club
  • Back To The Basics: What are Type Shapes?
  • 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

Armi Custodio
Armi Custodio

Saying Goodbye to Kindergarten

At the end of March, my twins will be done with kindergarten, and by the first week of June, they will be entering first grade. But like most milestones, this rite of passage is a bittersweet event.

In kindergarten, they are at school for only three-and-a-half hours. I hardly miss them since that short period of time is barely enough for me to clean up the house, check my e-mails, and run some errands. Before I know it, I have to pick them up from school and feed them their lunch.

When they are in first grade, they will be in school from 8:00 a.m. until 2:30 p.m. On the upside, that means I will have more time to the things that I want to do, like designing. It means I don't have to speed-shop at the grocery since I don't have to rush to pick them up from school. It means the house will stay clean and quiet for a little bit longer.

But despite the prospect of having more personal time, part of me is a little sad with the painful realization that each passing year means less and less time with them. And as I watch them grow, I know that there will come a time when I have to let them go.

Whenever I say this to my husband, he always reminds me of this chapter from Khalil Gibran's The Prophet.

"Your children are not your children.
They are the sons and daughters of Life's longing for itself.
They come through you but not from you,
And though they are with you, yet they belong not to you.
You may give them your love but not your thoughts.
For they have their own thoughts.
You may house their bodies but not their souls,
For their souls dwell in the house of tomorrow, which you cannot visit, not even in your dreams.
You may strive to be like them, but seek not to make them like you.
For life goes not backward nor tarries with yesterday.
You are the bows from which your children as living arrows are sent forth.
The archer sees the mark upon the path of the infinite, and He bends you with His might that His arrows may go swift and far.
Let your bending in the archer's hand be for gladness;
For even as he loves the arrow that flies, so He loves also the bow that is stable."

Khalil Gibran
1883 –1931

Yes, I will miss you, Ali and Lexi, but I am also excited to see what this next chapter in our life brings- seeing you make new friends, learning new things, and growing up beautifully.

- Armi

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Favorite Product I've designed:

School Is Cool Collection
School Is Cool Collection

I like this collection because it has the traditional array of school-themed elements but with a style and color palette that lends itself well to school scrapbook pages for all ages.

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Digital scrapbook layout by Armi Cusotdio

Layout by Armi Custodio
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School Is Cool Collection * A Little Worn Out Alpha

Scrap Girls Club Image

February's Scrap Girls digital scrapbooking club, designed for you by Kim Meeder.

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 Assemble Your Own 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

February's Scrap Girls Club designed for you by Kim Meeder


JIFFY Easy Page Album
Club Exclusive! JIFFY Easy Page Album


Club Exclusive Gift
Club Exclusive! Designer's Gift

Computer scrapbook layout by Kim Meeder using February's Scrap Girls Club
Layout by Kim Meeder
using February's Scrap Girls Club
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Computer scrapbook layout by Kim Meeder using February's Scrap Girls Club
Layout by Kim Meeder
using February's Scrap Girls Club
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Computer scrapbook layout by Kim Meeder using February's Scrap Girls Club
Layout by Kim Meeder
using February's Scrap Girls Club
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Back To The Basics

What are Type Shapes?

Tutorial created using Photoshop CS3 with Mac OSX

Have you ever wondered what a type shape was? Type shapes are a wonderful tool to add to your digital scrapbooking toolkit to create some interest and uniqueness in your digital scrapbooking layouts. Type shapes typically come with two different layers:

  • a shape layer
  • an editable text path layer that conforms to the dimensions of the shape layer

There are many different kinds of shapes in the Type Shapes products in the Scrap Girls Boutique. You are sure to find one that fits your layout perfectly!

Today, I'm going to be using ScrapSimple Type Shapes: Hearts and Shamrocks, which is perfect for this time of year.

Digital Scrapbook Layout Tutorial: Open the type shape file.

After opening your chosen PSD file, select the text layer. With that layer active, triple-click on the text in the file itself. After all the text is highlighted, you can then type your own journaling text. You can change the font and the size of the font easily, as well as adjust the spacing and justification.

Digital Scrapbook Layout Tutorial: Select text layer and type your journaling.

Since these type shapes come with a background shape, you have the option to leave this background shape (and clip some paper to it) or you can just select the type itself and not use the background shape. For my layout, I have chosen to keep the background shape and clip some coordinating paper to that shape.

First, open up your layout (the destination for your type shape and text layer). With both the type shape file and the destination layout open side-by-side and visible on your screen, click on both layers in the type shape file (or just click the text layer if you are not using your shape layer). With the mouse still depressed, drag the mouse over to the destination file and then release the mouse button (this is typically referred to as "click and drag").

Your type shape portion of your layout is now complete! Now just add some embellishments and a title and you will have a great layout with a fun and unique journaling type treatment!

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Digital Scrapbooking Layout by Cherise Oleson

Layout by Cherise Oleson
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ScrapSimple Type Shapes: Hearts and Shamrocks Inspiring Collection Biggie Zip Kit: Lucky Charm
JIF 6: 12x12 My Lucky Day   ScrapSimple Tools - Styles: Fall Splendor 5101

Commercial license versions of ScrapSimple Type Shapes: Hearts and Shamrocks, Inspiring Collection Biggie and ScrapSimple Tools - Styles: Fall Splendor 5101 are also available.

Cherise Oleson
Article written by Cherise Oleson

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 Kim Meeder

Layout by Kim Meeder
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Butterfly Effect Paper Special

Designer Freebie by Kim Meeder coordinates with her Butterfly Effect Collection Biggie,
part of this month's Scrap Girls Club offering!

Butterfly Effect Collection Biggie Butterfly Effect Embellishment Mini Assemble Your Own Zoom Pages: Butterfly Effect
  ScrapSimple Digital Layout Album Templates: 12x12 Tilted  

Commercial license versions of ScrapSimple Digital Layout Album Templates: 12x12 Tilted are also available.

Kim Meeder
Today's freebie designed by Kim Meeder

* 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 Chat
Tuesday, February 28th - 7:00PM MST

It's time for the Sketch Challenge and Crop! Join Cheri (Cheri T) on Tuesday, February 28 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 hook, line, and sinker;) This month our inspiration piece is ScrapSimple Embellishment Templates: Photo Masks Vintage Valentine from Amanda Fraijo-Tobin. 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, February 29th - 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 29th, we'll have a "Change it Up Challenge." Reverse a template, rotate a frame, change the color of an embellishment or paper - it is up to you! 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, February 29th - 6:00PM MST

It's time for some Speed! Join Shannon (tinkerbell11) at 6pm MT for the Speed Scrap Crop! She will give you six tasks, spread out over an hour. Then, you will have an hour to get it finished and posted in the Forum Gallery!

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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