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What's New

Digital Scrapbooking Layout by Armi Custodio

Layout by Armi Custodio
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* JIF Plus: 12x12 Simply Loved *

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Digital Scrapbooking Layout by Durin Eberhart

Layout by Durin Eberhart
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Value Pack: ScrapSimple Paper Templates: 8.5x11 Windswept Value Pack: Bohemian Elegance Value Pack: Gesso Paper
  Value Pack: Just Before Dawn  

Commercial license versions of Value Pack: ScrapSimple Paper Templates: 8.5x11 Windswept, Value Pack: Bohemian Elegance, Value Pack: Gesso Paper and Value Pack: Just Before Dawn are also available.

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Digital Scrapbooking Birth Announcement by Melanie Johnson

Announcement by Melanie Johnson
Photo courtesy of Ten Tiny Toes Photography
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* ScrapSimple Craft Templates: Subway Stats - Birth (Horizontal) *

Commercial license versions of ScrapSimple Craft Templates: Subway Stats - Birth (Horizontal) are also available.

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Digital Scrapbook Layout by Jan Ransley

Layout by Jan Ransley
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ScrapSimple Embellishment Templates: Photo Masks Watercolours ScrapSimple Paper Templates: Edgers Office Punch Loving Spring Collection Biggie

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Digital Scrapbook Layout by Syndee Nuckles

Digital Presentation Layout by Syndee Nuckles
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* Presentation Digital Scrapbook 1-2-3: 8.5x11 Cookbook Biggie *

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Digital Scrapbook Layout by Durin Eberhart

Layout by Durin Eberhart
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ScrapSimple Tools - Styles: Spectrum 5102 Value Pack: Memories of Pink Value Pack: ScrapSimple Paper Templates: Just Before Dawn
  Felicity Collection  

Commercial license versions of ScrapSimple Tools - Styles: Spectrum 5102, Value Pack: Memories of Pink, Value Pack: ScrapSimple Paper Templates: Just Before Dawn and Felicity Collection are also available.

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22 Journaling Story Starters
Tuesday, February 28, 2012

IN TODAY'S ISSUE:

  • 40.5% off Leap Year Sale!
  • What's New in the Scrap Girls Boutique?
  • Life Muse by Ro
  • ScrapSimple Club
  • Tips From The Pros: Highlight Journaling
  • 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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22 Journaling Story Starters

  1. This story is named ________ because ________

  2. Some days, it's clear that...

  3. Something is happening out there, and I...

  4. It's about time I told you that...

  5. Here are three things that I want to make sure you know...

  6. Panic attack! I'll never forget the time...

  7. Things I can do in 30 minutes or less:

  8. Someday, it will be my turn to...

  9. The biggest dream I ever dreamed was...

  10. No matter how much trouble I've been in, I've always felt that...

  11. If I could be in charge of the world, I would...

  12. My perfect weekend schedule is...

  13. It was just another ordinary day, but then...

  14. If I could take 30 days off, I would...

  15. I wanted no part of it, but...

  16. Everyone else was panicking. I was...

  17. When I was young, I thought ________. But now I know that...

  18. If I could change history, ________ wouldn't have been invented because...

  19. The biggest surprise of my life was...

  20. I really stepped in it when...

  21. If I could relive any day of my life, I would...

  22. The happiest moment of my life was...

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

Highlight Journaling

Tutorial created using Photoshop CS5 with Windows 7

They say a picture paints a thousand words. That can be true, certainly. But sometimes the picture alone can’t express everything you want to tell. That’s where journaling comes in. But even then the journaling doesn’t always put enough emphasis in the right places. There are lots of ways you can go about highlighting your journaling so that just the right amount of weight is placed on just the right words in just the right places. Only you will know what works best because you are the one telling the story, but here are a few ideas:

  • Use italics and/or bold type on selected words within your journaling.

  • Increase the size of your type, bring it onto another layer, and apply a fancy style to selected words.

  • Change the font entirely.

  • Bring in word art from your favorite template or collection.

  • Go wild and combine two or more of these suggestions!

Digital Scrapbook Layout by Shari Payne

Layout by Shari Payne
Photo: © Shari Payne Photography
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In the layout above, you could say I let myself "go wild!" because I combined several of these suggestions. I have a fairly large amount of text, but it doesn’t overpower the layout because of the way I highlighted it. I broke up the journaling with word art squares from the Love Irrevocable Collection. If you read the text, you can see that those highlighted words are actually part of each sentence. With a little creativity, you can “massage” sentences so that they fit the word art you want to use. Aside from the word art, I treated the rest of the journaling in a way that made it part of the layout in a more fluid way than if it was just a predictable, square text block. With large line-spacing and a cursive font (Clipper Script), the journaling becomes a design addition rather than a distraction.

Most of all, have fun with your next journaling endeavor! You are only limited by your imagination!

The layout shown above uses...

Love Irrevocable Collection ScrapSimple Digital Layout Album Templates: 12x12 Favorites 2 ScrapSimple Tools - Styles: Basic Shadows 6501

Commercial license versions of Love Irrevocable Collection, ScrapSimple Digital Layout Album Templates: 12x12 Favorites 2 and ScrapSimple Tools - Styles: Basic Shadows 6501 are also available.

Shari Payne
Article written by Shari Payne

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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 Scrapbook Layout by Pebbles Jones

Layout by Pebbles Jones
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Sweet Romance Paper Special

Designer Freebie by Pebbles Jones coordinates with
her ScrapSimple Paper Templates: Sweet Romance,
part of this month's ScrapSimple Club offering!

ScrapSimple Paper Templates: Sweet Romance * ScrapSimple Word Art Templates: Admirer

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

Pebbles Jones
Today's freebie designed by Pebbles Jones

* 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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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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