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Digital Scrapbook Layout by Durin Eberhart

Layout by Durin Eberhart
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ScrapSimple Tools - Styles: Spectrum 5101 * Value Pack: Just Before Dawn

Commercial license versions of ScrapSimple Tools - Styles: Spectrum 5101 and Value Pack: Just Before Dawn are also available.

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Digital Scrapbook Layout by Jan Ransley
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Digital Scrapbook Layout by Jan Ransley

Layout by Jan Ransley
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Loving Spring Collection Biggie 8.5x11 Loving Spring Collection Biggie ScrapSimple Paper Templates: Edgers Border Punch Biggie

Commercial license versions of ScrapSimple Paper Templates: Edgers Border Punch Biggie are also available.

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Digital Scrapbooking Facebook Timeline Sample by Melanie Johnson

Facebook Timeline Sample by Melanie Johnson
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* ScrapSimple Timeline Cover Templates: Basic *

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Digital Scrapbooking Layout by Mandy Steward

Layout by Mandy Steward
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8.5x11 Undaunted Paper ScrapSimple Tools - Actions: Photos That Pop Magical 1801 Brush Set: Stamped Dates
Fully Alive Collection Biggie Figgy Plum Pudding Collection Mini Broom Ride Collection Biggie
  Fade to Gray Collection Biggie  

Commercial license versions of ScrapSimple Tools - Actions: Photos That Pop Magical 1801, Brush Set: Stamped Dates, Broom Ride Collection Biggie and Fade to Gray Collection Biggie are also available.

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Digital Scrapbooking Layout by Syndee Nuckles

Layout by Syndee Nuckles
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ScrapSimple Tools - Styles: Glitter Edge Vellum 6301 November Sky Collection Picturesque Collection Biggie
  ScrapSimple Embellishment Templates: Flourished Photos  

Commercial license versions of ScrapSimple Tools - Styles: Glitter Edge Vellum 6301 and ScrapSimple Embellishment Templates: Flourished Photos are also available.

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Digital Scrapbooking Photo Book Sample by Melanie Johnson

Photo Book Sample by Melanie Johnson
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* Value Pack: 8.5x11 Photo Books *

Commercial license versions of Value Pack: 8.5x11 Photo Books are also available.

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If you have praise, comments, or questions for any of our Product Designers or Layout Artists, did you know you can send them a PM (private message) using the Message Board? It's easy!

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 the Burn and Dodge Tool
Friday, March 2, 2012

IN TODAY'S ISSUE:

  • What's New in the Scrap Girls Boutique?
  • Life Muse by Ro
  • Scrap Girls Club
  • Tips From The Pros: Using the Burn Tool with Paper 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 hello@scrapgirls.com. 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 hello@scrapgirls.com:

  • 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 challenges@scrapgirls.com. 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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Life Muse

Rozanne Paxman
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Am I just like you?

If I tell you about my real life experience, will my story be too real for you?

Will my daily struggles inspire you or confuse you?

Will you relate to me or shun me?

Will my honesty in sharing my challenges motivate you to empathize with me, or will you tell me that I need to pull myself up by my socks and just get on with it?

Will my imperfect family life cause you to think I'm broken, or will you agree with me that perfect families are figments of overachievers' imaginations?

Will the days I have difficulty pulling my tired self out of bed cause you to think that I'm lazy, or will you celebrate with me that I had the gumption to stand on my feet?

If I share with you that sometimes I exhibit my faith by having hope that somehow I'll get through my current challenge, will you tell me that my problems are created by a lack of faith, and if I get more of it, they will go away?

If I tell you that occasionally my best goal is to accept the life I have instead of mourning the life I wish I had, will you think me ungrateful or will you see me as patient?

Will I burst your bubble if I confess who I am?

Or will you feel relieved to know that I am...

...just like you.

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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 hello@scrapgirls.com. If it is selected for publication in the Scrap Girls newsletter, you'll get to have fun shopping!

Scrap Girls Club Image

March's Scrap Girls digital scrapbooking club, designed for you by Brandy Hackman.

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

March's Scrap Girls Club designed for you by Brandy Hackman


JIFFY Easy Page Album
Club Exclusive! JIFFY Easy Page Album


Club Exclusive Gift
Club Exclusive! Designer's Gift

Computer scrapbook layout by Brandy Hackman using March's Scrap Girls Club
Layout by Brandy Hackman
using March's Scrap Girls Club
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Computer scrapbook layout by Brandy Hackman using March's Scrap Girls Club
Layout by Brandy Hackman
using March's Scrap Girls Club
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Computer scrapbook layout by Brandy Hackman using March's Scrap Girls Club
Layout by Brandy Hackman
using March's Scrap Girls Club
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Tips From The Pros

Using the Burn Tool with Paper Templates

Tutorial created using Adobe Photoshop CS5 with Windows 7

Another fun way to combine finished digital scrapbooking papers and ScrapSimple Paper Templates is by using the Burn or Dodge tool. Using this tool will allow you to choose the heaviness of the texture and where it's applied.

The first thing you do is open the paper of your choice and the ScrapSimple Paper Template. Here I've chosen a paper from the Everyday Moments Collection Biggie and a paper template from the ScrapSimple Paper Templates: Ratty Tatty 2. I placed the paper template on top of the paper, then held down the Ctrl key and clicked on the template layer to select it.

Digital Scrapbooking Tutorial: Add a paper template above a background paper.

Once you do this, you're going to see the "marching ants" appear on your paper. Turn off the template layer by clicking on the Eye icon to the left of the layer, and make sure your paper layer is selected. From your tool bar, choose the Burn tool, and then select the brush you want to use, along with the size, and lower the exposure. Here I chose a dry media brush, size 1906 px, expose 13%.

Digital Scrapbooking Tutorial: Select a brush to use.

Finally, I took the brush and quickly ran it around the edges of the paper and anywhere else I want to apply the texture. Your exposure is low enough that you will have to run it around a few times to see much of a change. To check your progress, press Ctrl+D to deselect the layer. Here's my paper after just running my brush around the edges twice.

Digital Scrapbooking Tutorial: Run a brush along the edges of the paper template.

You can also use the Dodge tool to lighten up areas.

Digital Scrapbooking Tutorial: Use the Dodge Tool to lighten up areas.

As you can see, this is another fun way to work with your ScrapSimple Paper Templates along with finished papers.

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Digital Scrapbook Layout by Angie Briggs

Layout by Angie Briggs
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Everyday Moments Collection Biggie Everyday Moments 2 Collection ScrapSimple Paper Templates: Ratty Tatty 2

Commercial license versions of Everyday Moments Collection Biggie, Everyday Moments 2 Collection and ScrapSimple Paper Templates: Ratty Tatty 2 are also available.

Angie Briggs
Article written by Angie Briggs

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 Syndee Nuckles

Layout by Syndee Nuckles
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ScrapSimple Digital Layout Templates: Life in Pictures Word Art Special

Designer Freebie by Syndee Nuckles coordinates with
her ScrapSimple Digital Layout Templates: Life in Pictures

Basic Textured Paper Mini ScrapSimple Tools - Styles: Cardstock 6305 Winter ScrapSimple Tools - Styles: Butterfly Shadows 6301 Mini

Commercial license versions of ScrapSimple Tools - Styles: Cardstock 6305 Winter and ScrapSimple Tools - Styles: Butterfly Shadows 6301 Mini are also available.

Syndee Nuckles
Today's freebie designed by Syndee Nuckles

* 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

Creative Cards Chat
Tuesday, March 6th - 6:00PM MST

Do you use your digital supplies to make cards? Do you want to? Instead of going to the store every time you need a card, you can save money and have fun making cards with your digi-stash! Make a note of any cards you might need for the upcoming month and join Theresa (tiza126) for the once-a-month Card Chat on the first Tuesday of each month at 6pm MT. This month, we'll be using Assemble Your Own Cards: Greeting Cards - Keep In Touch to make cards with a nice springtime feel. Can't wait to see you there!

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East Coast High Noon Crop
Wednesday, March 7th - 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 March 7th, we'll do a Circle Challenge. Create a page using at least one circle. It can be a circular embellishment, polka-dots, brads. It's your choice! 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

March's Message Board Game: Simple Steps to Super Scrapping

This month's Scrap Girls Forum game, Simple Steps to Super Scrapping, is designed to help you get more scrapbook pages done with a series of simple steps that add up to a finished page at the end of each week.

Throughout March, Monday through Saturday, a team member will post a daily layout step in the Simple Steps to Super Scrapping game thread; the first week has 9 steps, and the remaining three weeks have 6 steps each. These steps will be posted in large purple font so they will be easy to spot.

Members who complete the steps required in the game thread and post all 4 layouts in the Simple Steps to Super Scrapping Gallery will be entered in a drawing for one of two $15.00 Scrap Girls Boutique Gift Certificates.

Each completed layout posted in the Simple Steps to Super Scrapping Gallery, up to 4 per member, will be entered in a drawing for one of three $5.00 Scrap Girls Boutique Gift Certificates.

You have until 11:59pm MDT on March 31, 2012 to complete the steps and post your layouts to the Simple Steps to Super Scrapping Gallery.

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

Contests

March Monthly Layout Contest: The month of March brings the beginning of spring here in the northern hemisphere. With the coming of spring, we think of renewal. For March's contest, we would like to see your layouts with the theme of renewal or rebirth - be it personal, professional, family, or from nature. Post your layouts in the March Monthly Layout Gallery before Midnight MDT on March 31st. Be sure to tell us by title, word art or journaling how this layout fits the theme and 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 prizes@scrapgirls.com and we'll get it out to you right away!

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