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Save 40% off the Baby, Infant and Kids categories in the Scrap Girls Boutique until Midnight MST on March 6, 2012!

Don't miss it! Save 40% off everything in the Baby/Infant and Children/Kids/Teens categories in the Scrap Girls Boutique! This sale ends tonight at Midnight, MST!

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Today's Special of the Day!

Coffee House Collection Biggie
Coffee House Collection Biggie

Save 30% off this Collection Biggie today only!

Each week on Tuesdays, we will be spotlighting one designer and one of their favorite products. This product will be on sale for one day only at 30% off!

This week's designer spotlight is on Elisha Barnett. In a brief interview with Elisha, she shared these comments with us...

"Coffee fuels my life. It's rare when I don't have a cup of java at my desk while I'm working. And it's a love I share with my daughter. We have a funky retro coffee shop near our house where we hang out together sometimes. The colors and textures (and the stains!) in that place are what inspired me to design my Coffee House Collection Biggie."

1. What is your favorite flavor of ice cream?

Breyers® Mint Chocolate Chip.

2. What is currently playing on your iPod/radio?

I like quiet instrumental music in the background. I've created a Pandora station that plays a mix of classical piano.

Elisha Barnett
Elisha Barnett

What's New

Digital Scrapbooking Layout by Joyce Schardt

Layout by Joyce Schardt
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Value Pack: Heart and Soul * On A Whim Collection Mini

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Digital Scrapbook Layout by Jo Corne

Layout by Jo Corne
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Purim Shpeel Collection Super Mini ScrapSimple Tools - Actions: Comical 8301 Mini ScrapSimple Tools - Styles: Basic Shadows 6501

Commercial license versions of Purim Shpeel Collection Super Mini, ScrapSimple Tools - Actions: Comical 8301 Mini and ScrapSimple Tools - Styles: Basic Shadows 6501 are also available.

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Digital Scrapbooking Layout by Laura Louie

Layout by Laura Louie
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Brush Set: Simple Days Biggie * Boy Joy Collection Biggie

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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 Artsy Borders Value Pack: Bohemian Elegance Value Pack: Gesso Paper

Commercial license versions of Value Pack: ScrapSimple Paper Templates: 8.5x11 Artsy Borders, Value Pack: Bohemian Elegance and Value Pack: Gesso Paper are also available.

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Digital Scrapbooking Layout by Elisha Barnett

Layout by Elisha Barnett
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Printable Craft: Prayer Journal 1 Homebody Collection Biggie Homebody Solids Paper Mini
  Autumn Joy Collection Biggie  

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Digital Scrapbooking Layout by Durin Eberhart

Layout by Durin Eberhart
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Value Pack: ScrapSimple Tools - Styles: Horizons Value Pack: Memories of Pink Value Pack: Gesso Paper
  Value Pack: ScrapSimple Paper Templates: Just Before Dawn  

Commercial license versions of Value Pack: ScrapSimple Tools - Styles: Horizons, Value Pack: Memories of Pink, Value Pack: Gesso Paper and Value Pack: ScrapSimple Paper Templates: Just Before Dawn 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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Six Steps to Solving the Unsolvable
Tuesday, March 6, 2012

IN TODAY'S ISSUE:

  • Final Day! 40% off Baby/Infant/Kids/Teens Sale!
  • What's New in the Scrap Girls Boutique?
  • Life Muse by Ro
  • ScrapSimple Club
  • Tips From The Pros: A Useful Selection Technique
  • Designer Freebie
  • What's Happening at Scrap Girls?
  • Ongoing Opportunities for YOU

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OPPORTUNITIES FOR YOU

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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Life Muse

Rozanne Paxman
Rozanne Paxman

Six Steps to Solving the Unsolvable

Hand-drawn cartoon by Rozanne Paxman

My times of greatest indecision come when I am consumed with what an audience may think of my choices. It is during these moments that I begin to poll various people in my life to ask them what they think. Because the choices are not theirs to make, their opinions are often unhelpful, particularly since my unconscious self doesn't really want their input. It wants them to either silence my unpleasant facts that I do not want to see or to confirm that my gut is telling me the truth.

I want them to lead me out of the swamp. I want to be rescued.

But since God is the only one who has a boat that can navigate the murky waters, the unhappy person I have attempted to use as my rescuer is left feeling frustrated by their inability to get me to hear their very logical advice.

Turning to other people who are unable to make the decision could be compared to a drug addict who runs to the corner for a quick fix. It feels easier to try to get a temporary hit of good feelings than to take the difficult steps required to make a good decision.

Here is the process I use to make good decisions, once I find my way out of the swamp of helplessness:

  • Study the problem out.

  • Make my best choice.

  • Ask God if I've made the right choice.

  • Get quiet and listen. If I feel peace, I know I'm on the right track. If I feel confusion, I know that I need to reconsider and start the process again.

  • Accept the answer I receive. Fighting it gets me nowhere and just leads to angst. ("You didn't really mean that... did you, God? You did? Why?")

  • Act on my decision.

Hand-drawn cartoon by Rozanne Paxman

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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 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

A Useful Selection Technique

Tutorial created using Adobe Photoshop CS5 with a PC

When scrapbooking older photos, it can be difficult to find an embellishment with the year that you want to use. I dearly love the fonts that Amanda Fraijo-Tobin used in her Brush Set: Mixed Years 2011-2020 Biggie so I decided to make it work for me by using a little selection magic.

For my page, the 2012 is perfect as is, but I also need a "1992." I chose the Lasso Tool and left-clicked and dragged the mouse around the 2 in 2018. Next, I held down the Ctrl key (the keyboard shortcut to temporarily change to the Move Tool) and left-clicked and dragged the 2 over to my layout. I repeated this process to obtain a 1 and two different 9's.

Digital Scrapbooking Tutorial: Use the Lasso Tool to select part of a brush layer.

Don't be afraid to tweak your supplies to make them work for you!

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Digital Scrapbooking Layout by Cheri Thieleke
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Digital Scrapbooking Layout by Cheri Thieleke
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Digital Scrapbooking Layout by Cheri Thieleke

Layout by Cheri Thieleke
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Heart and Soul Collection Mini ScrapSimple Tools - Styles: Heart and Soul Brush Set: Calendar Swirls Biggie
Brush Set: Mixed Years 2011-2020 Biggie ScrapSimple Tools - Styles: Paper Borders 6401 Biggie Brush Set: My Hand Super Biggie
  Assemble Your Own Zoom Pages: Ticket to Ride  

Commercial license versions of ScrapSimple Tools - Styles: Heart and Soul, Brush Set: Mixed Years 2011-2020 Biggie, ScrapSimple Tools - Styles: Paper Borders 6401 Biggie and Brush Set: My Hand Super Biggie are also available.

Cheri Thieleke
Article written by Cheri Thieleke

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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 Scrapbook Layout by Jo Corne

Layout by Jo Corne
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Purim Shpeel Collection Super Mini - Special

Designer Freebie by Jo Corne coordinates with her Purim Shpeel Collection Super Mini

Purim Shpeel Collection Super Mini Squirt Collection Biggie ScrapSimple Tools - Styles: Basic Shadows 6501

Commercial license versions of Purim Shpeel Collection Super Mini and ScrapSimple Tools - Styles: Basic Shadows 6501 are also available.

Jo Corne
Today's freebie designed by Jo Corne

* 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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