Scrap Girls Digital Scrapbooking Newsletter

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Digital Scrapbooking Layout by Sarah Batdorf
Layout by Sarah Batdorf
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Shine On Collection Mini
Shine On Collection Mini

This digital scrapbooking kit is full of yellow, floral, chevron, stripes, bulls-eye, and bird prints. Let the sun shine into your soul with this bright and cheery collection.

Hannah Collection Faithful Collection Biggie Organica Collection
  ScrapSimple Tools - Styles: Basic Shadows 6501  

Commercial license versions of Shine On Collection Mini and ScrapSimple Tools - Styles: Basic Shadows 6501 are also available.


Digital Scrapbooking Layout by Brandy Murry
Layout by Brandy Murry
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ScrapSimple Digital Layout Album Templates: 12x12 Favorites 3
ScrapSimple Digital Layout Album Templates: 12x12 Favorites 3

Create digital scrapbooking pages fast using this set of 10 of Brandy Murry's favorite layout designs. PNG and PSD files are included for each page as well as the original layouts to help you get started. These templates have lots of layers as well as placement for flowers, bows, titles and journaling.

Serendipity Collection Biggie Shabby Blanc Collection Biggie Naturescape Collection Biggie
Shabby Chic Collection Biggie Twiggy Embellishments Naturally Neutral Paper
  Pressed for Time Embellishment Biggie  

Commercial license versions of ScrapSimple Digital Layout Album Templates: 12x12 Favorites 3 and Pressed for Time Embellishment Biggie are also available.


Digital Scrapbooking Layout by Jacqui Smith
Layout by Jacqui Smith
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8.5x11 Out In The Yard Collection Biggie
8.5x11 Out In The Yard Collection Biggie

Inspired by the everyday activities we engage in outdoors, this digital scrapbooking kit is textural, colored with nature's goodness. Use it all through the year to capture those outside everyday moments shared with family and friends.


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 Forum? It's easy!

If you are a registered user of the Forum, 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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Create Your Own Greeting Cards
Thursday, April 19, 2012


  • What's New in the Scrap Girls Boutique?
  • Tips From The Pros: Scrap Girls Club Craft
  • Scrap Girls Club
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  • Designer Freebie
  • What's Happening at Scrap Girls
  • Ongoing Opportunities for YOU


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Don't forget to check out the Retirement Sale section of the Boutique. Items in this section are always on sale for 30% off. The items you will find during any particular month will be discontinued permanently on the 5th of the following month. So if you see something you like, grab it while you can!


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!

divScrap Girls sends a birthday gift to each of our Forum members!

Of course, it is a surprise what you will receive because birthday presents should alway be a surprise! Make sure your Forum email address is current and that you have the correct birthdate entered into your profile to participate.


Do you like to include quotes on some of your layouts? Check out Ro's Scrapbook Quotes: The right quote for your scrapbook layouts eBook!

Scrapbook Quotes: The right quote for your scrapbook layouts


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Tips From The Pros

Scrap Girls Club for April 2012

The Scrap Girls Club allows you to get all of the newest looks while saving money! It is perfect for anyone who wants beautiful, coordinated digital scrapbooking supplies that are easy to use. You get all the products shown above a $40.59 value, for $9.99 or less! Plus, each month we will help you find new ways to use your club contents to the fullest with this article full of ideas, tips, and projects to get your creativity going!

Members-Only club content! Now Scrap Girls Club members receive three exclusive, members-only Club products every month! These new products include a JIFFY Easy Page Album - five layered PSD files of your favorite Club layouts designed by the professionals at Scrap Girls just for this Club, one Designer's Gift item - a product chosen by the Club's designer, and a Color Palette which you can use to coordinate your photos and ScrapSimple products with this month's Club to make it an even bigger value!

April's Scrap Girls Club's featured designer is Amanda Fraijo-Tobin. Her Life Montage products will fill your digital scrapbooking layouts and altered projects with color!


Create Your Own Greeting Cards with the Scrap Girls Club

Tutorial created using Adobe Photoshop CS4 with Windows XP

Every month, the Scrap Girls Club includes an assortment of coordinating products. I used this month's Scrap Girls Club to create a set of greeting cards. For one of the cards, I placed a "happy birthday" greeting on a frame from the Life Montage Frames Embellishment Mini.

The center of the frame is cut out for a photo, but on this card, we want it to look like a piece of paper. To do this, you will want to work on a copy of the frame.

First, use the Color Picker to select a medium cream color from the photo frame as your foreground color. Switch to your Paint Bucket Tool and check the tool settings on the top menu bar. Choose Foreground as your Fill selection, "Normal" for the Blending Mode, set the Opacity at 100%, and make sure "Contiguous" is checked. Click in the center of the photo frame to fill it with color.

Scrap Girls Club Tutorial: Fill a frame with color.

Now it looks like a solid paper rather than a frame, but we aren't done yet. There is still a line on the inside edge of the photo frame that we want to eliminate. While there are several ways to accomplish this, using the Spot Healing Brush Tool is fast and easy. I used the default tool settings and held down the Shift key between clicks to keep the brush tracking in a straight line. The original photo frame works as a journaling paper. Here is the finished card!

Scrap Girls Club Tutorial: Greeting Card sample.

I created several other coordinating cards using the Scrap Girls Club contents. They can be bundled with envelopes for a simple and inexpensive gift, mailed to friends and family members, or even sent in an email.

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Digital Scrapbook Project by April Martell

Project by April Martell
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These five 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.

Life Montage Collection Biggie Assemble Your Own Zoom Pages: Life Montage Life Montage Frames Embellishment Mini
Life Montage Basics Paper Super Mini   Life Montage Solids Paper Super Mini

April Martell
Article written by April Martell


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!

Scrap Girls Club Image

April's Scrap Girls digital scrapbooking club, designed for you by Amanda Fraijo-Tobin.

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

April's Scrap Girls Club designed for you by Amanda Fraijo-Tobin

JIFFY Easy Page Album
Club Exclusive! JIFFY Easy Page Album

Club Exclusive Gift
Club Exclusive! Designer's Gift

Computer scrapbook layout by Amanda Fraijo-Tobin using April's Scrap Girls Club
Layout by Amanda Fraijo-Tobin
using April's Scrap Girls Club

ScrapSimple Club

The April ScrapSimple digital scrapbooking club selection by Armi Custodio and Syndee Nuckles.

April's ScrapSimple Club has been created for you by
Armi Custodio & Syndee Nuckles

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

Nano Collection
Club Exclusive! Nano Collection

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

Computer scrapbook layout by Armi Custodio
Layout by Armi Custodio
using April's ScrapSimple Club

Today's Freebie

Digital Scrapbooking Layout by Laura Louie
Layout by Laura Louie
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Girl Joy Paper Special

Designer Freebie by Laura Louie coordinates with her Girl Joy Collection Biggie

  Girl Joy Collection Biggie  

Laura Louie
Today's freebie designed by Laura Louie

* 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 & Chat
Thursday, April 19th - 6:00PM MDT

Do you have boxes of heritage photos just waiting to be restored and scrapped? Are there family stories just waiting for you to write down and preserve? Then this is the crop for you! Join Carla (CRS) at 6pm MT for the Heritage Crop and Chat! She will help you get motivated to scrap those heritage photos and record your family stories for future generations to enjoy. This month, she will show how to use Lori Cook's Brush Set: Clippings to give any paper a heritage feel!


ScrapSimple Club Chat
Monday, April 23rd - 6:00PM MDT

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


East Coast High Noon Crop
Wednesday, April 25th - 10:00AM MDT

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 April 25th, we'll have an Alpha Challenge. Create a layout using at least one Alpha. It can be a ScrapSimple Alpha or one from a collection; it is 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!


Speed Scrap Crop
Wednesday, April 25th - 6:00PM MDT

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


April's Forum Game: BINGO!

Join us for an exciting game of Springtime BINGO on the Message Board Forum in April! Pick 25 words from the list provided in the forum game thread and send them in an email to [email protected] with a subject line that says "BINGO CARD - your Scrap Girls Message Board username" by Tuesday, April 3rd at Midnight MDT in order to play in the first round. The first round will begin on Wednesday, April 4th. If you miss the first round deadline, you can still play! Just send in your BINGO card at any time during the month, and you'll be eligible to begin playing when the next new round starts.

Each day, a member of the Welcoming Committee will call five random words from the BINGO list. Match just 15 of those words to win a BINGO. You must be first to call "BINGO!" in the game thread to win that round. After a winner is called, the boards will be cleared and a new round will begin the following day.

Each winner will receive a $5 Gift Certificate to the Scrap Girls Boutique! We like to see lots of winners, so please remember that each person can only win one round during the month. Have fun!

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


April Monthly Layout Contest: Life is full of surprises! Here in the United States, we have April Fools' Day on April 1st. Have you ever been surprised by someone playing an April Fools' joke on you? Or, you can scrap about another surprise that has happened in your life. You don't have to have photos. It could be a journaling page. Post your layouts in the April Monthly Layout Gallery before Midnight MDT on April 30th. 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!


Check our Forum 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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