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Digital Scrapbooking Layout by Durin Eberhart
Layout by Durin Eberhart
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ScrapSimple Paper Templates: Altered Art Essentials 2
ScrapSimple Paper Templates: Altered Art Essentials 2

Create your own gorgeous digital scrapbooking paper quickly and easily with these paper templates. The essential text pattern is presented here in several proportions and sizes, which will allow you to design a range of paper for your digital scrapbooking layouts as well as paper crafts and altered art projects.

Fade to Gray Collection Biggie Valencia Collection Biggie Horizons Collection Biggie
Value Pack: Innocence   Value Pack: Gesso Paper

Commercial license versions of ScrapSimple Paper Templates: Altered Art Essentials 2, Fade to Gray Collection Biggie, Valencia Collection Biggie, Horizons Collection Biggie, Value Pack: Innocence and Value Pack: Gesso Paper are also available.

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Digital Scrapbooking Layout by Amanda Fraijo-Tobin
Layout by Amanda Fraijo-Tobin
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Value Pack: Finery
Value Pack: Finery

Vintage papers combined with ink splats, rusted metals, and heritage inspired word art round out this digital scrapbooking collection. Great for heritage or Mother's Day projects. Includes a Collection Mini, Paper Super Mini, and an Embellishment Cluster Mini.

  ScrapSimple Tools - Styles Finery 6401 Biggie  

Commercial license versions of ScrapSimple Tools - Styles Finery 6401 Biggie are also available.

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Digital Scrapbooking Layout by Jacqui Smith
Layout by Jacqui Smith
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ScrapSimple Type Paths: Shapes Plus
ScrapSimple Type Paths: Shapes Plus

With these editable digital scrapbooking type paths, you can add a little flair to your journaling and photo displays. Each of the nine ScrapSimple Type Path designs has two text paths and two shape layers. PSD and PNG files supplied.

  8.5x11 Out In The Yard Collection Biggie  

Commercial license versions of ScrapSimple Type Paths: Shapes Plus and 8.5x11 Out In The Yard Collection Biggie are also available.

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Digital Scrapbooking Layout by Joyce Schardt
Layout by Joyce Schardt
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ScrapSimple Tools - Styles: Shadow Decor
ScrapSimple Tools - Styles: Shadow Decor

Add these great digital scrapbooking shadows to realistic embellishments to add depth. These work perfectly with Syndee's ScrapSimple Paper Templates: Room With a View, ScrapSimple Embellishment Templates: Wall Decor and ScrapSimple Digital Layout Templates: Interiors.

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.

ScrapSimple Embellishment Templates: Wall Decor ScrapSimple Embellishment Templates: Photo Plates Antique Decor Embellishment Mini
Noteworthy Collection Biggie   ScrapSimple Digital Layout Album Templates: 12x12 Mini Clusters

Commercial license versions of ScrapSimple Tools - Styles: Shadow Decor, ScrapSimple Embellishment Templates: Wall Decor, ScrapSimple Embellishment Templates: Photo Plates and ScrapSimple Digital Layout Album Templates: 12x12 Mini Clusters are also available.

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Digital Scrapbooking Layout by Elisha Barnett
Layout by Elisha Barnett
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Brush Set: Via Dolorosa Masks Mini
Brush Set: Via Dolorosa Masks Mini

These grungy digital scrapbooking brushes are designed to blend perfectly with the papers in the Via Dolorosa Collection Mini, yet are versatile enough for use with other collections. Use them to blend your photos or other papers into your backgrounds, or use them as accents.

Via Dolorosa Collection Mini JIF 6: 12x12 Risen Autumn Joy Collection Biggie

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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 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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Ro is Looking for Your Advice on This One!
Wednesday, April 25, 2012

IN TODAY'S ISSUE:

  • What's New in the Scrap Girls Boutique
  • Life Muse by Ro
  • Scrap Girls Club
  • ScrapSimple Club
  • Designer Freebie
  • What's Happening at Scrap Girls
  • Ongoing Opportunities for YOU

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IMPORTANT TO KNOW

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!

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 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.


TIP OF THE DAY

Scrap Girls offers a free digital scrapbooking collection that is perfect for every occasion! Share the story of your loved ones with this collection in neutral colors and patterns.

1 Scrap Girls A Narrative Collection
1 Scrap Girls A Narrative Collection

The 1 Scrap Girls A Narrative Collection includes papers, embellishments, word art plus a ScrapSimple sample pack. Download it here and get scrappin' today!


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Life Muse

Rozanne Paxman
Rozanne Paxman

Ro is Looking for Your Advice on This One!

Hand-drawn doodle by Ro

I have had a sleep disorder since at least 1988. Without the help of a sleep medication, I am unable to drift down into Stage 4 sleep on my own. Since all of the body's muscles and systems rebuild during Stage 4, it is critical that I arrive there each night. If I don't get the proper type of sleep (and enough of it), I suffer negative physical and psychological consequences. In other words, I get sick.

There is a brief period of time between the moment I swallow the tiny white pill that sends me off to this important dreamless sleep and the moment when that blessed sleep arrives. I have learned over the years that because I never know for sure when my dark sleep will hit me, there are things I should never, ever do once the tiny white pill has passed my teeth.

My “Do Not Do This” Rules

  1. Never go on the Internet. Sometimes, I can't remember what I have said or done during my sleep-waiting period. It is both embarrassing and frightening to learn that I have said-done-posted something online or in an email that I normally wouldn't have said-done-posted because sleep medication alters your judgment.

  2. Don't wander around the house. Sometimes, sleep hits me so quickly that I don't have time to get myself to a better sleeping spot. Since the thought of falling asleep with my head in the refrigerator is slightly unnerving, I take care to stay in my bedroom. That way, the worst thing that happens is that I fall asleep in my bedroom chair, on my bedroom floor, or while reading a book in bed.

    Because I so often land in the wrong place, my husband has a habit of checking on me when he comes home from work (he works late). Many a night he has taken my iPad... or a book... or a pen and my journal from my hands. Many a night he has lifted me off the floor and tucked me into bed. Many a night, he has taken glasses off my head and pried the remote control out of my hand so that he could turn off the TV. Many a night he has gently kissed my cheek and whispered that he loves me as he turns off the light.

    What a guy.

  3. Never, ever, ever drive a car. (See #1 and #2.) Duh.

  4. Don't talk on the telephone. If I discover that I spoke to someone on the telephone during this critical time period, it's probably best that I call them and explain what happened the next day. It is certain that I have said or promised something that I normally wouldn't have said or promised, and if they happened to speak to me immediately prior to my falling asleep, chances are fairly high that I sounded slightly inebriated during the conversation. Explaining what happened helps everyone feel a little better.

    This item is more likely to occur upon the unfortunate occasions when I have accidentally taken my night pills in the morning. We have processes around here that attempt to prevent me from making this particular mistake, but it does happen from time to time. (SG Designer Melissa Renfro is still laughing about a phone conversation I had with her one morning. At least, I think she is laughing....)

I can do these things while I wait to go to sleep:

  1. Read. The only potential danger in this activity is that I will fall asleep with my reading material in my hand with the light still on. This is why reading my iPad prior to sleep has become my go-to solution. When the iPad is left unattended for a period of time, it turns out its own light.

  2. Watch TV. If I choose to watch TV, I have to be careful to choose programs that I'd normally find a little boring. Political shows, news casts, and mystery series don't work well because they tend to key me up and that interferes with my medication's ability to work.

  3. Write and draw in my journal. My journal is full of half-finished muses, letters to God with thoughts that have drifted off and down the page, and brilliant ideas that will never be recovered because my "I'm about to fall asleep" handwriting includes letters that are too squished together to untangle.

    However, my journal is also covered with lovely doodles that twirl about the pages with abandon. Unlike my daytime doodles, they are free, unfettered by concerns of what someone might think of them. Unlike my daytime doodles, they are creative, fun, and sometimes messy. Unlike my daytime doodles, they are unconcerned about what they are. They are simply in love with dancing across the page in any form that my relaxed hand creates them, speaking in puns, and trying to come up with deep, meaningful thoughts that can be expressed in one sentence.

    The alter-ego woman-in-a-polo-shirt cartoon character you see so often in the newsletter was developed during these late-night doodling sessions. Most of the good, witty, thought-provoking cartoons you see were also drawn during these late-night doodling sessions.

    The other night, as I happily doodled in my journal while waiting to feel sleepy enough to get into bed, it occurred to me that my life would be far more enjoyable and productive if I could learn to live it in the same relaxed manner that I felt right then.

    It was such a lovely thought I decided to write it down in big, block letters so that I would remember it (and be able to read it) the next day:

    LIVE RELAXED WITHOUT HAVING TO TAKE A SLEEPING PILL TO GET RELAXED. FIGURE OUT HOW TO DO THIS TOMORROW.

Now, if I could just do that. Do you have any suggestions for me? I'd truly love to hear them because I often spend my days wound up as tight as the rubber band knots I used to get in my hair while swimming as a child.

You can send your suggestions to me at [email protected].

Thanks!

- Ro

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Want to read more of Ro's muses? Check out her blog at http://ropaxman.com! She invites you to swing by and say, "Howdy!" She looks forward to talking to you!

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.

 

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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 Syndee Nuckles
Layout by Syndee Nuckles
using April's ScrapSimple Club

Today's Freebie

Digital Scrapbooking Layout by Jo Corne
Layout by Jo Corne
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Love Me Do Embellishment Mini: Clusters Special

Designer Freebie by Jo Corne coordinates
with her Love Me Do Embellishment Mini: Clusters

Super 7 Spread: Love Me Do Picturesque Collection Biggie ScrapSimple Tools - Styles: Basic Shadows 6501

Commercial license versions of 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

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!

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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!

Games

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.

Contests

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!

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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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