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Digital Scrapbooking Layout by Charlene Crowder
Layout by Charlene Crowder
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Graduation Day Collection
Graduation Day Collection

Celebrate the graduates in your life and their accomplishments with the Graduation Day Collection. This collection is cheerful and fun to help you create digital scrapbooking layouts that will show your graduates just how proud you are.

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Digital Scrapbooking Layout by Elisha Barnett
Layout by Elisha Barnett
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Value Pack: Bless This Nest
Value Pack: Bless This Nest

Combined to save you money! Enjoy the value of "Bless This Nest" digital scrapbooking products for one low price. The Bless This Nest line of products offers a whimsical look at home and family life. You get a "bird's eye" view of home and family life and the milestones we encounter - falling in love, starting a family, newborns, children growing up, leaving the nest, and all the blessings we encounter along the way.

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Digital Scrapbooking Layout by Durin Eberhart
Layout by Durin Eberhart
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ScrapSimple Paper Templates: Altered Art Essentials 3
ScrapSimple Paper Templates: Altered Art Essentials 3

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.

Memories of Orange Collection Biggie Just Before Dawn Collection Biggie Value Pack: Gesso Paper

Commercial license versions of ScrapSimple Paper Templates: Altered Art Essentials 3, Memories of Orange Collection Biggie, Just Before Dawn Collection Biggie and Value Pack: Gesso Paper are also available.

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Digital Scrapbooking Layout by Syndee Nuckles
Layout by Syndee Nuckles
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8.5x11 On A Whim Collection Mini
8.5x11 On A Whim Collection Mini

This fun 8.5x11 digital scrapbooking kit is just bursting with whimsy and will bring your photos to life! This kit includes six papers featuring stripes, funky flowers, folded cardstock, distressed blue dots and black patterned cardstock. Alpha with numbers in black cardstock with a cream cardstock edge. The perfect size for printable layouts! 12x12 Collection also available.

ScrapSimple Alpha Templates: Painted Stencil Brush Set: Spread Joy Lowercase Alpha Super Biggie On A Whim Nano Collection
Brush Set: Spread Joy Alpha Super Biggie   Dynamic Brush Set: The Basics 6301 Biggie

Commercial license versions of ScrapSimple Alpha Templates: Painted Stencil, Brush Set: Spread Joy Lowercase Alpha Super Biggie, Brush Set: Spread Joy Alpha Super Biggie and Dynamic Brush Set: The Basics 6301 Biggie are also available.

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Digital Scrapbooking Layout by Joyce Schardt
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Digital Scrapbooking Layout by Joyce Schardt
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Digital Scrapbooking Layout by Joyce Schardt
Layout by Joyce Schardt
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ScrapSimple Digital Layout Album Templates: 8.5x11 Magazine 12703 Mini
ScrapSimple Digital Layout Album Templates: 8.5x11 Magazine 12703 Mini

Want to tell your Life Story? ScrapSimple Digital Layout Album Templates: 8.5x11 Magazine 12703 Mini is a perfect way to start off quickly. Add journaling, photos if you like. Embellish with some papers, print, put in a binder with a page protector and you've started your Life pages in magazine style!

  Crazy Retro Day Collection Biggie  

Commercial license versions of ScrapSimple Digital Layout Album Templates: 8.5x11 Magazine 12703 Mini 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 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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Add Color and Texture to ScrapSimple Word Art Templates
Thursday, April 26, 2012

IN TODAY'S ISSUE:

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

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The entire Scrap Girls team wants to say how grateful we are that you have chosen to participate with us. You'll never know just how much your support means to us and our families.

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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

Want to learn how to use the ScrapSimple line of products at Scrap Girls? Check out this free eBook that shows you how!

1 Scrap Girls ScrapSimple Instructions Handbook (Free ScrapSimple basics eBook)

In this free handbook, you will find some of the basic instructions on how to install our brushes and other Photoshop and Photoshop Elements plug-ins we have available to purchase in our Scrap Girls Boutique. This handbook also includes basic "how to" instructions to help get you started working with our ScrapSimple products.

Download it here now!


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Tips From The Pros

Adding Color and Texture to ScrapSimple WordArt

Tutorial created using Adobe Photoshop CS3 with Windows XP

Customizing ScrapSimple Word Art to coordinate with your page takes only a few simple steps! I like to begin by entirely creating my layout and using the grayscale version of the word art for placement purposes.

Digital Scrapbooking Technique Tutorial: Place grayscale version of word art template on layout.

Then, we can go in and add some color and texture to the word art that coordinates and pulls the page together! We are going to change the color and add texture to this word art title in one step. Begin by opening a background paper that is the texture and color that you desire and drag the word art onto the paper.

NOTE: If the color is not quite the right tone, it can be adjusted by selecting Image> Adjust> Hue/Saturation or  Image> Adjust> Color Balance.

Digital Scrapbooking Technique Tutorial: Word art template on a layout.

Using the Magic Wand Tool, select the black L. Then go to Select> Similar to select rest of the black letters. Then click onto the green background layer (on the Layers Palette) and perform a copy and paste. This will create a new layer with a green version of the word "Live!" Then, on the Layers Palette, click and drag the new green version of "Live!" above the grayscale version.

Digital Scrapbooking Technique Tutorial: Copy and paste paper onto word art template.

Repeat the same steps as above to change the gray version of "Live!" to yellow.

Digital Scrapbooking Technique Tutorial: Repeat steps to color word art template.

I chose to leave the "Live like you mean it" layers in gray because of all the gray tones in the photos. But feel free to adjust the colors and textures as you choose. By double-clicking on the each of the layers, one at a time, we can add some drop shadows and inner shadows to add dimension. I added drop shadows to both "Live!" layers and an inner shadow to the "Live like you mean it" layer.

Digital Scrapbooking Technique Tutorial: Add shadows.

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Digital Scrapbook Layout by Brandy Hackman

Layout by Brandy Hackman
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ScrapSimple Word Art Templates: Eureka! JIF 6: 12x12 Lemon Drop Drizzle Assemble Your Own Zoom Pages: Sweet Street Grunge

Commercial license versions of ScrapSimple Word Art Templates: Eureka! are also available.

Brandy Hackman
Article written by Brandy Hackman

 

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!

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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 Angela Blanchard
Layout by Angela Blanchard
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Birdsong Bath Special

Designer Freebie by Angela Blanchard coordinates with her Birdsong Collection

Birdsong Collection Feathered Friends Embellishment Mini Poppy Passion Collection Mini
  ScrapSimple Paper Templates: Background Blenders  

Commercial license versions of Birdsong Collection, Feathered Friends Embellishment Mini, Poppy Passion Collection Mini and ScrapSimple Paper Templates: Background Blenders are also available.

Angela Blanchard
Today's freebie designed by Angela Blanchard

* 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, May 1st - 6:00PM MDT

Would you like to use your digital scrapbooking supplies to make greeting cards? Instead of going to the store every time you need a card, you can save money and have fun making cards with your digital stash! Join April (April Showers) in the chat room on Tuesday, May 1st at 6 pm MT for our monthly Creative Cards Chat. This month we'll use Assemble Your Own Cards: A Mother's Touch to make quick and easy cards for Mother's Day or any occasion. Can't wait to see you there!

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East Coast High Noon Crop
Wednesday, May 2nd - 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 May 2nd, we'll do a Stripes Challenge. Create a layout on any theme, any topic and any colors using stripes! The stripes can be from paper, paper strips or in your photo. 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!

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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