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Digital Scrapbooking Layout by Amanda Fraijo-Tobin
Layout by Amanda Fraijo-Tobin
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ScrapSimple Digital Layout Album Templates: 12x12 On A Tilt Mini
ScrapSimple Digital Layout Album Templates: 12x12 On A Tilt Mini

Create an album fast with these digital scrapbooking layout templates on a tilt! Templates come with both individual PNG and PSD formats.

Tenderly Collection Sweet N Sassy Collection Fleur Moderne Solids Paper Mini
Alpha Bit Blocks Alpha Biggie ScrapSimple Tools - Styles: Wires 6401 Basic: White Paper Mini

Commercial license versions of ScrapSimple Digital Layout Album Templates: 12x12 On A Tilt Mini, Sweet N Sassy Collection and ScrapSimple Tools - Styles: Wires 6401 are also available.

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Digital Scrapbooking Layout by Elisha Barnett
Layout by Elisha Barnett
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Value Pack: Elephants Fly
Value Pack: Elephants Fly

Imagine a world where anything is possible. Well it's here, now! All you have to do is imagine it. This collection is designed in bold, bright, happy colors with vintage carnival-esque embellishments. It will add encouragement and hope to your digital scrapbook pages.

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Digital Scrapbooking Layout by Jan Ransley
Layout by Jan Ransley
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Luscious Linens: Baby Paper Mini
Luscious Linens: Baby Paper Mini

Six beautiful linen textured digital background papers in pretty pastel shades.

Floralicious1 Collection Biggie Floralicious2 Collection Biggie ScrapSimple Embellishment Templates: Photo Masks Lace Doodles
ScrapSimple Paper Templates: Edgers Border Punch Biggie   ScrapSimple Embellishment Templates: Messy Stitches

Commercial license versions of ScrapSimple Embellishment Templates: Photo Masks Lace Doodles, ScrapSimple Paper Templates: Edgers Border Punch Biggie and ScrapSimple Embellishment Templates: Messy Stitches are also available.

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Digital Scrapbooking Layout by Syndee Nuckles
Layout by Syndee Nuckles
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Witty Font
Witty Font

Add hand drawn journaling or titles to your layouts, cards and projects with this whimsical font!

Brush Set: Painted Brush Set: Bubble Wrap Brush Set: Artful 2

Commercial license versions of Witty Font, Brush Set: Painted, Brush Set: Bubble Wrap and Brush Set: Artful 2 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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How to Use a JIF 6 Kit
Friday, May 18, 2012

IN TODAY'S ISSUE:

  • Two Days Only! 40% off Embellishment Templates!
  • 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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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.


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Tips From The Pros

How to Use a JIF 6 Kit

Tutorial created using Adobe Photoshop Elements 7.0 with Windows XP

Do you want to digitally scrapbook but find that you are lacking the time or energy to do it? JIF Kits are the answer! JIF Kits are one of the fastest and easiest ways to create a finished layout within minutes - literally. They are fast like an Easy Page, yet they keep everything on separate layers, allowing you to move and customize it to your preference. Let me show you just how easy it is!

First, open the PSD file that comes with your JIF 6 Kit. I am using JIF 6: 12x12 Memorable for this tutorial.

Digital Scrapbooking Tutorial: Open the PSD file that comes with the JIF 6 kit.

The difference between an Easy Page and a JIF Kit is that instead of a flattened image, you have all of your embellishments, word art, and papers on separate layers. This allows you to move, delete, or alter the layout to fit your specific needs. This customization isn’t possible with an Easy Page.

Digital Scrapbooking Tutorial: All layers are included with JIF 6 kit products.

Next, open up the photo you would like to use in your layout.

Digital Scrapbooking Tutorial: Drag photo onto JIF 6 layout.

Move the photo in your Layers Palette until it is over the black photo mask you would like to use. If needed, rotate the frames or photo mask so that it will fit a horizontal picture rather than a vertical picture. This is what is so wonderful about JIF Kits. You no longer have to make your photo fit in the odd-shaped frame. You can customize it to fit your photo.

Now, clip the photo to the mask by hitting Ctrl+G (or Ctrl+Alt+G in Photoshop).

Digital Scrapbooking Tutorial: Clip photos to photo mask layers.

Adding a photo is as easy as that!

Finally, you can add additional word art or embellishments to your layout. Having the separate layers makes it easy to move them around on your layout and have them overlap other elements. This makes it look much more natural than slapping it on top of the Easy Page with its already-merged layers.

Digital Scrapbooking Tutorial:

And you’re done! You have a finished layout in a matter of minutes.

JIF Kits also make it possible for you to create endless, unique layouts all from one existing layout. It’s a perfect way to create mini coordinating albums.

These JIF Kit PSD files are the most powerful tools we have to create fast, simple, beautiful layouts, especially for the beginning scrapper.

These same techniques work for any of our products that have PSD layouts. The monthly Scrap Girls Club always has an exclusive JIFFY Album, available to club members only. It comes with five of these PSD layouts, each with gorgeous layouts created with the club materials. What a great way to make fast layouts, and then use other club content to adjust and customize them to your preference.

Go ahead and try it! I know you'll be hooked with how easy and fast scrapping can be!

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Digital Scrapbook Layout by Shalae Tippetts
Layout by Shalae Tippetts
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JIF 6: 12x12 Memorable   JIF Plus: 12x12 Lil' One

Commercial license versions of JIF Plus: 12x12 Lil' One are also available.

Shalae Tippetts
Article written by Shalae Tippetts

 

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

May's Scrap Girls digital scrapbooking club, designed for you by Ang Campbell.

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 JIF 6 Plus 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

May's Scrap Girls Club designed for you by Ang Campbell

JIFFY Easy Page Album
Club Exclusive! JIFFY Easy Page Album

Club Exclusive Gift
Club Exclusive! Designer's Gift

Computer scrapbook layout by Shari Payne using May's Scrap Girls Club
Layout by Shari Payne
using May's Scrap Girls Club

ScrapSimple Club

The May ScrapSimple digital scrapbooking club selection by Laura Louie and Ang Campbell.

May's ScrapSimple Club has been created for you by
Laura Louie & Ang Campbell

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 Laura Louie
Layout by Laura Louie
using May's ScrapSimple Club

Today's Freebie

Digital Scrapbooking Layout by Jo Corne
Layout by Jo Corne
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ScrapSimple Embellishment Templates: Be Puzzled - Special

Designer Freebie by Jo Corne coordinates with
her ScrapSimple Embellishment Templates: Be Puzzled

Picturesque Collection Biggie ScrapSimple Tools - Actions: Mega Lift I Squared Biggie ScrapSimple Tools - Styles: Butterfly Shadows 6301 Mini

Commercial license versions of ScrapSimple Tools - Actions: Mega Lift I Squared Biggie and ScrapSimple Tools - Styles: Butterfly Shadows 6301 Mini 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

ScrapSimple Club Chat
Tuesday, May 22nd - 7:00PM MDT

Join Shannon (tinkerbell11) in the chat room for this month's ScrapSimple Club Chat. We will talk about this month's new club, including some fun ideas how to use it. If you create a layout using the current month's ScrapSimple Club products, you have the chance to be featured in our daily newsletter and win a great prize!

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East Coast High Noon Crop
Wednesday, May 23rd - 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 23rd, we'll do a font challenge! Create a layout on any theme, any topic, and any colors - using multiple fonts - at least three different fonts! Mix it up!

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

May's Forum Game: Boutique Alphabet Game!

The Boutique Alphabet Game is back! Do you remember playing the game "I am going on a _____ hunt and bringing..." where each player listed items starting with a specific letter? We are playing a similar game on the Scrap Girls Forum during the month of May. Each day except Sundays, a team member will post a new theme and starting letter in the game thread. Members then will search the Scrap Girls Boutique for a product that fits the theme and post it in the game thread. Entries are to follow the alphabet starting with the letter posted with the theme each day. Only one product per letter per round will be counted and products may not be used more than once. Collections and their individual parts count as one product. Time stamps will be used to determine credit in the case of duplicate letter or product posts. There is a limit of three game posts per person each day and another player must post before posting again. Member names will be added to a drawing based on the number of qualified product links posted in the thread.

Prizes will be awarded at the end of the month and winners will be announced in the June 9th Newsletter. Gift certificates will be awarded as follows: $15 SG Gift Certificate for first place, $10 SG Gift Certificate for second place and a $5 SG Gift Certificate for third place.

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

Contests

May Monthly Layout Contest: May is a big month in the northern hemisphere for flowers. For this month's layout contest, we're going to give a little twist on the usual flower photos. We want you to try your hand at extreme close-ups. Be creative in point of view and angle. Even most point-and-shoot cameras have a close-up mode. Do the best you can with the equipment you have and scrap a layout with a photo or two – or three. Your submission will be judged on its merit as a layout, not necessarily the photography. Post your layouts in the May Monthly Layout Gallery before Midnight MDT on May 31st. 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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