Scrap Girls Digital Scrapbooking Newsletter

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Digital Scrapbooking Card by Jacqui Smith
Card by Jacqui Smith
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JIF 6: 4x6 Birthday eCard
JIF 6: 4x6 Birthday eCard

The JIF 6: 4x6 Birthday eCard inspires you to be creative with your birthday greetings. Simply add your photos and/or text to complete your unique eCard. This size is easily sized down for smartphone and iPod wallpapers. Send a greeting that becomes a treasured memory that can be enjoyed for years to come.


Digital Scrapbooking Layout by Durin Eberhart
Digital Presentation Layout by Durin Eberhart
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Presentation Digital Scrapbook 1-2-3: 8.5x11 Christmas Dinner
Presentation Digital Scrapbook 1-2-3: 8.5x11 Christmas Dinner

This pastel color scheme, filled with rich texture and unique elements creates a beautiful digital scrapbooking backdrop for your photos or presentation.


Digital Scrapbooking Layout by Charlene Crowder
Layout by Charlene Crowder
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Fun Foursome Epoxy Alpha
Fun Foursome Epoxy Alpha

Fun Foursome Epoxy Alpha is a bold alpha that resembles epoxy stickers in four color choices. Have fun including these alphas on your digital scrapbook layouts, cards or crafts. Included is the alphabet in uppercase, numbers 0 through 9, and a variety of punctuation marks.

Graduation Day Collection   Mini Golf Collection Mini

Commercial license versions of Graduation Day Collection and Mini Golf Collection Mini are also available.


Digital Scrapbooking Layout by Jo Corne
Layout by Jo Corne
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CheckMate Collection Mini
CheckMate Collection Mini

Do you love the game of Chess? Do you play for the fun of it or in competition? Here is the perfect digital scrapbooking mini collection just for you and your chess club to showcase your passion for and commitment to the game of kings.

Lettering Delights Long Hand Font ScrapSimple Tools - Styles: Basic Shadows 6501 ScrapSimple Tools - Styles: Black and White Magic 6301

Commercial license versions of Lettering Delights Long Hand Font, ScrapSimple Tools - Styles: Basic Shadows 6501 and ScrapSimple Tools - Styles: Black and White Magic 6301 are also available.


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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It Happened for You
Monday, May 28, 2012


  • 35% off Memorial Day Extravaganza Sale!
  • What's New in the Scrap Girls Boutique?
  • A Designer's Life: Laura Louie
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  • ScrapSimple Club
  • 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.


Did you know that Scrap Girls has a Theme section in our store category list? If you're looking for a kit that's perfect for a special occasion, check out the Theme section first!


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Laura Louie
Laura Louie

It Happened for You

Not too long ago, I was listening to a sermon by Joel Osteen that had a very profound effect on the way I perceive the things that happen to me in my day-to-day life. The topic of his sermon was "Things Don't Happen to You - They Happen for You." The message was basically that God has a purpose for everything that occurs in our lives. Things happen that we think are bad, and we wonder why they are happening "to us," when in reality, God has a plan and He's using those exact things "for us." The message tied in clearly to my own path to digital scrapbook designing.

A few years back, I had entered a contest to win a guest spot on a digital scrapbook website for a guest designer position. The winner got to sell their supplies in a store for three months. All you had to do was enter a mini kit every week. The judges would vote, and the "weakest" designers were voted off until ultimately there was one winning designer left standing.

At this point, I had only designed things for my own use, but I thought this would be a fun way to push my creative boundaries and get some unbiased feedback. I had only done corporate graphic design, so the opportunity to design something fun was too tempting to pass up! I remember thinking, "Maybe if I win, I could even apply to Scrap Girls!" This will be a great learning experience, right?

I could not have been more wrong! First, the judges didn't like anything I entered. They didn't have any concrete criticism, but they let me know my designs just didn't work for them. Then there was the message board where the contestants had to check in and get assignments. Let’s just say that no award for "Miss Congeniality" would be given out!

Still, somehow I hung on for the entire six weeks. Every week I'd try to prove the judges wrong - I'd enter a kit hoping that finally that one would be a hit. And every week they'd tell me how much they didn't like it, and then I'd feel the discouragement and frustration. When the contest was over, I hadn't even come close to winning. What's worse was that I doubted my abilities as a designer. I was embarrassed to admit how much that contest had damaged my design ego, and I decided that scrapbook designing was not meant to be.

Fast-forward about two years. I had been reading my daily Scrap Girls newsletter for years, but on this day, I felt a jolt of adrenaline when I saw the words "Designers Wanted." I couldn't believe it, but there I was, contemplating applying. I knew my last design attempt had not gone well, but I figured, "Maybe I'll at least hear something not negative!" The requirements listed samples that were needed, and that's when it hit me...

If it hadn't been for that past contest, I would not have had a sample kit ready to use for my Scrap Girls application. If I hadn't hung in there for the entire six weeks, I wouldn't have had the variety of items needed to demonstrate my versatility. If it hadn't been for a burning desire to prove those judges wrong, I probably wouldn't have had the nerve to apply to Scrap Girls.

No one was more shocked than I when my application was accepted! Looking back, I can see that losing the contest didn't happen "to me" - it happened "for me."

- Laura


Favorite Product I've Designed:

Twilight Trickery Collection Biggie
Twilight Trickery Collection Biggie

This is my favorite kit because Halloween is my favorite holiday! I didn’t want to make a scary kit, so I aimed for one that was full of bright colors and humorous elements. I had a lot of fun designing it, especially drawing the cute monster faces!


Digital Scrapbooking Layout by Laura Louie
Layout by Laura Louie
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Twilight Trickery Collection Biggie   Brush Set: Acorn Brushes


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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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 Ang Campbell using May's Scrap Girls Club
Layout by Ang Campbell
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 Ang Campbell
Layout by Ang Campbell
using May's ScrapSimple Club

Today's Freebie

Digital Scrapbooking Layout by Ang Campbell
Layout by Ang Campbell
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Opposites Attract Embellishment Special

Designer Freebie by Ang Campbell coordinates with her Opposites Attract Collection Biggie,
part of this month's Scrap Girls Club offering!

Opposites Attract Collection Biggie JIF Plus: 12x12 Opposites Attract Opposites Attract Paper Super Mini
  ScrapSimple Paper Templates: Basically Bordered Circles 2  

Commercial license versions of ScrapSimple Paper Templates: Basically Bordered Circles 2 are also available.

Ang Campbell
Today's freebie designed by Ang Campbell

* 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

New Member Chat
Tuesday, May 29th - 7:00PM MDT

Join us for the New Member Chat at 7pm MT in the Live Chat room lobby. This is a great place to ask questions about getting around the Scrap Girls site or about digital scrapbooking in general - and a great place to make some new friends. All are welcome - new and long time members included. You will need to have Java installed on your computer to access the Live Chat.


East Coast High Noon Crop
Wednesday, May 30th - 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 30th, we'll do a geometric challenge! Create a layout using at least one triangle somewhere on your page!

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
Thursday, May 31st - 7:00PM MDT

It's time for some Speed! Join Carla (CRS) at 7pm MT for the Speed Scrap Crop! She will give you six tasks, spread out over an hour. You'll then have an hour to get it finished and posted in the Gallery!


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.


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!


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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