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Digital Scrapbooking Layout by Joyce Schardt
Layout by Joyce Schardt
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Brush Set: Messy Paint Frames
Brush Set: Messy Paint Frames

Add some messy paint frames to any layout for a bit of whimsical fun.

Wanted Collection   Wanted Solids Paper Mini

Commercial license versions of Wanted Collection are also available.

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Digital Scrapbooking Layout by Brandy Murry
Layout by Brandy Murry
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Coastal Blender Clusters Embellishments
Coastal Blender Clusters Embellishments

Create beautiful summer digital scrapbooking pages with ease with the Coastal Blender Clusters Embellishments. Eash of the six clusters come with a separate blender mask for your photos. Mix and match the masks and clusters for many different gorgeous effects.

Coastal Collection Biggie   ScrapSimple Type Paths: Shabby Text

Commercial license versions of ScrapSimple Type Paths: Shabby Text are also available.

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Digital Scrapbooking Layout by Elisha Barnett
Layout by Elisha Barnett
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Value Pack: Teal Zeal
Value Pack: Teal Zeal

Three products packed together to save you money! This Value Pack includes a full-sized Collection, an Embellishment Mini set and a Paper Super Mini set.

  Coastal Collection Biggie  

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Year of the Race
Monday, June 4, 2012

IN TODAY'S ISSUE:

  • What's New in the Scrap Girls Boutique
  • A Designer's Life: Ang Campbell
  • 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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Ang Campbell
Ang Campbell

Year of the Race

About a year ago, I wrote an article for the Scrap Girls newsletter sharing my personal goal to slim down and get in shape. I'm happy to report a year later that I have taken some big strides in shedding some unhealthy weight and improving my overall fitness. While I still have quite a journey ahead of me before I reach my long-term goals on the scale, I'm pleased with the progress I've made so far and I'm excited to continue dropping the "plus" from my size by making healthier choices than I used to make.

One activity I'm most proud of from this past year is learning to run. I've never considered myself any kind of athlete and certainly never thought I could be a runner. But last summer I decided to try the Couch to 5K program which is meant to help a person with the activity level of a "couch potato" train until they are capable of running the full distance of a 5K race. I knew it was an ambitious goal, and it took me several tries before I figured out how to actually push myself through the program. I attached myself to an amazing pacing partner who kept me accountable and encouraged me along the way. I stopped allowing myself to make excuses and I tried my hardest to ignore the fears and insecurities I felt when it came to running in public, and I just pushed myself through the program.

Near the end of 2011, my best friend, Michelle, and I were discussing our individual goals going into the New Year. I shared with her my desire to be able to run the full distance of a 5K and participate in an actual race during 2012. She excitedly shared with me that she'd been considering a personal goal of running a race each month during 2012. We decided that it made perfect sense to support and encourage one another with our individual goals and work on them together. She committed to encouraging me to run a 5K race. I committed to joining her for a race each month in 2012 (even if I wasn't ready to run the full distance).

So in January we laced up our shoes and tackled an amazingly ambitious 5K race called "King of the Hill" which, not surprisingly, featured a steep and intimidating half mile hill right in the middle of the course. I'll never forget how terrified I was as we began that first race of the year. My goal at that point was to simply finish the race. And I did! I ran some and I walked most, and when I got home, my kids excitedly asked if I won the race. I was able to honestly say, "Yep! I was the very last winner to cross the finish line!" Michelle and I participated in races together in February and March as well.

I approached our April race with nervous energy. I had gotten to the point in my Couch to 5K training where I could run for about 30 minutes straight. I knew I was approaching the point where I should be able to run the full distance of a 5K race, but I was scared to even commit to trying because I didn't want to fail. But I gave it everything I had and pushed myself harder than I had pushed before, and on April 14, 2012, I met my goal of running the full distance of a 5K in an official race!

Michelle and I participated in a race together in May (where I ran the full 5K distance again!), and we're scheduled to run our last race together at the very end of June just before my family moves back to the mainland. But just because we won't be physically able to run races with one another for the duration of 2012, Michelle and I are committed to finishing our "Year of the Race" together. She helped me reach my personal goal, and I'm determined to help her accomplish hers!

- Ang

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Favorite Product I've Designed:

Design Pack: Lots of Shots
Design Pack: Lots of Shots

I have a tendency to take a lot of pictures at any given event. I enjoy having some versatile digital scrapbooking templates to use that allow me to include lots of photos without my layout feeling cluttered and messy. I created ScrapSimple Digital Layout Templates: Lots of Shots meets my need perfectly! (I also designed Lots of Shots 2 and Lots of Shots 3 so you and I would have even more options!)

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Digital Scrapbooking Layout by Ang Campbell
Layout by Ang Campbell
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ScrapSimple Digital Layout Templates: Lots of Shots 2 Opposites Attract Collection Biggie ScrapSimple Paper Templates: Lace It Up
A New Me Collection   Fitness Collection Biggie

Commercial license versions of ScrapSimple Digital Layout Templates: Lots of Shots 2 and ScrapSimple Paper Templates: Lace It Up are also available.

 

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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June's Scrap Girls digital scrapbooking club, designed for you by Brandy Murry.

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

June's Scrap Girls Club designed for you by Brandy Murry

JIFFY Easy Page Album
Club Exclusive! JIFFY Easy Page Album

Club Exclusive Gift
Club Exclusive! Designer's Gift

Computer scrapbook layout by Brandy Murry using June's Scrap Girls Club
Layout by Brandy Murry
using June'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 Angie Briggs
Layout by Angie Briggs
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Countryside Paper Special 1

Designer Freebie by Brandy Murry coordinates with her Countryside Collection Biggie,
part of this month's Scrap Girls Club offering!

Countryside Collection Biggie Countryside Word Art Mini - Definitions Framed Chalkboards Embellishments
  ScrapSimple Digital Layout Album Templates: 12x12 Favorites 3  

Commercial license versions of ScrapSimple Digital Layout Album Templates: 12x12 Favorites 3 are also available.

Brandy Murry
Today's freebie designed by Brandy Murry

* 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

Journaling Challenge Chat
Monday, June 4th - 9:00PM EDT

Do you struggle to get your words on your layouts? This is the crop for you! Join Carla (CRS) in the chat room at 9pm ET for a Journaling Crop that is sure to help you get journaling! This month, our challenge will be to journal in a checklist format! Elisha Barnett's Life Keeping Collection Biggie has several embellishments to help with this challenge! Hope to see you there!

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Creative Cards Chat
Tuesday, June 5th - 8:00PM EDT

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 Theresa (tiza126) in the chat room Tuesday, June 5th, at 8pm ET for our monthly Creative Cards Chat. This month, we'll use ScrapSimple Card Templates: Dad to make quick and easy cards for Father's Day or any masculine birthday. Can't wait to see you there!

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High Noon Crop
Wednesday, June 6th - 12 Noon EDT

Join April (April Showers) each Wednesday at 12 Noon EDT for the 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 June 6th, we'll do a multiple photo challenge! Create a layout on any theme, any topic, and any colors - using SEVEN or more photos!

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

June's Forum Game: Re-JUNE-venate!

We helped you jumpstart your January and now it's time to re-JUNE-venate your focus on scrapbooking! Join us on the Scrap Girls Forum for "Re-JUNE-venate!" This is a game and challenge that focuses on taking time to scrapbook regularly despite the little "speedbumps" of life. When the month is over you'll have completed several layouts and been treated to some fun along the way.

A Welcoming Committee Member will post a task each Monday through Saturday from June 1-30. The tasks will be formatted in a LARGE PURPLE FONT for ease of locating them in the game thread as it grows. Some tasks will require Forum participation, email responses or gallery posting. Read each daily task carefully to see what is required of you.

Those who complete all the required tasks and submit or post required participation by 11:59pm EDT on June 30th will be entered in a drawing to win one of three $10 Gift Certificates to the Scrap Girls Boutique! Those who complete all the layouts will be entered in a drawing to win one of two $5 Gift Certificates. Each person who completes a layout will be entered – once for each completed challenge page- into a drawing for one of three $3 Gift Certificates.

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

Contests

June Monthly Layout Contest: June is full of weddings and graduations – a time of pomp and circumstance. For June's contest, we want to see your wedding, graduation or other special occasion layouts. Post your layouts in the June Monthly Layout Gallery before Midnight EDT on June 30th and you could one of the two people who will win a $10 Gift Certificate to the Scrap Girls Boutique! Please be sure to list your layout's product credits in the description or under the EXIF Properties.

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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