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Digital Scrapbooking Layout by Brandy Murry
Layout by Brandy Murry
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Brush Set: Coastal Palms
Brush Set: Coastal Palms

Create beautiful summer digital scrapbooking pages with the digital scrapbooking Brush Set: Coastal Palms.

The second products listed below is included in this month's Scrap Girls 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.

Value Pack: Coastal Countryside Collection Biggie ScrapSimple Paper Templates: Pop Up
  Beautiful Life Collection Biggie  

Commercial license versions of Brush Set: Coastal Palms and ScrapSimple Paper Templates: Pop Up are also available.

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Digital Scrapbooking Layout by Durin Eberhart
Digital Presentation Layout by Durin Eberhart
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Value Pack: Presentation Digital Scrapbook 1-2-3: Mixed Media
Value Pack: Presentation Digital Scrapbook 1-2-3: Mixed Media

Three beautiful digital scrapbooking presentations in earthy colors all packaged together for an incredible bargain. Includes Presentation Digital Scrapbook 1-2-3: 8.5x11 Mixed Media, Presentation Digital Scrapbook 1-2-3: 8.5x11 Bohemian Elegance and Presentation Digital Scrapbook 1-2-3: 8.5x11 Fantaisie.

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Digital Scrapbooking Layout by Amanda Fraijo-Tobin
Layout by Amanda Fraijo-Tobin
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JIF 6: 12x12 So Dreamy
JIF 6: 12x12 So Dreamy

Dream big and create layouts fast with this mini digital scrapbooking kit. Features a cream notebook border, skinny cream large frame, a spray of glittery butterflies, word art, textured yellow background and a painted embellishment cluster.

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Digital Scrapbooking Layout by Charlene Crowder
Layout by Charlene Crowder
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Precious VBS Collection Biggie
Precious VBS Collection Biggie

Do you have children or grandchildren that participated in Vacation Bible School, Sunday School or other church activities? Make them a fun, cheerful digital scrapbook of those precious memories! Let them reflect on the lessons they learned, the friendships they made, and the fun they had. Show them that their growing faith is important. Precious VBS Collection Biggie will help you get those layouts done!

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Digital Scrapbooking Layout by Durin Eberhart
Layout by Durin Eberhart
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Value Pack: ScrapSimple Paper Templates: 8.5x11 Antiquities
Value Pack: ScrapSimple Paper Templates: 8.5x11 Antiquities

Three practical and useful digital scrapbooking paper template sets all packaged together for an incredible bargain. Includes ScrapSimple Paper Templates: 8.5x11 Antiquities 1, ScrapSimple Paper Templates: 8.5x11 Antiquities 2, and ScrapSimple Paper Templates: 8.5x11 Antiquities 3.

Just Before Dawn Collection Biggie Memories of Pink Collection Biggie Realms of Glory Collection Biggie

Commercial license versions of Value Pack: ScrapSimple Paper Templates: 8.5x11 Antiquities, Just Before Dawn Collection Biggie, Memories of Pink Collection Biggie and Realms of Glory Collection Biggie 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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Pressing On To Find Creativity
Monday, June 11, 2012

IN TODAY'S ISSUE:

  • What's New in the Scrap Girls Boutique?
  • A Designer's Life: Melissa Renfro
  • 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

Did you know that Scrap Girls has a huge online University that's full of great tutorials and inspiration? It covers all types of digital scrapbooking software and has a wide range of tips on how to use the different lines of products available in the Boutique!


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A Designer's Life Image

Melissa Renfro
Melissa Renfro

Pressing on to Find Creativity

I was trying to be a prepared mom, you know, having activities for my kids to do in the in-between times. I have five boys. We were travelling a lot and moving to a new city, so we would be three days here, four days there, and then do it all over again.

We were living out of suitcases and eating out more than I care to admit, but we were doing it and having fun with it as well. We were out of our normal routine, so I would carry cards, an iPhone, crayons, and pens in my bag. We carried another bag with our homeschool books to do a little work here and an assignment there.

Then one day, I left my bag in the wrong place. I was here and it was there. My boys were here with me, and my activities were at home there. We had hours to fill and nothing to fill it with. What was I supposed to do?

I decided that we would spend the afternoon at a park. The kids always beg me over and over to go spend time at parks to play and run, so today would be the day. We drove to a nearby park with huge green trees and a nice open area and a small play section. I was sure this would work! Twenty minutes later, one by one, they came and sat on the grass.

"When are we going home?" they asked. "Can we go yet?" "Is there something else we can do?" I was shocked. I was befuddled. I was frustrated. They finally had hours just to play and do whatever they wanted. and they used up all their ideas in 20 minutes! What's wrong with this picture? I imagined my boys happily playing imaginary games in and out of the trees, and climbing and playing and laughing with each other. Then I realized that we get so used to short bursts of attention to one thing that we never really press on to creativity. We are entertained and occupied in our minds so that the creativity of imagining and inventing and creating never has a chance to take hold.

I decided right there that my boys needed a little lesson in creativity. We had no toys, no games, no electronics, no art supplies or anything, just a park and a lot of time to fill. I picked up a few little sticks from under a tree and started shoving them into the soft cool earth under the tree. Maybe this could be a fort....? I grabbed a few more sticks and stuck them in the dirt in a circle. I needed a flag, so I found a longer stick and a nice big green leaf and threaded the leaf onto the top of the stick. I jammed it proudly into the ground in front of my fort.

By this time the boys are asking me what I'm making, "What is it, Mom?" they asked. I explained that this is my fort, and right away they asked if they could make forts. Sure, make them out of whatever you want. All at once they went rushing off to all parts of the park gathering falling bark, sticks, leaves, pinecones, small rocks, and even feathers. They were building forts! The little boys decided they could work together to make one big fort. My oldest son soon went into business for himself, taking the time to gather the prized flat pieces of bark that were harder to find and gathering up the flattest of the leaves and the prettiest pinecones. He then sold them to his brothers for a multitude of sticks for building his own fort.

An hour and a half later, I had to drag them away. Their elaborate forts had roofs of leaves and walls of sticks and bark. There were walkways and paths and lookout towers. I was very pleased. I could not have asked for a more productive afternoon.

How often do you get the opportunity to press through to the heart of creativity? It is so often crowded out by the everyday distractions that lead us away. Instead of taking time to draw, to paint, to tell a story or make something beautiful, we check emails again or do anything else but stare at the blankness and create something that never was before.

- Melissa

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Favorite Product I've Designed:

ScrapSimple Paper Templates: Bubble Wrap
ScrapSimple Paper Templates: Bubble Wrap

I love these bubble wrap papers because it has the look of painting with bubble wrap and it gives any layout such an artistic look. The separate papers line up perfectly to create layers of different colors. What could be more fun than that?

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Digital Scrapbooking Layout by Melissa Renfro
Layout by Melissa Renfro
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ScrapSimple Paper Templates: Bubble Wrap   Inspired Child Collection Biggie

Commercial license versions of ScrapSimple Paper Templates: Bubble Wrap 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 Laura Louie
Layout by Laura Louie
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 2

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

  Countryside Collection Biggie  

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

New Member Chat
Tuesday, June 12th - 8:00PM EDT

Join Theresa (tiza126) for the New Member Chat on June 12th at 8pm ET 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 do need to have Java installed on your computer to access the Live Chat.

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High Noon Crop
Wednesday, June 13th - 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 13th, we'll do a Photo Manipulation Challenge. Create a layout using a photo you have manipulated in some way - change it to black and white or sepia, remove a distraction, cut out the subject - anything goes!

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
Thursday, June 14th - 8:00PM EDT

It's time for some Speed! Join Carla (CRS) at 8pm EDT for the Speed Scrap Crop! She will give you six tasks, spread out over an hour. You'll then have one hour to get a layout finished and posted in the Gallery!

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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Check our Forum calendar if you have any questions about what is happening at Scrap Girls. All event times are given in the Eastern Time Zone unless otherwise noted. Need help converting time zones? Check out the World Clock - Time Zone Converter. (Use 'USA-New York-New York' as the location for the Eastern time zone.)

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