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Save 40% off all ScrapSimple Paper Templates in the Scrap Girls Boutique until Midnight EDT on June 23, 2012!

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Digital Scrapbook Layout by Angela Blanchard
Layout by Angela Blanchard
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ScrapSimple Embellishment Templates: Forest Frames Ladylike Collection Touches of Mexico Collection
Waters Edge Collection Prairieland Collection Fresh Air Collection Biggie

Commercial license versions of ScrapSimple Embellishment Templates: Forest Frames, Ladylike Collection and Touches of Mexico Collection are also available.

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Digital Scrapbook Layout by Syndee Nuckles
Layout by Syndee Nuckles
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ScrapSimple Paper Templates: Quick Collage Well Traveled Collection Well Traveled Paper Mini

Commercial license versions of ScrapSimple Paper Templates: Quick Collage are also available.

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Digital Scrapbook Layout by Durin Eberhart
Digital Presentation Layout by Durin Eberhart
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  Presentation Digital Scrapbook 1-2-3: 8.5x11 Memories of Orange  

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Digital Scrapbook Layout by Amy Flanagan
Layout by Amy Flanagan
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The first four products listed below are included in this month's ScrapSimple 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.

ScrapSimple Paper Templates: Cherished Treasures Metal ScrapSimple Paper Templates: Cherished Treasures Fabric Scrapsimple Embellishment Templates: Treasured Trinkets
Inspiring Embellishment Biggie ScrapSimple Tools - Styles: Aged Metals 8501 Biggie Action Pack: Ultimate Artist

Commercial license versions of ScrapSimple Paper Templates: Cherished Treasures Metal, ScrapSimple Paper Templates: Cherished Treasures Fabric, Scrapsimple Embellishment Templates: Treasured Trinkets, Dynamic Brush Set: Chain Necklaces, ScrapSimple Tools - Styles: Aged Metals 8501 Biggie and Action Pack: Ultimate Artist are also available.

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Digital Scrapbooking Layout by Brandy Murry
Layout by Brandy Murry
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The first five products listed below are 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.

Painted Countryside Paper Super Mini Countryside Collection Biggie Assemble Your Own Zoom Pages: Countryside
Countryside Word Art Mini - Big Titles Countryside Word Art Mini - Definitions ScrapSimple Paper Templates: Art Diary

Commercial license versions of ScrapSimple Paper Templates: Art Diary are also available.

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Digital Scrapbook Layout by Joyce Schardt
Layout by Joyce Schardt
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ScrapSimple Embellishment Templates: Ripped Frames Heavy Here Comes the Sun Collection Biggie Here Comes the Sun Alpha Biggie
My Father's Eyes Collection ScrapSimple Paper Templates: Here Comes the Sun Edges Golden Vanity Heritage Collection
  Butterfly Kisses Collection Biggie  

Commercial license versions of ScrapSimple Embellishment Templates: Ripped Frames Heavy, Here Comes the Sun Collection Biggie, My Father's Eyes Collection, ScrapSimple Paper Templates: Here Comes the Sun Edges and Golden Vanity Heritage Collection 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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Coloring Paper Templates
Friday, June 22, 2012

IN TODAY'S ISSUE:

  • 2 Days Only! 40% off ScrapSimple Paper Templates!
  • Cute Stuff
  • 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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Tips From The Pros

Using ScrapSimple Paper Templates to Create Unique Background Paper

Tutorial created using Adobe Photoshop CS2 with Windows XP

Our ScrapSimple line offer many products that allow the digital scrapbooking artist to create unique digital elements. ScrapSimple Paper Templates are designed to help scrapbookers and digital artists create digital scrapbooking paper in the color and style they want. In this tutorial, you will learn how to use ScrapSimple Paper Templates to create unique digital paper customized to your taste and needs.

To begin, create a 12x12-inch, 300 dpi, transparent document in Photoshop or another graphics program. Next, open a ScrapSimple Paper Template file. For this tutorial, a paper template from ScrapSimple Paper Templates: Realms of Glory 2 will be used. The template chosen is #1, which has a delicate lace pattern with a bit of distressing. Duplicate the paper template file onto the 12x12 transparent document. Close the original paper template file for safe keeping.

Digital Scrapbook Paper Template Tutorial: Open ScrapSimple Paper Template of your choice.
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There are many different methods for using paper templates to make paper, but this tutorial will focus on using clipping masks to make a custom paper. This method will give you complete control over the color combination of the paper and allow you to make a unique paper very quickly.

To use this technique, choose two colors that work well together. You may choose to use colors that are similar in hue but varied in darkness to achieve an elegant monochromatic look. You may choose colors that are in complementary for a more dramatic contemporary look. Choose any colors as long as the combination works for you!

Use the bottom transparent layer of your document as the background color, but make an additional layer for the design color. To do this, make sure your template layer is activated, then go to the top toolbar and click Layer> New. Next, Layer> Create Clipping Mask. This will cause the layer to conform to the lacy shape of the paper template.

Digital Scrapbook Paper Template Tutorial: Create a clipping mask.
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Now you are ready to start playing with the colors of the transparent layers. You may choose the colors from photos, embellishments, word art, or any combination that appeals to you.

For this demonstration, choose two shades of purple. The bottom transparent layer should be activated. Choose the darker purple color, select the Paint Bucket Tool, then fill the layer. You can use the same procedure to fill the top layer with a lighter purple. Notice that the top layer takes on the shape of the paper template. This occurs because of the clipping mask.

Digital Scrapbook Paper Template Tutorial: Fill layers with color.
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Use any combination of colors to create a variety of papers. In the example below, red and yellow were used to make a more bold paper.

Digital Scrapbook Paper Template Tutorial: Use a variety of different colors.
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In this example, a light dusty blue and grey make an elegant, subtle paper with a completely different feel from the paper above.

Digital Scrapbook Paper Template Tutorial: Sample of blue and grey color combination.
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ScrapSimple Paper Templates allow you to create professionally designed paper with minimal time but maximum creativity. So experiment and have fun creating your own unique digital scrapbooking paper!

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Digital Scrapbook Layout by Durin Eberhart
Layout by Durin Eberhart
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ScrapSimple Paper Templates: Realms of Glory 2 Biggie Fade to Gray Collection Biggie Memories of Pink Collection Biggie
  Value Pack: Gesso Paper  

Commercial license versions of ScrapSimple Paper Templates: Realms of Glory 2 Biggie, Fade to Gray Collection Biggie, Memories of Pink Collection Biggie and Value Pack: Gesso Paper are also available.

Durin Eberhart
Article written by Durin Eberhart

 

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 June ScrapSimple digital scrapbooking club selection by Cindy Rohrbough and Cherise Oleson.

June's ScrapSimple Club has been created for you by
Cindy Rohrbough & Cherise Oleson

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 Joyce Schardt
Layout by Joyce Schardt
using June's ScrapSimple Club

Today's Freebie

Digital Scrapbooking Layout by Ang Campbell
Layout by Ang Campbell
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Plumeria Grove Special

Designer Freebie by Ang Campbell coordinates
with her Plumeria Grove Collection Super Mini

Plumeria Grove Collection Super Mini Plumeria Grove Paper Mini Perfect Day Collection

Commercial license versions of Plumeria Grove Collection Super Mini and Plumeria Grove Paper Mini 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

High Noon Crop
Wednesday, June 27th - 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 27th, we'll do a Journaling Challenge. Create a layout with more than five sentences of meaningful journaling.

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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Creative Cards Chat
Tuesday, July 3rd - 8:00PM EDT

Do you use your digital supplies to make cards? Do you want to? Instead of going to the store every time you need a card, you can save money and have fun making cards with your digi stash! Make a note of any cards you might need for the upcoming month and Join April (April Showers) for the once-a-month Card Chat on the first Tuesday of each month at 8pm ET. Can't wait to see you there!

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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