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It's a summer celebration! Save 28.9% off almost everything in the Scrap Girls Boutique! But just like fireworks, this sale will be over in a flash. Sale ends promptly at Midnight, EDT on Saturday, July 7th!

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Digital Scrapbooking Layout by Elisha Barnett
Layout by Elisha Barnett
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Value Pack: Patriette
Value Pack: Patriette

Patriette - celebrating ladies of liberty in art and real life. It's patriotism with a feminine flair! The papers and embellishments feature women from America's war poster art and memorabilia. Use this Value Pack in your digital scrapbooking pages to document your family and friends celebrating the hard-won freedom in America.

  Heartland Collection Biggie  

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Digital Scrapbooking Layout by Syndee Nuckles
Layout by Syndee Nuckles
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ScrapSimple Tools - Styles: Painted and Corrugated 6301
ScrapSimple Tools - Styles: Painted and Corrugated 6301

You're just a click away from cool painted and corrugated cardboard effects with this great set of digital scrapbook photo styles! Photoshop and Photoshop Elements only.

ScrapSimple Digital Layout Templates: Picture It 2 Super 7 Spread: Happy Life Super 7 Spread: Sweet Life
ScrapSimple Tools - Styles: Happy Life 6301 ScrapSimple Tools - Styles: Photo Magic 6301 ScrapSimple Tools - Styles: Butterfly Shadows 6301 Mini

Commercial license versions of ScrapSimple Tools - Styles: Painted and Corrugated 6301, ScrapSimple Digital Layout Templates: Picture It 2, ScrapSimple Tools - Styles: Happy Life 6301, ScrapSimple Tools - Styles: Photo Magic 6301 and ScrapSimple Tools - Styles: Butterfly Shadows 6301 Mini are also available.

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Digital Scrapbooking Layout by Amanda Fraijo-Tobin
Layout by Amanda Fraijo-Tobin
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JIF 6: 12x12 Independence Day
JIF 6: 12x12 Independence Day

Create a layout in no time with this 4th of July digital scrapbooking mini kit. Includes a worn red striped background paper, vellum scallop border, lifted metal frame, classic blue bow, a flourish of stars and mini flowers, as well as word art. Use these pieces together or with the Independence Day Collection Super Mini.

  ScrapSimple Tools - Styles: Antique Effects 6401  

Commercial license versions of ScrapSimple Tools - Styles: Antique Effects 6401 are also available.

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Digital Scrapbooking Layout by Jan Ransley
Layout by Jan Ransley
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Parterre Embellishment Mini
Parterre Embellishment Mini

Parterre Embellishment Mini includes a set of sixteen (16) mini Postage Stamp Frames, a set of four (4) mini Postage Stamp Franks, a Stitched Square Border, a Stitched Circle and a Large Stitched Flourish.

  Parterre Collection Biggie  

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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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Happy 4th of July!
Wednesday, July 4, 2012

IN TODAY'S ISSUE:

  • 28.9% Sparkling Summer Sale!
  • What's New in the Scrap Girls Boutique
  • Product Design Team Call
  • 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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Debbie
President
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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!

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.


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Ever wish that you could be a Product Designer for Scrap Girls?

Well, now's your chance to apply!

If you are interested, please forward the following items to [email protected].

The subject line must read: Product Designer Application.

  1. 3 color palettes that you might use as a basis for designing collections.
  2. A sample collection mini, consisting of 6 background papers, 1 "sheet" of embellishments, and 1 "sheet" of word art.

    A "sheet" consists of a grouping of items that will fit on an 8.5x11 document. Take care to make sure that the collection mini's color set is well balanced and that it has an idea that ties it together. It should contain enough embellishments and word art to be useful to someone who wishes to make several layouts from it. Also, take care that the embellishments are not a grouping of a small number of items that have just been re-colored. This is your opportunity to show your versatility and skill level.

  3. At least one sample layout using the collection mini.
  4. A sample brush set with 3 brushes.
  5. A sample paper template set (like our ScrapSimple Paper Templates) with 2 papers.
  6. A sample embellishment template set (like our ScrapSimple Embellishment Templates) with 3 embellishments.

    Examples of all of these products can be found in our Boutique.

Also, please answer the following questions in the body of your application email:

  1. Approximately how much would you like to earn each month?
  2. Approximately how many hours do you have to dedicate to design work each week?
  3. What are your goals as it pertains to design work?
  4. Why are you interested in working with Scrap Girls?
  5. What software do you use?
  6. Include any other information that you think would be helpful as we make our decision.

Other instructions: Save your files as 600px wide, 72 dpi. Place them in one zipped folder and forward with your application email.

DEADLINE: Friday, July 13, 5:00 p.m. (Eastern Time)

Notifications of results will be sent to all applicants by Friday, July 20.

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What is Scrap Girls looking for in a new designer?

  1. Talent
  2. Desire to work with Scrap Girls and be a committed, active member of our team
  3. Work ethic
  4. Software and designing skills

If a talented person comes along whose skills are not quite what they might be, but we feel they would be a super-committed, dynamic member of our team if given a little help, we may choose to put them through an apprentice program.

We look forward to seeing your application!

Tips From The Pros

4th of July Layouts

Tutorial created using Adobe Photoshop CS3 with Windows

Do you and your family have Fourth of July traditions? Or do you do something different every year?

Either way, make sure to document your memories on a Fourth of July layout. My family attends the local parade with friends. For my focal image below, I captured my 17-month-old son walking toward the parade, flanked by his oldest brother and friend. From the dry safety of a store awning, I was able to photograph the children in their raincoats, eagerly holding out their sacks for candy.

By using Ang Campbell's template from ScrapSimple Digital Layout Templates: Lots of Shots 3, I was able to create a digital scrapbooking template quickly and easily – and focus on selecting digital papers, word art, and embellishments to complete my theme. While I could have filled in all 10 "windows" with photos, I chose to use half that many pictures and let some digital papers peek through some of the windows. This accomplished two purposes: The featured photos stand out more because there's less competition from other images, and the digital papers help establish the theme without overpowering the photos.

Digital Scrapbook Layout by Cheri Thieleke
Layout by Cheri Thieleke
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ScrapSimple Digital Layout Templates: Lots of Shots 3 Sassy's Stardust and Cinnamon Collection Mini American City Collection
ScrapSimple Tools - Styles: Glitter Sparks 6401 Super Biggie ScrapSimple Embellishment Templates: Photo Masks Transferred ScrapSimple Embellishment Templates: Sparkle Trails

Commercial license versions of ScrapSimple Digital Layout Templates: Lots of Shots 3, ScrapSimple Tools - Styles: Glitter Sparks 6401 Super Biggie, ScrapSimple Embellishment Templates: Photo Masks Transferred and ScrapSimple Embellishment Templates: Sparkle Trails are also available.

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After the parade, we go home to recuperate for the evening activities. We used to take photos of the fireworks every year, but now that we have three children, we usually don't want to haul the tripod with us!

The boys amuse themselves with sparklers while awaiting the official fireworks display. They haven't gotten brave enough to try spelling anything with their sparklers, so I helped them out with Brush Set: Wisp Alpha Super Biggie and ScrapSimple Tools – Styles: Glow 8501 Biggie.

I'm eager to see what your family does on the Fourth of July. Get out there, take pictures, scrap them, and show me your Fourth of July layouts!

Want even more great articles and tutorials? Subscribe to the Scrap Girls Blog via RSS or email delivery here.

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Digital Scrapbook Layout by Cheri Thieleke
Layout by Cheri Thieleke
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Sassy's Stardust and Cinnamon Collection Mini American City Collection A July 4 Collection Mini
Brush Set: Polka Swirls ScrapSimple Tools - Styles: Metallics 6401 Biggie Evelyn Collection
ScrapSimple Tools - Styles: Glitter Edge 6301 Biggie Brush Set: Wisp Alpha Super Biggie ScrapSimple Tools - Styles: Glow 8501 Biggie
  Lettering Delights Scrap Casual Font  

Commercial license versions of Brush Set: Polka Swirls, ScrapSimple Tools - Styles: Metallics 6401 Biggie, ScrapSimple Tools - Styles: Glitter Edge 6301 Biggie, Brush Set: Wisp Alpha Super Biggie, ScrapSimple Tools - Styles: Glow 8501 Biggie and Lettering Delights Scrap Casual Font are also available.

Cheri Thieleke
Article written by Cheri Thieleke

Scrap Girls Club Image

July's Scrap Girls digital scrapbooking club, designed for you by Durin Eberhart.

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 Assemble Your Own Zoom Page 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

July's Scrap Girls Club designed for you by Durin Eberhart

JIFFY Easy Page Album
Club Exclusive! JIFFY Easy Page Album

Club Exclusive Gift
Club Exclusive! Designer's Gift

Computer scrapbook layout by Durin Eberhart using June's Scrap Girls Club
Layout by Durin Eberhart
using July'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 Amy Flanagan
Layout by Amy Flanagan
using June's ScrapSimple Club

Today's Freebie

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

Designer Freebie by Jo Corne coordinates
with her CheckMate Collection Mini

CheckMate Collection Mini   ScrapSimple Tools - Styles: Basic Shadows 6501

Commercial license versions of ScrapSimple Tools - Styles: Basic Shadows 6501 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

High Noon Crop
Wednesday, July 4th - 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 July 4th, we'll do a Stars and Stripes Challenge. Use some stripes and at least one star 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!

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Journaling Challenge Crop
Monday, July 9th - 8:00PM 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 8pm ET for a Journaling Crop that is sure to help you get journaling! This month, we'll use Melissa Renfro's Lifted Journal Paper Super Biggie. We'll have a special challenge to get your motivated. Hope to see you there!

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New Member Chat
Tuesday, July 10th - 9:00PM EDT

Join Pat (PBarnes) for the New Member Chat at 9pm 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.

Games

July's Forum Game: Spotlight on the Boutique

Each day of July (with the exception of Sundays), a member of the Welcoming Committee will post an image spotlighting a small circle of the layout you are to search for in the Scrap Girls Boutique. If the layout is not identified by the following morning, a second spotlight circle will be added to the layout; this will be repeated until the product is identified.

All you have to do to participate is search the boutique for the layout and post a link to the product page in the official game thread. Only one guess per member per day is allowed. You can find more specific details in the forum game thread.

Three $10 gift certificates to the Scrap Girls Boutique will be awarded. The winners will be randomly chosen from all the members that correctly identify a product throughout the month.

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

Contests

July Monthly Layout Contest: Hot! Hot! Hot! In the northern hemisphere, July is generally a month of very warm temperatures. For July's layout contest, we want you to scrap about what you do to stay cool – whether it'is in July or December. Post your layouts in the July Monthly Layout Gallery before Midnight EDT on July 31st 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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