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Happy 4th of July!
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The subject line must read: Product Designer Application.
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.
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:
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.
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!
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.
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.
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!
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.
Article written by Cheri Thieleke
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:
July's Scrap Girls Club designed for you by Durin Eberhart
Layout by Durin Eberhart
using July's Scrap Girls Club
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:
Layout by Amy Flanagan
using June's ScrapSimple Club
Commercial license versions of ScrapSimple Tools - Styles: Basic Shadows 6501 are also available.
Today's freebie designed by Jo Corne
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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!
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!
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.
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.
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!
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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