Scrap Girls Digital Scrapbooking Newsletter

Sparkling Summer Sale! Save 28.9% off almost everything in the Scrap Girls Boutique until Midnight EDT on July 7, 2012!

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 tomorrow at Midnight, EDT!



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Digital Scrapbooking Layout by Syndee Nuckles
Layout by Syndee Nuckles
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Value Pack: Corrugated Cardboard
Value Pack: Corrugated Cardboard

Three complete products are included in this great value pack: ScrapSimple Tools - Styles: Burned Corrugated Cardboard 6301, ScrapSimple Tools - Styles: Painted and Corrugated 6301 and ScrapSimple Tools - Styles: Chipboard Edge 6301.

Picturesque Collection Biggie ScrapSimple Embellishment Templates: Jeweled Flora Biggie ScrapSimple Paper Templates: Blendability
ScrapSimple Paper Templates: On Edge Damask ScrapSimple Tools - Styles: Sepia Magic 6301 Assemble Your Own Cards: A Mother's Touch
  ScrapSimple Tools - Styles: Butterfly Shadows 6301 Mini  

Commercial license versions of Value Pack: Corrugated Cardboard, ScrapSimple Embellishment Templates: Jeweled Flora Biggie, ScrapSimple Paper Templates: Blendability, ScrapSimple Paper Templates: On Edge Damask, ScrapSimple Tools - Styles: Sepia Magic 6301 and ScrapSimple Tools - Styles: Butterfly Shadows 6301 Mini are also available.


Digital Scrapbooking Layout by Amanda Fraijo-Tobin
Layout by Amanda Fraijo-Tobin
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Value Pack: Independence Day
Value Pack: Independence Day

Celebrate 4th of July with this value pack with a heritage feel. Includes a Paper Super Mini, a Collection Super Mini, as well as a JIF 6 Kit.

  ScrapSimple Tools - Styles: Independence Day 6401  

Commercial license versions of ScrapSimple Tools - Styles: Independence Day 6401 are also available.


Digital Scrapbooking Layout by Sarah Batdorf
Layout by Sarah Batdorf
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Value Pack: Paint Lid Styles
Value Pack: Paint Lid Styles

Combined to save you money! Enjoy the value of the "Paint Lid" digital scrapbooking style sets for one low price. These styles were made to go with 3 – 5 inch circle shapes to give you a wet paint lid embellishment that has a metal ridged rim.

ScrapSimple Tools - Styles: Chevron Super Biggie 8501 Style Board Collection Mini Shine On Collection Mini
  ScrapSimple Tools - Styles: Basic Shadows 6501  

Commercial license versions of Value Pack: Paint Lid Styles, ScrapSimple Tools - Styles: Chevron Super Biggie 8501, Style Board Collection Mini, Shine On Collection Mini and ScrapSimple Tools - Styles: Basic Shadows 6501 are also available.


Digital Scrapbooking Layout by Elisha Barnett
Layout by Elisha Barnett
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JIF Plus: 12x12 Patriette
JIF Plus: 12x12 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. Make a customizable layout in minutes with this kit's included PSD file! Includes individual JPG and PNG files.

Patriette Solid Mats Paper Super Mini   Patriette Flair Embellishment Super Mini


Digital Scrapbooking Layout by Jan Ransley
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Digital Scrapbooking Layout by Jan Ransley
Layouts by Jan Ransley
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Super 7 Spread: 12x12 Parterre
Super 7 Spread: 12x12 Parterre

The Parterre Super 7, which coordinates beautifully with the entire Parterre collection, includes two ready-made layouts in layered PSD format. Use them just as they are or move the elements around to suit your own taste.


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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Understanding Download Expiration Dates
Friday, July 6, 2012


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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!


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.


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!

Scrap Girls Etc.

Angie Briggs
Angie Briggs

Understanding Download Expiration Dates

Consider this scenario: You've just placed your first order with Scrap Girls and you go to download your product. You see that your order has an expiration date on it and a maximum number of downloads allowed. All of a sudden, panic starts running through your mind: I thought the product was digital, so why does it expire? Can I only use my files five times before they are no longer good? Then you start thinking if this is true, maybe digital scrapbooking isn't for you.

Whoa there! Let's take a moment and clear up the mystery behind the expiration date and number of downloads on all of our products.

When you access your download links, you'll see something similar to this:

Scrap Girls Screenshot: Expiration Dates of download links.

This is telling you a few very basic (but important) things.

First is the expiration date. This is not the date that the files are no longer able to be used. Once you download them and put them on your computer, they are yours to keep – forever! They will work – forever!

This expiration date tells you how long you have to download this order to your computer. All of our download times are good for 30 days. But you must keep in mind that's 30 days from the time of purchase. If you come in and purchase your order at 5:00 a.m. one morning, on that 30th day afterwards, your download will expire at 5:00 a.m. You will see, though, that the expiration date and time are listed on your links.

The other important thing to note is the number of accesses. This is simply how many attempts you have to get your product to your computer. Most customers will not use (or need) more than one attempt because they will download their order all at once. But if you happen to have a slower download speed or if you're having Internet issues on that day, you may need a few attempts to get a good download. You have five attempts to download your files.

Now, what if you have used up all your five attempts and still have not received your product in its entirety? Simply email us at [email protected], and we'll be happy to send you a new link for that item.

I hope this helps answer any questions you may have about the expiration date of your orders. If you have any further questions, email us at [email protected] and we'll be glad to help.

- Angie


Scrap Girls, Etc. is a column pulling bits and pieces from all over Scrap Girls. Stay tuned as Scrap Girls' team members bring you tutorials, musings, recipes, interviews, design/software tips and tricks, layout walk-throughs, and who knows what else!

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

Today's Freebie

Digital Scrapbooking Layout by Jen Reed
Layout by Jen Reed
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A New Day Emb Special

Designer Freebie by Jen Reed coordinates
with her A New Day Collection Mini

A New Day Collection Mini My Father's Eyes Collection Flip Alpha Mini

Commercial license versions of My Father's Eyes Collection and Flip Alpha Mini are also available.

Jen Reed
Today's freebie designed by Jen Reed

* 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 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.


High Noon Crop
Wednesday, July 11th - 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 11th, we'll do a Texture Challenge! Create a layout using textures - either a richly detailed photograph, a textured paper, embellishments, whatever! Add some texture!

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!


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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