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Digital Scrapbooking Layout by Jen Reed
Layout by Jen Reed
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Value Pack: Swim Like A Fish
Value Pack: Swim Like A Fish

SAVE with the VALUE PACK Bundle! 3 Products... one low price! This bundle includes three "Swim Like a Fish" products.

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Digital Scrapbooking Layout by Syndee Nuckles
Layout by Syndee Nuckles
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ScrapSimple Tools - Actions: Dreamy Magic 6301
ScrapSimple Tools - Actions: Dreamy Magic 6301

You're just a click away from dreamy photo effect with this great set of digital scrapbooking photo actions! The great thing about these actions is that you can customized the dreamy and other effects so no two photos will ever look the same! Includes a BONUS action! This action was created to use on 4x6 photos but in Photoshop, the patterns can be adjusted to fit larger photos. In Photoshop Elements, you will just get varying results when used on larger photos. Photoshop and Photoshop Elements 9 and 10.

ScrapSimple Digital Layout Templates: Picture It 2 Value Pack: Citrus Splash ScrapSimple Paper Templates: Cardstock 2
ScrapSimple Paper Templates: Blendability 2   ScrapSimple Tools - Styles: Butterfly Shadows 6301 Mini

Commercial license versions of ScrapSimple Tools - Actions: Dreamy Magic 6301, ScrapSimple Digital Layout Templates: Picture It 2, ScrapSimple Paper Templates: Cardstock 2, ScrapSimple Paper Templates: Blendability 2 and ScrapSimple Tools - Styles: Butterfly Shadows 6301 Mini are also available.

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Digital Scrapbooking Layout by Armi Custodio
Layout by Armi Custodio
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Forever Summer Collection
Forever Summer Collection

Celebrate the spirit of summer throughout the year with this fun and colorful collection. The collection has 10 background papers with a good mix of patterned and solid ones. Summer-themed embellishments, word art and a set of alpha are also included.

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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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Motivation
Monday, July 9, 2012

IN TODAY'S ISSUE:

  • 40% off Value Packs!
  • What's New in the Scrap Girls Boutique
  • Product Design Team Call
  • A Designer's Life: Angie Briggs
  • Scrap Girls Club
  • ScrapSimple Club
  • Designer Freebie
  • What's Happening at Scrap Girls
  • Ongoing Opportunities for YOU

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Debbie Cleek

While one girl's picture appears here on the Newsletter, Scrap Girls is really a community of talented designers, techy gals, thoughtful contributors and fantastic customers. We are ALL so happy to have you as part of the Scrap Girls community and we are very grateful for your support.

Debbie
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Scrap Girls, Inc.

RETIREMENT SALE

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.


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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!

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Angie Briggs
Angie Briggs

Motivation

When I started this weight loss journey a year ago, I never knew where it would lead me. I honestly thought it would be the same thing that happened many times in the past: It would only last a day or two.

I have to admit, the first few months were easy. When you see the scales drop a few pounds each week, no matter what you do, you feel really inspired and you realize you can do this.

But after a while, the weight loss slows down, and that's when this journey gets really hard. You have to give yourself a gut check and realize you can stick it out to the end.

I've been lucky, though, to start this journey with a great group of friends who all have the same end-goal in sight, just to become a "better me." We've gone through the ups and downs, as well as the struggles of trying to figure out when we'll be content with the amount of weight lost and move to a maintenance plan. And no matter what, the bottom line is the same: We just feel better, and that's the important thing.

One thing that has really motivated me through this whole process is our get-together every few months. We always make it a point to take a group photo, since that original photo is what gave us the kick in the pants we needed to get started. To sit back and reflect on the photos over this time period is great, and it really makes you see the changes you've made since the previous photo.

So, to anyone starting out on this journey, I would highly recommend that you take a photo of yourself every few months. And on those days you are down or feel like you're just not getting anywhere on your journey, pull out those photos and take a look at them. I think you'll see more changes than you realize.

- Angie

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Favorite Product I've Designed:

ScrapSimple Digital Layout Album Templates: 12x12 Album Series 13
ScrapSimple Digital Layout Album Templates: 12x12 Album Series 13

I love layout templates and layered pages, and this set of digital layout templates provides both of these and will allow you to quickly put together a fun and interesting layout.

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Digital Scrapbooking Layout by Angie Briggs
Layout by Angie Briggs
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ScrapSimple Digital Layout Album Templates: 12x12 Album Series 13 A New Me Collection Fitness Collection Biggie

Commercial license versions of ScrapSimple Digital Layout Album Templates: 12x12 Album Series 13 are also available.

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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 Durin Eberhart
Layout by Durin Eberhart
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Fascination Blue Paper Special

Designer Freebie by Durin Eberhart coordinates
with her Fascination Collection Biggie,
part of this month's Scrap Girls Club offering!

  Fascination Collection Biggie  

Durin Eberhart
Today's freebie designed by Durin Eberhart

* 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!

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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.

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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!

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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