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Blog Coupon! Save 35% off nearly everything in the Scrap Girls Boutique until Midnight EDT on July 16, 2012!

Have you checked out the Scrap Girls blog lately? There are so many great articles, tutorials and other fun stuff there and we are always adding more!

Because we hope to encourage you to visit our blog this week and discover what our very favorite thing about it is, we are giving you a special coupon code for 35% off all your purchases in the Scrap Girls Boutique! Head on over to the blog and pick up the coupon code to start saving. But hurry, this offer will expire at Midnight, EDT on July 16, 2012!

Be sure to visit our blog to get the coupon code!

 

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Digital Scrapbook Layout by Armi Custodio
Layout by Armi Custodio
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Squeaky Clean Clusters Embellishment Mini Squeaky Clean Collection Biggie ScrapSimple Type Paths: Shape Up

Commercial license versions of ScrapSimple Type Paths: Shape Up are also available.

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Digital Scrapbook Layout by Durin Eberhart
Layout by Durin Eberhart
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The product listed below is 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.

  Assemble Your Own Zoom Pages: 12x12 Fascination  

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Digital Scrapbook Layout by Amanda Fraijo-Tobin
Layout by Amanda Fraijo-Tobin
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Brush Set: Mixed Years 2011-2020 Biggie Independence Day Collection Super Mini ScrapSimple Calendar Templates: 4x6 Perpetual
  ScrapSimple Tools - Styles: Paper Borders 6401 Biggie  

Commercial license versions of Brush Set: Mixed Years 2011-2020 Biggie, ScrapSimple Calendar Templates: 4x6 Perpetual and ScrapSimple Tools - Styles: Paper Borders 6401 Biggie are also available.

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Digital Scrapbook Layout by Syndee Nuckles
Layout by Syndee Nuckles
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Brush Set: Collage Shapes 2 Follow Your Bliss Collection Biggie Assemble Your Own Zoom Pages: Follow Your Bliss
Blissful Paper Super Mini   ScrapSimple Tools - Styles: Butterfly Shadows 6301 Mini

Commercial license versions of Brush Set: Collage Shapes 2 and ScrapSimple Tools - Styles: Butterfly Shadows 6301 Mini are also available.

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Digital Scrapbook Layout by Jan Ransley
Layout by Jan Ransley
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  Making Waves Collection Biggie  

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Digital Scrapbook Layout by Joyce Schardt
Layout by Joyce Schardt
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The first three 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 Embellishment Templates: Cherished Treasures Frames ScrapSimple Paper Templates: Cherished Treasures Fabric Scrapsimple Embellishment Templates: Treasured Trinkets
ScrapSimple Tools - Styles: Metals 5001 Happy Hearts Collection Mini Inspiring Embellishment Biggie
  ScrapSimple Tools - Actions: Mirror Reflections Mini 8501  

Commercial license versions of ScrapSimple Embellishment Templates: Cherished Treasures Frames, ScrapSimple Paper Templates: Cherished Treasures Fabric, Scrapsimple Embellishment Templates: Treasured Trinkets, ScrapSimple Tools - Styles: Metals 5001 and ScrapSimple Tools - Actions: Mirror Reflections Mini 8501 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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Altering Embellishments
Friday, July 13, 2012

IN TODAY'S ISSUE:

  • 35% off Blog Coupon!
  • Cute Stuff
  • 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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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!

Tips From The Pros

Altering Embellishments

Tutorial created using Photoshop Elements 9.0 with Windows Vista

Let me just say, I love digital scrapbooking! One reason I'm in love is the endless amount of supplies which are only limited by my own creativity. Also, with amazing editing programs, altering embellishments and papers are a snap, which is something I can't say for traditional scrapbooking, where altering an embellishment would mean cutting, inking, painting, coloring, or gluing something onto it. Rather irreversible and certainly not reusable!

Such is not the case with digital scrapbooking! You can recolor and tweak an item until you get it just right, and then still have the original to use on your next project... and the next... and the next.

Let me show you how I easily altered two embellishments on a layout to fit my needs. First, I wanted to use a trophy emblem from Vroom Collection Mini by Syndee Nuckles. However, it was colored red which was just too much against my red background paper.

With the trophy emblem selected, I clicked on Enhance> Adjust Color> Adjust Hue/Saturation (or Ctrl+U). Because I just wanted to change the red color in the embellishment, I selected "Reds" from the drop box. This allowed me to affect only the red colors in the embellishment, leaving the other colors alone. Next, I slid the Hue Slider to the left until I reached my desired blue color.

Digital Scrapbook Layout Tutorial: Change a selected color using Adjustments sliders.

Then, I used the Clone Stamp Tool to alter a second embellishment on my page. I liked the Ashton Wings emblem, also from Syndee's Vroom Collection Mini. However, I wanted to remove the words Ashton Martin and replace it with a title. I used my Clone Stamp Tool to mimic the white background on the emblem, slowly erasing the words. This took a bit of time, but once I placed my title on my newly altered embellishment, it was worth it.

Digital Scrapbook Layout Tutorial: Clone out areas of an embellishment to suit your needs.

Remember, even altered embellishments still follow the copyright laws. In other words, though you may change an embellishment or paper or alpha, you still are bound to the Terms of Use (TOU) you agreed to when you purchased the digital scrapbooking items. Basically, you cannot resell the altered material as your own. (Still got TOU questions? Email [email protected] or re-read our TOU here.) But by all means, change the digital scrapbooking products to fit your particular color or design needs!

So, the next time you are putting your pages together, if an embellishment just doesn't fit right, give it a second chance with a slight alteration. You'll be amazed at how far your products can take you!

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Digital Scrapbook Layout by Jennifer Wight
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Digital Scrapbook Layout by Jennifer Wight
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Digital Scrapbook Layout by Jennifer Wight
Layout by Jennifer Wight
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Vroom Collection Mini So Big Collection Biggie FASTCAR Collection Mini
ScrapSimple Embellishment Templates: Life Stories   ScrapSimple Type Paths: Shabby Text

Commercial license versions of ScrapSimple Embellishment Templates: Life Stories and ScrapSimple Type Paths: Shabby Text are also available.

Jennifer Wight
Article written by Jennifer Wight

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 Scrapbook Layout by Brandy Murry
Layout by Brandy Murry
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Shabby Blanc Embellishment Special

Designer Freebie by Brandy Murry coordinates
with her Shabby Blanc Collection Biggie

Value Pack: Shabby Blanc Parisian Collection Biggie ScrapSimple Embellishment Templates: Floribunda
Thankful Collection   Petite Alphas

Commercial license versions of ScrapSimple Embellishment Templates: Floribunda are also available.

Brandy Murry
Today's freebie designed by Brandy Murry

* 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 18th - 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 18th, we will be doing a ScrapSimple challenge! Create a layout using at least one ScrapSimple product. If you haven't used them before, we'll have some great ideas for you in the chat.

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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Heritage Crop
Thursday, July 19th - 8PM EDT

Do you have boxes of heritage photos just waiting to be restored and scrapped? Are there family stories just waiting for you to write down and preserve? Then this is the crop for you! Join April (April Showers) and Carla (CRS) at 8pm EDT for the Heritage Crop and Chat! We'll help you get motivated to scrap those heritage photos and record your family stories for future generations to enjoy.

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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