Scrap Girls Digital Scrapbooking Newsletter

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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 TONIGHT at Midnight, EDT!

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Digital Scrapbooking Layout by Amanda Fraijo-Tobin
Layout by Amanda Fraijo-Tobin
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Visionary Collection Biggie
Visionary Collection Biggie

Creative to the core. Celebrate your inner vision with this art inspired digital scrapbooking kit. Bright colors with layers of artistic detailed papers, as well as patterned papers. A splash of bold colors mixed with neutrals for a unisex year round palette great for digital art journal projects and more.

Life Montage Basics Paper Super Mini   Sincerely Yours Collection Mini


Digital Scrapbooking Layout by Jennifer Wight
Layout by Jennifer Wight
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Shabby Shores Collection Mini
Shabby Shores Collection Mini

This beach themed digital scrapbooking kit with a touch of shabby is the perfect way to highlight all of your vacation and beach related photos. This kit includes six unique beach themed digital scrapbooking papers, over 35 embellishments and 1 wood alpha.

Paradise Cove Collection Mini   ScrapSimple Type Paths: Shape Up

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


Digital Scrapbooking Layout by Durin Eberhart
Layout by Durin Eberhart
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ScrapSimple Tools - Styles: Altered Art Essentials 2 5101 Biggie
ScrapSimple Tools - Styles: Altered Art Essentials 2 5101 Biggie

This set of beautifully colored textured colored pencil Photoshop layer styles provides the perfect accent for your digital scrapbooking layouts or alterd art projects. Combines beautifully with our line of ScrapSimple Paper Templates.

The first 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.

Fascination Collection Biggie Morning Mist Collection Biggie ScrapSimple Paper Templates: When I Was Young

Commercial license versions of ScrapSimple Tools - Styles: Altered Art Essentials 2 5101 Biggie, Morning Mist Collection Biggie and ScrapSimple Paper Templates: When I Was Young are also available.


Digital Scrapbooking Layout by Armi Custodio
Layout by Armi Custodio
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Dynamic Brush Set: Squeaky Clean
Dynamic Brush Set: Squeaky Clean

This brush set includes six dynamic brushes with a bath and water theme. When brushed on, these dynamic brushes result in an attractive scatter with the angle, color, opacity and size varying each time you brush.Simply stamp or drag your mouse or pen and create your own papers and embellishments in no time.

ScrapSimple Digital Layout Album Templates: Multi Photos-Lifted Instant Photo Clusters Embellishments Forever Summer Collection
Lettering Delights Long Hand Font   Loving Baby Boy Collection Biggie

Commercial license versions of Dynamic Brush Set: Squeaky Clean, ScrapSimple Digital Layout Album Templates: Multi Photos-Lifted and Lettering Delights Long Hand Font are also available.


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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You've Come a Long Way, Baby!
Monday, July 16, 2012


  • 35% off Blog Coupon!
  • What's New at Scrap Girls
  • A Designer's Life: Syndee Nuckles
  • Scrap Girls Club
  • ScrapSimple Club
  • Designer Freebie
  • What's Happening at Scrap Girls
  • Ongoing Opportunities for YOU


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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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A Designer's Life Image

Syndee Nuckles
Syndee Nuckles

You've Come a Long Way, Baby!

I'm often asked how it was that I became a product designer at Scrap Girls, so I thought it might be fun to tell you how it all came about.

I had just stopped creating scrapbooks for hire and selling scrapbooking kits on eBay. The Christmas season had done me in, and I hadn't had a day off or a free minute for the entire three weeks before Christmas. I think the Post Office was even sick of seeing me two and three times a day. I know I was sick of packaging up kits and spending a fortune on packing tape!

One of my friends had suggested that I apply to be on a few design teams for various sites to do layouts and craft projects. I was accepted on several online scrapbook retailers and a scrapbook product manufacturer's design team. I had been enjoying the calmer pace and creative outlet when another friend sent me an ad for another layout design team call. This time, it was for Scrap Girls, and they were looking for people to do both digital and hybrid layouts. Since I had only done a couple of digital layouts previously, I sent photos of some of my paper layouts. I wasn't really expecting to be picked since I didn't have much digital layout experience. I was so surprised and delighted to open up an email from Mandy Steward welcoming me to the layout team!

A few days later, she asked me to write up a 200-word bio for the About Us page on the website, and I talked about designing my own line of rubber stamps and a clip-art book a few years prior. She emailed back asking to see some of my designs. I was a bit embarrassed since they were old designs and not what was currently in style. I quickly sketched out some new flowers and leaves to send along with the older design samples.

Imagine my surprise when the next email I received from Mandy was asking me if I would be interested in being a product designer for Scrap Girls! I have always heard that expression "when one door closes, another one opens." I wasn't sure I really believed that, but after that, I couldn't help but reconsider!

My very first product for Scrap Girls was my Doodle Flower Brush Set. I remember being so amazed and excited when the first one sold! It cracks me up every time I go visit that product page in the Boutique and look at those layouts. Just look at those drop shadows! (And I was so proud at the time.) It makes me realize just how far I have come!

Brush Set: Doodle Flower
Brush Set: Doodle Flower

- Syndee


Favorite Product I've Designed:

ScrapSimple Tools - Styles: Soft Color 6301
ScrapSimple Tools - Styles: Soft Color 6301

At the moment, this is my new favorite tool! I love styles, and with this style set, you can transform your photos with just a hint of color and add fairy dust, too! It just doesn't get any better than that.


Digital Scrapbooking Layout by Syndee Nuckles
Layout by Syndee Nuckles
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8.5x11 Basic Textured Paper Mini Brush Set: Bubble Wrap Brush Set: Painted
Brush Set: Artful 2   Brush Set: Stenciled Doilies

Commercial license versions of Brush Set: Bubble Wrap, Brush Set: Painted, Brush Set: Artful 2 and Brush Set: Stenciled Doilies are also available.

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 July 2012 ScrapSimple digital scrapbooking club selection by Melissa Renfro.

July's ScrapSimple Club has been created for you by
Melissa Renfro

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 Melissa Renfro
Layout by Melissa Renfro
using July's ScrapSimple Club

Today's Freebie

Digital Scrapbooking Layout by Durin Eberhart
Layout by Durin Eberhart
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Fascination Pink 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   Fascination Word Art Mini

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

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!


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.


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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